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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800

Season 68: Week 4 of 25 – 19/04/2016

THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB

֎ The battle for the Season 67 Championship got underway this week, with League Champ Zev facing off against Divisional Champ DavidS (what else is new!).   At the end of play last night, David was leading two games to one in their best-of-five series.  The final one to two games are delayed a fortnight, as the Club won’t be meeting next Tuesday, Hol HaMo’ed Pesach.  ֎ Two new faces at the Club this week: a warm welcome to Janet Weinberg and Moshe Kobi. With the large number of newcomers, the Club has prepared a Welcome Sheet, available from our next meeting and to be posted in a fuller version on our website.   As well as introducing the Club, it lists a number of introductory concessions, so veteran members may want to read it, too.  ֎  Concessions aside, it takes time, it seems, to  develop a ‘Scrabble eye,’ as a newcomer, who’s been playing in the Club for about two months, learned this week. Holding an opening rack of SSEEI??  “I never thought to look for a bingo,” she said later.  “I just felt I hadn’t any tiles to play with.”  A post-game anagrammer showed her 81 possible bingos in that rack.  ֎ Experience continues to be supplemented by our half-hour Scrabble School before play. Led this week by Peta, a dozen-plus players took turns to play onto the same board, discussing pros and cons with the class, as they did so.  ֎ Peta received a lesson of her own later in the evening, in her game against Roger.  She put down GRIDIRON, with the comment: “Not a bad find, for an Australian!  Even though I’ve no idea what it means…”  US-born sports enthusiast Roger gladly clued her in — so she knew she could add the S she then drew (“you can obviously have more than one American football field”) — and, of course, go on to win the game.  ֎ And we may be seeing Yaakov’s wife sooner rather than later. While he’s still winning their home-games, his most recent win-margin was a meager 8 points…..

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON MAY 3, two weeks from our last session,

as the Club’s Beit Ha’Am home is closed during Pesach week

  חג כשר ושמח

 

WWW: Paul, JudyS, Sara, Liran, Hilda

WOW: GRIDIRON(Peta), STYLATE(DavidS), ANTIMERE(DavidL), POLARITY(Nechama), REINDEER(Hilda)

PHOW: BOUTANE(Joel), RESHORN(Dahlia), TWINGERS(DavidS), ROUTIER( Ami)

Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):

A:   503 (Ron), 464(Peta), 1296(Ron)

B1: 486(Pamela), 397(Nechama), 1190(HIlda)

B2: 428(Sara), 346(Peggy), 1183(Sara)

High Combined: 955 (Dahlia 491, Peta 464 – for Peta, her highest ever losing score; previously 427)

100-pt plays: none

Attendance: 48