Didn't win or place, but I showed up and had fun.
And....just to follow up on my last post about playing outrageous hands:
In the very last round, I opened with:
2 Crak, Soap, 1Crak, 1Crak, 2 Bam, Soap, 1Bam, 1Bam, 1Dot....and a few other tiles.
What could I do! I had to play it.
I picked another 1Dot, a 2Dot, and two flowers. Now I'm set to call. I just need the last Soap!
No Soaps are out. As I pick and throw, I have this sudden realization. Someone has a pair of Soaps and they're using them! Bummer!
I was right. The player to my left was playing the like numbers hand with 3 soaps and she had 2.
But the thrill of coming SO CLOSE to that hand.....what fun!