Can Rick Lacy Win Indy's Triple Crown?
The Indy Squadron Triple Crown consists of the three events that have come to define the local gaming group. Indy's Armistice Day Fits Tournament began back in 1989. Indy's famed spring classic, the Red Baron Fight, was first held in 1990. And the squadron's newest tradition, the Whosyercon Open, is now five years old.
No one has ever won Indy's Triple Crown by taking all three titles in the same year. Two players have won all three events, but it has never been done in the same year. The only player to ever have the opportunity was Stephen Skinner, who won both the 2015 Whosyercon Open and Red Baron Fight XXVI in the spring of the same year. However, he was unable to win the 2015 Armistice Day championship and the Triple Crown remained elusive.
The problem is that the title games become progressively more difficult to win because of the prestige they hold within the local gaming group. The Whosyercon Open is a prized title, although the event has just five years of history. The Open is followed by Red Baron Fight, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year and routinely attracts double, triple and sometimes quintuple aces to a hotly contested game.
And the Armistice Day Fits Tournament bestows the squadron championship and Indy's highest award, the Victory Medal, every November. Armistice Day is without question the ultimate prize for any Indy Squadron player, and the level of competition rises accordingly.
Rick has been on a roll this year, but that's not surprising. A player must be performing at his personal peak and must also enjoy some timely good fortune in order to be in a position to win the Triple Crown at all. Rick has observed many times that it took him quite a while to learn "how to win tournaments," after modest performances in his early years at the Dawn Patrol table. That learning curve is clearly behind him and he is perhaps the best bet ever to win Indy's Triple Crown.
30th Armistice Day Fits Tournament
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 11 am or 12 noon ET, TBA
Location east side Indy (either Meister's house or Hometown Comics in Greenfield, to be announced soon)