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Updated Nov. 23, 2012

2012 WBC Report  

   2013 Status: pending 2013 GM commitment

Eric Ho, NY

2012 Champion

Event History
2008    Rob Kircher     48
2009    Tedd Mullally     98
2010    Cary Morris     97
2011    Jon Senn     89
2012    Eric Ho     94

Euro Quest Event History
2009    Sceadeau D'Tela     37
2010    Mike Turian     26
2011    Ben Scholl     41
2012    Eric Wrobel     26

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Tedd Mullally      NJ    10     70
  2.  Mike Kaltman       PA    12     88
  3.  Cary Morris        NC    12     62
  4.  Jon Senn           PA    11     62
  5.  Sceadeau D'Tela    NC    12     59
  6.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     53
  7.  Eric Ho            NY    12     50
  8.  Bill Crenshaw      VA    11     49
  9.  Dan Eppolito       PA    12     41
 10.  Randy Buehler      WA    12     39
 11.  Ben Scholl         PA    12     35
 12.  Eric Wrobel        MD    12     30
 13.  Geoffrey Pounder   on    10     30
 14.  Mike Turian        WA    10     30
 15.  Richard J. Shay    MA    09     30
 16.  Joshua Cooper      MD    11     21
 17.  Haim Hochboim      is    11     18
 18.  David Platnick     VA    08     18
 19.  Chris Senhouse     MA    12     15
 20.  Rod Bacigalupo     MD    08     12
 21.  Matthew Craig      NC    12     10
 22.  Dave Gerson        CA    10     10
 23.  Winton Lemoine     CA    09     10
 24.  Aran Warszawski    is    11      9
 25.  Jeff Mullet        OH    10      9
 26.  Richard M. Shay    MA    10      9
 27.  Alex Bove          PA    09      9
 28.  Jeff Bowers        UT    08      9
 29.  Benjamin Rosset    DC    11      6
 30.  John Downing       VA    10      6
 31.  Steve Koleszar     VA    09      5
 32.  John Corrado       VA    12      3
 33.  Mike Richey        VA    09      3

2012 Laurelists                                              Repeating Laurelists

Dan Eppolito, PA
2nd

Mike Kaltman, PA
3rd

Chris Senhouse, MA
4th

Matthew Craig, NC
5th

Ben Scholl, PA
6th

Past Winners

Rob Kircher, RI
2008

Tedd Mullally, NJ
2009

Cary Morris, NC
2010

Jon Senn, PA
2011

Eric Ho, NY
2012

Jessica Finkeldey and Ken Rothstein back on the farm.

Pat Mirk and Tim Carnahan on the back 40.

 Kerrin Addis of Australia wants to know where the 'roos are. Cary Morris opts for Carolina chickens instead.

 Doug Mercer, John Corrado and Sceadeau D'Tela taking in the crops during a very wet summer weekend.

Eastward Ho

94 different farmers tilled the Lancaster soil in three heats, 16 of whom advanced to the semi-finals. This was a far cry from 2011 when 25 players were allowed to advance with only 20 actually doing so. This year, 15 of our 16 qualifiers posted, so only one alternate was needed. Running 4-player games made the event much more competitive, as 12 of the top 16 had two wins, and only alternates with a win and a second were able to attempt the second round.

Using all three decks in the advanced rounds made for a very competitive playoff. The defending WBC and Euro Quest champs were both eliminated in the semi-finals. Two 2011 laurelists, perennial bridesmaid Mike Kaltman and Daniel Eppolito, advanced to the Final and were joined by Chris Senhouse and Eric Ho. The Final appeared to be an even contest until Dan broke away with a well-rounded farm and points to match. In the end, however, newcomer Eric emerged on top with a clinching 12 bonus victory points drawing him three points ahead of Daniel for his first WBC title. The final tally was Eric 48, Daniel 45, Mike 36, and Chris 31. Mike had to be content with his new standing atop the Agricola laurel list despite never having won the event.

Sign-ins went much smoother this year as a laptop facilitated the paper work. Part of the credit is due to Sceadeau D'Tela, whose invaluable knowledge of the game and all the correct card interpretations from the compendium made him a great assistant GM.

Michael Parsons and Mathieu Pare-Paquin enjoy custom-made painted pieces.

The finalists gather for the harvesting of laurels during a good crop year.

2012 Euro Quest Laurelists

Eric Wrobel, MD
1st

Randy Buehler, WA
2nd

Cary Morris, NC
3rd

Sceadeau D'Tela, NC
4th

Daniel Eppolito, PA
5th

 GM      Joshua Cooper (2nd Year)  NA  
    Coopenator9@yahoo.com   443-904-3543

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