Monthly Archives: August 2017

RESULTS – Games, 8-24-17 Superscrabble Club

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Congratulationss to all winners!  We have two champions this week.  The winners of 3 games are Gary Moss, finishing 4 games with 13 bingos (he played a double during the 2nd round) Pat Reed is our second champion, finishing with 9 bingos after winning 3 rounds. Amnon Meyers won the highest point for a game during Round 1 = 1151; Amnon also got the high-point non-bingo word=120 for ZEROS, and total high-cum=3097, finishing 3 rounds with 12 bingos.  Several players, and these are not just ordinary players–these supercalifragilisticexpialidocious players played 19 assigned category words during the 3 rounds! Superscrabble Club joyfully distributed total prizes of $210.51 this week to all winners. $100 alone for all category words, including the 12- to 13-letter word played by Jeff Polan and Fern Trausch (players of long words put down together on the board customarily get to split the prize)–and the word is PROCREATIONS. It wasn’t as much as last time, which amounted to $140…but it’s an indication that players are really learning how to think of compounded and longer words.  It’s inspiring to dwell on the possibility that one of these days a 14-to 15+letter word could pop up on the 21×21 grid. The pot for this category is now $510.

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; CW=category words; and #BP=number of bingos played; *NR=not recorded

BOB AGNEW: GP=2, WN=1, HG=738, CM=1439, CW=0, #BP=2

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=990, CM=2849, CW=2, #BP=10

NANCY DOUGLAS, GP=3, WN=2, HG=808, CM=2355, CW=2, #BP=3

JANET GOLDSTEIN, GP=3, WN=2, HG=891, CM=2437, CW=2, #BP=3

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1030, CM=2644, CW=1, #BP=7

RENÉE KAHN, GP=3, WN=1, HG=836, CM=2327, CW=3, #BP=4

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=0, HG=813, CM=1575, CW=0, #BP=3

AMNON MEYERS, GP=3, WN=2, HG=1151CM=3092, CW=0, #BP=12

GARY MOSS: GP=4, WN=3+1, HG=957, CM=3625, CW=2, #BP=13

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=859, CM=2392, CW=1, #BP=8

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=3, HG=906, CM=2739, CW=1, #BP=9

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=1, HG=925, CM=2674, CW=1, #BP=9

JOANIE SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=0, HG=760, CM=2050, CW=2, #BP=1

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=949, CM=2470, CW=0, #BP=5

FERN TRAUSCH, GP=3, WN=0, HG=868, CM=2399, CW=2, #BP=5

For previous STATS and upcoming CATEGORY assignments for the next meeting, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next games are scheduled for SEPTEMBER 21, 2017.  A reminder will be posted a week prior.

Superscrabble Club – 8-24-17 10:00am

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REMINDER: All-day-games at the usual venue, 10:00a.m. 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  Please email or text if you can make it: maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, or text at 714-654-4308. No fee to join the club. For the last meeting’s result, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  JAN GOLDSTEIN’S bejeweled rack is ready.

Finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant award of $5.  The words must contain 5 letters or more to qualify.

ROUND 1Words containing the letters POL… at the beginning of the word. Example: POL
 POLACK
 POLACKS 
POLAR
 POLARISE
 POLARISED
POLARISES
 POLARS POLDER POLDERS POLE POLEAX POLEAXE POLEAXED POLEAXES POLEAXING
 POLECAT
 POLECATS 
POLED 
POLEIS
POLELESS
 POLEMIC POLEMICS POLEMIST POLEMISTS POLEMIZE POLEMIZED POLENTA POLENTAS POLEYN POLEYNS POLICE
 POLICED
POLICEMAN POLICER 
POLICERS POLITE POLITELY POLITER POLITESSE POLITEST
 POLITIC
 POLITICAL POLITICK POLITICKS POLITICLY POLITICO POLITICOS POLITICS POLITIES POLITY POLKA POLKAED POLYAMINE POLYAMORY POLYANDRY POLYANTHA POLYANTHI POLYBAG POLYCOT, etc.  NOTE: The examples listed above are limited to 5-9 letters. There are about 680 words beginning with POL in Word Judge for Clubs and Tournaments 2016 Edition.

ROUND 2Words pertaining to farming and gardening, including materials and tools:  Example: AGRARIAN AGRONOMY BATERRY BREED CARABAO COMPOST CROFT CROPS  CROFTING CULTURE ESTATE FARMS FARMED FARMING FARMLAND FERRULE FORKS HACIENDA HARVEST HOLDING HOMESTEAD HORSES HYDROPONIC KIBBUTZ ORGANIC PLOWS RAKES RANCH RANCHES RANCHERO RANCHING SHOVEL SHOVELS SMALLHOLDING SPADE SPADES TANGS TILLER TILLERS TRACTOR, etc.

ROUND 3:  Words containing with double “-NN-” together.  Examples:  ANNAL ANNALIST ANNALS ANNAS ANNATES ANNATTO ANNEAL ANNELID ANNEX ANNEXATION ANNEXE ANNEXED ANNEXES ANNONA BANNABLE BANNED BANNER BANNEROL BANNERS BANNET BANNETS BANNING BANNISTER BANNOCK BANNS CANNA CANNABIC CANNABIN CANNABIS CANNAS CANNED CANNEL CANNELS CANNER CANNIER CANNING CANNOLI CANNONS CANNOT CANNULA CANNY, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  Words starting with X…, but must contain 5 letters or more to qualify.  Examples:  XANTHAN XANTHIC XANTHIN XANTHONE XANTOUS XEBEC  XENIA  XENIAL XENIAS  XENIC  XENOBLAST XENOGAMY XENOGENY XENOLITH XENON XENONS XENOPHOBE XENOPUS XENOTIME  XERARCH XERIC XEROSIS XEROX  XERUS XIPHOID XYLAN XYLEM XYLENE XYLIDIN XYLITOL XYLOID  XYLOL  XYLOPHONE XYLOSE  XYLYLS  XYSTER, etc.

WHO’S LEARNING LONG WORDS?  STUDY two long words to win the 12- to 13-letter words ($15 in the pot), and 14- to 15+letter words ($510 in the pot).  Examples were contributed by Amnon Meyers sometime ago: SNOW BOAR DING for 12- to 13-letter word (SNOWBOARDING=12 or SNOWBOARDINGS=13); and ANTE PEN ULTIMATE for 14- to 15+letter words (ANTEPENULTIMATE=15 or ANTEPENULTIMATES=16).  Finding CYANO + ACRYLATES in plural form is another 14-letter-word:  CYANOACRYLATES.

BIRTHDAYS:  Remembering Bdays — your presence will make us all happy.  We’ll celebrate belated birthdays for:  SARA BARNES 7-14-17, AMNON MEYERS 7-25-17, NANCY DOUGLAS 7-31-17, GARY MOSS 8-20-17.   JEFF POLAN — We’ll celebrate for 8-27-17.

The next Super-S games:  SEPTEMBER 21, 2017.