The Durham University Assassins Society

Awards

The following people have received awards for their "outstanding" performances in the game:

Winners of Awards - Necromantic-Zombies 2017

Leaon Award for Winning the Game: Soul Burn, started by Kyle Kean

Winchester Award for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Jon Pritchett, Jordon Montgomery, Will "Trevor" Dowd, Kyle Kean

Lloyd Chorley Award for Running Away in the Face of Summountable Odds: Adam Langworthy and Aedan Baker, who were chased across half of Durham for over an hour, by a single Zombie while armed.

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-up: Alastair Poole, who saw two survivors and a zombie, so walked over and said "hi".

Dishonerable Mention: Will "Trevor" Dowd and Robert Hobbs, for causing Guild and Zombies to wait in the cold for 45 minutes, as they waited until the last minute to meet the FinchCorp Agent.

Winners of Awards - Deathmatch 2017

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Gurveer Arora

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Adam Langworthy

Jeremy Iams Award for Being Prepared: Noah Knox, for carrying brownies, a folder of death contracts, poisoned lipstick, bubbles, and other exotic kill methods.

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Kyle Kean

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-up: Elizabeth Excel, for stabbing someone beforing tripping over a curb and being massacred by the 7 other assassins in the group.


Winners of Awards - Factions X 2017

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Shannon English, and the Faction Shadowsteel

[NAME REDACTED] Award for Going Unnoticed: Gowthamy Nimalan

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: James Murray, for stabbing his opponent during a betrayal by inviting them to dosy-do. Honorable Mention: Kit Wickens, for killing an entire faction with a single grenade during a betrayal

Captain Jack Harkness Award for Disregard for Personal Safety: Tom Holt, for sticking with a faction who had just shot him. They shot him again.

Dick Dastardly for Biggest Mess-up: Jon Pritchett, for when betraying, killed two of his own faction with a grenade before running into a lightsaber.

Benedict Arnold Award for Duplicitousness in the Extreme: Chris Gamble, James Burrows, Tom Holt


Winners of Awards - Alphas 2017

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Chris Nightingale, Ben Teall, Kit Wickens, Charlie Davis, Gurveer Arora

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-up: Tom Holt, for killing an omega (as an alpha), saving another alpha from said omega, only to be killed by the other alpha as a result


Winners of Awards - Variety Deathmatch 2017

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Chris Nightingale

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-up: Kathyrn “Tally” Elwell

Jeremy Iams Award for Being Prepared: Tom Holt for taking a loaded Wildfire for a shower

Lloyd Chorley Award for Running Away in the Face of Summountable Odds: Nick Lion


Winners of Awards - Zombies 2016

Winchester Award for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Alexander Perry, Kit Wickens, Daniel Giannetto, Charlie Davis

One day till Retirement Award: Chris Nightingale

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Rupert Knight


Winners of Awards - Deathmatch 2016

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Adam Zhu

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Hussain Bangash

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Benjamin Teall for his 5 page epic (Honorable mention to Kit Wickens for his poetry)

Iskander Award for Surprising Display of Skill in the Face of One’s Own Incompetence: Mikey Bicarregui

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Alex Perry


Winners of Awards - Factions IX 2016

Leon Award for Winning the game: Nick Rudd and FinchCorp

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Michael Brown for their many conspiracy theories in the Freedom Press

[NAME REDACTED] for going unnoticed: Kit Wickens

Honorable Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: David Green

Lassie award for Loyalty: Benjamin Teall


Winners of Awards - Necromantic-Zombies 2016

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Lemon Eagles, started by Gurveer Arora

Winchester Award for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Alec Burrett, Kit Wickens, Benjamin Teall, Tom Holt

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Hazel Webb for forgetting her gun

One-day till Retirement Award: Birju Sonigra for dying just outside the chopper

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Jon Pritchett, Cameron Margetts, Charlie Davis for a coordinated zombie ambush


Winners of Awards - Circles of Death January/February 2016

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Alec Burett

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Max Topp-Mugglestone for writing the epic poem "The Ballad of Nicholas Rudd"

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Jon Pritchett, for his use of a piano MHO to slay his target.

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: [REDACTED], for showing their bureau list of victims to their target before being killed by said target.

Captain Jack Harkness Award for Disregard for Personal Safety: Hazel Webb, for being killed 9 times in a single day.

[NAME REDACTED] Award for Going Unnoticed: Zhaorong "Ace" Song

Dishonerable Mention: Will "Trevor" Dowd for killing a target whilst they were on the lavatory.


Winners of Awards - Variety Deathmatch November/December 2015

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Cameron Margetts

Chernobyl Award for being unsurvivable: Kit Wickens, with a kill/death ratio for this game of 16/1.

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Cameron Margetts for dropping a hot potato in his victim's hood without him noticing.

