UVSC Session Report Monday, May 13, 2019 (Session #227) (authored by BJ) What started out as a pretty normal session this week turned into an epic feat of Scrabble endurance for two of our club members. It is not uncommon for us to play until after midnight, and at about 1am I packed up to head home while Iliana and David stayed to play another game. After a short night's sleep, my morning routine began and I noticed a message from Iliana around 7:15 that read "Bring us coffee!!!!1!" After some texting back and forth, I realized that she and David had played not one more game, but SEVEN MORE GAMES, and were still finishing up the last one of them. When all was said and done, the club session smashed the record for length (14 hours), and David and Iliana both broke the previous record for most games in a session (which was 12) with 15 and 13, respectively. We also tied the record for most total games in a session with 25. But the sheer number of hours and games played weren't the only notable feats. For the first time ever at our club, two triple-triples were played in one session: my play of INTREATS for 131 against Iliana was surpassed a few hours later by her own UNBEATEN, against me, for 140 and a dose of revenge. In fact, Iliana delivered quite a few blows to her opponents, getting down two other 100-pointers against David: SMOCKED for 113 and PYRITES for 107, and notching the top two (very) high games of the night at 555 and 550. David, who started playing Collins in some of his games against us, notched the high non-bingo with the Collins-only ZEL# (a type of Turkish cymbal) for 65. David also unveiled some software he has been working on to calculate ongoing club statistics, giving us a demo before games began. In fact, his coding efforts immediately revealed some extra information about an impressive performance by Marsha: she had a personal best 441 game, and we quickly were able to see that that was a whopping 43% over her average game score! All of David's UVSC statistics can be viewed here. A selection of other good bingo words played this week follows: EARSTONE, NOUVEAU, THEINES, ASCIDIAN, RETINTS, OUTSAIL, SOLUNAR, FEIJOAS, EMPRESS, TREACLE, EULOGIES, MISFEED, OUTRATED, GIRLIES, PANDIES, STICKED, SOLARIZE, AGOUTIS, STOUTER, BLONDES, SERINGA, VODOUNS, BOOINGS#, and NODALITY. Shown below are Iliana and David after their final game the next morning. The clock on the wall behind them reads 8:02.