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September 15th, 2023 - January 12th, 2025
Last Updated on May 14th, 2024

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* * Round Three * *

May 15th, 2024 - September 12th, 2024

Everyone plays! No easy games going forward!

Seed
Opponents
AREA
Rating
Status
0
5
Ed Menzel
Philip Watkins
6748ZTZQ4
5833KJVB4
Turn 1
Bidding
2
6
Gregory Smith
Bob Hamel
6006NKZK4
5649ZTZR4
Turn 1
Bidding
3
7
Dennis Nicholson
Eric Anderson
5955OKZH4
5360GJLC4
Turn 1
Bidding
4
10⅗
John Sharp
Jim Bodenheimer
6110ZRZT4
5351IJPC4
Turn 1
Bidding

* * Round Two * *

January 15th, 2024 - May 12th, 2024

Five byes were given so this round would produce a perfect quarterfinal of 8 players.

The Allies continue their domination by winning 67% this round. However, the Japanese pull off a now-rare Knock Out in their lone victory. Congratulations to Bob Hamel, Eric Anderson, and Jim Bodenheimer for winning their way to the Quarterfinals. Only two of the original Top 8 seeds has been eliminated before the Quarterfinal -- very unusual!

Seed
Opponents
AREA
Rating
Status

0
2
3
4
5

Ed Menzel
Gregory Smith
Dennis Nicholson
John Sharp
Philip Watkins
6748ZTZQ4
6006NKZK4
5955OKZH4
6110ZRZT4
5833KJVB4
No Game
Bye
6
Bob Hamel (USN; Bid ½)
Hilton McManus (IJN; #M)
5649ZTZR4
5382GJMC4
Turn 8
USN wins by 17½!
7
10⅖
Eric Anderson (IJN)
Steven Piotrowski (USN; #M)
5360GJLC4
5164AAA-4
Turn 3
Knock Out!
8
10⅗
Lee Kendter (IJN; Bid 2½)
Jim Bodenheimer (USN; #?)
5410NKZF4
5351IJPC4
Turn 5
IJN Surrenders!

* * Round One * *

November 15th, 2023 - January 12th, 2024

This was the most unusual round in this tournament's history because of its split start. The first six games began within a week of the usual September start. One in October. However, the last four started in mid-November to allow the BPA to announce the tournament in their newsletters and a final mad recruiting campaign to get more players across social media, mailing lists, and other VITP tournaments. We had only 14 players at the start of the rush and needed 16. We ended with 22 participants -- as eight joined in the frenzied push. It helped that many participants had just finished games in the ladder or Top 10 Invitational. Many thanks to all participants for making it possible to qualify as a BPA tournament!

In terms of results, some unusual outcomes also appeared. Two of the top three seeds were eliminated (including Michael Day for personal reasons and Mike Kaye who lost a final battle showdown for the Japanese Islands that lasted more than 14 rounds and saw Mike's Hosho and Ryuho unsuccessfully try to stop the Allied surface lap). Perhaps most shocking was the total domination of the Allies -- winning 8 of 11 games.

Seed
Opponents
AREA
Rating
Status
1
8
Michael Day (USN; #1a,2b,3c,4a)
Lee Kendter (IJN; Bid 4½)
6262MKQG2
5299NKZE3
Turn 1
USN forfeits
2
9
Gregory Smith (USN; #M)
Jeff Lange (IJN; Bid 2)
6021NKYK3
5086GINA3
Turn 4
IJN Surrenders!
3
10
Dennis Nicholson (USN; #1a,2b,3b,4a)
James Kramer (IJN; Bid 4½)
5916OJZH3
5069TPSN3
Turn 8
USN wins by 12½!
4
11
John Sharp (USN; #M)
Alan Heath (IJN; Bid 1)
5855ZRZS3
4747BCF-3
Turn 7
IJN Surrenders!
5
12
Philip Watkins (IJN; Bid 4½)
Bob Jamelli (USN; #1a,2b,3b,4a)
5791KJUB3
4334NJYH3
Turn ?
USN Surrenders!
6
13
Bob Hamel (USN; #M)
Mark Traylor (IJN; Bid ½)
5530ZSZQ3
4137JJTD3
Turn 7
USN goes Positive!
7
10⅘
Eric Anderson (USN; #3b,3c,4a)
Martin Kerslake (IJN; Bid 5)
5502GJKC3
4813BDE-3
Turn 5
IJN Surrenders!

10⅗
Talmadge Seaman (IJN; Bid ?)
Jim Bodenheimer (USN; #?)
5251GIMA3
4877HJPB3
Turn 6
IJN Concedes!
0
Ed Menzel (IJN; #M)
David McCarty (USN; Bid ½)
6795ZTZQ3
5153HJQB3
Turn 3
KO Imminent!

10⅕
Hilton McManus (IJN; Bid ?)
Chuck Kaye (USN; #?)
5297GJLC3
5000----3
Turn 3
USN forfeits
½
10⅖
Mike Kaye (IJN; Bid 0)
Steven Piotrowski (USN; #?)
6322YKZJ3
5000----3
Turn 8
USN wins by 3!

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