Results: Superscrabble 12-20-18

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SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES – 12-20-18 RESULTS

WELCOME to CAROLINA CELIS who came for the first to Superscrabble Games.  It was an honor to see her finally made it.  And congrats for achieving 733 points for your first Superscrabble game.

CONGRATULATIONS to the FOUR champions this month: GARY MOSS,AMNON MEYERS, DAVID PODER, and EVELYN DAVIS.   There were two Superscrabble Games played, so the two-game-winners gets the same award as though they played 3 games.  WOW! Remember players: This is our diversion from now on every Christmas Superscrabble Games!  This includes Gretchen’s traditional family game of LEFT, RIGHT, AND CENTER! Center is the pot for each dice turn; the person who has $1 left in her/his possession is the big winner. We’re adopting it as our Christmas diversion game instead of playing 3 Superscrabble Club games.  You must take along 3 dollars to participate in this diversion; but remember it’s only once a year.  This year’s experience was truly fun-filled.

GARY played 5 bingos, 5 category words, and the highest non-bingo word QUINS=102 AMNON won 2 games, played 9 bingos, 3 category words, and the high-point bingo=123 REALIST.  DAVID won 2 GAMES, 11 bingos, and 3 category words. EVELYN won 2 games, 5 bingos, and 10 category words.  The second big winner for the category words is RENÉE KAHN who garnered 8 valid category words. Congratulations again to all the winners.  Keep up the good work and impressive results as it gives you a good brain exercise.  AND congrats to GRETCHEN for winning the Center Pot for the LRC game.

As mentioned many times before, all champions are disqualified to win the High-Cum and High-Point game awards to give chance to others.  After detailed examination of the score sheets, the H-POINT game=1090, and the H-CUM=2008 goes to ALAN STERN.  Congratulations Alan! In addition, Alan also won 2 category words.  BOB AGNEW played 3 category words; Maliha has the envelope for the award.

Players
GAMES Played
WIN
H-Game
H-CUM
Bingos
Category Word
Total Awards
BOB AGNEW

1

0 752 752 1 3

4

CAROLINA CELIS

2

0 794 1527 3 4

7

GRETCHEN COWAN

2

0 842 1654 4 4

8

EVELYN DAVIS

2

2 906 1728 5 10

16

JANET GOLDSTEIN

2

1 780 1556 2 1

3

LYNN GUNN

2

1 920 920 2 3

5

RENÉE KAHN

2

1 807 1531 3 8

11

AMNON MEYERS

2

2 1090 2099 9 3

13

MALIHA MAHMOOD

2

1 867 1686 2 NR

3

GARY MOSS

2

2 937 1816 5 5

12

DON PLATT

2

0 770 1519 2 1

3

DAVID PODER

2

2 1076 2194 11 0

12

JEFF POLAN

2

1 848 1476 5 0

5

NAJAT REIKES

2

1 990 1757 6 4

10

JOANIE SCAFUTO

2

0 785 1472 2 0

2

ALAN STERN

2

1 1090 2008 10 2

14

FERN TRAUSCH 

2

1 979 1770 6 2

8

TOM TITUS

2

1 991 1758 5 2

7

Total awards include the championship award, which equals to 1, the highest-point-bingo-word, and the highest non-bingo-word.

The next Superscrabble Games:  JANUARY 24, 2018.  A reminder will be posted about a week prior.

 

REMINDER: SUPERSCRABBLE 12-20-18

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REMINDER: Superscrabble games is scheduled for 12-20-18 (Thursday) at 2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  Please text at 714-654-4308 or email Maliha.mendoza@gmail.com.

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 1Words containing ONE and only one vowel.  Examples:  CRYSTAL, PSCHENT, DRAWN, DRECK, DIRKS, SMALL, VASTLY, WITCH, WHICH, FIGHT, SIMPLY, SHODDY, METHYLS, MYTHY, MYSELF, HINDS, WELLS, WORLD, WORLDLY, THYMI, THYMUS, WORTHY, SCRUBBY, JUSTLY, FIRSTLY,THIRDLY, FIFTHLY, THYSELF, SINGLY, FORTH, BLESS, THYMI, THYMUS, VERBS, LIGHTS, WORDS, FINDS, GHOST, CANDY, HOLLY, BIRTH, STORY, FILMS, SCARF, THANK, THINK, BRING, etc.

