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Title: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 12, 2016, 09:13:43 AM
I was thinking the other night about new and/ or alternative styles of competition to keep things interesting for those of us who like to play each other online. All of the competitions we run at the moment are quite long-term commitments that depend on the availability of everyone else who is taking part and their ability/ willingness to organise their games. So I was trying to think of ideas for much shorter competitions, and would like to suggest the following simple idea for a complete (albeit small) tournament that could be run from start to finish in a single evening...


What’s so special about this competition?
The entire competition will be held in a single evening, on a previously agreed date and time. It will be a simple elimination style contest meaning that a win takes you immediately through to the next round and a loss means you’re out/ eliminated.


Who is it for?
Interested parties must pre-register on the forums to take part, provided of course that they will be free and able to take part on the date/ time of the competition. All that is required is a simple “I’m in” but this is especially important as places will be limited (8 or 16 plus a number of substitutes).


What if I miss the start?
All participants must be present in the chat room before the official start time. Anyone who isn’t present when the tournament begins will be replaced by a substitute player assuming there are any on hand to step in. If not, the absent player will get an automatic loss (therefore being eliminated) and their opponent will go through to the next round by default.


How do you decide who plays who?
Fixtures will be drawn at random (names out of a hat) and will not be disclosed prior to the start of the competition. As each game is finished, the scores are reported back via the chat room and the winner will go straight on to their next match if their next opponent has already been decided by the outcome of another match, or will wait in the chat room for it to finish if it hasn’t.


How is the winner decided?
The competition continues in this way (see above) until there are just two players left who will play the final game between them. The winner of this game wins the overall competition.


Will we be using expansions?
Matches will be base-game only with start player being selected at random (“Randomise seating order” checked). There’s no technical reason why expansions shouldn’t be included, but in order to fit the whole tournament into a single evening I’m suggesting we keep it simple for the time being.


Are there any restrictions on who can play?
All players are welcome, regardless of whether they are already taking part in an ongoing competition such as The Tower League or the Welcome Tournament. Or even if they’ve never taken part in any online competitions before.


What if I want to play but am not free on the specific date?
If successful, this format could be reused and perhaps even turned into a regular monthly tournament. If nothing else, it could be something for the regular competitive players to look forward to in the event of league delays or other slow times.


What if there aren’t enough players?
Depending on levels of interest, I would propose doing either an 8-player (3 wins to victory) or a 16-player (4 wins to victory) trial/ proof of concept. Whilst 16 players doesn’t seem very many, the fact that they must all be available to play on the same evening is guaranteed to limit participation to such an extent that even 8 may be difficult to arrange. Still, it’s got to be worth a try...


I’m keen to know people’s thoughts and suggestions on this before, if there are enough people willing to give it a go, running a trial one-day tournament at some point in early August. So please let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: jma03 on July 12, 2016, 09:57:08 AM

I think a fantastic idea.

I would like to participate in , but I think I have some limitations because of my work , which is usually evening.
but if my day off coincides with the date set for this tournament , ofcourse would be available.

and if I can not, I could go to the reserve list for the next round.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on July 12, 2016, 10:03:28 AM
It's a fun idea so I hope you get it off the ground, but unfortunately I won't be able to participate (at least for the first tournament) because I'm not available for the next six weeks.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on July 12, 2016, 10:22:08 AM
I think it's a great idea and I'd like to participate.
My only concern/restriction is that an evening in UK is an afternoon in my time zone, so a good time for me would be on the weekend. I understand many competitors need to work or would like to spend the weekend evenings with families and friends. If that is what prevents me from attending, that's totally fine.
By the way, how much competitors are there in Americas? I remember rfielder and monwil are also in Eastern Time Zone. Who else?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: MrNumbers on July 12, 2016, 12:27:03 PM
Good idea, and I am in, if the dates are right for me. One question regarding the rules: what if the game end in a draw? Replay?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on July 12, 2016, 01:51:08 PM
Sounds good, I like the idea and would no doubt participate if I was available. As already mentioned, it could be somewhat difficult to get enough players available for the start (particularly taking time difference into account). We'd also probably need to play at a reasonably similar speed, as a particularly long game could really delay the next round starting.

