empire builder 

Updated 4/23/2010

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  Wheatland   Terrace, Table #5

Mark Kennel, DE

2009 Champion

2nd: Mike Zorrer, DE

3rd: Kyle Greenwood, HI

4th: Eric Brosius, MA

5th: Eyal Mozes, NY

6th: Ted Mullally, NJ
Event History
1999     Steve Okonski     64
2000     Bill Navolis      61
2001     Jim Yerkey      44
2002     Jim Yerkey      43
2003     Donna Balkan      57
2004     Tom Dunning      64
2005     Tom Dunning      49
2006     Rich Meyer      52
2007     Eric Brosius      62
2008      Harald Henning      66
2009      Mark Kennel      56

Bob Stribula, PA

2010 GM


  Laurels Rio Grande Games

Do the Locomotion ...

The Empire Builder Series tournament offers play of all of Mayfair's Crayon Rails games. Empire Builder and Eurorails will be offered in each of the three preliminary heats. Additionally players may choose to play variants if their choice is shared by at least three other players. Variants include original Empire Builder [without Mexico], North American Rails [with Mexico], British Rails, India Rails, Australian Rails, Nippon Rails, Lunar Rails, Martian Rails, Russian Rails, Iron Dragon and China Rails. If you would like to play one of the variants it is recommended that you bring your own copy and appear early to set it up and recruit players. Variants that do not get four willing participants will be shelved in favor of the default games of either Empire Builder [with or without Mexico] or Eurorails.

To encourage faster play, we will use a choose your best "three out of four" cards opening. The semi-finals will feature Empire Builder with Mexico. The Final will be the newest edition of Eurorails [V4; MFG#4507; copyright 2009].

If there are more than 20 individual Heat winners and 50 total entrants, we will advance 25 players to five 5-player semi-finals from which the five winners will advance to the Final. If there are between 17 and 20 individual Heat winners we will advance 20 players to five 4-player semi-finals from which the five winners will advance. If there are fewer than 17 individual Heat winners or less than 34 total entrants, we will advance 16 players to four 4-player semi-finals from which the four winners will advance to the Final.

REMEMBER: If we have more than 25 individual Heat winners a single Preliminary Heat win will NOT in itself guarantee advancement. We will be using the following tie breakers for advancement and seeding:

1. Most Wins (e.g., total in all heats entered)
2. Win in first Heat entered
3. Win in second Heat entered
4. Win in third Heat entered
5. Player's highest score
6. Repeat rules 1-5 substituting Second place finishes for Wins
7. High dice roll

A set of seven hand painted, detailed pewter locomotive minis in colors appropriate for both Empire Builder and Rail Baron.

 GM      Bob Stribula  [1st Year]  NA 
    stribula@ptd.net   NA

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