The Canadian Old School communities’ organizers hosted the very first Boreal Community Cup: a one-day webcam event on February 6.
70 players from across the world battled for their community using the Boreal ruleset, effectively 4-Strip-Mine Atlantic. Thanks to the players and donors, the event raised $1,905 for Jeunesse au soleil (Sun Youth). And an especially big thanks to our judges, David Lachance-Poitras and Robert Hinrichsen, who put in a lot of work to make sure the event didn’t go too off the rails.
This event included a bit of a twist. An entire community, and not a person, wins the Cup and communities get points for their performance in the Swiss, spice and their use of their Community card (see below).
See the original event page to learn more about the specifics.
The Montreal Tundra Wolves amassed the most points throughout the event. They showed up in strong numbers with their community cards, and performed very well in the Swiss. Because their victory, the money raised was donated to the charity they chose: Jeunesse au soleil (Sun Youth).
Congratulations to our lupine friends!
- The Toronto Geocities of Brass had a similarly strong showing, with a lot of spice, but it looks like they couldn’t catch up to the Wolves in the Swiss.
- The Ottawa Capital Chaos and Vancouver Grizzly Bears each brought a lot of points per player, but didn’t have the numbers to catch up to the Wolves.
- We did not expect the Outsiders to show up in the numbers they did. They brought enough rats and spice to make the Canadians very nervous.
- The Oshawa Scavenger Folk were a late addition to the tournament, and fought valiantly in the Swiss.
These players each received 4 spice points: all organizers agreed their deck was spicy. After deliberating, we decided Robert takes home the prize card.
- Robert Cross (TOR) – Brass Butts – SPICIEST
- Kevin Vanier (OTT) – Orcish Chaos
- Pierre-Olivier Roy (MTL) – Icy Wolves
- Yanick Blanchet (QUE) – Robot Goblatog
The players who eliminated the most people from a single club received a prize card. Your winners:
- Wolf Hunter – Jason Keays (OTT)
- Bear Brawler – Benjamin Gadoua (MTL)
- Goblin Buster – Martin Hébert (MTL)
- Chaos Queller – Marc-Antoine Deragon (MTL)
- Citizen Slayer – Alexandre Blanchette (MTL)
- Rat Exterminator – Dominic Beaudry (MTL)
6-0 and 5-1 Players
It came down to Round 6: Will and Rémi were the only two players who were 5-0. Will took it as the Mono Black deck struggled to answer the artifact army backed up by The Abyss.
- 6-0 – Will Magrann (OUT) – Dingus Shops – BEST IN SWISS
- 5-1 – Mario Murr (OUT) – Pink Rats
- 5-1 – Rémi Ouellette (MTL) – Hymn to Tundra
- 5-1 – Benjamin Gadoua (MTL) – Deadwolf Ale
- 5-1 – Martin Hébert (MTL) – Deadwolf Ale
- 5-1 – Marc-Antoine Deragon (MTL) – The Deck
- 5-1 – Kyril Doubson (MTL) – The Tundra Deck
In addition to the prize cards, members of the community donated $735 worth in prizes to be raffled to those who donated to the winner’s charity.
Our goal with this event was to help connect our Canadian communities, and we hope you were able to make friends from across the country (and across the world, thanks to the Outsiders). We thank everyone for playing, for their donations, and for their patience as we ran into snags throughout the day.
Whether you played, watched or wished you could join, we hope at the next tournament, you will… Run with us.
Other Coverage (in French)
Jason Keays (OTT) was kind enough to cover the event and share some of his matches.
- Boreal Community Cup overview (video, podcast)
- Mono U Control vs. Atog
- Mono U Control vs. Pink Weenie
- The Deck vs. Reanimator Robots