2007 Caesar Award Results — Hail Raphael Lehrer
Feb. 17, 2009

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Raphael Lehrer, in only his second year at WBC, dominated the Euros competitions and claimed Caesar by topping all players with 170 Laurels in the 2007 season. Tying for second were Stefan Mecay and past Caesar James Pei with 150 Laurels.

Raphael had 34 Laurels coming into WBC from his play at Euro Quest, but trailed favorite Chris Byrd by a wide margin as Chris had banked 102 Laurels at mini-cons and email tournaments during the year prior to WBC. But Raphael had a great week, winning three events outright and placing in three more to handily win the Consul Award also for most Laurels at WBC.

Rounding out the top six BPA competitors for 2007 were Chris Byrd, Harald Henning and Ken Gutermuth in that order. Only six of last year's Top 25 players managed to repeat in 2007, led by Mecay who rose from tenth to second. Byrd, Bruce Reiff, Ken Gutermuth, Tom Browne and Keith Wixson all managed to retain Top 25 status another year also while 19 new faces graced the leader board.

The Line of Succession for Caesar 2007

Stefan Mecay
2nd - TX

James Pei
3rd - VA

Chris Byrd
4th - CT

Harald Henning
5th - CT

Ken Gutermuth
6th - TX

 Competitor - From Laurels/2006 rk  Tally Board
 1. Raphael Lehrer, MD 170 GOAeq 2nd 18, PGDeq 3rd 12, PROeq 5th 4, GOA 2nd 18, PRO 1st 50, POE 1st 30, SJN 4th 6, TRA 1st 20, SFR 2nd 12,
 2. Stefan Mecay, TX 150/10th BTBe 1st 40, POG 1st 60, TWS 1st 50,
 3. James Pei, VA 150 WTPw 1st 30, FTP 1st 40, HRC 1st 50, WNW 2nd 30,
 4. Chris Byrd, CT 134/3rd BKNd 5th 8, AORe 2nd 24, POGwam 1st 40, AORE 2nd 30, EOS 2nd 6, FTP 5th 8, POG 4th 18,
 5. Harald Henning, CT 133 AORe 1st 40, AOR 4th 9, MFD 2nd 24, MED 1st 30, TKL 1st 30,
 6. Ken Gutermuth, TX 127/7th NW2wat 2nd 36, WNWw 6th 3, AORE 1st 50, TAM 1st 20, WPS 2nd 18,
 7. Bert Schoose, IL 126 TRCe 5th 8, AFK 1st 30, FBS 2nd 18, PZB 1st 30, TRC 1st 40,
 8. Arthur Field, SC 119 GOAeq 3rd 12, PROeq 1st 20, RAeq 1st 20, WCeq 4th 15, AORE 4th 20, COL 1st 20, MFD 4th 12,
 9. Tom McCorry, VA 115 SPGeq 1st 30, T&T 6th 3, WCeq 1st 50, ASK 1st 20, PGD 5th 12,
10. Darren Kilfara, UK 114 VIPe 2nd 30, VIP 1st 60, WAS 2nd 24,
11. Bruce Reiff, OH 110/12th ATK 2nd 12, AUC 4th 6, BAT 1st 20, FBS 1st 30, LID 5th 6, SJN 2nd 12, WPS 5th 6, MED 2nd 18,
12. Kevin Sudy, VA 106 NW2wat 1st 60, AOR 1st 30, MFD 3rd 16,
13. Andy Gardner, VA 106 WASe 1st 40, VIP 2nd 26, WAS 1st 40,
14. George Young, VT 105 AORe 5th 8, WTPw 2nd 18, WOR 2nd 24, WTP 1st 40, WNW 4th 15,
15. Aaron Fuegi, MA 98 E&T 1st 20, TTN 1st 60, TT2 2nd 18,
16. Josh Githens, SC  92 CMS 1st 60, FDE 3rd 12, PGF 6th 2, SET 4th 18,
17. Tom Dunning, NY  88 SETeq 3rd 12, WCeq 6th 5, RA 4th 12, RBN 1st 50, MED 4th 9,
18. Tom Browne, PA  83/5th CYLeq 4th 6, SPGeq 5th 6, AORe 3rd 16, AUC 6th 2, LID 1st 30, WOP 1st 20, WPS 6th 3,
19. Tom Stokes, NJ  80 CAReq 6th 2, TTReq 4th 6, SET 1st 60, MED 3rd 12,
20. Dave Long, NC 78 MGMe 5th 8, B17 1st 60, MGM 1st 10,
21. Alex Bove, PA 77 GOAeq 1st 30, RAeq 2nd 8, GOA 1st 30, POE 4th 9,
22. Nick Benedict, CA 76 BRI 2nd 24, HOS 3rd 12, KGM 1st 30, LIB 1st 10,
23. Eric Brosius, MA 74 EPB 1st 50, FI5 2nd 12, LST 3rd 12,
24. Andy Latto, MA 74 LST 2nd 18, T&T 1st 40, WOR 3rd 16,
25. Keith Wixson, NJ 73 / 25th POGwam 3rd 12, WTPwam 2nd 6, ATS 5th 4,FBS 6th 3, POG 3rd 24, TWS 5th 10, WTP 2nd 24,

2007 Consul Standings

Once you strip away the points for email tournaments, mini-cons, and Pre-Cons you get a clearer picture of who was king of the roost for those six days in August. No Consul was awarded in 2007 because Raphael Lehrer swept both the six days of WBC and the tournaments during the rest of the year. Raphael had a 12-laurel edge over Bert Schoose as Euros edged grognard wargames as the genre of choice for those contemplating high Laurel totals. This is especially noteworthy because at various times there have been whines from both those camps that the Laurels odds are stacked against them. Not long ago we had a sportsgamer claim Consul. So what genre is it now that has no chance?

 Competitor - From Laurels/Total  Tally Board
 1. Raphael Lehrer, MD 130/1st GOA 2nd 18, PRO 1st 50, POE 1st 30, TRA 1st 20, SFR 2nd 12,
 2. Bert Schoose, IL 118/7th AFK 1st 30, FBS 2nd 18, PZB 1st 30, TRC 1st 40,
 3. Stefan Mecay, TX 110/2nd POG 1st 60, TWS 1st 50,
 4. Aaron Fuegi, MA 98/15th E&T 1st 20, TTN 1st 60, TT2 2nd 18,
 5. Bruce Reiff, OH 98/11th ATK 2nd 12, AUC 4th 6, BAT 1st 20, FBS 1st 30, LID 5th 6, WPS 5th 6, MED 2nd 18
 6. Harald Henning, CT 93/5th AOR 4th 9, MFD 2nd 24, MED 1st 30, TKL 1st 30,
 7. Josh Githens, SC 92/16th CMS 1st 60, FDE 3rd 12, PGF 6th 2, SET 4th 18,
 8. Nick Benedict, CA 76/22nd BRI 2nd 24, HOS 3rd 12, KGM 1st 30, LIB 1st 10,
 9. Eric Brosius, MA 74/23rd EPB 1st 50, FI5 2nd 12, LST 3rd 12,

Key: d = D-Day mini-con, e = email (PBeM), E = Enlightenment mini-con, eq = Euro Quest mini-con, w = WAM mini-con, W = Waterloo mini-con

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