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Updated 11/15/2010

2010 WBC Report  

 2011 Status: pending 2011 GM commitment

Rob Kircher, RI

2010 Champion

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Event History
1993    Bruce Reiff        8
1994    Ken Gutermuth      32
1995    Bruce Reiff      28
1996    Bruce Monnin      32
1997    Ken Gutermuth      16
1998    Cliff Ackman      28
1999    George Sauer     26
2000    Kevin Wojtaszczyk     39
2001    Arthur Field     34
2002    Bruce Reiff     40
2003    David Brooks     44
2004    Ray Stakenas II     42
2005    James Tyne     36
2006    Bruce Reiff     30
2007    Jon Lockwood     33
2008    Mike Stanley     34
2009    Steve Cuccaro     32
2010    Rob Kircher     36
 Laurels

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Bruce Reiff        OH    10     76
   2.  Arthur Field       SC    09     50
   3.  George Sauer       OH    06     34
   4.  Steve Cuccaro      MD    09     32
   5.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    10     30
   6.  Jeff Mullet        OH    08     30
   7.  David Brooks       TN    10     28
   8.  Jon Lockwood       VA    07     22
   9.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     20
  10.  Mike Stanley       OH    08     20
  11.  James Tyne         OH    05     20
  12.  Ray Stakenas II    MI    04     20
  13.  Andy Gardner       VA    04     20
  14.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    02     20
  15.  John Schoose       IL    08     16
  16.  Andy Joy           MD    07     16
  17.  Luke Koleszar      VA    99     14
  18.  Nate Hoam          OH    06     12
  19.  Doug Galullo       FL    05     12
  20.  Davyd Field        SC    04     12
  21.  Lisa Gutermuth     TX    03     12
  22.  Mary Kratz         ID    00     12
  23.  Tom Browne         PA    07     10
  24.  Marc Houde         VA    09      8
  25.  Debbie Bell        MD    02      8
  26.  Nick Benedict      on    01      8
  27.  Debbie Gutermuth   TX    00      8
  28.  Mike Buccheri      MD    08      6
  29.  Nick Smith         uk    01      6
  30.  Cliff Ackman       PA    00      6
  31.  Jason O'Donnell    OH    99      6
  32.  Vassili Kyrkos     NY    10      4
  33.  Carol Haney        CA    09      4
  34.  Robert Buccheri    MD    09      4
  35.  Sean McCulloch     OH    07      4
  36.  Ben Shanks         SC    04      4
  37.  Bob Wicks          CT    10      2
  38.  Kate Taillon       SC    06      2
  39.  Tim Kelley         SC    05      2
  40.  Beth Zhao          VA    03      2
  41.  Debbie Otto        MO    99      2

2010 Laurelists                                               Returning Laurelists:

Ken Gutermuth, NC
2nd

David Brooks, TN
3rd

Bruce Reiff, OH
4th

Vassili Kyrkos, NY
5th

Bob Wicks, CT
6th


Past Winners

Bruce Reiff, OH
1993, 1995, 2002, 2006

Ken Gutermuth, TX
1994, 1997

Bruce Monnin, OH
1996

Cliff Ackman, PA
1998

George Sauer, OH
1999

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY
2000

Arthur Field, SC
2001

Dave Brooks, TN
2003

Ray Stakenas II, MI
2004

James Tyne, OH
2005

Jon Lockwood, VA
2007

Mike Stanley, OH
2008

Steve Cuccaro, MD
2009

Robert Kircher, RI
2010
 

Ben Gardner, Steve Brooks and Rob Kircher in a semi-final win by Brooks but he failed to distance himself enough from Kircher who made the Final as the best second, and then reversed the tables on the three winners for the title.

A well-rested Reiff runs out the clock on Bruce Monnin and Vassili Kyrkos in the semis, but then did a bit too much clock watching before the Final. I feel soooooooooooo guilty asking him to get up at 4 AM.

Zzzzzzz ...

23 Auction buyers appeared for the first heat, coincidentally and conveniently scheduled right after the WBC auction. Lisa Gutermuth won her board with Prints and Queen Anne furniture over regulars Kate Tallion and Rob Buccheri. The always smiling Vassili Krykos beat Laurie Wojtaszczyk, Jeff Mullet and Carol Haney with coins and cash. Ken Gutermuth beat Ewan McNay, GM-in-waiting Bob Wicks and Nick Smith. Rob Kircher won his board by $200 when the deck was exhausted over young Michael Wojtaszczyk. Jon Lockwood won the admiration of the group by beating both Arthur Field and Kevin Wotjtaszczyk. And in the final board, Bruce Reiff toppled defending champ Steve Cuccaro, Wilson Knight and Sean McCulloch.

Another 13 players were added for Wednesday's heat including the triumphant return of Marilyn Koleszar, back after a long absence. Unfortunately for Marilyn, Bruce Monnin proved an inhospitable host by winning her board in a romp. Young Ben Gardner continued the destruction of the Kolesar klan by beating son Luke and Jeff Cornett with Sterling and cash. Bob Wicks showed his bona fides to host the event next year by downing Euro shark/2007 Caesar Rapheal Lehrer. Lastly, in a showdown of former champs David Brooks ended the title defense of Steve Cuccaro by punching his own ticket to advance.

Nine of the ten winners opted to continue and the decision was made to go with three 3-player games and advance the best second place to the Final. Reiff 'ran out the clock' with a print and tapestry set to win with $6820 when the deck ran out. Gutermuth dominated his board with Queen Anne and Tapestries to the tune of $8140. David Brooks won the third match with Queen Anne and cash. Rob Kircher was fortunate enough to have $150 more than Vassili Krykos and advanced from the loser's bracket to face three former champions.

The fateful agreement was made to play the Final the next morning at 8. Don Greenwood, hearing this, talked Bruce into a 4:30 AM tv interview. The final score reflected Bruce's condition at the time and speaks well of our Convention Director. The only non-winner from the semis, Rob Kircher, added to his growing plaque collection by scoring more than the other three combined when it counted with a Figurines, Miniatures and cash score of $8560. Ken was second with $3770, David third with $2030 and Bruce, who had to be awakened by the end, had $1480.

Bob Wicks and 2007 champ Jon Lockwood are unable to prevent two-time champ Ken Gutermuth from advancing to the Final in the third semi-final game.

The finalists get a private game in the Boardroom. I guess it pays to be a big shot ... unless you have to do early morning tv interviews. Smile for the camera, Bruce.
 GM      Bruce Reiff  [4th Year]  NA
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