Each entrant was given two professionally printed hand-outs
generously provided by Days of Wonder. One of the hand-outs
included the six tournament scenarios previously provided on
the Days of Wonder Memoir '44 web-site and the other hand-out
provided the seventh scenario used for the championship match.
In each round, players played a two-game match of the scenario
for that round, with players switching sides between games.
If a player won both games, he won the match. If they split
the match, the winner was determined by: 1. Total Medals, 2.
Fewest Losses, and 3. Highest Tie Breaker Number.
Five players advanced undefeated to Round 5: Frank Hastings,
Robert Eastman, Benoit Groulx, Harrison Anderson, and Joe Harrison.
Robert played Frank and split their two games with Robert advancing
due to having fewer losses. Benoit beat Harrison twice in their
match to advance. Joe Harrison also won his match by winning
twice over Eric Hautemont, playing as an eliminator.
The three winners in Round 5 were scheduled to play in a 3-game
round-robin in Round 6 with the best two players advancing to
the finals. Robert as the Allies beat Benoit 6-3 in the first
semifinal game and Joe as the Axis beat Benoit 6-3 as the Axis
in the 2nd Semifinal game. Because neither Robert nor Joe could
finish worse than 1-1, both of them advanced immediately to the
In the first game, Joe played the Allies. Robert led early
2-4, but Joe eventually tied the game and went ahead 5-4 by eliminating
the next three units. Robert then pulled out the game 5-6 by
eliminating two tanks in one turn.
In the second and deciding game, tank kills were much harder
to come by with Robert's Allies killing only two tanks and Joe
just one. The closely fought game was tied 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 and
4-4, before Joe's Axis eventually won the game 4-6. With the
Axis sweep and the players splitting the games, Joe won the championship
match with 11 total medals to Robert's 10. Robert therefore
finished second in Memoir '44 for the second straight year, a
remarkable accomplishment. Even more remarkable, Robert also
won the preceding Battle Cry tournament giving Robert
an amazing streak in games based on Richard Borg's Command &