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Check out the latest news from the Orlando Scrabble Club!

Stories are archived below, from most recent to oldest.  Some older stories may be out of date.  Check out our Meetings or FAQ page for current info, or feel free to Contact Us.

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Join us for Tile Talk on Jan 20th

posted Jan 16, 2020, 1:24 PM by Orlando Scrabble   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 5:19 PM ]

The club's first Tile Talk will be offered this coming Monday, January 20th, from 6:30-7:00 p.m.! 

Local expert players Ed L and Tim will be offering an occasional series of short Scrabble lessons in the coming months, in which they will be leading discussions designed to improve your game!  These Tile Talks will take place at our usual Wirz Park venue, right before the start of regular club sessions.  (Attendance at the talks are optional, of course, and will have no bearing on the session to follow.) 

tile talk image For our fist topic, we'll be opening with...

Opening Racks
Every game begins with the first player drawing 7 tiles and deciding what to play.  It sounds simple and straightforward.  But you'd be surprised how much you can learn by a careful examination of opening rack strategies and ideas!  In this lesson, we'll work our way through a series of opening racks, using it as a way to talk about play selection, rack management, leave evaluation, and other considerations.

In short, make plans to attend our first Tile Talk this Monday, January 20th!  It will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude by 7:00, after which our regular club session will begin. 

2019 Season 2 Stats Summary

posted Jan 2, 2020, 7:16 PM by Orlando Scrabble


calculator imageThe big 2019 Season 2 Stats Summary is now available, either right on our Current Stats page or (if you prefer) as a printable PDF download.

As always, the end-of-season summary contains final standings, statistics, and notes on the last six months of club play! 

Our new statistical season will start on January 6th
and will continue through the end of June.  You can be a part of it  by joining us at the Orlando Scrabble Club on Monday nights!

End of Nov '19 Stats

posted Nov 29, 2019, 10:23 AM by Orlando Scrabble

The Current Stats have been updated and now include all results through the November 25th session, including the naming of the Player of the Month awards.  
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It was another exciting month at the Club, with continued strong attendance and many interesting games and plays!

With only one month to go in the current season, the standings are tightening up!  Without further ado, now is a good time to take a gander at all of the latest stats, standings, and accomplishments!

Orlando Tourney Results & Kudos

posted Nov 29, 2019, 10:20 AM by Orlando Scrabble   [ updated Nov 29, 2019, 10:36 AM ]

Many current and former Orlando Scrabble Club members took part in the Orlando tournament on Nov 16th.  The tourney, which took place at the unique venue of Castle Church Brewery, was directed by our own Art Moore and drew 32 players.
 
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Congrats especially to Brian for finishing in 1st place in the A Division and to David S. for finishing in 1st place in the D Division!  The full results are available at: https://www.cross-tables.com/tourney.php?tourneyid=10949

There was also a Collins (CSW) division, with results available at: https://www.cross-tables.com/tourney.php?t=10959

Kudos to everyone who participated in this fun event!

Club WILL meet on Veterans Day, Nov 11

posted Nov 8, 2019, 10:10 AM by Orlando Scrabble

We will be meeting at our normal place and time on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th. 
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Come join us for some holiday Scrabble!  Hope to see you there!

End of Oct '19 Stats

posted Nov 1, 2019, 12:36 PM by Orlando Scrabble

The Current Stats have been updated and now include all results through the October 28th session, including the naming of the Player of the Month awards.  
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It was another busy and exciting month at the Club, with very strong attendance and many interesting games & plays!

There has been a lot of movement in the standings, and with only two months to go i the current season, now is a good time to pause and check out all of the latest numbers and accomplishments!

Orlando Tourney Nov 16th: last call!

posted Nov 1, 2019, 12:33 PM by Orlando Scrabble

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With the deadline fast approaching, don't forget:

Our own Art Moore will be directing a one-day, NASPA-rated Scrabble tournament in Orlando on Saturday, November 16th, 2019!
  • Location: Castle Church Brewery, 6820 Hoffner Ave #1 Orlando, FL 32822
  • Entry Fee: $50, discounted to $35 for first time NASPA entrants
  • When: Nov 16, 2019, 9:00 (Registration begins 8:30)
For more information, see the entry form at:
https://www.cross-tables.com/download/2019/11/orlando.pdf
or the tentative registrants list at:
https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15225

The entry deadline is November 9th, so if you still need to register please contact Art ASAP!
 

End of Sep '19 Stats

posted Oct 3, 2019, 7:11 PM by Orlando Scrabble

The Current Stats have been updated and now include all results through the September 30th session, including the naming of the Player of the Month awards.  
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It was another exciting month at the Club, with several visitors, strong overall attendance, and plenty of interesting plays and games. 

As we pass the midpoint of the current season, now is a good time to pause and check out the latest stats, standings, and accomplishments!

Orlando Tourney Nov 16th

posted Oct 3, 2019, 7:09 PM by Orlando Scrabble   [ updated Oct 3, 2019, 7:12 PM ]

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Our own Art Moore will be directing a one-day, NASPA-rated Scrabble tournament in Orlando on Saturday, November 16th, 2019!
  • Location: Castle Church Brewery, 6820 Hoffner Ave #1 Orlando, FL 32822
  • Entry Fee: $50, discounted to $35 for first time NASPA entrants
  • When: Nov 16, 2019, 9:00 (Registration begins 8:30)
For more information, see the entry form at:
https://www.cross-tables.com/download/2019/11/orlando.pdf
or the tentative registrants list at:
https://www.cross-tables.com/entrants.php?u=15225

The registration deadline is November 9th, so let Art know if you plan to attend! 
 

Spotlight on Art

posted Sep 13, 2019, 7:36 PM by Orlando Scrabble   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 7:39 PM ]

Club codirector Art Moore is the subject of an in-depth profile in the current issue of NASPA News, the newsletter of the North American Scrabble Players Association. 

The article is a fitting and very well-deserved tribute to Art, who does so much for our club, for NASPA, and for the game. 

Thanks and kudos, Art!
http://www.icontact-archive.com/archive?c=1384631&f=6038&s=10116&m=279207&t=650b9db00f5228ee57432048f1967e4ef1b454e708354ae751c2b95d07c97caf

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