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Stone Age (STA) WBC 2017 Report
Updated March 20, 2018 Icon Key
186 Players Romain Jacques 2017 Status 2018 Status History/Laurels
2017 Champion Click box for details. Click box for details.

Close But No Bananas

Stone Age had 186 players with an average of 25 tables per heat and produced 58 unique winners for the quarterfinals. The three heats produced 2 triple winners, Eugen Yee and Roger Budz. Players were ranked by wins and placement in non-win games which allowed these 2 people to received automatic byes to the semifinals. 7 people did not show up in the quarterfinals which allowed 2 more people to receive byes to the semifinals and a total of 12 tables for the quarterfinals. Players were ranked for each quarterfinal table for seat choice at the table with card and hut information available.

The final consisted of Eugene Yee, Romain Jacques, Ricky Boyes, and Chris Wilders in that order with point bids of 4, 3, 1, and 0. Last year we had 2 Saccenti’s in the final, but no Saccenti’s were in the final this year although one did manage the sixth place plaque. The game went 11 turns, which is usually considered a very long game, with some close, average scores. Romaine won the game with 174 points, followed by Ricky with 172, Eugene with 170, and Chris with 163. The end was triggered by exhausting a hut pile while 33 out of 36 cards were taken and 3 of the last 4 revealed cards had dice bars. No player used the starvation strategy.

In the first turn, Ricky made a serious error with buying the card with 2 stone dice, a 1 person multiplier card in the fourth slot. This choice allowed Chris to take the 3 food. 2 farm multiplier card in the first slot and Eugene to get both a farm and a person in the first turn. The 2nd turn had two important cards revealed, a permanent farm in the second slot and triple hut multiplier in the third slot which was not chosen until the second placement. By turn 3, all farm multiplier cards had been revealed and taken and in turn 3, 3 cards with dice bars were taken. The double people multiplier cards were revealed and taken in turns 6 and 7. The double hut multiplier cards came out in turns 8 and 11. Only 1 double tool multiplier was revealed, in turn 3, and the extra civilization card off the top of the deck was revealed in turn 10 in the second slot and was the first placement of the starting player. Except for the first turn, the farm and tool spots were not chosen first and second respectively. By turn 8, huts and cards were chose first before the farm and tool spots. The 1-7 huts came out with 1 in turn 8 for 31 points and the other 2 in turn 11 for 22 and 29 points. The last turn was what really decided the winners as different choices would have changed everything because of the multipliers players had.

Romain emerged as the champion after having the lowest pre-final score of 74 points but had 11 resources, all 8 crafts for 64 points, 12 points from farms, 8 points from tools, and 5 points from huts to bring his total to 174. Ricky had the highest pre-final score of 113 points to go with his 3 resources, 40 points from people, 12 points from huts, and 4 points from farms for 172 and second place. Eugene, with 170 for third, had a pre-final score of 103 points and added 4 resources, 40 points from tools, 14 points from huts, and 9 points from crafts. Chris finished in fourth with 163 through a pre-final score of 102 points to go with 2 resources, 20 points from farms, 15 points from huts, 12 points from people, 9 points from crafts, and 3 points from tools.

2017 Laurelists Repeating Laurelists: 2
Rickey Boyes Eugene Yee Chris Wildes Donte Saccenti Gordon Rodgers
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
A serious game of Stone Age Barrington Beavis came from the UK to play
All smiles at this game Stone Age Finalists with GM Rodney Bacigalupo
GM  Rodney Bacigalupo [2nd Year]  NA
 ro_bac@yahoo.com  NA