- Duration: 16th Apr 2509 – 22ndÂ April 2509
- Competition(s): Hunts Havoc 2508/2509, The Ankle Biter
- Season: 2508/09 Season
After almost 30 weeks of matches, we have our first two champions of the season!
The first final of the season was the climax of the Hunts Havoc 2508/09 for the HDWSBBL League Championship. 58,000 fans crammed into the HDWSBBL World Stadium to witness the clash between the North Division winners, Karond Kar Corsairs and the East Division winners the Mc Cauligh Reavers.
This wasnâ€™t the first time these two Dark Elf teams had faced each other. They have recently faced off in the Semi-Final of the Championship III tournament in which the Corsairs where victorious. By all accounts this was a violent affair with many of the Reavers finding themselves being carried into the dug-outs during the first drive.
Although his â€˜demonicâ€™ form wasnâ€™t too evident during the match, Takarath Balefire was crowned the Corsair MVP and as a result officially became the best player of the Hunts Havoc, beating Fredrick Roeder by only 3 Star Player Points! (cue Mr Rockstein to kick off).
The Corsairs will now celebrate this victory at their home stadium before focusing on the Championship III final in a few weeks time. They could be the first team to ever win both the HDWSBBL League and HDWSBBL Championship cups!
The other final played was the final of the Ankle Biter competition. Although it has received some bad press as being a â€˜loserâ€™s cupâ€™, both the Beaumont Blitzers and the Middenhein Manhunters gave it their all. After missing out on any other chance for glory this season both teams where desperate for a victory. The Blitzers have been unstoppable during the competition and arrived at the match in peak form. The Manhunters where also on a rare winning form not seen since the end of the 2506/07 season!
A lot of the fans where surprised by this encounter as there was not as much blood as expected. Instead we saw a tactical display as both teams tried to bring some prestige to the shield. This credibility was blown away the instant a goblin was thrown deep into the Manhunters defence to score the winning Touchdown!
The only controversial moment of the match was when the Manhunters where about to equalise moments before the end of the match. The Blitzers managed to push the Manhunter catcher towards the crowd. With some amazing agility he managed to leap out of the way but the Orcs in the front row jumped onto the pitch and pulled him back in! The result was the ball being thrown back towards the line of scrimmage right into the hands of the Orcs (almost exactly like the Manhunters game against the shadows in the Semi-Final of the very same competition, only this time the Rangers where nowhere to be seen). Without this intervention the Manhunters may well have equalised and forced the game to go into golden Touchdown.
Rumour has it that after the loss the Manhunters have already quit the league and are heading towards the port for a long voyage to Lustria. We will provide an update should this be confirmed.
Quick Summary of Week 29
- 1Â game in The Ankle Biter
- 1Â game in The Hunts Havoc 2508/09
- 6 Touchdowns scored
- 2 Casualties caused (0 resulted in Death)
- 5 Completions made
- 1 Interception made
Match Results for Week 29
(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)
The Ankle Biter – Final
- Beaumont Blitzers 2 (0) – 1 (0) Middenhein Manhunters (att 48,000)
- MM: Carrot IronFounderson
- BB: Bodgeit ‘n’ Scarper, Fump
Hunts Havoc 2508/2509 – Final
- Karond Kar Corsairs 2 (2) – 1 (0) Mc Cauligh Reavers (att 58,000)
- KKC: Ashinan Wyrmbane, Valdrek Bloodgate
- MCR: Grati De Cavorn
Final player statistics for the Hunts Havoc 2508/09
|1||Takarath Balefire||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||44|
|2||Fredrick Roeder||Catcher||Ragnars Swift Velocity||41|
|3||Caneran Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||40|
|4||Elison Crownstar||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||31|
|5||Ashinan Wyrmbane||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||28|
|6||Jargon ‘The Jawsplitter’ Juggernaught||Troll||Beaumont Blitzers||25|
|7||Varkon Darkblade||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||24|
|8||Pheobe Elapsoidae||Thrower||Lustrian Snake Queens||23|
|–||Chuk ‘the Rock’ Lobba||Thrower||Beaumont Blitzers||23|
|10||Eleeazar Smith||Werewolf||The Innsmouth Shadows||22|
|1||Fredrick Roeder||Catcher||Ragnars Swift Velocity||12|
|2||Elison Crownstar||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||8|
|3||Varkon Darkblade||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||7|
|–||Takarath Balefire||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||7|
|5||Caneran Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||6|
|–||Bodolf||Berserker||The Wolf Pack||6|
|7||Lars Ulrichson||Catcher||Ragnars Swift Velocity||5|
|–||Arcani Spark||Gutter Runner||Tail Slammers||5|
|–||Eleeazar Smith||Werewolf||The Innsmouth Shadows||5|
|–||Benerditto Brin||Blitzer||Mc Cauligh Reavers||5|
|1||Takarath Balefire||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||6|
|–||Jargon ‘The Jawsplitter’ Juggernaught||Troll||Beaumont Blitzers||5|
|–||Ashinan Wyrmbane||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||5|
|6||Seravina Spite||Witch Elf||Karond Kar Corsairs||4|
|–||Grim Bob||Ogre||The Man Eaters||4|
|–||Lashiform||Rat Ogre||Tail Slammers||3|
|1||Erison Youngwhite||Thrower||The Loren Rangers||15|
|2||Chuk ‘the Rock’ Lobba||Thrower||Beaumont Blitzers||13|
|3||Pheobe Elapsoidae||Thrower||Lustrian Snake Queens||11|
|4||(03) Hamish ‘The Hammer’||Thrower||We Tree Fellows||10|
|5||James Hetfielder||Thrower||Ragnars Swift Velocity||9|
|–||Anhanga||Thrower||Perverse Maidens of Torture||9|
|7||Beowulf||Linesman||The Wolf Pack||7|
|8||Lobsang Ludd||Thrower||Middenhein Manhunters||6|
|–||Jerimiah Vainblood||Linesman||Karond Kar Corsairs||6|
|10||Remi Flesh||Thrower||Tail Slammers||5|
|1||Caneran Everlong||Catcher||The Loren Rangers||1|
|–||Beowulf||Linesman||The Wolf Pack||1|
|–||Noland Armstrong||Blitzer||Thunder Hammers||1|
|–||Kandris Darksoul||Linesman||Karond Kar Corsairs||1|
|–||Pob||Snotling||The Man Eaters||1|
|–||Regima Elena||Linesman||Mc Cauligh Reavers||1|