Brian Mc Cabe
There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why . . . I dream of things that never were and ask why not
A four-player game of Wyatt Earp was a wild and wooly affair.
It looked like it was all over after two rounds, with J at $19,000, S at $14,000, R with $13,000 and B fumbling his way to a mere $9,000.
In Round 3, B collected a resounding $13,000 in bounties. J had painted a huge target on himself, and all of us took full advantage of that, S and R tying him at $23,000.
At the end of Round 4, iti looked as though S would run away with the victory, as the first outlaw scored garnered him a $4,000 reward, with no other sheriff sharing. When the final tally was made, S did have $31,000, as did R. B was able to tie them at the $31,000 mark, with J at . . . $ . . . 29,000.
Unable to hit the broadside of a barn during the entire game, R failed to hit the broadside of the OK Corral during the shootout (tiebreaker).
B took careful aim and missed completely, well While they were reloading for the second round of the tiebreaker, S hit the weather vane on the top of the stables to claim victory.
We have quite a few excellent players in our club, with J one of the best. It's always an accomplishment when you can finish a few points ahead of him. This was the first three-way tie we've ever had.
One of the things I like in our group is that whenever someone plays Billy the Kid, someone winds up singing the first few bars of "Billy, don't be a hero," which leads B to say, "I heard she threw that letter away," which, in turn, leads to a discussion of what era that song is set in and what it's about.
J thinks it was the ACW; B has always believed it was during the Indian Wars, mostly because it's a cavalry action.
As always, everyone had a good time with Wyatt Earp, the card game, I mean.