by Cathy Resmer
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.