san juan [Updated April 2005]

SJN   3 prizes Beginners Swiss Elim Continuous 
  9  Round 2 15 Semi   Round 3 16 Final  

   Lampeter     Ballroom Foyer, Table 6

Jeff Mullet, OH

2004 Champion

2nd: Tom McCorry, VA

3rd: Nate Hoam, OH

4th: Alan Kaiser, OH

5th: Rob Kircher, RI

6th: Chris Kamm, NY
Event History
2004    Jeff Mullet     123

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GM: Paul Weintraub

Return to Puerto Rico!

Puerto Rico's golden age returns. Through you and this card game sequel! Players travel now to the capital city of this beautiful island. Who will build the most important buildings? Players build palaces, poor houses, silver smelters, gold mines, and many others - each with its own special features. The cleverest player will build best and win!

As with the boardgame, players choose roles which can help all players, but the choosing player gets a special privilege with the role chosen. Players build buildings, produce and sell goods, and so on. The game is based on Puerto Rico, but is different enough to give players new challenges and opportunities for fun and enjoyment.

This year, a new format will be used; a continuous swiss elimination system. The initial round will consist of three games of four players each with players changing tables based on their finish in the previous game with all firsts paired together, all seconds etc. Each round will be two hours long, giving time to reseat players between games. Actual playing time for each game will be about 1.5 hours. Four points will be awarded for each1st, three for each second, two for third, and one for fourth. The top 16 scorers will advance to the Semi-Final.

In the event of a tie, head-to-head results, total points scored in each game, and a die roll will be the tie-breakers in that order.

We will be using the optional set-up variant described on page 11 of the Rio Grande rules that allow players to look at additional cards based on seating position and discard down to four (as was done last year).

GM Paul Weintraub
Asst. GM John Weber

 GM      Paul Weintraub  [1st Year]   NA   NA

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