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!

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