Kentucky appears to be the first state that has shown some growing support for rook tournaments. Looks like they housed their first rook tournament in January this year. Hope Kentucky is not the only place that sees the playing of rook continue to grow so strong!
One of the things that makes rook so fun is challenging the same opponents over and over again until after many nights of repeat play, one team takes the overall championship. Last year, my wife and I took on a challenge to battle two of our good friends in rook with the first team getting to 100 wins would get a dinner purchased by the losers (a win would be getting to 500 pts). Over the course of many nights of play, we got all the way up to 88 wins, by the leading team and 83 wins by the losing team, but one of the teammates had regular life get in the way and had to move out of town. So we were left with a void to complete this epic series.
How disappointing! Only 20 more matches or so and a winner would be revealed. Truthfully, a free dinner was a fairly small prize for how much winning needed to be done to get to the finish line.
So now on to 2012, and in steps a new partner and a new match. With our eyes set on a smaller number we have 1 win down in our chase to 25 wins. Hopefully this time regular life will allow us to complete the series and crown the ‘dinner is served’ champion!