Dick Dastadly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Amie Key, for trying to kill their victim with a blowpipe, tripping over bags and falling into their victim's lap, at which point the victim put his thumb over the blowpipe to prevent it form functioning and slayed them with a throwable.

Stephen King Award for Best Narration: Millie Power, for use of poetry in their kill reports.


Winners of Awards - Standard Deathmatch October 2015

Leon Award for Winning the Game: William "Trevor" Dowd, for not only winning the game but making 54 kills, the highest number of kills in a single game to date

Iskander Award for Surprising Display of Skill in the Face of One's Own Incompetence: Daniel Reynolds, for having assassins ask him who he was whilst they had his facebook page open, when he replied no he went into his room to collect his gun. When he came back he'd forgotten to get his guns and locked himself out of his room. He talked to his assassins whilst waiting to be let back in by a flatmate, upon which he went up, grabbed his guns and killed them all.

Dick Dastardly award for biggest mess up: Nicholas "Corner" Rudd, for recognising a fellow assassin outside a lecture, only to spend the next few minutes frantically searching for a paper knife as the assassin walked casually past him even though he did in fact have a fully loaded and cocked gun in his pocket.

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Cameron Margetts

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Adam Zhu

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Arved Werner Kirschbaum, for the witty titles on his death reports

Brett Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Benjamin Shingler for his many knife kills this game.

Honorable Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: To all the Assassins who participated in the Palace Green massacre


Winners of Awards - Factions VIII June 2015

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Michael Spicer for collecting 111 DM, and the Defiants for being the faction to win the game

Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Kit Wickens for killing 6 assassins in a car park and leaving only to reload, not respawn

Benedict Arnold Award for Duplicitousness in the Extreme: Will "Trevor" Dowd for a rather excellent betrail of finchcorp

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Michael Spicer for killing most of a faction with a well placed fire trap

Dick Dastardly award for biggest mess up: Elisabeth "Eagles" Waller, for messing up not once, but on three separate occasions during the game.

Jeremy Iams Awards for Being Prepared: Jack Williamson for writing a full death contract disguised as a housing contract.


Winners of Awards - Spiral of Death January 2015

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Will "Trevor" Dowd

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Jason Bailey, for offering to show his victim a card trick. After they accepted, he made an obvious show of removing the Ace of Spades from the deck to reassure his target. He then shuffled the cards and spread them out with the backs face up, and asked his target to pick a card, any card. Naturally, the target chose an Ace of Spades.

Iskander Award for Surprising Display of Skill in the Face of One's Own Incompetence: Alec Burrett, for lying in wait for his target outside of the DSU. When his target managed to catch him out, he ran all the way to the Science Site where he managed to kill his target with a sniper.

Lloyd Chorley Award for Running Away in the Face of Surmountable Odds: Daniel Aberdeen, for being chased across the Science Site by an assassin with a knife before taking refuge in the men's toilets.

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Lucy Barcroft, for being polite enough to inform an assassin she was going to kill them before realising that the assassin had a weapon drawn and she did not.


Winners of Awards - Zombies November 2014

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Michael Spicer, Jason Bailey, Paul Reynolds, and Chris Littlechild.

Iskander Award for Surprising Display of Skill in the Face of One's Own Incompetence: Kenneth "Mangler" Andrew

Lloyd Chorley Award for Running Away in the Face of Surmountable Odds: Jason Bailey

[Name Redacted] Award for Going Unnoticed: Chris Littlechild for walking to the chopper past a horde of zombies by pretending to be one of them.

Dishonourable Mention: Will Whitwell, Will "Trevor" Dowd, Ed "Neigh Neigh" Nathan, Lucy Barcroft, Emily Barcroft, Chris "Fox" Gamble and Alec Burrett for laying an ambush but revealing their presence by taking and posting selfies.


Winners of Awards - Deathmatch October 2014

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Poppy Steel Swayne

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Will "Trevor" Dowd

Brett Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Alec Burrett for his many kills with a hidden blade

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Chris "Fox" Gamble for poisoning the second biscuit in a packet.

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Shannon English, for leading the failed Collingwood Coup.

Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Jack Emlyn Jones for sucsessfully assualting the guild raid armed with a paper knife and killing about 15 assassins

Chernobyl Award for Being Unsurvivable: John "Pavan" Exton for his kill-death record of 18-0


Winners of Awards - Factions VII June 2014

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Michael Spicer, with 145 DUAS Millions.

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Nicholas "Corner" Rudd and Simon Ball, for their ambushed ambush when they attempted to reclaim the flag.

Blackbeard Award for Best Naval Engagement: Andrew Robin, for the tent-boat with pursued the DUAS Invincible for the entirety of the boat mission.

