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THE 10K STREET CIRCUIT CONTEST: ROUND 4

Hi. I'm back.
I originally didn't think I would be able to host this contest at all! I've been busy this summer and I was prepared to go back to college in the middle of August. Unfortunately, due to Mrs. Cabróna V. Irus, I won't actually be moving back in until August 27... which left me with plenty of free time to take back the reins and drive this contest home.
The one and only WhimsicalCalamari will continue to control of all of the back end stuff: writing up the Google Forms and keeping track of the championship points and all that. He's going above and beyond on that stuff and is using more attention to detail than I ever did for this contest.
While WhimsicalCalamari makes the show run smoothly on the back end, I'll be handling the front end of the contest for the final 7 rounds. Just like the olden days, I'll be posting all the threads, writing up "round reports," yelling at people who break the rules, and unfunnily describing the bizarre locations I've chosen for this year's contest.
Now that all the housekeeping is out of the way... let's get into the results from the last round!

Results from Round 3 in Daejeon

Round 3 brought the Street Circuit Contest to South Korea for the second time. This time, the designers were tasked with crafting a street circuit in Daejeon: South Korea's fifth largest city. This round was actually supposed to be in Daegu rather than Daejeon, but just like Ollie Kendal, I confused my Korean city names before I sent in the city list.
Anyway... the results!
We've got a third new winner in three rounds and for the first time, one designer has swept all three categories! RobertGine's Ocheon-Dong Street Circuit won both the Most Realistic and Best Presentation categories and tied for the win in Best Layout. This all added up to a MOOSIVE 51-point haul: the largest of the season.
In second is LunaticFTW, who bagged 24 points with their Yurim Park circuit and scored their first podium of the season.
Finishing off the podium is solkattu, who CRUELLY ROBBED RobertGine of a completely clean sweep by tying the Best Layout category. solkattu's haul of 23 points for the Formula 1 Samsung Korean GP has earned them their second podium in a row.
Rounding out the top 5 are MMuster07's Hakha-Dong Highway Circuit with 21 points, and two-time Street Circuit Contest champion lui5mb's Yongun-dong Circuit with 19 points.
In the championship, things are getting very very spicy. Maybe even spicier than the tteokbokki from a Daejeon street market...
RobertGine's 51-point haul from Daejeon has vaulted the designer from 4th to 1st in the space of one round. 94 points is a lot, but the rest of the contenders are in hot pursuit.
lui5mb knows what it takes to win a Street Circuit Contest championship, and a solid 5th place in Daejeon has kept those championship hopes alive. RobertGine may have overtaken lui5mb in the championship, but a margin of only 7 points is definitely surmountable.
Rounding out the top 3 in the championship is the winner of the first round, cake-pie. cake-pie was in the lead of the championship after Belfast, but a subpar Daejeon round (tied for 7th) has dropped them to 3rd... only 1 point behind lui5mb, though.
The full results and standings will be available on the Wiki shortly:
Full results from round 3 in Daejeon
Championship standings after round 3 in Daejeon

Rules recap

The rules are exactly the same as they were in the first 3 rounds when WhimsicalCalamari was running it.
For those who didn't catch Round 1, or who just want a reminder of your limitations in the SCC, here's the contest-wide rules:
Track rules
  1. The track must be a circuit of some kind, for a motorsport of some kind.
  2. The majority of the circuit has to be built from existing roads. Purpose-built sections may be built in parking lots/parks/etc, but the track must be mostly a street circuit.
  3. Stay within the city/territorial limits of the location assigned.
  4. Realism isn't a concern on my end. Want to take over an airport runway, tear through residential zoning, or drop a pit lane into the middle of a major freeway? Do it. However, realism is also a factor of your score (so don't get too reckless!).
  5. Tracks cannot be built over existing buildings.
Submission guidelines:
  1. Your entry must be a design that you haven't submitted before. No taking work that you posted at some other point and saying it's your entry, this has to be something new.
  2. Your entry must be posted as a comment in the Contest post. (If you want to refine your track after the fact and post it to the subreddit, that's fair game - just wait for the round in question to end before you do.)
  3. You must include an image of your track. Links to Google Earth or similar tools will not be counted.
  4. Unlike recent competitions, the fast turnaround time means that there is no grace period. If your track isn't in by the time voting starts, it's out. (But please submit it to the sub anyway because it's always nice for work to be seen!)

