2019 LEADERBOARD

Current High Win: Dominick Mancine (636) vs. Heidi Schnicker (197)

Current High Loss: Jon Shreve (473) vs. James Davis (500)

Current High Combined Score: 989, James Davis (532) vs. Keith Pries (457)

Current Low Win: Diane Waldman (320) vs. Hans Farwig (299)

Current Low Combined Score: 609, Pat Feigin (334) vs. Heidi Schnicker (269) 

Current Most Bingos in a Game (tie): James Davis, Dominick Mancine, Keith Pries, Jon Shreve (5)

Current Highest Scoring Play: dEFENDER (158), Dominick Mancine

2019 MEETINGS

November 12, 2019

WORLD KINDNESS DAY = WORDY LAD SENDS INK

Kindest Word to Describe Your Opponent

DAUNTING, Keith Pries (vs. Jim Sherrill)

Honorable Mentions:

HONEY, Pat Feigin (vs. Keith Pries)

MENTOR, James Davis (vs. Diane Waldman)

MERRY, Diane Waldman (vs. Pat Feigin)

Closest Game

Diane Waldman (374) vs. Pat Feigin (366)

High Win

James Davis (508) vs. Debbie Heidrich (305)

High Loss

Pat Feigin (388) vs. Keith Pries (436)

November 05, 2019

ELECTION DAY = A CLONED YETI

Most Letters in VOTE

OVERLET (4, 87), James Davis

Something You'd Vote For

DEAN, James Davis

Something You'd Vote Against

JAILS, Diane Waldman

Notable Bingos

SQUeAKs (130), Heidi Schnicker

NAUSEATE (131), Jim Sherrill

High Win

James Davis (572) vs. Pat Feigin (343)

High Loss

James Davis (444) vs. Jim Sherrill (472)

October 22, 2019

OCTOBER TWENTY-SECOND = COWS BOYCOTTED RENNET

High Score with 2

Laura Scheimberg (452)

High Win

Pat Feigin (505) vs. Dave Olinger (275)

High Loss

Jim Sherrill (414) vs. Laura Scheimberg (421)

October 15, 2019

CANDY CORN = CON AND CRY

Corniest Word

CHEESING, Keith Pries

What You'd Like to Find in a Pie

LIME, Diane Waldman

Most Letters in DONUT

pOUNDAGE (4, 83), Jon Shreve

High Win

James Davis (533) vs Diane Waldman (375)

High Loss (New 2019 Record)

Jon Shreve (473) vs. James Davis (500)

October 08, 2019

DISGUSTING = NUDIST GIGS

Most Disgusting Word

GRODIEST, Corina Farwig

Best Vampire Word

EVIL, Diane Waldman

Best Bones Word

THICKER, Jim Sherrill

Best Sight/Vision Word

GAWK, Laura Scheimberg

Notable Bingos

BAKEmEAT (86), Keith Pries

CITIZENS (126), James Davis

High Win

Laura Scheimberg (497) vs. Corina Farwig (312)

High Loss

Hans Farwig (409) vs. Jim Sherrill (425)

October 01, 2019

FIRST OF THE MONTH = FIFTH HOT MONSTER

First Person to....

Play a Palindrome: Dave Olinger, EWE

Play a 80+ point bingo: Debbie Heidrich, ARGUING (89)

Play a 60+ point non-bingo: Dave Olinger, ZERO (69)

Play a word with 5+ vowels: James Davis, OoLOGIES

High Win

James Davis (595) vs. Dave Olinger (263)

High Loss

Debbie Heidrich (390) vs. Diane Waldman (397)

September 24, 2019

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE = PATENT PICKUP SMILE

Pumpkin Spice __________

TEA, Diane Waldman

Most Letters in AUTUMN

QuARTZEs (118, 3), Jim Sherrill

High Win

James Davis (550) vs Pat Feigin (284)

High Loss

Jim Sherrill (399) vs Keith Pries (420)

September 17, 2019

PALINDROME = PALE NIMROD

Highest Scoring Palindrome

ROTOR (29), James Davis

Highest Palindromic Final Game Score

Keith Pries (434) vs. Debbie Heidrich (300)

High Win

James Davis (532) vs. Dave Olinger (274)

