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Euro Worlds – Tournament Schedule 2012

Date: 12-14 October 2012 (Friday -Sunday)

Tournament Address:
Zu Den Vier Winden
Hofsteder Strasse 94
44809 Bochum
http://www.zu-den-vier-winden.de/

Tournament Director Day 1: Angelo Consoli (gravityshadow@yahoo.de)
Tournament Director Day 2 & 3: Chris “Euro Emperor” Menzel (cmenzel@hadewe.de)
Judge: Your honor David “DDM” Destefanis (elayne_trackand@hotmail.com)
Day 3 coverage: Stefaan “Irol” Lambrecht (stefaanlambrecht1974@yahoo.com)

Schedule

Day 0 (Thursday - 11 October 2012)

Thursday Evening Warm Up Tournament
Event Start: 21:00
Entry Fee: 10 Euro
Number of Games: 4
Tournament Style: Swiss Constructed (all V-Cards allowed)
Ranking/Pairing System: Differential
Requirements: No decklists required, open to all players
Number of Euro World Byes: 2


Day 1 (Friday - 12 October 2012)

Cube Draft Tournament
Event Start: 12:00 noon
Entry Fee: 10 Euro
Number of Games: 4
Tournament Style: Swiss Constructed (all V-Cards allowed)
Ranking/Pairing System: Differential
Requirements: No decklists required, open to all players
Special Note: Cubes provided by Ralf Wachowiak, Kristian Lund and DDM (thanks)
Number of Euro World Byes: 2

Worlds Day 1 Open Format Tournament
Event Start: 16:00
Entry Fee:[/b) 30 Euro (20 Euro if you were registered till 26th September)
Number of Games: 4
Tournament Style: Swiss Constructed (all V-Cards allowed)
Ranking/Pairing System: Differential
Requirements: Decklists required, open to unqualified players only!
Number of Euro World Byes: 50% will proceed to Day 2

Y2K (Alternate Format) Tournament
Event Start: 16:00
Entry Fee: 5 Euro
Number of Games: 4
Tournament Style: Swiss Constructed (only cards till Tatooine expansion)
Ranking/Pairing System: Differential
Requirements: No deck lists required. Minimum of 8 players required. No Byes for this.

Worlds Team Tournament
Event Start: 20:00
Entry Fee: 20 Euro per team
Number of Games: 4
Tournament Style: Swiss Constructed (all V-Cards allowed)
Ranking/Pairing System: Differential
Rules: 2 players will build one team. One play DS and one plays LS. Total results count.
Requirements: No decklists required, open to all players
Number of Euro World Byes: 2


Day 2 (Saturday - 13 October 2012)

Worlds Day 2 Tournament
Registration Start: 10:00 – 10:45 am
Tournament Start: 11:00 am
Entry Fee: 30 Euro
Special Note: Entry fee is for expected 40 players. Players from Day 1 have to pay for Day 2.
Number of Games: 8
Tournament Style: Swiss Constructed (all V-Cards allowed)
Ranking/Pairing System: Strength of Schedule
Requirements: Decklists required, open to players qualified for Day 2 only!
Number of Byes: Top 8 players will advance to Day 3

The tournament will start at 11:00 am. Please be prepared, have decklists ready, and be registered by 10:45 am latest. This is the World championship.


Day 3 (Sunday - 14 October 2012)

Worlds Day 3 Tournament

Registration Start: 10:00 am for deck check

Round 1 Start (8 players): 11:00 am (2 games of 1:30 hours per game)

Round 2 Start (4 players): 14:00 pm (2 games of 1:30 hours per game)

Round 3 Start (2 final players): 17:00 pm (no time limit)

Entry Fee: None
Special Note: Entry fee is free. Games will be 1:30 minutes each. Higher seed chooses first.
Number of Games: 3 rounds (of 2 games) – each player plays both sides in elimination.
Tournament Style: Match Play (all V-Cards allowed)
Ranking/Pairing System: Elimination
Requirements: Decklists required, open to Top 8 players from Day 2 only!
Number of Byes: Top 2 players will play the final confrontation.

Day 3 Match play elimination event. Only the Top 8 from Day 2 can play. No additional entry fee.
Higher seed chooses first means, player 1 plays against player 8 in first round and chooses the side (DS/LS) he plays first. The Consolation Tourney for all others who did not “make” Day 3.
We could use some help with running the consolation tourney. Potential helper can still play.

