…ETC 2017 Has Concluded…
…Blood Has Been Shed…
…The Final Results Are In…
…Who Are The First Champions Of The Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game European Team Championships..?
[…Spoiler Alert…Skip to the bottom if you would like to see the final standings table…]
With one game to play it was all very close at the top of the leaderboard with the English team leading the Polish Hussars by a small, but hugely important, single point!
With a clash of the last strike to hit home and conclude the very first Middle Eath ETC the results were handed in and the numbers were crunched.
Had England retained their one point lead over the Hussars?!
On this occasion it just wasn’t to be for the home of our beloved hobby as the English team were pipped to the post by an outstanding performance by the Hussars who snuck past the gallant effort of the English team, opening a 4pt gap and claiming the title of ETC 2017 Champions!!!!
It was a well fought struggle within the top two teams, who started to create a gap early on over the weekend, both achieving a win in every game except a draw when they faced one another.
Looking a step down the standings you find Poland 2, Germany 2, France 1 and Italy 2 all within FOUR tournament points of one another!!! An amazing display of determination, player skill and I suspect somewhat of patience must have gone in to securing each team the highest ranking in the standings as possible.
We would like to take this time to congratulate every player at the event for making this event a success and securing its continuation into the future! At the same time congratulations and thankyou to the German hosts for making the first ever Middle Earth SBG ETC a resounding success and to Mr Nolan whose brain child this event was, and pursuing the dream through the good and the darker times. The event moves on and will grow ever stronger.
Congratulations to all the teams who participated, looks like it was an amazing weekend!!
Onwards and upwards to ETC 2018 – get those national leagues going and start the preparation now because the ETC 2018 Championship will be here sooner than you can say Middle-Earth!
Final Standings for ETC 2017