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Updated Nov. 12, 2014

2014 WBC Report  

 2015 Status: pending 2015 GM commitment

Jason Ley, WA

2014 Champion

Event History
2013    Bryan Berkenstock    105
2014    Jason Ley    113


 Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
   1.  Jason Ley          WA    14     30
   2.  Bryan Berkenstock  NJ    13     30
   3.  Joe Kelleher       PA    14     18
   4.  David Blisard      MD    13     18
   5.  Tim O'Flynn        PA    14     12
   6.  Trevor Schoenen    PA    13     12
   7.  Nathan Cantwell    PA    14      9
   8.  Maria Calandrino   on    13      9
   9.  J. RatanaprasatpornPA    14      6
  10.  Sarah Bauch        TX    13      6
  11.  Lisa Gutermuth     WA    14      3
  12.  Loc Nguyen         PA    13      3

2014 Laurelists
Repeating Laurelists: 0

Joe Kelleher, PA

Tim O'Flynn, PA

Nathan Cantwell, PA

John Ratamaprsatporn, PA

Lisa Gutermuth, WA

Past Winners

Bryan Berkenstock, NJ

Jason Ley, WA

It's a New World of Slaughter, After All!

With over 100 participants again in the Small World's second year as a WBC tournament, clearly fans still abound in the WBC realm. Through every heat, players had a great time conquering one another's regions.

For most of the semifinals, the smiles continued on.

At Table 1, John Ratanaprasataporn, Sarah Bauch, Lisa Gutermuth, and Eric Raymond battled it out until John rose out of their ashes the victor -- just one point ahead of Lisa! Her narrow defeat earned her the sand position for sixth place and the forlorn hope that one of the winners would bow out.

Table 2 victor Jason Ley was not so subtle, crushing his fellow wildlings including two returning laurelists: Dave Blisard even Trevor Schoenen, as well as Barrett Straub.

At Table 3, new wildlings rose to make a grab for fame and glory. Verity Hitchings, Lauren Vessey, Stephen Koehler, and Joe Kelleher vied for the next round with Joe ultimately winning the golden ticket.

Nathan Cantwell, Nicholas Koehler, Albert Schwartz, and George Galuchak comprised the tightest battle in the semifinals with only 11 points between fourth and first. In the end, Nathan succeeded in becoming the youngest player at the Final. Any why not? He already had the most suitable stature for a Small Worlds finalist.

Garrick Hanechak, Chris Kalmbacher, Mark Crescenzi and Tim O'Flynn vyed for the last remaining seat in the third round with Tim winning that lottery.

The Final commenced immediately after the five 4-player worlds were conquered by their respective talented warriors. As the survivors sat down to the only 5-player game, who could know who would walk away with a Small World t-shirt and the coveted gold Turn marker, leaving silver to the rest?

The game progressed with a heightened sense of tension. Moves became longer as decisions were more carefully considered than had been the case in previous rounds. The chatter was greatly reduced until the scores were tallied and Jason was crowned our second Small World champion.

Thanks to everyone for participating in another year of Small World. See you in 2015!

Which guy looks like a natural Small World warrior?

 GM Madison Sites with her five small and not-so-small finalists.

 GM     Madison Sites  [2nd Year]  NA    NA 

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