I just noticed that in preceding emails BB incorrectly referred to the recent BRC as BRC XXXXIII. That's 43, not 83. I thought he was Italian!
I would like to say a big "thank you" to Jim and Gayle (the Roks) for excellent hosting of BRC LXXXIII (all right, 83 for those of you who struggle with historic numeracy). The catering was excellent - the hot indian snacks provided at quarter time were just delicious and there was plenty more on offer throughout the entire evening. Many thanks to the Roks!
Apologies to Rok for me spilling beer on the baize of the playing table. It seemed to have dried out by the time we finished.
Punter and GT were both missed by those in attendance.
It was another excellent night of noise and silliness. Early on Developer and Mav seemed more interested in streaming sport coverage on their mobile phones than interacting with their friends. However, once their respective games of interest had concluded they became more genial.
I don't have good recall of the BRC proceedings (i.e. the card games), but do remember losing with the dangerous hand of having four wild cards (two of which were community cards).
As a comment to Jagger in respect of "sure thing" bets, his three 8s in hand plus the fourth on the table became a sure thing without the need for hindsight. In respect of Winx and other "sure things" in prospect, I agree entirely. I have been so despondent about the Bulldogs this season that on Friday I would have said that Cowboys were a sure thing to beat the Dogs, but sometimes the unexpected happens.
Anyway, it was another great evening. Regrettably I am unable to attend the next one (BRC LXXXIV for BB's information) and so will miss out on catching up with Punter - I will be on an expedition style cruise inside the Arctic circle in Norwegian waters at that time. I hope you all have a good time.
Best wishes and regards.
Notes From TC Jagger
Dear BRC members
Game 2/18 now complete.
As per Sniper’s and BB’s comments below, we all greatly appreciated the many goodies prepared by Rok and Gayle, washed down with some fabulous wines. Even though Rok did not have a full functioning hand, he managed the night well and introduced the shuffling machine to help things along.
In response to Sniper, nothing is a sure thing unless of course you have the hindsight in your foresight. If you do , please keep those tips coming in. I was told over the weekend that if you had placed a bet, I believe $1000 on Winx in the first race and let it ride for the entire 25 races, you would have $2.5m in your hands. Congrats to Winx a real champion horse and can she go on to win for the 4th time the Cox’s plate to place her in the immortal status.
The mysterious $10 shortage has now been resolved. It appears when Banker cashed in $10 he received incorrectly $20 worth of chips courtesy of the host. As a result Banker should be deduct 10,000 worth of chips in his end result. In any case the positions did not change since Banker already held last place.
Interestingly the final rankings for the night played out in the last hand dealt by the host, who delivered very nicely three 8 to TC Jagger and declare the game 1 , 2 or 3 with a personal wide card. The 4th 8 dropped , and 5 of a kind was there for the taking. Fortunately the pot had grown big enough to push TC Jagger across the line for 1 st place, just ahead of Developer with less than 2000 chips behind. BB follow behind in 3rd place. The first 3 places were the only members who end being in the black. The remaining member end in the red.
4th place to Rok, followed by Sniper, Maverick, The professor, and Banker at the rear.
Current standings are as detailed in the attached spreadsheet. In summary TC Jagger and Developer on 18 points in equal first, with the Rok 1 point behind on 17 points. BB a further 4 points behind on 13 points, Professor on 11 points, Sniper 10 points, Banker on 9 points and Maverick 1 further point behind on 8 at the rear of the group.
Until the next meeting
Notes From BB
Thanks Sniper for your words of wisdom.
Please share your tips in future
Thanks to The Roks for hosting BRC 83. Great hospitality as usual and another enjoyable get together of “old” friends.
Will confirm BRC 84 soon, which will be a friendly in honour of the attendance of Punter.