• The top 3 finishers all got at least one win over me but it was very close in the end. With one loss I dropped from first to sixth but it was an enjoyable tournament.
• My most painful loss was to Rex Shakespeare. I was 50 points ahead and the board appeared virtually blocked with no bingo lanes. Rex then played SEEPING/ SERRING onto ERRING which fitted perfectly and won him the game. He also ended his long losing streak against me. Well done Rex.
• Graeme played ALENCONS in our first game, and TUYERES in our second which were the weirdest words played against me,
• Edward got beaten by Alistair Richards. hahahaha
Total bingos: 31
Total blanks: 28
Average score: 380
Total phonies: 8
Total phonies challenged off: 7
Games likely lost because of strategic errors like not blocking or phonies: 6
Games lost because of bad tiles or lack of word knowledge: 4
REFUNDER - guessed (challenged)
DIPPIER - guessed (challenged)
RENTABLE - guessed (challenged)
VS Alison Pollard
My final rack of EDITOR? was handy but I had 7 minutes left to find the best play. As it happened there were four bingos which I missed. See if you can spot them. I lost the game 406 to 416.
Scores at this point: 359 to 399 in Alison’s favour.
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