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NSC 2008 Commentary: Round 3

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Round 3

Jacob Bergmann (Lexington, MA) wanders over to the Internet table and tells me that in his last game, their combined scores totaled 988. He, himself, opened with CHABLIS, and Jake played OUTDROVE and the 140-point triple-triple ASSIGNEE. His opponent played TALISMAN, STRONGLY, CHARIEST, and SOILURES.

Lisa Odom (St Louis Park, MN) defeated Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) this rond, 453-385. I spy his AEROLITE and ARANEIDS. She got down ExPOUNDS and AERUGOS. Another fun non-bingo play of her's was ENZYM/AMon the triple for 73.

Will Scott (Versailles, KY) vs. Teresa Schaeffer (Durham, NC). She opened strong with ZARFS and later got down ERASION, but his HOMELESs and OUTLIEr were enough to give him the win, 385-367.

I see Brenda Casey (Guilford, CT) in a tough endgame versus Nadine Jacobson (Edina, MN), who plays totally blind using a braille tile set and a braille score machine.

Ronnie Thomas (Bethesda, MD) bingos out with VAUNTERS for 74. Her opponent, Thomas Reinke (Middleton, WI), challenged, it was good. He wins anyway, 455-411.

Jeanne Freebody (Oakland, CA) beat up her buddy Jeannie J Wilson (Livermore, CA) this round, 503-349. Jeanne's outbingo was TASTIER, which hooked atop WIT to create TWIT, which Jeannie felt like when she was caught with 36 points on her rack!

Eric Kinderman (Burlington, VT) is studying word lists between games. He's here in the US for about another week before he heads back to Dubai, UAE, where he is teaching English in a British high school. We miss seeing him at our East Coast events, but he admits he is enjoying the work. But, he's become "polluted" as the only SCRABBLE opponents he can find over there play SOWPODS!

Jason Katz-Brown (Cambridge, MA) tells me sheepishly that he is 3-0. I later find out he is in first place in his division. Now I get the sheepish part!

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