titan 2 [Updated October 2004]  

2004 WBC Report    

  2005 Status: pending December Membership Century Vote

David des Jardins, CA

2004 Champion

2nd: Clifford Smith, PA

3rd: Bruno Wolff, WI

4th: Brian Sutton, MD

5th: Dave Burkey, PA

6th: John Sharp III, FL

Event History
1994    Paul Goliwas      26
1995    Bruno Wolff      26
1996    Brian Sutton      17
1997    Brian Sutton      29
1998    Ed Rothenheber      39
1999    Jason Ley     32
2000    Brian Sutton     36
2001    Andrew Gross     30
2002    Dan Strock     36
2003    Aaron Fuegi     25
2004    David des Jardins     24


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 Laurels
Rank Name

From

Last
Total
 1.  David des Jardins

CA

04
56
 2. Brian Sutton

MD

04
54
 3. Andew Gross

WA

03
49
 4. Aaron Fuegi

MA

03
46
 5. Dan Strock

PA

02
40
 6. David Finberg

MA

03
30
 7. Jason Ley

WA

03
26
 8. David Platnick

VA

01
24
 9.  Clifford Smith

PA

04
16
10. Bill Dufton

CA

02
16
11. Ben Foy

MD

02
12
12. Larry Lingle

PA

01
12
13. Chuck Nail

GA

02
12
14. Bruno Wolff

WI

04
11
15. Steve Koleszar

VA

01
  8
16. Dave Burkey

PA

04
  4
17. John Sharp III

FL

04
  2
18. Jason Russ

VA

99
  2

Past Winners

Paul Goliwas - MD
1994

Bruno Wolff - WI
1995

Brian Sutton - MD
1996-1997, 2000

Ed Rothenheber - MD
1998

Jason Ley - WA
1999

Andrew Gross - WA
2001

Dan Strock - PA
2002

Aaron Fuegi- MA
2003
 


Titan for the socially challenged ...

The action started quickly at 10am Wednesday. Defending champion, Aaron Fuegi, eliminated his opponent on the third roll of the dice after getting two warlocks on the first two rolls. He was one of 24 players in the 2004 tournament. Four players had made arrangements with the GM to attend other events or to arrive late and did not start their first round games immediately. This is an important reminder, as there were some players who appeared later in the day asking to play. It is imperative to be registered by 10am since this is a SE type tournament, but that does not mean that you need to start at 10am if you have another event that creates a conflict. Jeff Ladd cleverly registered by email the previous week since he knew he would not be in Hunt Valley by start time.

In the top half of the draw, David des Jardins survived a tough second round match against the defending champion, Aaron, on his march to the final. Clifford Smith had an amazing run in the bottom half of the draw. Both his first and second round games had no score when the opponent's Titan was eliminated. In the third round he outlasted previous champion Brian Sutton. His semi-final against previous champion Bruno Wolff was a near repeat of the first two rounds as Bruno had a lead of 12 - 0 before his Titan fell. Bruno took home the third place trophy.

In the Friday afternoon final David had a comfortable lead both in score and in recruiting. With the score 240 - 147, his Angel stack caught up to Clifford's Titan and overpowered a stack with potential and a 7 power Titan using primarily range strikers. David des Jardins wins the two-player event for the first time, although he is a previous champion of the multiplayer Titan tournament. The interesting stat here is that David's second WBC wood followed the first by 13 years!

See everyone next year in Lancaster! And remember to register by 10am, Wednesday!

 GM      Rich Atwater  [1st Year]  1210 North Oakes, Tacoma, WA 98406 
    rich.atwater@maczone.com   (253) 759-2791

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