On September 22nd, 2012 the Belorussian VTES National Championship 2012 was held in Minsk, Belarus with 10 players attending the championship tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Ivan Chebunin (BLR) — 2 GW 8 VP — 3 VP — Ventrue Obf Lawfirm G2/3
2. Maria Semenova (BLR) — 1 GW 4 VP — 2 VP — Followers of Set OBF/PRE bleed
2. Mikhail Ban (BLR) — 1 GW 5 VP — 0 VP — Lizette Multi-rush with retinue
2. Alex Minov (BLR) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Toreador antitribu G2/3 Breed & Vote
2. Dmitriy Belastotski (BLR) — 1 GW 2.5 VP — 0 VP — Carna Wall
Congratulations to Ivan for winning the Belorussian Nationals 2012. You find the full results and more information on VEKN.net.
The month’s deck for August 2012 is the tournament winning deck “James “The Knife” Angry Dragon” played by Brad Cashdollar (USA). The August was a month with very, very very tournaments (or tournaments that got reported), luckily it looks better for September, especially with the upcoming weekend which has three National Championships (France, Poland, Sweden).
The winning deck is nothing utterly spectacular, but still is a nice showcase, how a Baali Vote deck can work. Use the usual Presence/Obfuscate combination to make the political actions and add some Daimonium/Baali cards, especially Condemnation: Mute, for flavour and additional effectiveness.
It took me some (to say the least) time to pick a winner for the Deck of the Month July 2012, mostly because at least a first glance, there only very few candidates for the Deck of the Month July 2012. So after taking a third look at the decks I found two little gems. First, a variation (or better fusion) of two decks, between an Unexpected Coalition deck (similar to the Deck of the Month November 2011) and a Weenie Dragons Breath Rounds deck. But little more interesting is the winner for July, a rather fearsome deck named Bankia played by Txus Alutiz (Spain), using both Spirit Marionette and Temptation. In a single turn an opposing vampire could be stolen by Spirit Marionette, emptied (almost) by using Heidelberg Castle and then immediately stolen again with Temptation. The Obeah cards can also be used by most of the non-Salubri vampires, since they require either Obfuscate, Presence or Dominate.
The UK National Championship 2012 will take place in London, England on November 24th, 2012. Here are the details for this constructed tournament:
- Date: Saturday 24th November
- Time: 12:00 for a 12:20 start
- Prize Support:
- Boosters and promos for all
- Special art prize for the winner
On the occasion of the Day of German Unity a constructed tournament named “Cat’s Guidance” will hold on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 in Mayence, Germany.
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle – Constructed Tournament
Cat’s Guidance: The Prince’s Anniversary
Wednesday, 3. October 2012
Doors open at 11:00 h
1st round: 11:30 h
2nd round: 15:00 h
Final round: 17:00 h
- Round system: 2 rounds plus final (time limit: 2h each)
- Format: VEKN Constructed
- Entrance fee: None
- In case there are less than 8 players, the tournament will not take place!!
So here’s my tournament report of the Dutch ECQ 2012, which took place in Utrecht, Netherlands on September 15th, 2012. Before the tournament it turned out that only very few Dutch players were going to attend the tournament (although the VtES scene in the Netherlands is far from being dead). So the organizer announced that we were going to play the multi-deck format if the number of players were going to be less than 12. Which was good in that sense, that I didn’t have to decide which deck to play in the tournament in advance. Plus it saved us some boredom (from playing the same deck in a 10 player tournament for three or four rounds). And we did saw quite a variety of decks as you can see ..