the russian campaign  

Grognardcon: TRC   
   14 Grognard PC    9 Grognard PC
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  Heritage (moves to Conestoga 3 on Tues. at 17)

Doug James, NC

2005-06 Champion

2nd: Bert Schoose, IL

3rd: G. Karahalios, IL

4th: Tom Gregorio, PA

 5th: Ed O’Connor, NJ

  6th: F. Pafenberg, VA
Event History
1991    Rob Beyma      31
1992    Alan Frappier      26
1993    Ed O’Connor      20
1994    Jeff Martin      16
1995    Rob Beyma      16
1996    Tom Gregorio      20
1997    Gary Dickson      24
1998    Gary Dickson      27
1999    Gary Dickson     26
2000    Doug James     30
2001    Phil Evans     27
2002    Tom Gregorio     30
2003    Doug James     31
2004    Tom Gregorio     36
2005     Doug James     33
2006     Doug James     23

Tom Gregorio, PA

2007 GM

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TRC XVII: Crashing the GrognardCon Party!

The Russian Campaign goes into its 17th year with a significant format change—it will join GrognardCon! Leveraging “Free Format” scheduling allows classic wargamers to maximize their playing time while enhancing schedule flexibility. A week of Swiss Elimination leads to a final single elimination event beginning on Saturday, 8/4. By late Saturday afternoon the world will see if Doug James will attain an unprecedented FIFTH TRC crown!

The 2007 rendition of the TRC tournament will feature the 4th edition rules, a 10-turn scenario, and tournament-validated rule changes to further balance the impact of unseemly weather results in 1941. New to 2007 will be the availability of a shorter 5-turn scenario for those seeking a more concentrated hit of TRC pleasure.

TIME LIMITS: Five hours per round with time clocks. (Supplied by the GM if necessary.) Note that those choosing to play the 5-turn scenario will have 3-hour rounds.

CLASS: Beginners welcome. Demo is on Wednesday night.

FORMAT: Swiss Elimination leading to 4-player single elimination.

SCENARIO: 5- or 10-turn Barbarossa scenario.

SIDE DETERMINATION: Bidding using replacements for the Russians.

Grognardcon is a special Pre-con consisting of an amalgam of eight of the old classic hex-style wargames under the watchful eye of GM Bruno Sinigaglio: Afrika Korps, Anzio, Bulge ’81,Gettysburg, Panzerblitz, Panzergruppe Guderian, the Russian Campaign and Waterloo. All eight use the Free Format scheduling device which allows players to schedule preliminary games at their convenience. Play as many or as few preliminary games as you like but only your best three results in each game will determine the four finalists to advance to Single Elimination play at the end of the week. Each event will be turned over to its own GM on Tuesday for resolution in the normal manner—the only difference is that participation in Grognardcon gives you additional days to qualify with preliminary games in the events of your choice. Play at Grognardcon is free to all Tribune level members and subject to an additional fee for all others.

1. WBC FREE FORM FORMAT. This Tournament uses a Swiss Elimination format for the preliminary rounds followed by a Single Elimination format for the four players with the best performances during the Swiss segment. Entrants may play multiple games during the preliminary Swiss segment during either the PRECON segment which begins during the PRECON on Sunday, 29 July 2007, the regular WBC segment which runs from Tuesday through Friday, or both. Best performances will be determined as described below in paragraph 7.

2. SCHEDULE. The schedule consists of three segments, GROGNARD PRECON Swiss, CON Swiss and CON Playoffs (Semifinals and Final).
a. GROGNARD PRECON SWISS. The PRECON Swiss Segment consists of three daily heats: Saturday 1400, Sunday 0900, Monday 0900 and Tuesday 0900. The PRECON Swiss Segment continues through Tuesday, 1900 hours, 31 July 2007, whereupon the CON Swiss Segment begins. Essentially, the PRECON Swiss Segment simply continues unabated into WBC.
b. CON SWISS. The CON Swiss Segment consists of four daily heats: Tuesday 1900, Wednesday 0900, Thursday 0900 and Friday 0900. The Swiss Segment ends on Friday at 1500 hours, at which time the four players with the best performances during the Swiss Segments will advance into the Single Elimination Playoffs.
c. CON Playoffs. All games played during the Swiss Segment, which includes the PRECON Swiss and the CON Swiss, will be used to determine the four top players. The two-round playoffs begin Friday with the Semifinals at 1700 hours.

3. WBC FREE FORM FORMAT
This Tournament uses a Swiss Elimination format for the preliminary rounds followed by a Single Elimination format for the four players with the best performances during the Swiss segment. Entrants may play multiple games during the Swiss segment. Best performances will be determined as described below in paragraph 7.

4. SWISS SEGMENT—PRECON AND CON
Each entrant may enter as many or few of the rounds as he wishes and the results will be used in determining who advances to the finals. The GM or his assistant(s) will determine match pairings for each round. Self-determined pairings will not be permitted. You must be present at the kiosk at the start of any round you wish to join. Once you receive your match pairing for a round, you have until midnight to complete the game. Games must start no later than six hours before the deadline each day. Unit movement during the Swiss will be timed if one player in a match requests—150 minutes per player. Players may not touch pieces while their opponent’s time is running. Combat will not be timed. Time-Clocks will be monitored by the GM.

5. FINALS SEGMENT
Four players from the Swiss segment will play in the two-round single-elimination finals. The semi-final round will begin at 5:00 PM Friday. All entrants who wish to play in the finals segment should be present for the announcement of rank and pairings. Failure to be present for the start of the finals segment will be considered dropping out of the tournament. The Elimination games will begin at 9:00 AM Saturday. All unit movement during the playoffs will be timed without exception ­ 150 minutes per player. Players may not touch pieces while their opponent’s time is running. Combat will not be timed. Time-Clocks will be monitored by the GM.

Contact the GM, at the address below for more details and visit www.russiancampaign.com for forthcoming event details or Consimworld this summer for event details as they become available.

 GM      Tom Gregorio  [8th Year]   NA
    gregorit@yahoo.com   484-744-1086
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