The Dutch National VtES Championship 2013 will take place on September 28th, 2012 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Here are the details regarding the tournament:
- Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
- Time Table:
- Registration: 11:00 AM
- Start first round: 11:30 AM
- Expected end: 08:30 PM
- 5 EUR: TBD
- Format: Constructed (VEKN Tournament Rules)
- Pre-Registration: You can pre-register in the Dutch VTES Forum. It is appreciated, but not required.
- The labyrinth is a gamingstore with limited choice of food and drinks. Fortunately in a 500 meter radious you can find about any kind of national and international food.
- Parking in Utrecht is expensive. Public transportation has a more reasonable price. make use of a transfer when possible.
More information on the tournament can be found on Dutch VTES Forum.
This is the list of the past French VtES National Championship winners and their decks:
- 2012 — Rennes — 29 players — Vincent Ripoll — Enkidu
- 2011 — Angers — 35 players — Kamel Senni — Toreador AAA
- 2010 — Lyon — 47 players — Pierre Tran-Van — Ventrue antitribu
- 2009 — Caen — 38 players — Pierre Tran-Van — Malkavian antitribu S&B
- 2008 — Carcassonne — 50 players — Noel Gimenez — Malkavian antitribu S&B
- 2007 — Paris — 72 players — Florian Prosper — Assamites Army of Allah
- 2006 — Alès — 53 players — Serge Cirri — Vote of Madness
- 2005 — Carcassonne — 64 players — Olivier Perez — Party of Roses
- 2004 — Paris — 74 players — David Armaing — Anson Revolt
- 2003 — Paris — 45 players — Laurent Pagorek — Toreador antitribu Palla Grande
- 2002 — Paris — 33 players — Jo Hoerrolen — S&B Greta
- 2001 — Paris — 47 players — Emmanuel Martin — Obf/Pre S&B w/ Cailean
- 2000 — Paris — 85 players — Jean-Marc Brisset — Ventrue Law Firm
Reference: VEKN France.
On August 11th, 2013 the Belgian VtES EC Qualifier was held in Brussels, Belgium, this time only with 22 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Sahan Abeln (NED) — 1 GW 7.5 VP — 1.5 VP — Nana & Friends Ani/Pot
2. Vincent Ripoll (FRA) — 1 GW 5 VP — 1.5 VP — Giotto & Arika Evil Stuff
2. Bram Thibault (BEL) — 2 GW 5.5 VP — 0.5 VP — Malkavian antitribu Kindred Spirits
2. Peter Velaerts (BEL) — 1 GW 4 VP — 0 VP — Malkavian antitribu Weenie Kindred Spirits
2. Jerome Van De Plasse (BEL) — 1 GW 3.5 VP — 0 VP — Ravnos Trapparation
Congratulations to Sahan for winning the Belgian ECQ 2013.
On July 13th, 2013 the Spanish VtES EC Qualifier (South) was held in Madrid, Spain with 27 players attending the qualifier tournament. The final standings after 3 rounds and the final were as follows:
1. Txus Alutiz Lizarraga (ESP) — 2 GW 8.0 VP — 1.5 VP — Tremere Toolbox/Powerbleed
2. Alejandro Rodríguez (ESP) — 2 GW 8.0 VP — 1.0 VP — Tremere antitribu Nephandus
2. José Luis Agrelo Rodríguez (ESP) — 2 GW 6.0 VP — 1.5 VP — Theo, Beast & company
2. Andrés García Junquera (ESP) — 3 GW 10.0 VP — 0.0 VP — Multirush Ravnos
2. Christian Torralba (ESP) — 1 GW 4.5 VP — 0.0 VP — Toreador Aching Beauty
Congratulations to Txus for winning the southern Spanish ECQ 2013. You can find a tournament report (in Spanish) in the Spanish VtES Forum.
The month’s deck for May/June 2013 is the tournament winning deck “Captain, oh my captain!” played by Danilo Torrisi (ITA). The deck got an honorable mention in the last Deck of Month post, but looking again and again at the deck, I liked it more and more. Of course, it’s a one-trick-pony deck, but damn fine looking trick. Ivan Krenyenko is the obvious star in this deck to fetch the Soul Gem. Secondly, Will-o’-the-Wisp does a fantastic job for this deck, both for burning off blood to be able to trigger the effect of Soul Gem later on, and by preventing other player’s minions from blocking (or bouncing bleeds). And I just noticed, that the deck has more different crypt cards than different library cards. Nice!
In the May and June, apart from the usual suspects like Pre/For/Cel Vote and Aus Wall decks there were quite a few interesting decks. I wanted to mention the following:
- Dr. Randall rendel — this is a Renegade Garou deck play by Máté Vaka (HUN), which uses Randall to provide extra protection and uses mainly Protean and Auspex (instead of the usual Animalism).
- Tzimisce Vote — Adam Hulse (USA) played a Tzimisce Vote deck, which uses the G3/4 Tzimisce crypt instead of the usual G2/3 crypt. I also quite like the addition of Mind of Wild, which makes some opponents think about actually blocking an action initiated by the Tzimisce. It might not be all super efficient, but it’s a nice change of pace compared to the well-known vote decks.
- Magic of the Chimestry — this is rare combat deck played by Gonzalo Verafajardo (ESP) which uses both Thaumaturgy and Chimerstry. It has way too many combat cards (I think), but it looks really interesting to play.
- Team Jacob — Mikkel Peterson’s Tunnelrunner deck with which he won the NAC 2013. That’s just the kind of deck of which you think “That can’t win a major tournament!“. ;)