The NOVA Open prides itself on a tradition of sportsmanship, and on the high marks attendees year after year give to the atmosphere and sportsmanship experienced at the NOVA Open.
To that end: Speaking on Sportsmanship and what constitutes a
true winner, Jesse Owens once said,
[Winning] starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?
At the Open, we understand that not every player will become best friends. However, we do ask that you treat your fellow competitors with the respect you would accord a peer while you are here.
NOVA event organizers would prefer that you restrict your battles to the tabletop and that every game end with a hearty handshake!