ivanhoe [Updated April 2006]

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  Cornwall   Paradise Terrace, Table 5

Bob Titran, NY

2005 Champion

2nd: Mark Love, MD

3rd: John Poniske, PA

4th: Steve Scott, CA

5th: Carol Haney, CA

6th: Chris LeFevre, AZ
Event History
2001    Rebecca Hebner    27
2002    Steve Scott    29
2005     Bob Titran    38

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GM: Chris LeFevre

Returned From Days of Yore ...

It seems like only yesterday that a young damsel achieved the impossible ... putting her elders to shame by winning four tournaments at WBC ... a grand slam. This is one of the games that made it possible - and, ironically, you can win four tournaments in the game itself.

Ivanhoe will have three separate heats starting at 23:00 on Tues, Weds and Thurs with the Semi-finals and Finals starting Fri morning at 9:00. The classification will be "B" with the teaching demo starting at noon on Wednesday. The rules for the tournament will be "straight out of the box". The controversial "house rule" that whoever drew the purple chip went first and kept the chip will be dropped as some of you thought it gave too great an advantage to the person who drew the purple chip, even though statistically that didn't seem to be a valid criticism. Any game reaching 90-minutes will be adjudicated at that point except for the Final round. The WBC standardized MESE tie-breakers will determine who advances.

NEW MESE TIE-BREAKERS: A Preliminary Heat win will NOT in itself guarantee advancement. All MESE events will advance the optimum number of players to the next round based on the following tie-breakers without exception.
#1. Win in first Heat entered
2. Most Wins
3.Win in second Heat entered
4.Win in third Heat entered
5.Win in fourth Heat entered
6. has brought a copy of the game if needed for next round; otherwise GM may substitute game specific tie-breaker provided it has been published on WBC Preview page for event
7. average finish in all heats entered; e.g., a 2nd and two 3rds = 2.67 and beats two 2nds and two 4ths (average: 3)
8.high dice roll

"Win and you're in" is no longer a given although it is a strong possibility. This system of tie breakers encourages repeat play in Heats without requiring it. A single win (especially in the first Heat entered) will probably advance that winner but is not guaranteed to do so. Conversely, players who continue to play additional heats after winning a Preliminary game only enhance their chances of advancement without damaging their prospects, but a player who wins their only Preliminary game will probably advance without investing further time in Preliminary play. Meanwhile, in most events, non-winners who continue in Preliminary Heats will have additional chances to qualify in search of that elusive first win since in most events, a single win will still advance you to a semifinal round.

 GM      Chris LeFevre  [1st Year]   NA  
    azdoc2cdl@netscape.net   NA

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