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Club Results 12/4

1st Charles Reinke showed off his consistency (except in the "winning" department), bingoing twice in every game while going 3-1 +341 and coming in first place. His first game was a 433-315 win against Helen, where he bingoed with BEAKIEST and SOFTENED. He upped his scoring a little bit against Richard in the next round, 446-361. Richard bingoed with VOIDABLE (Charles later extended it to AVOIDABLE) and PETROLIC, while Charles played STYRENE (the anagram of YESTERN) and a nine-letter SLANGIEST through the GI that was on the board. In the third round, he faced off against a familiar (literally!) opponent, and lost 373-433. Charles did get down two nice bingos, MANEUVER and the very recently-added SCHNEID (n. a losing streak). Charles avoided going on a schneid of his own by beating Dennis 490-292 in the final game. His big play that game was BUTYLENE for 101.

2nd Thomas Reinke put together another outstanding performance in terms of bingos, playing 12 on the night, and came in second at 455-398 +226. He started off his night against Bryan, and won 459-372. Bryan bingoed with AETATIS (the obscure anagram of SATIATE) and GRIEVING, but couldn't get another bingo down with his blank at the end of the game. In the second round, Thomas lost to Dennis 363-490. Despite the drubbing, he managed two bingoes, WATERMEN (the M was a blank, so he could've played WATERHEN instead) and MONITIVE (adj. conveying admonition). In the next round, against Charles, he won 433-373, with a bingo trifecta of EPILATES, TRAMELED, and RECANES. Thomas saved his best for last, beating Helen 563-357 with bingoes of DANKEST, ALBIZIAS, IODINATE, and the triple-triple ALIENORS. To add insult to injury, Thomas blocked Helen's late triple-triple possibility of FROTHIER that would've won her the game; some say her anguished sighs can still be heard echoing in the First Congregational basement.

3rd Dennis Lloyd returned from places afar and displayed little rust, coming in third at 3-2 -7. His opening win against Sue, 394-328, was notable in that all three bingos that were played in the game were phony, two for him and one for sue. Sometimes you just have to make your own best play when the words in the dictionary do not suffice. He atoned quickly in his 490-363 win against Thomas, opening with the very non-phony PROLATE (adj. extended lengthwise). He also played LIGHTEST and DATINGS to win easily. In the third round, he faced Betty and Helen simultaneously. His game with Helen ended as a 331-419 loss. Against Betty he was more successful, countering Betty's bingoes of TENNIES and THORNIER with ETESIAN and WALLOPS and winning 465-379. He then lost all of the spread he had accumulated to this point, losing to Charles 292-490. Luckily, by application of the transitive property, since he beat Thomas, you could also say he beat Charles as well.

Posted on 2019-12-06 02:08:47 by admin