On July 11, 5 of our members travelled down to Portsmouth to play in a 7 game tournament. Well done to Richard Spencer for winning 3 games at his first tournament.

 

 

Congratulations too to Evelyn for coming 2nd in Division C winning 5 games out of 7.

Well done to Tricia Walker on winning 4 games out of 7 at the recent Milton Keynes tournament, coming third in her division and winning a ratings prize. Well done!

Best improver for the 2nd quarter of the year is Catriona Jones, with Maire Bennett and Martin Stephens in second and third places.  Welcome to Graham Wilton, Siegrun O’Sullivan and Richard Spencer, and farewell for now to Richard Porter and John Elton. 

High-scoring words:

  • 143       ACQUIRE          Graham H
  • 131       AGITATES          Helen                a 9-timer
  • 125       WRYNECK        Graham H        
  • 118       JAZZ                  Graham H
  • 114       GREENED         Deborah 
  • 111       EXTENDS          Tricia W
  • 107       BLAZERS          Hepzi
  • 107       WITHERED       Graham H
  • 102       DETOXED         Maire 
  • 102       AIRLIFTED        Graham H         a 9-letter word 
  • 102       BRIGHTS          Helen               
  • Also     HAGGLED 99, MARKETS 99, & UNMESHES 98 Helen, WAYFARED 94 & QUEERLY 92 Deborah, SAUTEED 85 Richard S, RETSINA 83 Richard P, BUMBLES 75 Maire, SCISSOR 73 Charles

Three bonuses in a game by one player:

  • DRIVERS RETURNED FIXINGS                                    Julie
  • REMANDS CRANING ELATION                                     Maureen

Other things of note:

  • 616 points in one game from Graham H
  • 3 consecutive wins for Maire
  • A double-double, QUINCES, for 72 points, from Deborah
  • Unusual words from Charles: FALAJ : and from Graham H: HOATZIN (not a bonus

 

Name

Old Rating

New Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Catriona Jones

121

138

17

39

24

0

15

374.7

493

Maire Bennett

51

60

9

36

8

0

28

268.3

391

Martin Stephens

66

74

8

32

10

0

22

306.1

434

Helen Harding

181

188

7

43

39

1

3

425.9

561

Jan Bailey

139

145

6

36

21

0

15

369.4

448

Maureen Barlow

129

134

5

47

29

0

18

369.6

505

Richard Porter

130

134

4

30

13

0

17

359.1

449

Graham Harding

169

171

2

46

36

1

9

417.1

616

Charles Parker

61

60

-1

37

5

0

32

302.3

413

Julie Wise

110

109

-1

27

12

0

15

340.2

459

Deborah Porter

137

136

-1

21

10

0

11

355.6

510

Evelyn Wansbrough

141

137

-4

24

11

0

13

343.5

475

Wanda de Poitiers

175

168

-7

40

28

0

12

401.4

504

Tricia Walker

158

142

-16

30

17

0

13

364.0

464

Hepzi Rodrigues

142

124

-18

33

11

0

22

350.2

477

Insufficient games – a previous quarter’s results, or 13 games this quarter, needed to qualify

 

Tricia Cooper

146

181

35

3

3

0

0

374.0

415

 

Lynn Giles

107

117

10

6

2

0

4

331.5

378

 

Richard Spencer

123

133

10

9

5

0

4

356.9

392

 

Hannah Corbett

138

139

1

12

7

0

5

358.5

490

 

Sharon Hewitt

141

 

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

 

John Elton

81

74

-7

12

1

0

11

274.9

352

 

Patrick Beatty

79

67

-12

10

2

0

8

285.6

366

 

Graham Wilton

49

35

-14

9

0

0

9

243.6

273

 

Siegrun O'Sullivan

122

93

-29

9

1

0

8

243.7

286

On Saturday 1st April, four members of the East Berks club took part in the Aylesbury tournament.  

The best performance of the day came from Evelyn Wansbrough, who finished third in Division D, and is pictured with her trophy.    

 

Wanda de Poitiers finished 10th in Division B, Maureen Barlow was 18th in Division C, and Tricia Walker came 14th in Division D.

Here is the penultimate part of the hooks to the 3 letters words that begin and end with A. 

 

What are the front and back hooks of ANA, AUA ?

 

?ANA

ANA?

 

?AUA

AUA?

 

 

Answers below :

 

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 KANA, LANA, MANA, NANA, RANA, TANA

ANAL, ANAN, ANAS

 

PAUA

 

AUAS