NOVEMBER 16, 2017, THURSDAY, 10:00a.m. Due to delayed completion of our renovation at the usual venue, we are meeting again at the same location as last month: Residence Inn by Marriott, 15181 Newport Avenue, Tustin 92780. Their office phone is: 714-258-9700. We’ll sing belated or advance “Happy Birthday” during lunchtime for those whose birthday falls in November: RENÉE KAHN, EVELYN DAVIS, JOANNA COHEN, and NANCY BURCH. There’s a special gift for all celebrants who are able to show up. TAKE a friend along to play; just let me know how many by Monday 11-13-17.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 714-654-4308 or leave a voicemail soon. On Monday 11-13-17, I need to submit the number of players who are attending the games to the Residence Inn coordinator, Janis Belote. We have a limit of 22 players.
The instant reward for a word with 14 to 15+ letters is now worth $100. It was previously mentioned that it will start with $5…but that was not an inspiring incentive. An angel came to contribute the starting point to begin with $100. The pot for 12- to 13-letter-word category will have $30 on 11-16-17. To qualify for an instant reward, the word must contain 5 letters or more. Winners of 3 games gets $25, and each bingo word is worth $1. Highest-point bingo is $5, high-point game is 1¢ per point [e.g.,1250 points = $12.50], highest-point cum is $10, and highest-point non-bingo word is $5. Winners of 3 games are not qualified to win the high-point game and the high-point cum. This is done so everyone will get a chance to win something and have fun. Study the assigned categories to enjoy more awards. THE EXAMPLES BELOW are incomplete; some singular or plural variants are missing.
1st Game Category: Words beginning with X. This category is also for ‘ALL DAY CATEGORY’: XANTHAN, XANTHATE, XANTHEIN, XANTHENE, XANTHIC, XANTHIN, XANTHINE, XANTHINES, XANTHINS, XANTHOMA, XANTHOMAS, XANTHONE, XANTHONES, XANTHOPHYLL, XANTHOUS, XEBEC, XEBECS, XENIA, XENIAL, XENIAS, XENIC, XENOBIOTIC, XENOBLAST, XENOCRYST, XENOGAMY, XENOGENEIC, XENOGENIC, XENOGENIES, XENOGENY, XENOGRAFT, XENOGRAFTS, XENOLITH, XENOLITHIC, XENOLITHS, XENON, XENONS, XENOPHILE, XENOPHOBE, XENOPHOBIA, XENOPUS, XENOPUSES, XENOTIME, XENOTROPIC, XERARCH, XERIC, XERICALLY, XERISCAPE, XERODERMA, XERODERMAE, XEROGRAPHY, XEROPHILE, XEROPHILIES, XEROPHILOUS, XEROPHILY, XEROPHYTE, XEROPHYTES, XEROPHYTIC, XEROPHYTISM, XEROSERE, XEROSERES, XEROSES, XEROSIS, XEROTIC, XEROX, XEROXED, XEROXES, XEROXING, XERUS, XERUSES, XIPHISTERNA, XIPHISTERNUM, XIPHOID, XIPHOIDS, XYLAN, XYLANS, XYLEM, XYLEMS, XYLENE, XYLENES, XYLIDIN, XYLIDINE, XYLIDINES, XYLIDINS, XYLITOL, XYLITOLS, XYLOCARP, XYLOCARPS, XYLOGRAPH, XYLOGRAPHER, XYLOGRAPHIC, XYLOGRAPHS, XYLOGRAPHY, XYLOID, XYLOL, XYLOLS, XYLOPHAGE, XYLOPHONE, XYLOPHONIST, XYLOSE, XYLOSES, YLOTOMIES, XYLOTOMY, XYLYL, XYLYLS, XYSTER, XYSTERS, XYSTI, XYSTOI, XYSTOS, XYSTS, XYSTUS
2nd Game Category: Words ending with –TION. Examples: ACTION, NOTION, NATION, OPERATION, RELATION, SITUATION, TRANSLATION, IMAGINATION, ORGANIZATION, AMBITION, POSITION, POLLUTION, REVOLUTION. SOLUTION, SUCTION, LECTION, ELECTION, ATRACTION, AFFECTION, CORRECTION, FICTION, CONSTRUCTION, CAUTION, OPTION, UNCTION, JUNCTION, PORTION, SECTION, BENEDICTION, VACATION, MENTION, VENATION, etc.
3rd Game Category: BODYBUILDING WORDS (terms commonly seen or spoken about regarding bodybuilding): ABDUCTION, ABS, ABYSS, CHINNING, ADHESION, AEROBIC, BODYBUILDERS, EXERCISE, FATIGUE, MUSCLES, AGONIST, CONTRACTS, FIBER, ANABOLIC, STEROIDS, ANAEROBIC, ANDROGENS, ANTAGONIST, ANTIOXIDANT, BICEPS, ATHLETE, BARBELL, DUMBBELL, BALANCE, PHYSIQUE, WEIGHT, DISCS, THIGHS, PHYSICAL, CHEST, SHOULDERS, BIOMECHANICS, BENCHES, BUFFED, BULKING, CRUNCHES, CONCENTRIC, COLLAR, ENDURANCE, FASCIA, FLEXION, GLUTEALS, ISOKINETIC, ISOTONIC, KINESIOLOGY, etc.
LEARN a long word each day: BODYBUILDINGS=13 letters. You may start with BO, BOD, BODY, BUILD, BODYBUILDING, BODYBUILDINGS. Make compound words to qualify in the 12- to 13-letter-word. Fern Trausch and Yuki Loritz are the winners for playing MISUNDERSTANDINGS=17-letter-word on 10-19-17.
DECEMBER 21, 2017 is scheduled for the next meeting. Announcement will be sent a week prior.