axis & allies   

Updated Nov. 23, 2012

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 2013 Status: pending 2013 GM commitment

Joe Powell, VA

2012 Champion

Event History
1999    Kevin Keller     43
2000    Tim Rothenhoefer     43
2001    Patrick Mirk     41
2002    Phil Rennert     50
2003    Philip Shea     34
2004     Philip Shea     31
2005    Charles Michalek     19
2006    Joe Powell     28
2007     Ty Hansen     22
2008     Kevin Keller     17 
2009    Andrew Murphy     25
2010     Richard Beyma     33
2011     Ty Hansen     32
2012    Joe Powell     22

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Joe Powell         VA    12    210
  2.  Philip Shea        VA    09    192
  3.  Kevin Keller       MD    12    191
  4.  Ty Hansen          DC    11    144
  5.  Pat Mirk           FL    10    129
  6.  Phil Rennert       MD    04     96
  7.  Richard Beyma      MD    11     95
  8.  Andrew Murphy      PA    11     94
  9.  Tim Rothenhoefer   MD    07     68
 10.  Brian Fitzpatrick  VA    03     54
 11.  Charles Michalek   NV    05     40
 12.  Jeff King          ME    02     36
 13.  Alfred Wong        IL    01     30
 14.  Jeff Mathis        FL    11     24
 15.  Greg Berry         VA    04     24
 16.  Don Tatum          MD    02     24
 17.  Phil Rollins       ME    00     24
 18.  Matt Tolman        UT    08     22
 19.  Joe Collinson      MD    12     21
 20.  Al Hurda           on    12     18
 21.  John Sharp III     FL    00     18
 22.  Mike Terrana       GA    99     18
 23.  Brad Turney        NY    09     16
 24.  Ted Lange          ae    10     15
 25.  James D. Long      PA    06     12
 26.  Eric Lind          CA    03     12
 27.  Barry Shoults      MI    99     12
 28.  Michael Reiner     PA    10     10
 29.  Steve Packwood     MN    12      9
 30.  Doug Bailor        DE    09      8
 31.  James H. Long      PA    05      8
 32.  Jeff Cornett       FL    12      6
 33.  David Rynkowski    NY    04      6
 34.  Russell Vane       VA    03      6
 35.  David Huss         NY    01      6
 36.  John Koski         MD    00      6
 37.  Rich Curtin        NY    99      6
 38.  Dan Pasaric        NY    08      3
 39.  Kevin McCarthy     OH    99      3

2012 Laurelists                                           Repeating Laurelists 

Al Hurda, on
2nd

Kevin Keller, MD
3rd

Joe Collinson, MD
4th

Jeff Cornett, MD
5th

Steve Packwood, MN
6th


Past Winners

Kevin Keller, MD
1999, 2008

Tim Rothenhoefer, MD
2000

Patrick Mirk, FL
2001

Phil Rennert, MD
2002

Philip Shea, VA
2003-04

Charles Michaleks, NV
2005

Joe Powell, VA
2006, 2012

Ty Hansen, DC
2007, 2011

Andrew Murphy, PA
2009

Richard Beyma, VA
2010

Pat Mirk and Ian Lange - a couple of boys with toys.

Sam Packwood takes on defending champ Ty Hansen.

Second Win in a Depleted Field ...

Attendance for this pre-con fell to the third lowest total in its 14-year history (21) and was further handicapped by a lack of games which forced the GM to resort to 3-player games in the opening round. Four ex-champs populated the field but defending champ Ty Hansen and 2001 champ Patrick Mirk would not survive the initial rounds. The Axis enjoyed a 54% winning percentage that was reflected in the bidding where players accepting the Allies received an average bid of 4.4 to forego command of the Axis forces.

The most exciting finish came in Round 2. Kevin Keller had to take Kwangtung from Steve Packwood to tie Victory Territories and win the income tiebreaker. He attacked four Japanese infantry with two American tanks and won! After two rounds, the field was cut to eight players still vying for a shot at the four playoff slots. Al Hurda with the Allies and a bid of 5 defeated Ian Lange while Joe Collinson's Axis forces dismissed Henry Russell in Round 3. A pair of ex-champs also kept their hopes alive as Kevin Keller and Joe Powell eliminated Jeff Cornett and Sam Packwood respectively.

In the semifinals Al Hurda's Allies rode an amphibious assault of India on the last turn to upset former two-time champ Keller. Meanwhile, 2006 champ Joe Powell took India, Australia, and Hawaii on the last turn to down a much improved Joe Collinson.

Joe accepted a bid of 5 to play the Allies in the Final and was soon rewarded with favorable dice as Al's Germans lost two fighters attacking the British battleship at Gibraltar on Turn 1. No such bad karma befell the Allies as a British bomber and two fighters sank the German battleship and transport in the Black Sea without taking any losses. Al used the German Baltic fleet to block invasion of France and Norway, and built two fighters to replace Turn 1 losses. Joe responded by having Britain build two submarines and two fighters, and recalling the British bomber from Russia. Britain also invaded Borneo on Turn 2, forcing the Japanese to retake the island. On Turn 3 the Japanese invaded Australia while massing their fleet at Wake Island. The American fleet divided to liberate Australia and fall back to the West Coast, while dropping two more infantry in Hawaii and adding three fighters to Hawaii. The Russians fought for border territories and also took Manchuria and advanced into China. Al conceded on the German move of Turn 4, facing British invasion in the West and a surging Russia in the East. Russia was also threatening the Japanese on mainland Asia. And so, Joe Powell won his second A&A title and the first of two shields he would earn that week.

Paul Sampson reaches for reinforcements.

The finalists pause in the middle of battle.
 GM      Joe Powell  [2nd Year]   NA  
    josephapowell@prodigy.net   NA

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