We wrapped up our third annual March Madness extravaganza with two boards last night at Guthrie’s Tavern in Wrigleyville. The two boards brought our March total to six, which ties August 2009 for our most active month.
A couple of late cancellations forced us to stretch a bit to field a second board. We only had 12 players, so Michael Martinez and I volunteered to play on both boards. With Guthrie’s quick negotiation phases and liquid distractions, this proved incredibly challenging but also a lot of fun, and I think we both played well enough that we didn’t skew either game.
Here are the results. I’ll rely on the other players to supply the commentary as I missed a lot while playing both boards.
- Pete McNamara’s 17-month apprenticeship is officially over. He’s now a Diplomacy craftsman.
- Yuji Takata was playing his first game ever, and he’s a quick study. He’s also an expert at Settlers of Catan, fyi.
- This would have been a great game for Pete under the CODCon Sum of Squares system. He topped and spread the other centers out fairly evenly among the other players. That’s what you’ll want to do next month.
- The last year saw some pretty good scrambling with Adam taking Liverpool and Munich but losing Holland to grow to eight, where he caught Peter who lost two centers.
- Matt proved especially slippery in not just staving off elimination but coming back to finish third.
- Christian’s Russia had three fleets in the North in 1903. Bastard.
Here are the supply center charts. Players, please post your comments.