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WBC 2018 Team Tournament Winners

Last updated 8/21/2018.

 

 
Trella Bromley 9 Tom McCorry 0 Jeff Mullet 8 Bruce Reiff 2
 
New Teammates put Reiff's team back on top!
 

Harry B’s defector Bruce Reiff was carried to the team championship by his new teammates as Jeff Mullet and Trella Bromley lead their team to victory in the 28th annual team tournament. The Western PA Social Club managed 19 points to an easy win. Congratulations to Trella Bromley, Jeff Mullet, Tom McCorry, and Bruce Reiff on their win.

The young guns of Hold on to yer butts managed two firsts from Karl Henning and Dave Meyaard for 16 points but it was not enough to catch the Social Club. Three teams ranked between 26 and 41 rounded out the Top Five as Dice Loving Canucks - Alphas finished third with 15, School of Sharks in fourth with 14 points, and Lions of Winter FIRE with 13 points managed fifth, due to tiebreakers.

The Top Ten saw five of the top six teams along with five teams ranked between 20 and 52 by our handicapper. The Siegelmen finished 6th with 13 points, Top ranked Harry B's finished 7th despite predictions by our handicapper of not making the top 10 with 13 points, fifty-second ranked and 140-1 odds T.O.E.S. finished 8th with 12 points, Nest of Spies finished 9th with 12 points, and ACTS Whisperers rounded out the top 10 with 11 points.

The Harry B’s once again got scores from each member of the team. They were joined this year by The Flying Circus, The Siegelmen, School of Sharks, and Nest of Spies and each of these teams finished in the top Eleven of the tournament. Six of our twenty-five top finishers had scores from only one member; Only on the Weekends, Naps are Underrated, Gang Greene, Tean Delaware, Ghost Division, and MIT SGS.

The team that defied the odds was 64th ranked and 220-1 odds The Procrastinators who climbed 49 spots to finish 15th after earning the worst performance in last year's tournament. The highest ranking team to get blanked in 2018 was no Maly who took their 13 rank from the handicapper and manged to score zero points and finish 70th. Of the top ten ranked teams, only 9th ranked Uncivil Servants failed to make the top Twenty-Five.

Scoring was slightly down again as only 7.4% of our field (21 entrants) managed to successfully call their shot.  Keith Dent proved to be the best as his win in Terraforming Mars, earned him 11 points with his bonus for winning TFR the first time.  Close behind Keith for individual performance was Nora Frank with 10 points for Titan the Arena.

Five of the top 6 teams managed to make the Top Ten in the team tournament but the 52nd ranked team T.O.E.S., led by Bracket Bustin’ champion Ryan Feathers win in Terra Mystica, proved to be the difference in this year’s competition to predict the top ten team tournament finishers. In a very tight race, with many of the 42 entrants riding the top teams, Ryan Feathers, Eric Freeman and Derek Glenn all successfully picked 7 of the top 10 teams with another 10 entrants correctly predicting 6 of the teams in the top 10. The difference in the final ranking was Ryan successfully predicting Western PA Social Club to win granting him the tiebreaker over Alex and Derek. Ryan, who proved you should always bet on your own team, took advantage of his win by being the only entrant to pick T.O.E.S. in the top 10. Congratulations to Ryan on earning his 2019 Sustaining membership.

 
2018 Top 25 Teams, in order of finish
Click on the graphic to see a larger version. Rankings courtesy of Stuart Tucker.
Unofficial team logos courtesy of Dave Dockter, Max Jamelli and Kaarin Engelmann. Some logos provided by the teams.
 
Western PA Social Club Hold on to yer butts Dice Loving Canucks:
Alphas
School of Sharks
Finish Rank 1
Number 60
Rank 3
Power Rating 405
Odds 26-1
Points 19.184
Jeff Mullet SJN 8
Tom McCorry KRM 0
Trella Bromley EPB 9
Bruce Reiff FBS 2
Finish Rank 2
Number 30
Rank 6
Power Rating 352
Odds 30-1
Points 16.290
Nick Henning GWT 0
Karl Henning GXT 8
David Meyaard ELC 8
Jon Gemmell B17 0
Finish Rank 3
Number 56
Rank 26
Power Rating 177
Odds 60-1
Points 15.347
Robb Effinger ORL 0
D. McGregor CNC 4
Allan Jiang AGE 8
Sky Roy CMK 3
Finish Rank 4
Number 50
Rank 41
Power Rating 106
Odds 101-1
Odds 14.097
Alan Zasada TRC 2
Bill Morse BWD 2
Michael Dauer POG 7
Alex Gregorio SWR 3
 
