The Ithaca Cup - December 15, 2018

Once again, the marauders of Battlefleet SWA are preparing to invade the idyllic town of Ithaca, NY. We've been doing this annually for over twelve years now, and we have the scars to prove it.

Battlefleet Ithaca and Battlefleet SWA will play in a team head-to-head open format, with victory to the team with the most wins. As usual, we are happy to take on as mercenaries any SFB players who would like to join us.

The date is set for Saturday, August 25th, 2018.

We'll start around 12:00 noon, take a break for dinner, and play until it's time to go home (usually 9-10pm or so).

If you'd like to join us, please reply here and we'll get you details.

Players of any skill level are welcome!

Ithaca Cup - POSTPONED

Star Fleet Pirates,

It seems that the usual late summer trade winds are in the doldrums. They are not blowing hard enough to get our ships to the shores of Ithaca, NY.

So, the annual Ithaca Cup SFB day will not be taking place this Saturday as originally planned. We will reschedule for some time after Council of Five Nations (Oct 5-7). We'll keep you posted when that date is set.

More SFB at Council stuff coming in the next day or three.

Those of you who've been

Those of you who've been watching these forums for awhile know that we usually have our annual Ithaca Cup raid each summer.

But this year we decided to change things up. The harvests are in, and the gifts are plentiful under the Christmas trees. So now is an even better time to go marauding!

Battlefleet Ithaca and Battlefleet SWA will play in a team head-to-head open format, with victory to the team with the most wins. As usual, we are happy to take on as mercenaries any SFB players who would like to join us.

The date is set for Saturday, December 15th, 2018.

We'll start around 12:00 noon, take a break for dinner, and play until it's time to go home (usually 9-10pm or so).

Team SWA carried the day last year. You can read the details here: [ http://sfb.swa-gaming.org/star-fleet-battles-ithaca-cup-2017 ].

If you'd like to join us, please reply to this post and we'll get you details. Players of any skill level are welcome!

Peter's AAR

Apologies for the long delay in cross-posting this here from the ADB BBS.

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By Peter Bakija (Bakija) on Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 09:49 am

And we had the Xth Annual Ithaca Cup (Delayed) yesterday! Usually we hold this event in August, but due to terrible schedule problems, we ended up holding off till December this year, but got it in under the wire!

We had a solid 8 player turn out, with:

Team SWA
-Andy Koch, LYR, 2-0
-Dave Cheng, LDR, 1-1
-Brian Evans, HYD, 1-1
-Ken Burnside, TFH, 0-1

Team Ithaca
-Peter Bakija, GRN, 2-0
-Andrew Sackett, ORI (PPHfb), 1-1
-Chris Proper, GBS (aa), 0-2
-Ben Kalb, GBS (bb), 0-1

So Team SWA squeaks out a victory, winning 4 games to 3 for the day. Congrats to Team SWA got holding the coveted Ithaca Cup for another year!

(Dave C! You have the trophy! How many years are represented on that thing now?)

I played two excellent, wacky games that I'll detail in the next post. Ken and Ben each played a game, and then played a game of Ken's Squadron Strike game. Proper showed up after a long day of work, and played a couple fast games with the very dubious Shark with 2ADD, and immediately faced two Lyrans, which went badly. Sackett discovered that with his particular Orion, if he hits with his guns, he can win, but if he misses, not so much! The mythical Andy Koch showed up, which was pleasing to everyone! Brian wasn't golfing (which makes me think that December might be a good time for this in the future...), and came played a couple good games! A great day was had by all.

The match ups were:
-Koch (LYR) over Kalb (GBS)
-Koch (LYR) over Proper (GBS)

-Evans (HYD) over Sackett ((ORI)

-Cheng (LDR) over Proper (GBS)

-Bakija (GRN) over Burnside (TFH)
-Bakija (GRN) over Evans (HYD)

-Sackett (ORI) over Cheng (LDR)

Sixteen Years of Ithaca Cup Tradition

Peter asks...
"(Dave C! You have the trophy! How many years are represented on that thing now?)"

The first plaque on the trophy says that Team Ithaca won in 2004.

This got me curious, so I searched my email archives. It looks like the very first "SWA SFB road trip to Ithaca" (before we started calling it the Ithaca Cup) happened on August 23, 2003. So, only one year is not represented on the trophy.

Sixteen years of tradition!