Richard019 wrote: »
For measuring the average wouldn't it be more relevent to your current ability to just use the last 200 games (based on the 4 a week claim) rather than the whole lot, a bit like the way the tennis and golf rankings only count results going so far back?
silvercar wrote: »
I agree. You could also plot graphs of moving averages, say the average scores over the last 3 months. (always plot against the mid point, so the average of Oct Nov & Dec gets plotted at Nov, then the next data point is the average for Nov Dec & Jan, plotted at Dec.....)
You and Mrs MSE can then see who is improving most!
MikeJO wrote: »
Not a great Scrabbler but a question springs to mind.
Assuming a "bingo" is a fifty point bonus for using all your letters, wouldn't that more often than not result in an eight letter word?
Your four are all "only" seven letters....am I missing something (wouldn't be the first time)?
MSE_Martin wrote: »
It's easier usually (though not always)) to work out a 7 letter on your rack then find somewhere to put it (an s always helps, but so does an er ending as they usually intersect well somewhere).
The problem with an 8 is usually fitting the letters is - because one tile will be immovable and often it doesn't fit.
Hope that makes sense .
Paulgonnabedebtfree wrote: »
It only ever happened the once but I actually got a nine letter word.
Probably about as rare as four leaf clovers.
MSE_Martin wrote: »
Mrs MSE's best is a rocking 525 and she's been over 500 five times.
I win around 2 to 1 which is what you'd expect with a 35 odd point gap in the average - but I've been playing longer - its very competitive though.
I think we're both as good at word creating as each other. The difference is (if you pardon the phrase) I manage my rack better - and manage to hold onto letters which are good for bingos more than Mrs. MSE. It's a slight margin but I think its that which just gives me the edge.
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