Updated 1/14/2012
2011 WBC Report  

   2012 Status: pending 2012 GM commitment
Jon Senn, PA
2011 Champion



Event History
2008    Rob Kircher     48
2009    Tedd Mullally     98
2010    Cary Morris     97
2011    Jon Senn     89

Euro Quest Event History
2009    Sceadeau D'Tela     37
2010    Mike Turian     26
2011    Ben Scholl     41

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Tedd Mullally      NJ    10     70
  2.  Mike Kaltman       PA    11     68
  3.  Jon Senn           PA    11     62
  4.  Rob Kircher        RI    10     53
  5.  Sceadeau D'Tela    NC    11     50
  6.  Cary Morris        NC    10     50
  7.  Bill Crenshaw      VA    11     49
  8.  Ben Scholl         PA    11     30
  9.  Geoffrey Pounder   on    10     30
 10.  Mike Turian        WA    10     30
 11.  Richard J. Shay    MA    09     30
 12.  Joshua Cooper      MD    11     21
 13.  Randy Buehler      WA    11     21
 14.  Haim Hochboim      is    11     18
 15.  David Platnick     VA    08     18
 16.  Rod Bacigalupo     MD    08     12
 17.  Dave Gerson        CA    10     10
 18.  Winton Lemoine     CA    09     10
 19.  Aran Warszawski    is    11      9
 20.  Jeff Mullet        OH    10      9
 21.  Richard M. Shay    MA    10      9
 22.  Alex Bove          PA    09      9
 23.  Jeff Bowers        UT    08      9
 24.  Benjamin Rosset    DC    11      6
 25.  John Downing       VA    10      6
 26.  Dan Eppolito       CA    11      5
 27.  Steve Koleszar     VA    09      5
 28.  Mike Richey        VA    09      3

2011 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists

Mike Kaltman, PA

Sceadeau D'Tela, NC

Joshua Cooper, MD

Bill Crenshaw, VA

Dan Eppolito, CA

Past Winners

Rob Kircher, RI

Tedd Mullally, NJ

Cary Morris, NC

Jon Senn, PA

Josh Cooper doesn't let GM duties deter him from playing.

Britain's Christopher Jones gets a taste of American agriculture.

Old MacDonald had a Farm ...

My first GM assignment became even more intimidating when my assistant GM was unable to attend, leaving me to settle all disputes alone. I had to resolve a few disputes about how cards worked but nobody questioned my decisions. I appointed someone to resolve any disputes in my games; but none arose. I have learned from the experience however, that a laptop would be much better for tracking data on all the players. Customized and enlarged score sheets will also be needed next time, instead of using those which come with the game. The semi-final did not go as planned, as only 18 of 29 preliminary winners appeared for Round 2. The planned 25 player semi-final gave way to five 4-player games with the aid of two alternates. Only the K Deck was used with the Lover, Wet Nurse, and Reed Hut removed. Dan Eppolito ended in a tie for first in his game but came out on the short end of the tie breakers and was thereby awarded sixth place laurels. Dan had been one of the alternates who advanced with two seconds, so he claimed sixth without benefit of a win ahead of 24 players who had a victory. Moral of the story, always follow up on qualifying wins by playing in the advanced rounds.

Here is a 56 point farm that won me a preliminary 5-ER game:

In the Final, Chris Deotte was acting Assistant GM since I had made the Final. In addition to this role, he recorded every move by each player and wrote a report on and which appears at Overall, the tournament went well and I look forward to running it again at both EuroQuest and WBC.

Six regular players from were among the field, myself (Chris), Mike (Coyotek4), Cary (DagKees), Sceadeau (Sceadeau), Ted (NiteArtist), and Jon (Senn). The preliminary rounds consisted of everyone playing one to three draft 5-ERs using only one deck at a time, E, I or K with no cards removed. All six players advanced including myself :-)

Three of the six players advanced. After two hours, the players emerged victorious. The final score was 55-38-37-37-25.

The following cards were played:

Mike: Educator, Clay Worker, Cooking Hearth, Fence Overseer, Turner, Spit Roast, Pelts, Crooked Plow, Market Woman, Adoptive Parents, Clay Worker

Cary: Perpetual Student, Brushwood Collector, Fireplace, Seed Seller, Duck Pond, Lover, Sawhorse, Pieceworker, Stone Oven, Cooking Hearth, Swing Plow, Flail

Tedd: Reed Hut, Storehouse Keeper, Manufacturer, Joinery, Basketmaker's Workshop, Pottery, Ox Team, Milking Stool, Mansion, Serf, Scholar, Bakehouse

Geoffrey: House Goat, Acrobat, Magician, Wood Deliveryman, Bookshelf, Beehive, Pig Whisperer, Forest Pasture, Well, Acreage, Brewery, House Steward  

The finalists interrupt plowing season to pose.

View of the Championship game from the Goodyear Blimp.

2011 Euro Quest Laurelists

Ben Scholl, PA

Haim Hochboim, Israel

Jon Senn, PA

Aran Warszawski, Israel

Benjamin Rosset, DC

 GM      Joshua Cooper (1st Year)  NA   NA

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