The ICWS returned to The Computer Museum in Boston, Massachusetts to hold The Second Annual International Core Wars Society Tournament in November 1987. Over 140 entries were received and a preliminary round was held, with 30 warriors advancing to the semi-final.
The eight warriors battled for three rounds against each other. The four lowest scoring programs were eliminated and the surviving warriors fought against their three remaining opponents. Two more warriors were knocked out, leaving Ferret and Plague to fight the final battle.
|1st||Ferret||Robert R. Reed III|
Robert R. Reed III took first place with Ferret,
a linear scanning
SPL wipe and was awarded the trophy
incorporating a 1K-bit core plane.
- The Core War Newsletter 4 (Winter 1988): 10-11, 15, 17. "Report on the 2nd Annual ICWS Tournament."