Early registrations & Travellers.
Equinox will endeavour to have a Date & Venue secured every year 6 months out from the actual tournament weekend. Deepest respect to those who make an effort to travel to tournaments. I know from personal experience it's a big job but also very rewarding all the same. Having this extended time will give travellers & locals plenty of leeway to organise and plan for those elusive holidays and grabaseat flights to get you to the gaming weekend. With an earlier set date, we will work hard to make sure our registration system is on par to handle your interest quick smart by centralising it for the next tournament going forward.
Due to the Xmas season being bang in the middle of the registration period we will continue to offer very generous discounts to your tournament fee if you register prior to this busy time for work and family. If you register in advance, it gives the tournament organisers vital logistics information to better manage the tournament as a whole and this really does benefit you the tournament goer as well.
Players Packs & Discussion:
Nikola & I have been running Equinox for 5 years together now. We both come from a very long back ground of Wargaming and Tournament experience. Players packs we will endeavour in future to get done before the Christmas break. You will find that Players packs will be very mainstream, designed on the premise that "So all can come and play". This will mean that we stay as the tournament that caters to all levels whether you are a beginner or a tournament veteran. So more often than not this will mean that the pack will reflect these ideals.
1. Due to our expected mix of experienced and just new to tournament going audience, we would like to nurture an environment of fair play and good sporting behaviour. This is the reason that the Sports scoring for the WHFB tournament has changed to the 0-3pt model from the 0-5pt model. I find that using the 0-5pt model it is very difficult to show that you had a frictious game and in part this encourages perfect sports scoring in so many of our recent tournaments with a 0-5pt sports model. With the 0-3pt scoring system, a 2 is the normal score with a 3 earned if you had an exceptional game. This means that any scores of 2 or above will not warrant a T.O investigation. This also means that there is a expectation that you ensure that you give your opponent a good game to earn your full 3 pts. In Equinox Sports pts are worth 2bp and noone lost more than 1 Sports point each round at the tournament. With so many 3's awarded it meant that I as the T.O. can rest assured that we had a very well behaved tournament.
NB: All those who got -2 for sports at Equinox received only one sports score of a 2 in 6 rounds of play. this means you got 5 x 3pts of perfect sports which is bloody good I reckon.
2. There was a mention of there being too long between rounds for the tournament. I think the 15-30mins between rounds is realistic as Equinox is only going to get bigger. We have to cater for up to 50+ in each of the Warhammer systems. The time between them is to make sure that we get the results entered right and the rounds get under way properly.
Thank you to all those attended and those who volunteered their help. We wouldn't have tournaments without you all.
Ice Queen on Owl
Kelly's Woolly Mammoths
Ryan's Blue Chaos
Scott's Eldar - Marines
Steve's winning entry
Thanks for the impressive show Bolt Action guys! James & Dean and possibly SAm will be at the club Sunday to show it all off again.