Another possibility could involve everyone playing say a couple of 3P or 4P games (and altering the groups for each game), with the winners then progressing to the next round / final? It would at least mean that all players would get a few games and would therefore get more game time, before no doubt being knocked out by more experienced players? These multiplayer games would be quicker than playing individual 2P games back to back, so a popular expansion could be always be used to boost tile count and add variety. I appreciate this is rather different to the proposed idea, but just thought I'd mention it.

Would the format used for the tournament at UK Expo work (similar to above?), or are we thinking of a more head to head battle? 
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Chuck on July 12, 2016, 10:01:00 PM
Sounds like fun!
Like the others, I'm in, depending on my availablility.
One suggestion to the idea of Rich: in a 4p game, i would recommend to let the winner and first runner up move onto the next game.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 13, 2016, 01:16:35 AM
Good response so far, thanks everyone.

I know it's short notice, but if there's enough availability we could try to run one this Sunday at 7pm UK time. In order to keep it as accessible as possible I think weekends are a good idea. And I chose 7pm UK time because it's not too late for those one or two hours ahead and not too early for those in the US/ Canada. If we aim for 8 players, the most anyone will play will be 3 games so if we assume an hour per game, the latest it would finish would be midnight in Latvia (UK time + 2 hours). If we can't do it this Sunday then we won't be able to do it until August as I'm away for the next two weekends.

In the event of a draw, the game would be replayed. I see no alternative.

I'm not against the idea of arranging a few multi-opponent games per se, but part of the purpose of this tournament is to provide some good head-to-head base-game competitive practice so I'd like to stick to 2-player games for the time being.

So, how about it? Anyone free this Sunday at 7pm (UK time)? First 8 players who can say for sure that they will be free then are in!

PS - I'm in! ;)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rosco on July 13, 2016, 02:24:14 AM
i will join but i will not be available for the next 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: khalidqasrawi on July 13, 2016, 03:12:21 AM
Sounds great.  I'm certainly in if I'm around on the chosen day.

 :red-meeple: kq
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 13, 2016, 03:30:09 AM
i will join but i will not be available for the next 3 weeks.

Sounds great.  I'm certainly in if I'm around on the chosen day.

 :red-meeple: kq

If you're not going to be available then you can't really sign up to this; herein lies the problem. In order for it to work, people need to be able to commit to the date/ time of the competition and then make sure they're there for it. All being well, it's something that can be repeated in future and if you're free then, you're more than welcome to join in. But for the time being at least, please only sign up to this if you know you're going to be free and able to participate on Sunday 17th July at 7pm (UK time)...
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: khalidqasrawi on July 13, 2016, 03:49:28 AM
If you're not going to be available then you can't really sign up to this; herein lies the problem.

The problem is me not reading the thread through.  I'll let you know if I can do Sunday 17.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on July 13, 2016, 03:56:07 AM
Great idea and it is worth trying! Maybe it is better to aim for 8 participants max (plus substitutes) for the first attempt but we'll see how it goes.

 :yellow-meeple:  I'm in!  :yellow-meeple:
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rosco on July 13, 2016, 04:15:04 AM
Dan - your message about the date was posted whilst my message was being typed so i didnt see it.  I will do one in the future.

Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on July 13, 2016, 05:28:51 AM
I would be up for it, but already have a Tower game scheduled for Sunday night. I'll see if I can get it re-arranged and will let you know if I'm free.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on July 13, 2016, 06:31:20 AM
Same as Rich, I would be up for it, but already have a Tower game scheduled for Sunday night. I'll see if I can get it re-arranged and will let you know if I'm free. (Yes, that is plagiarism. I copy-and-pasted what Rich put down.)
OK, now something different from Rich. Rich's Tower game has been re-arranged to Saturday. I still need to wait and see if I'm free on Sunday.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on July 13, 2016, 11:31:03 AM
... Rich's Tower game has been re-arranged to Saturday.
Looks like I'm in!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: khalidqasrawi on July 13, 2016, 11:42:49 AM
I'm now in.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Adrornalin on July 13, 2016, 12:02:28 PM
No matter what, I'm in. Sunday 7pm UK time suits me. Count me in to further daily tournaments also. Like the competition.  :red-meeple:
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: MrNumbers on July 13, 2016, 12:31:11 PM
Looks like we have rescheduled our game with ny1050220 and I can participate!

