Euro Worlds Info - 12-14 October 2012

Bochum Germany
User avatar
Shadow 14
Retired Advocate
Posts: 9009
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 3:29 am
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Euro Worlds Info - 12-14 October 2012

Post by Shadow 14 »

This will be longer than a DDM strategy report, so grab a cup of coffee or a beer, while reading it.

Also frequently check out the second post, since I will post and update some polls there.


The World Championship (short: Euro Worlds) will be held in Europe in 2012

After many years of discussion between US and European players we came to a compromise. Several condition had to be met, and they have been met now, so Euro Worlds is a certainty. Former World champ Angelo Consoli, current Euro Champ David (DDM) Destefanis and myself (the self crowned Euro Emperor) have also been to Worlds this year, and talked to many players. Unfortunately the question and answer session did not take place, but we had many individual talks, and I’ll try to answer most questions here.


What were the conditions we had to meet?

The flip conditions to see the 7 side of the Euro Worlds objective were:
• Europe would have to have a European Championship with 35 players (we had 40), and at least 2 other events with 20 players each in 2011 (we had Berlin and Germany Regional). There were several events with 15-20 players, so the scene was also revived a bit.
• Europe will self-organize and self-fund the whole 2012 Euro-Worlds (that’s why there are “auto-byes” for players from another continent now, since no continent finances the other).
• The location for the event is set (and pre-booked) in Bochum, Germany
• The month (summer or October) for Euro Worlds 2012 will be chosen by the Players Committee. Right now the tentative date is 12-14 October 2012
• Every US player flying to Europe will get an auto Bye for Day 2.


Why Euro Worlds?

Not to get into that discussion again, but I was asked what my main goal is, and what I expect to get from having Worlds in Europe. Well, as I told the advocates even before we met the last qualifier, my main goal was to revive the European scene again, and that’s what we did. Star Wars CCG in Europe was dying, even more so than in the US, and this really helped push up the spirits, and have people excited about the game as a whole. To be honest, there have been many players I did not get back (and trust me, I’ve talked to most of them), but there are others filling in for them. The community is very nice again. We’ve had 87 different players playing in tournament games here this year. Not too shabby.

A second goal was to make it possible for many of the good European players to have a chance to play at Worlds once in their life. The event has been in the US for over a decade, and I really wished that some of the good players here had at least a shot at it.

The third goal was to get the two communities (US and Europe) closer together. Hopefully without any “communing”. 8> It should be only one community anyway, and we’re a whole step closer towards that. I’ve been to 2 beautiful events this year, Worlds and Europeans, and both were tons of fun. I cannot wait to get more of these players together. There was a lot of interest, and I’m confident that we can arrange some cool events here.

For me personally, this is not about having Worlds here on a regular base. If it is a success, and all the US players loved it here, and the PC wants to do it again, we’d have to see. The goal is to have a one time hell of an event, and I promised them to shut up after that. ;)


The exchange rate and payment

The exchange rate is likely to change within a year from now, especially with both our continents being in equally disastrous financial situations (who will file for bankruptcy first?). ;)
The exchange rate today would be 1 Euro = 1,26 USD (or 1 USD = 0,68 Euro).
Please keep this in mind in the following text, since I write most of the prices in Euro.

Payment between the 2 continents would also be made in Euro. The preferred payment method both ways would be paypal. So, if we would ask for 30 Euro entry fee for Day 2, and you could enter that in your paypal account, and they would charge 37,80 USD or something from your account. The same way, if Kevin Shannon or Jonny Chu wins Worlds a third time, we would send 1.000 Euro (par example) to them via paypal, they would receive 1.260 USD to their account. I will use my paypal account for this, so you can transfer money to cmenzel@hadewe.de when the time comes.


