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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
Standings: Season 71: Wk 13 of 25 – Jan 16, 2018
- Ami was on a roll this week at the Club. While his blocking of an A, which stymied opponent David S’s FLATIRON, was unwitting, his battening down of the board at game’s end was one-hundred-percent calculated. David needed an eight-letter word to win, and with final racks of S-A-T-I-N-E-? (good for 83 eight-letter words), followed by R-A-I-N-S-?-? (too many to count), his chances seemed high. But he needed the word to begin with T and its third letter to be S — and, astonishingly, there is no such legal combination in either rack. § When Ami played Yehuda, it was luck rather than strategy that was with him. Is DEPLETER a legal word? he wondered. Is REPLETED? An informal survey among the Club found a majority would, like Ami, have played the illegal REPLETED — and most, like Yehuda, would have declined to challenge it. § And all this with a broken wrist! A condition which is apparently contagious, as Ruth M, too, showed up this week with her wrist encased in plaster. § Wendy, drawing a blank early in her game against Aryeh, found the bingo NOTABLES, which she played down a triple-word-score column. When she picked the second blank, she played NOTABLES again, along another triple-word-score. Both players were relieved to find the word is actually in the dictionary, and not a clumsy translation of מכובדים, mechubadim, to which our years in Israel have accustomed us…Welcome to first-timer Nannie Braunstein.. § Next week, Scrabble School is scheduled to meet, as usual, with Peta deputizing for an absent Chani.
WWW: May, Elana, Pamela, Rena, DavidL, Ami, Shmuel
WOW: TUTOYER(Shmuel), POXIEST(Nechama), NAUSEATE(Jonathan)
PHOW: ROSACEAE(Hilda), CORRALED(Shirley), ENTRAIL(Paul), REALLOW(Jonathan), GOOPERS(DavidL)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 481(DavidL), 453(Jonathan), 1313(DavidL)
B1: 509(Shirley), 395(Taffy), 1262(Bernard)
B2: 464(Lesley), 380(JudyS), 1190(May)
High Combined: 934(DavidL 481, Jonathan 453)
Nechama: POXIEST, 115
Shirley: GLAZINGS, 104, tws