The Dice is strong with the 2019 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures World Champion

The X-Wing Miniatures World Championships took place on between 16th – 20th October in the grand Roy Wilkins Auditorium at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minnesota and the culmination of the event saw a British physics teacher become the 2019 Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures World Champion.

The BBC took a look at this feel good story, and you can watch Oliver’s winning trench run in the video above.

A physics teacher from Brighton has become the new world champion of a Star Wars-themed board game title.

Oliver Pocknell travelled to Minnesota in the US to take on 1,000 other challengers from 20 countries in the X-Wing competition.

His trophy is now on display in his classroom at Hurstpierpoint College.

Star Wars X-Wing Second Edition Core Set
  • Size: Standard
  • For 2 players
  • Ages 14+
  • Game play takes 30 to 45 minutes
  • Instructions and game materials are in English
Jonathan Hicks
Jonathan is a tabletop roleplaying game designer working out of Northampton in the UK who got a taste for creating games after designing the missions and writing the dialogue for the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica's official mobile game. His credits include a rulebook and adventures for the RPG of the world-famous Fighting Fantasy line, adventures for Moebius Adventures, Gallant Knight Games and other publications, as well as dozens of articles, essays, reviews and interviews on the tabletop roleplaying hobby. His first full roleplaying game, 'Those Dark Places', is published by Osprey Games in November 2020.