High Loss

Dave Olinger (422) vs. Laura Scheimberg (427)

September 10, 2019

BUCKING BRONCOS = BUSKING CORNCOB

Best Broncos Word

RESADDLE, Keith Pries

Best Book Word

PROLOGS, Jim Sherrill

Best Bug Word

HORNETS, Laura Scheimberg

Best Bird Word

OWL, Keith Pries

Notable Bingo

LIkENEsS (113, triple-triple), Laura Scheimberg

High Win

James Davis (551) vs. Brenda Casey (298)

High Loss

Keith Pries (410) vs. James Davis (460)

September 03, 2019

THREE'S COMPANY = STOP, ARCHENEMY!

High-Scoring Three-Letter Word

LEZ (47), Jim Sherrill

High Scoring Three-Syllable Word

INFEcTER (86), Dominick Mancine

High Final Score Ending in 3

Laura Scheimberg (463)

Notable Bingo

REPLUNGED (92), Corina Farwig

High Win (tie)

James Davis (495) vs. Dominick Mancine (372)

Dominick Mancine (495) vs. Laura Scheimberg (342)

High Loss

Laura Scheimberg (449) vs. Jim Sherrill (457)

August 27, 2019

LABOR DAY = ADORABLY

Best Baseball Word

CUBS, Rhonda Robbins

Best Tennis Word

DUELING, Dominick Mancine

Best Labor Word

WAGE, Hans Farwig

Notable Bingo

dEFENDER (158), Dominick Mancine (new high play of 2019)

High Win

Debbie Heidrich (495) vs. Dave Olinger (281)

High Loss

Dominick Mancine (401) vs. James Davis (430)

August 20, 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL = TABOO SCHLOCK

Best Back to School Word

PAPER, Pat Feigin

Most Letters in ABCDF

DIBASIC (4), Jim Sherrill

Best Poetry Word

MORN, Dave Olinger

High Win

Jim Sherrill (553) vs. Dave Olinger (237)

High Loss

Jim Sherrill (392) vs. James Davis (408)

August 13, 2019

A HOT BOWL OF SOUP = POOBAH'S OUTFLOW

Something You'd Like to Find in Your Soup

PEA, Jim Sherrill

Something You'd Not Like to Find in Your Soup

HAIR, Pat Feigin

High Score With 13

Corina Farwig (413)

Notable Bingos

EMAILING (149, new record for High Play 2019), Dave Olinger

UNBOTTLED (69), Jim Sherrill

High Win

Keith Pries (541) vs. Hans Farwig (283)

High Loss

Laura Scheimberg (382) vs. Jim Sherrill (390)

August 06, 2019

DOG DAYS OF AUGUST = SOGGY FATUOUS DAD

Best Word Related to Dog Days of August

BLAZE, MELTS, Debbie Heidrich

Most Letters in AUGUST

GAUNT (4), Diane Waldman

High Win

Keith Pries (550) vs. Dave Olinger (210)

High Loss

Dave Olinger (384) vs. Diane Waldman (414)

July 30, 2019

JULY WHITE ELEPHANT = HEALTHY JEWEL INPUT

High Win

Keith Pries (577) vs. Corina Farwig (294)

High Loss

David Brown (433) vs. Keith Pries (497)

July 23, 2019

RHYME TIME = RIME THYME

High-Scoring Word Rhyming with an Animal

QATS (28), Pat Feigin

FORCE (30), Laura Scheimberg

PLOW (30), Dave Olinger

High-Scoring Word Rhyming with a Number

MATE, Keith Pries

High Win & High Loss

Keith Pries (489) vs. Pat Feigin (394)

July 16, 2019

BEFORE WORD CUP = PRODUCER OF WEB

High Win

Jim Sherrill (523) vs. Keith Pries (356)

High Loss

Dave Olinger (392) vs. Corina Farwig (400)

July 09, 2019

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE = DILAPIDATED NECTARINES

A Quality You'd Like to See in a Presidential Candidate

WORD, Dominick Mancine

Word with Highest Number of Identical Vowels

FREEZE, Debbie Heidrich

Highest-Scoring Name of a Tree

FIR (16), Diane Waldman

High Win

Jim Sherrill (566) vs. Corina Farwig (269)

