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tenpole
27-11-2007, 18:20
The Santas Lil Halfer KO cup will be starting soon. Use this thread as the official posting thread for anything relating to this tournament.

Teams entered

Mecca
Kiss
Kennels
Maws
S'Kinks
Carnage
Pukes
Steaks
Limits


Reserve Bench

Shins - due to expected absence till the 20th Dec

Now if you count the teams that so far makes nine teams, sooo I will be asking two teams to play a pre match decider, any volunteers?

LordSnotball
28-11-2007, 15:14
well im back from the 1st trip, and im on standby for a second trip... anyway, i'll be on this wkend, tho tbh i'll play the WOBBL matches before the WSFA ones...

tenpole
29-11-2007, 07:47
Like the new team Pictures for the Shins.

I have been thinking of just entering all current members in the group, that way everyone gets to play. Teams like Piku and Chicks will obviously be used as team fillers. I will delay starting the tournament till the 7-12-07
If there are any coaches looking to join the WSFA haul them in. The next set of tournaments will not be sane.

LordSnotball
29-11-2007, 18:03
glad u like the new pics, i chose them in the upcoming xmas spirit... im also hoping they will distract my opponents :)

hehehee

tenpole
02-12-2007, 09:09
I will be entering all teams as it is obvious coaches like Fredox will never reply to PM's. So everyone is entered and we will play the games by ear.

Jet
02-12-2007, 09:56
I'd be careful about that. Fredox was very unsure of continuing leagues that he was in. By the by, Hail to the Cheat are going to throw their hat in the ring, hoping to get destroyed in this tournament at least!

tenpole
02-12-2007, 10:18
It does not matter I need 16 teams, I only have sixteen teams, many can't play to later in the month anyway.

th0r
07-12-2007, 21:40
Kiss of the Vermin advance to round 2, defeating the Chaos Halflings 3-0.

tenpole
07-12-2007, 23:50
Kiss of the Vermin advance to round 2, defeating the Chaos Halflings 3-0.

A virgin newbie team.
Still they did well with the damage on th0rs team, not much permanent though, and he still has four ninjas.

th0r
08-12-2007, 00:26
I guess thats the problem with letting the winners choose there first round opponent. As if anyone (check the round 1 matchups) would give themselves a hard opponent and chance a first round exit. All in all, it worked pretty well picking up some skills and my 14th win in a row. Just waiting for my next victim.

TracerBullet
08-12-2007, 07:15
Kiss of the Vermin advance to round 2, defeating the Chaos Halflings 3-0.A learning experience to be sure. Not having played much stunty before, I wasn't sure exactly what to expect.

It quickly became apparent I'd have difficulties scoring TDs against the much faster rats, so I decided early to try to score casualties instead.

BTW... As other teams get knocked out of the tourney, are we allowed to play training matches?

tenpole
08-12-2007, 09:08
Oh Is that what Deng was on about last night, well as you can gather he explained you are still locked into the tournament till completion.
I do not know why but you are welcome to try and play, maybe if I tried to kick you from the current tournament it would release you.

TracerBullet
08-12-2007, 21:07
That shouldn't be necessary. As I understand it, it'll be possible to play other teams that are knocked out, as they're not really taking part in the tourney any more.

I'll just wait and see for now... :)

tenpole
09-12-2007, 00:23
Second match played. I hoped Benns skill would be enough to thwart the power of the eshin teams but alas no. The Shins are through to the second round beating hail 2-1.

th0r
09-12-2007, 12:46
"..the Vermin have caught the WSFA league by storm. No matter where you go, you'll see fans walking around in black clothes and that oh so popular dagger. What is the secret to the success of Kiss of the Vermin? WSFA TV finds out in this special interview..."

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=5WkHjE9WgGc

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=3LnYkBmypw0&feature=related

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=zgjEvxaj_OM&feature=related

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8bPxMy3wc&feature=related

ExquisiteEvil
09-12-2007, 20:49
Rookie team 'Gnome Limit' ground their way to an upset victory over well established WSFA veterens 'Tenpoles Mecca'.

Things started badly for Limits with a few key GFIs and blocks falied.

Mecca slaves exploited the gaps rushing towards Limits endzone and awaiting the blunderbuss pass from deep inside Meccas half.

Luckily for Limits the ball missed its intended target and scattered.

