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Updated Dec. 1, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending
December 2015
Membership Trial Vote

Angela Collinson, MD

2015 Champion

Event History

1991 Ray Pfeifer 23
1992 Terry Tegler 34
1993 Tom DeMarco 55
1994 Ralph May 49
1995 Beth Zhao 65
1996 Ray Pfeifer 32
1997 Thomas Stokes 54
1998 Marc Geary 64
1999 Ray Pfeifer 46
2000 Richard Irving 40
2001 John Pack 58
2002 John Pack 47
2003 Thomas Browne 60
2004 Marc Houde 52
2005 Ray Pfeifer 35
2006 Mark Geary 31
2007 Tom DeMarco 51
2008 Louis Gehring 64
2009 Philip Yaure 47
2010 John Pack 58
2011 Derek Landel 35
2012 Ray Stakenas II 43
2013 Philip Livingston 35
2014 John Pack 58
2015 Angela Collinson 54

PBeM Event History
2008 Ken Gutermuth 34
2009 Curt Collins II 40
2010 Tom DeMarco 33
2013 John Pack 25
2014 Christopher Yaure 29
2015 Chris Trimmer 33

Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Tom DeMarco        NJ    15    177
  2.  John Pack          CO    14    171
  3.  Ray Pfeifer        MD    07    104
  4.  Thomas Browne      PA    11     84
  5.  Mark Geary         OH    13     72
  6.  Marc Houde         VA    13     69
  7.  Nick Henning       CT    05     36
  8.  Greg Thatcher      CA    15     35
  9.  Derek Landel       NJ    15     35
 10.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    14     33
 11.  Alex Bove          PA    09     33
 12.  Abby Cocke         MD    05     33
 13.  Philip Livingston  DE    15     30
 14.  Chris Trimmer      TX    15     30
 15.  Ray Stakenas II    CA    12     30
 16.  Philip Yaure       PA    09     30
 17.  Curt Collins II    PA    09     30
 18.  Louis Gehring      IN    08     30
 19.  Ken Gutermuth      NC    08     30
 20.  Richard Irving     CA    00     30
 21.  Ben Foy            MD    02     24
 22.  Sharee Pack        CO    14     22
 23.  Greg Crowe         VA    14     22
 24.  Shea Lawson        MD    08     22
 25.  Angela Collinson   MD    15     20
 26.  Bob Hamel          CT    15     20
 27.  Christopher Yaure  PA    14     20
 28.  Aran Warszawski    il    15     18
 29.  Mike Kaltman       PA    13     18
 30.  Jeff Cornett       FL    12     18
 31.  Anne Norton        NJ    07     18
 32.  Tom Stokes         NJ    01     18
 33.  Scott Cornett      FL    99     18
 34.  Steve Cameron      PA    10     14
 35.  David Meyaard      CT    15     13
 36.  Haakon Monsen      no    15     12
 37.  Tamara Houde       VA    13     12
 38.  Joshua Githens     SC    10     12
 39.  Raphael Lehrer     CA    10     12
 40.  Pam Gutermuth      FL    09     12
 41.  Brittany Bernard   PA    08     12
 42.  Luke Koleszar      VA    07     12
 43.  Karl Henning       CT    06     12
 44.  John Weber         MD    04     12
 45.  Patrick Mitchell   DE    03     12
 46.  David Rynkowski    NY    15      9
 47.  Laurie Wojtaszczyk NY    13      9
 48.  Robert Voisin      NY    12      9
 49.  Haim Hochboim      il    10      9
 50.  Jessica Hardesty   MD    09      9
 51.  Carolyn Brown      NJ    03      9
 52.  Alan Moon          MA    99      9
 53.  Scott Saccenti     MD    14      8
 54.  Kevin Breza        VA    11      8
 55.  Frank Cunliffe     PA    03      8
 56.  Suzanne Tuch       NY    14      6
 57.  Jessica Foster     NY    10      6
 58.  Jonathan Izer      MD    09      6
 59.  Keith Layton       NJ    09      6
 60.  Beth Zhao          TX    08      6
 61.  Harald Henning     CT    04      6
 62.  Jean DeLattre      be    00      6
 63.  Eyal Mozes         NY    99      6
 64.  Peter Staab        PA    14      6
 65.  George Seary       NY    13      3
 66.  Rob Brode          MD    10      3
 67.  Anthony Daw        UT    09      3
 68.  Frank Arndt        MD    01      3
 69.  Wendy DeMarco      NJ    00      3
 70.  Christine Frattali WA    99      3
 71.  Deb Yaure          PA    15      2
 72.  Robert Davidson    IL    11      2
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 1

Tom DeMarco, NJ
2nd

David Meyaard, ID
3rd

David Rynkowski, NY
4th

Philip Livingston, DE
5th

Deb Yaure, PA
6th


Past Winners

Ray Pfeifer, MD
'91, '96, '99, '05

Tom DeMarco, NJ
1993, 2007

Ralph May, SC
1994

Beth Zhao, DC
1995

Thomas Stokes, NJ
1997

Mark Geary, OH
1998, 2006

Richard Irving, CA
2000

John Pack, CO
2001-02, 2010, 2014

Tom Browne, PA
2003

Marc Houde, VA
2004

Louis Gehring, IN
2008

Philip Yaure, PA
2009

Derek Landel, NJ
2011

Ray Stakenas II, CA
2012

Philip Livingston, DE
2013

Heat GM Greg Crowe with art collectors (or thieves) Michael McKibbin, Mark Geary and Jeff Cornett.

