race for the galaxy  

Updated 11/24/2010

2010 WBC Report  

   2011 Status: pending 2010 GM commitment

Robert Renaud, NJ

2008-10 Champion

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Event History
2008    Robert Renaud     103
2009    Robert Renaud     139
2010    Robert Renaud       99

Euro Quest Event History
2008     Mark Delano     36
2009     Doug Faust     44
2010     Andrew Yao     27
 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Robert Renaud      NJ    10    100
  2.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     27
  3.  David Platnick     VA    10     24
  4.  Andrew Yao         VA    10     20
  5.  Doug Faust         NJ    09     20
  6.  Mark Delano        CT    08     20
  7.  Don Sutherland     CT    09     18
  8.  Mike Richey        VA    09     18
  9.  Aaron Fuegi        MA    08     18
 10.  Peggy Pfeifer      FL    10     16
 11.  Pei-Hsin Lin       NJ    10     12
 12.  David Finberg      MA    09     12
 13.  Eric Brosius       MA    09     12
 14.  Alex Bove          PA    10     10
 15.  Scott Anthony      PA    09      9
 16.  Ben Stephenson     MD    08      9
 17.  Nick Page          on    10      8
 18.  Richard M. Shay    MA    10      8
 19.  Bob Wicks Jr       CT    09      8
 20.  John Riston        MD    10      6
 21.  J. R. Geronimo     NY    09      6
 22.  Susan Waterhouse   PA    08      6
 23.  Raphael Lehrer     MD    08      6
 24.  Chris Ellis        FL    10      4
 25.  Rebecca Hebner     DC    10      4
 26.  Jeffrey Thornsen   MD    09      4
 27.  Alex Wolford       VA    08      4
 28.  Lyman Moquin       MD    08      3
 29.  Sceadeau D'Tela    NC    09      2
 30.  Kathy Stroh        DE    08      2

2010 Laurelists                                               Repeating Laurelists:

David Platnick, VA
2nd

Peggy Pfeifer, FL
3rd

Pei-Hsin Lim, NJ
4th

Nick Page, on
5th

Chris Ellis, FL
6th

David Platnick, Misha Lavrov and Charlie Hickok race for the galaxy.

GM Brian Carrr and his three finalists.

Thrice as Nice

The 2010 Race for the Galaxy event ran as two heats, with players having the option of playing two games in each heat. Heat 1 kicked things off with a big crowd. About half chose to play the Basic Game, and the other half opted for the first two expansions. Brink of War was not used because it was so new. Heat 2 was popular as well as the event fell just one player short of breaking the century mark for the third time in as many years. Advancing in the tournament was simple in theory, not so simple in practice: Win a game.

All winners of a Preliminary game qualified for the Elimination Rounds, which consisted of single elimination play until a champion was crowned. 33 winners from the 58 Preliminary games advanced to the Quarter-finals. These were randomly seated into nine games; six 4-player and three 3-player. All games in the Elimination Rounds played with the first two expansions, but without takeovers.

Rob Renaud served notice that the two-time champion meant business when he won his game overwhelmingly with a score of 75 and the best the opposition could muster was 35, 28 and 22. Nick Page also had a strong Quarter-final game winning 49 to 31 to 27. In contrast, the closest Quarter-final found Dave Platnick edging Charlie Hickok by a single point: 56 to 55. Dave then defeated Nick and Kevin Garber in the first semi-final 44 to 39 to 28. Rob swept into his third Final winning 41 to 35 to 21 over Christopher Ellis and David Finberg. The third semi-final saw an upset win by Peggy Pfeifer who defeated Pei-Hsin Lin 37 to 35, with Aaron Fuller coming in third. Pei-Hsin had charged through the heats and Quarter-final crushing all opposition, only to fall a bit short in the semis.

In the three-player Final, Rob Renaud got off to another strong start and never looked back in securing his Three-Peat with a score of 54 to Dave's 34 and Peggy's 30.

2010 Euro Quest Laurelists

Andrew Yao, VA
1st

Robert Kircher, RI
2nd

Richard M. Shay, MA
3rd

Rebecce Hebner, DC
5th

Alex Bove, PA
6th

 GM      Brian Carr (1st Year)  1624 West Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220  
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