MMMSSC survey


Hello ~

I am ending our survey exercise prematurely as certain developments have come up.

1) After being given a hard time by Marie Callender’s last month, Yuki revisited Applebee’s in Santa Ana and was able to secure a reservation there.
2) Accommodation by Applebee’s requires that we use their restaurant from 11 am to 6 pm.

So there you go – a new Super Scrabble venue and time schedule for our next club meeting.

Where: Applebee’s at Santa Ana Main Place Mall

When : January 16, 2020, 11 am to 6 pm

Lunch break will be from 1 pm to 2 pm so we will need to place our orders before playing our first game.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey.

Please watch out for another email this coming Thursday.

Thanks ~


MMMSSC meeting time


Hello –

A request has come to my attention to change the club meeting schedule. In fairness to all members, I’m conducting a survey to determine a time that is appropriate for most players.

Please simply respond to the following question with ‘A’ or ‘B’ in your reply to me (not reply to all).

In what time frame do you want to play at MMMSSC on every third Thursday of the month?

A) 10 am to 5pm with 12 pm lunch break
B) 1 pm to 8pm with 5 pm dinner break

Only responses received by this Saturday, January 4, 2020 will be counted.

Thank you.


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Hello Super Scrabble enthusiasts,

Thank you to all 19 players (including our newcomer, Anthea) who made the inaugural MMMSSC meeting a success! Welcome to super scrabble, Anthea!

Thanks also to Arshud for gracing us with his surprise visit. That was really special!

For the next meeting on December 19, 2019 from 1pm to 8pm, please take note that it will be held at a new venue:

Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 307 E Katella Ave, Orange 92867

Although the use of their room comes with a price (minimum $200 for food and drinks), our consolation is that lighting is very good – no more playing in the dark! Emoji

Fourteen have signed up, namely: Gretchen, Evelyn, Rick, Lynn, May, Amnon, Gary, Don, David, Anthea, Najat, Joanie, Tom, Fern

There is room for 6 more players so please reply by this Sunday if you will be able to attend next Thursday’s meeting.

Highlights of last month’s games:

Category words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘MALIHA’ – LLAMA 73 pts by Gary

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ’MENDOZA’ – ENDEMIAL 92 pts by Yuki

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘MAHMOOD’ – GOODNESS 86 pts by Gretchen

Bingo words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Top scoring – STOLIDER 131 pts by Yuki, STORIES 130 pts by Najat, FESTERED 128 pts by Gretchen

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most played – 13 each by Yuki, Gary, Alan

NOTE: Only acceptable category and bingo words were counted. Phonies were – BENTNESS, ROILERS, ASSUREE, COLLATER, INTERGER, TERMION, STIMENS, TOADIEST, DENTIER

November 2019 Stats
Total Total % Total Ave High Ave
Name Games Wins Win Bingos Bingos Score Score
Bob Agnew 1 0 0% 0 0 657 657
Gretchen Cowan 3 1 33% 7 2 928 880
Evelyn Davis 2 1 50% 5 3 965 900
Joel Elkins 3 2 67% 8 3 990 957
Janet Goldstein 3 0 0% 4 1 863 748
Lynn Gunn 3 2 67% 8 3 1019 922
May Joves 3 1 33% 2 1 774 689
Renee Kahn 3 1 33% 4 1 808 734
Yukiko Loritz 3 1 33% 13 4 1102 976
Amnon Meyers 3 2 67% 11 4 1077 1006
Gary Moss 3 2 67% 13 4 986 964
Anthea Palmos 3 0 0% 3 1 818 782
Don Platt 3 1 33% 3 1 831 735
David Poder 3 3 100% 8 3 959 939
Najat Reikes 3 2 67% 8 3 1105 920
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 3 1 742 716
Alan Stern 3 3 100% 13 4 1117 1056
Tom Titus 3 2 67% 6 2 956 890
Fern Trausch 3 2 67% 5 2 895 786

The category words for next month are:

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1) <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘DECEMBER’

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2) <!–[endif]–>Ending in ‘ILY’

<!–[if !supportLists]–>3) <!–[endif]–>Containing ‘Z’ (not blank)

Many thanks to the following donors to MMMSSC: Amnon, David, Evelyn, Gary, Nancy, Yuki



P.S. Let’s wish Yuki and her family a great time visiting Iceland beginning next week until the end of the month. Brrr! Wear 10 layers, guys!

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Here’s the final list of players this Thursday, 12/19/19:

Division A: Gretchen C, Joel E, Lynn G, Amnon M, Gary M, David P, Alan S, Tom T

Division B: Evelyn D, Rick D, Renee K, Najat R, Ruth S, Fern T

Division C: Bob A, May J, Anthea P, Joyce P, Don P, Joanie S

Venue is at :

Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 307 E Katella Ave, Orange 92867

In order for us to keep our schedule from 1pm to 8pm, we have another rule to impose, that is, the 3-minute overtime rule. Once a player has gone 3 minutes over the standard playing time, the clock will be stopped and deductions from each player’s score are made accordingly.

Happy Holidays!

Yuki and Evelyn

P.S. Birthday celebrants for the month of December are David and Bob. Here’s wishing them more super scrabble days to come!

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Dear Super scrabble players:

Thanks to all of you , and especially Evelyn and Yuki for keeping Maliha’s memory alive – I was touched by the word play on the letters in Maliha’s name. I am out of town and will not be back until after your next meeting on the 19th. Good luck, and best wishes for the holidays.

Arshud Mahmood