Monday, February 22, 2010
Last evening was a great domino night for me, we played for the bragging rights of "Domino Champion of the Family".
Got to play my favorite game Double 6 Chicken foot or as we like to call it Chickie Sixes . We also got to use my all time favorite set - the Bee brand multilayer acrylic dominoes. I wasn't sure if I liked them at first since they were a bit small at first glance, just a bit smaller than a standard sized set length and width. However what they loose in size they make up for in thickness and they stand on their own without a rack beautifully and the quality is the best I've seen in a set of bones. The spinners are so nicely balanced they practically sit straight on them. Trust me, I've seen hundreds of sets so when I say this I mean it.
So, armed with my favorite set and my favorite game it was just getting down to business. Started with really poor draws, was down over 10 by the 4th round with a 31 and holding only a 2-0; things were looking good till the Chickie-4 was played. I proceeded to draw the 6-6, 5-5, and 6-5 in that order and lost the round adding a whopping 35 to my score. All hope seemed lost at that moment. Started the come back and rounds 5 and 6 brought me back to a tie. I knew my only hope of ensuring a win was drawing the double 0 in my initial draw and there it was on the very last bone! I won the round, I now have the bragging rights.
So next time you are playing, remember that there are some things more valuable than money you can bet the game on. Loosing the bragging rights in the family after building a domino business for the last few years would have been a disaster.
Go play dominoes! Have Fun! Win your family bragging rights!
- Jo Brennan
Just a footnote;
I can special order my favorite set for you (warning it's a $70 set without engraving) and post rules of my favorite game Chickie Sixes if there is interest just email me.