2014 Derk Cup - Final Results
Vlaada escaped a scare from Stefan Feld in the semi's where Feld held a marginal lead for quite some time. Again in the final it looked like Uwe Rosenberg was going to exact revenge for last year's final, only for Vlaada to once again come from behind to take the win by a slim 62 votes. It seemed that Vlaada's backers would not accept the trend and rallied the troupes to will their hero on to victory.
This is Vlaada's second consecutive Derk Cup trophy. He was victorious last year over Uwe Rosenberg by 99 votes. Vlaada receives a 2014 Derk Cup CHAMPION banner to hang next to his 2013 Derk Cup CHAMPION, 2012 Finalist, 2011 Quarterfinalist and 2010 Semifinalist banners.
With that, this year's tournament is officially complete. Highlights include the return of Alan R. Moon to the quarterfinals, as well as strong showings by Stefan Feld and Antoine Bauza. One can't help but wonder if Uwe Rosenberg can overpower Vlaada and his supporters before rising stars Feld or Bauza take the Cup for themselves? Thanks to all who took part and see you all next year.
Congratulations to the 69 remaining designers who receive one of the following banners:
2013 - Vlaada Chvátil
2012 - Martin Wallace
2011 - Reiner Knizia
2010 - Wolfgang Kramer
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