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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 15: 31/03/08]

Postby Optimus Prime on Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:18 pm

Issue 15: 31/03/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Hope you find all kinds of tournaments that suit your tastes in this issue.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

News
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with lord voldemort
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


News
Feel free to comment on any news item, or submit your own.

New Newsletter Staff- greenoaks will be joining the newsletter staff as Recruiting editor. Welcome!

New forum- Thanks the forum upgrade, mass PM capabilities are in place, which is great news for tournament organizers and the newsletter.

Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.


The Ridiculously Complicated Classic Tournament
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

God of Conquer Club
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

Smallville: Future Heroes
Organiser: Arcee

The Amazing Race 1: CC Style
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

The Bachelor/Bachelorette Tournament
Organiser: colson

9-ball Pool Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

MLB Poll has been added
Organiser: Killer619

The CC Poker Tourney
Organiser: knighthawk

Territories Become Alive
Organiser: inflrc

Termination:Portugal
Organiser: amazzony

Fight for the Nation
Organiser: RedRover23B

License to Kill
Organiser: conquerAce

Broken Bracket Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Tennis Doubles Grand Slam Season
Organiser: gunnerfrank

The Elder Wand League
Organiser: lordvoldemort

The Rescue of Optimus Prime
Organiser: Godd
Reserves needed.

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091

Westsidekilla's 1vs1 Tournament
Organiser: Westsidekilla6

Freaky Friday
Organiser: amazzony

Amazzony's Assassinations 1
Organiser: amazzony

Quick and Painless Tournament
Organiser: croat_ante

lovo’s 1v1 league Season I
Organiser: lordvoldemort

NHL League
Organiser: sensfan

Raining Fire (Waterloo 1v1)
Organiser: lanyards

Tournament of the Minds
Organiser: Dragonah

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Tri-Season Doubles
Organiser: Tieryn
Mid round replacements needed

Literature Prize
Organiser: amazzony

Hubble Bubble Triples Trouble Tournament
Organiser: cena-rules

The More The Merrier
Organiser: brendan man

It’s a CC Tournament Charlie Brown!
Organiser: RedBaron0
Need reserves

MLB Season
Organiser: Killer619
Need reserves

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

Football League
Organiser: Jon06359

NFL Pro Bowl 1v1
Organiser: risk it all

The Premier League Tournament (doubles)
Organiser: pasji_skot[/quote]


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.

All Holds Bar!
Organiser: soundout9/banana_hammocks
Only two semi final games left of this tournament which started with close to 180 players.

Friends Close, Enemies Closer
Organiser: banana_hammocks
The last games of the first round are underway in this doubles tournament for single players.

The Scroll
Organiser: amazzony
Prophecy Two is half way through and after that there's only third prophecy left to decide who is The Chosen.

Termination: Classic
Organiser: amazzony
First Termination tournament is on its final stage. 5 final games are in progress and in a week or two we should have our winner.

Teams tournament
Organiser: amazzony
Teams tournament has also reached to its final stage. Two teams: lustrous pebbles and loveland park gang has ensured their place in finals. Final games will start as soon as last qualifying game ends in a week or two.

Fantastic Four: Evil Rises
Organiser: amazzony
Third tournament of Fantastic Four series is waiting for last few games to end before it moves on to its finals - Ultimate Fights.

Monopoly: CC Edition
Organiser: amazzony/simor
Due to the huge work that this tournament needs and organisers rl "issues", the start of the tournament is postponed for awhile (nobody knows how long :P).

Conqueror of Conquer Club
Organiser: amazzony
With 12 Conquerors left, we've moved on to Round 4 (out of 5).

World Cup 2010 - AFC
Organiser: amazzony/MarVal
Only 10 teams left in the competition, Round 4 (out of 5) has started.

Cuties
Organiser: amazzony
Quest to find the cutest of the cuties is in the middle of Round 1, so appr. half way through.

1v1 Singles League Season 4
Organiser: amazzony/simor
All division games in the league have ended. simor needs to get well to make final scoreboard updates before we can move on to play-off games.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Four begins with only 6 players remaining.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round 2 starting soon.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round One underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Four.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running, or will be shortly.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One almost finished.
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Round One underway.
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Round One/Week One



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

The Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament from Sir. Ricco
Look for it: When the Age of Mayhem map nears completion

Olympics Part II and III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, part II will be doubles tournament and Part III 3-8 player games.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”The Alpha or the Omega”- Silver 2 and fantanyser
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters Division 2”- Jay513
”Map Blaster I”- HATH
”Quick and Simple Tournament 2”- joshsoccer7
”NCAA Basketball Tournament”- Rumundo
”Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament II”- Godd
”The Foggy Tournament”- Toto.fish
”Battle Europe”- Paulus
”Transformer’s Wars II”- chard and Condor
”Musicman’s Anime Tournament”- smasher_123
”Primera Division”- inonzuk and Shai
”March Madness ‘08”- Buba
”The Next Feudal Lord”- homer_jay
”Point Grabbers Quadruples Edition” -barterer2002, Bones2484, Rogue Warrior, Jetpac


Interview with lord voldemort
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer, lord voldemort. 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 Tieryn. 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 jennifermarie. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, lord voldemort.

A: Wassup!!

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:actionah mate got me hooked to risk. Then went to one of his friends’ places and they were all there, laptops out playing rt against each other. :lol: I was like “Gotta get me some of that”

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A:i Got bored one day. Thought “meh why not looks like fun”

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: I read a bit but I watch like billions of movies my DVD collection at home is close to 1000 all legit (no illegal downloading for me :) So yer mostly from that. Together with no sleep at 2am I produce some magic.

Q: Do you prefer to run tournaments alone or have a long discussion with others and then run it with several people?

A:hmmm well I’m doing EIOT at the moment which is great fun. But on my own is cool.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A:First tourny ran..WAS A DISASTER, games took forever to play, I screwed up PMs. Didn’t go well at all. :lol: But I stuck through it
First tourny played in I’d have to check *runs off to my games* Battle for the Best run by Jessio710
It was quick simple. I got to semi final :D

Q: How many tournaments have you run and how long have they been? How many at once?

A: Ah completed only 1 (I know amazing) um 4 in ongoing 1 in sign ups at the moment.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you've run? Why?

A: So far “Who is the Fellowship of the Ring.” Pretty much a series of mini tournies representing a character. Legolas tourny is started and its fun. Something different. And I’m doing a mini 16 player tourny for most characters in Lord of the Rings saga

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A:Mission: Survive The Longest!!
I love these :D So far out of the 2 that have finished I’ve got 1st and 2nd. In the ongoing one I’m sitting pretty with a bye week this week . Great tourny idea Ricco!

Q: What is your favorite tournament of all time?

A:Mission Survive the longest (sorta the same question there)

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: Not really. Try to be a bit varied. I’m trying not to confuse things. So I make it quite easy to follow but fav would be a season kinda tourny, with a ladder kinda stuff.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A:Yer I play in quite a few at any one time. Prolly 50% of my games would be from tournies the rest come with some mates on CC (nagerous, Skittles! etc) and then games with my clan :)

Q: Were you excited about your first tournament win?

A:Yer heaps I put the link in my sig and everything. ‘twas awesome :mrgreen:

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Yer not heaps. At first I was unsure if I liked the site. I could tell that I was gonna get addicted. And baseball season had just started. But I gave into addiction. After I signed up and got premium I missed training a few weeks at baseball. Almost got drop from Division 1. I definitely got in trouble though

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A:hmmm. Well I think ‘Bulletproof Monk’
I went into round 2 highest point scorer. And I’m unsure if i got through round 2 having won 2 games and dominated 2 more. Silly 3 player games

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A:Smoothness and something cool. Not necessarily a theme but just that you know *spark* that *sass* (yes I can make up words too)

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A:’Point Grabbers’/’You’re eliminated’ series they have had many of them and they run so good and are still really popular

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A:Used to be PMs but that’s solved. Finding reserves is fair annoying. Especially if no one is on MSN. Means I gotta make a thread and I look desperate.

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: I made my first tourny way to big and complicated. Made me not wanna organise anymore.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A:ummm...well right now
-post counts in IK/private forums
-colour sceme (its annoying)
-http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=47727

oh I was only allowed one :oops:

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:http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=47727 I think this thing alone would be great.

Q: If you were Tournament Director for a day, what would you do?

A:Let them have their job back cause they do stupidly awesome work and could do it much better than me.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A:Patience my young padawan.

Q: What websites/programs are your best tools for creating a tournament?

A:Microsft Excel and Microsoft Word, that or pen and paper.

Q: What is the biggest obstacle to running a tournament?

A:Well right now my health. I’m in hospital it feels like every 2nd week

Q: Do you have any particular goals for yourself as far as tournament organizing is concerned? If so, what are they?

A:umm I want to make a mark for myself. With the ‘Who is the Fellowship of the Rings’ series. And my 1v1 league. Have many seasons of that

Q: How long do you think you'll continue organizing tournaments?

A:For as long as I’m around here

Q: Who is your favorite tournament organizer (excluding yourself)?

A:Too hard. Ricco, ‘zony, Nate, Opie

Q: Why did you pick the name lord voldemort?

A:I’m in love with Harry Potter, ey. On that note talking to wicked she thought I was like 14 (I’m 19) and yer so if i could change my name I might consider it.

Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?

A:Prolly the force (like a Jedi)

Q: What weights more, a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?

A:To that I answer with a question, if a tree falls in the woods and no one is around what sound does it make??

Q: Have you killed anyone before?

A:ah....well see the thing is *runs*

Q: If you died tonight, where would you go?

A:Heaven with Jesus

Q: If a tree falls in the forest, and a woodchuck is chucking wood, then why is it you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?

A:What’s a parkway (I’m an Aussie remember) oi check this band called parkway drive...insane http://www.myspace.com/parkwaydrive
I guess its just a mystery

Q:If you could be a tree... what kind of tree would you be?

A:Prolly one of those fat massive redwoods that are preserved so stupid loggers don’t kill me

Q: Whats your favorite food?

A:Pizza or pasta...or steak with prawns. All of which I cook :)

Q: Do you like pie?

A:Who doesnt like pie...
No seriously I’ll get them :twisted:

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Well as said...’Who is Fellowship of Rings Series’ and my 1v1 series...that will keep me busy for a bit but there are some ideas around my head somewhere

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:’twas my pleasure now off to watch WRESTLEMANIA!!!


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 16: 7/04/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:21 pm

Issue 16: 7/04/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Hope you find all kinds of tournaments that suit your tastes in this issue.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

News
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Tieryn
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Teams Tournaments

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

The Amazing Race 1: CC Style
Organiser: dittoeevee8888
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Freaky Freestyle
Organiser: amazzony
This is a doubles tourney

Hubble Bubble Triples Trouble Tournament
Organiser: cena-rules, militant & lord voldemort

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Portugal Mini Tournament
Organiser: acores2005

The Need for Speed
Organiser: Tieryn

Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

The More The Merrier
Organiser: brendan man

Westsidekilla's 1vs1 Tournament
Organiser: Westsidekilla6

Broken Bracket Tournament
Organiser: brendan man
This is a freestyle tourney

Raining Fire (Waterloo 1v1)
Organiser: lanyards

Double Do It
Organiser: brendan man

My House, My Rules
Organiser: mushin

The World Football League
Organiser: Jon06359
This is a freestyle tourney

NFL Pro Bowl 1v1
Organiser: risk it all


General Tournaments

Literature Prize
Organiser: amazzony

The Elder Wand League
Organiser: lord voldemort

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

MLB the way it was before Premium
Organiser: Killer619

The Wolfman's Regulars
Organiser: Natewolfman

The Ridiculously Complicated Classic Tournament
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

Fight for the Nation
Organiser: RedRover23B

Represent your map
Organiser: Tazza

8 Man Madness
Organiser: Gilligan
To be played on all maps

Murphy Tourney Season 2
Organiser: murphy 16
This is a freestyle tourney

The Six Nations
Organiser: multiplayertim

Map Blaster II: The Redemption
Organiser: brandoncfi
Played across all 74 maps at once

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man


Needing Reserves

Arena League
Organiser: flexmaster33
This is a doubles event

Looking for reserves
Organiser: brendan man
Looking for reserves for 2 tournaments - Battle of the Lakes & Wimps vs Cool Dudes

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002

Tennis Doubles Grand Slam Season
Organiser: gunnerfrank

Tri-Season Doubles
Organiser: Tieryn
Mid round replacements needed

God of Conquer Club
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

The Bachelor/Bachelorette Tournament
Organiser: colson

Tournament of the Minds
Organiser: Dragonah
This is a 1v1

NHL League
Organiser: sensfan

Triple Elimination Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

The CC Poker Tourney
Organiser: knighthawk

Territories Become Alive
Organiser: inflrc

Best of the Best Preliminaries:American Civil War 1v1
Organiser: Natewolfman

Olympics Part 1: Citius
Organiser: amazzony

License to Kill
Organiser: conquerAce

Termination:Portugal
Organiser: amazzony

2008 MLB Season
Organiser: vykingsfan64


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.