Prize Structure for Worlds Day 3 match play tournament:

1st place 1.000 Euro
2nd place 500 Euro
3rd place 250 Euro
4th place 250 Euro
5th to 8th place 100 Euro

All Top 8 finishers will receive trophies.
There will be some smaller prizes (Rare Cards, Foils, etc) plus some extra special extra prices (like PC store credit, etc). for the consolation event and the events on Day 1.

Consolation Tournament
Event Start: 12:00
Entry Fee: 10 Euro
Number of Games: 4-6
Tournament Style: Swiss Constructed (all V-Cards allowed)
Ranking/Pairing System: Differential
Requirements: No decklists required, open to all players.


More information on the tournaments

Thursday Evening Warm Up Tournament

This will be a regular constructed tournament for all early arrivers on Thursday evening. Angelo will host it, and we will give 2 Byes out for this.


The Cube

The cube is basically Star Wars drafting for 10 people.
The rules and FAQ can be found here:
http://www.starwarsccg.org/index.php?op ... 30&t=22108

All 3 cubes are closed, which means that no more players will be able to play in the draft. The byes were handed out accordingly, and the players were shuffled afterwards, so that all the Vikings can massacre each other. I had to put the lonely Belgium and American guys into the German and Viking cubes, but I hope they will enjoy it anyway (especially Veez with the Viking madness)!

Zee German Cube

1) Chris Menzel
2) Enno Haede
3) Florian Illner
4) Gregor Karbstein
5) Henry Mittenzwey
6) Julien de Vos (Bye for Day 2 from cube 1)
7) Marvin Tegler
8) Nico Sauer
9) Ralf Wachowiak
10) Stephan Drewel (Bye for Day 2 from cube 1)

The Viking Cube

1) Casper Jorgensen
2) Emil Wallin
3) Gunnar Brandén (Bye for Day 2 from cube 2)
4) Jesper Gravesen
5) John Veasey
6) Jon Holtet
7) Kristian Lund
8) Kristoffer Hedlund
9) Pär Birgander
10) Tobias Bukkehave


DDMs Cube of Madness

1) Dan Price
2) David Destefanis
3) Dennis Hes
4) Frans Zwiers (Bye for Day 2 from cube 2)
5) Javier Barrio (Bye for Day 2 from cube 3)
6) John Moorley
7) Kevin Jaap
8) Marc Nickels
9) Massimiliano Colussi (Bye for Day 2 from cube 3)
10) Tamas Papp



Day 1 Open Format

Only players who don’t have a Bye for Day 2 already can play in this tournament. Players who did not manage to qualify in the cube tournament at 12:00 can try their next chance for a Bye here at 16:00. This is the big tournament for Day 1. The Top 50% of all participants will get a Bye for the next day.


Day 1 Y2K (Alternate Format) Tournament

Missing the old days? The Y2K tournament takes you back to late 2000, before the release of the Tatooine expansion. All the players who already have a Bye for Day 2 can play in this alternate format tournament. The Viking master of deck madness, Kristian (Schmukke) Lund with host this tourney, in which only cards from are all sets up until Reflections 2 and Third Anthology are allowed. That means everything released before Tatooine was released, so no V-cards and no Episode 1 cards.
Only allowed cards are cards from the following sets:

Premiere (1995)
A New Hope (1996)
Hoth (1996)
Dagobah (1997)
Cloud City (1997)
Jabba's Palace (1998)
Special Edition (1998)
Endor (1999)
Death Star II (2000)

Premiere Two-Player Game (1995)
Jedi Pack (1996)
The Empire Strikes Back Two-Player Game (1996)
Rebel Leaders pack (1997)
Official Tournament Sealed Deck (1998)
Enhanced Premiere (1998)
Enhanced Cloud City (1999)
Enhanced Jabba's Palace (1999)
Jabba's Palace Sealed Deck (2000)
Reflections II (2000)
Third Anthology (2000)
FOIL edition of allowed cards released in later sets (Reflection III) are also allowed.