LUNCH BREAK, PLUS GRETCHEN’S FAVORITE GAME:  “Front, Left, and Right“, well it’s a dice game.  We will do 2 Superscrabble games that day instead of 3.  Prize distribution:  The winner of two games will receive a prize of $25.  Each bingo word is $1.00. Highest cum score =$10. High single game points =$0.01/point: example 1245 points =$12.45.  Highest bingo-point compared to others =$5.  Highest point non-bingo word =$5. Category words =$5/word.  Note:  If GRETCHEN cannot direct the “Front, Left, and Right, we will do a third game.  In this case, we will announce what the Category words will be for the 3rd game.

ROUND 2; this is also an ALL DAY Category:  Christmas-related words.  The word must contain 5 letters to qualify.  Examples:   BELLS, JINGLE, YULES, HOLIDAY EPIPHANY, YULETIDE, ADVENT, GIFTS, CAROL, EGGNOG, CANDLE, ELVES, CANDY, GINGERBREAD, HOLLY, PEACE, ANGEL, MANGER, MISTLETOE, MAGUS, NATIVITY, GARLAND, SLEIGH, STOCKING, REINDEER, FROSTY, MERRY, WINTER, WREATH, FESTIVE, MERRYMAKING, HERALD, ORNAMENTS, MITTENS, CHIMNEY, BLUSTERY, SNOWMAN, SCROOGE etc.

WHO’S LEARNING LONG WORDSLEARN two long words to win the 12- to 13-letterwords =$140; and the 14- to 15+letters =$240 in the box.  Players who find the long word together will split the prize.  Examples came from Amnon: SNOW BOAR DING for 12- to 13-letter word (forming SNOWBOARDING); and ANTE PEN TI MATE, ULTIMATE for 14- to 15+letter words (forming ANTEPENULTIMATE).

The next Superscrabble Club meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2019.  Visit the blog site:  superscrabble.wordpress.com.

RESULTS – 11-15-18, Superscrabble Club Games

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SUPERSCRABBLE GAMES – 11-15-18 RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to our two champions this month: LYNN GUNN and AMNON MEYERS. WOW! Lynn has won 3 games during these 2 consecutive months: October and November 2018.  LYNN played 8 bingos, and 1 category word.  AMNON won 3 games and played 12 bingos.  YUKI LORITZwon the H-Game=1092 during the first round, and the High-CUM=2922after 3 games.The highest point bingo word ADVISORS=167 was played by YUKI, and NAJAT REIKES found the highest point non-bingo ZEDS=96. EVELYN DAVISdominated the category words finding 10 appropriate 5-letter words.  Congrats to EVELYNwho earned the highest total awards on 11-15-18. She’s our new Category-Word-Queen. YUKI LORITZ andDAVID PODER tied for the mostest bingos=15 each played during the 3 gamesThanks to LYNN GUNN for showing TIFFANY KIMhow to play our favorite game. A special thanks to AMNON for his continued voluntary contribution to the long-word pot, which will be split between two categories: 12 to13-letter-word and the 14 to 15+letter word.

The following results are poste at the blog site: superscrabble.wordpress.com.  Please note that the 3-game winners cannot win the H-Game and H-Cum awards in exercising fairness to all players. After carefully looking at the score sheets and comparing the results, the H-Game and H-Cum winner is determined, hence the delay in the award procedure.  NR in the matrix means NOT RECORDED.

