Monthly Archives: November 2018

RESULTS – 11-15-18, Superscrabble Club Games

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SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES – 11-15-18 RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to our two champions this month: LYNN GUNN and AMNON MEYERS. WOW! Lynn has won 3 games during these 2 consecutive months: October and November 2018.  LYNN played 8 bingos, and 1 category word.  AMNON won 3 games and played 12 bingos.  YUKI LORITZwon the H-Game=1092 during the first round, and the High-CUM=2922after 3 games.The highest point bingo word ADVISORS=167 was played by YUKI, and NAJAT REIKES found the highest point non-bingo ZEDS=96. EVELYN DAVISdominated the category words finding 10 appropriate 5-letter words.  Congrats to EVELYNwho earned the highest total awards on 11-15-18. She’s our new Category-Word-Queen. YUKI LORITZ andDAVID PODER tied for the mostest bingos=15 each played during the 3 gamesThanks to LYNN GUNN for showing TIFFANY KIMhow to play our favorite game. A special thanks to AMNON for his continued voluntary contribution to the long-word pot, which will be split between two categories: 12 to13-letter-word and the 14 to 15+letter word.

The following results are poste at the blog site: superscrabble.wordpress.com.  Please note that the 3-game winners cannot win the H-Game and H-Cum awards in exercising fairness to all players. After carefully looking at the score sheets and comparing the results, the H-Game and H-Cum winner is determined, hence the delay in the award procedure.  NR in the matrix means NOT RECORDED.

Players GA      GAMES Played WIN H-Game CUM Bingos Category Words Total $ Awards
BOB AGNEW 2 1 898 1546 1 0 1
GRETCHEN COWAN 3 2 972 2710 10 1 15
EVELYN DAVIS 3 2 1072 2687 9 10 59
JANET GOLDSTEIN 3 1 947 2459 6 0 6
LYNN GUNN 3 3 1020 2814 8 1 38
RENÉE KAHN 3 2 966 2402 4 8 44
TIFFANY KIM 2 NR NR NR NR NR 1
YUKI LORITZ 3 1 1092 2922 15 0 45
MALIHA MAHMOOD 2 0 872 1640 4 0 4
AMNON MEYERS 3 3 1042 3060 12 0 37
ANH NGUYEN 2 1 NR NR NR NR 0
DON PLATT 3 1 879 2231 3 2 13
DAVID PODER 3 2 1076 2881 15 0 15
NAJAT REIKES 3 2 999 2780 9 8 54
JOANIE SCAFUTO 3 1 814 2111 2 5 27
TOM TITUS 3 0 934 2619 8 0 8

The next Superscrabble Games:  DECEMBER  20, 2018.  A reminder will be posted a week prior.

NOV. 15, 2018 Games – Superscrabble Club

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NOVEMBER 15, 2018.  Fall is here slowly but surely.  Be strong and cling to your tree of life; you cannot be carried away by the rest of the falling leaves. There are still tons of beauty and lovely smiles in the living and natural surroundings you can see and feel all around you positively.  Discard negative thoughts and ideas.  Just be happy and thankful.

ALL-DAY games of Superscrabble Club can perk up your memory and wit.  This is also a time to celebrate birthdays that happened during the month of November, belated and up-coming.  During lunch break, we will sing a joint birthday celebration for: EVELYN DAVIS [11/6], RENEE KAHN [11/9], NANCY BURCH [11/20], and JOANNA COHEN [11/12].  Birthday individuals, please RSVP and let me know if you’re coming.

This announcement and invitation to join our games for 11-15-18 require an RSVP.  Please call 714-544-4746 and leave a message if nobody can answer.  The venue is:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  You may also text a message to Maliha at 714-654-4308 whether or not you’re coming. The space is limited.  Pairing begins at 10:00 a.m.

The following infos are for the newbies (first time to play Superscrabble Club games].  There is no fee; a volunteer teacher can show you how to play.  A “Cheat” sheet will be allowed for the next 3 games.  There is no need to bring your equipment.  There are prizes to reward your memory sharpness–check out the 5-17-18 blog at superscrabble.wordpress.com.

Winners of 3 games get $25; a 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.  These were taken from last year’s announcements.

ROUND 1:Words 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 2:Words 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 CATEGORYWords 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? On 11-15-18, the instant reward for a word with 14 to 15+ letters will be worth $200; the 12- to 13-letter word will be $95. To qualify for a reward in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and All-Day games category words, the valid word must contain 5 letters or more. 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.