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Bruce Young, SC

2005 Champion


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Event History
1991

  
Mark Cohen

  
44
1992

  
Maria Hawthorne

  
43
1993

  
Bruce Young

  
53
1994

  
Bruce Young

  
53
1995

  
Herbert Gratz

  
48
1996

  
William Edwards

  
46
1997

  
John Emery

  
42
1998

  
John Emery

  
55
1999

  
Larry Davidson

  
42
2000

  
John Emery

  
34
2001

  
Bruce Wigdor

  
39
2002

  
John Emery

  
50
2003 

  
Ray Stakenas II

  
38
2004 

  
John Emery     30
2005

  
Bruce Young     33

PBeM Event History
2000    Jeff Matthews      32
2003     Jeff Matthews     24

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Bruce Young        SC    04    125
  2.  John Emery         SC    04    115
  3.  Ray Stakenas II    MI    04     66
  4.  Bruce Wigdor       NJ    05     60
  5.  Larry Davidson     CA    02     46
  6.  Jeff Matthews      CA    04     30
  7.  Bari Herman        NJ    04     26
  8.  Bill Edwards       VA    05     24
  9.  Stefan Hess        NY    01     24
 10.  David Wong         NJ    05     16
 11.  Lance Ribeiro      NH    05     16
 12.  Ken Katano         MD    01     16
 13.  Ed Kendrick        UK    00     15
 14.  Mike Stachowski    NY    03     12
 15.  Jeff Paull         OH    00     12
 16.  Dale Martin        MI    04     10
 17.  Ray Stakenas Sr    MI    04      9
 18.  Michael Johnson    MA    03      9
 19.  Nick Vlahos        IL    00      9
 20.  Wade Fowble        MD    05      8
 21.  Erick Young        SC    01      8
 22.  Scott Russell      MI    00      6
 23.  George Young       VT    99      6
 24.  Alan Arvold        IL    00      3
 25.  Don Greenwood      MD    00      3
 26.  Frank Arndt        MD    99      3
 27.  Brian Carr         VA    04      2
 28.  Brian Devitt       CA    00      2
 29.  Robert Mull        CO    00      1
           

2005 Laurelists

Bill Edwards, VA
2nd

David Wong, NJ
3rd

Lance Ribeiro, NH
4th

Wade Fowble, MD
5th

Bruce Wigdor, NJ
6th


Past Winners

'91: Mark Cohen, NJ
'92: Maria Hawthorne, VA

Bruce Young, SC
1993-1994

Herbert Gratz, AUS
1995

Bill Edwards, VA
1996

John Emery, SC
'97-'98, '00, '02, '04

Larry Davidson, CA
1999

Bruce Wigdor, NJ
2001

Ray Stakenas Jr, MI
2003


Once a decade ...

33 folks cordially greeted each other on Thursday at 9 am and when the biting, clawing, knifing, shooting, dunking, wiring, sniping and killing was done twelve hour later another UNDEFEATED (in eight rounds) CHAMPION emerged to be christened "The Bullet Proof Man". It being none other than Bruce Young. Some say it might be his choice of beverage, others say ..

The event was five rounds of Swiss with the top eight combatants advancing to three rounds of single elimination. There were a wide variety of scenarios played (A, B, C, E, F, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, U, W, X) with the most popular being L with 13. 18 different scenarios were selected - a marked increase over last year's 11. All nationalities were represented among the 83 games played.

It was a fun crowd with an old warrior (Herbert Gratz) returning from the Global Wars and a relative newcomer (Phil Brigin-Young) doing quite well finishing eighth in his second year. There were many great happenings throughout the day ... far more than can be recounted in this small space. The most interesting was the use of Michael Nagel's Random Scenario Selection from Relative Range #6. At least three scenarios (two from the final eight) were chosen using this system.

The final match for "The Bullet Proof Man" was with the GM and brings to mind a the winning quote from last year: "He Fired. He Pinned. I Never Rallied. He Won." Bruce has always been a tough opponent but in this game the cards turned out to be the toughest one of all. As the German Attacker in Outpost Line I looked to advance the AFV, put some pressure on the American Mortar and then ... But then was mired in a lack of Rally Cards starting halfway into Deck 1 and lasting till the end of Deck 2. This also meant not a single Radio Card. The Americans were soooo pressed by the relentless German Assault that they placed the AFV in a Stream and of course managed to bog it. The second one was saved for the maneuver group. It took till mid-Deck 3 for the Germans to finally mount some offensive pressure with a fire attack on the American Mortar followed by a successful Radio Contact which sent the sucker home for the count. This was too little to late and the remaining Germans could not stand up to a series of fire attacks which broke the squad.

So, finally, after a ten-year hiatus, Bruce took home his third championship.

 GM      Bill Edwards  4th Year]   NA
    edwardswbe@comcast.net   NA

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