On the 20th February this year’s Waterbowl Weekend drew to a close and there was a new winner on the victory roll.
Gritter joined the ranks of coaches that have taken home the title using lizardmen as his Smashy Dodgers went 5/1/0 and finished on top of the standings.
In second place we had Per-Otto (Poj-Poj) from Norway. His sneaky git deathroller dwarves came close to giving him a Waterbowl double as he has already won the Waterbowl tournament that was run on BB2.
We had our biggest Stunty Cup ever and it came down to the wire. After leading all weekend, CJ’s Ogres (with Griff) were pipped at the death by Volkajo’s snotlings (with Morg)
112 coaches attended this year’s Waterbowl Weekend, and it all came down to a nail-biting finish. After 6 hard fought rounds we found ourselves with a 7 way tie for top spot, with all of those coaches finishing with a 4/2/0 record. Lycos took home the title (his second) thanks to a stronger strength of schedule than his opponents.
First: Lycos (Lizardmen) – his 2nd WB title
Second: Siggi (Undead) – & Best Overseas Coach
Third: AntonLunau (Lizardmen)
Most TDs: Fireolli (WEs) 15 TDs
Most Cas: Drewcifer (Dwarves) 25 CAS
Stunty Cup: Thegngrnoob (Halflings)
Best Kid: Enderman (Brets)
Best Painted: Thor87 (Orc)
Best Comeback: Tintenfisch (CDs) +49 places on Day 2
Best Defence: Ringbeard (Norse) 1 TD allowed
Best WB coach: Podfrey (Undead) 5th
Biggest Nosedive: Yersinia (Nurgle) -53 places on Day 2
Least Dangerous: Dementor (Pro Elves) 1 Cas caused
Couldn’t Score… : Widram (Lizardmen) 2 TDs scored
Wooden Spoon: Lolcaesar (Chaos)
Best Fouler: Fatboyslimming (Goblins) 87 fouls committed.
Waterbowl Tableau – how it works and what we learn (by sann).
As with a few other tournaments, I have published an analysis of the rosters that people are taking to Waterbowl, one of the UK’s largest, oldest and most prestigious Blood Bowl tournament. I’ll describe quickly what the tabs do, and then a bit of analysis.
Mobile Coach is designed for viewing on a mobile, so for the Coaches at the tournament to quickly check out their opponent’s roster.
The rest of the tabs are best viewed on a larger screen:
Coach Rosters is a full list of all the coaches with their races, and if you click on a Coach then you can see the roster
Race Summary shows how many of each Race have been taken, and if you click on a Race you can see who took, what positions they took, and how many of each skill were taken
Skill Summary shows how many of each Skill were taken, and if you click on a skill you can see which positions it was taken on. Hovering over a position with a given skill will tell you which Coaches took that skill on that player.
Race Position Choice is a simple table showing how many of each position were taken for each race, along with an average.
Skill Pack simply shows which of the Waterbowl skill packs were taken
The last two tabs are used in the previous ones for when you hover on a given cell, so won’t look good by themselves!
So, the findings!
Waterbowl is super-bash heavy this year – Undead, Dwarf, Orc, Norse, Lizards, Chaos Dwarf dominating the line-up. Has this been influenced by the removal of the 2+ TD win bonus?
Amazons have to have Roxy!
The new Ogres are lovely but not lovely enough to encourage people to brave an untiered ruleset! 10 in total in the Stunty cup, so a reasonable but competitive field.
A few stars are coming out to play – 2 Boomers and one Grim, plus G’Ral Bloodsucker from the new cohort.
No Slann, Khorne or Pact this year, unless one joins the party late.