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The Road to Worlds 2013, Week 12

by James Hoskin, Director of Organized Play

20th June 2013

This is a weekly series that aims to preview upcoming Regional tournaments, review Regional tournaments that have just taken place, highlight winning decks, interview players, and more. Last week's article was The Road to Worlds 2013, Week 11.

How can you contribute to this series? First and foremost, I am relying on results and deck lists being promptly entered into this site. I can't write about them otherwise. Other ways you can help include: taking photos, interviewing players, writing previews, and providing background information. Any other way to help the community be a part of your Regional tournament would be appreciated, too. Contact details are at the end of this article.

Week 11 Review

Saturday 15th JuneSunday 16th June
Second Edition (Standard)
Beim Pachthof 15
22111 Hamburg
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
Second Edition (Sealed)
Obs De Blijberg
Gordelweg 216
3039GA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
Tribbles (Sealed)
Obs De Blijberg
Gordelweg 216
3039GA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
[Discuss] [Pre-register]

NordCon: This Second Edition Vandros IV Regional attracted its largest attendance - eight players - in the five years it has been run. After four rounds, Tobias Rausmann (garetjax) was the only undefeated player. He was playing a Relativity deck titled "No time for more ships", which only had one ship. I assume that the potential of finding a cloaked achievement outweighed the potential of losing his only ship to battle or Kruge. Holger Janusch (remataklan), playing a [Dom] Dominion deck titled "Michael O'Shogay's Born to Run pimped", and Christian Passet both only had one loss. Holger took second place though, on account of Christian's three modified wins. That was quite a feat, when you consider that this was only Christian's second tournament in the Continuing Committee-era. With several decks yet to be entered, other affiliations played include Relativity, [TNG] Next Generation and [TOS] Original Series. Two deck lists can be found on the tournament results page.

Statistics from NordCon:

Total achievements awarded15
Most achievements wonHolger Janusch (remataklan) with 5
Average achievements per player1.9
Biggest ratings gainHolger Janusch (remataklan), up 40 points to 1471
Average rating of all 8 players1515

WinnerJames' PredictionKris' PredictionCristoffer's Prediction
Tobias RausmannTobias RausmannTobias RausmannTobias Rausmann

Obs De Blijberg (Second Edition): Four players took part in this three round sealed New Bajor Regional. Rem Boon (Boon of Bolian) was given a [Rom] Romulan Transwarp deck, and won all three games with it. Not only was this Rem's first Regional win in the Continuing Committee-era, it was also his first (Second Edition) tournament win too. Congratulations Rem! Arjan Hoek (arjan242) took second place with a [TNG] Next Generation Transwarp deck, while everyone's favorite to win Enrico Evink (enrico81) finished in third place with a [Maq] Maquis Transwarp deck. The other affiliation played was [TOS] Original Series. All four deck lists can be found on the tournament results page, and an interview with Rem Boon is below.

Statistics from Obs De Blijberg:

Total achievements awarded19
Most achievements wonRem Boon (Boon of Bolian) and Arjan Hoek (arjan242), with 7 each
Average achievements per player4.8
Biggest ratings gainRem Boon (Boon of Bolian), up 68 points to 1448
Average rating of all 4 players1507

WinnerJames' PredictionKris' PredictionCristoffer's Prediction
Rem BoonEnrico EvinkEnrico EvinkEnrico Evink

Obs De Blijberg (Tribbles): All four players remained to complete the second half of the double header in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This too was a sealed event, something that isn't often done with Tribbles. Completing his memorable day, Rem Boon (Boon of Bolian) scored 552,667 Tribbles to win this tournament too. He was playing a Bonus deck, and went out in three of the five rounds. He also scored more than half of all the Tribbles bred during the tournament. Enrico Evink (enrico81) finished in second place with a score of 314,444 Tribbles from his Clone deck. Other powers played include Discard and Go. All four deck lists can be found on the tournament results page, and an interview with Rem Boon is below.

