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Updated Nov. 23, 2012

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Eric Monte, NY

2012 Champion

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
2012    Eric Monte     115

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

2012 Laurelists                                                Repeating Laurelists:

Dusty Usner, PA
2nd

Cliff Ackman, PA
3rd

Dave Blisard, PA
4th

Brandon Bernard, PA
5th

Shane Yeager, MD
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


Eric Monte, NY
2012

Deb Yaure takes on the Elchfest king ... but this ain't Elchfest.

Ex-champ Carolyn Strock is back to regain her glory.

 Ex-champ Jenn Visocnik is also back to regain her glory from 2005 when she outscored her entire family in the Team Tournament.

 Ex-champ Lisa Gutermuth is yet another back to regain her glory. ... Say, I'm detecting a trend here ... beware the ladies.

Ex-champ Plays Spoiler ...

Our current format of a multiplayer mulligan round followed by 2-player single elimination games may be the right compromise as participation reached the highest levels since abandoning the multi-heat formats. In the Mulligan Round we had 78 players. High score (157) for the round went to two-time champion Robbie Mitchell. The average score was 65 and the low score was 26.

Round 1 enjoyed an influx of additional players for the 2-player elimination portion of the event filling 35 pairs. Most of the mulligan winners chose to skip the round and return for Round 2. The high score went to Chris Korfmann (182). The average score was 107 with a low of 60. Round 2 saw 46 players continuing with the Round 1 winners being joined by the mulligan victors. The stats remained similar with a low score of 63, average score of 104 and a high score of 142 by Brandon Bernard.

The games got tighter in Round 3 with an average score of 95, a low score of 46, and a high score of 134 by John Mewshaw among the 22 who played. Round 4 fielded ten players, led by Cliff Ackman (123) and scores back up to an average of 103.

Due to a bye in the previous round, we had six players make Round 5 that eventually became the semifinal round. Dusty Usner (114), Eric Monte (106), and Cliff Ackman (125) prevailed over Brandon Bernard (98), Dave Blisard (98), and Shane Yeager (100). In Round 6 Eric Monte faced off with Dusty Usner while Cliff Ackman was paired with Robbie Mitchell in a non-advancing eliminator role. If Cliff won, there would be a Round 7 game against the Monte/Usner winner. If not, he would claim third place.

Robbie (103) recovered his winning form in time to shorten the tournament, besting Cliff (72) and transforming the other half of the bracket into the Final. In a very close match, Eric (106) defeated Dave (98) to claim the title.

An interesting statistical anomaly was noticed. The person going second won 70% of the games! This is a pretty significant variance despite the relatively small sample size. There are a few ways we might address this: bid VPs for initial turn order, leave the extra tile in the mix so the start player also gets to make the last play, or determine a standard handicap for the second player. For those of you who haven't seen the news, Hans im Glück, who is the primary publisher of Carcassonne, has switched its U.S. distributor from Rio Grande Games to Z-Man games. Given its history, it will be interesting to see how Farmers will score next year...

Stay tuned to the 2013 event preview for more info.

GM Tom McCorry doesn't skimp on the fancy scoresheets ... nothing but the best for his players will do.

Uh-oh ... Kaarin is in trouble. Now she's got to beat a woman. Marissa Bianco provides a sterner test than all these guys.

 Jeez ... James Kramer could lose his honorary wargamer license if Docktor spots him playing a Euroweenie game.

 The three finalists pose with "Eliminator" and two-time champ Robbie Mitchell who turned the semi into a Final by beating Cliff.


 Carcassonne Junior

In the Juniors event, GM Rich Shipley had his hands full with 31 pint-sized farmers. Elena Kelbley proved the most successful followed by Sophia Holmquist, Sophie Bels, Tessa Lytle, Many Mossman and Aiden Czyryca.

 GM      Tom McCorry  [6th Year]   NA 
    TomMcCorry@gmail.com   NA

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