Interview with the Yavin Open TO/Marshall Vince Kingston


What did start your interest in TO’ing

Well it stems back to my first ever ‘large’ tournament. It was the 2013 UK Nationals, where if memory serves we were 64 players. After that tourney, I promised myself to start running the best tourneys I could.

How many years have you been TO’ing?

Since 2013 I guess now. So basically as long as X Wing has been growing.



Are you looking forward to be TO/Marshall at Yavin Open?

Of course. I’ve an amazing team again this year, and I’m sure it’ll be a huge success.

Is it demanding to be the TO/Marshall at such a big tournament?

Of course. That said, most of the hard work is done before the tourney gets off the ground. Thankfully FFG changed the structures for events to differentiate the different roles at tourneys, so my stress level goes way down.

That said, there’s always things that don’t go to plan on the day. I have a somewhat unique style of Marshalling, I put a lot of trust and faith in my judges, so I’m able to focus on making sure everyone is having a good time.

What are your expectations ?

Yavin 2017 is going to be a bit smaller than 2016, but I suspect it’ll be no less busy. We have three hangar bay events running concurrently with the main tournament. Competition is going to be fierce, as the big prize is the trip to Florida.



Any thought on yavin yet?

It’s shaping up to be an amazing event. I’m sure everyone will be happy!

What Meta do you think will be at Yavin?

Really hard to say, as there’s so many new toys coming. I suspect Triple Defenders are going to be a thing this year though, as will Rebel Regen…but all depends on if we get the last Wave X releases before the date.



What are your thoughts on the new Tournament structure from FFG (if played Long)

Which one? There’s been several :), I think the overall changes in the last couple of updates have been good, especially the elimination of draws. Total round length of 75mins (which now includes setup) is handy for keeping things on track.

Who inspire you to be TO/marshall Etc ?

The players of the game. I want to make sure everyone who ever attends one of my events walks away with a positive experience!

And good luck at Yavin.



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