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Updated Nov. 23, 2013

2013 WBC Report   

  2014 Status: pending December 2013 Membership Trial Vote

Ben Collinson Sr, MD

2013 Champion

 

Event History
1992    Kenneth Shunk      30
1993    James Endness      18
1994    Jim Fleckenstein      30
1995    Greg Mayer      49
1996    Michael Hart      24
1997    Lauren Hickok      47
1998    Dan Schulman      32
1999    Tim Miller     31
2000    Susan Ellsworth     19
2001    John Ellsworth     25
2002    Jim Fleckenstein     29
2003    Robert Paul     33
2004    Tom Agostino     42
2005    Bill Place     21
2006    Stephen Cuyler     33
2007     Kelly Czyryca     43
2008    Bryan Eshleman     36
2009     Jim Fleckenstein     30
2010     Frank Mestre     26
2011     David L. Anderson     25
2013    Ben Collinson Sr     36

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Jim Fleckenstein SrVA    13     51
  2.  Ben Collinson Sr   MD    13     42
  3.  Bill Place         PA    10     42
  4.  Robert Paul        AZ    10     38
  5.  Bryan Eshleman     NC    08     30
  6.  Kelly Czyryca      MD    07     30
  7.  Stephen Cuyler     NY    06     30
  8.  Tom Agostino       de    04     30
  9.  Susan Ellsworth    IL    00     30
 10.  Rob Brode          MD    13     27
 11.  John Ellsworth     IL    01     26
 12.  Roy Pettis         VA    01     24
 13.  David L. Anderson  MI    11     20
 14.  Frank Mestre       NY    10     20
 15.  Chad Gormly        MA    09     20
 16.  Dale Long          NJ    09     20
 17.  Tim Miller         GA    99     20
 18.  John Speck         MD    08     18
 19.  Nathan Trent       VA    07     18
 20.  Patrick Mirk       FL    06     18
 21.  David Brooks       TN    04     18
 22.  Matt Bacho         MD    03     18
 23.  Ken Good           OH    00     18
 24.  Greg Wilson        NJ    07     15
 25.  Matt Evinger       PA    07     13
 26.  Bob Hahn           NY    04     13
 27.  Dacey Collinson    MD    13     12
 28.  Brian Goodwin      VA    11     12
 29.  Tim Effinger       PA    10     12
 30.  Jimmy Fleckenstein VA    08     12
 31.  Michael Confoy     VA    06     12
 32.  Jonathan Lockwood  VA    05     12
 33.  Josh Campbell      NY    03     12
 34.  Luke Warren        DC    02     12
 35.  Jim Bell           MD    99     12
 36.  Tim Evinger        PA    01     11
 37.  James Kramer       PA    11     10
 38.  Mikaela Kumlander  fi    13      9
 39.  Daniel Pappas      MD    06      9
 40.  Mike Destro        NJ    03      9
 41.  Martin Swenson     VA    00      9
 42.  Tim Swartz         MD    02      8
 43.  Cliff Ackman       PA    99      8
 44.  Scott Beall        OR    13      6
 45.  Mike Ussery        MD    09      6
 46.  Ruth Evinger       PA    08      6
 47.  James Pei          VA    05      6
 48.  Greg Crowe         VA    04      6
 49.  Ann Cornett        FL    03      6
 50.  Sean Conroy        VA    02      6
 51.  Rob Kircher        MA    99      6
 52.  Doug Richards      on    11      4
 53.  Michael Mitchell   GA    09      4
 54.  Alan Arvold        IL    09      4
 55.  Steve Scott        CA    02      4
 56.  Scott Fenn         MD    08      3
 57.  Barry Shutt        PA    06      3
 58.  Bruce Monnin       OH    04      3
 59.  Richard Moyer      MN    03      3
 60.  Ben Knight         MD    02      2
 61.  Ken Rothstein      NY    01      2

2013 Laurelists                                            Repeating Laurelists:

Rob Brode, MD
2nd

Dacey Collinson, MD
3rd

Mikaela Kumlander, fi
4th

Scott Beall, OR
5th

James Fleckenstein, VA
6th

Past Winners

Kenneth Shunk, on
1992

Jim Fleckenstein,VA
1994, 2002, 2009

Greg Mayer, MO
1995

Michael Hart, MD
1996

Lauren Hickok, PA
1997

Dan Schulman, MD
1998

Tim Miller, GA
1999

Susan Ellsworth, IL
2000

John Ellsworth, IL
2001

Robert Paul, AZ
2003

Tom Agostino, Germany
2004

Bill Place, PA
2005

Stephen Cuyler, NY
2006

Kelly Czyryca, MD
2007

Bryan Eshleman, NC
2008

Frank Mestre, NY
2010

David L. Anderson, MI
2011

Ben Collinson Sr, MD
2013
   

 GM James Kramer and his merry band of shot trading finalists.

Jonathan Lockwood and Ben Collinson check the horizon for targets. Ben would survive this table to take a seat in the Final.

Scott Fenn, Ben Garder, James Fleckenstein (destined to advance from this table), Bill Place and Steve Squibb in Round 1.

leader off the starboard bow ...

Naval War returned after a one year hiatus. With 36 fleet commanders taking part, we returned to the participation level of 2008. This also made game assignments easy on this novice GM with six 6-player games. Player experience ranged from novice/demo attendees to former champions. Preliminary tables were randomly assigned using standard playing cards.

