Season 14 concluded with a Pyle held just before Thanksgiving, as we shift our season to coincide with the calendar year. This was also the first Pyle to be held at our favorite watering hole, the Red Lion. This year's edition saw Clockwork Chris Kelly complete his late charge up the standings to claim his first Weasel of the Year. Chris topped his last three boards to claim the title. Cori Neslund won the Amanda Baumgartner Rookie of the Year award.
Here's how the games went down:
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: