Ra!   

Updated Nov. 23, 2012

2012 WBC Report  

 2013 Status: pending 2013 GM commitment

Steve Scott, CA

2012 Champion

Event History
2000    John Reiners       95
2001    Michelle Hymowitz       88
2002    Tom Dunning     140
2003    Tom Dunning     109
2004    Steve Scott     116
2005     Alex Bove     121
2006     Chris Terrell     125
2007    Bobbi Warczak     150
2008     Alex Bove     145
2009     Alex Bove     176
2010    Alex Bove     162
2011    Richard Meyer     170
2012    Steve Scott     154

Euro Quest Event History
2003     Tom Dunning     22
2004     Ilan Tadmore     23
2005      Joe Jaskiewiez     20
2006      Arthur Field     34
2007      Tom Dunning     32
2008     Joe Jaskiewiez     32
2009     Kirk Harris     37
2010     Jeremy Oppenheim     32
2011     Daniel Eppolito     42
2012     Scott Fenn     33

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Alex Bove          PA    12    240
  2.  Tom Dunning        NY    09    178
  3.  Steve Scott        CA    12     84
  4.  Joe Jaskiewicz     MD    08     70
  5.  Winton LeMoine     CA    08     64
  6.  Scott Fenn         MD    12     52
  7.  Mike Kaltman       PA    10     44
  8.  Henry Dove         MD    12     42
  9.  Eric Freeman       PA    12     40
 10.  Richard Meyer      MA    11     40
 11.  David Buchholz     MI    09     40
 12.  Bobbi Warczak      CA    07     40
 13.  Chris Terrell      VA    06     40
 14.  David Rohde        MI    06     40
 15.  Michelle Hymowitz  MD    03     38
 16.  John Reiners       NY    00     30
 17.  Jeremy Oppenheim   VA    11     28
 18.  Kenneth Horan      PA    11     24
 19.  Dominic Blais      qc    11     24
 20.  Ken Rothstein      NY    07     24
 21.  Tom Browne         PA    06     24
 22.  Arthur Field       SC    06     24
 23.  Gordon Elgart      CA    02     24
 24.  Doug Galullo       FL    11     22
 25.  Cheryl Meek        MD    09     22
 26.  Robert Kircher     RI    12     20
 27.  Daniel Eppolito    CA    11     20
 28.  Kirk Harris        NJ    09     20
 29.  Ilan Tadmor        NY    04     20
 30.  Tom Stokes         NJ    05     18
 31.  Jamie Tang         MD    01     18
 32.  Michael Johnson    MA    00     18
 33.  Jean-Francois Gagneqc    08     16
 34.  Alex Lange         ae    10     16
 35.  James Parauda      NJ    05     16
 36.  Pat Mitchell       DE    03     16
 37.  Dan Mathias        MD    12     12
 38.  Harry Flawd        PA    11     12
 39.  Curt Collins II    PA    10     12
 40.  Greg Thatcher      CA    08     12
 41.  Chris Burke        MD    06     12
 42.  Jeff Meyer         MA    06     12
 43.  Blair Morgen       NJ    05     12
 44.  Lyman Moquin       DC    04     12
 45.  Jim Fry            MD    02     12
 46.  Steve Brooks       FL    01     12
 47.  Dan Hoffman        NC    00     12
 48.  Frank Arndt        MD    01      9
 49.  David Earls        PA    00      9
 50.  Mikko Raimi        fn    12      8
 51.  Jennifer Gorman    PA    11      8
 52.  Keith Levy         MD    10      8
 53.  Jake Byrens        CA    09      8
 54.  Brad Sherwood      PA    08      8
 55.  Kevin Brown        GA    07      8
 56.  Paul Haynes        MD    04      8
 57.  Evan Tannheimer    MA    04      8
 58.  John Adams         MD    03      8
 59.  Sam Atabaki        CA    09      6
 60.  Michael Fox        IL    06      6
 61.  Robert Cranshaw    RI    05      6
 62.  Kathy Stroh        MD    04      6
 63.  Rich Shipley       MD    03      6
 64.  John Ellsworth     IL    00      6
 65.  Richard Irving     CA    12      4
 66.  Mary Ellen Powers  VA    11      4
 67.  Edward Fear        NY    11      4
 68.  Carmen Petruzelli  PA    09      4
 69.  Anne Chaplin       NY    09      4
 70.  Bob Wicks          CT    08      4
 71.  Luke Koleszar      VA    10      4
 72.  Brian Reynolds     MD    06      4
 73.  Steve Shambeda     PA    05      4
 74.  Kevin Coombs       GA    04      4
 75.  Dave Bohnenberger  PA    03      4
 76.  Dudley Anderson    PA    01      3
 77.  Keith MacFarland   NJ    00      3
 78.  Steve LeWinter     NC    12      2
 79.  Keith Boone        MD    11      2
 80.  Andy Latto         MA    10      2
 81.  Michael Brazinski  MD    08      2
 82.  Greg Knoll         MD    06      2
 83.  Bill Crenshaw      VA    05      2
 84.  Holliday Jones     MD    04      2
 85.  Phil Taylor        NJ    03      2

