2008 Whirlwind Scrabble Tour: Pontiac, Michigan

Sitting here in Concourse C of Detroit's Metro Airport, I've got some time to reflect on this weekend's Scrabble tournament in Pontiac, Michigan. Two words come to mind:

Study more.

Really, though. I'm happy with this weekend. The very, very, very best part was getting to spend some time with people I'd gotten to know a little bit before, getting to know them better, and meeting lots of new people. The second best part was getting somewhere around 60 points added to my rating. The award for "most instantly gratifying" goes to the poker tournament on Saturday night (in which yours truly won back her $10 entry fee plus $60 more).

At 20 games, this tournament was far too long to detail here. In the end, I came out with 7 wins and 13 losses. And my point spread was so far down it had to reach up to tie its shoes. (Point spreads don't really have shoes so don't hurt your brain trying to picture that.) Okay, so...this result was more than the Magitastic Intrawebs Site predicted for me.

Now we have a little more experience under our belts. Now we get ready for the Fenton, MI tournament coming up in two weeks. (Actually, it's two one-day tournaments, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.) How do we get ready? Study...more.

Peace out.

P.S. Thanks again to my two sponsors for this weekend's trip.
Their contributions bought either my dinner on
Friday night or all three of my lunches at the Mexican place.


Deadpan Alley said...

WOO HOO!!! Your peeps back in WV are very very proud of your performance!

Steve said...

Thanks so much for including Michigan in your Scrabble plans. It was great to spend some time with you, I'm only sorry I had to rush out before the awards ceremony.
Here's to us having a little more luck and better results in Fenton;-)

TTHBTK said...

I know! Cookout?!?! Kids?!?! Your priorities are really out of whack.

But, yes...better luck to us in Fenton! :-) If we don't win, we can commiserate over poker and pacify ourselves with adult beverages.

spinster girl said...

I didn't know your dinner was being sponsored. Man...I should've tried a scallop. :)

TTHBTK said...

Whoops! That should have said "Saturday night." I'm willing to invest serious bucks for a high-quality dinner with my friend Spinster Girl. That's a special occasion!