One Game More
Season Nine opened way back in September with a rare Friday night game at my place in Little Italy. It opened on Friday the 13th, no less, and perhaps that helps to explain both the Mike Morrison board-top and the seven-way draw. Twelve days later, in the season’s second game, Myth Chaser Nate Cockerill captured the elusive bar game solo.
Twenty-six more games followed, including two more seven-way draws. And now here we are, with one more to play, and still the field chases the Myth Chaser needing a solo to catch him. One more game is all that stands between Nate Cockerill and a second straight Weasel of the Year title. One Game More.
If you can’t be there to chase Beefy on Saturday, then follow along with the hashtag #PyleOn.
While it will take a solo to catch Beefy, there are other prizes in play. Start with the Weasel Royale bids. The top four players (Cockerill, me, Matt Sundstrom and Tony Prokes) look safe, but several players can weasel into the field with a solid board-top on Saturday. Expect long games. And of course, there are the usual Pyle awards provided by host Eric Brown. Every Pyle provides a chance to add a handsome rosewood pen to your collection, compliments of Eric.
We’re up to 18 players on Saturday, and we’re hoping to corral a few others to make three clean boards. If you plan on playing, please let us know now so Eric can plan accordingly. The ninth annual season-ending Weasel Pyle will begin at 11 a.m. at Eric’s beautiful home in bucolic Wayne and will wrap up no later than 10. The games will end by 9 p.m. to provide sufficient time for the post-game pomp and circumstance.
In addition to the boards — one of which will be our 250th league game — we’ll hand out our annual club awards, The Weasels; announce the bids for the Weasel Royale and Bar Room Brawl championship games; strike the Regimental Choir; and engage in all sorts of merrymaking. Don’t miss out.
Four seats on the Sneak will be up for election at Saturday’s Weasel Pyle. One of the incumbents, Ulysses Peterson, has chosen not to seek reelection. Dan Burgess, Ben DiPaola and Peter Lokken all plan to run again. If you’d like to toss your hat in the ring, please let me know by tomorrow night. I’ll email the paid-up members on Wednesday to give those who won’t be at the Pyle the opportunity to cast a vote.
Look Good and Carry a Big Stick
Our online store at weasels.spreadshirt.com is open for business. Head over there and buy yourself a fetching Weasel shirt. We’re offering two designs at the moment, with more to come when we get around to it. A buck and change from every purchase goes directly to our club, so in addition to looking good, you’ll also be helping the club!
- August 9, Weasel Pyle Nine, the season-ending gala at Eric Brown’s home in Wayne, starting at 11 a.m. until no later than 10 p.m. Have 18.
- August 9: Weasel Pyle Nine!
There are less than five days left to pay your 2014 dues and qualify for the season-ending Weasels awards. As of right now, two of the Best Country awards for Season 9 are held by players who aren’t members and therefore aren’t eligible for those awards or bids for the Weasel Royale.
Remember, your dues pay for our website, the Meetup site, our annual club awards, and the awards for both the Royale and the Brawl, among other things.
That’s all for this week. See you at the Pyle!