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Updated Nov. 30, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending 2016 GM commitment

Michael Shea, CT

2014-15 Champion

Event History

1993 Bruce Reiff 8
1994 Ken Gutermuth 32
1995 Bruce Reiff 28
1996 Bruce Monnin 32
1997 Ken Gutermuth 16
1998 Cliff Ackman 28
1999 George Sauer 26
2000 Kevin Wojtaszczyk 39
2001 Arthur Field 34
2002 Bruce Reiff 40
2003 David Brooks 44
2004 Ray Stakenas II 42
2005 James Tyne 36
2006 Bruce Reiff 30
2007 Jon Lockwood 33
2008 Mike Stanley 34
2009 Steve Cuccaro 32
2010 Rob Kircher 36
2011 John Schoose 28
2012 Andy Gardner 25
2013 Ken Gutermuth 28
2014 Michael Shea 25
2015 Michael Shea 34

Laurels

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Bruce Reiff        OH    14     90
   2.  Ken Gutermuth      NC    14     62
   3.  Arthur Field       SC    09     50
   4.  Michael Shea       CT    15     44
   5.  John Schoose       FL    15     42
   6.  Andy Gardner       VA    12     40
   7.  Jon Lockwood       VA    12     34
   8.  George Sauer       OH    06     34
   9.  Steve Cuccaro      MD    09     32
  10.  Jeff Mullet        OH    08     30
  11.  David Brooks       TN    10     28
  12.  Andy Joy           MD    13     24
  13.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     20
  14.  Mike Stanley       OH    08     20
  15.  James Tyne         OH    05     20
  16.  Ray Stakenas II    MI    04     20
  17.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    00     20
  18.  Robert Buccheri    MD    11     16
  19.  Luke Koleszar      VA    99     14
  20.  Jordan Shea        CT    15     12
  21.  Bruce Monnin       OH    15     12
  22.  Vassili Kyrkos     NY    15     12
  23.  Aran Warszawski    il    13     12
  24.  Nick Smith         uk    12     12
  25.  Nate Hoam          OH    06     12
  26.  Doug Galullo       FL    05     12
  27.  Davyd Field        SC    04     12
  28.  Lisa Gutermuth     TX    03     12
  29.  Mary Kratz         ID    00     12
  30.  Tom Browne         PA    07     10
  31.  Haakon Monsen      no    15      8
  32.  Chris Entwistle    MD    14      8
  33.  Zhiming Shi        NJ    11      8
  34.  Marc Houde         VA    09      8
  35.  Debbie Bell        MD    02      8
  36.  Nick Benedict      on    01      8
  37.  Debbie Gutermuth   TX    00      8
  38.  Henry Richardson   VA    11      6
  39.  Mike Buccheri      MD    08      6
  40.  Cliff Ackman       PA    00      6
  41.  Jason O'Donnell    OH    99      6
  42.  Christina Schoose  IL    14      4
  43.  Carol Haney        CA    09      4
  44.  Sean McCulloch     OH    07      4
  45.  Ben Shanks         SC    04      4
  46.  Natasha Metzger    NY    13      2
  47.  Owen Kyrollos      NJ    12      2
  48.  Bob Wicks          CT    10      2
  49.  Kate Taillon       SC    06      2
  50.  Tim Kelley         SC    05      2
  51.  Beth Zhao          VA    03      2
  52.  Debbie Otto        MO    99      2
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 1

Jordan Shea, CT
2nd

Haakon Monsen, no
3rd

John Schoose, FL
4th

Bruce Monnin, OH
5th

Vasilli Kyrkos, NY
6th


Past Winners

Bruce Reiff, OH
1993, 1995, 2002, 2006

Ken Gutermuth, NC
1994, 1997, 2013

Bruce Monnin, OH
1996

Cliff Ackman, PA
1998

George Sauer, OH
1999

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY
2000

Arthur Field, SC
2001

Dave Brooks, TN
2003

Ray Stakenas II, MI
2004

James Tyne, OH
2005

Jon Lockwood, VA
2007

Mike Stanley, OH
2008

Steve Cuccaro, MD
2009

Robert Kircher, RI
2010

John Schoose, IL
2011

Luke Koleszar, Vassili Kyrkos, Andy Gardner and Jordan Shea collect stuff.

Title Defended

Auction threw a curveball this year and added a heat in the Sunday late night slot. 24 would be early collectors responded. The Shea family began their early domination with both defending champ Michael and Jordan punching their tickets to the Final. Only poor Lexi didn’t win her table. How did she get into Carnegie Mellon anyhow? Paul Klayder acquired his ticket (the first of two) as did former champs John Schoose and Andy Gardner. Pete Staab completed the early qualifiers by winning the last game of the night.

Four more tables were contested at the Tuesday (former mulligan round) heat. Your illustrious GM outlasted Bob Wicks, Haakon Monsen and Aran Warszawski in a game that he didn’t really deserve to win. Luke Koleszar, Sean McCulloch and Vassilli Kyrkos also collected enough to advance.

The last chance to advance in the usual 3 pm Wednesday slot drew four more boards with Paul Klayder establishing his bonafides by becoming the only double winner. Bruce Monnin won his game as Rob Kircher managed only $1110 in that game. To quote Ohio State Buckeye great Chris Carter “Come on man!!!!!”. Norwegian Haakon Monsen dominated his table to make the semi and Lexi Shea redeemed herself to take the last semi seat.

11 of the 14 qualifiers appeared—with nary a CABS member to be found—and were divided between three tables with the GM providing fodder for the 12th seat. Jordan Shea dominated his table. Andy Gardner won despite a tournament low of $700. Dad Michael Shea whooped on alternate Reiff, making John Schoose the closest runner-up. Viking Haakon Monsen did manage to send the last Shea, Lexi, home.

Sunday morning the four finalists met for all the wooden marbles. Multiple times dad had to fall on the team sword to stop his SON from winning. It was a very strange game in that the last three cards in the special value deck were three rich collectors. They never showed. The final hit came when Michael was selling and the everyone inherits card came up. Haakon and John were left out as the last two cards went to Michael and Jordan triggering the end of the game. Then, in the strangest result I’ve ever seen in all my years playing this game, Michael bought back the three coins he sold earlier in the game. However it was enough. The scores were Michael $6030, Jordan $4200, Haakon $2760 and John $1610. So, Michael defended his title, won his sixth WBC championship and became only the third multiple winner of this event.

GM Reiff and his finalists.
GM Bruce Reiff [7th Year] NA
BDReiff@aol.com NA

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