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Updated 11/15/2011

 2011 WBC Report  

 2012 Status: pending 2012 GM commitment
Arthur Wines, PA
2011 Champion

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Event History
2002    Debbie Gutermuth

  
150
2003    Richard Jones     132
2004    Dan Hoffman     130
2005    Jennifer Drozd     123
2006    Katie McCorry     149
2007    Robbie Mitchell       77
2008    Robbie Mitchell       84 
2009    Lisa Gutermith       59
2010    Carolyn Strock       93
2011    Arthur Wines       85

Euro Quest Event History
2003    Scott Buckwalter     37
2004    Ted Mullally     22
2005    Steve Boone     20
2006    Steve Crenshaw     19
 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Robbie Mitchell    VA    07     69
  2.  Legend Dan Hoffman MD    10     59
  3.  Arthur Wines       PA    11     48
  4.  Scott Buckwalter   MD    04     42
  5.  Olin Hentz         CT    08     36
  6.  Debbie Gutermuth   TX    03     33
  7.  Carolyn Strock     PA    10     30
  8.  Katie McCorry      VA    06     30
  9.  Jennifer Visocnik  IL    05     30
 10.  Richard Jones      uk    03     30
 11.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     29
 12.  Meredith Mattingly PA    09     26
 13.  Jeff Mullet        OH    11     24
 14.  Lisa Gutermuth     TX    09     23
 15.  Laurel Stokes      NJ    05     21
 16.  Steve Crenshaw     VA    06     20
 17.  Steve Boone        MD    05     20
 18.  Ted Mullally       NJ    04     20
 19.  Ryan Houman        NJ    11     18
 20.  Rebecca Hebner     CO    04     18
 21.  Jay Fox            NJ    03     18
 22.  Michelle Hymowitz  MD    03     18
 23.  Bob Stibula        PA    02     18
 24.  Dan Strock         PA    10     12
 25.  Ken Gutermuth      NC    08     12
 26.  Steve Oksienik     NJ    07     12
 27.  JP Roberts         MD    07     12
 28.  Karl Henning       CT    06     12
 29.  Sean Vessey        VA    05     12
 30.  Tom McCorry        VA    04     12
 31.  Ray Stakenas II    MI    03     12
 32.  Eric Hymowitz      MD    03     12
 33.  Ken Dunn           MD    02     12
 34.  Barrett Straub     MD    11      9
 35.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    08      9
 36.  Dan Henry          IL    07      9
 37.  Jonathan Fox       IL    06      9
 38.  Andres Dunn        MD    05      9
 39.  Doug Williamson    VA    04      9
 40.  Matt Miller        NJ    02      9
 41.  Thomas Stokes      NJ    06      8
 42.  Ilan Tadmor        NY    04      8
 43.  Patrick Monte      NY    11      6
 44.  David Mattingly    PA    10      6
 45.  Marilyn Flowers    VA    08      6
 46.  Robb Effinger      on    07      6
 47.  Mike Fox           IL    06      6
 48.  Kate Taillon       SC    06      6
 49.  Tim Packwood       MN    05      6
 50.  Lee Sensabaugh     VA    04      6
 51.  Tom Rhoads         MD    04      6
 52.  Gwen Alvian        MD    03      6
 53.  Verity Hitchings   DE    03      6
 54.  Thomas Robinson    NC    02      6
 55.  Jonathan Gemmel    MD    09      4
 56.  Bill Crenshaw      VA    06      4
 57.  Hal Haag           MD    04      4
 58.  Eric Monte         NY    11      3
 59.  Dan Mathias        MD    08      3
 60.  Mike Wojtaszczyk   NY    07      3
 61.  Charlie Hickok     PA    06      3
 62.  Derek Landel       NJ    05      3
 63.  Luke Kratz         ID    04      3
 64.  Ewan McNay         CT    02      3
 65.  Keith Levy         MD    05      2
 66.  Mark Guttag        VA    02      2

2011 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists:

Ryan Houman, NJ
2nd

Jeff Mullet, OH
3rd

Barrett Straub, MD
4th

Patrick Monte, NY
5th

Eric Monte, NY
6th

Past Winners

Debbie Gutermuth, TX
2002

Richard Jones, uk
2003

Legend Dan Hoffman, MD
2004

Jennifer Visocnik, IL
2005

Katie McCorry, VA
2006


Robbie Mitchell, VA
2007-08


Lisa Gutermuth, NC
2009


Carolyn Strock, PA
2010


Arthur Wines, PA
2011
 

Carcassonne is unique in having a 4-player Mulligan Round before advancing into Single Elimination 2-player games.

Eli Zlotowski and Mattthew Morgal crack jokes at the Meeples expense. Say it ain't so!

Revenge of the Uncles ...

The saga continues: the 2011 edition of the Carcassonne tourney saw a battle for family honor, the MIA of a few recent champions, and the continuing question of "how do I score my farmers and what are they worth?". Let's deal with the last question first. When Carcassonne was released in 2000 by Hans im Glück Games, farmers were originally scored by cities: look at each completed city and count who has the most farmers in all the fields touching that city. The player(s) with the most farmers receive four points for that city. Also when a two-tile city was completed, it was worth two points. Some people found this method of scoring complicated, so the second German edition had a new method for scoring: rather than score each city, players should look at each field to determine who had the most farmers. The player(s) who had the most farmers in that field would then get three points for each city adjoining the field. HOWEVER, each city could only be scored once per player. So if you had the most farmers in two different fields adjoining a city, you could only count the city once. Two-tile completed cities still counted for two points.

This "solution" proved no less confusing then the original and now players had to keep track if a city had been scored already. So when Rio Grande Games released the game in the US, they decided to stick with the original rules. This resulted in two differing sets of official rules. As we now know, Carcassonne became wildly popular and is still an annual best seller. In the most recent third edition in an attempt to standardize the rules worldwide, the scoring rules have been tweaked yet again. It is similar to the second edition rules with two significant differences: a city may now be scored multiple times and, in an often overlooked rule change, two-tile completed cities are now worth four points so there is no special exception to the city scoring. Well with all this confusion between different published rule books it was only natural that there would be some confusion in the scoring. Going forward we will stick to the third edition rules which also looks to be the best balance between farmer and city scoring.

In the multi-player mulligan round this year, we still had a noticeable shortage of the "Inns and Cathedral" expansion. I believe this is one of the best of the numerous Carcassonne expansions since it makes very few additions to the rules (the addition of one super Meeple per player, and tiles that make roads [Inns] and cities [Cathedrals] score double if finished and nothing if not) while adding many new tiles combinations missing from the base set. But given the lack of necessary copies available, we will go back to the basic set for the 2012 multi-player mulligan round.

Two of our recent champions (Lisa Gutermuth and Katie McCorry) missed WBC this year. However, two-time champion Robbie Mitchell and defending champion Carolyn Strock were on hand to compete. An added incentive this year for the winner was a donated Meeple Plushie. Last year's runner-up, Arthur Wines, returned to WBC for one day this year just to win the Carcassonne championship and reclaim bragging rights from his niece Carolyn. Mission accomplished! In the end, the string of six championships won by the werewolf generation came to an end and Arthur served notice that us teetering old folk aren't quite done yet.

Michael Mullins and Vassili Kyrkos try thair hand in the Single Elimination rounds.

Ryan Houman faces Arthur Wines in the Final with Carolyn's uncle triumphant.
 GM      Tom McCorry  [5th Year]   NA 
    TomMcCorry@gmail.com   NA

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