[Report] Great Lakes Qualifier 2005

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Hello, all! We'd like to thank everyone for coming; we had a blast!

Some interesting tournament notes:

1) The first oust in the entire tournament was credited to 7 year old
Connor Bell. In fact, he was one card shy of getting 1 GW and 7 VP and not
only qualifying, but also sitting at the final table in 5th place.
2) Overheard: "I give my procurer +1 intercept and attempt to block."
3) Overheard: "Can we whittle him down a bit?"
"Actually, I'd rather you just die."
3) Reform Body successfully saved a Tzimisce from a horrible PTO death.
4) Some tables graciously offered to make blatant errors so that I could
correct them since I was *that* bored.

Also, there was a place on the deck registration sheet where each player
could indicate a small bribe to the head judge. Here are some bribes which
I got:

1) Not as much scorn as usual
2) The empty set
3) A bananana and some pringles
4) 10 billion dollars
5) sqrt(pi)
6) 25 Rolling with the Punches
7) Three-fiddy
8) Two hours of completely non-bar-confirmed legal advice and/or research
(not guaranteed under statute or administrative law in any state)
9) 12 days of Christmas full of jail time and used tampons
10) Jill Endress
11) Dan Murdock
12) 1 fishstick

Here are the results of the Great Lakes Qualifier for 2005. With 41
players in attendance, 2 previously qualified, and 1 who chose not to
qualify, we had 38 players and thus 10 qualifying spots. Total tournament
rankings were as follows. A star (*) indicates a qualifying player.
Congrats to them! (A plus (+) indicates a previously qualified player, and
a minus (-) indicates a player who did not wish to qualify.)

Tournament: Great Lakes Qualifier 2005
Date: 23 April 2005
City: West Lafayette, IN

Rank Name GW VP TP Final GW Final VP
*1 Jay Kristoff 1 6 150 1 5
*2 John Bell 2 10 168 0 0
*3 Will Kristoff 2 8.5 180 0 0
*4 Chris Berry 2 7 144 0 0
*5 Corey Brindley 1 6 144 0 0
*6 Nick Smith 1 6 126
*6 Jon Morris 1 6 126
*8 Karl Schaeffer 1 5.5 138
*9 Mark Loughman 1 5 150
*10 Niel Paananen 1 4 124
11 Brad Cashdollar 1 4 120
12 Daniel Decker 1 4 112
+13 Norman Brown 1 3.5 144
14 Izaak Kemp 1 3 114
+15 Peter Charnley 1 3 112
16 John Flournoy 1 3 108
17 David Wilson 1 3 102
17 Jon Sushinsky 1 3 102
19 David McCarty 0 3 126
19 Connor Bell 0 3 126
21 Jill Endress 0 2.5 138
22 Paul Bowles 0 2 114
23 Eric Simon 0 2 108
23 Steph Turner 0 2 108
25 David Barasch 0 2 84
26 David Setty 0 1 94
27 Eric Schacter 0 1 90
27 Kevin Aldrich 0 1 90
29 Jason Hartley 0 1 82
30 Peter Thumberg 0 1 78
31 Aaron Miller 0 0.5 82
32 Dave Pennington 0 0 76
33 Bear Weber 0 0 72
33 Rick Irvine 0 0 72
35 Matt Heslin 0 0 66
37 Andrew Strack 0 0 66
37 Megan Bailey 0 0 64
39 Jason Scott 0 0 64
39 Cody Goodrich 0 0 60
39 Chad Schlesingr 0 0 60
-DQ Eric Foss 0 0 144

The final table was arranged as:

Chris Berry (ani/dom) -> Will Kristoff (Ahrimanes) ->
John Bell (Malk DEM S&B) -> Jay Kristoff (Legacies of Pander) ->
Corey Brindley (Cailean is angry)

The winning decklist is:

Deck Name: Legacy of Pander
Author: Jay Kristoff

Crypt [12 vampires] Capacity min: 1 max: 4 average: 1.75
------------------------------------------------------------

1x Jimmy Dunn 4 CEL POT for Pander:2
1x Lena Rowe 3 aus obf pre Pander:2
1x Rex, The Necronomi 3 pot pro vic Pander:2
1x Christine Boscacci 2 dom vic Pander:2
1x Mitchell, The Head 2 obt pot Pander:2
1x Angela Decker 1 pre Pander:2
1x Basil 1 obf Pander:2
1x Feo Ramos 1 aus Pander:3
1x Huang, Blood Culti 1 pro Pander:2
1x March Halcyon 1 for Pander:2
1x Olga Triminov 1 vic Pander:3
1x Royce 1 dom Pander:2

