Dear BRC Members
With the LXXXI (81st) game completed, representing the final game of 2017, another Champion is declared. The 2017 BRC competition has been tight all year. Going into the final round the leader only had a ½ point head start. So half the field had a real chance of grabbing the Walter Championship trophy.
Developer unfortunately could not make it, as he had incorrectly committed to his farewell function in Melbourne on the same evening. He was devastated he could not join realising his error. He could have change the course of the outcome of the evening if he had turned up for the game.!!
At the end of proceedings the winner was declared, Sniper winning the 2017 Championship by a margin much closer than we had determined on the night. He successfully held onto his margin.
The results of the evening;
BigBluff continued on his Hot and Cold or Boom and Bust cycle winning the LXXX1 (81st) game by a clear of 25,000 worth of chips.
Banker worked hard to try to knock TC Jagger of his perch. With all his distractions he managed to hold 2nd position for the night. Rok was just only 600 chips behind Banker. He only needed 1 extra /1000 chip to secure 3rd position for the 2017 Trophy.(more later).
4th position went to Sniper losing a total number of 15,100 chips for the night. ( corrected from 100 chip loss)
5th position went to TC Jagger, with a gap of 900 chips behind Sniper. Only 1/1000 chip was needed to jump ahead of Sniper.
6th position went to the Professor, with 20,000 chips behind TC Jagger.
7th Positon went to Maverick, with only 1/ 500 chips behind the Professor.
So the battle for 2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th, 6th and 7th were very very tight, and the winners by the small margins.
The key turning moment of the night was the winning hand by BigBluff, holding 3 kings in the hand (1 , 2 or 3 could be used) for 5 kings, 2 wild cards showing as common community cards. TC Jagger holding 2 jacks in hand and Queen, with 2 wild cards and jack showing as community cards for 5 jacks. A sizeable pot going to Bigbluff. (25,000+ chips at least) This changed the course of the evening for TC Jagger who just dropped the Trophy and BB winning the night.
Resulting final table; Attached for reference.
Sniper moving to 39 points ( the lowest winning score over the 9 years of records) for 2017 Champion. Adding to other Champion 2012 Trophy.
TC Jagger moving to 37.5 points winning 2nd place Damn it trophy.
Both the Professor and the Rok moved to equal 3rd position both on 34 points. However with Professor winning the first game of the year, Game LXXVI, is now declared as the 3rd place winner, pushing the Rok to 4th. Only 1/1000 chip would have made the difference.
Bank and BigBluff both finished on 31 points.
Congrats to Sniper winner of 2017 Championship.
Thanks for the game and you attendance and your good cheer.
I wish the families of BRC a merry Christmas and a fantastic 2018 year. See you next year.
Oh BTW, the KK winner of the BB KK left it behind. Please advise who it belongs.
All the best.
TC Jagger signing out
Notes from The Rok
I too would like to thank Tony & Rose for hosting BRC 81.
Special thanks to Rose for the Pizzas as I missed dinner having come straight from work.
It was as usual another chaotic night.
Many comical episodes as usual : and riotous fun !
Gayle & I wish you & your families all the very best for Xmas and a safe and prosperous 2018 .
Best wishes to you all.
The True Peoples' Champion
Notes from Mav
Thank you so much to Rose and Tony and Marie for all the hard work on pizzas, desserts and general multicultural delicacies.
Only 2.5 wins made it impossible for a podium finish - but enjoyed the banter - including the red card for future deals at the next BRC for BB issued correctly after horrendous choice of game.
Have a safe and joyous Christmas and hoping to see a few of you at my 60th Birthday lunch on 21 January - details attached again - just in case you misplaced them.
Bon Natale and Ano and Kalla Xristouyena.
Notes from 2017 BRC Champion SNIPER
Firstly, a big thank you to Jagger and Rose for excellent hosting of BRC LXXXI. I’m glad we waited until Rose returned from holiday – how good were those home made pizzas? Yummy!
It was a most enjoyable evening, as usual. Punter and Developer were both very much missed. Just to state the obvious, the date was chosen specifically to suit Developer’s availability, and then he went to Melbourne. Just sayin’! It was great that GT with son Brendan managed to make it, coming straight from a baseball game, and having Brendan there came in handy for taking a group photo. It was also good to see GT looking so well after a series of ailments including pneumonia and appendicitis.
We were all impressed at Mav’s weight loss (the incredible shrinking man) – 20 kilos so far! His low carb diet is certainly having an effect and it was amusing to see him scrape the filling off a piece of pizza and just eat the filling. Mav, you missed out on some fantastic pizza base.
As you all know, I have now both retired and turned 60 (in that order). It was also interesting to note that Professor has also entered the “senior” age bracket. Unfortunately, he seems somewhat vague and forgetful about key details, which is clear evidence that he is now, together with me, “over the hill”
Rok has correctly said that proceedings were somewhat chaotic as usual. Interestingly, I believe it was a relatively low alcohol evening with only one bottle of wine consumed. The Kris Kringle was a key example – Jagger asked Rok to provide cards 1 to 8 for use in allocating the numbered presents; Rok gave him A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7. Jagger struggled to align these cards with the numbers on the presents. After a number of unsuccessful attempts he gave up and replaced the set of cards with a new sequence A up to 8. It then took many more attempts to allocate the presents while ensuring that no-one received their own gift. All good fun and successful in the end, as were the gifts themselves. We all wait with bated breath for the results of Professor’s gift to Mav – a personality analysis kit. Many thanks to GT for his gift to me of a David Baldacci book by the way.
BB was typically disastrous at devising workable games (we all remember the failed “Bermuda Triangle”) to the extent that he was yet again banned from dealing. This allowed him to concentrate on playing the various games proposed and dealt by others – and he was VERY successful. Banker had quite few early wins and for a while was way ahead but the BB luck of the draw linked with his optimistic style prevailed. BB managed to “jag” an unbelievable number of really good hands while many (including me) had almost continuous crap. Of course, BB’s mantra is “never fold” and this linked with his amazing fortune led to a convincing and well deserved win on the night.
In the event, I managed to just scrape in as the 2017 champion with a miniscule margin over Jagger TC. Probably the key hand that contributed to this was the incredible BB win of five kings (with three kings in hand) over Jagger’s five jacks mentioned in Jagger’s summary of the event. So, thanks to BB for helping me to be the champion, while coming first yourself on the night – a win-win!
Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year. I look forward to catching up with you all next year in the interstices between my travels with the first key event (for those who can make it) being Mav’s 60th birthday celebration.
By the way BB, might I suggest two additional items on the list of BRC Quotes (on the Weebly website –
“Stuff the silver, I’ve come for the gold” – Sniper (channelling Laurie Lawrence)
“Never go out” – Big Bluff
2017 BRC Champion