Cyber Club Players

blue names linked to player's tournament stats

    Andy Gardner    Atlanta-area competitor always comes to our tourneys and now plays with us online

    Bill Snoddy    co-director, tourney director, Z Sunday Scrabble Rapporter, bingo slide show creator

    Bob Frey    Tennessee expert joins us for Cyber play and our tourneys

    Bing Rice     graphic designer loves the game; scored 641 in her first month at club!

    Caesar Jaramillo    Texas Scrabble Hall of Fame award winner now plays with online

    Cheryl Melvin     Michigander  comes to nearly all our fall tourneys, plays at club, & now plays with us online

    Deborah Roberts     Tennessee players comes to our tourneys and now joins us for Cyber play

    Donna Eisenstadt     retired prof, loves animals, reading, music, crosswords, and...SCRABBLE!

    Eileen Johnson     Charlotte player joins us regularly in Cyber olay and occasionally In-Real-Life

    D Pedroza      an ESL teacher and one of our most faithful regulars

    Jason Mayfield     loves Scrabble so much he comes all the way up from Durham regularly

    Jay Pearson    from Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada (Vancouver) & handles internet for his club

    Joe Roberdeau     Ohio player and regular attendee to lour Fall tourney is now playing with us online

    Julia Bogle    Indianapolis player has racked up beaucoup tournaments, including ours, now joins us online


    Kristy Zurbrick    Ohio player and friend of Ruchi Gupta has joined us for cyber play on ISC

    Lakievia Johnson    busy Asheville professional has found time to play with us in person and online

    Leslie Bradshaw     enjoys family, sports, and music; French and Spanish teacher

    Lois Greene     Ohio player has attended our fall tourney for years; now she's joining us for cyber!

    Marty Gabriel    sports-loving Illinois expert joins our blue division for online play

    Mike Bell     retired Episcopal priest just loves to play Scrabble

    Mike Leippe     professor, moved here with wife, Donna E from NY; loves sports, running, reading, music

    Mike Stafford   clubmate of Kristy Zurbrick in Ohio joins us on ISC with Asheville Scrabble Cyber

    Raina Scura     enjoys gardening, hiking, renovating, photography, animals, reading, and theatre

    Randy Hersom     expert player from Monroe NC regularly attends our tourney and now joins us online

    Ranji Adukia     Ruchi's cousin / player from Illinois now finds time to join our club in our cyber version

    Ruchi Gupta      would love to be full-time Scrabbler & just dabble in medicine to get bills paid!

    Stephen Stanley     lives in Wilmington, NC & comes to our tourney regularly and now playing cyber with us

    Susan Bertoni    from Clemmons/Winston-Salem and plays in our tourney and now with us online

    Trenton Charlson     Trenton joins other Columbus, Ohio players Mike S, and Kristy Z


    Trish Harrop     co-director; veterinarian, competes in 50 mile horse races, quilts, snow skis, & loves sci-fi

    Veronica Sherbourne     from Walkertown, NC, attends our tourney regularly and now joins us in cyber play

(April 18, 2021) So, on the bingoes page of our website, the revised PowerPoints for the week include INSECT with the phrase “A JAR OF UNHAPPY FLIES.” It would not have been the NICEST choice to use INCEST, plus the phrase for that could have been pretty weird.


The seven-to-make-eight PowerPoint is DEAR-SON with the phrase “HIP CLIMBER.” And, as promised, we have the revised PowerPoint for learning the newish three letter words that have anagrams.


MayDay, MayDay! We will be playing online as a group on Sunday evening May 2, and a reminder will go out that week.

(April 11, 2021) Mid-April, when our thoughts give way to…taxes. Ahh, but now we have until May, right? AND we have only until May to wait to play as a group online on Sunday, May 2. The NBA is still playing basketball, so “threes” can still be important. We did the singleton three’s recently on a PowerPoint show, and next week we will have the relatively new “threes that anagram.” Words like WOP and LEZ will NOT be included. And DAG will only have one back hook! Have a great week!

(April 4, 2021) We have Easter and March Madness going on. The first involves the Trinity and the second can involve three-pointers. If you are fouled while making a “three” you get a single extra shot at the free-throw line. A singleton with a three if you will. This week we will direct your attention to a PowerPoint slide show featuring relatively new “singleton threes” and their hooks (download for best viewing).

With regard to EASTER, we included the PowerPoint presentation (download for best viewing) for those common bingoes. The phrase "CHRIST BACK UP, GOD WILL FIX MAN" is reminding you of every letter to make that seven-letter bingo with EASTER. 


We are very sad to lose a dear club member, Deborah Lambeth, who played 1300+ games with us from 2006-2020. Here's a link to her obituary – we already miss her greatly. Here's a news story about what she did to try to brighten the lives of those in her neighborhood about one year ago.


