The Armistice Day Fits Tournament is the annual event which determines the Indy Squadron championship. It is held annually on the second Saturday of November. The tourney has an uninterrupted history that dates back to the first championship event in 1989.
The Victory Medal, a gold medallion with inscription on a red ribbon, is awarded to the winner as a tangible token of their success. The currently reigning title holder also receives a guaranteed invitation to the most prestigious game in Dawn Patrol, The Masters, as well as a secured spot in every future Armistice Day tournament. Every Indy Squadron champion also receives a complimentary pass to the following year's Gen Con gaming convention. The highest scoring eligible player is recognized as the reigning Indy Squadron champion until the next Armistice Day Fits Tournament.
The Armistice Day Fits Tournament is unique because it was designed as a single game, winner-take-all event. There is no award for second place.
The mission scenario changes each year, but there are certain rules which stay the same in every Armistice Day Tournament:
The sole purpose of the Armistice Day Fits Tournament is to determine a champion from among our current, regular players.
All players who have participated in a previous official Indy Squadron gaming day in the same calendar year are eligible to win the championship. Note that the player must have participated in a previous gaming day; eligibility cannot be established on the day of the tournament. All former Indy Squadron champions are also eligible.
Competing in one Armistice Day tournament does not make a player eligible for the next. Gaming conventions such as Gen Con are not Indy Squadron events unless so designated. All Indy Squadron events are designated on the Indy Squadron calendar. Participating in just one Indy Squadron game per year makes one eligible for that year's title.
Everyone is welcome to join the game and non-title contenders may still win the tournament title, so please be courteous and allow us this: players who want to win the current Indy Squadron title must currently play with the Indy Squadron (with exemptions for past champions).
If a player who meets these eligibility standards wins the tournament, he or she wins all prizes and awards.
If the tourney is won by a player not meeting this criteria, the winning guest earns the title of Armistice Day champion.
The highest scoring player to meet championship eligibility criteria is awarded the Indy Squadron championship title, the Victory Medal and an automatic invitation to the Masters Tournament (same year only).