I had a fun time in Elyria this past weekend. I didn't play as well as I should have, but the tourney itself and the outside activities (scrabble, taxes hold me, 10 tile scrabble) were all quite fun. A real nice group of people to hang out with up there. I roomed with Jeff Clark and Steve Grob and there was never a dull moment. I ended up 7-6 and gained 9 rating. I once again had a dissapointing day two, going 2-4. Partially bad tiles, but I have to take the blame for a few stupid challenges (INLY, HOSTELER) and a non-challenge INLINER. It seems to be a pattern with me that I have a dissapointing day two.
Lexington day one: 8-2
Lexington day two (including late bird): 3-6
Warren day one: 5-4
Warren day two: 2-4
Elyria day one: 5-2
Elyria day two: 2-4
I'm not quite sure what it is but I guess I need to build up some resilience for these two day tourneys.
Not likely to write up a game by game recall, but I will upload a bingo list here shortly.
Bingo List: INTONES, MOULDERS(challenged), ROMANISE, RONTGEN(challenged), AROYNTS, STERNAL, MISALTER(challenged), ROUTINES, PEDDLING, TONGERS, NETTLERS, DIAGNOSE, ELOINERS, DISTILL, ZOYSIAS, VENTURED, DOURAHS(challenged), NATIONAL, GUNNERS, GLUINESS
Favorite play: Opening with ZOYSIaS for 106 versus Linda Hoggat