acquire [Updated October 2004]  

2004 WBC Report     

 2005 Status: pending 2005 GM commitment

David Gantt, SC

2004 Champion

2nd: Al Mink, VA

3rd: Don Lubreski, NJ

4th: Craig Moffit, NJ

5th: Steve Koleszar, VA

6th: Luke Koleszar, VA

Event History
1991    Forrest Pafenberg      28
1992    Michael Anchors      28
1993    Steve Packwood      38
1994    Bernard Norton      49
1995    Steve Koleszar      43
1996    Al Bingamen      32
1997    Chuck Nail      56
1998    Justin Childs      48
1999    Gary Moss     40
2000    Justin Childs     41
2001   Justin Childs   45
2002   Jon Shambeda    86
2003   Phil Bradley    51
2004    David Gantt    52


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Justin Childs

FL

01
88
 2. Gary Moss

MD

00
36
 3. David Gantt

SC

04
32
 4. Jon Shambeda

PA

02
30
 5. Bruce Reiff

OH

01
24
 6. Phil Bradley

IL

03
20
 7. Al Mink

VA

04
18
 8. Justin Thompson

VA

02
18
 9. Rob Flowers

NC

02
18
10. Jason Levine

NY

01
16
11. Steve Shambeda

PA

02
15
12. Steve Packwood

MN

02
15
13. Don Lubreski

NJ

04
12
14. Chuck Nail

GA

02
12
15. Arthur Field

SC

01
12
16. Mike Wooden

NY

99
12
17. Nick Smith

UK

03
12
18. Craig Moffit

NJ

04
  9
19. John Morris

MD

02
  9
20. David Brooks

TN

00
  9
21. Davyd Field

SC

03
  8
22. Will Wible

VA

01
  8
23. Steve Koleszar

VA

04
  6
24. Bruce Young

SC

03
  6
25. Jason Ley

WA

99
  6
26. Joe Bellic

NJ

03
  4
27. Steve Wolfman

WA

01
  4
28. Luke Koleszar

VA

04
  3
29. Charles Goodwin

OH

00
  3
30. John Zahorsky

NJ

99
  3

Past Winners

Forrest Pafenberg - VA
1991

Michael Anchors - MD
1992

Steve Packwood - MN
1993

Bernard Norton - MA
1994

Steve Koleszar - VA
1995

Al Bingamen - PA
1996

Chuck Nail - GA
1997

Justin Childs - GA
1998, 2000-2001


Gary Moss - MO
1999


Jon Shambeda - PA
2002


Phil Bradley - IL
2003
   
 


Heats instead of Rounds ...

Let me start by saying it was a privilege to GM Acquire's return to the Century in 2004! This year we had two rounds of play. In each round each player had to compete in two games. We gave points based on placement. 7 for first, 4 for second and so on. We had six groups of 4 in the first round with three folks scoring 11 or more points. In the second round we had seven groups of four play and six folks scored 11 or more points. So nine great performances merited consideration for the final. The tie breaker was based on money earned in the two games of either round. The four who advanced to the final were:

Al Mink
Craig Moffitt
David Gantt
Don Lubreski

who earned over $87,000 to qualify.

Although participation levels were roughly the same as in 2003, the format ensured enough player hours were generated to return Acquire to the Century for 2005.

The final was never in doubt as David Gantt was first in two early mergers of Imperial. He racked up stock after stock and trade after trade on the way to his win. The battle for second was very close and the third and fourth slots were settled by a mere $100 difference. The final scores were:

David Gantt $62,400
Al Mink $41,700
Don Lubreski $39,900
Craig Moffitt $39,800

It was David's fourth wood but his first since 1997 - thus ending a seven year personal drought while his buddies in the Greenville Mafia carted home beaucoup honors.

All of the remaining laurelists were new to the top six in this event since WBC's inception in 1999.

 GM      Justin Thompson  [1st Year]  5550 Park Rd, Lot 77, Crozet, VA 22932 
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