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Victory in the Pacific (VIP) 2017 PBEM Report Updated Oct. 10, 2017
34 Players Joe Dragan, MI History/Laurels PBEM Site
  2009, 2017 Champion Click box for details. Click box for details.

The Two Years of the Dragan have ended in the Victory in the Pacific tournament. Joe Dragan (pronounced Dray-gan) has defeated all comers in six rounds over two years.  34 contestants entered the tournament.  In the final, Joe defeated this year's dark horse, Scott Beall, the 14th seed, who'd just knocked off the top-seeded Michael Day. Joe took the Allies by paying 1 POC after the two players agreed to the Menzel Options.  By the end of Turn Six, the Japanese offensive had been turned back and the POC total dropped to just two.  The USN gained a net 11 POC on the last turn in an indication of what was to come.  Over the course of the event, the Japanese won 16 games while the Allies won 17, showing the effectiveness of balancing options now being widely used.  More powerfully, 12 of the Japanese victories were in the first round.  Those who understand effective USN play dominated the event thereafter. Scott has promised a detailed write-up that will be available with all the tournament results at http://www.gameaholics.com/vitp_bpa/vitp_bpa_single_elim_15.htm.

Remaining laurelists are:

2nd Scott Beall, OR
3rd Ted Drozd, IL
4th Michael Day, AZ
5th Wayne Bonnett
6th John Sharp, FL


GM  John Pack  john@gameaholics.com