Game No. 130, played Saturday at Peter Yeargin's home in Lakeview, started 90 minutes late due to the mysterious, unexplained disappearance of John Gramila. Fortunately, Nate Cockerill, this season's leader in games played, was able to recruit one of his many contacts to round out the board.
The seven proceeded to play another marathon game. This one ended at around 11 p.m. after the Fall 1913 turn with the host narrowly topping the board over his ally and fellow-named Peter, Peter Lokken. (Their alliance is being called the Peter Pact.) The final center counts were:
Austria (Nate Cockerill): 0; 0.000 points.
England (Peter Lokken): 14; 43.946 points.
France (Mike Morrison): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Peter Yeargin): 15; 50.448 points.
Italy (Chris Kelly): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Benjamin Gates): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Sam Bassett): 5; 5.605 points.
The supply center chart is here. The players hopefully will fill in the details, but from the looks of things, this was another wide-open game. Six of the seven players had or shared the lead at some point in the game, and both Bassett and Yeargin posted four-center gains. I look forward to reading about this one. And if anyone has a clue to John's whereabouts, please share.