Star Wars: Queen's Ggambit   

Updated Nov. 23, 2012

2012 WBC Report  

 2013 Status: pending 2013 GM commitment

John Schoose, IL

2012 Champion

Event History
2002    Buddy Sinigaglio     61
2003    Larry Lingle     59
2004    Brian Sutton     43
2005    Karl Henning     51
2006    Larry Lingle     48
2007    William Sparks     54
2008     Nick Page     55
2009     Brian Sutton     41
2010     Larry Lingle     43
2011    Bill Morse     46
2012    John Schoose     44


Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Larry Lingle       PA    11    118
  2.  Brian Sutton       MD    12    105
  3.  Karl Henning       CT    09     57
  4.  Bill Morse         VA    11     54
  5.  Alex Bell          MD    09     39
  6.  John Schoose       IL    12     36
  7.  Buddy Sinigaglio   CO    03     34
  8.  Andrew Wilson      NJ    10     30
  9.  Nick Page          on    08     30
 10.  William Sparks     MD    07     30
 11.  Phil Rennert       MD    06     27
 12.  Sean McCulloch     OH    07     25
 13.  Carolyn Strock     PA    11     21
 14.  Ted Lange          ae    12     18
 15.  Keith Corbino      CT    12     18
 16.  David Platnick     VA    11     18
 17.  Rick Sciacca       FL    08     18
 18.  Lee Fitzjerrels    mc    04     18
 19.  Craig Moffitt      NJ    03     17
 20.  Greg Zegalia       PA    09     15
 21.  Tony Musella       NJ    09     12
 22.  Rob Flowers        MD    07     12
 23.  Seth Kirchner      KY    04     12
 24.  Evan Cagwin        PA    07      9
 25.  David Gubbay       TX    05      9
 26.  Chelsea Sinigaglio NJ    04      9
 27.  Ken Whitesell      PA    12      8
 28.  John Pack          CO    03      8
 29.  Gino Sinigaglio    NJ    11      6
 30.  Micah Hultgren     CA    10      6
 31.  Bob Heinzmann      FL    02      4
 32.  Marilyn Flowers    MD    12      3
 33.  Dan Stock          PA    10      3
 34.  Dan Dolan Jr       NJ    02      3

2012 Laurelists                                                 Repeating Laurelists: 0

Keith Corbino, CT

Ted Lange, GA

Brian Sutton, MD

Ken Whitesell, PA

Marilyn Flowers, MD

Past Winners

Buddy Sinigaglio, CO

Larry Lingle, PA
2003, 2006, 2010

Brian Sutton, MD
2004, 2009

Karl Henning, CT

William Sparks, MD

Nick Page, on

Bill Morse, VA

John Schoose, IL

Marilyn Flowers and Ian Lange

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Anakin to the Rescue ...

The field remained stable despite Gungan weather and the game being long out of print. As usual, players who can't handle the time-pressure fell by the wayside as they crapped out with the Naboo and whimpered about the unfair nature of the format and how "it sucks to be the Naboo!" This year's overall outcome was again close to a 50-50 split.

38 games were played In the preliminary heats in three separate heats with the Trade Federation winning 22. There is no time limit in the preliminaries and this usually slants the game towards the Naboo. However, this year there was a marked advantage to the evil ones. In the time-limited playoffs, things continued to be unusual as the Naboo won nine of 15, even though the Trade Federation wins if it is still standing after two hours. Overall, the combined tally was 25 wins for Yoda and 28 for Darth Sidious.

Special thanks are in order for Bill "General Grevious" Morse for his invaluable efforts as an Assistant Game Master for his organizational and clerical skills.

Congratulations follow for Jonathan Schoose, who won seven games without a loss as the Naboo. Jonathan is sometimes erroneously referred to as "Young Bert," but after his performance in the grueling ten-hour single elimination on Friday, it might be more appropriate if his father was instead referred to as "Old Jonathan."

We almost had a shortage of games due to "Mother Nature's" interference on Wednesday night. Three players refused to retrieve their invaluable games from their cars, and thereby chance the spectacular wind, lightning and monsoon rain. Fortunately, just enough games were available to accommodate the field.

16 of the usual characters advanced to the playoffs without two past champs, Nick Page and Bill Morse, who failed to advance. Three other titlists remained in the hunt.

In the opening round of the elimination gauntlet, Marilyn "Purple Queen" Flowers downed 2005 champ Karl "Sith Witch" Henning, Keith "Crab Droid" Corbino clobbered Nick "Arc Trooper" Avtges, Brian "Bossk" Sutton dispatched three-time champ Larry "Red Queen" Lingle, Andrew "Acklay" Sinigaglio clawed Tom "Tusken Raider" Strock, Ted "Tamtel Skreeg" Lange speared Gino "Greedo" Sinigaglio, David "The Hutt" Gubbay slimed Carolyn "Guri" Strock, Ken "Kit Fisto" Whitesell walloped Evan "Ephant Mon" Cagwin and Jonathan "Jacen Solo" Schnoose barely sliced by Papa "Ponda Baba" Strock.

In the quarterfinals Schoose put the hurt on Whitesell when Anakin blew through the last starfighter space even though it was packed with four additional star fighter cards. Corbino made toast out of Flowers as his Darth Maul killed Quigon and Obiwan while his droids wiped out the Gungans. Lange won a tight match vs Gubbay as the latter's Maul killed Quigon, but Maul was dropped by Obiwan. Jabba's droids exterminated the Gungans, but Anakin shut down the droids. In the last game Sutton bludgeoned Andrew Sinigaglio as his Darth Maul killed Quigon, Obiwan and many others while Anakin was getting nowhere.

In the semifinals Schoose easily dispatched Lange as Anakin did the hot knife through butter act in a rapid and successful flight to shut down the droids. Meanwhile, Corbino, playing the evil side, slaughtered two-time champ Sutton, Quigon, Obiwan and almost all of the palace guards.

In the title game, Corbino was again the evil side and quickly gained the upper hand over Schoose. Darth Maul killed Quigon on the second turn while Droideka and battle droids were slaughtering the palace guards, the real queen and Captain Panaka. However, while Corbino was winning the battle, Anakin won the war. Schoose started with a hand full of Anakin cards to Corbino's one star fighter card. Anakin went 5 for 5 in Anakin rolls, shutting down the droids and winning the game and title in record time. The Final had lasted all of 25 minutes.

Ken Whitesell and Carolyn Strock

Andy Latto and Alex Lange
 GM      Buddy Sinigaglio  [5th Year]   NA   NA

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