Library [60 cards]
------------------------------------------------------------

Action [1]
1x Aranthebes, The Immortal

Action Modifier [5]
4x Change of Target
1x Cryptic Rider

Combat [4]
4x Dodge

Master [13]
1x Anarch Troublemaker
1x Creepshow Casino
1x Da de los Muertos
3x Effective Management
1x Humanitas
1x Information Highway
1x Kaymakli Nightmares
1x Kingston Penitentiary, Ontario
1x Police Department
2x Sudden Reversal

Political Action [37]
7x Consanguineous Boon
5x Conservative Agitation
1x Crusade: Berlin
1x Crusade: Frankfurt
1x Crusade: Geneva
1x Crusade: London
1x Crusade: Paris
1x Crusade: Rome
2x Disputed Territory
1x Domain Challenge
1x Finding the Path
6x Kine Resources Contested
6x Legacy of Pander
1x Meddling of Semsith, The
1x Peace Treaty
1x Peace of Khetamon, The


Signing off,

Ankur Gupta
Prince of West Lafayette, IN
"Where corn may be the most exciting thing ever."
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.games.trading-cards.jyhad (More info?)

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    Ankur Gupta wrote:
    |
    | Also, there was a place on the deck registration sheet where each player
    | could indicate a small bribe to the head judge. Here are some bribes
    | which I got:
    |
    | 1) Not as much scorn as usual
    | 2) The empty set
    | 3) A bananana and some pringles
    | 4) 10 billion dollars
    | 5) sqrt(pi)
    | 6) 25 Rolling with the Punches
    | 7) Three-fiddy
    | 8) Two hours of completely non-bar-confirmed legal advice and/or
    | research (not guaranteed under statute or administrative law in any state)
    | 9) 12 days of Christmas full of jail time and used tampons
    | 10) Jill Endress
    | 11) Dan Murdock
    | 12) 1 fishstick

    So which of these did you actually accept?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

    - --
    Derek

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    > Ankur Gupta wrote:
    > |> | 1) Not as much scorn as usual
    > |> | 2) The empty set
    > |> | 3) A bananana and some pringles
    > |> | 4) 10 billion dollars
    > |> | 5) sqrt(pi)
    > |> | 6) 25 Rolling with the Punches
    > |> | 7) Three-fiddy
    > |> | 8) Two hours of completely non-bar-confirmed legal advice and/or
    > |> | research (not guaranteed under statute or administrative law in
    any
    > state)
    > |> | 9) 12 days of Christmas full of jail time and used tampons
    > |> | 10) Jill Endress
    > |> | 11) Dan Murdock
    > |> | 12) 1 fishstick
    Ankur-
    Good tourney. Good judging. 7 year old was awesome. Thank you
    for not accepting bribe #10.
    -Bear
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    > | 1) Not as much scorn as usual
    > | 2) The empty set
    > | 3) A bananana and some pringles
    > | 4) 10 billion dollars
    > | 5) sqrt(pi)
    > | 6) 25 Rolling with the Punches
    > | 7) Three-fiddy
    > | 8) Two hours of completely non-bar-confirmed legal advice and/or
    > | research (not guaranteed under statute or administrative law in any state)
    > | 9) 12 days of Christmas full of jail time and used tampons
    > | 10) Jill Endress
    > | 11) Dan Murdock
    > | 12) 1 fishstick
    >
    > So which of these did you actually accept?
    >
    > Enquiring minds want to know!

    I accepted all of them. Unfortunately, none of them actually paid up.
    Well, there might have been slightly less scorn than usual, but it was
    hard to tell. I do still want 25 rolling with the punches though. :)

    And, I can't spell banana.

    Ankur
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    > That was one scary kid. My first response was,
    > "Aww, cute!" Until I heard how he was ousting people
    > left and right. Never had to sit with him, thank goodness.

    I was afraid too.

    >> 1) Not as much scorn as usual
    >
    > Didn't come through with that one, did they?

