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   Season 70:  Week 14 of 25 – 18/07/2017

THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…

  • The game between Roger and Shirley this week turned into a regular slugfest, when Roger arranged his E-G-L-S-T-U-plus-blank round an S on the board to make… SLUGFEST. The play propelled him from 50 points down into a cozy lead, and across the 400-point line. But not for long.  “Shirley,” says Roger, “had the right thing at the wrong time…for me.”  Her S went immediately down on the Double Word Score at the end of Roger’s play, with CAHOOT stacked above it — racking up 108 points for the doubled scores of both words, and an ultimate win of more than 500.  §  A combined score of 900-plus is relatively unusual, but Shirley and Roger weren’t the only players to produce it in Game 2 this week.  Dahlia and Peta (clearly in cahoots at their own slugfest?) played an equally high-scorer.  § In her game against David S, Dahlia opened with ZONAS for 48 points.  David well knows that the belt-like anatomical structure takes no S, and soundly kicked himself for neglecting to challenge it away.  Payback, however, came later in the game when he played FRIJOLS — which also went unchallenged. This cultivated Mexican bean is another word that takes no S — though, like ZONA, it does take an E.   §  While both players stumbled over the hooks in this game, David S laid the ground for a super-elegant hook when he played David L.  He put down PLINK:  all it took was the U of David L’s DUAD to convert the short, sharp, metallic sound into a satellite communications link.  While the score for UPLINK wasn’t astronomical, sometimes stylishness counts — even in Scrabble….   Welcome back to JoanT after a long absence, to Aryeh and Madeline after a month, and to our occasional visitor from Australia, Vicky Kennard.

WWW: Shirley, Hilda, Elaine, Joel, Sara, JudyS, DavidS, Jonathan

WOWs:  EYESPOT,HORSILY(DavidS),  EUROLAND(Pini),  EMERALD(Pamela)

PHOW: PUDENDAS (Hilda), OUSTITI(Dahlia),  CARNIVOR(Jonathan),  BOONIE(Pamela – a Bonker)

Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A:    512(Dahlia), 427(Rena), 1397(DavidS)

B1:  509(Shirley), 401(Roger), 1257(Pamela and Shirley)

B2:  448(Gordon), 338(RuthO), 1108(Gordon)

High combined: 932 (Dahlia 512, Peta 420)

Squeaker: Zev 402, Pamela 400

100-pt plays: 

Shirley:   CAHOOTS, 108 pts.

Attendance: 48