OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

The Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back In The Water Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Bathers play chess while relaxing in Szechenyi Bath during a winter morning in Budapest

REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh


First: John425 – “Dah, Boris you’ve been pwned!”

Second: Franklin – Eastern European understanding and cooperation is the goal of the monthly social gathering “Checkmates with our Czech Mates”

Third: Pinky – A hidden camera in Sochi’s most popular bathhouse reveals that there really are no gays in the city.


OzarkHillbilly – FOOL! You can’t move the Rubber Ducky like that!

He who must not be named – You sunk my battleship!

RockThisTown – “Waiter! What’s this rook doing in my soup?” “Castling, sir.”

Mu – As popular as spa chess was with the players, the viewers’ reaction lead NBC to vote against it as being raised from demonstration sport to full Olympic event.

al-Ameda – Remember when there used to be American football

C. Clavin – Oooh…I like it when you take my Bishop…


Obama signed an executive order… and here we are…

Gay? They’re downright somber.

It’s called castling Boris, not snorkeling

With ‘Oceans 17’ the theme finally jumped the shark.

There are no submarines in chess… so stop yelling ‘EMERGENCY BLOW.’

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Rodney Dill
About Rodney Dill
Rodney is an IT Implementation Consultant in the Motor City and working within the Automotive Industry. He contributed to OTB from November 2004 until retiring in July 2017, hosting some 1200 OTB Caption Contests.


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    WOW!!!! Pinky won twice in the same contest! That is a first since I remember. Congratulations PINKY!!!! Whaaaa!!!!! HOOOOOO!!!! The crowd cheers!!!!

    And well deserved, Pinky.

  2. rodney dill says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: I don’t have the slightest idea what you’re talking about.


  3. Pinky says:

    No no no no no. I never make jokes about rubber ducks. Their eyes follow you.

  4. Pinky says:

    I’m telling you, I don’t want my fake name associated with those things. To you, they may be harmless bath toys, but to me, they’re like deleted scenes from Event Horizon.

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    @rodney dill: My apologies all. I think I misread something. The rubber ducky was mine Rodney. Pinky, I am so sorry you have found yourself associated with our evil overlords here. My only excuse is 8 pm is my bedtime.

  6. Pinky says:

    Yeah – bedtime. Great for you. Think about how I slept last night, thinking that those…things might have thought I was making fun of them!

  7. rodney dill says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: You didn’t read anything wrong. In cutting and pasting this contest into my template, I left Pinky associated with RockThisTown’s caption.

    Since you made such a big deal about it I struck out your name and put Pinky’s there. I thought that would be obvious since I left your name in struck out. I was just (attempting ) to have some fun with the situation.

  8. rodney dill says:

    …and Pinky… the rubber ducks told me they WERE making fun of you.