A Bad Year for Troy and Brad Pitt
Only six players entered the tournament - which by BPA rules
is insufficient to be accorded official tournament status for
anything other than teampoints and the existing plaque. It was
a continuous, single elimination affair, and I served as the
eliminator in the second round to prevent the need for a bye
and possibly shave a round from the playing time if successful.
H&A is a two-player card game in which one creates four "army
decks" and a hero deck. Three armies are stacked in a forward
position and the last to the rear (the home army). Your goal
is to either eliminate either your opponent's forward armies
or home army.
In Round 1, Alex Bell routed Jeff Cornett in quick order.
Daniel Hoffman defeated Chris Janiec in a bruising long affair.
Chris got off to an early lead and seemed to be the winner, but
Daniel came back and was able to defeat Chris's home stack late
to win the game. In the third match, Jason Lagarde defeated Steve
Caler in a close victory.
In the next round, Daniel Hoffman blitzed Alex Bell quickly,
probably because Alex refused to retreat at any time. I defeated
Jason Lagarde as an eliminator, so Daniel Hoffman became champion
because no contenders remained. Alex Bell defeated Jason Lagarde
in the consolation game to claim second place.