It all started early July in Mons, Belgium
when ETC chairmen Tomepnk & chtiofonce
assisted by french & belgian players
randomly drew the pairings
for ETC 2011 round 1
Or more exactly it started in Montreux, Switzerland, by the Leman Lake
Head organiser Biboun welcoming players
A venue ready to fill up
Referee warming up
Manfred from T3
Teams gathered for referee brief
chtiofonce briefing the germans
round 1 starting
with 30mn of pairings for each team
Team Poland offered those templates to their opponents...thank them and their sponsor ;)
there were a few guns...
USA and German captains having a chat with Head Referee Yedli
while their team partners cheer them on...
USA SW converted Las Plas razorbacks
ETC 2007 Head Referee Vodecki was walking the tables this year too
also there since 2007
and beautiful as always
Her majesty's chaos player
are very rosy...
and lashy too of course
round 1 pairing sheets
Spanish cheerleaders, always welcome at ETC ;)
Round 2 pairing sheets
Veteran Eldar from ETC 2009 :)
funny objective marker...
Polish CSM Marios trying to blind French WH Firemike
Round 3 pairing sheets
Polish WFB Head referee havent seen enough cheese for the day
this is the Fondue evening
French always have had a special taste for cheese...
Pillars of the ETC referee table's nest : Manfred, Chtiofonce, Blacky and Jedy (left to right)
Time to go to bed...
Enter THE SHELTER
An atomic shelter open to attendees seeking cheap accomodations...
very crowded in there...
But comfort was not that important...games and company much more !
Waking up by the lake...
Referee getting ready for a second day of madness
Calm before the storm..
German reporter Lupinus had a thing with those birds, don't ask me why...
Euro mercernaries players arriving
For the first time in 5 years, Poland lost one round this year...congrats again for handling it so perfectly guys :)
Round 4 pairing sheets
You would think a Chairman Head Referee would take a more serious pose for the pics eh tom
Tough to be a coach Mike ? (Team germany "9th player")
Referee Yen always on the bridge
And so Poland is now defeatable, thanks to Germany
2 years ago we had this game ending at deployment with 26ish kroots blocking an all biker army in a DoW deployment
This year it took those Dark Eldar two movement phases to achieve the same result...
USA 9th Player is a Lady
Everything is under control with coach Alicia
They know they made it...congratulations Germany !
Seems like the end of a boring weekend
Starting awards ceremony
USA came third
Poland came second but together with the WFB team they won the ETC Shield from Germany
And Germany first !
Sweden and USA tied for best sports
the much awaited round 5 pairing sheets
And round 6 pairing sheets to finish