P.S. I suppose, this is "I am in" for ny1050220 too :)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on July 13, 2016, 12:51:00 PM
I suppose, this is "I am in" for ny1050220 too :)
It surely is!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 13, 2016, 02:52:16 PM
Awesome. :(y)

So, unless I'm mistaken we currently have the following players taking part:
Sub #1: Chuck

Have I missed anyone? If not, we have one space left which will go to the next person who can confirm their availability and willingness to take part. After that, places as substitutes will be offered to anyone else who still wishes to be considered and will be available in the event that someone with a place doesn't show.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Adrornalin on July 14, 2016, 02:49:51 AM
I think the number 8 is Chuck. In one of the first posts, he said he is in, depending on his availability. So he should be the first candidate to preserve the last space?! If so, we are ready to go! 8) I hope I am not going home after the very first knockout-stage  ;D
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Chuck on July 14, 2016, 11:44:14 AM
I'd rather opt in as a substitue, since I only can say on short notice, if I'll be free on sunday afternoon.
But thanks for your mentioning!  :(y)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 15, 2016, 01:32:10 AM
I'd rather opt in as a substitue, since I only can say on short notice, if I'll be free on sunday afternoon.
But thanks for your mentioning!  :(y)

Thanks Chuck. I've added you to the list as a sub.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Skane on July 15, 2016, 01:41:23 AM
I am in.

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Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 15, 2016, 05:52:11 AM
I am in.

Excellent. I've added you to the list... :(y)

Anyone else who still wishes to take part can put their name down as a sub and turn up on Sunday to see if there are any drop-outs.

See you on Sunday guys!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Chuck on July 17, 2016, 07:32:25 AM
Hey guys,
I hope everyone is going to show up, as I can't step in as a substitute.
My in-laws invited us for dinner, so I cant't take my laptop with me and start playing.... ;-D
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 17, 2016, 01:59:09 PM
I'm pleased to say that our first "Tournament in a Day" took place this evening and everything seemed to go surprisingly well! :)

All 8 of us met in the chat room and everyone was there on time. There was a LIVE! drawing of the fixtures after which we all went into our first games:

Game #1: danisthirty (90) vs ny1050220 (79)
Game #2: khalidq (94) vs Rich_The_Fish (88)
Game #3: Jere (89) vs Skane (79)
Game #4: MrNumbers (99) vs Adrornalin (81)

The winners of Games #1 and #2 (khalidq and I) met in Game #5 and the winners of Games #3 and #4 met in Game #6:

Game #5: khalidq (67) vs danisthirty (57)
Game #6: MrNumbers (110) vs Jere (96)

Meanwhile, the losers of Games #1 - #4 (apart from Adrornalin who went to bed with a hangover but was replaced by Leven who also happened to be in the chat room) got together for a 4-player game.

So, the final was between khalidq and MrNumbers, with a play-off for 3rd/ 4th taking place between Jere and I. Here are the final positions:

#1 - khalidq 8)
#2 - MrNumbers :D
#3 - Jere :)
#4 - danisthirty ::)


Huge congratulations to khalidq on his impressive victories! And thanks to everyone who took part for arriving on time and making it such a fun evening. Hopefully we'll be able to repeat this success again in August so watch this space! C:-) :(y)

PS - final scores in Games #7 and #8 were: khalidq (97) vs MrNumbers (81) & Jere (100) vs danisthirty (55) :o
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on July 17, 2016, 02:43:41 PM
Great success! Everybody was on time and keen to play. :)

...and congrats Master Khalid (y)

Can we consider this Monthly Tournament an official competition? I mean I could calculate Elo ratings for this after the current league.



Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 17, 2016, 09:43:43 PM
Can we consider this Monthly Tournament an official competition? I mean I could calculate Elo ratings for this after the current league.

Definitely not; my Elo is in free-fall as it is even without these results being taken into consideration! :-[

Seriously though, I don't see why they shouldn't be. Might it even be possible to have them added mid-competition so that the order of the games can be preserved? I'll leave it up to you in any case. :(y)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on July 17, 2016, 10:46:21 PM
Thanks for the games guys (and for organising things danisthirty).

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Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: khalidqasrawi on July 18, 2016, 02:14:06 AM
Thanks very much for organising.  It was a hard to keep concentrating for 3 games in a row but a thrill to win.  The games were all really hard.  Thanks so much for organising Dan - you are a star.  Looking forward to the next Tournament In A Day (TIAD?).

Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: jma03 on July 18, 2016, 02:35:42 AM
Congratulations to all guys !!
It is seen that there was a lot of fun !!
Well done Dan by the organization and the idea.
Congratulations to Khalidq for his victory !!
I hope to participate in one of them in a future.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on July 18, 2016, 03:17:52 AM
Elo update:
(participants sorted by finishing position)

1. khalidqasrawi1317+47
2. MrNumbers1358+4
3. Jéré1321+14
4. danisthirty1309-26
5. Rich_The_Fish1157-11
6. Skane1189-11
7. ny10502201145-8
8. Adrornalin1191-9
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 18, 2016, 03:48:39 AM
Elo update for Group B:
(participants sorted by finishing position)

1. Halfling1261+24
2. danisthirty1341-35
3. ny10502201151+13
4. monwil1171+3
5. Chuck1072-5

Elo update:
(participants sorted by finishing position)

1. khalidqasrawi1317+47
2. MrNumbers1358+4
3. Jéré1321+14
4. danisthirty1309-26
5. Rich_The_Fish1157-11
6. Skane1189-11
7. ny10502201145-8
8. Adrornalin1191-9

This explains why I still haven't gotten round to doing my 2016 Spare Bits Giveaway; I'm doing an Elo giveaway instead...
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Adrornalin on July 18, 2016, 04:24:26 AM
Congratulations to khalidq for winning the tournament 8) I'm looking forward to the next meet-up, hopefully being prepared a lot better than with a terrible hangover :-X Thanks everyone and cu in the chat.

PS: What is "Elo"?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: MrNumbers on July 18, 2016, 04:43:19 AM
PS: What is "Elo"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on July 18, 2016, 05:19:23 AM
PS: What is "Elo"?

It's basically a ranking/ rating system. If you win a game your score/ ranking/ rating goes up. If you lose a game, it goes down. The exact amount of points by which it increases or decreases depends on your opponent's rating. So, if you win against someone with a much higher rating than you, your rating increases (and their rating decreases) by much more than if you won against someone who was rated just a few points ahead of you, or even behind you.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 03, 2016, 08:11:55 AM
Hi everyone. :)

I know that August is a difficult month what with everyone being in their garden or having summer holidays, but since the “Tournament in a Day” for July went so well I wanted to try and arrange one for August too.

My vision is that this would be a repeat of July’s competition in that it would be base game only. Expansions could certainly be considered but it’s important to ensure that the tournament doesn’t finish too late for those who are an hour or two ahead of most of the rest of us. Even something simple like Inns & Cathedrals could add half an hour per game which delays the finish by an hour and a half in a 3-round competition. Mini expansions are something else that could be considered to add interest, but for now I’d prefer to keep it simple... C:-)

I’m going to assume a limit of 8 people, but if we have sufficient people on standby (substitutes) we could extend it to 16 and make it 4 rounds to victory. 8)

So, without further ado, the date I have in mind is... 14th August. Who’s in?


:blue-meeple: ME! :blue-meeple:
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: MrNumbers on August 03, 2016, 11:46:43 AM
For now it looks like I am in! :red-meeple:
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on August 03, 2016, 12:08:36 PM
Not sure yet, will confirm later.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 03, 2016, 01:58:39 PM
Same here. For now it looks like I am in. Please allow me to withdraw later or to be considered as a substitute.
Sorry I need to withdraw for the sake of lab work. :'(
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rosco on August 03, 2016, 02:05:14 PM
AARRGGHH
last time i was on hols, this time i am at work!!!
i start at 6 that day i think so if it was tofinish by 5pm gmt then i could play.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Adrornalin on August 05, 2016, 03:34:39 AM
 :(y) I'm in.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: rfielder on August 10, 2016, 04:20:37 AM
If Sunday Aug 14 is still the date, and if the timing works for us on the wrong side of the pond, we are in.   We finally have a Sunday free!

And YES, we will look at the Tower competition for this Sunday as well.....   :)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rich_The_Fish on August 10, 2016, 10:02:46 AM
Just to let you guys know, I'm not able to make this one. Have a good tournament.

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Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 10, 2016, 11:02:37 AM
Sorry guys, I think I need to bail out on this one. Looks like the our lab needs me this weekend.  :'(
I'll delete my previous post (if I can).
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on August 14, 2016, 02:55:17 PM
Still bit more than 1 hour from home (biking) but I' in!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 14, 2016, 04:12:21 PM
Still bit more than 1 hour from home (biking) but I' in!