Players GA      GAMES Played WIN H-Game CUM Bingos Category Words Total $ Awards
BOB AGNEW 2 1 898 1546 1 0 1
GRETCHEN COWAN 3 2 972 2710 10 1 15
EVELYN DAVIS 3 2 1072 2687 9 10 59
JANET GOLDSTEIN 3 1 947 2459 6 0 6
LYNN GUNN 3 3 1020 2814 8 1 38
RENÉE KAHN 3 2 966 2402 4 8 44
TIFFANY KIM 2 NR NR NR NR NR 1
YUKI LORITZ 3 1 1092 2922 15 0 45
MALIHA MAHMOOD 2 0 872 1640 4 0 4
AMNON MEYERS 3 3 1042 3060 12 0 37
ANH NGUYEN 2 1 NR NR NR NR 0
DON PLATT 3 1 879 2231 3 2 13
DAVID PODER 3 2 1076 2881 15 0 15
NAJAT REIKES 3 2 999 2780 9 8 54
JOANIE SCAFUTO 3 1 814 2111 2 5 27
TOM TITUS 3 0 934 2619 8 0 8

The next Superscrabble Games:  DECEMBER  20, 2018.  A reminder will be posted a week prior.

NOV. 15, 2018 Games – Superscrabble Club

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NOVEMBER 15, 2018.  Fall is here slowly but surely.  Be strong and cling to your tree of life; you cannot be carried away by the rest of the falling leaves. There are still tons of beauty and lovely smiles in the living and natural surroundings you can see and feel all around you positively.  Discard negative thoughts and ideas.  Just be happy and thankful.

ALL-DAY games of Superscrabble Club can perk up your memory and wit.  This is also a time to celebrate birthdays that happened during the month of November, belated and up-coming.  During lunch break, we will sing a joint birthday celebration for: EVELYN DAVIS [11/6], RENEE KAHN [11/9], NANCY BURCH [11/20], and JOANNA COHEN [11/12].  Birthday individuals, please RSVP and let me know if you’re coming.

This announcement and invitation to join our games for 11-15-18 require an RSVP.  Please call 714-544-4746 and leave a message if nobody can answer.  The venue is:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  You may also text a message to Maliha at 714-654-4308 whether or not you’re coming. The space is limited.  Pairing begins at 10:00 a.m.

The following infos are for the newbies (first time to play Superscrabble Club games].  There is no fee; a volunteer teacher can show you how to play.  A “Cheat” sheet will be allowed for the next 3 games.  There is no need to bring your equipment.  There are prizes to reward your memory sharpness–check out the 5-17-18 blog at superscrabble.wordpress.com.

Winners of 3 games get $25; a bingo word is worth $1. Highest-point bingo is $5, high-point game is 1¢ per point [1250 pts = $12.50], highest-point cum is $10, and highest-point non-bingo word is $5.  Winners of 3 games are not qualified to win the high-point game and the high-point cum.  Everyone will get a chance to win something and have fun. Study the assigned categories to enjoy more awards. THE EXAMPLES BELOW are incomplete; some singular or plural variants are missing.  These were taken from last year’s announcements.

ROUND 1:Words containing the letters POL… at the beginning of the word. Example:POL
 POLACK
 POLACKS 
POLAR
 POLARISE
 POLARISED
POLARISES
 POLARS POLDER POLDERS POLE POLEAX POLEAXE POLEAXED POLEAXES POLEAXING
 POLECAT
 POLECATS 
POLED 
POLEIS
POLELESS
 POLEMIC POLEMICS POLEMIST POLEMISTS POLEMIZE POLEMIZED POLENTA POLENTAS POLEYN POLEYNS POLICE
 POLICED
POLICEMAN POLICER 
POLICERS POLITE POLITELY POLITER POLITESSE POLITEST
 POLITIC
 POLITICAL POLITICK POLITICKS POLITICLY POLITICO POLITICOS POLITICS POLITIES POLITY POLKA POLKAED POLYAMINE POLYAMORY POLYANDRY POLYANTHA POLYANTHI POLYBAG POLYCOT, etc. NOTE: The examples listed above are limited to 5-9 letters. There are about 680 words beginning with POL in Word Judge for Clubs and Tournaments 2016 Edition.

ROUND 2:Words pertaining to farming and gardening, including materials and tools:Example: AGRARIAN AGRONOMY BATERRY BREED CARABAO COMPOST CROFT CROPS CROFTING CULTURE ESTATE FARMS FARMED FARMING FARMLAND FERRULE FORKS HACIENDA HARVEST HOLDING HOMESTEAD HORSES HYDROPONIC KIBBUTZ ORGANIC PLOWS RAKES RANCH RANCHES RANCHERO RANCHING SHOVEL SHOVELS SMALLHOLDING SPADE SPADES TANGS TILLER TILLERS TRACTOR, etc.

