Total Confusion 31 was held in Marlborough Massachusetts on February 23rd to the 26th of 2017. The convention moved to a new venue, the Best Western Royal Plaza. With more space and better lighting the board game space was great to play in and the tournaments were held in separate spaces with less noise and no crowding.
New England Regional Championships are a highlight of the convention. Listed below are the first 3 finishes in each of the 9 New England Championships.
|Concordia||Will Warren||Kara Morse||Andrew Harris|
|Splendor||Andrew Menard||Ian Dembsky||Marvin Birmbaum|
|Ticket to Ride||Nicholas Cheung||Steve Costa||Dean Scungio|
|St Petersburg||Andrew Harris||Ian Dembsky||Shelly Thomas|
|Agricola||Richard J Shay||Richard M Shay||Shelly Thomas|
|Dominion||Jared Rushanan||Andrew Menard||Thomas Jarrett|
|Castles of Burgundy||Ian Dembsky||Will Warren||Kara Morse|
|Puerto Rico||Richard Meyer||Adam Sherson||Richard M Shay|
|Power Grid||Steve Costa||Thomas Jarrett||Bill Todd|
|Stone Age||Shelly Thomas||Mongo||Justin Roark|
Chairman of the Board: Ian Dembsky
Chairman of the Board is awarded for accumulating the best record in different tournament games. Winning and placing in tournament games earns points, but you can only score for your best game in each tournament. Bonus points are awarded for placing overall in tournaments. Ian won Castles of Burgundy and finished 2nd in Saint Petersburg and Splendor. He also played well in other tournaments. Congratulations Ian.
Catan Regional Qualifier: Ian Dembsky
The Puffing Billy group spends the convention playing railroad themed games and has their own tournament format, giving prizes in the following categories:
Overall Champion: Roger Jarrett
1830: Bruce Beard
Empire Builder: Roger Jarrett
18XX: Bruce Beard
Empire Builder International: Roger Jarrett
There is also a Diplomacy tournament held over the course of convention.
Diplomacy Champ (& Best Italy): Brad Blitstein.
BEST GERMANY: Alan Levin
BEST ENGLAND: Rob Premus
BEST TURKEY: Andrew Katcher
BEST FRANCE: Randy Lawrence-Hurt
BEST AUSTRIA: Jay Aloia
BEST RUSSIA: Steve Cooley