A Jousting we will go ...
Ivanhoe had a successfull return to WBC after a two
year hiatus, setting an all-time attendance record with 38 would-be
Jousters competing for the coveted single Trial wood.
We had a steady turnout for each heat with four games going
each night. All it took to make the semifinals was to appear
Friday morning at 9 AM, which seemed to be a harder task than
surviving the competition. 17 jousters were able to make the
early morning wake-up call. To assure a 5-man Final we broke
into three games of 3 and two games of 4. With no multiple heat
winners it was wide open as to who would make the Final.
The Final was probably the shortest game of the entire tournament.
To put it mildly it was a runaway win for Bob Titran. Congratulations
to Bob for winning the championship as he left the rest of the
finalists behind the galloping hoof beats of his noble steed.
Bob won more jousts (4 chips) at the end of the game than all
four of his opponents combined. Mark Love managed two chips to
take 2nd place laurels, John Ponike sneeked in a chip good for
3rd place, while Carol Haney and Steve Scott were still trying
to mount their steeds when they realized Bob had already won.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank our anonomous sponsor,
whose generous contribution to the coiffers of the WBC allowed
us to hold the Ivanhoe tournament. Hopefully he(or she)
won't be needed next year as I'm sure ALL OF YOU will vote to
include Ivanhoe in the century for next year. Or at the
least maybe we can make trial status again. So, THANKS AGAIN
TO OUR SPONSOR - we had a great time.