- Duration: 3rd Sep 2509 – 9th Sep 2509
- Competition(s): Open Scramble 2509/2510
- Season: 2509/10 Season
After months of build up, the 2509/10 season is underway. Once again the number of teams in the league has increased and this is officially the biggest season to date in the HDWSBBL with 18 teams.
The majority of the coaches were at the draw to see who they were up against this season (see coverage of the draw). Immediately afterwards the games began.
For the first time in the history of the league, neither the Loren Rangers nor Ragnars Swift Velocity took part in the opening game of the season. The cited that more preparation time was needed to prepare. Instead the honour of the first match of the season fell to East Division in a match between to debuting teams, the Valhallen Vixen’s and the Ruskin Arms Bar Flys.
Both teams were determined to show off their skills. The 1st half saw a decidedly equal match as both teams tried to get a feel for each other. The second half saw the Vixen’s begin to dominate the Bar Flys and their Runner Viktor quickly run in two Touchdowns. Despite the Bar Flys putting the boot in wherever possible, the VIxen’s soon made it 3-0 just before the final whistle.
In North Division, the returning League and Championship Cup winners, the Karond Kar Corsairs faced off against the returning Drackwald Deadheads. The KKC struggled to gain the upper hand throughout the match and found the Deadheads had not lost any of their abilities during their year out. The KKC’s speed was match by the Deadheads brutality and in the end the game ended with a one-all draw, a result that surprised many.
North Division also saw a clash between the Wee Tree Fellows and the Innsmouth Shadows. After last seasonâ€™s performance, both teams were desperate to get a league win under their belt. The action was intense from both teams with WTF Linesman Bruce taking such a bad beating that his playing days are over. WTF throwerÂ Hamish the HammerÂ surpassed himself by managing to makeÂ 5 accurate passes in the match. He is certainly one player to watch this season. In the end the match finished two-all.
West Division say the clash between the Beaumont Blitzers and the “new” Tutsbones Jackles. The Jackles had appeared to shake the stigma of the predecessors but a last minute One Turn Touchdown from the Goblin sealed the win for the Blitzers. The Blitzers struggled to cause any injuries during the match which surprised many spectators. We guess the lack of blood confused the pea-brained Greenskins. After the match, the Blitzers calculated that their team rating is now over 2 million gp (or as the Orcs called it, Lotz). Surely with a team this big, it is only a matter of time until they win a Major HDWSBBL Championship Cup.
Finally, South Division saw the first ever clash between two Orc teams. The Flesh Grinders took on the Orcland Cleavers in a thrilling game. Many were surprised by the agility of the Grinders who didn’t go down the normal Orc route of ground and pound. The Cleavers coach was very suspicious and asked a referee to make sure that the Grinders thrower was not an Orc in disguise. The Grinders eventually triumphed 3-1.
The coaches comment of the week award goes to Joeseph â€œJo Joâ€ CurwenÂ of the Innsmouth Shadows:
The match always felt like it could go either way and in the end it went neither.
Both of us had good games and neither of us could take the advantage.
…they are still dirty Elves though
…..Ezra Wheedon is still a f**king disgrace…
We hope he manages to get his Werewolves in check before they screw up any more plays!
With the 1st week out of the way, the rest of the teams should be playing shortly. Officially, the next set of games will take place on the 17th of September although some of the teams from North and South Division will see action this week. Keep your eyes glued to the Fixtures page to watch for any updates.
Quick Summary of Week 1
- 2 games in North Division – Open Scramble 2509/2510
- 1 game in South Division – Open Scramble 2509/2510
- 1 game in East Division – Open Scramble 2509/2510
- 1 game in West Division – Open Scramble 2509/2510
- 16 Touchdowns scored
- 7 Casualties caused (0 resulted in Death)
- 20 Completions made
- 29,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.
