Issue 56: 14/01/09
Hello tournament fans. Tournaments keep happening and the newsletter keeps reporting. Enjoy!
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Currently Taking Signups
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Night Strike
Our last poll asked, How did you come to play in tournaments? And here are the results:
Browsing Forums 77%
Clicking someone's signature 2%
Personal Invite 12%
Tournament Newsletter 5%
Other (word of mouth) 5%
Total votes : 65
Our next poll has now begun and asks, Would you not join a tournament if it included an assassin, terminator or freestyle game?
Please stop by the Suggestion Thread and vote.
With the departure of samuelc812, the newsletter is now in need of a new News Hound. If you are interested in taking on this roll, please contact me, Gozar.
There has been a new category added to the Tournament Hall of Fame – Mixed, for tournaments with varying styles.
Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.
Bring a Friend Along
Championship Series: Archipelago
1 versus 1 Tournaments
The (2 Player) League
Global Gridiron Showdown
Road to the Final Four
World Cup 2010 -- Asia
Organizer: Forza AZ
Masters of Assassination
Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360
Schwournes’ World Tour
Very Different C.S. Tournament
European League and Champion’s League
Poker Tournament Hold Em
Organizer: max is gr8
Conquer the Globe
The Best Oasis Tournament
16 Player Tournament
Organizer: Tea leaves
Speed Tournament – Doodle Terminator
Organizer: DJ Teflon
Andre the Giant Has A Posse
7 Man Madness!
Super Quick Tourney V2
Conquer Club Clash League
Terminate the Cities
Final Fantasy Wars
All the Maps on 1
Cooks and Cadets
King of Doodle Earth
From Large Games to Small
The premise is pretty simple--you'll start off playing an 8-player game, the finals will consist of 1v1 games, and you'll play every size in between as you work your way through the tournament.
(11/56 as of Jan. 12)
The Evolutionary Tournament
Triple-Elimination No-Spoils Adjacent Random Maps
32 plus alternates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!
All first round games on six continents have begun, and players are vying for a spot in the finals. All players did a good job of joining games promptly, but 3 reserves were needed, and they were quite helpful.
Two at a Time Tournament
A simple tournament offering a 1-year subscription to the winner. It's my first tournament, and I wanted to keep things simple and fun. There won't be more than 2 games running for any player.
Everybody has 6 chances to get into the second stage, and winning a game in that stage takes you to the final. So the overall winner needs only win as few as 3 games!
Almost halfway through with Stage 1 now.
Asian Dinner Date
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
3 people left to drink tea which is over two month old
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group left Hong Kong
Planned end date: 15 February
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
All people are singing in Iberia for santa now
The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Round Eight starting.
The Long Walk
All games before the next elimination are now running.
Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.
From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour
Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms
From PaulusHBar Double Dutch - Coming January 22
Here are some recent tournament winners.
"Battle for Pearl Harbour" -mwcc
"Kotaros New World Singles Tourney" -Godd
"Championship Series: Classic Art" -RedBaron0
"Championship Series: Classic Shapes" -Bones2484
"Around All CCs Maps: Canada" -Blitzaholic
"Minimalist Tourney II" -samwisebrady
"Best and Worst Tour" -Gilligan
"Harbor of Pearls" -Dragon Dor, Pascalleke, Nachito
"Around All CC's Maps: British Isles" -Blitzaholic
"North America Leader" - - Darthblood
"Taca de Portugal - Portugal Cup" -MadRMax
"JRs 1v1 Challenge II" -killmanic
"America Tournament" -oakleyshole
"Battle for the New World" -jackin_u_up
"Foundry Update 7.0" -brandoncfi
"Sam's World Domination Tournament" -OTE
"Race To Conquer the New World" -darbeslod
"Around All CC's Maps:Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Journey To the New World" -Drake_259
"College Football Done Right" -_big_easy_
"The Greatest Nation" -Phr34ky
"A Trip Up the Nile" -joriki
"1v1 Tourney With a Twist" -Chopsiu
"Battle To Rule Doodle Earth II" -saaimen
"8 Man Madness!" -colson
"Around All CC's Maps: Brazil" -Topper
"The Pirate Training Academy" -tanjyr
"Terminator of All Terminators" - MEK
"Foundry Update Halloween Special" -MudPuppy
"Longboreders's Top Terminator Tournament Two" -moguai
"Games Tournament" -Godd
"JRs 1v1 Challenge III" -Diego_CR
"Difficult Maps - Triples Edition" -Velvecarrots, waseemalim, It.pie
"Stephan's 4man Freestyle" -DarthBlood
"Captain Moo's The Apprentice" -MudPuppy
"Montreal Magic Doubles" -Blitzaholic and Osujacket
This week we bring you an interview with Tournament Director Night Strike. All questions are based on reader suggestions. Stay tuned next week for more.
