Issue 5: 21/01/08
Hello, tournament fans. Hope you are all out having fun, advancing through rounds, and maybe even bringing home a title. This week’s newsletter continues much as last weeks, with a tweak here and there.
Currently Taking Signups
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Gilligan
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Tournament Privileges for Clans
A lot of debate has been going on in the Q&A subforum about whether or not clans should be granted privileges for in house matches. You can find the thread with all the details here.
Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.
Battle of the Ranks
HALO 3 Tourny
For Greater Glory
The Best of the Worst 2
King of the Hill - 2 vs. 1 Tournament!
Defend your right to be king with this 2 on 1 style game.
Doodle Earth MASSACRE
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.
North America vs. Europe vs. The World
The six advancing players are negoeien, chopsiu, befera, wolfmaster, Masli, and bonobo`s son.
The Foggy Tournament
The Foggy Tournament is in the Regional Playoff stage, with only Region 3 playoffs continuing.
The Battle for Supremacy
The Battle for Supremacy rages on with a few maps completed and champions crowned:
Duck and Cover champion Vader_09
WWII Iwo Jima champion carmacarl
Caribbean Islands champion Fancy_B
Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Last round three game is underway.
Some round three games are up and running, but no finalists determined as of now.
Last round two game is still running.
Still two finalists remain to be determined.
The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Day Two of the World Leaders Conference is well underway. It is clear something is amiss, as leaders are vanishing by the handful.
The Long Walk
This elimination round has come down to the final game.
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Round two is currently underway, with some players already qualified for round three.
2008 Elections: President of Conquer Club
1st round - Survive the Senate - Underway
Unique format tournament where candidates have started their battle to become contenders for the Republican and Democratic nominations for President of Conquer Club.
Freedom is not Free
Round two has just begun. We're in the middle of the round robin phase where the 7 remaining players are battling it out to be in the top 6. Godd is currently in the lead with a record of 5 wins and 0 losses
2007 NCAA Basketball Season
The March Madness field is starting to take shape with two weeks left in the regular season. Colorado State (Rahim27) holds down the No. 1 spot in the polls for the second straight week and is 12-1 in the ACC, while Iowa State (dcc1220) holds the overall best record at 19-5. Conference tourneys are on the horizon with automatic bids to March Madness at stake.
Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.
Series Tournament from soundout9
Tournament Idea: New series tournament! For anyone who can win constantly.
Look for it: The first month I will start is probably February
The Mod Wars from Night Strike
Look for it: Middle or end of January
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Here are some recent tournament winners.
”LOST:Where are you?”-Shadowstar
”World War II: The Fight For Europe”-Dexterdexter
”Point Grabbers VI”- pogophiles
”Battle of Emoticons”- amazzony
“Bring It On!!!”: Session 1 Maps- BaldAdonis
”Bring It On!!!”: Session 1 Points- Clive
”3456 League”- dcc1220
”Assassin Fog of War”- Bad Speler
”4 Man Madness”-freyme
”Worldwide Football Hooligan Firm Clash”-ultraman
”Battle for Omaha”-Tidan
”Doodle Earth Elimination”-Shaunchef
”Britain and Commonwealth vs. America”-Katy
”The CC World Championship”-Team Switzerland: field commander, nochance, FredericTheGreat, HolgerHerz, Dreamer
”The Best of the Best 3”-Bighab
Interview with Gilligan
Welcome to the second installment of a series of interview with those in the tournament community. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Steelhorse. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our interview will be with MarVal. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.
Now, on with the interview.
Q: Hello, Gilligan.
Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?
A: I started running tournaments in October of 2006, when if I recall correctly, there wasn't too many being run. So I said "What the heck, let's get some tournaments into Conquer Club. Get some going for the public."
Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran and first played in.
A: The first tournament I ran and played in was my own, called The Tournament of All Tournaments (Yes, you can laugh at the name, it's horrible .) When I ran it, it was a great experience and it made me want to do more.
Q: Where did you come up with the ideas for your tournaments?
A: I'm not the most creative person, so I usually come up with tournaments with a map-based theme, like my North American Wars, where you play every map in the North American region. Or Who Rules the School?, where you play every map on CCU.
Q: How many tournaments do you currently run at one time?
A: Now, I currently have 5. One just finished a few days ago, today being the 17th of January, I've yet to start a new one. I usually run around 6.
Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why?
A: Most of my tournaments ran on "Play the games with your group, person with the most points advances to the final round."
Q: What is your favorite tournament you've run? Why?
A: My favorite tournament? That's a tough one. I loved my 4 Man Madness. In that tournament you had to play a 4 player game on every map. It started in May 2007. It just ended a few days ago. At the time, there were probably only 30-40 maps, so I didn't think it would last that long. It lasted 7 and a half months, the Foundry was working faster than they were playing
Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?
A: That is again another hard question. I've played in many a great tournaments. Not to sound egotistical, but I love to play in my European Wars.
Q: What do you feel makes a tournament stand out and interesting?
A: Any tournament can feel interesting, you just have to put that element into the theme you want to organize by.
Q: With experience comes the wisdom of knowing what mistakes you've made in the past so you can avoid them in the future. What mistakes have you made in your tournaments that you are sure to avoid in future tournaments?
A: In In Honor of WidowMakers, I made the bracket wrong. That is probably my worst mistake, other than making games with the wrong setting and having them already started. I did that twice.
Q: If there was something that the Conquer Club administrators could implement into the game to make tournaments easier to manage, what would it be? Similarly, is there anything you would like to see taken away from Conquer Club to make running tournaments easier?
A: I would like to see Mass PMing, like most organizers would, and something like 'Your search wielded 48 games.' It's fun to see how many games you've had in each tournament and how many games you've started. Something I'd like to see taken away or shaved down a bit would be the Tournament Dropdown Arrow in Game Finder.
Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?
A: I really don't think I would change anything major. I might calm down Flame Wars a bit, but other than that, nothing.
Q: If you had to choose a different screen name what would it be?
A: Every screen name I have is Gilligan . If it's taken it's either Gilligan53, Gilligan811, Gills53, or Gilligan811.
Q: From your avatars and signatures, I would guess you are a movie fan. What is your favourite movie, and which are you most looking forward to seeing?
A: I like the Star Wars saga, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and pretty much any movie based on a comic book. Yes, I'm a geek I also look forward to Iron Man
Q: Why do birds sing?
A: They envy Gilligan Well, no, I don't sing, but they envy me.
Q: Any tournaments planned for the future?
A: Of course! But I've yet to start them or tell anyone about them.
Q: Thank you for your time.
A: No, thank you
Interview with Steelhorse Steelhorse will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series. If you have not submitted a question yet, you have until Tuesday, January 22nd, to either PM me, or visit this thread.
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