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Updated Nov. 23, 2012

2012 WBC Report  

  2013 Status: pending 2013 GM commitment

Alexander Lange, GA

2012 Champion


Event History
1991    John Fuqua      33
1992    Steve Rugh      26
1993    Bruce Young      34
1994    Dave Kuchta      46
1995    Jack Reid     40
1996    John Emery   40
1997    John Emery      32
1998    Earl Anderson      32
1999     Brian Conlon     36
2000     Bill Edwards      32
2001     John Conlon      34
2002     Buck Karpowitz      24
2003     Steven Caler      24
2004     Daniel Hoffman      34
2005      Bill Edwards      30
2006     Dan Hoffman      20
2007      David Sidelinger      30
2008     Kaarin Engelmann      34
2009     Bill Edwards      28
2010     Bruce Young      28
2011     James Doughan      40 
2012     Alexander Lange      38


 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Bill Edwards       VA    10     84
   2.  Daniel Hoffman     NC    08     52
   3.  Steve Caler        PA    11     40
   4.  David Sidelinger   CT    07     40
   5.  Kaarin Engelmann   VA    08     35
   6.  John Conlon        OK    02     33
   7.  James Doughan      PA    12     32
   8.  Bruce Young        SC    10     32
   9.  Rob Schoenen       PA    09     32
  10.  Alexander Lange    GA    12     30
  11.  Buck Karpowitz     DC    02     30
  12.  Brian Conlon       OK    05     28
  13.  John Emery         SC    10     26
  14.  Stan Buck          MD    10     24
  15.  Greg Courter       MI    02     24
  16.  Frank Cunliffe     PA    11     22
  17.  Jim Fleckenstein   VA    09     22
  18.  Rob Mull           CO    05     19
  19.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    12     18
  20.  Henry Jones        PA    00     18
  21.  Jerry Smolens      PA    01     15
  22.  Geoff Allbutt      NY    11     14
  23.  Chris Janiec       PA    08     14
  24.  James Kramer       PA    12     12
  25.  Andrew Cummins     uk    08     12
  26.  Andre Strauss      MD    03     12
  27.  Bob Heinzmann      FL    07     10
  28.  Chris Storzillo    NJ    12      9
  29.  Greg Schmittgens   KS    02      9
  30.  Andy Maly          MD    00      9
  31.  George Young       VT    11      8
  32.  Andrew Fedin       PA    04      8
  33.  Tim Mossman        MD    09      6
  34.  Alex Gesing        NY    08      6
  35.  David Buchholz     MI    04      6
  36.  David Gantt        SC    00      6
  37.  Andy Lewis         DE    12      5
  38.  Andrew Doughan     PA    10      4
  39.  Carol Caler        OH    07      4
  40.  Marvin Birnbaum    NY    06      4
  41.  Nathan Trent       VA    05      4
  42.  Jeremy Billones    VA    99      4
  43.  Bruce Monnin       OH    11      4
  44.  Scott Edwards      SC    04      2
  45.  Keith Hunsinger    OH    03      2
  46.  Jimmy Fleckenstein VA    99      2

2012 Laurelists                                                Returning Laurelists:

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY

James Kramer, PA

Chris Storzillo, NJ

James Doughan, PA

Andy Lewis, DE

Past Winners

Bruce Young, SC
1993, 2010

Dave Kuchta, ME

John Emery, SC

Earl Anderson, SC

Brian Conlon, OK

Bill Edwards, VA
2000, 2005, 2009

John Conlon, OK

Steve Caler, PA

Daniel Hoffman, NC
2004, 2006

David Sidelinger, CT

Kaarin Engelmann, VA

James Doughan, PA

Alexander Lange, GA

Kevin Emery tosses in his hand as Mark Yoshikawa swims to the surface.

In Dan's world the sonar always works. For Buck - not so much apparently.

 Carol Caler and Steve Scott do the torpedo sidestep.

 Taylor Rish and Frank Cinliffe search for each other.

Alexander and the Soviets ...

In spite of the high temperature in Lampeter, 38 submariners appeared for the grueling endurance test as the finalists would spend over four hours in the sweltering conditions. All that was missing was the overhead explosions as the crews sweated out the depth charge attacks of a bygone era.

