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Carcassonne (CAR) Links Email GM Last updated May 20, 2018
Class B: Beginning Players Welcome You may play if you have read the rules, played previously, or participated in a scheduled demo. Be on time for the scheduled demonstration. The GM will remain for only 15 minutes if no one is present.
Schedule GM: Jennifer Visocnik (6th Year)
Round Day Start Time Duration Location
Demo 1 Mo 21 1 Exhibit Annex Table 1
Heat 1/3 Mo 22 1 Seasons
Heat 2/3 We 13 1 Seasons
Heat 3/3 Th 14 1 Seasons
Quarterfinal Sa 21 Seasons
Semifinal Sa 22 1 Seasons
Final Sa 23 1 Seasons
2018 Tournament Format  HMWG

Carcassonne is a tile-placement game featuring the southern French city of Carcassonne. Carcassonne is famous for its unique Roman and medieval fortifications. Players develop the area around Carcassonne by drawing tiles and deploying their followers on roads, in cities, in cloisters, and in fields. The skills and strategies (and a little bit of luck) of the players determine who is victorious. Carcassonne is considered one of the gateway games that opens the world of boardgames to many new players and has spawned many sequels and imitators. Farm Scoring (current Rio Grande Rules): Three points for each city adjacent to a farm for the player(s) with the majority of farmers in the field.

Carcassonne will use the same tiebreaker system as last year. Carcassonne will follow the Heats: Most Wins with GM-specified Tiebreakers method of advancement. The tiebreakers add a point system to the standard set of tiebreakers and are listed below:
1. Most Wins (e.g. total in all heats entered).
2. Tournament Points
a. In a 4-player game, tournament points are distributed as follows: 1st place 9 points, 2nd place 5 points, 3rd place 2 points, 4th place 1 point.
b. In a 5-player game, tournament points are distributed as follows: 1st place 10 points, 2nd place 6 points, 3rd place 3 points, 4th place 2 points, 5th place 1 point.
3. Win in 1st heat entered.
4. Win in 2nd heat entered.
5. High dice roll.

The qualifying heats throughout the week will use 4 or 5 player games. All qualifying heat winners will advance to the quarterfinals. Top performers in the preliminary heats may earn a "bye" in the quarterfinals and would advance directly to the 16-player semifinal. Playing in more heats increases a participant's ability to qualify directly for the semifinals. The tournament will use the base set of tiles (no expansions). The final is played on the giant Carcassonne set using special character meeples. The player taking 4th place in the final will win their special character meeple set. In 2017, we made our first time-lapse video of the final, and will create a new time-lapse video of the 2018 final and it will be posted on the WBC Facebook page.

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