The 2012 ZoxSo Open World Championship Tournament
The 2012 ZoxSo Open World Championship Tournament is drawing ever closer.
This second-ever ZoxSo World Championship event will be held on Saturday, August 11th at the Dragonflight Game Convention in the Bellevue Hilton Hotel, and promises to be even more fabulous than last year's inaugural event which was won by Anand Mehta.
Anand had taken the 2011 ZoxSo World Championship Title, the fabulous ZoxSo World Championship Trophy, and bragging rights as the first-ever ZoxSo World Champion; all in a nail biter of a play-off match against then tournament-favorite, Laura Sears.
This year Anand Mehta will be there to defend his ZoxSo World Championship Title against all comers; and since it is a totally open event, that means all contenders, regardless of experience or age!
NOTE: Though there aren't official restrictions placed on the ages of the players for purposes of entry, ZoxSo is generally recommended for players ages 8 and up. However, all young prodigies are enthusiastically welcomed!
So, if you register to attend the Dragonflight Game Con on Saturday August 11th 2012, you'll be eligible to play in the ZoxSo Open World Championship Tournament. And I'd like to remind everyone that Anand Mehta had only been playing ZoxSo for a few months when he won the world championship title.
This year we have expanded all phases of the event, including the addition of a $400 cash prize fund to the other prizes: with $200 going to the winner, $100 to the runner-up, and $50 each to 3rd and 4th place. In addition, this year's ZoxSo World Championship Trophy promises to be as fabulous as last year's trophy and is currently in progress -- to be completed shortly -- as you will see from the WIP photos and description below.
I will leave off here with the very earliest photos of the world championship trophy in progress, taken only yesterday, with more images to come very soon. Note that the top ZoxSo disk ornament is being forged from a 10" diamenter chunk of solid steel which will be heat treated and blued at a high temperature, while the base of the trophy is being formed from a thick slab of Spaulted Maple Burl. I do not yet have the name of the wood that is being used to fashion the arms that will support the ZoxSo steel disk, but more on that later.
PLEASE NOTE: This year's 2012 ZoxSo Open World Chamionship Trophy is being handcrafted by two locals, masters and teachers in the Art of Knifemaking:
Feel free to contact me with inquiries at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ciao for now.
-- deMarcus, Mindspan Labs
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