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June 20, 2019 – Superscrabble Club Games

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SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES – June 20, 2019 Thursday, 10:00 am.   Please confirm your attendance via email or text at 714-654-4308, leave a message at 714-544-4746, or respond to this email.  We hope to see Bill Lapinski (6-26), Tina Udelson (6-22), and Esther Kisich (6-6) this month so we can sing advance or belated happy B-Day.  And to all those wonderful scrabblers who came to celebrate with me last week at Gary’s Club, a heartfelt Thank You All for being there!  I was overwhelmed by your presence and positive vibrations from all of you. 

ROUND 1Words containing “MIS–” at the beginning of a word.  There are more words starting with “MIS” in the Word Judge for Clubs and Tournaments book than shown below:  For example: MISACT, MISACTS, MISADD, MISADDS, MISADVICE, MISADVISE, MISAGENT, MISAGENTS, MISAIM, MISAIMED, MISAIMS, MISALIGN, MISALIGNED, MISALLOT, MISALLOTS, MISALLY, MISALTER, MISALTERS, MISANALYSIS, MISANDRY, MISAPPLY, MISATE, MISATONE, MISATONED, MISATONES, MISAVER, MISAWARD, MISBECAME, MISBECOME, MISBEGAN, MISBEGIN, MISBEGINS, MISBEGOT, MISBEGUN, MISBEHAVE, MISBELIEF, MISBIAS, MISBIASED, MISBIASES, MISBILLS, MISBIND, MISBINDS, MISBOUND, MISBRAND, MISBRANDS, MISBUILD, MISBUILDS, MISBUILT,  MISWROTE, MISYOKE , etc.  This is also an ALL DAY CATEGORY: There are many 7-letter words under this category such as MISTAKE, MISTOOK, MISTEUK, MISDEED, MISREAD, MISGAVE, MISPAGE, etc.

ROUND 2AA Words:  –AA– must be next to each other anywhere in a word.  Examples:  AALII, AALIIS, AARDVARK, AARDWOLF, AARGH, AARRGH, AAHED, AARRGHH, AASVOGEL, AAHING, BAAED, BAAING, BAALS, BAALIM, BAALISM, BAASES, BAASKAAP, BAASKAP, BAZAAR, BAZAARS, CRAAL, CRAALED, CRAALING, CRAALS, GRAAL, GRAALS, HAAFS, HAARS, KAMAAINA, KRAAL, KRAALED, LAAGER, LAAGERED, LAARI, MAARS, MARKKAA, NAANS, PRAAM, QUAALUDE, RUFIYAA, SALAAM, SALAAMED, WADMAAL, WADMAALS, etc.

ROUND 3Fresh fruits and vegetables you may find in the grocery store.  Examples:  APPLES, APRICOT, BANANA, BROCOLO, CABBAGE, CHERIMOYA, CHERRY, DURIAN, FEIJOA, GRAPES, GUAVA, MANGO, MANGOSTEEN, PEARS, PLUMS, LYCHEE, LITCHI, OPUNTIA, BEANS, SPINACH, KALES, MELONS, ONIONS, SQUASH, TOMATO, ZUCCHINI, BROCCOLI, GINGER, KUMQUAT, etc.

LEARN a long word to win the 12- to 13-letter-word category ($150), or 14- to 15+letter words ($245).  Players who find the long word together will split the prize.   COMMISSIONERSHIP has 16 letters.  Make it a 17-letter word to win $245.  Begin with COMMIS, extend it adding SION (“SION” cannot stand alone) making COMMISSION; extend it again by adding NER (NER cannot stand alone) making COMMISSIONER; add SHIPS at the end making it COMMISSIONERSHIPS.

 The next games at the Superscrabble Club:  JULY 25, 2019. A reminder will be posted a week prior.  For results, visit the blog site superscrabble.wordpress.com

RESULTS – Superscrabble Club Games May 23, 2019

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RESULTS, SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES – 5-23-19

CONGRATULATIONS to the champions of the month: LYNN GUNN and AMNON MEYERS. Lynn won 3 games, playing 9 bingos and one category word.  Amnon won 3 games, played one category word, and 8 bingos. YUKI LORITZ won the high-point game=1117, high cumulative score after three games=2843, high Non-Bingo word=80 HAZES, and played the mostest Bingo Words =15.

WELCOME to our latest newcomers: JOEL ELKINS and SHAUN TULLAR. These newcomers did pretty well on their first game of Super Scrabble©, and we all hope to see them again.

Please note that the 3-game winners cannot win the H-game and H-cum awards to exercise fairness to all players.  The numbers can be determined only after carefully looking at the score sheets and comparing the results.  Additional awards will be ready for pick up on our next meeting.

