So about half the players were Tau, Eldar, and Chaos Daemon followed by a quarter at chaos marines, dark angels, and necrons. The final quarter was divided between everyone else with 0 Codex Space Marine players. This event was to close to the codex drop so it was 5th ed Space Marines that had no representation. I would expect this number to probably have been somewhere between the eldar and Dark Angels levels had the new codex been allowed. Tau are very highly represented at about a quarter of the players.
Next we will look at the average battle point results along with there standard deviations:
Interesting that Grey Knights came in as the highest but the second highest battle point score was grey knights and there was only one other player who ended up in the middle of the pack. This lead to a high average but also the high standard deviation. An interesting note is that the Dark Angels did so bad even with 5 players while most other armies with so many players did at least twice as well. Chaos Marines were also on the lower side for having several players. As these are both starter set armies I am not sure if these people have limited armies to choose from or there might be more new players in these groups. The lowest ranking was the single Dark Eldar player but that is hard to judge as it is only one player.
It is also interesting that Tau only came in 5th in the averages but this might be due to the large numbers of players who might be bandwagon jumpers who really do not have the experience with the army you need for an event like this.
Another way to look at it is by breaking down the placement in quartiles:
So we can see that half the armies place at least 1 player into the top quartile and half did not. That is not to bad but it is pretty bad that 1/3 of the armies did not place a player into the upper half of the standings. Also interesting that no one with Eldar or Necrons placed in the bottom quartile and only a single Tau player even though they represented 25% of the armies. This just confirms who are the big boys of 40K just as the Space Marine codex drops. Will that mix things up?