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Club Results 10/25

A Club Session Where We Dealt With the Psychological Ramifications of Eating Halloween Candy a Week Early

1st Charles Reinke went undefeated, which doesn't seem that unusual for him, going 4-0 +376. Rather than waiting until the end of the night, the Reinke bros got their weekly matchup out of the way in round one, with Charles winning 461-420. His bingo of INGROUP with both blanks at the end of the game was the deciding factor. Against Bryan, he unleashed his full scoring arsenal, scoring 584 while playing TURISTA, AREOLAS, EXUVIAL, and DIOLEFIN. Bryan successfully extended that last one to DIOLEFINE* while playing PATINAE, a natural attempt considering OLEFINE is a word. In the third round, Charles won 424-383 against Lynda, playing SOLVABLE and REGNANCY. You can guess what happened with that last one; that's right, Lynda quickly extended it to PREGNANCY for 60-some points. Unfortunately there was no more room remaining on the board for a futher extension to PSEUDOPREGNANCY. Dennis sought to end Charles' loss-less night in the final game, and got off to a quick lead, but as Charles often does, he came back to win 430-357. PARSERS for 106 followed swiftly by BOOGERS left Dennis wondering why the heck he even showed up in the first place.

2nd Thomas Reinke went 3-1 +343, coming in second place to his brother once again. After losing his opening match with Charles, he turned his focus towards Gail, and felt no remorse as he won 525-294. He played MORTALS (anagram STROMAL), FIRRIEST (adj. abounding in firs), and HANDRAIL. Against Mary, he won 474-389, overcoming an early closed board/close game to play SORBANT and DEMIURGE (n. a being responsible for the creation of the universe). Mary played the phony CLANLESS*, which stayed on the board due to it giving Thomas a high-scoring counterplay. Always think before you challenge! Thomas finished up his evening with a win over Lynda, 439-371. Club historians may remember that Thomas lost to her on an outbingo just last week. Eager to not repeat mistakes of the past, Thomas this week blocked Lynda's outbingo, securing the win and retaining his sanity.

3rd Bryan Benwitz was the other player who had three wins plus a loss to Charles, finishing with a 3-1 +38 record. He drew Gail in the first round and prevailed 412-373. Gail played HELMETS for 91, but Bryan's LEGONGS (n. a Balinese dance) and NITRIDES were too much to overcome. Things took a sharp turn for the worse against Charles, a 221-point turn to be precise, but Bryan kept his cool and came back with a 446-301 win over Richard. For his final act, he brought out his patented word cannon aganst Mary, playing PERVADES, MANDRELS, and the word-of-the-week, CICALAS (n. CICALA, a variant of CICADA, pluralizes to CICALAS, or CICALE). Mary did get down the nice ENTOMBED to keep it somewhat close, for he part.

Posted on 2017-10-26 19:56:16 by admin
Club Results 10/18

It's Bryan's World, We're Just Living In It

1st Bryan Benwitz went 4-0 +479, going undefeated for the second time in three weeks. He put the clamps on Dave in the first round, winning 409-275 as Dave's late bingo-prone racks had nowhere to go on a dead board. Against Richard in the second round, he only outbingoed him 3-2 but won 527-304. Bryan played INCENSED, STEAMIE (n. a steamed hot dog), and went out with RETILING, leaving Richard's final bingo of TRAILED stranded on his rack. How rude! Bryan's stellar defense continued against Thomas, against whom he was victorious, 370-344. Bryan got down PINEALS (as in the gland), while Thomas played OVERRUNS (RUNOVERS is also good). In the final round, Bryan withstood Charles' feeble attempts at revenge, once again holding his opposition well below their average. 421-325 was the final in that one, leaving his opponents with a meager 312 average on the night.

2nd Lynda Finn overcame a supreme injustice (read on for more!) to go 3-1 +363, easily taking second place. Alright, injustice time: she lost the first game to Charles 352-369 because she got Q-stuck. Can you believe that? I thought QI was supposed to fix this problem, but I guess it didn't, and Lynda paid the price. For her part, Lynda, unlike what the majority of us would have done, didn't run home in tears, but instead won her next three games. She beat Sue 488-327, playing TODDLER, NEUTRINO, and LAYERING. She also played a certain four-letter word that starts with F, which drew a challenge. Who knows, sometimes those naughty words are too naughty even for the dictionary! Against David in the third round, she won 432-266, but the real star in her crown was her 483-430 win against Thomas. She played the double-double WOMBATS for 116, which wasn't quite enough until she went out REVENUES for 86 to secure the win.

