ivanhoe

Updated Nov. 30, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending 2016 GM commitment

Matt Leader, MA

2015 Champion

Event History

2001 Rebecca Hebner 27
2002 Steve Scott 29
2005 Bob Titran 38
2006 Dave Buchholz 55
2008 Andy Latto 69
2009 Keith Levy 103
2010 David Rohde 107
2011 Keith Levy 112
2012 Richard Fetzer 115
2013 Jeff Senley 136
2014 Eli Zlotowski 104
2015 Matt Leader 95

Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Keith Levy         MD    11     60
  2.  Eli Zlotowski      CA    14     30
  3.  Jeff Senley        PA    13     30
  4.  Richard Fetzer     NY    12     30
  5.  David Rohde        MC    10     30
  6.  Andy Latto         MA    08     20
  7.  Dave Buchholz      MI    06     20
  8.  Bob Titran         NY    05     20
  9.  Matthew Leader     MA    15     20
 10.  Steve Scott        CA    05     19
 11.  Faith Wobbeking    MD    14     18
 12.  Natalie Beach      MD    13     18
 13.  Laura Dewalt       MD    12     18
 14.  Judy Wobbeking     MD    11     18
 15.  Tim Keating        IN    10     18
 16.  Terri Wicks        CT    09     18
 17.  Alexander Lange    GA    15     15
 18.  Dale Long          NJ    15     12
 19.  Alex Gregorio      PA    14     12
 20.  Lexi Shea          CT    13     12
 21.  Marcy Morelli      PA    12     12
 22.  Angela Hoffman     NC    11     12
 23.  Michael Shea       CT    10     12
 24.  Frank Mestre       NY    09     12
 25.  John Ellsworth     IL    08     12
 26.  Ken Lee            PA    06     12
 27.  Mark Love          MD    05     12
 28.  Rebecca Hebner     CO    05     10
 29.  Mandy Mossman      MD    14      9
 30.  James Pei          VA    12      9
 31.  Stefany Speck      MD    11      9
 32.  Sam Atabaki        CA    10      9
 33.  Kelsey Lee         PA    09      9
 34.  Matt Beach         MD    15      8
 35.  Ted Bohaczuk       PA    15      8
 36.  Ed Beach           MD    08      8
 37.  Debbie Davidson    NE    06      8
 38.  John Poniske       PA    05      8
 39.  Ted Lange          GA    14      6
 40.  Joel Lytle         NY    13      6
 41.  Bryan Berkenstock  NJ    12      6
 42.  Deb Lawrence       PA    10      6
 43.  Gino Sinigaglio    NJ    09      6
 44.  Donna Balkan       on    08      6
 45.  Greg Courter       MI    06      6
 46.  Laurel Stokes      NJ    02      6
 47.  Rick Bass          NC    01      6
 48.  Daniel Long        NJ    15      4
 49.  Bobbi Warczak      CA    08      4
 50.  Stefan Mecay       TX    06      4
 51.  Carol Haney        CA    05      4
 52.  Bob Runnicles      FL    02      4
 53.  Sean Vessey        VA    01      4
 54.  Tom Johnston       IL    14      3
 55.  Laura Miller       PA    13      3
 56.  Dacey Collinson    MD    12      3
 57.  Brian Mongold      MD    11      3
 58.  Shannon Keating    IN    10      3
 59.  Haim Hochboim      il    09      3
 60.  Eric Eshleman      PA    02      3
 61.  Forrest Speck      MD    08      2
 62.  David Duncan       PA    06      2
 63.  Chris LeFevre      AZ    05      2
 64.  David Sidelinger   CT    02      2
 65.  Michael Johnson    MA    01      2
 66.  Dan Hoffman        WA    02      1
 67.  Lee Price          NC    01      1
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 0

Dale Long, NJ
2nd

Matthew Beach, MD
3rd

Alexander Lange, GA
4th

Daniel Long, NJ
5th

Ted Bohaczuk, MD
6th

Past Winners

Rebecca Hebner, CO
2001

Steve Scott, CA
2002

Bob Titran, NY
2005

Dave Buchholz, MI
2006

Andy Latto, MA
2008

Keith Levy, MD
2009, 2011

David Rohde, NC
2010

Richard Fetzer, NY
2012

Jeff Senley, PA
2013

Eli Zlotowski, CA
2014

Ladies Allyson Thome and Jennifer Mongold

King Long enters the lists.

The Knights of Marietta

This year Ivanhoe found a new home in Marietta and faced new challenges. Yet through it all we had a very successful run culminating with four Knights of the Rectangle Table battling for the crown. 

As my family returned to the helm this year we were faced with the task of raising attendance. Last year while we were away attendance dropped to 104, from the previous year’s record high of 136. Getting back on top looks as though it will be a work in progress as we only reached 95 players this year. I am sure some of this is due to the new scheduling challenges we faced. With the new Lords of Waterdeep tournament beginning opposite us the first night, our usual Wednesday competitor, Can’t Stop, the second and the ever popular, other family favorite,  Pirate’s Cove scheduled against us the third I am still very pleased with our turnout. I am confident that in our 2016 home and with the extended tournament schedule some of these conflicts will resolve themselves and our numbers will rise again. 

As has become the norm in our family friendly event many members of the same clan joined us nightly and several familiar faces graced our semifinal tables Friday night. In the end it was four Good Sirs that advanced to the Final. This year’s finalists were Dale Long, Alexander Lange, Matthew Beach and Matthew Leader with the final tilt lasting 20 rounds. Sir Lange and Sir Leader took a quick lead, being tied at two chips each after four rounds. Sir Long finally got on the board in Round 5, our first purple round with an amazingly lucky knockdown scoring him a Maiden from Lange’s hand. He then played a shield and threw his newly found maiden to clinch the first purple. Sir Beach played a reserved card collecting strategy early on and did not join a battle until Round 6 where he took green as his first chip. After Round 8 the entire table was tied at two chips each. Hard fought rounds were typical with high totals of 31-26 for red in the Round 9 and a Round 14 purple leaving two players hands seriously depleted. Leader started the round by playing a knockdown and quickly retreated. Beach withdrew from the start but Lange and Long continued in the battle dominated by action plays. Dodge, outwit, outmaneuver, two ripostes and the shield all were played this hand. In the end Long forced Lange to withdraw with a maiden in play, winning his second purple chip which he traded for green. The Ivanhoe card showed twice in Rounds 7 and 12, both times emerging from our eventual winner’s hand. Finally, in Round 20, Leader stunned Long to score his blue chip and hia first WBC shield. 

As a final note, you all know that my wife and step daughter took my place this year as I had health issues that kept me from attending. Ivanhoe is a family event and your support and attendance each year mean the world to us. Thank you all for your well wishes. Jenn enjoyed her time with you so much this year that she will be taking the reigns again next year as GM. Long live the Queen. We look forward to seeing all of you again in our new meeting place! Great adventure awaits us!

GM Brian Mongold [4th Year] NA
sharkecw13@Gmail.com NA

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