For my first game, I was facing a chap with a Slann team and he had a terrible amount of luck trying to get his Hail Mary Pass lineman to pick up the ball. I kept sending my fast players up field to hog the ball - which worked great as thanks to his dice and me rolling for a Blitz twice, I was 3-0 up by turn 5! My half time I had made it 4-0. In the second half his dice got better and he started causing some injuries on my players. Even so, the game ended 5-2 which, I believe, is my highest ever total in one game in a tournament. A much better start to the day than I had ever expected.
Game two and I was in 2nd place which meant I was playing against my mate VultureSquadron who was also playing High Elves. He won the 1st Twisted Cup the year before with them and, having played him before, knew I was in for a very tough game. We were both being quite cagey but we finished the first half 1-1 with me receiving the ball. More cagey playing and I eventually made my break in Turn 8. All I needed to do was block a lineman out of the way which would make a gap for a blitz on the guy marking my ball carrier - and I rolled double-skulls. Argh! In his final turn he managed to surf my ball carrier, picked up the ball and got it to a lineman who just needed to throw a short pass to a catcher to steal the win. I was so relieve when he fumbled it! 1-1 against a great coach with a tournament winning team - I was just annoyed I missed out on beating him for the first time.
For the final game I was playing another High Elves team coached by a new chap in his first tabletop tournament. He was a nifty player and I was really struggling when I started losing players. Despite my best efforts, I just couldn't cope with being so many men down and lost 2-1 in the end.
So - a final tally of 1-1-1 which really isn't that bad for my first time using High Elves in a tournament - and I am still ruing that bloody double skulls that stopped me winning Game 2! I am not sure where I finished in the positions but I was very shocked and pleased to be awarded the Best Painted Team trophy. Fantastic! It was a really good event and great to meet some of my Blood Bowl mates from Belgium who had travelled over for the day.