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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800

Season 68: Week 8 of 25 – 24/05/2016

THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB

Roger Friedland celebrated the birth of his first grandchild, Amalia, at the Club this week. His only stipulation: all goodies to be eaten because he wasn’t taking anything home. He has, however, some catching up to do, with veteran players Zev Kesselman and Ros Herz each numbering their grandchildren in the high 30s…   Two generations behind them at the Club (and younger than some of those grandchildren) are Pini Stimler and first-timer Asher Scheiner.  A scion of Boro Park in Brooklyn, 21-year-old Asher started his Club career with a bang, winning two of his first three games, scoring a 1216 triple and losing with a 401. He also showed himself to be quite a bluffer. (See below.) ZevK, you have been forewarned!  Asher and Pini are both yeshiva students. Will the Club be opening a Yeshiva Division?…… If Asher had a good evening, the Tile Demons were out in force when David Spolter and Chani Katz played this week. Chani drew ELEVEN of the 12 Es. And David drew both the Z and the Q TWICE, having thrown each back the first time he picked them….   The lively Scrabble Course at AACI meets for the second of its six sessions on Wednesday, and Scrabble School continues to meet weekly on Tuesdays, for half an hour before Club play begins…. And at our in-house Scrabble School, participants were asked how their game has changed since the program started. Answers included a better awareness of rack leave, an understanding of probabilities, defense, planning for bingos, appreciating the power of the blank, and when swapping is deemed wise. Sounds encouraging……. A happy (and safe) Lag B’Omer to all.

WWW: Shmuel, Joel, Liran, Cilla, Pamela, Yehuda, Peggy, Elana

WOW: SCIURINE (Zev): https://www.google.co.il/search?q=sciurine&sa=N&biw=1536&bih=746&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ved=0ahUKEwif5aGxs_XMAhXH7RQKHS_ZBT84ChCwBAgY

LITCHIS(Hilda), SOLSTICE(Rena), DECRIERS(May), SATIETY(Rita), SOCIETY(Pamela)

PHOW: EUPNOEAL(Shmuel), LATEGAME/BEENIES(Asher), VESTIAL(DavidS)

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

A:   550 (Shmuel), 407(DavidL), 1373(Shmuel)

B1: 452(Joel), 422(Shirley), 1245(Joel)

B2: 436(May), 344(Gordon), 1187(May)

Squeaker: Pamela 331, Brenda 330

High Combined: 957 (Shmuel 550, DavidL 407)

100-pt plays:

Shmuel:   131, REALIGNS, a 3×3               

Attendance: 49