R1_all_side1South Sound Go Club held its first AGA-rated tournament on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Terracrux Games.  Ten players participated, including two new to the AGA.
TerraCrux is an independent games store located at 760 Commerce Street in downtown Tacoma, WA.  They do a brisk trade in games like Magic The Gathering, Warhammer, X-Wing, and many other games; and the owner, Doug, lets us use the playing area as a weekly meeting spot.
We ran three rounds, and nobody won all three.  Three players won 2 out of 3 games, creating a three-way tie for first place.  Since there were no prizes or trophies, we didn’t need to declare a singular winner.
Winning 2 games: Steve Zhang (5k), Joel Simpson (8k), Katherine Harmon (20k).
Furthest travelers: Andrew Zhang (1k) and Steve Zhang (5k) came over 200 miles from Corvallis, OR.
Newest AGA members:  Kathleen Dorsett (20k) and John Evans (12k).
Most common player name:  Steve (30%).
2nd most common player name: Kate (20%).
Closest margin of victory: Two games were decided by just 1.5 points!
South Sound Go Club is hoping to make this a quarterly event.  Planning is underway for another tournament in August.