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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Wild October Words

November 9, 2014

In October we celebrated the birthdays of that busy, NOIRISH, wiz, Mary Maddox, and the continually learning Lisa Lovelace, who has been known to be quite the QUOTER. As you may have surmised, the descriptions above contain words or derivatives of words that were played at the club meeting and chosen by Mary and Lisa […]

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Autumn Word Play at Charleston Scrabble Club

October 18, 2014

The presence of three grad students from the EIU English department highlighted the September club meeting; Rebekah Simcox attended her second club meeting and Terri Coleman and Tana Young made their club debuts! All of the newbies performed admirably, using hot spots well and playing at a steady pace with good clock awareness. They all […]

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Exciting play at our August meeting

September 8, 2014

Barbara Dixon made the trip from Lafayette, Indiana to Charleston for the August Club meeting and played OUTDUEL as one of her three bingos on the day, following some “open board” Scrabble consultation from Mr. Director. Barbara put some of the tips she’d received to good use when she had the audacity to subsequently defeat […]

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Summer Fun

August 7, 2014

Daiva Markelis, author of the Scrabble blog, “The Nervous Rack” and the memoir, “White Field, Black Sheep”, appropriately played SCRIBED at the June meeting. But she really outdid herself by playing BEWIGGED and INSURGENT, a nine letter bingo (extending from IN, which was on the board) at the July meeting!! Meanwhile, her hubby, Mr. Director, […]

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Action at the May 2014 Meeting

June 4, 2014

The May meeting of the Charleston Scrabble featured some interesting bingos. Scott Garner showed his strong knowledge of seven letter bingos by playing MUSTING (becoming musty) as well as BREVITY. Mary Maddox almost pulled off a major upset victory over the club director by playing a couple of OUT bingos in the same game; she […]

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Club Awards for 2013

May 14, 2014

The following players are recognized for their outstanding performances during 2013: MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD   –   CHUCK JONES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD   –   LISA LOVELACE SPIRIT AWARD   –   ANGELA VIETTO / SCOTT HAWKINS OUTRAGEOUS * AWARD   –   DAIVA MARKELIS SINCERITY AWARD   –   SCOTT GARNER Chuck improved his club rating for the sixth consecutive year!!!!!! In 2013 he improved his scoring average by 7 points and […]

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