For its 10th installment, the Weasel Royale club championship moved to John Gramila's home in the city from Dan Burgess' home in Downers Grove, its longtime venue. The change shortened the commute for the seven participants, perhaps, but the game was still the long, dramatic, angst-filled but fun slog that we've all come to expect from the club's most competitive tradition.
After 12 hard-fought years, top seed Brandon Fogel, the two-time Weasel of the Year, claimed the coveted Bull Weasel title, becoming only the second top seed to win the Royale. The final center counts were:
Austria (Mick Johnson, 5th seed): 1; 0.370 points.
England (Jim O'Kelley, 3rd seed): 7; 18.148 points.
France (Jake Trotta, 2nd seed): 7; 18.148 points.
Germany (Brian Shelden, 4th seed): 7; 18.148 points.
Italy (Christian Kline, 7th seed): 1; 0.370 points.
Russia (Brandon Fogel, 1st seed): 11; 44.815 points.
Turkey (Matt Sundstrom, 6th seed): 0; 0.000 points.
The supply center chart is here.
The board pics are here.
Let's hear from the players!