gettysburg [Updated October 2002]

GBG   Trial Experienced Single Elim Continuous 
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Vincent Meconi, DE

2002 Champion

2nd: Allen Kaplan, NJ

3rd: Wayne Morrison, FL

4th: Ed Menzel, CA

5th: Peter Pollard, TN

6th: Brian Stallings, MD

Event History
1992    Michael Uhrich     19
1993    Kevin McCarthy     17
1994    Allen Kaplan     18
1995    Vincent Meconi     10
1996    Allen Kaplan     16
1997    Kevin McCarthy     10
1998    Kevin McCarthy     22
1999    Vincent Meconi     10
2000    Vincent Meconi     12
2001    Kevin McCarthy     18
2002    Vincent Meconi     11

AREA Ratings

GM: Allen Kaplan

Past Winners

Michael Uhrich - PA

Kevin McCarthy - OH
1993, 1997-1998, 2001

Allen Kaplan - NJ
1994, 1996

Vincent Meconi, DE
1995, 1999-2000

still on Trial ...

This year scheduling conflicts caused a reduction of participants to the Gettysburg tournament. Those that did enter had a fun time. No complaints were heard regarding the format or play of the tournament. This year the time provided for each round was extended 30 minutes from the previous year. This resulted in no games having to be adjudicated.

2002 witnessed the return of previous multi-year champion, Vince Meconi. Many new faces to the tournament were present also. After two preliminary rounds of the three day campaign scenario, with sudden death victory conditions, the final round was started in the same afternoon. Three time champion Vince Meconi faced off against two-time champion (and Game Master) Allen Kaplan. The long anticipated battle found Vince's Confederates unable to do anything wrong. By the morning of the second day, Allen's Union forces were on the verge of collapse. All the infantry divisions were step reduced, except for one which was eliminated. As the South continued to mop up the Yankees with impunity, the Union conceded the inevitable.

The format for next year's tournament is being considered. One suggestion is to have the rounds strung out over several days with the players being matched up with a deadline to complete each round. Another option is to start after the preliminary rounds of the opening Swiss rounds Battlecry ends on Saturday afternoon. This will give all the players who have been eliminated from Battlecry and the other tournaments a new game to enter. The goal is to increase participation. Your comments are welcome.

 GM      Allen Kaplan  [2nd Year]   NA
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