TtR Tournament

menolippuTicket to Ride Tournament will be held on Sunday 13th of April. The tournament will have preregistration at address kilpailut@lautapeliseura.fi, which will also try to answer all the questions you have concerning the tournament. Tournament is open for all nationalities and has no age limit but only an adult Finn can win the right to participate in the Ticket to Ride World Championships 2014 and gain benefits coming with it.

The tournament will have 3 preliminary rounds with the basic Ticket To Ride game such as the Lautapelit.fi has it published. Depending on the number of games we have and the number of the participants there will be either 4 or 5 players per game. In case that we run out of games, those who have preregistered will have priority. We will have enough games at least for 25 players.

Depending of number players the preliminaries will be followed with one semifinal round with 4-10 players with one-two games where 4 best (2 from each game) will proceed to the final. In case there are only 8 participants no semifinals will be held and the tournament will proceed to the final round with the 4 best from the preliminaries. The semifinals will be played with Ticket To Ride Europe as Lautapelit.fi has it published.

The finals will be played with basic Ticket to Ride on the Netherlands map. In case there aren’t any adult Finnish players on the final an additional final game with basic game having best 4 adult Finnish players will be held at the same time.

Prizes: Games donated by Lautapelit.fi and 200€ sponsorship  to travel to Ticket To Ride World Championships in Paris on September 2014 for the best Finnish adult player. Days of Wonder will pay for the accommodation for the player at Paris.

Schedule:

  • Registration opens 10:30 and closes 10:45.
  • First prelim round: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Second round: 12:15 – 13:15
  • Third round: 14:00 – 15:00
  • Semifinals: 15:15 – 16:15
  • Finals: 16:30 – 17:30

The schedule is tight and changes are possible. The venue closes doors at 18:00 so the champion will be crowned before that.

Tournament format:

Participants Players / game at preliminaries
<8 No tournament
8-20 4 players
21-25 5 players

There will be three preliminary rounds. At the first round players are chosen to games at random.

Every player will score as many points per game as she has defeated opponents in the game. For example, winner of four player game scores three points, the second scores two and third one scores one.

At the second round players are chosen to games in descending score order. If scores are tied and players can’t ”fit” to the same game then the order will be between tied players is randomized.

At the third round the seating is determined same as at the second round.

 

After three preliminary rounds the semifinal rounds are played according to the following table:

Participants Players in Semifinals
8-11 No semifinals, 4 best proceed directly to the finals
12-20 8 best from preliminaries
21-25 10 best from preliminaries

Semifinals have one round. The ”odd” players (1st, 3rd,…) by rank are seated to the first player and the ”even” players (2nd, 4th,…) by rank to the second. Two best from both games will proceed to the final.

In case there will be more than 25 preregistered players and the organizer finds enough games to accommodate more players to the tournament, the groupings will be adjusted.

The tournament organizer will participate and if a judge is to needed Heikki Hyhkö will act as one.

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