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Sean "The Void" Stilwell

Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Laura "Sparkles" Midgley

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: John Exton, for killing someone with a gun taken from their back pocket.

Benedict Arnold Award for Duplicitousness in the Extreme: Michael Spicer


Winners of Awards - Spiral of Death March 2014

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Ashley Joyce


Winners of Awards - Hunt the Guild February 2014

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Jason Bailey, with 25 points.

Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Adam Symonds

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Angus Wilson-MacDonald

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Will Whitwell, for loudly declaring that he was an assassin and would not be killed mere moments before receiving a lightsabre to the back.


Winners of Awards - Variety Deathmatch December 2013

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Jack Williamson, for utilising nine different kill methods.

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Nicholas "Corner" Rudd, for opening the door to two assassins pretending to be from Urban Oven whilst uttering the immortal line "But I never ordered a pizza."

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Kenneth "Mangler" Andrew


Winners of Awards - Deathmatch. October 2013

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Kenneth "Mangler" Andrew.

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: James "Bubbles" Milne for his Sonnets.

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Alex Brown for attacking Groves with an inflatable shark.

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Clare-Marie Macey (for excellent swordswomanship)

Jeremy Iams Award for Being Prepared: Sean Burton for his deck of Ace of Spades.

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Lucus Rudden for killing someone with a lightsaber hidden in his hoodie.

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Ben Gaunt

Dr Seuss Award for Most Insane Kill Report: Jack Moore


Winners of Awards - Factions-VI: The Opposition strike back. June 2013

Leon Award for Winning the Game:James "Bubbles" Milne, with a final score of 29 DUAS million pounds.

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Jack Moore (with honourable mention to James "Bubbles" Milne).

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Sean Stilwell, for capturing Drop, bringing him to his house, then placing him in a room next to a pile of discarded weapons.

Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Adam Symonds, for his excellent sniping during the boat mission.

Jeremy Iams Award for Being Prepared: Andrew Robin, For creating a dinghy with a tent upon it to use as an attack ship during the boat mission.

Blackbeard Award for Best Naval Engagement: James Riley, for using his Vulcan to great effect during the boat mission by rowing towards the attack ship and sticking it under the canvas of the tent.


Winners of Awards - Variety Deathmatch 2013

Leon Award for Winning the Game: James "Bubbles" Milne (with honourable mention to Nick Rudd, who tied with him for scores but lost their duel at an... unnamed social.

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Jack Moore (for setting a fire trap, then waiting in their victim's shower until they got back, at which point they touched the two ends of flame-coloured string together and causing the immolation of their target)


Winners of Awards - Winter 2012

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Adam Groves

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Will Thorogood (for killing somebody with a hidden blade up their sleeve, after convincing their victim they were unarmed)

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Yi-Fan Tan

Stephen King Award for Outstanding Narration: Ashton Tan

Iskander Award for Surprising Display of Skill in the Face of One's Own Incompetence: Matthew Heydari (for killing Adam Groves with a nerf dart jammed onto the end of a water pistol dubbed the "Spunk Gun")

One-day till Retirement Award: John "Pavan" Exton (for failing his boast of not being killed by any freshers by being killed by a party of five freshers on the last day of the game, having previously not been killed by any freshers)

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Aron "Fresher" Kearney

Jeremy Iams Award for Being Prepared: Drop


Winners of Awards - Summer 2012

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Becky Lai


Winners of Awards Spring 2012

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Sophie Pierce & George Shaw


Winners of Awards Winter 2011

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Sarah Farfort (with additional note to her 12-0 final score)

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Tin-Pui Chan (for frenzied and varied stabbing)

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Doug 'Spades' Henderson (for inaugurating the Ace of Spades against the President)

Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Oliver Moody (for eliminating seven attackers with a knife)

Iskander Award for Surprising Display of Skill in the Face of One's Own Incompetence: Guy Hutchinson (for killing at least two competent assassins in running battles when the clip kept falling out of his gun)


Winners of Awards Summer 2011

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Christopher King

Chernobyl Award for Forcing a Setting Reboot: Christopher King & Will Dale


Winners of Awards Spring 2011

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Luke Nuttall


Winners of Awards Winter 2010

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Daniel Smedley

Psychofresher Award for Best New Player: Emily Saunders

Stephen King Award For Outstanding Narration: Thomas McNulty

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Emily Saunders


Winners of Awards Spring 2008

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Dick Taggert

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Adam Symonds

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Carrie Beckett

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Adam Symonds

Best Gunman: Laurence Chorley

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Laurence Chorley


Winners of Awards Winter 2007

Leon Award for Winning the Game: George Cole

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: George Cole

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Best Inquisitor: Nick Brown

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Adam Symonds

Best Gunman: Stephen Borgars


Winners of Awards Spring 2006

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Joe Dowland

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Joe Dowland

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: David Sheridan

Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Nick Harkin

Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: Tim Dixon

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Joe Dowland (Tied with Rob Taylor, decided via Knife Duel)

