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.

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.