So the tournaments been run and won, I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who participated it was a great way to open the years gaming.
The awards were as follows:
First: Trevor O'Hanlon, Salamanders using SW Codex
Second: Damian Carr, Custom Chapter using BA Codex
Third: Ryan Kerr, Chaos Space Marines
Best Sport: Raymond Everest, Blood Angels
Players Choice: Damian Carr, Custom Chapter using BA Codex (didn't get a pic unfortunately)
Overall things went well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, but there a couple of things I can do better for next year.
I was really happy that despite of there being no comp or restrictions most people turned up with well balanced lists, with one brave soul turning up with a Deathwing list.
Sports scores were a bit of an issue while most players quite deservedly received full sports scores, in any future events I run they will be boosted to 10 rather than 5 in order to give a little more variety in the scores and give it a greater weighting to the overall score.
Painting is another area I would like to reward a little more, I will probably boost the score to out of 10 here as well. There were only 3 fully painted army's there plus the bye buster, and I would like to give a greater incentive for people to field painted forces and reward those who put the effort in.
I will try and get a non T.O. bye buster for any future tournaments as well, I just found that I was unable to completely focus on either the game in front of me or the event as a whole. A couple of little things got past me because of this, and I gave away a couple of games because I couldn't give them my full attention.
For all those who attended, I welcome your feedback as it will help make next year even better.
Before I finish up I would like to extend a special thanks to Trev for coming in early to help me set up and for hanging around to help at the end of the day, it was appreciated mate.
Overall I really enjoyed running the event and look forward to running it again next year along with our annual fantasy tournament midyear. I hope to see everyone again next year and maybe a few new faces as well.
I did manage to snap a few pictures through the day, they were taken with my phone which doesn't have an anti shake feature so some are a little off.
And in keeping wit my resolutin to show new work in each post here is a WIP pic on a base for a small side project while I work out which army I want to do some work on.
Until next time .......