amun-re [Updated April 2009]

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 Ballroom B    Marietta   Strasburg
  Terrace, Table #5

Greg Thatcher, CA

2008 Champion

2nd: Eric Freeman, PA

3rd: Doug Smith, PA

4th: Rich Meyer, MA

5th: Alex Bove, PA

6th: Ilan Woll, CT
Event History
2003   Arthur Field     85
2004   Evan Tannheimer     73
2005    Nick Anner     53
2006   Arthur Field     49
2007    Sam Atabaki     57
2008   Greg Thatcher     67

Jeremy Billones, VA

2009 GM



Welcome to Ancient Egypt, land of the pyramids.

Tournament Format

Players compete to build the largest pyramids, then suffer the flooding of the Nile and rebuild.

Play will consist of two preliminary heats. All are welcome to play in either or both. Game winners will advance, using alternates only if necessary to fill the field to 16, 20 or 25. In the event that we have more than 25 game winners, they will advance to the semi-finals using the WBC-wide HSW tie-breaking procedure:

a) Players who won the first Heat they played in
b) Players who won both heats
c) Players who failed to win in Heat 1, but won in Heat 2
d) [Amun-Re Specific] Finished second in both heats
e) Average ordinal finish
f) high die roll

(Based on results from last year, points cannot be fairly compared across two different games; the spread between a high scoring game and a low scoring game, which is often out of the player's control, is too wide.)

If less than 25 winners appear for the semis, they will be evenly spread out amongst as many games as it takes with the extra players seated randomly. The field will be contracted to 20 or 16 as necessary, with alternates being used to fill up to the next largest field. All winners in the semis will advance to a 5-player Final (4-player from a field of 16).

Every attempt will be made to play 5-player games at the Heats. All games with less than five participants will have the same provinces removed from play (Abydos, Amarna and Kharga), and the Power Card bonus card will be reduced from a seven-card requirement to a six-card requirement.

The game cannot be taught during the event. You must attend the scheduled Demo session or learn the game on your own.

 GM      Jeremy Billones  [5th Year]   NA   NA

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