The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Four has begun.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round 2 starting soon.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round One underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Four.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One almost finished.
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Round One underway.
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Round One/Week One



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

The Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament from Sir. Ricco
Look for it: When the Age of Mayhem map nears completion

Olympics Part II and III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, part II will be doubles tournament and Part III 3-8 player games.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Tossed Salad Doubles”- lokisgal
”Termination:Classic”- hotspur
”Battle of Emoticons 3”- RoOkAz[/b]
”All Star Point Grabbers”- Serbia
”Under Seige”- insomniacdude
”The Alpha or the Omega”- Silver 2 and fantanyser
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters Division 2”- Jay513
”Map Blaster I”- HATH
”Quick and Simple Tournament 2”- joshsoccer7
”NCAA Basketball Tournament”- Rumundo
”Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament II”- Godd
”The Foggy Tournament”- Toto.fish


Interview with Tieryn
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer, Tieryn. 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 jennifermarie. 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 barterer2002. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Tieryn.

A: Hello, Tournament newsletter incarnated in the form of Gozar

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: My housemate had found it online, and started playing it, and got me hooked... I of course took it far more seriously, was premium within 2 days, and haven't looked back. (except to see what was behind me)

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I've always liked organising things, and had a few unique ideas for tournaments that I thought would be fun. After a few months in a community, you like to start giving back.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: From the deep dark pits of the abyss that I happen to call a mind... I found inspiration in various places, or styles, or concepts. Some sporting, some chaotic, some historical, some musical, some speed, some ... no I think that's all of them.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The first tournament I ran, is in fact still running. I seem to only run -long- tournaments and haven't gotten the concept of short and sweet :P. CC's Historical Battles tourney, since I included non-prem's, was started in November last year, and the first cycle of three was only recently completed. What I did love was all the positive feedback from people who were having great fun in the games.

The first tourney I played in was a large one, it was the around the world darts league run by kendoh, and unfortunately because of its size and complexity, it didn't make it past round 3. I think that was one thing that also led me to start running tourneys, tho I feel I've almost made the same mistakes in some tourneys...

Q: How many tournaments have you run and how long have they been? How many at once?

A: I've had 4 tourneys running sequentially now for quite a while, and they've been long ones. I've run 5 tourneys, of which I'm only just brining the first to completion. I've had a hard time lately keeping of top of all my tourneys, with work and other time commitments, but I promise all my participants, they will get finished! It just might take a little while...

Q: What is your favorite tournament you've run? Why?

A: My favourite tourney is my triple-doubles (or tri-season doubles, but I'm not sure if we'll make season 2, maybe later in the year when I have more time!) because I've really enjoyed the games. But I also really enjoyed CC's Historical Battles, for different reasons.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: My favourite player tourney would have to be Gozar's World Leaders Assassin tourney. The storyline and concept are excellent and it's been run really well.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I play all sorts of games, and don't have a particular favourite. A game with other players in it tends to be all I need. My tourneys are the same, each as varied and different from the last as from the rest. No pattern is discernible so far.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: Almost 100% of my games come from tournaments or clan. I think I'm in 5-10 tourneys at the moment, and that's almost becoming too much for me to handle, but I"m coping... barely... I think I actually overcommitted and that's taken away from my time to -run- tourneys, but it'll all balance out in the end... Patience. I'm not going anywhere, I'm just taking my time getting there :P

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Over the moon, because it was on King of the Moutnains, and I'd made a shit move earlier on, to grab all the squares.. thinking that that would give me a bonus! but it wasn't until it gave me no bonus I realised I needed TWO shape groups! what a moron! but somehow that stuff up made the others focus on each other, to the point that I could build up, step in and win! Woohoo! Go me!

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: I came second I believe in the battle for north america, or at least made the grand finals, and I think I lost due to a silly move I made, so that's pretty disappointing, but honestly, I'm a poor tournament player :P I don't pay attention to the tournament, probably because I"m in too many. Once the ones I'm in wind down, I'd like to slow down and really focus on a tourney, and get the most out of it.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: Good structure, well organised, games on time, but still flexible enough to incorporate changes. I like organisers that go that little bit extra to make my life as a player easier. Game links (before [game]) was brought in, or just other little things to make life easier.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: The CCC masters, just for the hugeness and scope of them, are a great example. Again as mentioned before, the world leaders assassin tourney, for its storyline and game concept.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I think my interesting ideas and concepts are what attract people to my tourneys. I don't offer prizes, but I try to offer concepts that might be fun, or challenging, or interesting. People want to be challenged. They don't want just a basic, few game, no fun tourney. They want something that's a little different, a little odd, or eccentric... That's what I try to bring.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A:

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: Don't make them so long, or convoluted. I tried something in the battle of the bands that was points per elimination... and it didn't really work out well.. How do you score deadbeats? is it fair or not? Even points for 1st/2nd/3rd/4th is a hell of a lot of extra work. In future, I'll probably just have points for a win, and more games in a round. Also, I'd probably only run premium tourneys in the future... Waiting for non-prems... or having them waiting for me or other players always frustrated me.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I wouldn't change much... I'd improve things, tweak things, but really, I love the way this site operates and provides me a great leisure activity that's challenging and fun. As well as a community for me to be involved with and grow in.

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: There has been talk for a long time about a tournament system, and I believe that if created and implemented, that would make my job as an organiser so much easier. I can take the focus off all the legwork, which is really just log-paresing and should be done by a program anyway, and focus on the ideas and the concept. And making the tourney fun and social, rather than just games, like most of my tourneys so far unfortunately.

Q: If you were Tournament Director for a day, what would you do?

A: Try to take over the world.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Again a system to make the stress of providing for the players less.

Q: What websites/programs are your best tools for creating a tournament?

A: I use excel, and CC's mass messenger (thankyou SIMOR!) as well as various little excel tools I've created myself to make my job a little easier. I think that's probably why it takes me so long.

Q: What is the biggest obstacle to running a tournament?

A: Time has been my big factor. To play all my games, as well as make/message/converse... it just gets overwhelming sometimes... (when I had lots of free time on holidays it was okay tho).

Q: Why did you pick the name Tieryn?

A: Tieryn is a title from the Deverry series by Katherine Kerr. I've been using it online for about 11 years now, and it's pretty much who I am. It was a noble rank between Lord and Gwerbert (Who were the district judges, one step below the king) and I thought... yeah.. that's me... (being the egotistical wanker that I am haha :P)

Q:How good is it being Australian?

A: it's THAT good.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: The need for speed tourney is taking registrations... That's my only plan at this stage, as I want to get all my current tourneys finished before I make any new ones.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:That will be $53.40. And I want US dollars.

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 17: 14/04/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:40 pm

Issue 17: 14/04/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Hope you find all kinds of tournaments that suit your tastes in this issue.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

News
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with jennifermarie
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Teams Tournaments
The Hubble Bubble Triples Trouble Tournament has been cancelled

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

Olympics Part 2:Altius
Organiser: amazzony


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The Need for Speed
Organiser: Tieryn

Westsidekilla's 1vs1 Tournament
Organiser: Westsidekilla6

The More The Merrier
Organiser: brendan man

Duck, Duck, Goose!
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

My House, My Rules
Organiser: mushin

Raining Fire (Waterloo 1v1)
Organiser: lanyards

Battle of the Ranks: Part 1
Organiser: Natewolfman

Broken Bracket Tournament
Organiser: brendan man
This is a freestyle tourney


General Tournaments

Murphy Tourney Season 2
Organiser: murphy 16
This is a freestyle tourney

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

8 Man Madness
Organiser: Gilligan
To be played on all maps

The Wolfman's Regulars
Organiser: Natewolfman

Racing to Win
Organiser: madman7

Fight for the Nation
Organiser: RedRover23B

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

Map Blaster II: The Redemption
Organiser: brandoncfi
Played across all 74 maps at once

The Tri Nations
Organiser: multiplayertim

CC Royal Rumble
Organiser: tstoweschnell

Represent your map
Organiser: Tazza

The Lucky 7’s
Organiser: barterer2002

CC World Cup of Risk 2008
Organiser: sensfan

Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organiser: Sir. Ricco
There is a premium prize for the winner


Needing Reserves

Looking for reserves
Organiser: brendan man
Looking for reserves for 2 tournaments - Battle of the Lakes & Wimps vs Cool Dudes

Tri-Season Doubles
Organiser: Tieryn
Mid round replacements needed

2008 MLB Season
Organiser: vykingsfan64

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002

Arena League
Organiser: flexmaster33
This is a doubles event

Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

The Amazing Race 1: CC Style
Organiser: dittoeevee8888
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Olympics Part 1: Citius
Organiser: amazzony

The CC Poker Tourney
Organiser: knighthawk

The Foundry Update Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman
This is a 1v1 tourney to be played on China, NYC & WWII Gazala

The Elder Wand League
Organiser: lord voldemort

Freaky Freestyle
Organiser: amazzony
This is a doubles tourney

Literature Prize
Organiser: amazzony

The Six Nations
Organiser: multiplayertim

Monopoly CC Edition
Organiser: amazzony

MLB Premium only
Organiser: Killer619

Best of the Best Preliminaries: American Civil War 1v1
Organiser: Natewolfman

Ultimate Classic League
Organiser: barterer2002

Sir. Ricco’s reserve pool
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

Wizard of Magic
Organiser: White Moose

Double Do It
Organiser: brendan man
This is a 1v1 tourney

Olympics 1v1
Organiser: amazzony

License to Kill
Organiser: conquerAce


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.


The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Game two of day four has begun.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Update 02/04/08
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round Two underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Six.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One 14/16
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 01/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 04/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

The Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament from Sir. Ricco
Look for it: When the Age of Mayhem map nears completion

Olympics Part II and III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, part II will be doubles tournament and Part III 3-8 player games.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Conquerer of Realms!”- Alexinho
”Pokemon Diamond and Pearl”- Seeso
”Fatty’s Classic Tourney”- ronzerox
”The Foundry Update Tournament 1.0”- brandoncfi
”Mercenary Team War”- Hiddendragon
”Tossed Salad Doubles”- lokisgal
”Termination:Classic”- hotspur
”Battle of Emoticons 3”- RoOkAz[/b]
”All Star Point Grabbers”- Serbia
”Under Seige”- insomniacdude
”The Alpha or the Omega”- Silver 2 and fantanyser
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters Division 2”- Jay513
”Map Blaster I”- HATH


Interview with jennifermarie
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and moderator jennifermarie. 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 barterer2002. 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 Serbia. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, jennifermarie.

A: Hi Gozar!

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I joined CC in March of 2007 because I was looking for something to do on the internet, and I came upon CC. It appeared to be a really cool site (and it was).

