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Updated 11/24/2010

2010 WBC Report  

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Rod Davidson, AZ

2010 Champion

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2010    Rod Davidson     74

 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Rod Davidson       AZ    10     20
   2.  Bianca Oksienik    NJ    10     12
   3.  Curt Collins II    PA    10      8
   4.  Randy Buehler      WA    10      6
   5.  Chris Gnech        PA    10      4
   6.  Scott Sunderlin    NY    10      2

2010 Laurelists                                             

Bianca Oksienik, NJ

Curt Collins II, PA

Randy Buehler, WA

Chris Gnech, PA

Scott Sunderlin, NY

Rod Davidson, Richard Shay and David Rohde roll Floods.

GM Scott Buckwalter oversees his finalists.

Euros & Dice ... who sez they don't mix?

This year Ra: The Dice Game debuted at WBC to considerable success as a trial event to 74 players in only two heats. A third heat would probably have generated enough additional entrants to qualify for the Century under the Top 25 entrants clause. The tournament was played by the published rules without variants. Since the published rules do not include tie breakers, none were used in the preliminary rounds. The 22 games played generated three tie games allowing both tied players to advance.

The semis generated some very close games. Curt Cullins II advanced with 48 points, only three more than Scott Sunderlin's 45. Likewise, Rod Davidson advanced with 41 points, only two greater than Chris Gnech's 39. This game proved to be one of the most intriguing games played. Rob began the game by rolling five of a kind in Pharaohs. Later, Chis would match him with five of a kind in Niles. But in the end, Rod Davidson's flood strategy proved too much for both Chris and Dan Eppolito. Rod succeeded in maxing out his Niles to 12 and flooding them in the second Epic. Then began the third Epic by flooding them again in the first roll.

The Final was also ruled by the flood strategy. Rod Davidson once again maxed out and flooded for 12 points in the second Epic. Curt Cullins II also scored 10 for his flooded Niles in the second Epic and maxed them out for the third. But Rod's luck appeared to be headed south as he was unable to flood his Niles throughout the third Epic. Then on the last throw of the dice he succeeded in flooding 12 points of Niles with double Suns to trigger final scoring, denying Curt another throw of the dice and securing his championship.

 GM      Scott Buckwalter  [1st Year]   NA
   sbuckwalter@comcast.net   NA

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