The Tel Aviv Scrabble® Club

Club Director: Evan Cohen

Season 26 - Playoff Mini-tourney - 9.3.2012

First of all, we would once again like to thank our wonderful hostess for having the 17 of us over for our playoffs. 8 Aardvarks, 6 Madoquas and 5 Zyzzyvas competed for division titles and (in the case of Madoqua and Zyzzyva) a spot in the next division. 

In Aardvark, Evan won by virtue of a better spread, with Ma'or a close second. Incidentally, this was the 11th time Evan and Ma'or have taken 1st and 2nd together (in no particular order). But it was down to the last game, with any of 4 players (Evan, Ma'or, Raz, Gila) in the running for the #1 spot. In Madoqua, it was a real nail-biter, with 5 (!) in the running for 1st going into the final game - but Maxine triumphed, and earned her spot in Aardvark. Welcome back, Maxine! In Zyzzyva, the battle was between Marion and Charlotte going into the final round. But since Charlotte won the season and has already advanced into Madoqua, Marion had nothing to lose. But that wasn't enough for Marion, who won the playoffs and earned her spot in Madoqua. Welcome back, ladies.

 

Aardvark - Final Standings

Rank

Player

Wins

Spread

Avg. for

Avg. against

1

Evan Cohen

4

481

453.8

357.6

2

Ma'or Eichler

4

145

381.2

352.2

3

Omri Rosenkrantz

3

222

429.2

384.8

4

Raz Na'ot

3

10

419.2

417.2

5

Gila Blits

3

-41

377.6

385.8

6

Naomi Landau

2

-21

394.8

399

7

Maureen Hoch

1

-370

371.4

445.4

8

Linda Marguy

0

-426

306.4

391.6

 

Madoqua - Final Standings

Rank

Player

Wins

Spread

Avg. for

Avg. against

1

Maxine Tsvaigrach

3

176

380.2

345

2

Julie Collins

3

137

392

364.6

3

Raquelle Azran

3

94

385.6

366.8

4

Martin Curtis

3

52

383.6

373.2

5

Phyllis de Castro

2

-40

359

367

6

Mona Nobil

1

-419

304

393.8

 

Zyzzyva - Final Standings

Rank

Player

Wins

Spread

Avg. for

Avg. against

1

Marion Loewenstein

3

362

363.5

273

2

Charlotte Perlin

3

224

347.3

291.3

3

Jack Hoch

2

-224

278.8

334.8

4

Elisheva Auerbach

1

-148

314.8

351.9

5

Gusta Gross

1

-214

284.3

337.8