Saturday, 18 October 2014
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.