It was another excellent BRC meeting last night with much of the usual noise and good cheer. Many thanks to Banker for generously hosting the evening, and my particular thanks for him “stepping in” when I found myself unavailable to play the role of host at this time.
We were all concerned to hear that Dammit was unwell and receiving treatment in hospital and he was very much missed. There was a universal sentiment from the membership of “get well soon Dammit – we look forward to seeing you at the next BRC”. Apologies for my late arrival; I think it’s fair to say that when I walked in I was the best but most inappropriately dressed attendee, a situation I quickly addressed in the “dressing room” corner of the room. The news that the Bulldogs had lost to the Panthers was a bad start from my perspective.
My mood quickly rose due to the excellent company and banter, enhanced by some colourful NRL gear. Jagger was obviously having a few respiratory problems in the aftermath of a bout of flu, which is not good, but Banker bringing out a face mask and the ensuing antics were absolutely hilarious. That kind of enjoyment is gold – and in some ways keeps us feeling younger than we are. More please! I look forward to seeing the photos.
We were all surprised by the news that -
(a) Developer had happily accepted a flight upgrade and abandoned his family (who were in Economy) to soak up the delights of Business Class without them – how did he get away with it?; and
(b) Punter has taken to drinking hydrogen peroxide and now has blonded internal organs; Punter- the colour of your inards is not a fashion statement!
Notwithstanding the noise, there didn’t seem to be a great deal of grog being consumed. I had a sip of the Penfolds Bin 9 provided by Punter and was most impressed. Thanks to Punter for that. Most of the “innovative” games weren’t (Texas in a V shape is just double Texas!), with a few exceptions. Banker’s L shaped game was certainly new and was used by Banker a number of times (pretty much every time he was the dealer - GT would know whether this was the case). It won’t be new next time - a key feature of innovation! I can’t remember too much more about individual games other than the surprise personal wild card (each player only finds out his personal wild card after betting has concluded) lunacy from The Rok.
All in all it was a most enjoyable night. Thanks to all.
Notes from TC Jagger
Thanks Sniper for the summary. Yes many thanks for the group entertainment and the great antipasto and the fruit prepared by Banker washed down with the great wine. Shame we don’t seem to get through all the wine. Guys less beer and more wine to enjoy.
Gents now for the matter of the competition table , see enclosed. Maverick in relation to the relevance of 1 point; each point is very important and is hard earned. 3rd and 4th positions of night actually determined who was leading. A mere 700 chips separated 3rd ( the Professor) and 4th ( TC Jagger) resulting in Professor gaining 8 pts for the night pushing him to first place on 30 Points overall and TC Jagger gained 7 points to 28 points overall to hold 2nd place. If the positions had been swapped as initially determined until the prof found an extra 800 chips, the positions would have been equal first for Prof and TC Jagger, both on 29 points. The biggest mover of the night was Sniper, although arriving late for the night started well and finished well to achieve 1st place with 10 points pushing him from 6th place to 3rd overall on 27 points. The biggest mover on the negative was the Rok, moving from 1st to 4th on 26 points.
For the night the top 4 positions were
Sniper first, clear 20000 chips ahead of 2nd, followed by Big Bluff ( not the usual last or first), then Professor and TC Jagger. ( with 2nd , 3rd and 4th only separated by less than 3000 chips)
Punter at the rear and The ROK , second last.
Overall positions ( top 4 only separated by 4 points.) The professor on 30 points.
TC Jagger on 28 points
Sniper on 27 points
The Rok on 26 points.
Maverick and Developer on 22 points.
Banker on 20 points
Punter on 18 points
Big Bluff on 14points
Dam it on 11 points.
Based on historical results of the last 2 years the winner has won with 45 points, with only 2 games remaining and a full 20 points is available, the Champion for 2014 will therefore come from the current top 4. To achieve a podium finish you will need at least 40 points. So do your sums.
Stats from GT
Attached are the stats for BRC LXI.
The most distinguishing feature of this round was that 69% of hands were won by 5 of kind, a new all-time round record.