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Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Tue, 07 December 2021 21:45
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The Memoir tournament at next summer's 2022 World Boardgaming Championships will be held Thursday-Friday, July 28-29.

WBC will again be held at Seven Springs Resort, near Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (Details at https://www.boardgamers.org/wbcindex.html .)

The tournament will follow our usual schedule: Single elimination, with a Mulligan round the night before. Mulligan is 9pm Thursday evening, which follows an 8pm teaching demo. Main tournament all day Friday, beginning at 9am. If you lose in the Mulligan, you can re-enter with a clean slate in round 1 on Friday morning.

The last time WBC was held in person (2019), the GM had the audacity to win the tournament. Therefore, this year's tournament scenarios have been chosen to make it as difficult as possible for him to repeat: We'll play scenarios that eliminated him from the tournament in earlier years.

Mulligan & Round 1 – Suomussalmi

Round 2 – Forêt d'Ecouves

Round 3 – **A Bridge Too Far, based on the movie of the same name, was introduced in the 2013 Belgian Open tournament

Round 4 – **The Khalkhin Gol Spark, from the Khalkhin Gol Battlemap expansion

Round 5 – Gold Beach (D-Day Landings revision), Richard Borg’s 2014 update of the original, standard-sized scenario, which was introduced at WBC

Round 6 – **Hlegu, Burma, from the Jungle & Desert Battlemap expansion, with Jungle Combat cards


** We will play all scenarios to 6 medals, including the three that normally would just be 5 medals.

There will be a demonstration and teaching session before the Mulligan round. In addition, special rules for each scenarios will be explained at the beginning of the round, and help sheets will be available.

If you bring just a base game, we'll supply what you need to play every scenario. (But if you have Eastern Front, it'll be helpful to bring it.)

This is the largest face-to-face Memoir tournament in North America, and the winner earns the right to compete in the online Champions Trophy tournament.


Plus 5 Overlords

Overlords: In addition, we will have 5 Overlord games -- Thursday afternoon, Friday late-night, and Saturday all day. Specific scenarios will be announced later.

• Thursday 2 PM – Moyland Wood (basic and action-packed)
• Friday 11 PM – High Stakes at Bruyeres (with Combat cards)
• Saturday 10 AM – Battle of Lauban – Action 2 (basic)
• Saturday 2 PM – Crossing the Volturno Line (advanced scenario)
• Saturday 7 PM – The Khalkhin Gol Encirclement


Up-to-date information will be posted on this thread and also at http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/event/details/?id=1835

WBC features tournaments for more than 100 different games, such as Battle Cry, C&C Ancients, C&C Napoleonics, and C&C: Medieval. The full convention will be July 23-July 31.

Also ... tournaments for DoW games Ticket to Ride, Small World, Five Tribes, and Pirate's Cove.

[Updated on: Mon, 13 June 2022 02:00]

      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Sun, 12 June 2022 08:12
I've added this year's WBC tournament and Overlord scenario information to the first message on this thread.

WBC management has been dealing with a computer issue, so they are late in posting the Event Preview information.

I hope to see a number of new and familiar faces (cheekbones and above) in about 6 1/2 weeks!
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Sun, 12 June 2022 09:23
I am really looking forward to joining you meeting players face to face and seeing how you organize your tournament Smile
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Mon, 13 June 2022 09:48
sam1812 wrote on Sun, 12 June 2022 08:12

… (cheekbones and above)…

Is everyone required to wear facemasks at the event?

What brings me to: what is the best website to stay up to date on the most recent covid-specific rules in Pennsylvania?
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Mon, 13 June 2022 10:13
Awesome! I'm really looking forward to this after a two-year break.

In response to Quit2's question, I don't foresee masks being required at the event unless the COVID numbers really spike. Was just in PA last weekend and there were no requirements for masks and very few people choose to mask anymore.

Geoff
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Mon, 13 June 2022 14:59
Here's a link to an article from a radio station that says, "Pennsylvania has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions. ... Face masks: Face masks are no longer required indoors or outdoors in public settings.
https://whyy.org/articles/when-are-covid-restrictions-being- lifted-across-the-delaware-valley/

The Pennsylvania Health Department has an FAQ that says, "The order requiring universal face coverings was lifted statewide at 12:01 am on Monday, June 28. We continue to urge Pennsylvanians to follow CDC guidance for wearing a mask where required by law, rule, and regulations, including healthcare, local business and workplace guidance."
https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/F AQs.aspx#:~:text=The%20order%20requiring%20universal%20face, local%20business%20and%20workplace%20guidance.