3rd Charles Reinke went 3-1 +275, beating out Richard's 3-1 +115 for third place. He stole his first game against Lynda by sticking her with the Q, even though Lynda played the nine-letter REBLENDED. Man, typing that out is making me mad again. So mad I could just... never mind. A kitty just hopped up in my lap. I feel better now. Against David, he won 411-321, playing FILARIAE (n. FILARIA, a parasitic worm), SURPLICE, and REUNITED. Charles then trounced Helen, playing STRETTO and ENOPHILE (n. a wine lover, also OENOPHILE) and scoring 500 points in the process. In the battle of the undefeateds featuring him and Bryan, he came up sort, despite his bingoes of QUEEREST and TRICORNS.

Richard's EMPOISON (v. to fill with venom, or make bitter) was picked to be word of the week. EMPOISONMENT is also a word, if you want to get even weirder.

Posted on 2017-10-19 20:19:29 by admin
Club Results 10/11

Charles Reinke Vows to Use His Powers for Good

1st Charles Reinke enjoyed an evening undisturbed by the anguish of loss, going 4-0 +475. In the first round he calmly dismantled Gail Salm 439-312, thanks in part to a low-scoring bingo pair of DIALYSER (66) and word-of-the-week DUCTULES (62); Gail's bingo of RESTAGE proved to be not quite enough. Gail had won the previous two outings in the matchup, so Charles is likely to be pleased that his mini-losing streak has ended. An identical pattern of bingoing played out in the next game against Sue Goldstein: Charles won 475-303 and outbingoed his opposition two-to-one (POTENTLY and INESCURE vs. RETAINED). After a cold-hearted victory over Thomas Reinke, 452-302, where Thomas wasn't even allowed the dignity of playing a single bingo, Charles set his sights on Bryan Benwitz, the one player standing between him and an undefeated night. Their game turned out to be much closer than Charles' other three, but it was still a win for the twin, 445-416. Bryan was happy to get bingos of WARISON and DICTION, but not so happy to see three of them materialize from the rack of his opponent: SPANIEL, VALETING, and BURSEED.

2nd Thomas Reinke also had four wins, but the addition of an extra loss to his scoresheet placed him squarely in second place. His round one matchup saw him doing double duty, facing off against both Bryan Benwitz and Vicki Holmes. The stress of negotiating two games at once failed to daunt Thomas (it helps to draw a lot of bingos), and he won both games comfortably: 471-371 versus Bryan and 496-345 versus Vicki. Neither opponent bingoed, while Thomas amassed seven in the two games: IMAGERS, BOODLES, TYLOSIN, REASONED, RELENTED, ACHIOTES, and THERMION. Another four bingos (REFINES, DARIOLE, AREOLATE, SULFITES) were played by Thomas in a 524-314 win over Dave Gilligan, meaning Thomas had played a total of eleven bingos through the first two rounds. The tables turned when he was held bingoless by his own brother in the subsequent round, but Thomas re-turned the turned tables for round four, beating Gail Salm 482-352 and deploying bingos of EMULATE, DEMOING, and JACALES (n. JACAL, an adobe-style hut). Gail, for her part, got down ORNERIER and DETRAIN.

3rd Richard Lauder recovered from his recent struggles (induced by golf-related fatigue, surely) to finish 3-1 +160. He also improved greatly on his yearly average by scoring 419 points per game. After arriving too late for the first round (golf-related tardiness, surely), Richard came out strong in the second game, taking down Betty Hasselkus 435-338. His three bingos of REDATED, REPLAYED, and SEASIDE certainly made it difficult for his opponent to mount a comeback. The next game against Bryan Benwitz saw Richard's fortunes take a sharp nosedive: the opposition had four bingos (INTERMIT, SPATIAL, RENEGES, and LIFELINE), and the final score was a lopsided 550-358. Richard recovered from that disappointing outcome by winning both games of a two-on-one versus Dave Gilligan (466-317) and Helen Flores (418-312). He had four bingos combined in the two games: SEDATION, STOMPER, FURORES, and STARRING, while his opponents had just one between them, Dave's PENCILS.

Posted on 2017-10-12 12:39:07 by admin
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