September Monthly Champion

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to -ephemeron- for being our September Monthly Champion. Here is his bio:

Hey fellow word nerds,
My name is Avery. I’m currently a freshman in college with hopes to study Statistics. As I mentioned in my public notes, I am a registered NASPA player and am ranked in the top 100 players in North America. I am 18 now, but I reached the second highest position held by a player under 18 in North America. Here’s a little more background about me:
I began playing Scrabble at a very young age when my parents introduced me to it. I combined 4 sets of tiles and made long crosswords that I wouldn’t let my mom vacuum up (that carpet sure got dusty!). I first attended a sanctioned NASPA club at age 7 (I won my first game ever 441-378… I still have that scoresheet!) and played in my first tournament at age 9. I’ve loved the game ever since, and I’ve devoted much of my free time to developing my strategies, studying word lists and word patterns (25000 7 and 8 letter words!). I can’t say much about my social life because it doesn’t really exist. Who says you need to be social in college to have success? When I’m not playing Scrabble though, I love crossword/Sudoku puzzles, reading, and of course, eating.
I decided to make a return to this site, and the tile gods sure appreciate it, because I’ve only had to post one score below 400 this month (and it was a 399!). Ridiculous amounts of luck against some of the toughest competitors I’ve seen is really the best method for winning I suppose (but you have to have solid strategies to keep a lead! Word knowledge is only half the battle). Had I not been so fortunate with my drawing, this title could easily have gone to someone else. I’m pretty thankful that I was able to keep the momentum alive!
A big thank you to the admins who run this site every day and to all the players who gather to share our passion for a good game. I’ve already made some good friends along the way and I hope to make more. Feel free to match me any time, even if it’s not for a tournament game – I promise I don’t bite! Maybe my playing does, but I try to be nice in the chat :-) ACTUARY GEEKS – I mean, TAKE CARE GUYS.
Categories: Champs
Sep
20

Finals Time

By Debbyoc

Good luck to our Finalists, -ephemeron- and Tretony.

Deadline is Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 pm PST.

Categories: Announcements
Sep
18

Semi Finals

By Debbyoc

Deadline for Round 6 is Monday, September 19 at 10:00 pm PST.

I will start the Final Round early if this Round ends before the deadline.

Good luck.

Categories: Announcements
Sep
16

Round 5

By Debbyoc

Deadline for Round 5 is Friday, September 16, 10:00 pm PST.

Good luck.

Categories: Announcements
Sep
13

Interim Round 4

By Debbyoc

We need an Interim Round to narrow the field to eight players.

JBeckham, Jc.bronco and Tretony will have byes this Round.

Deadline will be Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00 pm PST.

Good luck to you all.

Categories: Announcements
Sep
11

Monthly Round 3

By Debbyoc

Deadline for Round 3 is Saturday, September 10th at 10:00 pm PST.

Good luck.

Categories: Announcements
Sep
08

Monthly Round 2

By Debbyoc

Deadline for Round 2 is Wednesday, September 7th at 10:00pm PST.

Good luck

Categories: Announcements
Sep
04

Monthly Round 1

By Debbyoc

Welcome to September! Round 1 deadline is Sunday, September 4th at 10:00 pm PST.

Good luck everyone.

Categories: Announcements
Sep
01

August Finals Winner

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to late4dinner for winning the August Monthly Tourney. Here is her bio.

Hello!  I’m Grace from Corpus Christi, TX. Scrabble has been a huge part of my life since the age of 12. Our 10 year old granddaughter Mia is now interested in challenging me and I love it that she’s wanting to play a board game. She thanks me every time we play because she’s learning new words. That’s my goal!

The finals were a true Texas shootout since trueheartd is also from Texas.  We were evenly matched. Beckie and I started off with our guns drawn and we took it to a tiebreaker. The tiles were great for me throughout most of the game but Beckie was right on my tail near the end.

Gotta go!  All 5 of us are always late4dinner!

Grace

Categories: Champs
Aug
22

Finals

By Debbyoc

Congratulations to late4dinner and Trueheartd for making it to the Finals. Deadline is Monday, August 22, 10:00 pm PST.

Good luck ladies!

Categories: Announcements
Aug
19