Best improver for the 3rd quarter of the year is Maureen Barlow, with Richard Spencer just in second place. 

Welcome to Bex Smith and Alan Nicolaou, and new member Stephen McDonald.   

 

High-scoring words:

·         123       QUAKERS                    Hannah

·         116       DUPLEXES                  Wanda

·         107       ZOBOS / YEZ               Richard

·         103       INQUIRES                     Maureen

·         101       GRAPHITE                    Helen

·         101       SNEAKERS                  Graham

·         100       SEXTAIN                      Graham            

·         100       JABBERS                     Wanda 

Also     HEROISE 99 Graham, SAVOURY 96 Charles, REQUITED 90 Jan, RETAILS 90 Hepzi, MISRATE 99 Maire, YPERITE 87 Wanda, REMINDS 83 Frank, SPLICED 82 Frank, SATURATE 59 Keith

 

Many bonuses by one player, or high-scoring consecutive moves:

·         TAXIMAN 84 REALIZE 73 WASTAGE 94 GRAPHITE 101                                   Helen

·         ADULATE 64 INCLINE 67 TRUSTIER 58                                                           Richard

·         QUERIES 75 SAYABLE 86 ORATION 74                                                           Patrick

·         NATURES 69 OORIEST 81 STOWING 87                                                          Richard

·         PANTIES 77 UNALIKE 69 RINGERS 71                                                             Richard

·         PREMIER 81 ELATION 67 GODETIAS 62                                                          Tricia

·         SLAYING 88 TEARIER 66 SMARTENS 64                                                         Tricia

·         CRAYONS 78 ALIBIES 68 DETOURS 79                                                           Wanda

·         ZONDA 50 ATTENDS 84 JEATS 86                                                                   Helen

 

Others:

·         9-letter word STRANGLED Wanda v Joy

·         PLAZA, played by Keith

Name

Old Rating

New

Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Maureen Barlow

134

145

11

33

24

0

9

369.3

462

Richard Spencer

144

155

11

33

25

0

8

413.9

511

Joy Wade

73

83

10

21

8

1

12

318.4

422

Maire Bennett

54

63

9

33

8

0

25

259.4

340

Frank Charlesworth

74

81

7

18

6

0

12

300.0

406

Jan Bailey

139

146

7

26

18

0

8

374.4

469

Charles Parker

93

98

5

24

8

0

16

298.0

418

Martin Stephens

100

105

5

27

11

1

15

324.9

437

Deborah Porter

135

137

2

27

16

0

11

362.9

492

Graham Harding

179

181

2

40

36

0

4

429.6

523

Sue Ashwell

53

54

1

21

3

1

17

271.1

339

Hepzi Rodrigues

140

141

1

29

17

0

12

369.4

487

Hannah Corbett

124

123

-1

14

5

0

9

336.9

398

Wanda de Poitiers

162

161

-1

38

27

0

11

406.3

506

Helen Harding

174

172

-2

37

31

0

6

417.4

561

Keith Radbourn

50

46

-4

36

3

0

33

249.4

310

Tricia Walker

126

121

-5

28

12

0

16

363.9

471

Julie Wise

126

114

-12

24

6

0

18

320.9

400

Evelyn Wansbrough

144

131

-13

36

19

0

17

366.4

469

Joyce Charlesworth

91

70

-21

16

3

1

12

277.5

344

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

 

Sharon Hewitt

141

157

16

6

4

0

2

364.3

389

 

Patrick Beatty

88

90

2

9

5

0

4

339.4

459

 

Stephen McDonald

50

34

-16

10

0

0

10

234.7

300

 

Alan Nicolaou

64

45

-19

6

0

0

6

250.8

306

 

Bex Smith

76

50

-26

2

0

0

2

272.0

307

                     

 

Best improver for the 2nd quarter of the year is Charles Parker, with Deborah Porter in second place.  Welcome to Joy Wade, Joyce Charlesworth and Keith Radbourn, and welcome back for one night to Tricia Cooper.

