Well done to Maureen on coming second in the C division at a recent, well attended, event in Swindon. 

 

Congratulations also to Hepzi who finished 6th in the same division and won a ratings prize.

 

Not much difference between second and sixth, just one big win as both Maureen and Hepzi finished on 6 wins (out of 7), but Maureen had a spread of +285, Hepzi +81.

 

 

 

Over the weekend of 22/23rd July several East Berks Scrabble Club members made the long trip to Hertfordshire/Essex to play in 2 tournaments over the weekend.

 

Saturday's tournament, a multi-division tournament saw Wanda play in a very tough A division, including several World Championship players. Wanda's vocabulary was a definite match for them in some games, but overall lady luck deserted her and she finished on 2 wins.

 

Our other players were battling it out in Division C, and here Richard Spencer finished third and winning a ratings prize in the process. Well done Richard.

 

 

Sunday was a single division tournament comprising an amalgam of all the divisions from the previous day. This meant many of our players were at the 'wrong end of the division', the sole prize winner from East Berks Scrabble Club on Day 2 was Tricia Walker who won the prize for causing the biggest upset (beating a lady rated 56 points above her). Well done Tricia!

 

 

 

 

Best improver for the 3rd quarter of the year is Patrick Beatty, with Hepzi Rodrigues and Martin Stephens in second and third places.  Welcome back to Richard Porter for one week only.  

High-scoring words:

·         102       GREAVES        Graham

·         99         CLEAVER         Richard

·         98         LOCKERS        Helen               

·         97         HEFTIER           Wanda

·         96         JOINTERS        Helen

·         91         EYELETS         Helen               

·         Also     AZIONES 86, MINUTES 86, & SCORIAE 82 Richard, TONTINES 83 & RUSTABLE 77 Patrick, GUESTED 84, QUASI/GLIDES 76, & MERMAIDS 72 Charles, CRINGES 72, SCENTED 79 Maire

Many bonuses in a game by one player:

·         FAINTED 82 RADIANT 78 RAILING 70 BLOOPERS 75 RELATERS 68   Graham

·         WOOLIEST 76 LETTING 67 PARFAITS 64 JUICERS 80                         Graham

·         WORMIEST 78 HEFTIER 97 TARTNESS 74 EATERIE 86                      Wanda

·         UNDERGO 82 POTTIEST 78 DILATING 70 INSERTS 77                        Graham

·         BEADIER 81 ANIMATE 70 LEONINE 75 CLEAREST 74                         Helen

·         ROOSTER EDITING LEADIER                                                              Hepzi

·         PLEDGES 83 RADIATED 83   high non-bonus ZITIS 68                          Richard

·         ACONITE 66 REDIGEST 83 NOTATES 64                                             Richard

·         VANNERS 69 BALANCED 67 INDITES 73                                             Tricia

·         COYOTES 80 WATERING 89 LOATHES 82                                           Wanda

·         CLUSTER 80 EQUINIA 73 PROMISER 77                                              Wanda

 

Other things of note:

·         608 points in one game from Graham

·         Well done to Richard and Patrick for entering their first ABSP tournaments

·         A 10-letter word, DEPICTIONS, and a 9-letter word, EXERTIONS, was played in the game between Wanda and Graham

·         Graham & Julie played 6 bonuses in a game:  Graham’s were ANEROID 70 SALVAGE 69 BUILDING 70 and Julie’s were VENDERS 83 SECRETED 65 MARINAS 77

 

 

Name

Old Rating

New

Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Patrick Beatty

67

87

20

15

6

0

9

318.3

411

Hepzi Rodrigues

124

140

16

27

15

0

12

381.2

546

Martin Stephens

74

83

9

26

6

0

20

320.8

413

Richard Spencer

133

140

7

35

19

0

16

379.7

512

Maureen Barlow

134

141

7

36

21

0

15

373.1

480

Maire Bennett

60

63

3

29

5

0

24

256.0

383

Jan Bailey

145

147

2

28

17

0

11

365.5

494

Charles Parker

60

61

1

23

3

0

20

300.4

395

Julie Wise

109

110

1

24

9

0

15

333.5

441

Deborah Porter

136

137

1

33

17

0

16

352.3

486

Graham Harding

171

172

1

42

35

0

7

430.1

608

Wanda de Poitiers

168

164

-4

41

28

0

13

401.2

541

Evelyn Wansbrough

137

132

-5

36

15

1

20

363.5

487

Helen Harding

188

182

-6

40

33

0

7

416.4

518

Catriona Jones

138

130

-8

36

14

0

22

361.9

475

Hannah Corbett

139

129

-10

18

8

0

10

332.9

435

Tricia Walker

142

130

-12

31

13

1

17

363.4

475

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

 

Richard Porter

134

167

33

4

3

0

1

385.8

429

 

Siegrun O'Sullivan

93

79

-14

9

0

0

9

253.9

290

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!