ROUND 3: Words containing with double “-NN-” together. Examples: ANNAL ANNALIST ANNALS ANNAS ANNATES ANNATTO ANNEAL ANNELID ANNEX ANNEXATION ANNEXE ANNEXED ANNEXES ANNONA BANNABLE BANNED BANNER BANNEROL BANNERS BANNET BANNETS BANNING BANNISTER BANNOCK BANNS CANNA CANNABIC CANNABIN CANNABIS CANNAS CANNED CANNEL CANNELS CANNER CANNIER CANNING CANNOLI CANNONS CANNOT CANNULA CANNY, etc.

ALL DAY CATEGORYWords starting with X…, but must contain 5 letters or more to qualify. Examples: XANTHAN XANTHIC XANTHIN XANTHONE XANTOUS XEBEC XENIA XENIAL XENIAS XENIC XENOBLAST XENOGAMY XENOGENY XENOLITH XENON XENONS XENOPHOBE XENOPUS XENOTIME XERARCH XERIC XEROSIS XEROX XERUS XIPHOID XYLAN XYLEM XYLENE XYLIDIN XYLITOL XYLOID XYLOL XYLOPHONE XYLOSE XYLYLS XYSTER, etc.

WHO’S LEARNING LONG WORDS? On 11-15-18, the instant reward for a word with 14 to 15+ letters will be worth $200; the 12- to 13-letter word will be $95. To qualify for a reward in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and All-Day games category words, the valid word must contain 5 letters or more. Examples were contributed by Amnon Meyers sometime ago: SNOW BOAR DING for 12- to 13-letter word (SNOWBOARDING=12 or SNOWBOARDINGS=13); and ANTE PEN ULTIMATE for 14- to 15+letter words (ANTEPENULTIMATE=15 or ANTEPENULTIMATES=16).  Finding CYANO + ACRYLATES in plural form is another 14-letter-word: CYANOACRYLATES.

 

GAME RESULTS – SUPERSCRABBLE CLUB 10-25-18

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CONGRATULATIONS to all winners! We had 2 champions this month: LYNN GUNN won 3 games, played 5 bingos, and 3 category words. YUKI LORITZ won 3 games and played 17 bonus words (taking an award for the mostest bingos). AMNON MEYERS won the High-GAME=1127 during the second round, and the High-CUM=3105. The highest point bingo word SQUIRTS=130 was played by JANET GOLDSTEIN, and FERN TRAUSCH found the highest point non-bingo YEZ=95. Again RENÉE KAHN dominated the category words; shefound 8 words. Well done!

Thanks to RICHARD GOODALL who surprised everyone by joining us; he is travelling these days coming from England visiting several places including Amritsar, India. We all enjoyed his company and stimulating conversation. Thanks to GRETCHEN and LYNN for showing Richard how to play our favorite game. A special thanks to AMNON for his voluntary contribution to the long-word pot, which will be split between two categories: 12 to13-letter-word and the 14 to 15+ letter word.

The following results are posted. See the blog site: superscrabble.wordpress.com.

RESULTS: OCTOBER 25, 2018:

Players GA GAMES Played WIN High Game CUM Bingos Category Words Total Awards
BOB AGNEW 2 1 752 1366 3 1 4
GRETCHEN COWAN 3 1 1001 2505 9 0 9
EVELYN DAVIS 3 2 942 2542 8 3 11
JANET GOLDSTEIN 3 1 891 2346 2 1+hb 4
RICHARD GOODALL 3 0 671 1940 2 2 4
LYNN GUNN 3 3 905 2453 5 3 9
RENÉE KAHN 3 2 816 2257 1 8 9
YUKI LORITZ 3 3 1204 3097 17 +1mb 19
MALIHA MAHMOOD 2 0 761 1416 3 0 3
ALIA MAHMOOD 1 0 489 489 0 1 1
AMNON MEYERS 3 2 1127 3105 13 0 15
GARY MOSS 1 0 793 793 2 0 2
DON PLATT 3 1 773 2203 3 1 4
DAVID PODER 3 2 970 2871 11 0 11
JEFF POLAN 3 1 869 2480 9 5 14
NAJAT REIKES 3 1 993 2517 7 1 8
JOANIE SCAFUTO 3 1 819 2321 3 5 8
FERN TRAUSCH 3 2 916 2575 6 1+hnb 7
ALAN STERN 3 2 1077 2803 9 0 9
TOM TITUS 3 2 1051 2786 8 3 11

