atlantic storm   

Updated Nov. 23, 2013

2013 WBC Report  

 2014 Status: pending 2014 GM commitment

Stephen Squibb, PA

2013 Champion

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
2008    Bruce Young     124
2009    John Elliott     120
2010    John Coussis     138
2011     Justin Thompson     114
2012    Patrick Mirk     117
2013    Stephen Squibb     110

 Laurels

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  John Coussis       IL    13    168
   2.  Roy Gibson         MD    06    100
   3.  Scott Buckwalter   MD    03     96
   4.  Rob Winslow        NY    04     95
   5.  Bob Eastman        OK    13     88
   6.  Pat Mirk           FL    12     85
   7.  John Elliott       MD    09     84
   8.  Bruce Young        SC    11     68
   9.  Henry Richardson   VA    01     60
  10.  Andy Gardner       VA    11     50
  11.  Robert Barnes      WV    02     50
  12.  Ben Knight         MD    08     49
  13.  Steve Squibb       PA    13     44
  14.  Justin Thompson    VA    11     44
  15.  Stephen Cuyler     NY    08     40
  16.  Steve Scott        CA    07     40
  17.  Brad Jones         FL    05     40
  18.  Gary Libby         RI    09     36
  19.  Marty Sample       NH    04     36
  20.  Jeff Heidman       NY    10     34
  21.  Steve Cameron      PA    13     24
  22.  Jeff Spaner        FL    12     24
  23.  Tom Bissa          MI    11     24
  24.  Bill Place         PA    07     24
  25.  Carol Caler        OH    05     24
  26.  Eric Stranger      OH    99     24
  27.  Tony Musella       VA    10     20
  28.  Keith Hunsinger    OH    10     19
  29.  Dan Mathias        MD    03     18
  30.  Josh Gifford       MD    00     18
  31.  Paul Risner        FL    12     16
  32.  Ben Collinson      MD    09     16
  33.  Rob Kircher        RI    07     16
  34.  Peter Reese        VA    05     16
  35.  Scott Fenn         MD    04     15
  36.  Jamie Tang         MD    02     13
  37.  Ron Glass          FL    13     12
  38.  Keith Layton       NJ    12     12
  39.  Stan Buck          MD    03     12
  40.  Peter Busch        OH    99     12
  41.  Ross Jones         SC    04     10
  42.  Rob Mull           CO    02     10
  43.  Dwayne Curry       OH    01     10
  44.  Scott Driessen     MD    13      8
  45.  Eric Buetikofer    OH    12      8
  46.  Eric Monte         NY    11      8
  47.  Carmen Petruzelli  PA    09      8
  48.  Craig Melton       VA    06      8
  49.  Ron Wuerth         VA    05      8
  50.  Cliff Ackman       PA    03      6
  51.  Joel Tamburo       IL    10      5
  52.  Kevin Brownell     ME    04      5
  53.  Lawrence Hiemenz   MD    12      4
  54.  Matt Evinger       PA    08      4

2013 Laurelists                                                  Repeating Laurelists: 0

Steve Cameron, PA
2nd

John Coussis, IL
3rd

Ron Glass, FL
4th

Scott Driessen, MD
5th

Rob Eastman, NV
6th


Past Winners

Ric Manns, IN
1998

Roy Gibson, MD
1999, 2006

Bob Eastman, OK
2000

John Coussis, IL
2001, 2010

Robert Barnes, WV
2002

Scott Buckwalter, MD
2003

Rob Winslow, NY
2004

Brad Jones, FL
2005

Steve Scott, CA
2007

Bruce Young, SC
2008

John Elliott, MD
2009

Justin Thompson, VA
2011

Patrick Mirk, VA
2012

Stephen Squibb, PA
2013
 

Evil Germans Rob Eastman and Peter Staab laugh at the offer of Allied assistance.

Mark Yoshikawa and Sean McCulloch lick their lips in anticipation of spoils to come.

 If Rolinda Collinson believes Mark Mitchell and Vassili Kyrkos, she'll soon be playing the lead in a remake of Lifeboat.

 What a predicament - between defending champ Justin Thompson and Joe Collinson ... might as well start sending the SOS.

110 still in convoy as the escort departs ...

Over 100 of the BPA's finest again braved the treacherous shipping lanes for the 2013 Atlantic Storm event.

The five semifinal battles put a pair of former laurelists, Steve Cameron and Stephen Squibb, and two newcomers, Scott Driessen and Ron Glass, into the Final against two-time champ, John Coussis.

John continued the hot dice rolling that allowed him to cruise to his semifinal victory to open the Final with a 4VP convoy while sharing spoils with Scott and Stephen. He also added a convoy in Round 2 with some help from fate and Scott who used the CAM Ship to claim the German card played by Steve. The favorite was off to a strong start.

Round 3 provided the only push of the game to stall John's impetus. Steve took the lion's share of the resulting spoils in the tiebreaker round by playing the King George V and a bonus after John had changed the suit to Combined.

Stephen won Rounds 5 and 6 while John rolled large again in Round 7 to take a 4VP convoy. Ron took advantage of a German wolfpack that was fated against the 4VP convoy to take 4 VP's for himself.

Steve took two of the next three convoys with some big dice rolls. In between, Stephen got solid gunnery from the Tirpitz as his crew rolled an 11 to take down a 4VP convoy plus a spoil. Ron then took the next two convoys. First, by playing the Hood (last in a '42 battle) and then playing the Scharnhorst in the following hand. Turncloak!

Round 15 saw the biggest guns come out over a 4VP Arctic convoy. Scott led with the Duke of York which prompted Steve to employ the Bismarck. Stephen followed with the Hood. Steve missed his chance at the brass ring when he couldn't pull the rags to riches upset by rolling a 12 .

John's dice failed him on Turn 16 when he could muster only a roll of 1 (needing just 3 to claim 4VP's).

Stephen pulled ahead for good on Round 19 as he rolled a 6 to rob John of 5VP's. John's dice remained cold in the last round with another roll of 1 (needing only a 3 to win). While it was frustrating for our intrepid GM, it would not have made a difference as Stephen had already secured his win. The score was Stephen 33, Steve 24, John 22, Ron 14 and Scott 12. Stephen started the event as the last of 51 ACS laurelists and improved his ranking 38 places with the win.

All good things must come to an end. As I say goodbye as the GM of this event, I'd like to thank everyone who has played. Running this tournament for 14 years has been a lot of fun, but, I'm sure it will continue to be a highlight of WBC for years to come.

Matt Evinger, Pete Reese and York Dobyns form a wolfpack.

David Buchholz shows Jim Kramer what naval war is really like.
 GM     John Coussis [14th Year]  NA
    jacous@yahoo.com   NA 

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