Tournament Report

Tony Bath Memorial - Big Battle DBA Doubles at Historicon 2008

A NASAMW BBDBA Tournament
at Historicon 2008

By David Schlanger

I ran the Tony Bath Memorial Big Battle DBA Doubles tournament as part of the "DBA at Historicon 2008" program during Historicon (July 24-27, 2008) at Lancaster, PA.

36 total players participated on 18 different teams in the world's premier Big Battle DBA event. The Tony Bath Memorial has been held at Historicon every year since 2001 (shortly after the release of the DBA 2.0 rules). The DBA 2.0 rules formalized the Big Battle DBA ruleset and brought Phil Barker's vision for large size DBA games to the masses.

For eight years, Big Battle DBA has continued to provide a nice format for team play and a more social approach to DBA gaming at the big East Cons! This year's event started with a group round (3 groups of 4 teams in round robin play and a group of 6 teams in swiss chess-like play). After the group stage, the top team in each group advanced to compete in a single elimination semi-final and final round matches to determine the winning team.

Thanks to all of the participants for such a wonderful turnout, and all of the excellent play. Hope to see you at Fall In! 2008 for some more Big Battle DBA!

Unfortunately, Jack and Peter needed to leave early because of a family emergency. There was a lot of concern amongst the group about their situation. Rest assured that Jack and Peter are okay. Sadly, Jack lost a dear friend Friday morning. He and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Final Standings

Team Name Player Names Army Score
Two Davids David Kuijt and David Schlanger IV/13b Medieval Germ and IV/41 Early Swiss 319
Navy Yacht Club Jim Dundorf and Marty Schmidt II/79b Southern Dynasty Chinese 313
Psiloi Psuccessors Doug Mudd and Greek Alex II/20(c) Ptolemaic 210
Team 2008 BC Chris Brantley and Jeff Caruso II/83b Patrician Roman East 191
Princes of the Hast Du Universe Shervin Baloorian and Jonathan Miller IV/68(b) Medieval Portuguese 186
Long Island Bostwicks Alex Bostwick and Jonathan Bostwick IV/14 Later Cru and III/65 Fatamid Egyptian 166
The One True Bostwicks David Bostwick and Jason Bostwick I/2 Early Egyptians 129
Team Frag Tony Aguilar and Jeff Franz II/49 Marian Roman and II/28b Early Armenian 123
The Stooges Rich Baier and Larry Chaban II/79b Southern Dynasty Chinese 116
Draco-Arachnid Alliance John Brown and Marcus Erlandson II/20c Ptolemaic 114
Team Machismo Ron Giampapa and Mike Porter IV/54d Medieval Scand and IV/13a Medieval German 104
Team McDonald Bob McDonald and David McDonald II/49 Marian Roman and II/40 Numidian 96
Just Deserts Doug Austin and Tom Bullock II/23a LPIA Nomad 65
Team Dread Mark Pozniak and Hank Drapalski IV/61 Italian Condotta and IV/79 Later Swiss 56
Team Torres Rob Torres and Ruth Torres II/23b LPIA City and II/23a LPIA Nomad 55
Spencer & Spencer Spencer Ginder and Alex Ginder II/52 Dacian and II/26 Sarmatian 34
Bobo the Clown Hans Dietrich and Carl Dietrich II/9 Syracusan and II/32 Later Cartho and II/40 Numidian 4
Team Cleaver: Two Sheriffs, No Deputies Jack 'the Butcher' and Peter 'the Cleaver' Sheriff III/75 Konstantinian Byzantine and III/70a Georgian DNF - Emergency


Tony Bath Memorial 2008 Gallery

The Two Davids victorious Medieval Germans and Swiss alliance encircle the Bostwick's Later Crusader C-in-C during group play.

[Close-up]

Navy Yacht Club - Marty Schmidt (left) and Jim Dundorf (right).

Psiloi Psuccessors Doug Mudd (left) and Alex 'the Greek' (right)

Team Frag - Tony Aguilar (left) and Jeff Franz (right)

Spencer & Spencer - Spencer Ginder (left) and Alex Ginder (right).

Long Island Bostwicks - Jonathan Bostwick (left) and Alex Bostwick (right)

Team Dread - Mark Pozniak (left) and Hank Drapalski (right)

Just Deserts - Doug Austin (left) and Tom Bullock (right)

Bobo the Clown - Hans Dietrich (left) and Carl Dietrich (right)

The Stooges - Rich Baier (left) and Larry Chaban (right)

Team Cleaver: Two Sheriffs, No Deputies - Jack Sheriff (left) and Peter Sheriff (right)

The One True Bostwicks - David Bostwick (left) and Jason Bostwick (right)

Team McDonald - Bob McDonald (left) and David McDonald (right)

Team Machismo - Mike Porter (left) and Ron Giampapa (right)

Team Torres - Ruth Torres (left) and Rob Torres (right)

Princes of the Hast Du Universe - Shervin Boloorian (left) and Jonathan Miller (right)


Not pictured: Team 2008 BC - Chris Brantley and Jeff Caruso; Draco-Arachnid Alliance - John Brown and Marcus Erlandson; Two Davids - David Kuijt and David Schlanger.


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