Statistics from Obs De Blijberg:

Total achievements awarded1
Most achievements wonRem Boon (Boon of Bolian) with 1
Average achievements per player0.3
Total Tribbles scored1,019,224
Average Tribbles scored by all 5 players254,806

WinnerJames' PredictionKris' PredictionCristoffer's Prediction
Rem BoonEnrico EvinkArjan HoekArjan Hoek


This week, double New Bajor Regional sealed deck champion Rem Boon (Boon of Bolian) gets a grilling.

James: Congratulations on your wins Rem. Let's start with Second Edition. Which affiliation(s) were you hoping to receive as your sealed deck?
Rem: Thanks James. I was hoping for either Bajoran or Dominion as I still need them for the There And Back Again (play every affiliation) achievement. It seems I will need to get them sometime next year during the DS9 block. On the other hand, I was happy with my Romulans as I have played them before. The downside of this deck, though, is the lack of 8 Range ships. Although, you can compensate with the two copies of Quantum Slipstream Drive, you can only use them twice, and it takes card draws/counters to draw them.

James: And, which affiliation(s) were you hoping to avoid?
Rem: Again only based on achievements. I would rather not have played Earth Space 9, Ferengi, Klingon or Romulan. As it turned out it still did get me the Romulan Victor achievement, so I will not complain.

James: Were there any special tricks or combos in the deck?
Rem: As the Transwarp decks are designed to be easy access cards and easy access decks, they are fairly straight-forward. The biggest trick I found in the deck was Tal (Alert Subcommander) and all the 2 cost personnel. If you can get him going, you are always able to play up to three personnel a turn. That is awesome in this format. In most of my games Tal was one of my last cards I played though, so I did not have that much fun with him. Also, Necessary Execution is quite strong in this format, because people don't want to attempt the 3 span space missions first.

James: How did the tournament play out, from your perspective?
Rem: Transwarp decks are designed to be evenly paired and they are! It is amazing to see that even in the hands of inexperienced players these decks will take it to the last turn to determine a winner. My first game against Arjan was just the proof of that. Arjan is a new Second Edition player slowly starting to collect and play. He is still new to the finer points of playing Second Edition but, as a good First Edition player, he knows how to manipulate decks and take risks. The fact that he played the Next Generation deck did not help either, as a lot of the dilemmas I got in my deck where either based on Anthropology or Medical, which he could easily overcome. Killing his Katherine Pulaski early on with Necessary Execution helped me a lot. Enrico got Maquis and had the advantage of easy-to-staff ships in a region for another close game. Finally, I played Ka-Hing, a family member of Enrico, who normally doesn't play but he lives near-by and was willing to stand in because we only had three players. Props to him for coming in to get slaughtered. I got my Tal and key skills out early and everything just clicked into place. All in all just a great fun tournament with this evenly balanced format.

James: Who was your toughest opponent?
Rem: That must have been Enrico. He got his Ro Laren (Maquis Sympathizer) out early and I kept searching for my Tal. That meant I had to draw every ship three times in one game to dig into my personnel. He also managed to stop me four times on my planet. First, one normal stop; then twice with Quaint Technology as the deck lacks both Anthropology and Diplomacy; then with the classic Authenticate Artifacts/Captain's Holiday combo. He was already starting his third mission by this time. After micro teaming the planet and completing my space mission in one go on the next turn, it was close. Enrico could double team the next turn and I barely stopped him, so that meant he could auto complete on the next turn. On the final turn, I finally got to use Tal and was able to double team through my last mission for the win.

James: If you could improve the deck, what would you change?
Rem: I do not think these decks need improvement; they are balanced in a good way. Getting the cards that are needed to build them all is hard though. Enrico has quite an expansive collection, but was barely able to get those together from his spares. For playgroups that don't have the luxury of having all the cards, I would suggest the virtual starter decks, but I don't have enough experience with them to say if they are as well balanced as the Transwarp decks.

James: Moving onto Tribbles, wasn't the tournament meant to be a draft?
Rem: Ka-Hing is not into all the Tribble powers, and we wanted to make it home early, so we decided to use the pre-constructed decks Enrico always carries with him. We just shuffled the decks and picked one.

James: A final score of 552,667 is impressive considering you didn't have any powers to score points during the round. How often did you go out?
Rem: I was able to go out three times but got the Bonus only once. All five rounds were quite fast.

