Superscrabble Games 12-21-17

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DECEMBER 21, 2017, THURSDAY, 10:00a.m.  As previously mentioned, we are meeting at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club located: 12442 Tustin Ranch Road, Tustin, CA 92782.  The phone number at Tustin Ranch Golf Club is 714-734-2113. Take 5 South and exit Tustin Ranch Gold Club; left Tustin Ranch Road; pass Irvine Blvd.; right Township across the guard gate.  The golf course is on your right.  If you’re coming from Chapman to Jamboree, make a right on Tustin Ranch Road, and left on Township; proceed to Tustin Ranch Gold Club.

I apologize for this delayed reminder—just got back from my trip to Manila and Qatar last night.  We will sing “Happy Birthday” to the following participants, who are expected to show up, and whose birthday happens to be in December:  BOB AGNEW, GRETCHEN COWAN, PAT REED, BARBARA RING, and PAT YARNELL.  Please let Maliha know your availability for Christmas Superscrabble Games; it is our last game of the year 2017.  We are limited to 22 participants, so please let me know ASAP.  Email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, text or voice mail at 714-654-4308.

The instant reward for a word with 14 to 15+ letters is now worth $150.  Thanks to Yuki Loritz who contributed $50 towards the reward. The pot for 12- to 13-letter-word category has $50.  An unknown contributor dropped some prize money into the pot. To qualify for an instant reward, the word must contain 5 letters or more. Study the assigned categories to enjoy more prizes. THE EXAMPLES BELOW are incomplete; some singular or plural variants are missing. If you wish to have a PDF copy of Word Judge for Clubs and Tournaments, let Maliha know so she can email you an updated version via Dropbox or WeTransfer.

1st Game Category: Words beginning with Z.  This category is also for ‘ALL DAY CATEGORY.  Examples:  ZABAIONE, ZABAJONE, ZACATON, ZACATONS, ZADDICK, ZADDIK, ZADDIKIM, ZAFFAR, ZAFFARS, ZAFFER, ZAFFIR, ZAFFIRS. ZAFFRE, ZAFFRES, ZAFTIG, ZAGGED, ZAGGING, ZAIBATSU, ZAIDA, ZAIDAS, ZAIDEH, ZAIDEHS, ZAIDIES, ZAIDY, ZAIKAI, ZAIRE, ZAIRES, ZAKAT, ZAKATS, ZAMARRA, ZAMARRO, ZAMIA, ZAMIAS, ZAMINDAR, ZANANA, ZANANAS, ZANDER, ZANDERS, ZANIER, ZANIES, ZANIEST, ZANILY, ZANINESS, ZANYISH, ZANZA, ZAPATEO, ZAPPED, ZAPPER, ZAPPERS, ZAPPIER, ZAPPIEST, ZAPPING, ZAPPY, ZAPTIAH, ZAPTIAHS, ZAPTIEH, ZARATITE, ZAREBA, ZAREBAS, ZAREEBA, ZARFS, ZARIBA, ZARIBAS, ZASTRUGA, ZASTRUGI, ZAXES, ZAYIN, ZAYINS, ZAZEN, ZEALOT, ZEALOTRY, ZEALOTS, ZEALOUS, ZEALS, ZEATIN, ZEATINS, ZEBEC, ZEBECK, ZEBECS, ZEBRA, ZEBRAIC, ZEBRANO, ZEBRAS, etc. Please refer to Word Judge for Clubs and Tournaments for the rest of Z words.

2nd Game Category: Words relating to ART:  ABSTRACT, AESTHETIC, ARTIST, ARTWORK, BLUISH, BROWNISH, BRUSH, BRUSHES, CANVAS, COLOR, COLORING, COLORMAN, CONCEPT, CONTOURS, CYANS, CUBISM, CUBISMS, CUBIST, CUBISTIC, CUBIST, ACRYLIC, CREATE, CREATING, CREATIVE, DADA, DADAISM, DADAIST, DECOS, DEPICT, DEPICTED, EASEL, ELEMENT, ETCHED, ETCHING, FRAME, GALLERY, GRADATION, GRAPHITE, GREENISH, IMAGE, IMAGED, IMAGING, IMPRESIONISTIC, IMPRESIONIST, INTENSITY, INTERPLAY, LINES, LITHO, MAGENTA, MEDIA, MEDIUM, OCHRE, OPTICAL, ILLUSION, PAINTING, PALLET, PASTEL, PATTERNS, PENCIL, PHOTOG, PICTORIAL, PIGMENT, REALISM, REDDISH, SCULP, SCULPT, SCULPTURE, SHAPES, SIENNA, SMOOTH, SPATIAL, SPLATTER, SWIRLING, TEXTURAL, TEXTURE, TITANIUM, TOOTHED, VALUE, VISUAL, YELLOW, etc. (Note: this was previously assigned in Oct 2017.)

3rd Game Category: OFFICE or WORKPLACE words (commonly seen or verbally used):  BONDS, BOOKS, BOXES, CAMERA, CHAIR, CLOCK, COMPUTER, COPIER, DESKS, ENVELOPE, FAXING, INBOX, LAPTOP, LETTERS, LIGHTER, MACHINE, MANOMETER, MARKER, MEMOS, FILES, FOLDER, OUTBOX, OUTGOING, PAPER, PENCIL, PHONE, PRINTER, RECORDER, REPORT, RULER, SCISSOR, SCOTCH, SCREEN, STAMP, STAMPER, TABLE, TAPES, TELECOM, TELEPHONE, TIMER, XEROX, XEROXING, etc.

LEARN a long word each day:  CABINETMAKING=13 letters.  You may start with CAB, BINE, CABINET.  Make a compound word to qualify in the 12- to 13-letter-word category.  This example CARBOMONOXYHEMOGLOBIN=21 letters.  (There’s $150 in the pot.)  CARBO MONO GLOBIN are good to play.  CARBOMONOXYHEMOGLOBIN (Similar to CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN, which means hemoglobin that has carbon monoxide instead of the normal oxygen bound to it.  A positive mind CAN get a positive result; and each one of you at the Superscrabble Club possesses a beautiful mind.  Think PMA–positive mental attitude will truly make you better.

JANUARY 25, 2018 is scheduled for the next meeting.  We’ll meet at 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782, 10:00 a.m. 

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