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Updated 11/23/2010

2010 WBC Report  

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Jeff Cornett, FL

2010 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
2008    Carmen Petruzelli     105
2009    Robert Drozd       61
2010    Jeff Cornett       69

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.  Jeff Cornett       FL    10     68
  3.  Tom Stokes         NJ    07     55
  4.  Gary Noe           FL    08     52
  5.  Bruce Reiff        OH    07     43
  6.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    10     42
  7.  Doug Galullo       FL    09     42
  8.  Peter Staab        PA    04     40
  9.  Ann Cornett        FL    02     40
 10.  Robert Drozd       IL    10     38
 11.  Carmen Petruzelli  PA    08     30
 12.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    06     29
 13.  Fred Minard        PA    09     27
 14.  John Kerr          VA    04     26
 15.  Eugene Lin         WA    04     24
 16.  Jeff Mullet        OH    02     24
 17.  Ilan Woll          CT    08     21
 18.  Arthur Field       SC    05     20
 19.  Thomas Browne      PA    04     20
 20.  John Adams         MD    03     20
 21.  Tom Dunning        NJ    07     19
 22.  Steve Shambeda     PA    08     18
 23.  Rich Roberts       PA    06     18
 24.  Kathy Stroh        MD    05     18
 25.  Eric Brosius       MA    05     18
 26.  Pitt Crandelmire   MA    00     18
 27.  Jeff Meyer         MA    09     17
 28.  Daniel Broh-Kahn   MD    05     16
 29.  James Pei          VA    05     16
 30.  Lance Ribeiro      NH    03     16
 31.  Brett Mingo        MD    02     13
 32.  Kate Taillon       SC    06     12
 33.  Tom DeMarco        MD    05     12
 34.  Marty Hoff         TX    04     12
 35.  Ben Foy            MD    04     12
 36.  George Sauer       OH    03     12
 37.  Gary Carr          VA    03     12
 38.  Scott Cornett      FL    02     12
 39.  Roy Gibson         MD    01     12
 40.  Todd Surgoine      OH    00     12
 41.  Susan Cornett      FL    10      9
 42.  Marc Houde         VA    05      9
 43.  John Pack          CO    00      9
 44.  Alfred Wong        IL    99      9
 45.  Gary Presser       NY    04      8
 46.  Joe Jaskiewicz     MD    04      8
 47.  Cliff Ackman       PA    10      6
 48.  William Burch      MD    09      6
 49.  Mike Kaltman       PA    07      6
 50.  Charles Faella     RI    05      6
 51.  Jenn Thomas        NY    01      6
 52.  Roderick Lee       CA    00      6
 53.  Virginia Colin     VA    05      4
 54.  Jon Anderson       PA    10      3
 55.  Sceadeau D'Tela    NC    08      3
 56.  Terri Wicks        CT    07      3
 57.  Vassili Kyrkos     NY    00      3
 58.  Kevin Youells      PA    09      2

2010 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists 

Robert Drozd, IL
2nd

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY
3rd

Susan Cornett, FL
4th

Cliff Ackman, PA
5th

Jon Anderson, PA
6th

Past Winners

Kevin Wojtasczyk, NY
1999

Harald Henning, CT
2000, 2007

Doug Galullo, FL
2001

Ann Cornett, FL
2002

Tom Stokes, NJ
2003

Peter Staab, PA
2004

Gary Noe, FL
2005

Jeff Cornett, FL
2006, 2010

Carmen Petruzelli, PA
2008

Robert Drozd, IL
2009

Completing the Family Laurels

Medici's semi-finals numbered six ex-champs vying for spots in the Final. The semi-finals proved to be far better games than the Preliminaries with a uniform five players per board - nearly all of them well vetted - and the Final as well. Last year's runaway winner, Robert Drozd, and runner-up Doug Galullo found themselves in an early rematch with the same result but the 2001 champ at least succeeded in narrowing the margin of victory as he he held the defending champion to a 4-point spread this time around. Cliff Ackman barely edged Charles Faella by 2 to gain his entry into the Final, while Jon Anderson had a relatively easy 11-point victory to advance. Sue Cornett surprised '04 champion Peter Staab with a 4-point victory over 2009 finalist Fred Minard. Characteristically, while claiming to be losing, her husband, Jeff Cornett, managed to slip past Aurora Pack by 2, while inaugural champion Kevin Wojtasczyk had the easiest time of it. Kevin's 12-point victory was the largest spread in the hotly contested semi-final round.

The Final, which numbered three ex-champs among the six players, was anticlimactic compared to the preceding round. It started with a high bid on a 5 metal and a 5 porcelain. Sue Cornett won the purchase for 15. Sue and Robert Drozd quickly filled their boats in the first round, while Jeff Cornett waited patiently for the right time to bid, which turned out to be never. Jeff had convinced himself early on that it was a 4-player Final and alluded to it several times. This had to confuse the other five players. After waiting patiently for everyone to acquire goods, he lucked into a 3 silk and 2 spice boat with a very high total value for which he paid nothing. Jeff had a commanding lead of approximately 30 points, entering the second round of bidding. Jeff waited patiently again. All wondered if Jeff would actually bid because he did not actually spend any money on a bid until midway through the second round. By then the matter had been decided. It was Jeff Cornett in a landside claiming his second Medici title to tie Harald Henning with two apiece as the only multi-year champions. Defending champion, Robert Drozd, came up 30 points short to claim second and Sue Cornett completed the family set as the fourth Cornett to earn Medici laurels.

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