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.

Between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th March, six members of the club took the ferry to the Isle of Wight to take part in the annual tournament there.  The venue was the Trouville Hotel, right on the seafront at Sandown.  The format of the competition was a 10-game league, with promotion and relegation at 'half-time', followed by another 10-game league.  All quite intensive!

Three of the six club members did rather well:

Maureen Barlow came third in Division C in the first part of the tournament, and was promoted to Division B.
Wanda de Poitiers came third in Division B in the second part of the tournament.
And Graham Harding came second in Division A in the second part of the tournament.

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

(Tricia Cooper 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 STANDINGS - 26 JANUARY 2017

 

 

 

        Played      Won        Lost         Draw   Win-Bon  AvgBon     Total     AVG

 

 

 

Division A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy

 

22

20

2

0

0

13

265

12.05

 

Graham

 

38

29

9

0

0

21

395

10.39

 

Helen

 

38

30

8

0

0

18

390

10.26

 

Wanda

 

36

28

8

0

0

17

365

10.14

 

Jan

 

27

17

10

0

0

18

260

9.63

 

TriciaW

 

25

16

9

0

0

8

200

8.00

 

Maureen

 

32

16

16

0

0

12

220

6.88

 

Hepzi

 

34

16

18

0

0

11

215

6.32

 

Catriona

 

41

15

26

0

0

12

210

5.12

 

ChrisS

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

 

 

 

Division B 

 

TriciaC

 

8

5

3

0

1

6

90

11.25

 

Deborah

 

37

21

16

0

7

22

390

10.54

 

Richard

 

36

20

16

0

7

21

375

10.42

 

Evelyn

 

35

19

16

0

8

17

355

10.14

 

Hannah

 

14

8

6

0

3

5

135

9.64

 

Julie

 

24

9

15

0

2

11

165

6.88

 

Martin

 

35

7

28

0

0

19

165

4.71

 

Charles

 

29

5

24

0

1

14

130

4.48

 

John

 

28

3

25

0

2

9

95

3.39

 

Maire

 

37

4

33

0

0

14

110

2.97

 

Cyndy

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

 

Sharon

 

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

 

 

 

Best improver for the 1st quarter of the year is Richard Porter, with Jan Bailey and Tricia Walker in second and third places.  Welcome to Patrick Beatty, and welcome back to Tricia Cooper, and former member Lynn Giles.  

High-scoring words:

  • 127 EQUATES         Maureen
  • 114 OXIDISER        Wanda
  • 113 TONELESS       Deborah           a 9-timer
  • 104 DEPENDS        Richard
  • 102 BELDAMES      Andy 
  • 98   PIMENTOS       Catriona
  • 97   NAIVETE          Helen 
  • 95   HUMANITIES     Richard             a 10-letter word
  • Also           AMOROUS 87 Deborah, STEALER 85 Richard, AVIARIES 83 Charles, REFECTORY 80 Wanda, RALLIES 78 Maire, DEBONAIRE 68 Wanda, SLEEPING 64 Maire, GUTSIEST 62 Charles

Many high-scoring words in a game by one player:

·         4 bonuses:        BLUNTING REMEADS FATTIES YIELDING                                 Andy
                                  ATTIRING 80 ATINGLE 81 EELIEST 84 COVERED 81               Graham
                                  HEADLINES 62 VAULTER 72 SADIRON 77 REACTIVE 67         Graham
                                  SLASHED 80 CHAISES 68 ENTRAINS 64 POLLINGS 60           Maire
·         3 bonuses:        AMULETS 67 SCOLDING 98 REPLANS 83                                Tricia W
                                  ANEROID ROUTINE RESTAGE                                                  Catriona

 Other things of note:

·         In a game between Hepzi and Richard, they ran out of places to play with 8 tiles still left!
·         In the game between Graham and Richard, HEADLINE was extended to HEADLINER, then HEADLINERS
·         9-letter word from Graham: RATIONALE 27
·         Unusual words from Charles: GUTTLE 18 CRUFTS 13

 

Name

Old Rating

New

Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Richard Porter

113

130

17

29

16

0

13

359.2

489

Jan Bailey

126

139

13

20

12

0

8

384.3

486

Tricia Walker

145

158

13

18

12

0

6

348.0

445

Evelyn Wansbrough

129

141

12

29

17

0

12

376.4

456

Hepzi Rodrigues

133

142

9

26

15

0

11

373.9

466

Deborah Porter

129

137

8

32

17

0

15

356.2

440

Charles Parker

55

61

6

22

4

0

18

297.6

420

Martin Stephens

62

66

4

29

4

0

25

308.3

378

Maire Bennett

50

51

1

29

3

0

26

259.6

406

Wanda de Poitiers

174

175

1

33

25

0

8

416.0

509

Andy Becher

197

196

-1

25

22

0

3

453.6

553

Julie Wise

112

110

-2

18

6

0

12

346.6

451

Maureen Barlow

134

129

-5

27

12

0

15

353.6

432

Graham Harding

175

169

-6

39

30

0

9

416.6

596

Helen Harding

192

181

-11

37

28

0

9

414.8

571

John Elton

95

81

-14

21

2

0

19

290.8

364

Catriona Jones

136

121

-15

35

10

0

25

342.1

484

Hannah Corbett

156

138

-18

14

8

0

6

364.5

462

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

 

Tricia Cooper

134

146

12

6

3

0

3

352.7

429

 

Lynn Giles

118

107

-11

3

1

0

2

345.7

422

 

Patrick Beatty

94

79

-15

2

0

0

2

308.5

407

 

Cyndy Gray

71

 

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Sharon Hewitt

141

 

0

0

0

0

0