lost cities

Updated Nov. 16, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending 2016 GM commitment

Bruce Bernard, PA

2015 Champion

Event History

2000 Daniel Broh-Kahn 48
2001 Jared Scarborough 84
2002 Daniel Karp 66
2003 Charles Blahouse 60
2004 Rebecca Hebner 60
2005 Chris Entwistle 130
2006 Sean McCulloch 125
2007 Jarett Weintraub 171
2008 Andy Latto 185
2009 Rebecca Hebner 166
2010 Sean McCulloch 177
2011 Eric Hufford 180
2012 Eric Hufford 211
2013 Chris Entwistle 205
2014 Cody Zimmerman 184
2015 Bruce Bernard 197

Euro Quest BPA Event History
2003 Jeff Mullet 21

Laurels

Rank  Name               From  Last  Total
  1.  Sean McCulloch      OH    11     76
  2.  Chris Entwistle     MD    13     70
  3.  Eric Hufford        PA    12     70
  4.  Rebecca Hebner      CO    10     68
  5.  Andy Latto          MA    09     61
  6.  David Meyaard       CT    12     48
  7.  Jared Scarborough   IL    04     48
  8.  Daniel Karp         MD    03     32
  9.  Bruce Bernard       PA    15     30
 10.  Cody Zimmerman      PA    14     30
 11.  Eric Brosius        MA    09     30
 12.  Jarett Weintraub    NY    07     30
 13.  Daniel Broh-Kahn    MD    00     30
 14.  Laurel Stokes       NJ    04     26
 15.  Vidar Aas           no    13     24
 16.  Cally Perry         MA    08     24
 17.  Rob Kilroy          PA    15     22
 18.  Charles Blahouse    VA    03     20
 19.  Jeff Mullet         OH    03     20
 20.  David Seiler        PA    15     18
 21.  Tom DeMarco         NJ    14     18
 22.  Ewan McNay          NY    11     18
 23.  Laurie Wojtaszczyk  NY    11     18
 24.  Sam Atabaki         CA    09     18
 25.  Wayne Schmittberger PA    06     18
 26.  Bert Schoose        IL    05     18
 27.  Jeff Bakulchuk      NY    02     18
 28.  Thomas Tu           NJ    13     16
 29.  Tim Keating         IN    12     16
 30.  Lexi Shea           CT    08     16
 31.  Ted Bohaczuk        MD    15     12
 32.  Bryan Berkenstock   NJ    14     12
 33.  Yoni Weiss          NJ    13     12
 34.  Bradley Raszewski   MD    12     12
 35.  Joe Yaure           PA    10     12
 36.  Rick Dutton         MD    05     12
 37.  Nate Hoam           OH    04     12
 38.  Doug Galullo        FL    03     12
 39.  Richard Sciacca     FL    02     12
 40.  Larry Kratz         ID    00     12
 41.  Shea Lawson         MD    14      9
 42.  Steve Raszewski     MD    11      9
 43.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk   NY    10      9
 44.  Richard Fetzer      NY    09      9
 45.  John Conlon         OK    07      9
 46.  Paul Weintraub      MD    06      9
 47.  Brian Addison       VA    05      9
 48.  Gordon Aickin       uk    00      9
 49.  Ewan McNay          NY    13      8
 50.  Mark Crescenzi      PA    12      8
 51.  Sue Ellsworth       IL    08      8
 52.  Carol Caler         PA    03      8
 53.  Joshua Cooper       MD    03      8
 54.  Joshua Garton       VA    01      8
 55.  J. Ratanaprasatporn PA    15      6
 56.  Laure Miller        PA    14      6
 57.  Nick Kramer         PA    10      6
 58.  John Corrado        VA    09      6
 59.  Sam Brosius         MA    07      6
 60.  Ivan Lawson         MD    06      6
 61.  Jeff Gardner        MD    03      6
 62.  Debbie Gutermuth    TX    03      6
 63.  Jordan Ludwick      NJ    01      6
 64.  Fearghal Donnor     ie    00      6
 65.  Lissa Rennert       MD    13      4
 66.  Laura DeWalt        MD    12      4
 67.  Malinda Kyrkos      NY    08      4
 68.  Kathy Stroh         PA    03      4
 69.  Derek Landel        NJ    15      3
 70.  Tim Tu              NJ    14      3
 71.  Yoel Weiss          NJ    11      3
 72.  Meghan Friedmann    MA    10      3
 73.  Winton Lemoine      CA    07      3
 74.  Claire Brosius      CT    06      3
 75.  Jeff Power          MI    05      3
 76.  Rob Flowers         MD    02      3
 77.  Anthony Rubbo       PA    00      3
 78.  Peter Reese         VA    04      2
 79.  Paul Gaberson       PA    03      2
 80.  Eric Hymowitz       MD    01      2

2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists:0

David Seiler, PA
2nd

Ted Bohaczuk, MD
3rd

Rob Kilroy, PA
4th

John Ratanaprasatporn, PA
5th

Derek Landel, NJ
6th

Past Winners

Daniel Broh-Kahn, MD
2000

Jared Scarborough, IL
2001

Daniel Karp, MD
2002

Charles Blahouse, VA
2003

Rebecca Hebner, CO
2004, 2009

Chris Entwistle, MD
2005, 2013

Sean McCulloch, OH
2006, 2010

Jarrett Weintraub, NY
2007

Andy Latto, MA
2008

Eric Hufford, PA
2011-12

Cody Zimmerman, PA
2014

Bruce Bernard, PA
2015

Tables often run short in Lost Cities.

Scott Fenn and Rebecca Hebner
oppose the Wojtaszczyk clan.

