"I'm not sure where this lack of trust comes from."
Season five was our biggest and best year yet of Windy City Weasels Diplomacy. Fittingly, it ended yesterday with our biggest and best Weasel Pyle yet.
A total of 26 players participated, and thanks to Nate Cockerill and Matt Sundstrom who volunteered to play on two boards each, we fielded four on the day. Here's the rundown.
Game No. 105, ended in Fall 1910.
Austria (Martin LeBreton): 0; 4 points.
England (Grant Smith): 12; 156 points.
France (Bob Moore): 0; 8 points.
Germany (Jim O'Kelley): 4; 52 points.
Italy (Peter Yeargin): 5; 62 points.
Russia (Michael Bartlein): 7; 82 points.
Turkey (Bob Kramford): 6; 72 points.
Game No. 106, ended after Fall 1915.
Austria (John Gramila): 9; 110 points.
England (Matt Sundstrom): 0; 7 points.
France (Mike Morrison): 0; 15 points.
Germany (Nate Cockerill): 13; 176 points.
Italy (Aash Anand): 12; 140 points.
Russia (Peter Lokken): 0; 8 points.
Turkey (Tony Prokes): 0; 5 points.
Game No. 107, ended after Fall 1914.
Austria (Eric Brown): 0; 8 points.
England (Greg Duenow): 10; 112 points.
France (Dan Burgess): 8; 92 points.
Germany (Pete McNamara): 0; 10 points.
Italy (Andrew Bartlein): 5; 62 points.
Russia (Christian Kline): 1; 22 points.
Turkey (Sam Bassett): 10; 112 points.
Game No. 108, ended in Spring 1907.
Austria (Amanda Baumgartner): 0; 4 points.
England (Christopher M. Davis): 0; 5 points.
France (Christian MacDonald): 9; 102 points.
Germany (Nate Cockerill): 6; 72 points.
Italy (Matt Sundstrom): 10; 132 points.
Russia (Paul Pignotti): 7; 82 points.
Turkey (Adam Berey): 2; 32 points.
In addition, host Eric Brown provided commemorative pens for all the players, plus special pens for the following Weasel Pyle V performances:
Best Austria: John Gramila
Best England: Grant Smith
Best France: Christian MacDonald
Best Germany: Nate Cockerill
Best Italy: Aash Anand
Best Russia: Tie, Michael Bartlein and Paul Pignotti, with the award going to Michael for not violating the Prime Directive.
Best Turkey: Sam Bassett
Kit of the Litter (Best New Player): Bob Moore
Most Tenacious: Mike Morrison
Most Mercurial: Sam Bassett
Most Ruthless: Grant Smith
Most Dominant: Nate Cockerill
Now, let's hear from the Pyle participants in the Comments section below.