The Winter League Season has just finished, and congratulations to Helen and Maureen for winning their respective divisions.

 

(Richard Porter played insufficient games to win Division B)  

 

 

 

Points were awarded as follows:

 

10 points for a win, an extra 10 points if a Division B player beat an A player. 5 point bonus if a player scored more than their average.

 

FINAL LEAGUE TABLES AS AT 25 JANUARY 2018

 

 

 

        Played      Won        Lost         Draw   Win-Bon  AvgBon     Total     AVG

 

 

 

Division A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helen

 

30

24

6

0

0

14

310

10.33

 

Wanda

 

30

24

6

0

0

11

295

9.83

 

Graham

 

27

21

6

0

0

11

265

9.81

 

Evelyn

 

28

16

12

0

0

16

240

8.57

 

Richard

 

28

18

10

0

0

9

225

8.04

 

Jan

 

27

14

13

0

0

10

190

7.04

 

Deborah

 

20

9

10

1

0

8

135

6.75

 

TriciaW

 

26

10

15

1

0

12

165

6.35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RichardP

 

1

1

0

0

1

1

25

25.00

 

Maureen

 

24

17

7

0

7

17

325

13.54

 

Hepzi

 

26

14

12

0

6

10

250

9.62

 

Hannah

 

18

6

12

0

2

14

150

8.33

 

Julie

 

20

8

12

0

1

11

145

7.25

 

Patrick

 

11

4

7

0

0

6

70

6.36

 

Charles

 

22

5

17

0

1

10

110

5.00

 

Sue

 

3

1

2

0

0

1

15

5.00

 

Martin

 

22

5

17

0

1

7

95

4.32

 

Frank

 

23

4

19

0

0

11

95

4.13

 

Maire

 

21

1

20

0

0

9

55

2.62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best improver for the first quarter of the year is Maureen Barlow, with Jan Bailey and Charles Parker in second and third places   Welcome to Sue Ashwell and Angie Plumer, and welcome back for one night to Richard Porter.

High-scoring words:

·         167       FEEBLING                    Hannah (she still lost the game!)

·         132       TZARINA                       Patrick

·         122       LESSENED                  Richard (a 9-timer)

·         109       FEASTER                     Deborah

·         104       SQUARES                    Martin

·         104       ZAPPERS                     Jan                  

·         101       SIFTING                        Maire                           

Also     PLATONIC 98 Wanda, ACQUIRE 97 Hannah, QUAYSIDE 94 and JINXED 94 Graham, REBAITS 94 Helen, REAWAKES 94 Richard S, REVVING 90 Graham, SEADOGS 90 Jan, UNTRIED 90 Tricia, REPIQUE 88 Richard S, HUNTERS 80 Maire

 

Many bonuses in a game by one player:

·         REAWAKES 94 DIANOIA 76 ALUNITE 67 ETESIAN 69                          Richard

·         SLATTING 70 HANGERS 72 ADAPTED 79 FOETIDER 76                      Wanda

·         STRIPED 80 BEGUINE 66 BERATING 86 CLEARING 83                        Helen

·         JAWBONE 76 SUSTAIN 79 RECOILS 87 FATTIES 75                            Hepzi

·         STRAINS 78 TINKLES 67 UNSMART 70                                                Maureen

·         REGAINS 73 ALIENERS 70                                                                   Frank

Long words:

·         Graham and Julie played the 10-letter word REDUCTIONS

·         Deborah played the 9-letter bonus INDENTURE, then added a D to the end later in the game

·         Martin played the 9-letter bonus EQUATIONS for 78

·         Graham played the 9-letter word REVIEWING for 42

Others:

·         Unusual words:  GRECQUE 32 Patrick, KNIFED 59 Helen

·         High aggregate game score: Wanda v Hannah 473-445 (918 combined)

