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Year Highlights - Yet Another Scrabble Blog
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Year Highlights
So I did my tourney rundown, but I figured I would do the highlights as well:

WORST:

- My worst tourney ever  -  an open run by Jeremy in which I completely tanked.  This included a descending series of losses to people rated 1758, 1623, 1352, 1075, and 941.  ugh.
- and actually not much more


BEST:

- Michigan Madness - On top of the win, I got to hangout with a lot of very cool people who I never get to see including ipecac_icecap , tailskid , and hector31 .  I won money in 3 ways at this tourney.  $300 for 1st, High Word (DURATIVE), and $5 in the roto. 
- Nationals - 17th place finish, and a chance to hang out with some truly great people.  I had quite possibly the coolest house:  xpmorgan , etheridge2 , picopaco , tatermunch , axolotl8 , esdscrabble , and sophonax .   Hung out with others as well, but too many to name.  Hopefully Dayton will happen and a similar living situation will present itself.
- CUSS WORDS - this went as smoothly as anyone could hope.  Everyone seemed to have a good time, the prizes were good, the food was good, and the QURSH prize system worked great.  Could have played better I guess.  Dinner afterward was nice, but I was too exhausted to stick around.  Though it wasn't rated and technically doesn't count, I will count this as a huge success for the year.
- Vacation - in Seattle/Port Angeles.  Beautiful country and got to meet a part of Katy's family that we never get to see.
- Moving - hasn't happened yet, but I don't anticipate any big hang-ups.  A lot of friends have shown some great kindnesses in my last little bit here.  5 more days!  Wish I had a job.

damn, I left out the Arden in my original post. 
- Arden Cup - meh.  as far as 10-10's go this was pretty satisfying.  Plus I got to hang out with some of my favorite people.  One of these days I'll match the success I had at my first Arden.  Although, next year it looks like I will qualify for Div 1.  Gotta start bringing my uber-A game.


Come 2009 my life will be completely different.  We shall see what presents itself. 

It's been a pretty good year, but here's to 2009.

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tailskid From: tailskid Date: December 17th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks...

for the shoutout. Seeing you (and seeing you win) was one of my MM highlights. You gonna try to make it up for Arden Cup?

Jason
aibretty From: aibretty Date: December 17th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thanks...

I am going to try my hardest to make it back up for Arden. I have plenty of places to stay, so I know it will be cheap. It will depend more on what, if any, job I get.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 21st, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
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