Three players emerged unbeaten from the three swiss rounds - defending champion James Doughan, two-time champion Bruce Young, and Andy Lewis. Tiebreakers were used to add Keith Hunsinger, Chris Storzillo, James Kramer, Kevin Wojtaszcyk and Alexander Lange to the playoff rounds.

Doughan's streak ended quickly as his British subs were no match for Storzillo's Soviets in a Sub Duel. Young's surface fleet was defeated by Kramer's Soviet subs (fresh from their training cruise at the demo on Saturday night!). Lange's Soviets defeated Hunsinger's British in Sub Duel. The most hotly contested Round 4 match was Lewis' NATO surface force against Wojtaszcyk's Soviets. Andy scored a quick kill on Molniya, but couldn't finish off Skvortsov. Twice he got firing solutions but was frustrated by malfunctioning attack systems. Another attack actually hit the Skvortsov, but it survived with only sensor & attack damage. In the meantime, Skvortsov sank Virginia. It still was looking good for Andy as he had the Simpson with its helicopter against the damaged sub. But Skvortsov managed to get off the first shot! This was especially frustrating to Andy since he had a damage control card in his hand which he could have used to repair the Simpson had it not been sunk outright! Fate is slow to forgive and quick to strike in Attack Sub.

In the semifinals Chris' British hunted Alex's Soviets in Sub Duel. It took some time for contact to be established because both sides' sonars repeatedly malfunctioned. Finally, Chris launched the first attack, hitting the Ivan Rogav but failing to sink it. Alex quickly repaired the Rogav. Valiant's sonar continued to malfunction and Alex managed to hit the Valiant, but it didn't sink either. He then sank Swiftsure, forcing Chris to face two Soviet subs with the damaged Valiant. It was soon over as Skvortsov struck the final blow.

The other match pitted Kevin's British against James' Soviets in another Sub Duel. Kevin drew first blood, sinking Ivan Rogav. James was frustrated by sensor malfunctions on his remaining sub, but still managed to get off some attacks against Swiftsure which evaded both attacks. Finally Kevin's Swiftsure uses Passive Sonar, Battle Stations and an attack to sink Skvortsov for the win.

Simple and quick, Scenario A, Sub Duel, was the most popular scenario in the sweltering heat, so it was no surprise when it was chosen by Kevin (British) and Alex (Soviets) for the Final. Kevin drew first blood as his Valiant sank Skvortsov before it could launch an attack. Alex tried to open the range and reduce the contact on his remaining sub, but was thwarted twice. Kevin got a weapons lock on Rogav, but the Russian evaded the torpedoes! Rogav kept up the pressure by using passive sonar to gain good contact levels on both British subs. It gets off an attack which sinks the Valiant. It's now 1 vs 1, but the Swiftsure has malfunctioning sonar. That edge is soon lost as Rogav malfunctions while using active sonar. As the third deck begins, each side has one sub with malfunctioning sonar. Rogav is first to repair. Meanwhile, Swiftsure malfunctions again! Alex goes in for the kill, playing active sonar, battle stations and weapons lock. The Swiftsure takes evasive action. Alex needs a 4 or better for the win, but draws a 3! Rogav keeps the pressure on. Each time Swiftsure manages to reduce the contact level, Rogav gets it back to 2. Then Rogav aggressively closes the range, taking the contact level to 3 and attacks with Swiftsure taking evasive action, and again Rogav misses by one! Again, Rogav's sonar malfunctions, but that skilled technician comes to the rescue again. Alex decides closing range is a better option than relying on his fickle sonar. Swiftsure is unable to counter. With a contact level 3, Rogav launches torpedoes. This time Swiftsure goes to the bottom.

Thus, Alexander Lange won his first WBC title as he commanded the Soviet subs to four straight wins.

Kevin releases Andy Lewis from the Lampeter depths by eliminating his Nato force in the quarterfinals to hand him his first loss.

Kevin Wojtaszczyk and Alexander Lange are in good spirts after six rounds of "heated" play as Carol observes the Final in progress.

 GM      Steven Caler  [4th Year]   NA 
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