High Loss

Keith Pries (430) vs. Jim Sherrill (440)

July 02, 2019

INDEPENDENCE DAY = DENY NEEDED PANIC

Best Word Related to July 4th

UNION, Dominick Mancine

Most Letters in INDEPENDENCE DAY

PENCE (5, 20) & BENZENE (5, 71), Dave Olinger

High Win

Dominick Mancine (529) vs. Hans Farwig (274)

High Loss

Keith Pries (420) vs. Jon Shreve (472)

June 25, 2019

DIANE + KEITH + LAURA = A THREADLIKE UNAI

Most Letters in DIANE

IMPLANED (phony, 5, 80), Jim Sherrill

 

Most Letters in KEITH

THINKER (5, 28), Pat Feigin

 

Most Letters in LAURA

AURAL (5, 10), Jim Fischer 

High Win

James Davis (534) vs. Corina Farwig (353)

High Loss

Jim Fischer (435) vs. Dominick Mancine (444)

June 18, 2019

SOLSTICE = SOLECIST

Most Letters in SOLSTICE

INSOLES (6, 81), Hans Farwig

Best Father's Day Word

PASTOR, Dominick Mancine

Best Summer Reading Word

PLOT, Diane Waldman

High Win & High Loss

Jim Sherrill (525) vs. Laura Scheimberg (399)

June 11, 2019

STONEWALLERS = ANTLERLESS + WO

Most Letters in STONEWALL

RETINOLS (6, 82), Jim Fischer

Best Sun Word

FLARED, Laura Scheimberg

High Win

James Davis (498) vs. Laura Scheimberg (261)

High Loss

Jim Fischer (409) vs. Dominick Mancine (457)

June 04, 2019

PRIDE = PRIED = REDIP = RIPED

Most Letters in LGBTQIA*

MANLIEST (4), James Davis

Best Pride Word

PRINCES, Laura Scheimberg

High Win

Jim Fischer (513) vs. Wendy Rota (335)

High Loss

Jim Fischer (438) vs. Dominick Mancine (465)

*There is one, 13-letter, SCRABBLE-kosher word that contains all seven of these letters: EQUILIBRATING. 

May 28, 2019

POST HAIL = HOSPITAL

Most Letters in HAIL

HAIRLINE (4), David Brown

Best "Take a Hike!" Word

CARDIO, Dominick Mancine

Best "Spring Cleaning" Word

BRIGHTER, Diane Waldman

High Win

Dominick Mancine (584) vs. Keith Pries (361)

High Loss

David Brown (423) vs. Laura Scheimberg (434)

May 21, 2019

BBQ Bugs!

Best Bug Word

MANTID, Dominick Mancine

High-Scoring word with B or Q

TUNEABLE (74), Dominick Mancine

High Win

James Davis (480) vs. Dominick Mancine (314)

High Loss

Laura Scheimberg (374) vs. Hans Farwig (418)

Welcome to new player, Wendy!

May 14, 2019

GARDEN + BIRD = DEBARRING + D

Best Bird Word

BUTEO, Dominick Mancine

Best Gardening Word

DIG, Diane Waldman

High Win

Jon Shreve (587) vs. Hans Farwig (295)

High Loss

Jim Sherrill (401) vs. Jon Shreve (434)

May 07, 2019

SHOWERS + FLOWERS = FORESHORES + LSWW

Best "Showers" Word

SOAPING, James Davis

Best "Flowers" Word

CHIA, Laura Scheimberg

High Win/High Loss (new 2019 records: high loss & high combined score)

James Davis (532) vs. Keith Pries (457)

April 30, 2019

WHITE ELEPHANT = TWEE PHTHALEIN

White Elephant Prize Categories

Sweet & Sour: ACIDY, Brenda Casey (prize: lemon bars)

Road Trip: BEEP, Pat Feigin (prize: travel mug)

Something 3-Dimensional: CUBE, Jim Sherrill (prize: Upwords board game)

Vegetable or Herb: VEG, James Davis (prize: tomato & basil plants)

Related to Wine: BOOZING, Dominick Mancine (prize: decorative cork collector)

Most Letters in AMERICA: DOCTRINE (4), James Davis (prize: USA trivia cards)

