Dec TNG Report
Congrats to bluenose62 of Birmingham, chip leader most of the way through our December tourney – and its eventual, emphatic winner.
In a field thinned by Christmas parties and there’s-a-lot-of-it-about – gastric flu prevented even our resident whiz-kid Oliver Chubb from playing in his own eponymous tournament –there was high percentage of American starters, not to mention a German or three.
The atmosphere was as convivial as always, with good-natured banter flowing on all sides amid chivalrous chat-box compliments. As his own contribution your correspondent put in his worst performance ever – second to hit the rail after less than ten minutes, when a queen-high flop saw my A-Q succumb to ValleyGyrl’s flopped set of fives.
There were four Americans at my table, and four in the last nine – always assuming that the BatesMotel, supposed home of psycho1950, is somewhere in the States? Psycho finished in 8th place, one ahead of staropram of Halesowen.
Seventh place went to Kartajana of Barrowford, sixth to SilverNines of Daventry, and fifth to ArizonaPat of Phoenix, my nemesis last month.
Out on the bubble was poor notknell of the Bay Area, who promptly revealed it was his sixth bubble in a row, then declared: ‘I’m going to leap off a building’. We can only hope he is not a man of his word.
After a long tussle for second place, USRaider of Austin, Texas, went out in third, leaving fredfosterOE of Barnet to battle it out with Birmingham FC supporter bullnose, whose full house aces won him this month’s title on the first hand after the dinner break.
Thanks to all for playing, and happy hols to all of you from all of us!