wellington [Updated October 2007]  

2007 WBC Report  

 2008 Status: pending 2008 GM commitment

Ed Rothenheber, MD

2007 Champion

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Event History
2006    David Gantt     28
2007     Ed Rothenheber     27


Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Peter Reese        VA    07     36
  2.  Ed Rothenheber     MD    07     30
  3.  David Gantt        SC    06     30
  4.  Rob Mull           CO    07     12
  5.  Robert Vollman     AB    06     12
  6.  Rob Olsson         MD    07      9
  7.  Melvin Casselberry PA    07      9
  8.  Robert March       CA    06      9
  9.  Phil Barcafer      PA    07      6
 10.  Tom Vickery        NJ    06      3

2007 Laurelists

Peter Reese, VA

Rob Mull, CO

Rob Olsson, MD

Phil Barcafer, PA

Melvin Casselberry, PA

Past Winners

David Gantt, SC


 Developer Fred Schachter and Melvin Casselberry enjoy a game on GM Mark McLaughlin's large demo board with miniatures.

 Pete Reese makes a move in the Final as Rob Olsson and Ed Rothenheber observe. Pete has finished second both years.

Where's Nappy? ...

Ed Rothenberg's victory as Britain in the Wellington Final could almost be as much the cause of his coming in second in the Napoleonic Wars 5-Player Final later that day as the great play of his foes. Twelve straight hours of gaming can do that to a man. As well as he played in Napoleonic Wars, Ed played that much better in Wellington. He and his Spanish ally, Peter Reese, fought hard and long to defeat the "Two Robs" (Mull and Olsen). The game went long and hard and deep with battles fought from the Pillars of Hercules to the Passes of the Pyrenees. Like almost all of the other eleven games in the four-player tourney, this was a close one.

All told, of twelve games, the Allies won seven. Of the seven Allied victories, four went to the Spanish. The Southern Army took three of the five French vctories.. No Power seemed to have much of an advantage, and there were no runaway victories.although one game did end when the French conquered Portugal --a rare occurrence in the game.

In addition to the tournament contests, several learning games were played; with several of those who learned on the first night jumping into the fray to try their hands in the second heat. Of the 27 who played Wellington, a good number, like the victorious Rothenberg, also soldiered on to play Napoleonic Wars 5-player, and often on the same day.

 GM      Mark McLaughlin (2ndt Year)  NA  
    mgmprsm@yahoo.com   NA

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