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Robert Eastman, NV

2005 Champion

2nd: Ted Lange, AE

3rd: Philip Shea, VA

4th: John Elliott, MD

5th: Chuck Stapp, NJ

6th: David Metzger, NY
Event History
2001    Ilan Woll     56
2002    Philip Shea     52
2003    Josh Githens     64
2004     Barry Shoults     52
2005    Robert Eastman     52

AREA Ratings:

GM: Peter Card

Tournament Format
The first stage will be a 3-round swiss format over three hours. The first game will be alloted a 15 minute set up time. Each additional game will be allowed 10 minutes for set-up. Each game will be played to a strict 45-minute time limit. When time is called, the current turn for both players can be finished (under a one-minute time limit to pick a card). The game will be decided by flags captured at that time; ties can occur. Players will need to record the number of flags they capture and have captured on record sheets provided by the GM. The initial match-ups will be random, the 2nd and 3rd games will match the leading players against each other.

In the Swiss stage, the players are free to agree who plays which side. If both players insist on playing the same side, there will be an open bid for side. The players will alternate bidding the number of extra discards they are willing to give their opponent. The person with the lower badge number must open the bidding at one discard or allow his opponent to play the desired side. If a person does not raise the bid, then their opponent gets to play the desired side, but they get the number of extra discards bid. 

Each extra discard allows the player to discard one card and draw a replacement immediately at the end of their turn. This is done after they draw their normal card. The card discarded may be the one just drawn. The player is only allowed to make one extra discard per turn.

Eight players will advance from the swiss stage to a Single Elimination tournament.  The method for breaking ties between players in the first stage will be as follows:

1. Overall Record
2. Head to Head records
3. Total Flags Killed
4. Total Flags Lost
5. Number of games completed within time limit
6. Die roll

In the Single Elimination stage the scenarios will be played twice. The players will randomly choose sides for the first battle and switch sides for the second battle. The winner will be decided as follows:

1. Won both battles
2. Total Flags killed
3. Die roll

The scenarios to be used will be announced. Every effort will be made to select balanced scenarios for the initial Swiss stage. 

Late Arrivals, Long Games and Byes
The Swiss stage will be started at 9 am, prompt! The GM will participate if necessary to make up an even number, but will not advance to the Single Elimination stage. 

In the second and subsequent rounds, if you need a short break, arrange it with your opponent before leaving the tournament area. If no arrangements are made, you will have five minutes to appear once a round is started or you will forfeit.

All games will be ended after 45 minutes; adjudication rules are given in the tournament format above.

Rules Interpretations
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 GM      Peter Card  [1st Year]  NA   NA

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