The prize money

So, how much prize money are we talking about anyway? I always told the PC that we would probably have a bit less than in the US. We talked about self financing about 2.000 Euro back then, and that’s about 3.000 USD. We’ve already collected 850 Euro, and have another year of qualifiers and the entry fee itself coming, so I would say that should work. If we get more together it will all be spend on prizes and prize money of course.

There will definitely be a 1.000 Euro prize for the winner.
Just to give the serious players something to calculate with. For every-one else: It will roughly be the same as in the US 2010 (maybe a bit less, maybe more).


Byes and qualifiers

All the European players, who wish to participate in Day 2 of Euro Worlds have to win a qualifier event (or have the Bye passed down to them, if the winners are already qualified). You have to qualify on Day 1 otherwise. “Bye” basically means you don’t have to play on Day 1.

All non-European players do not have to qualify on Day 1. They are automatically playing in Day 2.
They do have to pay the entry fee of course, but that’s it. “US players” in the text here usually includes the Australian guys (James, Kyle, and whoever else wants to come) and the one random guy sitting in Asia and wanting to play!


Who will run the event?

I will personally organize Euro Worlds (and I will definitely not play, same as at this year’s Europeans). Since I only get to play every 3 months or so, and kinda suck at the rules, my good friend DDM will be the head judge. We’ve both been to Worlds 4 times, and it’s totally ok for us. All the other European players should play. It might be the only Worlds they may ever attend. If some-one doesn’t make Day 2, and wants to help, any volunteers can send me an e-mail.

We will do some live coverage, and I hope that it’s half as good as what Mike Gemme did at this year’s Worlds. That was nothing short of amazing! You wouldn’t believe how many time we heard the phrases “He goes into the tank” and “He gives the force back to….” at Europeans. ;)


The Euro Worlds schedule

We will have a 3 Day event, not 4 days like it is in the US. European participation at multi-day events hasn’t been so good, and we except any visitors would like to see something instead of playing in a 6 player tourney on a Thursday. More on the alternate plans later. Otherwise it’s pretty much the standard stuff except 1 day less. The schedule would be:

Day 1 (Friday): Day 1 Qualifier (Europeans only), Sealed Tourney and Team Tourney (evening)
Day 2 (Saturday): Day 2 World Championship (Top 8 proceed on to Day 3)
Day 3 (Sunday): Day 3 Elimination Event and Consolation Tourney

We will play Strength of Schedule with 2 VP for a timed win (like Worlds 2011) unless the PC dictates otherwise. I would not give an additional turn as we had this year though, but that’s also up to the PC.


The tournament location “Zu Den Vier Winden”

The tournament location is definitely set and pre-booked. If the PC decides to change the date, we will still use this location with 95% certainty. “Zu Den Vier Winden” means “To the 4 winds” and this is a medieval pub. Angelo and I talked to the owners, and we will have the whole place closed for us (as a private function). The few US players who made it to the place (Alden Petersen, Joe Olsen, etc) agreed that it’s a cool place with a nice atmosphere. The European Championship was held there for the past couple of years, because the place just rocks. They also serve the strangest foot and drinks (often with a medieval theme). There is regular German food as well, and I have yet to eat something which is not awesome there. Prices range from 3-10 Euro for a meal. Half a liter of beer costs about 2,50-3,00 Euro. Cola would be less. You will be surrounded by a drunken Viking horse though.

The website is unfortunately in German only, and doesn’t show too much:
http://www.taverne-bochum.de/

And here are some pictures of this years European Championship:
https://www.dropbox.com/gallery/1465178 ... s?h=94d49a


Nearest Airports

There are many major airports very close to Bochum. Here’s a link for a small overviw:
http://www.bochum.de/C125708500379A31/C ... 8BOLD#par2

The following German and European airports are very easy to reach from/to Bochum:

Dusseldorf, Germany (30 minutes, costs 10 Euro for round ticket from airport to Bochum):
http://www.duesseldorf-international.de/dus_en/

Dortmund, Germany (30 minutes, costs 10 Euro for round ticket from airport to Bochum):
http://www.dortmund-airport.de/dortmund ... .html?&L=1