James: Now the tournament is over, how would you improve the deck?
Rem: I would use Antidote as the big money power, as it helped both Enrico and Arjan to go out. Poor Ka-Hing just had no luck today.

James: If you could create an achievement, what would it be?
Rem: Guess what? I play for achievements, but I don't have the creative mind to come up with cool ones. One thing I would like to see is achievements for the different sealed deck formats in First Edition like OTSD, Warp Speed and Block Sealed. Often decks in those format lack cards to be eligible for other achievements. Also a Tournament Director organizing a virtual sealed/draft tournament should get an achievement called Mr. Scissorhands.

James: Do you have anything else to add?
Rem: I just would like to thank you and the rest of the Continuing Committee for getting this show on the road and for keeping it running. I returned to the game just days before Decipher's downfall and the virtual cards helped me get back in. We will meet for a beer and some Tribbles in Frankfurt.

Thanks to Rem for answering these questions.


This week, two players won a Day One, Round One bye into their local Second Edition Continental Championships:

And, one player won a 100,000 Tribble Headstart into their local Tribbles Continental Championships:

These bye winners have been added to the list of current bye winners for the Continental Championships and the World Championships here. For everyone who didn't win a bye, the giant countdown clock on my wall says there are now only eleven Regionals where you can earn one.

Deck Statistics

There were no First Edition tournaments this week, so the statistics have not changed. The total players at First Edition Regional Championships is 119 - an average of 6.6 players per tournament.

The best performing First Edition affiliations to date are Vidiian, averaging 11.6 victory points per tournament; followed by [Baj] Bajoran, averaging 11.2 victory points; and then [Fer] Ferengi, averaging 10.0 victory points. The worst performing affiliations to date are Hirogen, averaging 7.4 victory points per tournament; followed by Klingon/Cardassian Alliance, averaging 7.0 victory points; and then [SF] Starfleet, averaging 6.0 victory points.

The most popular First Edition affiliations are currently:
1.[Fed] FederationUsed by 26 (22%) players4 Regional wins
2.[Fer] FerengiUsed by 15 (13%) players5 Regional wins
3.[Kli] KlingonUsed by 14 (12%) players3 Regional wins
4.[Rom] RomulanUsed by 13 (11%) players1 Regional win
5.[Bor] BorgUsed by 11 (9%) players1 Regional win
6.VidiianUsed by 9 (8%) players1 Regional win
7.HirogenUsed by 7 (6%) players
8.Dual AffiliationsUsed by 6 (5%) players
9.[NA] Non-AlignedUsed by 5 (4%) players
10.[Car] CardassianUsed by 4 (3%) players1 Regional win
10.Unknown?Used by 4 (3%) players
12.[Baj] BajoranUsed by 3 (3%) players2 Regional wins
13.[Dom] DominionUsed by 1 (1%) player
13.Klingon/Cardassian AllianceUsed by 1 (1%) player

There were twelve players at two Second Edition tournaments this week, taking the total players at Second Edition Regional Championships to 228 - an average of 8.1 players per tournament. Both of this week's winning decks, Relativity and [Rom] Romulan, were first time Regional winners this year. That just leaves [TOS] Original Series, [NA] Non-Aligned, [TN] Terok Nor and [Voy] Voyager/Equinox as the only affiliations without wins.

The best performing Second Edition affiliations to date are Relativity, averaging 12.4 victory points per tournament; followed by [Kli] Klingon, averaging 12.2 victory points; and then [Maq] Maquis, averaging 11.9 victory points. The worst performing affiliations are [Fer] Ferengi, averaging 9.4 victory points per tournament; followed by [Voy] Voyager/Equinox, averaging 9.2 victory points; and then [NA] Non-Aligned, averaging 7.4 victory points.

