When in doubt, put the ODO reading on everything! I had lost the Rest Bonus wildcard for lack of an ODO reading on the hotel receipts. More humiliating, I had not put the Rest Bonus wildcard on the Yahtzee score sheet! Much ado about nothing.
After the much needed shower and costume change, Virginia and I head down to the ballroom for the Void 9 banquet. The points I left on the road and on the table haunt me as I wait for the result to be announced. Scoring 292 of the 314 points I had originally planned should have me placing well, possibly even a podium finish.
Of the 38 Lancaster starters, 3rd place was announced with Jon Good & Ande Bergman’s score of 296, 2nd place was had be Don Stadtler with 305 and Billy Connacher finished 1st with 328 points. I still can’t imagine how he pulled off 328 points; I hope the RM’s will post the Yahtzee score sheets of the podium finishers (I understand the privacy concerns around the logs themselves.)
When the full results were posted at the end of the banquet, I saw that I had placed 4th. The lost points had actually cost me a podium finish, but this was a remarkably good finish for my first event. It also strengthened my desire to do this again, so I will be signing up for a couple of east coast events in 2015.
The complete results of the 2014 Void 9 rally were:
|Lancaster, PA Starters|
|Jon Good & Ande Bergman||296|
|Macon, GA Starters|
|Rick Bailey & Cora Thompson||317|
|Eric Chernin & Shirley Davis||301|
|Phil Ward||No Score|
|Hopkinsville, KY Starters|
|10 Hour Mini-Rally|