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I had played in several tournaments, and I had fun in them, so I thought that I should run a few to allow others to have the same fun that I did.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Some like "Knights of the Round Table" came from reading books about King Arthur and Queen Gwenivere. Others, like 41 maps, come from just random ideas I have while I am sitting in my classes thinking about CC.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: I don't remember what tourney I first played in, I believe it was an Optimus tourney though, which was run well. My first tourney run was "Knights of the Round Table" I was very excited to be running a tourney, and very nervous that it wouldn't fill. Everything went quite smoothly for that tourney, which encouraged me to run more!

Q: How many tournaments have you run and how long have they been? How many at once?

A: Knights of the Round Table, 41 maps, USA Tourney, Freedom is not free, WC 2010 AFC assistant and OFC assistant, The C-List (EIOT). I've run 7 tourneys so far, right now I have 3 going, Freedom is not free (picked up from Tentamu), 41 maps, and The C-list. Freedom is not free has been going on since Dec. 07 :shock: , 41 maps has been going on since late January, and EIOT has been going on for a few weeks. The rest of the tourney's I have run or helped with have been rather short.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you've run? Why?

A: I don't have a favorite, there are 2 that I am quite fond of one of them is Freedom is not free. I picked it up when tentamu had to leave. It has taken 441 games. The other one is 41 maps tourney, which has had 656 games, just in the first round. I like them both because they are long and a lot of fun for myself and the players.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: Probably one of Optimus Prime's tourneys, they are run so well, and are so much fun!

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: For playing in tourneys, I tend to play in all kinds of formats, doubles, singles, points based, elimination based.
For running tourneys, I tend to stick with singles point-based tourneys, because creating crazier brackets seems difficult.


Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: Right now I have 20 active games, and all of them are tourney games. Because I join so many tourneys, I don't have much time to join regular games.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: The first game I won was on 3/19/07 vs snowman21 and Villi on the Ireland map. I was very excited, and couldn't wait to play more games and get more points!

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: My most dissappointing tourney loss was in Freedom is not free. I was so excited that I might actually win a tourney I had run, but it was not to be so, my points were in the bottom 6 of the round so I was eliminated :(

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: A successful tourney is one that the organizer has fun running, and that is updated frequently so that the players know what is going on. I hate leaving players in the dark about what is going on.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: The most successful ones are by Gozar, Optimus, amazzony, and many other tourney organizers whose names are currently slipping my mind.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I attract players by running tourneys that I think are interesting for them to play in. Most of the time, they just tend to come to my tourneys, and I don't have to do much inviting.
I believe that many tourney players are playing tourneys because it fosters a great sense of community, and lifelong rivalries and partnerships are formed. I can't recall how many times I've played against some people in various tournaments, but each time is new.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Dealing with people abadoning the tourney and trying to find lots of reserves.

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: I've made the mistake of not having enough reserves when I started a tourney, which led to it biting me in the backside when about 5 or 6 players left. I also was not able to do an update for about 2 weeks because I was at home, and it took me 3 hrs to get all of the scores updated.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I would want the community to become even stronger, and come together as a bunch of friends who like playing CC!

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: Maybe have a way of typing in what kind of games you needed, what the titles need to be, and have them auto created, or a tab included that showed all games going on in each of the tourneys that you are running at a certain time. I'm not sure if anything should be taken away.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Excel spreadsheets are your friend. Learn how to use the SUM functions, and make the computer work for you. Keep your tourneys updated, 10-15 minutes of work a day is a lot better than 3 hour stretches on the weekends. Don't get discouraged if a tourney doesn't fill up automatically, most take a week or two to fill, if not longer. Remember to have fun with your tourneys

Q:Who is your favourite organizer? (excluding yourself)

A: I was afraid you'd ask me this one....I'd have to say Op, he's made so many tourneys and has run them all so well.

Q: f you had a million dollars and placed it on a train traveling to chicago at a rate of 84 miles per mole while the other train coming from London and a rate increaseing 3X+4 per second. Find X...

A: The trains would never cross...trains can't go under the Atlantic (yet).

Q: There is no I in team but there is a Me, what does this mean to you?

A: It means that while you can't do everything you want while in a team, you must remember to not let the team consume you.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: I have some ideas, look for some in late May 08!

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:No problem, this has been the least stressful thing that I've done the whole weekend, after helping run a LAN party, and attending an Obama rally, this is a nice release.


Next Issue

Interview with barterer2002 barterer2002 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 18: 21/04/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:40 pm

Issue 18: 21/04/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Hope you find all kinds of tournaments that suit your tastes in this issue.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

A Message from Night Strike
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with barterer2002
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


A Message from Night Strike
Hello fellow organizers and players. I trust that you all are enjoying your times here in the tournament forum. I have now completed my first month serving as one of your tournament directors. It has been good working with Optimus Prime and Steelhorse as well as the other Team CC members. I did kind of get dumped into things with Optimus on leave for nearly two weeks, but it was a good time for learning. I hope that you all have noticed quicker response times for granting privileges, moving threads, and answering questions.

The three of us have been working on providing you all with exciting new features and policies to aid your tournament experiences. The ball is rolling on a few different projects, and it's expected to roll even faster once school is finished for Optimus later this week and for me in a month. Also, Optimus and I are looking into hosting a few tournaments together. We are currently in the planning stages of one, but official site tournaments will not be hosted until we receive approval from lack.

If you have any concerns, please send me, or any of us, a PM. We are here to help you run your tournaments in a manner that is enjoyable for both you and your players. If you have any suggestions for improving the tournament experience, please voice your opinion. We would like to hear how you would like the site to be improved. Tournaments are the primary reason many players participate on Conquer Club, so keep up the great work that you all provide.

~Night Strike


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Teams Tournaments

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

Olympics Part 2:Altius
Organiser: amazzony


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The More The Merrier
Organiser: brendan man

Westsidekilla's 1vs1 Tournament
Organiser: Westsidekilla6

The Need for Speed
Organiser: Tieryn

CC AFL League
Organiser: The Scarecrow

Duck, Duck, Goose!
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

Raining Fire (Waterloo 1v1)
Organiser: lanyards

Battle of the Ranks: Part 1
Organiser: Natewolfman

Bite My Shiny Metal Bracket
Organiser: RedBaron0

All maps every maps tourney
Organiser: Tk 421


General Tournaments

The Wolfman's Regulars
Organiser: Natewolfman

CC World Cup of Risk 2008
Organiser: sensfan

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Racing to Win
Organiser: madman7

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

Represent your map
Organiser: Tazza

Fight for the Nation
Organiser: RedRover23B

Grand Prix Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Cardless Canadians
Organiser: Dragonah

Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organiser: Sir. Ricco
There is a premium prize for the winner

Murphy Tourney Season 2
Organiser: murphy 16
This is a freestyle tourney

Ladder Climb Tourney
Organiser: water_foul
This is a freestyle tourney

The Tri Nations
Organiser: multiplayertim

Cold War Tourney
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

Down and Dirty III
Organiser: barterer2002


Needing Reserves

Tri-Season Doubles
Organiser: Tieryn
Mid round replacements needed

2008 MLB Season
Organiser: vykingsfan64

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002

Arena League
Organiser: flexmaster33
This is a doubles event

The CC Poker Tourney
Organiser: knighthawk

Ultimate Classic League
Organiser: barterer2002

Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

Sir. Ricco’s reserve pool
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

Best of the Best Preliminaries: Ancient Greece
Organiser: Natewolfman

Looking for reserves
Organiser: brendan man
Looking for reserves for 2 tournaments - Battle of the Lakes & Wimps vs Cool Dudes

License to Kill
Organiser: conquerAce

Double Do It
Organiser: brendan man
This is a 1v1 tourney

Mario & Sonic Tournament
Organiser: Fire Mario


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.


The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Last game of day four due to begin soon.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Update 16/04/08
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round Two underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Seven.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One 14/16
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 14/04/08

Heroes: Choose Your Power
Organiser: Night Strike
Based on the NBC show Heroes (season 1).
This tournament is halfway through the finals with Vish, in his first tournament, leading the way. This may finish up within the week. I'm unsure whether I will be hosting a Season 2.

Amazing Race: USA
Organiser: Night Strike
Based on the CBS reality show Amazing Race
As the tournament nears the halfway point, the teams are traveling the Rails. After the 3 slowest teams are dropped, the remaining teams will revisit the Civil War.
Another edition of Amazing Race will begin when this one nears its ending.

Mod Wars
Organiser: Night Strike
Based on wanting to give the community a chance to play against many of the Team CC members. Winner receives 1 year of premium.
This tournament was a crazy one to get set up and started, but everything has been running smoothly for a few weeks. About 2/3 of the Round 1 divisions are finished, with several of the 5+ player divisions playing slower. Round 2 probably won't be starting for a couple weeks.


Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

Sir. Ricco's World War II Tournament Series
10 Tournaments, 10 Maps, 20 Finalists, 1 Winner. The ultimate WWII battle – Coming Late April.
“In the absence of order, go find something and kill it.”

Olympics Part III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”RISK Game: The Classic”- pempi
”AOR Officers’ Magic Club Tournament”- killmanic
”UEFA Cup 2007/2008”- spidey
”Optimus Prime Anniversary Tournament”- Buba
”’The Office’ Tournament”- goggles paisano
”Battle for Pearl Harbour”- mwcc
”Down and Dirty I”- Cave Man
”Superheroes and villains”- blockhead15
”Conquerer of Realms!”- Alexinho
”Pokemon Diamond and Pearl”- Seeso
”Fatty’s Classic Tourney”- ronzerox
”The Foundry Update Tournament 1.0”- brandoncfi
”Mercenary Team War”- Hiddendragon
”Tossed Salad Doubles”- lokisgal


Interview with barterer2002
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer barterer2002. 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 Serbia. 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 brandoncfi. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, barterer2002.

A: Hello Goz

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I play sim-baseball on another site and there were a group of us that all started playing another Risk based site last June. Then somebody pointed us to CC and I've been here ever since

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I have a rather addictive personality. I can't do things half way and I like getting to know people, and tournaments seemed like a good way to contribute to the CC community as well as to meet new people

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Sometimes they're spur of the moment, I decide its time to start and run with whatever's in my head at the moment. Other times I kind of plan them out a little more.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The first I ever played in was Gilligan's 4 Man Madness. He was looking for a replacement about half way through and I joined up. I didn't make the comeback to win the division but then in the middle fo the finals the division leader dropped out and I ended up playing most of the finals as well.
The first I ever ran was N Am vs. Europe vs. the World. I picked up the idea actually by reading through the tourney idea thread and picking one that sounded interesting. I did learn a lot on that one and it was fun but I would probably do it a little differently now.

Q: How many tournaments have you run and how long have they been? How many at once?

A: Run lets see here, N Am vs. Europe vs. the World, The Foggy Tournament, Battle for Supremacy, Superheroes and Supervillians, Alien Invasion (EIOT), Down and Dirty I, II and III, The Lucky 7s The Optimus Prime Anniversary Tournament. I think I'm missing one or two but I like to have a few going at a time. Typically I'll have one larger tournament (like Supremacy) and a few smaller, quick hitting tourneys running. I try to keep it to 4 or less at a time though.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you've run? Why?