Heat GM Tom DeMarco, Andy Latto, Dee Ann Gehring and Wendy McCallion.

Sean McCulloch and Alyssa Mills

Alex Bove, Tom DeMarco, Donte Saccenti, and the Collinson sisters
Four heats ... still no dice

It pays to have a support team of fellow enthusiasts in place when life intervenes. WBC events are rarely cancelled. So when GM John Pack informed his assistants ten days beforehand that he would be unable to attend, they divvied up his workload and the show went on without a hitch. The tournament again had heats on four different days, instead of the whole-event-in-one-night format that was the norm for many years. Each heat consisted of two games, and the sum of the points a player earned for their finish position earned (five points for first, down to one point for fifth) would be ranked for advancement to the semifinal. Because each heat was a separate qualifier to the semifinals, all players scoring ten points in any of the four heats would advance first, then all those with nine points, etc. until the maximum number of semifinalists was reached.

Ivan Lawson ran Heat 1 on Monday for 25 players. Alex Henning had to leave after the first game, but Tim Packwood replaced her, so there were five players in each game. Alyssa Mills was the lone double winner, earning ten points. Ashley Worley and Alex Bove scored nine points.

Tom DeMarco ran Heat 2 on Thursday for 20 players, 12 of whom were new. Alyssa was still the leader with 10 points, while Ashley and Alex B. were joined at nine points by Deb Yuare, Laurie Voisin, Ashley’s sister Angela Collinson, and former tournament champs Mark Geary and Tom DeMarco. Joe Yuare, Karl Henning, Jack Griffith, Dave Dentel, and David Meyaard followed with eight points.

Greg Crowe took over control of Heat 3 with 21 players in attendance as two players again team teamed up to play one game each. Since the tournament attendance was now over 50, the semifinal would be the maximum size of 25. After three heats Mark Geary joined Alyssa with ten points. Jennifer Glinzak joined the 9-point club, 2013 champ Philip Livingston managed eight points, while Tim Packwood, Kevin Quirk, Donte Saccenti and three others became eligible with seven points.

John had been slated to run Heat 4 on Sunday morning, so Greg was pressed into service again. Alas, most folks were either still asleep, at another event, or on their way home because only five players posted for the last chance to advance. Jeff Cornett scored eight and David Rynkowski seven to qualify for Round 2.

Of the 25 semifinalists and four alternates listed on the kiosk only 15 were available at 11 AM Sunday. Even this reduced number proved too many as only one copy of the game was present. It didn’t take long for that game to finish. David Meyaard ran away from the pack, finishing two spaces over the finish while Deb Yaure took second 11 spaces behind the line. In the second semifinal, DeMarco triggered the end by moving two spaces past the finish, but Rynkowski used the 8 space end-of-game bonus move to pass and win at five spaces past the finish. Meanwhile,a second copy of the game was finally procured and the third semifinal had gotten underway with Livingston finishing at three spaces past the finish, while Angela Collinson used the eight-space bonus to sneak past Cornett for second with a 10-card set to his 9-card set, finishing four spaces back and thereby grabbing the last seat at the Final.

DeMarco once again triggered the end game in the Final, this time finishing five spaces past the line, but once again the eight-space bonus allowed Angela to pass and win at six spaces past the finish. Meyaard finished third at six spaces short of the line, Rynkowski fourth at seven spaces short, and Livingston trailed the pack.


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Chris Trimmer saved his best for last. He secured the fifth seat in the Final by being the lone non-winner in the semifinals to advance with a five spaces-over second place. That bested the next closest runnerup, Bob Hamel, whose two spaces over earned sixth place laurels. Chris had qualified for the semifinals on the strength of four runnerup finishes in the preliminaries.

The 40th and final game of the tournament began as Israeli Aran Warszawski sprinted out to a huge early lead, But in the last 4/2, 2/1 and 5/3 spaces, he paused just long enough to cycle thieves through the jail. That allowed Chris to catch him and finish two spaces beyond him for the title. Trailing just behind were Norwegian Haakon Monsen, Greg Thatcher and Greg Landel for third thru fifth laurels.

Check out all the details of the tournament at http://www.gameaholics.com/adv_tournament.htm.

GM John Pack [1st Year] 11213 Keota St., Parker, CO 80134
John@gameaholics.com NA

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