The 2001 Aladdin's Dragons tournament can be summed up in
one word Philadelphia. Yep, the boys from Philly came,
saw and conquered. Three of them made the finals! What a performance!
Anyway, we had seven boards of would-be jewel thieves and
traders for this great game.
On table 1 John Kilbride won handily over, among others, assistant
GM Bud Sauer to start the Phillie onslaught.
At table 2, Phil Rennert ran roughshod over three opponents
to make the finals.
Michael Wojke took table 4 over Tom Saal, Pat Mitchell and
the WBC's lovable loser Peter Stein.
Gordon Rogers continued the Phillie assault by taking his
table to easily advance to the semis.
Roderick Lee edged your GM on a tie breaker (four scrolls
to one) when Tiger Von Pagel took the sole artifact in the last
round from me!!!!
Tom DeMarco, he of the dinosaurs, also advanced on a tie breaker
with one scroll.
Lynn Riberio advanced from her table.. little did she know
what awaited her.
The semis were determined
randomly with a three player game and a four player game. Two
players from each board would advance. At semi #1, Lynn Riberio
was up against Phillie boys Gordon Rogers and John Kilbride.
They gave her a good working over and the final score was Gordon
8, John 7 and poor Lynn 3.
In semi #2 the other Philly area finalist, Micheal Wojke,
scored 8 and Roderick Lee had 7. Tom DeMarco just missed with
six and Phil Rennert went looking for a Panzer division with
a mere three.
In the finals, poor Roderick had no chance with the mob from
Philly. John Kilbride pulled out the win with eight artifacts.
Mike and Gordon each had six, with Mike winning the tie breaker.
Roderick was left wondering what hit him with four.
Thanks to all for participating. I learned that three hours
was way too long for a round as no game approached two hours.
Next year the rounds will be two hours long.