July 15th-16th saw the second annual American Team Championship put on by Mantic Games and Dicehead Games in Chattanooga, TN. 6 teams of 3 players competed for the title of the American Team Champion.
The basic formula for the ATC is a team of 3 player play individual games and their total score determines the winner. This years format was a little different from last years. This time around each team member was given a coin denoting whether they were Captain, Lieutenant, or Ensign. Once both teams chose their roles, their coins were revealed. Games were decided on Capt. vs Capt., Lt. vs Lt., and Ens vs Ens. These roles were decided at the beginning of every round. While teams could play another team again the players might not necessarily play the same opponent.
Round 1 saw the Georgia Boys playing against Team McFlurry and the Extra Oreos. Georgia Boys played Salamanders and 2 Dwarf armies. Team McFlurry consisted of Elves, Undead and Basileans. On the next group of tables, Rotgut Manglers played against Team Fun and Games. Rotgut Manglers were made up of Abyssals, Abyssal Dwarfs and Empire of Dust. Team Fun and Games ran Abyssal Dwarfs, Undead, and Brotherhood. The last set of table was Blood, Bath and Beyond vs Sons of Vulkan. Blood, Bath and Beyond played Forces of Nature, Ogres and Ratkin while the Sons of Vulkan were Goblins, Empire of Dust and Undead.
Round 2 pairings were Georgia Boys vs Rotgut Manglers, Blood, Bath and Beyond vs Team Fun and Games, and Sons of Vulkan vs Team McFlurry.
Round 3 pairings were Rotgut Manglers vs Sons of Vulkan, Georgia Boys vs Team Fun and Games, and Blood, Bath and Beyond vs Team McFlurry.
Round 4 pairings were Georgia Boys vs Sons of Vulkan, Blood, Bath and Beyond vs Team Fun and Games, and Team McFlurry vs Rotgut Manglers.
The end of day results can be found here.
Sunday found us playing the last 2 rounds with Sons of Vulkan with a healthy lead but the race for 2nd, 3rd and 4th was a tight race!
Round 5 pairing were Georgia Boys vs Team Fun and Games, Team McFlurry vs Sons of Vulkan, and Rotgut Manglers vs Blood, Bath and Beyond.
Round 6 pairing were Georgia Boys vs Team McFlurry, Rotgut Manglers vs Team Fun and Games and Blood, Bath and Beyond vs Sons of Vulkan.
At the end of the day here were the final standings.
1st: Sons of Vulkan
2nd: Rotgut Manglers
3rd: Blood, Bath and Beyond
A margin of 1 point seperated 2nd and 3rd place. Other awards were:
Best Individual Score: Shawn Williams
Best Sportsman: Ben Bower
Best Painted Army: Jakob Malot