Club Results 7/10

1st Charles Reinke, with a 4-1 +513 record, came in first, which you probably had already figured out, considering that this is the first paragraph. He won 422-381 against Dave in the first round, with Dave playing DEXTROSE and Charles playing ENACTION and IMBECILE. Remember, it's not nice to call your opponents names over the Scrabble board. In the second round he played as the "one" in a two-on-one, and won both games. He outbingoed his opponent 3-0 in each, but the final scores were very different. He won big against Mary by scoring a whopping 601 points (featuring an appropriate bingo of DOMINATE), and against Bryan, could barely eke out a 392-389 victory. He had another close game in the next game, but this time he was on the wrong side of it, losing to Thomas 442-449. He bingoed early with RETINUE and KYANISE, but Thomas had OLEFINE, ENTAILS (later extended to VENTAILS), and the game-saving find of CEREBRIC. In the final game, he won against Helen 463-317, playing only one bingo, OVERSET. Sources close to the situation tell me that he passed up on the valid REEKERS. "One that reeks". Come on.

2nd Thomas Reinke also went 4-1, but with a seriously inferior and honestly pathetic +347 spread. He sat down to face James in the first round, but was abruptly pressed into service to play a late-arriving Richard as well. The game against James ended as a 453-338 win, but the shock at Richard's arrival led him to a 390-402 loss. Richard bingoed three times, with STOREMAN, RICHENS, and TRIPPING for 98, while Thomas could only manage ESTREAT. Against Dave in the next game, he started off with UNMOLTEN, and also added SOOTIER and WAFFLER (n. one who waffles). That last one was 119 points, accounting for a big part of the 494-310 win. After his 449-442 win against Charles, he faced Bryan in the final game. After plenty of bingos, power-tile plays, and frustrated sighs, Thomas came out on top 514-461. He played four bingos: PARGETS, OEDIPEAN (adj. pertaining to the Oedipus complex), REGATTA (a word, it was pointed out, that was played by Bryan in his first ever club game), and BINATELY.

3rd Aaron Bader came in third with a 3-1 +323 record. In the first game he faced Mark (spoiler alert: he plays Mark in all the other rounds as well) and won 526-300. He had one normal bingo, ENGINOUS, as well as two abnormal Collins-only ones, SLARTED* (anagram DARTLES) and ESSIVES*. Things were a lot closer in the next game, but he managed to pull out a 425-411 win by closing the board so much that Mark was unable to bingo with his final double-blank racks. Mark did play the word of the week, BONSPIEL, in that game. Aaron suffered his only loss of the night in the third round, 419-454, as Mark's late COHUNES (n. COHUNE, a palm tree, also CAHOUN) scored way too many points (86) to come back from. In the last round, he double-doubled early with TETANOID (adj. resembling tetanus) through Mark's ANGUIPED* and later played REGESTS*.

Honorable mentions: Gail and Helen both went 3-1 as well, but missed out on getting paragraphs of their own due to some esoteric (and discriminatory) concept known as "spread".

Posted on 2019-07-12 01:45:50 by admin