Last night’s game at the Red Lion featured four newcomers, and one of them, late-arriving British national Edwin Kite, topped the board. Where do you go from there?
England (Christian Kline): 3; 4.286 points.
France (Esteban Becerril): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Matt Sundstrom): 6; 17.143 points.
Italy (Edwin Kite): 8; 30.476 points.
Russia (Peter Lokken): 7; 23.333 points.
Turkey (Kurt Paradis): 6; 17.143 points.
That they managed six full years was impressive given that a) Kline was on the board and b) they started after 7:15.
The supply center chart is here. Perhaps the players will fill in some details for us. I’ll share what I know about the newcomers.
- Edwin joined our Meetup group a couple of weeks ago.
- Esteban found us on the Chicago Game Lovers Meetup group. I’m trying to confirm the spelling of his last name.
- Fred, another Chicago Game Lovers recruit, may or may not be the same Fred Townsend who was a prolific hobbyist in the 1980s. I’m trying to confirm that as well.
- Kurt is an in-law of Matt’s.
These four run our total of acquired players for the season to 20, just one short of last year’s total. Clearly, posting our games in Chicago Game Lovers’ group has helped attract players. The downside, of course, is that we’re batting only about .500 on attendance from that group. Yesterday morning, we had 14 players signed up. By 6:30, we weren’t even sure we’d have one game let alone two.
But we did, and all’s well that ends well. We’ll do it again on Feb. 11. Prior to that, we’re playing a house game at John Gramila’s home in Humboldt Park on Feb. 7. Hope you can make one (or both) of those games.