through the ages  

Updated 4/18/2012

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Jason Ley, WA

2011 Champion

2nd: Randy Buehler, WA

3rd: Zvi Moshowitz, NY

4th: Andrew Emerick, NY

5th: Dominic Duchesne, qc

6th: Charles Hickok, PA
Event History
2008    Jason Ley    39
2009    Raphael Lehrer    32
2010    Randy Buehler    38
2011    Jason Ley    53

Randy Buehler, WA

2012 GM



Civilization: The Card Game ...


Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization is a civilization-building game that plays in a much shorter time frame than classical games of the genre. As of late 2011, it ranked as the #2 overall game on Boardgamegeek. Play is free to Tribune level members. All others must be registered for the Pre-con to participate prior to Monday when Sustaining level members are free to join the third heat.

AGE will be run as a tournament with three heats. For the heats, the default will be 3-player games, with 2-player games as necessary. Players will be paired at random in both heats, except that players who played in a 2-player game in a previous heat will be preferentially placed into 3-player games in other heats and players who have played together in one heat may request to play at separate tables in other heats. The format will be Heats Most Wins. Players are asked to bring copies of the game to ensure that there will be enough for all to play. Because AGE is classified as a "B" event this year, newcomers must attend the demo if they expect to be taught how to play.

Rules for Advancement: the structure of the semi-finals and Final will almost certainly be four 4-player semi's feeding a 4-player Final, but other structures are possible depending upon the number of winners of first-round games present at the semi-finals. Some alternates may be allowed to advance to fill the tables to the appropriate numbers as shown below:
* With 4 or fewer winners, the semi-finals will be canceled and the winners will proceed directly to a Final.
* With 5-6 winners, the semi-finals will consist of two 3-player games. The two winners plus the best second-place finisher in the semis will advance to a 3-player Final.
* With 7-9 winners, the semi-finals will consist of three 3-player games, with the winners advancing to a 3-player Final.
* With 10-12 winners, the semi-finals will consist of four 3-player games, with the winners advancing to a 4-player Final.
* With 13+ winners, the semi-finals will consist of four 4-player games, with the winners advancing to a 4-player Final.
Tiebreakers in the event that there are more than 16 winners, or in the event that alternates are required will be:
1. Most Wins
2. Second best heat placement
3. Third best heat placement
4. Win in first Heat entered
5. Percentage of the winner's score in second best game.
6. Percentage of the winner's score in third best game
7. Brought a copy of the game
8. Coin flip

In the semi-finals, double winners will be seeded as evenly as possible among the tables.
Tiebreakers in Individual Games: Ties will be broken by player order (e.g., start player wins ties.)
Note that AGE's "honorable withdrawal" rule overwrites the normal WBC prohibition against leaving a game before it ends.

 GM      Randy Buehler  [1st Year]   NA   425-765-1031

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