Club Awards for 2018!

January 8, 2019

The following players are recognized for their outstanding performances during 2018: MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD DAIVA MARKELIS Daiva raised her TWL club rating from 1224 to 1375 and her points per game average from 373 to 394!! The improvements of 151 points in rating and 21 points in scoring average are extraordinary and among the […]


Tournament Prowess + Club News

September 24, 2018

The Charleston Scrabble club was well represented at the 2018 National Scrabble Championships, which were held in August in Buffalo, NY. The club regulars or semi-regulars who attended were John Fultz, Troy Thompson, and Angela Vietto. They all performed very admirably with each one exceeding their seeding and finishing “in the green”. John finished in […]


Club Awards for 2017

January 8, 2018

The following players are recognized for their outstanding performances during 2017: Most improved Player Award Angela Vietto / Cheri Grizzard / Mary Maddox Angela raised her club rating from 1052 to 1188 and her points per game average from 355 to 370!! Cheri raised her club rating from 780 to 816 and her PPG from […]

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Club Awards for 2016

February 27, 2017

The following players are recognized for their outstanding performances during 2016: MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD — MARY MADDOX      ++ ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD — CHERI GRIZZARD SPIRIT AWARD — ANGELA VIETTO  / WENDY EDWARDS  OUTRAGEOUS * AWARD — DELLA LUTZ      + SINCERITY AWARD — DAIVA MARKELIS  Mary raised her club rating from 1112 to 1219 and […]

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Commentary on the March 12-13 Danville Tourney

April 17, 2016

Charleston Scrabble Club members took home more than half of the money prizes awarded at the annual Danville Scrabble for Literacy event, which features two separate seven game NASPA rated tourneys. Ten club members participated in the event and nine of them won money for finishing in first or second place in their division. (There […]

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Birthdays highlight January and February meetings

February 26, 2016

At the January club meeting we celebrated the birthdays of Channing Brown, Daiva Markelis, and Stevie Momaly with special prizes and three different cakes! The weather was relatively mild and there were seventeen participants, with Champaign and Danville each being well represented by several players and Indiana, the state where the National Scrabble Championships will […]

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Awards for 2015!

January 8, 2016

The following players are recognized for their outstanding performances during 2015: MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD   DELLA LUTZ    Della achieved a personal best NASPA rating of 828 (and won $300) with her first place finish in Div. 3 of the Lexington, KY tourney in November! Her Charleston club rating rose accordingly. Della also became […]

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Spring in Pictures

July 6, 2015

Mr. Director has been busy competing as he hones his skills for the world Scrabble tournament this November in Brisbane. He also directed the Arden Cup over Memorial Day weekend. As a result, he hasn’t had time for his usual entertaining commentaries, and so I offer this brief photo summary of the past few meetings. […]

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Antics with Angela

April 8, 2015

Angela Vietto’s birthday is in February, but we celebrated it at the club meeting in March since a schedule conflict had precluded a more timely celebration. In 2014 Angela became just the fourth person to have won 200 career games at the Charleston club! She began playing at the club in 2005 and finished that […]

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Director!

March 18, 2015

A foreboding winter weather forecast adversely affected participation at the February meeting. However, John Fultz, director of the Champaign Scrabble Club, and his spouse, Julie (an excellent physician, avid knitter, and wonderfully kind human being) managed to make a round trip journey to Charleston from their home in St. Louis that day! This was perhaps […]

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