elchfest [Updated October 2004]  

2004 WBC Report     

 2005 Status: pending December Membership Century Vote

Dan Dolan Sr, NJ

2003-04 Champion

2nd: Jeff Paull, OH

3rd: Bill Edwards, VA

4th: Rebecca Hebner, CO

5th: Alex Bove, PA

6th: John Tighe. NC

Event History
2001    Jeff Paull     27
2002    Bob Runnicles     46
2003    Dan Dolan Sr     42
2004    Dan Dolan Sr     48


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Dan Dolan Sr

NJ

04
38
 2. Jeff Paull

OH

04
26
 3. Bob Runnicles

FL

03
16
 4.  Bill Edwards

VA

04
  8
 5. Rebecca Hebner

CO

04
  6
 6. Dan Dolan Jr

NJ

03
  6
 7. Vince Frattali

WA

01
  6
 8. Alex Bove

PA

04
  4
 9. Roger Taylor

VA

03
  4
10. Lynn Ribeiro

NH

01
  4
11. Roy Gibson

MD

02
  3
12. Kevin Youells

FL

02
  3
13. John Tghe

NC

04
  2
14. Steve Cameron

PA

03
  2
15. Robert Eastman

NV

03
  1
16. Nicholas Kramer

PA

02
  1

Past Winners

Jeff Paul - OH
2001

Bob Runnicles - FL
2002

Dan Dolan Sr - NJ
2003-04
 


grand strategy on a titanic scale ...

This year's event drew 48 players, up again as word spreads to the masses. The early rounds saw the field trimmed to the elite of the finger flicking world. Past Champion Jeff Paull was in fine form mowing through his opponents in ruthless fashion.

The usual trash talking was present in the early rounds but as the numbers shrank you could see the pressure building on the faces of the remaining contenders as finger sprains and slivers took their toll on the stalwart competitors.

Moose fell, fingers flicked and when the dust settled two past champions faced off for the big prize. Defending Champ Dolan vs the original Master of the Moose, Jeff Paull , for all the antlers. The stakes were indeed high as the Dolan patriarch was wagering the clan's Team destiny on his performance.

When Jeff took the initial game of the best of three, things looked bleak for the defending champion. But a miraculous shot in the second game swung the momentum and allowed Dan to tie the match and force a deciding third game. Now Dan summoned up all the resolve one would expect from the ruler of Dan's World to win his second straight Elchfest title - thereby earning eight points in the team tournament ... and leading his sons to victory there also. Will we all be forced to wear moose antlers next year?

New challenges await the serious Elchfest competitor in Lancaster in 2005. Will the tables be slower or will they offer a faster surface? Rumor has it the Dolans will be scouting out the playing surface before next moose season.

Next year we crack 50 and continue ELCHFEST's march toward Century status.

No moose were hurt in the making of this event ... which is more than can be said for the participants.

 GM      Dan Dolan Sr  [2nd Year]   NA
    Phlegm@Warwick.net   NA

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