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REMINDER: August 22, 2019 Superscrabble Club Games

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The following players signed up for the next Superscrabble Club games: David Poder, Tom Titus, Renée Kahn, Najat Reikes, Lynn Gunn, Bob Agnew, Karen Sturm, Fern Trausch, Joyce Payne, Carmelita Silvino, Nancy Douglas, Joel Elkins, Don Platt, Gretchen Cowan, and Maliha Mahmood. PLEASE confirm your attendance.  Games begin at 10:00 a.m.

We are expecting to see the following birthday celebrants (belated or advanced) so we can serenade them:  Gary Moss (8-20), Miriam Green (8-4), Alia Mahmood (8-19), Cheryl Melvin (8-26), and Jeff Polan (8-27).  Please let me know if you can make it.

The reward for finding a word with 14- to 15+ letters is now worth $445.  The prize pot for 12- to 13-letter word category is now worth $345. The players who find the long word may split the prize.  Take a look at the category words; to qualify for the category, the word must contain 5 letters or more.

1st game category:  PLACES you want to visit:  BEACH, DESERT, FOREST, CEMETERY, THEATER, CHURCH, MUSEUM, ANCHORAGE, STADIUM, GARDEN, SCHOOL, STORES, MALLS, PRAIRIE, STADIUM, ARENA, etc.

2nd game category:  PETS you want to have, including names of species – BIRDS, REPTILES, PUPPY, LIZARD, SNAKE, MONKEY, HORSE, DONKEY, etc.

3rd game category:  PICNIC words — useful things you’d take along useful during picnic somewhere in the park, beach, forest, desert, such as: UMBRELLA, DRINKS, FOODS, TOWELL, CANDY, CHAIR, SHEET, WATER, COFFEE, ect.

ALL DAY category:  Words containing two –MM– anywhere in a word; the lettersmust be together.  Examples:  AMMETER, AMMINE, AMMINES, AMMINO, AMMOS, AMMOCETE, AMMOCETES, AMMOLITE, AMMOLITES, AMMONAL, AMMONALS, AMMONIA, AMMONIAC, AMMONIC, AMMONITE, AMMONIUM, AMMONO, AMMONOID, BAMMED, BAMMING, CAMMIE, CAMMIES, DAMMAR, DAMMARS, DAMMED, DAMMER, DAMMERS, DAMMING, DAMMIT, DIGAMMA, DUMMY, GAMMA, GAMMADIA, GRAMMAR, GRAMMA, GAMMAS, GAMMED, GAMMER, GAMMERS, GAMMIER, GAMMIEST, GAMMING, GAMMON, GAMMONED, GAMMONER, GAMMONS, GAMMY, GUMMY, MOMMY, MUMMY, etc.

LEARN a long word each day:  GENTLEMANLIKENESS=17 letters.  You may start with GEN, GENT, GENTLE, MAN, GENTLEMAN, MANLIKE, LIKE, NESS, LIKENESS, etc.  Make it longer by adding ES at the end:  GENTLEMANLIKENESSES=19 letters.

Visit superscrabble.wordpress.com for reminders and results.  The next Superscrabble Club games is scheduled for September 26, 2019.

RESULTS – 7-25-19 Superscrabble Club Games

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CONGRATULATIONS to the champions of the month: FERN TRAUSCH and DAVID PODER.  Fern won 3 games and played 10 bingos. David won 3 games and played the mostest bingo words=15.

WELCOME to our latest newcomer that made us 20 happy players: CARMELITA SILVINO. This is the first time Carmelita played the Super Scrabble®.  Thanks to Joyce C. Payne for taking her along to experience the Superscrabble Club.

CONGRATS to the following additional winners: AMNON won both the High-Cum= 3139, and the High-Game=1214 awards.  EVELYN and MALIHA tied in their score for playing a high-bingo: Evelyn for INCREASE=140; and Maliha for JOININGS=140 points.  Evelyn also won three category words and the high-non-bingo word QUIP=100 points. The following players should pick up their additional awards next meeting–it will be ready in an envelope. It will include awards for players who missed their awards at the end of the games:  Amnon, Bob, Evelyn, Bill, Gary, and David.

