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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Got Bingos*?

Posted By on Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 2:32 PM

You'd better if you want to win the 1st annual Green Mountain Challenge SCRABBLE Tournament. It's happening at the Inn at Essex November 10-12. I'm hoping to enter, though I haven't dusted off my tile rack in over a year. My poor flashcards are mouldering in their file drawers. Sigh.

I used to play SCRABBLE all the time, but my life's a little more hectic these days, and I rarely have a chance to play. I can't even remember all the 2 letter words, much less the 3s.

I still remember my U-dump song, though. Those are three and four letter words that use two Us. Sing to the tune from "Gilligan's Island":  "Ulu fugu guru juju kudu kuru luau, lulu mumu sulu tutu ulus unau urus."

Anybody else planning to register for the tournament? Deadline's Nov. 1. And you've gotta be a member of the  National SCRABBLE Association. It's some good, nerdy fun, believe you me.

*To "bingo" in SCRABBLE, you need to use all 7 of the tiles on your rack in one turn. Doing that gives you the points from the word or words that you create, as well as a 50-point bonus. Good tournament players average 2-4 of these turns per game.

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Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became... more

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