2012 Laurelists                                                  Repeating Laurelists: 0

Alex Bove, PA
2nd

Eric Freeman, PA
3rd

Jean-Francois Gagne, qc
4th

Mikko Raimi, fn
5th

Richard Irving, CA
6th

Past Winners

John Reiners, NY 2000

Michelle Goldstein, NY 2001

Tom Dunning, NY 2002-2003

Steve Scott, CA 2004, 2012

Alex Bove, PA 2005, 2008-10

Chris Terrell, VA 2006

Bobbi Warczak, CA 2007

Richard Meyer, MA 2011
   

Jennifer Gorman, James Freeman, Rachel Long and Dave Gagne

GM Steve Scott pulls a mini-Coussis by winning his own event.

Denying Alex Five!

Ra experienced a slight decline in attendance but still managed to breach the 150 mark for the fourth straight year with many pursuing the coveted scepter of power - commonly referred to as the "wood". Well, that and the fabulous prizes donated by the illustrious Roman John Jacoby of the Circus Maximus.

Heats 1 through 4 drew 17-9-13-13 tables respectively for a total of 52 preliminary games. I wasn't sure about the move to Monday night - but it turned out to be a huge success. We'll have to do something about Tuesday night though ­ there are just too many choices that night. The biggest improvement in scheduling however, may have been moving the semi's to late Friday night. There were only six no-shows among the top 25 seeded players. The last alternate taken was 36th compared to 99th and 83rd during the last two years that practically allowed anyone who dropped by during the semis.

The first semifinal was an easy win for 19th ranked Eric Freeman as he bested the 5th, 7th, and 8th seeds by 10 points or more. Perennial favorite Alex Bove also had no trouble advancing with a 51-35 win over Jeff Meyer. 67th ranked J.F.Gagne got by David Rohde 38-30 and 6th ranked Steve Scott topped Eric Brosius 49-37 to advance. The closest game came in semifinal #5 as Mikka Raimi topped Richard Irving 44-41 with Richard earning 6th place laurels. The first words out of Richard's mouth were "do I get the 6th place plaque?" Nope ... not in Ra. Thanks to Dave Docktor and his "Sandmen fez" some people feel that a 6th place plaque is more prestigious than winning a tournament. Level 6 events better pay attention to the "Badminton Rule".

The Final was truly a World Championship as Canada, Finland and the US were all represented. But when all was said and done GM Steve Scott walked away with his second Ra! title in a hard fought 41-38 victory over four-time champion Alex Bove.

Jake Jacoby's donated Egyptian themed prizes.
2012 Euro Quest Laurelists

Scott Fenn, MD
1st

Dan Mathias, MD
2nd

Robert Kircher, RI
3rd

Henry Dove, MD
4th

Alex Bove, PA
5th

 GM      Steve Scott  [9th Year]   NA 
    sscott2753@aol.com   NA

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