On December 6th, winners from the last six months of bees converged at the Season Finals!
David Henry Haan, Liz Thaler, Wilson Southerland, Maddy DeLeon, Jenny Brown, Carolyn D'Aquila, Amanda Holbrook, Rick, David Zheng, Ben Kusmin, Jennifer Lee, Lisette Vostko, Steve, Johann Chen, and Jonathan Lill proceeded to titillate all present with their orthographical prowess. Jonathan may have compromised his performance somewhere around the third drink. David H. and Liz may have exposed a bit of their romantic rivalry to us all. David Z. was a model of equanimity, as usual. Wilson and his friends laughed every time I said "gaiety" or -- this was Carolyn's word -- "cuirass." (Think about it).
A good time was had by all. An especially good time was had by Carolyn, who went home with $200 and a shiny trophy.
Thanks to Bananagrams for sending all of our finalists home with a Bananagrams book and an Appleletters game!
Winner Carolyn D'Aquila!
The crowd assembles....
Newman's Own sent us some alphabet cookies; they'll leave you, um, "Spellbound"!
Maddy and Ben (2nd place tie) and David (3rd place) with hosts Jen and bobbyblue.
The finalists we were able to round up after the bee....
More photos here.