Saturday, 18 October 2014

Saturday.


Went to Scrabble Club this afternoon. There were only six of us there, so we had two tables of  three each. The first two games were uneventful, and were won,the  first by Kevin (to the right of the lower picture), then the second by Joyce (one of our senior members) to the left of the lower photo.  The third game, photographed above, started at about twenty to four(when we usually break up) so we  agreed to have a quick game to take us through to four o'clock. I kicked of with the word lax,  in the centre of the photo. Joyce put down 'wet', and Kevin followed with 'toy'. I started the next round with 'kat' and 'kex'. Soon after that we realised what was happening and decided to see if we could finish the game by four o'clock, and reach the upper right and lower left of the board. Soon after that a sort of sublime idiocy seemed to overtake the three of us, and we played fast and well. We didn't cheat, and we counted the points (although that became of very secondary importance in the game). We finished- I should say Kev finished- the game at four o'clock, in the lower left hand corner, by which time the other table had finished and were gathered round our table to watch this rather weird and wacky game end. I won (on points) largely because of my 'rez' and 'fez' in the lower left.


We all three thoroughly enjoy scrabbling, have much the same scrabble skills, and are all three mediocre to goodish players; but this game was special and will be long remembered.

8 comments:

Crowbard said...

Game of a lifetime in its own peculiar way! One of those rare occasions when one of the less likely probabilities turns up just because it can.
To be there and recognise the wonder of it was a privilege, allowing you to state with proper pride "I was there!"

Rog said...

The odds against must have been substantial!

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Crowbard - Rog.One of those long odds games that work out against all the odds. Nice to have a record of it.

Crowbard said...

It is unlikely, but just possible that this layout-format has been arrived at previously. But it is a near certainty that only you three have ever played this particular word-format.
I always knew you were special.

Z said...

Brilliant!

Mike and Ann said...

Why thankye Z Ma'am.

Pat said...

If you are mediocre to goodish I suspect I am mediocre to abysmal.

Mike and Ann said...

Pat - I think that both you and I are perhaps being a bit modest; but that's a lot better than boasting of out skills.