atlantic storm [Updated April 2008]

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   Ballroom B      Paradise Terrace, Table 5

Steve Scott, CA

2007 Champion

2nd: Stephen Cuyler, NY

3rd: Rob Kircher, RI

4th: John Elliott, MD

5th: Bill Place, PA

6th: John Coussis, IL
Event History
1998    Ric Manns      155
1999    Roy Gibson     116
2000    Bob Eastman     129
2001    John Coussis     126
2002    Robert Barnes     126
2003    Scott Buckwalter     140
2004     Rob Winslow     122
2005    Brad Jones     126
2006     Roy Gibson     121
2007     Steve Scott     118

GM: John Coussis
GM of the Year: 2004
2 Top Six GM nominations



Trolling for Triple Digits Again ...

The tournament format remains multiple-heat/single elimination. This means that you may play in as many of the four preliminary heats as you wish. Each will consist of as many individual games as necessary to accommodate all comers. Five-player games will be the norm, but I will make adjustments in order to accommodate everyone. For example, if 18 people come to a heat, rather than three 5-player games and one 3-player game, I would set up two five- and two four-player games. Basically I will avoid more than six and fewer than four players in any game.

The standard game as well as all optional rules will be used. Pay particular attention to the rule regarding sharing of spoils.

36 players will advance to six 6-player Semi-Final games. However, this year's event will be a little different. Now that Pacific Typhoon is out it only makes sense to bring that game into the WBC "fold".

However, rather than running Atlantic Storm and Pacific Typhoon as seperate events (there's just so much a GM can do) we (Ben, Don, and I) have decided to make Atlantic Storm a "Hybrid" event. What does this mean? Well, put simply, during the heat rounds and the semi-final round the players will have the choice of playing either Atlantic Storm OR Pacific Typhoon.

When you arrive to register for the heat(s) let the GM know if you wish to play Atlantic Storm or Pacific Typhoon. Seating will still be done using my tried and true seating mechanism, with tables assigned a specific game based on the number of entries.

It is unlikely, but possible, that in order to have enough players to complete a table of a particular game volunteer(s) may be asked to play the game they did not initially request to play. This will be done on a voluntary basis, but the GM may have to "draft" someone if absolutely necessary.

Once again, this "play the game you choose" option is only available during the heats and the semi-final round. The Final round will be Atlantic Storm.

Atlantic Storm games will be played using all optional rules.

Pacific Typhoon games will be the standard game. The Chronological, Short, or Team variants that are in the rule book are NOT to be used.

 GM      John Coussis  [10th Year]  NA   NA 

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