40k Tournament!

September Salvo: September 19, 2009 SEPTEMBER  SALVO!

Here’s the most important informatin right now:

Important Information and Dates:

Registration Deadline: Tuesday September 15, 9:00pm.

Payment Deadline:       Tuesday September 15, 9:00pm.

Tournament Cost:       $20.00

Tournament Date:       Saturday, September 19, 2009.

Location:                   Southcentre Community Room

All armies must be fully painted (3 colours, primer is not a colour). Models must be on appropriate-sized bases which cannot be bare plastic.

ALSO:  Anyone who plays in this tournament will get a $10 discount on the Conquest Tournament coming up in November!

More info is available from my Ultimate-Gamers.net post, but this should be pretty self-explanatory. Mind you, my post at U.G. has the attached file of the players’ pack available for download!

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Important Information and Dates:

Registration Deadline: Tuesday September 15, 9:00pm.

Payment Deadline: Tuesday September 15, 9:00pm.

Tournament Cost: $20.00

Tournament Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009.

Location: Southcentre Community Room

Armies: All armies must be fully painted (3 colours, primer is not a colour). Models must be on appropriate-sized bases which cannot be bare plastic.

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Morrslieb Rising Results (at last!)

Morrslieb Rising Warhammer Tournament

So, what, it’s been EIGHTEEN days since I ran the tournament? It seems my life with this page this  summer has been all about how I’m constantly running about two or three weeks behind where I want to be with the blog. That, and I’m trying to get everything set up for the Warhammer 40,000 tournament that I plan on running in the middle of September (more on that in the next couple days).

Anyways, the turnout for Morrslieb Rising was better than the Spring Skirmish tournament that we ran at the end of May (if a couple guys had not dropped out of  Morrslieb Rising, the turnout would have been DOUBLE that of the May tournament!). The tournament’s turnout clocked in at ten people(!)–and again, I’m incredibly pleased with this number and want to thank all those who attended! So, yeah, despite the impressive increase in turnout, the event was still a small one (whichis quite okay because, really, it’s always been  my intention with the tournaments I’m running at Southcentre Mall to keep them limited to twelve or less people…well, maybe I’d do one for sixteen people).

THE LINE UP

Though there was ten players, the variety of armies was limited. With ten players, the Warriors of Chaos and Orcs & Goblins armies were well represented: four W / Chaos & two Orc / Gob armies.  The other Warhammer nations represented at the tournament were: Skaven, Vampire Counts, Dark Elves and Wood Elves. (Yup, that’s right, only one non-evil army made an appearance at this tournament! I’ve long maintained that 80% of the players play 20% of the armies available in the game; if this tournament’s turnout is typical of most, I don’t think that statement is too far off.)

The Event Itself

Name

Army

Sports

Battle

Comp

Painting

Total

Nick P.

D. Elves

18

68

31

18

135

Nick G.

W / Chaos

23

57

47

14.5

121.5

Chris D.

Orc / Gob

20

40

38

16.5

114.5

Alan P.

Vampires

16

61

14

14.5

105.5

Wade R.

W / Chaos

19

40

29

16.5

104.5

Scott W.

W / Chaos

16

32

32

10.5

95.5

Nathan

W.  Elves

14

45

21

12.5

92.5

Justin W.

W / Chaos

9

21

33

12

75

Paul W.

Orc / Gob

7

24

29

14

74

Shane Y.

Skaven

18

12

26

13.5

69.5

The table above shows all the scores, arranged from highest to lowest overall tournament score. When awarding trophies, the higher sportsmanship score was used to resolve any ties, and no player could win more than one trophy. Regarding the trophy winners photos, I’m having a heck of a time uploading the images right now. But here’s the list of the winners:

Nick P: Best Overall

Nick G: Best Sportsmanship

Chris D: Best Painted

(I’ll upload their pics as soon as I can–I really want to avoid any further delays with posting the results from the tournament.)

As for the event itself: it went pretty smoothly. We started a little late; there was some minor lateness on the part of a couple players, and the army-presentation judging took longer than we intended. However, that only added up to about fifteen or twenty minutes behind schedule. Luckily, rounds one and two were both completed more than promptly so that  by round three we were only about five minutes behind schedule as laid out in the players’ pack–which for me was huge as I’m really trying to make sure that I not only make a plan for the day but am able to adhere to it.

What I liked was that only the last game of the day was a Pitched Battle; every other game had a home-brewed scenario meant to be a little on the unorthodox side (nothing too crazy, mind you, just odd enough to shake things up a bit).From the looks of it, everyone appreciated not having to play Pitched Battle four times in one day.

Last Thoughts

I was extremely happy with the turnout and extremely happy with how the event itself played out. The points spread was, in my opinion, excellent; though there was a huge gap between the top and bottom (65.5 points, or33% of the total possible tournament points),  60% of the players were within 22 points of each other–that’s only 11% of the total possible tourney points  between half the events players (third through seventh-place spots). Not bad. Still, I do have some reservations about everyone voting on all their opponents’ sportsmanship scores at the end of the day: the temptation to be political in how you award the scores is definitely there. That said, with the cap on high and low marking, I suspect the real challenge with players lies in remembering all your games (and opponents!) well enough to effectively compare them to each other. (But if that is the case, playing a few more tourneys like this should train players to be more adept with this way of scoring.)

So that’s about it. I’ll be uploading the photos if the tourney’s trophy winners and (hopefully) getting some details about our next tournament coming next month: the Warhammer 40,000 September Salvo tournament. I figure it’ll be a good primer for Octo-Con in October and ConQuest in November.

Comp

Painting

Total

Nick G   –  1

Warriors of Chaos

23

57

27

14.5

121.5

Scott  W –   2

Warriors of Chaos

21

32

32

10.5

95.5

Justin W – 3

Warriors of Chaos

9

21

33

12

75.0

Nathan P – 4

Wood Elves

14

45

21

12.5

92.5

Nick P   –   5

Dark Elves

18

68

31

18

135.0

Chris D – 6

Orcs & Goblins

20

40

38

16.5

114.5

Wade R – 7

Warriors of Chaos

19

40

29

16.5

104.5

Alan P – 8

Vampire Counts

16

61

14

14.5

105.5

Shane Y – 9

Skaven

18

12

26

13.5

69.5

Paul W – 10

Orcs & Goblins

7

24

29

14

74.0