Players      GAMES Played WIN H-Game CUM Bingos Category Words Total  Awards
BOB AGNEW 1 0 766 766 2 0 2
GRETCHEN COWAN 3 2 847 2442 4 0 4
JOEL ELKINS 3 2 992 2833 5 0 5
LYNN GUNN 3 3 915 2601 9 1 39✪
RENÉE KAHN 3 0 796 2289 2 6 32✪
YUKI LORITZ 3 1 1117 2843 15 1 41.17✪✪
ALIA MAHMOOD 1 0 NR NR 0 0 0
MALIHA MAHMOOD 3 1 912 2279 4 1 5
AMNON MEYERS 3 3 1084 3043 8 1 39✪
GARY MOSS 3 2 912 2594 8 0 8
JOYCE PAYNE 3 1 787 2272 2 0 2
DON PLATT 3 2 883 2452 9 0 9
DAVID PODER 3 1 905 2636 12 0 12
NAJAT REIKES 3 2 1063 2695 8 3 23*
PETE SKAGGS 3 0 910 2670 8 1 13*
ALAN STERN 3 2 935 2731 9 0 9
KAREN STURM 3 2 940 2681 9 5 34*
TOM TITUS 3 2 1003 2624 6 1 11*
FERN TRAUSCH  3 2 993 2444 7 0 7
SHAUN TULLAR  3 0 643 1149 0 0 0

✪Includes: 3-game award $25; $1/bingo; and $5/category word.  ✪✪ High-game = 1$/point, high-cum $10, # of bingos, # category words, and high-bingo or high non-bingo.  *Includes: #of bingos and # of category words.  ** $1/bingo, $5/category word, and high-bingo or high N-bingo.  NR=unrecorded.

 Next Superscrabble Games:  JUNE 20, 2019.  A reminder will be posted a week prior along with examples of category words.

REMINDER: Superscrabble Club Meeting May 23, 2019

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REMINDER: Superscrabble Club meeting: MAY 23, 2019, 10:00 A.M.  Venue: 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  Please text at 714-654-4308 or email Maliha.mendoza@gmail.com to confirm your attendance.

We will be celebrating an advance B-day for Tom Titus. The following players have an envelope for the last games’ awards waiting to be picked up:, Bill Lapinski, Alan Stern, Amnon Meyers, and Yuki Loritz–from the 2/21/2019 games.

The finders of words in the following categories will receive an award of $5/word.  The words must contain 5 or more letters to quality.

ROUND 1:  This is also an ALL-DAY CategoryWords that are BIRD NAMES.  Examples:  FINCH, FINCHES, SWALLOW, PIGEON, DOVES, GOOSE, WOODPECKER, HUMMINGBIRD, QUAIL, COOTS, CUCKOOS, DUCKS, GEESE, SWANS, PHEASANTS, GROUSE, GREBES, NIGHTJARS, SWIFTS, GULLS, CRANES, GALLINULES, OYSTERCATCHERS, PLOVER, LAPWINGS, SKUAS, JAEGERS, MURRES, PUFFINS, TERNS, SKIMMERS, LOONS, PETRELS, STORKS, GARGANEY, GADWALL, MALLARD, WRENS, WAXBILLS, etc.

ROUND 2 – Any flowers you see in the garden, but must have 5 letters or more.  Examples:  ROSES, LOBELIA, GERANIUM, BDELLIUM, LILAC, GERBERA, LILIES, GARDENIA, WISTERIA, JASMINE, MYRTLE, DAISY, OPUNTIA, PELARGONIUM, ROSEMARY, LANTANA, FERNS, FRANGIPANI, EPIPHYTE, ECHINACEA, DAFFODIL, DAHLIA, DANDELION, DAYLILY, DELPHINIUM, CELOSIA, CARNATION, CANDYTUFT, CACTUS, IPOMOEA, HONEYSUCKLE, HAWTHORN, GAZANIA, COWBANES, CLIVIA, CALLAS, FREESIA, FIREWEED, DRACAENA, DIANTHUS, AGAPANTHUS, AGERATUM, FOXGLOVE, SAGES, PENNYWORT, PANNSY, etc.

