The final competition this season was the Championship IV, the 4th annual competition for the HDWSBBL Championship Cup.
As is tradition, the final competition of the Season was the Championship IV. Once again, the best 8 teams from the league stages of the Open Scramble 2509/10 faced each other. Half of the competing teams had been in a Championship Tournament before with two former champions in the running. Once again, the Loren Rangers had qualified for the fourth successive Championship tournament but it remained to be seen if they could finally win the only remaining major HDWSBBL Championship Cup to complete their set.
The Opening round begun with some excellent matches. The Rangers almost stumbled at the first hurdle when they took on the Deadheads, Atrocity took apart RSV in a match that saw them kill two players while in the process of clearing the pitch of the opposition! The Predators defeated the Vixens in a clash of the new blood and the Corsairs defeated their old rivals, the Reavers.
The action intensified in the Second Round as the final four focused on their goal. The Loren Rangers managed to defeat Atrocity without any major issues and the Corsairs overcome the experienced Predators.
After those two matches, the final was set. For the third time this season the Rangers lined up to play against the Corsairs. Unusually for both teams it was almost impossible to predict a winner before the match as out of the previous two encounters, both teams had won one.
In the end, it appears as though the Corsairs would be the team to make history that night as they defeated the Rangers 3-1 to close the Championship IV and the 2509/10 Season of the HDWSBBL!
No competition would be complete without some awards being handed out!
- HDWSBBL Championship Cup Winner: Karond Kar Corsairs (Dark Elves)
- HDWSBBL Championship Cup Runner-Up: The Loren Rangers (Wood Elves)
- Team with most Touch Downs: Karond Kar Corsairs with 9 (matched current record set by The Loren Rangers in the Championship I in the 2506/07 Season)
- Team with most Casualties: Atrocity Exhibition with 8 (NEW RECORD, Previous record was 7 set by Ragnars Swift Velocity in the Championship I in the 2506/07 Season)
- Team with most Completions: The Loren Rangers with 7 (current record is still 8 set by The Loren Rangers in the Championship I in the 2506/07 Season)
- Player of the Competition: Hurkon Venomspite (Linesman) of Karond Kar Corsairs with 14 SSP (current record is 20 set by Elison Crownstar of The Loren Rangers in the Championship I in the 2506/07 Season)
- Player with most Touch Downs: Ashinan Wyrmbane (Blitzer) of the Karond Kar Corsairs with 4 (current record is 6 set by Lars Ulrichson of Ragnars Swift Velocity in the Championship I in the 2506/07 Season)
- Player with most Casualties: Horkarth Gravelender (Wight) of Atrocity Echibition with 4 (NEW RECORD, previous record was 2 set by Dirk Hammett and Brock Anderson of Ragnars Swift Velocity in the Championship I in the 2506/07 Season)
- Player with most Completions: Erison Youngwhite (Thrower) of The Loren Rangers with 7 (current record is 8 set by Erison Youngwhite himself in the Championship I in the 2506/07 Season)
And for you statistics freaks:
- 7 games played in total
- 25 Touchdowns Scored (Average of 3.6 per match)
- 14 Casualties caused (Average of 2 per match)
- 18 Completions made (Average of 2.6 per match)
- 3 successful Interceptions (Average of 0.4 per match, or one every 2.3 matches)
- Match with Highest Attendance: The Loren Rangers 1 vs Karond Kar Corsairs 3 (Final) with 84,000 fans on the 31st March 2510.
- Match with Highest Attendance (non final or Semi): Tie between The Loren Rangers 3 vs Drackwald Deadheads 2 and Ragnars Swift Velocity 1 vs Atrocity Exhibition 2 (Quarter Final) with 33,000 fans on the 27th January 2510.
- Match with most Touchdowns: The Loren Rangers 3 vs Drackwald Deadheads 2 (Quarter Final) with 5 on the 27th January 2510.
- Match with most Casualties: The Loren Rangers 3 vs Atrocity Exhibition 0 (Semi Final) with 5 on the 24th February 2510
- Team with most Touchdowns (single match): the Karond Kar Corsairs (against the Teotigua Predators) with 4 on the 24th February 2510
- Team with most Casualties (single match): Atrocity Exhibition (against Ragnars Swift Velocity) with 4 on the 27th January 2510 (matched 1 time)
If you have any comments or specific memories from the competition, let everyone know in the comments below.
This concludes our respective on the recently completed competitions. Tomorrow will see an overall Summery. See you then!