Welcome to the Jerusalem Scrabble Club
To celebrate our 35th anniversary … we’re getting together for dinner, memories and three games!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5.45 pm – at the Zipori Center, Jerusalem Forest
Family members invited!
To register, click HERE or surf to https://www.tinyurl.com/sojsc35
Dinner and three games:
NIS 70 for Club members (and each family member)
NIS 85 for non-members (and each family member)
Registration closes March 27
COME PLAY WITH US … VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
Season 71: Wk 21 of 25 – Mar. 13, 2018
- Three weeks from its 35th birthday, the Club is incomparable in many ways — although, sadly, not for DavidL this week. He challenged GLEAMIER and CLAYIEST, to learn that both are legal (yes, CLAYEY is a word…). Undeterred (or only slightly), he objected to Peta’s GROANIER, as well — with his sense of justice partially restored when it came off the board. § Peta won that game against him and both her others, after a less successful time last week. In her game against Aryeh, she not only drew no blanks, but didn’t pick a single E! § In this week’s Defy-The-Odds demonstration, Paul and JudyS pulled a blank each, when they drew to see who plays first. § Gratitude is rarely the first reaction when your opponent tosses an S back into the bag from an overdraw… but JudyMo could have hugged Brenda for doing just that, last week. It left her with only two Ss, balancing her rack for better things to come. § Rack balance was on Judy’s mind again this week, in her game with Cilla. She played off XU for a modest score, leaving herself with bingo-prone tiles, and next play, she found herself declaring her a blank as… an X, for OXTAILS. § Scrabble School students displayed unsuspected artistry in homework set by principal Chani. The assignment: “Find four- to six-letter words, spelled with J and Z and previously unknown to you — and sketch them!” Rose drew ZOUAVE (a French infantry soldier), and JACAL (a Mexican thatched wattle-and-daub hut). Elaine came up with ZOYSIA (low-growing grass, native to tropical Asia and New Zealand), and JUMBAL (a small, flat, ring-shaped cake or cookie). “I looked for words I could draw,” she confesses. Homework this week features the Q and the X. § XYPHOID (the smallest and lowest of the human sternum’s three divisions), which Alice learned from her Scrabble-playing physician and yearns to play, is seven letters and too long for the exercise. Yaakov, however, may head for the top of the class: after bingo-ing against Marilyn this week, he drew J, Q and X, and scored nicely with each. § Ready to feel truly humbled? Read about 17-year-old Mack Meller, top-rated under-18 Scrabble player in the US since age 12 (http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/winter-2017/letter-head). He’s memorized 90 percent of the dictionary’s 120,000 words, and is currently studying nine-letter strings. “Not the most productive use of my time,” he admits,” but I love the long words, and when I do get to play them, it’s really rewarding.” § Registration for the Club’s 35th anniversary celebration will soon close. Click on the link above to sign up!
WWW: Yaakov, JudyS, Shirley, Bernard, Taffy, Peta, Roger, Wendy
WOW: TERATOMA(DavidS), GALILEES(Steve), SNAFFLE(JudyS), NEUROMA(Roger)
PHOW: PRIVATED(Pamela), CURFEWED(May), VERNALS(Zev)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 500(Jonathan), 401(Steve), 1388(Peta)
B1: 499(Taffy), 387(Susan), 1344(Shirley)
B2: 447(May), 376(May), 1221(JudyS))
100-pt plays: None reported