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Warm Houses Numbers Tournament 18

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Number 18 resolves

Posted by Larsera on 3/8/12 at 8:53 PM

Hard-fought, and now done.  Congratulations to bbracken with the gold, greatexcalibur with the silver, and catholicbatman with the bronze - excellent chess everyone!

Winners:

#2 2nd Place greatexcalibur (1665)

#3 3rd Place catholicbatman (1510)

TD: Larsera Started on January 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Players: 9   Time Control: 24 hours/move
Max Group Size: 9   Rating Range: Open
# Advance: 1   Tie Breaks: Yes
Points Available: 205   Games Rated: Yes

TOURNAMENT FINISHED!
Tournament Stats
Starting Players: 9 Completed Games: 72 (tournament is 100% complete)
Players Withdrawn: 0 (0%) # Timeouts: 0 (0%)
Remaining Players: 1 (11%) Remaining Games: 0
Average Rating: 1515 Biggest Upset: 1372 defeats 1664

Another Warm Houses exclusive tournament - brought to you by the number 18.

18:  The age of majority in the United States:

      - at 18 you can vote

       -at 18 you can serve in the Armed Forces

       -at 18 you can take out a loan in your own name

       -at 18 you can marry without parental permission

       -at 18 you only need to wait 3 more years to drink beer.

18:  The atomic number of Argon; an inert gas (but mix with a little mercury and a lot of electrons and you get electric blue light).

18:  What makes Argon inert also allows us to predict the chemistry of transition metals, hence the 18 electron rule.

18:  Based on Hebrew numerology, 18 means "life" - thus gifts in multiples of 18 confer blessings for long life.

18:  the number of chapters in the Bhagavad Gita, and the number of books of the Mahabharata - one being the Bhagavad Gita.

18:  The number of chapters Joyce crafted for Ulysses.

18:  None of which explains why there are 18 holes in a round of golf.

18:  The number of wheels in a standard semi-tractor trailer setup commonly encountered on highways and in American country music.

18:  Keeping with that theme - the number of Kyle Busch's NASCAR vehicle in real life - and the number of the ficticious car driven by Tom Cruise's evil arch rival in the unfortunate "Days of Thunder".

18:  Roman Gabriel - when the Rams were in LA and real football was played on real grass... 

18:  The neonazi code name for Adolph Hitler.  A clever bunch, who'd have thought...?

18:  Dave Cowens (certainly), Peyton Manning (obviously), and Don Larsen (game 5, 1956 Series....).

And, for those of you blessed by an 18 year old in your own warm house, a reminder of where we came from, and where they are at, courtesy of Mr. Cooper: