Our top vote getter in the 2002 Century new
Swiss Elimination play of the Annus Mirabilis Scenario. Players will bid VPs
for sides as per Rule 12.3 in the WNW Rulebook. As per Rule 12.14, a draw
will count as a victory for the French player.
Rounds will be continuous, starting promptly at 9 AM on Wednesday.
Please arrive by 0830 to sign up. There will be four rounds of Swiss
play on Wednesday with the top four players advancing to the Semi-finals.
The time limit will be four hours per round with succeeding Swiss
rounds tentatively scheduled to start at 1300, 1700 and 2100. The
Semi-finals and Finals will be played later in the week when convenient
for the participants.
This tournament is well known for its additional prizes. The
Champion’s Warhawk will be awarded as in the past. Additional goodies
will also be distributed to the deserving. In addition, Medalists
(plaque winners) will receive merchandise credits courtesy of GMT
for $20 (1st, $15 (2nd), $10 3rd, and $5 (4th & 5th).
Keith Wixson s the GM. There will also be two Assistant GMs who are yet to
be determined. All will be playing in the event. Feel free to contact the
GM with any questions about the tournament.
All Advanced Rules will be used. No optional or house rules will be used. The
Official Errata and Clarifications posted on the WNW site at Consimworld
apply. Use of a cell phone or hand held computer while playing will not be
tolerated. Use of chess clocks is encouraged but optional.
Late Arrivals, Long Games and
Latecomers will be matched up with other latecomers, but risk not playing in
the event (and are still expected to finish by the ending time set for the
first round.). Latecomers for subsequent rounds will likely be penalized. Time
limits will be strictly enforced to keep the event running on schedule. If
any players disregard the time limit and appropriate warnings, the GM reserves
the right to adjudicate games and, if necessary, to penalize players for slow
play. Byes, if necessary, will be given to the strongest player remaining in
the tournament, based upon a series of tiebreakers which will be announced
prior to the start of the tournament.