    <sniff> Nope. <outright bawling>

    > Hey, Jay! Only 4 Change of Target? Man, it
    > seemed like you had one ready at all times. Well
    > done. Though I'm not certain how you avoid
    > constantly appearing to be the biggest threat on the
    > board.

    Well, he had lots of little targets?

    <ducks>

    > --tying Dave Pennington for 32nd place was something
    > of a high point. We'll make the finals next year, Dave.
    > Until then - courage.

    Spoken like a true soldier.

    Ankur
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    Ankur Gupta wrote:
    |> | 1) Not as much scorn as usual
    |> | 2) The empty set
    |> | 3) A bananana and some pringles
    |> | 4) 10 billion dollars
    |> | 5) sqrt(pi)
    |> | 6) 25 Rolling with the Punches
    |> | 7) Three-fiddy
    |> | 8) Two hours of completely non-bar-confirmed legal advice and/or
    |> | research (not guaranteed under statute or administrative law in any
    state)
    |> | 9) 12 days of Christmas full of jail time and used tampons
    |> | 10) Jill Endress
    |> | 11) Dan Murdock
    |> | 12) 1 fishstick
    |>
    |> So which of these did you actually accept?
    |>
    |> Enquiring minds want to know!
    |
    | I accepted all of them. Unfortunately, none of them actually paid up.

    oooo. That's a shame. Especially if you were hungry, because then you
    could've had a banananana-pringle-fishstick split.

    | Well, there might have been slightly less scorn than usual, but it was
    | hard to tell. I do still want 25 rolling with the punches though. :)

    Surely you could've found someone to hit you 25 times?

    | And, I can't spell banana.

    It's not that bad. You know how to start spelling it.
    You just don't know how to stop.

    - --
    Derek

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    <Ankur comments:>
    > 1) The first oust in the entire tournament was credited to 7 year old
    > Connor Bell. In fact, he was one card shy of getting 1 GW and 7 VP and not
    > only qualifying, but also sitting at the final table in 5th place.

    That was one scary kid. My first response was,
    "Aww, cute!" Until I heard how he was ousting people
    left and right. Never had to sit with him, thank goodness.

    > 1) Not as much scorn as usual

    Didn't come through with that one, did they?

    > Action Modifier [5]
    > 4x Change of Target
    > 1x Cryptic Rider

    Hey, Jay! Only 4 Change of Target? Man, it
    seemed like you had one ready at all times. Well
    done. Though I'm not certain how you avoid
    constantly appearing to be the biggest threat on the
    board.

    Again, Ankur, great job.

    --tying Dave Pennington for 32nd place was something
    of a high point. We'll make the finals next year, Dave.
    Until then - courage.

    heslin
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    > oooo. That's a shame. Especially if you were hungry, because then you
    > could've had a banananana-pringle-fishstick split.

    I know! Maybe we'll never know how many tournaments I have to run before I
    get that kind of bribe again.

    > | Well, there might have been slightly less scorn than usual, but it was
    > | hard to tell. I do still want 25 rolling with the punches though. :)
    >
    > Surely you could've found someone to hit you 25 times?

    As surprising as it sounds, I couldn't, because there wasn't as much scorn
    as usual you see.

    > | And, I can't spell banana.
    >
    > It's not that bad. You know how to start spelling it.
    > You just don't know how to stop.

    That's awesome. bananananananana. . . . .

    Ankur
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    > Good tourney. Good judging. 7 year old was awesome. Thank you for
    > not accepting bribe #10. -Bear

    Thanks. Thanks. Yes he was. No problemo.

    Though, now that I think about it, if I had, I might have gotten 25
    Rolling with the Punches!

    Ankur
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    Ankur Gupta <agupta@cs.duke.edu> wrote:
    > Tournament: Great Lakes Qualifier 2005
    > Date: 23 April 2005
    > City: West Lafayette, IN
    >
    > Rank Name GW VP TP Final GW Final VP
    > *1 Jay Kristoff 1 6 150 1 5
    > *2 John Bell 2 10 168 0 0
    > *3 Will Kristoff 2 8.5 180 0 0
    > *4 Chris Berry 2 7 144 0 0
    > *5 Corey Brindley 1 6 144 0 0

    JOHN BELL CURSE!!! JOHN BELL CURSE!!!

    What is that, like twelve times now? =)


    Kevin M., Prince of Henderson, NV (USA)
    "Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
    you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
    "Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier
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