ChaosCon II Event Report

$2,641 was raised for the Ottawa Food Bank

50 players joined us for the second ever ChaosCon. Players played through 6 rounds of Old School (Boreal banlist) in Swiss format.

We had players from Southwestern Ontario, Montreal, Toronto and even British Columbia. We also piqued the curiosity of some new Ottawa players.

We sent $2,641 to the Ottawa Food Bank where monetary donations can be stretched further because of their partners.

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LOBSTERCON 2023 – Player Report

After watching LOBSTERCON 2022 from the sidelines as both a Premodern and Old School player, I could not pass over the opportunity to participate in potentially one of the largest tournaments for each of my two favourite formats. I was ready to cash in all the family credit I’d accumulated over the pandemic.

My first international event was Eternal Weekend 2018, which I’d attended without knowing anyone — I’m an extravert, I managed. This event would be different. I have gotten to know so many players over the course of the pandemic through webcam tournaments and Discord discussions that I was prepared to go solo because I knew I’d be surrounded by friends. (Bonus: Four lovely Ottawa locals also attended!)

Knowing how fast the European Premodern Championship filled up, I took a 5-minute pause during a work-related call (their fault, the call went into the lunch hour) to refresh the webform on registration day. It is with pride that I say I was the fastest person to complete the registration form: a testament to my enthusiasm.

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