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2004 WBC Report     

 2005 Status: pending December Membership Century Vote

Michael Livingston, NY

2004 Champion

2nd: Kevin Burgess, NY

3rd: Gordon Rodgers, PA

4th: Peter Stein, NY

5th: Alan Arvold, IL

6th: Jim Marousek, VA

Event History
1994    Kevin LeRow      40
1995    Peter Stein      36
1996    Caleb Cousins      30
1997    Gordon Rodgers      36
1998    Forrest Speck      30
1999    Rob Kilroy     28
2000    Steve Huskey     27
2001    Wade Fowble     15
2002    Gordon Rodgers     17
2003    Michael Wojke     18
2004    Michael Livingston     15


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1. Wade Fowble

MD

01
30
 2. Steve Huskey

KS

00
30
 3. Gordon Rodgers

PA

04
26
 4. Mike Mitchell

GA

01
22
 5. Michael Wojke

NJ

03
20
 6. Rob Kilroy

PA

99
20
 7.  Alan Arvold

IL

04
19
 7. Steve Scott

CA

01
18
 8. Jeff Finkeldey

OH

00
18
10. Fred Gosnell

VA

00
14
11. Jim Marousek

VA

04
14
12. John Poniske

PA

99
12
13. Mike Livingston

NY

04
10
13. Blair Morgen

NJ

03
  8
14. John Kilbride

PA

03
  8
15. Pete Stein

NY

04
  7
16. Kevin Burgess

NY

04
  6
15. Chake Benson

PA

02
  6
16. Ray Stakenas II

MI

01
  6
17. Scott Siriana

NY

00
  6
19. Rich Shipley

MD

02
  3
20. Tiger Von Pagel

FL

01
  3
21. Ed Kendrick

OK

00
  3
22. Randy Mac Innis

NJ

03
  2
23. Forrest Speck

MD

02
  1

Past Winners

Kevin LeRow - PA
1994

Peter Stein - NY
1995

Caleb Cousins, ME
1996

Gordon Rodgers - PA
1997, 2002

Forrest Speck, MD
1998

Rob Kilroy - PA
1999

Steve Huskey - KS
2000

Wade Fowble - MD
2001


Michael Wojke - NJ
2003
       
 


Viva la Revolution

As in the past year, the rebel faction took two (winning 183 vs. 173 and 205 vs. 188 while losing once 169 to 185) of the three Preiminary games by substantial margins. The top two players from each of the three five-player Round 1 games advanced to the final, two-deck, six-player game.

Three government and three rebel faction chits were employed. The government used 12 scoring opportunities to reach a VP level of 97. This tied the Rebel 's 12th scoring opportunity, but the rebels scored seven more times. The final tally was rebel 147, government 97. A difference of 50 points. The government slept during the last third of the game.

The Final began with Bad Weather (PS) and the following installations in play: Airfield (GR), Port (ML), Barracks (KB), and TV Station (JM) and a RED card on the top of the deck. ML scored first with his successful Recon vs. KB to take an Arms Cache. ML attacked KB (32R vs 26G) for a gain of 6 even after a lousy dr. KB assassinated AA's group leader and then drew it from the discard pile using the Barracks. GR followed with two unsuccessful assassination attempts vs. JM G3+3 leader. ML removed the weather and launched a rebel spring offensive gaining 12 rebel VPs. He announced to the world (Press) his great victory, but Atrocities were committed. KB drew the Bridge and AA drew three cards including the Policia. Each player took time to refresh his hand with a series of discards and draws. GR deployed the Armor Column only to have it blasted by ML in an automatic victory (20 vs 9). KB then Traitored ML's lowly 2-1R leader and like all lowly leaders he turns coat. AA put the finishing touches on him during his turn by using the Policia to end the now 2-1G leader's miserable existence. PS came alive with a 11R attack vs the Ports 8G, won by +11, and used the captured Port immediately to fish out an Arms Cache. KB followed up with a crushing 23R to 10G attack to capture the Presidential Palace and drew out the Banco. AA immediately attacked the Banco in an automatic win and deployed a 7R unit to protect it. AA drew five cards to reduce the first deck down to less than 10 cards. JM used the TV to win an attack on a 2-strength rebel unit and drew 4 cards. GR attacked and captured the Bridge, using his free deploy to add strength to it and drew two cards. PS discards and draws two. ML depoys a modest rebel group and draws the last card, the Revolution. He has JM and AA switch chits and converts the TV station to rebel.

Revolution is in the air. At the end of the first deck no one has any government troops deployed and only a few installations are government controlled.

Second deck action starts with PS taking the Banco, and then using a 3+3, 7, 5, 5 to attack AA which is repulsed with a push aided by a successful ambush. PS drew six cards, no RED. JM used KREV against KB but missed. He then launched two attacks to gain a total of 10 VP evenly split between the factions. GR and PS each take turns attacking and then managing the Banco, albeit briefly. KB scored six VP and took control of the Bridge. AA drew the Revolution and forces AA and JM to switch loyalty chits, which greatly hurts JM - dropping him from 3rd to 6th place. Meanwhile GR used this time to withdraw a weak 15-point rebel group and re-deploy it as a stronger 19-point government group. PS launched his biggest offensive, netting16 VP (two-thirds of his total for the entire game). GR used his 19G group to gain 12 VP which he doubles with a Press card. This put him well in the lead with the deck dwindling fast ... he can almost taste his third championship. PS attacked the TV Station for an automatic victory, using his new found voice to sway a 2-point unit from ML and then slapping a Supply Cut onto GR. Players continued to deplete the deck quickly by refilling their hands. JM finally connects with an Assassin card vs. Col H by rolling a 9. GR clears the Supply Cut by blasting his way past the weaker rebel forces. ML takes the TV Station with an automatic, gains four government VPs and draws three cards to empty the deck. Sudden death lasts but a single die roll when he rolls a 10, dashing all the other player's hopes of one more turn. Adding the installations to the tally gives the rebels a decisive victory 147 to 97. GR still managed to garner a third place finish even after having his score halved. Congratulations go to Mike Livingston. Now watch your back!

 Position Player

Victory Points
Faction
1st Michael Livingston (ML)

42 (42)
Rebel
2nd Kevin Burgess (KB)

34 (34)
Rebel
3rd Gordon Rodgers (GR)

29 (58)
Government
4th Peter Stein (PS)

24 (48)
Government
5th Alan Arvold (AA)

23 (23)
Rebel
6th John Marousek (JM)

19 (38)
Government
 GM      Neal Schlaffer  [11th Year]   NA
    nschlaffer@comcast.net   NA

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