|#||Name (Tournament Division)||Win-Loss||Spread||Bingos per Game||Points per Game||Club Rating
new | change
|1||Travis Carlson||4-1||+65||1.4000||366.8000||1252 | (+71)|
|2||Ed Saunders||3-1||+35||1.2500||397.0000||1737 | (-4)|
|3||Mickey Matz||3-2||+258||1.4000||385.2000||1298 | (+14)|
|4||Naurlene Canterman||2-3||+162||1.6000||398.8000||1489 | (-25)|
|5||Sarah Jacobson||3-5||-345||0.0000||327.8750||1146 | (+4)|
|#||Name (Recreational Division)||Win-Loss||Spread||Bingos per Game||Points per Game|
|1||No Games This Week|
IMPORTANT!!!!! SCHEDULING INFO. . . .
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: THE SPEEDWAY SCRABBLE CLUB WILL MEET AS USUAL ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, AND THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17TH!!!
THE SPEEDWAY SCRABBLE CLUB WILL NOT MEET ON CHRISTMAS EVE, DECEMBER
24TH OR NEW YEAR'S EVE, DECEMBER 31ST!!!
HAVE A HAPPY, HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON!!!
CLUB WILL RESUME ITS REGULAR WEEKLY SCHEDULE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 7TH, 2010!!!
This session marked the sixteenth week of NASPA Club #565's 2009-2010 season!
WE INTRODUCED A NEW WRINKLE to the mix this week with the
incorporation of the Hasbro/Encore Scrabble (Champion Edition) Software
into the club competition. In sessions where we have an uneven number of
tournament division participants, the game will be available as an optional
opponent for the odd man/woman out in a given round. The game (or games)
played against the computer would count for club and individual stats and
for that evening's standings and contests. There will need to be some tweaking
of rules and procedures involving the game but, for now, these are the main
1. The dictionary used in the game is OSPD4, which does not include words on the expurgated or "POO" list (words considered vulgar or offensive). You will need to be careful in your games. "POO" list words will be challenged off.
2. Only the standard "Tournament" setting will be acceptable for inclusion in club stats, standings, and contests.
3. Players must play against a setting rated higher than their current club rating.
4. The game must be entered on the player's weekly scorecard as a normal game would be with the rating of the computer opponent listed in the Opponent's Rating space and all bingos played by both the human and the Computer player listed separately in the "Bingos" notation area of the scorecard. (This will allow club statistics to retain some semblance of meaning in the future)
5. Further tweaking of the rules and procedures will be made as necessary to keep this option viable in the future.
As is often the case when new things are introduced, some glitches occurred with introducing this one, as well. I'd like to apologize to Naurlene Canterman, who would have been the initial player to utilize this option. Being a bit unfamiliar with the software, I mistakenly set Naurlene up in the "Blitz" mode rather than the regular "Tournament" mode and the 15 (FIFTEEN) games she played in "Blitz" during one round of regular club play will not count in her club statistics. I'm sure she'll have future opportunites to play the computer in the proper mode.
There were no games played in our recreational division this week.
Click here for a roster of Recreational Players
In the Tournament session, we were joined by 5 tournament division players who played 30 games in which we scored 10,304 points for a 343.4667 points per game average. Of the 27 recorded bingos we played, three were phonies that went unchallenged.
Travis Carlson took top honors for the week, going 4-1 with a positive 65 pt spread.
Some numbers and whatnot for this tournament session include:
Some interesting bingos:
We featured two regular contests this week
The first regular contest was the "IOU" Contest for the highest scoring play of a word that contains the letters "I", "O", and "U", in any order, somewhere within it. Sarah Jacobson snuck up on this one with her 36 pt phoney ouries*, Ed Saunders made a jewel of a play with BIJOU for 45 pts, but Mickey Matz was feeling just LOUSIER enough for 78 pts and the $3.75 prize.
The second regular contest was the True Colors Contest for the highest scoring play of a word that is, or contains somewhere within it, the name of a color. Mickey Matz tried some reverse psychology in this contest with 16 pts for antiRED, Sarah Jacobson showed off her TAN lines for 24, Naurlene Canterman was feeling PEACHy for 36 pts, but Ed Saunders wasn't fawning when he scored 51 pts with FAWNed to claim the $3.75 prize.
