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Results for First Session of Year 29

THOMAS REINKE STARTS NEW CLUB SEASON WITH 100% WINNING PERCENTAGE

1st Thomas Reinke is averaging 456 on the year thanks to his 4-0 +433 performance.  His most dominant win of the night was in his round-one matchup versus Shayla Dunn, a match which he won 499-312.  If we extrapolate out, Thomas is likely to finish the year with 200 wins and not a single loss.  This would undoubtedly be the scrabble accomplishment of the century, so no pressure Thomas.

2nd Barb Besadny started off strong at 3-1 +109.  She brought out the big guns for a 441-269 win against Sue Goldstein, playing the bingos DEBATES and "FILMINGS".  Mark Kenas is probably the only player at our club who would be able to confidently challenge that plausible phony off the board.

3rd Shayla Dunn also had a 3-1 record, with a smaller +13 cumulative.  After being held bingoless against Thomas, she bested the other Reinke twin 403-378, again without the aid of a bingo, Charles' bingos of UNRAISED and DISENDOW not being enough.  A troubling trend emerged for Shayla for the new year, as both Reinkes had double-blank bingos against her.

SUE GOLDSTEIN STARTS THE NEW YEAR LIKE SHE ENDED THE LAST - ON TOP!

1st Sue Goldstein went 3-1 -36, all the more impressive considering that she had to face several expert players over the course of the evening.  She confidently turned away Lynda Finn in the final game of the night, 362-336, aided by her bingos of REBOOTS and GROANER.

2nd Sharlie Miura scored 325 in both of her matches, on her way to 2-0 +139.  Like her expert counterpart Thomas Reinke, she is setting herself up to go undefeated the rest of the year.

 14 players attended this week's Scrabbling phrensy.  Helen Flores played the word of the week, DHURRIE, which is an Indian rug.  Perhaps next week she can play the word FLOKATI, which is a Greek rug.  Charles Reinke attained high A with the word POONTANG (better left undefined), Shayla Dunn nabbed low N, Thomas Reinke earned high E with DEBRIDE (V. to remove dead tissue surgically), and Richard Lauder won low W. 

Posted on 2012-09-06 16:25:04 by admin