VIEWPOINT QUEENSLAND STATE FINAL 2012 REVIEW
New State Champion for 2012!
The Queensland State Championships for Viewpoint was held at the League of Extraordinary Gamers meeting on the 20th May 2012. LXG is sanctioned by 93 Made Games to run official events inQueensland. There were fourteen competitors and the tournament was played under the following format:
Round 1 (3x games 1 on 1 with the Reflections set (the top four players went on to Round 2)
Round 2 (2x games in a melee style using a combined Viewpoint and Reflections set (the top two players went on to the final showdown)
Final (1x game using the Brew Deck rules. Players had 15 minutes to construct their deck)
Tournament favourite was Alexander Done who has dominated Viewpoint inQueenslandfor the past 2 years. The field included mainly regulars who play in the LXG monthly league and a few newbies. After about one and a half hours round one eliminated the field down to four players – Alex Done, Sam Morton, Anthony Halber and Nigel Bell. Nigel had played Viewpoint when it had been first released but this was his first introduction to Reflections.
The second round consisted of two matches in a melee style (everyone against everyone). A deck made from both Viewpoint and Reflection sets was used. This was quite a tense round, with Alex and Sam ganging up and forming an alliance against Anthony and Nigel. In the end, Alex and Nigel scored the higher points and went through to the final showdown.
This was a single game using the Brew Deck rules. Players had 15 minutes to make a deck using the existing Viewpoint and Reflections sets. Nigel squared off against the previous state champion and after about 10 minutes it was all over with Nigel winning 100 points to Alex’s 95 points. Close game!
Nigel was awarded with the1st PlaceTrophy, a $50 Myer voucher, a 24 pack of Ferrero-Rocher chocolates, a Viewpoint champion badge and a limited edition print of Viewpoint art-work signed by the artist, Anthony Condos.
Alex received the2nd PlaceTrophy, a 16 pack of Ferrero-Rocher and a Viewpoint T-shirt.
Sam Morton received the3rd PlaceTrophy, a 6 pack of Ferrero-Rocher and a Viewpoint mouse-pad.
Everyone enjoyed the competition and Eddie Crompton, the LXG club president (who was also playing in a Viewpoint event for the first time) made the awards to the players. Eddie also had a great time playing in the tournament and encouraged everyone at the LXG meeting to get involved in Viewpoint.
Viewpoint is a fast-paced Australian made card game that is easy to learn but deceptively strategic when it comes to winning. Visit the web-site at: http://www.93madegames.com.au/ or come along to the next LXG meeting where there is usually a game or two of Viewpoint to be had.