Muenster/Osnabrueck, Germany (1-2 hours, costs 20 Euro for round ticket from airport to Bochum):
http://www.flughafen-fmo.de/?&lang=en&P ... a3b0e5ab91

Cologne/Bonn, Germany (1-2 hours, costs 10 Euro for round ticket from airport to Bochum):
http://www.airport-cgn.de/index.php?lang=2

Frankfurt Airport, Germany (2-3 hours by train, costs about 30 Euro to get to Bochum):
http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/conten ... rt/en.html

Amsterdam Airport, Netherlands (2-3 hours by train, costs about 40-50 Euro to get to Bochum):
http://www.schiphol.nl/index_en.html

Bruxelles Airport, Belgium (2-3 hours by train, costs about 40-50 Euro to get to Bochum):
http://www.brusselsairport.be/en/

Paris Airport, France (5-6 hours by train, costs about 40-50 Euro to get to Bochum):
http://www.aeroportsdeparis.fr/ADP/en-G ... gers/Home/

This should give you a lot to search and check regarding cheap flights. I would check all of these in order. Start with your closest major airport and work your way down the list. Also make sure to change the days a bit when searching, and to try another big airport in your area. There are huge differences. If you chose one of the 3 latter airports, you might also want to calculate 1-3 days extra to check out these European metropolises.

I cannot pomise anything, but we would try and arrange some transport from the airport to the tournament location, or around a city, if possible. My loyal Emperor’s Reach, Richard Andichon lives near Paris, Cedric Vanderhaengen and Stefaan Lambrecht are not to far from Bruxelles, and we would have to check for the Dutch players (not sure if any-one lives near Amsterdam).


Where to look for flights?

As a general rule of thumb: The earlier you book your trip the better/cheaper. There is a variety of
flights/trains you can take and you get exceptionally good deals if you book far in advance. There are also several good last minute deals, but since the date will be set anytime soon, you may or may not find the deals then.

Sites where you can check flight possibilities:
http://www.skyscanner.com
http://www.kayak.com
http://www.swoodoo.com
My buddy Angelo has found these sites to be exceptionally useful, and booked several good deals.

Sites which are generally worth a check for flights:
http://www.expedia.com (I found it often cheaper than the European counterpart)
http://www.airfrance.com (service sucks, but they are usually the cheapest)
http://www.klm.com (the much better partner of airfrance from the Netherlands)
http://www.binoli.com (a site that offers very cheap package tours)

The Germany train website:
http://www.bahn.com
On Saturdays and Sundays there is a special ticket called "Schoenes Wochenendticket" (Happy weekend ticket) which costs 37Euro and is valid for 5 persons for a whole day.


Do I need a Visa?

To quote one of my favorite scenes from “My name is Earl”, when they’re trying to go to Mexico: “We don’t need a Visa! We’re Americans!”. Well, the same applies here. Some-one may want to double-check this, but I’m pretty sure you just fill out your white and green waivers on the plane.


Accomendations in Bochum

First of all, we would try to have a few players coming over here to crash at our (European players) places, like we did in the past. We’ll try to reserve that for those without families and low on cash (students, etc.). Please not that I personally am not from Bochum. I’m from 3 hours away, and will stay in a hotel myself. Otherwise I would have taken a lot of you guys in.

Here are some of the Hotels in the area of the tournament location. We recommend the first 2.

Acora Hotel und Wohnen Bochum
Nordring 50
44787 Bochum

http://www.acora.de

Price range: 70 Euro /night for a double room
16min walk or 1 stop with the metro U35 to the tournament location.
10-15min walk or 2 stops to main station / city centre.

That’s where I’m staying with my girlfriend and a dozen Danish Vikings.
Good reputation on trip advisor. I’m working on a special deal.


