Thank you to everyone who participated in and judged the 2013 Illini Invitational this past weekend. This year’s tournament was the most competitive yet, with 33 phenomenal teams from across the nation. A huge thank you to Tournament Chair Arjun Sharma and Co-Chair Bianca Ciarroni – without your efforts, none of this would have been possible.
All three Illinois teams put on great performance as well. Our Blue team finished in first place and our Orange team in 7th.
Special congratulations to Sam Holt, Noe Navar and Claire Mellish for winning Outstanding Witness awards and to Katy Karayannis for winning an Outstanding Attorney award.
If you’d like to see individual team records, click below to see the tab summary from the tournament.
Good luck to Blue and Orange at Regionals this weekend! The teams are competing in Joliet, Illinois, coming off of a successful trio of tournaments including first place at the Illini Invitational, second place at the Rebel Trojan All-In Tournament, and a handful of individual awards. Bears competes next weekend in Southbend, Indiana.
With the end of winter break approaching quickly, the team has a lot of work to do starting next week! We are thrilled to be hosting the Illini Invitational next weekend, January 19th and 20th. (We are still looking for judges! Contact Amyna Visram at email@example.com with any questions). The very next weekend, January 26th-27th, will be another tournament. Blue will be traveling to Las Vegas for the Rebel Trojan All-In Tournament, and Orange and Bears will be attending Loras College’s National Invitational.
Coming off of a fantastic first semester, it will be a challenge for the team to keep up the good work and hit the ground running this semester. You can read about our last two tournaments in the November-December Newsletter. But with such a talented team, including our November mocker of the month Hannah Oswald, and our December mocker of the month Brandon Black, there is no doubt that second semester will be just as successful!