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Ed Beach, MD
2013 GM

the game's designer

Six Top 6 GM Nominations

now on its own ...

Virgin Queen is a multiplayer card-driven game (released by GMT in April 2012). It is a sequel to the popular WBC tournament game Here I Stand that covers all the action of the second half of the 16th Century, including the naval battle of Lepanto and the sailing of the Spanish Armada. It was introduced last year as part of the Here I Stand event and is now embarking on a quest for its own Centuiry slot.
The tournament will use the Tournament Scenario supplied from each game. The game designer, Ed Beach, will GM the tournament and teach the games during the scheduled demonstration prior to the event.

Tournament Format
The tournament will conform to the WBC standards for a Swiss Elimination event. We will have two opening round games on Sunday to determine our 18 semifinalists.
Semifinalists are chosen and ranked according to these criteria (the official WBC tie-breakers, adapted for an event with only two heats):
Anyone with two wins
Total VP earned in all preliminary games played
Average finish in all heats entered
Latest average power selection in heats entered

Finalists are chosen first from the semifinal winners; then from those non-winners with the highest semifinal point total (ties go to player with higher rank from preliminary rounds). Alternates will be posted after the second opening round game. Alternates are encouraged to appear before the start of the semifinals so we can ensure that all semifinals are played with a full allotment of six players. Alternates will also be chosen for the Final.

Pairings and Power Determination
Preliminaries:
All table assignments are determined at random (though Team Tournament teammates will be separated). Players choose powers in the numerical order assigned to them during the random draw.
Semifinals: Table assignments are done according to rank from preliminary rounds (distributing the highest ranked players to different tables). Highest ranked players get first choice of power at their table.
Final: Semifinal winners get first choice of power (in order of semifinal point total, ties going to player with highest rank from preliminary rounds).
Rules Interpretations: Please check out the Official Errata and FAQ posted at boardgamegeek.com. See above link.

GMT will provide a merchandise credit to the winner.

 GM      Ed Beach  [1st Year]   NA 
    ebeach@comcast.net    NA

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