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Super Scrabble friends,

For two months in a row this year, there have been 13 lucky players at MMMSSC! At our next meeting, we’d like to welcome back other regular players and new players as well.

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: March 19, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (12:15 to 6 pm for division A players)

For those who have not signed up for next Thursday’s games, please do so by this Sunday.

The following players are already in:

Division A: Amnon, David, Yuki

Division B/C: Anthea, Don, Evelyn, Fern, Joanie, Lynn, Najat, Rick

Highlights of the February 20, 2020 games:

Category words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘FEBRUARY’ – FABLERS 101 pts by Fern

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Name of gemstone – *no word played*

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Containing ‘X’ – EX 68 pts by Amnon

Bingo words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Top scoring – WOUNDED 150 pts by Lynn, PRETZELS 146 pts by Joanie, ANTIQUED 134 pts by Amnon

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most played – 16 by Yuki, 14 by Fern, 11 by Joel

NOTE: Only acceptable category and bingo words were counted. Phonies were – CASSITA, POURINGS, STANDLESS, CLOWNERS, PILCHES, PRESTINE, QUILLERS

The category words for next meeting are:

<!–[if
!supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘March’
<!–[if
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<!–[if
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February 2020 Stats
Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Name Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Bob Agnew 2 0 0% 727 731 2 3
Gretchen Cowan 3 1 33% 833 900 3 8
Evelyn Davis 1 1 100% 1011 1011 4 4
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Lynn Gunn 3 1 33% 912 975 2 7
Yukiko Loritz 3 2 67% 996 1100 5 16
Amnon Meyers 3 3 100% 1029 1098 3 10
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Don Platt 3 1 33% 760 824 1 2
David Poder 3 0 0% 953 1047 2 7
Najat Reikes 3 1 33% 935 954 3 10
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
Fern Trausch 3 3 100% 1046 1184 5 14
2020 Year-to-Date Stats
Name Total Total % Ave High Ave Total
Games Wins Win Score Score Bingos Bingos
Anthea Palmos 3 3 100% 868 892 2 6
Renee Kahn 3 3 100% 864 917 1 3
Amnon Meyers 6 5 83% 986 1098 4 23
Fern Trausch 6 4 67% 951 1184 4 21
Evelyn Davis 3 2 67% 909 1011 3 9
Yukiko Loritz 5 3 60% 1005 1100 5 24
David Poder 6 3 50% 1003 1161 3 18
Lynn Gunn 6 3 50% 883 975 2 14
Gretchen Cowan 6 3 50% 878 1059 3 16
Joel Elkins 3 1 33% 981 1071 4 11
Najat Reikes 6 2 33% 921 974 3 17
Joanie Scafuto 3 1 33% 847 853 1 3
May Joves 3 1 33% 761 961 1 3
Don Platt 6 1 17% 731 824 1 3
Tom Titus 2 0 0% 860 889 1 2
Bob Agnew 3 0 0% 726 731 1 4

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you next week to carry on the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club!

Evelyn and Yuki

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MMMSSC 02-20-20 #2

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Hi, players.

There was an unusual situation that occurred in one of my games at the Super Scrabble club this past Thursday. My opponent overdrew, emptying the bag at the end of the game. I couldn’t remember the exact ruling for this situation, so we treated it as a regular overdraw. I emailed Jan Cardia, NASPA’s Rules Committee Chair, to ask for the ruling because I found conflicting rulings in my 2012 rules book and the current 2016 rules book. Below is Jan’s response. What should have happened in my game is the very bottom action. Hopefully, this situation won’t occur again, but if it does, you will know how to rectify it.
Yuki

IV.B.8. Overdrawing Tiles when Fewer than Seven in the Bag

1. If the overdraw happens and is discovered when it is the non-offending player’s turn to make a play, the standard X+2 penalty is applied for an overdraw, where X = the number of tiles overdrawn.

2. If the overdraw happens or is discovered when it is the offending player’s turn to make a play, the following penalty is applied, where X = the number of tiles overdrawn.

(a)If the offender has not combined any drawn tiles with the old tiles: the non-offender chooses X+2 of those tiles, up to the total number of tiles drawn, but does not expose them to the offender. Those tiles will then be combined with the non-offender’s tiles. The non-offender, within one minute, returns the appropriate number of tiles, of his/her choosing, from his/her rack, to the offender, and any tiles in excess of seven, of his/her choosing, will be returned to the bag without revealing them to the offender.

(b)If the offender has combined any drawn tiles with the old tiles: the non-offender chooses X+2 tiles from all of the opponent’s tiles. Two of those tiles will be returned to the offender’s rack. The remaining tiles, X, will then be combined with the non-offender’s tiles. The non-offender, within one minute, returns X tiles, of his/her choosing, from his/her rack, to the bag without revealing them to the offender.

On Monday, February 17, 2020, 09:31:40 AM PST, Evelyn Davis <redvette2010@att.net> wrote:

Final list of players this Thursday, 02/20/20:

Yuki, Amnon, David, Fern, Evelyn, Najat, Lynn, Gretchen, Don, Joanie, Anthea

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: February 20, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (lunch break at around 12:30 pm)

Category words:

1) Most letters from ‘FEBRUARY’

2) Name of gemstone

3) Containing ‘X’ (not blank)

Birthday celebrant: Najat

Bon voyage: May (Costa Rica), Renee (Texas)

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Final list of players this Thursday, 02/20/20:

Yuki, Amnon, David, Fern, Evelyn, Najat, Lynn, Gretchen, Don, Joanie, Anthea

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: February 20, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (lunch break at around 12:30 pm)

Category words:

1) Most letters from ‘FEBRUARY’

2) Name of gemstone

3) Containing ‘X’ (not blank)

Birthday celebrant: Najat

Bon voyage: May (Costa Rica), Renee (Texas)

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Final list of players this Thursday, 02/20/20:

Yuki, Amnon, David, Fern, Evelyn, Najat, Lynn, Gretchen, Don, Joanie, Anthea

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: February 20, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (lunch break at around 12:30 pm)

Category words:

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

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2) <!–[endif]–>Name of gemstone

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

Birthday celebrant: Najat

Bon voyage: May (Costa Rica), Renee (Texas)

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Super Scrabble friends,

Year 2020 started with lucky 13 players! Last month, some MMMSSC members were traveling while some had gotten ill. We hope to see them back healthy and happy along with other regular and new players at our next meeting.

