alhambra

Updated Nov. 30, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending 2016 GM commitment

David Meyaard, ID

2015 Champion

Event History

2004 Bruce Reiff 69
2005 Nate Hoam 97
2006 Michael Mullins 88
2007 Vassili Kyrkos 84
2008 L. Dan Hoffman 91
2009 Kevin Wojtaszczyk 99
2010 Luke Koleszar 122
2011 Vassili Kyrkos 116
2012 Bruce DuBoff 114
2013 Alan Elkner 144
2014 Michael Wojke 124
2015 David Meyaard 149

Euro Quest BPA Event History
2004 Holliday Jones 22

Laurels

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Vassili Kyrkos     NY    11     70
   2.  Luke Koleszar      VA    10     58
   3.  Nate Hoam          OH    08     54
   4.  David Meyaard      NY    15     48
   5.  Carolyn Strock     PA    15     42
   6.  Michael Wojke      PA    14     40
   7.  Alan Elkner        NJ    13     40
   8.  Bruce Duboff       NJ    12     40
   9.  Dave Bohnenberger  PA    15     36
  10.  Richard Meyer      MA    12     34
  11.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    09     30
  12.  Legend Dan Hoffman MD    08     30
  13.  Michael Mullins    MA    06     30
  14.  Bruce Reiff        OH    04     30
  15.  Alexandra Henning  PA    13     24
  16.  Thomas Strock      PA    12     24
  17.  Michael Shea       CT    11     24
  18.  Sam Atabaki        CA    10     24
  19.  Matt Calkins       VA    10     22
  20.  Peter Eldridge     uk    13     20
  21.  Holliday Jones     MD    04     20
  22.  Lisa Gutermuth     FL    15     19
  23.  George Sauer       OH    04     18
  24.  F de Bellefeuille  qc    14     16
  25.  Jay Fox            NJ    11     16
  26.  Michael Wei        FL    10     16
  27.  Jeff Mullet        OH    13     16
  28.  Tom Dunning        NY    05     14
  29.  Ryan Friedmann     MA    14     12
  30.  Ken Gutermuth      NC    13     12
  31.  Rodney Davidson    AZ    12     12
  32.  Eric Freeman       PA    11     12
  33.  Tom Stokes         NJ    10     12
  34.  Robert Drozd       IL    09     12
  35.  Matthew Amitrano   VA    09     12
  36.  Steve Koleszar     VA    08     12
  37.  Brian Kowal        WI    07     12
  38.  Christian Moffa    NJ    06     12
  39.  Ilan Tadmor        NY    05     12
  40.  Josh Cooper        MD    04     12
  41.  Perrianne Lurie    PA    04     12
  42.  Debbie Gutermuth   NC    09      9
  43.  Heather Palenshus  OH    08      9
  44.  Faisal Kassam      ab    07      9
  45.  Jeff Mullet        OH    06      9
  46.  David Buchholz     MI    05      9
  47.  Laurel Stokes      NJ    04      9
  48.  Brad Sherwood      PA    15      8
  49.  Charles Krueger    MA    14      8
  50.  Lynda Shea         CT    12      8
  51.  Davyd Field        SC    08      6
  52.  Peter Putnam       PA    04      6
  53.  Tom Wojke          PA    04      6
  54.  FDrank Downing     NC    15      4
  55.  Chris Kalmbacher   PA    14      4
  56.  Paul Klayder       KS    13      4
  57.  Tammy Lusk         NJ    11      4
  58.  Jim Vroom          PA    04      4
  59.  Alfred Smith       NC    09      3
  60.  Robert Kircher     RI    07      3
  61.  John Faella        RI    06      3
  62.  David Gagne        qc    05      3
  63.  Lee Presser        NY    04      3
  64.  Luann Stubbs       PA    04      2
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 1

Carolyn Strock, PA
2nd

Lisa Gutermuth, WA
3rd

Dave Bohnenberger, PA
4th

Brad Sherwood, PA
5th

Frank Downing, NC
6th


Past Winners

Bruce Reiff,
OH
2004

Nate Hoam,
OH
2005

Michael Mullins,
MA
2006

Vassili Kyrkos,
NY
2007, 2011

Legend Dan
Hoffman, MD
2008

Kevin
Wojtaszczyk, NY
2009

Luke Koleszar,
VA
2010

Bruce DuBoff,
NJ
2012

Alan Elkner,
NJ
2013

Michael Wojke,
PA
2014

Jake Jacoby takes a break from the ponies.

Two heats is more than enough
to attract a full house to this event.

Still Growing!

Alhambra set a new attendance record without resorting to more heats as the same two-heat format produced 37 winners with three winning twice: Blair Morgen, Brandon Bernard, and Lisa Gutermuth.

Dylan Quintana scored the largest margin of victory ever, enjoying a 60-point lead over runners-up Jeff Mullet and Chaka Benson. The next largest win was by Charlie Drozd with a 35-point differential. Also enjoying lop-sided wins were Steve Alfieri, Matt Calkins, John Faella, and David Meyaard who managed to outdistance their pursuit by 28 or more points.

On the opposite end of that scale were four Preliminary games decided by tie-breakers. The fortunate victors were Adina Weiss, Andrew Sherwood, Lou Nguyen and Matt Naughton. Other close victors enjoying the slightest of margins were Ben Waterhouse and Sean Duffy by one point and Mike Wojke by two points.

The wall builders exceeding the normal average of 13 to win their respective games were Angela Collinson 18, Bryan Berkenstock 17, Carolyn Strock and Brad Sherwood at 16, Ed Beach and Bruce DuBoff at 15 and Dave Bohnenberger, Romain Jacques, and Luke Koleszar with lengths of 14. Only three winners disdained wall length: Lynda Shea and Alex Henning at 8, and Allyson Thoma with a length of 9.

There were 25 slots available in the semifinals, but ten of the 37 winners chose not to advance, leaving only two to be turned away. Brad Sherwood won by only one point over runner-up Frank Downing in Table 1, thud earning Frank sixth place laurels as a consolation. The largest score in the semis was registered by Lisa Gutermuth with a winning score of 106 as she won her third straight game. David Meyaard scored the largest semifinal margin of victory with an 11-point win over Bryan Berkenstock at Table 3. On Table 4, David Bohnenberger won with the least wall lengths in the entire tournament—a mere 5. Carolyn Strock grabbed the last ticket to the Final by winning Table 5.

In the Final, Bohnenberger—the lone returning finalist from 2014—enjoyed a fast start as the leader with ten points after the first scoring round. Sherwood trailed close behind with seven points. The game grew closer as the second scoring round closed. Meyaard took the lead with 33 points. Bohnenberger. was only a point behind with 32. Gutermuth was a close third with 30 points, tested by Strock with 29. Sherwood had fallen off the pace with 22 and remained at the back of the pack with 63 points at the end. Bohnenberger, whose great start was now a distant memory, had lost momentum and finished fourth with 71 points. Strock’s momentum, however, carried her past ¬†Gutermuth’s 74 points to finish second with 83 points. Meyaard maintained his lead to ¬†win his first ALH shield with 91 points and prove that the frequent ELC champ had more than just nimble fingers.

GM Debbie Gutermuth with her finalists and an uncredited assistant behind the camera.
GM Debbie Gutermuth [12th Year] NA
dag63021@aol.com NA

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