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Sean Colman
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Australian Diplomacy Championship 2008
Sat 26th, Sun 27th, Mon 28th January 2008 (Australia Day w/e)

Location: Summer Hill Community Centre
131 Smith Street, Summer Hill, Sydney

Format: 3 rounds over 3 days (Swiss or Continuous pairings)
Registration: 9am Saturday 26th, games start 10am each day.
Tournament Director: Thorin Munro
Scoring System: Owls System (modified Cricket). No Time Draws.
Cost: $25 for the 3 days or $10 per round.
Prizes:
Prizes by the Australian Board Gamers League http://www.abgl.com.au/

1st Prize is to be Return Airfares & Accomodation to attend World Dip Con 2008 http://www.wdc2008.org/ in Burg Lockenhaus (Vienna) Austria Thursday 14th August 2008 - Sunday 17th August 2008 to the Value of A$3000.00
The tournament organisors have arrange a free shuttle bus from Vienna to the tournament Venue, which is a Castle more than 800 years old and among the most popular tourism sites in Austria.

Also 2nd/3rd, Best Countries, Best Novice
Refreshments: Free tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks.
Diplomacy Dinner: Saturday 26th January, 7:00pm
For more information contact:
Thorin Munro: thorinmunro@hotmail.com
 
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Thorin Munro
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Calling all Diplomacy players!

ONE WEEK TO GO...

"At the beginning of the 20th century Europe was a complicated
cauldron of political intrigue. You are about to travel back to those
times and change the course of history..." Diplomacy, 4th Edition

We look to have a great field assembling for the 2008 Australian Championship. Already more than 20 players have indicated they will attend the weekend. A good mix of new players and experienced campaigners.

New and social Diplomacy players are very welcome. The continuous
format allows players to join a game on any day. For those with the
capability, first prize is a trip to AUSTRIA for the World Diplomacy
Championship.

Thorin Munro
Tournament Director
 
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Thorin Munro
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Re: ADC08 best power prizes
Sean and www.abgl.com.au have organised some beautiful prizes for the Best Powers at ADC08.

Images below ... imagine one (or more) in YOUR trophy cabinet!

http://www.ibs.com.au/daanz/Image006.jpg

http://www.ibs.com.au/daanz/Image006a.jpg

http://www.ibs.com.au/daanz/Image007.jpg

http://www.ibs.com.au/daanz/Image007a.jpg


Four days before the blitz begins.

Regards

Thorin.
 
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Thorin Munro
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Diplomats ... start sharpening your pocket knife, the games begin 10am tomorrow
 
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Re: Aust Diplomacy Champs Jan 2008 - DAY 1 Results
Tough and exciting days play. I am dog-tired and only have a short report to offer, with current standings.

Four games completed and a fifth in progress, 1905 and to be continued in the morning.

Game: Scarborough
A sensatinal 17 centre Italy by Andrew Goff, stopped by two new players Vaughn Smith (F) and Vijayan Thomas (G).

Game: HMS Supply
1906 draw with Boston / WA mathemetician, Peter McNamara as Germany handily topping the board.

Game: HMS Sirius
Fifteen each to Rob Stephenson (T) and Greg Evans (E) and Bill Brown as Italy and 4 centres in the middle.

Game: Price of Wales
Four way draw with Sean Colman (A) and Craig Sedgwick (I) at 15 a piece. Kim (F) and Guy (E) survived on 2 each.

Expect to be able to start two new games at 10am tomorrow (plus the in progress game). Please come and join us if you want to experience Diplomacy at its competitive and social best ...

Cheers,
Thorin

 
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Re: Aust Diplomacy Championships January 2008 - Day 2 result
Day 2 saw the field reduce to about 15 players, however with continuous game starts everyone was kept busy. There was one carry over game from day 1, and four new games started today, with two of those also completed. So after day 2 we have completed seven games, have two in progress and an exciting final days play ahead!

Please feel free to call in for a game or two tomorrow. You will get a start, the vibe is great and competition sharp!

Any games still in progress will finish at 4pm Monday will be time drawn. A short clean up of the venue and presentation of Australian Champion plate and minor prizes follows shortly after. If you can't play, drop in to congratulate the new Champ!

To the game summaries...

Game: Golden Grove
The game played across day one and two end in a four way draw. Bill Brown (R, 16c) and Steve Lytton (T, 16c) played a 1911 steamroller to die for. Geoff Kerr and I managed to hide away in Liverpool and portugal respectively for 1c survival - my best result in the tournament to date :0

Game: Lady Penrhyn
A classic EFG ground its way across Europe. Goffy as F managed board top (12c) closely followed by Craig Sedgwick (E, 11c) and Guy Mischlewski (G, 10c) in 1907 ... and holed up in Turkey with a single centre survival was Greg Evans. Rob Stephenson (R) taken down in 2 years only.

Game: Friendship
A game I didn't follow closely, being busy taking punishment in another game. Sean Colman topped the board in 1906 as Germany with 11c. Only one elimination, being Peter McNamara's Russia. Nice recovery by Tom Drake-Brockmans Turkey, busted at 2c in 1904 but doubling up by the games end.

Game 8 & 9 carried over night.
 
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Re: Australian Diplomacy Championships January 2008 - Final
The 2008 Australian Champion is: Andrew Goff

Goffy managed to score 17 centres with Italy on day one and then go on to top another three boards. A masterful performance and we all look forward to having him represent ANZ at WDC08 in Austria!

The final days play saw two over night games completed and another three fast games played. Games were all competitive and played in a good spirit, with normal final day tensions

Special mention to both Craig and Greg who were only separated by a single point and who both had very strong tournaments. Goffy while leading, really only ran away with the tourney in his final game, scoring a 12c Russia after 1903.

Big thanks to Sean Colman for providing the very generous prize sponsorship of a trip to Austria, and to Bevco.com.au for the fridge full of juice and water. And to the travellers from Victoria and Boston, many thanks for your efforts in attending.

To the results:

1st Andrew Goff (VIC)
2nd Craig Sedgwick (NSW)
3rd Greg Evans (NSW)

Best Novice: Steve Lytton (VIC)

Best Powers
Austria: Sean Colman (15c, 1908, PoW)
England: Greg Evans (15c, 1909, Sirius)
France: Andrew Goff (12c, 1907, Lady)
Germany: Sean Colman (11c, 1906, Friend)
Italy: Andrew Goff (17c, 1911, Scar)
Russia: Bill Brown (16c, 1911, Gold)
Turkey: Steve Lytton (16c, 1911, Gold)

The full results table at the DAANZ website...
http://www.daanz.org.au/results/res-aus2008.htm
 
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