Game 1: This was a closely contested 4-rounder, with Scott Beall using two DD squadrons to score 75 points in the final round to win by a 108 - 67 - 56 - 49 - 48 score over Dan Leader, Megan Mossman, Bill Alderman and Stephen Cuyler respectively. Chris Lefevre withdrew early.

Game 2: Michael Rogozinski jumped out early in this 3-round affair, with 55 points. Being the target after Round 1 is seldom good and he was limited to 11 points thereafter. Rob Brode sandwiched a 14-point second round with two 31-point hands to win the table by a 76 - 66 - 60 - 46 - 40 -22 slate over Michael Rogzinski, Bill Dickerson, Alan Arnold, David Cross and Brian Goodwin respectively.

Game 3: This game found the current GM, James Kramer Jr. and former GM, Jonathan Lockwood, in the same draw. The other players noting this, gave no quarter as after Round 1 Jon had 11 points and James 0! After three rounds, Ben Collinson Sr. emerged victorious by a 78 - 61 -50 - 41 - 27 - 24 margin over Kramer, Tim Miller, Jarett Weintraub, Lockwood and Randall Macinnis.

Game 4: This game went four rounds before young Dacey Collinson earned her seat at the Final in the closest game of the tournament with a 79 - 78 - 78 - 69 - 36 nail biter over Roger Covington, Chad Gormly, Bill Peek and Matt Evinger. Jeff Cornett had 39 points but withdrew after three rounds.

Game 5: Newcomer Mikaela Kumlander of Finland who attended the demo then bested this table in three rounds by a 79 - 71, -69 - 63 - 36 - 32 score over Andy Gardner, Katie Elliott, Matthew Bocho,Tim Evinger and David Dentel.

Game 6: This proved to be the longest qualifer of the tournament, requiring five rounds for three- time champion James Fleckenstein to emerge victorious 87 - 75 - 68 - 64 -53 - 48. Scott Fenn, Ben Gardner, Doug Richards, Steve Squibb and Bill Place's efforts went for naught in the marathon session.

With the six finalists set, the GM instructed the survivors to take ANY seat. This would prove important later. Mikaela was the high roller and led off the Final. Feeling each other out, the players spread minefield cards around the table though none proved fatal. Only one DD card appeared and was quickly sunk. BB Yamato lived up to her namesake dodging several air and torpedo attacks but finally succumbed to an airstrike from Dacey. The round-ending scores were: Ben 25, James 23, Mikaela 19, Dacey 13, Scott 11, Rob 4.

Round 2: As the leaders, Ben and James were quickly eliminated from play. Though carriers were deployed, airstrikes were limited. Rob played an early DD, which was sunk, but he also got the second DD late in the round. It survived and netted 25 points. The slate at the end of two hands was: Rob 51, Mikaela 33, Dacey 29, Ben 25, James 20, Scott 16.

Round 3: Mikaela and Dacey as front runners received initial placement minefields but survived the round. Leader Rob quickly placed an early DD to draw fire. It did, but could not keep Rob from being eliminated from the round. Scott had two carriers available but preferred to use salvos against the leaders. James played the second DD late, but it is sunk with five cards remaining. Dacey then used her fleet carrier to sink Musashi and grab the lead: Dacey 54, Mikaela 52, Rob 48, Ben 45, James 33, Scott 16.

Round 4: Leader Dacey was mined at value 2 initially. Rob's fleet consisted of three carriers and 10 points of surface ships. Logically, his first play is three airstrikes to sink Bismarck. Rob's further play includes three more airstrikes sinking Tirpitz and Iowa. Once Dacey is eliminated, Rob's fleet and carriers become the center of attention. After one more farewell airstrike, Rob is eliminated. Mikaela deploys a DD that survives, but only nets one 6-point ship. A better roll and the game could have been hers and ended there. Ben is hunting 14 inch ammo for his three BB's. A reinforcing Ark Royal is no help for him. Mikaela, looking for salvos to fire, draws five consecutive red cards to no real use, but she does survive the round and takes the lead: Mikaela 69, Rob 61, Scott 58, Ben 54, James 53, Dacey 49.

Round 5: Now everyone is in range of the win with a good round. Scott and James each include a carrier in their fleet. Mikaela's first salvo sinks a 4-point ship. Rob quickly adds a 5-pointer. Both are closing on a win, receive minefields, and sweep them immediately. Only delaying the inevitable, Mikaela's fleet is sunk. Rob, as second in line, plays a DD. When it is sunk he quickly plays the second one. It follows the first to the bottom. The players are wary to leave targets for one another. James is looking for damaged ships to scavange. But Ben is seated directly to his right. He picks off one damaged ship after another, denying James any prizes. With this positional advantage, Ben takes the round and the championship for his first WBC title: Ben 91, Rob 71, Dacey 67, Mikaela 63, Scott 58, James 56.

Longtime Naval War GM Jon Lockwood transfers to the Academy to instruct the cadets in the finer aspects of marksmanship.

Sophia Holmquist collects her prize. No, not Jon's head, he's just sitting down after a long day of gunnery practise.

 Naval War Junior

Twelve pint-sized admirals traded shots under the watchful eye of James Kramer. Sophia Holmquist was the best shot. She was followed by Sarah Morgen, Colin Laird, Ethan Shipley-Tang, Buddy Sands and Aidan McNay in that order.

 GM      James Kramer Jr  [1st Year]  PO Box 457, Wiconisco, PA 17097  
    ford351@comcast.net   717-647-4062

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