liberty [Updated October 2003]  

2003 WBC Report  

 2004 Status: pending December Membership Century Vote

Evan Seary, NY

2003 Champion

2nd: Jack Morrell, NY

3rd: Damian Mastrangelo, PA

4th: Patrick Duffy, VA

5th: Rick Kirchner, KY

6th: Barry Smith, NY

Event History
2003    Evan Seary     18

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 1. Even Seary


 2. Jack Morrell


 3. Damian Mastrangelo


 4. Patrick Duffy


 5. Rick Kirchner


 6. Barry Smith



Liberty blocks ...

Single Elimination, 18 entrants
Round 1: 9 games, British won 4, Americans 5.
Round 2: 4 games, British won 2, Americans 2.
Round 3: 2 games, British won both
Final: 1 game, British victory

This was the debut of this new game on the American Revolution. Released at WBC, entrants could not pick up a copy until thirty minutes before the first round began. Fortunately, most entrants had lots of experience with block games.

The two early rounds slightly favored the Americans who managed to gain their independence seven times in thirteen games. Two winners in the early rounds had event schedule conflicts, which allowed the losers in those games to advance. One of them, as it turned out, parlayed that break into championship wood.

The final was fought by rebel Jack Morrell and Evan Seary, thought to be the youngest general in the British Army. The early war was mostly fought in the North. The British held Boston, campaigned in New England, and gained control of the Hudson Valley by seizing Fort Ticonderoga in 1777. This effort allowed the Americans to hold New York and gain control of the South. The British then mounted amphibious invasions of Philadelphia and Charleston in 1778. The Americans recaptured Fort Ticonderoga in 1779, then Montreal, but their attack on Quebec, led by Arnold, was repulsed and eliminated due to winter attrition.

The fickle French did not enter the war until 1780, then failed to do much of anything useful due to a combination of bad weather and the fortunes of war (hot British dice). This doomed the rebels.

In 1780 the British severely repulsed a French/American attack on Charleston, and then mounted their own southern campaign that captured Wilmington and Savannah. The British ended 1780 with 29 points, one short of victory. This southern campaign continued in 1781, a tense year that ended with the British holding 31 points and defeat for the Americans. General Seary received a peerage; General Morrell received a king's pardon.

 GM      Grant Dalgliesh  [1st Year]   NA   NA

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