history of the world [Updated October 2005]  

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Mark Pitcavage, OH

2005 Champion


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Event History
1993    Ben Grimes        53
1994    Gordon Bliss      102
1995    Tim Johnson      105
1996    Keith Levy      102
1997    Bruce Monnin    108
1998    Greg Crowe        72
1999    Jonas Borra        68
2000    Robert Destro       70
2001    Harald Henning       56
2002    Rolinda Collinson       52
2003    Mike Backstrom       49
2004    Haim Hochboim       55
2005     Mark Pitcavage       42

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Harald Henning     CT    03    126
  2.  Rolinda Collinson  MD    05     90
  3.  Jonas Borra        NY    02     84
  4.  Mike Backstrom     MN    03     68
  5.  Haim Hochboim    Israel  04     60
  6.  Robert Destro      NJ    00     60
  7.  Mark Pitcavage     OH    05     50
  8.  Allen Kaplan       NJ    01     48
  9.  Peter Busch        OH    04     36
 10.  Tony Cadden        MD    00     36
 11.  Bob Aarhus         NC    99     36
 12.  Joe Collinson      MD    05     30
 13.  Christina Hancock  NH    04     24
 14.  Malinda Barnes     NY    01     24
 15.  Graeme Dandy     Austral 00     24
 16.  Joe Burch          MD    99     24
 17.  Terry Coleman      BC    04     23
 18.  Bill Boynton       ME    05     20
 19.  Jamie Tang         MD    03     20
 20.  Kevin Youells      FL    02     18
 21.  Paul Bean          MA    00     18
 22.  Chris Hancock      NH    99     18
 23.  Rachel Power       MI    04     12
 24.  Andrew Kutzy       NY    02     12
 25.  Greg Crowe         VA    01     12
 26.  Michael Pacheco    CA    99     12
 27.  Evan Davis         IN    05     10
 28.  Duane Wagner       NJ    03     10
 29.  Keith Altizer      FL    04      6
 30.  Richard Fox        IL    02      6
 31.  Ivan Lawson        MD    01      6
 32.  Paul McCarthy      NY    00      6
 33.  John Rinko         VA    99      6
 34.  Scott Bowling      IN    05      5
          

2005 Laurelists

Joe Collinson, MD
2nd

Bill Boynton, ME
3rd

Rolinda Collinson, MD
4th

Evan Davis, IN
5th

Scott Bowling, IN
6th


Past Winners

1993: Ben Grimes, SC
1995: Tim Johnson, MD

Gordon Bliss, MA
1994

Keith Levy, MD
1996

Bruce Monnin, OH
1997

Greg Crowe, MD
1998

Jonas Borra, NY
1999

Robert Destro, NJ
2000

Harald Henning, CT
2001

Rolinda Collinson, MD
2002

Mike Backstrom, MN
2003

Haim Hochboim, Israel
2004
     

The Tides of History ...

History of the World remained in the same format as in 2004. Eight tables played the preliminary round. Scores were high, with many over 200. The top 15 and /or alternates present at the starting time played in the semifinal. First and second place from each of the three tables advanced to the Final table. None of the 2004 Laurelists managed a return trip to the Final.

FINAL HIGHLIGHTS: The Babylonians did not show in Epoch I. Also no pre-eminence chit was pulled because of a tie between Bill of Sumaria and Rolinda with the Aryans. In Epoch II, the Scythians were left out and Mark received the chit. Bill lost eight Romans in Epoch III with a leader and pestilence. He had no previous presence on the board. Evan temporarily sprang into the lead with 32, having Macedonia and playing a disaster and civil service.

Mark regained the lead in Epoch IV, collecting his second chit. He played the Arabs well. Scott kept the Huns using a leader card with population explosion. He lost eight of his 14 Huns, as Mark sang a song of Attila the Hun to the tune of Teddy Bears Picnic.

Scott again took a beating, this time it was his Seljuk Turks, losing eight of his 12 troops on the march. In Epoch VI it was Bill's turn to take casualties, eight of 14 Ottomans died valiantly to no avail.

In the final Epoch, Scott chose to keep Great Britain and played it with a reallocation card. Rolinda kept the Netherlands, scoring 49 points. Mark played Germany with his allies and weaponry. Joe had the US, a minor empire and weaponry. He had to give Evan Russia which he played well with reallocation and a leader. Bill played the Manchu Dynasty with reallocation.

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