 High-scoring words:

·         185       OVERSOWN                 Graham             (a 9-timer)

·         128       TRANQUIL                    Hannah

·         123       ENQUIRY                      Charles

·         102       EXPORTS                     Maureen

·         101       EXERCISE                    Jan      

·         100       WARMERS                   Richard           

Also     MUSTIER 98 Helen, VINEYARD 96 Graham, RESHAPE 93 Graham, PILFERS 90 Maire,

COURAGE 77 Keith, FANNIES 78 Maire RIVETERS 72 Maire

 

Many bonuses in a game by one player:

·         UNREELS 65 LEOTARD 79 HAIRNETS 83 NITROGEN 59                                 Graham

·         PONDAGE 77 OUTLEARN 66 HASTIER 92 HERBIEST 86                                 Graham

·         DEMINER 76 VROOMING SATSUMA 68                                                           Charles

·         FALTERS 83 RETAINER 59 SHINERS 77                                                          Charles

·         SHEETED 91 BARRIERS 80 BLINDER 75                                                         Charles

·         CURDLING 65 TRAILING 63 ORATION 76                                                         Charles

·         STEARIN 76 KELPIES 71 TRUEING 72                                                             Helen

·         TOERAGS 75 SOAPIER 74 OUTLINES 70 plus MZEE 72                                   Helen

·         DIORITE 80 ISOLATE 79 ENGINES 82                                                              Helen

·         EASINGS 73 TRAINED 92 TRAINED 67                                                             Tricia

·         DINGLES 78 LATRINES 59 ENFORCE 91                                                         Tricia

·         SEMINARY 62 HOARDER 71 DEVIATE 69                                                        Tricia

 

Others:

·         Unusual words:  ZOOGAMY 44 and CICERO Patrick, INQILABS 86 Graham

·         Charles scored 509 in his win over Patrick

Name

Old Rating

New

Rating

Rating Change

P

W

D

L

Average

Highest score

Charles Parker

74

93

19

27

13

0

14

327.9

509

Deborah Porter

121

135

14

24

15

0

9

369.0

448

Helen Harding

161

174

13

35

30

0

5

420.3

564

Martin Stephens

90

100

10

24

10

0

14

322.8

378

Julie Wise

117

126

9

21

10

0

11

344.5

437

Hepzi Rodrigues

134

140

6

26

17

0

9

385.6

497

Evelyn Wansbrough

139

144

5

30

21

0

9

369.3

438

Graham Harding

174

179

5

36

31

0

5

416.3

585

Sue Ashwell

50

53

3

17

3

0

14

248.5

308

Maire Bennett

54

54

0

33

5

0

28

255.3

352

Wanda de Poitiers

166

162

-4

23

16

0

7

418.8

528

Tricia Walker

131

126

-5

31

14

0

17

369.1

464

Richard Spencer

152

144

-8

30

17

0

13

386.2

540

Keith Radbourn

59

50

-9

35

3

0

32

257.1

371

Maureen Barlow

144

134

-10

39

23

0

16

359.9

506

Jan Bailey

152

139

-13

33

16

0

17

368.3

452

Frank Charlesworth

96

74

-22

18

3

0

15

271.8

355

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

 

Hannah Corbett

115

124

9

12

5

0

7

362.7

448

 

Sharon Hewitt

141

133

-8

3

2

0

1

395.7

419

 

Patrick Beatty

100

88

-12

12

4

0

8

313.1

411

 

Tricia Cooper

181

76

-105

4

2

0

2

355.8

437

 

Joyce Charlesworth

 

91

 

9

3

0

6

288.0

358

 

Joy Wade

 

73

 

19

7

0

12

306.5

448

Well done to three East Berks players at the 2018 Aylesbury tournament.

 

Richard won 7 games out of 7 winning Division B. Hot on his heels was Maureen who finished second with 5.5 wins. (That draw made the difference!).

In Division C Tricia came third with 5 wins.

 

Well done - sounds like a great day out and journey home!

 

Pictured here are : 

Aylesbury Winners
Tricia, Richard and Maureen

Last Sunday three East Berks players (Evelyn, Hepzi and Richard) ventured to Swindon to play in a 7 game tournament. 

 

All three were in Division C and all three finished in the top eight.

 

Evelyn finished 8th with 4 wins and a spread of -2

Hepzi finished 2nd with 5 wins and a spread of +318

Richard finished top of Division C winning all 7 games with a spread of +805.

 

Well done all.

 

Also well done to former club member Chris Smith who finished third in Division B.

 

 

 

 

There will be no meeting of East Berks Scrabble Club tonight as it's cold and snowy and the roads around the club are not good.

Hope to see you all next week!