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kezzamachineII
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:08:42 PM
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Well, tomorrow can't come soon enough!

Tomorrow is the seventh edition of New Zealand's second biggest Major Tournament, LowerHuttaCon! This 14th of July, we will continue the resurgence of the New Zealand SWM season with what has often been our biggest Regional before the return of the New Zealand's SWM Nationals. We currently have roughly 10 or so individuals lined up including possibly four of New Zealand's five International Hall of Famers, and potentially four of LowerHuttaCon's five past winners, and hopefully three of New Zealand's four Moores. We kick off about 10am NZ time and will give you as many details and updates as we can.

Past winners:
2011 Aaron/Sharron
2012 Graham/theHutts
2013 Dave/Dr. Daman
2014 Dave/Dr. Daman
2015 Paul/Darth Moore
2016 Mike/Mike Smuggler
2017 ...?

I just cannot wait! Now... to find a squad...
jen'ari
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:24:42 PM
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Awesome! Please keep us updated as you can. Details are great.
Someone should video the finals in real time. Facebook live that sucker or something
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 12:31:41 PM
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Before today's event, it's worth having a look at the current NZ Rankings:

1. Mike 268 pts (6-1) 84% wght
2. Aaron 233 pts (5-1) 100% wght
3. Graham 231 pts (6-2) 90% wght
4. Paul 193 pts (4-2) 94% wght
5. Joe 192 pts (4-2) 75% wght
6. Kezza 158 pts (4-4) 95% wght
7. Ian 120 pts (2-3) 92% wght
8. Daman 120 pts (2-1) 100% wght
9. Yan 120 pts (2-2) 100% wght
10. Hone 105 pts (2-3) 92% wght
11. Hayden 100 pts (1-4) 100% wght
12. Sam 70 pts (4-5) 70% wght
13. AlexCR 69 pts (2-5) 79% wght
14. Josh 62 pts (3-2) 39% wght
15. Rich 60 pts (1-2) 100% wght
16. Stu 60 pts (1-2) 100% wght
17. Will 52 pts (2-4) 74% wght
18. Brody 49 pts (1-1) 62% wght
19. PaulMat 8 pts (1-3) 43% wght
20. Nick 0 pts (0-3) 60% wght
21. BenY 0 pts (0-2) 9% wght

(The Win-Loss numbers are from the past 12 months of games, and the % wght is the weighting of their score - while its 100%, their score is full and from the last 6 months, but as it deteriorates over the next 6 months and tends towards zero, the weighting decreases)
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 2:54:18 PM
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Okay! Let's get this down...

kezzamachine: "Triple Ven" (I know, I know...)
Map: Simulation Deck
Ven/Satele/Bastila/WookCom/4xWookScoundrels/R7/Loth/Prowler/Uggie/XT6

Yan: "He's Finally Running R2!"
Map: Spynet HQ
GOWK/4xERCs/R2/Rex/Mas

Joseph: "No"
Map: Modular Base
Twins/MonMothma/Sabine/R2ex/Crix/Rieekan/Dodonna/Lobot

Sam: "Chiss Club"
Map: "Ruined Base"
ThrawnCE/Lobot/ChissFO/ChissCapt/4xChissTroops/Ozzel/Mas/Uggie

Paul: "Fire in the Disco"
Map: Great Library
ShaiSubalter/TsavongWE/Khalee/Nen/8thCortex/Harrar/Dooje/Zonama/Uggie/Consul/AAO/Yammosk

Mike: "Saturday Morning with the Skywalkers"
Map: Ruined Base
Twins/HanBowcaster/ChewieBowcaster/Jacen!/LorSan/Borsk/Whills/filler

Hayden: "That is NOT my squad name..."
Map: Ruined Base
Talon/BobaAFH/Embo/Corde/Malakili/Watto/R7/Ugs

JP: "Immortal Luke"
Map: Dark Academy
LukeMOTO/Calista/LandoNRL/Wedge/Dodonna/Ossus

Graham: "Jan Ores For Two (Siblings in the) Woods"
Map: Modular Base
Twins/KyleRH/Lobot/LandoInfil/Jan/Crix/Rieekan/Dodonna/filler

Daman: "Four Corde Song"
Map: Spynet HQ
CadBane/Thrawn/Corde/Lobot/Ozzel/Mas/Brutes,Ugs,andMice... so many Brutes

Ian: "Quinlan Redeemed"
Map: Great Library
Cin/QuinDA/GenSky/Serra/R2/Mas/Spaarti/2x Loth&Ugs

Alex: "Making 10 activations feel like 100"
Map: Modular Base
Jyn/Cassian/Baze/Bodhi/K-2SO/Chirrut/3xROMarine

Paul Matheson: "Zombie Horde"
Map: Modular Base
Celeste/Talon/Malakili/2xRakghoul/2xRakWarrior/R7/Uggies
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 2:55:24 PM
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Round One is about to begin!

