Spike! Magazine Tournament 2013
(Quick correction: Owing to a paperwork error (careful, guys), turns out Murray did not win Best Defense. Instead, it will be awarded to Tyler Reeves.)
Well, this turns out to have been the smoothest Spike! ever, despite some last-minute problems with the hand out. Every round was on time and nearly everyone turned his paperwork in right after his game, and most filled it out right! So that made it easier than ever to keep the rounds running on time.
Kaare Foged, last year’s winner, returned to defend his title, and he came damned close! It came down to the bonus points, but it did raise an interesting discussion afterward: next year and going forward, we will be changing the tie-breaker so that head-to-head record will be the first tie-breaker, then the bonus points, and then the other usual tie-breakers. Had we done it that way this year, the results would be the same, but we imagined the possibility of two guys tying in score and having played. It would be bad, we think, for the loser of the head-to-head round to win overall. As it happens, Kaare and Travis did play, and Travis won that game. So, all’s well that ends well.
We had a real Viking invasion this year, with 4 Swedes in addition to Kaare from Denmark. And like Kaare, these guys were veterans. David Granberg had won the Chaos Cup, with Jonas Lindgren coming Third. Anders Jansson for his part had won the Stunty Cup, and he went on to win that here as well. Seriously, look at this:
Anders is a real character, and his energetic “Puggy Blitz” was a crowd favourite, earning him a tying result for Best Sportsmanship along with the Goblin Tribal Leeg trophy.
But there was just no stopping Travis Childs, one of our guests from Portland. His expert play (and for the sake of his opponents, I am sure some dice luck) found him at the top of a few lists, including Casualties and Defense. Kaare did give him a run for it though, nearly tying the game they played in Round 4.
Best comeback goes to Trevor Bowser, who followed two losses and a tie on day one with 3 wins on day two, advancing 28 places.
Special thanks again to folks who donated to our prize table. The donations on top of the items we purchased from Impact! Miniatures filled out the table so that every player was able to take something home. Thanks once more for helping Michael clean out the old games and minis cluttering his apartment. But wow! special kudos to Trevor Bowser, who donated the painted Amazon team he was playing with! Trevor is building up a database of models and is planning to sell 3D printed teams in the near future. Model sculptors, look out.
I’d also like to thank all of the out-of-towners for coming out in force and making this an international event. In addition to our 2-tournament Viking Contingent, we had a good number of coaches from Alberta, the now-regular Ordo group, and Andy Brandt of Rat City club in Seattle. A newcomer to our event was Bryan Tew from Utah. We’d met him at Iron Mike’s event in Spokane, where he took top prize. The competition was definitely strong this time around.
This year we returned to an old project and gave away special play cards. We found that without a physical card set, most coaches would not bother using cards as Inducement Options in League play. We got a kick out of making them a few years back (you’ll note some of the references in the pictures are a bit dated), and we wanted to share them with more people. We have a few extras for sale on the Store page (or we will, depending on whether I update that page before you read this).
Well that’s it. This was an event to be proud of, and we’re already looking forward to next year! – Craig.
