hannibal: rome vs carthage   

Updated 11/15/2011
Omens Pre-Con

2011 WBC Report  

 2012 Status: pending 2012 GM commitment
Lyman Moquin, DC
2011 Champion

Links

  ACTS
Consimworld GM Site WAM

         

Event History
1996    Thomas Drueding      58
1997    James Doughan      52
1998    Karsten Engelmann      52
1999    Jung Yueh     46
2000    James Pei     41
2001    Aaron Fuegi     35
2002    Peter Reese     41
2003    Keith Wixson     44
2004    Chris Byrd     46
2005    Nick Anner     39
2006    Jim Heenehan     34
2007    James Pei     31
2008    Jim Heenehan     43
2009    Keith Wixson     54
2010    James Pei     50
2011    Lyman Moquin     55

PBeM Event History
2001     Aaron Fuegi     37

WAM Event History
2003    Stuart Tucker    11
2004    James Pei    19
2005    Chris Byrd    21
2006    Jim Heenehan    12
2010    Keith Wixson    14
2011    James Pei    14
 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  James Pei          VA    11    362
  2.  Keith Wixson       NJ    10    283
  3.  Jim Heenehan       PA    11    230
  4.  Chris Byrd         CT    11    211
  5.  Lyman Moquin       DC    11    102
  6.  Peter Reese        VA    06     94
  7.  Randall MacInnis   NJ    11     85
  8.  Stuart Tucker      MD    11     64
  9.  Gary Andrews       NY    08     62
 10.  Nick Anner         NY    05     60
 11.  Aaron Fuegi        MA    01     60
 12.  Jung Yueh          MA    99     50
 13.  Scott Moll         VA    06     48
 14.  Mark Giddings      NY    01     40
 15.  Henry Rice         NM    11     36
 16.  Steve Worrel       VA    10     36
 17.  Kyle Greenwood     HI    09     36
 18.  Derek Miller       VA    05     36
 19.  Doug White         PA    04     36
 20.  David Dockter      MN    02     36
 21.  Craig Melton       VA    03     34
 22.  Roderick Lee       CA    11     30
 23.  Charles Hickok     PA    03     30
 24.  Jim Doughan        PA    06     24
 25.  Eugene Lin         WA    05     24
 26.  Jim Eliason        IA    03     24
 27.  Tim Hall           UT    05     22
 28.  George Seary       NY    99     20
 29.  Doug Mercer        MD    04     18
 30.  Ed Rothenheber     MD    02     18
 31.  Phil Barcafer      PA    99     15
 32.  Michael Mitchell   GA    11     12
 33.  Martin Sample      NH    10     12
 34.  Larry Luongo       NJ    08     12
 35.  Matthew Bacho      MD    04     12
 36.  Ahmed Ilpars       tu    07     11
 37.  Raymond Gorka      NY    07     10
 38.  Robert Vollman     al    00     10
 39.  Bill Pettus        MD    11      9
 40.  Paul Gaberson      PA    06      8
 41.  Terry Coleman      CA    10      6
 42.  Marc Berenbach     MA    09      6
 43.  Andy Latto         MA    08      6
 44.  Thomas Richardson  VA    06      6
 45.  Robert Hassard     NJ    02      6
 46.  John Rinko         VA    99      5
 47.  Peter Putnam       PA    10      3
 48.  John Firer         WI    01      3
 49.  Trevor Bender      CA    01      2

2011 Laurelists                                        Repeating Laurelists 

Chris Byrd, CT
2nd

Jim Heenehan, PA
3rd

James Pei, VA
4th

Stuart Tucker, MD
5th

Henry Rice, NM
6th

Past Winners

Thomas Drueding, PA
1996

James Doughan, PA
1997

Karsten Englemann, VA
1998

Jung Yueh, MA
1999

James Pei, TX
2000, 2007, 2010

Aaron Fuegi, MA
2001

Peter Reese, VA
2002

Keith Wixson, NJ
2003, 2009

Chris Byrd, CT
2004

Nick Anner, NY
2005

Jim Heenehan, PA
2006, 2008

Lyman Moquin, DC
2011
     

Stuart Tucker had his best campaign yet, going 4-1, to take fifth with this 10-8 victory over George Young

Randall MacInnis and Steve Worrel went a combined 4-4 with Steve logging a 3-2 record to complete the five scheduled swiss rounds.

