liar's dice [Updated October 2004]  

2004 WBC Report     

 2005 Status: pending 2005 GM commitment

Lucimara Martins, MD

2004 Champion

2nd: Richard Curtin, NY

3rd: Craig Reece, FL

4th: Robert Drozd, IL

5th: Daniel Hoffman, NC

6th: Jeff Mullet, OH

Event History
2003    Josh Githens     140
2004    Lucimara Martins     145


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1.  Lucimara Martins

MD

04
30
 2. Josh Githens

SC

03
30
 3. Richard Curtin

NY

04
18
 4. Fabio Tola

MD

03
18
 5. Craig Reece

FL

04
12
 6. Gordon Rodgers

PA

03
12
 7. Robert Drozd

IL

04
  9
 8. Bill Place

PA

03
  9
 9. Daniel Hoffman

NC

04
  6
10. Abigail Cocke

MD

03
  6
11. Jeff Mullet

OH

04
  3
12. Peter Stein

NY

03
  3

Past Winners

Josh Githens - SC
2003
 


ROLL THE BONES... THEN... UP THE STAKES

Liar's Dice was even bigger in it's second year at the WBC. 145 crazed liars came to the event with hopes of lying their way to the championship. The festivities started with the already established tradition of a synchronized 145-person cup shake and smash to the tables. 21 liars advanced to the semi-final round. This year, your happy GM was not fortunate enough to make it to the semi-finals, but again took consolation in losing to a finalist who came close to winning; this year Richard Curtain iused me as a preliminary step to advance.

The finals cosisted of six new Laurelists: Richard, Daniel Hoffman, Craig Reece, Jeff Mullet - a veteran liar with much experience, Robert Drozd, and Lucimara Martins. The plot thickened as both Jeff and Lucy had selected Liar's Dice as their team game - suggesting that Jeff was not the only seasoned liar in the group. Daniel started the bidding and the finalists' smiles changed to bluff mode.

In the first round, the bid went to six-stars by Daniel befoere a challenge found him lacking one star and a die. The next challenged bid was 7-stars by Richard whose accurate forecast cost everyone else a die. Next Craig bid nine 4's and got a second exactor in a row costing everyone else a die. The next decision point was Robert's bid of eight 5's with only seven showing to his regret. Jeff (who is known to be quite the gambler) bid ten 5's but Robert called his bluff. When there were only seven, Jeff said goodbye to his last three dice and was escorted to the cheap seats for the duration to the tune of the familiar "Kiss Him Goodbye" song.

With five players left, Lucy bid four stars and hit the third exactor of the game to gain a die on everyone. Her gain was shortlived, however, as she called Richard's bid of four stars aonly to find five and cost her a die. Thus emboldened, Richard again bid four stars and hit the game's fourth exactor, causing both Lucy and Craig to lose a die each. Daniel and Robert were excused from the losses as they were already both down to one die and thus exempt from Exactor losses.

On the next bid, Lucy bid two stars and was rewarded by three of them. Daniel lost his last die for the faulty challenge and joined Jeff in the cheap seats to another chorus of "Kiss Him Goodbye". Next, Richard bid two stars but found only one
and lost another die. Robert was the next bidder with three 5's and took a double dose of "whup ass" when Richard called him, found only one "5", and sent him to bed early.

At this point Craig and Richard each had two dice while Lucy occupied the hot seat, clinging to life with but a single die. Nevertheless, Lucy bid three 's and got even in a hurry by hitting the fifth exactor of the evening. New game ... all three players had but a single die left.

Craig was the first member of the triumvirate eliminated as he bid one star with none on the table. Richard wasn't taking that bid and Craig joined the chorus line. This left Richard and Lucy in a fight to the finish ... albeit a short one. With one die each, Lucy bid two-4's and as the cups were turned over there were two showing and Lucy became the best liar of 2004 with her first plaque.

Lucy's victory netted her team the maximum 10 point score in the Team Tournament and was thus largely responsible for GCOMedy of Error's 4th place finish..

Josh Githens, the 2003 Champion, was not able to make the event due to being in the Nappy Wars finals, but declared that he will be back to reclaim his crown. Your GM congratulates Lucimara Martins and would like to thank all of the 145 participants who came to lie with us Friday night. Practise your poker faces and we'll see you next year.



14 little liars ... er players, participated in the Juniors version with Jacob Hebner being the best liar ... I mean player, and taking home the wood. More importantly, everyone had a great time shaking the dice cups and making noise. Other finalists included:

2nd: Natalie Beach

3rd: Zack Dunn

4th: Katharine Dougherty

5th: Michael Wojtaszczyk

6th: David Pack

 GM      Jason Levine  [2nd Year]   NA
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