Welcome to the Jerusalem Scrabble Club
COME PLAY WITH US … VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!
Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
*** Season 77, Week 19 of 25 – May 10, 2022 ***
*** Our Next Session: Sunday, May 15 ***
In David’s absence, the Fearless Four – Peta, Wendy, Susan and Elana – once again ran the evening smoothly. They welcomed Roger back from vacation, also Shirley’s sister-in-law, Lorrane, from Melbourne, who comes to the club whenever she visits.
Please note that next week’s session will be on Sunday May 15. And don’t miss Chani’s weekly skill-boosting Scrabble School at 7 p.m. PROMPTLY.
We love tourneys and the summer one is scheduled for Monday, July 18 at the Botanical Gardens in Jerusalem, registration to begin in due course.
Richard challenged his opponent’s phonies off the board no less than three times, but, as luck would have it, he got stuck with the Z at the very end and didn’t manage a victory. DavidS successfully challenged Steve twice on his same rack – first TOURBuS and then OUTRuBS – but then lost his third challenge when RUBOuTS, meaning a murder or assassination, proved good. While rubouts have never featured at our genteel club, the New Zealand Herald ran a report in 2006 headlined: “Man killed in argument during Scrabble game.”
Roger was able to claim one thing in common with China this week: a Great Leap Forward. With the scores at 314-255 after the penultimate turn and Roger visibly frustrated, JudyM felt sure her win was in the bag (or rather out of it)… until Roger suddenly bingoed out with HERbLIKE, bringing his score to 341, further augmented by another 30 points including Judy’s Z. “You could call it the comeback of all comebacks,” said Roger, now restored to happiness. “I was hesitating between three different letters for my blank,” he said. “I could alternatively have played either HERdLIKE or HERolike.” Turns out the former is also good.
Scrabble on the brain? DavidG, a relatively new member who always seems to have a smile on his face, revealed that “The other night I dreamt I was playing Scrabble, and all the letters on the board were moving about. It made the game very difficult.” After some cogitation, the Armchair Psychologist diagnosed “a case of incipient anagramitis in which the subject constantly shuffles his letters around in search of better plays,” auguring well for his Scrabble future.
Wendy waxed topical in her game against Peta, producing ANTIGEN, which has two anagrams: ANTEING and GENTIAN.
RichardS chalked up a niner, THERAPIES. And talking about feel-good, Gila won all her three games – for the first time ever. Mazal tov!
WWW: Gila, Nechama, RichardS, DavidS
WOW: BEVELER(Aryeh), DEROGATE(DavidS), SIGNORI(RichardS), ESOTERIC(Steve), HERBLIKE(Roger)
PHOW: GREVIOUS/STALLER(JudyS), ARBORIES(JudyM)
High Win, High Loss, High Triple:
A: 487(Bernard), 408(Peta), 1379(DavidS)
B1: 491(JudyS), 380(Brenda), 1246(JudyS)
100-pt plays: THERAPIES-101(RichardS), STINKIER-101(Bernard)