GCCG Championships 2006

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GCCG Championships 2006

Post by wigy » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:14 am

Hi folks!

Due to my long disconnection from the internet, the traditional GCCG individual world championships 2006 tournament has been in the postponed mode for a long time. But now the situation has changed. I got pretty stable Internet now and can organize it finally.

Better now than never. So here it comes:

Format: Two deck general opponent, 1.5h time limit, 3-5 rounds swiss depending on the number of participants.
Fee: none
Prizes: nice extra title to your gccg info line.
Registration: from 60min before the event until the event starts.
How: Use /rd and /rd2 commands to register your playdecks.
Note: At the beginning of the event before pairings I list all the participants. Please take care that you check that i haven't missed your registration.
Result Page: http://www.akustiko.fi/~wigy/meccg/
When: Sat 10th Feb 16:00 GMT; Sun 11th Feb 14:00 GMT (rounds 3-5).
Other: Just in case, my phone number is +27 76 535 2948. My internet has failed me once and it was incridible hailstorm here. I don't expect problems, but I need one or two players volunteerning to be ready working as a backup doing pairings and recording scores if that happens.

Comments about time or format? What do you people think about optional finals and seminfinals? I.e. rounds 1-3 are swiss and round 4 is for semifinals for top 4 and round 5 is for final?

I am waiting some comments and until the format and dates are fixed, i'll mail the official announcement here and the mailing list.

Update: canged dates to the acutal.
Last edited by wigy on Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:29 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by Old Tuk » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:58 pm

Kind of funny to play a 2006 tournament in 2007 but im in!

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Post by Tegarend » Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:04 pm

Me too!

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Post by Manuel » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:37 am

Count me in! :D

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Post by Sauron » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:56 am

Making it Friday and Saturday and Friday being in the middle of the afternoon for east coast and early afternoon for west coast, I doubt many US players will be able to play.

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Post by wigy » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:01 am

The US is not on the list of potential nations where the champion
arises from. They do not usually qualify to the final rounds on big
events.

However, of course, i want to see also weaker players
participating. So please feel free to make your own proposal. Note
that I have to go to work on Monday, so staying up late on Sunday is
out of question.

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Post by Beornd » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:43 am

wigy wrote: 1.5h time limit and ......., i want to see also weaker players
participating.
I think thats not possible - you cannot connect both.

meccg champions and keyboard junkies are welcome  8O
bb

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Re: GCCG Championships 2006

Post by miguel » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:53 am

wigy wrote:What do you people think about optional finals and seminfinals? I.e. rounds 1-3 are swiss and round 4 is for semifinals for top 4 and round 5 is for final?
That totally depends on the number of players. You should have the normal amount of Swiss rounds as specified in the CoL tournament policy, otherwise it wouldn't be fair. I think better keep this tournament Swiss only, as there will probably be a lot of players.

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Post by thorondor » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:36 am

would like ot participate, but since i am still quite a noob at GCCG, 1,5 hours of time might be a problem.
are you really playing that fast all of you?? do you have a life outside of GCCG?  :wink:

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Post by wigy » Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:17 am

Does anyone remember what was the time limit Championships 2005? Was it 1.5 hours. I think we mostly managed fine using that?

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Post by Old Tuk » Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:06 am

I think 1.5 hours are fine. You just have to build a deck that works that fast...

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Post by Jaded » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:20 pm

I'm in, and gonna let the people know.

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Post by Sauron » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:47 pm

wigy wrote:The US is not on the list of potential nations where the champion
arises from. They do not usually qualify to the final rounds on big
events.
The topic for this says GCCG World Championship not GCCG European Championship.  If you wanted to exclude the US from playing you should have made that clear in the beginning.

That being said, why have it all over 1 weekend?  Why not break it up like the nations cup?  That format seemed to work.  Where opponents met and figured out a time to play.

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Post by wigy » Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:01 pm

Sauron wrote:
wigy wrote:The US is not on the list of potential nations where the champion
arises from. They do not usually qualify to the final rounds on big
events.
The topic for this says GCCG World Championship not GCCG European Championship.  If you wanted to exclude the US from playing you should have made that clear in the beginning.

That being said, why have it all over 1 weekend?  Why not break it up like the nations cup?  That format seemed to work.  Where opponents met and figured out a time to play.
It will be a tournament in the traditional sense. So, we just need to find schedule that fits reasonably well to the majority. Still, waiting for concrete examples. I don't want to start iterating wrong answers myself. Put down dates/times please and i'll find the some kind of compromise between.

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Post by wigy » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:08 pm

I managed to dig schedule for 2005:

Rounds 1-2 (or 1-3) Saturday Sep 3th 17:00- GMT
Rounds 3-4 (or 4-5) Sunday Sep 4th 17:00- GMT

Does this one sound better? I'd like to make Sunday earlier.

I also found that time limit was 1h20min last time. Any thoughts?

One must note, that the anyone is welcome to play in the tournament, but it is NOT the right place to learn gccg usage. You should learn that well before participating. If you are not yet familiar with interface, then forgive me, but i'll have to ask those to wait until next year. If you want to measure your gccg-skills, just play a test game and check if you can call council approximately in the time limit. Hopefully there will be lot of other activities without time limit also in the future. But THIS ONE, is the contest for GCCG-users.

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