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Scrabbling for Mastery

a patzer's journey

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Aw dang it, you guys
me again
One of the reasons I decided to book up on OWL this year is because I discounted the possibility of Collins at the 2012 NSC. Now that there will be a Collins division (yes there will), the plan must be reevaluated. Curse you all for making me think.

So here's the new plan. I signed up for the San Diego Open in April not only because it will be a fun tournament, and I've never been to San Diego, but also because there is no Collins division to make me feel conflicted. Just the honest truth here. Las Vegas would be awesome and easily within driving distance, but I wouldn't feel right playing either lexicon there. The timing just isn't right for me.

I'd really like to play Collins at the NSC, though, and it's far enough out that I think I can do it. So I'll be studying OWL-only through April, then make the switch back to Collins again. I think that will give me time to get through a good portion of OWL before confusing the hell out of myself with Collins, and give me a few months to get back up to Collins speed before August. Yeah, I think that will work.

On a side note, I think I need to play online more. One disadvantage of playing Collins out in the Utah desert is that I'm the only person with any real interest in it. The local club is not likely to want to switch before a switch officially happens, and the nearest tournaments are about a thousand miles away. I could direct one myself, but I'll have to check my schedule and then get back to you after I stop crying. So anyway, more online play for me. I assume that's how most of you are playing Collins as well? Unless you're lucky enough to have real live opponents, you lucky luckboxen.

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can you register for nsc in csw div as early as it is possible and feasible for you? you could always switch to twl if need be, tho we hope you wouldn't need to. we can use some early momentum in entries. thank you for your support of csw michael.

Yep, I think I'll be doing that soon.

Interesting, I didn't even notice that the May 4 deadline for CSW NSC entries coincides very closely with the SDO. Perfect timing for me, since that week will be both my big OWL tournament for the year and official confirmation if somehow the CSW division won't happen, in which case I can finish out my original OWL study plan.

good man.

i am requesting manual lookup by director if there is a challenge in our game!

dude, i am kidding.

i'm volucris on isc if you want to play collins. i play a fair amount: 1500 games in year since i switched. i usually play speed but will probably start mixing longer games, especially if i schedule a tournament.

Thanks! I haven't logged into ISC in so long I wasn't even sure I had an account, but it looks like I'm boshvark there too. I've added you to my buddies list. I'll have to read up on how to use ISC again. Man, I feel like a noob. I probably won't play much until the Zyzzyva app is finished, though.

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