I can’t believe she’s my daddy

Sunday, 2 January 2005 — 1:54am | Scrabble

I also can’t believe it took me so long to stumble upon this website: Who’s Your Scrabble Daddy? It has tournament statistics dating back to January 2003 for every rated NSA player, including “lifetime” win-loss records against specific opponents. I am located here.

Am I really 1-6 against Jessica Arts? I find that shocking, because our games are always so close. I blame this entirely on that one five-bingo game last year that I had in the bag until she played out with CARBONIC on a most improbable lane, but the only one that remained – a beautiful find that stuck me with an X, if I recall, though I will have to go back and find the scoresheet.

Somewhat more encouraging is that my biggest gains of 46 rating points apiece have been against Sue (a 4-3 record) and Wendy (3-1) – not particularly consistent in either case, but fortuitous considering that they are both higher-rated players with a lot more experience at the game.

My record would be a whole lot more consequential if the website in question had started tracking two years earlier; since 2003, my net rating gain has been unimpressive, mostly because of the 140-point tumble I took at Nationals. In the meantime, I am still waiting on Paul to update the ladder statistics for unrated club play in Calgary. It’s been promised for months now, but I trust the end result will be well worth the delays.

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