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A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« on: July 02, 2015, 06:38:05 AM »
I'd like to propose a new 'welcome' tournament for players who are new to the forum and have not entered a tournament here on Carcassonne Central before.

I think it's a good way for new members to learn the ropes and get used to scheduling games and learning to use JCloisterZone.

I'd like to get an idea how many people would be interested in taking part and I'm very open to suggestions.

The format will be dependent on the number of players.  Possibly a simple knock-out with a RepĂȘchage; maybe 3/4-player games; maybe groups like the expansion leagues are played.

I suspect we will focus on the basic-game, but maybe include 1-small expansion or mini-expansion (again I'm open to ideas).

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!

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The tournament has started!
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1920.msg25935#msg25935

Current Player Stats: 26th July

Group 1
lomdr - Colorado  - 2/5
franks  - Alberta - (late starter) - 0/5
Curt194 - UK - 1/5
Safari - Germany - (late starter) - 1/5
Merlin_89 - Poland - 2/5
Halfling - UK - 0/5

TOTAL: 3/15 games

Group 2
toastytoast - UK - 1/5
Lukey-Dukey - 0/5
Koremu - UK - (late starter) - 0/5
Rich_The_Fish - UK - 2/5
Piklach - USA - 0/5
Ailurus - Netherlands - 1/5

TOTAL: 2/15

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=1920.0
« Last Edit: August 01, 2015, 02:36:39 PM by Decar »

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 06:45:21 AM »
Currently the only entry requirement is that you have NOT entered a tournament or league on Carcassonne Central before.

Damn! I thought that I will participate in every Carcassonne tournament, but I didn't expect such trick! :D
Anyway, good idea! :(y)
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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 06:50:44 AM »
Haha!  Perhaps, we need to find a new word: perhaps contest or tourney.  That way you can still lay claim to entering every 'tournament'  :(y) ;D

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 06:57:44 AM »
So they could be compared like NHL and AHL, or Top Division and Division I etc. :D

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 07:04:08 AM »
Generally, I think it's important to make sure we're investing in new players.  For some people, there are some excellent players here on CarcC and I hope this is a way to encourage new people to learn some news skills (possibly independently) so they're ready for the big challenges the other members of CarcC can give them >:D

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 10:50:19 AM »
Hey, I'm all for a 'minor leagues' Carc league.  And yeah, you can count me as interested in this idea, only Carc experience I've had was me vs multiple comp players, do have a few wins under my belt.

Also, I think we should do Base + River 1 as most Carc Base sets have that mini packed in (outside of a few Rio Grande editions, and I thrifted one that never had the River Built in XD)
« Last Edit: July 02, 2015, 01:54:54 PM by lomdr »

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015, 06:12:48 PM »
As mentioned previously (below), with my travel dates and if you have enough folks to continue ,might be best if I try at a later date.

I will submit my time anyway, Alberta - Canada, GMT-6 (daylight savings). I will be in BC - GMT-7 if I could swing it (would be tough).

Cheers;

franks

Original post,

I have been interested in exploring the league games. This would be a good way to explore the system.

The only proviso going into the summer months is availability. For me, I'm on the road from July 13th to almost the end of the month, on holiday and on-farm visits. I will have some down time but might be challenging to participate during that time.

I will check in to see the progress here and thanks for considering us noobs  :meeple:

I'm ok with a small expansion or two thrown in!

Cheers,
« Last Edit: July 05, 2015, 05:04:35 PM by franks »
Franks

Wanna play Carc? Can we add just one more expansion?

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2015, 12:05:20 AM »
I don't normally play 2 player Carcassonne, but I could give it a go.

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2015, 01:46:22 AM »
Great to have you aboard guys!

We'd not made an decisions about format yet, so I'm sure we can work out the best strategy for everyone when we know who is on board :)

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2015, 09:28:27 AM »
I'd definitely be interested!

Any excuse to play more carcassonne is good for me and it will be good to get some experience against some people who may have some different playstyles to my usual group of friends.

Base and river makes sense as a format. I don't play without expansions often so it could be interesting to see how I manage haha.

Will need to take a proper look at J cloister zone I think!

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2015, 11:37:10 AM »
Maybe a have 3-4 way matches?

Just a fair warning, Curt, all meeples are laying down in JCZ, with farmers being marked with leg bands (white for most colors, yellow having black bands instead of white).

I will make sure to keep "Show current farms" off in league play

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2015, 03:14:17 PM »
Great idea Decar!  :(y)

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out...  :)
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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2015, 07:37:31 AM »
Quite a bit of interest so far.  Over the next week I'm going to suggest the format.  Most people want to play base game and Rivers I/II. 

There's also some interest in having 3 or 4 player games.  I think these might be more difficult to organize, as you'll need to find slots everyone is available to play in. 

Can people let me know (or edit their previous posts) with their general location and/or Time Zone; this will help organize.

Deadline for entry will be the very end of 12th July.

I've acquired a small prize for the winner of the tournament too, if you needed more incentive to join in  :(y)

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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2015, 01:39:41 AM »
I'm interested in joining in!

I generally play with the wife/wife's family, so it would be nice for some variety :D

My location is England and time zone GMT +1 (British Summer time).


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Re: A Welcome Tournament for New Members
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2015, 04:55:42 PM »
I'd like to officially throw my hat in for this too, I live in the US and my timezone is MST (GMT -7)


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