Monday, February 24, 2014

P-E-R-S-I-S-T-E-N-C-E:  The Kansas City spelling bee had to stop after 66 rounds because they ran out of words for the final two spellers, who went forty-seven rounds head-to-head. They'll resume in two weeks; winner goes to Nationals.


  1. On the one hand, that's awesome. On the other hand, very hard to be the runner-up there.

  2. bellawilfer12:49 PM

    Came here to say exactly what Jenn said. There's no special dispensation for "these two kids both obviously deserve to be in Nationals"? I guess that's a very slippery slope...

  3. Adam B.12:56 PM

    Can't; you'd start engineering ties everywhere. What sucks is the extra two weeks of pressure. I'd hold the rematch as soon as possible.