lost cities

Updated April 25, 2015

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 Heritage  Ballroom A  Marietta  Terrace 1

Cody Zimmerman, PA

2014 Champion

2nd: Tom DeMarco, NJ

3rd: Bryan Berkenstock, NJ

4th: Shea Lawson, MD

5th: Laura Miller, PA

6th: Tim Tu, NJ
Event History
2000    Daniel Broh-Kahn       48
2001    Jared Scarborough       84
2002    Daniel Karp       66
2003    Charles Blahous       60
2004    Rebecca Hebner       60
2005    Chris Entwistle     130
2006    Sean McCulloch     125
2007    Jarett Weintraub     171
2008    Andy Latto     185
2009    Rebecca Hebner     166
2010    Sean McCulloch     177
2011    Eric Hufford     180
2012    Eric Hufford      211
2013    Chris Entwistle     205
2014    Cody Zimmerman     184

Ivan Lawson, MD
2015 GM

GM of the Year 2007

3 Top Six GM



a quick Euro for two


Lost Cities is an easy-to-learn two-player card game, and an excellent test for all gamers, age and gender neutral. The tournament will consist of heats that will determine qualifying players to advance to the Single Elimination (SE) Rounds concluding with the Championship (see Heats). Players with copies of the game should bring them! Extra copies will be needed. This event has turned away players in the past and will doubtless do so again this year for lack of games. Bring a copy of the game, if you expect to play.

Heats: The event uses four (4) heats which comprise Round 1, and will be followed by 30-minute SE Rounds on Saturday evening. Players may play in as many of the four heats as they wish. Each Heat is one game of three hands per two players registered.

Games will be played according to the box rules with one modification: Before play, opponents will shuffle and cut the cards to determine who plays first; higher numbered card plays first for the first hand only. Also, before play, opponents will count the cards to verify that the deck is complete with sixty (60) cards. Each game will be three hands with the best cumulative score of the three hands declared the winner. During Round 1 only, the scores after three hands will be resolved by a 4th, 5th, etc hand until the tie is broken.

Only players with two or more wins in the Heats will qualify to advance to the SE Rounds. There will be no list of alternates this year. Note: If he does play, the GM will be acting only in the role of an eliminator, and will not be eligible to advance.

Advancement Tie Breakers: No tie breakers are required as only winners of two or more Heats will be eligible to advance to the SE Rounds.

Single Elimination Rounds: Single Elimination rounds (SE) will begin Saturday evening with Round 2, and run continuously through the Championship Round. Once it begins, the SE Rounds will feature 30-minute games with warnings at 15 minutes and 5 minutes, after which games will be adjudicated. Games tied after three hands will be allowed an additional ten minutes for a fourth hand. If still tied after the fourth hand, then each opponent will subtract the highest and lowest scores of their four hands from their total in order to determine the winner. If still tied, then the higher roll of a ten-sided die will prevail.

If the field of players for the early SE Rounds is an odd number, then the GM will play as an eliminator. Beginning with the Quarterfinal Round, the replacement to fill out the odd pairing will be drawn from the losers of the immediately preceding Round, using the following tie breakers: 1) Higher score in immediately preceding Round, 2) Most successful expeditions with investors in immediately preceding Round (Score 0 or positive number), 3) Most successful expeditions in immediately preceding Round (Score 0 or positive number), or 4) Higher roll of a ten sided die.

Places 1 through 4 will be determined by game results in head-to-head competition. Places 5 through 10 will be determined by using the approved WBC rules.

Jarett Weintraub will host a Juniors version for those 12 and under Thursday at 2 PM in Vistas CD. See http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/jnrpge.htm
 GM      Ivan Lawson  [11th Year]   NA 
    lawsonic@comcast.net    NA

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