Updated 11/15/2011
2011 WBC Report  

   2012 Status: pending 2012 GM commitment
Richard Beyma, VA
2011 Champion



Event History
2008    Chris Byrd     57
2009    John Emery     50
2010    George Young     50
2011    Richard Beyma     43

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Richard Beyma      VA    11     51
  2.  George Young       VT    10     39
  3.  John Emery         SC    10     39
  4.  Chris Byrd         CT    08     30
  5.  Bill O'Neal        NY    11     18
  6.  Aran Warszawski    is    10     18
  7.  John Miklos        GA    08     18
  8.  Nathan Hill        MD    11     12
  9.  Kevin Emery        SC    10     12
 10.  Jeff Paull         IN    09     12
 11.  Scott Moll         VA    08     12
 12.  Allen Hill         MD    11      9
 13.  Mark Giddings      NY    08      9
 14.  JR Tracy           NY    11      6
 15.  Bob Heinzmann      FL    11      6
 16.  Brad Raszewski     MD    10      6
 17.  Bryan Collars      SC    09      6
 18.  Marc Berenbach     MA    08      6
 19.  Bill Powers        VA    09      3

2011 Laurelists                                               Returning Laurelists:

Bill O'Neal, NY

Nathan Hill, MD

Allen Hill, MD

J. R. Tracy, NY

Bob Heinzmann, FL

Past Champions

Chris Byrd, CT

John Emery, SC

George Young, VT

Richard Beyma, VA

The expanding number of Monday events is taking its toll but Maneuver still attracts a nice field four years in.

Bob Heinzmann can't get past Bill O'Neal who rode a winning streak all the way to second place.

Saving your best for last ...

Four swiss rounds advanced the top eight to single elimination. The tie breaker was points based on countries played with the lesser played countries from 2010 worth more. This year each player was only allowed to play each of the eight different countries once throughout the tournament.

During the swiss rounds, France moved from third last year and replaced Britain as the most played country while the Brits fell to fourth. Surprisingly, France was not the favorite this year, as it was edged out by Russia as players seemingly took the tie-breaker to heart and saved the French for the later rounds. Only two countries were played 20 or more times compared with five countries last year. It seems the points for playing countries based on playing last year have changed things. The W-L records for the countries in winning percentage order were: France 16-7, Ottoman Empire 8-4, Britain 10-7, Spain 6-5, Prussia 9-9, Russia 9-13, Austria 4-8, and United States 0-9.

Three unbeatens again led five 3-1 survivors into the play-offs after the tie-breakers were applied. Only two players who made the SE rounds last year retained that status this year.

In Quarter-final action:
in a match of the only repeating laurelists, Richard Beyma's British defeated John Emery's French.
Bill O'Neal's British defeated Bob Heinzmann's Austrians.
Nathan Hill's Spanish defeated Henry Rice's British.
Nathan's father, Allen, used the French to defeat JR Tracy's British.
So the British were selected in all four matches, going 2-2.

Bill's Russians defeated Nathan's Austrians while Richard's Ottomans defeated Allen's British. For the second year in a row, a father and son duo made to it the semis and no further. And again, the son edged his father for the third place plaque.

The Final was one game rather than the double with switched sides of former years. Richard had Prussia and the US left to choose from, while Bill had Austria and the US. Neither was comfortable with the Americans so it was Prussia against Austria with Richard's Prussians taking the championship.

We continue to have a lot of down time as I have to wait for all games to finish to assign the third and fourth games. Therefore, next year we will switch to the pod system for the swiss portion. You will be in a group of four people and play everyone in your group. The winner will advance and we will take the best runner-ups to complete a second round of 16 where single elimination starts. This way if your group finishes quickly, you can have a known amount of time for a break.

John Emery loses the battle of returning laurelists
in the semi-finals to Richard Beyma who went on to claim the title.

Father and son play side by side in the early rounds, but Nathan
beat Allen Hill in the playoff for third and family bragging rights.
 GM      Andy Lewis (4th Year)  NA   NA

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