The Gnome quickly(or rather mv4 steadily :/) protected the open ball whilst the daredevil MvP blitzed 2 of the slaves right off the pitch.

The roborats finally made it into the scrap in the Limits half and proceeded to win back the ball. Again Luck helped out the Gnomes and the ball slipped into the grasp of the crowd who threw it right back into the middle of the pitch.

A superb throw by the Madbomma 'Shoebox' not only landed right on Target but managed to KO one of the roborats(not robocop though...) making it difficult for the Mecca to retreive the ball. This was Shoebox's first and only bomb of the match which made it all the more spectacular.

A few Gnomes were well positioned to gather the ball up and had enoughspace to setup the TD - alas their stubby little fingers proved to be their undoing as they fumbled the ball 3 times in a row!

First half ended and saw the Meca Deathroller and both teams bommas caught by the ref. The Gnomes fans took offence to this and lynched the ref for the second Half! With only 6 Mecca players managing to make the 2nd half the Gnomes proceed to drind down the rats fouling and taking out one of them with every drive.

Robocop tried his luck to penetrate the Gnomes defence, but went down himself! The Gnomes excited with the prospect of taking out this legend mobbed him and started to lay the boot in! The Meccas crowd held their breath as he was stretchered off the field, but seconds later it was announced he was only hurt and would make their next match.

Rest of the half followed suit and as the Gnomes strolled into the Meccas end zone not a single Mecca payer remained on the field.

Man of the Match award has to go to the Mad Bomma 'Shoebox' who's amazingly place bomb thwarted what would have likely been a Mecca TD!

tenpole
09-12-2007, 21:38
Well the Pukes are out with cries of broken team and so are the Mecca whose said his team are broken but lets leave it that way, except I would still like something done with the Doomwheel, like +1ST or change it to ball and chain and not a deathroller.

th0r
09-12-2007, 22:39
i think thats more a problem with str1 teams then anything else. Say what you want but all str1 teams (fairies/snotlings) seem to have the hardest time winning. No matter what you support them with.

ulrik03
10-12-2007, 08:40
AG2 is also a problem. Especially as it lowers the benefit of the trademark Stunty and Dodge skills. With my khemri team I can win games if I can get a cage rolling and sending off enough opponents, but if anything goes wrong I'm screwed. I think the same applies to the nurglings.

Match report (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=1961017) from the Pukes - Carnage match. I can't thank anything other than great luck when a Hopper manages at least three leaps, several dodges and almost a blitz every turn without falling down and losing the ball, all with only AG3 and no block! Even if the luckometer thought I only had around 50% luck.

th0r
10-12-2007, 11:57
Thats got to be the upset of the tournament, no disrespect intended towards Ulruk03. Saying this as a team thats gone 14/0/0, I didn't want to play the Nurglings. Now my new issue is, who is going to beat up the shins before I play them?

ExquisiteEvil
10-12-2007, 16:49
Thats got to be the upset of the tournament, no disrespect intended towards Ulruk03. Saying this as a team thats gone 14/0/0, I didn't want to play the Nurglings. Now my new issue is, who is going to beat up the shins before I play them?


The Gnomes!

Who also had an upset of ther own 'gainst the mecca :)

tenpole
10-12-2007, 19:01
I dont think this was a tragic upset. Every game the Mecca play against a str2 team is so hard. Although the bomb taking out my mecha at a time when I was hoping to pass to him was too much. So I had to try a longer pass but a gnome was in between and intercepted. That ended my TD drive.

th0r
10-12-2007, 19:16
"ohhh thats gotta hurt"

ulrik03
13-12-2007, 21:32
Another upset by the Carnage! At least I think it was an upset, but tenpole even went so far as to pick us as the winner, so who knows :) Carnage 4 - 0 Steaks.

With yet another Virus (There's been one in my four last games, fortunatly I was the underdog in three of them) and an It wasn't me! meant that the steaks had only 9 players for the match. Report here: http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=1966545

tenpole
13-12-2007, 21:51
Well done Ulrik, just as I predicted the Carnies got through. I knew there would be so many handicaps with the Steaks high TR.

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ExquisiteEvil
14-12-2007, 05:19
Another upset by the Carnage! At least I think it was an upset, but tenpole even went so far as to pick us as the winner, so who knows :) Carnage 4 - 0 Steaks.

