I just got home, so I can't do a full report now, but 1st round I used my second and final store bye for... 2nd round was against phildo, which was kinda annoying that I drove 4 hrs to play against someone I play locally. When time was called, he had the win, but it was still open as far as who should win (though in the detailed report, i'll explain why it shouldn't have been). 3rd round I played against a complete noob that had no clue wtf he was doing... but that didn't seem to matter since i couldn't roll to save my life... Literally... To reiterate how bad this guy is... he was the first and only win that Toresse's girlfriend has had now in the past two weeks of playing, and she's doesn't really like the game and has only played in the two regionals. But again, doesn't matter if dice are cold.
4th round my dice continued to be cold, I was playing a dual shuttle + Firespray w/ HLC list... And at the end of turn 1 I lost both X wings (Firespray HLC 1 shotted Biggs at range 3... hit hit hit blank, krassis reroll = direct hit... biggs = blank blank... and dual shuttles both rolled 3 hits, and I rolled 6 blanks on Hobbie)... so there was no way that I was going to come back from that, but the poor little a wing tried his best... got a shuttle down to 2 hull and the firespray down to 3 (with the occasional help of roark) ... when I realized that he had both engine upgrade and anti-pursuit lasers on both of his shuttles, so the TO disqualified him and I got a win out of it anyways. Then I played a 6 named TIE swarm, and my dice decided that they were okay rolling hits every now and then, so I slowly whittled him down, I did lose Biggs, Roark and Hobbie were rather injured, but I walked away with the win. I think they guy started pouting there at the end because I was only giving him shots on my A wing, and he couldn't hit the damn thing to save his life (I mean, when you're throwing 2v3/4 and I have F+E... you're not going to do much damage). After that win, I was in 12th, with an outside chance of making top 8.
I got matched up against Rinehart, whom I've never played in person, but we've played online quite a bit against each other, so we were both familiar with each others lists and strategies... And while I outmaneuvered him in the beginning (A wing caused his Garven and Red to bump, and then the red was ionized and plopped on an asteroid) and so I had the advantage, my dice were on fire!! So it wasn't really a fair match... He had 2 rounds of 4 ships shooting at Biggs, and a 3rd of 2 shooting him, and Biggs lived through it all. There were back to back R3 through an asteroid that I rolled 4 evades each time. Given the first time he only had 1 hit, and the 2nd he only had 2... but that's not the point... my dice were brutal that game that I could have been the most incompetent player and still won (See round 3 for an example).
And some how, winning in round 6 dropped me from 12th to 14th. No one else I played won that round, so I didn't gain any SoS, and was dropped to the bottom of the 4-2 folks (where as I was rather high compared to the 3-2 entering the final round). I'll do a more detailed one later, but there's the run down. Phildo went on and snuck into 8th because I won that final game though, so I guess it was worth winning