britannia [Updated April 2008]

BRI     
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   Lampeter   Paradise Terrace, Table 5

Mike Fox, IL

2007 Champion

2nd: Nick Benedict, CA

3rd: Ewan McNay, CT

4th: Barry Smith, NY

5th: Jim Jordan, MD

6th: Sarah Sparks, ON
Event History
1991    Richard Curtin      39
1992    Duane Wagner      53
1993    Brett Mingo      91
1994    Scott Pfeiffer      73
1995    Randy Schib      69
1996    Scott Pfeiffer      55
1997    David Gantt      52
1998    Jim Jordan      49
1999    Scott Pfeiffer     46
2000    Ewan McNay     62
2001    Mark Smith     42
2002    Ewan McNay     42
2003    Nick Benedict     48
2004    Nick Benedict     34
2005    Rich Curtin     34
2006     Ewan McNay     45
2007     Mike Fox     35

GM: James Jordan, MD

Three Top Six
GM
nominations

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The First of the Fast Forward History Games ...

Look back into the mists of time...the southern coast of England looms above a dreary channel. Rising from the mist, Roman legions march steadily ashore to sweep across England. Inexorably they cross the countryside, building their forts everywhere. For a time, an uneasy peace is enforced over the land.

When civil wars call the legions home, they leave the verdant fields of Britain open to the Saxon, Angle and Jute invaders. Only the Romano-British stand for the old rule...and their dreams of kingdom are swept away by the fresh blood of the invaders.

Complacency settles over the middle kingdoms. The Welsh entertain ideas of ruling York, and the Picts and Scots squabble in the north. But the Angles and Saxons settle into parrying for predominance so that each might take the title of Bretwalda and farming is the prevailing occupation.

Then the storms begin again! The Danes and the Norsemen strike into long settled territory and the struggle for dominance flares once more. Again, new invaders come to call at the shores of England, this time the Normans, Dubliners and Norwegians. The endgame isn't settled until the last ruler commands his armies.

Four people control the fate of England, but only one will stand at the end to Rule Britannia! The top 16 winners in the heats advance to the semi-finals. You need only play in one heat, but of course, may play in as many as you wish.

ADVANCEMENT TIE-BREAKERS: In Multiple Entry, Single Elimination events for multi-player games, players possibly qualify for Single Elimination play in the second round by winning any of up to four preliminary Heats. Occasionally, players may advance wihout winning a heat. Players can enter one or more Heats without limit. All events for most multi-player games consist of three rounds; an opening Round consisting of two to four Preliminary Heats, a semi-final and a Final. The sem-ifinal round will advance a predesignated optimum number of players to fill the second round; i.e., 25 players for a five-player game, 16 players for a four-player game, etc. but in all cases will advance no more than half of all players which participated in the Preliminaries. If insufficient players advance to warrant a semi-final round, the scheduled semi-final will instead become the Final.

Heats: Single Win (HSW) Tiebreakers -

Standard tiebreakers used to trim the field or identify alternates to complete the field, as listed below in the following order:
1. Win in first Heat entered;
2. Most Wins (e.g., total in all heats entered);
3. Win in second Heat entered;
4. Win in third Heat entered;
5. Win in fourth Heat entered;
6. GM specific tie-breaker, provided it has been clearly described in the Event Preview ;
7. Average finish in all heats entered (e.g., a 2nd and two 3rds = 2.67 and beats two 2nds and two 4ths = 3); and
8. High dice roll.

* Three plaques, one in each of the three prelim rounds for the closest win (lowest point spread between first and second)
* Four plaques, one for each color, for the highest winning color score, presented at the semi-final round
* One plaque, presented at the semi-final round, for the lowest score by a semi-finalist
* Engraving of the winner's name on the Britannia Plate
* Some sort of book or movie for the winner and the finalists each year (last year it was a book on the battles around Hastings for the winner and a battlefield tour booklet for each of the other finalists)

 GM      James M. Jordan  [10th Year]  NA
    jmj@ieee.org   NA

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