More than 12 years into Windy City Weasels Diplomacy and we’re still setting firsts. Yesterday at the Red Lion, for the first time in club history, one of our title games was settled by tie-breaker.
Defending champion Jake Trotta rallied for five centers in the final two game-years to catch Ali Adib at 11 centers. Trotta, the game’s second seed, claimed the spot on Cockerill’s Orb via the tie-breaker, which is reverse selection order. Trotta had the third choice of powers. Adib, the No. 4 seed, picked first.
The game ended by time limit after the Fall 1907 turn. The final center counts were:
Austria (Chris Kelly): 1; 0.355 points.
England (Brandon Fogel): 1; 0.355 points.
France (Ali Adib): 11; 42.908 points.
Germany (Jim O’Kelley): 3; 3.191 points.
Italy (Jake Trotta): 11; 42.908 points.
Russia (Bryan Pravel): 2; 1.418 points.
Turkey (Christian Kline): 5; 8.865 points.
We’ve now had back-to-back repeats in the Brawl. Chris Kelly won in 2014 and 2015. Jim O’Kelley won the inaugural title in 2013 and is the only champion who failed to repeat.
The supply center chart is here. We’ll let the players tell the rest of the story. With the way this one finished, there should be plenty to talk about.