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Club Results 2/26

1st Thomas Reinke manipulated his tiles in a way superior to all other attendees, coming in first place at 4-1 +495. His tile-manipulation took a while to really get going, as he lost 474-525 against Charles in the first round, despite playing UNDERSEA, PEDOLOGY (n. the study of children) and INSHORE for 103 points making 7 overlaps. That game fell one point short of the magical 1000-point threshold; we demand a recount! In the next round, he faced Dennis on one board and Dave on another. Against Dennis, he bingoed late with REBAITS, stymying Dennis' bingo aspirations, and eventually won 475-363. Against Dave, he simply bingoed late, early, pretty much all the time, and won 513-253. His bingoes that game were OCTROIS, TRANSECT, BORDELLO (n. a brothel) , OVERDYED. His lowest scoring game of the night came against Michael in the third round. Luckily, he held Michael to a fairly low score, and still won 380-327. In the last game, he played Bryan and came out on top, 458-337. He had the fancy bingo of UTRICULI (n. UTRICULUS, a saclike cavity in the inner ear), which is one of two 8-letters words that starts with a U and ends with an I. The other is UMBILICI.

2nd Charles Reinke finished with a 4-1 +372 record and came in second place. He had a big win ("big" in terms of points scored, if not margin of victory) in the first round, beating Thomas 525-474. He double-double early with INSOITE, and later added MANICURE. He bingoed four times against Michael in the next game, and when that happens, a win is likely soon to follow. It did in this case, as he won 548-298. His bingoes were STARRIER, ENGINES, STUIVER (n. a formerly used Dutch coin, also STIVER), and TOLUIDS. In the third round, he lost big against Bryan, scoring 413 but letting his opponent score 549. Remember: the point of the game is to score MORE points than your opponent. Not fewer. Even experts sometimes don't know all the intricacies of this wonderful game. In the last game, he faced Helen and Gail. He only bingoed once against each of them, GOONIEST against Helen and TEMPERS against Gail, but still won by a combined 200 points.

3rd Bryan Benwitz was rudely denied the chance to play five games and thus came in third with his 3-1 +312 record. He began his night with three straight big wins, the first against Dennis, 455-288. Dennis bingoed with SCALING, while Bryan got down STEADIER and DERATION (v. to free from rationing). Following that, he beat Helen 441-311, playing FRONTED and UNMITER (v. to depose from the rank of bishop). Props go out to him for using the correct American spelling, instead of playing UNMITRE. Against Charles, he opend with QUOIT for 48, then immediately used that Q to play EQUATION for 89. That quick start led him to a 549-413 win. He was not so lucky in the final round against the other Reinke, as he suffered his only loss of the night, 337-458.

Posted on 2020-02-28 02:25:14 by admin