The Woodland Gathering 2009

 

It is a theme that runs through nearly every Magic tournament in the world: the battle between local players fighting to defend a Premier level event title on their home turf from the visiting pros looking to pillage said turf for Pro Points and prize euros. The tale will be told again in Torhout as the local Torhout players try to fight off visitors from as far away as Izegem and Brugge and as close as neighboring countries. Making the story even more interesting are city rivalries, as players saw last year during PTQ’s, NQ’s en GPT’s, between Brugge, Izegem, Roeselare and other playgroups from Belgium. While fighting for their own club pride, those competing players will be working together to keep the title of The Woodland Mages champion on their home town of Torhout, and out of the hands of the other playreswho traveled from off-continent to claim the trophy for themselves.

So who should you be keeping an eye on? The biggest names in the Torhout Magic center around a contingent of local players, recognizable names like Jonathan Rotstjein, Eric Delaere, Ruben Yde, Niek Buyse and former club former club champion Jan Ver Eecke.

Wim Waelkens is the new champ after beating Jan Ver Eecke in the finals !

De eindstand :

Tie 1
Tie 2
Tie 3
Matches
Rank
Name
Points
OMW%
PGW%
OGW%
P/W/D/B
1
Waelkens, Wim
18
50,6803
66,6667
53,264
7/6/0/0
2
Ver Eecke, Jan
18
50,3401
75
47,7945
7/6/0/0
3
Buyse, Niek
13
65,1361
60
64,9603
7/4/1/0
4
Rotstejn, Jonathan
12
55,7823
57,8947
49,4048
7/4/0/0
5
Van den Bril, Sean
10
48,8095
100
48,3333
4/3/1/0
6
Yde, Ruben
9
63,0952
50
54,881
7/3/0/0
7
Teppa, Michaele
9
53,9116
47,0588
48,8889
7/3/0/0
8
Stone, Dennis
9
49,4048
70
53,1536
4/3/0/0
9
De Meester, Kim
6
72,0238
50
68,75
4/2/0/0
10
Vandepitte, Jürgen
6
67,4603
50
70,8333
3/1/0/1
11
Delaere, Eric
6
55,5556
50
60,6481
3/2/0/0
12
Naessens, Steven
6
53,2738
55,5556
52,598
4/2/0/0
13
Desmet, Thomas
6
53,1746
31,25
54,2247
6/1/0/1
14
Bogaert, Dirk
6
46,4286
37,5
47,4269
6/1/0/1
15
Vansteelandt, Maarten
3
73,0159
33,3333
75
3/0/0/1
16
Coene, Jonathan
3
42,0635
25
46,7048
3/0/0/1
17
Naessens, Steven
0
75
20
65
2/0/0/0

Standings na drie ronden boosterdraft :

Rank Name Points
1
Ver Eecke, Jan
9
2
Waelkens, Wim
9
3
Rotstejn, Jonathan
6
4
Delaere, Eric
6
5
Teppa, Michaele
3
6
Desmet, Thomas
3
7
Yde, Ruben
3
8
Buyse, Niek
3
9
Bogaert, Dirk
3
10
Naessens, Steven
0

 


Boardgames

Het clubkampioenschap werd ditmaal beslist via Alhambra – met 16 uitbreidingen – en Eric kon ( dankzij de goodwill van Arnold ) de overwinning binnenslepen.

Dit jaar hadden we opnieuw voor schitterend weer gezorgd en onze trouwe chefkok van dienst en zijn bevallige assistente gaven opnieuw het beste van zichzelf.