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.
The 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.