Stromness Academy Library

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Magic the Gathering Tournament


Score keepingTen pupils took part in a Magic the Gathering™ tournament between October and December. Games were played during lunchtime in the library and were keenly fought using decks provided by Mrs Sinclair.

Over 70 games had been played by the time the competition got to the closing date of 2nd December. A few more days were given so that anyone who wished to do so, could play catch up games. By 9th December mutual agreement between the players meant the competition was finally closed and the scores tallied up, whether a pupil had played their full complement of games or not.

The outright winner with a magnificent full house of wins was A Leitch who received a £10 Grooves voucher kindly sponsored by Neil Stevenson of Grooves. The 2nd and 3rd prizes were provided by Mrs Sinclair. D Bull, in second, received a £5 Grooves voucher and P Ritch in 3rd received a Theros booster pack of cards to add to his own collection. All the other players are to be offered a couple of complementary cards of their choice from the many spares available in the library.

It is hoped that another tournament will take place with suggestions being a ‘lucky dip’ where players do a blind pick of game deck instead of making a choice, or a custom deck tournament where players can choose to use their own decks.

Meanwhile, thank you to Grooves for the kind donation of the first prize and to the players who effectively ran the tournament themselves with little input from Mrs Sinclair, Librarian.

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