Guest post: Netrunner Store Championship 2015 April 19 2015

Our Store Championship for 2015 saw 55 players go up against each other.

A guest post by Brian Cronin from sansanfrancisco.net

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This was the biggest store championship I have been a part of at 55 players.

Luckily that rain cleared up in the morning because we had to announce pairings outside!
Luckily that rain cleared up in the morning because we had to announce pairings outside!

We played 6 rounds of Swiss and then cut to the top 8. The final game was played around 11:30pm. It was a long day!

One of the 4 play areas.
One of the 4 play areas.

With that number of players, I decided it was best if I focus on running the event which ended up being a good idea.
I was able to focus on rulings and getting game results entered into the iPad which probably saved us about an hour over the day.

At the end of the day, Matthew Harrison -Trainor won his second Store Championship with Andy and NEH.
Noah McKee had an insane run in Swiss, ending up with 22 prestige after only dropping 1 game.

The dungeon
The dungeon

Top 8 (including deck lists):

  1. Matthew Harrison-Trainor (Andy/NEH)
  2. Brian Dorfman (Kit/Tennin)
  3. Eric Fong (Whizzard/NEH)
  4. Weston Odom (Kate/ETF)
  5. Paul Satchell (CT/NEH)
  6. Winston Gao (Leela/CI)
  7. Noah McKee (Andy/Blue Sun)
  8. Adam Cabrera (CT/MN)
A few players hanging out in the afternoon sun between rounds
A few players hanging out in the afternoon sun between rounds

I always like to see the Corp/Runner win ratio.

wins

Corps had a healthy advantage at 53% of the wins vs 43% for runner.

The missing percents were in the ties (where Corp also had an advantage).

 

Over 330 games were played that day (not including the non-tournament games I forced people to play between rounds when they finished early).

corp-identities

In terms of Corp IDs, NEH was the most prevalent at 14 players. This matches expectations but what was a bit surprising was the amount of ETF at 9 players.

From there, there was great diversity featuring everything from Gagarin to Custom Biotics.

runner-identities

Andromeda was of course featured heavily but I was surprised to see how popular Chaos Theory is right now (actually beating Andy in the popularity contest).

Overall, there was a huge amount of diversity in runner IDs.

The back room was a bit cooler
The back room was a bit cooler

 

There is a ton more to go over. For full results, click here.

And here is the tournament on Acoo.net.

Jared forgot his playmat. This wasn't a problem. He wasn't playing Exile unfortunately.
Jared forgot his playmat. This wasn’t a problem. He wasn’t playing Exile unfortunately.

 

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