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Rob Taylor

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Joe Dowland

Linford Christie Award for Biggest Weapon: David Sheridan


Winners of Awards Winter 2006

Game 1

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Mike Lehan

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Nick Brown

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Best Inquisitor: George Cole

Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: Ronan O'Donnell

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Thomas Mahony

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: George Cole

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Max Brown

Iskander Award for Surprising Display of Skill in the Face of One's Own Incompetence: Jennifer Bradford

Croquet Award for Being a Good Sport: Tom Meakin

Bill Clinton Award for Negligent Discharge: Pete Collington


Winners of Awards Spring 2005

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Freya Copley-Mills


Winners of Awards Winter 2005

Game 2

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Nick Harkin

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Kiran Prashar

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Nick Brown

Ghengis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: Kiran Prashar

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Victoria Jones

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Guy Hutchinson

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Jennifer Bradford

Game 1

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Zoe McAuley

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Guy Hutchinson

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Rob Taylor

Ghengis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: The inquisition raid at Trevs

Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: Jennifer Bradford

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Rob Taylor

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Dave Newton

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Jennifer Bradford

Linford Christie Award for Biggest Weapon: Laurence Chorley

Brutus Award for best betrayal: Ian Williamson


Winners of Awards Spring 2004

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Daniel Linsdell


Winners of Awards Winter 2004

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Gary Hayes


Winners of Awards Spring 2003

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Cat Rose

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Edain Boak

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Cat Rose

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Edain Boak

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Ben Hibbens (for being shot by his assassin whilst he was "in bed" with someone)


Winners of Awards Winter 2003

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Alex "Iskander" Newsham

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Alex "Iskander" Newsham

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Craig Landells


Winners of Awards Michaelmas 2002

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Alexis Smith

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Alexis Smith

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Edain Boak


Winners of Awards Epiphany 2002

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Helen Cookson

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Pete Owlett

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: James Green

>Genghis Khan Award for Biggest Massacre: The Duellists (Guy Wilson & Alex Newsham)

Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: The Hill Team, from the Hill vs Bailey Battle

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Neil Parkin

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Nick Bradbeer

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Peter Urquhart

Linford Christie Award for Biggest Weapon: Olga Semenova


Winners of Awards Michaelmas 2001

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Peter Urquhart

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Peter Urquhart

Cardinal Richlieu Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: James Green

Genghis Khan Award for Most Innocents Killed: Tammy Davies

Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: Mike Wilton

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Ed Graystone

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: David McKee

Dick Dastardly Award for biggest Mess-Up: Alex Newsham

Linford Christie Award for Biggest Weapon: Ben Wheatley


Winners of Awards Ephiphany 2001

Leon Award for Winning The Game: Ben Wheatley

Desperado Award for Most Kills in The Game: David Griloplious

General Pinochet (aka Cardinal Richlieu) Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Jen Curtis

The Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-Up: Paul Leake

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Andy Knighton


Winners of Awards Michaelmas 2000

Leon Award for Winning The Game: Siobhan O'Donoghue

Desperado Award for Most Kills in The Game: Clare Skelly

General Pinochet (aka Cardinal Richlieu) Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Owen Lewis


Winners of Awards Epiphany 2000

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Jennifer Curtis

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Jennifer Curtis

General Pinochet (aka Cardinal Richlieu) Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Owen Lewis

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: Jennifer Curtis

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-up: Mr Peter Younger. Assassins T-shirts just aren't sensible kill-wear...

>Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: Mike Barry

Genghis Khan Award for Most Innocents Killed: James Mclaughlin

Bret Riverboat Award for Best Knifeman: Owen Lewis


Winners of Awards Michaelmas 1999

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Jon Sutcliff

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Jess Wardman

General Pinochet Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Alex Stangroom

Sean Connery Award for Smoothest Kill: John Sutcliff

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-up: Two unknown assassins (you know who you are) who gassed themselves on an inquisition raid

Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: Unknown assassin who ran away from his unarmed target

Genghis Khan Award for Most Innocents Killed: Hey!! It's those two gassing assassins again!


Winners of Awards Epiphany 1999

Leon Award for Winning the Game: Dunc Taylor

Desperado Award for Most Kills in the Game: Dunc Taylor

General Pinochet Award for Most Kills as an Inquisitor: Chris Arthur

Sean Connery Award for the Smoothest Kill: James Mclaughlin

Dick Dastardly Award for Biggest Mess-up: Iain Row

Dudley Bowen Award for Running Away: Tamlan Dipper

Genghis Khan Award for Most Innocents Killed: James Mclaughlin