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Council of Elrond • View topic - DONE! (Discussion and reflections on worlds 2006)

DONE! (Discussion and reflections on worlds 2006)

DONE! (Discussion and reflections on worlds 2006)

Postby zarathustra » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:34 pm

And the Chairman is the world champion ;)

I guess we should open a forum to discuss next year's worlds. In the meantime, please everyone post in this thread what they liked / did not like about this year's worlds, what we might want to change in future, and what should stay the same.

I'll start:

Pros:

(1) Venue of event is same place people eat and sleep.
(2) Cheap accomodations.
(3) Nice prizes for the winner. ;)
(4) Great hospitality from the host.

Cons:

(1) No prizes for most non-winners
(2) always felt like there wasn't enough time:
(a) because we only had friday night, saturday, and sunday morning.
(b) because players were allowed to take more than the allotted time per round.
(3) No drinking game (well, at least not for those who didn't come to the hostel with Martin and Marc and Wolfgang and me... ;))


And again, thanks to Marc Roca for hosting such a great event!
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Postby thorondor » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:46 pm

and the head judge is the world champion!! ;-)
good job, and well deserved! and thanks for making it very close and entertaining for the watching crowd.

in general: it was a wonderful event!!! it will never be possible to top spanish hospitality!! thanks a lot to marc roca!!!!

pro:
- games and sleeping in the same building. makes it very pleasant for the players.
- cheap location
- vegetarian food (that made meat eaters envious ;-)
- the organizer (marc) not playing too much. so he was always available for questions and other stuff.
- the after-worlds program (marc accompanying 3 other players for another 3 days)
- the spanish players: though many rules have not been known to them (thanks to the spanish copmany, that made a terrible translation of cards and rules!!), they just accepted, what they have been told.
- coming one day earlier, what made it very pleasant not to hurry into the first tourney.

con:
- the schedule had some minor flaws (three tourneys at the same time on saturday evening)
- judges need to be strict, when announcing the last round.
- there was no real starting point. it was difficult for marc, since he was still bringing players to the site. and also many came after the first tourney started.
- too many left before the ending ceremony.


@mark: there have been prices for all players. marc distributed lots of rares during the weekend. but there were special prices only for the finalists of the main tourney.
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Postby zarathustra » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:44 pm

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Postby thorondor » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:14 pm

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Postby zarathustra » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:57 pm

Ah, I didn't see him handing out prizes... I guess then my Con should have been that there weren't fun official prize ceremonies at the end of each day :D
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Postby Manuel » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:18 am

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Postby zarathustra » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:21 am

[Note to other members of CoE: Manuel is the representative from Spain to the CoE, since David Baillon is so incommunicative. He's also an incredibly good player, a musician, and an all-around great guy. Welcome, Manu!]


If I may respond to just one item above, I think it would clarify things. Manuel: you said that you were not allowed to switch decks between qualifiers (on Friday) and Semifinals (on Saturday). Unfortunately, that was a bald mistake on the organizer's part: in any multi-day tournament, the players are allowed to switch their decks entirely each day. While I'm on the topic, I should also mention that there seems to be a misconception about the balrog alignment among Spanish players: the Balrog is just another rw, with some special goodies attached. One player attempted to use the avatar Sauron against me when I was playing as the Balrog, and I heard that Spanish players were informed before the tournament that -- if they played Balrog vs. one alignment -- they must play it vs. the other alignment as well. That is simply not true :( It seems there were a few rules mix-ups like this at the tournament, though I hope it didn't ruin anyone's time completely....
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Postby Manuel » Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:43 am

Although some of us already knew that Balrog players had to be considered only as minion, the fact that tournament sheets were written with things like "Balrog" caused confussion. I mean, if you are a newbie in tournaments and playing a hero deck vs Mark Alfano, and in his tourney sheet it is written down "Balrog" and then he brings his dragon-land Sauron/Morgul Night deck, that causes confussion ;)

I even remember Marc Roca asking me when doing the sheets for qualifier:

Marc: Manuel what are you playing?
Me: Minion
Marc: But regular minion, Balrog, Sauron or something especial?

I guess that was the mistake. However, I don't think that ruined anyone's time at all.

Btw, thanks for introducing me, I completely forgot.
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