Six of us at club today, including Lisa from southeast Ohio. She did really well, going 3-1, with her only loss by one point. And she had one of the best bingoes: VITRICS.
One of us had a really good day. A really, really good day. More on that after the results, if you wish to read it.
Lisa 3-1, +170
Will 2-1, +606
Janney 2-1, +84
Jan 2-2, +21
Steve 1-1, -371
Cheryl 0-4, -510
Will 493 STRIFING* 68, OUTLAIN 64, SEIZING 132
Janney 362 FUNDERS 73
Lisa 357 DEMOTED 80
Will 640 DIASPORA 74, TYPEBAR 111, CASEOSE 96, FEVERING 89
Steve 265 MARGENT 69
Lisa 369 VITRICS 79
Steve 442 GRATERS 81
Will 438 PUNITIVE 83, CAPOEIRA 60, SCRAPES 94, UNLOGGED* 61
Lisa 370 TELLING 70
Janney 386 CURSING 87
I had a dream day -- a day I wanted to put in a bottle and uncork it at nationals. In three games, I averaged 513 points and had 11 bingoes. Crazy! In my first game, I drew the bag on Cheryl and scored nearly 500 points, admittedly with the help of a phony. In game 2, against Steve -- our director and a rising star who figures to crack the 1800 rating benchmark in his next tourney or two -- I could do no wrong, scoring 640, by far my highest-scoring game ever. I averaged 43 points in my first four plays, then played three straight bingoes, made a rack-cleaning 6-point play, then had another bingo. All of the bingoes were in potent spots, averaging 92 points. In addition to the bingoes, I had four plays of 40 or more. Besides being a very good player, Steve is gracious; he just had one of those games, and he was good enough to congratulate me.
We rematched, and after Steve opened, I missed the obvious bingo and instead tried UNINVITE* which he quickly challenged off. I was lucky he played somewhere else so I could get down PUNITIVE, but that knucklehead first turn would come back to haunt me. Again I had four bingoes, including the phony UNLOGGED*, and Steve had just one bingo, but he made enough high-scoring short plays to stay ahead of me for a four-point win.
If I have three games at nationals like the three I had Sunday, I'll call the tournament a success.