Thursday, March 22, 2012

BRL's Scrabble Tournament Draws Record Crowd

Shannon and Dan Radmacher talk over a word at the Scrabble tournament.
A full house of 130 players got a good dinner and a good game.
Getting ready to start the competition.
Lucy Lee of Roanoke's Big Read looks for a word.
That's Christina Koomen in the middle with teammates Jeanne Bollendorf (right, in blue) and Carolyn Payne.
The Housewives of Chapparal Drive had the lowest score and quirkiest name.
Working on words.
These old friends showed up dressed in red and black.
They're having fun. Look at the faces.
Judge George Kegley walked around with his rule book, telling players, "That's not a word!"
Blue Ridge Literacy's annual Scrabble tournament did itself proud today, drawing 12 teams at lunch and filling the Jefferson Center's Fitzpatrick Center with 130 players at the dinner hour. It was the largest turnout yet for the tournament, one of the the organization's primary fund-raisers each year.

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