A: I think Battle for Supremacy has been my favorite to run. 264 players battling over 64 maps has been a lot of fun for me.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A:Probably the Point Grabbers Quads since I had some terrific partners in that one and we ended up winning. There was some terrific competition and I felt lucky to be playing with such great partners in it. I keep thinking I should run my own quads tourney just to reunite the team. (Bones2484, Rogue Warrior and Jetpac)


Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: When running a tourney I tend to prefer a round robin format and 4 player games although I'm trying a 7 player format in The Lucky 7s. I think the round robin format is a better indication of skills than a one and done type thing although the Down and Dirty series is all one and done. I also tend to use flat rate and unlimited although there are certain maps that really need an escalating game (see Valley of the Kings-Battle for Supremacy which is still playing Game 2 from December)


Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I try to strike a balance. In general I'm trying to keep my game load down. It reached the mid 80s and that was too much for me. At this point I'm letting it drop into the high thirties and then adding it up to the sixties and then stopping. I pick some toruneys that I like and am really enjoying Bring it On!!! but I also try to pick up some games on formats that I've never won and maps I haven't done so well on feeling that more practice on them will make me a better all around player. I hear from people all the time with things like "I'd join but I don't like (fog, unlimited, flat rate, that map, really whatever they want to say). Personally I'm aiming to be well rounded and able to play any game on any format.
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Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: It was pretty cool from my perspective. Again it was with the baseball guys and was a doubles game. I never played team games growing up so this was a first for me. Playing on the classic map I think my partner and I were about to go down in flames when I got lucky with the dice, took my partner out, turned in two sets and ended up running the board in that turn. It was pretty cool from a noob perspective.

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: I was disappointed to lose in the OP tournament. i reached the Sweet 16 and was hoping to get further but was taken out by dragonah in a game that he played well and I played poorly with some misdeployments and poor fortification choices. I can play better than I did in that game and while I may not have won it anyway I was really quite disappointed in my game.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: A good tournament is one that has the rules and objectives spelled out well from the beginning, anticipates any issues and has an organizer that communicates well with the players both in the thread and via PMs. The organizers need to stay on top of the games to know when to make more and know who's winning.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Point Grabbers and You're Eliminated are both well respected franchises by Optimus Prime and Godd respectively. I kind of looked at how well they were running those and decided to start my own franchise (Down and Dirty) for those who prefer a mult player game rather than 1v1.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: The most successful method I find is to let players know that you're tournament is out there. I've been collecting a list of names of players who have played in previous tournaments of mine and when I start a new one I send out a PM to each of them. It allows me to fill them quickly (Down and Dirty II filled 64 slots in 6 hours). I got the idea when I started the Battle for Supremacy and was told it would take a few months to fill the required 264 slots. I took that as a challenge, sent out about 600 PMs and filled the thing in a week. At this point I don't send them out randomly, I'll send them to people who have played in mine before or who request to be notified when I'm starting a new one and I always take people off the list if they request it.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: I don't like the initial PMs. They're fine if you can send out the same PM to 4-10 different players but I prefer to mix up my matchups so players aren't playing the same opponents in every game. I don't always do that because its a real pain to do sometimes but its my preferred method and those PMs take a few extra hours to send

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: I think round limits can be a good idea. There are toiurnaments that get hung up on a game or two that just won't end and a round limit could push things along a little more.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I would make it more community oriented rather than clique oriented. In general there are clans, there are cartographers, there are flame wars, there are tournament people and there isn't always a whole lot of overlap amongst them. Each group is its own little clique and I'm in general more interested in community building

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'm intereted to see where OTIS takes us. Its an interesting concept and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of it because I think a lot of my issues are addressed there.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: My son, zoebear, wanted to run a tournament as soon as he joined. I made him play in a few first so he could have a sense of what makes a good tournament. Now I sent him to some of the better organizers that I knew (Godd and Amazzony) in addition to a few of my own but I should have sent him to some of the guys who don't always do a good job. Some of the organizers I've learned the most from were the guys who showed me how NOT to run a tournament so I'd say try tournaments from at least 4-5 different organizers and pick up which styles will work for you and what things they do that you don't like as well.

Q: Why did you pick the name barterer2002?

A: I've had it for 6 years now. Back when I was married my wife and I started a barter exchange (our very own cashless society) in 2002-hence barterer2002. I've used it in a variety of different places and have a couple of email addresses with it as the header as well.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: I've got a few that I'm toying with. I'm considering an escalating format where you start in a 1v1 game, if you win you move on to a 3 player game, with the winners of that moving on to a 4 player game and the champion coming from a 5 player game. I'm also considering a team oriented tournament because that's an aspect I haven't delved into yet.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you for your time in putting together this newsletter each week.


Next Issue

Interview with Serbia Serbia will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 19: 28/04/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon May 05, 2008 4:40 pm

Issue 19: 28/04/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Hope you find all kinds of tournaments that suit your tastes in this issue.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Newsletter Poll
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Serbia
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Newsletter Poll
Here are the results of the latest newsletter poll:
What is the deciding factor for you in choosing a tournament?
Maps 25%
Settings 16%
Organiser 6%
Game Load 6%
Theme or Story 21%
Players Signed up 1%
All of the above 18%
Other 5%

Total votes : 80

The latest poll is now up in the submission/suggestion thread. Please vote!


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Teams Tournaments

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

The RTTT Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Road to the Final Four Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, sequential tourney

Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles League
Organiser: AndrewB
This is a doubles tourney


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The Need for Speed
Organiser: Tieryn

Westsidekilla's 1vs1 Tournament
Organiser: Westsidekilla6

CC AFL League
Organiser: The Scarecrow

All maps every maps tourney
Organiser: Tk 421

Duck, Duck, Goose!
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

The More The Merrier
Organiser: brendan man

Battle of the Ranks: Part 1
Organiser: Natewolfman

Futurama: Bite My Shiny Metal Bracket
Organiser: RedBaron0

1v1 Singles League Season 5
Organiser: amazzony & simor

Mortal Kombat! Trilogy
Organiser: NateWolfman

Guitar Hero III Tournament
Organiser: White Moose


General Tournaments

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

Racing to Win
Organiser: madman7

Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organiser: Sir. Ricco
There is a premium prize for the winner

Murphy Tourney Season 2
Organiser: murphy 16
This is a freestyle tourney

Cardless Canadians
Organiser: Dragonah

Fight for the Nation
Organiser: RedRover23B

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Grand Prix Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

CC World Cup of Risk 2008
Organiser: sensfan

The Apprentice 1 – CC Style
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

Mafia Tournament with Risk
Organisers: max is gr8, NateWolfman, Lord Voldermort

Wrestling Tournament
Organisers: blakebowling

Classic vs Doodle Earth
Organisers: Tazza

Coast vs Coast Tournament
Organisers: gameplayer

World Cup 2010 - Africa
Organisers: Forza AZ

The WWII Tournament
Organisers: fighter1405

Beer League
Organisers: Gburg Gunner

The Jack of all Maps: Season 1
Organisers: Luvr

Satelllite Tourney for the 20th Annual RISKTOC2008
Organisers: Steelhorse
This is giving away 1 seat in this year's live International Risk Tournament of Champions.

Battleastar Galatica
Organisers: seamusvibe



Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002

Ultimate Classic League
Organiser: barterer2002

Sir. Ricco’s reserve pool
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

2008 MLB Season
Organiser: vykingsfan64

Best of the Best Preliminaries: Ancient Greece
Organiser: Natewolfman

Mario & Sonic Tournament
Organiser: Fire Mario

Olympics Part 2:Altius
Organiser: amazzony

Battle for the Continents Tournament
Organiser: ralphcptc

Termination: Doodle Earth
Organiser: amazzony

NateWolfman’s Reserve/Notice List
Put your name down here if you would like to be notified by pm of any tournament NateWolfman creates.


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Tournament based on a full season of the Canadian Football League, in week 2 of 19 week schedule. Consisting of 8 doubles teams.

Escape From Hell!
Organiser: keiths31
Try to escape the depths of hell and reach paradise. Based on Dante's Divine Comedy. The Inferno round is just underway.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Last game of day four is now playing.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Update 16/04/08
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round Two underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Seven.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. One of seven finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One 14/16
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 14/04/08

The Rescue of Optimus Prime
Organiser: Godd
Running 1st and 2nd rounds.

The Player’s Tournament
Organiser: Godd
Running round 4.



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

Sir. Ricco's World War II Tournament Series
10 Tournaments, 10 Maps, 20 Finalists, 1 Winner. The ultimate WWII battle – Coming Late April.
“In the absence of order, go find something and kill it.”

Olympics Part III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Captain+ Winter 2008 Doubles League” Forefall and Mozes
”Portugal Mini Tournament”- danielcmr
”Fantastic Four: Evil Rises”- Godd
”Tournament of the Minds”- multiplayertim
”CCC Masters Division 4”- rallison
”Natewolfman’s CC Special”- negoeien
”Back to the Basics”- Chadwick31
”RISK Game: The Classic”- pempi
”AOR Officers’ Magic Club Tournament”- killmanic
”UEFA Cup 2007/2008”- spidey
”Optimus Prime Anniversary Tournament”- Buba
”’The Office’ Tournament”- goggles paisano
”Battle for Pearl Harbour”- mwcc


Interview with Serbia
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Serbia. 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 brandoncfi. 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 mushin. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Serbia.

A: Hi!

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: Always been a big fan of Risk, and I was first turned on to the site by a buddy of mine, Big Jon. Joined without looking at the game first, and after looking around, I was definitely hooked!

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I've always been a big fan of tournaments, any kind really... I love the competition. And as far as running my own, the organization involved, and making charts, and keeping stats... I'm feeling all geeky just thinking about it! :ugeek:

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: I'm a huge hockey fan, and I enjoy the 1v1 tourneys, so I wanted to mesh the two. Several other leagues were already up, Spidey's NHL, and OP's CHL, so I went with a league based around the Detroit area (where I'm from), the OHL.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: I'm still enjoying my first tourney actually. I have to apologize lately, as I've gone through a change of address, and still am not settled down yet, so I've got games due, but hope to get that squared away over this weekend. The first tourney played in? Wow, that's going back... I believe it was run by Podge, and was based on the USA map. Unfortunately, Podge disappeared during the tourney, and we never finished it... but that was a lot of fun, seeing as I was doing fairly ok in it, and had advanced to the second round even! :lol:

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: Has to be the NHL tourney by spidey. I got to play as my beloved Detroit Red Wings, made it to the playoffs as a 4 seed, but lost in the first round to Clive, in 7 games. I really enjoyed that one!

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I really like 1v1. Why? Because I'm pretty good at that, and pretty bad at most other formats!


Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I play almost exclusively in tournaments.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Very excited. It was on the Space map, a 3 player game, and against my buddy Big Jon, which made winning all the better!

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: NHL... I really wanted to take home the Stanley Cup! :(

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: A well organized director, with a good flow to the games, tables updated regularly, updates in the thread... basically, everything I haven't been doing the past two weeks! :oops:

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: This is more of a difficult one for me to answer, I don't really follow many tourneys, and once I'm out, I usually don't follow either. So to me, a successful tourney is one that is seen all the way through, with a clear winner.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: As far as attracting players goes, all I've done is post the sign up thread. I asked a few players personally if they'd like it, but mostly, it filled up quick on it's own. As far as what aspect, I'll speak for myself... I go mostly based on the settings. I join a lot of 1v1 tourneys, since they are my favorites. And I'm a sucker for tournaments involving nations, such as the World Cup tourneys being run currently, I joined in 5 I believe. So really, I think particular players are going to gravitate to the settings they prefer, and go from there.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: The part where I don't have time to run more! :D

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: I've been lucky to not have made many mistakes so far. The best advice I have, would be to make all your preparations before you even begin your tournament. In my OHL tourney, I had the entire season's schedule made before I even made my sign up list. This way, all I had to do was fill in the player's names, settings, and then game numbers. There are some minor changes I'd make to my file, to help things go more smoothly, but preparing first really has made my life easy.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I'm not a real big fan of the language permitted on the site. I'd prefer it were kept strictly in flame wars. I don't like the new smileys, and I'm for counting all posts toward your post count, although it really doesn't bother me that it's been changed.

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 really don't have an opinion in this regard. My experiences have been good, and I don't really have any ideas on improving this side at all.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Prepare before you even think about starting a sign up thread! If you've got as much of the prep work as possible done before you have your first player, it'll make running your tournament so much easier on you!

Q: Why did you pick the name Serbia?