The usual PowerPoint feature for bingoes this week involves two different but yet similar situations, zoos and insane asylums. Zoos with their collections of animals do rely on donations and these days likely do use the internet for publicity and fund-raising. The high-probability stem DONATE has the mnemonic phrase VLOG: ZOO SCOOPS POT O’ GOLD, and of course every letter in the phrase goes with DONATE to make one or more seven-letter bingoes. With regard to the asylums, there is the high-probability rack INSANER, for which we have the phrase COMMITTED GROUPS. Use each of those letters to make “eights.”

(March 28, 2021) 12 Scrabblers were in two divisions of six each. THANKS to those who responded before Saturday at 6 PM to let us know who is “IN” or “OUT” for Sunday evening play.


Joe (uuuvvww) Joe enjoyed a great night with only one loss. Those four winning scores were all well above 400. His seven bingoes included INVOICED for 92, and  EXPANSE for 90.


Susan (Cruzan) lost her first game, then won every subsequent game. 8 bingoes included the soon-to-be-timely UNMASKED and the high-scoring DEVISEE (105) but most impressive was her well-placed non-bingo WAREZ for 106 points!


Leslie (Lmamabear) was aware that she would have some tough matchups this night, and did manage a win. She played LOOTERS, ATTAINT, and CORNIEST. I would have challenged ATTAINT so thanks for the unfamiliar word, Leslie. PAX for 45 was a good play!


Bill (DrWmR) was 3-2, with 9 bingoes, with EXPENDS scoring 97. BAMBINO (82) helped, and I didn’t dream that the plurals would include BAMBINI(!) as well as BAMBINOS.


Raina (Raina726) is a great player from the Asheville Club who just didn’t get the tiles tonight, plus she knew she would be playing higher-rated players this evening as well. She played SNEERING and STAGING plus JIRD for 60!


Andy (AGardner) enjoyed his winning 3-2 record, and 9 bingoes (4 of which he scored against me!) His highest-scoring bingo was FORKIEST for 80. ZINGER was a non-bingo but scored 72 points!


Bob (Calico9) was slow out of the blocks but then came roaring back with two late wins. One of those early losses was the high loss of the session, at 475. 10 bingoes for Bob including the unusual RETABLO and also GESNERIA, which has only one back hook.


Kristy (abzurd) enjoyed two wins, and almost won her 430 point game, losing by less than 10. 8 bingoes, plus the non-bingo PREX (56) was a great play as well.


Jay (oboe) was teasing 400 with his 396 win, and knocked out 5 bingoes. Jay does a great job playing with entirely voice-to-text commands and I think that others would find his story fascinating if he is willing to share it sometime.


Marty (Kahuna601) had two big wins, and I may overuse the term “big.” BUT both of these wins were over 500! His 538 game was the high game for the entire session this evening. Marty used a basketball analogy, as he lost two games “in overtime” and lost them by less than ten points! (Alabama lost in overtime tonight as well.) 11 bingoes included RABIETIC, GABIONS, EOBIONT, ISOCLINE and the 92-point JOINDERS. SWEVEN (48) was a great non-bingo play.


Trenton (Trenton) only lost once, and his 9 bingoes were not really unusual words. GAMBLERS scored 98. He played both SHELTER and EVICTION! SANATIVE sounds desirable these days. EJIDO for 65 was quite the non-bingo play.


David (scrblninja) also only had one loss, and 9 bingoes, with the highest scoring play of the evening RANGIEST(122) a triple-triple! QUEST for 68, so who needs bingoes? All four of his wins scored well over 400!


This will count as April’s First Sunday, so our next session is May 2. Reminders will go out! 

Scroll below these pics of ISC play for Cyber Club 2020 Records and Cyber Club Player Roster


Asheville Scrabble

Z Sunday Scrabble Cyber Rapport by Bill Snoddy

Club Records

Cyber Club 2020 Records

Based on Cyber Club Play (ISC) Jun 7 – Dec 27 while In-Real-Life Club on hiatus (pandemic)

Eligibility: minimum 10% attendance of Cyber Club sessions

High Cyber Club Attendance

Leslie Bradshaw 93% (Attended 28 out of 30 Cyber Club sessions)

First Runner Up D Pedroza 87% (Attended 26 out of 30 Cyber Club sessions)

Second Runner Up Bing Rice 83% (Attended 25 out of 30 Cyber Club sessions)

High Cyber Club Winning Percentage

Donna Eisenstadt .763 (59 games, 45 wins, 14 losses, 0 ties)

First Runner Up Bob Frey .750 (80 games, 60 wins, 20 losses, 0 ties)

Second Runner Up Marty Gabriel .657 (35 games, 23 wins, 12 losses, 0 tie)

High Cyber Club Scoring Average

Donna Eisenstadt 423

First Runner Up Marty Gabriel 416

Second Runner Up (tie)

