Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Leah English considers a move at the Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Leah English considers a move at the Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Complex on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Monopoly winner uses dollars and sense

From the 52 children who came to the Soldotna Sports Centers on Saturday to participate in this year’s Winter Games Monopoly tournament, Briley Morton emerged as the champion. In the final game of the two-round tournament, Morton defeated seven opponents.

Referee Joshuah Rutten said that he was surprised to see Morton win in spite of not owning Boardwalk or Parkplace.

“The person who had Boardwalk had a house on it, and I was surprised that they came in second,” Rutten said. “But Briley just had better money management, from what it looked like.”

Rutten attributed Morton’s win to sound decision-making.

“Her money-flow — making sure not to overspend or underspend her money — really helped her out,” Rutten said.

Each of the finalists received a board game of their choosing. Morton’s grand prize consisted of a tournament Monopoly board, popcorn, candy, and $50 of real money.

 

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Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Drew Cox looks on as Briley Morton moves a game piece at the Soldotna Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Center on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Drew Cox looks on as Briley Morton moves a game piece at the Soldotna Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Center on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Drew Cox (left) plays Monopoly against Briley Morton i(right) in the Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Center on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Drew Cox (left) plays Monopoly against Briley Morton i(right) in the Winter Games Monopoly tournament at the Soldotna Sports Center on Saturday, Jan. 24.

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