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Calling all UK Agricola players

EDIT: Sign up via the facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/503136729762407/

I am very happy to announce the first official UK Agricola Championship! This tournament will provide 1-4 invitations to the World Championship in Vienna on 9th November 2013.

Date: September 7, 2013

Format: Starting at 10am and finishing at 7pm this will consist of 3 rounds modified Swiss with fourth round final(s). Each game will be played with 4 players.

Round 1: E/I/K Deck (7 from 10)
Round 2: E/I/K Deck (7 from 10)
Round 3: E/I/K Deck 7 card passing draft
Finals: 7 card Passing draft, Deck TBD

Tournament Location:
Shadow Games,
66 Church Street,
Rugby,
Warwickshire,
CV213P

Registration:
To book your place buy an event ticket via Shadow Games website - £4.00 (£3.50+50p admin fee) http://www.shadow-games.co.uk/#!product/prd1/933994454/agric...

Prizes:
I understand Z-Man games are providing some prizes for the day (not sure what yet!).

Please note that winners will be expected to pay their own costs to attend the World Championships in Vienna, if any winners are not able to attend the World Championships then the next highest positioned who are able to attend will be offered their place. [We are looking for sponsors to help team UK - if you are interested in providing sponsorship please do not hesitate to contact me!]


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E occupation, Ratcatcher
I occupation, Taster
K occupation, Lover
K occupation, Wetnurse
I minor improvement, Wooden Hut Extension
K minor improvement, Broom
K minor improvement, Reedhut

Official Lookout Games post on the 2013 World Championship: http://lookout-spiele.de/welt2013/

Events page on Z-Man games site http://zmangames.com/evenements-details.php?id=94

This post will be updated to include more details nearer the time.

Cheers,

Walt.
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Curses! I'm away that weekend.

Any chance of nominating the S-deck for the final?
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Broken plows to all concerned!
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Ooo, will have to see if I can make this
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Rugby?

 
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abravenewgeek wrote:
Rugby?

1. It's pretty much the centre of England. Easily accessible by road or rail from Birmingham, the North West and London (50 minutes by train from Euston).

2. I live here - and nobody else seemed to be doing anything about trying to get a UK qualifier off the ground.

3. Its nice to have something outside of London for a change.

So are you in Austin?
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No seriously....... Rugby? Kudos for organising.

Would love to Walt though moving to Mexico shortly for a couple of years.
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abravenewgeek wrote:
No seriously....... Rugby? Kudos for organising.

Would love to Walt though moving to Mexico shortly for a couple of years.
What sort of excuse is that? Pathetic if you want my opinion.
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Responding to a question from Chris to the announcement on the England forum:
Ahiksking wrote:
Walt,

Can Shadow Games handle a big crowd? I would suspect a 100+ turn out for something this unique. What's their limit on numbers?

Chris.
Hi Chris, there is an initial restriction of 60 places. Shadow Games itself has a capacity of 32 and I understand there are arrangements in place with the next door restaurant (an excellent, licensed curry house).

If there is huge demand and the available tickets sell out fast, contingency plans are in place for a neighbouring church hall or a nearby hotel with conference facilities either of which can easily accommodate 100+.

We're not really sure what to expect in terms of numbers. The UK Expo Agricola tournament had 26? players with little advertising, while London on Board currently has a league going with around 40. I think the availability of the recent IOS App will be introducing lots of new players but it is unknown how many of those might be interested in this sort of competition.

I understand tickets are going fast so if you are thinking of going don't hesitate to sign up!
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Ahiksking wrote:
abravenewgeek wrote:
No seriously....... Rugby? Kudos for organising.

Would love to Walt though moving to Mexico shortly for a couple of years.
What sort of excuse is that? Pathetic if you want my opinion.
- Chris - your chances of qualification have signficantly improved through my absence. Count your lucky stars son.
 
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Just over two weeks to go! Sign up via the facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/503136729762407/
 
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Lee, there is a Swedish qualifier: 21.09.2013, Malmö. Contact: Ulrik Nils­son (pu.nilsson(at)gmail.com)
 
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ldsdbomber wrote:
oh thats just down the road, thanks for the info!
Good Luck!
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