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level, East Side

2800 N Main St., Ste 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705

When: February 20, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm (lunch break at around 12:30 pm)

The following players have already signed up for next Thursday’s games: Gretchen, Evelyn, Lynn, Yuki, Amnon, Don, David, Najat, and Fern. Other players who can make it to these games must please reply by this Sunday.

Highlights of the January 16, 2020 games:

Category words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most letters from ‘JANUARY’ – NARRATES 68 pts by Amnon

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Opening play – FEZ 30 pts by Fern

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Containing ‘Q’ – QUAD 66 pts by Don

Bingo words

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Top scoring – CLAIMED 116 pts by May, SQUINTER 114 pts by Gretchen, PROSAIC 105 pts by Yuki

<!–[if !supportLists]–>· <!–[endif]–>Most played – 13 by Amnon, 11 by David, 8 each by Gretchen and Yuki

NOTE: Only acceptable category and bingo words were counted. Phonies were – ENHALER, ONSIDES, HEXERAI, MANORED, GLORIER, ORALISE

The category words for next meeting are:

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

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2) <!–[endif]–>Name of gemstone

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

January 2020 Stats
Name Total Total % Total Ave High Ave
Games Wins Win Bingos Bingos Score Score
Bob Agnew 1 0 0% 1 1 725 725
Gretchen Cowan 3 2 67% 8 3 1059 923
Evelyn Davis 2 1 50% 5 3 906 858
Lynn Gunn 3 2 67% 7 2 878 855
May Joves 3 1 33% 3 1 961 761
Renee Kahn 3 3 100% 3 1 917 864
Yukiko Loritz 2 1 50% 8 4 1064 1020
Amnon Meyers 3 2 67% 13 4 1013 942
Don Platt 3 0 0% 1 0 738 702
David Poder 3 3 100% 11 4 1161 1052
Najat Reikes 3 1 33% 7 2 974 907
Tom Titus 2 0 0% 2 1 889 860
Fern Trausch 3 1 33% 7 2 932 855
2020 Year-to-Date Stats
Name Total Total % Total Ave High Ave
Games Wins Win Bingos Bingos Score Score
David Poder 3 3 100% 11 4 1161 1052
Renee Kahn 3 3 100% 3 1 917 864
Amnon Meyers 3 2 67% 13 4 1013 942
Gretchen Cowan 3 2 67% 8 3 1059 923
Lynn Gunn 3 2 67% 7 2 878 855
Yukiko Loritz 2 1 50% 8 4 1064 1020
Evelyn Davis 2 1 50% 5 3 906 858
Najat Reikes 3 1 33% 7 2 974 907
Fern Trausch 3 1 33% 7 2 932 855
May Joves 3 1 33% 3 1 961 761
Tom Titus 2 0 0% 2 1 889 860
Bob Agnew 1 0 0% 1 1 725 725
Don Platt 3 0 0% 1 0 738 702

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you next week to carry on the Maliha Mendoza Mahmood Super Scrabble Club!

Evelyn and Yuki

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Revised list of players this Thursday, 01/16/20:

Division A/B: Yuki, Amnon, David, Fern, Evelyn, Tom, Najat, Lynn, Gretchen, Renee

Division C: Bob, May, Don, Joanie

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level

When: 11 am to 6 pm (lunch break at 1 pm)

Birthday celebrants: Lynn and Yuki

Category words:

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

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2) <!–[endif]–>Opening play

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

Remember that we will not be collecting $2 from each player this month until further notice.

Evelyn and Yuki

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Final list of players this Thursday, 01/16/20:

Division A/B: Yuki, Amnon, David, Fern, Evelyn, Tom, Najat, Lynn, Gretchen (Yuki/Evelyn will sit out)

Division B/C: Renee, Bob, May, Anthea, Don, Joanie

Where: Applebee’s Restaurant, Santa Ana Main Place Mall, Upper Level

When: 11 am to 6 pm (lunch break at 12:30 pm or 1 pm)

Birthday celebrants: Lynn and Yuki

Category words:

1) Most letters from ‘JANUARY’

2) Opening play

3) Containing ‘Q’ (not blank)

Remember that we will not be collecting $2 from each player this month until further notice.

Have a great week!

Evelyn and Yuki

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Last Saturday afternoon, I received an unexpected but very pleasant call from Arshud. He shared with me a discovery that he found – Maliha had left $1,000 for her Super Scrabble club! He suggested that we can use it however we want including waiving the monthly $2 collection.

What a gracious gesture yet again from Arshud!

How wonderful that even from above, our beloved Maliha is taking good care of us!

Evelyn

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Everyone,

For those of you who have not been to this particular Applebee’s, the address is 2800 N. Main Street, Suite 868, Santa Ana, CA 92705. It is easiest to access the restaurant from the parking lot on the east side of the mall, alongside Main St. Applebee’s is located between California Pizza Kitchen and Wokcano and Lucille’s.

I do hope we will not have to move again.
Yuki