medici

Updated Nov. 16, 2015

2015 WBC Report

2016 Status: pending December 2015 Membership Trial Vote

Jefferson Meyer, MA

2015 Champion

Event History

1999 Kevin Wojtasczyk 86
2000 Harald Henning 84
2001 Doug Galullo 95
2002 Ann Cornett 115
2003 Thomas Stokes 118
2004 Peter Staab 109
2005 Gary Noe 98
2006 Jeff Cornett 87
2007 Harald Henning 91
2008 Carmen Petruzelli 105
2009 Robert Drozd 61
2010 Jeff Cornett 69
2011 Scott Cornett 58
2012 Josh Githens 56
2013 Mark Smith 48
2014 JF Gagne 51
2015 Jefferson Meyer 92

Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Jeff Cornett       FL    15     83
  2.  Harald Henning     CT    07     82
  3.  Tom Stokes         NJ    07     55
  4.  Doug Galullo       FL    12     52
  5.  Gary Noe           FL    08     52
  6.  Robert Drozd       IL    12     50
  7.  Carmen Petruzelli  PA    13     48
  8.  Bruce Reiff        OH    07     43
  9.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    10     42
 10.  Peter Staab        PA    04     40
 11.  Ann Cornett        FL    02     40
 12.  Scott Cornett      FL    11     32
 13.  Jefferson Meyer    MA    15     30
 14.  Fred Minard        PA    15     30
 15.  Ken Gutermuth      NC    06     29
 16.  Rich Roberts       PA    13     26
 17.  John Kerr          VA    04     26
 18.  Eric Brosius       MA    15     24
 19.  Eugene Lin         WA    04     24
 20.  Jeff Mullet        OH    02     24
 21.  Steve Shambeda     PA    13     22
 22.  Ilan Woll          CT    08     21
 23.  JF Gagne           qc    14     20
 24.  Mark Smith         KY    13     20
 25.  Josh Githens       SC    12     20
 26.  Arthur Field       SC    05     20
 27.  Thomas Browne      PA    04     20
 28.  John Adams         MD    03     20
 29.  Tom Dunning        NJ    07     19
 30.  Matt Thomsen       MA    15     18
 31.  Kathy Stroh        MD    05     18
 32.  Pitt Crandelmire   MA    00     18
 33.  Jeff Meyer         MA    09     17
 34.  Daniel Broh-Kahn   MD    05     16
 35.  James Pei          VA    05     16
 36.  Lance Ribeiro      NH    03     16
 37.  Brett Mingo        MD    02     13
 38.  Edward Kendrick    uk    15     12
 39.  Richard Meyer      MA    14     12
 40.  Jason Long         PA    11     12
 41.  Kate Taillon       SC    06     12
 42.  Tom DeMarco        MD    05     12
 43.  Marty Hoff         TX    04     12
 44.  Ben Foy            MD    04     12
 45.  George Sauer       OH    03     12
 46.  Gary Carr          VA    03     12
 47.  Roy Gibson         MD    01     12
 48.  Todd Surgoine      OH    00     12
 49.  Susan Cornett      FL    10      9
 50.  Marc Houde         VA    05      9
 51.  John Pack          CO    00      9
 52.  Alfred Wong        IL    99      9
 53.  Rick Miller        PA    14      8
 54.  Marc Beauregard    qc    11      8
 55.  Gary Presser       NY    04      8
 56.  Joe Jaskiewicz     MD    04      8
 57.  Anthony Lainesse   qc    13      6
 58.  Eyal Mozes         MD    11      6
 59.  Cliff Ackman       PA    10      6
 60.  William Burch      MD    09      6
 61.  Mike Kaltman       PA    07      6
 62.  Charles Faella     RI    05      6
 63.  Jenn Thomas        NY    01      6
 64.  Roderick Lee       CA    00      6
 65.  Missy Richards     PA    14      4
 66.  Dominic Blais      qc    12      4
 67.  Chris Gnech        PA    11      4
 68.  Virginia Colin     VA    05      4
 69.  Jon Anderson       PA    10      3
 70.  Sceadeau D'Tela    NC    08      3
 71.  Terri Wicks        CT    07      3
 72.  Vassili Kyrkos     NY    00      3
 73.  Curt Collins II    PA    14      2
 74.  Jason Arvey        VA    13      2
 75.  Loc Nguyen         PA    12      2
 76.  Kevin Youells      PA    09      2
2015 Laurelists Returning Laurelists: 1

Matt Thomsen, MA
2nd

Edward Kendrick, uk
3rd

Jeff Cornett, FL
4th

Eric Brosius, MA
5th

Fred Minard, PA
6th

Past Winners

Kevin Wojtasczyk, NY
1999

Harald Henning, CT
2000, 2007

Doug Galullo, FL
2001

Ann Cornett, FL
2002

Tom Stokes, NJ
2003

Peter Staab, PA
2004

Gary Noe, FL
2005

Jeff Cornett, FL
2006, 2010

Carmen Petruzelli, PA
2008

Robert Drozd, IL
2009

Scott Cornett, FL
2011

Josh Githens, SC
2012

Mark Smith, KY
2013

JF Gagne, qc
2014

Jefferson Meyer, MA
2015

Cliff Ackman and Fred Minard fill their boats.

Josh Githens and Bill Burch fill their holds.

More Challenging than a Mere Wargame ...

What do the following competitors all have in common: Josh Githens, Mark Smith, Harald and Nick Henning, Matt Calkins, James and Nick Pei? Answer: They are former Medici champions or other top notch and feared WBC competitors who failed to make it out of the heats in Medici. (Yes, these names also prove that real men play Medici.)

Jefferson Meyer is now the new King of the Medici Mountain! Our new king swept to victory in all four of his heats and playoff rounds. His Final performance was a bidding masterpiece. After the first round, he was in last place (but concentrated heavily in his color). By the end of the second round, he had risen to within one spot from the top of his color pyramid, and was now in second place. In the decisive moment of the last round, he made a strong bid of 18 for the 10-card and the last of his color. That was good enough to win both high boat and top of his pyramid, ultimately winning by a close 6-point margin. Most other finalists got to the top of their pyramids, but had to work harder (sacrificing their boat strategy) in the last round to get there.

Many new players entered the tournament this year as a result of a schedule change that included three heats on as many separate days. In fact, we nearly doubled the attendance of recent vintage. However, it also meant that seven heat winners had schedules that prevented them from competing in the semifinals. Perhaps, the Final should be moved up to Thursday from Friday night?

And now, those statistics that you always wondered about Medici:

  • The average winner scores 114 points.
  • The average win is by a 14-point margin over the runner-up.
  • The average player scores 91 points.
  • The most points scored was 143 by Tom Murcko in a 4-player heat.
  • The largest win margin was 44 points by Jeff Cornett (139 total points) in a 5-player heat (that happened to also include three eventual finalists).
  • Fewest points was 36 by Earnest Czyryca in a 6-player heat (Don’t complain… at least you got your name mentioned).
  • Longest last name was John Ratanaprasatporn (finished third in his heat, got his name mentioned too, and yes I am running out of statistics to report).
  • Highest scoring color among all winners: Green (average 119 points, and with an average winning margin of 20 over runner-up).
  • Favorite color among winning players: Purple (preferred by nine winners compared to five for next best).
  • Winning color in the Final: White, but only because Purple with Pink Polka Dots is reserved as the GM’s private color. Hmmm. next year, let’s create a new rule that says anyone who comes with custom painted pieces gets to reserve that color in any games they play.

GM Jeff Cornett (second from right) and his five co-finalists.
GM Jeff Cornett [3rd year] NA
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