The HDWSBBL Shield was a new addition to the league this season. It was established to enable some of the teams who faired badly earlier in the season to snatch some last minute glory and to prove that they were capable of greatness. As an added twist the competition for the Shield is named after the team deemed to have suffered the worst luck in the previous season. For this inaugural competition it was named after the Ankle Biters, a Skaven team from the 2507/08 season.
With pride to play for, the matches where hotly contested. The 1st round saw four of the stronger teams emerge victorious, the Beaumont Blitzers, the Wolf Pack, the Middenhein Manhunters and the Innsmouth Shadows.
The second round saw the Blitzers take on the Wolf pack in a bloody encounter which either team could have won. The other Semi-Final match saw the Manhunters take on the Shadows. In a controversial finish, â€œthe crowdâ€ passed the ball deep into the Shadows Half enabling the Manhunters to pick up a last minute win.
Going into the competition the Manhunters were in pour shape and were in the process of setting the all time league record for longest losing streak! Fortunately for them Nuffle began to smile down upon them and they turned that streak right around.
- HDWSBBL Shield Winner: The Beaumont Blitzers
- HDWSBBL Shield Runner-Up: The Middenhien Manhunters
- Team with most Touch Downs: Beaumont Blitzers with 7 (NEW RECORD, no previous record set)
- Team with most Casualties: Beaumont Blitzers with 7 (NEW RECORD, no previous record set)
- Team with most Completions: Middenehein Manhunters with 10 (NEW RECORD, no previous record set)
- Team with most Interceptions: N/A. No Interceptions were made in the entire competition!
- Player of the Competition: Moist Von Lipwig (Blitzer) of Middenehin Manhunters with 12 SSP (NEW RECORD, no previous record set)
- Player with most Touch Downs: Not unique. Four-Way Tie
- Player with most Casualties: Not unique. Four-Way Tie
- Player with most Completions: Lobsang Ludd (Thrower) of the Middenehin Manhunters with 10 (NEW RECORD, no previous record set)
And for you statistics freaks:
- 7 games played in total
- 20 Touchdowns Scored (Average of 2.9 per match)
- 17 Casualties caused (Average of 2.4 per match)
- 24 Completions made (Average of 3.4 per match)
- 0 successful Interceptions!
- Match with Highest Attendance: Beaumont Blitzers 2 vs Middenhein Manhunters 1 (Final) with 48,000 fans on the 23rd April 2509.
- Match with Highest Attendance (non final or Semi): Tutsbone Re-United 0 vs Beaumont Blitzers 2 (1st Round) with 22,000 fans on the 5th March 2509.
- Match with most Touchdowns: Middenhein Manhunters 3 vs Tail Slammers 1 (1st Round) with 4 on the 5th March 2509.
- Match with most Casualties: The Wolf Pack 0 vs Beaumont Blitzers 3 (Semi-Final) with 4 on the 26th March 2509.
- Team with most Touchdowns (single match): Not Unique. 2-way tie
- Team with most Casualties (single match): Beaumont Blitzers (against the Wolf Pack) with 4