tv wars [Updated August 2001]

TVW   2 prizes Beginners Mult Ent Sing Elim Scheduled 
    Demo 10  Rnd1 Heat1 19
   Rnd1 Heat2  21   Rnd1 Heat3 18 
   Round 2 16      Round 3 9 Final

  Rnd1 Heat1  Round 2 Round 3 Maryland 3   Rnd1 Heat2 Rnd1 Heat3 Belmont

Larry Lingle, PA

2001 Champion

2nd: John Keating, IL

3rd: David Kyle, PA

4th: Peter Markevich, CA

5th: Bob Destro, NJ

6th: Mike Destro, NJ
Event History
1991    None      -
1992    None      -
1993    Don Greenwood      12
1994    Don Greenwood      40
1995    Michelle Giannoble      28
1996    Richard Launius      22
1997    Andy Maly      26
1998    Charles Hickok      28
1999    Robert Destro     20
2000    Michael Destro     20
2001    Larry Lingle     28

AREA Ratings:

GM: Robert Destro

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There were 28 entrants this year, a 40% increase, undoubtedly due to the multiple heat format. The last heat had only two three-player games and I suggest that next year's GM consider only two heats.

The first round winners were: Kurt Schlegel, James Cleland, John Poniske, Don Greenwood, James Kramer, John Conlon, Michael Destro, Bob Destro, and Peter Markevich. John Keating, David Kyle, and Luke Koleszar made the semis with best second place finishes. Attrition due to schedule conflicts led to two second round games. Both games were "bloody" with many ratings wars. Since the first two places were to advance the games ended iwhen only two players remained. At the first
table Peter Markevich and John Keating outlasted John Conlon and Bob by the skin of their teeth. Both only had one or two shows when Bob was eliminated. At the second table, David and Luke more comfortably eliminated Mike and Larry Lingle who was able to play as an alternate.

The final game consisted of Peter, John Keating, David, and the survivor Larry who was the first alternate when Luke couldn't make it because it was felt there shouldn't be three from one table in the final, eliminating Bob. (Thus endeth the Destro dynasty!) This game also had lots of rating wars. Peter was knocked out first when one of his network executives tried to buy a miniseries with Pete's last show. Actually it was a Bulletin card and it said he must buy a show for $3000. He only had $1500 so had to sell his last show and leave the game. David was ousted next by losing his last show in a ratings war. This left John and Larry. John seemed to be ahead at first but Larry had a couple of lucky rolls and got a movie to help him out. Finally, John lost his last show in a ratings war. He had a "90" show, the best you can normally have, but Larry
had a "special" with a +33 Critic's Choice. A "7" or less roll would have saved John but Larry rolled a "9" and won the tournament with two shows remaining in his network.

There were 11 pint-sized netwrok executives in the Junior version of the event won by Alex Henning - seemingly following in Rebecca Hebner's footsteps with a trifecta of her own ... carring home much more wood than her parents.

 GM      Robert Destro  [3rd Year]   11 8th St, Barnegat, NJ 08005-1224   NA

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