With yet another Virus (There's been one in my four last games, fortunatly I was the underdog in three of them) and an It wasn't me! meant that the steaks had only 9 players for the match. Report here: http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=1966545

nice one!

Im hoping that virus thats going around will affect the shins when I play them.

Who knows, mayb this can be the tourney of the underdogs!

th0r
14-12-2007, 11:16
*cough* *cough* NO!

ulrik03
15-12-2007, 09:42
Im hoping that virus thats going around will affect the shins when I play them.

Who knows, mayb this can be the tourney of the underdogs!

Unfortunatly, the Shins have only one player with niggling, so the effect of a virus shouldn't be too big.

However, as that player is Zoom Zoom.... :evilgrin:

ulrik03
17-12-2007, 16:19
So, what happened in the Shins-Limits game? The limits conceded and retired after they lost a daredevil?

Is concededing even allowed?

tenpole
17-12-2007, 19:26
Conceding was not meant to be allowed. As he has retired his team though there is little that can be done and except the fact that an eshin team is through to the next round.

ulrik03
17-12-2007, 22:19
Conceding was not meant to be allowed. As he has retired his team though there is little that can be done and except the fact that an eshin team is through to the next round.

Oh well. It wasn't unexpected at least.

Now I'll just wait for the virus or niggling roll to put ZZ out of action, and I'll walk all over the Shins! :D

Yeah, right

th0r
18-12-2007, 12:36
In other news, Kiss of the Vermin had there hardest game yet, defeating the skinks in OT 3-2. Coach th0r was quoted as saying, "yeah, I know we didn't defeat them by multiple touchdowns like we usually do, but I think this is good for our team as it really is a gut check. This team has heart, and now that were threw to the finals everybody knows that were for real and we will capture our first championship".

In related news, with contracts needing to be resigned after the tournament, Gm and coach th0r has let go two Eshin Adepts, who reportidly wanted double the cheese they were currently getting. "Look, I know we have the highest revenue in the league, but we just can't go around buying extra cheese for everybody! It's unfortunate, but I think this will allow us to bring up new talent from our farm team".

tenpole
18-12-2007, 17:45
Time is fleeting for the final, so it is important to get games played asap.
My pick for the final winner is Kiss, the team is strong and th0r has never lost with this team. His style of play differs from Lord Snotball and I think it will pay off if the teams come head to head. If the Carnies vs Shins game happens that is, it might be the case that the Shins are unable to play and the Carnies will go through but the squig team is too battered to resist the Kiss.

LordSnotball
19-12-2007, 13:05
heh, time for my feedback :)

when ZZ got injured, i still won the match, coz i've made sure i have a wide range of skills on all the players...

the only coach to beat my team was th0r anyway, and he did it with his gnomes, as their av8 dominated my poisoned daggers... the lesson i learnt from playing th0r was "ignore the daggers, and block gnomes instead'. this strategy paid off against EE as you saw...

now, im happy either way, coz last match in WOBBL i beat th0r for the 1st time, making our head-to-head record 1/2/5 (or 5/2/1 for th0r)... im definitely gonna make him work hard for a win, if he thinks he can pull it off...

now, for my feedback on my last match, we have a no concession rule in place, and EE has conceded twice now, so im sorely disappointed... when i go into a match im looking for a fun and challenging environment, and win or lose to enjoy the game, and well, EE left much to be desired as usual... personally im of the opinion that 'a coach who concedes the match without valid reason (storm, earthquake etc) should have a 1 tourney ban from now on. thats my 2 gold coins on the issue...

i wont use the extra cash i got from EEs concession for the teams benefit till after this tourney is over, as its unfair enough already as none of my players got hurt...

and well, hoping for a VIRUS handicap too win a game is to slim a possibility, im just waiting for ZZ to die honourably (and bloodily) on the pitch...

time will show...

but tenpole, dont worry, this tourney im here... leaving on the 2nd of january tho, and unless my hotel has internet, i wont be on again till mid-february... *sigh*

as a rule tho, any open round robins just add my team, and if i get lucky and have net, i'll be able to play without having to harass you :)

ulrik03
19-12-2007, 21:56
and well, hoping for a VIRUS handicap too win a game is to slim a possibility, im just waiting for ZZ to die honourably (and bloodily) on the pitch...



