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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, email@example.com
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
Standings: Season 71: Wk 8 of 25 – Dec. 13, 2017
- Chanukah came to the Club this week with candles, sufganiyot and wine. Thanks to the enablers — Shirley, Wendy and Roger. § After downing her wine, Nechama went fishing: she placed QUOTE on the board, starting three squares below the triple word score. With M and I left on her rack, and her track telling her that one S was still in the bag, she went for it. It took four draws, but MISQUOTE finally played for 57 points and a win. It worked this time… but not always a recommended strategy! § Alice, too, grappled with strategy, when she began a game this week with three Ss and a blank among the seven tiles on her rack. She decided to go for the 64-point bingo — TISSUEs — wondering all the while whether she could have done better by playing off her friendly letters over more than one turn. § Yaakov and Elana were at an equal disadvantage over word knowledge on the last play of their game. Each was left with an I on a board so totally closed that neither I was placeable. Unless…. It was Yaakov who took the risk, adding his to the end of PAD to make PADI (rice in the husk), a word unknown to either of them and win the game. § Thirty players will head for the Jerusalem Forest early this Sunday to play in the Chanukah Scrabble Tourney — with Scrabble School this past week focusing on tournament play. § The Club returns to its regular schedule next week, meeting, as usual, on Tuesday, the last night of Chanukah.
WWW: Steve, Wendy, JudyM, Nechama, Kim, Queene
WOW: SPOONfED(Alice), GENISTAS(Joel), MAFIOSO(Roger), CRISTAE(Elaine), VENOSITY(Chani)
PHOW: QUACKINGS(Yaakov), ISOLATER/KERATINE(DavidL), JUDE(Aviva)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 543(Dahlia), 394(DavidL), 1334(Wendy)
B1: 458(Pamela), 394(Yehuda), 1191(Nechama)
B2: 418(JoanT), 357(JudyS), 1118(Max)
100-pt plays: none