Match Results for Week 1
(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)
Open Scramble 2509/2510 – North Division
- Drackwald Deadheads 1 (1) – 1 (0) Karond Kar Corsairs (att 29,000)
- DD: Bruce Cruel-Lobber
- KKC: Ashinan Wyrmbane
- We Tree Fellows 2 (0) – 2 (3) The Innsmouth Shadows (att 22,000)
- TIS: Eleeazar Smith (x2)
- wTF: (11) Dougal ‘Furball’, (180) Ant ‘Parky’
Open Scramble 2509/2510 – South Division
- Grappler Flesh Grinders 3 (0) – 1 (0) Orcland Cleavers (att 28,000)
- Cleav: Rulg Ear-Hacker
- GRI: Garl, T’Yrong (x2)
Open Scramble 2509/2510 – East Division
- The Tutsbone Jackles 1 (0) – 2 (1) Beaumont Blitzers (att 24,000)
- BB: Grunt, Bodgeit ‘n’ Scarper
- JACK: Moseru Rekhu
Open Scramble 2509/2510 – West Division
- Valhallen Vixen’s 3 (1) – 0 (1) Ruskin Arms Bar Flys (att 17,000)
- VAL: Viktor (x3)
League Standings for the Open Scramble 2509/2510 (Week 1)
With this being the first week, the below are subject to much change over the coming weeks!
|The Innsmouth Shadows||1||0||1||0||2||2||0||3||0||3||1|
|Karond Kar Corsairs||1||0||1||0||1||1||0||0||1||-1||1|
|We Tree Fellows||1||0||1||0||2||2||0||0||3||-3||1|
|Grappler Flesh Grinders||1||1||0||0||3||1||2||0||0||0||3|
|The Bile Blitzers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|The Loren Rangers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Mc Cauligh Reavers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|The Tutsbone Jackles||1||0||0||1||1||2||-1||0||1||-1||0|
|Ragnars Swift Velocity||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|The Man Eaters||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ruskin Arms Bar Flys||1||0||0||1||0||3||-3||1||1||0||0|
Player Statistics for the Open Scramble 2509/2510 (Week 1)
Viktor makes a massive impact on his debut to take him to the top of the best players list. Can he hold out once the establish starts begin to make appearences?
|2||Bruce Cruel-Lobber||Ghoul||Drackwald Deadheads||8|
|–||Eleeazar Smith||Werewolf||The Innsmouth Shadows||8|
|–||(180) Ant ‘Parky’||Catcher||We Tree Fellows||8|
|5||T’ong||Thrower||Grappler Flesh Grinders||7|
|6||Takarath Balefire||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||6|
|–||T’Yrong||Blitzer||Grappler Flesh Grinders||6|
|8||Erbus Furius||Catcher||Ruskin Arms Bar Flys||5|
|–||Jargon ‘The Jawsplitter’ Juggernaught||Troll||Beaumont Blitzers||5|
|–||Khepe Neseru||Mummie||The Tutsbone Jackles||5|
|2||T’Yrong||Blitzer||Grappler Flesh Grinders||2|
|–||Eleeazar Smith||Werewolf||The Innsmouth Shadows||2|
|4||Bruce Cruel-Lobber||Ghoul||Drackwald Deadheads||1|
|–||Ashinan Wyrmbane||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||1|
|–||Bodgeit ‘n’ Scarper||Goblin||Beaumont Blitzers||1|
|–||Moseru Rekhu||Blitz-Ra||The Tutsbone Jackles||1|
|–||Rulg Ear-Hacker||Thrower||Orcland Cleavers||1|
|–||Garl||Linesman||Grappler Flesh Grinders||1|
|1||Captain Whipple||Wight||The Innsmouth Shadows||2|
|–||Javier Masher||Zombie||Drackwald Deadheads||1|
|–||Paddy ‘the Player’ Punisher||Black Orc Blocker||Beaumont Blitzers||1|
|–||Eleeazar Smith||Werewolf||The Innsmouth Shadows||1|
|1||(03) Hamish ‘The Hammer’||Thrower||We Tree Fellows||5|
|–||T’ong||Thrower||Grappler Flesh Grinders||2|
|–||Ciro Lucius||Blitzer||Ruskin Arms Bar Flys||1|
|–||Cronus Malitkay||Thrower||Ruskin Arms Bar Flys||1|
|–||Takarath Balefire||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||1|
|–||Valdrek Bloodgate||Blitzer||Karond Kar Corsairs||1|
|–||Chuk ‘the Rock’ Lobba||Thrower||Beaumont Blitzers||1|