Name

Old Rating

New

Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Maureen Barlow

131

144

13

30

21

0

9

374.9

528

Jan Bailey

144

152

8

24

17

0

7

376.7

530

Charles Parker

68

74

6

18

3

0

15

294.9

368

Hannah Corbett

109

115

6

17

7

0

10

346.4

445

Graham Harding

168

174

6

37

31

0

6

411.0

557

Evelyn Wansbrough

134

139

5

24

13

0

11

362.3

490

Helen Harding

160

161

1

33

25

0

8

417.5

525

Julie Wise

118

117

-1

22

9

0

13

341.5

478

Maire Bennett

56

54

-2

17

1

0

16

260.9

343

Frank Charlesworth

98

96

-2

26

6

0

20

293.0

386

Tricia Walker

135

131

-4

25

12

1

12

363.4

470

Richard Spencer

156

152

-4

27

17

0

10

386.4

545

Martin Stephens

95

90

-5

23

5

0

18

309.6

403

Wanda de Poitiers

172

166

-6

29

22

0

7

410.7

539

Hepzi Rodrigues

142

134

-8

21

10

0

11

359.0

554

Deborah Porter

133

121

-12

22

8

1

13

350.6

453

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

 

Patrick Beatty

84

100

16

8

3

0

5

301.1

372

 

June Spencer

70

78

8

6

1

0

5

286.3

345

 

Angie Plumer

55

59

4

6

1

0

5

273.8

330

 

Sue Ashwell

54

46

-8

11

0

0

11

283.8

325

 

Richard Porter

167

152

-15

2

1

0

1

312.0

392

                     

 

 

Congratulations to Maureen and Wanda who both won their respective divisions at Newport (Essex) on 9 December 2017.

 

Maureen won her division winning all 8 games, Wanda had to win her last game to ensure her Divisional victory (which she did by 16 points)

 

Here are Maureen, organiser James Burley, and Wanda.

 

Richard Porter (who hosts our website) wins the best improver award for 2016-2017, with Martin Stephens and Jan Bailey in second and third places.  Results are below in rating change order. 

The quarterly improver prizes went to Richard Porter, Catriona Jones, Patrick Beatty, and Catriona Jones again. 

League Division 1 was won by Andy Becher, and Division 2 by Deborah Porter.  The All-play-All was won by Helen Harding and the Handicap was won by Evelyn Wansbrough. 

Highest game scores of the year were 616, 608, 605, and 596 from Graham Harding, 571 and 561 from Helen Harding, 560 from Wanda de Poitiers, and 553 from Andy Becher. 

The highest single moves were ACQUIRE (143) from Graham Harding, AGITATES and BREEDERS (131) from Helen Harding, EQUATES (127) from Maureen Barlow, WRYNECK (125) from Graham Harding, STONINGS (122) from Richard Spencer, JAZZ (118) from Graham Harding, OXIDISER (114) from Wanda de Poitiers, and TONELESS (113) from Deborah Porter.

 

Name

Old Rating

New Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Richard Porter

113

167

54

63

32

0

31

360.9

489

Martin Stephens

62

95

33

114

29

1

84

314.9

434

Jan Bailey

126

144

18

120

71

0

49

373.9

494

Charles Parker

55

68

13

110

18

0

92

299.0

420

Catriona Jones

136

148

12

134

65

0

69

363.9

493

Hepzi Rodrigues

133

142

9

118

62

0

56

369.9

546

Julie Wise

112

118

6

96

39

0

57

338.9

459

Maire Bennett

50

56

6

127

17

0

110

261.9

406

Evelyn Wansbrough

129

134

5

118

57

1

60

360.8

487

Deborah Porter

129

133

4

119

60

0

59

359.3

510

Wanda de Poitiers

174

172

-2

148

108

1

39

411.6

560

Maureen Barlow

134

131

-3

149

80

1

68

362.6

505

Graham Harding

175

168

-7

166

131

1

34

422.9

616

Tricia Walker

145

135

-10

108

55

1

52

360.5

498

Helen Harding

192

160

-32

158

124

2

32

416.4

571

Guests, new members without a previous year’s playing record, and people playing less than 52 games

Tricia Cooper

134

181

47

9

6

0

3

359.8

429

Andy Becher

197

196

-1

25

22

0

3

453.6

553

Lynn Giles

118

117

-1

9

3

0

6

336.2

422

John Elton

95

74

-21

33

3

0

30

285.0

364

Ron Dobree

87

60

-27

2

0

0

2

308.0

309

Hannah Corbett

156

109

-47

47

24

0

23

346.7

490

Richard Spencer

 

156

 

77

47

0

30

386.8

512

Liz Maxted

 

107

 

3

1

0

2

291.7

325

Frank Charlesworth

 