GM Ivan Lawson plays vs Lauren Brown

Jphn Ratanaprasatporn
vs Bruce Bernard in the Quarterfinals

What's Old is New Again ...

Odd feeling for me as I first helmed LST when the convention moved to Lancaster. This year, as advertised, LST expanded (again) to a format of four heats followed by single elimination rounds and continued the two wins and in formula. Didn’t hear any complaints and 197 players came along on the adventure so I think we’re set for 2016. The only other change that I would like to make is to begin the SE rounds with 64 players, thereby ending my run as a spoiler, and eliminating the need to resurrect defeated players in order to even out the pairings at the end. Eventually, there will be an electronic coding or app solution for this, as well as other WBC tournaments. Right now, it is too data entry intensive, especially for a 2-player game.

The Demo welcomed another full table of interested players. I usually finish by directing them to the vendors in order to get their own copy, but had been told earlier that LST is sold out at the wholesale level and none were for sale at WBC. So, until the all but certain reprinting, you might want to obtain any desired copies from your FLGS while they are still readily available.

The first heat—scheduled at its earliest day ever in the week, drew 37 pairs, while the numbers recorded for the remaining three heats were 67, 25 (9 am) and 39 pairs, respectively. An alternate breakdown reveals: Heat 1—74 players, Heat 2—83 new players and 51 returning, Heat 3—16 new players and 34 returning, and Heat 4—25 new and 53 returning. Note that all of the new players in Heat 4 just came to play as they had no chance of advancing. Although, they only needed two wins to advance, there were two quadruple winners—Claire Brosius and Amy Powers, and five triple winners—Rebecca Hebner, Lauren Bohaczuk, Lexi Shea, Thomas Tu, and Mark Geary. Everyone apparently left the big lumber at home as no one achieved an individual score over 300, and no pair amassed a combined score over 500. 25 players scored 200 or more points. Adina Weiss (275) had the highest score followed by Tim Packwood (257) who combined with Rachel LaDue for the highest pair score of 438. Amy Powers managed three scores over 200 and combined scores of 429 and 416 with Serena Lotreck and William Hoch, respectively. Closest contests featured Adam Wojtaszczyk 147 over Scott Fenn, and Lynda Shea 86 edging Blair Morgen by a point. Winners by a margin of two: Claire Brosius 132 against Eric Raymond. Margin of three: Aidan McNay 131 over Dave Blizard, Joe Millovich 127 over Michael Crescenzi, Sean Duffy 135 besting Mary Packwood, Cody Zimmerman 185 defeating Doug Galullo, and Dave Seiler, Sr 110 outlasting Tom DeMarco. Ted Bohaczuk’s 75 over Megan Byrd’s 67 was our closest defensive game. At 115 each, Charles Faella and Tessa Lytle provided us with the only tie game. Tessa grabbed the win with a 4th hand.

41 players qualified for the SE Rounds and 38 of them appeared at the appointed time. Rebecca Hebner was again the only former champion to compete. The reigning champion, Cody Zimmerman, qualified, but opted to advance in a different tournament instead. After Round 4, I returned three defeated players (Bruce Bernard, John Ratanaprasatporn and Ted Bohaczuk) in order to complete the Round of 8. With all of the family members that play LST, it is still relatively rare to have them play each other. As fate would have it, Ted played and defeated his wife, Lauren Bohaczuk, in the 5th Round. Ted joined David Seiler, Sr., Bruce Bernard and Rob Kilroy in the semifinals. Ted and Rob would eventually vie for the third place plaque. Rob led after the opening hand, and trailed after the second, 75 to 62. Two of his final three expeditions would have bested Ted’s meager score, but his “all in” three handshakes in the red expedition failed, yielding minus 36 points and third place to Ted. Meanwhile, in the Championship game, Bruce built a 39-point lead that allowed him to play safe in the third hand, although just barely. David scored 57 points—the most in one hand by either player, but fell to Bruce 106 to 101. It was ironic that, earlier that day, I had reminded Bruce about the fourth Heat, which he attended and thereby punched his ticket for the SE Rounds. He then enjoyed a second life in the Round of 8 when advanced by virtue of his close defeat to continue his quest.

Thanks to all who played and enjoyed this tournament. Hope to see you in 2016. Our first year at Seven Springs will be my last year as Lost Cities GM. There is a highly competent and enthusiastic successor waiting patiently in the wings, so rest assured that LST will be left in good hands. Please remember to pack your copy of Lost Cities in your suitcase next year, even if you only bring the cards, because games are always needed. Thanks to Laurie Wojtaszczyk who faithfully helped again with extra games from the Juniors room and to Shea Lawson for her invaluable assistant assistance in making the LST tournament possible.

Rob Kilroy vs Brett Fox

David Seiler vs Derek Landel

Yeah ... top billing on the wall of honor.

You should see the adults squirm when I play them.
Lost Cities Junior

As if Ivan Lawson doesn't have eough probems dealing with 200-player fields as it is, 2007 champion Jarett Weintraub continued his training academy for budding explorers and introduced a new generation of competitors to the game. Thursday afternoon found 33 of the bright and eager little explorers anxious to learn their craft all at once. That will teach Jarett to win the tournament.

The best of these intrepid explorers was 10-year old Ella Landel who proved herself a chip off the old block. The best of the other little explorers were:

~ 2nd: James McKibbin, age 11

~ 3rd: Benjamin Waterhouse, age 12

~ 4th: Sydney Matusiak, age 11

~ 5th: Shira Weiss, age 11

~ 6th: Shannon Daly, age 12

GM Ivan Lawson [11th Year] NA
lawsonic@comcast.net NA

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