Team Tournament

This is easy. Bulid a team of 2 players, and give yourselves a cool name (for example “Massacre Machine” or “Viking Squad 1”). One of player has a DS deck and the other a LS deck. This will be as a normal constructed tournament, only that one team plays against another team. The tourney will start at 20:00, so that 2 of the players, who did not qualify at the 16:00 Day 1 tourney have a last chance to get a Bye for the next day.


Day 2 “The big Worlds” Tournament

This is the big one. We will play 8 games, much like we did in recent years at the European Championships. After 8 games we will have a Top 8 according to strength of schedule.


Day 2 Cube Side Event

For those unlucky enough to not have qualified on Day 1, we will offer a side event. We would give you guys a cube to play a draft tournament, but there will be no tournament director for this. This will purely be for fun. No starting fee, no prizes, etc.


Day 3 “Top Worlds Players” Tournament

Day 3 Match play elimination event. Only the Top 8 from Day 2 can play. No additional entry fee.
Higher seed chooses first means, player 1 plays against player 8 in first round and chooses the side (DS/LS) he plays first. They will switch sides afterwards. Both games will last 1:30 hours each. After that round (2 games) 4 players from the 8 players will remain. These will proceed to the next round. The higher ranking player always gets to choose the first side he wants to play. After that round we only have final two remaining, and they will play the finals without time limit.


Day 3 Consolation Tournament

All the players that did not make the Top 8 (or 12) on Day 2 can play in this tournament. Any leftover players :-D from Day 1 are also allowed to play. This will probably be a 6 game tournament. There are NO deck lists required for this event, and the “nothing to lose” atmosphere is usually much more cheerful that the one for the Top players. ;)


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Mods, could we have this sticky, please.

The post with the Hotel Rates, too, please.
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Why do we have to wait until 11am to start on Day 3? If we're supposed to be there for 9:30, how can it take an hour and a half to check the decks?
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Because 80% of us will drink till 4 or 5 in the morning. :)

9:30 is entry and we will start to check decks at 9:45.

If it's Top 8 we will have a little over 1 hour to check decks, prepare live coverage, etc.
If it's Top 12 we will seped it up and do the first pairing at 10:00, so that you will get your plane at 7 pm. ;)
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Darren Pilbeam wrote:Why do we have to wait until 11am to start on Day 3? If we're supposed to be there for 9:30, how can it take an hour and a half to check the decks?
You won't wait, as I'll be top8 and you top9!
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Shadow 14 wrote:If it's Top 8 we will have a little over 1 hour to check decks, prepare live coverage, etc.
If it's Top 12 we will seped it up and do the first pairing at 10:00, so that you will get your plane at 7 pm. ;)
That's my point. When you have 16 decks to check you're planning to have an hour and a half to check them. But with 24 decks you're going to do it in 30 minutes???

And, yeah, I'm obviously concerned about the fact that with an 11am start I'd have to forfeit after round 2 if I got through, whereas without the unnecessarily late start I'd have the chance to play 3 rounds (as long as people don't drag their heels over their final turn and stretch each game out to 2 hours).
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That's the schedule, Darren.

If you make Top 8 (or 12), and you certainly have a chance, you will have to live with it.

Sorry, but I really cannot re-arrange an event of this magnitude for a single person.
This is really not meant to dis you in any way (in fact I pushed the schedule 1 hour earlier for you and any other potential early leavers), but there are many more things to consider than 1 players flight details.

I hope you can understand (and everybody else, that has a timing problem, too).
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I appreciate that, but why do we have to wait so long to start when we're all required to be there for 9.30?

If people choose to get very drunk and turn up with a hangover then that's their choice and their problem. Why do we have to have an unnecessary hour of sitting doing nothing?

And I'm not asking for it to be rearranged just to accommodate me. I'm sure there are other things to consider, but the timetable you've published says that you're prepared for the eventuality of a 10am start, so it looks like you've already considered and accounted for them. So why can't we just go with that start regardless of the number of players?

I just can't understand why we have one version of the timetable starting at 10 and another that HAS to start an hour later. That doesn't seem like you're being generous to the people who have to leave 'early'. It seems the exact opposite, and that those people are being deliberately - and unnecessarily - penalised when the timetable you've published allows for everyone to be better accommodated.
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Can't wait! I'm anxious to play my new version of TIE Bombers with Special Delivery (V), and my improved version of Operatives hiding on a Hidden Base (V) / Lose 15 Force on turn three please.

