Saturday, February 19, 2011

Heathens' Open

On Saturday February 19 the Southern California Subbuteo Club played the Heathen's Open, the first American Subbuteo Association tournament to be held on the west coast of the USA in 2011.

The turn out was small enough that the tournament was played in a "round robin" format, where everyone plays each other once.

Wayne Smith won the tournament, and all of his games.  His record of consecutive ASA Open wins is impressive, with his winning streak goes back to 2005.

In the last round of games Kevin Nieman won his only game to snatch second place from the fancied Simon Hutchinson.  Simon finished in third place with the same number of points as his son, DominicDavid Jensen was the only player not to win a game, and he finished in last place.

The final table, results, photographs, and reports from all of the games can be found here»

Why was the tournament called the Heathen's Open?  Check the web page to see why.