Lions of Winter - FIRE The Sieglemen Harry B's T.O.E.S.
Finish Rank 5
Number 31
Rank 38
Power Rating 112
Odds 95-1
Points 13.357
Keith Dent TFM 11
Chris McCurry ELG 0
Eric Ho AGR 0
Chad Walker T_M 2
Finish Rank 6
Number 34
Rank 4
Power Rating 366
Odds 28-1
Points 13.336
Randy Buehler AGE 2
Sceadeau D'Tela ORL 4
Andrew Emerick GWT 4
Steven LeWinter PGD 3
Finish Rank 7
Number 1
Rank 1
Power Rating 492
Odds 21-1
Points 13.201
Bruce Beard 8xx 8
Harry Flawd PDT 2
Bruce Monnin WAS 1
Ken Gutermuth EPB 2
Finish Rank 8
Number 54
Rank 52
Power Rating 74
Odds 140-1
Points 12.479
B. Buchanan EGZ 3
F. Downing ORL 0
Ryan Feathers T_M 9
Dan Hoffman CNS 0
 
Nest of Spies ACTS Whisperers The Flying Circus Only on the Weekends
Finish Rank 9
Number 55
Rank 2
Power Rating 488
Odds 21-1
Points 12.112
James Pei FTP 7
Chris Byrd HRC 2
Rob Kircher C&K 2
Ron Fedin MMW 1
Finish Rank 10
Number 43
Rank 20
Power Rating 210
Odds 50-1
Points 11.201
Pete Stein CCA 2
Sean McCulloch Bat 9
Chris Kizer WOR 0
Lisa Gutermuth FMR 0
Finish Rank 11
Number 9
Rank 23
Power Rating 183
Odds 58-1
Points 11.102
Bert Schoose WAT 1
G. Karahalios TRC 1
Greg Hultgren 775 2
Greg Tanner PZB 7
Finish Rank 12
Number 36
Rank 51
Power Rating 75
Odds 140-1
Points 10.335
John Conlon LST 0
Evan Hitchings TT2 0
Angela Bender CMS 0
Nora Frank TTA 10
 
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Princess & the Frogs The Procrastinators Naps Are Underrated
Finish Rank 13
Number 48
Rank 11
Power Rating 261
Odds 40-1
Points 10.212
Paul Risner B17 9
Peter Pollard SQL 0
Chris Storzillo ABN 0
Kaarin Engelmann HIS 1
Finish Rank 14
Number 15
Rank 57
Power Rating 61
Odds 180-1
Points 8.709
Antony Saccenti EGZ 0
Donte Saccenti TFM 3
Holiday Saccenti TTR 0
Scott Saccenti STA 5
Finish Rank 15
Number 44
Rank 64
Power Rating 48
Odds 220-1
Points 8.339
Nicole Bosca NVG 0
Ryan Romanik RA! 3
Stephen Aslett LBY 2
Anthony Bosca TAC 3
Finish Rank 16
Number 27
Rank 39
Power Rating 109
Odds 98-1
Points 8.263
Chris Yaure LBY 0
Deb Yaure BRH 0
Joe Yaure WOR 8
Cally Perry RDG 0
 
Me and 3 Stiffs Gang Greene Band of Fools Wabbit's Wevenge
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Finish Rank 17
Number 52
Rank 10
Power Rating 297
Odds 35-1
Points 8.249
Keith Wixson WNW 6
Marvin Birnbaum TFM 0
Henry Rice MAN 0
Dennis Nicholson WAS 2
Finish Rank 18
Number 12
Rank 19
Power Rating 211
Odds 50-1
Points 8.119
Rob McCracken TRC 0
Mark Miklos BAR 8
Rod Coffey MMW 0
Andy Lewis SFR 0
Finish Rank 19
Number 10
Rank 5
Power Rating 353
Odds 30-1
Points 8.085
Richard Beyma GBG 2
Gary Dickson TRC 0
Ray Freeman TIM 6
Tom Gregorio SWR 0
Finish Rank 20
Number 40
Rank 8
Power Rating 311
Odds 34-1
Points 7.353
Rob Flowers NVG 0
Greg Thatcher AMR 3
Craig Moffitt E&T 0
Eric Freeman STA 4
 
Team Delaware XXV Greenville Mafia - Tattaglia Ghost Division MIT SGS
Finish Rank 21
Number 39
Rank 25
Power Rating 178
Odds 60-1
Points 7.182
Tim Hitchings WAS 0
Vince Meconi GBG 7
Verity Hitchings SMW 0
John Kirk M44 0
Finish Rank 22
Number 21
Rank 7
Power Rating 311
Odds 34-1
Points 7.163
Bruce Young UPF 0
Scott Pfeiffer BRI 1
Josh Githens CMS 4
Justin Rice HIS 2
Finish Rank 23
Number 46
Rank 31
Power Rating 124
Odds 86-1
Points 7.147
Kevin Hammond SJN 0
Jim Eliason VIP 0
Rob Malcomson BKN 7
Gareth Williams NW5 0
Finish rank 24
Number 33
Rank 12
Power Rating 256
Odds 41-1
Points 7.136
Marty Sample CBC 0
Rob Sohn ABN 0
Dave Finberg TTN 0
Aaron Fuegi TT2 7
 
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Finish Rank 25
Number 22
Rank 58
Power Rating 61
Odds 180-1
Points 6.176
Ralph Gleaton UPF 0
Carl Sykes ACQ 0
Jeff Spaner CBC 3
Bill Burtless AOA 3