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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2017, 03:10:54 PM »
Rosco and I played our final game of the competition tonight and, for once using the BC&B expansion, we did not end up with a battle over one big field. This is the first time that I have seen this. The whole game was very close throughout and it could have gone either way, but the final result was:-

TheSteveAllen  :green-meeple: 127 : Rosco  :red-meeple: 107

I think that I am starting to get the hang of this expansion but, unfortunately, it is a little bit too late.

Thanks again to Rosco for the great battle, which I really enjoyed, and congratulations to Danisthirty for winning the competition.

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2017, 01:07:22 PM »
Last game in F2 group was played.
MrNumbers vs. Jungleboy
103:71

Two big fights happened in this game: for the huge city and for the main farm. I successfully cut off 2 jungleboy's attempts to connect to the city and won the main farm (which wasn't so big in the end though: jungleboy made for himself almost the same worth farm near the end of the game).
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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2017, 01:10:21 PM »
Statistics time!

F1 - 1 game left :)
F2 - all games played :(y)
F3 - all games played :(y)
F4 - all games played :(y)
F5 - 1 game left :)

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2017, 01:33:47 PM »
Statistics time!

F1 - 1 game left :)
F2 - all games played :(y)
F3 - all games played :(y)
F4 - all games played :(y)
F5 - 1 game left :)

This is the tournament of sandwiches...
Heroically snatching defeat from the jaws of victory since 2018

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2017, 04:53:24 AM »
Statistics time!

F1 - 1 game left :)
F2 - all games played :(y)
F3 - all games played :(y)
F4 - all games played :(y)
F5 - 1 game left :)

This is the tournament of sandwiches...


Hello khalidqasrawi,

Are you available next week to help in detailing the top of the sandwich?

Meanwhile, have a nice weekend!

Thodekey

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #50 on: April 18, 2017, 02:22:25 PM »
Thodekey :blue-meeple: 102 : 135  :red-meeple:  khalidqasrawi

The playoff for 2nd place in the league was a tough one.

Thodekey played for the big points, I played to preserve meeples.  In the end, he spread himself a little thin.

We started with some tricky and precise road and city play.  I was able to scratch together points here and there and managed a good lead early on.  At that point I decided to close down and get my meeples back but was waiting on a CFCF for the 8 point city and the cloister.  It didn't take too long to appear otherwise it could have been a different game.  Meanwhile Thodekey had staked his claim on the farm which I was watching carefully.

At the top of the board, Thodekey was making a big city play and I was in two minds: make it un-completable or compete against it.  At the bottom of the board he was building another big city.  I had to arrange for a castle next to it to share the points.  I don't know if he noticed but I had to bid high for a RRRF to stop him from completing a road and hence getting my meeple off the castle which was my insurance against him finishing the city.  I think I completed that city in the end and we both scored the points.

With about 20 tiles to go I started dumping farmers on the farm.  They all got on quite easily.  I think Thodekey was out of meeples for that period.  By the time he had got them back it was too late and his attempts to glom his farmers on were long shots at best.

It was a good game and a nice end to a great tournament.

Congratulations to danisthirty for winning and a huge thank you to MrNumbers for organising.  It looks like a huge amount of work.


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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2017, 09:30:01 AM »
And also from me a huge congrats to Dan. :)

Congratulations to danisthirty for winning and a huge thank you to MrNumbers for organising.

Many thanks guys! :D :(y)

Just one game left to play...

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2017, 03:06:12 PM »
Ladies and Gentlement,

I present to you, your humble servant. The queen of matches, the one and only, the very last, but not in the least, the least!

Chooselife 124 vs DeatzoSeol 117

A very close match, from beginning through the end. It could and should have ended as a much clearer victory for Chooselife if they had joined the two farms together. Since I had no intention and no hope of winning the big farm back (three farmers, oh my), they could have simply stolen my 13 points :-(

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2017, 12:18:32 AM »
Great news! :(y)

Later I will publish final tables and overall standings.

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2017, 06:13:44 AM »
Indeed that's excellent. I think that on Friday I will have time to calculate and publish the Elo ranking.

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2017, 08:48:40 AM »
Well done to DeatzoSeol and Chooselife for playing the final game. Congrats Chooselife!

Indeed that's excellent. I think that on Friday I will have time to calculate and publish the Elo ranking.

Thanks dude! For once I'm actually looking forward to an Elo update...

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2017, 12:39:19 PM »
So, here come the remaining tables and final standings.
Interesting fact: in 3 final groups out of 5 the winner was from Castles 8) Viva la Castles! :)) And the two remaining winners were from Bridges and Bazaars. So, every group has at least one winner :(y)

Congratulations once again to Danisthirty for great achievement and thanks everyone for taking part! I am glad that nobody dropped out midway the competition and we managed to complete the BC&B League in a nearly record time of 2 months! It's a pure pleasure to organize such successful competitions :D

Stay tuned! ;)

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2017, 02:43:13 PM »
Merit to you MrNumbers for organising a smooth and fun competition!

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2017, 03:27:55 PM »
Merit to you MrNumbers for organising a smooth and fun competition!

^ what he said.

+1 merit from me too. Thanks for doing a great job MrNumbers! :) :(y)

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Re: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars League: Final round
« Reply #59 on: April 28, 2017, 08:51:36 AM »
Elo update has been posted HERE:D


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