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Updated 2/5/2012
2011 WBC Report  

 2012 Status: pending 2012 GM commitment
Justin Thompson, VA
2011 Champion

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Event History
1998    Ric Manns      155
1999    Roy Gibson     116
2000    Bob Eastman     129
2001    John Coussis     126
2002    Robert Barnes     126
2003    Scott Buckwalter     140
2004    Rob Winslow     122
2005    Brad Jones     126
2006    Roy Gibson     121
2007    Steve Scott     118
2008    Bruce Young     124
2009    John Elliott     120
2010    John Coussis     138
2011     Justin Thompson     114
 Laurels

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  John Coussis       IL    10    152
   2.  Roy Gibson         MD    06    100
   3.  Scott Buckwalter   MD    03     96
   4.  Rob Winslow        NY    04     95
   5.  Bob Eastman        OK    11     84
   6.  John Elliott       MD    09     84
   7.  Bruce Young        SC    11     68
   8.  Henry Richardson   VA    01     60
   9.  Andy Gardner       VA    11     50
  10.  Robert Barnes      WV    02     50
  11.  Ben Knight         MD    08     49
  12.  Pat Mirk           FL    02     45
  13.  Justin Thompson    VA    11     44
  14.  Stephen Cuyler     NY    08     40
  15.  Steve Scott        CA    07     40
  16.  Brad Jones         FL    05     40
  17.  Gary Libby         RI    09     36
  18.  Marty Sample       NH    04     36
  19.  Jeff Heidman       NY    10     34
  20.  Tom Bissa          MI    11     24
  21.  Bill Place         PA    07     24
  22.  Carol Caler        OH    05     24
  23.  Eric Stranger      OH    99     24
  24.  Tony Musella       VA    10     20
  25.  Keith Hunsinger    OH    10     19
  26.  Dan Mathias        MD    03     18
  27.  Josh Gifford       MD    00     18
  28.  Ben Collinson      MD    09     16
  29.  Rob Kircher        RI    07     16
  30.  Peter Reese        VA    05     16
  31.  Scott Fenn         MD    04     15
  32.  Jamie Tang         MD    02     13
  33.  Stan Buck          MD    03     12
  34.  Peter Busch        OH    99     12
  35.  Ross Jones         SC    04     10
  36.  Rob Mull           CO    02     10
  37.  Dwayne Curry       OH    01     10
  38.  Eric Monte         NY    11      8
  39.  Carmen Petruzelli  PA    09      8
  40.  Craig Melton       VA    06      8
  41.  Ron Wuerth         VA    05      8
  42.  Cliff Ackman       PA    03      6
  43.  Joel Tamburo       IL    10      5
  44.  Kevin Brownell     ME    04      5
  45.  Matt Evinger       PA    08      4
  46.  Steve Squibb       PA    99      4

2011 Laurelists                                                Repeating Laurelists 

Robert Eastman, NV
2nd

Bruce Young, SC
3rd

Tom Bissa, MI
4th

Eric Monte, NY
5th

Andy Gardner, VA
6th


Past Winners

Ric Manns, IN
1998

Roy Gibson, MD
1999, 2006

Bob Eastman, OK
2000

John Coussis, IL
2001, 2010

Robert Barnes, WV
2002

Scott Buckwalter, MD
2003

Rob Winslow, NY
2004

Brad Jones, FL
2005

Steve Scott, CA
2007

Bruce Young, SC
2008

John Elliott, MD
2009

Justin Thompson, VA
2011
     

Ruth Evinger, Rob Brode, Cliff Ackman, Angela Collinson, and Paul Risner are unable to prevent Justin Thompson's advance to the Final and destiny.

Greg Courter, Stephen Squibb and Nicholas Pei consider a temporary alliance, but none would advance to the last round of this very competitive event.

114 still in convoy ...

2011 saw 114 brave souls return to the waters of the North Atlantic (with a few opting for the more tepid climes of the Pacific). Ten of those hardy souls returned for all four heats. 35 preliminary games generated the usual craziness stirred by more than one lucky or unlucky die roll. 31 of the 35 victors appeared for six semi-final games - three of which had to be settled by tie-breaker. In one, 2008 champ Bruce Young defeated Bill Place on the razor thin strength of a second tie breaker (lowest convoy number) to advance.

The Final was once again filled with veterans as Andy Gardner, Justin Thompson, Tom Bissa, 2000 champ Rob Eastman and Eric Monte joined Young for the decisive game. It got off to a fast start as Andy called a Surface battle for a 3-point convoy and then promptly flushed his hand. Bruce put two Allied points in play which drew out the Scharnhorst from Rob hoping Eric had nothing. Alas, Eric produced the Renown (4 Allied points) and took the Scharnhorst for himself, giving the convoy to Bruce. Hand 3 saw the first big sub battle over a 7-point convoy. Rob's Escort Group and +2 bonus won the day as he rolled a 6 for the Escort Group.

Hand 6 brought the vaunted SC42 (7 points, full convoy) into view. Eric led off by calling an air battle with 2 Allied points. Andy discarded and Justin followed with the Victorious (? Allies). Bruce, Tom and Rob all regretfully discarded. Justin took the prize with a roll of 5. Two hands later, Justin was again the beneficiary of good dice, only not by his hand. Both Rob and Andy produced 1's with their dice, handing Justin a 6-point convoy for a 3-strength German resource. At the half-way point, Justin enjoyed a big lead with 20 visible (Convoy) points. Bruce was a distant second with 10 while the rest were not to be seen.

Rob started his comeback on Hand 11, rolling a 6 to win an air battle for a 7-point convoy and pocketing a 2-point spoil as well. However, the defining moment came on Hand 16, which saw a 5-point 1941 convoy pushed twice. The third time was the charm in a hard-fought victory to Tom. However, both Eric and Justin benefited from the large buildup of spoils thus generated.

Justin sealed his victory on the last hand as Rob changed the original sub battle to combined with Admiral Tovey. He then proceeded to play the Duke of York (8 Allied) and Raid on St. Nazaire (prohibiting German play). Eric followed with a ?+1 and Andy added 8 points. Justin calmly played the King George V (8) and 4 bonus points with the cheshire cat smile of a riverboat gambler who has just played four aces. Even so, Bruce had a last chance to win as he played ?? +4, but could only muster 4 on his dice.

The pot sealed Justin's first ACS title with 29 points to Rob's 22.

Bob Wicks, Keith Hunsinger, Lexi Shea, Mark Mitchell, Jordan Shea unsuccessfully contest 2000 champ Rob Eastman's return to the Final.

Pete Stein, originator of the "Stein Flush" tactic practices his trade with Rolinda Collinson, two-time champ Roy Gibson and Alan Arvold.
 GM     John Coussis [12th Year]  NA
    jacous@yahoo.com   NA 

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