advanced squad leader [Updated October 2004]  

 Recon Pre-con 2004 WBC Report    

 2005 Status: pending 2005 GM commitment

Gary Mei, NJ

2004 Champion

2nd: Paul Sidhu, NJ

3rd: Ron Duenskie, NJ

4th: J. R. Tracy, NY

5th: Gary Trezza, NY

6th: Mark Pitcavage, OH

Event History
1991    Mike McGrath        91
1992    Perry Cocke      112
1993    Mike McGrath      120
1994    Gary Fortenberry      130
1995    Gary Fortenberry      130
1996    Tom Morin      110
1997    Jeff Coyle        81
1998    Bret Hildebran        81
1999   Steve Pleva        43
2000   Bret Hildebran      42
2001   Paul Sidhu      32
2002   Paul Sidhu      35
2003   J. R. Tracy   

24
2004   Gary Mei      36


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Paul Sidhu

NJ

04
204
 2.  Gary Mei

NJ

04
132
 3. JR Tracy

NY

04
126
 4. Steve Pleva

OH

01
  96
 5. Brett Hildebran

OH

00
  96
 6. Kevin Valerian

MD

03
  84
 7. Jim Stahler

VA

03
  48
 8. Ron Duenski

NJ

04
  24
 9. John Stadick

VA

00
  24
10. Aaron Cleavin

PA

99
  24
11. Jim Mehl

VA

03
  18
12. Gary Trezza

NY

04

12
13. Tom Ruta

MA

01
  12
14. Rich Summers

WI

00
  12
15. Mark Pitcavage

OH

04
    6
16. Vincent Alonso

VA

03
    6
17. Ray Woloszyn

NC

02
    6
18. Andrew Robin

NY

00
    6

Past Winners

Perry Cocke - MD
1992

91, '93: Mike McGrath - VA
1999: Steve Pleva - CT

Gary Fortenberry, TX
1994-1995

Tom Morin - MA
1996

Jeff Coyle, VA
1997

Bret Hildebran, OH
1998, 2000

Paul Sidhu, NJ
2001-2002

JR Tracy - NY
2003
 

Recon Reverses the Tide

RECON marked ASL's successful debut as a WBC pre-con as 36 intrepid Squad Leaders (a 50% increase from 2003 attendance) reversed a steady decline in ASL numbers by participating in three days and six rounds of non-stop gunning before WBC got underway.

After the dust had settled, perennial contender Gary Mei captured his first wood with a 5-1 record. Fellow New Jersey players (and Gary's regular opponents) Paul Sidhu and Ron Duenskie also finished 5-1, with Gary defeating Paul, Paul besting Ron, and Ron topping Gary
(guess these guys know each other pretty well). Gary's strength of schedule lifted him to the top with Paul finishing second and Ron taking third. Defending champ JR Tracy, Gary Trezza, and Mark Pitcavage finished 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively at 4-2, edging out Chas Argent and Damon Norko (both also 4-2) on tie breakers.

RECON used a Swiss format. Players with similar records were matched each round. Each round featured two sets of themed scenarios. Most of the larger scenarios appeared in the evenings, and the morning rounds generally moved at a brisk pace that allowed some evening match-ups to start early. Only one scenario came close to adjudication, but they were able to bring the game to a conclusion just under the wire. Feedback on the format and scenarios was positive, and the GM is hard at work fine-tuning for next year when we'll have more spacious digs in Lancaster. Many folks had to leave before the final round, so we will explore options for an earlier ending on Monday to allow more players to stay for all six rounds.

No ASL tournament is complete without its share of wild moments, and RECON was no exception. Stories overheard included a re-armed German prisoner half-squad taking out an SU-122 with a panzerfaust, a green unit double cowering on a 2(-1) negating a KIA result, and several scenarios decided on last turn close combat rolls.

Many thanks to MMP's own Perry Cocke for his help in running RECON. Every ASL GM should have live "Perry Sez" sessions available when rule disputes come up!

Please make plans to join us next year for an even bigger and better event in a dedicated ASL room at Lancaster Host!

 GM       Jeff Evich  [1st Year]    NA
    jmevich3@comcast.net     NA 

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