Season 11 continues to heat up. January was our busiest months of the year with four games. February could be even busier. We started the month off with a short-notice, weeknight event at Peter Lokken’s home in Logan Square. We posted the game last Saturday, and it filled in six hours. Encouraged by that response, Peter decided to shoot for two. And we got six more players.
David Spanos pulled double duty. That’s never an easy feat, but it was even more challenging on Wednesday night, with one board in Peter’s condo and the other in the vacant garden apartment that Peter recently remodeled. The setup required David to brave the cold each time he switched boards.
Both games made it through 1906. The final center counts were:
England (Zach Eddy): 8; 23.022 points.
France (Bryan Pravel): 0; 0.000 points.
Germany (Ali Adib): 6; 12.950 points.
Italy (Carlos Trevino: 5; 8.993 points.
Russia (Mike Morrison): 3; 3.237 points.
Turkey (Tom Sugameli): 12; 51.799 points.
England (Peter Lokken): 2; 1.681 points.
France (Jake Trotta): 6; 15.126 points.
Germany (Brandon Fogel): 9; 34.034 points.
Italy (Chris Kelly): 7; 20.588 points.
Russia (David Spanos): 2; 1.681 points.
Turkey (Brian Shelden): 8; 26.891 points.
Game No. 292 was just the second ever for Eddy, whom we don’t believe is related to hobby greybeard Buz. In his first game, No. 289 last month, he topped as Turkey…which is exactly what Sugameli pulled off here. Their two board-tops are a testament to our novice rules.
Meanwhile in Game No. 293, Fogel recorded a more modest board-top, but it was enough to vault him into first in season the standings and also to the top of the topping list for the season at 1.5.
Here are the center charts. Perhaps the players will tell us what really happened.