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2015 Tournament Theme:
Back to the Basics

Alas, just a few days ago, the contract on my Denver home fell through.  Apparently, the bank didn't want to loan our buyers as much money as they'd offered on the house.  Whadd'ya say we pull a hit on dat establishment, eh?

Anyway, I managed to extend the contract my Michigan home (Grand Blanc, a few minutes south of Flint and an hour NW of Detroit) through mid-September, but my wife and I are sprinting to get our home back on the market and, at the same time, keep my new employer (BMK Solutions where I do contract work for General Motors) happy.  Unfortunately, that adds up to my being unable to spending a week in Lancaster shootin' up the streets with you fine folks!

New GM:  Rolinda "Ma" Collinson has been my stalwart backup and senior Assistant GM in the past, but she's only attending two days of this WBC.  I have no doubt she'll help the new GM as much as she can while she's there.  The new GM is Ashley "Angel" Worley (formerly Collinson) who will fly in to teach us the ways of the Bulgarian mob.  Looks like "Ma" is keeping this a family business!

Changes to the Schedule:  This year's schedule is a significant change from past years in order to super-charge attendance.  Please read and discover when you can attend and/or help Angel.

Beginner Sessions

Time

Date

Location

Monday

8:00 PM

August 3rd

Terrace 7

Tuesday

9:00 PM

August 4th

Terrace 7

Wednesday

11:00 AM

August 5th

Terrace 7

Scheduled Open Gaming

Time

Date

Location

Tuesday

10:00AM

August 4th

Terrace 3

Heats

 

1) Monday

10:00 PM

August 3rd

Marietta

2) Thursday

11:00 PM

August 6th

Limerock

3) Saturday

2:00 PM

August 8th

Wheatland

2nd Round (Semi-Final)

 

Saturday

5:00 PM

August 8th

Wheatland

3rd Round (Final)

 

Saturday

8:00 PM

August 8th

Wheatland

Help Needed:  But to pull off all these demos, heats, and scheduled open gaming, Angel is going to need some help.  If you can volunteer to help with a demo, heat, semi-final, or open scheduled gaming, please let Angel know immediately at ixyptla@gmail.com.

Back to the Basics: With a sharp focus on running the event, we'll ignore the thematic items this year.  However, each of you is encouraged to bring your squirt guns, grenades, fedoras, pin-striped shirts, name badges, shirts, wrist-bands, shades, hand-cuffs, and every other bit of Gangster goodies you've accumulated.

Reminders -- Players are reminded to fill in all of the end-of-game details; these are needed to calculate the tie-breakers for everyone in your game.  Don't cheat the second-place opponent out of a good tie-break!

Remember to get payoffs and complete shootouts (in that order) before handing the dice to the next player!

I won't be there, so I really need your funny comments, sportsmanship nominations, play commentary, and other tidbits you write on your player chits in order to create this year's yearbook.  Comment away.

Good luck on the streets of Chicago in just one week!

John


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