A: Long story... first, I'm 1/4 Serbian, on my mother's side, my Grandmother's maiden name was Syakovich. Now the rest of it... I had joined another board about 10 years ago, and was talking with a girl friend of mine about what I should use as a screen name. I tend to be very unoriginal with my nicknames, so I was getting suggestions from her, and making some of my own. When I suggested Serbia, she told me it was cute, and she really liked it. And since she's cute, I went with it, and have used it ever since, on every thing I join, with some variances.

Q: If you had to choose a different screen name what would it be?

A: Zetterberg

Q:I presume you are a sports fan. Any teams or sports stand out?

A: Hockey is my favorite sport, by far. I'm a big Detroit Red Wings fan, have been since I was a kid. I'm also a Michigan Wolverines football fan. I watch the Detroit Tigers play baseball, now that they're good, and the occasional Pistons game, more in the playoffs... and since I'm a glutton for punishment, I watch every single Detroit Lions football game too. :roll:

Q: Which CCr's would you like to meet and hang out with??

A: Tripitaka is a good friend, who I'd like to meet up with. Optimus Prime is a good guy, Keiths31 would be fun to watch a hockey game with, and I'd love to hear Gozar and Timminz play in their band live. And there are many more people in my clan who would be fun to hang out with.

Q: Name 3 of the most influential people in your life

A: Hmm.... my father has had a major impact on my life, raising me to be the man I am today. I have an older friend, who's been a mentor to me, and has helped shape my opinions on life and relationships. And then I have a very close friend, who I share everything with, who's always been supportive of me, always there for me.

Q:What is your biggest real life fear?

A: I really don't have any fears... I keep pretty even about everything.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: I'd like to continue my OHL League into a second season. After that, I've thought of doing a field of 64 1v1 single elimination tourney on different maps, with a single setting, but haven't thought that one totally through yet... although, it intrigues me!

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Relcome! :)


Next Issue

Interview with brandoncfi brandoncfi will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


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Status:
Brief description or update:
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Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (5) Clan Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (9) General Contribution (1)

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 20: 05/05/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue May 13, 2008 3:03 pm

Issue 20: 05/05/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Hope you find all kinds of tournaments that suit your tastes in this issue.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Newsletter Poll
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with brandoncfi
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Newsletter Poll

The latest poll is still running in the submission/subscription thread. Please take a moment to vote!


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

The RTTT Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

Road to the Final Four Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, sequential tourney

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles League
Organiser: AndrewB
This is a doubles tourney

NFL Europe Doubles
Organiser: Optimus Prime
This is a doubles tourney


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The Need for Speed
Organiser: Tieryn

Westsidekilla's 1vs1 Tournament
Organiser: Westsidekilla6

The More The Merrier
Organiser: brendan man

Duck, Duck, Goose!
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

1v1 Singles League Season 5
Organiser: amazzony & simor

Futurama: Bite My Shiny Metal Bracket
Organiser: RedBaron0

All maps every maps tourney
Organiser: Tk 421

Guitar Hero III Tournament
Organiser: White Moose

The Book OFF
Organiser: blakebowling

Naming OP’s Child the Tourney
Organiser: brandoncfi

USFL Football League
Organiser: flexmaster33

NBA Season
Organiser: brendan man

Bring It On
Organiser: Lufsen75


General Tournaments

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Racing to Win
Organiser: madman7

Fight for the Nation
Organiser: RedRover23B

Grand Prix Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Mafia Tournament with Risk
Organiser: max is gr8, NateWolfman, Lord Voldermort

Coast vs Coast Tournament
Organiser: gameplayer

Battleastar Galatica
Organiser: seamusvibe

Cardless Canadians
Organiser: Dragonah

Wrestling Tournament
Organiser: blakebowling

The Apprentice 1 – CC Style
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

Murphy Tourney Season 2
Organiser: murphy 16
This is a freestyle tourney

Beer League
Organiser: Gburg Gunner

World Cup 2010 - Africa
Organisers: Forza AZ

CC World Cup of Risk 2008
Organiser: sensfan

The Jack of all Maps: Season 1
Organiser: Luvr
The first of a series of tournaments that will involve every map and many settings with 4-6 players per game. After all maps have been covered, all tournament winners will be invited to The Jack of All Maps: Masters tournament.
Status of tournament: Registering 30/75

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organiser: max is gr8

Get Your CC Degree at Conquer Club University
Organisers: brandoncfi

Jeopardy! Season 1
Organisers: dittoeevee8888

The Escalating Tournament
Organiser: barterer2002

Avenger’s Tournament
Organiser: shadowsteel9

6 Player Standard Escalating Championship
Organiser: ConquererKing

2008 Sprint Cup Championship
Organiser: Optimus Prime

One Shot, One Kill
Organiser: Natewolfman

Grand Champion Series - USA
Organiser: Optimus Prime
Brief Description: A simple format featuring the USA map. This tournament starts an ongoing series where the winner of one tournament picks the map for the next tournament. The ultimate goal is to have players joining multiple Grand Champion tournaments in order to collect the most titles over time.

Tournament 100
Organiser: Sir. Ricco


Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002

Ultimate Classic League
Organiser: barterer2002

Mario & Sonic Tournament
Organiser: Fire Mario

Sir. Ricco’s reserve pool
Organiser: Sir. Ricco
Needs one for League 2,000,000

2008 MLB Season
Organiser: vykingsfan64

Mortal Kombat! Trilogy
Organiser: NateWolfman

Olympics Part 2:Altius
Organiser: amazzony

NateWolfman’s Reserve/Notice List
Put your name down here if you would like to be notified by pm of any tournament NateWolfman creates.

Around CC Open Season
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

Big Ten Supremacy League
Organiser: Kibbs17

Classic vs Doodle Earth
Organiser: Tazza


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Bring it on!!!
Organiser: Lufsen and thekidstrumpet
Some info after 10 rounds: barterer2002 is in the lead by owning 7 maps and BENJIKAT IS DEAD in the top of points with 24 points with the map Waterloo.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Final game is underway.

Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Now halfway through the third round. Still waiting on one round two game.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round Two underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Nine.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. One of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round Two 1/8 games
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 14/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

Sir. Ricco's World War II Tournament Series
10 Tournaments, 10 Maps, 20 Finalists, 1 Winner. The ultimate WWII battle – Coming Late April.
“In the absence of order, go find something and kill it.”

Olympics Part III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”World War II Tournament”- Haggis_McMutton
”Murphy Tournament”- TuesdayisComing
”Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament III”- Hath
”Space Ghost’s Coast to Coast AoR”- GoVegan and KoE_Sirius
”Tournament Organiser Tournament II”- Gozar
”The Premiership”- fantanyser
”Captain+ Winter 2008 Doubles League”- Forefall and Mozes
”Portugal Mini Tournament”- danielcmr
”Fantastic Four: Evil Rises”- Godd
”Tournament of the Minds”- multiplayertim
”CCC Masters Division 4”- rallison
”Natewolfman’s CC Special”- negoeien


Interview with brandoncfi
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, brandoncfi. 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 mushin. 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 keiths31. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, brandoncfi.

A: Hello, I am very excited about this interview I hope people can learn a little about me from this

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I was playing attack on Facebook but I was getting kind of frustrated at the game-play so I started cruising the web in search of online risk. I landed at CounquerClub and haven't left since

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I was having so much fun playing tourneys I felt like I needed to help grow the Tourney community by making some new tourneys.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Since January 1,2008 aka 5 months

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: In class I usually think of something and I write it down on my class notes, then when I want to start a tourney I have to dig through my notes to remember what it was

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A:The Hole in One Golf tourney which is still going and in fact is only on the 2nd of four courses. This is my fault of course. The tourney was 60 players and scoring for each place finished. I was a bit bigger then I was a able to handle but i getting through it and plan to finish this tourney no matter how long it takes

The first Tourney that I played in was War in the Americas by Optimus Prime
http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=36448
I did pretty good making it into the second or third round. I had a great time an I was hooked on Tourneys ever since

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: It would have to be Natewolfman's Foundry Update 1.0
this was finally my first tourney win

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: The more complicated the better

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I usually am at 99% tourney games. Every once in a while I play a non tourney game...but what's the point.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Very excited it took me around 10-15 games to get my first (my brother just joined and he is at 45% with 100 games played so I'm a bit jealous)

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: I would say my loss in MAP BLASTER I i was in the lead for about 35 games but Hath and Sir Ricco took me to school and i finished third

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: A good Theme
A great organizer
Little or no deadbeats

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A:I don't think I could answer this and be fair since I have been in so many great tourneys that have been run perfectly

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: The promise of a good challenging time as well as the honors of being a champ. In the case of Map Blaster I think people get real excited about playing 77+ games as once

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Deadbeats and the fact that I do not have enough time to run that tourneys the way I would like

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: I love to create Ideas and help people have a great time on CC it is also a great distraction from school

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: The mistake I have made are having to many players with to many games

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: First mistake was to make such a big tourney to begin with. I should have stuck with a simple bracket to begin with so I could have learned the ropes. Also have a substantial reserve list available for the tourney

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: Really I should use a schedule but I don't. I update when I can but the wife gets mad if I spend to much time on CC

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I would like to say that Lack and the CC crew have been doing a great job. I have seen many improvements over the last 6 months and I am amazed at how fast they do things here.

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: It would be nice to be able to place players directly into their games this would save a lot of hassle with dead beats. On the join tourney page a notice would let the players know that they will be automatically added to a tourney if they register for one. Maybe there could be a verification password at registration that they can use

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Start small 16 player and nothing to complicated. Then build on your experience

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A:no shows are the biggest problem
Scoring
keeping track of all the games
find time to update

Q: Why did you pick the name brandoncfi?

A:Brandon is my first name and CFI stands for Certified Flight Instructor
I use this name for my email and any user names that I have

Q: If you had to choose a different screen name what would it be?

A:I'm not sure but most likely I would make I hybrid of both my kids names. Ava and Maika= Kava that would be cool

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Conquer Risk
1st and 10
Map Blaster III: Purge of Evil
You got schooled

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: You are doing a great job with this Gozar thanks for helping the Tournament Community grow with this weekly Newsletter


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 21: 13/05/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon May 19, 2008 11:25 am

Issue 21: 13/05/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I apologize that this comes a day late. I injured myself on Monday, but all is well now, and we can get down to business.
Some of you may have noticed that this week I was added to ‘The Team.’ This is in part recognition of the service the newsletter provides, as well as to give me a few tools to aid in bringing you quality newsletters each week. I can assure all our readers, that this will not change the content of the newsletter in any way. I still have a free mandate in this regard, so keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Tournament Director Announcement
Newsletter Poll
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with mushin
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Tournament Director Announcement

In an effort to improve the tournament forums and the tournament experience as a whole we, the Tournament Directors have finally finished a smattering of small projects that we think will be of some help. These projects include a Reserve Policy, Prize Donation Policy, and several more fixes and tweaks to how we do things. Please take a moment to visit our recent Announcement and learn a bit more.

Regards, the Tournament Directors


Newsletter Poll

The latest poll is still running in the submission/subscription thread. Please take a moment to vote!


