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Autumn – A great time for tournaments

Bennett Jacobstein gathered 15 of us at a pizza place in Vancouver, Washington, on Sunday, September 25.  We enjoyed good pizza and great company.  Three of us showed up in Calgary, Alberta, five days later to begin three days of Scrabble® with 14 of our Canadian friends and Californian David Pearl.  Adam Henderson managed to take second place in Division 1 at both tournaments.  Mary Logullo was third in Calgary’s Division 2, while I got the prize for fourth place in Division 1 in Vancouver.

First place in Vancouver went to Mitch Bayersdorfer in Division 1 and Benjamin Ansell in Division 2.  Juraj Pivovarov handily won Division 1 and Sue Brigliadori edged out Richard Martin for 1st in Division 2 in Calgary.  Hank Hees, rated at 1160, finished 3rd in Division 1 in Calgary, raising his rating to 1354.

It was beautiful autumn weather in Calgary.  The trees were turning to gold, with sunshine and highs in the 70’s.

Sorry, no pictures.