GAMES 5-25-17 – SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB

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REMINDER: Meeting at the usual venue:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Please email or text if you can make it; email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com, or text at 714-654-4308. Janet’s bejeweled rack was completed.

Finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 letters or more to quality.  The examples are limited to words with 5 to 8-letters; if you can play words with 9 or more letters, it would be much better.  Better still, playing a word with 12-13 letters will make you win the pot.

ROUND 1:  Words containing …GUA… must be together in a word:  ARGUABLE, AGUACATE, GUACHARO, GUACO, GUACOS, GUAIAC, GUAIACOL, GUAIACS, GUAIACUM, GUAIOCUM, GUANACO, GUANACOS, GUANASE, GUANASES, GUANAY, GUANAYS, GUANIDIN, GUANIN, GUANINE, GUANINES, GUANINS, GUANO, GUANOS, GUANS, GUARACHE, GUARANA, GUARANAS, GUARANI, GUARANIES, GUARANIS, GUARANTY, GUARD, GUARDANT, GUARDDOG, GUARDED, GUARDER, GUARDERS, GUARDIAN, GUARDING, GUARDS, GUARS, GUAVA, GUAVAS, GUAYULE, GUAYULES, and many more in the dictionary.

ROUND 2:  Words containing …HAI… at the beginning, middle, or end of a word.  For example: ARCHAIC, CHAINED, CHAINES, CHAIR, CHAIRED, CHAISES, HAICK, HAICKS, HAIK, HAIKA, HAIKS, HAIKU, HAIKUS, HAIL, HAILED, HAILER, HAILERS, HAILING, HAILS, HAIMISH, HAINT, HAINTS, HAIRBALL, HAIRCAP, HAIRCAPS, HAIRCUT, HAIRCUTS, HAIRDO, HAIRDOS, HAIRED, HAIRGRIP, HAIRIER, HAIRIEST, HAIRILY, HAIRLESS, HAIRLIKE, HAIRLINE, HAIRLOCK, HAIRNET, HAIRNETS, HAIRPIN, HAIRPINS, HAIRS, HAIRWING, HAIRWORK, HAIRWORM, HAIRY, etc.

ROUND 3:  Words relating to GEMS, MINERALS & ROCKS: Examples: AGATE, ARKOSE, ALUNITE, AMETHYST, ANALCIME, ANALCITE, ANATASE, ANDESITE, ANDESYTE, APHANITE, ARENITE, ARKOSE, ARKOSES, ARKOSIC, ARSENATE, ARSENITE, AUGITE, AUGITIC, AZURITE, BERYL, BERYLS, BERYLINE, BAUXITE, BIOTITE, BORNITE, BRECCIA, BURSTONE, CITRINE, CYANITE, DACITE, DIAMOND, DIOPSIDE, DOLERITE, EMERALD, EUCLASE, GARNET, GRANITE, KYANITE, LAZULI, LAZULITE, LAZURITE, LAVAS, LEUCITE, LIMONITE, MICAS, PEARL, OBSIDIAN, OPALS, OXALATE, PEARL, PYROPE, QUARTZ, RUBIES, SCHIST, SODALITE, SMARAGD, TOPAZ, ULEXITE, XENOLITH, ZINCITE, ZOISITE, ZIRCON, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  THE SAME AS ROUND 3:  Words relating to GEMS, MINERALS & ROCKS:  See examples under Round 3.

LEARN a long word to win the 12- to 13-letter word ($140), or 14- to 15+letter word ($495).  Players who find the long word together may split the prize.  PHOT, PHOTO, PHOTOG, GRAPH, GRAPHIC: PHOTOGRAPHIC (=12 letters); PHOTOGRAPHIES (=13 letters); PHOTOGRAPHICALLY (=16 letters).

The next Superscrabble Games:  JUNE 22, 2017.

Results – 4-20-17 Superscrabble Games

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Congratulations to all the winners listed below!  Our new champ on 4-20-17 is Pat Reed, winning 3 games with a cum of 2892; she played 13 bingos; and also won the high-point=bingo word DOURING=136. (Note that bonus words, are counted as legit unless challenged and taken off the board.)   Gretchn Cowan won the high cum=2986, the high-point game=1063, CW=1, and played 10 bingos.  Najat Reikes won the high-point non-bingo word AXE=69, played 13 bingos, and one category word.  We celebrated Marian Melendez‘s B-day, who turned 95 last week.  We sang belated March B-days for Fern and Joanie. Twelve players found the assigned category words, winning $5 for each word.  There’s no fee to join the club. It’s purely for the good of all and have a good time together.

