elchfest [Updated October 2007]  

2007 WBC Report     

 2007 Status: pending December Membership Trial Vote

Dave Meyaard, CT

2007 Champion

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Event History
2001    Jeff Paull     27
2002    Bob Runnicles     46
2003    Dan Dolan Sr     42
2004    Dan Dolan Sr     48
2005     Bob Runnicles     47
2006    Bob Runnicles     50
2007     Dave Meyaard     53


Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Bob Runnicles      FL    06     56
  2.  Jeff Paull         OH    06     42
  3.  Dan Dolan Sr       NJ    04     38
  4.  Dave Meyaard       CT    07     26
  5.  James Carvin       PA    07     20
  6.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    07     20
  7.  Rebecca Hebner     CO    06     18
  8.  Bill Edwards       VA    06     16
  9.  Seth Kirchner      KY    07      8
 10.  Vince Frattali     WA    01      6
 11.  Rich Irving        CA    07      4
 12.  Lance Fogel        PA    05      4
 13.  Alex Bove          PA    04      4
 14.  Roger Taylor       VA    03      4
 15.  Lynn Ribeiro       NH    01      4
 16.  Roy Gibson         MD    02      3
 17.  Kevin Youells      FL    02      3
 18.  Sam Brosius        MA    07      2
 19.  Phil White         MD    05      2
 20.  John Tighe         NC    04      2
 21.  Steve Cameron      PA    03      2
 22.  Robert Eastman     NV    03      1
 23.  Nicholas Kramer    PA    02      1

2007 Laurelists

James Carvin, PA

Seth Kirchner, KY

Dan Dolan Jr, NJ

Rich Irving, CA

Sam Brosius, MA

Past Winners

Jeff Paul, OH

Bob Runnicles, FL
2002, 2005-06

Dan Dolan Sr, NJ

This river appears to be mighty dry ... "snow" tablecloths removed ...

Obviously not a game for the far-sghted ...

grand strategy on a titanic scale ...

Game wardens of the world rejoice! The moose population continues to increase and the annual migration of the herd trying to cross the Susquehannah at Lancaster Pennsylvania continues to swell. 53 contestants vied for the honor of being the Elchfest champion of the World.

This year's tournament saw many great games and heart wrenching moments of moose drama including a father-son showdown with rookie GM Dan Dolan Jr. eliminating Dan Dolan Sr. for the second straight year to advance to the semi-finals. Ah yes, forget all that Disney circle of life stuff. What we have here is survival of the fittest with the young bull taking on the old stag for domination of the herd. Real life at its rawest. As the patriarch skulked off into the woods licking his wounds, one was left to wonder whether we've seen the last of the two-time former champ or whether there's life in those flickin' fingers yet. With the other two-time defending champion Bob Runnicles nowhere to be seen there would be a new champion this year from the ranks of the young bulls.

The Elchfest final four was now determined. Dave Meyaard would go moose to moose against Seth Kirchner for the right to play either Dan Dolan Jr. or James Carvin for the Elchfest Championship of the world. With a resounding splash Dan Dolan Jr and Seth Kirchner fell from their stones to leave James and Dave as the last two moose standing. However in Elchfest there can be only one leader of the herd, and that moose proved to be Dave Meyaard as he swept James Carvin in two games. A new champion was crowned and youth has been served.

But beware ... shipments of Ben Gay and arthritic medications to a certain New Jersey address signal serious finger flickin' training is on the rise in some quarters. Circle of life be damned!

Either these kids are really small or they have a bigger moose ...

Look who decided to show up this year ... they have Junior GMs in Dan's World after all!
 Elchfest Junior

32 Elk calves tried to cross the river. The three most successful were:

1st: Ben Gardner

2nd: Virginia Melton

3rd: Rebecca Melton

4th: Evan Boone

5th: Phil Entwhistle

6th: Tom Melton

 GM      Dan Dolan Jr  [1st Year]   NA
    dan_dolan27@hotmail.com   NA

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