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Bob Titran, NY

2005 Champion

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Event History
1999    Roger Taylor     21
2000    Mike Lam     30
2001    Mike Lam     24
2002    Andy Lewis     32
2003    Legend Daniel Hoffman     36
2004    Chris Janiec     27
2005    Bob Titran     20


Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Michael Lam        CA    01     70
  2.  Roger Taylor       VA    03     63
  3.  Ed Karpowicz       DC    05     54
  4.  Dan Hoffman        NC    03     30
  5.  Andy Lewis         DE    02     30
  6.  Chris Janiec       PA    04     26
  7.  Steve Caler        PA    03     24
  8.  Kris Weinschenker  PA    02     21
  9.  Rich Phares        VA    02     21
 10.  Bill Alderman      VA    01     21
 11.  Chris LeFevre      AZ    04     20
 12.  Bob Titran         NY    05     20
 13.  Michael Nagel      NJ    05     16
 14.  Andy Maly          MD    00     16
 15.  David Metzger      NY    05     12
 16.  Joe Harrison       KY    04     12
 17.  Peter Perla        VA    03     12
 18.  George Young       VT    00     12
 19.  Winston Forrest    VA    00      8
 20.  John Emery         SC    05      6
 21.  John Alsen         MN    04      6
 22.  Charles Eastman    VA    02      6
 23.  John Ellsworth     IL    00      4
 24.  Roy Gibson         MD    02      3
 25.  Jim Gutt           AZ    99      3
 26.  Terry Coleman      BC    05      2
 27.  Sal Vasta          VA    04      2

2005 Laurelists

Ed Karpowicz, DC

David Metzger, NY

John Emery, SC

Mike Nagel, NJ

Terry Coleman, BC

Past Winners

Roger Taylor, VA

Mike Lam, CA

Andy Lewis, DE

Legend Dan Hoffman, MD

Chris Janiec, PA

Down in Flames ...

20 fliers took to the air to dogfight in the skies of World War II. The first round took us to the skies over England during the Battle of Britain. It was surprising to see the Bf-109E win ten and draw two of the 20 matches, as the Spitfire Mk. I had a slight advantage in that it could take one more point of damage than the Bf-109E.

The second round took us to the Pacific with one element of Tojo (Ki-44-2b) and one element of Frank 1 (Ki-84-1a) taking on the Corsair (F4U-1) and Seafire III. This provided an even match as the Japanese split the 20 matches.

Those two rounds tidentified the top eight who would advance to the Final. Four players were 2-0 while the top four 1-1 players in total Victory Points joined them in the next round.

The Quarter-Finals took us back to Europe with the big guns of the P-47C taking on the mighty Fw-190A. The P-47C proved to be the more formidable of the two with its mighty turbo-charged engine winning four of the six battles, with a 29-point spread in favor of the P-47C. We did have one game in this round being fought in the Pacific with the F6F Hellcats taking on George (N1K1-J) and Jacks (J2M). This dogfight also proved to favor the Allies with the Hellcat winning both of the battles by a point score of 30-15.

The Semifinal pit the Zero (Z6M5) and Tony (Ki-61) against the Hurricane IIB. The Hurricanes proved up to the task, winning three of the four battles by a 50-19 point spread.

The Final found us back on equal ground with the new/improved Corsair (F4U-1c) taking on the George II (N1K2-J). Bob Titran, fresh off his victory in the Ivanhoe tournament, won by a total of just one point. Congratulations to Bob on his win.

GMT was a great sponsor again. They provided a Zero game to use as door prize and extra play decks/planes/counters to use in the tournament. Even though Mike Lam could not be at WBC this year, he worked with Martin Scott to provided everyone who played in the tournament with three preview planes from the C3i-DiF Fighter Squadron Pack that GMT will be releasing in the fall.

 GM      Chris LeFevre  [1st Year]   NA   NA

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