Sunday, February 8, 2009
NNA Nertz Tournament Success
Feb. 8, 2009
United States - The National Nertz Association held the first game of it's first Online Nertz Tournament Sunday, February 8 2009. Three of four players showed up for their 7:30 p.m. CST 1st round game time. A last minute withdraw by one NNA member meant that the others would not only be competing against each other but one computer player as well. No pressure, but these prideful Nertz players were not going to be bested by a computer. The game was underway by 7:40 p.m. and lasted just just over 20 minutes. I know what you are thinking..."Wow, that is fast."... but that is the power of computers. Without the shuffling, counting, or arguing that occurs in live games, Nertz game can be over in the blink of an eye.
NNA Tournament Page
This NNA tournament, a tournament that filled up in 4 hours after the announcement, is awarding the winner with a coveted "Nertz Champion" T-Shirt. A prize any Nertz player would be proud to wear. Players like Jill Sny and Sara Paseka are already on their way to winning one, by advancing in this 1st round game of this NNA tournament.
Sara started the game out with a Nertz, and didn't give up her lead the entire game. Sara was quoted as saying she forgot she "had a meeting at 8:00 p.m.". Apparently, it must have been a motivating factor in her speedy victory. Although she only called Nertz twice, her consistency is what gave her the edge over seven hands. Jill called Nertz three times but it wasn't enough to overcome her slow start. However, it was enough for her to advance to the final table, a game that will be announced upon the results of tomorrow's other 1st round game. Deanna Johnson had a 22-point Nertz, the highest points earned in a hand all game, during hand #6 but Sara, the leader, only needed 2 points to win by the start of the seventh hand. Deanna is not a new face to NNA events. She was the winner of the last NNA prize drawing in which she received a Nertz scoring pad.
Overall, all of the players seemed to have a good time and were excited to play another tournament game. Nertz players everywhere are welcomed to join the NNA for free to play in live or online Nertz Tournaments. All you have to do is go to PlayNertz.com and join up.