Archive for June 9th, 2013


Put Fu and Bites together, and Night Out overflows with Munchkin! Kickball in the Gym!

Hi all,

Though we had a small group again, I had a marvelous time tonight with an enthusiastically devoted group to Munchkin.  The time just flew by!   For the first time, Fu and Bites got played together in a marvelous Epic showdown.  In the end the player who started off the furthest back staged a dramatic come-from-behind victory.  The night afterward concluded with a shorter but equally fun game of Axe Cop.   Overall it was a refreshingly entertaining evening.

Kickball made  a welcome comeback downstairs in the Gym.  In the future I’m thinking of a holding a Kickball competition or tournament at Night Out so that we can get a bigger group here to play.   Though Munchkin is my passion, I miss playing Kickball myself.  🙂

Pizza tonight was supplemented by some fruit and vegetables (with delectable dip) and some truly devilish chocolate cake from an earlier party (thanks to the Front Desk for contributing it!).  No lie what I said before: you eat well at Upstairs Night Out!

Next week I’m hosting a Greek Mythology Birthday Party featuring…a Labyrinth for Theseus to hunt down and kill the Minotaur!  (Think the movie Immortals.)  Can’t wait!  We should do something like that at Night Out.  Let me know if you’re game, and see you next week!

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

NESA, Chief Munchkin


Final Standings in Waltham CC Summer Open 2013

Waltham Chess Club Summer Open 2013, Final Standings


1st Place: Jesse Nicholas

2nd Place & Under 1700: David Martin, Andrew Luff (2-way tie)

Under 1200: Daniel Wang

Daily Prizes:

5/3/13: Jesse Nicholas, David Martin, Evan MacLure

5/10/13: Jesse Nicholas, Eric Han, Jesse Enoch Liu

5/17/13: Jesse Nicholas, Syed Al-Mamun, Benjamin Swiszcz

5/31/13: Andrew Luff, Eric Han, Erik Elbieh, Stephen Desouza

6/7/13: Jesse Nicholas, David Martin, Stephen Desouza, Shrujan San, Walter Driscoll

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Tot Prize
1 Jesse Nicholas 12872878 2130 W14 W24 W2 W3 W13 W4 H— H— W5 W12 9 1st
2 David W Martin 12877246 1649 W8 W7 L1 W11 W5 D3 D4 L12 W9 W10 7 2nd / U1700
3 Andrew Luff 12788788 1625 W9 D5 W4 L1 W15 D2 W8 W16 W7 L6 7 2nd / U1700
4 Daniel Wang 14551900 1167 W28 D22 L3 W7 W9 L1 D2 D8 W15 D5 6 U1200
5 Michael Yu 14924236 1050 W11 D3 D7 W8 L2 H— W15 H— L1 D4
6 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1369 H— H— U— U— U— U— W28 W11 W8 W3 5
7 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1411 W10 L2 D5 L4 L20 W23 L12 W24 L3 W9
8 Bharath Heggadahalli 14364786 891 L2 W28 W23 L5 W11 L13 L3 D4 L6 W15
9 Eric Han 14886125 867 L3 L11 W14 W10 L4 L20 W23 W15 L2 L7 4
10 Rajanna Heggadahalli 14837387 624 L7 W15 L27 L9 W16 L21 W24 L18 W22 L2 4
11 Shrujal San 14365293 299 L5 W9 W17 L2 L8 L15 L16 L6 W14 W22 4
12 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1765 W15 U— U— U— U— W14 W7 W2 L19 L1 4
13 Evan Maclure 14647958 1195 W29 W25 H— H— L1 W8 U— U— U— U— 4
14 Xiong Liu 14924263 975 L1 L26 L9 W28 L21 L12 L18 W23 L11 W30 3
15 Jesse Enoch Liu 14716377 907 L12 L10 W28 W23 L3 W11 L5 L9 L4 L8 3
16 Venkata Sai Chai Kandibanda 14697088 1331 H— H— U— U— L10 W28 W11 L3 U— U— 3
17 Christopher Ye 14830541 900 L25 W29 L11 W22 H— H— U— U— U— U— 3
18 Erik M Elbieh 12821737 1819 H— H— U— U— U— U— W14 W10 U— U— 3
19 Walter A Driscoll III 12547513 1810 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— W12 W28 3
20 Syed Al-mamun 12850635 1791 H— H— U— U— W7 W9 U— U— U— U— 3
21 Benjamin David Swiszcz 12893191 1718 H— H— U— U— W14 W10 U— U— U— U— 3
22 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1059 H— D4 H— L17 U— U— U— W28 L10 L11
23 Shawn Shuang Wu 15152333 unr. H— H— L8 L15 W28 L7 L9 L14 U— U— 2
24 Brandon Wu 14933988 1431 W26 L1 H— H— U— U— L10 L7 U— U— 2
25 R Shane McGary 12409317 1687 W17 L13 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— 2
26 Sri Nuvvula 14693352 861 L24 W14 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— 2
27 Mark Louis West 15064763 unr. H— H— W10 U— U— U— U— U— U— U— 2
28 Earl Mitchell Gogan 14869096 382 L4 L8 L15 L14 L23 L16 L6 L22 W30 L19 1
29 Ian McGary 15154104 426 L13 L17 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— 1
30 Eddy Pan 15011424 unr. H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— L28 L14 1



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