Bob Frey 411

David Garcia 411

High Cyber Club Average Spread

Donna Eisenstadt +72

First Runner Up Bob Frey +55

Second Runner Up David Garcia +43

High Cyber Club Rating

Cyber Club Rating formula = (Win % x 2000) + (Avg Spread x 2) + (Avg Score)

Donna Eisenstadt 2093

First Runner Up Bob Frey 2022

Second Runner Up Marty Gabriel 1814

High Cyber Club Bingo Average

Donna Eisenstadt 2.10 (124 bingos in 59 games)

First Runner Up Marty Gabriel 2.03 (71 bingos in 35 games)

Second Runner Up Joe Roberdeau 1.63 (130 bingos in 80 games)

High Cyber Club Win

David Garcia 593

First Runner Up Donna Eisenstadt 590 & other high games 537, 528, 523, 517, 505, 503, 502, 500

Second Runner Up Bob Frey 570 & other high games 554, 532, 529, 522, 515

High Cyber Club Loss

David Garcia 485 losing to Eileen Johnson 492

First Runner Up Mark Schmidt 452 losing to Kristy Zurbrick 454

Second Runner Up Joe Roberdeau 448 losing to Susan Bertoni 459

High Cyber Club Bingo Play

Joe Roberdeau 167 UNHINGES

First Runner Up (tie)

Bob Frey 149 READOUTS

Susan Bertoni 149 DEPLETED

Second Runner Up (tie)

Ruchi Gupta 140 INDUCERS

Veronica Sherbourne 140 GRANITAS

High Cyber Club Non-Bingo Play

Deborah Lambeth 92 qats

First Runner Up Ranji Adukia 86 quay

Second Runner Up Leslie Bradshaw 85 jabs

High Cyber Club Combined Score

Eileen Johnson 492 + David Garcia 485 = 977

First Runners Up Veronica Sherbourne 512 + Joe Roberdeau 430 = 942

Second Runners Up Susan Bertoni 498 + Joe Roberdeau 428 = 926

Longest Cyber Club Winning Streak


Bob Frey 14 & other win streaks of 13, 6

Donna Eisenstadt 14 & other win streaks of 11, 5

First Runner Up Ruchi Gupta 10 & other win streaks of 5, 5

Second Runner Up Susan Bertoni 9 & other win streaks of 6, 4

Total Cyber Club Wins

Bing Rice 68.0

First Runner Up Ruchi Gupta 61.5

Second Runner Up Bob Frey 60.0

Total Cyber Club Bingos

Ruchi Gupta 147

First Runner Up Joe Roberdeau 130

Second Runner Up Donna Eisenstadt 124

High Cyber Club Total Score

(5 games of a Cyber session)

Bob Frey 2387 & other high total scores of 2290, 2234, 2201, 2138, 2065

First Runner Up Donna Eisenstadt 2300 & other high total scores of 2284, 2230, 2223, 2186, 2164

Second Runner Up Ranji Adukia 2245

High Cyber Club Total Spread

(5 games of a Cyber session)

Donna Eisenstadt +824 & other high total spreads +606, +552, +421

First Runner Up Bob Frey +817 & other high total spreads of +586, +579, +504, +466

Second Runner Up David Garcia +791 & other high total spread of +379

Most Cyber Club 500+ Games

Donna Eisenstadt 9

First Runner Up (tie)

Bob Frey 6

Ruchi Gupta 6

Second Runner Up Veronica Sherbourne 5

Most Cyber Club Triple-Triple Word Score Plays


Ruchi Gupta-2 INDUCERS 140, CAROTIDS 122

Deborah Roberts-2 ANALYSER 122, OUTSIZES 122

First Runner Up (tie)

Joe Roberdeau-1 UNHINGES 167

Bob Frey-1 READOUTS 149

Susan Bertoni-1 DEPLETED 149

Veronica Sherbourne-1 GRANITAS 140

Eileen Johnson-1 REUNITED 131

David Garcia-1 ANTILOGS 122

Bill Snoddy-1 EATERIES 113


Trish Harrop

D Pedroza

Ruchi Gupta

Leslie Bradshaw

Bill Snoddy

Bing Rice

Raina Scura

Donna Eisenstadt

Mike Leippe

Mike Bell


Jason Mayfield


Cyber Club Players

Deborah Roberts


Eileen Johnson


Veronica Sherbourne


Susan Bertoni

Stephen Stanley


Lakievia Johnson


Lois Greene


Joe Roberdeau

Julia Bogle


Ranji Adukia


Randy Hersom


Caesar Jaramillo

Cheryl Melvin

Marty Gabriel

Andy Gardner


Mike Stafford

Kristy Zurbrick

Bob Frey

Cyber play updated 1st Sundays monthly

Trenton Charlson

Jay Pearson