Rome Under Siege ...

Carthage dominated Rome yet again, winning 53 of 84 games. The Romans managed to sack Carthage four times, while Rome was burnt three times (once just in time to save Carthage from the same fate). 51 players appeared for Round 1, with defending champ Pei getting the first bye.

Bidding PCs for sides resulted in an average bid of 0.95 for Carthage, down slightly from last year. In 24 of the 84 games, no PCs were bid, while the
Carthaginian bid went to 2 in 26 games and 1 in 29 games. In four games Rome received a bid of 1.

The Syracuse Alliance occurred in 42 games, with Rome recovering Syracuse 30% of the time. Philip allied in 62% of the contests, then broke the alliance in 23% of those games. The deals gave Messenger Intercepts to Carthage 83 times and Rome 78 times. Of those occurrences in Turns 8 or 9, the eventual winner received the Intercept 23 out of 32 times, showing that late arrival factored in number of outcomes. Hannibal died 30 times, while Africanus was put to the sword 14 times, but Carthage persevered to win 30% of the games without Hannibal.

Rounds 1 and 2 witnessed the demise of three of the eight seeded players. The undefeated at the end of the day included many surviving close calls. Marvin Birnbaum had to brave a 50-50 naval move to drive Nick Frydas' besieging army off of Carthage. Tim Hall had to sail Marcellus from Africa back to Rome to drive off Bob Woodson's siege. Jim Heenehan drew the Messenger Intercept on Turn 9 to preserve a 9-9 victory over Grant LaDue. Andy Latto suffered the Intercept on Turn 9, but his Romans invaded a deserted Spain to preserve a 10-8 victory over Chris Senhouse. Stuart Tucker's Hannibal died at sea en route to Sicily, but managed nonetheless to drive Nicholas Pei to resignation. Michael Ussery used a Turn 8 Intercept to secure a 9-8 victory over Martin Sample, then played Syracuse on Turn 9 to defeat Randall MacInnis 9-9. George Young lost Hannibal in both rounds, but managed to prevail twice. Meanwhile, Lyman Moquin breezed through the early rounds with Carthaginian victories secured before Scipio Africanus entered play.

In Round 3's winner bracket, Bruce Wigdor used a Turn 9 Syracuse Alliance to gain a 9-9 victory over Tim Hall. Chris Byrd forced Daniel Hoffman's Roman resignation in Turn 4. James Pei's Romans sailed for Carthage to counter Henry Rice's Hannibalic invasion of Sicily, gaining a 12-6 advantage before Rice
resigned. Moquin's Romans killed Andy Latto's Hannibal on Turn 6, retook Syracuse on Turn 7, stole Philip back with the Messenger Intercept on Turn 8 and prevailed in a game with six reshuffles of the Strategy deck. 2002 champ Pete Reese killed Birnbaum's Africanus on Turn 9 and prevailed 10-8. Tucker used
his island strategy to build up a strong defense of Syracuse on Turn 7 and defeat Young 10-8. Heenehan benefitted from Ussery's departure for the Victory in the Pacific tournament induced forfeit.

Six players entered Round 4 undefeated. Two-time champ Heenehan's Romans trapped reigning champion Pei's Hannibal in Etruria, destroying his army. Pei resigned in Turn 9 after his desperate invasion of Sardinia by Mago failed. Byrd defeated Wigdor in a long-fought war. Tucker defeated Moquin's Numidian incursion and sent Hannibal into Samnium while whittling Rome down to 11 CUs. On Turn 3, Moquin slipped his last army over to Carthage while Hasdrubal was too distant in Western Numidia to react, and used the Messenger Intercept to gain four unhindered siege rolls to sack Carthage and grab victory from the jaws of defeat.

For Round 5, undefeated Moquin faced the 3-1 player who had faced the strongest opposition, Daniel Hoffman. They traded homelands, leaving Moquin desperately behind in Turn 7, such that he was only able to prevail by besieging Carthage. The other undefeated players, past champs Heenehan and Byrd fought a tough nine-turn game in which Byrd benefitted from no less than three Messenger Intercepts. The key turning point came with an even carded battle in which Scipio Africanus killed Hannibal on Turn 7. Byrd's Romans survived the Turn 8 Syracuse Alliance to prevail 10-7. With Carthage on the best side of a strong winning trend this year, it was no surprise to see the bid for Carthage go to 2 for both of these games. Defending champion Pei settled for the fourth-place plaque by having Varro defeat Latto's Hannibal and force him out of Gaul. In the battle for fifth, Tucker used the Turn 9 Messenger Intercept to secure a 9-9 victory over Hall. Rice took the sandman honors by virtue of a Turn 9 Messenger Intercept and Philip to secure a 9-9 victory over Senhouse's Romans.