Aleppo Hostel
Nordring 30
44787 Bochum

http://hotel-aleppo.de/

Price range: 52 Euro /night for a double room or 22 Euro per person in a 5-7 person room
16min walk or 1 stop with U35 to the tournament location.
10-15min walk or 2 stops to main station / city centre.

This is where DDM, Tamas Papp and other stayed recently. It’s 2 minutes from the Acora Hotel above, and players can walk to the tourney location together.


IBIS Hotel
Universitaetsstrasse 3, 44789 Bochum
Kurt-Schumacher-Platz 13-15, 44787 Bochum

http://www.accorhotels.com

Price range: 49 Euro /night for a double room
Located at Bochum main station (actually there are two of them, one at the front entrance, and one at the backside). 3 stops with U35 to the tournament location.


Formule 1 Hotel Bochum Nord Ost Riemke

Cruismannstr 39
44807 Bochum-Riemke

http://www.accorhotels.com

Price range: 32 Euro /night for a double room
3 stops with U35 to the tournament location
6 stops with U35 to main station / centre
Very cheap and basic hotel. Interesting experience, but not for those with weak heart.


Hotel Plaza
Hellweg 20
44797 Bochum

http://www.plaza-bochum.de

Price range: 90 Euro /night for a double room and 40 Euro for single room
I have no information about this hotel, but its 2min away from the main station.
3 stops with U35 to the tournament location..


If you are travelling with family, the following might be worth to check out:

Centerparcs Hochsauersand
http://www.centerparcs.com/EN/US/villag ... hsauerland

Price Range: 250-400 Euro for a 4-6 person bungalow.
This is a 2 hours drive away from the tournament, but your family would be happy and occupied. This is especially interesting, if there are more families, which want to stay together. The aqua parc rocks (for kids)! Just an example, I may find something closer or better.


Sightseeing in Germany

So, what’s to see in Bochum, or in Germany in general? Bochum itself has not too much to offer. They have the University, and Angelo gave us to tour there once. That was very interesting, and I hope he can do it again for you guys. Bochum is also famous for showing the musical Starlight Express for the past 200 years or so. That’s about it (Angelo will kill me, if he reads it).

The surrounding cities are more interesting imho, and Bochum is in the center of it. Check out the following thing you could do near Bochum:

Cologne
http://www.koeln.de/cologne_tourist_information
This is a must-see city. The huge gothic style dome is one of the most impressive buildings in the World. The old town is also worth a visit, and the Cologne mentality is just crazy cool.

Duesseldorf
http://www.duesseldorf.de/en/index.shtml
Beautiful city directly located at the Rhine. The so called “longest bar in the World” is something you have to see. Over a mile long they have bars, pubs and clubs one after another in the old town.
You’ll also find some Oktoberfest style pubs there, if we don’t get to do the real thing.

Essen
http://essen.de/en/Aktuell/PortalAktuell_E.jsp
This is where the annual game fair is at.

Essen Spiel Messe
http://www.internationalespieltage.de/e000.php4
This is the German answer to GenCon with a little San Diego Comic Con thrown in. For the comic freaks among you, you may be able to get autographs from some American artists more easy than in the States, simply because people don’t know the guy so much here. The gaming halls are very interesting. This is a huge place, and also something your family will enjoy.
The Essen Spiel fair is running from 18-21 October 2012.

Oberhausen
http://www.centro.de/english.html
There’s a huge shopping mall not to far from Bochum. You guys practically invented shopping malls this size, so I’m not sure how interesting this is for you. Your spouses would probably be pretty happy, although you need to consider your budget in that case. Might be worth it, if they leave you to play cards in peace. You can always file for chapter 12 when you’re back home. ;)
Anyway, my girlfriend offered to take the girls there, so I’m in the same boat.
They also have some nice shows and musicals going on there. It’s worth a visit.

