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Roll for the galaxy (RGD) WBC 2016 Report
Updated Nov. 14, 2016 Icon Key
84 Players Mason Murray, VA 2016 Status 2017 Status History/Laurels
2016 Champion Click box for details. Click box for details.

"I don't always do things for the galaxy. But when I do, I Roll for the Galaxy!"

84 players gathered in the foothills of the Laurel Highlands to roll them bones in an attempt to build the greatest galactic empire the world has ever seen. Here's how it all went down.

Heat 1 saw 44 players vie for six-sided universal dominance. The highest score belonged to Redie Smith with a whopping 66 points. That was 14 points higher than the next best score! Encouraged by such dominance, he decided to rest on his laurels and sit out Game 2 of the doubleheader heats. Would that decision come back to haunt him?

Heat 2 had 36 players. David Buchholz, Mason Murray, and Giovanni Ginory all punched their playoff tickets with their second wins. This ensured they wouldn't spend a sleepless night Thursday worrying if they would make the playoffs. The highest scorer was Tyson Henning with 59 points.

Heat 3 drew 38 players. The highest score in the round belonged to Deb Yaure with 59 points. Redie Smith claimed his second win here, thus proving he wasn't simply overconfident. Ricky Boyes also qualified this round.

The last heat had our highest player count at 49 players - suggesting that the second half of doubleheader back-to-back heats is about more than just how many tire and withdraw from the earlier session. Some people aren't here for the playoffs, and that's fine, folks. I hope our late entrants enjoyed themselves! In the meantime, Tyson Henning, Kara Morse and Craig Trader collected their second wins. Uffe Christensen had the high score with 59 points. That, along with his Heat 3 second place finish qualified him for the playoffs. Luke Koleszar, Sophie Harrison, Ben Carter, Hank Griffin, Chris Burnett, Devin Smith, and Evan Battilana completed the playoff field.

The semifinals began and had two very different styles. Two games were high scoring, with Ben Carter and Giovanni Ginory both scoring 55 points to advance. The other two games were low scoring affairs with Mason Murray and Redie Smith joining the Final in less flashy fashion, but just as effectively.

The championship game was a rout. Mason Murray abandoned his low-scoring ways and blew through the game using a develop strategy to score a whopping 61 points. The runner-up, Giovanni had a distant 32, and Redie and Ben tied for third with 27 points (Redie taking the bronze on tiebreaker).

2016 Laurelists Repeating Laurelists: 0
Giovanni Ginory, FL Redie Smith, NC Ben Carter, FL Luke Koleszar, VA Evan Battilana, PA
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The new champion ...
GM  John Riston [1st Year]  NA
 ristonj@Gmail.com  NA