Black Jack Sundstrom, Scourge of the Steppes

It’s official: When it comes to apples, they don’t fall far from the tree. And when the tree is a scourge, that portends calamity for the club.

Black Jack Sundstrom, Bull Weasel Matt’s son, posted his second board top of the season in just two games, and this one was a doozy. His 13-center Germany nets him more than 61 points and sole possession of first place in the standings. Game No. 261, played Friday at Pete McNamara’s home in Evanston, ended after the Fall 1908 turn in the following center counts:



Austria (Carlos Trevino): 7; 17.754 points.
England (Don Glass): 4; 5.797 points.
France (Brandon Fogel): 5; 9.058 points.
Germany (Jack Sundstrom): 13; 61.232 points.
Italy (Grant Smith): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Matt Sundstrom): 1; 0.362 points.
Turkey (Pete McNamara): 4; 5.797 points.

The supply center chart is here. Perhaps the players will chime in with their thoughts. The host says that everyone had a good time, although none more than Black Jack.

Next up, the Sundstrom’s will host a game this Friday at their home in Glenview, beginning at 11 a.m. Who’s in?

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  1. Pete McNamara

    First, thanks to the players for coming on the Day after Christmas. We started just after 4pm and in the spirit of Christmas did a White Elephant game to select powers. I don’t remember the exact order of events, but the most interesting aspect was Carlos chose 2nd – Carlos 1st choice country was I think France, but it was stolen by Brandon. Carlos then got to go tto pick again and he chose Austria when Turkey was still available. We thought at first this might be his downfall but after a shaky start, he roared back to finish strong.

    In the East, Turkey and Russia played nice to start. An arranged bounce in the Black Sea and then Russia taking Romania with his fleet. Turkey managed to secure both Serbia and Greece in the fall as Austria opened to Galicia and then moved to Venice in the Fall. Italy had opened to Tyrol and France was in Burgundy. However, they could not agree on how to attack Munich so in the end Italy gained Tunis via convoy and lost Venice. After this, there was a lot of mis-trust / attempted cooperation between Italy, France and Austria. The big turning point for the game – at least from Turkey’s point of view is when Russia turned on Turkey in an attempt to get France to move on England to take some heat of of Russia’s Northern border. I think ultimately this did France, Russia or Turkey no favors.

    Italy was the only power eliminated. Grant did not seem to displeased. “I can still get home in time to do something tonight”. Oh to be young. Also, Grant is moving to San Francisco this week – good luck to him in ess-eff.

    I can’t speak to the German’s game. He was all over the board shifting his pieces as necessary and never getting ganged up on. Young Jack is not to be messed with!

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