Updated 11/23/2010

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Harry Flawd, PA

2010 Champion

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Event History
1993    Kurt Litscher      16
1994    Mark Potter      16
1995    Mark Potter      16
1996    Harry Flawd      19
1997    Harry Flawd      15
1998    John Ellmann      16
1999    Harry Flawd     20
2000    Harry Flawd     30
2001    Devin Flawd     20
2002     Bill O'Neal     28
2003     Harry Flawd      42
2004     Harry Flawd      38
2005     Devin Flawd      38
2006     Devin Flawd      41
2007     Devin Flawd      38
2008     Devin Flawd      40
2009     Bruno Passacantando      49
2010     Harry Flawd      46

Rank  Name               From  Last  Total
  1.  Devin Flawd         PA    09    200
  2.  Harry Flawd         PA    10    180
  3.  Bill O'Neal         NY    02     40
  4.  Mike Destro         NJ    07     36
  5.  Bruno Passacantando CT    09     32
  6.  Derek Landel        NJ    06     28
  7.  Barry Shoults       MI    08     24
  8.  John Ellmann        MD    01     22
  9.  Jordan Flawd        PA    08     21
 10.  Jeremy Billones     VA    10     18
 11.  David Tianen        WI    09     18
 12.  Dave Buchbinder     PA    03     18
 13.  Ray Stakenas II     MI    03     18
 14.  Dan Dolan Jr        NJ    05     15
 15.  Bill Place          PA    05     13
 16.  Joe Yaure           PA    10     12
 17.  Mark Love           MD    10     12
 18.  Jacob Hebner        CO    08     12
 19.  Chad Gormly         MA    07     12
 20.  Dale Long           NJ    09      9
 21.  Paul O'Neil         MD    06      9
 22.  Jason Levine        NY    03      9
 23.  John Shaheen        VA    10      6
 24.  Ron Pisarz          VA    09      6
 25.  John Shaheen        MA    07      6
 26.  Andy Lewis          DE    06      6
 27.  Pete Putnam         PA    04      6
 28.  Greg Berry          VA    01      6
 29.  Michael Cook        VA    01      4
 30.  Daniel Long         NJ    10      3
 31.  Jeff Finkeldey      OH    04      3
 32.  Dennis Nicholson    NY    03      3
 33.  Bruce Reiff         OH    00      2

2010 Laurelists                                               Repeating Laurelists:

Jeremy Billones, VA

Joe Yaure, PA

Mark Love, MD

John Shaheen, VA

Daniel Long, NJ

Past Winners

Mark Potter, PA

Harry Flawd, PA
'96-97, '99-00, '03-04, '10

John Ellmann, MD

Devin Flawd, PA
2001, 2005-08

Bill O'Neal, NY

Bruno Passacantando, CT

 Its SRO in Cornwall during the opening heat with some games spilling over into the neighboring Terrace demonstration tables.

Leave it to Mark Love to find another mask to wear. At least the painted fan isn't as hot as the gorilla suit in August.

While the Son's Away ...

Paydirt 2010 again had a strong showing, with 46 coaches vying for the coveted wood. Noticeably absent this year (and he claims it will only be for THIS year only was five-time champ Devin Flawd, who recently graduated from college and landed a job that did not make attendance possible this year.

34 coaches drafted Wednesday afternoon, and some of the notable games were Scott Nerney's Jets topping Doug Porterfield and his Chiefs, 24-22, Mark Love holding off Bill O'Neal 42-39 in a Texan-Bill matchup, Rich Moyer over Chris Palermo on a late FG 25-22, Danny Lewis winning 27-17 with his Texan team, while dad Andy once again could not find magic with his beloved Steelers, dropping a 36-22 decision to Steve Vance and his Browns....losing was bad enough for Andy....but to make it to the Browns of all teams also??? Ouch! Winners in the second round included Joe Yaure, Browns, along with Steve and his Browns often can you say that has happened, Browns start off 4-0? Dan Long topped Danny Lewis 32-27, John Coussis, Mark Love, Harry Flawd, Jacob Hebner, Scott Nerney and Tim Dolan rounded out the winners. Round 3 continued the excitement, with one Browns team (Joe) continuing to push his team towards glory, while Steve fell to John's Charger team 45-16. Dan Long topped Scott's Jets 18-14, and Harry held off Jacob in a great game 34-27. Joe Yaure continued to mystify with the Browns, this time defeating Mark Love and his Texans 36-21, while Harry for the second year in a row topped Dan Long 38-35 in a back and forth epic affair. That set up a chance for the Browns to get to the Super Bowl, only having to defeat Harry and the Texans.....back and forth they went, but when the clock struck midnight, the Texans passing game proved too much and Harry advanced to the Super Bowl.

30 more coaches fought it out on Friday for the chance to top Harry in the Super Bowl. Chart designer and supplier to the tournament, Ron Pisarz rattled off a couple wins with his Cowboys before falling to Paul Bean's Bears. Bruce Reiff had hand picked his team, the Packers, after months of perusing the charts in his secret lab, and won easily 38-9 before being topped in Round 2 by John Shaheen's Buccaneers 35-28. Harry took his Packer team over the Giants 34-14 and the Panthers 51-24 to advance. Bill O'Neal held off newcomer Samantha Berk 29-27 in Round 1 and then beat Sean McCullouch's Lions 35-11 in Round 2. Defending champion Bruno Passacantando lost his repeat bid, dropping a 24-16 game to Mark Love's Saints. Jeremy Billones also advanced to Round 3 with wins over the Giants 24-20 and the Saints 48-46 in a wild game against John Welage. Round 3 saw tightly contested games between Love's Saints and Conal Jaeger's Redskins, with Mark coming out on top of a 48-45 score, Jeremy defeating Bill 42-24, and Harry forcing seevn Panther turnovers in a 51-24 win. Jeremy topped John Shaheen and his Bucs 23-17 and Harry stopped Mark 34-24 in the other game. Jeremy and his Seahawks then topped Harry in the NFC title game.

As happens in real life, the game is sometimes more of a build up of anticipation than a super game, as was the result of this year's championship. When the dust settled on the 2010 game, Harry had secured his seventh Paydirt title, first since 2004. Devin will not let him forget that this title comes with an asterisk as he was not there to prevent it this year .....

We infused a few new rules to the tournament this season, adding more realism, and coupled with the efforts of Andy Lewis to supply team "helmet chits" for every team, we continue to make the Paydirt tourney a highlight of the convention for many of our players.

Bruce Wigdor is tested by Danny Lewis who is wise enough not to pick the Steelers yet again come hell or high water. Right, Andy?

John Shaheen and Paul Bean revel in their hour at the helm of a pro football franchise. Everyone can live vicariously for a while at WBC.
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