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2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Fri, 21 May 2010 04:26
The WBC Memoir '44 tournament will be held Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.

> Thursday evening: Demo and Mulligan round.

> Friday: 6-rounds, 2-game matches, single-elimination. Tournament begins at 9am and continues into the evening.

Scenarios for the tournament were chosen by an international panel including Richard Borg, Brummbär, Yangtze, and others.

> Tournament details: http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/m44pge.htm

> WBC home page, with links to all other details: http://www.boardgamers.org/

> You can post questions here, or PM me, or email SamM44@optonline.net .

In addition, Tank Commander will be running several Overlord games that Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Complete details at http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/msg/?th=19575&start=0

[Updated on: Fri, 21 May 2010 04:31]

      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Fri, 21 May 2010 04:54
Hi Sam

I really wish I could attend WBC this year, it sounds like your tournament will be a real blast.

Thanks again for stepping up and hosting the 2010 WBC tournament.

Richard Borg
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Tue, 06 July 2010 14:25
Just about 4 weeks to the Memoir tournament at the "World Boardgaming Championships" in Pennsylvania. (Thursday-Friday, August 5-6. See details and web links, above.) Last year, over 60 players competed. Where else will you find that many Memoir players in one roome?

If you have any questions about it, I'll be glad to answer them.

If you do come, let me know you're from the Forum here. It'll be great to meet you in person. Smile
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Tue, 06 July 2010 17:49
Good luck Sam! Wish I could be there.
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Wed, 04 August 2010 06:11
Happening this Thursday evening, and all day Friday.

And please introduce yourself if you're at the tournament.
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Wed, 04 August 2010 17:18
Yes, good luck all and thanks for organizing it all up, Sam.

Wish I was there to play in Tank Commander's Overlord games Razz

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Re:2010 World Boardgaming Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Sun, 08 August 2010 22:45
Here is a summary of the results from this weekend's Memoir'44 tournament at the World Boardgaming Championships in Lancaster, PA, USA. (To all of you who live thousands of miles away in other countries or continents, I didn't name the event. But it is a lot of fun, and they have tournaments in over 100 games, and a great spirit of sportsmanship prevails throughout.)

53 players competed in the 6-round, single-elimination tournament, which included a Mulligan round the night before. Each round consisted of a 2-game match at the indicated scenario. The field included 3 former champions and quite a few other strong players. There were also a number of beginners, and some of them did quite well.

First place ... John Skiba of New York ... better known to many of you as Tank Commander. Congratulations, John! You earned it!

Second place ... David Gubbay of Texas.
Third place ... Jim Fardette, who lives in Germany.
Fourth place ... Joe Harrison of Kentucky, a two-time past champion.


In the finals, at Gates of Moscow, David's Germans won the first game, 7-4, 25-16. (Advantage of 9 figures.) In the second game, John's Germans won, 7-4, 23-13. (Advantage of 10 figures.)

Match totals: John, 11 medals, 39 figures. David, 11 medals, 38 figures. A thrilling finish!

I got 6th place, after being eliminated by Joe in the quarter-finals, in a real squeaker. We were equal in medals, figures, and cumulative wins. The difference was in cumulative medals: 37-36.

Scenarios played:

Round 1 ... Sword Beach (beach landing)
Round 2 ... Battle of the Bridgehead (basic, dry land)
Round 3 ... Mont Mouchet (French Resistance)
Round 4 ... Escape Via the Coastal Road (Mediterranean)
Round 5 ... Sugar Loaf & Half Moon (Pacific)
Round 6 ... Gates of Moscow (Eastern, with Commissar)


The scenarios were selected by an international panel that included Bayernkini (Germany), Brummbar (Canada), JJAZ (Belgium), Longbearder (Russia), Steve Nightrain (Indonesia), and Richard Borg (Supreme Commander). Thank you all, again, for your help. Several of the competitors praised the quality and diversity of your selections.
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Mon, 09 August 2010 06:49
congrats to John Smile

and to Sam, if i'm not mistaken, you lost by tie-breaker rules at Bastogne west last year (or couple years ago?), and now by only 1 figure, that's quite painful, but looks like a fun tourney there Smile
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Mon, 09 August 2010 14:00
Good memory, Steve!

Yes, out of 56 matches in the tournament, mine was the only one that went to tiebreakers. And if we had used the old random-number tiebreak, instead, I would have won. (It was an interesting match, too. The AARs are posted. Escape via the Coastal Road.)

Ironically, I had a priest hold the envelope for me to draw my "last-resort" tiebreaker chit at the beginning of the tournament, and the number I drew was 187 ... the same number I had last year.

I also changed the method for determining places 3-6. In the past, those places were determined simply by the place of the person you lost to. But this year, I based it on the players' records in the tournament. Based on the old system, I would have been 5th place, rather than 6th place.

I believe that rating people based on their performance is fundamentally fairer than rating them based on who they lost to or what they randomly started out with. And I believe this philosophy is good for the world. I am totally at peace with my results.
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Mon, 09 August 2010 18:19
Steve Nightrain wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 00:49

congrats to John Smile



Thank you.

It was a mighty struggle Shocked

But I think it means more than if I breezed to victory.

Overall, my total games record was 7-5. I won 8 more medals than I lost with the match scores being:

Mulligan Rd -- 7 to 6
Rd 2 -- 8 to 6
Rd 3 -- 7 to 5
Rd 4 - 10 to 9
Rd 5 - 12 to 10
Finals - 11 to 11.

I eliminated as many figures as I killed. This was mainly due to the fact that I only killed 1 figure to the German's 24 in Rd 4 as the Brits (with all 4 of my medals won from exiting units) before the Germans scored their 6th kill. Also in the Finals I could have fired at least 4 and as many as 6 dice vs Inf before I fired on the 1 fig Inf (2 shots) which won the game and match for me.

My most worrisome moments -- having to play the same opponent in back to back rounds as he played as an eliminator in Rd 4 and having to face off vs Joe Harrison (a past two time champ and also a 2nd place finish).

[Updated on: Mon, 09 August 2010 20:41]

      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Mon, 09 August 2010 20:30
Hi John and Sam.
Many congratulations on your performences , i would have loved to be there even if i got place 999.
I feel it as a honour to have learned so much from you guys (as a rookie) , especialy your patience to always help a new player on vassal and here on the forum.
Gefiliciteerd as we say in flemisch that means congratulations.


      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Tue, 10 August 2010 01:17
Wish I was there, but I was busy Crying or Very Sad
maybe if im lucky it will be at the host again Laughing
but my hopes arent high.
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Tue, 10 August 2010 02:40
Funlerz wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 19:17

Wish I was there, but I was busy Crying or Very Sad
maybe if im lucky it will be at the host again Laughing
but my hopes arent high.


I believe that the the WBC has signed a deal with the Host that goes through to 2014.
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Tue, 10 August 2010 23:14
tank commander wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 12:19

Steve Nightrain wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 00:49

congrats to John Smile



Rd 5 - 12 to 10


Oooops - I made an error there. The final match score in Rd 5 was 12 to 7. Therefore I finished the Tournament with + 11 medals in my favor.
      
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Re:2010 World Boardgame Championships -- Memoir '44 tournament -- August 5-6 Wed, 11 August 2010 13:24
tank commander wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 20:40

Funlerz wrote on Mon, 09 August 2010 19:17

Wish I was there, but I was busy Crying or Very Sad
maybe if im lucky it will be at the host again Laughing
but my hopes arent high.


I believe that the the WBC has signed a deal with the Host that goes through to 2014.


wow really, now I can plan on trying to be there next year Very Happy
      
    
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