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Updated 11/30/2009

2009 WBC Report  

 2010 Status: pending December Membership Trial Vote

Cally Perry, MA

2009 Champion

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Event History
2008    Nate Hoam     42
2009    Cally Perry     49
 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Cally Perry        MA    09     20
  2.  Nate Hoam          OH    08     20
  3.  Rob Flowers        MD    09     12
  4.  JR Tracy           NY    08     12
  5.  Daniel Eppolito    NV    09      8
  6.  Scot Palenshus     OH    08      8
  7.  Davyd Field        SC    09      6
  8.  Chris Trimmer      TX    08      6
  9.  Rob Kircher        RI    09      4
 10.  Paul Bean          MA    08      4
 11.  Eugene Hourany     CA    09      2
 12.  Matt Peterson      MN    08      2

2009 Laurelists                                                Repeating Laurelists: 0

Rob Flowers, MD
2nd

Daniel Eppolito, NV
3rd

Davyd Field, SC
4th

Rob Kircher, RI
5th

Eugene Hourany, CA
6th


Past Champions

Nate Hoam, OH
2008

Cally Perry, MA
2009

Quick and simple Euros continue to draw the largest fields.

GM Jeff Mullet oversees his finalists.

A Shortage of Camel Games

Yspahan avoided the sophomore slump and actually had a small increase in attendence although with the record attendence level at WBC itself this year, I would have liked the field to be a bit larger.
 
This year, by the time the first 20+ players entered, only one other player had brought a game!  Your GM brought two games and borrowed two more from the BPA game library (thank goodness for the decision to have that available).  I had already started to tell people that I was going to have to turn them away for lack of games.  Finally a couple of players with games trickled in and a couple more volunteered to go back to their hotel rooms to retrieve a game.
 
And so the first heat got underway with exactly 40 players and ten games.  Exactly enough. Whew!  On a side note, I noticed this year, moreso than any other, that there were never enough games in most tournaments.  Many tourneys started late as GMs scrambled for copies of their game.  In the future, everyone who even thinks they may play in a given tournament, please bring a copy.
 
Winning their heats and making the semi-finals were Rich Meyer, Rob Flowers, Dave Rohde, Chris Moffa, Rob Kircher, Daniel Eppolito, Marty Hoff, Eric Brosius, Laurie Wojtaszczyk, Davyd Field, Bill Herbst, Steve Cameron, Eugene Hourany, Chris Trimmer and Cally Perry.  When two semi-finalists decided not to play further, Laurie graciously volunteered to step down since she wouldn't have been able to make the Final as she had Junior's Room monitor duty.  Thanks, Laurie!  That gave us an even twelve semi-finalists for three 4-player games which would lead to a 3-player Final.
 
Daniel Eppolito, Rob Flowers and Cally Perry were the last three standing.
 
On the first day, Rob went first and took three camels and built the Paddock.  Daniel went second and took four sacks.  Cally took a card and didn't play it.
 
On day 2, Daniel drew a card and played it, getting three camels.  He built the Paddock.  Cally drew another card and played neither.  Rob drew a card and didn't play it.
 
On day 3, Cally took two camels and built the Paddock.  Rob took three gold and Daniel took two barrels.
 
On day 4, Rob took five camels and built the shop.  Daniel chose the 3 die and moved the Supervisor to get two points and place a cube from a building to the Caravan.  Cally took a card and played "build with no camels" in combination with the "build with no gold" card to build the Hoist.
 
On day 5, Daniel moved the Supervisor five spots and placed a cube from a building to get two points from the caravan.  Cally took two camels and built the Shop.  Rob took four gold and built the Caravanserai.
 
On day 6, Cally took three camels, played the "3 gold" card and built the Caravanserai.  Rob took one urn and Daniel took a card.
 
On day 7, Rob took two camels and discarded a card to make it three camels.  He then built the Hammam.  Daniel moved the Supervisor to place another cube on the Caravan, while Cally took two urns.
 
After one week, the scores were Daniel 18, Cally 16 and Rob 14 

Week 2, Day 1 had Daniel take four camels.  Cally took two barrels and Rob took two sacks.
 
Day 2, Cally took four camels, Rob took six gold and Daniel took a card and built the Shop.
 
Day 3, Rob took three camels and built the Hoist.  Daniel took four gold and built the Caravanserai.  Cally took four barrels.
 
Day 4, Daniel took two chests.  Cally moved the Supervisor one space and caused Rob to place a cube on the Caravan which allowed him to draw a card from the Caravanserai's power.  Cally also got to place a cube and draw a card.  She then played the "3 camel" card.  Rob took four sacks and played the "place a cube on the caravan" card.
 
Day 5, Cally took three camels.  Rob moved the Supervisor four spaces and placed a cube on the caravan and drew a card from the action.  Daniel drew a card as his action.
 
Day 6, Rob again moved the Supervisor four spaces, plced a cube and drew a card.  Daniel moved the Supervisor six places and placed a cube and drew a card.  cally moved the Supervisor five spaces, discarded a camel to place a cube from stock and drew a card.
 
Day 7, Daniel moved the supervisor three spots, placed a cube and drew a card.  Cally took four barrels.  Rob moved the Supervisor one spot, placing a cube on the caravan and drew a card.  The placement also landed on Cally, but she defended by discarding a camel and placing a camel from stock.
 
After week 2, the scores were: Cally 45, Daniel 40 and Rob 38.
 
Week 3 Day 1, Cally took two barrels.  Rob took five sacks and Daniel took four gold.  Daniel played the "change gold to camels" card and the "3 gold" card and built the Hoist.
 
Day 2, Rob took two urns, discarded a card giving him three urns.  He also played the "place a cube on any shop" card and filled the 4 point urn shop. He also played a card to change three gold to three camels.  Daniel took five chests and tossed a card to make it six chests.  He also played a card to give himself three camels.  Both players were afraid someone would try and mess with their high scoring shops.  Finally, Cally moved the supervisor two places, placed a cube on the Caravan and drew a card.  She cashed it in for three gold and built the Hammam.
 
Day 3, Daniel moved the Supervisor three places, placed a cube on the Caravan and drew a card.  The Caravan scored and all three players got nine points.  Cally then took five sacks.  Rob took three camels.
 
Day 4, Cally took three chests, Rob took two urns and Daniel moved the Supervisor two spots and started filling the caravan all over again and also got a card.
 
Day 5, Rob took three gold and built the Bazaar.  Daniel took four camels and tossed a card to make it five camels.  Cally took four barrels.
 
Day 6, Daniel took four gold and built the Bazaar.  Cally took five barrels.  Rob took three sacks.
 
Day 7, Cally took three gold and built the Bazaar.  Rob moved the Supervisor two, defended with a camel and drew a card he couldn't use.  Daniel moved the Supervisor five, defended with a camel and drew a card.  he played the "3 gold' card and built the Hammam.
 
After the third and final week the scores were: Cally 108, Rob 99 and Daniel 85.  Congratulations to Cally for clever use of her cards and resources to get the win.  Thanks to everyone who played and I hope to see even more of you next year.  And don't forget to bring those games!

 GM      Jeff Mullet (2nd Year)  NA  
    jamullet@frognet.net   NA

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