Tell your friends that the results for games on 7-25-19 are posted.  See the blog site superscrabble.wordpress.com.

Players GAMES Played Win High Game CUM Bingos Category Words
BOB AGNEW 2 0 738 1444 1 0
GRETCHEN COWAN 3 2 983 2596 10 0
EVELYN DAVIS 3 1 1081 2850 10 3
JOEL ELKINS 3 2 1004 2895 11 0
LYNN GUNN 3 1 918 2453 6 1
MAY JOVES 3 2 813 2118 1 0
RENÉE KAHN 3 0 835 2275 5 3
BILL LAPINSKI 2 1 926 1678 3 0
MALIHA MAHMOOD 3 1 934 1710 0 0
AMNON MEYERS 3 1 1214 3139 13 0
GARY MOSS 1 0 1042 1042 4 0
DON PLATT 3 2 855 2342 5 0
DAVID PODER 3 3 1275 3313 15 0
JOYCE C. PAYNE 2 1 873 1644 3 0
NAJAT REIKES 3 0 914 2537 9 1
CARMELITA SILVINO 2 0 734 1387 1 0
PETE SKAGGS 3 2 971 2829 10 0
KAREN STURM 3 1 1026 2523 4 0
TOM TITUS 3 2 1065 2882 8 0
FERN TRAUSCH  3 3 1032 2925 10 0

Next Superscrabble Games:  AUGUST 22, 2019.  A reminder will be posted.

REMINDER: July 25, 2019 Games Superscrabble Club

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REMINDER:  SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB GAMES at:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782, 10:00 A.M. sharp.  Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to mailha.mendoza@gmail.com, or text at 714-654-4308.

Birthdays:  We are expecting the celebrants for the month of July: AMNON MEYERS 7/25; SARA BARNES 7/14; PETE SKAGGS 7/24; and NANCY DOUGLAS 7/31.   GIFTS are set aside for you after our birthday song.  Study your bingo words; each word is worth $1.  The finders of words in the following categories will receive a $5 award per word.  The words must contain 5 or more letters to quality.  The examples below are limited.

ROUND 1:  Words with ABS– at the beginning of a word. The examples below are just some of those words that begins with ABS.  There are 177 words listed in the updated Word Judge for Clubs and Tournaments including the 3-letter-word ABS.  Examples:  ABSCESS, ABSCISE, ABSCISED, ABSCISES, ABSCISIN, ABSCISING, ABSCISINS, ABSCISSA, ABSCISSAE, ABSCISSAS, ABSCOND, ABSCONDED, ABSCONDS, ABSEIL, ABSEILED, ABSEILER, ABSEILS, ABSENCE, ABSENT, ABSENTED, ABSENTEE, ABSENTLY, ABSENTS, ABSINTH, ABSINTHE, ABSINTHES, ABSINTHS, ABSOLUTE, ABSOLVE,  ABSOLVED, ABSONANT, ABSORB, ABSORBED, ABSORBER, ABSORBERS, ABSORBING, ABSORBS, ABSTAIN, ABSTAINS, ABSTERGE, ABSTINENT, ABSTRACT,ABSTRICT, ABSTRICTS, ABSTRUSE, ABSURD, ABSURDIST, ABSURDITY, ABSURDLY,  ABSURDS, etc.

ROUND 2Words containing …ILY at the END of a word; see the following samples of 5- to 8-letter words:  DAILY, DOILY, DRILY, GAILY, ICILY, NOILY, ROILY, SHILY, SLILY, etc.; AERILY, AIRILY, ARTILY, ABILITY, AGILITY, ANALITY, ANGRILY, ANILITY, BAGGILY, BALKILY, BALMILY, BAWDILY, BEADILY, BEAMILY, BEEFILY, BONNILY, BOOZILY, BOSSILY, BULKILY, BUMPILY, BURLILY, BUSHILY, CAMPILY, CANNILY, CATTILY, CHARILY, COCKILY, CORNILY, CRAZILY, CRUSILY, CURLILY, CUSHLILY, etc.

