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Monday, March 22, 2010

We Are the Champions...

Seriously we won the whole kit and caboodle on Friday at the Crud tourney. I am so unbelievably proud of us. Here we are leaving the squadron to head to the Oclub for the tourney. Yes that is a blue limo you are seeing and the driver...well that's Mr. Jetplane.

Here are a couple action shots...I'd like to say Mr. took these...but sadly he took more pictures of himself than the games...I stole these from people's FB pages....shhh...

Crud is a really difficult game to explain, but basically its a billiard type of game but with out cuesticks and only 2 balls and 4 pockets. Its more of a military game that's for sure. There are a tons of rules and the commanders of the squadrons were the refs...but that didn't stop us from yelling at them for horrible calls...girls are mean...the games can get pretty hard core and I have the bruises to prove it.
You see you can make physical contact with the other players, you can also jump/crawl on the table, and being a short girl I have to jump up on the table a lot to reach the white ball (which is used to hit the red ball).

Here we are after our 2nd win (beating the retirees wives who won the tourney last year and are always STRONG competition).
A couple more action shots for you. Can you see my intense game face....


Here we are victorious and after over 6 hours of playing and watching other games...finally around 12:30am we had won...we were delighted but exhausted. (And I am one hot, sweaty mess)



It was a great night...I'm a really competitive person and I knew we had a good team, but I didn't know we could win. We've been practicing every week but we had 2 newbies (me and my gf who's hubby is in Mr's class) had never played before, I thought for sure we'd be out by the 2nd round.

I'm so proud of us...I think I might still be on a little Crud high...

8 comments:

GUAMtastic said...

Congratulations!!!! Love the game face :)

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

You look like a tough component! Congratulations!

Mrs H said...

Yea! Good for you girls! That looks like a fun game, I'm going to have to google it.

lovelylittleruffles said...

I have never heard of this CRUD business until you started writing about it. Sounds like fun! Congrats on the win!

martha - caknitter said...

Congratulations!

Allison Hasel said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time! Congrats on the victory! Way to show those retirees how it is done. ;)

Dianna said...

Reading your post about playing crud brought back many memories! My husband and I played crud back when Loring Air Force Base was still a base. In fact, I've broken every toe on both feet from playing crud with no shoes on! It certainly is a rough game

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Congrats on the win! I've never played but it looks interesting!

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