euphrat & tigris   

Updated Nov. 23, 2013

2013 WBC Report    

 2014 Status: pending 2014 GM commitment

Tom Good, NC

2013 Champion

Event History
1999    John Kilbride     77
2000    Chetan Radia     49
2001    Aaron Fuegi     66
2002    Jeff Cornett     66
2003    Lance Ribeiro     47
2004    Aran Warszawski     44
2005    Matt Calkins     53
2006    Jeff Cornett     38
2007     Aaron Fuegi     41
2008     Alfred Smith     43
2009    Marc Berenbach     36
2010    Eric Freeman     37
2011    Eric Freeman     36
2012    Craig Moffitt     35
2013    Tom Good     43

Euro Quest BPA Event History
2003    Joe Bellizzi     22
2004     Scott Buckwalter     21

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Jeff Cornett       FL    10    114
  2.  Craig Moffit       NJ    13     78
  3.  Eric Freeman       PA    13     70
  4.  Aaron Fuegi        MA    08     70
  5.  John Kilbride      PA    03     42
  6.  Ananda Gupta       MD    00     42
  7.  Chetan Radia       uk    00     40
  8.  Aran Warszawski    is    13     38
  9.  Rob Kilroy         PA    08     36
 10.  Patrick Shea       VA    13     34
 11.  Matt Calkins       VA    08     32
 12.  Lance Ribeiro      NH    03     30
 13.  Joe Bellizzi       NJ    03     24
 14.  Frank Hamrick      NC    01     24
 15.  Mark Guttag        VA    09     22
 16.  Tom Good           NC    13     20
 17.  Marc Berenbach     MA    09     20
 18.  Alfred Smith       NC    08     20
 19.  Scott Buckwalter   MD    04     20
 20.  Ann Cornett        FL    04     18
 21.  Jeff Evich         MD    04     18
 22.  Brian Stone        NY    09     16
 23.  Pat Beaudoin       PA    01     16
 24.  Steve Scott        CA    12     12
 25.  Ken Shoda          DC    11     12
 26.  Haim Hochboim      il    10     12
 27.  Nick Page          on    10     12
 28.  Daniel Eppolito    CA    07     12
 29.  Lucimara Martins   MD    04     12
 30.  Mario Lanza        PA    04     12
 31.  Will Wible         VA    02     12
 32.  Luke Moffit        NJ    01     12
 33.  Stu Hendrickson    VA    00     12
 34.  Bruce Glassco      VA    99     12
 35.  Thomas Wojke       PA    05      9
 36.  James Hopkin       CA    99      9
 37.  Bryan Berkenstock  NJ    11      8
 38.  Deniz Bucak        PA    07      8
 39.  Jack Jaeger        VA    04      8
 40.  Steve Brooks       FL    00      8
 41.  Dan Haigh          PA    13      6
 42.  Romain Jacques     qc    12      6
 43.  Brad Sherwood      PA    07      6
 44.  Jeff Pounder       on    05      6
 45.  Marty Hoff         TX    04      6
 46.  John Kerr          VA    03      6
 47.  Brian Reynolds     MD    03      6
 48.  Doug Smith         PA    02      6
 49.  Dan Cetorelli      PA    11      4
 50.  Bill Zurn          CA    10      4
 51.  Andrew Greene      VA    04      4
 52.  Ivan Lawson        MD    03      4
 53.  Geoff Engelstein   NJ    04      3
 54.  Mark Neale         RI    03      3
 55.  Jason Levine       NY    02      3
 56.  Kevin Wojtasczcyk  NY    99      3
 57.  Mozes Eyal         MD    12      2
 58.  Dave Bohnenberger  PA    11      2
 59.  Bob Basa           on    10      2
 60.  Jeff Arnold        MD    09      2
 61.  Joshua Ostrander   NY    07      2
 62.  Jarett Weintraub   NY    06      2
 63.  Marshall Phillips  VA    04      2
 64.  Doug Hoylman       MD    03      2

2013 Laurelists                                           Repeating Laurelists: 

Patrick Shea, VA
2nd

Aran Warszawski, il
3rd

Dan Haigh, PA
4th

Craig Moffitt, NJ
5th

Eric Freeman, PA
6th

Past Winners

John Kilbride, PA
1999

Chetan Radia, uk
2000

Aaron Fuegi, MA
2001, 2007

Jeff Cornett, FL
2002, 2006

Lance Ribeiro, NH
2003

Aran Warszawski, is
2004

Matt Calkins, VA
2005

Alfred Smith, NC
2008

Marc Berenbach, MA
2009

Eric Freeman, PA
2010-2011

Craig Moffitt, NJ
2012

Tom Good, NC
2013
     

James Freeman and Barb Roeper

Deniz Bucak, Jack Jaeger, and Steve Scott

This event was the first one awarded Legacy status.

