Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.
It’s Martin in a Photo Finish
We’ve had close finishes before. Back in 2008, Mike French edged Matt Sundstrom by 2 points–the difference that year between a six-way draw and a five-way–to win his second straight CODCon title. In 2011, the CODCon and Weasel Moot titles were decided by fewer than 9 points combined. But the finish at this year’s Weasel Moot tops them all.
Two-time champion Chris Martin of the Potomac Tea & Knife Society recorded the only solo on the first day of play and carried a hefty lead into Sunday’s third and final round. But young Jarred Potter, a rising college freshman from Greenfield, Indiana, playing in his first tournament, soloed on Martin’s board to throw the outcome in doubt.
Scoring is based on best two of three rounds. Each scored 100 points for his solo. Potter earned his second score Saturday night, splitting a board with Edi Birsan and Don Glass. Each took 11 centers. (The fourth party to their draw, by the way, was poor Ulysses Peterson. He finished with one center, Portugal, and no units.) The shared top scored 33.242 points for Potter, giving him 133.242 points for the tournament. Meanwhile, in Round 1, Martin finished second with 9 centers to Birsan’s 10, racking up 33.75 points to give him 133.75 for the tournament and a margin of victory of 0.508 points.
Check out the recap, final standings and supply center charts.
The Den of Records
We’ve updated the Den of Records to reflect Martin’s victory and both solos. The Den lists all solos from both league and tournament play, our tournament champions, league champions, rookies of the year, and all our league best country awards. Check it out.
More Games Coming Soon
Now that the Moot is behind us and the Pyle date is set (Aug. 10), we’re in the process of lining up more games. We expect to have an announcement next week.
Dues Are Due
Your 2013 membership dues are now due. Once again, we’re charging $25 for the calendar year, $10 for students. Paid-up members get first crack at all our game openings and are eligible for our annual Weasels club awards and to compete in the Weasel Royale club championship game. Your dues help pay for our annual club awards, the Meetup site, our website, and other club activities. Help us out by paying your dues today. Twenty-three Weasels have paid up so far! Use the PayPal link online or give your dues to a Sneak member.
- Aug. 10 at Eric Brown’s home in Wayne, at 11 a.m. until no later than 10 p.m. Have four.
Sign up for games at the website, on Meetup, or by emailing your faithful War Weasel (which is now Nate Cockerill, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Aug. 10: Weasel Pyle Ocho.
That’s all for this week. See you next week.