The most popular Second Edition affiliations are currently:
1.[TNG] Next GenerationUsed by 31 (14%) players1 Regional win
2.[Kli] KlingonUsed by 26 (11%) players7 Regional wins
3.[SF] StarfleetUsed by 20 (9%) players3 Regional wins
4.[Bor] BorgUsed by 19 (8%) players4 Regional wins
5.[Dom] DominionUsed by 16 (7%) players3 Regional wins
5.RelativityUsed by 16 (7%) players1 Regional win
5.[TOS] Original SeriesUsed by 16 (7%) players
8.[Car] CardassianUsed by 12 (5%) players1 Regional win
9.[Voy] Voyager/EquinoxUsed by 11 (5%) players
10.[DS9] Deep Space 9Used by 8 (4%) players2 Regional wins
10.Earth Space 9Used by 8 (4%) players1 Regional win
12.[Maq] MaquisUsed by 7 (3%) players2 Regional wins
12.Unknown?Used by 7 (3%) players
14.[Baj] BajoranUsed by 6 (3%) players1 Regional win
14.[Rom] RomulanUsed by 6 (3%) players1 Regional win
14.[TN] Terok NorUsed by 6 (3%) players
17.Dual AffiliationsUsed by 5 (2%) players
18.[Fer] FerengiUsed by 4 (2%) players1 Regional win
18.[NA] Non-AlignedUsed by 4 (2%) players

There were four players at one Tribbles tournament this week, bringing the total players at Tribbles Regional Championships to 135 - an average of 6.8 players per tournament. Excluding preliminary heats, a total of 40,731,376 Tribbles have been scored to date, an average of 301,714 Tribbles per player.

Please note: Deck lists are a vital resource for our design teams. We are still missing almost 25% of all Tribbles decks played at a Regional this year. If players do not enter their deck lists, it is the responsibility of tournament organizers to enter them. Those organizers that cannot follow the rules will not be allowed to run a Regional next year.

The most popular Tribbles powers in each deck are:
1.Unknown?Used by 32 (24%) players5 Regional wins
2.GoUsed by 26 (19%) players5 Regional wins
3.IDICUsed by 9 (7%) players
4.CloneUsed by 8 (6%) players
5.DiscardUsed by 7 (5%) players2 Regional wins
6.PoisonUsed by 6 (4%) players1 Regional win
7.BattleUsed by 5 (4%) players
7.UtilizeUsed by 5 (4%) players
7.BonusUsed by 5 (4%) players2 Regional wins
10.RescueUsed by 3 (2%) players
11.FreezeUsed by 2 (2%) players1 Regional win
11.ReplayUsed by 2 (2%) players
11.Battle/ScoreUsed by 2 (2%) players
11.Assimilate/Poison/ScoreUsed by 2 (2%) players
15.CopyUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.DrawUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.RecycleUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.ReplicateUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.ScanUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.SkipUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.ToxinUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.BaH!/Qapla'Used by 1 (1%) player
15.Battle/GoUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Clone/GoUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.Clone/ReplayUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Discard/GoUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Discard/RescueUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Go/MasakaUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Go/RescueUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Go/ScanUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Poison/RescueUsed by 1 (1%) player1 Regional win
15.Reverse/SkipUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Scan/UtilizeUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Toxin/UtilizeUsed by 1 (1%) player
15.Bonus/Reverse/SkipUsed by 1 (1%) player


21/67 (31.3%)22/67 (32.8%)23/67 (34.3%)
2013 Prediction Accuracy

With all three predictors getting one out of three correct this week, very little has changed. The interviewee's prediction accuracy dropped by 0.1%, and it did not change for Kris and myself. Last week's interviewee Cristoffer Wiker (Smiley) maintained the slender lead the interviewees have over us. Last week, I asked "how hard can it be?" for a First Edition player to predict Second Edition results. It turns out that it is no harder than two Second Edition players making the predictions. This week, Rem Boon (Boon of Bolian) has the weight of the public on his shoulders.

Past Interviewee Prediction Accuracy
Week 6Matthew Frid (bandana8472)1/1 (100%)
Week 2Nat Kirton (Nate Jeezy)3/6 (50.0%)
Week 7Johnny Holeva (jjh)4/9 (44.4%)
Week 1Sean O'Reilly (Jono)4/9 (44.4%)
Week 3Matt Kirk (CaptMDKirk)3/8 (37.5%)
Week 11Cristoffer Wiker (Smiley)1/3 (33.3%)
Week 9Steve Hartmann (chompers)2/7 (28.6%)
Week 5Johannes Klarhauser (Kaiser)1/4 (25.0%)
Week 8Chris Lobban (Maelwys)2/9 (22.2%)
Week 10Jon Carter (pfti)1/5 (20.0%)
Week 4Soren Ramme Nielsen (s_ramme)1/5 (20.0%)

