The number of people who Can't
Stop is growing each year.
Simple and short are rthe equirements
for late night fare.
Every night at WBC now has a late night slot at 11 PM filled
with quick, light fare that draws big crowds and Wednesday now
appears to belong to Can't Stop which posted its third
attendance increase in a row while drawing triple digits.
This year we had six assistant GM's (thanks everyone for your
help) -- which made it a lot easier. Since the game is easy to
learn and only takes about 20 minutes to play we were able to
get through the preliminary rounds quickly. Thanks to everyone
who brought games (especially the CABS gang that brought eight
copies), we didn't have anyone standing around long waiting to
play a game -- despite the record number of players Let's keep
that going! We kept the tournament format the same, where players
sat "Slapshot style"-- which means everyone can sit
with their friends or join a group fewer than four players and
start addictively rolling dice.
The festive cheering squads at each table departed after the
semi-final, and in the relative quiet of the witching hour, Anne
Norton walked away as the Can't Stop champion. She earned
an early advantage by being the only one not to bust on the first
turn and proved to be very consistent in closing out columns.
Cheryl Burkey was the first to close out a column (number 11),
but Anne was right behind, closing out number 7. Anne kept up
speed by only letting one more column be taken before she added
number 3. Ted Drozd and Cheryl took two columns each, but Anne
reigned supreme when she closed out her third column to win with
the 3-7-8 combo. We're not sure if her "No Whammy"
chant strategy when rolling the dice gave her any advantage,
but expect some imitators next year. We'd also like to give a
special nod to Ben Gardner as the youngest finalist in Can't
Stop. Hope to see you all next year!