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Updated Nov. 12, 2014

2014 WBC Report  

 2015 Status: pending December 2014 Membership Trial Vote

Mike Wallschlaeger, NY

2014 Champion

 

Event History
2001    Ilan Woll    56
2002    Philip Shea    52
2003    Josh Githens    64
2004    Barry Shoults    52
2005    Robert Eastman    52
2006    Jeff Cornett    42
2007     Larry Lingle    64
2008    Jeff Cornett    48
2009    Steve Lollis    32
2010    Nicole Reiff    44
2011     Lyman Moquin    49
2012    Jeff Cornett    44
2013    Peter Stein    33
2014    Mike Wallschlaeger    34

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Jeff Cornett       FL    13    132
  2.  Philip Shea        VA    11     66
  3.  Ben Knight         MD    12     60
  4.  Peter Stein        OH    14     48
  5.  Lyman Moquin       DC    11     48
  6.  David Metzger      NY    12     45
  7.  Pat Mirk           FL    14     42
  8.  Robert Eastman     NV    05     33
  9.  Steve Lollis       MD    09     33
 10.  Mike Wallschlaeger NY    14     30
 11.  Ty Hansen          DC    14     30
 12.  Nicole Reiff       OH    10     30
 13.  Larry Lingle       PA    07     30
 14.  Barry Shoults      MI    04     30
 15.  Josh Githens       SC    03     30
 16.  Ilan Woll          CT    01     30
 17.  Jeff Mullet        OH    04     27
 18.  Bruce Reiff        OH    13     24
 19.  Ted Lange          GA    14     21
 20.  Roy Gibson         MD    11     21
 21.  Aiden Powers       VA    13     18
 22.  Joe Powell         VA    12     18
 23.  Michael Dauer      TX    08     18
 24.  Greg Berry         VA    06     18
 25.  Bill Place         PA    03     18
 26.  George Sauer       OH    02     18
 27.  Jim Bell           MD    13     12
 28.  Bill O'Neal        NY    09     12
 29.  Bill Alderman      VA    09     12
 30.  Tom Morin          MA    07     12
 31.  John Koskl         MD    02     12
 32.  Terry Coleman      CA    09      9
 33.  John Shaheen       MA    08      9
 34.  John Elliott       MD    05      9
 35.  Ryan Duncan        MD    02      9
 36.  Jeff Evich         MD    01      9
 37.  Alex Lange         GA    14      6
 38.  Scott Sirianna     NY    10      6
 39.  Stephen Buonocore  NJ    07      6
 40.  James Terry        NJ    06      6
 41.  Chuck Stapp        NJ    05      6
 42.  Ed Kendrick        uk    03      6
 43.  Rich Ogata         VA    02      6
 44.  Brian Conlon       OK    01      6
 45.  Mike Stanley       OH    13      3
 46.  Eric Martin        MD    10      3
 47.  Jack Morrell       NY    09      3
 48.  Scott Nerney       RI    07      3
 49.  Bill Edwards       VA    04      3
 50.  Richard Moyer      MN    03      3
 51.  Gene Billingsly    CA    01      3

2014 Laurelists
Repeating Laurelists:

Peter Stein, OH
2nd

Ty Hansen, DC
3rd

Patrick Mirk, FL
4th

Alexander Lange, GA
5th

Ted Lange, GA
6th


Past Winners

Ilan Woll ,CT
2001

Philip Shea, CT
2002

Josh Githens, SC
2003

Barry Shoults, MI
2004

Robert Eastman, NV
2005

Jeff Cornett, FL
2006, 2008, 2012

Larry Lingle, PA
2007

Steve Lollis, MD
2009

Nicole Reiff, OH
2010

Lyman Moquin, DC
2011

Peter Stein, OH
2013

Mike Wallschlaegel, NY
2014
     

The Grinch doesn't steal Xmas after all ...

This year we had 34 participants and game designer Richard Borg brought along five new scenarios for us to choose from. Your GM saw them at the same time the rest of the players did and we added three - Rich Mountain, Camp Cole and Boonville - to the 4-round Swiss portion of our event along with old standby Glorietta. The other two scenarios - Phillippi Bridge and Big Bethel were available for the semis and Final. I have copies of these scenarios available for anyone who would like scanned copies compliments of Richard!

The four rounds proved to be a meat grinder, taking out both ttop-ranked Jeff Cornett and your GM in the preliminaries. Ed Kendrick went 3-0 but declined to advance. That left us with three undefeated players after three rounds - Mike Wallschlaeger, Pat Mirk and Jack Morrell. They got to have lunch while the remaining 2-1 players vied for that elusive third win. One of those 2-1 players was our Grinch, Peter Stein, who earlier had lost to last year's hero Aiden Powers' brother Robert - a little payback for the Powers clan, none of whom made the elimination portion of the event this year. The 3-1 players advancing were the Grinch, Lyman Moquin, Ted Lange, Alex Lange, David Gubbay and Ty Hansen.

The quarterfinals thinned the herd and advanced Pete Stein vs Pat Mirk and Ty Hansen vs Mike Wallschlazger in the semis. Both battles used First Bull Run and the Grinch took out Pat Mirk while Mike slipped past Ty in a closely fought battle. That left a Final of defending champ Peter Stein (boo! hiss!) vs Mike Wallschlaeger. Could good triumph over evil?

Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the Grinch, Mike is a full grown adult male and was able to counter Pete at every turn. Mr. Grinch, without his Forced March card, was just a toothless puppy and Mike won the title (albeit in a squeaker) and the world was not forced to endure another year of the reign of Stein.

For next year, I'll post all the scenarios that we will use in advance and I'll be mxing in some of Richard's new ones with the older ones. I'm also considering changing the bidding for sides from discards to individual pieces from the board. If you have any thoughts please forward them to me to kick around. Also we may add some basic scorekeeping to check out balances of the various scenarios for posterity.

 GM     Bruce Reiff (2nd Year)  NA 
   bdreiff@aol.com   NA

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