Team Canada: Next player, Previous player.
David Boys, a 35-year-old student from Montréal, has an extremely
long list of tournament wins, including the 1995 World Championship.
At the last WSC in 1997 in Washington D.C., he placed 11th.
He represents Canada as one of the three top-rated players in the
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Boys is paired with Dhanapala Silva, a 60-year-old teacher from the Seychelles.
This is Silva's first World Championship.
Boys beat Silva 488-286, and is in 4th place, 1-0 +202, behind Schonbrun, Luebkemann and Boyd.
Boys loses a close game to Kendall Boyd from New Zealand, 417-432. He slips down to 26th place, 1-1 +187.
Boys wins against Peter Sinton of New Zealand, 450-348. He moves back up to 13th place, 2-1 +289.
Boys wins again vs. Gareth Williams of Wales, 482-340. He climbs up to 8th place, 3-1 +431, second behind Andrew Fisher among the 3-1s.
Round 5. Boys beats Andrew Fisher 379-367 to make it to the top of his win group. He's now 4th place, 4-1 +443, behind the undefeated Richards, Credo and Gipson. In 1997, Boys beat Fisher 447-376 in round 3 of the WSC.
Round 6. Boys wins his fourth straight game, 451-389 against Helen Gipson (U.K.), and is now in 2nd place behind the undefeated Nigel Richards (N.Z.), 5-1 +505.
Round 7. Boys plays the undefeated Richards for the first time, and beats him 436-385. A local player records the game as follows:
NR: WAFARTY FATWA
DB: GRCIOU? GRACIOU(S)
NR: DERRIEY YERD (challenged unsuccessfully)
DB: SBOTEUR SABOTEUR
NR: POOATER POO, PER, OR, OD
DB: WOSPEG? SWOP, SABOTEURS (GOWPENS the only 7 or 8 from this rack)
NR: ERRATAS ERRATAS, SWOPS
DB: C?GIEST CAGIEST, ET
NR: QELVEIN QUEINT
DB: INDIUMD MUDDING
NR: NITMLEV VEHM, CH
DB: TALLYIN TIVY
NR: INFIXTL INFIX, CHI
DB: LAKH, APER, KOR, HOD
DB: ANNUALE ANNUAL,
NR: IGOLEDT GLID, UG, AL, LI
Toward the end of this game, when NG had 17:57 left on his clock and Boys had 4:38, Richard tried to draw two tiles, and a V tile dropped out of the bottom of the bag. It seems that many of the specially-ordered tile bags are unravelling, and visitors are being pressed into service sewing tile bags.
In any event, Boys is now in 3rd place, among 7 players at 6 wins, behind Richards and Nyman with a spread of +556.
Round 8. Boys ends the day on a six-game winning streak, having lost only one game so far, and defeating Ronald Credo of the Philippines 422-359 in the last round. He is in 2nd place at 7-1 +619, behind Nigel Richards (7-1 +897).
Boys won against Nigel Richards (NZ) 484-456. Boys is now #1, with a record of 8-1 +647.
David played DAYTALES,
and UPCLOSE, Nigel OVERDYES and VENENATE.
Boys lost to Joel Sherman (US) 282-395. Boys is now #4, with a record of 8-2 +534.
Boys won against Adam Logan (CA) 443-438. Boys is now #2, with a record of 9-2 +539.
Boys won against Roland Filio (BH) 404-363. Boys is now #1, with a record of 10-2 +580.
Boys lost to David Wiegand (US) 401-480. Boys is now #4, with a record of 10-3 +501.
Boys loses to American David Wiegand: his bingoes APHICIDE and AVENGES weren't enough to beat DRIBLET, YEASTILY and OVERTAME.
Boys won against Brett Smitheram (UK) 421-404. Boys is now #2, with a record of 11-3 +518.
Boys lost to Joel Wapnick (CA) 412-479. Boys is now #5, with a record of 11-4 +451.
Each player reported three bingoes and an odd word:
Wapnick ARBOREtA, SUMMoNER, SLEAVING, MAFFIA;
Boys ENDOSTEA, NEWSIEST, ANTIHERO, PIOYE#.
Boys lost to Brian Cappelletto (US) 342-456. Boys is now #9, with a record of 11-5 +337.
Boys lost to Joel Sherman (US) 453-471. Boys is now #14, with a record of 11-6 +319.
Boys lost to Ron Tiekert (US) 387-424. Boys is now #20, with a record of 11-7 +282.
Round 19. Boys won against Lester Schonbrun (US) 414-388. Boys is now #15, with a record of 12-7 +308.
Round 20. Boys won against James Cherry (CA) 503-308. Boys is now #10, with a record of 13-7 +503. Passersby comment on STOOKER, GAUJES#.
Round 21. Boys won against Virgilio Quiballo (PH) 401-373. Boys is now #7, with a record of 14-7 +531.
Round 22. Boys won against Femi Awowade (NI) 465-369. Boys is now #4, with a record of 15-7 +627. Boys triple-triples A-MO-UNTED (108, nonbingo).
Dave needs to win both games big to make it into the finals.
Round 23. Boys won against Joel Wapnick (CA) 402-370. Boys is now #3, with a record of 16-7 +659.
Dave plays Nyman next round, and needs to win by 92 points to make it into what might be an all-Canadian final round.
Here's this round's Table #1 game in detail:
Table 1: Joel Wapnick (Canada) v David Boys (Canada)
1 JW AODJLNR 8G JOR 20 20
DB UCUCEEN 7H KUE 17 17
2 JW ADLN-HRS 6J HARL 28 48
DB CENU-FIE 5H FICE 30 47
3 JW DNS-AONN 9F DONNA 29 77
DB UEN-EATE 4D TENUE 18 65
4 JW NS-ILRY? 3H NItRYLS 76 153
DB AE-GPIXA 10J XI 50 115
5 JW HQVIDEA 11G HIVED 40 193
DB PEAAG-NA 12A APANAGE 77 192
6 JW QA-AFOOL 5A ALOOF 28 221
DB LGIEIUI 13A LIEU 20 212
7 JW QA-POZRS 13G POZ 38 259
DB GII-TDEB A4 BAITED 36 248
8 JW QARS-MRV exch QMRV
DB IG-IEOST H1 GONEF 27 275
9 JW ARS-GOOY F2 YON 14 273
DB IIEST-RI A12 ALIT 12 287
10 JW ARSGO-DS B10 SAPID 26 299
DB IESRI-AE B2 RIEL 12 299
11 JW RSGO-REW L1 WRY 13 312
DB AIES-QTW 1A QAT 41 340
12 JW RSGOE-MM 1J MOWERS 33 345
DB WIES-ATE ? RESEWS 32 372
13 JW GM-UCTV? H13 OM 4 349
DB ATI-NB 14D NIB 14 386
14 JW GUCTV? 15H sCUT 27 376
DB TA 6E TA 10 396
15 JW VG -6 370
DB +6 402
Round 24. Boys won against Mark Nyman (UK) 420-386. Boys finishes #3, with a record of 17-7 +693, 115 points away from the finals.
Kevin Burfitt says that on Mark's scoresheet, Mark started himself off with 91 points, to know what the 'real score' was.
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