The Umpire, Raymond Dick, did a fantastic job and set new standards for organisation. The mechanics of the event went without a hitch - one walkabout player turning up late on Sunday morning excepted. I'm pretty sure that with these organisational skills a life as a project manaager beckons!
There were 5 games (100 Battle Points) which were converted to a score out of 70 and 15 points each for Sports and Painting both checklists. Everyone scored max for Sports (which was great) and there was minimal differentiation in Painting (25 people scoring max) which were the behaviours being encouraged - make an effort to paint your army to tabletop standard and don't be a tool. As a result your Battle score largely reflected your placing.
Best Sport - John Murrie
Best Painted (Players' Choice) - Sam Whitt
Best Army (Umpire's Choice) - James Millington
Best Newcomer - Bo Patterson
Sam's army was fantastic. He had made Bull Centaurs out of Bloodcrushers and had a MacFarlane figure as his Kadai'i Destroyer. Certainly was a deserved winner - by what I suspect was a landslide.
Looking at the results, it looks like something is stirring in the jungles of Lustria. All four Lizardmen made the Top 10. each was using a single Slaan but with different make ups.
Thanks to all those that travelled to the event and thanks to the Wellington community for supporting it. And thanks once again to Raymond for putting up his hand to run it.