2002 HOBBY AWARDS BALLOT

Jim Burgess, Chair of the Hobby Awards Committee: The Hobby Awards have a long and proud tradition in the Diplomacy Hobby and I am continuing an effort to expand the scope and reach of the awards. This year we again have eight nominees in each category. Please publicize this ballot, reproduce and send it to your Diplomatic mailing lists. Please consider the whole ballot carefully, use the web pages for research, and vote in one, two, three or all four award categories.

The 2002 Hobby Awards generally are for hobby activities during the calendar year 2001. Congratulate ALL of the nominees for their service and achievements and please vote!

 

Don Miller Award (Meritorious Service)

_____ Stephen Agar (Taking Over and Combining the UK and NA Variant Banks)

http://www.variantbank.com

_____ Mike Barno (Doing the Maintenance of the Diplomatic Corps Web Page)

http://www.diplomaticcorps.org/

_____ David Kovar (Hosting and Maintaining the Diplomatic Pouch – Rebuilt after 2001 Crash)

http://diplom.org/DipPouch/

_____ John Marsden (Running Ode for both Postal and On-Line Diplomacy Gaming)

http://users.iclway.co.uk/jandcmarsden/Ode-online

_____ Doug Massey (Running the Vermont Group and its Full Press and other Tournaments)

http://doug.obscurestuff.com

_____ Chad Schroeder (Developing and Running the Redscape Diplomacy Playing System)

http://www.redscape.com

_____ Christian Shelton (Developing and Running the Bounced Diplomacy Playing System)

http://www.dipbounced.com

_____ Alain Tesio (Developing and Running the Mapper for the Judge Playing System)

http://www.floc.net

 

Rod Walker Award (Literature)

_____ Spencer Bernard (Play Diplomacy the Jedi Way, The Diplomatic Pouch S2001M)

http://diplom.org/Zine/S2001M/Bernard/Jedi.html

_____ Edi Birsan (AIRhead Alliance vs. SWAT, Diplomacy World #86)

http://www.diplomacyworld.org/issues/issue86/86airheads.htm

_____ Joe Brennan (How to Solo, The Diplomatic Pouch F2001M)

http://diplom.org/Zine/F2001M/Brennan/HowToSolo.html

_____ David Cohen (Model HRs for Non-Judge E-Mail Dipl., The Diplomatic Pouch S2001M)

http://diplom.org/Zine/S2001M/Cohen/HouseRules.html

_____ Jerry T. Fest (Reflections of a Born-Again Dipl. Player, The Diplomatic Pouch S2001M)

http://diplom.org/Zine/S2001M/Fest/Reflections.html

_____ Don Hessong (Introducing, Strategies, and Openings of The Ancient Mediterranean,

The Diplomatic Pouch S2001M & F2001M)

http://diplom.org/Zine/S2001M/Hessong/AncientMed1.html

http://diplom.org/Zine/S2001M/Hessong/AncientMed2.html

http://diplom.org/Zine/F2001M/Hessong/AncientMedOpenings.html

_____ Karlis Povisils & Glenn Ledder (Stable Two-Way Draws in Standard Diplomacy,

The Diplomatic Pouch S2001M)

http://diplom.org/Zine/S2001M/Ledder/TwoWayDraws.html

_____ Richard Sharp (The Art of Diplomacy, Diplomacy World #86)

http://www.diplomacyworld.org/issues/issue86/86artofdiplomacy.htm

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John Koning Award (Player Performance)

_____ Chris Aanstoos (Won All Five Full Press Games in JDPR Debut Now Up to 1859 Rating)

http://diplom.org/Email/Ratings/JDPR/attop100.html

_____ Brian Dennehy (Finished with Most Tournament Points at 2001 World DipCon XI)

http://diplom.org/Face/results/zWDC2001.html

_____ Jerry T. Fest (2001 NADF Grand Prix Leader, Playing in 10 FTF Tournaments)

http://www.diplom.org/NADF/GPpast.htm

_____ Toby Harris (Called by Many the Most Feared Player; Topped Board in Boasters Game)

http://diplom.org/DipPouch/Postal/Zines/TAP/boasters.html

_____ Tom Kobrin (Won October 2001 Tempest in a Teapot and Voted 2001 NADF All-Star)

http://www.diplom.org/Face/results/zTempest2001.html

_____ Tristan Lee (Winning Four Diplomacy Tournaments in 2001 and the 2001 Bismark Cup)

http://daanz.org.au/results/bc2001.htm

_____ Cyrille Sevin (Winning 2001 World DipCon XI to be First Two-Time WDC Champion)

http://diplom.org/Face/results/zWDC2001.html

_____ Roger Yonkoski (Leading the All-Time JDPR Rankings with 1986 Rating at 2001 End)

http://diplom.org/Email/Ratings/JDPR/attop100.html

 

Fred Hyatt Award (GM Performance)

_____ Doug Burgoyne (Cat23 GM)

http://www.cat23.com/ & http://www.geocities.com/apocalypseinparadise/

_____ Andy Lischett (Postal GM for Cheesecake)

_____ Doug Massey (GM for Games in Vermont Group No Press and Full Press Tournaments)

http://doug.obscurestuff.com

_____ Paul Milewski (Postal GM for Yellow Pajamas and GM Ombudsman)

_____ David Norman (GM for FTF Tournaments and Judge E-Mail Games)

http://www.ellought.demon.co.uk

_____ Tom Reinecker (Redscape GM)

http://www.redscape.com

_____ Peter J. Richardson (E-Mail GM in Many Groups Including WorldMasters2000 Final)

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pjrich/diplo_gi.htm

_____ Tom Tweedy (E-Mail GM)

http://www.lancedal.demon.co.uk/dip2000/index.htm

VOTERS!!! - PLEASE SIGN YOUR NAME LEGIBLY BELOW OR E-MAIL FROM A "DOCUMENTABLE" E-MAIL ADDRESS – ALL DIPLOMACY PLAYERS ELIGIBLE!!!

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Again, the Committee is soliciting a $1.00 donation per vote to defray costs of the awards themselves. This is a VOLUNTARY donation and does not affect your vote’s status in any way. Please vote regardless of whether you can contribute, but the donation does go toward the plaques sent to the winners. The Committee currently consists of myself (Chair), Fred Davis (Treasurer), Gary Behnen, Melinda Holley, Jamie Dreier, Paul Kenny, Mark Stretch, and Robert Lesco. The voting deadline is Sept.1, 2002. Please send votes, contributions, and comments to:

Jim Burgess, 664 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908-4327 USA, burgess@world.std.com

Thank you for your participation.