can't stop   

Updated Nov. 23, 2012

2012 WBC Report  

 2013 Status: pending 2013 GM commitment

Sceadeau D'Tela, NC

2012 Champion
Event History
2006    David Burkey     104
2007     Rob Winslow     116
2008    Anne Norton     148
2009    Danny Lewis     184
2010    Elaine Pearson     178
2011    Rob Drozd     172
2012    Sceadeau D'Tela     161


Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Sceadeau D'Tela    NC    12     30
  2.  Jay Fox            NJ    12     30
  3.  Rob Drozd          IL    11     30
  4.  Elaine Pearson     NC    10     30
  5.  Danny Lewis        DE    09     30
  6.  Anne Norton        NJ    08     30
  7.  Rob Winslow        NY    07     20
  8.  David Burkey       PA    06     20
  9.  Sean McCulloch     OH    11     18
 10.  Marco DeLaurentis  PA    10     18
 11.  Brian Hanechak     MA    09     18
 12.  Ted Drozd          IL    08     18
 13.  Dave Bohnenberger  PA    12     12
 14.  Jeff Mullet        OH    11     12
 15.  Mary Ellen Powers  VA    10     12
 16.  Anna Marion        PA    09     12
 17.  Cheryl Burkey      PA    08     12
 18.  Nick Page          on    07     12
 19.  Mark Moore         PA    12      9
 20.  Josh Githens       SC    11      9
 21.  Eric Monte         NY    10      9
 22.  Evan Cagwin        PA    09      9
 23.  Ben Gardner        VA    08      9
 24.  Jordan Flawd       PA    07      8
 25.  Legend Dan Hoffman MD    06      8
 26.  Lynda Shea         CT    12      6
 27.  Anna Marion        PA    11      6
 28.  Doug Galullo       MD    10      6
 29.  Larry Lingle       PA    09      6
 30.  Paul Bean          MA    08      6
 31.  Lance Fogel        PA    07      6
 32.  Steve Cameron      PA    06      6
 33.  Patrick Shea       VA    07      4
 34.  Matthew Amitrano   VA    06      4
 35.  Caire Brosius      MA    12      3
 36.  Ralph Gleaton      SC    11      3
 37.  Aaron Fuegi        MA    10      3
 38.  Chris Greenfield   NY    09      3
 39.  David Bohnenberger PA    08      3
 40.  Nate Hoam          OH    07      2
 41.  David Fritsch      VA    06      2

2012 Laurelists                                                  Repeating Laurelists: 0

Jay Fox, NC

Dave Bohnenberger, PA

Mark Moore, PA

Lynda Shea, CT

Claire Brosius, MA

Past Champions

David Burkey, PA

Rob Winslow, NY

Anne Norton, NJ

Danny Lewis, DE

Elaine Pearson, NC

Rob Drozd, IL

Sceadeau D'Tela, NC

Ewww! Doo-keys! But it's not the Final Four for you this year! Go Terps!

I see Ralph and Bryan got the memo ... the Mafia is wearing Burgundy today.

 I see Wes and Adam have a bootlegged copy ...

 ... as does Richard of another vintage.

Playing the WBC Lottery ...

You Can Never Stop! Well ... Maybe You Can ...

Numerous chants and shouts of success and failure filled Ballroom B as players reveled in victory or mourned their lousy luck, egged on by roving gangs of onlookers who encouraged the bold to embrace the #1 rule: You Can't Stop; and cried out in disappointment when their player busted or, worse yet, had the bad form to actually stop. The Wednesday night edition of the late-night game circuit was again so popular that despite numerous games brought by CABS, we were again short on copies. Kudos are due those folks who brought games, taught new players, or toughed it out on the GM's less glamorous homemade versions.

We must tip our hat to Laurie Wojtaszczyk who most of all, above the rest of the multitude, truly epitomized the spirit of the night and our favorite chant "You can never stop" with her daring win by topping not three, not four, but five columns (2's, 5's, 7's, 8's, 12's) to secure her advancement. That's the kind of chutzpah we like to see! Also noteworthy was the performance of Jay Fox who seems to have a penchant for placing second in high volume tournaments. By doing so this year he became the first player to ever laurel in the event twice!

With the quarter and semifinal rounds, the field was narrowed down to those graced by luck for their boldness and those cautious few who doggedly trudge up the number track. Many thanks to winners who were patient with your humble GM as she sorted out the numbers game to determine tables! Two rounds and much shouting later, Sceadeau, Dave, Mark, and Jay were the lucky gents to grace the Final table. Using the oh-so-classy Mountaineers version of the game and a dice tower, it was obvious that these men took their dice-games seriously.

Flagrant disregard for kibitzing continued, as the finalists generated their own chants: "6's and 4's and 8's oh my!" - as Jay made a run to the top of the tracks ... "Stopping is wrong - I'll stop." - a ubiquitous chant as the competitors hedged their bets ... "He wussed out"- dismay from the onlookers as the cautious progress continued... "Sceadeau wants to win." - especially for our most frequent stopper, Sceadeau, whose slow progress advanced his markers steadily ever closer to the top until finally, after a uniquely long run, Mr. Slow-and-Steady dropped the dice, turned his back on the results, and let the cheers of the onlookers reveal the numbers necessary to close out the third track for a win. Additional rolls by the also-rans established that Jay was the second luckiest man of the night, followed by Dave, and finally Mark. Better luck next year, fellows!

Lynda Shea laughs at the prospect of Bruce Beard continuing his winning streak if skill wasn't enough to save a 7-year run in 18XX. She was right. Lynda won this round.

I see the roving band of cheerleaders (consisting of already beaten losers) are out and about now with their fearsome war cry: "You Can't Stop!" for the unwary.

 Can't Stop Junior

In the Juniors event, GM Jason Levine's 23 kids showed very little procliviy to stop at anything until Aaron Correira had won it all. Nipping at his heels were Luke Morris, John Wobbeking, Wes Lewis, Donte Saccenti and Lucas Holmquist.

 GM      Rebecca Hebner [1st year]  NA   NA 

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