I Dominoed the Mayor at Aalto, Just to watch him Cry

In true BONES fashion, shout-outs are ringing through this post!

Some of you might know that I play a bit of the bones, rocks, the tiles–or if you’d prefer, dominoes. Dominoes is not a game–it is pure strategy and war–Michael Douglas vs Charlie Sheen war–a way to live one’s life :)

I’ve been battling around town (Aalto, Jace Gace, Chin Yen, B-Side, Plan B, etc) a bit lately against the Mayor (M.O.B.), Enigma, Six-Ace, The Slammers, C-Block, Fizzabella, Drunken Noodles, Becca and Trav, and of course–My Arch-Nemesis and the Stumptown barista-rrific S.P.

One might say, the posse’s getting bigger, so posse move ahead.

In Late September/Early October, we’re launching “PDX Bones, Hugs, and Discontent” (Title is WiP). The games will be played at Jace Gace (beer and waffles) and the B-side (patio and “Old Style”).

You don’t have to know how to play or own your own bones. We can accommodate 20 beginners or so, and we are down to teach–here is a starter guide though–we’ll be playing standard, all fives, six-count dominoes.

We introduce some of our own rules such as the ever so popular “big-six to start”, “ten to get in”, and the “twenty-twin-twin”. You will just have to be there I guess. The goal is to get enough people who can play well and establish PDX as a domino tournament city. Then we will take those fools in Cali who say they are the best and be on our way to battle Jamaicans and Puerto Ricans for that $1Million World Domino Championship prize!

Oh…and we’ll work in some prizes during the club nights also (Katu, we would like more free stuff)…come, the posse’s getting hungry, and Pipeline is treating….

12 Comments so far

  1. Daaaaave (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    Bones is basically for old Cubans and hipsters, but I wanted to compliment you on your staggeringly high word/link ratio.

    Go is where it’s at. Or semi-professional Candy Land.

  2. Simon (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

    I’ve always been partial to backgammon and Boggle, but I hear that Tournament Shoots and Ladders is where it’s at.

    But these days I can’t even spit game.

  3. Julian Chadwick (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    “Bones is basically for old Cubans and hipsters”

    –well, if that were true, I don’t think I’d have to teach nearly everyone I know or have met at Aalto Lounge, Jace Gace, etc with a high hipster ratio.

    I learned from my dad and gramps in Mississippi–definitely not hipsters and not Cuban.

    Then, I later learned speed and betting dominoes at an 85% minority, 99% free-lunch aka poverty level high school in Oklahoma City….no hipsters there for sure or Cubans, but everyone could play.

    “I wanted to compliment you on your staggeringly high word/link ratio”

    Thanks, It wasn’t easy…this moveable type is garbage compared to the WordPress I’m used to using.

  4. Julian Chadwick (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

    “I’ve always been partial to backgammon and Boggle”

    I’m ready for some backgammon or Mancala nearly any night.

  5. David (unregistered) on September 1st, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

    Sweet! It’s been a long time since I’ve played dominoes. I too learned how to play from my grandfather in Mississippi.

    I might have to check this out, whenever I get around to figuring out which link will provide more details on date/time.

  6. smash hits (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2007 @ 9:34 am

    othello anyone?

  7. Mr. Viddy (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    Umm, dominoes is a game of skill along the lines of chess so keep that in mind before you test the waters.

  8. Julian Chadwick (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2007 @ 6:19 am

    @ David:

    Another Southern gentleman then…agreed, there is not a link to specific times/dates. I’ve been getting ready for this tournament for over a year now, and finally felt ready–so I put this up.

    It is just a general announcement to:

    1) produce or gauge interest
    2) to show the venues that the time is coming
    3) to put myself in check, so that I will start taking all the necessary steps to making it nice.
    4) to round up prizes for the club.

    As far as time and date, I am expecting the first Wednesday of Oct at Jace Gace b/c Tanya from B-side will be out of town until mid-October.

  9. Julian Chadwick (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2007 @ 6:23 am

    “Umm, dominoes is a game of skill along the lines of chess so keep that in mind before you test the waters.”

    Well, this is a club to educate people who want to learn to play and to have fun. At some point, when there are enough people who feel comfortable and ready–we can go can have an annual tournament–I’m thinking next summer.

    On a personal note…I agree and if there are any Domino Bobby Fischers out there in the PDX, bring your A-game b/c I will :)

  10. pet cow (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 10:17 am

    this sounds awesome, though do you ever branch off from the fives game? my friends from mexico call that the gringo style, they play a simple defensive game (i think it’s called draw) where you only score what’s left in your opponents hands when you go out, or lay down a block, preventing anyone from moving.

  11. Julian Chadwick (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    I am not opposed to that style…although, I would call that Dominoes for people who forgot their backgammon board.

  12. pet cow (unregistered) on September 7th, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

    ouch, them’s fightin’ words! i would call all fives dominoes for people who would rather be playing yahtzee. :)

    if you wanna battle the jamaicans and puerto ricans for that million dollar world championship of dominoes prize you’re gonna have to drop the gringo style and learn the straight game…

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