But Ali Adib is quickly becoming a mainstay. Last night's game was his fifth of the season and his first board-top. He's now in third place. More tellng than his performance, though, is that he brought a friend along. An active recruit who helps the club grow? We'll take a few more of those, and hopefully there are more among his peers in the Class of Season 10.
As for the game, it ended by time limit after the Fall 1905 turn in the following center counts:
Austria (Edwin Kite): 1; 0.400 points.
England (James Nebl): 7; 19.600 points.
France (Corbin Swagerty): 7; 19.600 points.
Germany (Alex Riedel): 1; 0.400 points.
Italy (Ali Adib): 10; 40.000 points.
Russia (Jake Langenfeld): 7; 19.600 points.
Turkey (Mike Esposito): 1; 0.400 points.
Check out the supply center chart here.
The new recruits were James and Corbin. James, who lives in Schaumburg, monitored us online for about a year before finally jumping in. He's thinking about playing in Itasca on the 22nd and plans to play in the Sunday round at CODCon. Corbin, who lives in the city, is Adib's recruit; he picked up the game quickly.
Although we didn't play, Matt and I were there, so we were able to help with the adjudication, answer questions, and also catch up on a variety of subjects--Saturday's game, Weasel Moot, our baseball teams, his band. It was a good night, and not a late one. All these newcomers are good for the club in more ways than one. Unlike us old timers, they don't stick around after the game. I was home by 11:30.
That's a Red Wednesday Miracle.