|The Weekly Weasel|
We're back after an unscheduled, work-induced hiatus. Read on for the latest news from the Weasels.
As mentioned in recent issues, one of Matt Sundstrom's resolutions for the New Year was to develop a ratings system for the Weasels. His work is complete and very impressive. We're still figuring out the best way to house and display his work, which begins with the adoption of the Sum of Square system for league play in Season Six (2010-11). In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of the ancillary analysis made possible by the project.
Let's start with our top five board-toppers in terms of topping percentage, based on a minimum of seven games played. They are:
Once again we have flipped our calendars to a new year, and once again your favorite board game club needs your support.
In the past I have made a list of reasons to join, including how many people played on how many boards, what our tournament head counts were, and the like. But most of you know well by now who we are, what we do, and why you should financially support us.
I will tell you that members get first crack at game openings, $5 off tournament entry fees, the ability to serve on our board called The Sneak, the ability to vote in our Sneak election, and eligibility for our annual club championship game, the Weasel Royale, held at my home in Downers Grove every autumn.
Click on the link below to be taken to our PayPal page to make payment there, or save $25 cash ($10 if you're a student without a real job) and give the money to Jim or Dan the next time you see one of them.
Also included with membership is peace of mind and tranquility associated with giving us your financial support. Thanks.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:26)
On a board bristling with three of this year's Royale contestants, including the Bull Weasel; a former Bull Weasel; and one of the club's rising young guns, cagey vet and Founding Weasel Eric Brown showed what he can do for you, and to you, when he decides to play.
The Weasels rang in the New Year with Game No. 262, played yesterday at Matt Sundstrom's home in Glenview. It was the second game Matt hosted this season, and like the other, it went 11 years. This one ended by draw vote in Spring 1912 in the following center counts:
If there's a pattern to these things--and let's be honest, there probably is--then one of the Kevins O'Kell(e)y ought to be feeling pretty good about his chances in next year's Bar Room Brawl Championship game. (Of course, as the old joke goes, you can't win without buying a ticket.)
Last year's inaugural Brawl Championship went to Jim O'Kelley. Last night at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, Chris Kelly kept the title in the sort-of family by storming to a five-center lead as England. In fact, Kelly's dominance was so convincing that the players voted to concede the Brawl Star title with more than an hour of play left on the clock.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 24 December 2014 13:00)
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:
Through last week's two-board session at the Red Lion, we've now played seven games in this year's Bar Room Brawl Series. Matt Sundstrom remains in first with 79.14 points in three games. Bunched behind him are Ali Adib (58.37 points, three games), Jim O'Kelley (52.85 points, three games), and David St. John (52.37 points, two games).
A bunch of players are stacked behind them with scores between 23 and 34 points. For the complete standings, click here. Next up is another Red Wednesday at the Red Lion on January 14. Two more boards already is looking like a possibility.