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; CW=category words; and #BP=number of bingos played.

BOB AGNEW: GP=2, WN=1, HG=760, CM=1380, CW=0, #BP=1

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1063CM=2986, CW=1, #BP=10

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=980, CM=2821, CW=0, #BP=10

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=925, CM=2405, CW=3, #BP=5

BILL LAPINSKI: GP=3, WN=1, HG=966, CM=2740, CW=1, #BP=8

MARIAN MELENDEZ: GP=2, WN=0, HG=477, CM=953, CW=2, #BP=1

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=2, HG=744, CM=1270, CW=1, #BP=2

GARY MOSS: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1004, CM=2687, CW=2, #BP=7

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=0, HG=670, CM=1874, CW=1, #BP=0

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=923, CM=2462, CW=2, #BP=7

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=3, HG=1039, CM=2892, CW=0, #BP=13

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1021, CM=2767, CW=1, #BP=13

JOAN SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=1, HG=812, CM=2169, CW=1, #BP=1

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=2, HG=928, CM=2747, CW=2, #BP=10

FERN TRAUSCH: GP=3, WN=1, HG=870, CM=2434, CW=2, #BP=5

For previous STATS and upcoming CATEGORY assignments for the next meeting, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next meeting is on MAY 25, 2017.  Reminder will be posted prior to the scheduled games.

SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB 4-20-17

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REMINDER: Meeting at the usual venue:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Please let her know via email or text if you can make it on APRIL 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m.; text at 714-654-4308, or email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com. Equipment is provided (board, rack, tiles, clock, scoresheets); and there is no fee to join the club. Lunch is served after the first game. The finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 letters or more to quality.

ROUND 1:  Words containing …ING at the END or anywhere in a word:  ABASING, ABATING, ABIDING, ABLINGS, ACTINGS, ADDLING, AGING, AGEINGS, AILING, AIRINGS, AIRTING, ALINING, ALLYING, AMAZING, AMBLING, AMUSING, ANELING, ANGLING, ANHINGA, ANKLING, ANTEING, ANTINGS, ARCHING, ARCKING, ARGLING, ARGUING, ARISING, ARMINGS, ASKINGS, ATINGLE, ATONING, AUDINGS, AUTOING, AVOWING, AWAKING, AWNINGS, BABYING, BACHING, BACKING, BADGING, BAFFING, BAILING, BAITING, BAKINGS, BALDING, BALKING, BALLING, BAMMING, BANDING, BANGING, BANKING, BANNING, BARBING, BARDING, BARFING, BARGING, BARKING, BARNING, BARRING, and many more in the dictionary.

ROUND 2:  Words containing TOU… at the beginning of a word.  For example:TOUCAN, TOUCANS, TOUCH, TOUCHABLE, TOUCHBACK, TOUCHDOWN, TOUCHDOWNS, TOUCHE, TOUCHED, TOUCHER, TOUCHERS, TOUCHES, TOUCHHOLE, TOUCHIER, TOUCHIEST, TOUCHILY, TOUCHUP, TOUCHUPS, TOUCHY, TOUGH, TOUGHED, TOUGHEN, TOUPIE, TOUGHENED, TOUGHENS, TOUGHER, , TOUGHIE, TOUGHIES, TOUGHS, TOUGHY, TOUPEE, TOUPEES, TOUPIE, TOUPIES, TOURACO, TOURED, TOURER, etc.

ROUND 3:  Words relating to drugs and medicines for ailments: Examples:  ACETAMINOPHEN, ASPIRIN, BROMINE, BROMINES, COCAINE, DOPAMINE, DEXTROSE, EXPECTORANT, GLYCOL, GLYCOLIC, GLYCOLS, HISTAMINE, HISTAMINES, HISTAMIN, HISTAMINS, HYPERICUM, LACTOSE, MAGNESIA, MAGNESIUM, METHS, METHADON, METHODONE, MORPHIN, MORPHINE, MORPHINS, NARCOTIC, NARCOTICS, MYALGIA, MYALGIAS, SULFATE, SULFURIC, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  THE SAME AS ROUND 3:  Words relating to drugs and medicines for ailments:  See examples under Round 3.