ROUND 3: Words ending in “FUL” such as BEAUTIFUL.  The following examples were contributed by Gary Moss:  FRETFUL, GAINFUL, GLEEFUL, GUTFUL, HANDFUL, HARMFUL, HATEFUL, HATFUL, HATSFUL, HEADFUL, HEEDFUL, HELPFUL, HOPEFUL, HURTFUL, HUSHFUL, IREFUL, JARFUL, JARSFUL, JESTFUL, JOYFUL, JUGFUL, JUGSFUL, KISTFUL, LAPFUL, LAWFUL, LIFEFUL, LUNGFUL, LUSTFUL, MANFUL, MINDFUL, MOANFUL, MUGFUL, MUSEFUL, NEEDFUL, NESTFUL, NETFUL, ODORFUL, PAGEFUL, PAILFUL, PAINFUL, PALMFUL, PANFUL, PIPEFUL, PITIFUL, PLAYFUL, POTFUL, POUTFUL, PUSHFUL, RACKFUL, RAGEFUL, RESTFUL, ROOMFUL, RUTHFUL, etc.

WHO’S LEARNING LONG WORDS?  LEARN two long words to win the 12- to 13-letterwords =$145; For example:  OYSTERCATCHERS.  The 14- to 15+letters has $245 in the box. Players who find the long word together will split the prize.  Example:  MAGNETOCARDIOGRAPHS=19 letters.  This may be started with any of the following MAGNETO, CARDIO, GRAPH, CARDIOGRAPH, CARDIOGRAPHIC.

The next Superscrabble Club meeting is scheduled for JUNE 20, 2019.

RESULTS 4-25-19 Superscrabble Club Games

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CONGRATULATIONS to our two champions this month:  RENÉE KAHN and AMNON MEYERS. Wow! RENÉE had more rewards today per dollar = 70, winning 3 games, played 8 category words, and 5 bingo words. AMNON also won 3 games, found a high non-bingo word = 104 points, and played 10 bingos. CONGRATS also to the following winners:  ALAN STERN won the H-Game=1276 during the 3rd round, and the High-CUM=3322 after 3 games. This is the 2nd time that ALAN won the high-game and high-cum awards. The high-point bingo word was played by FERN TRAUSCH, FOXINESS=170, and TINA UDELSON had the mostest bingo words=17 played during the 3-game periodTHANKS to some angels who dropped a total of $25 for their voluntary contribution; this will be spread out to include the total amount for distribution award pot to be used on our next Superscrabble Club games.  No birthday celebrants showed up this April month.  So here’s wishing Lawren and Marcia HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated or upcoming) from all of us.

The following results are posted.  See the blog site: superscrabble.wordpress.com.  Please note that the 3-game winners cannot win the H-game and H-cum awards to exercise fairness to all players.  SOME numbers can be determined only after carefully looking at the score sheets and comparing the results, hence the delay in the awards (Examples:  Award for HCum, HGame, HBingo, and HNBingo.  Awards will be in an envelope waiting to be picked up on our next meeting.

Players
GAMES Played
WIN
H-Game
CUM
BINGOS
 CATEGORY Words Played
Total   Awards
BOB AGNEW

3

1 874 2361 3 1

4

GRETCHEN COWAN

3

1 969 2525 6 0

6

JANET GOLDSTEIN

3

1 900 2370 3 0

3

LYNN GUNN

3

2 987 2703 8 2

10

RENÉE KAHN

3

3 955 2573 5 8

70

BILL LAPINSKI

3

1 981 2761 9 0

9

AMNON MEYERS

3

3 990 2858 10 HNB=1

 39 *

MALIHA MAHMOOD

2

0 777 1526 1 0

1

GARY MOSS

1

1 1006 1006 3 0 3
DON PLATT

3

1 751 2114 1 3

4

DAVID PODER

3

2 1093 2909 14 0

14

NAJAT REIKES

3

0 819 2219 4 0

4

JOANIE SCAFUTO

3

2 853 2385 3 0

3

ALAN STERN

3

2 1276 3322 15 2
47.76*
PETE SKAGGS

3

2 1247 2900 11 3

26

KAREN STURM

3

1 1085 2558 6 2

16

TOM TITUS

3

1 1006 2665 9 3

24

FERN TRAUSCH

3

2 1028 2733 9 2

  26 *

TINA UDELSON

3

1 1038 2821 17 0 17

* High non-bingo (HNB) value = 5; High-bingo = 5; Hcum = 10; High-game = 1¢/pt. Category word value = 5.                                                                                                                                             The next Superscrabble Club Games:  MAY 23, 2019.  A reminder will be posted a weed prior.

REMINDER: Superscrabble Club Games

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REMINDER: Superscrabble games is scheduled for APRIL 25, 2019, 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  Please email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com or text at 714-654-4308 to confirm your attendance.

