puerto rico [Updated July 2005]

PRO  6 prizes Beginners Mult Ent Sing Elim Scheduled 
   11  Rnd1 Heat1 21      Rnd1 Heat2 15
  Rnd1 Heat3 13   Round 2 19    Round 3 9  Semi   Round 4 11 Final   

    Ballroom B     Ballroom Foyer, Table 6

Barbara Flaxington, NJ

2004 Champion

2nd: David Platnick, VA

3rd: Jonathan Tivel, VA

4th: Aaron Buchannan, VA

5th: Arthur Field, SC

6th: John Kerr, VA
Event History
2002    Arthur Field     152
2003    Nicholas Anner     217
2004    Barbara Flaxington     176

AREA Ratings

GM: John Weber

The alltime record Attendance event ...

Prospector, captain, mayor, trader, settler, craftsman, or builder? Which roles will you play in the new world? Will you own the most prosperous plantations? Will you build the most valuable buildings? You have but one goal: achieve the greatest prosperity and highest respect! A unique game system lets the players choose the order of phases in each turn. For 3-5 players, aged 12 +; length: 90-150 minutes; author: Andreas Seyfarth.


Puerto Rico is a maximum level Century event this year with three preliminary heats and a sequel (San Juan) also in the Century. In the heats, players will be paired at random in four-player games. If we have an odd number, the remaining games will be three-player (no five player games this year!). Players with games are urged to bring them to the heats as we will probably need a few more this time. Note that we will not be using any of the expansion buildings. Because PRO is classified as a "B" event this year, newcomers must attend the demo in Ballroom Foyer if they expect to be taught how to play. No such instruction will be available during the event itself. However, there should be numerous opportunities to learn the game either from Jay himself in Cafe Jay or during open gaming at the convention. Do NOT expect to learn the game as you play in the event.

With an extra elimination (quarterfinal) round we hope to have all heat winners advance with possibly some alternates (last year an alternate won the tournament). Those with the very best results in the preliminary games will receive a bye to the second round of the semi-finals, the "Sweet Sixteen." This year, all elimination round games (semis and finals) will be four-player games. Players with better records will also have choice of seat position in the quarter-final and semi-final round games. For the four-player final, players will have the option of using an Evo-style bidding for seat position or the more traditional (default) random seating. For more details about the tournament, see the GM-maintained website at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~jcw222/id37.html

GM John Weber
Assistant GMs Barb Flaxington and Anne Norton

 GM      John Weber  [4th Year]   NA
    jcw222@Earthlink.net   NA

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