WWI "Knights of the Sky" Competition
For the last five years, teams of middle school students from schools on opposite sides of the Bay - the Bentley School of Oakland and Sunnyvale Middle School - have met in a tournament that replicates the battles in the skies over France in World War I: the Annual Cross-Bay Aerodrome® 1.1 Scholastic Tournament. On February 12 2011, the tournament will be held, for the first time, at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
Saturday Feb. 12
Using colorful models of World War I aircraft, the young "pilots" of each school's team maneuver their aircraft over a playing area designed to resemble the trenches of the Great War, their goal is to "shoot down" the pilots of the opposing school.
The Tournament is played using Aerodrome® 1.1 - a widely popular tabletop game -supplemented by a simple but effective scoring system to determine, after several hours of "battle", the winning school. The victors take home the Tournament Trophy, to be engraved with the name of their school, and retain it - until the following year's Tournament.
Aerodrome® 1.1 is a simple, easy to learn and fun to play game that allows players of all ages to recreate the essence of aerial combat between World War I's "Knights of the Sky". There will be a table set up to so you too can learn to play.