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Updated Nov. 23, 2013

2013 WBC Report  

 2014 Status: pending 2014 GM commitment

David Gubbay, TX

2013 Champion

Event History
2002    Buddy Sinigaglio     61
2003    Larry Lingle     59
2004    Brian Sutton     43
2005    Karl Henning     51
2006    Larry Lingle     48
2007    William Sparks     54
2008     Nick Page     55
2009     Brian Sutton     41
2010     Larry Lingle     43
2011    Bill Morse     46
2012    John Schoose     44
2013    David Gubbay     45


Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Larry Lingle       PA    11    118
  2.  Brian Sutton       MD    12    105
  3.  Karl Henning       CT    13     66
  4.  Bill Morse         VA    11     54
  5.  David Gubbay       TX    13     39
  6.  Alex Bell          MD    09     39
  7.  John Schoose       IL    12     36
  8.  Buddy Sinigaglio   CO    03     34
  9.  Andrew Wilson      NJ    10     30
 10.  Nick Page          on    08     30
 11.  William Sparks     MD    07     30
 12.  Phil Rennert       MD    06     27
 13.  Sean McCulloch     OH    07     25
 14.  Marilyn Flowers    MD    13     21
 15.  Ted Lange          GA    13     21
 16.  Carolyn Strock     PA    11     21
 17.  Keith Corbino      CT    12     18
 18.  David Platnick     VA    11     18
 19.  Rick Sciacca       FL    08     18
 20.  Lee Fitzjerrels    mc    04     18
 21.  Craig Moffitt      NJ    03     17
 22.  Greg Zegalia       PA    09     15
 23.  Ken Whitesell      PA    13     14
 24.  Thomas Strock      PA    13     12
 25.  Tony Musella       NJ    09     12
 26.  Rob Flowers        MD    07     12
 27.  Seth Kirchner      KY    04     12
 28.  Evan Cagwin        PA    07      9
 29.  Chelsea Sinigaglio NJ    04      9
 30.  John Pack          CO    03      8
 31.  Gino Sinigaglio    NJ    11      6
 32.  Micah Hultgren     CA    10      6
 33.  Bob Heinzmann      FL    02      4
 34.  Dan Stock          PA    10      3
 35.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    02      3

2013 Laurelists                                          Repeating Laurelists:

Marilyn Flowers, MD

Thomas Strock, PA

Karl Henning, DC

Ken Whitesell, PA

Ted Lange, GA

Past Winners

Buddy Sinigaglio, CO

Larry Lingle, PA
2003, 2006, 2010

Brian Sutton, MD
2004, 2009

Karl Henning, CT

William Sparks, MD

Nick Page, on

Bill Morse, VA

John Schoose, IL

David Gubbay, TX

Chris Trimmer vs David Gubbay

Alex Gubbay vs Sean McCulloch

 Marilyn Flowers vs Randy Sands

Wilson Knight vs Jim Carvin

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The field remained stable with availability of games being more of an issue than players as the game is long out of print. This year, players did not complain about playing the Naboo -- they must have gotten the message on the play balance.

In the preliminary heats a total of 39 games were played in three separate heats. The Naboo won 20. There is no time limit in the preliminary games and this usually slants the game somewhat towards the Naboo; however, this year the preliminary game winners were almost evenly split between good and evil. In the time-limited playoffs, results were again almost equally split, as the Trade Federation won 8 of 15. In the grueling four-round, time-limited playoffs the Trade Federation wins if it is still standing after two hours - this reflects the time-limited aspect of the battle in the theatre.

Overall in 2013, the combined tally for the entire tournament was 27 wins for each side.

Special thanks are in order for Bill "General Grevious" Morse for his invaluable efforts as an Assistant Game Master and for his organizational and clerical skills.

Three Cheers for David "The Hutt" Gubbay who survived through the championship game to claim the First Place Wood. His Enormity was 6-0 during the entire competition, with all wins garnered as the Dark Side. The "Hutt" Gubbay has been a great supporter of the tournament since the beginning and was once nominated for the Sportsmanship Award -- a notable feat in this cutthroat game which has drawn only two such nominations in 13 years.

16 players advanced to the playoffs. Among them were only two past champions: Karl "Sith Witch" Henning and three-time champ Lawrence "Lobot" Lingle. Other past champs who failed to advance out of the preliminaries included Brian "Bossk" Sutton, Jonathan "Jacen Solo" Schoose and Bill "Battle Droid" Morse, who was demoted upon losing.

In the round of 16, the eight matches went as follows: Marilyn "Purple Queen" Flowers over Carolyn "Guri" Strock, Alex "IG-88" Lange over Jim "Clone Trooper" Carvin, "Lobot" Lingle over "Ashton "Antarian Ranger" Worley, "Sith Witch" Henning over Alex "Ewok Warrior" Gubbay, Ted "Tamtel Skreeg" Lange over Keith "Crab Droid" Corbino, David "The Hutt" Gubbay over David "Plo Koon" Platnick, Ken "Kit Fisto" Whitesell over Meghan "Mandalorian" Friedmann and Tom "Tusken Raider" Strock over Wilson "Imperial" Knight.

In the quarterfinals: Tom Strock took the Throne Room from Alex Lange after Quigon killed Darth Maul. Dave Gubbay made mincemeat of Ken Whitesell's Palace Guards when Maul exited the Generator Core. Marilyn Flowers barely squeezed by Ted Lange when Anakin shut down the droids in the waning seconds. Karl Henning blew out Larry Lingle who had only four pieces left on both boards at game end.

In the semifinals, Marilyn Flowers didn't wait until the waning seconds to defeat Henning as Anakin blitzed through the Star Fighter spaces and shut down the droids quickly. David Gubbay's wicked minions had an easy time with Tom Strock as Anakin's Star Fighter stalled and the two Jedi forgot to pay their Lightsaber bill.

The Championship game between David and Marilyn was even at first as Quigon and Darth Maul damaged each other in the Generator Core while the Palace Guards and the Droids traded shots in the Naboo Palace. Marilyn managed to kill all the Droid-Deka, but Maul eventually sent Quigon to be part of the force. Then fortunes changed when Darth Maul got hot and put a six-hit hurt on Obiwan, who failed to block. Obiwan soon went to be with Quigon freeing Darth Maul from the Generator Core. The Sith quickly sent eight Palace Guards to oblivion while Anakin was stuck two spaces from the control ship. The game lasted 75 minutes - about 12 years less than Dave's quest for the title.

Meghan Friedmann has a homemade version of the scarce out-of-print game with blocks replacing the figures.

Turning one game into two. Note the screws replacing the columns used in the game at left. Figures and cards remain here.
 GM      Buddy Sinigaglio  [6th Year]   NA 
    sinigaglio@hotmail.com   NA

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