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2010 WBC Report  

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Cary Morris, NC

2010 Champion

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Event History
2008    Rob Kircher     48
2009    Tedd Mullally     98
2010    Cary Morris     97

Euro Quest Event History
2009    Sceadeau D'Tela     37
2010    Mike Turian     26
 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Tedd Mullally      NJ    10     70
  2.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     53
  3.  Cary Morris        NC    10     50
  4.  Bill Crenshaw      VA    10     39
  5.  Mike Kaltman       PA    10     38
  6.  Geoffrey Pounder   on    10     30
  7.  Mike Turian        WA    10     30
  8.  Richard J. Shay    MA    09     30
  9.  Sceadeau D'Tela    NC    09     30
 10.  Randy Buehler      WA    10     18
 11.  David Platnick     VA    08     18
 12.  Rod Bacigalupo     MD    08     12
 13.  Dave Gerson        CA    10     10
 14.  Winton Lemoine     CA    09     10
 15.  Jeff Mullet        OH    10      9
 16.  Richard M. Shay    MA    10      9
 17.  Alex Bove          PA    09      9
 18.  Jeff Bowers        UT    08      9
 19.  John Downing       VA    10      6
 20.  Joshua Cooper      MD    08      6
 21.  Steve Koleszar     VA    09      5
 22.  Mike Richey        VA    09      3

2010 Laurelists                                               Repeating Laurelists

Geoffrey Pounder, on
2nd

Tedd Mullally, NJ
3rd

Mike Kaltman, PA
4th

Dave Gerson, CA
5th

Rob Kircher, RI
6th

Past Winners

Rob Kircher, RI
2008

Tedd Mullally, NJ
2009

Cary Morris, NC
2010

Daniel Eppolito thinks life down on the farm is dangerous.

Forty acres and a mule ... whoda thunk it?

Old MacDonald had a Farm ...

In its third year at WBC, all three decks included with the base game were played, one for each heat. In the first heat there were 19 games played with the E-deck, including two 3-player games. The highest score and largest margin of victory in Heat 1 went to Sceadeau D'Tela in a 20-point win with 58. The closest game finished in a tie between Kerrin Addis and Aurora Pack with 34, which was the lowest winning score in the heat. It was a low scoring heat overall, as Loc Nguyen and Frederick Chang won with only 34 as well. Seat position seemed to make very little difference in this heat, as there were four winners from Seat 1, five each from Seats 2 and 3, and six from Seat 4.

The second heat drew 11 4-player games using the I-deck, though one table agreed to play with the E instead. The highest score of the heat came from Cary Morris with 56, and the lowest winning score was again 34, this time by Mark Geary. David Gerson's 23-point rout with 41 over a second place score of 18 was the largest margin of victory of the entire tournament, while the closest game of the heat was a 2-point win by Colin Davis. Wins according to seat position were not as evenly distributed as in Heat 1, as there were three winners each from Seats 1 and 2, five from Seat 3, and none from Seat 4.

The third heat saw 10 games played with the K-deck. The heat's high scorer was defending Champion Tedd Mullaly with 53, while the lowest winning score came from David Gerson with 41. Rob Kircher scored the highest non-winning total of the tournament in a 49-48 loss to Randy Bueller, while Sceadeau D'Tela again achieved the heat's highest margin of victory with a 13-point win. Once again the seat positions were uneven, although this time it was Seat 2 that produced no winners, while there were four winners in Seat 1 and three each in Seats 3 and 4.

At the conclusion of the heats there was one three-time winner, Tedd Mullaly, and ten players with two wins. All 16 qualifiers were present for the semi-final round, so no alternates advanced.

In the semi-final round using the K-deck, Cary Morris defeated Colin Davis, Dan Eppolito, and 2009 Euroquest Champion Sceadeau D'Tela, and Mike Kaltman returned to the Final by defeating Winton Lemoine, Aran Warszawski, and Hans Kirketerp. The highest point total of the tournament was scored by Tedd Mullaly with 60, defeating Nick Page, Randy Bueller, and Matt Peterson. Tedd's win was all the more impressive considering that three of the cards which are thought to be among the game's most powerful, namely the Lover, Reed Hut and Wet Nurse, were each held by one of his opponents. The fifth and sixth place Laurelists both came from the same semi-final table, and Geoffrey Pounder's win with 43 over David Gerson with 42, Rob Kircher with 41 and Loc Nguyen was one of the closest of the tournament.

In contrast to the third heat, two of the semis and the Final were all won by the player in the second position, while one semi each was won from the first and fourth seats.

The Final was thus crewed by two veteran laurelists and two newcomers to the lofty standings. The Final scoring was as follows:
 

 Finalist -

Mike Kaltman

Cary Morris

 Tedd Mullally

Geoffrey Pounder

Type

Points

Points

Points

Points

 Fields

4

4

3

2

Pastures

3

4

3

4

Grain

1

3

2

3

Vegetables

1

3

-1

4

Sheep

-1

2

-1

-1

Wild Boar

2

2

-1

2

Cattle

-1

1

3

1

Fenced Stables

3

2

0

0

Family Members

12

15

12

15

Clay Rooms

4

4

0

0

Stone Rooms

0

0

6

8

Unused Spaces

-3

0

-2

-4

Begging Cards

0

0

0

0

Card Points

2

6

13

10

Bonus Points

3

8

8

3

TOTAL

30

54

45

47

The following cards were played:

Mike: Educator, Clay Worker, Cooking Hearth, Fence Overseer, Turner, Spit Roast, Pelts, Crooked Plow, Market Woman, Adoptive Parents, Clay Worker

Cary: Perpetual Student, Brushwood Collector, Fireplace, Seed Seller, Duck Pond, Lover, Sawhorse, Pieceworker, Stone Oven, Cooking Hearth, Swing Plow, Flail

Tedd: Reed Hut, Storehouse Keeper, Manufacturer, Joinery, Basketmaker's Workshop, Pottery, Ox Team, Milking Stool, Mansion, Serf, Scholar, Bakehouse

Geoffrey: House Goat, Acrobat, Magician, Wood Deliveryman, Bookshelf, Beehive, Pig Whisperer, Forest Pasture, Well, Acreage, Brewery, House Steward  

Apparently life down on the farm isn't so unpopular after all.

GM Malinda Kyrkos and her finalists.
2010 Euro Quest Laurelists

Mike Turian, WA
1st

Randy Buehler, WA
2nd

Bill Crenshaw, VA
3rd

Jeff Mullet, OH
4th

John Downing, VA
5th

 GM      Malinda Kyrkos (2nd Year)  NA  
    mintylish2@yahoo.com   917-686-0709

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