ROUND 3 (also an ALL-DAY category): Herb-related words and homeopathic remedies: Examples:  ARNICA, BASIL, CALCARIA, ROSEHIP, ROSEMARY, MINTS, YAUTIA, OREGANO, ORIGAN, MARJORAM, CELERY, CILANTRO, THYME, THYMI, THYMUS, MALANGA, COMFREY, EPHEDRA, HERBAL, HYPERICUM, VERBENA, FEVERFEW, etc.

LEARN two long words to win the 12- to 13-letter-word ($340 in the pot), and 14- to 15+letter-word ($440 to date).  The players who find the long word may split the prize. The first example was sent by Amnon: SNOW BOAR DING for 12- to 13-letter-word forming SNOWBOARDING; it can take an S at the end.  Under W, this word breaks down into FIVE valid words:  WRONG, HEAD, HEADED, NESS, NESSES.  It may begin with HEADED somewhere near the center.  This category is an opportunity to play a longer word than usual, and because this is a learning process for all, it is allowed to point out the possibility to your opponent that you both can build a long word together resulting into WRONGHEADEDNESS=15 letters.  Adding ES at the end makes it plural, WRONGHEADEDNESSES, qualifying it in the 14- to 15+letter-category.  Results will be posted here at superscrabble.wordpress.com.

The next games for Superscrabble Club: August 22, 2019.

RESULTS June 20, 2019 – During the Superscrabble Club Games

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CONGRATULATIONS to two champions this month and to all other winners: DAVID PODER and GRETCHEN COWAN! GRETCHEN won all her games and played 2 bingos.  DAVID won 3 games and played 11 bingos.  JOEL ELKINS won the H-Game =1371 during the second round, enabling him to capture the High-CUM of 3325 after 3 games.  Four players submitted HIGH-POINT BINGO words: NAJAT for ORDERING =149, LYNN for HEMMING=88, FERN for MISTROD=170–but MISTROD is a phony, so it’s disqualified in this category; and TINA for HEGARIS=102.  AND the winner is NAJAT REIKES for 149 points. Seven players submitted HIGH-NON-BINGO words:  EVELYN – RANK=74; NAJAT – ZETA=78; RENÉE – QI=82; LYNN – MAX=76; DON – JEST=70; GARY – ZONE=94; GRETCHEN – ZORI=87.  And the winner is GARY MOSS for 94 points. FERN TRAUSCH played 14 bingo words after 3 ganes; she gets the award for the mostest bonus words played.

WELCOME to MAY JOVES for joining the funnest game in town, her first experience playing the games at the Superscrabble Club!  We’d love to see you again.

Please note that the 3-game winners cannot win the H-game and H-cum awards to exercise fairness to all players.  High Game, High Cum, High Bingo score, and High Non-Bingo word can be determined only after carefully comparing the stats card of each player.  Winners should pick up their awards in an envelope on the next scheduled meeting.

Players

Games Played

Win
High Game High CUM
BINGO
Words
Category
Words
Awards
BOB AGNEW 3 2 768 2139 1 0 1
GRETCHEN COWAN 3 3 979 2629 2 1 3
EVELYN DAVIS 3 1 954 2665 10 1 11
JOEL ELKINS 3 2 1371 3325 13 0 13
JANET GOLDSTEIN 3 2 892 2376 3 0 3
MAY JOVES 3 0 624 1639 0 0 0
LYNN GUNN 3 2 964 2783 11 4 13
RENÉE KAHN 3 1 796 2051 2 7 9
MALIHA MAHMOOD 2 0 772 1434 2 0 2
GARY MOSS 3 2 1083 2936 12 2+1 hnb 15
DON PLATT 3 0 743 2158 3 1 4
DAVID PODER 3 3 1060 2926 11 1 4
NAJAT REIKES 2 2 1076 2109 7 0+1 hb 8
ALAN STERN 3 1 1161 3100 11 0 11
KAREN STURM 3 1 958 2599 3 3 6
JOANIE SCAFUTO 3 2 871 2373 2 1 3
FERN TRAUSCH  3 2 1222 2996 14 1 15
TINA UDELSON 3 0 821 2399 11 0 11

+hb – High bingo;  +hnb – High non-bingo

The next Superscrabble Games:  July 25, 2019.  A reminder will be posted a week prior.

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.