Rhine Boat Tour
http://www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/en/ ... t-charter/
They offer everything from a 1-2 hour tour for 10 Euro to day trips for 50-100 Euro. Some of these cruises show you the most beautiful scenery along the river Rhine. I would look up some other sites, if this is of interest.

Frankfurt
http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.p ... e=hp_flash
This city is farther away (approx. 3 hours from Bochum), but you might fly in there, since it’s got one of the biggest international airports.

Franskfurt Book Fair
http://www.buchmesse.de/en/fbf/
If you (or maybe the missus) are into any kind of books, then you might want to check out one of the largest (or maybe the largest) book fair in the World. Many authors are there to sign or preview their latest novels.
The Frankfurt Book fair is running from 10-14 October 2012.

Oktoberfest in Munich
http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/article/Ab ... +FAQs/751/
Munich is actually quite a bit away, so this might be a bit too much. Since I know that you expect us all to wear Lederhosen and eat Bratwurst with Sauerkraut all day anyway, you might want to make the extra trip though. It might also be impossible to get tickets for this. But like I mentioned earlier, we will visit at least an Oktoberfest style pub otherwise.
The Oktoberfest is running from 22 September to 7 October 2012.


Summer or October?

That’s the tough question. So far, we have planned it all for October, since this would probably be the least expensive travel period for you guys to come over here. In my experience the flight prices are approx. 30% more expensive in the summer. If money is your primary issue, you might prefer the fall. During summer on the other hand, you do have more possibilities to travel within Europe, especially since the weather is nicer. The PC may put this up for a vote, but for now please check flight possibilities from your next major airport for summer and this fall (2011) to compare.

For me, it would be helpful to know how many of you intend to come to Euro Worlds,,if you’d bring any family, and how much time you would want to spend here. Please enter your names here to give me a first idea: http://www.doodle.com/muri8tsp9xig5te5


The options

Depending on how many weeks you would be able to stay here, we could offer a couple of suggestions on what to do. Here are a few examples based on the planned October date:

Option 1: One week Germany trip

This would be the basic option, and the minimum to do. Fly in to arrive on Wednesday the 10th October, maybe visit the Frankfurt Fair and otherwise settle in and meet the European guys on Thursday, play at Euro Worlds the whole weekend. The week after that we could arrange some day trips for you guys to visit Cologne, Duesseldorf, Oberhausen, and the Essen Spiel Fair. Then you go back.

Option 2: Two week Germany trip

This would be similar to option 1, but you’d fly in around the 4th or 5th October to participate in the last days of Oktoberfest in Munich, the book fair in Frankfurt, and end around 20th October with the Essen Spiel fair. Next to Cologne, Duesseldorf and Oberhausen, I would also recommend a day cruise on the Rhine. Maybe also some other day trip to another nearby country.

Option 3: Two week Euro trip

If you are here for 2 or more weeks, you might want to make the most of it. I’ve done a lot of travelling through Europe on business and for fun, and we could work out a travel route to take you to a couple of European countries within 2 weeks. The rough plan would be Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Venice (Italy), Pisa (Italy), and maybe Switzerland. This would be my favorite thing to do with you guys. I did this tour recently with my girlfriend, and she agreed that it would be a splendid thing to do with and to show any visitors. It is more cost intensive than the other options though.
I can work some small wonders and show you lotsa stuff in relative short time, and for relatively few money, but we’d still have to go from place A to B. Even if it only takes 50-100 Euro, it will add up.

Option 4: To each his own

You guys would chose whatever flight would be most convenient for you, and wherever you end up at, I’ll get you in contact with the European flight leader there. They are all very helpful and I’m sure they would show you their respective cities. Richard in Paris, the Vikings in Copenhagen, the Berlin guys in Berlin, myself for Hannover, etc. You may also be able to crash at some-one’s place.
This would be the low cost option, but we’d probably not be together.


What does it cost?

