Bakewell DBA October matched pairs tournament

Saturday 12 October saw the latest Bakewell DBA event – the matched pairs tournament.   This involved players bringing along two historically matched armies – sometimes you played with your own pair, sometimes with your opponent’s.  The way it works is that if you are playing with your own pair of armies, your opponent generally gets to choose which army.  This encourages players to make the armies as matched as possible and also results in battles between weaker, but still interesting armies.  I REALLY like this format!

Room 1

Here is the action getting underway – the Medway Centre is an excellent venue in the centre of the historic market town of Bakewell in the Peak District National park.

team pic

Here are the players – there were 20 in all + me as organiser/umpire:

Front row left to right – myself, Tim Kohler, Phil Johnson, Craig Allen and Martin Myers.

Rear row left to right -Rob Rush, Richard Pulley, Mark Johnson, Pete Duckworth, Tim Rogers, Baldie, Paul Murgatroyd, Stevie Andrews, Colin Alcock, Scott Russell, Nick Wright-Carter, Kevin Casey, Phil Donald, Frank Shaw, Richard Madder.  (John Saunders attended but had to leave just before the team photo).

Here are the overall rankings.  The scoring system was 3 win, 1 draw, 0 lose with sum of opponents’ scores being used to break ties and, if still a tie, net elements killed.

  1. Pete Duckworth            IV/55b Ottoman and IV/61 Italian Condotta with Albanian     Allies
  2. Richard Pulley              IV/18 Lithuanians and !V/65 Wallachians
  3. Baldie                          I/52b Spartans and !/60 Early Achaemenid Persians
  4. Paul Murgatroyd           II/19d Seleucid and II/20c Ptotolomeic
  5. Scott Russell                Feudal English and Navarrese
  6. Rob Rush                     I/3 Nubian and I/7a Libyan
  7. Kevin Casey                 IV/83a Tudor army and IV/83c Rebel Army
  8. Tim Rogers                   II/19b South Welsh and II/19c Nort Welsh
  9. Phil Johnson                  Palmyran and Middle Imperial Roman
  10. Craig Allen                    Communal Italian and Papal Italian
  11. John Saunders              IV/9 Forest Indians and III/19 North Welsh
  12. Mark Johnson                Sea peoples and Later Hittite Imperial
  13. Martin Myers                 II/25 Bosporan and  II/48 Mithridatic
  14. Philip Donald                II/32a Later Carthagenian and II/33 Polybian Roman
  15. Frank Shaw                  III/40 Vikings and Leidang
  16. Stevie Andrews            Polybian Romans and Gauls
  17. Richard Madder            II/4a Chine Chinese and II/4c Chao Chinese
  18. Colin Alcock                 II/32a Later Carthagenian and II/33 Polybian Roman
  19. Tim Kohler                     II/17a Lysimachid and II/5d Thessalian
  20. Nick Wright-Carter        IV/59b Samurai and IV/78 Korean

Nice guy Gavin at Alternative Armies kindly provided packs of figures as prizes.

The next Bakewell event will be HoTT Good bad and Ugly Tournament – places still available!

 

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