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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, email@example.com
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
Standings: Season 71: Wk 4 of 25 – Nov. 14, 2017
- What are the chances? The same bingo played in two different games at the same Club session and drawing challenges in both? Aryeh and Asher both found WIRABLE (“able to be wired”) on racks replete with blanks, and opponents Wendy and Kim both confidently —and mistakenly — issued challenges. Kim had earlier psyched Asher out of an equally legal DISHIER (“more scandalous, gossipy or sexually attractive”) with: “You’re not going to play that, are you?” but he stood his ground with WIRABLE. § Joel, too, refused to give up on his bingo, not least because he had reached his final rack (D-E-I-N-O-S-T) and a seven-letter play was his only way to win. While a handily placed A, H, I, K, L, M or W would have given him any one of nine eight-letter words,* he had no seven — which didn’t stop him from trying. Opponent Rena challenged off STONIED, STENOID and ONSITED before playing out her own rack to win. Nor did she credit Joel for creativity… That was reserved for her game against Aryeh, in which she allowed ODAX and he accepted YIPED… § Brenda outdid herself by playing OUTDOING across two triple-word scores for 140 points, but couldn’t maintain her momentum. At game’s end, opponent Yehuda was 11 points ahead. § The peril of playing adjacent games with identical tiles is well known at the Club, but David L inventively introduced a new twist on the old theme this week. Chivalrously clearing opponent Wendy’s blue tiles from the board after their game, he placed every last one of them in his own tile bag. Outcome: one limp and empty tile bag, one tile bag bursting with 200 blue tiles.
- Registration for the CHANUKAH TOURNEY opened last night. It meets just over a month from now on Sunday, December 17, at the Zippori Center in the heart of the Jerusalem Forest, minutes down the road from Yad Vashem. Its cost (NIS 120 for Club members, NIS 30 more for those who aren’t) covers nine games, a meat lunch and a dairy supper, daylong tea, coffee, juice and cake, lighting the sixth Chanukah candle and, for some at least, prizes to take home.
- *The eight-letter possibilities for Joel’s unplayable rack: ASTONIED (filled with consternation or dismay), DEMONIST, DOWNIEST, EDITIONS, HEDONIST, KENDOIST (practitioner of Japanese martial fencing), LENTOIDS (lens-shaped structures), SEDATION and SEDITION
WWW: Bernard, Taffy, Alice, Chani, Rena
PHOW: DISHERS(DavidS), SHILLER(Wendy), SEEDAGE(Bernard), GLOATIER(DavidL)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 584(DavidS), 420(Liran), 1321(DavidS)
B1: 491(Nechama), 398(Brenda), 1243(Alice)
B2: 442(Lesley), 373(Asher), 1193(Lesley)
Brenda: OUTDOING, 140, 3×3
Taffy: BROWNIES, 113