Round 8 Aftermath
Pihlaja wins the final round with an Irongate Scanner protected by a paper. W. F. B. is only five points behind with a modified version of IWeasel (an imp/stone) and Macrae slightly increases his score with a submission based on HSA. Better late than never for Ben Ford with a Q^2 -> paper.
All this means that Pihlaja wins the tournament with an impressive score of 570 - just 30 points less than the maximum. Schmidt didn't enter a warrior this round but nevertheless comes second overall just 1.5 points ahead of Macrae. W. F. B. finishes strongly to top the beginners just 40 points short of the front three despite the rather negative strategy lines.
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