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  Season 69:  Week 15 of 25 – 17/01/2017

THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…

Scrabble players, it seems — at least those who play in the Jerusalem Scrabble Club — are not so much clever phony-players as simply poor spellers.  ֎ DavidS scored 103 points for FUSCIAS, which neither he nor his opponent (nor others playing nearby, nor a couple of passersby) knew was missing its H — FUCHSIAS.  ֎ DavidL added an illegal S to the plural TRIVIA to come from behind and win his game against Ron by 9 points.  (He was unrepentant, since Ron had earlier gotten away with TROCADES.)        ֎ Ami was unbothered by his lack of an ‘I’ for PICTORIAL and simply played PICTORAL which his opponent trustingly accepted. ֎ Asher drew challenges from a gutsy opponent on four successive plays, all of them legal, while his phony GLASTNOST (for GLASNOST) was accepted without hesitation.  He was challenged on it later, however, when he added an S.  His opponent didn’t doubt the word, she explained, she just didn’t think it could be pluralized…. ֎ Religiously observant grandmother Brenda and respectable married Gordon spent much of their game apologizing to one another as each played words that vulgarly describe female body parts. ֎ Ever wondered what a TUI looks like (or even what it is)?   Check out the Club’s Facebook page, where, thanks to Taffy, there’s a tui colorfully pictured. To underline its importance — to Scrabble if not to ornithology — Taffy played out with TUI this week, to win her game.  Of course, TUI is more easily found on a Scrabble rack than is its Latin name (prosthemadera novaeseelandiae).

WWW: Max, Pini, Brenda, Asher, Rena

WOW:  ROENTGEN(Chani),  DERRIERE(Queene),  CARILLON(Josh),  ABROSIAS(DavidS),  ASSEGAIS(JudyM),  LONGLINE(Joel)

PHOW:  LEGBONES(Peta),  PICTORAL(Ami),  GLASTNOST(Asher),  TRIVIAS(DavidL),  AIRDOME(Steve),  TROCADES(Ron) 

Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A:    489(Hadassah), 429(Wendy), 1284(Wendy)

B1:  568(Asher), 380(JoanT), 1375(Asher)

B2:  478(Pini), 355(JudyS), 1401(Pini)  

100-pt plays:

DavidS:     phony FUSCIAS, 103

Attendance: 54 (season avg:  50.13)