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Updated Nov. 12, 2014

2014 WBC Report  

 2015 Status: pending 2015 GM commitment

Nick Henning, DC

2014 Champion

 

WBC Event History
1996    Mike May     30
1997    George Sauer    106
1998    Mark Giddings    124
1999    Ewan McNay    115
2000    Ewan McNay     81
2001   Rich Curtin    80
2002   Ken Gutermuth    65
2003   Ewan McNay    47
2004   Steve Simmons    42
2005   Mark Smith    36
2006   Jeff Mullet    29
2007   Kevin Sudy    33
2008    Jeff Mullet    24
2009   Ted Simmons    23
2010   Doug Galullo    26
2011   Harald Henning    33
2012   Bruce Reiff    25
2013   Ted Simmons    38
2014   Nick Henning    24

Enlightenment Event History
1998    Bill Crenshaw     31
1999    James Pei     30
2000    Tom Taaffe     41
2001   Bill Crenshaw    34
2002   John Coussis    36
2003   Chris Byrd    34
2004   Jeff Mullet    31
2005   Bill Crenshaw    25
2006    Jeff Mullet    30
2007    Ken Gutermuth    19
2008   Steve Simmons    31
2009    Ken Gutermuth    27
2010   Terry Coleman    25

PBeM Event History
2001    Tom Taaffe     32
2002    Bill Crenshaw     57
2003    Jason Levine     57
2004    Arthur Field     63
2006    Harald Henning     43
2008    Mark Neale     48
2010    Carl Damcke     44
2012    Jeff Mullet     50

 Laurels

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Jeff Mullet        OH    14    466
   2.  Bill Crenshaw      VA    10    331
   3.  Ken Gutermuth      NC    10    276
   4.  Ewan McNay         CT    10    271
   5.  Harald Henning     CT    12    261
   6.  Carl Damcke        IL    12    200
   7.  Steve Simmons      NJ    13    197
   8.  Chris Byrd         CT    07    186
   9.  Mark Smith         KY    14    160
  10.  Kevin Sudy         VA    09    138
  11.  Tom Browne         PA    10    126
  12.  Ted Simmons        NJ    13    117
  13.  Tedd Mullally      NJ    14    103
  14.  Arthur Field       SC    09     93
  15.  John Coussis       IL    05     84
  16.  Tom Taaffe         VA    01     82
  17.  Doug Galullo       MD    12     76
  18.  Brett Mingo        MD    05     76
  19.  Terry Coleman      CA    10     72
  20.  Nick Henning       CT    14     69
  21.  Mark Neale         RI    08     60
  22.  Jason Levine       NY    05     60
  23.  Jim Jordan         MD    01     60
  24.  Rich Curtin        NY    01     60
  25.  James Pei          TX    99     60
  26.  Stephen Koehler    NC    12     58
  27.  Rodd Polsky        PA    09     53
  28.  David Hood         NC    14     60
  29.  Marty Hoff         TX    01     42
  30.  Bruce Reiff        OH    12     40
  31.  Eric Eshleman      PA    09     36
  32.  Lyman Moquin       DC    02     36
  33.  Nicholas Anner     NY    00     36
  34.  Doug Mercer        MD    11     30
  35.  Sean Whitaker      bc    06     30
  36.  Peter Staab        PA    02     30
  37.  Greg Stripes       VA    10     28
  38.  Rob Kircher        MA    02     27
  39.  Mark Frueh         IL    12     25
  40.  Eric Hupin         qc    05     24
  41.  Marvin Birnbaum    NY    01     24
  42.  George Young       VT    12     23
  43.  Eric Wrobel        VA    09     23
  44.  Robert Davidson    IL    12     20
  45.  Pierre LeBoeuf     MD    05     20
  46.  Winton Lemoine     CA    12     19
  47.  Ron Clement        on    13     18
  48.  Ed Lathioor        on    05     18
  49.  Jim Stanard        MD    02     18
  50.  Charles Hickok     PA    02     18
  51.  Robin Barbehenn    MD    99     18
  52.  Kurt Miller        PA    13     17
  53.  Chris Trimmer      TX    07     12
  54.  Sean McCulloch     OH    03     12
  55.  George Sauer       OH    02     12
  56.  Andrew Cummins     uk    01     12
  57.  Don Greenwood      MD    99     12
  58.  Kevin Wojtaszczyk  NY    02     11
  59.  Phil Watkins       MN    10     10
  60.  Jeff Ridenour      CA    05      8
  61.  Eugene Hourany     CA    09      6
  62.  John Boyd          TX    06      6
  63.  Olin Hentz         CT    00      6
  64.  Dan Leader         MA    10      5
  65.  Chris Kessel       OR    02      5
  66.  Nicole Kaiyan      au    06      4
  67.  John Stevens       NY    14      3
  68.  Crawford Lopez     VA    01      2

