britannia [Updated April 2005]

BRI  5 prizes Beginners Swiss Elim Scheduled 
   19 Rnd1 Heat1 20       
 Rnd1 Heat2 14   Rnd1 Heat3  9
 Round 2 9  Semi    Round 3  9  Final

   Lampeter   Ballroom Foyer, Table 3

Nick Benedict, PA

2003-04 Champion

2nd: Ralph Gleaton, SC

3rd: David Yoon, NY

4th: Ewan McNay, CT

5th: Rick Kirchner, KY

6th: John Emery, SC
Event History
1991    Richard Curtin      39
1992    Duane Wagner      53
1993    Brett Mingo      91
1994    Scott Pfeiffer      73
1995    Randy Schib      69
1996    Scott Pfeiffer      55
1997    David Gantt      52
1998    Jim Jordan      49
1999    Scott Pfeiffer     46
2000    Ewan McNay     62
2001    Mark Smith     42
2002    Ewan McNay     42
2003    Nick Benedict     48
2004    Nick Benedict     34

AREA Ratings


GM: James Jordan

One Top Six GM nomination

The First of the Fast Forward History Games ...

Look back into the mists of time...the southern coast of England looms above a dreary channel. Rising from the mist, Roman legions march steadily ashore to sweep across England. Inexorably they cross the countryside, building their forts everywhere. For a time, an uneasy peace is enforced over the land.

When civil wars call the legions home, they leave the verdant fields of Britain open to the Saxon, Angle and Jute invaders. Only the Romano-British stand for the old rule...and their dreams of kingdom are swept away by the fresh blood of the invaders.

Complacency settles over the middle kingdoms. The Welsh entertain ideas of ruling York, and the Picts and Scots squabble in the north. But the Angles and Saxons settle into parrying for predominance so that each might take the title of Bretwalda and farming is the prevailing occupation.

Then the storms begin again! The Danes and the Norsemen strike into long settled territory and the struggle for dominance flares once more. Again, new invaders come to call at the shores of England, this time the Normans, Dubliners and Norwegians. The endgame isn't settled until the last ruler commands his armies.

Four people control the fate of England, but only one will stand at the end to Rule Britannia! The top 16 winners in the heats advance to the semi-finals. You need only play in one heat, but of course, may play in as many as you wish.

 GM      James M. Jordan  [7th Year]  NA
    jmj@ieee.org   NA

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