High Win (new record for 2019)

Dominick Mancine (636) vs. Heidi Schnicker (197)

High Loss

Brenda Casey (412) vs. Dominick Mancine (462)

April 23, 2019

GAME OF THRONES = OF HATEMONGERS

Best "Game of Thrones" Word*

MILORDS, Jon Shreve

Best Earth Day Word**

WARMS, Diane Waldman

High Win

Keith Pries (538) vs. Corina Farwig (348)

High Loss

Jon Shreve (439) vs. James Davis (466)

*Jon also played WIGHT, the name given to the soldiers in the army of the dead in Game of Thrones. The Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary defines a wight as "a living being," but it also means a spirit or wraith-like creature. As an adjective, wight means valiant or stalwart. It doesn't take -er or -est endings, however.

**Other worthy entries: AEOLIAN, GREEN, GREENIER

April 16, 2019

NOTRE DAME = EMENDATOR*

Most Letters in NOTRE DAME

BOTHERED (6), Heidi Schnicker

Best Easter Word

LENT, Jim Sherrill

Best Passover Word

LEAVENS, Diane Waldman

High Win

Keith Pries (554) vs. Pat Feigin (294)

High Loss

James Davis (404) vs. Corina Farwig (458)

*In addition to its anagram (EMENDATOR), NOTRE DAME has 423 sub-anagrams, including six eight-letter words: DEMEANOR, ENAMORED, ENTODERM (the innermost germ layer of an embryo), MENTORED, MODERATE, and NEMATODE.

April 09, 2019

POETRY MONTH = PHOTOMETRY + N

Best Pair of Rhyming Words (Played by One Player in One Game)

VEER/PIER, Heidi Schnicker

OBI/GOBY, James Davis

Most Poetic Word

HARKEN, Laura Scheimberg

High-Scoring Non-Bingo

LIQUOR (72), Diane Waldman

High Win

Jon Shreve (507) vs. Hans Farwig

High Loss

Pat Feigin (423) vs. Keith Pries (497)

April 02, 2019

APRIL FOOLS DAY = A DISLOYAL PROF

Best Word Related to April Fool's Day

JOKER, Diane Waldman

Greatest Number of Letters in APRIL FOOL

JAILOR (5), Laura Scheimberg

High Win

Keith Pries (504) vs. Pat Feigin (345)

High Loss

Jim Sherrill (403) vs. Laura Scheimberg (412)

March 26, 2019

LAMBIEST=BIMETALS=BALMIEST=TIMBALES

Best "Lion" Word

VELDT, Corina Farwig

Best "Lamb" Word

EWE, Pat Feigin

High Win

Keith Pries (502) vs. Corina Farwig (342)

High Loss

Corina Farwig (382) vs. Diane Waldman (469)

March 19, 2019

LAST DAY OF WINTER = DEFLATIONARY + WST

Best Winter Word

YULE, David Brown

Best Spring Word

SPRINGS, Heidi Schnicker

Closest Spread

Diane Waldman (388) vs. Heidi Schnicker (387)

High Win & High Loss

Keith Pries (460) vs. Laura Scheimberg (438)

March 12, 2019

LUCK OF THE IRISH = OSTRICHLIKE + UHF

High-Scoring Word with PAT

HEPTANES (99), Jim Sherrill

Most Creative "Green" Word

jUNIPERs (72), Jim Sherrill

Final Score Closest to 317

Hans Farwig (319) vs. Jim Sherrill (460)

High-Scoring Non-Bingos

JETON (63), Jim Sherrill

JEEZ (80), Jim Sherrill

High Win

Corina Farwig (534) vs. Pat Feigin (213)

High Loss

James Davis (432) vs. Jim Sherrill (437)

March 05, 2019

Race to the First...

