East Berks Scrabble will be re-opening on Thursday 19th August 1930-2230. 

The first 2 meetings will be 'members' only, so that we can accustom ourselves to the playing arrangements detailed below. From September 2, visitors will be welcomed. We request that visitors are aware of the guidelines below or any subsequent alterations we may publish.

We look forward to seeing everyone again after August 19th.

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The committee had a meeting on 20thJuly and the following points were discussed and decided upon.

We are planning on returning to the Scrabble Club on 19thAugust. This is the first Thursday after which self-isolation rules will have been completely lifted by the government for double vaccinated individuals.

We will still have precautionary measures in place which will include the following.

1. We would request that if possible everyone wears a mask during play.

2. We will have bottles of sanitising liquid outside the door to the playing room and would request that everyone uses it prior to entry.

3. If you wish to make a drink in the kitchen, only one person at a time should do so or you may bring your own refreshment if you want to. If you do use the kitchen then please wash up after yourself.

4. Only one person at a time of each gender to visit the toilets.

5. If you leave the room for any reason please re-sanitise your hands before returning to the playing room.

6. If you are not feeling well in any way please do not come to the club.

7. If you need to challenge a word then please write it down and take it to the nearest table to your own to have it checked.

Weather permitting, we will endeavour to have the double doors open for ventilation in the playing room.

The precautionary measures that have been drawn up above are correct as of 20th July 2021 and may need to be modified if there are changes in government guidelines.

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If you have any questions on the above please do not hesitate to contact a committee member or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Due to COVID-19, the club has not met since March.

The committee have been reviewing the situation regularly, but at the moment feel it is unsafe to re-open the club (due to tactile nature of handling the tiles/racks etc).

If you are not a member of East Berks Scrabble club and want to be emailed when we are planning on re-opening, please contact 

 

eastberksscrabbleclub(AT)yahoo.co.uk

 

Thank you.

 

 

On Sunday 8th March, 8 members of the East Berks Club travelled to Swindon to take part in the spring tournament, held in the bright and spacious head office of the Nationwide Building Society.

Three of the eight played in Division A.  Richard Spencer did best, finishing fifth with five wins from seven games, winning the ratings prize (with a performance of 32 points above his start rating) and also qualified for the finals of the National Scrabble Championship which will be held in Bristol in early October.

The remaining five all played in Division B.  Hepzi Rodrigues finished second, with six wins from seven games (she often plays well at this tournament!), and she, too, qualifies for the finals of the NSC.   It was also the first ever tournament for newish club member Joy Wade.  Division B was a tough division for a first tournament, and Joy finished in a creditable 14th place.

Well done to Helen, Hepzi and Charles for winning their respective divisions. Here is the final tables. Thanks to everyone for taking part.

 

2019-2020 WINTER LEAGUE Final Positions 30 January 2020

 

 

                      Played      Won    Lost     Draw   Win-Bon  AvgBon   Total    AVERAGE

Division A

 

Helen

 

37

31

6

0

0

24

430

11.62

Wanda

 

37

30

7

0

0

24

420

11.35

Evelyn

 

24

18

6

0

0

17

265

11.04

Richard

 

36

30

6

0

0

18

390

10.83

Graham

 

34

27

7

0

0

17

355

10.44

TriciaW

 

32

19

13

0

0

20

290

9.06

Jan

 

30

16

14

0

0

15

235

7.83

Maureen

 

30

17

13

0

0

13

235

7.83

 

Division B

 

Hepzi

 

18

11

7

0

3

12

200

11.11

Sharon

 

20

10

10

0

3

11

185

9.25

Joy

 

22

9

13

0

0

15

165

7.50

TriciaC

 

3

1

2

0

0

2

20

6.67

Hannah

 

15

5

10

0

2

6

100

6.67

Martin

 

34

15

19

0

0

15

225

6.62

Deborah

 

14

7

7

0

0

4

90

6.43

Julie

 

26

10

16

0

1

11

165

6.35

 

Division C

 

Charles

 

28

9

19

0

6

16

230

8.21

Mary

 

10

4

6

0

0

8

80

8.00

Frank

 

14

5

9

0

1

9

105

7.50

Kathy

 

22

7

15

0

0

11

125

5.68

Maire

 

38

10

27

1

0

21

210

5.53

Michael

 

34

7

26

1

1

19

180

5.29

Joyce

 

10

3

7

0

0

4

50

5.00

Keith

 

35

3

30

2

0

20

140

4.00

Sue

 

16

4

12

0

1

2

60

3.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

A WIN is worth 10 points, a DRAW 5 points. Sadly nothing for a LOSS.

 

 

 

If you beat a player one Division above you, you get a 10 point bonus (WIN-BON). If you have beat a player 2 divisions above you get a 20 point bonus.

 

 

 

If anyone, winner or loser, in any division,  exceeds their average score they will accrue a 5 point bonus. (AVG-BON).

 

Four members of East Berks travelled to the Isle of Wight for the annual tournament. 

The tournament is actually 2 round-robins back-to-back with promotion and relegation between divisions after the first tournament.

For the first tournament Graham played in A (and subsequently got relegated to B), Helen played in B (finished third and got promoted to A), and Tricia and Maureen both played in Division C. Maureen finished mid-table, but Tricia despite being one of the lower ranked players in her division stormed through winning the Division with 8 wins out of 10 (+328 spread). Well done to the Helen and Tricia!

Helen receiving her prize

Helen receiving her prize

 

Tricia receiving her prize

 

In the second tournament Tricia and Helen found the going harder in their promoted divisions but both achieved their start rating standard. Maureen again finished mid-table in her division, and Graham won Division B with a game to spare! ((9 wins +539). Well done to Graham!

 

Graham receiving his prize

 

The hotel is right on the sea-front and the weather was just kind enough to have a short walk between games enjoying the sea air!