Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Matthew 3-0 +519




Victoria 3-1 +213




Janny 2-2 (138)




Stephanie 0-2 (232)




Betty 0-3 (364)




















Victoria 450 Betty 366
Janny 349 Stephanie 281
Victoria 381 Janny 292
EASTERN RECANED





RETSINA






WOOLIER














Matthew 537 Betty 286
Matthew 437 Stephanie 272
Janny 351 Betty 322
OORALIS SWINDLE
ELASTIN

SEIZING
REPINES






TRASHMAN






AEOLIAN














Victoria 426 Janny 283
Matthew 420 Victoria 317


JAILERS

GREASER



GRUNTING

SILLIER



EXPANDS

PLAITER



Monday, August 7, 2017

This update only goes as far as 7/31.   I hope to post results from yesterday and another stats and standings update in the next day or two.






old new
avg avg

Final 2015-16

W L Win %
rating rating
points bingos

rating
Marc 4 0 100 %
1746

491 3

1716
Steve 22 5 81 %
1734

427 1.92

1689
Matthew 33 12 73 %
1646 1631
404 1.84

1630
Will 49 20 71 %
1571

413 1.76

1546
David 2 1 66 %
1481

371 1.66

1480
Ken 13 12 52 %
1426

385 1.36

1469
Joe 2 3 40 %
1238

388 1.4

1252
Betty 53 44 54 %
1176 1187
368 1.19

1181
Victoria 47 55 46 %
1160 1161
362 1.43

1211
Margaret 15 15 50 %
1106

375 1.16

1132
Eric 1 2 33 %
1082

363 1.33

1104
Lisa 0 2 --
884

322 0.5

896
Fred 9 8 52 %
848 843
347 1.35

733
Janny 19 48 28 %
680 696
310 0.2

574
Kaye 1 3 25 %
575*

282 --

new
Darrell 0 8 --
500*

278 0.25

new
Karen 0 4 --
500*

282 0.25

new
Alex 0 4 --
500*

280 0.5

new
Stephanie 0 5 --
500*

283 --

new
Cheryl 7 25 21 %
279 277
297 0.31

291

Friday, August 4, 2017

Taking a Break

This is a re-posting of Steve's message a couple days ago.  It trumps the standings and stat stuff, so I'm doing this so it stays on top here.

Hi everyone,

I have a few announcements:

1) As of the end of this year, I will be informing NASPA that I will no longer be the director of record for Bluegrass Scrabble.  I'm hoping that this will allow enough time for someone to step up and take the reins who already is, or would like to be, a registered NASPA director.  I will gladly help with this transition in whatever capacity needed.  Of course, even if no one is interested in taking over in an official capacity, it's not a huge deal, since we can of course continue with our weekly sessions.  We just won't be able to be listed as an official club on NASPA's website.

2) Although I plan to maintain my director certification, I will no longer be organizing rated tourneys, including the one I would have planned for this November.  Again, however, if someone else wants to do this, I'm willing to spend whatever time is necessary to get him/her up to speed, including acting as "Assistant Director" and providing technical assistance where needed.

I have several reasons for this, but they can effectively be summed up as: I'm burned out, and I just no longer have the initiative and motivation to put in the required energy that this role requires, in a way that will grow the game in our community.  I also feel that staying in this position could be an impediment to others who might be able to bring new energy/vision/enthusiasm, and I don't want to stand in the way of that.

All that said, I DO plan to continue to be active as a tourney player, and attend club and travel to tourneys as my schedule allows...basically to be an ambassador for the game, but more on a player/personal level, than director/organizational level.

Finally, I want to say that serving as Club Director, and running the 10 so tourneys that I have over the past 7-8 years, have been a great honor, and a lot of fun.  Most of all, I really appreciate what a great group of people (not just Scrabble players) that we have here, so I know we have a bright future, regardless of who is at the helm.

Steve

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Victoria 3-1 +251
Betty 3-1 +128
Fred 1-1 +183
Matthew 1-1 +88
Janny 2-1 (102)
Cheryl 1-3 (205)
Stephanie 0-3 (343)

* waiting for one result I forgot to record

Also - I'll leave this on top chronologically for maybe a day, then cut, paste and re-post Steve's vitally important announcement so it's up first here.


Betty 361 Matthew 351
Victoria 449 Betty 297
Victoria 360 Cheryl 294

BISTATE
SANDERS CORONATE
PIVOTAL

WEENIES
STIPPLES

INANEST



RETAINS











Janny  345 Stephanie  261
Matthew 405 Cheryl 307
Fred 479 Stephanie 262



TETANOID LITERATI
DOTAGES






VALINES






PELTERS








Janny 323 Victoria 322
Betty 373 Cheryl 290
Victoria 371 Fred 337



DEBATED

TRIBADS* ANTIDOTE







SOFTENER








Betty 457 Janny 270
Cheryl 316 Stephanie 274


REINDEX






TREASONS






Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Taking a Break

Hi everyone,

I have a few announcements:

1) As of the end of this year, I will be informing NASPA that I will no longer be the director of record for Bluegrass Scrabble.  I'm hoping that this will allow enough time for someone to step up and take the reins who already is, or would like to be, a registered NASPA director.  I will gladly help with this transition in whatever capacity needed.  Of course, even if no one is interested in taking over in an official capacity, it's not a huge deal, since we can of course continue with our weekly sessions.  We just won't be able to be listed as an official club on NASPA's website.

