Cyber Club Players
blue names linked to player's tournament stats
Atlanta-area competitor always comes to our tourneys and now plays with us online
co-director, tourney director, Z Sunday Scrabble Rapporter, bingo slide show creator
Tennessee expert joins us for Cyber play and our tourneys
graphic designer loves the game; scored 641 in her first month at club!
Texas Scrabble Hall of Fame award winner now plays with online
Michigander comes to nearly all our fall tourneys, plays at club, & now plays with us online
Tennessee players comes to our tourneys and now joins us for Cyber play
retired prof, loves animals, reading, music, crosswords, and...SCRABBLE!
Charlotte player joins us regularly in Cyber olay and occasionally In-Real-Life
an ESL teacher and one of our most faithful regulars
loves Scrabble so much he comes all the way up from Durham regularly
from Chilliwack British Columbia, Canada (Vancouver) & handles internet for his club
Ohio player and regular attendee to lour Fall tourney is now playing with us online
Indianapolis player has racked up beaucoup tournaments, including ours, now joins us online
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
enjoys family, sports, and music; French and Spanish teacher
Ohio player has attended our fall tourney for years; now she's joining us for cyber!
sports-loving Illinois expert joins our blue division for online play
retired Episcopal priest just loves to play Scrabble
professor, moved here with wife, Donna E from NY; loves sports, running, reading, music
clubmate of Kristy Zurbrick in Ohio joins us on ISC with Asheville Scrabble Cyber
enjoys gardening, hiking, renovating, photography, animals, reading, and theatre
expert player from Monroe NC regularly attends our tourney and now joins us online
Ruchi's cousin / player from Illinois now finds time to join our club in our cyber version
would love to be full-time Scrabbler & just dabble in medicine to get bills paid!
lives in Wilmington, NC & comes to our tourney regularly and now playing cyber with us
from Clemmons/Winston-Salem and plays in our tourney and now with us online
Trenton joins other Columbus, Ohio players Mike S, and Kristy Z
co-director; veterinarian, competes in 50 mile horse races, quilts, snow skis, & loves sci-fi
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 .
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 (download for best viewing).
With regard to EASTER, we included the (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 – we already miss her greatly. Here's a 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
Z Sunday Scrabble Cyber Rapport by Bill Snoddy
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
Cyber Club Players
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