|Player Name||Team||Win .||Loss .||Tie .||TD + .||TD - .||Cas + .||Cas - .||Sports||Coaching|
|Travis Childs||Valhalla Revengencingesters||5||1||0||13||3||24||8||29||325|
|Kaare Foged||Dark Elf (Quick 'n' Dirty)||5||1||0||9||3||9||11||29||325|
|Magnus Lyrberg||Wood Elf (Toastwood Treehuggers)||4||0||2||11||4||8||8||30||310|
|Jonas Lindgren||Norse (Southside Malcontents||4||1||1||10||5||12||10||30||285|
|Tyler Reeves||Norse (The Shockers)||4||1||1||9||4||18||15||30||285|
|David Rolstad||Lizardman (Tian Coatl)||4||1||1||11||7||14||5||26||285|
|Jason Casebolt||Dwarf (Diet Mountain Crew)||3||0||3||7||4||14||9||28||270|
|Andy Brandt||Skaven (Rat City Wrecking Crew)||4||2||0||12||9||9||19||30||260|
|Bryan Tew||Norse (Rocky Mountain Ravagers)||4||2||0||8||8||17||6||29||260|
|Dan Siger||Amazon (Full Moons)||3||1||2||8||6||16||8||26||245|
|Michael Adams||Amazon (Mammalian Locomotion)||3||1||2||12||6||11||16||30||245|
|Geoff Roscoe||Norse (Vikings!)||3||1||2||7||6||13||18||29||245|
|David Granberg||Dark Elf (Tonarangest)||3||2||1||14||9||10||11||28||220|
|Sean Cotter||Norse (Thighs of Valour)||3||2||1||8||7||14||13||22||220|
|John MacIntosh||Orc (Orcules)||3||2||1||8||5||8||2||29||220|
|Ryder Reeves||Chaos Dwarf (Suped-Up)||3||2||1||8||6||11||8||27||220|
|Ivan Blauhorn||Chaos Pact (Matt Crushers)||3||2||1||6||5||10||6||29||220|
|Murray Campbell||Lizardman (Serpentine Everglorious)||3||2||1||8||5||9||10||28||220|
|Trevor Bowser||Amazon (Canadian Maidens)||3||2||1||10||8||7||10||30||220|
|Cameron Peltz||Orc (Kamz Krusherz)||3||2||1||7||5||6||4||28||220|
|Kavinay Kishor||Undead (Olde World Wrappers)||2||1||3||7||4||14||5||30||205|
|Lee Eisner||Wood Elf (Disposable Heroes)||2||1||3||13||8||6||9||30||205|
|Michael McAree||High Elf (Ulthuan Lords)||3||3||0||13||8||4||10||29||195|
|Matt Blauhorn||Amazon (Wonder Women)||3||3||0||6||6||11||12||29||195|
|Ryan Sen||Necromantic (Little Things)||3||3||0||9||12||6||7||28||195|
|Brent Mooney||Chaos Dwarf (Kill Shots and KOs)||3||3||0||8||12||12||6||28||195|
|Dave O'Neill||Dark Elf (Dark Side of the Faerie)||2||2||2||12||11||11||8||28||180|
|Ed Law||Human (Chippendales)||2||2||2||8||8||16||6||29||180|
|Mark Burckhard||Amazon (Xin-Xinati Bengals)||2||2||2||7||7||6||8||30||180|
|Mike Haskins||Skaven (Hallowe'eners)||2||2||2||12||9||3||16||29||180|
|Sean Conrad||Dark Elf (Typhoid Candy)||2||3||1||12||13||8||5||29||155|
|Keller Reeves||Slann (Slannequins)||2||3||1||9||9||6||6||30||155|
|Tony Hogan||Human (Red's Rabble)||2||3||1||7||11||5||9||28||155|
|Shane O'Brien||Amazon (Stumptown Strumpets)||2||3||1||5||8||2||12||29||155|
|Greg Friesen||Dark Elf (Cowboyz)||1||2||3||9||9||19||5||25||140|
|Anders Jansson||Halfling (Smoky Bay Contenders)||1||2||3||6||10||17||13||30||140|
|Jon Dawes||High Elf (Tiranoc Titans)||1||2||3||9||10||11||7||29||140|
|Dan Coburn||Dark Elf (Lords of Night)||1||2||3||10||13||7||16||24||140|
|Chris Burow||Undead (Vigor Mortis)||2||4||0||8||11||9||4||29||130|
|Steve Lemky||Wood Elf (Padded Leather)||2||4||0||10||10||2||21||28||130|
|Shawn Wowk||Goblin (Durtee Dodgaz)||2||4||0||8||10||5||20||29||130|
|Damion Gilzean||Dwarf (Golden Nuggets)||1||3||2||8||9||11||8||29||115|
|Ian Seale||Orc (Remedial Rampage)||1||3||2||9||13||7||9||25||115|
|Dale Gonwick||Khemri (Monumental)||1||4||1||3||7||15||16||29||90|
|Trent Frostad||Norse (Great White Norse)||1||4||1||5||10||4||15||30||90|
|Jason Weaver||Dark Elf (Hag Graef HelDrakes)||1||4||1||7||15||2||6||30||90|
|Mike Funk||Dwarf (Orange Crush)||1||5||0||5||10||11||6||29||65|
|Eric Weber||Orc (Stumptown Puddlestompers)||1||5||0||3||14||20||8||30||65|
|Ryan Allan||Ogre (2 Dev Krew)||1||5||0||3||14||10||21||27||65|
|Kristian Hargreaves||Ogre (Mainland Maulers)||0||5||1||5||16||15||24||30||25|