First person to play:

A word with 5+ consonants: James Davis (INSERTED, 72)

A word using two high-point tiles (J, K, Q, X, Z): Laura Scheimberg (ZAX, 48)

A word with 5+ vowels: unclaimed

A double-double: unclaimed

500 points in a single game: unclaimed

High win

Jim Fischer (499) vs. Diane Waldman (283)

High loss (new 2019 record)

Keith Pries (442) vs. Jim Sherrill (469)

February 26, 2019

Last February Sesh

Highest-Scoring Z Play

DOZINeSS (86), Keith Pries

High Scoring Out Play

ROMAINE (67), Laura Scheimberg

High Scoring Non-Bingos

QUEST (81), James Davis

QUOTA (93), Pat Feigin

High Win

Laura Scheimberg (559) vs. Keith Pries (246)

High Loss

Jim Sherrill (410) vs. Keith Pries (447)

February 19, 2019

ACROS = ORCAS = OSCAR

Most Letters in OSCAR

rECANES (4, 76), James Davis

High-Scoring Word Using Only Letters in Hawaiian Alphabet*

KA (37), Diane Waldman

High Win

Keith Pries (593) vs. Heidi Schnicker (204)

High Loss

Keith Pries (413) vs. James Davis (438)

*The Hawaiian alphabet contains all the (non-y) vowels of the English alphabet (AEIOU), plus only 7 consonants (HKLMNPW). Some nines using only these letters: HUMANLIKE, WOMANLIKE, NEMOPHILA.

February 12, 2019

VALENTINE = LEVANTINE = VENETIAN + L

Highest Scoring Word Starting w/V

VISITOR (91), Jim Sherrill

A Lovely V-Day Gift

GEM (22), Diane Waldman

A Not-So-Lovely V-Day Gift

IGUANID, Keith Pries

High Win & High Loss

Jim Sherrill (522) vs. Laura Scheimberg (390)

February 05, 2019

This Little Piggy Went, "We, We, We..."

High Play with SOTU

JOUSTED (87), James Davis

Best Word Likely to Be Heard in the State of the Union Address

GRAND (26), Laura Scheimberg

Best Word Related to Pigs

LUAU (8), Jim Sherrill

60+ Point Non-Bingos

APEX (63), James Davis

JIgSAW (60), Jim Sherrill

AYaH (64), Jim Sherrill

High Win

Diane Waldman (502) vs. Heidi Schnicker (181)

High Loss

Laura Scheimberg (427) vs. Jim Sherrill (442)

January 29, 2019

Snow White Elephant

White Elephant Categories

Insects: BEE, Laura Scheimberg (bronze fly ashtray from James)

Cars: CAB, Pat Feigin (windshield protector from Laura)

Sense of Smell: FUNK/MENTHOL, James Davis (incense burner from Diane)

Things that Suck: CHORE, Heidi Schnicker (Tootsie Roll Pops from Debbie)

Warmth: FEVER, James Davis (wool mittens from Pat)

High Win

Keith Pries (455) vs. James Davis (349)

High Loss

Diane Waldman (374) vs. James Davis (450)

January 22, 2019

Prehistoric Pre-Valentine's Day Night

Best Word Related to Love

WED, Jessica

Best Word Related to Dinosaurs

REX, Laura Scheimberg

High Win

Pat Feigin (593) vs. Jessica (123)

High Loss

James Davis (398) vs. Laura Scheimberg (404)

January 15, 2019

Phonies are ok sometimes

High Scoring Play with a New (OWL 2018) Word

HANK/OK (41), Diane Waldman

High Scoring Play with an Unchallenged Phony

ABELIAS/ROUNDINGS* (91), James Davis

High Win

Keith Pries (551) vs. Jim Fischer (335)

High Loss

Diane Waldman (400) vs. Pat Feigin (447)

January 08, 2019

Pre-Loveland Tourney Practice

Best Word Related to Japan

AHI, Laura Scheimberg

Best Word Related to Sickness/Disease

NAUSEATE, David Brown

Notable Bingos

ADORATION (70), Jim Sherrill

PATZERS (124), Laura Scheimberg

High Win (tie)

James Davis (515) vs. Diane Waldman (331)

David Brown (515) vs. Pat Feigin (322)

High Loss

Pat Feigin (387) vs. Jim Sherrill (467)

January 01, 2019

First Sesh of 2019

New _________:

BERG, Laura Scheimberg

Most letters in RESOLUTION

SOLANINE (6, Jon Shreve)

High Win
Jon Shreve (498) vs. Brian (205)

High Loss

Pat Feigin (416) vs. Keith Pries (431)

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