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Ivanhoe (IVH) WBC 2016 Report
Updated Oct. 25, 2016 Icon Key
110 Players Dave Buchholz, MI 2016 Status 2017 Status Event History
2016 Champion

Fast & Furious

This year’s tournament had 110 players spread between three heats. Everyone who won a semifinal game received either a purple, blue, red, yellow or green crown; the same colors as the chip colors! After the preliminary games had determined 25 qualifiers, there were five 5-player semifinal tables to advance five to the Final. Several families sent large contingents to take part in the tournament. None was more apparent than the Speck clan where father Forrest and son John both advanced to Round 3. Dave Buchholz, the 2006 champion, returned for another tilt at glory! On the opposite side of the experience ledger was young squire Donte Saccenti who fought his way to the Final even though he had only learned the game that week! Shannon Keating, the only female to advance, received the John of Arc award for being the highest ranked damsel.

This Final was a fun and friendly game played at a fast pace. Dave was the first to score with a red chip followed by Shannon and Forrest who both took red and green tournaments. Donte and Shannon battled next with Shannon emerging with a blue chip and the lead. Could this be the first female champ since Rebecca Hebner’s four-plaque performance 15 years ago?

Maybe not. Dave responded with green and blue wins to tie her at three apiece. The next one to score would win it all. John joined in the yellow round in an abortive attempt to prolong the game but did not have the cards needed. ┬áHis withdrawal gave Dave the yellow and the game as he tied Keith Levy for the dominant Ivanhoe knight with two titles. Dave had a blue, red, yellow, and green to Shannon’s blue, red, and green chips. Forrest was third with red and green chips. Neither John nor Donte had scored, so their semifinal rankings were used to determine fourth and fifth place. The purple chips proved elusive - with none won by any of the finalists.

Ivanhoe is a great game for families because it can be played with two to five players. No two games are the same and the game is easy to learn. I am so glad that my dad and I signed up to run Ivanhoe this year. We had so much fun. Thank you to Stefany Speck for being a great assistant GM, my dad, and all the gamers for playing Ivanhoe! We hope that you will be back next year and bring some friends for an even bigger tournament!

2016 Laurelists Repeating Laurelists: 0
Shannon Keating, IN Forrest Speck, MD John Speck, MD Donte Saccenti, MD Scott Beall, OR
2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Go ahead Larry .. I double dare ya. ... and I thought Bill only flew bi-planes.
That's a lot of jousting knights.
GM  Ashley Kilroy [1st Year]  NA
 bowlerashley142@Gmail.com  NA