Daman v Mike
Paul v Kez
Hayden v Alex
Hutts v Yan
JP v Sam
Ian v Joseph
PaulMat has the Bye

Let's roll!
jen'ari
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 3:36:30 PM
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Awesome!!!!
And Daman bringing back Cad Bane!
And boba malakili!
And Quinlan redeemed!!

Great stuff a good variation as well. Should be fun. 3 twins though but one is in NR which is cool

What is the rolling on twins being able to follow Lor Sans ce tattoo allow them to start halfway? Name contains Luke Skywalker?
If it works that is a nasty trick
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 4:19:49 PM
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Round One is in!

Kezza beats Paul on Great Library 209-3
Daman returns(!) and beats Mike on Bothan HQ 206-55
Graham beat a plucky Yan on Modular Base 200-101
Hayden beat Alex on Ruined Base 225-21
JP retains the Save11 Shield(s) beating Sam 202-50
Ian beat Joseph on Modular Base 91-38
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 4:26:22 PM
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Round Two Begins:

Hayden vs Kezza
PaulMat vs JP
Daman vs Graham
Ian vs Yan
Paul vs Joseph
Alex vs Sam
Mike has the Bye
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:47:10 PM
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Round Two results are in...

Kez beats Hayden on Ruined Base 207-168 ...so close...
PaulMat - the newbie! - beats JP on Modular Base 231-148 AND WINS THE SHIELD!
Daman beat Graham/Hutts on Bothan 200-20
Ian bested Yan 148-103 on Great Library
Paul beat Joseph 214-69 on Great Library
Alex beat Sam in the local derby on Ruined Base 137-103
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 6:06:36 PM
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Here's the next round (after lunch):

Kez (6pts) vs Daman (6pts)
PaulMat (6) vs Ian (4)
Hayden (4) vs JP (4)
Paul (3) vs Mike (3)
Graham (3) vs Alex (2)
Yan (2) vs Sam (1)
Joseph (0) vs Bye (good luck!)
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 8:01:02 PM
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Round 3 is in the can:

Daman beat kez 2-1 on Great Library
Ian beat PaulMat 3-0 on Modular Base
Hayden beat JP 3-0 on Ruined Base
Graham beat Alex 3-0 on Modular Base
Paul beat Mike 3-0 on Great Library
Yan beat Sam 2-0 on Ruined Base
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 8:02:53 PM
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Final Round... Fight!

Daman (8) v Ian (7)
Hayden (7) v Graham (6)
kezza (7) v PaulMat (6)
JP (4) v Mike (4)
Yan (4) v Paul (6)
Joseph (3) v Alex (2)
Sam (1) has the Bye
jen'ari
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 8:13:59 PM
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This round is pretty nuts and should be fun. Quinlan grabbing some Opportunist for a possible Assassin, Opportunist, Momentum GMA Double attack haha +12 attack and +30 damage). better keep R2 alive. Serra's acrobatics might be huge as well. I wish I could watch.

kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 9:09:25 PM
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Final Round Results:

Kezza beats PaulMat 207-80 on Modular Base
Paul beats Yan 210-10 on Bothan Spynet
Graham/Hutts beat Hayden 200-93 on Ruined Base
Mike beat JP 216-82 on Ruined Base
Joseph beats Alex 200-55 on Modular Base
Daman beats Ian 202-23 on Spynet
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 9:44:44 PM
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Final Swiss Standings:

1. Daman 11pts 4-0
2. kezza 10pts 3-1
3. Paul 9pts 3-1
4. Graham 9pts 3-1
5. Ian 7pts 3-1
6. Mike 7pts 2-2 +bye
7. Hayden 7pts 2-2
8. PaulMat 6pts 2-2 +bye
9. Joseph 6pts 2-2 +bye
10. Yan 4pts 1-3
11. JP 4pts 1-3
12. Sam 4pts 1-3 +bye
13. Alex 2pts 1-3

Lower Hutt (kezza, Mike, Paul, and Graham) wins the Masters of the Force with 35pts, Upper Hutt (Daman, JP, Hayden, and Ian) net 29pts, and SBC (Joseph, PaulMat, Sam, Alex, and Yan) get 22pts. Kez is the Master of the Force and Daman (prior to the Semis) has the Save11 Shield(s).