LEARN two long words to win the 12- to 13-letter ($135), or 14- to 15+letter words ($490).  Players who find the long word together may split the prize.  DETER, MINABLE, NESS, NESSES:  DETERMINABLE (12 letters); DETERMINABLENESS (16 letters); DETERMINABLENESSES (18 letters).

The next Superscrabble Games:  MAY 25, 2017.

RESULTS: 3-23-17 SUPERSCRABBLE

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Congrats to all winners!  Two champions Bill Lapinski and Gary Moss are the 3-game winners: Bill’s cum=3113 and Gary’s cum=2799.  Bill had a high-point bingo=158 for SNOTTIER.  Najat Reikes got the high game-point of 1045, and high non-bingo word=INQUIRE=72 points (non-bingo, because she had one tile left on her rack).  We celebrated Don Platt’s B-day, and we missed singing happy B-day to Fern and Joanie. The prizes awarded during the games on March 23, 2017 totaled $193.45. Six players found the assigned category words, winning $5/word:

Bob Agnew: MISDO, MISTY

Jan Goldstein: MISER

Lynn Gunn:  MISTERS

Renée Kahn:  MISTED (MISROLL is not acceptable -$5)

Pat Reed:  BAALS

Tom Titus:  MISTY (MISFELT is not acceptable -$5)

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; and #BP=number of bingos played.

BOB AGNEW: GP=3, WN=1, HG=678, CM=1899, #BP=3

GRETCHEN COWAN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=942, CM=2563, #BP=6

JAN GOLDSTEIN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=983, CM=2648, #BP=8

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=956, CM=2524, #BP=8

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=861, CM=2413, #BP=7

BILL LAPINSKI: GP=3, WN=3, HG=1176, CM=3113, #BP=15

ALIA MAHMOOD: GP=2, WN=0, HG=725, CM=1333, #BP=2

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=2, WN=1, HG=792, CM=1437, #BP=1

GARY MOSS: GP=3, WN=3, HG=1019, CM=2799, #BP=9

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=0, HG=802, CM=2193, #BP=3

JEFF POLAN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=852, CM=2504, #BP=9

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=2, HG=970, CM=2780, #BP=7

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=1, HG=1045, CM=2816, #BP=9

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=1, HG=894, CM=2543, #BP=7

For previous STATS and upcoming CATEGORY assignments for the next meeting, please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next meeting is on April 20, 2017.  A reminder will be posted prior to the scheduled games.  PRIZE DISTRIBUTION RULES EFFECTED March 23, 2017:

In my attempt to give everybody a chance to win something after 3 long games at the Superscrabble Club, hopefully this will be the last time to revise the distribution method in order to give more opportunity for others to win prizes. The player who wins 3 games cannot take the awards for the highest-cum score and the highest single game scorePlease cut out and save this portion so that you will know what to expect whenever you join the funnest game in town. There is no fee to join the club. It’s purely for the good of all.

There are 7 prizes listed below.

(1)  Win 3 games ($25)

(2)  High-point game ($.01/point – e.g., 1245pts=$12.45)

(3)  Highest cumulative score ($10)

(4)  Bingos played ($1.00/bingo)

(5)  Highest point for single bingo ($5)

(6)  Highest point for a non-bingo word ($5)

(7)  Category words ($5/word)

March 23, 2017 Superscrabble Games

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SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES – MARCH 23, 2017 (Thursday:  Meeting at:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Please confirm your attendance; let Maliha know via email or text if you can make it.  Call or text at 714-654-4308, leave a message at 714-544-4746, or email Maliha.  We hope to see FERN this month so we can sing a belated happy B-Day. To see results of the last games, visit the blog site superscrabble.wordpress.com.  Finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant prize; the words must contain 5 letters or more to quality.

