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NSC 2000 Round 3 Commentary

In a division 2 game, Joel Horn opened with MOOnIER against opponent, Stefan Fatsis.

Division 4, Rhonda Roederer defeated Shelly Koch, 425-351.

Ellen Miller vs. Cheryl Tyler, 391-370, in division 4. Ellen played DECLInED and Cheryl played NETTLES, and VERSiON. Ellen got stuck with the Q, but was still able to eke out the win anyway by playing MIST to the triple for 35 points.

Also in division 4, Joan Mocine was at the receiving end of Charlene White's smoking win, 467-328. While Joan got down RAINOUTS and ROUTINE, Charlene played SETTLER, ASPIRINg, and NOTATER.

In division 2, Marlene Boyda lost her game against Varda Horelle, 341-411. Marlene played UNFILED* and Varda played MISLAID, TRANcES, and NEAREST. An interesting play in the board was ABRUPT being extended to ABRUPTER for a triple word score.

After losing his first two games, Dominic Grillo (div 1) finally earned a win against Ian Weinstein, 424-378. Ian played HICKIES and Dominic got down TOLULATES and MyTHIER.

Akegapun Erbprasartsook defeated Trey Wright, 406-352, in division 1.

Rod MacNeil (div 1) showed me his scorecard of losses. Game 1 he lost to Gerry Carter and in game 2, he "had" Joey Mallick early, but Joey made a nice comeback and won the game. In round 3 against Joe Edley, Joe played four bingos in five turns which is all the explanation he had to give. He's hoping his next game with Sammy Okosagah turns in his favor. All in all, though, his disposition is good and he sounds positive.

Division 1's Marlon Hill finally won a game, beating Lester Schonbrun, 430-397.

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