Slammer Shield Review

The 3rd entry in the this series of recaps covers the competition for the HDWSBBL Shield, The Slammer Shield.

For only the second year, the smaller teams of the league gathered together to fight for the HDWSBBL Shield. This season the competition was named after last years biggest under-performers, the Skaven Tail Slammers.

In total 9 teams entered the competition. Drawn from the teams finishing third, fourth and fifth in the league stages of the Open Scramble, all where fighting for the chance to win a Championship cup this season.

Four of the 9 teams entered had competed in last years competition, the “reigning champions” the Beaumont Blitzers, the team the cup was named after, the Tail Slammers, the Shadows and the Wee Tree Fellows.

To add insult in injury, because there where an odd number of teams entering the competition because the Bar Fly’s Dropped out earlier in the season, the two teams ranked 5th in North and South Division had to have a pre-qualification match. Fortunately for the victors the Shadows, the Bile Blitzers were beginning to dissolve at that point and had to forfeit the match.

As the opening rounds unfolded it looked like it was going to be an all Orc Final. Three of the final four teams where Orcs, the odd team out being the Tail Slammers. It was around this time where spectators where beginning to question if the Tail Slammers could actually win the competition, they did after all almost topple the Corsairs earlier in the season.

Eventually the final arrived and it was the Tail Slammers and the Beaumont Blitzers. As we like to say around here, history was going to be made that night. Either the Tail Slammers would be the first team to win the Shield when it was named after them, or the Beaumont Blitzers would be the first team to win the HDWSBBL twice (and in consecutive seasons).

As we all know by now, the Tail Slammers where victorious that night. They now claim they will go on and win a HDWSBBL major Championship. We will just have to see.

No competition would be complete without some awards being handed out!

  • HDWSBBL Shield Winner: Tail Slammers (Skaven)
  • HDWSBBL Shield Runner-Up: Beaumont Blitzers (Orc)
  • Team with most Touch Downs: Tie between the Tail Slammers and the Beaumont Blitzers with 6 (current record is still 7 set by the Beaumont Blitzers in the Ankle Biter Competition in the 2508/09 Season)
  • Team with most Casualties: Beaumont Blitzers with 6 (current record is still 7 set by the Beaumont Blitzers in the Ankle Biter Competition in the 2508/09 Season)
  • Team with most Completions: Tail Slammers with 9 (current record is still 10 set by the Middenhein Manhunters in the Ankle Biter Competition in the 2508/09 Season)
  • Team with most Interceptions: Beaumont Blitzers with 1 (NEW RECORD, no previous record as this was the first Interception made in a competition for the HDWSBBL Shield!)
  • Player of the Competition: Grunt (Blitzer) of Beaumont Blitzers with 16 SSP (NEW RECORD, previous record was 12 set by Moist Von Lipwig of the Middenhein Manhunters in the Ankle Biter Competition in the 2508/09 Season)
  • Player with most Touch Downs: Invisible Rat (Gutter Runner) of the Tail Slammers with 4 (NEW RECORD, previous record was 2 set by Simon Orne of the Innsmouth Shadows in the Ankle Biter Competition in the 2508/09 Season)
  • Player with most Casualties: Gariad (Blitzer) of the Tail Slammers with 3 (NEW RECORD, previous record was 2 set by Moist Von Lipwig of the Middenhein Manhunters in the Ankle Biter Competition in the 2508/09 Season)
  • Player with most Completions: Bat Rat (Gutter Runner) of the Tail Slammers with 4 (current record is still 10 set by Lobsang Ludd of the Middenhein Manhunters in the Ankle Biter Competition in the 2508/09 Season)

And for you statistics freaks:

  • 8 games played in total
  • 23 Touchdowns Scored (Average of 2.9 per match)
  • 18 Casualties caused (Average of 2.3 per match)
  • 21 Completions made (Average of 2.6 per match)
  • 1 successful Interceptions (Average of 0.1 per match, or one every 8 matches)
  • Match with Highest Attendance: Tail Slammers 3 vs Beaumont Blitzers 2 (Final) with 66,000 fans on the 25th February 2510.
  • Match with Highest Attendance (non final or Semi): We Tree Fellows 2 vs Beaumont Blitzers 3 (Quarter Final) with 32,000 fans on the 28th January 2509.
  • Match with most Touchdowns: Tie between Tail Slammers 3 vs Beaumont Blitzers 2 (Final) and We Tree Fellows 2 vs Beaumont Blitzers 3 (Quarter Final) with 5
  • Match with most Casualties: Tail Slammers 3 vs Beaumont Blitzers 2 (Final) with 6 on the 25th February 2510
  • Team with most Touchdowns (single match): Tie between Beaumont Blitzers (against the Tail Slammers and match against Wee Tree Fellows) and the Grappler Flesh Grinders (against The Tutsbone Jackles) with 3
  • Team with most Casualties (single match): Beaumont Blitzers (against the Tail Slammers) with 5 on the 25th February 2510

If you have any comments or specific memories from the competition, let everyone know in the comments below.

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