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Updated Nov. 23, 2012

2012 WBC Report  

 2013 Status: pending 2013 GM commitment

Andy Gardner, VA

2012 Champion

Event History
1993    Bruce Reiff        8
1994    Ken Gutermuth      32
1995    Bruce Reiff      28
1996    Bruce Monnin      32
1997    Ken Gutermuth      16
1998    Cliff Ackman      28
1999    George Sauer     26
2000    Kevin Wojtaszczyk     39
2001    Arthur Field     34
2002    Bruce Reiff     40
2003    David Brooks     44
2004    Ray Stakenas II     42
2005     James Tyne     36
2006    Bruce Reiff     30
2007     Jon Lockwood     33
2008     Mike Stanley     34
2009    Steve Cuccaro     32
2010    Rob Kircher     36
2011    John Schoose     28
2012    Andy Gardner     25

 Laurels

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Bruce Reiff        OH    11     78
   2.  Arthur Field       SC    09     50
   3.  Andy Gardner       VA    12     40
   4.  Jon Lockwood       VA    12     34
   5.  George Sauer       OH    06     34
   6.  Steve Cuccaro      MD    09     32
   7.  Ken Gutermuth      TX    10     30
   8.  Jeff Mullet        OH    08     30
   9.  David Brooks       TN    10     28
  10.  John Schoose       IL    11     20
  11.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     20
  12.  Mike Stanley       OH    08     20
  13.  James Tyne         OH    05     20
  14.  Ray Stakenas II    MI    04     20
  15.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    00     20
  16.  Robert Buccheri    MD    11     16
  17.  John Schoose       IL    08     16
  18.  Andy Joy           MD    07     16
  19.  Luke Koleszar      VA    99     14
  20.  Nick Smith         uk    12     12
  21.  Nate Hoam          OH    06     12
  22.  Doug Galullo       FL    05     12
  23.  Davyd Field        SC    04     12
  24.  Lisa Gutermuth     TX    03     12
  25.  Mary Kratz         ID    00     12
  26.  Tom Browne         PA    07     10
  27.  Bruce Monnin       OH    12      8
  28.  Zhiming Shi        NJ    11      8
  29.  Vassili Kyrkos     NY    11      8
  30.  Marc Houde         VA    09      8
  31.  Debbie Bell        MD    02      8
  32.  Nick Benedict      on    01      8
  33.  Debbie Gutermuth   TX    00      8
  34.  Henry Richardson   VA    11      6
  35.  Mike Buccheri      MD    08      6
  36.  Cliff Ackman       PA    00      6
  37.  Jason O'Donnell    OH    99      6
  38.  Carol Haney        CA    09      4
  39.  Sean McCulloch     OH    07      4
  40.  Ben Shanks         SC    04      4
  41.  Owen Kyrollos      NJ    12      2
  42.  Bob Wicks          CT    10      2
  43.  Kate Taillon       SC    06      2
  44.  Tim Kelley         SC    05      2
  45.  Beth Zhao          VA    03      2
  46.  Debbie Otto        MO    99      2

2012 Laurelists                                                Returning Laurelists:

Jon Lockwood, VA
2nd

Bruce Monnin, OH
3rd

Nick Smith, uk
4th

Robert Buucheri, MD
5th

Owen Kyrollos, NJ
6th


Past Winners

Bruce Reiff, OH
1993, 1995, 2002, 2006

Ken Gutermuth, TX
1994, 1997

Bruce Monnin, OH
1996

Cliff Ackman, PA
1998

George Sauer, OH
1999

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY
2000

Arthur Field, SC
2001

Dave Brooks, TN
2003

Ray Stakenas II, MI
2004

James Tyne, OH
2005

Jon Lockwood, VA
2007

Mike Stanley, OH
2008

Steve Cuccaro, MD
2009

Robert Kircher, RI
2010

John Schoose, IL
2011

Rob Bucheri, Ken Gutermuth and Bruce Monnin get schooled by Andy Gardner in the semifinals.

Owen Kyrollos, fresh off his victory over defending champ Schoose, falls to Jonathan Lockwood in the semis.

A Portent of Things to Come ...

The mulligan round winners were led by high scorer Bruce Monnin ($8390). Nick Smith held off Cabbie Sean McCulloch by a mere $440 to also advance. Joining them in the semis were 2011's runner up, Rob Buccheri and fifth ranked laurelist Ken Gutermuth. On Wednesday, Owen Kyrollos ended John Schoose's title defense. The day's top scorer was Andy Gardner ($7880). He was joined in the semifinals by three past champions: Bruce Reiff, Jon Lockwood and Steve Cuccaro.

Ken soon learned this was not his year when his first sale of the semifinal was deemed an imitation. Andy went on to crush Ken, Bruce Monnin and Rob with the event's highest total ($9800). Bruce's $6700 proved sufficient to earn a seat at the Final. Nick gathered sets of coins, books and miniatures plus $1810 in cash to advance. Jon joined him in the Final with a $6340 second.

The Final's opening auction was miniatures, won by Bruce for $560. He then sold some glassware for a nice profit. Miniatures went again, this time to Nick for $500, who then raised some cash by selling prints and tapestries. Auction 6 turned out to be a lot sale of two figurines, some sterling and the always important Buyer's Card. Nick was able to walk away with it for $1740. After that some expensive 100% value jewelry went unsold followed by rare miscellany, won by Jon for $1000. The game clincher turned out to be Auction 10 for two Buyer's Cards and some coins, going to Andy for $1500. Nick then spent $940 on Queen Anne furniture before Andy won the whole shootin' match with some prints for $420. Andy finished with $7510, followed by Jon ($5550), Bruce ($1850) and Nick ($1070) for the first of his two titles of the week.

Mr. Auction himself, Bruce Reiff, is resplendent in his Legion shirt ... the chains - not so much.

Jonathan Lockwood, Andy Gardner and Bruce Monnin await the bashful Nick Smith's play in the Final.
 GM      Bob Wicks  [2nd Year]  7 Eighth St., Plainfield, CT 06374
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