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Eric Sunderland
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Might be playing my first tournament tomorrow. My first question is how long does 3 rounds generally last?

Anything else I need to know before going in?
 
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Eric Taylor
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Generally it's 2.5 hours per round if each round goes to time. That doesn't always happen, but the newer your player base and the larger the group both improve the odds of that happening. So I'd anticipate about 8 hours. Hopefully less.

Other bits of advice:
Make sure you've read up on the FAQ before going so you know what's going on with the official rules.

Give a look at the portions of the tournament document that explain how margins of victory work. The short version is winning big gets you a lot of points, losing big gets you very few, winning or losing by a bit is more in the middle. If things are going poorly, try to minimize your losses.

Remember it's a game. Some people forget that in tournaments
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Simon Taylor
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killertwinsfan wrote:
Might be playing my first tournament tomorrow. My first question is how long does 3 rounds generally last?

Anything else I need to know before going in?


Yeah: eat, hydrate, possibly take some headache tablets.

I've done 3 Armada tournaments, and there are a lot of tired players by the third round. It's a thinking-heavy day, and it takes it out of you - that's my experience.

Take your time and try not to make any silly mistakes
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Joshua Schutte
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Most of the tourney's I run are about 9 hours for 3 rounds. Unless it's small (4 players) usually someone will go to time every round, and we usually take a meal break at some point if everyone agrees.
 
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