The weekend of October 29 – 30 saw the inaugural debut of BeakyCon held at the Marriott hotel in the Tampa airport (Florida). Here’s how it went down.
We had just under 40 players. This was a competitive track 40k tournament with no soft scores or sportsmanship. The top four players from Day One would move into the Golden Bracket for Day Two while the rest would slug it out in the Silver Bracket. Normally I am not one to take a lot of pictures but I decided it would be nice to have a few for this report and help tell the story about the GT.
My partner Matt Douthat and I arrived at the hotel early on Friday to start the setup. There was a lot of work hauling in the tables but finally late in the afternoon we had them all in the ballroom and could take a short break to eat. Matt really was a great help over the entire weekend in every aspect of running the event.
Others started arriving around 5pm to help start placing the terrain. Harold Cowan from Bradenton loaned us enough terrain to cover 12 tables and his stuff is really pretty awesome. Here you can see some of his terrain we used for the Golden Bracket on Day Two.
There were quite a few of there on Friday evening so we had some open gaming then called it a night. I got in my one game of the weekend versus a drop pod Space Wolf army played by my good buddy Teddy Woody.
Scott Lester was one of the first to arrive and also helped us break down on Sunday afternoon which was very much appreciated. 😀
Each morning started at 7:30 am so it was time to get some shut eye. The next morning Matt and I grabbed some breakfast and then opened up the registration. Everyone was prompt and the first round started on time.
We had a great crowd there and I really don’t remember any big issues over the entire weekend. Everything ran smoothly. James Caudill from Anthem Games arrived in the afternoon bringing lots of stock from his shop. I’m pretty sure James sold a lot of glue and dice over the course of the weekend.
We had three rounds on Saturday so lots and lots of games. There was a lot of Space Marine armies but there was a good representation from other armies, especially Dark Eldar. A couple of players brought their Tyranids so I was very interested to see how they would do since this is my current army.