UVSC Session Report December 18, 2017 (Session #161) (authored by BJ) This Monday was quiet, with just three of us. Ellen was only able to stay for one game, then Iliana and I had a marathon string of 7 more head-to-head games (nothing unusual for us, actually!) until the wee hours. The most notable game was a high-scoring affair with 972 total points, divided evenly between the two of us--a 486 to 486 tie! This is only the 3rd tie in the over 1300 games played in our club's existence, and by far the highest-scoring one. In fact, checking the NASPA records on the matter, it seems that is not terribly far behind some of the highest recorded ties ever! In club play (tournament records are separate), the record is 496, followed by 491 and then 456, so this would easily put this game in third place. However, separate records are generally kept for TWL (the North American English word list) and CSW (the World English word list), and the ones listed were for TWL, while our game was CSW. There were not any club records listed for CSW in this category, so perhaps we'll be the first! It's not the most prestigious record, but it certainly is noteworthy and interesting. Some of our bingos tonight: TERTIAL, ISATINE, EASTLAND#, TRANCING, AUGITES, GRANTOR, RIPOSTE, BETAINE, NITREOUS#, UNRAISED, HAILIER#, DREARING#, NESTLER, FALSIES. High non-bingos included ZITE# for 69 and EVADE for 55. Below is a summary of the high tie game in Quackle. It includes one phony (JOKEL*) and several CSW-only words.