Recently at our Free for All Scrabble, we insisted that our Scrabblers play any word containing a "K" in order to have free admittance. We outdid ourselves — there was no end to the words we came up with.
Carol Enns played ‘garlic’ then later stretched it to ‘garlicky’. She literally breathed it onto the board! Margie Hilash played ‘knotted’ while Judy Roberts had ‘dorky’.
Young Walker Stie was proud to make ‘eke’ as well as ‘quilt’ and ‘soar’ but he was prouder yet to beat Amy. (You rock Walker!)
Nancy Dressler had ‘jerky’ and ‘pricked’ whilst beating Amy 320 to 292. We think Nancy’s ‘pricked’ had a deflating effect on Amy who, perhaps, needs that to happen more often. Good plays, Nancy.
And, it didn’t end there. Patti Willson also bested Amy with ‘tautens,’ ‘smarting’ and ‘smirch’.
So it was that Amy really was smarting by the end of the evening, Walker, Nancy and Patti all claiming victory over her. Amy will just have to ‘knuckle’ down harder!
A few more ‘K’ words to report: Fred Saunders made ‘dockers’ while Len Sandeman had a kind of slam dunk with ‘shakers’ and ‘kindly’. Deb Lee played ‘junkier’, Gerrie Aplin played ‘icky’, and Amy, fittingly, played ‘knight’.
We warmly welcomed Lorene and Alfred Isaac from Birnie who had read about our club in this Brandon Sun Community News column.
They quickly took to showing the Brandon players how the game is played at their house, ritually every night. Lorene’s claim to fame was ‘jinn’ and ‘dances’ while Alfred really liked our ‘ritzy’ turntable boards.
Welcome again, Lorene and Alfred — we look forward to playing you again.
The Brandon Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 till 9:30 at the Army and Navy Veterans Club at 3114th Street. For additional information please call Carol at 726 1117 or Amy at 728 3271. Newcomers are always welcome and everyone plays free all summer long.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 12, 2013