battle cry [Updated October 2004]  

2004 WBC Report  

  2005 Status: pending 2005 GM commitment

Barry Shoults, MI

2004 Champion

2nd: Lyman Moquin, DC

3rd: Roy Gibson, MD

4th: Jeff Mullet, OH

5th: Bruce Reiff, OH

6th: Bill Edwards, VA

Event History
2001    Ilan Woll     56
2002    Philip Shea     52
2003    Josh Githens     64
2004    Barry Shoults     52


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Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Philip Shea

VA

03
42
 2. Barry Shoults

MI

04
30
 2. Josh Githens

SC

03
30
 3. Ilan Woll

CT

01
30
 5. Jeff Mullet

OH

04
27
 4. Ben Knight

MD

03
21
 7. Lyman Moquin

DC

04
18
 8. Bill Place

PA

03
18
 9. George Sauer

OH

02
18
10. Roy Gibson

MD

04
15
11. John Koskl

MD

02
12
12. Ryan Duncan

MD

02
  9
13. Jeff Evich

MD

01
  9
14. Bruce Reiff

OH

04
  6
15. Ed Kendrick

UK

03
  6
16. Rich Ogata

VA

02
  6
17. Brian Conlon

OK

01
  6
18. Bill Edwards

VA

04
  3
19. Richard Moyer

MN

03
  3
20. Gene Billingsly

CA

01
  3

Past Winners

Ilan Woll - CT
2001

Philip Shea - CT
2002

Josh Githens - SC
2003
 


Confederates triumphant ...

2004 saw the Saturday morning tournament draw 52 attendees. Considering the addition of MEMOIR'44 to Saturday, the reduction in numbers was not unexpected from last years' 64.

Gamers were randomly grouped in 13 pods of four. Each gamer played one game versus each of the other opponents in their group. The scenario played was GLORIETTA by Richard Borg, a scenario not in the published game but readily available on line. It is played until you destroy five of your opponent's flags versus the normal six flag requirement. This makes GLORIETTA the perfect tournament scenario; fast and furious and using all three branches of BATTLE CRY's military. Play proceeded very quickly. It got under way at about 9:15 a.m. and the last dice roll was around 11:30 a.m. Time pressures have been added to the tournament mix and have drawn favorable reviews. Grace under pressure, and grace with bad die rolls is needed in BATTLE CRY.

The 12 winners of each group advanced to the quarter finals. (One pod winner decided NOT to advance and as that left 12 gamers we chose not to add the runner-up from that pod. Again, seeding was random. Each winner again played their opponent in GLORIETTA. The quarter final scenario is played to the standard five flag kill requirement.

The six survivors of Round 2 were again randomly paired against one another. This time they played a pair of GLORIETTA games against the same opponent; changing sides at intermission, and winning by total flag count. Our three winners drew lots as there were no former champs among ithem to qualify for event's one and only bye to the finals. The two 'losers' again played head to head games of GLORIETTA to determine who would advance to the finals.

Lyman Moquin defeated Jeff Mullet, while Roy Gibson put away Bruce Reiff. Barry Shoultz drew the short straw and a free pass to the final. Roy's luck ran out as he fell to Lyman MoQuin 5 -3, but Lyman's joy was short-lived as Barry took the final session and his first wood.

The Confederate side won 50 of 80 games in 2004 which was a substantial gain over their 2003 52-51 performance.

Unless someone wants to take over this game (hint, hint) we will again be using Glorietta and two new scenarios provided by Richard Borg in the tournament. This event will be listed as Open on the Orphan's List in hopes someone else will step forward to GM in 2005.

 GM      George Sauer  [2nd Year]  NA  
    laserdog@columbus.rr.com   NA

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