ROUND 1:  Words containing “MIS–” at the beginning of a word.  There are more words starting with “MIS” in the WJ2 book than shown below:  For example: MISACT, MISACTS, MISADD, MISADDS, MISADJUSTS, MISADVICE, MISADVICES, MISADVISE, MISAGENT, MISAGENTS, MISAIM, MISAIMED, MISAIMS, MISALIGN, MISALIGNED, MISALLOT, MISALLOTS, MISALLY, MISALTER, MISALTERS, MISANALYSIS, MISANDRY, MISAPPLY, MISATE, MISATONE, MISATONED, MISATONES, MISAVER, MISAVERS, MISAWARD, MISAWARDS, MISBALANCE, MISBALANCES, MISBECAME, MISBECOME, MISBEGAN, MISBEGIN, MISBEGINS, MISBEGOT, MISBEGUN, MISBEHAVE, MISBEHAVED, MISBELIEF, MISBELIEFS, MISBELIEVE, MISBIAS, MISBIASED, MISBIASES, MISBIASING, MISBIASSED, MISBILLING, MISBILLS, MISBIND, MISBINDS, MISBOUND, MISBRAND, MISBRANDED, MISBRANDS, MISBUILD, MISBUILT,  MISWROTE, MISYOKE , etc.  [Please refer to WJ2 hardcopy for more.]

ROUND 2:  Words with –AA– next to each other anywhere in a word; must be 5 letters or more:  Examples:  AALII, AALIIS, AARDVARK, AARDWOLF, AARGH, AARRGH, AARRGHH, AASVOGEL, AAHED, 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 3:  Fresh fruits and vegetables you may find in the grocery store.  Examples:  APPLES, APRICOT, BANANA, CABBAGE, CHERRY, DURIAN, GRAPES, GUAVA, MANGO, MANGOSTEEN, PEARS, PLUMS, LYCHEE, LITCHI, OPUNTIA, BEANS, SPINACH, KALES, MELONS, ONIONS, SQUASH, TOMATO, ZUCCHINI, BROCCOLI, GINGER, KUMQUAT, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  The same as ROUND 1.  Check your word lists.  There are many 7-letter words under this category.  I know MISTAKE, MISTOOK, MISTEUK, MISDEED, MISREAD, MISGAVE, MISPAGE, etc.

SERIOUSLY LEARN a long word to win the 12- to 13-letter-word category ($130), or 14- to 15+letter words ($485).  Players who find the long word together may split the prize.  ENVIRONMENTAL or ENVIRONMENTAL.  By adding “-LY” at the end, the word will qualify for the14- to 15+ letters:  ENVIRONMENTALLY has 15 letters.

The next Superscrabble games:  APRIL 20, 2017.

Results 2-23-17 Superscrabble Club

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WELCOME back Pat Yarnell!  We hope to see you next Superscrabble games [March 23, 2017]. The total awards totaled $220.20.  The intent of our word game is FOR THE GOOD OF ALL players, and to stimulate the neurons of our brain cells.  Seven players were able to play the assigned category words containing five or more letters:

Renée Kahn: CUTTER, WAVILY

Roy Ramen: QUERN, ROASTER, MINTIER

Amnon Meyers:  DANEWORT

Don Platt:  TOUTED

Najat Reikes:  MINTIER (2x), QUARTS

Joanie Scafuto:  EASILY, FLINTS, CUMIN

Tom Titus:  EERILY

Congrats to all winners! Roy Kamen is the champ winning 3 games, high game=1120, and 17 bingos.  Bill Lapinski gets the award for high cum=3010. High cum is awarded to the 2nd highest cum score to achieve fairness in the award distribution. Lynn Gunn won the high scoring bingo word=129 PARSONS, and Najat Reikes had the non-bingo word=88 ZAIRE.  All players who listed the bonus (bingo) words played were awarded $1/bingo.

Key to abbreviations after the player’s name:  GP=games played; WN=number of wins; HG=high game; CM=cumulative score; and #BP=number of bingos played.

BOB AGNEW: GP=2, WN=1, HG=848, CM=1584, #BP=5 (Award env.)

JAN GOLDSTEIN: GP=2, WN=1, HG=919, CM=1802, #BP=4

LYNN GUNN: GP=3, WN=1, HG=979, CM=2895, #BP=9

RENÉE KAHN: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1081, CM=2681, #BP=5

ROY KAMEN: GP=3, WN=3, HG=1120, CM=3106, #BP=17

BILL LAPINSKI: GP=3, WN=2, HG=1081, CM=3010, #BP=14 (Award env.)

