medici [Updated October 2007]  

2007 WBC Report  

2008 Status: pending 2008 GM commitment

Harald Henning, CT

2007 Champion

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Event History
1999    Kevin Wojtasczyk       86
2000    Harald Henning       84
2001    Doug Galullo       95
2002    Ann Cornett     115
2003    Thomas Stokes     118
2004     Peter Staab     109
2005     Gary Noe       98
2006     Jeff Cornett       87
2007     Harald Henning       91

Euro Quest Event History
2003    John Adams     26
2004    Thomas Browne     18
2005    Arthur Field     20

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Harald Henning     CT    07     82
  2.  Tom Stokes         NJ    07     55
  3.  Bruce Reiff        OH    07     42
  4.  Gary Noe           FL    05     42
  5.  Ann Cornett        FL    02     40
  6.  Jeff Cornett       FL    06     38
  7.  Peter Staab        PA    04     30
  8.  Doug Galullo       FL    01     30
  9.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    99     30
 10.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    06     29
 11.  John Kerr          VA    04     26
 12.  Jeff Mullet        OH    02     24
 13.  Fred Minard        PA    05     23
 14.  Arthur Field       SC    05     20
 15.  Thomas Browne      PA    04     20
 16.  John Adams         MD    03     20
 17.  Tom Dunning        NJ    07     19
 18.  Rich Roberts       PA    06     18
 19.  Kathy Stroh        MD    05     18
 20.  Eric Brosius       MA    05     18
 21.  Eugene Lin         WA    04     18
 22.  Daniel Broh-Kahn   MD    05     16
 23.  James Pei          VA    05     16
 24.  Lance Ribeiro      NH    03     16
 25.  Brett Mingo        MD    02     13
 26.  Kate Taillon       SC    06     12
 27.  Tom DeMarco        MD    05     12
 28.  Marty Hoff         TX    04     12
 29.  George Sauer       OH    03     12
 30.  Gary Carr          VA    03     12
 31.  Scott Cornett      FL    02     12
 32.  Roy Gibson         MD    01     12
 33.  Marc Houde         VA    05      9
 34.  Ben Foy            MD    04      9
 35.  Alfred Wong        IL    99      9
 36.  Ilan Woll          CT    06      9
 37.  Joe Jaskiewicz     MD    04      8
 38.  Mike Kaltman       PA    07      6
 39.  Charles Faella     RI    05      6
 40.  Gary Presser       NY    04      6
 41.  Jenn Thomas        NY    01      6
 42.  Virginia Colin     VA    05      4
 43.  Terri Wicks        CT    07      3
    

2007 Laurelists

Bruce Reiff, OH
2nd

Tom Stokes, NJ
3rd

Tom Dunning, NY
4th

Mike Kaltman, PA
5th

Terri Wicks, CT
6th


Past Winners

Kevin Wojtasczyk, NY
1999

Harald Henning, CT
2000

Doug Galullo, FL
2001

Ann Cornett, FL
2002

Tom Stokes, NJ
2003

Peter Staab, PA
2004

Gary Noe, FL
2005

Jeff Cornett, FL
2006


Defending champ Jeff Cornett dropped out of his title defense with a 4th place finish in this semi featuring three past champs.

Harald Henning became the first two-time Medici champ with his win over these finalists,

Nostalgia for Four

Medici has always been one of my favorite games. I like the bidding mechanism and player interaction. I like the fact that you, at least if you plan to win, need to pay attention and bid defensively. The first year this was a WBC event I finished second to Kevin Wotjazczyk. I hadn't seen the Final since despite my best efforts. GMing the event certainly doesn't help your chances. Special thanks to Beth Zhao for helping with the sign-in. Beth's one of those special people you look forward to seeing every year. She's been coming to the WBC since she's been 12 or so. You may recognize her as Beth Bernard ­ Bruce Bernard's daughter. She's an old married lady now! I still remember the day she won Adel Verpflichtet ten years or so ago. She came running up with this huge grin on her face and holds up one finger and said "One". I was being plaque checked by a teenager! It's still one of my favorite WBC (Avaloncon at the time) memories. Back to Medici.

We had 20 winners show up for the semi-final with the following results:

In semi-final #1 Tom Stokes had 111 points to beat Ian Woll (88), John Pack (82), Daniel Eppolito (78) and Keith Levy (68).

In semi-final #2 I scored 114 points to defeat former champ Pete Staab (90), Teri Wicks (103), Jean-Francois Gagne (92) and Rob Brode (70).

Harald Henning punched his ticket to the Final in semi #3 with 93 points in a defensive game over Mike Kaltman (84), Shannon Beets (69), defending champ Jeff Cornett (63) and former champ Kevin Wotjazczyk (52).

In the last semi-final Tom Dunning won an old style ABA Basketball game with 122 points over Charlie Faette (117), Greg Crowe (115), Nick Henning (111) and John Shaheen (93).

That set up a Final of old hands Harald Henning, Tom Stoke, Tom Dunning and myself. The critical moment of which came with the last card of the first round. Only Tom D. and I had room and the 10 came up. It would get me the boat and only get Tom a tie for second in the boat so I bid everything I had --18 and got it. But it put me behind the 8-ball for the game.

It was a well played game. When the final scores were tallied Harald Henning (who was in that first Final with me all those years ago) had 105. I was second with 94. Tom Stokes was third with 92 and Tom Dunning had 78. I had come up short again but it was no shame losing at this board.

So next year stop by and play a round. It's a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who participated!!!!

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