Personally, I will be at a big event in North Carolina just a few days before WBC. Out of respect and courtesy for others, I plan to wear a mask most of the time.

[Updated on: Mon, 13 June 2022 15:05]

      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Tue, 14 June 2022 00:04
Geoff and Sam, I thank you both for your swift reply.
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Tue, 14 June 2022 23:19
Hi Sam,

Are the Bridge Too Far and Gold Beach scenarios available online anywhere?

Also, I assume that we will not be using the airplane rules... My armor divisions are still reeling from our last meeting. Very Happy

Geoff
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Wed, 15 June 2022 06:15
NittanyDevil wrote on Tue, 14 June 2022 17:19

Hi Sam,

Are the Bridge Too Far and Gold Beach scenarios available online anywhere?

Also, I assume that we will not be using the airplane rules... My armor divisions are still reeling from our last meeting. Very Happy

Geoff

You have armor divisions?

We'll be playing all scenarios the way we played them in the earlier years. There will be no airplanes.

I sent you a message with details about the scenarios.
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Sun, 17 July 2022 01:00
The official Event Preview is on the WBC website at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc22/previews/m44.html
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Wed, 20 July 2022 16:26
Jeronimon wrote on Sun, 12 June 2022 09:23

I am really looking forward to joining you meeting players face to face and seeing how you organize your tournament Smile

Alas, Air Canada canceled our tickets and the offer we go to rebook was more expensive and insufficient. Will try to visit another year Sad
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Wed, 20 July 2022 16:28
Jeronimon wrote on Wed, 20 July 2022 10:26

Alas, Air Canada canceled our tickets and the offer we go to rebook was more expensive and insufficient. Will try to visit another year Sad

I'm very sorry to have heard that. I was looking forward to meeting you all. I hope it can happen next year.
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Thu, 21 July 2022 12:15
Wow, all these airlines really flipping suck at the minute huh.
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Mon, 01 August 2022 07:28
The WBC Memoir tournament was played last Thursday evening and Friday.

It was great to see so many friends again. We had 42 players. (That's down from the previous WBC, due to covid and, perhaps, gas prices.) The field included 9 past WBC champions, plus a number of dangerous players. The Finals turned out to be a rematch of 2019. The top 6 finishers were all well-known online players:

1st - Nittany Devil (formerly gheintze)
2nd - sam1812
3rd - Winn81
4th - mrmanley31
5th - Red-Eyed Jack
6th - Tank Commander (johniks)

Other names you might recognize included CAMiller (Minuteman Miller), David XLV, Delawyvern, Falkirk, gonzoj, gotigerssc, JAParker, M44General (BoardgamesRich), tmanley, and (I think) wagnat.

The last time WBC was held in person (2019), the GM (yours truly) had the audacity to win the tournament. Therefore, this year's tournament scenarios were chosen to make it as difficult as possible for me to repeat: We played scenarios that eliminated me from the tournament in earlier years.

Mulligan & Round 1 – Suomussalmi
Round 2 – Forêt d'Ecouves
Round 3 – A Bridge Too Far, from the 2013 Belgian Open tournament
Round 4 – The Khalkhin Gol Spark
Round 5 – D-Day: Gold Beach, Richard Borg’s 2014 update of the original scenario
Round 6 – Hlegu, Burma


In addition, we played 4 Overlord games:

• Moyland Wood (basic and action-packed)
• High Stakes at Bruyeres (with Combat cards)
• Battle of Lauban – Action 2 (basic)
• The Khalkhin Gol Encirclement[/color]

I'll post a writeup after it's done.
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Mon, 01 August 2022 08:53
Well done Jeff and Sam and all other players.
I hope to be there once more in the coming years.

J.
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Fri, 05 August 2022 21:01
Sorry to have missed it. (I personally blame Air Canada Smile )
Hope to join in the fun another year.
      
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Re:Memoir at 2022 World Boardgaming Championships Sat, 06 August 2022 02:18
Jeronimon wrote on Fri, 05 August 2022 15:01

Sorry to have missed it. (I personally blame Air Canada Smile )
Hope to join in the fun another year.

Clearly, we need a New Flight Plan.

I look forward to seeing you one of these years.
      
    
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