Flew my XXX list (with VI and a 98 point bid) at a 50-person Store Championship today. Ended up going 4-2 with one modified win, and took 14th overall.
That modified win was in the 3rd game, and ended up being probably the most intense finish to a game of X-wing I have ever played. I was down to Wes Jansen, one hull point, Integrated Astromech already used. One point left to give, period. Opposing me, Omega Leader, one hull point left. Omega Leader had a target lock on Jansen. Jansen had a target lock and a focus.
The final turn, time is called just before the combat phase starts. We end up in range 1, lined up exactly. The perfect joust. I'm PS 10, I shoot first. Hit, hit, blank, blank. I curse under my breath. Defense dice roll. Evade, evade, blank. No damage. Jansen strips the target lock. It's all down to this. He shoots. Hit, hit, focus. ****. Two hits coming my way. Everyone standing around the table (a good dozen) stops talking.
I roll the dice.
Evade, focus. I triumphantly tilt the focus to an evade result, and the crowd goes wild. Jansen was 32 points. Omega Leader was 26. With initiative bids, I win by 7 points.