There was an Undercard game yesterday. We bill the Undercard as an opportunity to steal a march on the sharks occupied in the Royale. This Undercard, though, had its share of sharks, headlined by John Gramila, he of the Italian solo at Worlds and near miss of the top board.
But the board-top didn’t go to Gramila or any of the other seasoned vets on the board. Instead, it went to Mick Johnson, who was playing his third game ever. The Undercard ended by draw vote in Spring 1910 in the following center counts:
Austria (Mick Johnson): 14; 57.988 points.
England (Carlos Trevino): 9; 23.964 points.
France (Sandra Ryan): 6; 10.651 points.
Germany (Brad Harrington): 0; 0.000 points.
Italy (Mike Morrison): 5; 7.396 points.
Russia (John Gramila): 0; 0.000 points.
Turkey (Don Glass): 0; 0.000 points.
Mick now has two board-tops and an elimination in his first three games with the club (and first three games ever). He’s currently in first place on the young season
Sandra Ryan, meanwhile, bailed us out when Amanda Baumgartner failed to show up. (We were shocked and saddened to find out later in the evening that Amanda had passed away on September 27.) Sandra is Dan’s ex-wife’s sister and is currently boarding at Dan’s. We’re not sure she’ll play again, but we’re grateful that she stepped in to round out the board.
Okay, supply center chart is here. How about some endgame statements?