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Welcome Tournament 2016
« on: May 16, 2016, 03:12:10 am »
Last year we had a hugely successful Tournament to introduce new members to Carcassonne - A Welcome Tournament.  One member went on to Win the Carcassonne Central World Cup a few months later!

The idea was to have players who are new to the forum and have NOT entered a major tournament here on Carcassonne Central before.

It was a great way for new members to learn the ropes and get used to scheduling games and learning to use JCloisterZone & the chatroom.

I've already had one request to take part and I know there are several forum members who have yet join a tournament; so now is an ideal time organizing Welcome Tournament 2016!

Like last year, the format will be dependent on the number of players.

Currently the only entry requirement is that you have NOT entered a tournament or league on Carcassonne Central before.

Let me know below, if you're interested!

Entry will be open for a few weeks; so Dan and other members can convince people at the UK Games Expo to join up and take part.

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« Last Edit: May 21, 2016, 03:19:56 am by Decar »

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2016, 11:53:51 am »
I would urge anyone who is thinking about signing up to take part in this to do so! You don't need to be an expert player but it's likely that your playing skill will improve as you play against others and pick up a few tips along the way. This isn't even the point though as it's more about meeting other new forum member and learning your way around Carcassonne Central in the process.

The last welcome tournament was a great success, and was enjoyed by everyone who took part! It's free to join up to, and you don't even need to leave the comfort of your sofa to join in on the action! What have you got to lose? :) :(y)

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 12:33:41 pm »
And who knows you might win......
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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 12:57:51 pm »
Hello all, great idea! I've never been in a Carcassonne tournament before, and I think this is a great way to get started. I have several questions though: will we have to host the games ourselves or will someone else act as a host? Also, what is the most likely time that we will have the tournament, I have to go upstate next week, and then to Washington after that. Plus, It's over to Europe in early August, (Prague, and then 1 day in Germany!!!). Lastly, will there be any sort of prize (Just curious >:D)?
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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 01:04:23 pm »
And who knows you might win......

Somebody has to I suppose. The competition was pretty weak last time as I remember... ;)

@karkids: I can't say for sure but I would expect there to be other people who are willing to host on your behalf if you're unable to host games yourself. I certainly am, and I'm sure Decar will be too. With regards to timings, you play your games as and when is mutually convenient for you and your opponent(s) so travelling shouldn't be a problem as long as you'll have an internet connection (and some free time) wherever you are.

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 01:32:56 pm »
Dan,
I'll let you take that up with Merlin and Rich_the _Fish. 

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 01:36:12 pm »
Hi karkids - Thanks for putting your name down!

Games are usually played over a period of time suitable for everyone, not just on one day like physical tournaments.  Timezones are sometimes a problem, but as Dan said working out when's suitable for everyone to play is part of the learning process.  Most games are 1v1 so scheduling isn't too difficult.  Communication is key - basically if you can let people know if you're going to be away then everyone's happy to wait.

We can help you setup your router at home so you can host games, otherwise I'm happy to help host games (as is Dan - Thanks Dan!)

You can see Halfling's prizes from last year here:
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1920.msg32303#msg32303

Everyone who took part had a commemorative tile & a Klaus-Jürgen Wrede signed tile and a postcard.
(Halfling did I send you a postcard?)
Our top 3 seats won copies of Windrose I and Halfling one that rather fancy looking trophy for winning the tournament!

Kettlefish was kind enough to donate the prizes for us, but I'm pretty low on KJW signed goodies at the moment - but Essen isn't far away; hopefully I can convince him to sign a few things for us!

Hope that answers your questions!

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2016, 01:44:22 pm »
Thanks a lot guys, that definitely helped me, especially about the timing!

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 01:51:42 pm »
Hi Decar,

Yes I did indeed get a meeple postcard, and stickers.  A wonderful batch of goodies which was a total surprise.

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 02:08:19 pm »
Dan,
I'll let you take that up with Merlin and Rich_the _Fish.

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2016, 10:01:59 pm »
Well, I would enter, but as made the last place in the P&D League, I'm obviously unable to attend here... ;-)

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2016, 01:20:16 am »
seeing as i haven't entered a league/comp yet, i'd love to give this a shot. I'm in!
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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2016, 01:32:11 am »
Hello! I would like to play  :)

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2016, 01:47:36 am »
Welcome Olga & Clownfeet!


I just sent a quick private message to the following forum members:
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They are on the Waiting List so I thought I would redirect them here to make sure they don't miss out.  ;)
   
« Last Edit: May 18, 2016, 01:49:17 am by Jéré »

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Re: Welcome Tournament 2016
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2016, 01:52:50 am »
Thanks Jéré!


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