air baron [Updated October 2003]  

2003 WBC Report     

 2004 Status: pending 2004 GM commitment

Jonathan Fox, FL

2003 Champion

2nd: Jimmy Fleckenstein, VA

3rd: Richard Fox, FL

4th: Brandon Bernard, PA

5th: Shantanu Saha, NY

6th: John Chung, WA

Event History
1996    Jack Jaeger      118
1997    James Garvey      110
1998    Fred Minard        94
1999    Ken Rothstein      117
2000    John Coussis     109
2001    Jack Jaeger       72
2002     Chris Storzillo       73
2003    Jonathan Fox       68


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. John Coussis

IL

02
75
 2. Chris Storzillo

NJ

02
58
 3. Jack Jaeger

VA

01
50
 4. Jonathan Fox

FL

03
40
 5. Ken Rothstein

NY

99
40
 6. Peter Busch

OH

00
36
 7. Robert Sohn

PA

01
34
 8. Chuck Krueger

MA

02
30
 9. Steve Katz

VA

01
30
10. Jimmy Fleckenstein

VA

03
24
11. Bruce Bernard

PA

00
24
12. Andy Gardner

VA

02
20
13. John Wetherall

PA

01
20
14. Richard Fox

FL

03
18
15. Gary Presser

NY

00
18
16. Joe Pellicia

ME

99
16
17. Pat Mirk

FL

01
15
18. Brandon Bernard

PA

03
12
19. Dee Ann Gehring

IN

00
12
20. Winston Forrest

VA

99
12
21. Jim Fleckenstein

VA

02
10
22. Shantanu Saha

NY

03
  8
23. Brian Schott

MD

00
  6
24. Eric Shaffer

AZ

02
  5
25. Bob Foster

ID

01
  5
26.  John Chung

WA

03
  4

Past Winners

Jack Jaeger - VA
1996, 2001

James Garvey - NY
1997

Fred Minard - PA
1998

Ken Rothstein - NY
1999

John Coussis - IL
2000

Chris Storzillo - NJ
2002
 


Fare Wars ... a wargame for capitalists

The 2003 tournament had a large audience of potential CEO's chasing market share. Over 30 people qualified for further action after four heats, but only 16 showed, thus setting up semi-finals of two 5-player and one 6-player games. From that, two players per table would advance to the Sunday final. Brandon Bernard led off the 15th round bloodbath, followed by Shantana Saha, Jonathan Fox, John Chung, Jimmy Fleckenstein, and Richard Fox. The government contract was pulled from the cup six times and had some very high bids in the later game. In the third round, the Oil Price Hike made it's first of three appearances. The other two disasters in the game which were both pulled twice, were Local Competitor and Recession. Jumbo profit showed up four times. Detroit led the hub draw at nine pulls, followed by Houston with eight. Atlanta, Denver, and Phoenix were pulled six times each. DCA, DFW, JFK, and SFO were pulled three times each. LAX and MIA were drawn twice. Chicago only saw the light of day once. The Southeast empire of Jonathan Fox was put together with some very successful forays into Fare wars. The second place finalist, Jimmy Fleckenstein went for the Northeast in a more slow grinding fashion. Richard Fox placed third with his empire based in Denver and San Francisco. Brandon Bernard finished fourth with his holdings of Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta falling victim to the fare wars dice of Jonathan Fox. Shantana Saha finished fifth, va ictim of the Oil Price Hike and Richard Fox. John Chung ended the game prematurely at the mercy of the bank with loan interest taking him down.

Three of the five Fox clan in their Air Baron Team shirts, watch the Air Baron final as runner-up Jimmy Fleckenstein (left) observes.

I wish to thank everyone that played and had to put up with a rookie GM. I would also like to ask everyone who played in the fourth heat Saturday to check their games. Someone left their copy behind and took mine by mistake. Send me an E-mail describing the contents within, unfortunately there was no name printed inside the box. I didn't have my name inside my copy of the game either, but you'll know it when you open the box and see no game inside. There should be two decks of cards which I used to determine player table order and lists of people's names on GM paperwork. Thanks again and see you next year.

 GM      Fred Minard  [1st Year]   NA
    FredMinard@comcast.net   NA

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