|Some homeless man they got in to read a prepared speech at the end of the day!|
Though Hannah said he had a long beard and that he was Father Christmas...
The GJMWT has been run and honoured for another year.
This years event was Kings of War which initially attracted a number of interested parties yet in the end delivered the faithful who reaped the rewards of a fun day of gaming and entertainment.
First up I will thank Allen from Good Games Ipswich for his very generous sponsorship for this years event. I hope that all entrants take the opportunity to also thank him in person should they have the opportunity to meet him in person. Events such as this are thankful for the support they receive from the business community, and in this case Allen has certainly supported the Blind Pig over the years as a visiting members and supporter. So, thanks very much Allen.
The tournament had an early start, with the hall being set up on Friday night by two intrepid night owls so that the start of play could kick off with little delay. The bacon and egg roll breakfast was greatly appreciated and wolfed down quickly by those who attended. Soon enough it was time to start the drawn and in perverse decision making I decided to match the armies against each other for the first round. For instance, Dwarf versus Dwarf, Varangur versus Varangur etc. After that seeding went according to player ranking as per normal.
Prizes this time also went in a reverse order for something totally different. The major winner at the GJMWT has always been the Thanks for Coming Award (Last Place), which is usually where Geoff placed. In this case the primary prize was alelocated to last place, then 3rd place, 2nd place, and finally 1st place, so the importance of prize pool was given accordingly. Best Painted only had a trophy this year. I'm not sure how well received this was, but considering I have previously run trophy only events I'm not overly concerned. I run events for the community and their enjoyment, the majority of them do not get a shiny from the days event, so it's important that they take away an experience of entertainment first and foremost. After all that's what playing games should be all about.
Thanks for Coming
Here are the final results from the day.
IF PEOPLE DO NOT WANT THEIR RESULTS RECORDED ON THE RANKINGS DATABASE THEN PLEASE LET ME OR KEN KNOW ASAP.
PHOTOS FROM THE DAY
Thanks also to the lads who travel from the North, which to me is anything on the other side of the Brisbane River, actually the Sunshine Coast Area, the QNK's. I appreciate the distance you and the others travel, thank you for attending.
On behalf of Paul and the Blind Pig we thank you for attending and helping pack up at the end.
See you all at the next event.