Good to meet you on Saturday, BallPtPenTheif. Thanks for the comments. Sorry you had to fight for some space to play. The same thing happened to a group of guys last Sunday. The party room was packed and they had to deal with kids running around everywhere.
Parties are usually in the early afternoon or late afternoon into early dinner time. If anyone is going to be making a trip of any distance it might be a good idea to call and ask if there are any events scheduled for the time you'll be there. Kind of a pain, but it could make things easier. Since you are close, hopefully you'll get another chance to spend some times on the games without any distractions.
I really like Whirlwind. A definite keeper for me. I had a good game on it yesterday during the tournament, but vster23 took me out in the next round on SWE1.