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Darren Pilbeam wrote:I appreciate that, but why do we have to wait so long to start when we're all required to be there for 9.30?

If people choose to get very drunk and turn up with a hangover then that's their choice and their problem. Why do we have to have an unnecessary hour of sitting doing nothing?

And I'm not asking for it to be rearranged just to accommodate me. I'm sure there are other things to consider, but the timetable you've published says that you're prepared for the eventuality of a 10am start, so it looks like you've already considered and accounted for them. So why can't we just go with that start regardless of the number of players?

I just can't understand why we have one version of the timetable starting at 10 and another that HAS to start an hour later. That doesn't seem like you're being generous to the people who have to leave 'early'. It seems the exact opposite, and that those people are being deliberately - and unnecessarily - penalised when the timetable you've published allows for everyone to be better accommodated.
Yes, I can give a very detailed answer to that.

Approx. 2 weeks ago I started with the detailed schedule and pushed for Top 12, because I figure that it's a one time only event for Europe and I want as many players as possible to have as much "real Worlds" fun as possible. I prepared the schedule and also send it to my masters in the Jedi council for final approvement.
The proposed schedule would be in effect regardless if Top 8 or 12:
Registration: 09:45
Deck Check: 10:00
Tournament Start: 11:00
Tournament end: 21:00 (or 23:00 if Top 12)

A little over 1 week ago a certain British gentlement I know finally decided that he also would go to Worlds, and let me know that he booked a flight for 7 pm.

Although the plans were all made, I didn’t want to screw the guy over, because if Top 12 got through and I stick to the schedule, the guy would not only maybe miss the last game, but maybe the last 2. So, stupid me (a 40+ year old guy that should know better than to try and please every-one), made this strange schedule we have now, which quite frankly gives me a headache.

So, you got it wrong, Darren. Not the schedule I have now is the better one.
I have no idea how I will manage the 30 minute deck check yet, if we make top 12, but I#ll gladly do it, so that you don’t miss your well booked bloody flight. You are welcome.

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Well why didn't you just say that earlier :) Detailed answers are much better than "because I said so" answers.
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On a related note, if I don't make Day 3 then I'll run the consolation tournament for you.
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DzSolid wrote:my improved version of Operatives hiding on a Hidden Base (V) / Lose 15 Force on turn three please.
What!? 15F drain in turn 3?? Is that possible with current Operatives rulings? Any decklist I can check to see how that's supposed to work?
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Darren Pilbeam wrote:Well why didn't you just say that earlier :) Detailed answers are much better than "because I said so" answers.
Because I now may have to explain to every-one else, why I rearrange the Worlds schedule for you, and not for them. ;)

In that regard, I tried to take into account all travel info I had from all players, and we planned the schedule around it. So, this is it, gentlemen. Hope you like it.

I also hope that you bring lots of friends on Day 1, so that we may make the Top 12 on Day 2.
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DzSolid wrote:Can't wait! I'm anxious to play my new version of TIE Bombers with Special Delivery (V)
MWAAHAHAH it will loose to my - rather ambitious, I'll admit - Local Uprising non-V on Alderaan!!

Of course, CPIv is going to be a tough match-up, but I have faith!
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I would also assume that since everyone day 3 will have their decks ready and being checked, that assuming things are done earlier, play will start earlier ...
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Is there somewhere I can read which cards that are included in The Cube?

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MasterJediAdam wrote:I would also assume that since everyone day 3 will have their decks ready and being checked, that assuming things are done earlier, play will start earlier ...
Yes, we will try to speed things up then.
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RegularOrdinarySwedishDude wrote:Is there somewhere I can read which cards that are included in The Cube?
I will try to create the cube in the next few days and post the list asap.

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I have just added more info on how the tournaments work in the first post above.

Don't forget to register in the doodle list on all events:
http://www.doodle.com/xa7xzag8y4g7egn3


The first Cube is closed. The 10 participants are…

Chris Menzel
Gunnar Brandén
Pär Birgander
Marvin Tegler
Gregor Karbstein
Frans Zwiers
Stephan Drewel
Kristoffer Hedlund
Dennis Hes
Ralf Wachowiak

If we have more interest, and some-one brings another cube, we might open another tournament at 12.
Gunnar, Frans or Stephan are not qualified. 2 of you will grab an easy Bye for this.
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