The Havenwood Battle: Organizer’s Report

The Havenwood Battle, a one-day webcam Old School Magic tournament, was held on Saturday, May 16, 2020. A total of 96 players representing at least ten or eleven different countries and more than two dozen U.S. states participated. The structure of the event was straight Swiss pairings, 50-minute rounds, just as one might expect at a “real-life” paper tournament. All of the matches for the event were played using Whereby, one of the video chat platforms of choice for the 93/94 webcam scene.

The Havenwood Battle was the latest in a trend of “same day” webcam events for the international Old School Magic scene, a tournament structure that has been enabled, sort of as a silver lining, by widespread self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Players carved out a full eight hours from their lives at home on that Saturday to take part in seven rounds of 93/94 webcam action. The event was promoted among the OLD SCHOOL 93-94 MTG Webcam Player Community, along with the Old School Discord and the New England Old School Facebook group.

CHARITABLE ACTIVITY

Giving back to our community remains a focus for New England Old School and the Old School webcam community, and charitable contribution is part-and-parcel of the Old School Magic experience. Our designated non-profit beneficiary for the Havenwood Battle was the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Food banks have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, and with hot spots all over New England, including in the Providence area, where this food bank has been distributing food and supplies at a 42% higher volume than normal due to increased needs in the community.

Through the entry fees paid by the players, along with some extra raised by Rich Bourque during his stream of the event, I’m thrilled to share that we raised $1,090 for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, which was donated to the charity on May 18th. To everyone who participated in our event and made this possible: thank you!

 

FINAL STANDINGS

havenwood standings

 

TOP 8 DECK PHOTOS

8th Place: Jordan Berg

Jordan Berg - Blood Moon Shops

 

7th Place: Jared Doucette

Jared Doucette

 

6th Place: Christian Reinhard

Christian Reinhard

 

5th Place: Michael Scheffenacker

Michael Scheffenacker

 

4th Place: Jason Seaman

Jason Seaman

 

3rd Place: Jonas Stattin

Jonas Stattin

 

2nd Place: Richard Stebbing

Richard Stebbing

 

1st Place: Jason Dorman

Jason Dorman

 

 

ALL DECK PHOTOS

(alphabetical by first name)

Akos Czibere

Akos Czibere

 

Andrew Oliva

Andrew Oliva

 

Andy Baquero — Arena pepper

Andy Baquero - Arena

 

Andy Blaufarb

Andy Blaufarb

 

Andy Callaghan

Andy Callaghan

 

Ben Katz — “NHL 95” pepper SPICEMASTER

Ben Katz - NHL 95

 

Benjamin Buyer — “Arboria Viridis,” winner of the WB Sylvan Library

Benjamin Buyer - Arboria Viridis

 

Blake Erik Burkholder

Blake Erik Burkholder

 

Brett Attmore

Brett Attmore

 

Brian Bogdon

Brian Bogdon

 

Brian Vegso

Brian Vegso

 

Bryan Manolakos

Bryan Manolakos

 

Cam Wall

Cam Wall

 

Chris DiRico

Chris DiRico - Onulet Control

 

Chris McCubbin

Chris McCubbin

 

Christian Aguanno

Christian Aguanno

 

Chuck Lignelli

Chuck Lignelli - Little Dingus

 

Cliff Mathieson

Cliff Mathieson

 

Dan Serwan

Dan Serwan

 

Daniel Braun

Daniel Braun

 

Darin Howard

Darin Howard

 

Dave Firth Bard

Dave Firth Bard

 

Devin Pikula

Devin Pikula

 

Duncan Devlin

Duncan Devlin

 

Eric Do Couto

Eric Do Couto

 

Erik Olstad

Erik Olstad

 

Florian von Bredow

Florian von Bredow

 

Gabe Farkas — “Pentacle Wisp Pillowfort” pepper

Gabe Farkas - Pentacle Wisp Pillowfort

 

Ian Braun

Ian Braun

 

Jacob Braun

Jacob Braun

 

J Lager

J Lager - Mindtrix aka Sleight Knight

 

James Lebak — “Forked Twiddle Recursion” pepper

James Lebak - Forked Twiddle Recursion

 

Jared Kohler

Jared Kohler

 

Jason Beaupre — “Big Pink Disk” pepper

Jason Beaupre - Big Pink Disk

 

Jason Schwartz

Jason Schwartz

 

Jeff Grasso

Jeff Grasso

 

Joel Bowers

Joel Bowers

 

Jon Patton — “Sarpadia After the War III” pepper

Jon Patton - Sarpadia After the War III

 

Jonas Twitchen

Jonas Twitchen

 

Jonathan King — “Hateighty” pepper

Jonathan King - 79-Card Hateighty

 

Jordan Boyle

Jordan Boyle

 

Joseph Becica

Joe Becica - White Parfait

 

Joseph Kendall

Joseph Kendall

 

Josh Burgoa

Josh Burgoa

 

Kaider Sheen

Kaider Sheen

 

Levi Baumgardner

Levi Baumgardner

 

Louis-Gabriel Emond

Louis-Gabriel Emond - Grixis Behelit

 

Lucas Glavin

Lucas Glavin

 

Lukas Baum

Lukas Baum

 

Marc Flore

Marc Flore

 

Mark Evaldi

Mark Evaldi

 

Mark Jonovitch

Mark Jonovich

 

Mark Price

Mark Price

 

Matt Mucci

Matt Mucci - WB Meekstone Assassin

 

Michael Maynard

Michael Maynard

 

Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin

 

Michael Thorington

Michael Thorington

 

Mikael Johansson

Mikael Johansson

 

Mike Frantz

Mike Frantz

 

Nick Fox

Nick Fox

 

Nicolas Imwinkelried

Nicolas Imwinkelried

 

Pascal Piché — “Flyby Surprise” pepper

Pascal Piche - Flyby Surprise

 

Patrick Quinn

Patrick Quinn

 

Paul DeSilva

Paul DeSilva

 

Peter Monten

Peter Monten

 

Pez Unholy

Pez Unholy

 

Rich Bourque

Rich Bourque

 

Rich Shay

Rich Shay

 

Richard Veenman

Richard Veenman

 

Rob Hackney

Rob Hackney

 

Ryan Crouch

Ryan Crouch

 

Ryan Hobbs

Ryan Hobbs

 

Ryan Keach — “2 Minutes 2 Midnight” pepper

Ryan Keach - WB 2 Minutes 2 Midnight

 

Ryan Rudolph

Ryan Rudolph

 

Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

 

Scott Bradley — “Prison of Baghdad” pepper

Scott Bradley - Prison of Baghdad

 

Sean Owens

Sean Owens

 

Taylor Quail

Taylor Quail

 

Thomas Ashby

Thomas Ashby - Green Eggs and Slam

 

Tim Moran

Tim Moran

 

Tyler Carden

Tyler Carden

 

Will Magrann

Will Magrann

 

Will Matson

Will Matson

 

Will Parshall

Will Parshall

 

 

 

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