This event marks the first time a Nationals has 'truly' been held North of the border. The title of the event was Eastern Canadian Nationals, the location was Ottawa. Downtown of Canada's capital city was the backdrop for a great event that almost never made it off the ground. A small group of players paved the way with their time and great risk to their pocket books to get this event out to the masses. 44 players total from all over Canada and the US came out to play in this event. Dave from Battlefront made the trip solo over the long weekend to ensure there were tables and terrain to use, a few out of town tables and terrain were also brought in to help out with the tournament.
Players had lots of room between tables and chairs to sit on, a nice change from using a chair as a table for your army, dice, etc...
The room the Marriott provided was well lit and climate controlled.
Germans try and figure out where the fräulein hang out downtown.
I could have sworn that Falaise was this way...?
Some US Paratroopers of the 82nd move into one of Ottawa's newest condos.
Take off eh! We're trying to host a freakin' tournament!
The last long weekend of the summer, the turnout was still a pretty good size. It wasn't too long before there was discussion about next year! That's always a positive thing when players that came from near and far were interested enough to come back again. It might be a different venue, organizer, committee, who knows! The one thing that is certain for the first Canadian National event with more than 40 players was a success and we look forward to seeing you at the next one! Stay tuned in the coming days for a new episode of the Dice Devils Podcast, where we'll discuss the event. Final results will be posted shortly as well with some more pics! It should be noted that our own Dennis 'MattVarnish' Campbell picked up Best Painted Army. Thus completing a North American sweep with two titles to his name in FoW Nationals this year. Nice work Dennis!!
Shawn Morris Wins Canadian Nationals 2014! Congrats!