2014 Laurelists                       Repeating Laurelists:

David Hood, NC
2nd

Jeff Mullet, OH
3rd

Tedd Mullally, NJ
4th

Mark Smith, KY
5th

John Stevens, NY
6th

Past Winners

Mike May, NY
1996

George Sauer, OH
1997

Mark Giddings, NY
1998

Ewan McNay, CT
1999-2000, 2003

Rich Curtin, NY
2001

Ken Gutermuth, TX
2002

Steve Simmons, NJ
2004

Mark Smith,KY
2005

Jeff Mullet, OH
2006, 2008

Kevin Sudy, VA
2007

Ted Simmons, IL
2009, 2013

Doug Galullo, MD
2010

Harald Henning, CT
2011

Bruce Reiff, OH
2012

Nick Henning, CT
2014

Kevin Wojtasczyck and Adam Sigal talk peace envoys.

 Mark Smith plots aganst New Zealand's Llew Bardecki.

no longer enlightened ...

This year's event was much more congenial than 2013. While the same in game tragedies continued to occur, everyone took their lumps with good grace and had a great time. There was a 'training' table thanks to the generosity of Winton Lemoine bringing fresh new blood into the heats.

Paris was the big loser this year with no wins. Barcelona and Venice tied for the Preliminary wins, but it was Hamburg that won the day in the 6-player Final due to being part of the five-event blitzlrieg of 30th ranked Nick Henning who rose ten places in the AOR laurel standings with this win.

The most noteworthy Preliminary win was Jeff Mullet's with only an 8 boat at the end! Who needs those overseas boxes! The training table saw the power of unbridled Crusades when one player owned half the map by Turn 3! And I am quite the trend setter! When faced with my first two cards being Enlightened Ruler and Mysticism, I decided to send everyone else plummeting in Turn 1 and not have to pay stabilization. The net effect, where I never left the blue and everyone else was bordering or in the red, was so impressive that the play was repeated in the Final by Jeff Mullet, but with less dramatic effect.

Three players bid 5 for the privilege of picking their capital first in the Final. Genoa had the misfortune of drawing War as their start card, and even with the power of a military advantage could not manage to win against Barcelona, so he took a beating in the early game. Fortunately, his wise buy of patronage in Round 2 left him in control of the pacing for the next few rounds as everyone had to buy Holy Indulgences, Overland East, and Written record in Round 3, and only Genoa and Barcelona bought Cathedral in 5th and 6th seat in Round 5. Fortunately, Genoa was able to barter a deal to get in a grain run and famine play to recover from its earlier war.

Paris experimented by not buying Caravan until Turn 7! This new venture did not go very well once Paris was blocked from Seaworthy by the pope and did not have the necessary mobility otherwise to recover. There was strong contention for the lead between the wool nations and a cloth-wealthy Venice, but a late timber run gave Hamburg enough cash to overtaket London for the win by a mere 33 points!

Last year's After Action Report must have been widely studied, as collaborative deals to keep players in the game were common this year. Perhaps it was this new approach at detente that contributed to everyone having a much better time this year.

I will be taking some time off for my dream vacation - cruising the Mediterranean! We are looking for someone to keep AOR running next year so if you are interested, I have all the materials you will need! Shoot me an email at the address below.

GM Tedd Mullally and his five co-finalists before the knives come out.

 GM    Tedd Mullally  [8th year]   NA 
  TMullally5@gmail.com   NA

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