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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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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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Director!

February 22, 2015

The January meeting was a relatively worldly one. Andrew Batey, a Champaign physician with Nigerian roots, returned to the club after a five-year hiatus; Charlotte and Richard England, a couple of newbies with Canadian backgrounds, impressed regulars; and longtime club member, Ranji Adukia, originally from Mumbai, was on the scene. Andrew noted he intends to […]

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Club Awards for 2014

December 31, 2014

The following players are recognized for their outstanding performances during 2014: ♣ MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD – SCOTT GARNER ♣ ♣ ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD – TERRI COLEMAN ♣ ♣ SPIRIT AWARD – MARY MADDOX ♣ ♣ OUTRAGEOUS * AWARD – LISA LOVELACE ♣ ♣ SINCERITY AWARD – DAIVA MARKELIS ♣ Scott improved his club rating for the seventh consecutive year!!!!!!! In 2014 he […]

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Final Meeting of 2014!

December 31, 2014

Five first-year players, a record number for a single Charleston Scrabble Club meeting, attended the December club meeting and distinguished themselves. Terri Coleman, winner of the Rookie of the Year award for 2014, made two bingos, MURIATE and DESTINED, and she also won a special seasonal word prize with YETI. Tana Young won a “high […]

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