Week 12 Preview

The complete schedule can be found in the article 2013 Regional Championships Schedule. There are four Regional tournaments this week, including one rescheduled at the last minute from last weekend:

Saturday 22nd JuneSunday 23rd June
Second Edition (Standard)
GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff
726 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, MB R3L 2C2
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
Second Edition (Standard)
Rusty's Pizza
3731 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
First Edition (OTF)
Good Games Burwood
195a Burwood Road, Level 1
Burwood, NSW 2134
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
Tribbles (Standard)
Rusty's Pizza
3731 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States
[Discuss] [Pre-register]

GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff: This Regional was originally scheduled for last weekend, but it was rescheduled for this Saturday at the last minute. The remainder of this preview and the predictions made by Kris and I are from last week's article...

This Rura Penthe Regional is being organized for the fourth year. There have been five or six players in each of the last three years, and three have pre-registered for this year's event so far. Tournament organizer Keith Morris (Foreman) is the highest rated player pre-registered, and has eight wins from the 27 tournaments he has entered. However, Keith has only played in two tournaments since last year's Regional, and finished in the middle of the pack at both. Matthew Hayes (karonofborg13) will be crossing the 49th parallel North for this Regional, and is looking for players in the Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota/Wisconsin area to make the journey with. This will be the eleventh Regional Matthew will have entered this year. Matthew recently earned his 101st Second Edition tournament win (from the 291 he has entered), a win ratio slightly better than Keith's. Kyle Schewe (caravanhymn) is the third player pre-registered. He has yet to win a tournament in the Continuing Committee-era, but has been one win from taking the victory at four of the six tournaments he has played in. When it comes to head-to-head statistics, all three players are pretty evenly matched. Keith and Matthew have six wins each from twelve games. Matthew and Kyle have two wins each from four games, and Keith has two wins from three games against Kyle. As it stands, all three are looking like potential winners. My gut says Matthew will win this one.

Kris: Matt Hayes to win. Why? Torn between picking The Foreman, who avoids the ring like the plague, and The Animal, who competes in three bouts before his morning shave, I gotta believe all that experience is gonna count for something when these two collide at Road Wild. Mark my words, Gorilla, when The Animal gets unleashed this weekend, bad things are gonna happen to his opponents.

Rem: Mr. Achievement Hayes will win. He has been fairly consistent over the last few years and knows how to play all affiliations, so that will help him.

Past Second Edition Regional results at GameKnight Games and Cool Stuff:
2012, won by Keith Morris (Foreman) playing [Voy] Voyager.
2011, won by Matthew Hayes (karonofborg13) playing [Bor] Borg.
2010 (alternate venue), won by Mark Morris (BaronMorrath) playing [Rom] Romulan.
2009, not played.
2008, not played.

Rusty's Pizza (Second Edition): The first part of the Risa double header kicks off with a Second Edition Regional. This will mark the third year that this California Regional has been held. There were eleven players two year ago, and six players last year. At the time of writing, six have already pre-registered for this year's event. Nick Culpepper (macgyver221) has recently moved to the area following a spell dominating tournaments in the Atlanta, Georgia area of the Cardassia Region. He won the last three Regionals to be held in Altanta, but has yet to play a game in California since his move last month. He is, without doubt, a good prospect to win this Regional, but changing metas could easily lead to an upset on Saturday. Tournament director Chris Donati (Swisherfan) has a rating almost as high as that of Nick, but he has only played five games in the past 18 months, and may well be rusty. There have only been two tournaments at the venue since last year's Regional. Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) won one of them, but hasn't pre-registered for this tournament. The other winner was Matt Kirk (CaptMDKirk). He has already won a Regional this year. He has also placed second-to-last at another Regional playing the exact same deck, so one wonders which player will turn up to play: Matt "Dr. Jekyll" Kirk or Matt "Mr. Hyde" Kirk? I make no comment on which is the good player. My pick to win is Nick.

