Game No. 346, played last night in MacDonald's honor at Diversey River Bowl during a Top Chef viewing party, started after 7 p.m. The late start gave us a chance to catch up, which was nice. (His son, Beckett, whose arrival forced him to curtail his Dipping, is 7 now, believe it or not. We're getting old.)
Anyway, once the game started, the reality of being an ex-pat hit home. MacDonald was Sundstromed and finished with two centers.
The game ended by time limit after the Fall 1906 turn in the following center counts:
Austria (Brandon Fogel): 6; 13.846 points
England (Christian Kline): 2; 1.538 points
France (Brian Shelden): 2; 1.538 points
Germany (Jim O'Kelley): 12; 55.385 points
Italy (Ted McClelland): 8; 24.615 points
Russia (Christian MacDonald): 2; 1.538 points
Turkey (Chris Kelly): 2; 1.538 points
For O'Kelley, the game was the white whale he had been chasing all season--the big result he needed to contend for a record 10th straight Royale appearance. He started the evening in 10th place but now sits comfortably in third with two scheduled events remaining.
The supply center chart is here. Players, how about your thoughts?