“The price depends on what it costs!” as they so smartly told me in Russia once. 
I really need some (any) idea of how many people wish to come over here, and how long they would stay. If most of you can barely scratch together enough money for the flight, we don’t have to look at option 3. This is meant as no offense. I know there are several students who wish to come, and of course they are lower on cash than a 42 year old bastard who’s worked for 25 years already. ;)
We’ll try to find a way to help you all. Maybe we’ll do 2 groups.

As a very, very rough estimate, you can calculate:

500-800 Euro for the flight (this depends on from where to where of course)
30 Euro per night/person for hotels
40-80 Euro to get from one place to another by train
10-20 Euro to eat dinner somewhere

Again, this is only to give you anything. There’s always the Joe Olson-“Take no prisoners” way. Him and his wife Ali slept one or two weeks on the train (not in a sleeping wagon mind you) and made the most of their visit for basically no money at all. My deepest respect for that (and that from some-one who went by train from Germany to Shanghai). ;o)


What do you tip in Germany?

I personally give a tip of 10%, and that’s already generous. Many people just go the Professor way, and round up. We tip in restaurants, and when taxi/cap driving. We don’t tip in hotels (for making up the room).


Is it dangerous?

Not really. As in any city around the World you should watch your wallet, especially when entering a subway. All the above mentioned places are relatively safe though. These are the regular West German cities. Some-one joked about the “Hostel” movies recently. There’s none of that going on of course.
Nor are you likely to run into a horde of psychotic neo nazi killers with “hate” tattooed on their forehead. Just thought I’d let you know.


Huge thank you for Euro Worlds

As you might have seen, we did honorary tournaments for James Paul Booker and Casey Anis. There were a lot more honorary tourneys planned, but with all the planned regional and national qualifiers we just cannot squeeze any more in. So, I want to take this opportunity to thank you guys.

I really wanted to have the Brad Eier tourney, but hopefully I can shake hands and say thank you over here. Bas van Zuilen from the Netherlands would have been the only European honorary. He gave us prize support en masse by donating hundreds of rare cards. Even Fitzgerald (Papa Lorax) and Alden Peterson (_maul) were supposed to have a tourney in their honor. The lord of the dead, Garret Larson (deadbody) was giving us a pretty hard time in the beginning, but at least he made it possible that we reach a compromise. Thanks for that, man.

The list goes on and on. Thanks to all you guys for being involved in Euro Worlds somehow:
Brian Hunter, Justin Stratton (Nitsuij), Adam Howland (Jedi Master Adams), Matt Thornton (Bren Derlin), Michael Richards (mr007 agent), Geoff Dearing (gdearing), Michael Erisman, Throdo, Stenberg, Stephen1185, Jeeps, and many more. Don’t be mad, if I forgot some-one.

And last but not least to Chris Schoenthal and Advocate for making this possible.

Hope to see y’all over here!


Chris Menzel
Euro Emperor and Euro Champ 2010

:emp:


Chris (Euro Emperor) Menzel
Hannover - Germany

Image Image

User avatar
Shadow 14
Retired Advocate
Posts: 9009
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 3:29 am
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Shadow 14 »

Please enter your name here, if you plan to come:

http://www.doodle.com/muri8tsp9xig5te5

Just as a first idea. I know that nobody can say with 100% certainty yet.
Chris (Euro Emperor) Menzel
Hannover - Germany

Image Image

_maul
Reflections Gold
Reflections Gold
Posts: 5682
Joined: June 16th, 2004, 9:10 pm
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by _maul »

Yes! This is awesome.

I am likely going to be working in Germany either summer or fall next year. If it's in the fall, I am 100% going to go to this :) Might have to borrow decks again though Angelo ;)

I second the Cologne recommendation. Even if you just take the train there (which is actually a comparatively interesting train ride through a lot of "real" Germany, which should be interesting for most Americans) from Bochum, get out and look at the cathedral, I think it's worth it. Especially if you haven't actually been into a massive cathedral before - you get out of the train station and BAM it's right there. There is also plenty to do in Cologne other than that, as Shadow 14 said, it is a really neat city.