The Round 4 Reveal

We've gone from the United States to Northern Ireland to South Korea over the course of the contest so far and we're about to do even more traveling... even though the traveling is back to the United States.
Round 4 of the 10K Street Circuit Contest takes us to yet another shining metropolis: Meridian, Mississippi.
The state of Mississippi is ranked 50th in health care, 46th in education, 48th in economy, 45th in infrastructure, 44th in opportunity, and 44th in fiscal stability. I got an email from Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves that reads as follows:
Dear users of /RaceTrackDesigns and street circuit enthusiasts,
During my time as Governor of the great state of Mississippi, my staff and I have tried very hard to drive tourism into some of our great cities, but for some reason, all of our efforts have been futile. The casinos of Biloxi have not been attracting the elderly Atlantic City crowd, nobody knows how to spell Southaven, and the Stenhouses got really mad when we sent Ricky's fans to their family home in Olive Branch. We have tried basically nothing and we're all out of ideas. Nothing would make us happier than a bunch of amateur pseudo-artists designing us an FIA-grade street circuit for free in one of our great cities.
With regards,
Governor Tate "The Power of Prayer Will Solve the COVID-19 Pandemic" Reeves
Now Governor Reeves didn't actually give us a specific city to design a street circuit in, so if I was being nice I could give you the entire state of Mississippi as a blank canvas... but NAH. You'll get some wide open rounds later in the season, but for now, you are quarantined in the completely insignificant city of Meridian.
As usual, you have the entire city to work with. The rules regarding city limits are being relaxed a little for this round, though. As long as a part of your track is within the city limits, it will be allowed.
You're designing a street circuit in Meridian, Mississippi. You have until 11:59 PM EST on Thursday. ALLEZ DESÍGN!
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What is your wildest night at a Casino playing poker?

Mine was at Hollywood Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. December 2004.
I checked into the Grand Casino RV Park and caught a shuttle to the Hollywood Casino. I heard the poker room was the best. It was that night. I won about ??K over the course of the night.
I sat down at a 4/8 LH table with $200. I had gotten that up to $600 and drew pocket 77. Everyone was folding but a lady at the end of the table did a Max raise. I called. The flop was 778. Same lady, max bet. I called. Turn junk. Same lady max bet. I max raised her and she called. River A. She max bet and I max raised her and she raised back. We were both all in. She turned over pocket 8's. I showed and the dealer pushed the stack over to me.
She started yelling and told the dealer to hold on until she could absorb it. Then she started calling me a cheater and the dealer a cheater and started yelling and pushing chairs around and standing up shaking her fists. The pit boss called security and they escorted her out of the poker room. I was shaking. The dealer was shaking. The boss halted play until they could look at the video. After 30 minutes the Boss pushed the stack to my spot and told me "Good Hand!" My $200 was now $1600.
I took a break to smoke and started playing a $5 Three Hand Jacks or Better slot machine right out side the card room. Second play I lined up 4 aces with a two on the bottom row. Hold all, hit deal and won 6K. 2K each line.
Went back in and sat in on a 10/20 NL with a $1000 buy-in. I hit everything I played for 11 hands. Then I coasted when it cooled off. There was one player with a bigger stack than me and I tangled with him a couple times until he shook his finger at me and said "I am staying away from you." He was a gruff looking player with a thick Brooklyn accent. Very aggressive. Several hands later a player complained openly about his play. He said OK and asked the boss to come to the table. He told the boss to move that player to another table because the player didn't like his play. The other player was moved.
We took a break and the Brooklyn player stepped out for a smoke. A SWAT team of some kind took the guy down and put him in handcuffs and took him away. A guy in a suit came up to the table and put the guy's belongings in a bag and took them away. I never found out why. My winnings were now over 10K Cash and a 6K coupon.
The table broke up and I stepped out to smoke at my favorite slot machine. I was loaded the bets up and I hit a 9 high straight club flush on the bottom row. Press Hold all, press deal, 8K per row. 24K over all. I put the coupon in my pocket.
I went back to the card room and sat down at a 100/200 NLH and did real well but noticed I was faltering. I was drinking and I think I reached my limit. :) I noticed it was 2 AM so I cashed out my coupons at the Cashier and pocketed close to 50K. This had never happened before. I had some good nights at casinos in general but this was my best night ever.
I went to the front of the casino and found out my shuttle back to the RV park was gone and did not run the rest of the night. I asked a Concierge about getting a ride back to the Park and he said he couldn't help me there.
So, there I was with all that cash in my pocket. I was standing in the atrium and the room started spinning. I started noticing people hiding behind the columns out front. I saw people crouching behind the bushes and I remembered that woman from the earlier table and I freaked out.
I ran to the hotel desk and asked if they had a room and told them what was going on....I gave them my players card and they comped me a suite and had security escort me up to it.
I put my winnings in the room safe and passed out on the bed. I woke up to the front desk calling my room to ask if I wanted to stay another night because it was check out time and an RV shuttle was down stairs.
I grabbed my money from the safe and checked out. I took a shower when I got back to the RV and started it up and headed to Biloxi, Mississippi. I heard there was a great tournament there that weekend. :)
I spread some of my winnings out to close friends for Christmas then I coasted on the rest until I caught a Software gig in the PNW about May 2005.
I haven't topped that yet and I'm now 67.
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Terrible night at MGM National Harbor