We will be celebrating a belated or upcoming Birthday for the following:  Lawren Freebody (4/30) and Marcia Wade (4/26) if they can come to celebrate with us. Please don’t forget to pick up your free booklet containing the new words from NASPA and the Superscrabble Club.  Our sitting is limited to 22 players.  Kindly respond ASAP.

The following players have an envelope for the last games’ awards waiting to be picked up:  Tina Udelson, Pete Skaggs, Alan Stern, Karen Sturm–from the 2/21/2019 games, and Yuki Loritz–from the 2/21/2019 games. The words in the following categories must contain 5 or more letters to quality for an award:

ROUND 1:  This is also an ALL=DAY Category. FISH NAMES: Examples:  ALBACORE, ALEWIFE, AMBERJACK, ANCHOVY, ANGELFISH, ANGLER, BATFISH, BETTA, BIGEYE, BILLFISH, BLENNY, BLOWFISH, CAPELIN, CARPS, CATFISH, CAVEFISH, CHARS, DACES, DEALFISH, DOGFISH, DORADO, EELPOUT, GOURAMI, GRAYLING, GROUPER, HALIBUT, ICEFISH, KELPFISH, LAMPREY, MACKEREL, PERCH, POLLACK, POMFRET, PUPFISH, SALMON, SARDINE, SAURY, SHARK, SMELT, SOLES, TROUT, TUNAS, WRASSE, etc.

ROUND 2: Words that begin with TH. Examples:   THACK, THANE, THANK, THARM, THECA, THEFT, THEGN, THEIN, THEME, THETA, THEWY, THICKLY,  THICKET, THIEVES, THIGH, THIOL, THILL, THIRL, THOLE, THROE, THROW, THORP, THORO, THRUMS, THUNK, THURL, THUYAS,  THERMOS, THYMES, THYMI, THROUGH, THOROUGH, etc.

ROUND 3: Words relating to springtime. Examples:  BASEBALL, BIRTH, BLOOM, BLOSSOM, BREEZE, BULBS, BUNNY, BUTTERFLY, CHICK, CROCUS, GRASS, DAFFODIL, FLOWERS, GREEN, HATCH, HYACINTH, FROGS, EASTER, SPRING, EQUINOX, SWEET, etc.

The instant reward for finding 12 to 13-letter word is $325. The pot for words with 14 to 15+ letters now has $425. Players who find the long word together will split the prize.  If you see a word that has the potential to become a longer word, you’re allowed to build it together.  This is a learning process.

Learn a long word.  Examples came from Amnon: SNOW, BOAR, DING for 12- to 13-letter word forming SNOWBOARDING.  The following short words: MATE, ANTE, PEN, ULTIMATE, TI, can be formed into ANTEPENULTIMATE = 15 letters.

The next Superscrabble Club meeting is scheduled for MAY 23, 2019.

RESULTS – Superscrabble Games 3-21-19

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SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES – 03-21-19 RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to the champions of the month: AMNON MEYERS and DAVID PODER.  Amnon won 3 games, played 13 bingos, and 3 category words; after all that, he got the highest total number of awards. David won 3 games, played 14 bingos, and 2 category words.

WELCOME to our latest newcomer, PETE SCAGGS, and congrats for playing the highest-point bingo word CORNIEST = 131.  Pete played a total of 8 bingos (award–ready for pick up on 4-25-19).

Two players submitted with equal scores for the high-point non-bingos: ALAN STERN for the word MISTAKE = 117, and TINA UDELSON for THERMAE = 117; I assume the words played took two moves.  ALAN got the High-Game=1160, and he also got the High-Cum, beating the 3-game winners with his High-Cum of 3110. TINA had the mostest bingos=15. Congratulations!  RENÉE KAHN did it again!  She played the highest number of category words = 9 words.

The following results are posted.  See the blog site: superscrabble.wordpress.com.  Please note that the 3-game winners cannot win the H-game and H-cum awards to exercise fairness to all players.  Category words: award is $5/word; 3-wins award is $25. The numbers can be determined only after carefully looking at the score sheets and comparing the results, hence the delay in the award.  Please make sure you check your envelope at the next Superscrabble Club games.

