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     LEXINGTON SCRABBLE PLAYERS CLUB #108 NEWS FOR FEBRUARY 14, 2019

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------
     1 Richard Buck            1777       8     7        406
     2 Chris Kulig           + 1772      45    18        423
     3 Wes Eddings           + 1770      27    17        420
     4 Steven Saul           - 1765      56    23        419
     5 Joel Horn             + 1761      59    31        414
     6 Carl Durdan           - 1758      22    11        428
     7 Jake Bergmann         - 1754      23    14        409
     8 Bob Becker            + 1743      25    18        409
       Mike Wolfberg         - 1743      42    24        406
    10 Mark Fidler           - 1740      29    20        394

       PLAYER                 RATING    WINS LOSSES    AVERAGE   RANK
       ------                 ------    ---- ------    -------   ----
    Barron, Mic                1776/A     1     1        372 
    Becker, Bob              + 1743      25    18        409       8
    Bergmann, Jake           - 1754      23    14        409       7
    Buck, Richard              1777       8     7        406       1
    Cassel, Claudia          - 1672      24    50        351      14
    Durdan, Carl             - 1758      22    11        428       6
    Eddings, Wes             + 1770      27    17        420       3
    Fidler, Mark             - 1740      29    20        394      10
    Finkey, Don                1730/A     6     3        392 
    Giovinazzo, Linda        + 1655      19    35        359      15
    Horn, Joel               + 1761      59    31        414       5
    Horn, Judy               - 1693      41    69        381      12
    Kraus, Marvin            - 1676      25    40        377      13
    Kt., Trx.                + 1607      15    64        330      17
    Kulig, Chris             + 1772      45    18        423       2
    McDonald, Carol          + 1701      24    28        383      11
    Novinson, Daniel           1715/A    27    17        395 
    Saul, Steven             - 1765      56    23        419       4
    Whitmarsh, Brad            1754/5     2     3        392 
    Wolfberg, Mike           - 1743      42    24        406       8
    Wood, Betsey             + 1655       3     9        377      15

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There were 16 players in attendance when we last met on February 7, 2019.

Congratulations to Joel for having the high-above-average game last
week, in which he scored 588, 42.4% above his average, against one of the
top ten players in the club. In this game, Joel made a 158-point
COLAN(D)ER in this game, and he followed that by a 90-point QAdI.

Other high scores: Bob B. 534, Wes 520, Judy H. 511

     High losing scores: Marvin 413 to Bob B. 449,
                         Joel 407 to Mike W. 430,
                         Mark F. 400 to Joel 428

High rating increase: Wes +26

These are the words challenged or considered last week:

OK, FIL, CSARS, PULED, CHEVAL, APOGEAN, GUSSIED, INTONER, KETAINE, RETREIS,
CHIMAERA, GALLUSED, INSULTER, UPLEANED
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FIL, (CRASS SCARS), PULED (DUPLE), APOGEAN, GUSSIED, INTONER (TERNION),
KETAINE+, (ETRIERS+ RETIRES RETRIES TERRIES), CHIMAERA, GALLUSED, INSULTER
(LUSTRINE+)

Steven made a 111-point JEEZ at 1A last week. This is now a 3-way tie
for the 7th highest non-bingo made in club history. Judy holds the
record with a 162-point triple-triple non-bingo DI(AZO)LES made in 2013.

Chris K. made a 113-point THiAZOL in one of his games last week.

Linda and Mike tied with 354-354.

Mike has recently made a release of the WHAT program which includes
the new NWL2018 (for NASPA Word List 2018 Edition) lexicon. The release
also includes lexicons for School Scrabble lists and for OWL16, which
had not been publicly available until the release.

For the month of February, this club is using lexicon transition challenges.
You can see the details for this at:
http://LSC.wolfberg.net/lexicon_transition

Last week's news included words which included "antelope" in their
definitions. Here are some alternates which did not show up in
that list, since their definitions included words in that list:

WHAT?: /sd"rhebok"

REEBOK n pl. -S rhebok
 
WHAT?: /sd"reedbuck"

REITBOK n pl. -S the reedbuck
 
WHAT?: /sd"kudu"

KOODOO n pl. -DOOS kudu

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