ivanhoe

Updated Nov. 23, 2013

2013 WBC Report     

  2014 Status: pending 2014 GM commitment

Jeff Senley, PA

2013 Champion

Event History
2001    Rebecca Hebner       27
2002    Steve Scott       29
2005    Bob Titran       38
2006    Dave Buchholz       55
2008    Andy Latto       69
2009    Keith Levy     103
2010    David Rohde     107
2011    Keith Levy     112
2012    Richard Fetzer     115
2013    Jeff Senley     136

 Laurels

Rank  Name              From  Last  Total
  1.  Keith Levy         MD    11     60
  2.  Jeff Senley        PA    13     30
  3.  Richard Fetzer     NY    12     30
  4.  David Rohde        MC    10     30
  5.  Andy Latto         MA    08     20
  6.  Dave Buchholz      MI    06     20
  7.  Bob Titran         NY    05     20
  8.  Steve Scott        CA    05     19
  9.  Natalie Beach      MD    13     18
 10.  Laura Dewalt       MD    12     18
 11.  Judy Wobbeking     MD    11     18
 12.  Tim Keating        IN    10     18
 13.  Terri Wicks        CT    09     18
 14.  Lexi Shea          CT    13     12
 15.  Marcy Morelli      PA    12     12
 16.  Angela Hoffman     NC    11     12
 17.  Michael Shea       CT    10     12
 18.  Frank Mestre       NY    09     12
 19.  John Ellsworth     IL    08     12
 20.  Ken Lee            PA    06     12
 21.  Mark Love          MD    05     12
 22.  Rebecca Hebner     CO    05     10
 23.  Alexander Lange    GA    13      9
 24.  James Pei          VA    12      9
 25.  Stefany Speck      MD    11      9
 26.  Sam Atabaki        CA    10      9
 27.  Kelsey Lee         PA    09      9
 28.  Ed Beach           MD    08      8
 29.  Debbie Davidson    NE    06      8
 30.  John Poniske       PA    05      8
 31.  Joel Lytle         NY    13      6
 32.  Bryan Berkenstock  NJ    12      6
 33.  Ted Bohaczuk       PA    11      6
 34.  Deb Lawrence       PA    10      6
 35.  Gino Sinigaglio    NJ    09      6
 36.  Donna Balkan       on    08      6
 37.  Greg Courter       MI    06      6
 38.  Laurel Stokes      NJ    02      6
 39.  Rick Bass          NC    01      6
 40.  Bobbi Warczak      CA    08      4
 41.  Stefan Mecay       TX    06      4
 42.  Carol Haney        CA    05      4
 43.  Bob Runnicles      FL    02      4
 44.  Sean Vessey        VA    01      4
 45.  Laura Miller       PA    13      3
 46.  Dacey Collinson    MD    12      3
 47.  Brian Mongold      MD    11      3
 48.  Shannon Keating    IN    10      3
 49.  Haim Hochboim      is    09      3
 50.  Eric Eshleman      PA    02      3
 51.  Forrest Speck      MD    08      2
 52.  David Duncan       PA    06      2
 53.  Chris LeFevre      AZ    05      2
 54.  David Sidelinger   CT    02      2
 55.  Michael Johnson    MA    01      2
 56.  Dan Hoffman        WA    02      1
 57.  Lee Price          NC    01      1

2013 Laurelists                                                  Repeating Laurelists: 0

Natalie Beach, MD
2nd

Lexi Shea, CT
3rd

Alexander Lange, GA
4th

Joel Lytle, NY
5th

Laura Miller, PA
6th

Past Winners

Rebecca Hebner, CO
2001

Steve Scott, CA
2002

Bob Titran, NY
2005

Dave Buchholz, MI
2006

Andy Latto, MA
2008

Keith Levy, MD
2009, 2011

David Rohde, NC
2010

Richard Fetzer, NY
2012

Jeff Senley, PA
2013
 

King Mongold and Lady Jennifer were your GM hosts. Who knew the King was a Ravens fan?

Forest Speck, Ed Beach and Dale Long, wargamers all, take time out from heavier pursuits.

 Frank Mestre and Alexis Reece engage in a bit of chivalry.

 Lady Yaure and squire Rinko enjoy the tournament.

A Tournament of Tournaments ...

A Lytle Knight Gaming......

Ivanhoe has always been a family favorite for a late night, pre-werewolf activity and this year proved no exception as we obliterated our attendance record that had been set only last year with a rousing 136 players thanks to an astounding first heat field of 104 players at 26 tables. This allowed Ivanhoe to continue its unmatched record of greater attendance every single year. That's ten straight years of ever larger fields. No other WBC event can come close to matching that. Enough newcomers were included in the 89 attendees of Heat 3 to send us well past our goal of 128 players.

This year we rolled out a new point based scoring system which seems to have been well received and help limit confusion determining 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishes. We will be continuing this next year as well as the three-heat format. Changes on the table for 2014 include a larger semifinal round. Due to the overwhelming number of players, the number of multiple game winners increased despite the drop in game opportunities from four to three. There were 16 double winners and one triple winner making it necessary to advance more than 16 to the semifinals. Next year's format will advance 25 to five 5-player semis, the winner of each to play in a 5-player Final.

Our 2013 semifinalists did not include our last three champions but there were plenty (three) of Lytle's. Dagny (14), advanced with two wins to her second semi. After an awe inspiring purple tournament bomb (27 on her first play) she lost a chance at the Final table to Lexi Shea. Tessa (11) paved a clear path to the semifinals while being ranked second overall after three heats, but she too failed to progress further, losing the Final ticket to Natalie Beach. In the end, it was dad (Joel Lytle) who carried the family colors into the Final. Joel (our only triple winner) entered the semi's as the #1 seed and was the only Lytle to find a seat at the Final table.

The Final began with a Yellow tournament started by Lexi Shea only to have Alexander Lange change it to green and draw first blood (chip). The 5th, 6th and 7th rounds were won in succession by Jeff Senley leaving him one chip from the victory. Round 8 was a masterful keep away game with Alexander finally winning the Blue chip and forcing Jeff to wait again for another chance at victory. Round 9 finally brought an appearance by Ivanhoe but it took another five rounds before Jeff was able to finally secure his final chip and his first WBC shield.

Once again we enjoyed your company during our tournament. You make all the work worthwhile. We are currently plotting new surprises for next year. From our family to yours...Thank you!

Uhh, Alyssa - wrong hat for this event.

Now Keith doesn't take any chances. Even his hat wears a hat.

 GM Kirk Harris instructs eager squires in the manly art of swordmanship.

 GM Harris knights Sir Saccenti with WBC honors. May there be many more in the offing ...

 Ivanhoe Junior

Kirk Harris again ran a Junior version of Ivanhoe for 23 little knights. The most noble were:

Final Standings
1st - Donte Saccenti upstaged his brother Antony who won last year
2nd - Tessa Lytle who got to the semifinals in the adult version
3rd - Ben Waterhouse
4th - Adam Wojtaszczyk
5th - Mandy Mossman who finished third last year
6th - Ginger Thompson

 GM      Brian Mongold [3rd Year]  NA 
    NA   NA

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