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

WWII Extravaganza
Organiser: Kilazul
Quads

Kilzul Football League Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organiser: khazalid
Triples

The RTTT Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Road to the Final Four Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, sequential tourney

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles League
Organiser: AndrewB
This is a doubles tourney


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Avenger’s Initiative Tournament
Organiser: shadowsteel9

You’re The Engineer!
Organiser: brendan man

Anime Tournament Season 1
Organiser: kratos644

Classical Tournament
Organiser: Tk 421

Head’s Up Challenge
Organiser: General Steve

Dojo Yaburi
Organiser: SkywardShadow

Duck, Duck, Goose!
Organiser: dittoeevee8888

1v1 Singles League Season 5
Organiser: amazzony & simor

All maps every maps tourney
Organiser: Tk 421

Guitar Hero III Tournament
Organiser: White Moose

The Book OFF
Organiser: blakebowling

NBA Season
Organiser: brendan man

Bring It On
Organiser: Lufsen75


General Tournaments

Doodle Earth Assassin King
Organiser: hatta76

No Card 4 Player Singles Faceoff
Organiser: kratos644

GameZZone: Heroes of Might and Magic
Organiser: amazzony

Final Fantasy Wars: War I
Organiser: kratos644

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organiser: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

School’s Out For Summer 2008
Organiser: Night Strike and Arcee

Racing to Win
Organiser: madman7

Fight for the Nation
Organiser: RedRover23B

Grand Prix Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Battlestar Galatica
Organiser: seamusvibe

Wrestling Tournament
Organiser: blakebowling

Murphy Tourney Season 2
Organiser: murphy 16
This is a freestyle tourney

Beer League
Organiser: Gburg Gunner

The Jack of all Maps: Season 1
Organiser: Luvr
The first of a series of tournaments that will involve every map and many settings with 4-6 players per game. After all maps have been covered, all tournament winners will be invited to The Jack of All Maps: Masters tournament.
Status of tournament: Registering 30/75

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organiser: max is gr8

Get Your CC Degree at Conquer Club University
Organisers: brandoncfi

Jeopardy! Season 1
Organisers: dittoeevee8888

One Shot, One Kill
Organiser: Natewolfman

Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002

Sir. Ricco’s reserve pool
Organiser: Sir. Ricco
Needs one for League 2,000,000

Mortal Kombat! Trilogy
Organiser: NateWolfman

Olympics Part 2:Altius
Organiser: amazzony

NateWolfman’s Reserve/Notice List
Put your name down here if you would like to be notified by pm of any tournament NateWolfman creates.


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Battle for Supremacy
Organiser: barterer2002

Here is the official list of map champions

Classic-Godd
World 2.1-zim
Doodle Earth-UnderSeage
Extreme Global Warming-pepperonibread
Africa-risktaker17
Asia-fishbonex
Europe-JDill8
North America-spidey
Iwo Jima-carmacarl
Omaha Beach-timogl
WWII Eastern Front-pac man
WWII Western Front-Forza AZ
Australia-General Franco
Battle for Australia-the5allens
Cairns Coral Coast-Deech
Brazil-amazzony
Middle Earth-negoeien
Discworld-goggles Paisano
Tamriel-icefog99
Age of Might-Poisonous86
Germany-regulator33
Italy-Rjbeals
France-Qyu
Portugal-odratsab
British Isles-Gozar
Ireland-arkoxow
Berlin 1961-wpg27offsuit
BeNeLux-Lord Black
Battle of Actium-Sweko
Ancient Greece-MaximumElvis
Mongol Empire-Jay Rod
Alexander's Empire-Katya
USA-PatXCore
USApolcopyse-VermiciousDad
US Senate-Beko the Great
RailUSA-deego 86
Hong Kong-gwaahjo
Indochina-.Kush
Philippines-the joker
Bamboo Jack-freyme
Chinese Checkers-zero23
King of the Mountain-Widowmaker
8 Thoughts-Vish
Crossword-gonzo111
Canada-hondacbr
Caribbean-Fancy_B
Montreal-Coors1
Great Lakes-chopsiu
Middle East-MiandW
San Francisco-OTE
Arctic-windparson
Pearl Harbor-kegler
Solar System-Baron Von Cox
Space-santymar
Madness-MadHippo
CCU-toto.fish
Circus Maximus-Prinfi
Siege!-Red Jack
Age of Merchants-musteriuz
Valley of the Kings-lt.pie
Duck and Cover-vader_09
Puget Sound-MostMackingest
Conquerman-Afrodwarf
South America-tiberiusaquila

Escape From Hell!
Organiser: keiths31
Still in the first round. Three out of six games completed.

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Currently in Week 3 of 19 weeks

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Final game is underway.

Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Now halfway through the third round. Still waiting on one round two game.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round Two underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Ten
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. One of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round Two 6/8 games
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.

Sir. Ricco's World War II Tournament Series
10 Tournaments, 10 Maps, 20 Finalists, 1 Winner. The ultimate WWII battle – Coming Late April.
“In the absence of order, go find something and kill it.”

Olympics Part III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”++++Band or Die”- aspalm, bigroo4601, hambone, zagi
”Smallville: Future Heroes”- warlord06
”Point Grabbers VII”- corix
”CC Season Championship 2”- DimnjacarStef
”The Foundry Update Tournament 2.0”- Bones2484
”It’s a CC Tournament Charlie Brown!”- BaldAdonis
”Almost Completely Random Tournament”- Natewolfman
”World 2.1 FOW Tournament”- igotaished
”World War II Tournament”- Haggis_McMutton
”Murphy Tournament”- TuesdayisComing
”Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament III”- Hath
”Space Ghost’s Coast to Coast AoR”- GoVegan and KoE_Sirius
”Tournament Organiser Tournament II”- Gozar


Interview with mushin
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, mushin. 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 keiths31. 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 Godd. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, mushin.

A: Howdy

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:Well, I was bored at work and I LOVE the Hasbro game that shall not be mentioned. I was looking for a way to look busy on my PC one day and I ran across CC.


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Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Well, once again, I was bored at work and thought I could do a good job of it. I love to challenge myself, and seeing if I could come up with an overly complicated mess then figure out what all the possible situations that could come up really spoke to me. It was kind of like putting a lot of little plastic players on a board and trying to figure out what you should do to counter your opponent while creating an advantage for yourself while figuring out what you’re going to do in 3 turns, while….wait for it…






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Man that feels better. Plus I’m hoping that LackAttack will offer me a job. Come on Lack...you know you want to...

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A:Not very long :shock: the fact that you asked me to do an interview really touches me...in bad places...I'm calling the police!!!!



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Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: While making whoopee with my wife…have you met my wife?



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God I love her. Seriously, if she asks tell her I said that, the I love her part not the whoopie part...can I start over...



Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A:I am still running my first tournament. It’s been good/bad/unbelievable. I hope people are having fun. I’m having a ball running it.

It can get overwhelming sometimes to keep up the same level of commitment. There are days I want to through my laptop in the trashcan. When it gets a bit much I think back to what my football coach taught me in 3rd grade:


mushin's football coach wrote:Quit crying!!! And stick that bone back in your leg!!! Damnit..you're off the team!!!


He made me what I am today...

But seriously I love the fact that I have created something that others enjoy, cause I enjoyed making it happen. And if they don't enjoy it...welll screw you buddy!!!


I need a hug



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Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: I have 2 that are running right now. I really like Natwolfman’s 9 ball tourney and conquerAce’s License to Kill. Both of them are very original and change the way that I play the game.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I love a tournament that changes the way you play CC. I want a tournament that makes me lose in order to win. Any tournament that adds a layer of depth to CC is alright with me. I always want to swim in the deep end.



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Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I am actually playing in nothing but tournaments right now. I tried to just find games randomly, but I kept playing the same games over and over. Partly because I like certain maps and partly because I was winning on those maps. Where’s the fun in that? I LOVE to win, but the only thing better than winning is winning in a game where you had to become a better player to make it happen. Besides, fewer people deadbeat in tourneys. The few deadbeaters I’ve run across in a tournament either had something horrible happen in their real lives or stop playing tournaments fairly quickly.

gozar wrote: You mean there is life outside of Conquer Club?


mushin wrote:That's crazy talk!!! Who told you that!!! Get back to working on your divinely inspired newsletter that keeps the world rotating while the rest of us hunt down the heretics who have spoken such blasphemies!!!


spinwizard wrote: I told you we should have interviewed pjdonald again instead of this crazy bastard.


mushin wrote:I heard that




Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A:HOW EXCITED WAS I !!??!!



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Needless to say those underwear had to go in the trash....

I'm just kidding. I put them in the wash and they're good as new.



Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A:Every loss is disappointing, but getting booted from the first tournament I created in the 1st round sucked big wampum.

GANNABLE AND SHARPIE123 YOU WILL BOTH BURN IN HELL!!!!!

Whoops, sorry. I'm taking medication for that.



Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A:For me it is 3 things.

The Three Things That Mushin Proclaims to Signify Tournament Success

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1) Keeping everyone involved.
    It is very easy to forget your even in a tournament. Finding a way to keep your players engaged is key. Some tourney makers send out updates, some make players constantly update the boards, and some even show up in the games making comments. Whatever method, keeping your players engaged is important

2) Make it interesting
    It doesn't have to be complicated, it doesn't have to be simple. It has to be interesting. If I'm in a tourney that isn't interesting I will play my games, I'll take credit for winning it, but I might not even know what the hell is going on. If a player wishes they hadn't gotten eliminated the day after being kicked out, you ran a good tournament

3)Have a good time
    If you don't have a good time then why the hell are you doing it? The odds of you winning a tournament are never good. You probably aren't going to win your tourney. It's a lot of work, even running a crappy tournament is going to be a pain in the ass, trust me. And you're not being paid for this. (Come on Lack, you know you want to give me a job, don't make me go back to making amateur porn. You REALLY don't want to see that.) You better enjoy it.





Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Amazzony's Olympic tournament series is nothing short of incredible. I seriously have no idea when that woman sleeps.


Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A:Well, I do two things. First I spam by joining random games and asking people I play against if they want to play and I send out advertisements to people playing in my active tourneys. Secondly, I act like an utter jackass. I make fun of anyone and everything. I think I make people laugh, if not, well I laugh and people keep joining the tourneys, so I'm going with it until I get sued.



Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A:It is VERY time consuming to do it right. I sometimes miss my children, but hey, I hired my old football coach to babysit so they'll be okay.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: Well, I like doing it. And the chicks dig it…

chicks wrote: We do?

mushin wrote:DAMNIT LET ME HAVE MY DREAMS!!!!What's wrong with my dreams?

mushin’s wife wrote:If you’re dreaming of chicks again I’m chopping off your balls!!!


Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A:Starting too many tournaments at once. It’s easy to get excited and bite off more than you can chew. Just remember that anything you do, including your tournaments, won’t be judged on how they worked on the day you had your $#@* together, it will be judged by the day when everything went wrong. Better to have one really good tournament than 7 sets of “I was in a tournament?”

BOW DOWN TO THE GREAT MUSHIN’S WISDOM!!!!


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: Letting people know they've been kicked out for not showing. That was a HUGE mistake. Everyone has an excuse. If I was being paid I would love to listen to them. Unfortunately for them I am doing this for fun. They henceforth will be labled as FARGIN BASTAGES!!!
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Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A:I try to update them every day. If they don’t need an update, then I let them go. But, again, I want to make sure my players remember they are in a tourney so I try not to let it go too long. If I don't care, why should they.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A:Well, I would love if a “take a shot of Jack Daniels when you lose an army” option was added or maybe a "Strip CC". Baring that, I would love to have a way to chose territories at the beginning of the game like in the Hasbro game that shall not be mentioned.

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: Have a way for tournament organizers to pick territories for participants.

If I could do that I could probably win one of my tournaments.


Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Enjoy what you are doing, and take it slow.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A:There’s really only been two major headaches.
  • People who think take what I say/quote seriously.
      I must warn anyone, if you’re in my tourney I may take your name and do horrible things with it. On the flip side I will do it to my own also. And my wife, don’t forget my wife. I don’t really have a problem with people being offended, but I do have a problem with someone only being offended when it is their name that is involved. YOU FARGIN BASTAGES!!!!
  • Being accused of cheating.
      I’m not sure why this bugged the living hell out of me but it did. Especially since I’d been eliminated from my tournament. Once again YOU FARGIN BASTAGES!!!!!

You people know who you are and may your feces always get caught in the hair of your nether regions.

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Q: Why did you pick the name mushin?

A:Well, I was in college and I was fairly pretentious.

Gozar wrote: You pretentious?!?Nooooo


I know I know, it is hard to believe. Anyway, it is a term from Buddhism that means- the state of mind where all contradictions cease and clarity takes hold.. And since I have entered it on pinball machines across America for the last 20 years, I figured I’d just keep it.

