The New South Wales and Queensland Viewpoint Championships were held over consecutive and respective Sundays on 12 and 19 September 2010. The NSW Championships were held at Mega Games and the QLD Championships were hosted by the League of Extraordinary Gamers. Both tournaments saw rookie and seasoned players vying for the title of State Champion with some surprising results and plenty of enjoyment all around.
The NSW States were played over 5 rounds - rounds 1 to 3 were 1-on-1 matches and rounds 4 and 5 were 3-player matches. After the first 3 rounds, the top scoring players included Magic tournament judge Lindsay Heming and Viewpoint top 10 players Ken Swindail and Nathan Anderson. All players were seated for the 3-player matches with a top player being seated with a middle and lower placed player at each table. Round 4 saw the scalps of several high-ranked players being taken leaving rookie Nissa Waddell being seated in the final round with Lindsay Heming and Alex Fleig. Nissa reigned supreme in the final round and took the title of NSW State Champion for 2010.
Besides all of the seriousness of Championship-play, there was a lot of light-hearted fun with spot prizes being awarded depending on certain cards being played. For example, if you were the first player to reveal a Spectacles then you received a crazy set of glasses. Also, if you used a See Into The Future 'cookies' card you received a fortune cookie and if you played Blindside you received a pirate's eye patch.
The QLD States were played over 3 rounds in a series of 1-on-1 matches. After the first two rounds, two Alexanders stood alone to play in a 'highest cumulative score' final round. Alexander Done finished strongly to defeat Alexander Spinaze with Jeremy Norton edging out Zac Collier Vickers and Nigel Bell for 3rd place. Alex Done received the QLD State Champion trophy for 2010.
93 Made Games thank Mega Games and the League of Extraordinary Gamers for supporting us in organising and holding the Viewpoint State Championships for 2010. We also thank all players for their gamemanship, participation and feedback and look forward to making the Viewpoint World Championships 2010 an immensely enjoyable and rewarding tournament. We have received great suggestions and ideas, which we will be incorporating into the World Championships including official tournament rules for Tier 1 tournaments, spot prizes to extend the fun and formats for the State of Origin tournament.
Don't forget to keep your eye on the prize and keep practising at in-store demonstrations and tournaments at your local games store. 93 Made Games look forward to seeing you all at the Viewpoint World Championships 2010 on Sunday, 5 December 2010 at Parramatta RSL in Sydney, Australia.
Viewpoint is a fun-packed and easy to learn card game for 2 or more players aged 7 and up. Be the first player to reach 100 points by looking into the future, spying on other players and blindsiding your buddies!
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