Wow, what a crazy ride!! I was about to have a heart attack the first day due to registration delays, but we got things back on track.
It was crowded, loud, hectic, and fun! We grew too fast and we were under-staffed, but we ended just barely behind schedule after a late start.
Fantasy had 50 players! 40K had 144! Wow, what a big increase over last year!
I am still just trying to get my head screwed back on after all the craziness. Thanks so much to all the guys that helped set up and break down as that is a HUGE task and the help was much appreciated.
Big news, of course, is that a female won the 40K championships! Liz Foster, a local girl who is a very good player and a cool person, went toe to toe with some EXCELLENT players, every single round. She faced Alan Bajromovic in the finals (winner of the ET singles and WargamesCon), and defeated him in a GREAT game. There was a huge crowd watching, and everyone was cheering with every roll of the dice, it was so much fun! She is the FIRST truly undefeated (7-0) player we’ve ever had at the BAO, so that is momentous in more than one way!
In the end, Liz pulled it off, and won. The first girl to win a major, competitive GT (to my knowledge), and she did it the hard way, fighting through some tough comp. Well done Liz! Way to break the gender stereotype! Alan, a Zero Comp Teammate and a fierce competitor, took the loss in stride and played the game like a true gentleman, a smile never leaving his face even in defeat. The Belt of Russ, our super, over-the-tops, WWF style “masculine” trophy was won for the first time by a girl! Hahaha, that is awesome!
The narrative guys played a great game too, with so many awesome, beautiful models, it was crazy! Looked like a great time.
In all, we had some serious issues with logistics this year (we grew too fast this year), we will fix those problems. We’re focusing on turning the weaknesses we had this year into strengths next year. What we get criticized on now, we will be complimented on next year!
Thanks to everyone for coming out, we plan to only improve, grow and get more fun as time goes by!
Any and all criticism is welcome, send me a PM, post it here, come in the store, whatever. Help us to see how we can improve our game and make our events better!
Thanks, and another one under our belt! Results will go up tomorrow.