The club’s first foray into online face-to-face play was a rousing success. Two boards battled it out over the interpipes, and both saw tense battles for the board top resolved in the final year of play. By coincidence, both boards also featured Russia opening Stp-Fin. Commentary on the boards was live-streamed via Periscope and had nearly 200 viewers.
In the club’s 400th game, newcomer Wes Ketchum scored his first board top with the Weasels. He and club vet Carlos Treviño executed a flawless Sea Lion, while the east saw former Prime Weasel Brian Shelden and another newcomer Adam Baker, run a successful RT, accomplishing the rare feat of getting Russia’s southern fleet into the Mediterranean. Ultimately, the FG was more efficient and got to the line before Russia was able to get in place. Wes secured the north and then made a late move on his ally to clinch the board-top. All the moves can be viewed here.
In game 401, a tense battle found four players tied for the board-top at 6 centers after 1905. In the end, defending Bull Weasel, Ali Adib, snagged 2 centers in the final year to jump Eber Condrell for the board-top. 5 players were in the mix for the board-top in the final years, which were also notable for the defense put up by Matt Sundstrom, the most decorated Weasel, who managed not to drop a dot after 1903 despite having foreign armies in Pru, Sil, Rum, and Sev. All the moves can be viewed here.
|Austria||(Brian MacWilliams)||0 centers||0.000 points|
|England||(Bennett Kalcevic)||0 centers||0.000 points|
|France||(Carlos Treviño)||9 centers||18.200 points|
|Germany||(Wes Ketchum)||10 centers||39.200 points|
|Italy||(Cori Neslund)||2 centers||11.200 points|
|Russia||(Brian Shelden)||6 centers||15.200 points|
|Turkey||(Adam Baker)||7 centers||16.200 points|
|Austria||(Kevin Fu)||5 centers||13.000 points|
|England||(James Grodzicki)||0 centers||0.000 points|
|France||(Jay Honnold)||3 centers||11.000 points|
|Germany||(Eber Condrell)||8 centers||16.000 points|
|Italy||(Ariel Mendez-Peñate)||3 centers||11.000 points|
|Russia||(Matt Sundstrom)||6 centers||14.000 points|
|Turkey||(Ali Adib)||9 centers||35.000 points|