Point Grabbers II Tournament
Alright folks, are you read for the second season of Point Grabbers? Here it is!! The first 16 players to sign up are in. I'll accept up to 4 reserves just in case someone drops out or does not show for their first game.
The current reigning champion of Point Grabbers I: spidey, will be honoring us with his presence as he attempts to defend his crown!
I have also mixed up the maps from last time to give us a little bit of new flavor this go around (see below)
This tournament will feature 1 vs. 1 games on smaller maps with Flat Rate cards and Adjacent fortifications (in order to eliminate the 'first turn' advantage so thoroughly discussed in the forums).
First Round: British Isles, Flat Rate, Adjacent
Second Round: Australia, Flat Rate, Adjacent
Semi-finals: Mongol Empire, Flat Rate, Adjacent
Finals: Caribbean Islands, Flat Rate, Adjacent
First round play will be seeded 1 through 16 based upon current score at the time registration is full. PM's will be sent to all players announcing their games when play is ready to begin. All players will have 48 hours from the time a PM is sent to enter their game.
Any players may join, premium or non-premium however, play will be scheduled to start no later than July 10th (possibly sooner) so any non-premium player will need to have one open slot by then. All first round games will be completed before the second round commences.
Reserve players will be accepted in case of anyone taking more than 48 hours to join their appointed game.
The point of this tournament is to give some lower ranked players the chance to prove their skill and grab a few points from others to try and gain some respect. Because it is single elimination you really will have to be good to win and if you do, nobody can claim you won't deserve the points you earned.
Think about it, at worst you lose 20-25 points, at best you walk away with something like 80-100 added to your score. It seems like a good idea to me!