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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, email@example.com
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
*** Season 73: Wk 20 of 25 – March 19, 2019 ***
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It seemed on the evening as if it were one for the record books. Joel E of Los Angeles, making one of his (ir)regular stopovers at the Club this week, scored 612 points to opponent David L’s 403 — giving the game a combined total of 1,015. Impressive though it was, however, it broke no records, coming in as only the fourth highest combined total in the close to 130,000 games played at the Club. (Even David’s losing score fell 13 points short of the evening’s highest loss.) The Club’s highest combined score of all time goes to the 1994 face-off between JJ and Joan T — a whopping 1,054 points (672-382). In second place is that between David S and David L in 2012 — 1,028 points (528-500); and in third is Sam ז”ל vs. Jonathan F in 1986 — 1,020 points (540-480). David L, the only player to make more than one appearance in the six games in the Club’s rarefied 1,000+ games list, is not always on their losing side: in 2000, he beat Etta ז”ל 574-435, a combined total of 1,009. (The other two 1,000+ games: are David C vs Rena in 1996 — 522-481, 1,003 points; and Dahlia vs. Esther ז”ל in 2002 — 516-485, 1,001 points.) § The Club welcomed two first-timers this week: Yaki Barak of Kfar Saba and Pittsburgh (who won all three of his games against B1 opponents), and Pamela’s friend, Shelley Hershberg.
The Clubs wishes all its members and Scrabble players everywhere
A HAPPY PURIM!
WWW: Yaki, Brenda, JudyS, Aryeh
WOW: WIGWAMS(Rita), SANGUINE(JudyS), AGNOSTIC(Aryeh), NOXIOUS(Pamela), LINGCODS(JoelE), SEIZURE(Asher)
PHOW: OUTTAXED(Ami), DAUBINGS(Yaakov)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 551(Bernard), 416(DavidS), 1281(DavidS)
B1: 547, 383, 1354 (Elaine x 3)
B2: 438(Lesley), 346(RuthO), 1168(Gordon)
High Game on the night: 612, JoelE
High Triple on the night: 1450, JoelE
High Combined: 1,015 pts (JoelE 612, DavidL 403)
Elaine: WETTERS, 102, tws
(***) POW #22 – 2019 February 26 (credit: Josh G)
The Queen’s speech
Of all the words in the OWL3 lexicon, approximately what percentage of words are of each part of speech:
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