Awesome. Less than 2 hours to go now...
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: rfielder on August 14, 2016, 04:16:10 PM
It is now Aug 14, 1200hrs EST/1700hrs GMT.  I have not seen any indication of a start time.

I assume the game for today is not happening?  In which case, we are headed out.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 14, 2016, 04:23:30 PM
Start time is the same time as last time which is 7pm UK time.

Sorry rfielder, I thought you had seen this in amongst the previous messages.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: MrNumbers on August 14, 2016, 04:27:15 PM
Unfortunately, plans have changed and I can't make it today. Good luck to all the participants!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 14, 2016, 04:57:05 PM
Unfortunately, plans have changed and I can't make it today. Good luck to all the participants!

:(

My laptop is playing up at the moment in that it is failing to recognise that it is plugged in and the battery is starting to run out. An amount of fiddling with the charger is usually required to get it to start charging again but it's a bit hit and miss and things aren't looking so good...

However, since it is currently looking like there are only going to be a few of us can I suggest that we play a weekly game?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: rfielder on August 14, 2016, 05:34:49 PM
Start time is the same time as last time which is 7pm UK time.

Sorry rfielder, I thought you had seen this in amongst the previous messages.
I checked, and count not find anything.  Sorry.

Maybe next time.  Have fun!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on August 14, 2016, 06:01:21 PM
Ok looks like a FAIL :(

Pity.

Anyway, I'm in the chatroom if someone wants to play.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 14, 2016, 06:02:12 PM
I'm trying to connect at the moment. Is anyone else having trouble?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 16, 2016, 11:48:14 PM
With just two of us available to play, Jere and I both went straight into the final of this month's Tournament in a Day (:@):

(http://www.dan.tehill.net/tinaD_aug.jpg)

So we both won! 8) :(y)

Am currently thinking about dates in September for the next one and don't have a preference as long as it isn't the 4th. So, if you have a preference between the 11th, 18th and 25th then please state it here otherwise I'll just pick one at random. >:D

:blue-meeple: Please note: start time will be 7pm UK time! :blue-meeple:
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on August 17, 2016, 04:57:31 AM
Congrats Dan for your "win" ! :)

My preference is the 11th because I'll be travelling for work the last 2 weeks of the month.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 17, 2016, 03:24:31 PM
Wow, fantastic game! Congratulations to both of you on your wins! ::)
I don't have a preference on the date in September. I'll be out of the country until the 7th, and I'll probably know my schedule after I'm back.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 23, 2016, 11:58:20 AM
Congrats Dan for your "win" ! :)

Thanks Jéré, and congratulations to you too. :(y)

This game was full of surprises for me. We started off fairly evenly but Jéré jumped at the opportunity to claim what ended up being a 15-point farm and had backed his farmer up with a second farmer on an adjacent farm before I’d even really thought about retaliating. Rather than face an uphill struggle to overcome a 2 – 0 farmer deficit I decided not to fight back for the farm as I could score more elsewhere with the required meeples. So I left him to it, eventually merging his two farmers onto the same farm to rob him of an extra 3 points he would have got for scoring one city twice.

It was obvious that both of us were making as many opportunities to trap each other as possible but I struggled to trap Jéré anywhere even though he seemed more willing than usual to claim the cloisters he drew. I wasn’t so fortunate and placed a risky meeple in a nice little city that had grown gradually even though both of us had ignored earlier opportunities to claim it. I needed a cfrr to complete it, but Jéré had killed it before the tile came along and I lost a meeple for 6 points in the process. ::)

With just one trapped meeple and no farmers down I wasn’t struggling to keep my score moving along and was especially pleased to draw a frrr tile just when I needed one to prevent Jéré from sharing a longish (10-point) road that I had been building since the start of the game. I then started a new farm on the left, claiming it once it had reached 2 cities. Jéré didn’t want me to have a farm of my own though, and once he’d gotten his own farmer onto it he then sought to take it outright with a second farmer. This didn’t seem worth it to me considering the size of the farm, and that it was his fifth farmer to go down with a fair few tiles left in the bag. I did my best to stop him from joining his second farmer, but he drew the required crfr with just a few tiles left to go and so ensured that I took a grand total of 0 farm points in doing so as I chose not to fight back here either. O:-)