The next Superscrabble Games: NOVEMBER 15, 2018. A reminder will be posted a week prior.

Superscrabble Games October 25, 2018

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OCTOBER 25, 2018, THURSDAY, 10:00 A.M.

Pairing starts at 10:00 a.m. Please RSVP via email maliha.mendoza, text 714-654-4308, or leave a voicemail at this number 714-544-4746 to let her know you’re coming, especially those who are mentioned for belated Bday celebrations. Those who signed up or sent early confirmation for Oct. 25 games, there is no need to confirm: Gretchen C., Janet G., Joanie S., Lynn G., David P., Reneé K., Tom T., Anh N., Fern T., Don P., Jeff P., Alan S., and Yuki L.

There’s no fee to join and play; gameboard, rack, clock and tiles are provided. Catered lunch after the first game, and the basic goal is to achieve the funnest game in town. New comers will be allowed to use a cheat sheet all day. Make sure you write down the category words and all the bingo words

you played somewhere on your slip—use the flip side if necessary. Please do not leave until you receive your awards.

We’ll sing belated “Happy Birthday” during lunch time for those whose birthday falls in September and October (and someone who may show up to celebrate belated July and August bdays). I hope the following individuals can make it this time: TONY COCO (BD10/15), JANET GOLDSTEIN (BD10/17), PAUL TRACHTENBERG (BD10/26), ALAN STERN (BD9/8), JEFF POLAN (BD8/27), and ANH NGUYEN (BD7/6).

Here’ is an update of prize distributions: The pot for 12- to 13-letter-word-category will have $90 on 10-25-18. Several players have won this category before. On 8/28/14 Gretchen Cowan and Bill Lapinsky won the prize REGIONALIZES; Lynn Gunn and Bill Lapinsky for REPLENISHING. The last winners were Jeff Polan and Fern Trausch for PROCREATIONS. The award for a word with 14 to 15+ letters is now worth $190–this is higher than usual; thanks to Yuki Loritz, who contributed to start again after the memorable event last year as Fern and Yuki won $520 by playing a 17-letter word MISUNDERSTANDINGS. The pot originally started with $5 in 9/2012.

Winners of 3 games get $25; each bingo word is worth $1; make sure you write down your bingos on the slip. High-point game is 1¢ per point [1250 points = $12.50], highest-point cum is $10, highest-point bingo is $5, and highest-point non-bingo word is $5. Winners of 3 games are not qualified to win the high-point-game and the high-point-cum. For the first-, second-, and third-game categories, the word must contain 5 letters or more to qualify for the $5 reward. Everyone will get a chance to win something.

THE EXAMPLES BELOW are incomplete; some singular or plural variants are missing. Sometimes categories are repeated and taken from previous games.

1st Game Category: Words containing 2 M’s anywhere in the word. This category is also the ‘ALL DAY CATEGORY’. Thanks to LYNN GUNN who provided us with the folowing examples–a repeat of last June’s category: GAMMA, GAMMAS, GEMMA, GEMMAS, GUMMA, GUMMAS, COMMA, COMMAS, LEMMA, LEMMAS, MAMMA, MAMMAS, MOMMY, MOMMIES, MIMIC, MIMICS, FEMME, FEMMES, MAMMY, MAMMIES, JEMMY, JEMMIES, JIMMY, JIMMIES, IMAMS, IMAUM, IMAUMS, MAIMS, MADAM, MADAMS, MALMS, MAXIM, MAXIMS, MIASM, MIASMS, MIASMA, MINIM, MINIMS, MIASMAS, MUMMS, SMARM, SMARMS, AMMOS, MAMBO, MAMBOS, MUMPS, EMMER, EMMERS, MIMER, MIMERS, MOMUS, IMMIX, DUMMY, etc.

