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NASC 2015 Commentary: Round 23

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Round 23

I get called over to the Joel Wapnick (Montreal QC) vs. Evans Clinchy (Boston, MA) game. I am told there are 5 bingos in 7 plays, but when I get there, there are 4 bingos in 6 plays. Maybe a challenge? I see Evans’ FEELING to start it off, Joel’s LITERATE, Evan’s TWAITES#, and then Joel’s BUMPIEsT! Later on, Evans got down SNIFTEr and won, 475-384.

So, those in the top 8 will play a best of four this morning and a best of four this afternoon. Tomorrow, they will play a best of five. Meanwhile, the rest of the room will continue with the four games this morning and three this afternoon.

Charles Dupont (Seattle, WA) vs. Chloe Fatsis (Washington, DC). EARly on I see her AVIATIOn for 64 and his TRIVIAE for 73.

Tod Taylor (Seattle, WA) vs. Jeff Martin (Albuquerque, NM): UNFENCED, BARETTE, and BILLOWEd.

In division 4, Chan Fonseka (Dublin, CA) won his first game by 1 against Peter Hopkins (Toronto ON). Art Moore points out they are now in a recount with Peter winning by 2 points this round.

Also in division 4, Constance J Creech (Metamora, MI) tells me that she won the second game against Hannah Rozear (Durham, NC), 377-349. I see GOALIES and RATINES on their board.

Karen Richards (Australia) vs. Stefan Rau (Hudson, NY): TRIAZOLe, ENATIONS for Karen and STEELIE (which drew a challenge) and TREEINg for Stefan. She wins, 437-415.

Matthew Tunnicliffe (Ottawa ON) vs. Laurie Cohen (Tempe, AZ) table 2 in division 1. I see QuIVErS, JASMINE, UNDERAGED, and FRACTICES on their board

Game picked up, Orry Swift (Houston, TX) tells me that he won his second game with Panupol Sujjayakorn (Thailand) by 48 this time. He is enjoying their games!

Austin Shin (United Kingdom) vs. Joanne Craig (Australia): She kindly tells me the plays on their board. She got down MOILInG, JARGONED, LANTRED, VALVELET, and FIQHS# for 71. He got down mEMBRANES through the EM, FRITZES for 109, and the outplay of VIRTUOSA. She said, “And I was GONE.” I then noticed she was pointing at her rack, she had GONE left on it that she gave to him. Didn’t matter, when won big, 555-460.

Becky Dyer (Austin, TX) vs. Peter Armstrong (Oakland, CA): JOStLING from the J, AsTONIED, RETAINS, TROCHEE. I think this was his win, so he is 2-0 against her.

Joe Edley (Port Jefferson, NY) vs. Will Anderson (Croton, NY): AcTInIAE, FLACONS, IRONERS, TREADLED, CITHERNS. I think Will wins.

Walker Willingham (Bainbridge Island, WA) vs. Michael Gincel (Lakewood, NJ). They had quite a game going and things were close. Walker tried BINKY*/ISO# and Michael called it off (if you saw Walker’s rack, you would know why he tried it!). Michael then got down LORDInG and caught Walker with INKYFQB on his rack (56 points?) and won the game, 436-394. I see Walker’s REUNITES and Michael’s mATINEES and SEARINGS (which drew a challenge!). Way to go, Michael!

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