94

 

6

2

0

4

291.8

361

Patrick Beatty

 

84

 

51

11

0

40

308.7

431

Andy Maxted

 

82

 

3

0

0

3

263.0

295

Siegrun O'Sullivan

 

79

 

18

1

0

17

248.8

290

Graham Wilton

 

49

 

9

0

0

9

243.6

273

 

 

Best improver for the 4th quarter of the year is Catriona Jones, with Richard Spencer and Martin Stephens in second and third places.  Welcome back to Ron Dobree for one week only, to new member Frank Charlesworth, and to Andy and Liz Maxted.  Also, a sudden, unexpected final goodbye from Catriona Jones.  

High-scoring words:

·        ·         131       BREEDERS                  Helen    (a 9-timer)
·         122       STONINGS                    Richard (a 9-timer)
·         104       INDOORS/TWITS          Deborah
·         103       IODATES                      Graham       
·         102       TORCHED                    Tricia  
·         102       PICRATE                      Wanda         
Also     DARKEST 99 Hepzi, UNTOWARD 98 Graham, MEDICAL 95 Wanda, SYRINGE 92 Maire, SOLUBLE 92 Helen, TRIZONE 92 Richard, HEAPING 92 Tricia, ESQUIRE 90 Jan, HOARSENS 90 Helen, STERILE 90 Hepzi, RESPRAY 90 Richard, UPSIDES 88 Patrick, SADDLER 86 Patrick, BEDDINGS 80 Charles

Many bonuses in a game by one player: 
·         SINISTER 77 QUEASILY 88 DEFEATED 78 MALTIER 82           Graham
·         DOGEARED 86 SOSATIE 68 TESTING 75 TRIZONE 73            Richard
·         RETILES 70 EARFULS 76 OARIEST 68 BREEDING 80              Wanda
·         DETRAIN 76 EARLIER 79 RATIONS 73 SPONGED 85               Wanda
·         TUGGERS 68 PRELATE 76 INTERNES 78 ATONERS 66          Tricia
·         GUNNERS 63 RAGBOLTS 74 STRAINER 68 BLOATER 87        Wanda
·         MANKIER 77 GOATIER 80 WAVERING 79                                Deborah
·         DARKEST 99 STAMENS 66 BANANAS 70                                 Hepzi
·         BOTTLES MAILERS OUTLIERS                                                 Maureen
·         ANTEATER 66 TAWNIES 76 TALONED 62                                Richard

 Other things of note:
·         Wanda won all her games in September
·         Graham and Tricia played two 9-letter words in one game, MUTTERING 24 and LINGERIES 50

Name

Old Rating

New

Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Catriona Jones

130

148

18

24

17

0

7

381.3

492

Richard Spencer

140

156

16

33

23

0

10

402.5

496

Martin Stephens

83

95

12

27

9

1

17

326.6

399

Julie Wise

110

118

8

27

12

0

15

337.4

414

Wanda de Poitiers

164

172

8

34

27

1

6

431.9

560

Charles Parker

61

68

7

28

6

0

22

294.6

414

Tricia Walker

130

135

5

29

13

0

16

361.6

498

Evelyn Wansbrough

132

134

2

29

14

0

15

356.3

427

Hepzi Rodrigues

140

142

2

32

21

0

11

377.2

497

Patrick Beatty

87

84

-3

24

3

0

21

312.3

431

Jan Bailey

147

144

-3

36

21

0

15

379.1

449

Deborah Porter

137

133

-4

33

16

0

17

371.6

508

Graham Harding

172

168

-4

39

30

0

9

428.1

605

Maire Bennett

63

56

-7

33

1

0

32

261.9

372

Maureen Barlow

141

131

-10

39

18

1

20

350.9

446

Helen Harding

182

160

-22

38

24

1

13

407.2

532

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

 

Siegrun O'Sullivan

79

            79

0

0

0

0

0

 

0

 

Hannah Corbett

129

109

-20

3

1

0

2

299.3

354

 

Ron Dobree

87

60

-27

2

0

0

2

308.0

309

 

Frank Charlesworth

94

 

4

6

2

0

4

291.8

361

 

Andy Maxted

82

 

-5

3

0

0

3

263.0

295

 

Liz Maxted

107

 

6

3

1

0

2

291.7

325