Düsseldorf is also a really neat city. I spent a full day wandering around and looking at things when I was there. Really nice atmosphere and a cool city on the Rhine.

And the venue is really, really cool.

User avatar
Yoda007
Member
Posts: 1339
Joined: November 1st, 2002, 3:57 am
Location: Hungary

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Yoda007 »

I wonder who they found for this...
Count me in! :)
Tamas Papp

"Oh come on! How could playtesting results have a greater weight in this discussion than pure opinions?!
What’s the point of this forum if you rather believe in people who tested those cards instead of people who just know?" -BW

revdionysus
DS Region: Naboo
DS Region: Naboo
Posts: 343
Joined: January 26th, 2008, 3:32 pm
Location: London, United Kingdom

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by revdionysus »

Will players from Australia or Asia get a bye as well (together with the Americans)?

My brother is from Singapore and would contemplate coming. I've resided in London for the last 2 years, but still am still a Singaporean technically. :-D

And thanks for all the tour itineraries. I've visited Germany mainly in the East and South side, looking forwards to checking out the areas you mentioned. Beautiful country :-D

Zenith
LS Region: Toola
LS Region: Toola
Posts: 2122
Joined: October 24th, 2009, 11:16 am
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (Toola)

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Zenith »

Shadow 14 wrote: Byes and qualifiers

All the European players, who wish to participate in Day 2 of Euro Worlds have to win a qualifier event (or have the Bye passed down to them, if the winners are already qualified). You have to qualify on Day 1 otherwise. “Bye” basically means you don’t have to play on Day 1.

All non-European players do not have to qualify on Day 1. They are automatically playing in Day 2.
They do have to pay the entry fee of course, but that’s it. “US players” in the text here usually includes the Australian guys (James, Kyle, and whoever else wants to come) and the one random guy sitting in Asia and wanting to play!
-Morten Iversen

Zenith - Team Copenhagen (Retired)

revdionysus
DS Region: Naboo
DS Region: Naboo
Posts: 343
Joined: January 26th, 2008, 3:32 pm
Location: London, United Kingdom

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by revdionysus »

ah thanks, cool. I actually know of more players in Australia (Melbourne) too who are active now and then. Can't wait till Swccg Oktoberfest! :-D

User avatar
Shadow 14
Retired Advocate
Posts: 9009
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 3:29 am
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Shadow 14 »

Yep, get your Aussie butts (or Asian ones ;) ) over here.

You are all auto qualified and more than welcome. There's Bratwurst, too.

Chris
Chris (Euro Emperor) Menzel
Hannover - Germany

Image Image

User avatar
Shadow 14
Retired Advocate
Posts: 9009
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 3:29 am
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Shadow 14 »

revdionysus wrote:ah thanks, cool. I actually know of more players in Australia (Melbourne) too who are active now and then. Can't wait till Swccg Oktoberfest! :-D
Try to get in touch with James Sparkes and Kyle Mclean. They're both from Melbourne, and expressed interest in coming, too. I met them there once, and they are nice blokes!! Give my best to them.
Chris (Euro Emperor) Menzel
Hannover - Germany

Image Image

User avatar
mr007agent
Member
Posts: 6853
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 1:43 pm
Location: South Houston, TX
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by mr007agent »

Shadow 14 wrote:Try to get in touch with James Sparkes and Kyle Mclean. They're both from Melbourne, and expressed interest in coming, too. I met them there once, and they are nice blokes!! Give my best to them.
I talk to Kyle regularly and he is trying to make it.
Michael Richards
Rogue 84
PC Volunteer
Shadow 43 - Dantooine Flight Leader
http://omega.uta.edu/~mhr7680/dantooineswccg.html
-007-
ImageImage

User avatar
Shadow 14
Retired Advocate
Posts: 9009
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 3:29 am
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Shadow 14 »

