First Ticket to Ride World Championship
2009 has marked the 5th anniversary of the original release of Ticket to Ride. To celebrate, Days of Wonder is hosting a yearlong series of tournaments to determine the top players in the world and crown the first Ticket to Ride World Champion!
Until earlier this year, Regional tournaments have been held throughout the world to determine qualifiers to play in National Championship events in North America (both US and Canada), France, Germany, UK, Spain, Benelux countries and Poland. All National Champions are now known and will meet in Paris on June 19th for the Ticket to Ride World Championship and a chance to win the Grand Prize - an unforgettable trip for two on the Orient-Express.
World Championship Grand Prize!
The Grand Prize is a trip for two on the legendary Orient-Express luxury train ride from London to Venice.
A magical journey awaits the winner and companion. It begins with two nights in London before leaving from Victoria Station for the most storied train passage across Europe - Calais... Paris... the Swiss Alps... Austria... Verona and finally arriving in Venice. There you'll spend two more days and nights in luxury accommodations. It truly will be the trip of a lifetime aboard the Orient-Express (see Official Rules and Prize list for additional information).
On Saturday June 19th, the Musée de la Carte à Jouer (Card Game Museum) at Issy-les-Moulineaux, will host the inaugural Ticket to Ride World Championship.
Schedule (GMT+2 timezone)
- 12:00 PM - 1st Round on Ticket to Ride Märklin Edition
- 1:15 PM - 2nd Round on Ticket to Ride Europe
- 3:00 PM - 3rd Round on Ticket to Ride
- 4:00 PM - Semi-Final on Ticket to Ride
- 6:00 PM - Final on Ticket to Ride
- 7:30 PM - Prize Ceremony
The Event will be broadcasted by the Tric Trac TV Team
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Who will be crowned 1st Ticket to Ride World Champion?
Here are the 8 challengers:
- Eric Miller, who won the North American championship on April 10th in Columbus, OH
- Jay Fox, the North American runner-up on April 10th in Columbus, OH
- Krystian Romanowski, Polish champion on April 17th in Gdansk
- Rémi Bec, French champion on April 25th in Toulouse
- Pere Garriga Solé, Spanish champion on May 15th in Madrid
- Jürgen Grauer, German champion on May 15th in Herne
- Patrick Deckers, Benelux champion on May 29th in Bruxelles
- Ian Andrew Vincent, UK champion on June 5th in Birmingham