Q: Why do you put a lot of pictures in your signups (like after somebody signs up, you end up putting a lot of pictures in your responding post)?

A:Why not. Sarcasm does not come across on a post. Tones and inflections of speech don’t come across. In fact, as a communication method, posting pretty much sucks $%%. It’s fairly 2 dimensional. But I can overcome the limitations of a post by stepping outside of the format and adding pictures. Mainly I add them because they made me or my wife laugh. Hopefully they amuse you too. If not you can be added to the FARGIN BASTAGE category.

Q: Why do you always crack jokes?

A:I think it’s really easy to lose sight of the fact that Conquer Club, contrary to popular belief, is in fact a game. People take it so damn seriously. They take everything so damn seriously. Life is pretty serious. You could die, you could get cancer, the ones you love could catch herpes…and then love you… CC doesn’t even make the top 1000 of things that should be taken seriously. Yet I see people getting angry at each other or me. Hell, sometimes I get angry at others. All I want to do is play and enjoy the ride.

I remember a comedian once saying…
comedian whose name mushin can’t remember wrote:Life is a lot like cliff diving. In cliff diving you are either Grand Master Funk Champion



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or you’re stuff on a rock



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As a far as I can tell nobody here is the living dead, so we are all Grand Master Funk Champions. Maybe if I crack jokes I can remind myself and others of that fact. I'll gladly take the title of "Jackass" if you and I get to enjoy the game a little more. Plus I think everybody else on earth looks funny.


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Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Yes sirree Bob? (Does anyone know what sirree means, and who the hell is Bob?) As soon as one of my active tourney’s is done I have one called Menage-a-Trois with Armies. Keep a look out.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Thank me for my time? No Gozar thank you. You have given all of us Uber Dorks our day in the sun.



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HEY MOM!!! I WAS INTERVIEWED!!!


Next Issue

Interview with keiths31 keiths31 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 22: 19/05/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon May 26, 2008 4:44 pm

Issue 22: 19/05/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Seeking Staff
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with mushin
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Seeking Staff

The Tournament Newsletter is looking for a new staff member to edit the section regarding tournaments taking sign-ups or reserves. If you are an organized and dedicated person, please contact Gozar for more information.


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

CFL Season ‘08
Organiser: im2good4theboard
Triples

++++Band or Die 2
Organiser: Natewolfman

The Feudal War Doubles Tournament
Organiser: RedRover23B

WWII Extravaganza
Organiser: Kilazul
Quads

Kilzul Football League Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organiser: khazalid
Triples

The RTTT Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Road to the Final Four Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, sequential tourney

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles League
Organiser: AndrewB
This is a doubles tourney


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Waterloo League
Organiser: JesusReigns

Avenger’s Initiative Tournament
Organiser: shadowsteel9

You’re The Engineer!
Organiser: brendan man

Classical Tournament
Organiser: Tk 421

Dojo Yaburi
Organiser: SkywardShadow

1v1 Singles League Season 5
Organiser: amazzony & simor
Biggest 1v1 league in CC is opened for new players another week or so.

All maps every maps tourney
Organiser: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organiser: blakebowling

NBA Season
Organiser: brendan man

Bring It On
Organiser: Lufsen75


General Tournaments

French Tournament
Organiser: sensfan

The Bombardment Tournament
Organiser: barterer2002

Super Quick Tournament Season 2
Organiser: kratos644

Doodle Earth Assassin King
Organiser: hatta76

No Card 4 Player Singles Faceoff
Organiser: kratos644

GameZZone: Heroes of Might and Magic
Organiser: amazzony
Hopefully a tournament series that is based on amazzony’s favourite computer games started with Heroes of Might and Magic. This tournament consists of 6 and 7 player games on Age of Realms (and other) maps
Needed: 28+

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organiser: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

School’s Out For Summer 2008
Organiser: Night Strike and Arcee

Racing to Win
Organiser: madman7

Grand Prix Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Battlestar Galatica
Organiser: seamusvibe

Murphy Tourney Season 2
Organiser: murphy 16
This is a freestyle tourney

Beer League
Organiser: Gburg Gunner

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organiser: max is gr8

Get Your CC Degree at Conquer Club University
Organisers: brandoncfi

Jeopardy! Season 1
Organisers: dittoeevee8888

One Shot, One Kill
Organiser: Natewolfman

Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Teams Tournament
Organiser: amazzony
Teams tournament is a tournament that consists of doubles and triples games that has reached to finals where 2 teams are fighting for win: lustrous pebbles and loveland park gang. Finals is played to 3 wins (lustrous pebbles has a 2:1 lead at the moment)
One or two games remaining.

Monopoly: CC Edition
Organiser: amazzony and simor
Based on a well-known board game Monopoly, we’ve made a tournament that seems to work very well as CC tournament

Conqueror of Conquer Club
Organiser: amazzony
Taken over from hulmey, this tournament is slowly moving towards the end, to know who is the best Conqueror here, in CC.
Last round (10 games) and 1 final game left

Cuties!
Organiser: amazzony
Simple settings, simple maps. Only one animal will come out of it as cutest.
One game plus final five remaining.

Snowy Rock Races
Organiser: amazzony
Drivers from everywhere with their unique and crazy vehicles have gathered together to move from track to track and gain the title of Champion of Snowy Rock Races.

Termination: Portugal
Organiser: amazzony
2nd Terminator tournament by amazzony where groups are made according to rank which gives higher ranks a good chance to play fair games.
Three division games and five final games remain.

Termination: Doodle Earth
Organiser: amazzony
3rd Termination tournament by amazzony where people who like Doodle Earth map can try their skills in 3-player games.
~2/3 complete

Literature Prize
Organiser: amazzony
Every player has a chance to represent a book and be part of writing it.

Amazzony’s Assassinations
Organiser: amazzony
One of the few assassin tournaments gives people several chances to kill their target and advance to next round.
About halfway through.

Freaky Freestyle
Organiser: amazzony and simor
This doubles tournament gives a chance to those doubles teams who prefer freestyle team games.

Escape From Hell!
Organiser: keiths31
Round one is almost over. Five out of six games completed.

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Currently in Week 3 of 19 weeks. Waiting for a few games to wrap up.

Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Now halfway through the third round. Still waiting on one round two game.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round three underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Twelve
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Threee of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Musical Chair is a little tournament for those who enjoy easy maps and single player games. One final game left.
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”The Escalating Europe Tournament”- BarbieB
”For Greater Glory”- littlebrother2k7
”The World Leader’s Assassin Tournament”- Gozar
”The Scroll”- banana_hammocks
”Kill or Be Killed Tournament”- john9blue
”++++Band or Die”- aspalm, bigroo4601, hambone, zagi
”Smallville: Future Heroes”- warlord06
”Point Grabbers VII”- corix
”CC Season Championship 2”- DimnjacarStef
”The Foundry Update Tournament 2.0”- Bones2484
”It’s a CC Tournament Charlie Brown!”- BaldAdonis
”Almost Completely Random Tournament”- Natewolfman


Interview with keiths31
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, keiths31. 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 Godd. 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 White Moose. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, keiths31.

A: Heya, bonjour, hola, hallo, het hallo, oi, Привет, and hei,

Q:How did you find this website?

A: From Answers.com actually. I check out that website daily and one day they featured Parker Brothers or something like that. Through a series of links I ended up on the Risk entry. At the bottom of the page were links to “Computer implementations and video games” and Conquer Club was one of them.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I joined because I used to love playing the game when I was a kid. It was free to try...so why not.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Because Gozar created one. Gozar was one of the first people I played regularly with and when I saw he was creating a tournament I wanted to be part of it. I had shied away from tournaments when I first joined...I thought they were only for good players...

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Because I realized I was a terrible map maker. I had been around here for a while and wanted to contribute. I thought making a map would be easy...turns out not so easy.
So I changed my thoughts to a tournament. I waited until I had an idea...then with some encouragement from my clan mates, I did it.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Oh I dunno...about a month now.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: It is still going on. Canadian Football League 2008. I went with a league style tournament for my first one as they seem to be pretty popular. And being Canadian and a sports fan, I thought it was good fit.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Well the Canadian Football League one I had on my mind for a while as I am a huge CFL fan (Go Roughriders!!). I had played in the NFL Doubles League when that first ran and I liked it. I thought the CFL one would be fun and easy to do.
My second one, “Escape From Hell!”, I was thinking how I could make a franchise type tournament in the style of “Point Grabbers” and “You’re Eliminated”. The Dante’s Divine Comedy theme actually came to me while watching a New Jersey Devils game.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: I am still running my first tournament. It is a season tournament so it is going to be a few months before it is over. But it has been very rewarding so far. It was a nice feeling seeing it fill up in a day.
The first one I played in was fun. I played new players, new settings,,,new maps... and I did pretty well. But it ended like all other tournaments afterwards...with me losing. *sigh*

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: I don’t have any one favourite. Everyone is great in it’s own way.
Gozar’s first tournament ,Battle North America, where I made it to the semi finals is my best showing to date. I love playing the sport themed season ones though. Serbia’s OHL Season, OP’s AHL Season, Spidey’s NHL Season...all great tournaments.
I like Point Grabbers and You’re Eliminated!. They are also well run and fun to play in because they are fast and every game matters.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: Well the two I have going right now are totally different...and my next one is going to be very different as well. In regards to ones I play...as I mentioned I love the sport leagues. I also like doubles tournaments as I have a great bunch of players I play with...Gozar, Timminz, Serbia, Strider, Bald Adonis.


Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I play in mostly tournaments and Clan related games. I am not sure when or why I gravitated towards tournaments so much...could be because my Clan is full of TO’s...
I am one of few people I know that doesn't have a computer in the office at work...so I don't play during the day. I usually check my games first thing in the morning, then again on and off at night.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Man that was so long ago...I am sure I was happy. It was my fifth game I think.

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: I have yet to win a tournament...so they all are disappointing :(

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: Organization. I have played in many that were very disorganized. I learned from some great TO’s...OP, Amazzony, Night Strike, Gozar, Godd, Serbia, Spidey...
When I made my first one I tried to make it as thorough as possible. Having fun is also important. And probably the most important thing...is not having it abandoned.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: OP’s “Point Grabbers” and Godd’s “You’re Eliminated” are headline franchised tournaments. They fill up within minutes it seems. Gozar’s “Battle...” series are also very well run. I only can wish that one of mine becomes a well run and popular like those ones.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: A tournament that anyone can win is very appealing. Fun themes are also important. A great example of a fun theme is Godd’s “Rescue of Optimus Prime” tournament.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: No. I have had good luck so far. The players that have joined my tournaments have been very patient with me when I have made mistakes in creating games. :D

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: The pay is awesome! If I had known it paid this well I would have started running tournaments long ago.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: Making tournaments that are too big for them to handle or see all the way through. Small, well run tournaments are just as fun and exciting as large ones. The mistake I make the most is making the settings wrong when creating games... :lol:

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: Other than making games with the wrong settings...I haven’t made any mistakes that I am aware of. I am sure I will in time... :lol:

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I try to update my CFL tournament weekly as games end...but sometimes games go longer than a week. “Escape From Hell!” I update when a game is finished. I like keeping the thread active.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I don’t know. It is pretty solid the way it is now. This is truly a very user friendly site. I think some people focus too much on points instead of fun. And I like the dice are fine the way they are ;)


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 like the rules and guidelines put in for creating tournaments. I think it will prevent a lot of abandoned tournaments. I would like to see a tab though for players who are in tournaments to keep track of what tournaments they are in. That may be helpful...I know I could use one :oops:

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Think your idea thoroughly and make sure you can commit to the whole tournament. It shouldn’t be a hassle to run a tournament...it should be fun!

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A:
1. I am too anxious. :twisted:
2. I have to remake games because I create them with the wrong settings. #-o
3. I have yet to win one. :oops:
4. They are addicting to run. \:D/
5. Trying to come up with unique ideas. :?:

Q: Why did you pick the name keiths31?