MALIHA MAHMOOD, GP=3, WN=1, HG=899, CM=2402, #BP=2

AMNON MEYERS: GP=3, WN=2, HG=998, CM=2922, #BP=12

DON PLATT: GP=3, WN=1, HG=743, CM=2063, #BP=2

PAT REED, GP=3, WN=2, HG=1044, CM=2609, #BP=8

NAJAT REIKES: GP=3, WN=2, HG=924, CM=2550, #BP=5

JOANIE SCAFUTO: GP=3, WN=0, HG=745, CM=2189, #BP=2

TOM TITUS: GP=3, WN=0, HG=831, CM=2462, #BP=4

PAT YARNELL: GP=3, WN=2, HG=883, CM=2475, #BP=5

For previous STATS please visit superscrabble.wordpress.com.  The next meeting is scheduled for MARCH 23, 2017.  A reminder will be posted with assigned word categories prior to the scheduled games.

SUPERSCRABBLE REMINDER 2-23-17

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FEBRUARY 23, 2017: Meeting at the usual venue:   2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782. Maliha is participating at the Phoenix WGPO Tournament on Feb. 17-20, 2017, directed by Larry Rand. Will check messages after 2-20-2017. Kindly let her know if you can make it on Feb. 23, 2017.  Text at 714-654-4308, leave a message at 714-544-4746, or email maliha.mendoza@gmail.com.

LET US MOURN TOGETHER THE “CROSSING OF THE BAR” by Penny Baker 2-6-17; truly it is very sad, but we can still look forward to a happy ending someday.  I know that someday…  Let’s just keep doing what we love to do together.  Let’s have our special MINI TOURNEY coming up. The finders of words in the following categories will receive an instant award; the words must contain 5 letters or more to quality.

ROUND 1:  Words containing TOU… at the beginning of a word.  For example:  TOUCAN, TOUCANS, TOUCH, TOUCHABLE, TOUCHBACK, TOUCHDOWN, TOUCHDOWNS, TOUCHE, TOUCHED, TOUCHER, TOUCHERS, TOUCHES, TOUCHHOLE, TOUCHIER, TOUCHIEST, TOUCHILY, TOUCHUP, TOUCHUPS, TOUCHY, TOUGH, TOUGHED, TOUGHEN, TOUPIE, TOUGHENED, TOUGHENS, TOUGHER, , TOUGHIE, TOUGHIES, TOUGHS, TOUGHY, TOUPEE, TOUPEES, TOUPIE, TOUPIES, TOURACO, TOURED, TOURER, etc.  [Please refer to WJ2 hardcopy for more.]

ROUND 2:  Words containing …ILY at the END of a word; see the following samples of 5-, 6- to 7-letter words:  DAILY, DOILY, DRILY, GAILY, ICILY, NOILY, ROILY, SHILY, SLILY, etc.; AERILY, AIRILY, ARTILY, etc.; 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:  Words having to do with cooking, particularly the equipment and method used in cooking–not the name of food.  Examples:  BEATERS, BLENDER, FRYING, COOKER, CALDRON, KETTLE, BOILER, CALDERA, SKIMMERS, SLICERS, SPATULAS, SPOONS, TONGS, WHISKS, SLICERS, LADLES, MIXERS, MIXING, BOILING, SIMMER, GRILLING, STIRS, STIRRING, SAUTEING, KNEADING, KNEAD, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORY:  Herb-related words and homeopathic remedies: Examples:  BASIL, ROSEHIP, ROSEMARY, MINTS, OREGANO, ORIGAN, MARIJUANA, MARJORAM, CATNIP, CELERY, CILANTRO, THYME, THYMI, THYMUS, MALANGA, COMFREY, EPHEDRA, IPECAC, HERBAL, HYPERICUM, PTISAN, SAGES, LEMONGRASS, EUCALYPT, VERBENA, etc.

LEARN two long words to win the 12- to 13-letter ($125 in the box), or 14- to 15+letter words ($480 in the box).  Players who find the long word together will split the prize.  ZYGOMA, TIC, ZYGOMATIC, ZYGOMATICOFACIAL (16 letters).  By recalling two bingo words and combining them, such as COLLECT and ABILITY it is quite possible to see the 14-letter word COLLECTABILITY (It takes 2 steps.)

The next Super-S games:  MARCH 23, 2017.