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Catan (CTN)   Updated June 1, 2023
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: Ewan McNay (1st Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1/1FSa121Exhibit Hall Annex Table #2
Round 1/3FSa132Snowflake
Round 2/3FSa152Snowflake
Round 3/3FSa172Snowflake
2023 Tournament Format Heats Most Wins - Points

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 and seats 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 the Heats Most Wins – Points Standard Tiebreakers.

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

  • 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.


  1. Most Wins (e.g., total in all heats entered)
  2. Total Points – Players earn the following pints in each heat they entered:
    • 1st Place - 1,000 points
    • 2nd Place - 100 points
    • 3rd Place - 10 points
    • 4th Place - 1 points
    • All other places - 0 points
    • e.g. player has a 1st, 2nd, and 4th in three heats: total points would be 1,101
  3. GM Specific Tie-breaker - None Specified
  4. High dice roll.