The other Peter McNamara won the six-board Carnage last weekend in Fairlee, Vt., to close out scoring in the 2009 Grand Prix. Our champion is Adam Sigal of New York, who led the race from wire to wire.
A-Sig rang in the new year by winning the prestigious WACCon in Seattle. The January WACCon traditionally kicks off the Grand Prix and also served as the launching pad for Grand Prix champions Andrew Neumann (2005) and Jim O’Kelley (2006). In 2010, incidentally, WACCon will be held in Paris in August.
He then rested up for the venerable DixieCon in Chapel Hill, N.C., in May, which he also won. In June, he placed fourth at the World Diplomacy Championship at Origins in Columbus, Ohio. Then it was on to Husky Con in Long Island in July, where he had his head handed to him, finishing 28th of 44.
A-Sig closed out his year in October with his fifth and final tournament, Tempest in a Teapot in Falls Church, Va., where he finished seventh.
In his best four events, he racked up, unofficially, 440.92 points, holding off Dave Maletsky, who finished second with 411.31. The top 10 finishers, with their unofficial scores, are:
(Chicago Weasels are highlighted. Weasels abroad are in green. Non-members who played with us at Weasel Moot this year are in blue.)
The 2010 Grand Prix lineup will be announced next month and should include CODCon and Weasel Moot. I hope you’ll compete in those two events and one or two more.