Mark and I played seven games over the Christmas holidays and I won all of them. In two of Mark’s losses he scored over 400, losing one game 476-432 and another 420-419. This one-point loss was easily winnable if Mark had plotted out the endgame by blocking the most lucrative spot for me to score. By leaving the top middle TWS and a DLS three spaces beneath it, I was able to go out with vEENA, leaving only ten seconds on my clock. My outplay was difficult to find, especially as my clock was ticking precariously close to overtime. Here is the bingo breakdown:
|ADIOSEs (86)||STONIEr (74)|
|JAuNTIER (92)||SHIMMeR (106)|
|REPAINTS (80)||OUTRANG (64)|
|ROOTLETs (74)||SLITTEr (61)|
|UNDERSEA (60)||BRANDIES (86)|
My first bingo in our Christmas series was ADIOSEs, which Mark challenged unsuccessfully. I was happy to find it as it was a DWS-DWS and the only word in ADEIOS? which slotted an S in fifth position, which I had to do in order to play it as a four-timer.
Mark played his final three bingos in one game, his highest-scoring loss, at 432.