I think I'm learning that it's just not worth playing $25 craps. Specifically, not worth it at MGM:NH. While shooting, I had a point of 8. Rolled a 5-3 but the 3 landed on top of the chip stack in front of the boxman. They declared a new roll. Rolled a 5-2 and again the 2 lands on top of the chip stack. It counts. Real shitty. Someone also threw the dice and a dealer hadn't yet retracted their hands (kinda the shooter's fault too), so it hit their hand and was a 7-out. That counted, too. Seems MGM lets bad rolls count when it favors them but not the players. Never seen them do that in Vegas.
Had a $400 bankroll and took 1x odds (it was a $25 table!) and placed the 6 and 8 for $30 each. Lasted about an hour before I was ultimately eliminated - not once did a 7 hit on the come out, but repeatedly a 2 did. I'm not familiar enough with crap checks to do it and IIRC, the edge on them makes them not worthwhile. All the shooters were pretty bad except for one dude who did hit three 10s in a row - that kept me in the game for a little bit, but ultimately was still defeated.
I'm thinking I've had my fun at the glitzy casinos and need to just start taking trips to Reno or Biloxi to play $5 tables.
EDIT: Not that I needed one, but people who earned enough tier credits (equivalent to $1750 coin-in on slots) got a free suitcase. My "coin-in" on the felt was definitely more than that but I was only credited for the equivalent of $60 on slots. Even more of a bummer to cap off a lousy night.
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Review of Maynard's Music in Ocean Springs, Mississippi (near Biloxi)

Caveat: I am reposting this review I made nearly 5 months ago. I originally posted it around 2:30 in the morning, so not that many people got to see it. I am reposting in the hope that anyone making a trip to the casinos can see what there is around town.
Just got back from Biloxi, here's my impressions of Maynard's Music in nearby Ocean Springs
I figured while I was down in Biloxi I might as well try to find a record store, seeing as how I have none in my hometown. I wasn't holding out too much hope, but after posting threads here and in /biloxi I was tipped off about Maynard's Music. While not in the city of Biloxi, it was only a 10 minute drive from where I was staying at the Beau Rivage, and I figured a trip there one day would make a nice respite from the gambling, drinking, and rodeoing.
Size-wise, it is about the same as Wax n' Facts in Atlanta, but a lot more spacious (read: not as stocked). The man that owned it was busy adding new records to his inventory, and seemed helpful enough. I generally don't ask too many questions however, and seeing as how he looked busy I left him to his work. Everything was clearly labeled, piles of records weren't scattered haphazardly, and signs explained most of the basic questions you needed to know. I give the organization of the store an enthusiastic thumbs up. Some of the decorations did have that school-style bulletin board charm to them. In addition, when he noticed that I was pulling records out to inspect them, he stopped and told me where the listening station was. As he pointed it out, he also let me know that anything that was open already in the store could be listened to first. This includes CDs, tapes, vinyl, etc. Selection-wise, there was not a ton to dig through, but plenty enough to satisfy. More than I had expected to see originally to be honest. Most of the rock-pop section was filled with dad rock, 80's rock, and the like. Nothing that I haven't seen before digging through thrift stores and antique malls, but without all the Barry "The Man" Manilow and Rod "The Bod" Stewart getting in the way. Sadly, the soul/funk section was only one row, and there wasn't too much to get excited about in it. The rap section was about 8 records sitting in front of the soul. The Beatles section is unmistakable, as they have all been pulled out and sit in the prime-time spot of the store right when you walk in. There is no new additions sections which was a bummer, but he did tell me right as he was about to put some fresh soul albums out, and I did spy some Curtis Mayfield in there. No new records section, strictly used.
Price-wise, it was a bit more expensive than I might have liked, but then again this man has the only record store that I could find in the area. Prices are firm. Adding to that, it looked like what he was doing was reading the Goldmine record guide, and marking a lot of things as the VG+ price, regardless of condition. Pretty crappy at some points. Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, etc, prepare to pay at least $20, no matter what. I pulled a Zep II album out that was marked $20, and immediately noticed that it looked pretty scratched, the record has lost it's luster, it had a generic inner sleeve, and the outer sleeve had a few defects on it. A beat up copy of Sgt. Pepper's with split and cracked seams all around the cover was $20 as well. In addition, there is no such thing as cleaning the vinyl before putting them out, replacing torn/yellowing inner sleeves, and a few records I pulled were just sitting Goodwill style inside the jacket without an inner sleeve at all. The upside of this however, is that if you do find a record that is better than VG+, then you might be getting a deal on it. Like I said however, you will be paying VG+ prices for an album that could range from VG- to NM. There were a fair bit of items that were more reasonably priced, but I failed to notice any criteria that distinguished his $4 albums from his $17 ones. All country albums and 12" singles are $1, but I'm generally not too interested in those. For those who like CD's, all were $5 regardless.
Here's a list of what I bought while I was there:
I ended up spending right under $30 when you include tax.
Pictures I took for everyone while I was there:
Pros:
Cons:
Conclusions: If you are already going to be in the Biloxi/Ocean Springs area, it is worth a stop. Be prepared to thoroughly inspect the condition of your records. Staff was friendly, and helpful when asked about anything. Don't expect to find any killer deals, but it was a very nice break from everything else that I was down for. I couldn't recommend making a trip from more than 45 minutes or so away specifically to go to Maynard's, but if you are already going to be in the area there's no reason not to.
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Just got back from Biloxi, here's my impressions of Maynard's Music in nearby Ocean Springs

