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Congratulations, Ray Freeman!

September 15th, 2013 - April 5th, 2015
Last updated on May 13th, 2015

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* * Round Five; Finals * *

December 7th, 2014 - April 5th, 2015

With the Cinderellas eliminated, the titans waged war over the cardboard Pacific for final victory.  Michael Day (3rd seed) accepted a bid of 8 from Ray Freeman  (4½th Seed) and took the blue pieces.  Things looked grim for the Allied navies after Pearl Harbor fell, but a daring move on Turn 5 into the South Pacific opened a hole in the perimeter and left Ray thinking he just needed one more patroller (to join the mere 16 he'd used).  Together with maintaining control over Attu, the USN stayed in it doggedly through the final turn.  The climactic battle for the Japanese Islands -- with the USN just needing to deny control -- came up short.  Thus Ray's Japanese emerged triumphant by the 3 POC margin secured by controlling the Japanese Islands.

Seed

Opponents

AREA Rating

Status

3
4½
Michael Day (USN; #1,2b)
Ray Freeman (IJN; Bid 8)
6147JJOE3
6070RNNL3
Turn 8 (To Detail)
IJN wins by 3!

* * Round Four; Semi-Finals * *

September 14th, 2014 - December 2nd, 2014

Going into the semi-finals, David Sherwood (15th Seed) and James “Lord Vader” Kramer (22nd Seed) each had three upset victories. Both Cinderellas were looking for the magic to continue. Both took the USN in exchange for a bid of 6.5, and both played long games -- no blow-outs here. However, the Dark Side was not enough as Lord Vader succumbed to Ray Freeman (4½th Seed) at the end of Turn 7 when the score was 0.5 higher than the USN could make up on the final move. David played all the way to the end of the game (Turn 8) – and, despite playing with no adjustments, came up just 2.5 PoC short of dethroning Michael Day (3rd Seed). Because they live near each other, Michael and David played face-to-face even though it’s a PBEM tournament. In the final, Ray Freeman has bid 8 for the IJN using the most popular adjustments (#1: I-Boat Raid and #2b: Individual CPO Withdrawal), giving Michael his first chance to play the blue pieces in this tournament. Ray has been solid Red and is now fluent in Japanese. He definitely plans to remember Pearl Harbor this year.

Seed
Opponents
AREA Rating
Status
3
15
Michael Day (IJN; Bid 6.5)
David Sherwood (USN)
6147JJOE3
5392CEDA3
Turn 8 (Face-to-Face)
IJN wins by 2.5!

4½
22

Ray Freeman (IJN; Bid 6.5)
James "Lord Vader" Kramer (USN; #1,2b)
6070RNNL3
4975PM-L3
Turn 7
IJN locks it up!

* * Round Three * *

May 14th, 2014 - September 12th, 2014

Seed
Opponents
AREA Rating
Status
3
Michael Day6147JJOE3 No Game
Bye
4
15
Joe Dragan (USN)
David Sherwood (IJN; Bid 6.5)
6084OLTG3
5392CEDA3
Turn 8
IJN wins by 0.5!

4½*
20

Ray Freeman (IJN; Bid 6)
John Lindley (USN; #1,2b)
6070RNNL3
5022DFGA3
Turn 6
IJN by Adjudication
8
22
Greg Smith (IJN; Bid 6.5)
James "Lord Vader" Kramer (USN; #1,2b)
5749JJRJ3
4975PM-L3
Turn 4
TKO!

* * Round Two * *

January 14th, 2014 - May 12th, 2014

Seed
Opponents
AREA Rating
Status
3
12
Michael Day (IJN; Bid ?)
Robert Greene (USN)
6147JJOE3
5488DCI-1
Turn 3
Knock Out!
4*
13
Joe Dragan (USN; #NT1)
Tim Tow (IJN; Bid 2.5)
6084OLTG3
5462MJVC3
Turn 7
IJN Surrenders!

4½
14

Ray Freeman (IJN; Bid 4.5)
Bob Hamel (USN; #1,2b)
6070RNNL3
5443YRUO3
Turn 3
USN Surrenders!
5
15
Larry Meyers (USN)
David Sherwood (IJN; Bid 5.5)
6045OKSH3
5392CEDA3
Turn 8
IJN wins by 2.5!
8
19
Greg Smith (USN; #1,2b)
Scott Fenn (IJN; Bid 5.5)
5749JJRJ3
5065GENA3
Turn 7
IJN Surrenders!
10*
20
Dennis Nicholson (USN; #1,2)
John Lindley (IJN; Bid 4)
5564JGRE3
5022DFGA3
Turn 8
IJN wins by 7!
11
22
Michael Ussery (USN; #1,2b)
James "Lord Vader" Kramer (IJN; Bid 6.5)
5545TQWL3
4975PM-L3
Turn 7
IJN locks it up!

* * Round One * *

September 15th, 2013 - January 12th, 2014

Seed
Opponents
AREA Rating
Status
1
Charles Drozd6214TJSL3No Game
Bye
2
15
Bryan Eshleman (USN)
David Sherwood (IJN; Bid 5.5)
6155PLRK3
5392CEDA3
Turn 3
USN Surrenders!
3
16
Michael Day (IJN; Bid 4.5)
David McCarty (USN; #2)
6147JJOE3
5214BBE-3
Turn 8
IJN wins by 1.5!
4*
17
Joe Dragan (IJN; Bid 2)
Jeff D Miller (USN; #1,2a,3,5)
6084OLTG3
5116FFLA3
Turn 5
USN Surrenders!
5
18
Larry Meyers (USN)
Rachael Day (IJN; Bid 5.5)
6045OKSH3
5082AAB-2
Turn 4
IJN Surrenders!
6*
19
Scott Beall (IJN; Bid 5)
Scott Fenn (USN; #1,2)
5881MHRF3
5065GENA3
Turn 6
IJN Surrenders!
7
20
Robert Drozd (USN; #2)
John Lindley (IJN; Bid 5)
5759SISL3
5022DFGA3
Turn 3
USN Surrenders!
8*
21
Greg Smith (IJN; Bid 3)
Rich Maretti (USN; #1)
5749JJRJ3
5000----3
Turn 6
USN Surrenders!
9
22
Philip Watkins (IJN; Bid 6)
James "Lord Vader" Kramer (USN; #1,2)
5600GCN-3
4975PM-L3
Turn 8
USN wins by 16!
10
23
Dennis Nicholson (IJN; Bid 3)
Mike Pacheco (USN; #1,2,5)
5564JGRE3
4959ACE-2
Turn 6
USN Surrenders!
11
24
Michael Ussery (IJN; Bid 7.5)
Warren Day (USN)
5545TQWL3
4953FHED3
Turn 2
USN Disaster in Indonesia!
12
25
Robert Greene (USN; #2)
Greg Gollaher (IJN; Bid 4.5)
5488DCI-1
4796DDFD3
Turn ?
IJN Surrenders!
13
26
Tim Tow (IJN; Bid 7.5)
Rich Prast (USN)
5462MJVC3
4627BBD-2
Turn 2
USN Forfeits
14
27
Bob Hamel (IJN; Bid 2.5)
Jim Bodenheimer (USN; #1,2)
5443YRUO3
4584CDH-3
Turn 7
IJN locks it up!

E
4½

Charles Drozd (USN; #?)
Ray Freeman (IJN; Bid ?)
6214TJSL3
6070RNNL3
Turn 2
USN Forfeits!

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