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The tournament went very smoothly this year, and thanks to the cooperation of the participants the whole thing went off without a hitch or any kind of delay. We used the McGuire schedules again, with four games for each player. Due to the odd number of players, some people had to play games at the beginning to round out the schedule. I think in the future that I'll use the schedule that minimizes the number of games that are dropped. Even though that leads to people sitting around at the beginning, dropped scores really bite.
We played with the random "9 minutes plus 1D6" timer that people were asking for after last year, and I was very happy with that. Thanks to Cooper for being willing to run the games like this, and for doing all the judging this year. Thanks again to the players for not making this too hard on the Doc.
Congratulations to Chris Cieslik for displaying his famous beginners luck once again by making the finals the first time he's participated in the tournament. Congratulations to Yvonne Kelly for being so impressively cool and putting up with this horde of fanatics she fell in with. Congratulations to Andy Looney and Liam Bryan for fighting the good fight. Congratulations of course to Jacob, who continues to impress us all. Most off all though, thanks to everyone who played. Every game I played in was exciting and skillfully played.