2nd Game Category: Words beginning with OUT. Examples: OUTACT, OUTADD, OUTAGE, OUTARGUE, OUTASK, OUTATE, OUTBACK, OUTBAKE, OUTBARK, OUTBAWL, OUTBEAM, OUTBEG, OUTBID, OUTBITCH, OUTBLAZE, OUTBLEAT, OUTBLESS, OUTBLOOM, OUTBLUFF, OUTBLUSH, OUTBOARD, OUTBOAST, OUTBOUGHT, OUTBOUND, OUTBOX, OUTBRAG, OUTBULK, OUTBREAK, OUTBRAVE, OUTBUY, OUTBY, OUTBYE, OUTCAPER, OUTCASTE, OUTCITY, OUTSINS, etc.

3rd Game Category: Plant-related words: AROID, ASTER, BIZNAGA, BISNAGA, BUBINGA, BISTORT, BONESET, CHILLI, COCONUT, COLLARD, COLZA, CYCAD, DAHLIAS, DAISIES, DAMIANA, DAPHNES, DAYLILY, DEERBERRIES, DITTANY, DOGBANE, DRACENA, DYEWEED, EPAZOTE, BANANAS, BAMBOOS, BEGONIA, FEVERFEW, FEIJOA, GRAPES, GUAVA, LONGAN, PALMETTO, PEANUTS, SPEARMINT, VANDA, YUCCA, CAROB, CUBEB, FORBS, SHRUB, LILAC, etc.

LEARN: PROFESSIONALISATION or PROFESSIONALIZATION with 19 letters. On the board you may find PRO, PROF, PROFESS, FESS, ION, LI, IS, AL, SAT, PROFESSION, PROFESSIONAL. Make sure it’s somewhere in the middle of the board. Who knows? Your friend might hook IONAL to PROFESS = PROFESSIONAL. There’s nothing wrong if you agree with each other to target this word or any other longer word you can think of—this process is mentally stimulating with 21×21 grid squares.

Considering that November is Thanksgiving month, the next Superscrabble Club games is scheduled on November 15, 2018. A reminder will be posted.

September 20, 2018

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SEPTEMBER 2018 is a RENEWAL of our wholeheartedness ALL-DAY games with amazing friends having a lot of fun and joyful togetherness just like a happy scrabble family get-together, yet competing to better ourselves, maintain mental sharpness, and remain straightforward in memory.  September also marks the 6th year existence of the Superscrabble Club of Tustin in California. This is also a time to celebrate birthdays that happened in JULY and AUGUST.  We will sing a joint belated birthday song for: AMNON MEYERS [7/25], NANCY DOUGLAS [7/31], PAM STUBBLEFIELD [7/17], JEFF POLAN [8/27], GARY MOSS [8/20], and MIRIAM GREEN [8/4].  Birthday individuals, please let me know if you’re coming, so we can provide enjoyment for all.  It’s great to have a vacation and see Paris, Manila, my grandchildren, and my half-sister Donna from Sydney, Australia—all took place during the last two months.

This announcement and invitation to join our games for 9-20-18 require an RSVP.  Please call 714-544-4746 and leave a message if nobody can answer.  The venue is:  2130 Chandler Drive, Tustin 92782.  You may also text a message to Maliha at 714-654-4308 whether or not you’re coming. The space is limited.  Pairing begins at 10:00 a.m.  The following infos are for the newbies:  There is no fee; a volunteer teacher can show you how to play, and a “cheat” sheet will be allowed for the next 3 games.  There is no need to bring your equipment.  There are prizes to reward your memory sharpness–check out the 5-17-18 blog at superscrabble.wordpress.com. The prizes for some participants of the last games 6/21/18 are still with me.  We ran out of time, hence the director was unable to distribute the awards of the following players:  FERN TRAUSCH, PAT YARNELL, TINA UDELSON, BOB AGNEW, YUKI LORITZ, and NAJAT REIKES. Your envelopes are ready for pick up.

