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Updated 4/20/2014

   18    17 @ Terrace 6    18 

   Ballroom A    Kinderhook      Wheatland

Harald Henning, CT

2013 Champion

2nd: Virginia Harley, VA

3rd: Ty Hansen, DC

4th: Jon Anderson, PA

5th: Jennifer Visocnik, IL

6th: Kevin Youells, PA

Event History
1993    Ben Grimes        53
1994    Gordon Bliss      102
1995    Tim Johnson      105
1996    Keith Levy      102
1997    Bruce Monnin    108
1998    Greg Crowe        72
1999    Jonas Borra        68
2000    Robert Destro       70
2001    Harald Henning       56
2002    Rolinda Collinson       52
2003    Mike Backstrom       49
2004    Haim Hochboim       55
2005    Mark Pitcavage       42
2006     Craig Yope       44
2007     Gregory Kulp       39 
2008     Jeff King       32
2009    Henry Dove       45
2010    Jeff King       50
2011    Kevin Youells       46
2012    Joe Collinson       47
2013    Harald Henning       46

Craig Yope, MI
2014 GM



The Tides of History

The version of the game used in the event is the Hasbro edition (2001). A copy of the rules and the FAQ for this version is available for download through the recommended link above.

The event format consists of two heats advancing the top 18 players to the semifinals.

The top 18 consists of the individual game winners from each heat and then the top scoring non-winners from both heats. Non-winners are ranked based upon their score in the heat game as a percentage of the games’ winning score. For example, if the winning score for a heat game is 200 and your score is 190, then your percentage would be 95.

This allows for a more realistic “apples to apples” comparison between individual heat games in which the raw VP scores may vary widely. The idea being that a low scoring second (or even third) place finish in a hard-fought game is better than a high scoring second place finish in a run-away game. The moral of the story here is to always “gang up" on the leader!

The same procedure is also used to fill the Final. The three semifinal winners move on along with the top three non-winning semifinalists based again upon their score as a percentage of their individual semifinal games’ winning score.

Be sure to check the event kiosk located in the Paradise Terrace area after the heats have concluded to find out the rankings for advancement to the semifinals. Also, if you aren’t in the top 18 players as listed on the kiosk you may still be eligible for play in the semifinals in the (all too likely) event a player (or players) above you in the rankings chooses not to continue in the event. Show up prior to the start of the semifinal round to see if a slot is available.

Please bring a copy of the game if you drive to the convention! I know that it is a rather large and heavy item, but we are always on the edge of not having enough copies for those wanting to play. It would be unfortunate if players were unable to compete due to a lack of games.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the game or the event, please feel free to contact me at the email address below.

 GM      Craig Yope [3rd Year]   NA 
    CraigYope@comcast.net    NA

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