2) Although I plan to maintain my director certification, I will no longer be organizing rated tourneys, including the one I would have planned for this November.  Again, however, if someone else wants to do this, I'm willing to spend whatever time is necessary to get him/her up to speed, including acting as "Assistant Director" and providing technical assistance where needed.

I have several reasons for this, but they can effectively be summed up as: I'm burned out, and I just no longer have the initiative and motivation to put in the required energy that this role requires, in a way that will grow the game in our community.  I also feel that staying in this position could be an impediment to others who might be able to bring new energy/vision/enthusiasm, and I don't want to stand in the way of that.

All that said, I DO plan to continue to be active as a tourney player, and attend club and travel to tourneys as my schedule allows...basically to be an ambassador for the game, but more on a player/personal level, than director/organizational level.

Finally, I want to say that serving as Club Director, and running the 10 so tourneys that I have over the past 7-8 years, have been a great honor, and a lot of fun.  Most of all, I really appreciate what a great group of people (not just Scrabble players) that we have here, so I know we have a bright future, regardless of who is at the helm.

Steve

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kentuckians in Division Two at Nationals in New Orleans

Congrats to David Brown!   He won ten of his final 11 game at Nationals to get to 20 victories and achieve 6th place.

Kudos to Ken as well!   He tallied 16.5 wins, finishing about 20 spots over his seed and well in the top half of the standings.  He also crossed 1500 rating for the first time.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Two at nationals

Good luck to David Brown and Ken Dutch, representing our club at nationals, which begins today (July 22). They're both in division 2. The only other Kentuckian in the tournament is Kevin Sears of Louisville, who has played at a couple of our Lexington tournaments. Click here for the live coverage link.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017






old new
avg avg

Final 2015-16

W L Win %
rating rating
points bingos

rating
Marc 4 0 100 %
1746

491 3

1716
Steve 22 5 81 %
1728 1734
427 1.92

1689
Matthew 32 11 74 %
1646

405 1.86

1630
Will 49 20 71 %
1571

413 1.76

1546
David 2 1 66 %
1481

371 1.66

1480
Ken 13 12 52 %
1426

385 1.36

1469
Joe 2 3 40 %
1238

388 1.4

1252
Betty 50 43 53 %
1212 1176
367 1.2

1181
Victoria 44 54 44 %
1160

361 1.42

1211
Margaret 15 15 50 %
1106

375 1.16

1132
Eric 1 2 33 %
1082

363 1.33

1104
Lisa 0 2 --
884

322 0.5

896
Fred 8 7 53 %
829 848
339 1.2

733
Janny 17 47 26 %
653 680
310 0.21

574
Kaye 1 3 25 %
575*

282 --

new
Darrell 0 8 --
500*

278 0.25

new
Karen 0 4 --
500*

282 0.25

new
Alex 0 4 --
500*

280 0.5

new
Stephanie 0 2 --
500*

309 --

new
Cheryl 6 22 21 %
284 279
297 0.32

291

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday July 16 Results

Welcome to our newcomer, Stephanie.  :)

Round 1
Janny 342
Betty 338

Fred 385, OLESTRA
Stephanie 320

Round 2
Steve 555, ANDIRON, MINUTIAE, MATINEES, CUTTIES
Fred 272, BEANIES, SLASHIER

Cheryl 303
Stephanie 298

Round 3
Steve 491, ECLIPSE, ORNATELY, ADOPTER
Janny 280

Fred 378, AREOLAS
Betty 315

Round 4
Janny 328
Cheryl 220

Steve 419, TOADLESS
Betty 324, MOLTINGS*

Monday, July 10, 2017






old new
avg avg

Final 2015-16

W L Win %
rating rating
points bingos

rating
Marc 4 0 100 %
1746

491 3

1716
Steve 19 5 79 %
1728

420 1.83

1689
Matthew 32 11 74 %
1643 1646
405 1.86

1630
Will 49 20 71 %
1571

413 1.76

1546
David 2 1 66 %
1481

371 1.66

1480
Ken 13 12 52 %
1426

385 1.36

1469
Joe 2 3 40 %
1238

388 1.4

1252
Betty 50 40 55 %
1233 1212
369 1.23

1181
Victoria 44 54 44 %
1160

361 1.42

1211
Margaret 15 15 50 %
1093 1106
375 1.16

1132
Eric 1 2 33 %
1082

363 1.33

1104
Lisa 0 2 --
884

322 0.5

896
Fred 6 6 50 %
805 829
337 1.16

733
Janny 15 46 24 %
668 653
309 0.22

574
Kaye 1 3 25 %
575*

282 --

nr
Darrell 0 8 --
500*

278 0.25

nr
Karen 0 4 --
500*

282 0.25

nr
Alex 0 4 --
500*

280 0.5

nr
Cheryl 5 21 19 %
284

299 0.34

291