Sunday, June 28, 2009

Growing pains

Found this half grown robin on the patio this afternoon. It's not quite ready to fly yet, but it hops, scrambles, and glides pretty well. The distraught parents are hanging about making more of a fuss than junior.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Critical mass?

Last year we had a tournament for 48 players. Nobody (except the Scrabble community) noticed.

Then the economy went into a tailspin.

This year we had a tourney for 61 players at a larger venue. Now folks are calling us to bid on hosting the 2010 event.

Looks like leverage to me. Heh

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Surviving the "Revival"

It was some party. Things ran pretty much without a hitch.

Everyone who registered showed up to play. The "cookie brigade" came through like gangbusters, the cookies were a hit, and the extras went to club on Wednesday night (where they disappeared).

I don't know about anyone else, but I loved having a masseuse on site. Got the first game running and treated myself to a massage while the players was busy and I was not. It was nowhere near long enough, but still a nice reward after the long push to get the tourney up and running.

Lots of nice feedback this week while I was doing the wrap up chores. Even managed to get caught up on my sadly neglected cardbox.

WPA vs. WVA coming up soon, but most of the details are already handled and my co director there is a pro. Since the group is small, we should both get to play as well as direct.

And then, on to Dayton ....