elchfest

Updated Nov. 16, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending December,
2015
Membership Trial Vote

Dave Meyaard, ID

2013-15 Champion

Event History

2001 Jeff Paull 27
2002 Bob Runnicles 46
2003 Dan Dolan Sr 42
2004 Dan Dolan Sr 48
2005 Bob Runnicles 47
2006 Bob Runnicles 50
2007 Dave Meyaard 53
2008 Dave Meyaard 64
2009 Brandon Bernard 64
2010 Dave Meyaard 65
2011 Dan Dolan Sr 67
2012 Brandon Bernard 76
2013 Dave Meyaard 58
2014 Dave Meyaard 56
2015 Dave Meyaard 51

Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Dave Meyaard       ID    15    146
  2.  Dan Dolan Sr       NJ    15     98
  3.  Brandon Bernard    PA    15     70
  4.  Bob Runnicles      FL    06     62
  5.  Rebecca Hebner     CO    14     48
  6.  Jeff Paull         OH    06     42
  7.  James Carvin       PA    13     38
  9.  Josh Githens       SC    15     32
  8.  Jon Gemmell        CT    13     28
 10.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    12     25
 11.  Bill Edwards       VA    06     16
 12.  Jonathan Barnes    CA    14     14
 13.  Andres Dunn        MD    10     14
 14.  Alexandra Henning  CT    13     12
 15.  Scott A. Smith     PA    15      8
 16.  Seth Kirchner      KY    07      8
 17.  Roger Taylor       VA    03      8
 18.  Andrew Maly        MD    09      6
 19.  Vince Frattali     WA    01      6
 20.  Alex Bell          MD    10      4
 21.  Rich Irving        CA    07      4
 22.  Lance Fogel        PA    05      4
 23.  Alex Bove          PA    04      4
 24.  Steve Cameron      PA    03      4
 25.  Lynn Ribeiro       NH    01      4
 26.  Roy Gibson         MD    02      3
 27.  Kevin Youells      FL    02      3
 28.  Adina Weiss        NJ    15      2
 28.  Alexander Metzger  NY    11      2
 30.  Greg Zegalia       PA    10      2
 31.  Bruce Monnin       OH    08      2
 32.  Sam Brosius        MA    07      2
 33.  Phil White         MD    05      2
 34.  John Tighe         NC    04      2
 35.  Robert Eastman     NV    03      2
 36.  Nicholas Kramer    PA    02      1
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 4

Dan Dolan Sr, NJ
2nd

Brandon Bernard, PA
3rd

Josh Githens, SC
4th

Scott A. Smith, PA
5th

Adina Weiss, NJ
6th

Past Winners

Jeff Paul,
OH
2001

Bob Runnicles,
FL
2002, 2005-06

Dan Dolan Sr,
NJ
2003-04, 2011

Dave Meyaard, ID
2007-08, 2010,
2013-15

Brandon Bernard,
PA
2009, 2012

The bull has still got some
magic left in those hooves.

Angelina Gonzales puts
her Junior Elk flicking skills to use.
Youth has its Day ...

The annual gathering of the herd found 51 elk come to the stream, the least since 2007. The Great Antlered Gods have strong followers. Six rounds were once again required to crown the king of the herd as the moon rose over the contested stream. Round 2 required several byes in order to correct the brackets for a smooth run to the Antlered Plaque. Three rounds passed with the veterans taking a heavy toll among the new challengers. Round 4 dispatched the last of the young wanna-be’s as Scott A. Smith and Adina Weiss staggered off, licking their wounds with fifth and sixth place laurels to ease their pain.

Three former champions remained, boasting ten former titles between them and one very eager young buck, ninth ranked Josh Githens, looking to finally break through to earn his antlers. But grizzled Dan “The Elkfather” Dolan Sr. barred the way and once again summoned the strength to deny youth for another year. Flicking apparently has no age limit.

In the other semifinal bracket, the 2014 finalists reprised their roles, with Brandon Bernard again failing to unseat the defending champion Dave Meyaard.

So the Final would be “Experience vs. Youth” all over again as the winners of eight WBC Moose titles eyed each other yet again. The rumble in the tundra started with an uneventful first game victory for David Meyaard as youth had its way. Could the old warrior reach into his bag of tricks and cheat father time again? Sadly, no. David Meyaard’s advance across the river, though slow, could not be stopped. David swept the series and took home the title of Lord of the Elks for the sixth time.  The Mighty River is still under control of Elk-Lord David Meyaard. May his reign be long.

GM Alex Bell [2nd Year] NA
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