The 9+ Bingo Progressive Jackpot succumbed to a pair of phoneys this week. Travis Carlson, building on his Sunday performance at the Northwest Club (10 bingos, 4 phoneys), struck first with reraiding* through the separated "D" and "G" tiles to score 72 pts and a $5.05 share of the $10.09 jackpot. Ed Saunders followed that up with a 61 pt bingo of relegator* through a preexisting "EL" already on the board to claim the remaining $5.04 in the pot. Sometimes it pays to be creative.
Ed's $8.79 winnings will be donated back to the club kitty.
No one cashed in on any of the other Progressive Jackpots this week and each shall have $0.93 added to it. We have paid out a total of $253.48 in prizes during the 2009-2010 season. Click here for a complete list of prizes awarded during the 2009-2010 season.
The next session (December 10, 2009) shall feature the following contests:
• "SamTimer" Contest - In recognition of Sam Kantimathi, head of SamTimer and one of Scrabble's most prominent benefactors, a quarter of dues collected shall be awarded to the player who turns in the highest scoring play of a word that contains the letter couplet "ST", in that order, somewhere within it. (e.g. BROWNIEST, ASTHENIC, STUPEFY, HERSTORY, ORGIAST, ISTHMUS, MISTEUK, STRETTO, etc.)
• Walk A Mile In Their Shoes Contest - A quarter of dues collected shall be awarded to the player who turns in the highest scoring play of a word that is, or contains somewhere within it, the name of a shoe or type of footwear. (e.g. CHOPINES, FLIPFLOP, SANDALS, TENNIES, WINGTIPS, BOOTery, MOCking, SNOWSHOE, BALMORAL, PUMPing, LOAFERS, etc.)
•Triple-Triple Progressive Jackpot* - $5.61 plus a sixteenth of the session's dues will be awarded to any player who scores a Triple-Triple play.
•100+ Play Progressive Jackpot* - $0.93 plus a sixteenth of the session's dues will be awarded to any player who scores 100 or more points in a single play
•Club 565 Progressive Jackpot - $3.93 plus a sixteenth of the session's dues will be awarded to any player who scores 565 or more points in a single game.
•9+ Bingo Progressive Jackpot* - A sixteenth of the session's dues will be awarded to any player who plays a bingo of 9 or more letters in length.
* = Jackpot prizes cannot be combined.
The following is a list of bingos played at NASPA Club #565 on December
Phony bingos are listed in red, lowercase.
Naurlene Canterman (8 bingos)
OARSMEN (ENAMORS, MOANERS)
Travis Carlson (7 bingos)
Mickey Matz (7 bingos)
RESISTED (DIESTERS, EDITRESS, SISTERED)
SENATOR (ATONERS, SANTERO, TREASON)
WASTRIE (WAISTER, WAITERS, WARIEST)
Ed Saunders (5 bingos)
SHORTEN (HORNETS, THRONES)
(click for details)
|Van Liere, Mary Lou||1100||31||9||22||.290||26||0.839||4||15.38|
|Van Liere, Richard||841||33||10||23||.303||32||0.970||2||6.250|
|Club # 565 (18 Players)||1293||522||261||261||.500||618||1.184||45||7.282|
NASPA Club #565 meets each Thursday. The 2009-2010 schedule is below. Click on past dates for completed session results.
08/06/09 | 08/13/09 | 08/20/09 | 08/27/09 | 09/03/09 | 09/10/09 | no club | 09/24/09 | 10/01/09 | 10/08/09 | 10/15/09 | 10/22/09 | 10/29/09 | 11/05/09 | 11/12/09 | 11/19/09 | Thanksgiving | 12/03/09 | 12/10/09 | 12/17/09 | Christmas Eve| New Year's Eve| 01/07/10 | 01/14/10 | 01/21/10 | 01/28/10 | 02/04/10 | 02/11/10 | 02/18/10 | 02/25/10 | 03/04/10 | 03/11/10 | 03/18/10 | 03/25/10 | 04/01/10 | 04/08/10 | 04/15/10 | 04/22/10 | 04/29/10 | 05/06/10 | 05/13/10 | 05/20/10 | 05/27/10 | 06/03/10 | 06/10/10 | 06/17/10 | 06/24/10 | 07/01/10 | 07/08/10 | 07/15/10 | 07/22/10 | 07/29/10
|Name||500 and 600 point games||Triple-Triple Plays|
|Travis Carlson||515||MORALITY 176 pts|
|Ed Saunders||581, 561, 531, 529, 520, 514, 512, 508, 508, 504||SARDINES 131 pts|
|Jason Sommer||640, 560, 503, 500|
|Richard Spence||531, 531, 520, 501|