The Save11 Shield(s) was first contested in NZ first competition game on the 17th of July 2009 and initially won by Robin and since then has stayed with the Winner of each game its involved in. JP won the Shield(s) about 21 months ago and then didn't play for like ages but came back today(!) and the Save11 Shield(s) was contested once more!

Semis are:
Daman vs Graham
kezza vs Paul
kezzamachineII
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 11:17:03 PM
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Daman beat Graham on Modular Base 200-108
Kezza beat Paul on Great Library 202-63
kezzamachineII
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 12:54:30 AM
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And that's it! Daman, with a stunning last move, wins it on Simulation Deck over kezza 135-134!
TheHutts
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:05:18 AM
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kezzamachineII wrote:
And that's it! Daman, with a stunning last move, wins it on Simulation Deck over kezza 135-134!


Wow - so close to your first major!
jen'ari
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:34:48 AM
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Congrats Daman and congrats cad bane
TheHutts
Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:05:47 AM
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I'm awake early and wanted to share some of my thoughts on LowerHuttACon.

If you look at our tournament history, New Zealand's had a reputation for not running strafe much - Tim Ballard has pointed this out before, especially when Daala was running riot. Yesterday we had three players running Luke and Leia on Speeder, which was very unusual, and there weren't really any swarms in the field. The three players who used the Speeder, Joseph and Mike (who played the final at last year's LowerHuttACon) and myself went 5-5 in pool play (if you take out the byes), so you could argue that the meta didn't suit it, or that we're just not that good at playing strafe.

Two of my games were reasonably straightforward. The Commandos and GOWK made a few mistakes and gave me R2 and Rex early, although they did get to 100 points by killing Crix and the Speeder and getting gambit. The Rogue One squad had little answer to strafe, and even though it has crazy movement tricks doesn't have much damage, especially as I knocked out Cassian early. As playing Daman's Thrawn Swap twice made me appreciate, it's way, way tougher IMO being the out-activated player. If you're the out-activating player you get to make all your decisions later and feed off the other player's mistakes.

Hayden's Fringe squad was a lot closer than the scoreline made it look. Basically he moved Talon near my guys at the start of the round in anticipation that I was going to blow the door and get in on his squad. This left Talon exposed and Kyle was able to get next to him and kill him with Lightsaber +10 needing 2s. But then Kyle, who's really my squad's big damage dealer was exposed, and died quickly. I then miscalculated with Luke - I thought Embo had 80 hit points and strafed so I ended next to Embo and could get a second shot on him, but turns out he had 90. I moved Crix up to protect Luke from Embo's overwhelming, but Embo went after Crix instead, so I lost Crix as well, which meant I'd lost a lot of damage output. Jan Ors missed a lot of shots too - she needed 9s on Morrigan, and missed 7 of the first 8, where you'd expect her to land 4 or 5. I was able to close it out, but it was a lot closer than it looked from the score.

After pool play we were looking up the floor rules to seperate Paul and I into 3rd and 4th, as we were both equal on everything (both had 3 three point wins) and we had to delve into Strength of Schedule. I think we got down to the 6th tie breaker rule to figure out Paul was 3rd and I was 4th.

I played Daman's Imperial squad twice, once in pool play and once in the semis. It's very tough, as Daman's expert with that squad, and it handily outactivates mine. Both times I bought in Ree Yees and a Killik with Lobot - I figured Ree Yees would give me a shot at mowing down Cad Bane or Morrigan with the Speeder if I could steal init. In hindsight I played it wrong - my squad has things that can give him issues with disruptive and evade, but I probably should have bought in a bunch of activations with Lobot. The issue I had was that I had very little disposable fodder bringing in Ree Yees - I should have had a Rodian Brute instead of the Mouse in my base squad, and I should have used Dodonna as a meatshield instead of hiding him out back. But the way I had it, I started losing vital pieces almost immediately in both games. It's still tough being outactivated, and at the mercy of Daman who's expert with his squad, but having more fodder would have helped.

I've never thought about it before, but after playing it, I don't mind suppressive fire being unavoidable, but it's pretty harsh how it stops CEs for the rest of the round - so after Luke and Leia were tapped by Morrigan, they didn't have evade against Cad Bane.

It was a really fun day - thanks to everyone who turned up, and thanks Kezzamachine for organising it.
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