REPORT of RESULTS
The 3rd annual Winter Derby is in the books! This year’s event saw 142 participants, representing 14 countries (Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States) spread across nine different time zones. Over the span of six weeks, we played roughly 525 matches of Old School Magic via webcam.
The Winter Derby is conducted under the Swedish 93/94 B&R list, allowing the full range of original art/old card frame re-prints (Revised, Chronicles, CE/IE, FBB/FWB, etc.), an approach that has become very common for online play internationally. And the stakes? Mostly just glory and bragging rights, along with an invitation to n00bcon 11 for the winner.
Pairings were released in two batches over the month of January, with all participants asked to schedule and play eight individual matches in about four weeks. After the batches were completed, we cut to Top 16 and played out a single-elimination bracket. The Winter Derby Finals were played on February 8th, and featured an American, Michael Scheffenacker (4C Swedish Atog feat. Su-Chi) versus Richard Stebbing (UR Counterburn) of the UK’s Brothers of Fire.
After all was said and done, Richard Stebbing was named the Winter Derby Champion for 2019, and received the n00bcon invitation! Congratulations to Richard, to all of the Top 16 finalists, and thank you, again, to all of the players who participated. Together, you’ve helped to make the semiannual Derby series a recurring celebration of the international Old School Magic community.
(Does this sound like fun? Join our online community of Old School Magic webcam players, where we post looking for pick-up games in our Facebook group and in the #down-to-play channel on the Old School Discord!)
STANDINGS AFTER BATCH PAIRINGS
TOP 16 DECK PHOTOS
9-16th Place: Markus Lundqvist (16)
9-16th Place: Rich Shay (15)
9-16th Place: John Tschida (14)
9-16th Place: Paul DeSilva (12)
9-16th Place: Elias Gröndal (11)
9-16th Place: Guillaume Denoix (9)
9-16th Place: Pez Unholy (7)
9-16th Place: Christian Reinhard (4)
5-8th Place: Florian von Bredow (13)
5-8th Place: Ben Twitchen (3)
5-8th Place: Ed Arneson (2)
5-8th Place: Svante Landgraf (1)
3-4th Place: Laurence Boulanger (6)
3-4th Place: Tobias Mieth (5)
2nd Place: Michael Scheffenacker (10)
1st Place: Richard Stebbing (8)
ALL DECK PHOTOS
(alphabetical order by first name)
Anies van Tol
Daniel Yann Franzén
Dave Firth Bard
Juan Espadas Carmona
Malte (Lukas Baum)
Michael Angelo Russo