football strategy

Updated Nov. 16, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending 2016 GM commitment

Bruce Reiff, OH

2015 Champion

Event History

1991 Mike Fitzgerald 22
1992 Bill Cleary 30
1993 Paul O'Neil 30
1994 Gordon Rodgers 42
1995 David Terry 36
1996 Bruce Reiff 30
1997 Paul O'Neil 32
1998 Paul O'Neil 24
1999 Bruce Reiff 27
2000 Bruce Reiff 28
2001 Bruce Reiff 25
2002 Bill Cleary 27
2003 Bruce Reiff 32
2004 Kevin Keller 31
2005 Bruce Reiff 28
2006 Ken Whitesell 32
2007 Bruce Reiff 35
2008 Bruce Reiff 23
2009 Bert Schoose 33
2010 Bruce Reiff 30
2011 Joe Powell 28
2012 Joe Powell 22
2013 Bruce Reiff 26
2014 Joe Powell 24
2015 Bruce Reiff 23

Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Bruce Reiff        OH    15    304
  2.  Bill Cleary        MD    09     99
  3.  Joe Powell         VA    15     96
  4.  Ken Whitesell      PA    13     75
  5.  Ray Stakenas II    CA    15     72
  6.  Bert Schoose       IL    14     64
  7.  David Rynkowski    NY    14     63
  8.  Kevin Keller       MD    15     59
  9.  Paul O'Neil        MD    14     45
 10.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    14     28
 11.  Marvin Birnbaum    NY    07     24
 12.  Arthur Davis       MI    04     21
 13.  Ray Stakenas       MI    15     24
 14.  Jason Levine       NY    04     18
 15.  Stan Buck          MD    01     18
 16.  Erik Arneson       PA    10     14
 17.  Jim Vroom          PA    11     13
 18.  Stuart Tucker      MD    04     12
 19.  Sumner Clarren     MD    00     12
 20.  Dave Denton        NY    07      9
 21.  Keith Schoose      CA    03      9
 22.  David Anderson     PA    00      9
 23.  Wes Coates         MD    15      8
 24.  Gordon Rodgers     PA    00      8
 25.  Doug Galullo       MD    12      6
 26.  Michael Schoose    IL    09      6
 27.  Tom Shaw           MD    00      6
 28.  Alan Moon          MA    99      6
 29.  Josh Cooper        MD    08      4
 30.  Nicole Reiff       OH    10      3
 31.  Debbie Bell        MD    03      3
 32.  Pitt Crandlemire   MA    01      3
 33.  Jeremy Billones    VA    00      3
 34.  Sean McCulloch     OH    12      2
 35.  Harry Flawd        PA    99      2
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 2

Ray Stakenas Sr, MI
2nd

Kevin Keller, MD
3rd

Joe Powell, VA
4th

Raymond Stakenas, CA
5th

Wes Coates, MD
6th

Past Winners

Mike Fitzgerald, CT
1991

Bill Cleary, MD
1992, 2002

Paul O'Neil, MD
1993, 1997-1998

Gordon Rodgers, PA
1994

Dave Terry, MD
1995

Bruce Reiff, OH
10 times + 2015

Kevin Keller, MD
2004

Ken Whitesell, PA
2006

Bert Schoose, IL
2009

Joe Powell, PA
2011-12, 2014

The two players who have monopolized the title for the past six years vie again.

Fromer champs Bert Schoose and Kevin Keller are unable to add a second title.

The 11th Time ...

On Monday afternoon the players gathered for our 23rd  Football Strategy tournament. After a quick check-in process, a brief update on the rules clarifications, and the drawing of initial opponents, the 14 folks that signed up to play the first heat were ready for kickoff.

The Round 1 matches tended to be close. Stuart Tucker slipped by Sean McCulloch by a 21-20 score. Kevin Keller defeated Barry Shoults 18-14. David Rynkowski and Marvin Birnbaum secured 6-point wins over Doug Galullo and Wes Coates respectively. Defending champion Joe Powell took down Daniel Overland 20-7. Bruce Reiff was able to hold off Jeff Mullet 25-14. The featured match had there been seeds would have been past champions Bert Schoose, third in 2014, taking advantage of Paul O’Neill, second in 2014, by a surprising 31-6 score.

Joe Powell, as the defending champ, accepted a bye into the third round. The other three games were headlined by the 22-17 win that Reiff delivered over Tucker. Keller (by 14 points) and Schoose (by 20 points) both cruised with comfortable wins. In the heat semifinals, Kevin took down Bert easily with a crushing 34-14 win. The other match-up pitted the two players that have recently dominated this event. Together, they had won this tournament five straight years. Bruce defeated Joe 24-19 to advance to the Heat Final. Bruce kept his mojo rolling with a 10 point win over Kevin, 26-16.

On Wednesday, the annual demo for this quick to learn – hard to master – game was held. There was enthusiasm by those that attended about how easy this game was for them to learn. We continue to encourage YOU to join the event next year. It is a game where the rawest beginner CAN defeat the best players in their first try, but probably won’t.

Following the demo, seven of the Heat 1 participants returned for another shot and they were joined by nine others. This time, blowouts rained. Wes Coates, Joe Powell, Kevin Keller, Ray Stakenas, Jr. and his father (Ray Sr.) all posted double digit wins. The tight games saw Bert best Ralph Gleaton by a single point with a last second field goal, Doug Galullo edge Paul O’Neill by a 20-17 score, and Daniel Lawall defeat John Ohlin by a TD. The second round continued the blowout trend as Ray Sr., Ray Jr, and Wes all racked up easy double-digit wins. Wes’ 27-17 win over Joe Powell ended the title defense of the current champion.  Kevin decided that beating Bert once was so much fun that he’d do it again, this time by a closer but still decisive 17-10 score. The heat semifinals saw Kevin take down Wes in a match of former AHFS League opponents while the two Stakenas’ paired off. Father showed son that experience and guile can hold off the youngsters every once in a while with a dominating 30-13 win. That victory was enough of a springboard to propel Ray Sr. over Kevin by a 26-18 score.

In the Final, Ray’s magic expired as Bruce took an early lead and rolled to an easy 31-17 victory and his 11th FBS shield.

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