With two 5-0 players left, the championship required a sixth round to welcome our 12th champion Moquin who denied 2004 champ Chris Byrd's try for a second title.

Tournament ranks listed below are determined by wins (including byes), with ties broken by strength-of-schedule tournament points.

Final Tournament Ranking:
1. Lyman Moquin, 6-0, three wins with each side
2. Chris Byrd, 5-1, four wins as Carthage
3. Jim Heenehan, 4-1, two wins as Carthage (one bye)
4. James Pei, 4-1, three wins as Rome (one bye)
5. Stuart Tucker, 4-1, all as Carthage
6. Henry Rice, 4-1, all as Carthage
7. Daniel Hoffman, 3-2, two wins as Carthage
8. Andy Latto, 3-2, two wins as Carthage
9. Michael Sosa, 3-2, all as Rome
10. Bruce Widgor, 3-2, two wins as Carthage
11. Tim Hall, 3-2, all as Rome
12. Steve Worrel, 3-2, all as Carthage
13. Randy Pippus, 3-2, two wins as Carthage
14. Keith Wixson, 3-2, three wins as Carthage
15. Chris Senhouse, 3-2, three wins as Carthage
16. Bob Woodson, 2-3, two wins as Rome
17. Marvin Birnbaum, 2-1, one win with each side
18. Chris Yaure, 2-2, one win with each side
19. Glenn McMaster, 2-2, one win with each side
20. Pete Reese, 2-0, as Carthage (chose not to advance)
21. Bill Banks, 2-2, two wins as Carthage
22. Michael Ussery, 2-0, one with with each side (chose not to advance)
23. George Young, 2-1, two wins as Carthage
24. Derek Landel, 1-3, one win as Carthage
25. Ben Gardner, 1-3, one win as Carthage
26. Tim Miller, 1-2, all as Rome
27. Alex Gesing, 1-2, one win as Carthage
28. Grant LaDue, 1-2, one win as Rome
29. Charles Hickok, 1-2, one win as Carthage
30. Brad Merrill, 1-2, one win as Carthage
31. Randall MacInnis, 1-2, as Rome
32. Bill Edwards, 1-1, as Carthage
33. Henry Richardson, 1-1, as Rome
34. Todd Treadway, 1-1, as Carthage
35. Brian Mountford, 1-1, win as Rome
36. Gary Dickson, 1-1, win as Carthage
37. Philip Yaure, 1-1, win as Carthage
38. Greg Zegalia, 1-0, as Rome
39. Jon Anderson, 1-0, as Rome (chose not to advance)
40. Roderick Lee, 0-4, three times as Carthage
41. Geoff Allbutt, 0-3, as Rome
42. David Hitchcock, 0-3, as Rome
43. David Dockter, 0-2, one loss with each side
44. Nicholas Pei, 0-2, one loss with each side
45. Ken Nied, 0-2, one loss with each side
46. Pat Richardson, 0-1, as Carthage
47. Matt Bacho, 0-1, as Rome
48. James Terry, 0-1, as Rome
49. Michael Shea, 0-1, as Carthage
50T. Bob Hamel, 0-1, as Rome
50T. Martin Sample, 0-1, as Carthage
52. Nels Thompson, 0-1, as Carthage
53. Nick Frydas, 0-1, as Rome
54. Vince Sinigaglio, 0-1, as Carthage
55. Andy Gardner, 0-1, as Carthage

Robert Woodson won his match with Roderick Lee.

Grant LaDue and Chris Yaure went a combined 3-4.

2011 WAM Laurelists

Randall MacInnis, NJ
2nd

Stuart Tucker, MD
3rd

Bill Pettus, MD
4th

Roderick Lee, CA
5th

Michael Mitchell, GA
6th

 GM      Stuart Tucker  [10th Year]   NA 
    econedit@aol.com   NA

2011 Preview Page | View the Icon Key | Return to main BPA page