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GCCG Nations Cup

Post by miguel » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:19 pm

Format:

The games are 2-deck general opponent, standard rules in use. The tournament will be played in two parts. First there will be three rounds of Swiss System. After this, the top four teams will continue to play in semi-finals and finals. You are not allowed to change your decks at any point during the tournament. In more detail:

Swiss System

* Teams' Tournament Points are determined by adding together the TPs of players playing for a team. Normal tie-breakers are in use.

* In the first round the pairing of players is random. After this, personal TPs are used to see which players will face each other (highest ranked vs. highest ranked from opposing team).

Semi-finals and finals

* Semi-finals will be played between teams seeded 1st and 4th, as well as teams seeded 2nd and 3rd. The winning teams continue to finals, losing teams will play for 3rd place in the tournament.

* The TPs teams got in Swiss System are no longer in effect. Only TPs received from each game (team vs. team) are now considered to see which team will win. The 1st tie-breaker is the number of wins. The 2nd is the game between the captains (see below).

* Team captains will face each other. Personal TPs received throughout the tournament will be used to determine which other players face each other (highest ranked vs. highest ranked).

Other things to note

* The tournament will start 1st of January. You will have one week to finish the game assigned to you. Contact your opponent to decide when you will play the game. You need to report back to me (mipevi@utu.fi) with the results by the following Monday morning, 8 AM (GMT). I will post the new pairings asap, and again the deadline is the following Monday 8 AM (GMT).

* To play, you need to have registered your decks before January. In order to register a deck, you need to load it and use the command "/rd". To register the second deck, use the commad "/rd2" (be careful not to use those commands during the tournament, as they will replace your registered deck). One of those decks is vs. Hero and the other vs. Minion. You may add an anti-Fw sideboard to only one of those decks, and must use that deck in every game you play vs. Fw. When you start a game, GCCG should say the deck is registered and in its original form.

* You are not allowed to 'scout' your opponents' decks.

* The CoE has approved an additional pre-qualified slot for Worlds 2007 for this tournament.  The winning team may select any one of their three players to receive the prequalification.

Participants

Australia
Austria
Finland
Germany
Poland
Spain
USA
FlanNel (All-star)

I will give out the team rosters with contact information soon. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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Post by Zarathustra » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:35 pm

Question: Can I start with Anarin in my Fallen Alatar deck if I use Thrall of the Voice, Squire of the Hunt, and a Thrall-Ring? ;)

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Post by miguel » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:50 pm

Zarathustra wrote:Question: Can I start with Anarin in my Fallen Alatar deck if I use Thrall of the Voice, Squire of the Hunt, and a Thrall-Ring? ;)
No. Only I may play Anarin as a character. Ever. :P

(And for those who might not know it, the play described above is not legal.)

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Post by Sauron » Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:59 pm

Can I start 3 agents, but use no thralls and only 1 open like Manuel tried the other night?  :D

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Post by miguel » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:33 pm

Sauron wrote:Can I start 3 agents, but use no thralls and only 1 open like Manuel tried the other night?  :D
Absolutely. Unless your opponent notices that, of course.  :)

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Post by Sauron » Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:09 pm

Excellent, now to go build the most illegal deck ever and hope no one notices ;)

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Post by Ringbearer » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:30 pm

Hmm, the new chant is "sauron cheats"? I find "miguel cheats"sounding much better.
Player of killer hazards no-one else ever dares to play :D

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Post by Tegarend » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:00 pm

... but in tournaments Miguel isn't participating in, "Sauron cheats" is a fair alternative.

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Post by Manuel » Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:10 am

Sauron wrote:Can I start 3 agents, but use no thralls and only 1 open like Manuel tried the other night?  :D
It's not that I "tried"; it's just that it was a new deck and I didnt "realize".

However, I'm glad you ended being inspired by that ;)

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Post by miguel » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:53 am

Ok, here are the team rosters (name / GCCG-nick / email). Please check everything is in order.

Australia
Marc Davies (C) / cik2bme / cik2bme[at]yahoo.com.au
Clayton Miechel / Click / clayton_miechel[at]hotmail.com
Callum Miechel / boomboom / callummiechel[at]optusnet.com.au

Austria
Bernd Brunner (C) / beornd1963 / b.brunner[at]inode.at
Wolfgang Penetsdorfer / thorondor / thorondor[at]gmx.at
Thomas Schrei / i_gwanunig / thomas.schrei[at]chello.at

Finland
Miika Karmitsa (C) / karmi / miika.karmitsa[at]gmail.com
Illka Launonen / Trossell / ilkkalau[at]paju.oulu.fi
Tomi Kareinen / Tomppa / tomikareinen[at]hotmail.com

Germany
Markus Richartz (C) / sauron1976 / marric[at]uni-bonn.de
Stefan Fankel / Sfan / stefan.fankel[at]web.de
Martin Teofanovic / Peregrin / styro[at]web.de

Poland
Staszek Bytnar (C) / Jaded / jaded[at]poczta.onet.pl
Radek Stanula / Thorin81 / thorin81[at]op.pl
Piotr Tworowski / Tworkin / tworek[at]venco.com.pl

Spain
Manuel Cabezalí (C) / Manuel / manuel_cabezali[at]hotmail.com
Enrique Navarro / kikeeeee / eskorbutinus[at]yahoo.com
Agustín Lozano / AgusBalin / agusireland[at]hotmail.com

USA
Brian Min (C) / Sauron / brianmin[at]gmail.com
Mark Alfano / zara / mark.alfano[at]gmail.com
David Barton / Wacho / dbarton[at]mad.scientist.com

FlanNel
Kris Van Beurden (C) / kris / kris.vanbeurden[at]gmail.com
Bert Claessen / Ringbearer / bertclaessen[at]wanadoo.nl
Marcos Caceres / marcos / marcosicaceres[at]hotmail.com

Now could everyone inform me (privately) of the alignment they will be playing? Once I have that information, I will make the pairings for the first round.
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Post by Sauron » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:03 pm

why should alignment matter miguel?  Everyone should be prepared to play both alignments.  Shouldn't you just randomly pair teams?

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Post by _nauku_ » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:09 pm

Could you replace that @ in e-mail addresses with [a] or something like that, so our mailboxes won't be overflown with spam. Thanks.

Mod Note: Done
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Post by miguel » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:27 pm

Sauron wrote:why should alignment matter miguel?  Everyone should be prepared to play both alignments.  Shouldn't you just randomly pair teams?
No it doesn't matter from the tournament's point of view. Nor does it affect pairings in any way. It's just interesting to see what alignments people will play. Add to the hype.   :wink:

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Post by miguel » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:08 am

Ok here are the pairings for the first round, to be played on week 1 of 2007:

Australia vs. USA
Marc Davies (C) vs. Brian Min (C)
Clayton Miechel vs. Mark Alfano
Callum Miechel vs. David Barton

Austria vs. Germany
Bernd Brunner (C) vs. Martin Teofanovic
Wolfgang Penetsdorfer vs. Markus Richartz (C)
Thomas Schrei vs. Stefan Fankel

Finland vs. FlanNel
Miika Karmitsa (C) vs. Bert Claessen
Ilkka Launonen vs. Kris Van Beurden (C)
Tomi Kareinen vs. Marcos Caceres

Poland vs. Spain
Staszek Bytnar (C) vs. Agustín Lozano
Raked Stanula vs. Manuel Cabezalí (C)
Piotr Tworowski vs. Enrique Navarro

I won't post alignments until 1st of January, so they won't affect deck-building. Good luck everyone!  :D
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Post by Zarathustra » Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:10 pm

Let the trash-talking begin! ;)

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