WOOD RIVER - Larry Ashlock’s Tic-Tac Match card game was what he described as a "huge success" in its first tournament recently at Paragon Games in Wood River.

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Ashlock’s card game has attracted national attention and will be on its way throughout the country in the near future. A story is to come in December about Ashlock and his creation.

“The Tic-Tac Match Tournament was a fun time for all!” Ashlock said. “We had about 20 contestants from ages 7 to 81 compete.

"A huge shout out to Paragon Games in Wood River for hosting and for the many contestants, family, friends, and volunteers who made this a special event.”

The Tic-Tac Match Tournament winners were:

First place - Scott Monroe.

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Second place - Logan Schultz.

Third place - Gerald Ashlock, the oldest competitor at age 81.

Fourth place - Kay Sheets, the youngest competitor at age 7.

Ashlock was pleased he was able to fill a large donation box of toys and some cash for Toys for Tots.

“It was a win-win situation all the way around,” he said of the tournament.

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