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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.