Welcome to the Jerusalem Scrabble Club
COME PLAY WITH US … VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
In its 36-year history, the Sam Orbaum Jerusalem Scrabble Club has shut down only once ….during the Gulf War of 1991, instructed by the Home Guard. Twenty-nine years later, we find ourselves under the same order again, with the small compensation that today there is online Scrabble (on Facebook, at www.isc.ro and elsewhere). The enemy, we understand, though smaller, is more deadly by far. Wishing everyone good health for the duration.
Link to JP article on the Club’s closure:
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
*** Season 75: Wk 19 of 25 – March 8, 2020 ***
Word knowledge is perhaps the most straightforward way of upping your game, and it’s one which Scrabble School principal Chani emphasizes. As well as her mantra of “Write it down, look it up!” she ensures that word-knowledge grows by at least a word a week with regular ‘homework’ of finding an obscure dictionary word, defining it and sharing it with classmates. Scrabble School regular Gordon drew on his decades as a high school teacher when he turned up to class this week, his homework undone, and informed Chani that “the dog ate it!” § He wasn’t the only respectable retiree to assume a bad boy persona at the Club this week. Physician Charles unleashed not one, but two phonies on Brenda (herself, like Gordon, a teacher) — getting away with GRAF and SPORN. § Not played on any board this week were VIRUS, EPIDEMIC, PANDEMIC, CORONA, CORONAVIRUS, CONTAINMENT, ISOLATION or QUARANTINE, but all were naturally on our minds — at least until play began. Once it did, Scrabble worked its usual magic of focusing us on tiles, boards and tactics, and pushing away all other concerns, at least for a few hours. § We welcomed Fay Halberstam this week, visiting from New York, and playing at the Club for the first time in many years.
WISHING THE CLUB AND ALL ITS PLAYERS AND MEMBERS
GOOD HEALTH IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES
WWW: Steve, Wendy, DavidS, Hilda
WOW: GOOLIES(Hilda), KNOBBIER(DavidS), DEADLINE(DavidL), BEGUILE(JudyS)
PHOW: INSANES(Steve), BESTAGE(Aryeh)
A: 558(DavidS), 424(Peta), 1446(DavidS)
B1: 498(Liran), 371(Liran), 1190(Hilda)
DavidL: ESTRANGE, 122 pts, 3×3
DavidS: SEXTAIN, 104 pts, dls(X) x dws
DavidS: KNOBBIER, 104 pts