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Catan (CTN) Email GM   Last updated June 30, 2022
Class B: Beginning Players Welcome You may play if you have read the rules, played previously, or participated in a scheduled demo. Be on time for the scheduled demonstration. The GM will remain for only 15 minutes if no one is present.
Schedule  GM: Rich Shipley (7th Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1/1Fr121Exhibit Hall Annex Table #1
Round 1/3Sa92Grand Ballroom
Round 2/3Sa112Grand Ballroom
Round 3/3Sa132Grand Ballroom
SemifinalSa152Grand Ballroom
2022 Tournament Format Swiss Elim

The most recent US edition of the rules will be used in the tournament. All games will use the standard variable setup. The current setup instructions and rules clarifications will be provided to each table.

There are three preliminary rounds, the results of which qualify 16 players for a single elimination semifinal leading to a 4-player Final. Please check in with the GM prior to each round you play. Arrive early if possible and bring a game if you have one. Tables will be randomly assigned for the three preliminary rounds. Let the GM know if you are seated with a teammate in your team game or other issue. Four-player games are preferred, but some three-player games may be required depending on the numbers attending.

Please complete the tournament scoresheet with your name and badge # when you have time during the game. Game winners are responsible for turning in a completed table scoresheet to the GM when the game is over. Any games not finished by 15 minutes prior to the start of the next round will be halted at the end of the last player’s turn and adjudicated as finished by the GM. Any ties for first place will be resolved in reverse player order by the GM.

Advancing to the semifinal games will be determined by most wins, then most second places, then the total points scored in games, then best score in first game played. Any further ties will be resolved by a GM’s die roll.

Players will be placed at tables by their rank (skipping anyone that does not show up for the final):

  • Table 1—#1,8,9,16
  • Table 2—#2,7,10,15
  • Table 3- #3,6,11,14
  • Table 4- #4,5,12,13

Semifinal winners advance to the final. Ties for places other than first in the final are resolved by the ranking coming into the semifinals. Fifth and sixth place in the tournament are determined by the highest second-place scores in the semifinals, then by ranking coming into the semifinals.