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VTES EC 2013 has ended

This years VtES European Championship in Stockholm, Sweden has ended a couple of hours ago. It was a fun tournament event (although as a competitive player, my results should/could have been better). But in the end, I had a lot of fun, meeting a lot of nice people and having most interesting game. Some of them I had met earlier, while others I had the pleasure to meet for the first time (like Jussi, Ke, and many more …). There were a lot of activity beside the tournaments. The VEKN National Coordinator meeting I attended as spectator, the VTES lectures between round 1 and 2 of the tournaments (they can be seen on YouTube channel of Cause and Effect). In the evenings I played one or two casual VtES games. You could also play some boardgames provided by the organizers like Game of Thrones, Twilight Struggle, etc. I think I played 16 games of VtES in 4 days (and I didn’t manage to get to any finals).

  • Thanks to the organizers. Very smooth organization, almost always on time (which is rare in tournaments this size!), no disruptions and fast judging. I know that it is a tremendous amount to organize this whole event.
  • Congratulations to the tournaments winners of all tournaments (Matti, Benoit, Martin, Marko, Marko and especially Hugh, who finally the EC tournament, after winning 42 other (reported) tournaments. The EC final was one of the tightest matches I have seen, and worthy one indeed.
  • Last but not least, I want to thank all the players which came to the EC. It takes some amount of time and money to come the ECs each year, and for some of you it’s not alway easy to do so due to family, work or monetary issues. Special thanks to the 22+ Italians who were at the EC (along with wifes and girlfriends), and especially Enrico who came the EC despite having a broken arm.

Hope to see you in Mannheim, Germany in 2014, when we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of VTES.

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Results EC 2013: European Championship (Day 2)

Copied from http://www.sevenoaksart.co.uk/flags.htmHere are the results from the European Championship (Day 2) tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 6th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 40 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:

1. Hugh Angseesing (UK) — 3 GW 9 VP — 2 VP — Ventrue G4/5 Stickman
2. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 6 VP — 2 VP — Stanislava & Friends Pro/Dom Bleed/Vote
2. Otso Saariluoma (FIN) — 2 GW 7 VP — 1 VP — Goratix Wall
2. Romain Ben Amar (FRA) — 1 GW 7 VP — 0 VP — Malkavian Reversal of Fortunes
2. Vincent Ripoll (FRA) — 1 GW 6.5 VP — 0 VP — Giotto/Arika Bleed/Vote

Congratulations to Hugh for winning the European VtES Championship 2013. Well deserved, and he even escaped the 3 Gamewin curse.

Results EC 2013: First Chance Qualifier

Copied from http://www.sevenoaksart.co.uk/flags.htmHere are the results from the First Chance Qualifier tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2012 on October 6th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 81 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:

1. Marko Saari (FIN) — 2 GW 7,5 VP — 3 VP — Akunanse Tunnel Runners
2. Sérgio Martins (POR) — 2 GW 8,5 VP — 0 VP — Giovanni Powerbleed
2. Tomas Wallmur (SWE) — 2 GW 8,5 VP — 2 VP — Guillaume Powerbleed
2. Ivan Marin-Rivas (SWE) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Nana Buruku Rush Combat
2. Akseli Jalava (FIN) — 2 GW 7 VP — 0 VP — Arika/Marcus Vitel Lawfirm

Congratulations to Marko for winning the First Chance Qualifier tournament of the European VtES Championship 2013. Another major tournament winner for the Tunnel Runners.

Results EC 2013: European Championship (Day 1)

Copied from http://www.sevenoaksart.co.uk/flags.htmHere are the results from the European Championship (Day 1) tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 5th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. 100 players participated in this EC tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:

1. Martin Weinmayer (AUT) — 2 GW 8 VP — 4 VP — Stanislava & Friends Pro/Dom Vote
2. Michael Holmström (SWE) — 3 GW 12 VP — 1 VP — Lasombra Nocturn Powerbleed
2. Daniel Röstberg (SWE) — 2 GW 8,5 VP — 0 VP — Malkavian antribu Stealth Bleed
2. Hugh Angseesing (UK) — 2 GW 7,5 VP — 0 VP — Ventrue antitribu Stickmen
2. Alexander Båskman (SWE) — 2 GW 7,5 VP — 0 VP — Council of Doom

Congratulations to Martin for winning the Day 1 tournament of the European VtES Championship 2013. 40 players qualified for the Day 2 tournament. You needed 1 GW 2.5 VP for qualification. There will be a new European Championship today, since the current EC champion Isak will be judging the Day 2 tournament.

Results EC 2013: Silence Of Death

Copied from http://www.sevenoaksart.co.uk/flags.htmHere are the results from the Silence of Death tournament that was played during the VtES European Championship 2013 on October 5th, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. The format is somewhat different from the regular constructed VtES tournament insofar that table talk is not allowed at all. The only talking allowed is with regards to announcing actions, blocks, combat, etc. 19 players participated in this EC side-event tournament, the standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:

1. Patrick Benoit (FRA) — 2 GW 8 VP — 5 VP — Ravnos Eldest are Kholo
2. Mike Wilson (UK) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — G3/4 Dom/Obf Power Bleed
2. Lourmiere Nicolas (FRA) — 2 GW 8 VP — 0 VP — Tremere antitribu Nephandus
4. Jussi  Hattara (FIN) — 2 GW 6 VP — 0 VP — Beast & Theo Bell Rush combat
5. Robert Ryner (SWE)– 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Nosferatu antitribu Black Hand

Congratulations to Patrick for winning the Silence of Death tournament this year.

Ongoing EC Day 1 Finals

The Day 1 finals and Silence of Death finals just started. The Day 1 final consists of Michael Holström (SWE) with Lasombra Powerbleed w/ Nocturns?), Daniel Röstberg (SWE) with Malkavian antritribu Stealth Bleed, Martin Weinmayer (AUT) with Stanislava Dominate, Alexander Baskman (SWE) with Council of Doom and Hugh Angseesing (UK) with Ventrue antitribu Stickmen.

Of the 100 players 40 players qualified for the Day 2 tournament on Sunday. The cut-off were 1 GW 2.5 VP (I think). The metagame was very bleed heavy usually 3-4 decks on the tables feature some Dominate vampires.

EC 2013 Lecture Series: Hugh Angeseesing travels in the VtES World

Here the second lecture held during this year’s VtES EC in Stockholm.