On 9-20-18, the instant reward for a word with 14 to 15+ letters will be worth $185; the 12- to 13-letter word will be $85.  To qualify for a reward in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and All-Day games category words, the valid word must contain 5 letters or more.  Winners of 3 games get $25; a bingo word is worth $1. Highest-point bingo is $5, high-point game is 1¢ per point [1250 pts = $12.50], highest-point cum is $10, and highest-point non-bingo word is $5.  Winners of 3 games are not qualified to win the high-point game and the high-point cum.  Everyone will get a chance to win something and have fun. Study the assigned categories to enjoy more awards. THE EXAMPLES BELOW are incomplete; some singular or plural variants are missing.  If DON PLATT is here, he’ll announce the categories; otherwise any volunteer is welcome.

1st game category:  PETS you want to have–including names of species – birds, reptiles, puppy:  GUENONS, LANGURS, CAPUCHINS, TARSIER, ANTHROPOID, PROSIMIAN, POTTO, PENGUIN, ELEPHANT, EAGLE, MONKEYS, SNAKES, HUMMINGBIRD, MACAQUE, PARROT, CHIMP, SPARROW, CATFISH, AARDVARK, CHEETAH, TIGER, WALLABY, KANGAROO, KOALA, DOGGIES, PUPPIES, ELEPHANT, BEARS, ORANGUTAN (WOW–if you can manage the size of the last 3 possible pets) etc.

2nd game category: PICNIC words — useful things you take along to a picnic somewhere in the park, beach, forest, desert, garden, etc.:  BASKET, PLATES, CUPCAKE, TABLECLOTH, CHAIRS, SALADS, FRUITS, BREAD, DRINKS, POPCORN, UMBRELLA, WATER, CAMERA, etc.

3rd game category:  PLACES you want to visit:  DESERT, FOREST, CEMETERY, THEATER, CHURCH, MUSEUM, ANCHORAGE, STADIUM, GARDEN, STORES, MALLS, LIBRARY, ZOARIA, BEACH, PARKS, TEXAS, MANILA, PARIS, CITADEL, TEMPLE, LIBRARY, MOSQUE, RIVERS, SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY, SHRINES, GROTTO, etc.

ALL DAY category:  Words containing –IFY word ending.  The letters must be together.  This list is only 1/3 of what Gary Moss has contributed (thanks to Gary):  ACETIFY ACIDIFY AERIFY ALKALIFY AMMONIFY AMPLIFY BASIFY BEATIFY BEAUTIFY BRUTIFY CALCIFY CARNIFY CERTIFY CITIFY CLARIFY CLASSIFY COALIFY CODIFY COPURIFY CORNIFY CRUCIFY DAMNIFY DANDIFY DEIFY DENAZIFY DENSIFY DETOXIFY DIGNIFY DULCIFY EDIFY EMULSIFY ESTERIFY ETHERIFY FALSIFY FANCIFY FORTIFY FRUCTIFY GASIFY GENTRIFY GLORIFY GRATIFY HORRIFY HUMIDIFY, etc.  You might have received his full list already, so make use of it.

LEARN a long word each day:  LARGEHEARTEDNESS has 16 letters.  Starting with ART, you may add HE in front to make it longer–HEART.  Or find EAR, ED, ES, ESS, ESSES, HART, HE, HEAR, HEART, HEARTED, LAR, LARGE, NESS, NESSES, TE, TED at the start.  How wonderful it is to be able to expand the word from many starting points.  Make it longer:  LARGEHEARTED, LARGENESS, LARGENESSES. It’s magical finding an 18-letter word:  LARGEHEARTEDNESSES.  This will fit in a 21×21 grid board.  You and your partner can make it happen.  If it does, you will be splitting the award. Yuki and Fern received the prize of $520 for the longest word they found last year:  MISUNDERSTANDINGS.  Each time we meet a gift of $5 is added to the pot.  Anybody is welcome to add in the POT any gift amount—thanks to Yuki who started the idea last year.  The POT will be near the sign-up book during the meeting. This incentive will add joy to our FUNNEST game in town.   The next meeting is scheduled for October 25, 2018.