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Committee Position Announcement

Well, after quite a few delays and a lot of discussion, we’re here to tell you about our new committee.

We had about a dozen people put themselves forward in the end, and a lot of really excellent candidates amongst them. We settled on a final 2 who we were having some difficulty deciding between, and so we picked both. Feel free to insert your taco related memes here.

Those two people are Jimbo Dowling from Melbourne, and Nathaniel Kok from Toowoomba.

If you don’t know them, Nathaniel Kok is an ambassador of the 7 Point Highlander format in regional Queensland. He is a big part of the thriving highlander community in Toowoomba, and one of the people who has been organising the excellent ‘online highlander FNMs’. He’s quite the Jund aficionado, and loves to interact with his opponents, generate card advantage and experiment with tempo decks. Outside the game he loves sharing a beer or two with friends and spending time with his wife and son.

Jimbo, on the other hand, is a judge, a long term pilot of all sorts of jank, and, as he puts it, a glorified cheerleader for the Blue EleMelbourne Blasters. He’s been playing highlander for 7 years, and has piloted decks from BW tokens to 5C midrange to UW winconless control, and many things between. He is (as the team name suggests!) from Melbourne and you can catch him at all sorts of events around town.

The final piece of news: Glenn Doyle is formally standing down from his role on the committee. His role has been primarily advisory for a few years, but extremely valuable, however he doesn’t have enough spare time to dedicate to that any more. We’d like to thank him for all his work over the years – so much of the growth of the format is thanks to him.

So, TLDR: Nathaniel and Jimbo are now on the committee, Glenn has stood down, and that’s all we’ve got for you today. But there will be a points announcement (even if it is a null announcement) on the 29th, so talk to you again then 

The Committee

The committee’s ultimate goal is to make Australian Highlander as enjoyable as possible. There are many factors which make this format enjoyable. We have identified some of those factors and assigned levels of importance to them based on our combined experience.