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June 22nd, 2002
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Boggle Tournament, 30 June 2002
What: Boggle Tournament
When: Sunday, June 30th, 3:30 PM (No admittance before 3:00)
Where: Loring Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Why: I've always wanted to have a Boggle tournament.
How: http://www.aq.org/~kevin/boggle - Please play the test rounds on the web page and send me your scores and, if possible, your word lists. These will not count for the tournament, but I hope to use them for initial pairings.
RSVP: Please. I want to have an idea of how many people, how many rounds this will take, etc. Of course, if you find yourself with nothing to do on the 30th and haven't RSVPed, come by anyway.

Some anticipated questions:

Q: I'm too lazy. Is it okay if I don't do the test rounds?
A: Yes. Please come anyway and we'll figure it out.

Q: What is the format of the tournament going to be?
A: I haven't figured that out yet. Watch the web site for updates, or propose a format to me if you have any ideas.

Q: What size Boggle board will be used for the tournament?
A: I plan on using 5x5 boards for the tournament. I also plan on using a 4-letter word minimum, even though I've mostly been playing with a 5-letter minimum. If this bothers you, speak up. Depending on timing and such, we might be able to do both, or maybe we'll just do whichever one the majority wants to do. If there is interest, I would also be happy to do a 4x4 tournament or mini-tournament.

Q: Should I bring my own Boggle set?
A: If you would like to, sure. I will have a number of Boggle sets there, so please make sure you either label yours or keep it with you at all times. I may be asking some specific people to bring their Big Boggle sets, depending on the size of the response for this.

Q: What the hell is the Loring Greenough House?
A: It's an historic house/museum in the middle of Jamaica Plain. My friends are caretakers there, and they have generously agreed to host the tournament, since they have plenty of space. Note that the reason for not allowing admittance before 3:00 is that there will be tours of the house going on.

Q: How long will this last?
A: I don't know. It depends on how many people are there and how I decide to organize it. While I could probably play Boggle all night, I expect it to be done within 2 hours or less.

Q: How much does this cost?
A: Nothing.

Q: Are there any prizes?
A: See above. Actually, I may try to dig through my house and scrounge up some crap^H^H^H^H fabulous prizes.

Q: What about food?
A: I may provide some small bit of snackish material and beverage. If you will absolutely need to eat or you will die, then I suggest bringing something for yourself, or bring something to share if you like. I imagine that there will be a sufficient number of people to drag to one of the fine eateries after the tournament.

Q: I am unfamiliar with Jamaica Plain and/or I don't like to use MapQuest. How do I get to Loring Greenough House?
A: Check out http://www.aq.org/~kevin/boggle for directions.

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From:slinkr
Date:June 22nd, 2002 02:58 pm (UTC)

It was just that the time was wrong

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I'd been looking forward to this, but I've got a softball game at 4 that day so I'm not going to be able to make it.
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From:bitty
Date:June 23rd, 2002 08:08 am (UTC)

Re: It was just that the time was wrong

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damn. so much for bringing a surprise birthday cake along for you.
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From:slinkr
Date:June 23rd, 2002 10:26 am (UTC)

Re: It was just that the time was wrong

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It's the thought that counts.
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From:bitty
Date:June 23rd, 2002 04:05 pm (UTC)

Re: It was just that the time was wrong

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is the mere *thought* of chocolate ever truly enough?
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From:queue
Date:June 23rd, 2002 08:16 am (UTC)

Re: It was just that the time was wrong

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Unfortunately, that was the only time that the house was available for this. Bah. Oh well, you'll just have to make sure you make it to the next one.
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From:slinkr
Date:June 23rd, 2002 10:32 am (UTC)
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Scheduling is hard. Anyhow, I haven't had a decent game of Boggle since I started my new job , so I would have been sadly out of practice.
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From:surrealestate
Date:June 23rd, 2002 08:42 pm (UTC)
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Blargh. There is a big suspects wedding going on that day. Oh, well. I was going to lose on principle, anyhow. :)
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From:surrealestate
Date:June 24th, 2002 10:51 am (UTC)
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In a completely separate context, someone else has just enlightened me. The wedding is on Saturday! However, I have baseball tickets on Sunday. But Fenway is reasonably close by. How long do you think this will run?
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From:queue
Date:June 24th, 2002 11:05 am (UTC)
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I'm budgeting 2 hours max, but I'm thinking that things could be done within an hour or hour and a half, depending on how many people are going to be there, and depending on how organized I am with it.
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From:bitty
Date:June 29th, 2002 10:41 am (UTC)
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oh, wait, if it's what i think it is, there's a chance you'll meet arthur after all :)
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