Now, on with the interview!
Q:Hello, Night Strike.
A: Hello again.
Q:How did you become a Tournament Director?
A:Steelhorse and Optimus were looking for a third set of helping hands, and OP felt that I would be a reliable person to work with. They (along with Twill) asked me if I was interested and offered me the position. I accepted.
Q:Whats your drive for running the Tournament section?
A:I don't take a ton of time running many tournaments simultaneously, so helping out as a director is a good fit for me. I don't have to worry about having a dozen tournaments to update in a day, so if I'm having a busy day, I just log in and do the easy tasks like moving threads and granting privs. Then if there are tasks that take longer, I can find time to get them done without worrying too much about the set update schedule.
Q:What tournament did you first run?
A:Movie Rental Mania
Q:Are there things you learned from your 1st tournament and add/removed them in your other tournaments?
A: I've learned the importance of round limits, especially in no or flat rate spoils. I've had a lot of games take a really long time and had to eventually cut the games off using BOB, even though it wasn't originally in the rules. The advice I would give is that if something comes up where you have to modify the tournament rules, make sure everyone knows well in advance of the changes.
Q:What is your favorite kind of tournament? why?
A:I prefer tournaments that have a well-developed theme. I don't like it when people just throw up a bracket and settings and call it a tournament. When looking for a tournament to join, those organizers who have put together a good theme and format are much more likely to be dedicated to their tournament.
Q:As a tournament moderator, what are your top ten "Most annoying things" CC users do?
A:Troll, spam, make a bunch of crappy tournaments, being too dense to actually read the logic behind a decision. I'll just stick with those 4.
Q:How many people on your friend list? Your foe list?
A:10 friends and 9 Foes (although a couple are banned/busted)
Q:What is your favourite pro sport?
A:Baseball and Football (American)
Q:Who is your favourite pro sports team?
A:St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs
Q:What is OTIS and what will OTIS include and look like and how will it help both tournaments and clans?
A:Good question. I don't really know anymore. And couldn't give out secrets of upcoming updates even if I did know.
Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?
A:I suppose enter since those are most of my games and I don't run a large number of tournaments.
Q:Why don't you talk to Optimus Prime on MSN as much anymore?
A:Because he has been online mostly during the day while I've been on in the evening.
Q:How come you aren't as much fun as you used to be?
A:Fun is in the eye of the beholder.
Q:Do you think you should contemplate retirement so as to remedy the situations involved in the two questions above?
A:Not at this time.
Q:Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?
A:I don't play in a lot of tournaments, but I do play in several and they account for most of my games.
Q:In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?
A:One that finishes in a semi-timely manner where the participants enjoyed themselves without complaints.
Q:What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?
A:There is such a variety of tournaments that this is not a good question for me to answer. The most successful ones would probably be the biggest tournaments that take a dedicated organizer to run smoothly. Dinky 16 player brackets are a cop-out for many now that we have the medals.
Q:What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?
A:Not being prepared. And some organizers are just plain lazy in their PMs: send the games TO the players, don't make them look it up.
Q:If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?
A:Increase the frequency of updates.
Q:What changes do you hope to bring to the tournament forum in the near future?
A:We just brought up 2 new directors, so I'm sure there will be a lot of things coming this spring. I've been contemplating various changes to the medal system, but haven't come up with anything solid to run with.
Q:Why has it taken so long to see an official tournament?
A:CC Olympics was the first official tournament. Now if only I could get it finished.
Q:Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?
A:Plan everything out, organize your posts/files, and ask for help if you need it.
Q:How much time does CC take from your day?
A:Probably way too much.
Q:Favourite play colour?
A:It doesn't really matter. I can win or lose from any color.
Q:Favourite and least favourite map?
A:I've become pretty decent at Puget Sound, but I like most classic-style maps. I do not like the AoR maps.
A:Flat Rate/chained for 1v1, flat rate with chained or unlimited for teams, and I'm getting better at escalating for singles
Q:Freestyle or sequential?
Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?
A:I'm planning to run a tournament featuring WidowMaker's new USA 6-pack, but I have not had time to design it. I do have a few possibilities floating about. A new Amazing Race tournament will probably come out this spring and I've had ideas regarding a tournament that uses Age of Merchants.
Q:How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, IF a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Q:Any parting shots?
A:I will outlive the almighty Optimus Prime
Q:Thank you for your time.
A:No problem......now off to give the foundry my time.
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