Havenwood 2: Organizer’s Report

Havenwood 2, a one-day webcam Old School Magic tournament, was held on Saturday, March 20th, 2021. A total of 75 players representing eight different time zones and more than 28 regional Old School clubs participated. Deck construction rules for the event used the Atlantic B&R list. 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.

Jeff Liu laying down a turn three Channel + Fireball kill

Havenwood 2 was the latest in a series of “single day” webcam events for the international Old School Magic scene, a tournament structure that was enabled, beginning in 2020, by widespread self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. This particular tournament was a second edition of the original Havenwood Battle, which took place in May 2020. 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.

When the dust had settled, Joe Savanella (@Noninteractive on the Discord) took 1st place with a Dib/Atog list featuring Juggernaut, Force Spike, and Winter Orb. Brian Limbacher was declared the SPICEMASTER with his Fungusaur / Jacques Le Vert / Sorrow’s Path pile. Prizes were awarded to the top five finishers (who all ended 6-1 on the day) as well as the top four spicers. Erik “Kingslayer” Johnson of the Hacks notched Best Unpowered on the day, coming in 15th overall with his mono-red Disk brew.

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 Havenwood 2 was Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, an organization that NEOS has donated to annually for the last few years.

Through the entry fees paid by the players, I’m thrilled to share that we raised $874.31 for BGC Hartford, which was donated to the charity on March 22nd. To everyone who participated in our event and made this possible: thank you!

BLOGS / PODCASTS / VIDEO COVERAGE

The Spice Files: Havenwood 2

Havenwood 2 Player PoV Stream (YouTube playlist) – Jeff Liu

FINAL STANDINGS

TOP 4 5 DECK PHOTOS

5th Place: Mike Frantz

4th Place: Jason Dorman

3rd Place: Greg Kraigher

2nd Place: Lucas Glavin

1st Place: Joe Savanella

SPICE AWARDS

Brian Limbacher — “Fungusaur LeVert Sorrow’s Path” pepper SPICEMASTER

Ben Katz — “Whale Dorks” pepper SPICE TOP 4

Jeff Liu — “Eureka Combo” pepper SPICE TOP 4

Andy Baquero — GB Fungusaur pepper SPICE TOP 4

ALL DECK PHOTOS

(alphabetical by first name)

Adam Lipinski

Adam Merkado

Andy Callaghan

Antti Turtiainen

Bill Schlichting

Brian Bogdon

Bryan Manolakos

Charlie Peterson

Chris Taylor

Colin Dunlap

Craig Winzer

Dan Hyland

Dave Firth Bard

Dustin Ransom

Eli Linzi

Erik Johnson

Erik Olstad

@Eureka_Shivan — “Eureka Trix” pepper

Francois Rousseau

George Murphy

Gerard Siatkowski

Jame Easteppe

James Lebak

Jared Doucette

Jason Beaupre

Jason Seaman

Jay Peine

Jeff Grasso

Joel Bowers

Jon Tschida

Jonathan King

Jordan Boyle

Joseph Becica

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Kenneth Ringkjær — “Chained Sanctuary” pepper

Kristian Ringkjær Andresen — “Greased Lightning” pepper

Levi Baumgardner

Lorenzo Novaro

Luke Tooker

Luke Zinnen

Mario Huddl

Mark Jonovitch

Martin Mussmann

Megan Hyland

Mikael Johansson

Mike VanDyke

Paul DeSilva

Paul Kovalov

Peter Magnin

Phillip Collier

Raymond Mitchell

Rich Shay

Rich Sponholz

Richard Welch

Ryan Rudolph

Scott Bradley

Steffen Sveegaard

Stephen Adams

Stephen Hartford

Svante Landgraf

Ted Kwartler

Thorbjørn Nielsen

Tim Moran

Trygve Ørjansen

Vincent Roy — “Arboria Stormbringer” pepper

Will Magrann

Zevon Odelberg

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