titan 2 [Updated October 2006]  

2006 WBC Report    

 2007 Status: pending 2007 GM commitment

John Sharp III, FL

2006 Champion

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Event History
1994    Paul Goliwas      26
1995    Bruno Wolff      26
1996    Brian Sutton      17
1997    Brian Sutton      29
1998    Ed Rothenheber      39
1999    Jason Ley     32
2000    Brian Sutton     36
2001    Andrew Gross     30
2002    Dan Strock     36
2003    Aaron Fuegi     25
2004    David des Jardins     24
2005    David des Jardins     24
2006    John Sharp III     26


Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  David des Jardins  CA    05     86
  2.  Aaron Fuegi        MA    06     70
  3.  Brian Sutton       MD    06     57
  4.  Dan Strock         PA    06     55
  5.  Andrew Gross       WA    03     49
  6.  David Finberg      MA    03     30
  7.  John Sharp III     FL    06     32
  8.  Clifford Smith     PA    05     28
  9.  Jason Ley          WA    03     26
 10.  David Platnick     VA    01     24
 11.  Bruno Wolff        WI    05     20
 12.  Jeff Cornett       FL    06     18
 13.  Bill Dufton        CA    02     16
 14.  Ed Rothenheber     MD    06     12
 15.  Ben Foy            MD    02     12
 16.  Chuck Nail         GA    02     12
 17.  Larry Lingle       PA    01     12
 18.  Steve Koleszar     VA    01      8
 19.  Dave Burkey        PA    04      4
 20.  Rick Northey       MA    05      3
 21.  Jason Russ         VA    99      2

2006 Laurelists

Jeff Cornett, FL

Ed Rothenheber, MD

Dan Strock, PA

Aaron Fuegi, MA

Brian Sutton, MD

Past Winners

Paul Goliwas, MD

Bruno Wolff, WI

Brian Sutton. MD
1996-1997, 2000

Ed Rothenheber, MD

Jason Ley, WA

Andrew Gross, WA

Dan Strock, PA

Aaron Fuegi, MA

David des Jardins, CA

 Larry Lingle (left) and Jason Ley battle in the opening round.

 The 2-player version dispenses with diplomacy for combat!

Titan for the socially challenged ...

The 2005 winner was David des Jardins. In the first game of his march to the championship, he played and beat John Sharp III. This year David and John once again squared off in the first round, and the winner again took the championship, but the result was different this time. John beat the two-time defending champion, then proceeded to march to the championship. Since the opening pairings are randomly drawn, it does not seem likely that these two will meet in the first round next year, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were willing to play each other in the Final!

Along the way there were many good games played. 26 players started. Four players were allowed late starting times because of conflicting events, a benefit the 2-player tournament always extends. Please note that this only requires the GM to be notified no later than the starting time on Wednesday morning.

Steve Owens found out how unfortunate it is to have serpents in the desert. He had six serpents with his titan when attacked from below. Because serpents can only move one sand hex, and there are three sand hexes on the side he was defending, he had to leave three of them off the battle board on the first turn, instantly becoming dead creatures and out of the game.

Three-time champ Brian Sutton bowed out to Ed Rothenheber in the quarterfinals. Ed then lost in the semis to Jeff Cornett, who had to beat Bruno Wolff and Dave Finberg just to reach the semis. In the other half of the draw, past champions Aaron Fuegi and Dan Strock met with the winner to face John Sharp, who survived a mutual roll-off against Kyle Moore. John beat Dan in the second semi-final to earn his first TT2 laurels.

The Final showed that Jeff was a competitor. He had earned over 300 points in battle while John still had not reached 100. But one of the battles had weakened Jeff's titan stack and when offered the opportunity to attack, John took it and thereby became the 2006 champion.

I look forward to seeing all again next year.

 GM      Rich Atwater  [3rd Year]  NA 
    richintacoma@harbornet.com   (253) 759-2791

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