saint petersburg [Updated April 2006]

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  Conestoga 3   Paradise Terrace, Table 2

Arthur Field, SC

2006 Champion

2nd: Tom DeMarco, NJ

3rd: David Fox, NY

4th: Alan Kaiser, OH

5th: Tom Wade, IN

6th: Ted Mullally, NJ
Event History
2005    Arthur Field    123

AREA Ratings:

GM: Tom DeMarco

Building Blocks of the Czar ...

This Hans Im Gluck game by Michael Tummelhofer has been brought to us in an English edition by Rio Grande Games. Saint Petersburg makes its second showing, after a successful debut with 123 entrants in 2005.

In this game each round consists of four phases. During each phase new cards of that color (green, blue, orange, all three) become available for purchase and will score only at the end of phases of that color. Some cards generate rubles (green and orange cards), some generate victory points (blue and some orange cards). The fourth phase reveals upgrade cards which may be used to replace and improve cards you previously played. The game end is triggered when one of the draw piles is exhausted, which usually takes between five and nine rounds. Play continues through the fourth phase. Then end of game bonus points are awarded for leftover rubles and the number of different orange cards played. The most points wins. It is a challenging game of resource management that should take about 90 minutes to play.

Please attend the demo session or contact the GM if you need to learn the game or if you have a rules question. Four-player games will be the norm, with as few three-player games as possible. After the four first round heats, 16 players will advance to the semi-final of four 4-player games. Winners of the four semi-final games will advance to the Final. Qualification for advancement to the semi-final round will follow these guidelines as per the standard WBC MESE tie-breakers:

1. Win in first Heat entered
2. Most Wins
3. Win in second Heat entered, then third, then fourth
4. Has brought a copy of the game
5. Best single win (winner's % of total points scored)

 GM      Tom DeMarco  [2ndYear]   720 Wood Lane, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077-3976
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