Picture of Note

From Gary Moss:
If you ever have the experience of making a phenomenal play . . .
take a picture and share it with the scrabble world.  
 
Last Wednesday at Scrabble Club #350 I was playing against my
friend Maliha Mahmood.  I had a fast start with bingos (cottoned,
*dankiest (a phoney), and huffing).  I was leading by almost 200
points when I played HUFFING.  THEN . . . Maliha sent chills down
my spine when after careful thought she played PHARISEE for a
triple/triple and for 177 points.  That one word that I would never
have found and I wasn’t sure that it was good.  However, if I had
challenged and lost I would have put myself in danger of losing.
 
After the game we looked up PHARISEE and it is GOOD.
AMAZING !  !  !    Such a BIG word from such a PETITE lady.

An April Day in Portland

16 of us gathered for a 6-game tournament at our local pizza joint.  Results here:  Portland 4/2017

They're intent in Division 1

They’re focused

A bit more relaxed here

A bit more relaxed here

div 1 winners

Division 1 winners: Mitch (2nd), Gunther (1st), Kathy (3rd)

Div 2 winners all 4 - 2): Scott +259, Jesse +256, James -36

Div 2 winners (all 4 – 2): Scott +259, Jesse +256, James -36

 

stephanie

Stephanie went 6 – 0 in division 3

 

Spring Time – Tournament Time

We’ve got 8 venues scheduled for Spring tournaments this year:  2 cruises (Danube and Baltic Sea), one-day-only events in Portland, Oregon, Monrovia, California, and Loveland, Colorado, 2-tournament series in Campbell, California, and Decorah, Iowa, and a weekend in Madison, Wisconsin.  Lots to choose from, and all good practice for the Word Cup in Springfield, Massachusetts.  That runs from July 28 – August 2.  Tournament details at Upcoming Tournaments

Phoenix – it rained, but so what?

We played indoors, so we could ignore Saturday’s rain.  It cleared up Sunday afternoon and Monday was lovely.  Larry and Barbara hosted another great tournament.  The hotel was pleasant and the staff was friendly and accommodating.  All in all, a great weekend.

James Davis, Fran Galt, Sue Hoehn, and Scott Smith won Divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively.  Complete results are at PHX XXXIII Results.  Photos from VanRand:  vanrandtravel1.smugmug.com

Trivia contest winner David Weiss with trivia host Bennett Jacobstein

Trivia contest winner David Weiss with trivia host Bennett Jacobstein

 

Division 1 winners

Division 1 winners

 

Division 2 winners

Division 2 winners

Div 3 winners

Division 3 winners

 

Division 4 winners

Division 4 winners