 GM Craig Moffit and his finalists.

One for the GM ...

Euphrat & Tigris returned again as a Legacy event, drawing 43 players over two heats. The event again used a rules variant to balance the advantage of the first two players. Instead of their normal two actions, the first two players received only one action in the first turn. The distribution of wins for 4-player games was 3 wins (18%), 3 wins (18%), 7 wins (44%), and 3 wins (18%) for players moving first through fourth, respectively.

Dynasty \ Finish

 Win

 2nd

 3rd

 4th

Avg Finish

 Archer 1st (1 action)

 3

6

6

1

2.13

 Bull 2nd (1 action)

3

4

4

5

2.69

 Lion 3rd

7

1

2

5

2,44

 Potter 4th

3

5

4

4

2.56

Ten winners plus the best two runners-up from the heats filled three semifinal tables. In the first match, alternate Dan Haigh (9-10-10-12) as the fourth dynasty defeated two-time champion Eric Freeman (6-7-9-13). In the second, 14th ranked laurelist Patrick Shea (8-8-9-10) defeated 2005 champion Matt Calkins (7-8-10-11) and Tom Good (7-10-12-13). Needing only one hypothetical treasure to surpass Patrick, Tom's finish put him in good shape for best second. In the last semifinal, three former champions, Aran Warszawsk (7-8-10-13), Craig Moffitt (7-8-8-10) and Aaron Fuegi (6-7-7-8), battled to an extremely close finish. Aran earned his winning margin on the last turn that began with an empty tile bag after the previous player took a turn that used zero tiles. Craig's deficit was also one hypothetical point, but extending the tiebreaker, Tom's result was better.

Seating for the Final had Patrick 1st (Archer), Tom 2nd (Bull), Dan 3rd (Lion), and Aran 4th (Potter). Patrick placed his King in the river delta, and was immediately joined by Aran's priest, foreshadowing much conflict to come. Aran continued to place his temples and leaders while Patrick placed his other leaders directly to the south. This erupted into the game's first conflict when Aran initiated and won a green external conflict with three extra tiles from his hand.

Meanwhile, Dan and Patrick set up peacefully in the northwest and southwest respectfully. Tom built the game's first monument with a Red/Black and Patrick followed with a Green/Blue. These builds transitioned the game into a violent middle game. Continuing his aggressive play, Aran played his King and immediately won an external conflict to share control of the Red/Black monument. Not to be discouraged, Tom followed suite and won a "drop and pop" war (place a leader with the first action and fight with it on the second action) with his Farmer to share control of the other monument. However, Tom's control was short-lived as Dan countered with a revolt to regain control. The conflicts continued soon after as Patrick also used a revolt to dislodge Aran's King.

The game stabilized for several turns with four large Kingdoms shown in the first picture. Dan defended the status quo with a defensive catastrophe against Aron's expansion. Tom built up the southwest Kingdom with a Red/Blue monument in a turn that netted him four red cubes. Patrick also built a monument with the Red/Green in the southeast.

Aran destroyed the tranquility with a huge conflict against Patrick shown in the second picture. In this conflict, he won five blue, one green, and three red cubes. Afterwards, Tom took advantage of an opening caused by the reshuffling leaders to win three black points with a drop and pop fight. In the same area, Patrick twice caused a merger of the eastern Kingdoms to claim a treasure for his Trader.

In the last and decisive merger of the game shown in the last picture, Tom fought an external conflict with Traders against Patrick. Patrick did not have the two green tiles to tie, and Tom received three green cubes. This proved to be enough, and Tom won with a score of 9/9/10/16 (eight green plus one treasure) . Patrick finished as runner-up with 7/8/9/9 ahead of Aron 6/7/7/9 and Dan 5/5/11/13.

Next year, the 1/1/2/2 action rules variant and hypothetic treasure margin-of-victory tiebreaker will be kept. The GM would like to thank everyone for playing and is looking forward to another great event next year.

 GM      Craig Moffit [9th Year]  NA
    tigriscraig@gmail.com   609-458-0093 

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