Hey, it worked twice already! :D

But if not I'll just have to block ZZ until he goes down, hopefully by a squig. It will be hard without block or tackle, but we shall overcome! But I'm sad that RSF doesn't work on fouls :(

And I won't be surprised if you beat me even without ZZ, but with him on the pitch with the ball in his hands it'll just be ridiculous.

LordSnotball
20-12-2007, 09:17
nods, last time we played i think i just kept him at the side coz he spoilt the game...

well, we'll see

ulrik03
21-12-2007, 22:01
And the Cup is over!

Zoom Zoom was, as foreseen, a victim of the virus! This allowed the Carnage to get a tough overtime win against the Shins, report here (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=1977733).

Because of a rather tight schedule in the final days before christmas the final was played later in the evening, with Kiss of the Vermin not surprisingly coming out on top, in a not too close game. Report on the squig hunt is here (http://fumbbl.com/FUMBBL.php?page=match&id=1977894).

Kudos to th0r for a well-deserved win!

tenpole
21-12-2007, 22:07
Well done Ulrik for your valiant effort in getting through to the final. Good to see the Carnies perform well. It was no surprise to see Kiss in the final and no surprise to see them win the game, but it was not an easy first half for them.
Kiss have been awarded 1 point for winning the tournament.

th0r
21-12-2007, 22:22
Welcome sportsfans to another edition of Sportscenter. First up we have the WSFA Final featuring the underdog Bouncing Carnage taking on the tournament favourite Kiss of the Vermin. Kiss, with a much higher pay roll and better stats were expected to walk away with the cup this season.. However the largely unknown talent of Carnage has shown all throughout the tournament just how good they are.

The underdog squigs who had come from the bottom division, largely unknown had been pumped by the string of wins against top level competition, some players were bouncing and buzzing all over the place! On the other side of things, it was work as usual for the Ratz. One line rat had a few too many puffs of warpstone the night before and was arrested on 'Illegal Warpstone Charges'

The Kiss were quickly bogged down in there initial drive as the squigs used there unique skills to confuse the ratz. This led Bruce Lee to stand around trying to direct the Eshin to form a wall which he could use to advance up the field. However his years of ninja training were for not as a squig blindsided him and tackled him into the stands. Luckily the Eshin faithful were out in full force, and the star Assassin was lowerd lightly to the Kiss den.

The ratz suddenly enraged at the loss of there star player began to look at the ref... as soon as he looked away, the daggers came out! After a few short seconds squigs and herders alike fell to the ground, with mysterous 'holes' in there back. This led to the Carnage being thrown off balance, th0r seeking a key moment in the battle decided to give the go ahead for some 'dirty taktiks'. After the squig hopper was mauled by several ratz, one rat gave th0r a look, a return nod was given and the hopper took a rather hard stomp for a lil guy! With little resistance being given, the ratz walked in for the go ahead touchdown to end the first half.

The second half was much of the same as the Carnies just couldn't overcome the skillful play of the Vermin.

One sad note was the death of Jackie Chan a Night Runner. After the hit the gobbo frisked his pockets and held out the dagger for all to see. Commissionaire Tenpole, in attendance quickly denounced cheating and banned the Kiss from ever owning a fourth Runner as punishment (for being caught on national tv!).

With fewer and fewer Carnies on the field they eventually gave in to the never ending assault of the Eshin Assassin and the game was out of reach. With tempers flaring quickly, the squigs fouled the Eshin with 10 seconds left in the second half. th0r, taking it as the greatest sign of disrespect for his would be champions, gave the order to foul back, which resulted in a gobbo dropping... he would never get up again... much to the delight of the Eshin faithful! The ball was then run in with the final seconds ticking down, and the Kiss of the Vermin secured a 2-0 victory in the Santas lil Halfer finals!

LordSnotball
23-12-2007, 11:15
i'd like to congratulate Ulrik in beating my eshins this tourney, he's the 1st guy after th0r to beat my team...

the strategic mistake i made was to choose to receive the kickoff, when i should have kicked off instead... the result was 1st half turn 8 ulrik had dual opportunities for his KOs to wake up, and simultaneously force me to roll for secret weapons twice. The result was catastrophic, as 3 daggers got baned, and all his KOs woke up...

the second half was a walk over after that. in the OT i tried to score, but well, 4 rats cant do much on their own

tenpole
09-05-2014, 20:07
These were great times. I never play fumbbl anymore.