CUSTOM SCRABBLE® BOARDS

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Currently on indefinite tournament hiatus

 

First Tournament: Plainview, NY July '01

 Tournament First-Place Finishes:

Plainview NY,  Nov.'01, Division 4

Plainview NY,  May '02,  Division 4

Bayside NY,  July '03,  Division 3

Bayside NY,  Aug.'03,  Division 2

Stony Brook NY,  Mar.'05,  Division 2

Albany NY,  July '06, Div. 2, 7-game Early Bird

                                                                   

 Highest Tournament Score:   572  vs. Jim Fonti

Highest Club Score:  634 vs. Kia Lindsay...other high scores:  616, 609, 601, 596, 591, 588, 586, 582, 577, 576, 571.
 

 

COOL PLAYS

- Highest scoring play:  In club - triple-triple BAROQUES for 212 points vs. Stu Goldman;  in tournament - triple-triple KVETCHES for 185 points .

 

- A seven-letter overlapping bingo!!  In club game vs. Richard Reiben, he hooks TAINTER* onto BIN late in the game (which I left on the board because he originally laid down TERTIAN, then picked it up).  I then slotted SINUATE right underneath it, to form BINTS, AI, IN, NU, TA, ET and RE                                                                                                                     

 

- Highest combined game score (win) -  968 points (486-482 victory over Arthur Doreson in tournament game)

 

-Highest combined game score (loss) - 1,026 points (521-505 loss to Marjorie Schoenboom in club game, and I only took 10 pts. from her rack at the end of the game!)  Runner-up: 1,000 points: 565-435 loss to Frank Romano.

 

Closest high-scoring game - 480-478 loss to Marjorie Schoenboom,  486-483 win over Rob Goetz

 

-Highest scoring tie game - 439-439 with Matt Styczinski

 

-Highest scoring game without a single bingo! - 465 points

 

Biggest comeback by an opponent on the final play!  I'm leading Bernie McMahon by 193 points, 430-237 and he bingos out with the triple-triple JADEITES for 194 and takes 18 from my rack for the win!  This could be the record highest-scoring out-play to win, as I posted a request on a Scrabble tournament players' forum and no one reported a higher-scoring play.

 

- A 10-letter bingo through DISCONNECTED letters!  LA on the board with an I two spaces to the right of it.  With rack of DNNORTU, I saw possibility for the word and played off the R with a 1-in-20 chance of drawing another U.  I got it and played UNDULATION! 

 
 
  - Other 10-letter bingos:  (highlighted letters already on board)
STRADDLING
VEGETARIAN
GENERATING

 

Finally... a 12-letter bingo!  QUEST on the triple line and with a rack of ABEILO?, I extended it to QUESTIONABLE!

 

Club games in which I've scored 5 bingos:  

 PRONATE, UNRATED, SIENITES,  REALISE,  SENOPIA

 POINTED, BOLIVARS, CORDAGES, WRASSLE, TRAMPING

 ANGELUS, IMPLEAD, SOOTIER, KERNELS, ORATING (596 points)

 TOUGHER, WRESTED, DINGOES, ALIENATE, ELUTIONS

 GLADIER, CUNEATE, DETINUES, PRIORATE, TOLUENES

TROTLINE, UNSADDLE, PINOLES, LEADIEST, TWEETING

there was one more where I didn't play a 6th bingo because wasn't sure of the front S-hook for TOT, lost the scoresheet for that game.

 

 
- Opponent opens with ZOA, which I extend to PROTOZOA for 60 points  (online game)

- I open with WORTH, which I front- and back-extend on the next play to SEAWORTHY, hitting the triple word score

 

 

  -Two NINES in one game: HELLFIRES and bingoed out with SENORITAS!
 

 


                                                                                     

I have a reputation for playing  NINE-LETTER BINGOS!  69 and counting... (highlighted letters were already on the board):

FLATTERED         SENORITAS         HELLFIRES

PSORIASIS           PARROTERS       UNBRAIDED

MEASURERS        MISPLAYED         PERTAINED

INTERLACE          INACTIONS          PLACATERS

MENTORING        TELEMARKS       STARCHIER

ENCRUSTED        INFINITES            OBSTINATE

BEDFRAMES       COLANDERS       YEARLINGS

PILLORIES            ATTAINDER        TRIMESTER

FRAILTIES            ISLANDERS         TESTIFIES

FINALISES            ESTUARIES         TORTOISES

MARINATED         LIBERATED         ENTREATED

BORDERING        TINCTURES         UNITARIAN

TRADITION          DEADENING         GLOBALISE

RECALLING         DISTRICTS           ESTRANGER

LITTERING           BACTERINS         DERAIGNED

COVERAGES       INTERLOPE         GALLERIAS

PERILUNES         REVULSION         ASCERTAIN

HINDRANCE        DECIMATES         CORRUPTED

MODULATOR      HARDNOSED*      DETAILERS

URETHANES       EXONERATE        EXPLAINER

DEGREASER      ENCRUSTED***     BLOODIEST

RELINKING         EDITRIXES            AUTHORISE

 

*TRIPLE-TRIPLE!

*** SECOND TIME I'VE PLAYED THIS ONE!

 


 

MORE GEEKDOM - MY W-L-T RECORD VS. CLUB OPPONENTS  since 2003:

BERNIE MCMAHON           549  -  288   -3

DEBBIE SULLIVAN             338 -  131    -1

BOB KRAUSE                    363 -   93     -7

MATT STYCZYNSKI           153  -  133   -4

JIM FONTI                         217   -  108

COLLEEN SHEA                 205  -  52

AL ZITZMAN                       216  -   48
EILEEN JOHNSON             125   -  62

STEVE SIKORSKI                93  -   70    -3

FRANK ROMANO                68  -   100    -1
MARIE PUMA                       98  -   55

ARTHUR DORESON  R.I.P.   80   -  56

DAVE CONFORD                 99  -   45     -1

RICH REIBEN                       39  -   63

RICH FERRARA                    34  -   45    -1

GEORGE BORSUK               54  -  20     -1

HELENE BROWE                  42 -   34

MARJORIE SCHOENBOOM   44  -  45

JONATHAN KENT                   36  -  30

CARL NAPLES                        52  -  12

DENISE MAHNKEN  R.I.P.       55  -  14

STU GOLDMAN   R.I.P.           22  -  42

ROB GOETZ                            16  -  8