That's cool. I can imagine you guys getting along. ;)
Chris (Euro Emperor) Menzel
Hannover - Germany

Image Image

User avatar
FlorisV
Member
Posts: 2889
Joined: July 13th, 2003, 10:21 pm
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by FlorisV »

The guys that don't make it to day 2...is there a separate tournament for them as well?
http://www.mymero.com

Ryloth Region
ImageImage

User avatar
Shadow 14
Retired Advocate
Posts: 9009
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 3:29 am
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Shadow 14 »

If there's enough players, I might set something up.
You should be qualified by then though, Floris.

The last 2 tourneys you did rather well, and had to leave early. I feel your pain, dude.
The next tourneys won't be insane 8 games tourneys, so you should make it there.

Cheers
Chris (Euro Emperor) Menzel
Hannover - Germany

Image Image

User avatar
FlorisV
Member
Posts: 2889
Joined: July 13th, 2003, 10:21 pm
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by FlorisV »

Shadow 14 wrote:If there's enough players, I might set something up.
You should be qualified by then though, Floris.

The last 2 tourneys you did rather well, and had to leave early. I feel your pain, dude.
The next tourneys won't be insane 8 games tourneys, so you should make it there.

Cheers
Thanks for the vote of confidence Chris and if I fail, I probably can play some casual games with Gosse or other players...so no worries, I just wondered how many guys normally don't make it into day 2?
http://www.mymero.com

Ryloth Region
ImageImage

User avatar
puck71
Member
Posts: 12897
Joined: February 17th, 2008, 8:59 pm
Location: St. Paul, MN
GEMP Username: puck71

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by puck71 »

FlorisV wrote: I just wondered how many guys normally don't make it into day 2?
Recently it's been 0, but it depends on day 1 turnout.
John Anderson
Proofing, Tournament Committee, GEMP Team

User avatar
FlorisV
Member
Posts: 2889
Joined: July 13th, 2003, 10:21 pm
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by FlorisV »

puck71 wrote:
FlorisV wrote: I just wondered how many guys normally don't make it into day 2?
Recently it's been 0, but it depends on day 1 turnout.
I usually end up in the middle, winning half, losing half...that should make me safe then?
And of course I am planning to peak at the right moment in SW CCG history...:-D
I just fear that my buddy Gosse might end up a lot lower, just like last time...
http://www.mymero.com

Ryloth Region
ImageImage

User avatar
Shadow 14
Retired Advocate
Posts: 9009
Joined: October 30th, 2002, 3:29 am
Location: Hannover, Germany
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by Shadow 14 »

Like I said, you should be save, especially since you and Gosse attend many tourneys.

I will try to run as many qualifier as it takes to get all those who show real initiative (as you two do) qualified for day 2.
Chris (Euro Emperor) Menzel
Hannover - Germany

Image Image

User avatar
DDM
Member
Posts: 4567
Joined: April 3rd, 2003, 6:00 am
Location: Milano (Italy)
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by DDM »

Or you can save yourself some money and bribe the head judge. :P
SirYoda wrote:I suggest we ban all creatures.
Or better yet, just ban DDM from playing creatures.

User avatar
FlorisV
Member
Posts: 2889
Joined: July 13th, 2003, 10:21 pm
Location: Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by FlorisV »

DDM wrote:Or you can save yourself some money and bribe the head judge. :P
Spoken like a true Italian...oh wait, you were French, right? ;)
http://www.mymero.com

Ryloth Region
ImageImage

User avatar
DDM
Member
Posts: 4567
Joined: April 3rd, 2003, 6:00 am
Location: Milano (Italy)
Contact:

Re: Euro Worlds Info

Post by DDM »

25 years in Italy influence you ... a lot. :P
SirYoda wrote:I suggest we ban all creatures.
Or better yet, just ban DDM from playing creatures.

Post Reply

Return to “2012 World Championships - Oct. 12-14”