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Subject: Gaming for Diabetes- Vancouver May 13th & 14th rss

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Mike Blais
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When: Saturday May 13th 10am - Midnight
Sunday May 14th 10am - 6pm

Where: Marpole Curling Club
8730 Heather Street Vancouver;

What: Settlers of Catan Tournament.
Ticket to Ride Tournament.
Ingenious Tournament.
Open Gaming all weekend, try a new game!
Scheduled times for games available (never have enough players and time for your favourite 7-8 player game, now you do!)
Tournament and Door Prizes.
50/50 Draw.

Who and Why?: My Girlfriend Waleah and I are members of Team Diabetes. We are training for the Reykjavik Marathon in Iceland and as part of the team need to raise $12,000 for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Since we ourselves are boardgamers we are running this weekend as a fundraiser for the community to get together and play games for a great cause.

How Much? Pre-Register by April 30th
$25 for the weekend
$40 Couples

After May 1
$30 Weekend
$50 Couples
$15 Single Day

For more info e-mail: mike.teamdiabetes@gmail.com or ask away here.

You can pay via Pay-pal to mike.teamdiabetes@gmail.com or we can make alternate arrangements.

If you would like to add a game (whether an RPG, mini's or card), please just let me know and I'll make it happen.

If you are from out of town (or even just want a weekend away), the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel has a special rate: $69 per night (plus taxes) for up to four in a room. The Curling club is a 5 minute walk away. Just call (604)263-1555 and ask for the Marpole Curling Club rate.

We look forward to seeing you!
Mike and Waleah
http://diabetesmarathon.blogspot.com/
www.teamdiabetes.ca
 
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Mike Blais
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I would like to announce and thank Drexoll Games for donating a copy of the 10th Aniversary set of Settlers of Catan as a prize for our fundraiser!

Thanks Drexoll and we'll see all you gamers in May!!!!

Mike and Waleah
 
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Jeffrey D Myers
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Mike, speaking as a diabetic boardgamer, thank you!!! This is a fantastic idea....

(Now making note to self to take Byetta with me from refrigerator when leaving work to eat with the family and then play The Napoleonic Wars (alas, not also with the family)....)
 
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peacmyer wrote:
Mike, speaking as a diabetic boardgamer, thank you!!! This is a fantastic idea....

(Now making note to self to take Byetta with me from refrigerator when leaving work to eat with the family and then play The Napoleonic Wars (alas, not also with the family)....)


Thanks! We thought it was a great idea too and so far so good. The local games stores have been very supportive and we are looking forward to a great weekend of gaming. I don't suppose you have business up here that weekend??? ninja

Mike
http://diabetesmarathon.blogspot.com/

 
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Tickets:

Tickets are still available online by contacting myself

they are also now available at Drexoll Games in Vancouver and
Craving for a Game in Surrey.
 
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Tickets are also now available at Imperial Hobbies.

I've started another blog where I'll be posting a schedule and a list of prizes.

http://diabetesgaming.blogspot.com/

Just under 2 weeks to pre-register!!!

Mike
 
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A prize list for the weekend is now up at:
http://diabetesgaming.blogspot.com/

Tickets can also be picked up at the comicshop.
 
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Thanks Mike,

We went into Drexoll to buy our one day tickets and they didn't have any. So please don't let me forget to get them from you at our next game night.

Patt, wishing we didn't have to go to Seattle on the 13!!!!!!!
 
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Hello all!
One week to go until a full weekend of Gaming Heaven. Let's pray for rain right

If you are interested in playing in a tournament can you please let me know so I have an idea of how many players there will be and how to "seed" everyone. We'll also need extra copies of the games. I'll be bringing my copies but we'll need a couple more of each. Can you let me know if you can bring a copy (that way I can say stop after everyone offers to bring one )

There will be a 50/50 draw on Saturday & Sunday. Tickets will be 1/$2 5/$5 and an armlength for $10.

There will be a silent auction with some "vintage" games that have been donated by Drexoll and various other's. If you have a game that is collecting dust and may be interesting to someone and you would like to donate it to the silent auction please let me know.


We'll have cans of pop and bags of chips for sale to snack on. There is a McDonald's, Subway, Denny's, Whitespot and a nice pub all within walking distance also.

For you naughty people who have NOT bought tickets yet, they will be available at the door.

A few details on the Tournaments:
Rule 1: HAVE FUN! Even though there are prizes it's still a fun weekend of gaming.
Settlers of Catan will be 4 players and no expansions.
Ticket to Ride tournament will be the Marklin edition.
For all 3 tournaments depending on how many sign up you will most likely be guaranteed 2 games and then the top 4 (5 for TtR) will play in a final game.


Here is the Schedule for the Gaming Weekend.
There is also open gaming ALL weekend.
Door prizes will be given out throughout the weekend also.

Questions? Just ask away.

Mike & Waleah

Tournament Prizes:
Settlers of Catan Tournament: Die Macher & Knucklebones Subscription
Ingenious Tournament: Roborally & Knucklebones Subscription
Ticket to Ride Tournament: Ticket to Ride: Marklin & Gang of Four

Saturday May 13th

10:00am: Doors Open!!!
10:00am: Diplomacy (6 Hour Block)
11:00am: Settlers of Catan – Round 1
12:30pm: Settlers of Catan - Round 2
2:00pm: Settler of Catan – Round 3
5:00pm: The Bucket King
5:30pm: Diplomacy (6 hour block)
6:00pm: Ingenious Round 1
6:30pm: MtG Dissention Booster Draft
7:30pm: Ingenious Round 2
8:00pm: 50/50 Draw!
9:00pm: Ingenious Final Round
11:00pm Diamant

Sunday May 14th

10:00am: Doors Open
12:00pm: Ticket to Ride Round 1
1:30pm: Ticket to Ride Round 2
3:00pm: Ticket to Ride Round 3
4:00pm: Silent Auction Ends
5:00pm: 50/50 Draw
5:00pm:Grand Prize Draw for 3-D Settlers of Catan Set
7:00pm: Waleah and I have a training run of 16km. We ARE training for a marathon remember......
 
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