illuminati [Updated October 2002]

ILL   Trial Beginners Single Elim Continuous 
  Round 2 11 

  Maryland 2

Steve Okonski, MD

2002 Champion

2nd: Neil Zuckerman, PA

3rd: Rob Kilroy, PA

4th: Larry Lingle, PA

5th: -

6th: -

Event History
2002    Steve Okonski     20

AREA Ratings

GM: Dan Dolan

yes Virginia, there are sugar daddies

Nuclear Power Companies conspired to delay the WBC's first Illuminati championship by cutting all electric power to the tournament ballroom Saturday morning, but the Survivalists were prepared, and the games began anyway.

Over 20 participants showed for the first round and were divided into five tables of four or five players each. The five winners advanced to the final.

Playing the Bermuda Triangle in both the first round and the final, Steve Okonski claimed top honors for the year. In the first round, he surprised his table by unexpectedly meeting the Basic victory condition. Because there were five players, he needed to control only ten groups, less than the 12 most players were accustomed to.

To win the final, Steve, armed with the Multinational Oil Companies, managed an attack to control three groups which had the five alignments he needed.

In a power struggle Illuminati can appreciate, the tie for third place was decided by a fearsome arm wrestling contest with Larry Lingle (left) succumbing to Rob Kilroy (click the image for an MPEG movie). Steve Jackson Games kindly provided copies of their games as prizes for the winners. FNORD!

 GM      Dan Dolan Sr  [1st Year]   150 Barry Drive North, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422   NA

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