Monthly Archives: May 2018

Results: 5-24-2018 Superscrabble Games

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CONGRATULATIONS to all winners! RENÉE KAHN won 3 games; she played 5 bingos, and 3 category words SKIRT=20, NOTION=14, and WONTON=24.  BILL LAPINSKI also won 3 games, 13 bingos, and a high non-bingo word FAQIRS=108. Please note that the 3-game winners are excluded from the High-Cum and High-Point game awards to exercise fairness amongst players.  DAVID PODER won both the H-cum=3187 and the H-game=1270 points, and played the most bingos=16.  The H-point non-bingo word was played by PAT REED, finding RAPINES=114. And JOANIE SCAFUTO had the highest number of category words=4: FLATS, ELATION, FRUITS, and CANDY.  We sang Happy Birthday for TOM TITUS’ upcoming special day—May 26.  We missed Gretchen Cowan and Bob Agnew.

RESULTS: MAY 24, 2018 SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES:

Players GAMES   Win High Game CUM

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Category Words

EVELYN DAVIS 3 1 900 2553 7 0
JANET GOLDSTEIN 3 1 833 2246 4 3
LYNN GUNN 3 1 Tied 937 2571 7 0
RENÉE KAHN 3 3 950 2649 5 3
BILL LAPINSKI 3 3 1174 3077 13 0
MALIHA MAHMOOD 2 0 824 2385 3 0
AMNON MEYERS 3 2 1025 2807 8 2
GARY MOSS 1 0 899  899 3 0
DON PLATT 3 1+1 Tied 785 2178 4 3
DAVID PODER 3 2 1270 3187 16 0
JEFF POLAN 3 1 907 2589 7 2
PAT REED 2 2 841 1642 2 0
NAJAT REIKES 3 2 932 2603 9 1
JOANIE SCAFUTO 3 0 785 2246 4 4
TOM TITUS 3 2 989 2577 7 0
FERN TRAUSCH  3 2 1000 2646 9 0
PAT YARNELL  2 0 1283 1283 0* 0*

*Unlisted

The next Superscrabble Games is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018.  A reminder will be posted a week prior.  If you did not receive your reminder, of if you wish to invite a friend, please check the blog at superscrabble.wordpress.com.

SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES 5-24-18

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MAY 24, 2018, THURSDAY, 10:00a.m. – SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB GAMES

Pairing will start at 10:00a.m.  We’ll sing belated or advance “Happy Birthday” during lunchtime for those whose birthday falls in May and early June: TOM TITUS (May 26) and ESTHER KISICH (June 6). There’s a special gift for all celebrants who are able to show up.  Please email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, text 714-654-4308, or leave a voicemail at this number 714-544-4746.

1st Game Category: What are you wearing? This category is also the ‘ALL DAY CATEGORY’.  For example:  if you’re wearing a pair of shoes.  SHOES is acceptable; if you’re wearing a makeup, MAKEUP is good; COSMETICS is good; LIPSTICK, MASCARA, SANDALS, SWEATER, JACKET, PANTS, SLACKS, SOCKS, BRAZIER, WRISTWATCH, PAJAMA, PYJAMAS, PONCHO, FEDORAS, RINGS, NECKLACE, etc.

2nd Game Category: Words ending with –TION.  Some examples: ACTION, NOTION, NATION, OPERATION, RELATION, SITUATION, TRANSLATION, IMAGINATION, ORGANIZATION, AMBITION, POSITION, POLLUTION, REVOLUTION. SOLUTION, ATRACTION, AFFECTION, CORRECTION, FICTION, CONSTRUCTION, CAUTION, OPTION, UNCTION, JUNCTION, PORTION, SECTION, BENEDICTION, etc.

3rd Game Category:  What are you eating?  APPLES, BANANAS, GRAPES, PEANUTS, WALNUTS, PISTACHIO, PASTA, SHRIMP, WINGS, CHICKEN, SPAGHETTI, ARTICHOKE, LONGAN, PEARS, SUSHI, CAKES, COOKIES, BISCOTTI, VEGETABLES, FRUITS, SQUID, KUMQUAT, PINEAPPLE, MANGO, QUAIL, BEEFS, CANDIES, etc.

LEARN a long word each day.  This is my favorite:  STRAIGHFORWARDNESS which equals 18 letters.  You may start FOR, or WARD (but make sure it’s somewhere in the middle of the board leaving two spaces before reaching grid 21 after hooking NESS). Who knows?  Your opponent might hook STRAIGHT in front of FORWARD.  Thinking this way makes me so excited I can’t explain why.  Adding ES at the end of straightforwardness makes it STRAIGHFORWARDNESSES=21 letters.

The instant reward for a word with 14 to 15+ letters is now worth $175.  The 12- to 13-letter word category will have $75 on 5-24-18.  To qualify for an instant reward, the word must contain 5 letters or more.  Winners of 3 games get $25, and each bingo word is worth $1. Highest-point bingo is $5, high-point game is 1¢ per point [1250 pts = $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.  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.  If DON PLATT is here, he’ll announce the categories.  If not, volunteers are welcome.

JUNE 21, 2018, 10:00am will be our next meeting.  A reminder will be posted a week prior to the event.