here I stand 

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  Kinderhook  Paradise Terrace, Table #6

John Wetherell, PA

2006 Champion

2nd: Allen Hill, MD

3rd: Charles Hickok, PA

4th: Ken Richards, SC

5th: Bryan Collars, SC

6th: Chris Striker, PA
Event History
2006    John Wetherell    56

Ed Beach, MD

2007 GM

Laurels Rio Grande Games

Princes, Popes, and Protestants

Here I Stand™ is a new multiplayer card-driven game (released by GMT in February 2006). Come fight the religious and military battles of the Reformation, explore the New World, and keep Europe safe from the Ottoman menace!

The tournament will use the Tournament Scenario supplied with the game. The game designer, Ed Beach, will GM the tournament and teach the game during the scheduled demonstrations on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (just prior to each preliminary heat). For the latest details on this new game see the designer’s web site:

Tournament Format
The Here I Stand tournament will conform to the new WBC standards for a Multiple Entry, Single Elimination (MESE) event. Therefore, the following rules apply:
We will have a preliminary round both on Tuesday and Thursday nights (7pm each night) to determine our semifinalists.
The number of semi-finalists will be based on the total number of players present at the preliminaries, as follows:
Up to 35 entries -12 semi-finalists (two games)
36—47 entries—18 semi-finalists (three games)
48+ entries—24 semi-finalists (four games)
Semifinalists are chosen and ranked according to these criteria (the WBC tie-breakers, adapted for an event with only two heats):
Anyone with two wins
Win in first heat entered
Win in second heat entered
Total VP earned in all preliminary games played
Average finish in all heats entered
Total VP one turn before conclusion of preliminary games played
Finalists are chosen first from the semifinal winners; then from those non-winners with the highest semifinal point total (ties go to player with higher rank from preliminary rounds).
Alternates will be posted after the second preliminary round. Alternates are encouraged to appear before the start of the semifinals at 9am Friday so we can ensure that all semifinals are played with a full allotment of six players. Alternates will also be chosen for the Final.

Pairings and Power Determination

Preliminaries: All table assignments are determined at random (though Team Tournament teammates will be separated). Players choose powers in the numerical order assigned to them during the random draw. Considerable effort will go into ensuring that a full complement of six players are present in each game between players wishing to advance to Friday’s semifinal round.

Semi-finals: Table assignments are done according to rank from preliminary rounds (distributing the highest ranked players to different tables). Highest ranked players get first choice of power at their table.

Final: Semifinal winners get first choice of power (in order of semifinal point total, ties going to player with highest rank from preliminary rounds).

Rules Interpretations
Please check out the Official Errata and FAQ.

GMT will provide merchandise certificates for all laurelists of this event in the amount of $20 for 1st, $15 for 2nd, $10 for third, and $5 for 4th thru 6th.

 GM      Ed Beach  [2nd Year]   6418 Waveland Way, Columbia, MZD 21045   NA
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