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This club is meeting live now on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, but many of the players are playing games online every week. Club stats are kept separately for live games and online games. Live game reporting is done by Mike Wolfberg using the same system used for the Lexington Club. Bingos need not be reported for live games. Online game reports are done by James Krycka.
You can get to this webpage by browsing for: WSC.wolfberg.net
Since after Covid-19, this club meets the first and third Tuesday evenings of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 at The Nu Kitchen at 335 Chandler St., Worcester, MA 01602. Some players get there and start as early as 3:00 p.m. The place currently closes at 8:00 p.m. Some players then go to a different venue for a few more games until midnight or later. BOGGLE is also played at that venue.
You may come and play at any time and leave at any time - you need not commit to staying for the entire session, but you are expected to complete any game you begin. Typical attendance in the past has been 8 - 18 players.
This club is recognized by the North American SCRABBLE® Players Association (NASPA) and follows NASPA rules for club and tournament play, using the NWL2020 lexicon (as of August, 2023) as the main word source. This means ethnic slurs are not allowed, such as JEW and ABO. Sometimes, there are games which are based on the CSW2015 lexicon, otherwise known as Collins. The club keeps limited game statistics, and players are ranked by game-winning percentage. The club sseason is from June 1 through the end of May. The director sends out a weekly email season statistics report.
This club is open to anyone at any level of play. The use of timers (chess clocks) is encouraged.
At the conclusion of each game, the winner should record the scores and bingos played (for online games only) along with any other significant plays made. This is done free-form.
A roster of regular players, including photos, e-mail addresses, and ISC handles
To contact acting director Beth Mix either call 860-803-7098, or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to the Nu Kitchen can be found here.