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This club news page contains news about events and notable achievements in sanctioned SCRABBLE® clubs. Other articles may be found in the periodical Bulletins or the member news page.

Club feats are limited to those who are:

a.) members b.) play in a sanctioned club

To have your news item considered for publication here, please send it to Club/Director Committee or Web Committee.

March 2010

March 3, 2010: Club #276, Robert Kahn scores 801 points

Congratulations to Robert Kahn on his 801-point game at NASPA Club #276 in Lauderhill, FL. He made seven bingos: HAEMOID, sTARTLE, INSERTS, ENVIOUS, BEPAINT, RE(E)CHOEd and TEARIEST.

His score 801 is the second highest ever recorded in sanctioned competitive club game in North America. On October 12, 2006, Michael Cresta scored 830 points at NSA Club #108 in Lexington, MA.

Robert has been playing SCRABBLE for approximately 56 years. His rating is 1695 and ranking 209.

February 2010

February 8, 2010: Club #667, Northampton, MA

NASPA congratulates the Northampton, MA club for playing their 1500th game in their 2-1/2 years of existence. They average about 10 players per night.

— Brett Constantine, Director, Northampton, MA Club #667

January 2010

January 6, 2010: Club #276, Lauderhill, FL Annual Awards Night

The Lauderhill club, directed by Sandee Bloom, celebrated player achievements at their 21st Annual Awards Night. Ian Weinstein (Coral Springs, FL) and Sandee Bloom (Tamarac, FL), received 1000-win Plateau Awards. We congratulate them and all the other club members who received awards for accomplishments during the past 12 years of record-keeping.

— Sandee Bloom, Director, Lauderhill, FL Club #276

November 2009

November 23, 2009: Club #550, Maddy Kamen has 724 point game

The directors of Club #550, along with its members, want to congratulate Maddy Kamen (Covina, CA) on her 724-point game, which included a 284-point bingo, QUARtZES, Monday in a game against Bruce D'Ambrosio. There were no phonies and no challenges in the game.

— Yukiko Loritz, Director, Anaheim, CA Club #550

November 10, 2009: Club #248, Dee Segrest makes 203 point play

The directors of Club #248, along with its members, want to congratulate Dee Segrest (Grand Prairie, TX) on her superb 203-point bingo Tuesday in a game against Mike Early. Mike played an X on the triple line and Dee cheerfully played MONOXIDE for 203 points. It wasn't enough to secure the win in the game, but the play will make her happy for a long time!

— Mary Rhoades, Director, Bedford, TX Club #248

November 8, 2009: Club #603, Scott Morese has 702 point game

Ridgefield CT Club #603 congratulates Scott Morese (New Milford, CT) for his 702-point game against Tim Iglinski at the Rhinebeck NY Tournament.

— Cornelia Guest, Director, Ridgefield, CT Club #603