Kris: Nick Culpepper to win. Why? Arriving in Santa Catarina after fjording the River Jordan, Big Mac comes into SCW with an 80% win percentage and 6 victories in 8 tries at pay per views over the past six months. He also collected Regional gold earlier this year when The Old Pro manned his corner, so I doubt he'll show the local humanoids any mercy.

Rem: I have to go with Nick Culpepper/macgyver as he is the highest ranked player who has pre-registered. He has also won a Regional already.

Past Second Edition Regional results at Rusty's Pizza:
2012, won by Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) playing [NA] Non-Aligned.
2011, won by Chris Donati (Swisherfan) playing Earth Space 9.
2010, not played.
2009, not played.
2008, not played.

Rusty's Pizza (Tribbles): Much like the Second Edition Regional preceding it, this is the third year that this Regional has been organized. It attracted a higher attendance than the Second Edition Regional both times, with 13 players in 2011 and seven players last year. Only four have pre-registered so far, but Tribbles is so popular in California that I'd give good odds that the turnout will be higher than that. Two-time defending champion Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) hasn't pre-registered yet, but he has yet to win a Tribbles Regional this year, and this is probably his last chance to do so. Rogue averages 369,589 Tribbles per tournament and wins 26% of the time he plays. This compares favorably to the statistics of tournament organizer Chris Donati (Swisherfan), who averages 302,127 Tribbles per tournament and wins 16% of the time; and Carlos Maya (Vindelron), who averages 329,414 Tribbles per tournament and wins 12% of the time. It is the unknown quantity that is Nick Culpepper (macgyver221) who I think will win though. Nick hasn't played nearly as many games as his competitors, but an average of 494,758 Tribbles per tournament and a win percentage of 36% are numbers I can't ignore.

Kris: Carlos Maya to win. Why? Man-o-War is a constant threat to win Battle Royale's, averaging over 280k in this environment, and was the last man eliminated at a house show in Santa Dominga a few months back. Mark my words, Gorilla, this weekend he'll move more furniture than the Mayflower or I'm a weasel.

Rem: Matt Kirk. A top rated player, and nice person to play against (no offense to the other players, but I have not had the pleasure of playing them yet.)

Past Tribbles Regional results at Rusty's Pizza:
2012, won by Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) playing a Discard deck.
2011, won by Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) playing a Rescue deck.
2010, not played.
2009, not played.
2008, not played.

Good Games Burwood: Sunday's only Regional takes place in Sydney, Australia, which is part of the Kazon Collective Region. This will be the second year that this Regional has been held. It attracted eight players last year for a sealed Block tournament. Things have been opened up this year though, with the complete card pool being available to players for a constructed tournament. Defending champion Mike Nugent (Iron Mike) hasn't won a tournament since the Regional last year. Matthew Ting (Wedge772) exploded onto the First Edition scene at the World Championships last year, where he took the runner-up spot. Since then, he has won three of the six tournaments he has entered, including a 19 player five round online tournament; and his game winning ratio currently stands at an impressive 75%. The third player to watch out for is Steve Hartmann (chompers). Like Matt Kirk, Steve seems to perform with a Jekyll and Hyde-like consistency. His most recent tournaments show a propensity for finishing in the top two, or the bottom three. I guess I'll take the safe bet and pick Matthew to win.

Kris: Matthew Ting to win. Why? Since bursting onto the scene last July, Mean Streak has quickly put himself in title contention with pinfall victories over every member of the Brain Busters and a count out victory over former GDW World's Heavyweight Champion The California Stud. Provided any rival promotions' party crashers are checked at the door, I'm certain he will prove this brain thing of mine isn't just a gimmick.

Rem: I have to go with Matthew Ting, as last year he made it to day 2 of worlds and he has a winning rate of 75% over the Iron Mike Nugent.

Past First Edition Regional results at Good Games Burwood:
2012 (alternate venue, sealed), won by Mike Nugent (Iron Mike) playing [Fer] Ferengi.
2011, not played.
2010, not played.
2009, not played.
2008, not played.

Next Week

Week 13 of the Road to Worlds sees this weekend's four Regionals reviewed, an interview with a winning player, more statistics, and a preview of the final weekend's seven Regionals. Please keep your hands inside the vehicle at all times as this year's ride is coming to an end shortly.

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