It was strange having meeples to spare in a game against Jéré as he’s usually trapped them all in the first half of the game. So I enjoyed being able to carefully select what I claimed as the game drew to a close, knowing that there was no pressure to complete these features in order to get the meeples back. This was a luxury that Jéré couldn’t enjoy with his one spare meeple (his sixth was in a large but incomplete city that we were sharing). I claimed two cloisters late in the game, and another city too which made things seem pretty even. However, I still thought that Jéré would win overall, especially when he stole my little farm with his second farmer. However, my belief is that if he hadn’t done this and had left it tied that he could easily have scored more than 6 with the spare meeple and won the game. Apparently the farm was just too tempting! :)

Thanks again Jéré. :) :(y)

Any more opinions on when the next tournament in a day should be?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Decar on August 23, 2016, 06:33:36 PM
Maybe at the UK Meetup Rich the Fish has been trying to organize  ;)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ARabidMeerkat on February 04, 2017, 03:37:45 AM
Will we get another one of these going? This sounded like a great time, just a shame I couldn't be a part of it!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on February 04, 2017, 07:47:55 AM
I would also be super keen to try this again.

But being "interested" is not enough, we need people that actually show up when the tournament is live!  :o

Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on February 06, 2017, 01:55:08 AM
Will we get another one of these going? This sounded like a great time, just a shame I couldn't be a part of it!

If you're looking for some action. Go there: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=3150.0

I will start in less than 2 weeks.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 02, 2017, 09:22:47 AM
This was mentioned on the Slack channel today so I thought I'd look it up, and it turns out it's been almost a year since we ran this!

So...

Anyone up for a "Tournament in a Day" again this August?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 02, 2017, 11:09:45 AM
Yes if time permitting.
Given that I'm probably eliminated in the first round, it's probably gonna work for me.
I'll be in GMT+2 (Baarle-Hertog time, OK, that isn't very helpful, alright, Paris time) 13/08 to 31/08. But, I'm gonna rely on the wifi in the hotel. So, we definitely need a waiting list this time.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: thodekey on August 02, 2017, 11:57:45 AM
I'm at least interested in joining! ????
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: TheSteveAllen on August 02, 2017, 01:45:49 PM
Call me 'abacus'.  :(y)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 02, 2017, 02:06:26 PM
Call me 'abacus'.  :(y)

Ok Abacus.

Does this mean you want to take part?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: TheSteveAllen on August 02, 2017, 02:07:47 PM
You can count on it!  :(y)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 02, 2017, 03:04:19 PM
You can count on it!  :(y)
Good one!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: khalidqasrawi on August 02, 2017, 03:11:11 PM
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I'll play you all, if I'm not in Mar-a-logo!
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: MrNumbers on August 02, 2017, 10:57:41 PM
If timing is right, I will participate too ;)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Chooselife on August 03, 2017, 02:04:41 AM
I should be able to play working hours and evening next week.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on August 03, 2017, 02:21:39 AM
I might be in, depending on the date and as long as it's before Aug 22.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Chooselife on August 03, 2017, 02:40:06 AM
I might be in, depending on the date and as long as it's before Aug 22.
Do you even Slack?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on August 03, 2017, 03:18:28 AM
I might be in, depending on the date and as long as it's before Aug 22.
Do you even Slack?  ;D ;D

If by slack you mean 'not work', then yes, I slack quite a bit these days.  ;D
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on August 03, 2017, 03:29:28 AM
Very interested, but I'll be on holidays from Aug 8 until September. So not likely to participate, unfortunately...
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 03, 2017, 06:17:15 AM
Considering that people from multiple timezones have expressed an interest I think a weekend is going to be best so that work doesn't get in the way (for most of us).

So, please can anyone who wishes to play indicate their preferences against the dates below:

5th (Saturday)
6th (Sunday)
12th (Saturday)
13th (Sunday)
19st (Saturday)
20th (Sunday)
26nd (Saturday)
27rd (Sunday)

As for exact time, we played at 7pm last time which seemed to work for most people. So I propose we play at 7pm again, unless we have a good reason not to (let me know)...

Cheers dudes!
Dan
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Jéré on August 03, 2017, 06:24:03 AM
Sat 5th or Sun 6th... and imho, the closer the date the better, as people are more likely to already know if they can be there or not!

Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on August 03, 2017, 06:31:18 AM
19st (Saturday)
26nd (Saturday)
27rd (Sunday)

What did you spike your Pepsi Max with today?  >:D

Meanwhile I could do this weekend, either Saturday or Sunday evening with a preference for Saturday.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 03, 2017, 06:33:22 AM
I'm free on 5th or 6th, but not both, and I don't know which one yet.
The rest of weekends in this month will be travel/conference/vacation time for me. Although 7pm is late enough, I'm not confident in the WiFi provided by the hotels.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 03, 2017, 06:35:18 AM
Sat 5th or Sun 6th... and imho, the closer the date the better, as people are more likely to already know if they can be there or not!

:(y)

19st (Saturday)
26nd (Saturday)
27rd (Sunday)

What did you spike your Pepsi Max with today?  >:D

I got bored of putting "th" after all those numbers so decided to mix it up a bit. I figured you'd still work out what I meant as you're a clever bunch after all...

Are you sure you'll remember how to play jungleboy? It's been a while!
(cue me being knocked out by jungleboy in the first round)

I'm free on 5th or 6th, but not both, and I don't know which one yet.
The rest of weekends in this month will be travel/conference/vacation time for me. Although 7pm is late enough, I'm not confident in the WiFi provided by the hotels.

Cool. Please post here as soon as you know! :)
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: thodekey on August 03, 2017, 07:15:15 AM
Dan, what's wrong with "th"?

I could join:

THe 13TH of augusTH
THe 19TH of augusTH
THe 26TH of augusTH

GreeTHings,

THodekey

Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 03, 2017, 07:32:25 AM
OK stodekey, so the 5rd/ 6nd aren't an option for you?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 03, 2017, 07:43:22 AM
I'm free on 5th or 6th, but not both, and I don't know which one yet.
Cool. Please post here as soon as you know! :)
If the date gets decided first, I can conceivably work my schedule around.
Right now, I prefer having the tournament on 5th to the 6th.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: thodekey on August 03, 2017, 01:17:32 PM
OK stodekey, so the 5rd/ 6nd aren't an option for you?

No sDan, 6nd definitely not, the 5rd maybe but that will be a last minute call.
I added the 13rd/nd/th though as an extra option.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Rosco on August 04, 2017, 07:02:09 AM
I am in if I am available.  Maybe I can try to save my good name.  I can do the next 2 weekends though.  Anytime after the 13th for me

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Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: danisthirty on August 04, 2017, 09:40:05 AM
Chooselife/ TheSteveAllen/ MrNumbers/ khalidqasrawi: any update on availability?

Others
Jere      5th or 6th
jungleboy   5th or 6th
ny1050220   5th or 6th (but not both)
thodekey   5th (maybe) but not 6th
Rosco      13th onwards
TheSteveAllen any time

It's looking like we might have enough (8 ) available tomorrow at 7pm for this?
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: ny1050220 on August 04, 2017, 10:34:19 AM
At this point, I prefer tomorrow (5th) to Sunday 6th. I need to work tomorrow morning, so I'll stay inside tomorrow and go to the wild on Sunday.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: MrNumbers on August 04, 2017, 11:51:56 AM
It looks like I am quite busy this August: 5th - my wife's brother is coming, not sure I can play all evening, 6th - my grandmother has 90th birthday, 12th and 13th looks OK, but only for now; 19th, 20th and 26th - busy, 27th - could be.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Nicholas Mystikos on August 05, 2017, 05:23:12 AM
Chooselife/ TheSteveAllen/ MrNumbers/ khalidqasrawi: any update on availability?

Others
Jere      5th or 6th
jungleboy   5th or 6th
ny1050220   5th or 6th (but not both)
thodekey   5th (maybe) but not 6th
Rosco      13th onwards
TheSteveAllen any time

It's looking like we might have enough (8 ) available tomorrow at 7pm for this?

Yes or no for tonight? I can do it but it'd be nice to know fairly soon one way or the other.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: Halfling on August 05, 2017, 09:21:50 AM
I am around this evening, if the tourney is happening today.
Title: Re: Tournament in a Day?
Post by: thodekey on August 05, 2017, 09:38:52 AM
I'm around too...is it 7 PM CET or 8 PM CET?