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Updated 11/30/2009

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John Elliott, MD

2009 Champion

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Event History
1992    Debbie Otto      28
1993    John Kilbride      24
1994    Kevin LeRow        8
1995    John Pack      22
1996    Jason Wagner      16
1997    Jason Wagner      49
1998    Stephanie Mayes      40
1999    Pitt Crandlemire     51
2000    Pitt Crandlemire     63
2001    Mark Love     49
2002    John Pack     72
2003    Pitt Crandlemire     68
2004    Nick Henning     76
2005    Nick Henning     69
2006     Thomas Richardson     69
2007     Jeffrey Hacker     72
2008    Bob Hamel     71
2009    John Elliott     64

PBeM Event History
1999    Michael Anchors      25
2001    John Pack      16
 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Nick Henning       CT    09    150
  2.  Pitt Crandlemire   MA    03    132
  3.  John Pack          CO    08     90
  4.  Nick Smith         UK    08     90
  5.  Bob Hamel          CT    08     67
  6.  Thomas Richardson  VA    09     64
  7.  Jim Castonguay     PA    05     54
  8.  Mark Love          MD    01     53
  9.  John Elliott       MD    09     52
 10.  Jeffrey Hacker     PA    07     40
 11.  Andy Gardner       VA    09     36
 12.  Victor Hogen       CA    07     34
 13.  Robert Buccheri    MD    05     32
 14.  Kevin Brownell     FL    04     25
 15.  Alex Price         NJ    03     24
 16.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    02     24
 17.  Kaarin Engelmann   VA    02     21
 18.  Roger Taylor       VA    00     18
 19.  Stephanie Mayes    IN    99     18
 20.  Pat Richardson     VA    07     16
 21.  Michael Wojke      NJ    03     16
 22.  Paul Bolduc        FL    01     15
 23.  Ruth Evinger       PA    09     12
 24.  Steve Cameron      PA    06     12
 25.  Rob Kilroy         PA    99     12
 26.  Michael Anchors    MD    01     11
 27.  Al Wong            IL    00     11
 28.  Andy Joy           MD    05      9
 29.  Jim Rochford       IL    99      9
 30.  Anthony Musella    VA    09      8
 31.  Ashley Collinson   MD    06      8
 32.  Gordon Rodgers     PA    05      8
 33.  Peter Martin       MD    03      8
 34.  John Kilbride      PA    07      4
 35.  Jeff Ribeiro       NH    02      4
 36.  Sharee Pack        CO    01      3
 37.  Gary Presser       NY    00      3
 38.  Dan Schulman       MD    99      3

2009 Laurelists                                      Repeating Laurelists 

Andy Gardner, VA
2nd

Tom Richardson, VA
3rd

Ruth Evinger, PA
4th

Tony Musella, VA
5th

Nick Henning, CT
6th


Past Winners

Debbie Otto, MO
1992

John Kilbride, PA
1993

Kevin Lerow, PA
1994

John Pack, CO
1995, 2002

Jason Wagner, NJ
1996-1997

Stephanie Mayes, IN
1998

Pitt Crandelmire, MA
1999, 2000, 2003

Mark Love, MD
2001

Nick Henning, CT
2004-2005

Thomas Richardson, VA
2006

Jeffrey Hacker, PA
2007

Bob Hamel, CT
2008

John Elliott, MD
2009
   

"Spider" Bolduc brought his plastic fedora to stay in the "mood" while pushing gin in Lancaster streets.

Craig Reece, Jack Stalica, Roderick Lee and Michael Buccheri try to evade the cops and each other.

While the Boss is Away ...

Rolinda "Ma" Collinson arrived in her black 1929 Cadillac sedan, sporting a stylish fedora.  She had a done deal with the mayor of Chicago.  In return for peace on the streets of the city and a sizeable (but unspecified) donation, her syndicate would be "protected."  Barney Fife would put his bullet away.  T.J. Hooker would hang up his gun and drive at safe speeds.  "Ma" promised a kinder, gentler Gangsters and an era of peace -- one where a thousand points of lights did not refer to the light visible through the ventilated corpse of the last mobster to cross one's path.

Instead, "Ma" and her ladies, Ashley the "Angel" and Angela the "Red Rose," would establish a new underworld order.  Quiet whispers in dark corners and deals spoken in secret places would bring the other gangs in line until all would unite peacefully under Ma's velvet glove.

The first heat began peacefully enough.  Nary a gunshot was heard from the cops nor the mob families.  The ladies had their way as sweet-talking and romance, along with shrewd real estate deals, brought mob earnings to their peak.  The first heat was coming to a close.  The new world order would prevail!  Phil the "Steak" White reported, "I was vamped away."

Then Ashley, who history now remembers as "Nobody's Angel," boldly declared, "Purple, a bad strategy?!!  I beg to differ."  The newspaper headlines ran.  The mockery of the other crime families was clear.  This wasn't going to be an arrangement where all could share the power and the dough.  It was "my way or the highway."  The gloves were off.  The cement overshoes had been thrown down.  The buried heaters were found and reloaded.  The hit was ordered.  The Chicago typewriters rang out, "Rat-a-tat-tat-tat."  Blood flowed in the streets.  Purple blood.

Barney Fife was back on duty.  The bullet was back in the pocket.  "Crime would not be tolerated," the mayor declared (without more "donations," that is).  Dunkin' Donut's stock soared eight points on the news.

Three rivals established monopolies and prepared to fight for their dominions.  More real estate "barons" set themselves up than in any previous heat.  Ma's "Angel" held the purple joints.  Phillip Entwistle, "Iron" to those who've dared to cross him, held the blue gin joints.  On the wrong side of the tracks, Ben "the Roach" Gardner established his own purple monopoly while Tom the "Teflon Don" McCorry and Jeff "the Head" Hacker battled unsuccessfully for the blue joints.

Three heats later the stage was set for a (semi-)final showdown.  Would peace and feminine style once more prevail?  Would Ma's vision be realized?   A mere ninety frantic minutes later, the gunfire was over.  The air was still.  All "Angel" could say was, "Isn't this supposed to be a three-hour game?"  Our new Godfather, Bugs (aka John Elliott for reporters not afraid to print his real name) replied, "Dis ain't no game, Scha-weetheart."

 

The absence of longtime GM John Pack did not deter the dice-laden "Ma" Collinson who stepped in for the godfather to keep the show on the road.

"Ladykiller" Love sports brass knuckles and is packin' heat while "Shades" - his thug in waitin' awaits the bosses' orders. Gangsters players tend to do a little role playing too.
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