enemy in sight [Updated Oct 2003]  

2003 WBC Report  

 2004 Status: pending 2004 GM commitment

Matt Evinger, PA

2003 Champion

2nd: Blair Monsen, NJ

3rd: Jonathan Lockwood, VA

4th: Evan Hitchinmgs, DE

5th: Beth Bernard, VA

6th: Forrest Speck, MD

Event History
1991    Winston Forrest      17
1992    John Kilbride      32
1993    Fred Gosnell      38
1994    Larry York      37
1995    Phil Thomas      49
1996    Fred Gosnell      36
1997    Tim Evinger      64
1998    Winston Forrest      59
1999    Gordon Rodgers     42
2000    Gordon Rodgers     42
2001    Thomas Wojke     55
2002    Michael Sincavage     42
2003    Matt Evinger     50


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Gordon Rodgers

PA

00
60
 2. Mike Sincavage

VA

02
48
 3. Matt Evinger

PA

03
33
 4. Tom Wojke

PA

01
30
 5. Blair Morsen

NJ

03
18
 6. Alan Arvold

IL

02
18
 7. Pat Mirk

FL

02
18
 8. Neal Schlaffer

MD

99
18
 9. Mike Mitchell

GA

02
18
10. Rob Kilroy

PA

01
18
11. Jon Lockwood

VA

03
12
12. Forrest Speck

MD

03
12
13. Nick Evinger

PA

02
12
14. Larry York

CA

00
12
15. Evan Hitchings

DE

03
  9
16. Joe Burch

MD

02
  9
17. Robert Kirchner

MA

01
  9
18. Kevin Combs

GA

99
  9
19. Beth Bernard

VA

03
  6
20. Rob Navolis

OH

00
  6
21. Steve Scott

CA

99
  6
22. James Pei

TX

02
  3
23. Randall MacInnis

NJ

01
  3
24. Todd Surgoine

OH

00
  3

Past Winners

'91, '98: Winston Forrest - VA
1995: Phil Thomas - MD

John Kilbride - PA
1992

Fred Gosnell - VA
1993, 1996

Larry York - CA
1994

Tim Evinger - PA
1997

Gordon Rodgers - PA
1999-2000

Thomas Wojke - PA
2001

Mike Sincavage - VA
2002
       
 


Deja Vu on the Open Waves

Starting later on Sunday required the implementation of a 3-hour time limit. Games not completed by then were adjudicated. This only effected one prelininary game and the outcome was assured even without time running out. One semifinal game's winner and runner-up could not stay and compete so the third placed player advanced. The defending champion failed to clear the Preliminaries. Fame is fleeting.

Enemy In Sight morphed into Family Feud as the Hitchings and Evingers faced off with several family members each advancing to the final game. The initials of the finalists, listed below, are used hereafter to report the action.

TH provided the first in a series of fire insurance hits to BB. ME drew first blood by sinking the Baionnaise. Like father like son, NE sank the Chesapeake. JL hit ME with a Break the Line and everyone took advantage of it. BB failed to board the Insurgente. TH had better luck and stole the Venguer Du Peuple. FS sank the Serapis. EH sank the BonHomme Richard. A Weatherguage, pulled by TH, saved ME from further ravaging. NE and FS combine to damage the Montanez, but it is NE who dealt the coup de grace. FS took the Guerrier, then ran JL's blockade to take a prize home for 18 VP. First deck action ended in a flurry of botched boarding parties while JL stole the TH's Thunderer to end the round.

As a result of many low rating ships being dealt, second deck action began with the successive play of five additional ship cards. EH dismasted and successfully stole FS's Thunderer. ME then failed in his boarding attempt and handed EH another prize. Three turns and two red cards later EH got his prizes back to port for 44 VP. The remaining players eyed their new target. BB successfully boarded the Bellerophon with the assist of +2 grape and one turn later took it back to port. TH dismasted the Macedonian and declared a prize. This and one other prize will never make it to port. EH drew three cards to fill his hand and all were red. He masterfully played each red card and when his line is broken by FS he played his final red card, a Weathergauge. BM dismasted the San Juan De Nepomunceno, boarded with +2 and then added the ship to his shrinking fleet. BB likewise stole the Java and added it to her line. BM sank the Indefatigable. FS sank TH's prize, the Macedonian. NE's Bon Homme Richard struck and EH plays a Boarding Party to take it away and the hand ends. EH became the next round's target.

Third deck action began with both Admiralty's Orders weakening two fleets. Fire insurance became the order of the day. EH drew the Orient. BM dismasted the Montanez and won the prize. TH blew the Phoebe out of the water with a combined 3+2 hull hit. BB grabbed the Insurgente from BP, won the Mars from NE in a botched Boarding attempt and eventually returned both prizes to port. ME used a Fireship against EH's port and sank the Elephant. TH stole BM's Vengence. ME, BM and FS combined efforts to sink the Orient with FS taking it down. EH got hammered and ended the round down 15 VP.

Fourth deck action saw the two leaders JL and BB pounded to splinters. Each suffered the ignominious honor of having their respective scores reduced by 15 VP for having no ships in their line at the end of the hand. ME dismasted TH's burning Monarca, but BM sank it first. BM later sank the Insurgente, the Fougeux, and the Bahama. NE used a Fireship against BB's port and sank the Mars. ME blasted the Baionnaise. In quick succession ME grabbed the United States and Ville De Paris followed by a Refuse Battle for a quick 52VP's. In the next few turns ME sank the Bienfaison and the Bucentaure propelling himself into first place with 74 VP's. BM lost his San Leandro to three fires burning out of control. However, BM dismasted the San Juan De Nepomunceno (again) and declared it as a prize. His next turn he sank JL's last ship, the Europe. Even with this loss JL managed to place third. One father (ME) took first and one father (TH) finished last. EH bested his father by double. ME beat his son by more than double. Honor thy father?

Final Round Scores
 Player 1st Hand 2nd Hand 3rd Hand 4th Hand Place
Matt Evinger - ME 22 9 (31) 22 (53) 74 (127) 1st
Blair Monsen - BM 18 22 (40) 21 (61) 54 (115) 2nd
Jonathan Lockwood - JL 36 20 (56) 26 (82) -1 (81) 3rd
Evan Hitchings - EH 19 51 (70) -2 (68) 10 (78) 4th
Beth Bernard - BB 50 12 (62) 27 (89) -15 (74) 5th
Forrest Speck - FS 17 35 (52) 18 (70) 0 (70) 6th
Nick Evinger - NE 21 11 (32) 13 (45) 9 (54) 7th
Tim Hitchings - TH 23 0 (23) 20 (43) 0 (43) 8th

( ) cumulative score.

Matt Evinger (top left) rests behind his line on the way to victory in the Final as Forrest Speck (at right) places a broadside.
 GM      Neal Schlaffer  [13th Year]   NA 
    nschlaffer@comcast.net   NA

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