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What's an evening like at the Lauderhill Scrabble® Club #276?
Read John Thomason's June 2007 article which appeared in the Sun-Sentinel.
for PLACING 2ND
in the EXPERT DIVISION
of the 2016 North American
Lauderhill Scrabble Club #276 was also well represented when club member, HOWARD PISTOL
placed 7th in the 2nd Division!!!
Way to go, Howard!!!
Click on this link Club News Page
to see what has been happening at Scrabble Club 276 during the months
of July 2016 through September 2016!
On January 13, twenty-six of our Scrabble Club members congregated at their meeting place in Veteran s Park, Lauderhill, Florida to attend our 27th Annual Awards Night and to cheer on their fellow players as numerous awards were presented!
This year, DENA WEINSTEIN baked easy-to-handle and delicious cupcakes for our festive evening with a "Scrabble tile" on the top of each cupcake which was arranged to spell out the words "27th Annual Scrabble Awards, Club #276!"
Thanks again Dena for all the time, effort and thought you always put into your amazing, beautiful and yummy creations!
If anyone ever needs a wonderful and delicious cake or cupcakes for a special occasion, you can order the best of the best from Dena Weinstein!Thanks also to CHERYL LEVIN for opening her office for me on Sunday to make copies of the completed stats as soon as they were hot off the presses! Cheryl, with the myriad of things that still had to be done for our Awards Night, your generosity helped me to complete everything in time for the big night! In appreciation of her generosity, I presented Cheryl with a needlepoint which is absolutely "perfect" for her! And the lawyer in the needlepoint even looks like Cheryl!
Then Of course, as usual much thanks always goes to LARRY
GRADUS for being the best Assistant Director!
Larry, you look so handsome in your new sweater!
After all of my thanks were expressed, SHEREEN WEINSTEIN took the floor and on behalf of the entire Scrabble Club #276 said some lovely words and presented me with a gift of their appreciation. I can't even begin to tell you how good it made me feel to know that everyone enjoys our club and appreciates all the work that goes into making it fun all year long!
Many thanks to everyone for your wonderful gift!
As I was about to start the presentation of awards, one of our new members, LESLEY SALAS, asked if she could say a few words first. Much to my surprise and absolute delight, Lesley then proceeded to recite a wonderful poem which she wrote for this special occasion!
AND NOW FOR THE AWARDS!!!!
2015 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
2nd Place - LARRY "P." GRADUS - 9.79%
2015 PERSEVERANCE AWARD
And while I'm on the subject of improving, during the past 27 years I have presented the following award only three times. It's called the PERSEVERANCE AWARD and this year CAROL DOSS became the fourth recipient! Carol has only been a member of our club for a little more than one year. Carol also has the distinction of playing the most games at our club during 2015 (145 games!). But what makes her so deserving of this award is the fact that Carol keeps plugging away with her cheerful attitude whether she wins or loses! One night she even won two of her games! Congratulations, Carol!
2015 TIE FOR HIGHEST SCORING WORD
ROBERT KAHN "FASCINES" - 167 Pts!
LAURA WOLFSON "SKIRTING" - 167 Pts!
(Laura Wolfson not present)
2nd Place Tie for 158 Points:
GERRY SMITH - "INVERTOR"
MARSHALL RESNICK - "CIGARETS"
JOANNE COHEN - "VASTAGED" (PHONEY)
During 2015 there
Bamdingers* scored (with 6 being phonies)! *A "Bamdinger" is one word that scores 100
points or more!
To view these 72 Bamdingers which were scored during 2015 and also all the other 100+ words in the "Bamdinger Hall of Fame" since our records began, please click on the link below.
IAN WEINSTEIN - 14 BAMDINGERS!!!
By now, we are all in agreement that
"Weinstein" must be an "Einstein" in disguise!
2015 HIGHEST SCORING GAMES
IAN WEINSTEIN - 724 Pts
L-R: Robert Kahn, Conor Munro, Ian Weinstein
2015 PLATEAU Certificates
for Total Winning Games
at Scrabble Club 276
(The levels are 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000)
This year we had TEN who have either reached the first plateau of winning games or have upped
their levels to the next plateau.
CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN WEINSTEIN FOR BEING OUR FIRST CLUB MEMBER TO REACH THE 2000 WINNING GAMES PLATEAU!!!!
OTHER 2015 PLATEAU WINNERS
500 PLATEAU AWARD
Angel Dupree (Not Present)
100 PLATEAU AWARD
Noel Livermore (Not Present)
50 PLATEAU AWARD
Vicki Holmes (Not Present)
Mervet Heartberg (Not Present)
2015 BEST BINGO AVERAGE
1st Place - ROBERT KAHN - 2.274
L-R: Robert Kahn, Joanne Cohen, Ian Weinstein
2015 MOST BINGOS
1st Place - ROBERT KAHN - 282
2015 MOST 400+ GAMES
Place - IAN
WEINSTEIN - 96
L-R: Howard Pistol, Ian Weinstein, Robert Kahn
1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 29
2nd Place - ROBERT KAHN - 16
Ian Weinstein, Carl Stocker, Robert Kahn,
Place - IAN WEINSTEIN
2nd Place: - 13 consecutive games
3rd Place: 9 consecutive games
2015 HIGHEST AVERAGE
1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 460
2015 MOST WINS
Place - IAN
WEINSTEIN - 98
L-R: Ian Weinstein, Sandee Bloom, Robert Kahn
1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - .831!!!
- ROBERT KAHN - .753
L-R: Howard Pistol, Ian Weinstein, Robert Kahn
Congratulations to all our members who received awards and thank you to our entire membership who help to make our Scrabble club such a fun, interesting and competitively challenging place to be every Wednesday night!
As is my custom, along with the packet of club stats and individual stats, I give a gift to all of our Scrabble Club players who have attended our club a number of times during the year. I hope our club players will enjoy their gift packets consisting of a Scrabble bag and a Scrabble notebook.
To add more excitement to our Awards Night, a lottery ticket for $1.5 billion was awarded for the highest scoring word played in the first game which started with the natural letter "P" for "Powerball." Our winner of the lottery ticket was CONOR MUNRO when he played "PERSONS" for 78 points! Unfortunately, Conor was not one of the winners of the $1.5 billion.
Last but not least, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my brother, STEVE BLOOM and our club member, CHERYL LEVIN, for taking all of the photos during our 27th Annual Scrabble Awards Night!I
Here's looking forward to another fun year at our Scrabble Club and wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2016!
As of April 1, 2015 we have been officially using the new words at Scrabble Club 276!
If you would like to print out the newest 2-3 letter "Cheat Sheet" which has all the new additions in red font, please click the following link.
2015 Cheat Sheet
And for those of you who would actually like to know the meanings of some of these new words, much thanks to Rebecca Slivka for her "work in progress."
Please take time to read the article showcasing ScrabbleClub #276 which appeared in the February 2010 issue of "The Last Word."
MORE LETTER MAN EPISODES!
Look up in the sky!
It's a bird. It's a plane! No, it's Letter Man!
To hone your skills as a Scrabbler, Letter Man (aka Gary Moss) will fight for justice and the American way of life by giving you some pointers in each of his Letter Man episodes.
Lesson 1, Lesson 2, Lesson 3 , Lesson 4 ,
Lesson 5 , Lesson 6 , Lesson 7, Lesson 8,
Lesson 9, Lesson 10,Lesson 11,