Just got back from Biloxi, here's my impressions of Maynard's Music in nearby Ocean Springs
I figured while I was down in Biloxi I might as well try to find a record store, seeing as how I have none in my hometown. I wasn't holding out too much hope, but after posting threads here and in /biloxi I was tipped off about Maynard's Music. While not in the city of Biloxi, it was only a 10 minute drive from where I was staying at the Beau Rivage, and I figured a trip there one day would make a nice respite from the gambling, drinking, and rodeoing.
Size-wise, it is a little larger that Wax n' Facts in Atlanta, but a lot more spacious. The man that owned it was busy adding new records to his inventory, and seemed helpful enough. I generally don't ask too many questions however, and seeing as how he looked busy I left him to his work. Everything was clearly labeled, piles of records weren't scattered haphazardly, and signs explained most of the basic questions you needed to know. I give the organization of the store an enthusiastic thumbs up. Some of the decorations did have that school-style bulletin board charm to them. In addition, when he noticed that I was pulling records out to inspect them, he stopped and told me where the listening station was. As he pointed it out, he also let me know that anything that was open already in the store could be listened to first. This includes CDs, tapes, vinyl, etc. Selection-wise, there was not a ton to dig through, but plenty enough to satisfy. More than I had expected to see originally to be honest. Most of the rock-pop section was filled with dad rock, 80's rock, and the like. Nothing that I haven't seen before digging through thrift stores and antique malls, but without all the Barry "The Man" Manilow and Rod "The Bod" Stewart getting in the way. Sadly, the soul/funk section was only one row, and there wasn't too much to get excited about in it. The rap section was about 8 records sitting in front of the soul. The Beatles section is unmistakable, as they have all been pulled out and sit in the prime-time spot of the store right when you walk in. There is no new additions sections which was a bummer, but he did tell me right as he was about to put some fresh soul albums out, and I did spy some Curtis Mayfield in there. No new records section, strictly used.
Price-wise, it was a bit more expensive than I might have liked, but then again this man has the only record store that I could find in the area. Prices are firm. Adding to that, it looked like what he was doing was reading the Goldmine record guide, and marking a lot of things as the VG+ price, regardless of condition. Pretty crappy at some points. Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, etc, prepare to pay at least $20, no matter what. I pulled a Zep II album out that was marked $20, and immediately noticed that it looked pretty scratched, the record has lost it's luster, it had a generic inner sleeve, and the outer sleeve had a few defects on it. A beat up copy of Sgt. Pepper's with split and cracked seams all around the cover was $20 as well. In addition, there is no such thing as cleaning the vinyl before putting them out, replacing torn/yellowing inner sleeves, and a few records I pulled were just sitting Goodwill style inside the jacket without an inner sleeve at all. The upside of this however, is that if you do find a record that is better than VG+, then you might be getting a deal on it. Like I said however, you will be paying VG+ prices for an album that could range from VG- to NM. There were a fair bit of items that were more reasonably priced, but I failed to notice any criteria that distinguished his $4 albums from his $17 ones. All country albums and 12" singles are $1, but I'm generally not too interested in those. For those who like CD's, all were $5 regardless.
Here's a list of what I bought while I was there:
I ended up spending right under $30 when you include tax.
Pictures I took for everyone while I was there:
Pros:
Cons:
Conclusions: If you are already going to be in the Biloxi/Ocean Springs area, it is worth a stop. Be prepared to thoroughly inspect the condition of your records. Staff was friendly, and helpful when asked about anything. Don't expect to find any killer deals, but it was a very nice break from everything else that I was down for. I couldn't recommend making a trip from more than 45 minutes or so away specifically to go to Maynard's, but if you are already going to be in the area there's no reason not to.
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