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Tables of avid dominoes players line the rotunda of the Oklahoma Capitol Jan. 23 for Dominoes Under the Dome, an event designed to raise awareness of the annual World Championship Domino Tournament in Carnegie.

Dominos Under the Dome draws devoted dozens

The halls of the state Capitol were filled with the sounds of dominos clanging recently.

State Rep. David Perryman of Chickasha organized the second Dominoes Under the Dome Jan. 23 to raise awareness for the dwindling World Championship Domino Tournament in Carnegie. Paula Watson, the Carnegie Chamber of Commerce president, said about 37 people showed up at the Capitol  many who were regular players in the tournament each year.

"We had a reception up there with a cake and punch," Watson said. "We sent out invitations to a bunch of people and had a pretty good turnout."

Watson described the event as "hectic" as the hard-core players ignored much of the celebration and simply began playing when the tables were set.

"They didn't want to have anything to do with the pomp and circumstance," she said. "They just wanted to play."

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