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Director: David Litke, 050-535-1800, firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK AT THE CLUB…
Season 71: Wk 18 of 25 – Feb. 20, 2018
Joel didn’t even stop to think — though he patently should have. SICKLY, yes. But Roger’s BARFLY? It was only when the word was judged valid that Joel’s take on it moved from BARF-LY (disgorged stomach contents) to BAR-FLY (someone who spends a lot of time drinking in bars)… § Club director David L can be relied on for many things — effortlessly running our sessions, accurately tracking scores and statistics, smoothing over differences, and more. But one thing not to be relied on is his tiles! He lent his bag to Nechama and Shmuel this week. Their game seemed never-ending, and the board grew increasingly crowded — none of this surprising when game’s end counted 107 tiles from his bag. § Hilda and Madeline, too, had difficulty keeping count of tiles. Neck and neck, some four plays from the end of their game, Hilda found eight tiles on her rack. Madeline exposed three — a blank, an S and a no-account tile — and returned the blank to the bag. Two plays later, it was Madeline with an eight-tile rack, and Hilda who turned over…. a blank, an S and a no-account tile! § “You got all the blanks!” is a common loser’s plaint — which is not only ungracious but also irrelevant. One A-player this week lost a game with two blanks and three Ss. Another, Rena, made major capital of her one blank and four Ss in her game against Aryeh, healthily ahead throughout. With a catch-up bingo Aryeh’s sole hope as the game drew to a close, he opened himself a lane — which Rena assertively closed. But she didn’t have the tiles to close his next opening, and down went INTERNS giving Aryeh a 10-point win. § The Club’s website is up and running; its graphic design is still a work in progress. § Scrabble Club this week focused on Scrabble etiquette, new to some of us, part-forgotten by others. § Diaries and calendars are being enthusiastically marked for Tuesday, April 24, the Club’s celebration of its 35th birthday.
WWW: May, Gordon, Cilla, Yehuda, DavidS, Aryeh
WOW: ENOUNCE(Roger), UPSURGE(Brenda), ATTABOY(Asher), SUBDEANS(DavidS), EPEEIST(Ami), DENIABLY(Aryeh), EMEERATE(Joel)
PHOW: FLEDGER(May), GEMINIS(Nechama)
Stats (high win, high loss, high triple):
A: 531(DavidS), 412(Rena), 1431(DavidS)
B1: 429(Pamela), 388(Shirley), 1176(Yehuda)
B2: 438(May), 368(Queene), 1188(May)
100-pt plays: None