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Subject: Last Chance Blitz! - GCBGB @ Hobby Kingdom in Burlington, 10AM Aug 11 rss

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Andrew Drummond
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Fellow GTA Board Gamers,

The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz will be run at the Hobby Kingdom,
Saturday Aug 11th starting at 10am. The tournament is a multi-round,
non-elimination tournament and will take about 9 hours to complete.
The winners will receive prizes and the top player will receive a
day pass to FanExpo 2012 to participate in the GCBGB Finals
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This will be the last chance to win a FanExpo 2012 ticket through the blitz!

So.. how does it work? Each round, players select which games they'd
like to play in some order (randomly at first, and then by accumulated
points). Everyone then plays their selected games simultaneously and
earns a number of points based on the rank they achieved in the game.
After a certain number of rounds, the player with the most tournament
points is the winner.

The GCBGB feels a lot like "organized open gaming". The games are played
competitively, of course, but organizers (and most participants) are
open to explaining games to newcomers and answering questions that arise
throughout the games. Since it is a blitz, the games are often shorter
Euro-style games like, e.g., Puerto Rico, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride,
Settlers of Catan, San Juan, Roll through the Ages, Saint Petersburg,
Dominion, Power Grid, Tigris and Euphrates, etc.

Details about the tournament format can be found on our web site.

Questions? Email us or post a follow-up to this thread.

If you would like to sign up in advance, please reply below
or accept through the soon to be created facebook event.
The games list will be posted in the coming weeks.
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Christian Monterroso
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These Saturday events during soccer season are leaving me sad. No Blitz for me again.

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I'm interested in attending. But I just have a few questions:

Is there a cost? If so how much?
What time will it end?
Do you stop playing during lunch? Do I buy my lunch there?
 
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All very good questions.

- There will be a $5 fee that will be used in its entirety to fun prizes.
- It will run until about 7-8PM
- There will be meal breaks for sure, though I don't think food is sold on site. There is a Timmy's/Wendys/NYF nearby.

Does that help?
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I'm almost surely attending. Cam has also expressed interest, so I may be carpooling to/fro with him from Islington station. If anybody else is interested, let me know!
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ardrummo wrote:
All very good questions.

- There will be a $5 fee that will be used in its entirety to fun prizes.
- It will run until about 7-8PM
- There will be meal breaks for sure, though I don't think food is sold on site. There is a Timmy's/Wendys/NYF nearby.

Does that help?


I don't have facebook. I'm going and I'm bringing my brother.
 
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Look forward to seeing you there!
 
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The games list for the event is now up!

Check out http://www.gcbgb.ca/GamesList-Burlington2012.pdf for the list of games we will be playing and as always please feel free to ask me any questions.

Andrew
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Shoot... I have a theory exam from 9am-12pm in London...cry and my brain will be fried when it's done!
 
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Just so everyone is aware, the capacity at the Hobby Kingdom for this event is 24-28. I will guarantee spots for the first 24 people to sign up either here or on Facebook (14 unique people there so far), but we may or may not have spots beyond that.
 
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I don't see a link to the Facebook event anywhere. Here you go:

http://www.facebook.com/events/412405938797454/

Pumped!
 
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sharky6000 wrote:

Pumped!


Me too Marc, me too.
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