a year from the drop-down list for a low-down on the history
of Avaloncon and WBC.
See the champions for each year. Or choose to view the Laurels or Medals totals.
WBC said goodby to the Hunt Valley Inn in 2004 after twelve wonderful
years with the announcement that WBC would return to Pennsylvia in
2005 in the more spacious Lancaster Host of Lancaster, PA. A near
record attendance marked the farewell. Ten events again drew in excess
of 100 players and the average field again grew. ASL reversed
an eight-year slide in attendance by reinventing itself as a Pre-Con.
Again, 30 different states and four nations were represented in the
collective winner’s circle.
biggest single winner proved to be a graduate of the WBC Juniors
room as young Devin Flawd hit a triple with three Century wins
in Pro Golf, Slapshot and Titan:
the Arena to claim the first ever Consul award for most Laurels
earned at WBC. He bested James Pei’s dominating
performance by two Laurels as the CDW champ used dominance of that
genre in both email and WAM tournaments to build a huge lead for
Caesar that was too much to overcome. Thirteen others doubled with
two trips to the winner’s circle. Five ladies proved its not necessarily
a man’s world after all and 14 defending champs held serve and
repeated—led by Chris Withers who claimed his fifh straight Great Campaigns crown.
On the other side of the ledger, 48 gamers
claimed their initial wood.
Centurion and Game Master shirts were upgraded
thanks to Lost Battalion Games which made
available custom made shirts with the winner’s
names and game graphics for each event.
Way cool. So too were the souvenir WBC T’s which could be ordered
with your choice of game graphics and message. Alas, I have to
report that Bruce Reiff’s perfect record remains intact, having
won wood every year, although at least this time the issue remained
in doubt longer than usual. By Friday, he was still among the woodless
and beginning to sweat after losing in both heats of
his favorite events. Sigh…maybe next year the Evil Empire
will fall. If Red Sox nation can do it, so can the rest of
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