euphrat & tigris [Updated October 2006]  

2006 WBC Report      

 2007 Status: pending December Membership Vote

Jeff Cornett, FL

2006 Champion

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Event History
1999    John Kilbride     77
2000    Chetan Radia     49
2001    Aaron Fuegi     66
2002    Jeff Cornett     66
2003    Lance Ribeiro     47
2004    Aran Warszawski     44
2005    Matt Calkins     53
2006    Jeff Cornett     38

Euro Quest Event History
2003    Joe Bellizzi     22
2004     Scott Buckwalter     21

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Jeff Cornett       FL    06     86
  2.  Craig Moffit       NJ    06     46
  3.  Aaron Fuegi        MA    01     46
  4.  John Kilbride      PA    03     42
  5.  Ananda Guota       MD    00     42
  6.  Chetan Radia       UK    00     40
  7.  Matt Calkins       VA    05     30
  8.  Aran Warszawski   ISRL   04     30
  9.  Lance Ribeiro      NH    03     30
 10.  Joe Bellizzi       NJ    03     24
 11.  Frank Hamrick      NC    01     24
 12.  Rob Kilroy         PA    06     22
 13.  Eric Freeman       PA    06     20
 14.  Scott Buckwalter   MD    04     20
 15.  Ann Cornett        FL    04     18
 16.  Jeff Evich         MD    04     16
 17.  Mark Guttag        VA    03     16
 18.  Pat Beaudoin       PA    01     16
 19.  Brian Stone        NY    05     12
 20.  Lucimara Martins   MD    04     12
 21.  Mario Lanza        PA    04     12
 22.  Will Wible         VA    02     12
 23.  Luke Moffit        NJ    01     12
 24.  Stu Hendrickson    VA    00     12
 25.  Bruce Glassco      VA    99     12
 26.  Thomas Wojke       PA    05      9
 27.  James Hopkin       CA    99      9
 28.  Jack Jaeger        VA    04      8
 29.  Steve Brooks       FL    00      8
 30.  Jeff Pounder       ON    05      6
 31.  Marty Hoff         TX    04      6
 32.  Haim Hochboim     ISRL   04      6
 33.  John Kerr          VA    03      6
 34.  Brian Reynolds     MD    03      6
 35.  Doug Smith         PA    02      6
 36.  Deniz Bucak        PA    06      4
 37.  Andrew Greene      VA    04      4
 38.  Ivan Lawson        MD    03      4
 39.  Geoff Engelstein   NJ    04      3
 40.  Mark Neale         RI    03      3
 41.  Jason Levine       NY    02      3
 42.  Kevin Wojtasczcyk  NY    99      3
 43.  Jarett Weintraub   NY    06      2
 44.  Marshall Phillips  VA    04      2
 45.  Doug Hoylman       MD    03      2
          

2006 Laurelists

Craig Moffit, NJ
2nd

Eric Freeman, PA
3rd

Rob Kilroy, PA
4th

Deniz Bucak, PA
5th

Jarett Weintraub, NY
6th


Past Winners

John Kilbride, PA
1999

Chetan Radia, UK
2000

Aaron Fuegi, MA
2001

Jeff Cornett, FL
2002

Lance Ribeiro, NH
2003

Aran Warszawski, Israel
2004

Matt Calkins. VA
2005


Acquiring Civilization ...

38 Knizia fans found time in the busy 2006 schedule to play 11 E&T games over two preliminary heats. Eight of ten winners showed for the semi-finals on Friday making two four-player games. With an even number of winners and not enough players to fill to 16, no alternates advanced this year.

In the first semi-final game, former champion Jeff Cornett avenged his defeat in the 2005 Final by besting defending champion Matt Calkins. Rob Kilroy also advanced from this game by virtue of his second place finish. Craig Moffitt ended the second semi-final game quickly by claiming three treasures. However, defending Laurelist Eric Freeman also had three treasures and scored enough from conflicts to beat Craig 5-5-5-7 to 5-5-5-5 to return the Final again.

Turn order for the Final was based on results from the semi-finals. Winners Eric and Jeff moved first and second; runners-up Craig and Rob went third and fourth. In the early rounds, Eric setup in the north by the Tigris, Rob and Craig both started to the south of the Euphrates, and Jeff built a Blue/Green monument at the intersection of the rivers. Rob won the first external conflict between Traders by adding three tiles to the two on the board to defeat Craig's early attack. With a new hand of tiles, Craig placed his Farmer and successfully attacked Jeff's Farmer with a merger. Not discouraged, Jeff continued his monument building strategy by giving Eric two green points in order to build a Green/Red monument to score some much needed red points for himself. Jeff built Green/Black as his third monument after having his black leader dislodged by a merger Eric caused.

By the midpoint, monument control was split between all the players except Rob. Rob used an internal conflict to wrest control of a blue monument from Craig. However, this opened up the board leaving several monuments and large groups of supporting tiles unclaimed. Eric had next opportunity to act and used his position to win several conflicts over the next few turns. Meanwhile, Craig aggressively fought internal conflicts for control of monuments and Jeff tried to score some desperately needed black. In the end, Jeff prevailed with a score of 8-8-10-14 to claim his second E&T Crown and the second of four championships he would claim that week. Craig had 8-8-8-12, Eric had 6-7-7-14, and Rob 5-5-8-9.

This year, players moving first or second won four games each while players moving third or fourth won three games each. More games ended from an empty tile bag (8) than treasures being taken (6). In all games, the winner claimed 2 1/7 treasures per game or about 30% of all taken.

 GM      Craig Moffit [2nd Year]  NA
    cmoffitt@snip.net   NA 

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