dominion

Updated 4/19/2011

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Terrace, Table #1

Arthur Field, SC

2009-10 Champion

2nd: Robert Renaud, NY

3rd: Haim Hochboim, is

4th: Jason Pollock, PA

5th: Luke Koleszar, VA

6th: Dan Gottlieb, NY
Event History
2009    Arthur Field     236
2010    Arthur Field     140

Euro Quest Event History
2009    Sceadeau D'Tela     52
2010    Edward Fear     52

Tom Browne, PA

2011 GM

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Dominion is a game of planning, strategy and reaction as players seek to develop the best deck of cards to take advantage of the various effects and synergies amongst a different set of cards each game. Each action and purchase a player takes help to determine their fortunes in future turns, so early decisions can be critical to long term success. The big change for Dominion this year will be that the tournament rounds will focus on the first two expansions for Dominion - Intrigue and Seaside.

A reminder to everyone looking to participate - we have had a shortage of games both years. If you wish to assure being able to play in the tournament - you must bring a copy of the game! If there aren't enough copies, we will be forced to turn people away.

Tournament Format:
Dominion will be played in four single-elimination rounds - a single preliminary round, quarter-finals, semi-finals and Final. Each round will consist of two complete games, and players will be required to complete both games in a round. All tables will use the same set of action cards for each of their two games. The action cards for both games will be determined randomly by the GM prior to WBC but will not be released before the actual tournament rounds.

In an effort to ensure that there are enough copies of the game available (which continues to be a problem for this event) - the preliminary and quarter-final round will both consist of two games using 10 cards from the Intrigue set.
The semi-final round will consist of two games that use 10 cards from the Seaside expansion.

The Final round will consist of two games of mixed cards. Each game will use 5 cards from Intrigue, and 5 from Seaside.

Players will be assigned to tables randomly.

Turn order for the first game will be determined in the following manner:
1. Shuffle a copper, a silver, a gold and a province together for a 4-player game. For a 3-player game, use the copper, silver and gold.
2. Each player will pick a card at random.
3. Turn order will be as follows:
a. 1st Player ­ Copper
b. 2nd Player ­ Silver
c. 3rd Player ­ Gold
d. 4th Player ­ Province

Turn order for the second game will be in the reverse order of the first game.

All cards must be played face up onto the table - including all money cards when purchasing.
Starting with the Semi-final round - each player will be required to offer their deck to the previous player in turn order to cut the cards. Only a single cut is permitted.

The number of players advancing in each round will be determined by the number of players in the preliminary round, according to the following chart.

 # of Players/Preliminary

Quarter-Finals

 semi-finals

Final

 48 or less

None

16

4

49-80

32

16

4

81 - 119

48

16

4

120 or more

 64

16

4


Individual Game Position: Finish position in an individual game will be determined using the following rules:
1. Highest Victory Points
2. Latest in Turn Order

For each game, players will receive "Advancement Points" based on their finish.
In a four player game:
Finish Position Advancement Points
1st 8
2nd 5
3rd 2
4th 0

In a three player game:
Finish Position Advancement Points
1st 8
2nd 5
3rd 0

Advancement:
Dominion is a single-elimination tournament, and advancement is based strictly on the results of the previous round. Advancement will be determined using the following rules:
1. Total Advancement Points in both games
2. Total Victory Points in both games
3. Brought a copy of the game
4. High die roll

Be aware that this means that multiple people from a single table can advance, while it is possible that a table will have no players advance. This means it will be important to check the tournament kiosk for the list of players who advanced, and top alternates.

 GM      Tom Browne  [3rd Year]   NA  
    thomas.browne@gmail.com   NA 

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