auction [Updated March 2001]

AUC   Mult Ent Sing Elim  
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   Salon CD  Rnd1 Heat2 Round 2  Round 3 Club

Kevin Wojtaszczyk, NY

2000 Champion

2nd: Mary Kratz, ID

3rd: Debbie Garver, GA

4th: Cliff Ackman, PA

5th: Ken Gutermuth, GA

6th: Bruce Reiff, OH
Event History
1991    None      -
1992    None      -
1993    Bruce Reiff       8
1994    Ken Gutermuth      32
1995    Bruce Reiff      28
1996    Bruce Monnin      32
1997    Ken Gutermuth      16
1998    Cliff Ackman      28
1999    George Sauer     26
2000    Kevin Wojtaszczyk     39

AREA Ratings:

GM: Bruce Monnin

[Best GM Award 1998 WAS]

Two Top-Six GM Nominations

Collecting by another name ...

Auction, also published by Avalon Hill as The Collector, the game of buying, selling and collecting rare items, will consist this year of a Tuesday night teaching session at 6 PM, followed by a Mulligan round at 7 PM. The "official tournament will begin
Wednesday at 3 PM, with the semi-finals following at 4 PM and the finals commencing immediately thereafter. The format is designed to allow novice players to play Tuesday night, yet still have a fast moving tournament on Wednesday.

Tournament Format
1)  The tournament will be played with all the expanded rules (from the small six-page half-sized rulebook).
2)  If the number of entrants in a heat is not divisible by 4, the GM will randomly determine the players at 3 player boards.
3)  A Mulligan round will be held Tuesday night at 7 PM.  The winners (only) of the Mulligan round boards will advance to the Wednesday 4 PM semifinals.
4)  The winners of each three- or four-person board in the preliminary round (Wednesday 3 PM) will advance to the semifinals.
5)  The top scoring runners-up at the four-player boards will advance to bring the number of semifinalists up to a multiple of 4. 6)  The winner of each semifinal board will advance to the finals, again along with the top scoring runners-up to bring the number of finalists up to four.
7)  An optional "enforced rainbow" rule will be used in the Mulligan round.  If any player is initially dealt three or more cards of a set, they must discard the excess cards (face down) and draw replacements from the deck.  The deck will then be reshuffled.
8)  The "enforced rainbow" rule may be used in the Wednesday rounds of the tournament if a majority of the players at any board so desires.
Rule Clarifications
1)  After winning an auction, you may not sell the item you just bought.  However, when using a Buyer's card, a player may buy an item which was just sold.  When buying items using the Special Value Warehouse, Dealer, Gallery and Collector Deal cards, the purchases must be paid for before the seller is paid for the item he was originally selling from his hand.
2)  You may use one Buyer's card after winning an auction to buy up to three items from the board.  However, you may not use two Buyer's cards to purchase additional items at that time.
3)  When bidding for an item during an auction, a player may pass during a round and then reenter the bidding at a later time, so long as bidding has not been ended for the item by everyone passing.
4)  The rich collector pays full set value for natural sets.  A buyer's card may not be used as a wild card to complete a set for the rich collector.
5)  You may not inherit a card which the rich collector has bought.  It is placed on the rich collector's pile and another card is inherited.
6)  The number of cards you hold in your hand at any time is public knowledge.  The amount of cash you have is not.
Auction - Beginner's Notes
Prepare For Play

1)  Up to 4 players per board
2)  Give $2000 to each player
3)  Deal 6 Rare Item Auction cards to each player and give each player 1 Buyer Card
4)  Place remaining Buyer Cards in the Auction deck and shuffle
1)  Take top card from Auction deck and place it on the Auction block
2)  If card is a Buyer Card, then turn over a new card until a rare item appears
3)  Roll a die to set the opening minimum bid
4)  Bidding goes clockwise ­ pass or raise bid at least $20 (bids must be in multiples of $10)
5)  Auction ends when all players pass
6)  Winner pays bank and takes all cards on the auction block
7)  If there is no bid, card is placed on the section of the board which matches the initial bid die roll
8)  Player winning the auction may then do three actions:
   a)  Sell up to three items from their hand to the board
   b)  Use a Buyer Card to buy up to three items from the board (may not buy the item which was just sold)
   c)  Announce for victory if complete collections and cash total $7500 or more
1)  May not sell the item just won in the auction
2)  Place the item to sell on the board
3)  Roll a die to determine value of sale
4)  Roll a second die on Special Value table
5)  If bank refuses to pay, the item is auctioned off among the players
   a)  $10 minimum bid, $20 minimum increments
   b)  If the original seller wins, he pays the bank
   c)  If another player wins, he pays the original seller
   d)  In no one bids, seller keeps card
6)  Sold items are placed face up on the matching area of the board
1)  Give Buyer Card to the Bank
2)  Select up to three items from the board to purchase from the Bank
1)  Winner of the last auction can declare for victory
2)  Must have a total of at least $7500 in complete collections and cash in order to declare
3)  All players total the value of their complete collections and cash
4)  Partial collections have no value
5)  Highest total wins

See for more details.

 GM      Bruce Monnin  [3rd Year]  177 S. Lincoln St., Minster, OH 45865-1240   (419) 628-3332

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