Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Meltdown at the end of Day One
Those 5 days (3 in tournament play) in Phoenix went quickly while playing the 23rd (?) annual Phoenix Scrabble tournament with co-directors Larry Rand and Barbara Van Alen. Eighty opponents played one another in mostly good humored competition.
One quick story:
At the end of the first day of tournament play, a Division One player (top division) was frustrated when his opponent played a seven letter word and bingoed out, leaving him with a rack of tiles counting against him. He slammed down his tile rack and stormed out of the tournament room and did not return to play the remainder of the tournament.
The word his opponent played against him was
" M E L T D O W N " .