LAN AwardsRecognising notable milestones at the target zone.
First LAN: DasLAN, hosted by Afro_DooD, 28 Feb 2003
Smallest LAN: DasLAN (4 but 3 gaming), hosted by Afro_DooD, 28 Feb 2003
Biggest LAN: StudioLAN (15 gamers but 12 on the network), hosted by Afro_DooD, 23 Nov 2013
Host of the most: JRUDMAN for hosting the largest number of LANs to date (18; as at 31 Oct 2015)
Repeat attender: Gandalf for the highest number of deployments to date (62; as at 31 Oct 2015)
First LAN with a dedicated server: SamboServeLAN, hosted by JRUDMAN, 12 Apr 2008
First LAN with No CRT's: WaxedArseLAN, hosted by JRUDMAN, 21 Feb 2009
Achievement MedalsAwarded to individuals for first deployment of a technology at a LAN.
First Laptop: Pommie Legend, VindalooLAN, 28 Apr 2003
First Netbook: Mauke_warrior (Acer Aspire One), NO-BBQLAN, 1 Nov 2008
First Apple hardware: Kilojoule (Macbook dual booting XP), PopeLAN, 17 May 2008
First Shuttle: Enraged Stoat, Hobbit-LAN, 28 Oct 2012
First LCD: Rune, Renovation_LAN, 14 Jan 2005
First widescreen LCD: Larrylowspec, PopeLAN, 17 May 2008
First gaming on a plasma: JRUDMAN, NewSpawn LAN, 12 Aug 2006
First 64-bit CPU: JRUDMAN (AMD Athlon 64 3200+), MayDayLAN, 3 May 2004
First Dual Core CPU: FreddyK (AMD Opteron 170), Old BastardsLAN, 4 Nov 2006
First Quad Core CPU: JRUDMAN (Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300), Great Southern LAN, 26 Jul 2008
First watercooled rig: Larrylowspec, PopeLAN, 17 May 2008
First DDR3 ram: Beorn (1x2GB), IgrsanaLAN, 20 Dec 2008
First PCIe grfx card: Narsil (6600GT), Boys-Basement_LAN, 27 Aug 2005
First DX10 grfx card: Pommie Legend (8600GTS), eweLAN, 7 Jul 2007
First dual grfx card (SLI/X-Fire): FreddyK (2x XFX 8800GTS 320MB XXX in SLI), BigScreenEnvyLAN, 27 Sep 2009
First 1TB+ HDD (int): Narsil, WaxedArseLAN, 21 Feb 2009
First 1TB+ HDD (ext): HeMan and JRUDMAN, TheBigThawLAN, 22 Aug 2009
First eSATA HDD: Gandalf (300GB via NexStar "toaster"), TheBigThawLAN, 22 Aug 2009
First SSD: Enraged Stoat (2x64GB OCZ Vertex in RAID0), TheBigThawLAN, 22 Aug 2009
First wireless mouse or keyboard: JRUDMAN (Microsoft Wireless Mouse), BBQLAN, 3 May 2004 (or earlier)
First flexible hardware: Mauke_warrior (keyboard), Easter LAN, 22 Mar 2008
First gaming on Vista: FreddyK, Great Southern LAN, 26 Jul 2008 (or earlier)
First gaming on Windows 7 (RC): FreddyK, TheBigThawLAN, 22 Aug 2009
First gaming on Windows 8: ...
First gaming on Windows 10: ...
First touchscreen gaming: HeMan (iPad), Igrsana2LAN, 11 Dec 2010
MacGyver Ingenuity AwardRecognising unique problem solving skills benefiting the individual or clan.
For unorthadox storage solution: Kilojoule (a digital camera), Great Southern LAN, 26 Jul 2008
For last minute LAN connectivity: Gandalf & Enraged Stoat (cable & crimping skills), StudioLAN, 23 Nov 2013
Champion Chef CitationAwarded for outstanding one-off or frequent culinary excellence by the host at the target zone.
FreddyK for legendary BBQ's and salads. Notably incl lamb and venison, Igrsana2LAN, 11 Dec 2010
Afro_DooD for epic spreads of sushi. Notably with crayfish and whitebait off the BBQ, StudioLAN, 23 Nov 2013
Purple HeartPresented to those wounded during the course of a LAN deployment.
For personal injury during deployment: FreddyK (headshot by table), Winter_LAN, 18 Jun 2005
Wooden Spoon of Woe"SPAWNPOINT, we have a problem!" The Wooden Spoon of Woe is dished up on those occasions. ;)
For inadequate hardware: Afro_DooD (that's a modem not an ethernet port), DasLAN, 28 Feb 2003
For venue fail: Afro_DooD (insufficient chairs requiring gas heater usage), HouseWarmingLAN, 25 Jun 2004
For insufficient hardware: Larrylowspec (a solitary usb stick), HapukaLAN, 16 Oct 2005
For multiple venue fails: Afro_DooD (desk space, cabling, no PC), StudioLAN, 23 Nov 2013