The world’s Annual Risk Classic, a two day Risk Tournament held annually in Pennsylvania, featured a clean sweep by Conquer Club players taking first, second, and third. The top spot was claimed by a scrappy thirteen year old participant Samuel Sandler of Warrenton, VA.
“It was a very balanced and exciting tournament to watch and be a part of for everyone involved,” said Carter Ruth, the Classic’s Tournament Director. “There were a lot of upsets as younger, more inexperienced players, began knocking off some of the old pros in the first round. And, some of the participants who are perennial favorites lived up to their reputation and created some carnage, as well.”
Conquer Club’s players also featured prominently in the prestigious Conquer Cup, the world’s largest regularly occurring Risk Tournament, which featured 625 players battling one another to be crowned the Conquer Cup World Champion. After a hard fought tournament through all the rounds, and a final game that came down to the final minutes, the top spot was claimed by Jacob Lowenstein, aka “jleaux,” of Toledo, OH.
“I feel very fortunate to have won. Throughout the tournament, I was fortunate to put together card sets at just the right time. My thanks go out to the administrators and my opponents for such a great tournament.”
Conquer Club, launched in 2006, is a free online Risk-like gaming website with 16,000+ regular players. Both the Annual Risk Classic and the Conquer Cup are the world’s top regularly occurring Risk Tournaments.