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Updated 11/15/2011
2011 WBC Report  

 2012 Status: pending 2012 GM commitment
Kevin Youells, PA
2011 Champion



Event History
1991    Alan Behrens    24
1992    Dan Vice    48
1993    Dan Vice    37
1994    Ken Rothstein    35
1995    Michael Neal    40
1996    Joe Gundersen    28
1997    Todd Vander Pluym     23
1998    Eric Gundersen    34
1999   Doug Galullo    38
2000   Eric Gundersen    27
2001   Doug Galullo    19
2002   Doug Galullo    20
2003   Joe Gundersen    28
2004   Harald Henning    31
2005   John Morris   34
2006   Joe Gundersen    33
2007   Kevin Youells    30
2008   Christina Harley    30
2009   Kevin Youells    32
2010   Gregory Kulp    32
2011   Kevin Youells    30

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Kevin Youells      FL    11    282
  2.  Doug Galullo       FL    06    266
  3.  Joe Gundersen      IN    06    186
  4.  Shantanu Saha      NY    10    129
  5.  Eric Gundersen     NJ    03    125
  6.  Christina Harley   VA    11    109
  7.  Harald Henning     CT    11     80
  8.  Ted Mullally       NJ    03     50
  9.  Gregory Kulp       NJ    10     40
 10.  John Morris        MD    05     40
 11.  Ken Rothstein      NY    09     30
 12.  Chris Robbins      UT    07     30
 13.  Rodd Polsky        PA    01     30
 14.  Jeff Bowers        UT    06     29
 15.  Charley Hickok     PA    00     26
 16.  Sean Bryan         TN    11     20
 17.  Joe Lux            NJ    08     20
 18.  Peter Rauch        MA    00     18
 19.  Kevin Hillock      VA    09     15
 20.  Rachel Harley      VA    08     15
 21.  Russell Harley     WA    07     15
 22.  Ann Cornet         FL    02     15
 23.  Mark Neale         RI    10     12
 24.  Nathan Barhorst    MI    11     10
 25.  Robert Vollman     ab    07     10
 26.  Mike Musko         FL    03     10
 27.  Francis Spencer    CT    01     10
 28.  Robert Kircher     RI    05      8
 29.  Zui Mowshowitz     NY    11      5
 30.  Jennifer Visocnik  IL    09      5
 31.  Janice Thorne      OH    08      5
 32.  Rich Jenulis       OH    07      5
 33.  Harry White        TX    04      5
 34.  Jamie Tang         MD    02      5
 35.  Malinda Kyrkos     NY    10      4

2011 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists 

Harald Henning, CT

Sean Bryan, TN

Christina Harley, VA

Nathan Barhorst, MI

Zui Mowshowitz, NY

Past Winners

Dan Vice, VA
1992 - 1993

Ken Rothstein, NY

Joe Gundersen, IN
1996, 2003, 2006

Todd Vander Pluym, CA

Eric Gundersen, NJ
1998, 2000

Doug Galullo, FL
1999, 2001, 2002

Harald Henning, CT

John Morris, MD

Kevin Youells, PA
2007, 2009, 2011

Christina Harley, WA


Gregory Kulp, NJ

The Trade Not Made ...

Defying the WBC trend, attendance dipped slightly, perhaps due to a combination of a return to Class A status, and the elimination of the Tuesday night heat. Next year, we will return to Class B with a Tuesday demo in a quest for new faces.

The nationality statistics for the six games played were:

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The two preliminary heats mustered five games. The winners were Zvi Mowshowitz (Iberia), Kevin Youells (two wins, Illyria and Assyria), Sean Bryan (Assyria), and Nathan Barhorst (Egypt). Jennifer Visocnik, Harald Henning, Christina Harley, and Jon Anderson joined these victors in the Final. Positions were awarded by random draw with trading allowed. Everybody seemed content with their selection except Kevin who was anxiously trying to pawn Illyria off on some other poor sucker ... err, contender, but to no avail. The sides were thus established as: Africa/Zvi, Iberia/Nathan, Illyria/Kevin, Thrace/Sean, Jon/Crete, Assyria/Jenn, Babylon/Harald, and Egypt/Christina.

There was the usual discussion of borders at the outset, and it soon became apparent that Assyria was going to be in trouble. Her normal territory was coveted by both Babylon and Crete, and they combined to limit her growth from the Stone Age on. Africa and Egypt also disputed the territories near Cyrene. The rulers of Illyria and Iberia probably didn't improve matters by encouraging Africa's claims, but they sure had fun doing it.

As the game progressed, calamities became a major factor. Africa was the primary victim of no less than 13 calamities, including a nasty Civil War/Epidemic combination on Turn 9. Zvi lost 20 units to Crete, and did not have Medicine at the time. Insult was added to injury in the next turn when he caught another round of the flu and was reduced to zero cities. To his credit, he never gave up trying to win despite going backwards on the AST. Three turns later, it was Crete's turn to lose all his cities as he was stuck with both Famine and Iconoclasm & Heresy in addition to being chosen for the full secondary effects of Epidemic by Thrace.
Crete had chosen to play a highly aggressive game. He took full advantage of any player having no units in stock and sacking the undefended city. He did this to Egypt on Turn 13. Both Crete and Illyria joined in on Turn 14, knowing that the Egyptian queen was holding several Spice cards. Nathan then uttered the quote of the tournament when he leaned back in his chair and announced "I'm looking for Spice."

Turn 14 also proved brutal for Assyria as she was hit by both Civil War and Barbarians. Jenn was only able to rebuild to four cities the next turn as she had to clear her territory of both Barbarians and Cretans.

By this time, Illyria had used Mining to catch the pack and was becoming a force to be reckoned with. Crete and Thrace had previously purchased Military, and Crete had launched multiple attacks into Illyria. Kevin chose to respond by purchasing Monotheism instead of Military for defense. The powerful effects of this buy helped push the Illyrians to victory as he used Monotheism as a diplomatic tool, and Babylon had to rearrange his entire purchase for the turn to buy Theology to avoid becoming the target for Monotheism. Babylon had been working his way to the Black Sea to attack Thrace, but Sean chose to eliminate the Babylonian coastal presence so Harald could not launch any attacks. This had the unintended consequence of helping Kevin as he cut individual deals to give immunity from Monotheism to any player who did not attack him. In the end, Kevin was able to hold on for a slim victory.

The final tally was: Kevin/Illyria 4406, Harald/Babylon 4313, Sean/Thrace 4090, Christina/Egypt 4070, Nathan/Iberia 3800, Zvi/Africa 3328, Jon/Crete 3288, and Jenn/Assyria 3033.

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