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Ivanhoe (IVH) Links Email GM Last updated May 21, 2019
Class B: Beginning Players Welcome You may play if you have read the rules, played previously, or participated in a scheduled demo. Be on time for the scheduled demonstration. The GM will remain for only 15 minutes if no one is present.
Schedule GM: Dagny Lytle (1st Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1/3FSu201Exhibit Hall Annex 3
Demo 2/3Tu121Exhibit Hall Annex 7
Demo 3/3We201Exhibit Hall Annex 5
Heat 1/3FSu212Grand Ballroom
Heat 2/3Tu232Grand Ballroom
Heat 3/3We212Grand Ballroom
SemifinalFr212Grand Ballroom
FinalFr232Grand Ballroom
2019 Tournament Format  HMW

Hear ye, Hear ye, come one, come all to a tournament for all ages. Please join us for a fun filled evening the whole family can enjoy together. 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.

This year Ivanhoe will have three separate evening heats starting at party time with the Semifinals and Final starting Friday at 21:00. The classification will be B (Beginners welcomed) with three separate teaching demos before each heat. The rules for the tournament play will be straight out of the box. The controversial house rule that whomever drew the purple chip went first and kept the chip will be dropped. Any game reaching 90-minutes will be adjudicated at that point except for the Final round.


Advancement is based on a points system. Standings will be based on total cumulative points earned over three heats. Each heat will hold the potential for 10 points earned. Points possible in each heat will be earned as follows:

  • 1 point earned for game played
  • 1 point earned for each chip earned during play
  • 5 point max on a win
  • Additional 3 points for a win in your first heat
  • 1 point earned if a PURPLE chip was in your possession at game end
  • 1 point earned if that Purple chip was your first chip earned

ADVANCEMENT TIEBREAKERS: In Multiple Entry, Single Elimination events for multi-player games, players possibly qualify for Single Elimination play in the second round by winning any of up to three preliminary Heats. Occasionally, players may advance without winning a heat as alternates.

Players can enter one or more Heats without limit. All events for most multi-player games consist of three rounds; an opening Round consisting of two to four Preliminary Heats, a Semifinal and a Final. The Semifinal round will advance a pre-determined optimum number of players to fill the second round; in this case, 25 players for 5-player games. If insufficient players that have advanced appear for the semifinals, the scheduled semifinal will instead become the final.

Heats: Most Wins (HMW) - Tiebreakers used to trim the field or identify alternates to complete the field, as listed below in the following order:
    1. Most Wins (e.g., total in all heats entered)
    2. Most Points
    3. Win in first Heat entered
    4. Win in second Heat entered
    5. Win in third Heat Entered
    5. Most Heats Entered