NAME GAMES WIN H-GAME CUM BINGOS # of Category Words Total  $ Awards*
Bob Agnew 3 2 811 2181 5 1 10
Janet Goldstein 3 1 760 2244 4 1 14
Lynn Gunn 3 2 933 2605 9 1 14
Renée Kahn 3 0 748 2049 1 9 46
Maliha Mahmood 3 1 840 2185 1 1 6
Amnon Meyers 3 3 1047 2961 13 3 53*
Gary Moss 3 2 899 2448 6 0 6
David Poder 3 3 1043 2944 14 2 49*
Don Platt 3 0 736 2066 1 3 16
Najat Reikes 3 1 785 2600 6 2 16
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 824 2239 1 4 21
Pete Skaggs 3 2 1057 2826 8 0 13
Alan Stern 3 1 1160 3110 12 0 38.60
Tom Titus 3 2 981 2805 8 1 13
Fern Trausch 3 1 894 2492 8 1 9
Tina Udelson 3 2 1081 3036 15 0 35

Note:  Tina got the award for the mostest number of bingos=15 on 3/21/19.  High-Game and High-CUM are usually determined later after reviewing all the stat sheets.  ALAN’s additional awards are:  High-Game=1160 and High-Cum=3110 (in an envelope ready for pick up on 4-25-19.  TINA’s additional award is for the High-Non-Bingo = 117.  The numbers marked with * means the award for winning 3 games are included.

The next Superscrabble Club meeting is on April 25, 2019.  Reminder will be sent a week prior to the games.  HAPPY SPRING TIME!

MARCH 21, 2019 – GAMES AT THE SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB

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REMINDER:  March 21, 2019, Superscrabble Club Games.  The following infos are for the new comers.  Venue: 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin, CA 92782.  10:00 pairing  begins; 10:15 first game starts. Lunch break: 12:15.  Afternoon games will start at 1:45. The timer is set at 50 minutes for each player.  Please confirm that you’re coming via email or text at 714-654-4308.

NEW WORDS ARE ACCEPTABLE FROM NOW ON effective March 2019.  All the NASPA’s new words are valid and playable in the Superscrabble Club.  However, there are some NEW short words added to the Superscrabble Club’s Official Word List.  I know this is a deviation from the NASPA’s rule, but it is necessary for our club, because it has been noted these words have existed and used very often among younger generation, as well as some older people since 1975 to the present day.  There are 17 short words I will add to the list of the Superscrabble Club; I will prepare the short list and include the meaning of each word.  Just visualize the words in GREEN color so you won’t get disoriented when you go back and play with NASPA’s serious people.

For your convenience, I will print out the list of new words from NASPA that includes the updates needed for the longer words on behalf of the Superscrabble Club. There are 3,490 combined, adding the longer inflections and variants on the words beyond 15 letters, and without the short new words that the Superscrabble Club will add (17 total) to the Word Judge for Clubs and Tournament, 2019 Edition.  Thanks to Amnon for contributing his compilation of new words, and to Gary Moss for the short words collected valid to play per the OSPD6 update.

The instant reward for finding 12- to 13-letter words is now worth $320. The pot for words with 14 to 15+ letters will have $420. This is not difficult at all; you’re allowed to signal your opponent that the short word you’ve just played played is a potential candidate to become a very long word; it is up to the players to build it up.  This Superscrabble Club is not a strict club.  Players are allowed to learn longer words, especially those words beyond 15 letters long.

To qualify for the assigned category-word award, the word must contain 5 letters or more. Winning 3 games gets a $25 reward.  To give chance to others, 3-game winners cannot have the high-game and high-cum awards.  Each bonus word played gets $1/word.  Please list all your category words on the stat sheet.

1st game categoryWords ending with “-ING” containing 5 or more letters.  Example:  AILING, AGING, ANGLING, CIRCLING, DANCING, BALLING, BLEEDING, BEING, BEADING, CRYING, COOING, DRYING, DIVING, DOING, EDGING, EATING, BATHING, FISHING, GARDENING, URGING, BAKING, PAINTING, MAILING, WALTZING, etc.

2nd game category:  ANATOMY words (this will also be an ALL DAY category):  STOMACH, INTESTINE, TEETH, EYELID, EYEBROW, HANDS, KNEES, EARLOBE, PANCREAS, SHOULDER, FINGER, TONGUE, MOUTH, THROAT, LIVER, HEART, BLADDER, SPLEEN, THORAX, EYELASH, FINGERNAIL, BRAIN, LUNGS, VAGINA, PENIS, KIDNEY, HEELS, HAIRS, ELBOW, CALVES, THIGH, MUSCLES, GLUTEAL, BUTTOCK, etc.

3rd game category:  PROFESSIONS::  BUSBOY, BUSGIRL, FORESTER, DOCTOR, NURSE, TEACHER, ENGINEER, ACCOUNTANT, SALESMAN, SINGER, DRUMMER, FARMER, DRIVER, POLICEMAN, DETECTIVE, JUDGE, RESEARCHER, etc.

THE NEXT GAMES WILL BE ON APRIL 24, 2019.  A reminder will be posted a week prior to the event.  Visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.