Big thanks to Dave and Drew for combining to run this for 9 years. As I expanded on (at length
) at the Tourney it was certainly one of the Premier Events of Australia for a long time.
Huge thanks to all my opponents for some great games.
Venue was good. Space available was adequate for the size of the event. Lighting was better than the old venue latter in the day as well.
Prices were high (food and drink) but this is WA so kinda expected and may not have even registered on the locals
. Food and Drinks were both great quality
Rule Set and bonus points as provided rewards Submaring (ie losing early and getting big wins on the rebound through the pack) vs defending the Top Table, where the games are likely much tighter. This is exacerbated by the Bottom Up draft where being lower down gives much better picks at the end of Day 1.
Prize support was good. i like to see lots of smaller prizes so most people get something
Time for games is tight and without the need to play 7 rounds (prefer 7 rounds myself
) the rounds could have been extended slightly?
All considered though I second (third? fourth?
) the hope that this is just a rest period for Sandgroper and/or that something even better comes along to take it place soon.
Long live BB in WA