A: Well my name is not Keith and I am not 31 years old. Alexander Keith’s happens to be the greatest beer ever made. 31 is from my hockey playing days and that was in honour of Pelle Lindbergh. I wore it from the time I was 9, through Junior, and into my beer league days. It has been my screen name since the internet was invented...

Q:I know you are a sports fan. Any teams or sports stand out?

A: I am a diehard Ottawa Senators fan. This year was not a very good year...but at least we did better than the Leafs :lol: I played hockey, in goal, for over almost 30 years. My son and daughter play hockey as well. I also love the CFL. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are my favourite team. I watch the NFL but don’t follow any team in particular. I am involved in beer league slow-pitch in my city and actually run 5 tournaments a year here.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Red naturally...


Q: I hear that you may be the oldest player here (well top 10% anyway). How are you able to compete with the younger players

A: Have you seen my score? Who says I am able to compete with them?

Q:How old are you?

A: Older than you...but not as old as Godd. Is there anything older than Godd?

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Yeah I have one I am just tweaking right now. It is going to be quite a bit larger than my first two. It is going to be a bit different. Look out for it in the next couple of weeks.
I also hope to have a second installment of “Escape From Hell!” if the first one goes well.


Q: Thank you for your time.

A: My time?...I thought I was getting paid for this?


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 23: 26/05/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:28 pm

Gozar wrote:Issue 23: 26/05/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Seeking Staff
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Godd
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Seeking Staff

Still seeking staff to fill the recruiting tournaments editor’s desk. If you think you are up the challenge, then please contact Gozar.


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

CFL Season ‘08
Organiser: im2good4theboard
Triples

++++Band or Die 2
Organiser: Natewolfman

The Feudal War Doubles Tournament
Organiser: RedRover23B

WWII Extravaganza
Organiser: Kilazul
Quads

Kilzul Football League Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organiser: khazalid
Triples

The RTTT Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Road to the Final Four Tournament
Organiser: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, sequential tourney

The Pimps Doubles Tourney
Organiser: pimphawks70

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organiser: gdeangel

Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles League
Organiser: AndrewB
This is a doubles tourney


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Foundry Update 3.0
Organiser: Natewolfman

Ultimate Feudal War Singles
Organiser: Army of Achilles

Dominance And Power Tournament
Organiser: sd031091

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organiser: Gilligan

Waterloo League
Organiser: JesusReigns

Avenger’s Initiative Tournament
Organiser: shadowsteel9

You’re The Engineer!
Organiser: brendan man

Classical Tournament
Organiser: Tk 421

Dojo Yaburi
Organiser: SkywardShadow

1v1 Singles League Season 5
Organiser: amazzony & simor
Biggest 1v1 league in CC is opened for new players another week or so.

All maps every maps tourney
Organiser: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organiser: blakebowling

NBA Season
Organiser: brendan man

Bring It On
Organiser: Lufsen75


General Tournaments

The Cold War
Organiser: fireedud

Un-Real War
Organiser: max is gr8

Termination: Scotland
Organiser: amazzony

Football Firms ‘Who is the Best’
Organiser: Ryall55

The New World Begins
Organiser: hulmey

French Tournament
Organiser: sensfan

The Bombardment Tournament
Organiser: barterer2002

Super Quick Tournament Season 2
Organiser: kratos644

Doodle Earth Assassin King
Organiser: hatta76

No Card 4 Player Singles Faceoff
Organiser: kratos644

GameZZone: Heroes of Might and Magic
Organiser: amazzony
Hopefully a tournament series that is based on amazzony’s favourite computer games started with Heroes of Might and Magic. This tournament consists of 6 and 7 player games on Age of Realms (and other) maps
Needed: 28+

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organiser: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

Racing to Win
Organiser: madman7

Grand Prix Season 1
Organiser: Kilazul

Battlestar Galatica
Organiser: seamusvibe
This is a freestyle tourney

Beer League
Organiser: Gburg Gunner

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organiser: max is gr8

Get Your CC Degree at Conquer Club University
Organisers: brandoncfi

Jeopardy! Season 1
Organisers: dittoeevee8888

One Shot, One Kill
Organiser: Natewolfman

Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organiser: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, jennifermarie, lord voldemort, amazzony, Gilligan, barterer2002

1v1 Singles League Season 5
Organiser: amazzony and simor
Biggest 1v1 league is about to start with 14 divisions and it's looking reserves to assure that that the whole season goes successfully.


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Teams Tournament
Organiser: amazzony
Teams tournament is a tournament that consists of doubles and triples games that has reached to finals where 2 teams are fighting for the win: lustrous pebbles and loveland park gang. Finals is played to 3 wins (lustrous pebbles has a 2:1 lead at the moment)
One game remaining.

Monopoly: CC Edition
Organiser: amazzony and simor
Based on a well-known board game Monopoly, we’ve made a tournament that seems to work very well as CC tournament

Conqueror of Conquer Club
Organiser: amazzony
Taken over from hulmey, this tournament is slowly moving towards the end, to know who is the best Conqueror here, in CC.
Last round (7 games) and 1 final game left

Cuties!
Organiser: amazzony
Simple settings, simple maps. Only one animal will come out of it as cutest. 5 finalists (soulreaver, acores2005, Lufsen75, graulenst, KidWhisky) are left to fight for the title.
Final five games remaining.

Snowy Rock Races
Organiser: amazzony
Drivers from everywhere with their unique and crazy vehicles have gathered together to move from track to track and gain the title of Champion of Snowy Rock Races.
Week 11

Termination: Portugal
Organiser: amazzony
2nd Terminator tournament by amazzony where groups are made according to rank which gives higher ranks a good chance to play fair games.
One division games and five final games remain.

Termination: Doodle Earth
Organiser: amazzony
3rd Termination tournament by amazzony where people who like Doodle Earth map can try their skills in 3-player games.
~80% complete

Literature Prize
Organiser: amazzony
Every player has a chance to represent a book and be part of writing it.

Amazzony’s Assassinations
Organiser: amazzony
One of the few assassin tournaments gives people several chances to kill their target and advance to next round.
About halfway through.

Freaky Freestyle
Organiser: amazzony and simor
This doubles tournament gives a chance to those doubles teams who prefer freestyle team games.
Semi-finals are about to start.

Escape From Hell!
Organiser: keiths31
Round 1- Inferno, complete. Round 2 - Purgatory, started.

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Beginning week four, the standings are now up to date.

Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Now halfway through the third round. Still waiting on one round two game.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

You’re Eliminated IV
Organiser: Godd
Down to the final 2 players, BaldAdonis and brendan man

The Rescue of Optimus Prime
Organiser: Godd
Players are getting through the guardbots, so round 3 is not too far off.

The Player’s Tournament
Organiser: Godd
Winding down Round 5, Round 6 may start in the next week.

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
Round three underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round One underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Elimination Twelve
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Threee of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Musical Chair is a little tournament for those who enjoy easy maps and single player games. One final game left.
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”God of Conquer Club-“ Hath
”Point Grabbers VIII”- Arcee
”1v1 Singles League Season 4”- The1exile
”LODEDI”- Superrag, Mikiesdios
”The Escalating Europe Tournament”- BarbieB
”For Greater Glory”- littlebrother2k7
”The World Leader’s Assassin Tournament”- Gozar
”The Scroll”- banana_hammocks
”Kill or Be Killed Tournament”- john9blue
”++++Band or Die”- aspalm, bigroo4601, hambone, zagi
”Smallville: Future Heroes”- warlord06


Interview with Godd
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Godd. 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 White Moose. 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 dittoeevee8888. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Godd.

A: Hell Of a Godd?

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I was on the other riskattack site for a year or so and someone kept making a game called http://www.conquerclub.com so finally I checked it out once.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: The other site was so slow and so many multi's it was hard to enjoy.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Always wanted to play in tournaments so I joined them for I was better then most here in my area playing on the board game.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: After I started to win some tourneys I wanted to run some of my own. In a way it was better than some of the others.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: For a year or so ??

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: That would be the "You're Eliminated" tourneys

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Started out similar to Point Grabbers but then progressed into a few others that had more action in them.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: First one I was in I did really good ending in the finals, The second one I joined ended before the first and I won that one, As for the first one I ran myself it went flawless.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: Well that goes without saying for it was my first won Point Grabbers but a close second would be amazzony's Fantastic 4 series.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: Well for playing in it would be 1-vs-1, 2 out of 3 for I am at my best there. Other than that it would be 8 player escalating games.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: I find it easier to have myself set in larger ones but in smaller ones let the players set them.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: Mostly right now it is tourneys but I have had upwards of 100 games going at a time where I was about 50/50 with open games and tourneys.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: It was my 8th game here for at first I though this was a site for sissy type of players but soon found out I was wrong there.

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: There was one of Gilligan’s tourneys that I had in the bag, but due to not thinking in one of the final games I gave it away.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: Flawless without player complaints, and where they want the next one to start right away.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Point Grabbers, Fantastic 4, just to name a couple.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: Short and fast tourneys for some of the players then a variety of game types for other players that want more in-depth style of play.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Player complaints about other players’ play style

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: The involvement in making this site even better than it was before I was here, and then there are all the new friends you meet.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: I don't look for them, for each his own, and in the long run it will all even out.

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: For some of them I have found you need a limit of rounds for one game could go on forever then the rest of the waiting players get bored with the waiting and move on to something else.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I wait myself till there is something to update.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I would place a Neutral player option for TO's so when a player disappears you can insert a player to fill the spot.

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: Just as I answered above. A Neutral player that can be inserted in a game. This would eliminate the problem of placing a reserve player in the later stages of a tourney where the other players have worked so hard to get to.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Plan it out and ask a TD/TO for any help ideas as well as read how the others are ran and planned.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Alliances, Missing players, 50+ round games, Players complaints about other players, and me not winning them.

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Take?? Should be gives to my day for I am on most of the time checking and waiting to take a turn about 10 times a day.

Q:Why did you join Generation One?

A: A great place for friends to talk and enjoy (just adds a bonus to the site).

Q: Why did you pick the name Godd?

A: Years ago playing RPG games I was in the dark, and I am one that can't type without looking at the keys. In the dark I had typed in my name and hit enter without looking to see what I had typed and misspelled my name to where I ended up liking the name so it has followed me ever since.

Q:What is your favourite beer, if any?

A: Coors Light but I only drink a little in the heat of the summer.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: The bolder colors so I can see my armies better.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Waterloo without question.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Great things coming this fall for I will be slowing down some for the summer (maybe)

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Good Luck Everyone


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 24: 02/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:12 pm

Issue 24: 02/06/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

New Staff Placement
Note from Gilligan
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with White Moose
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


New Staff Placement

I am pleased to welcome Gilligan to the news desk. He will be covering all tournaments that are in need of players. I hope you enjoy your stay Gilligan. Welcome!


Note from Gilligan
Hi all! This is Gilligan, a new worker on this Newsletter. I just wanted to introduce myself to all you readers. I'm sure I'll enjoy working here and with Gozar. Thank you all for reading this, or this wouldn't exist!


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

++++Band or Die 2
Organizer: Natewolfman

The Feudal War Doubles Tournament
Organizer: RedRover23B

WWII Extravaganza
Organizer: Kilazul
Quads

Kilzul Football League Season 1
Organizer: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organizer: khazalid
Triples

The RTTT Tournament
Organizer: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organizer: CryWolf/Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Brigade Commander Tournament - Quads
Organizer: gdeangel

CC World Cup of Risk 2008
Organizers: R0k0v and sensfan


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan

Dominance And Power Tournament
Organizer: sd031091

Waterloo League
Organizer: JesusReigns

Avenger’s Initiative Tournament
Organizer: shadowsteel9

You’re The Engineer!
Organizer: brendan man

Classical Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

All maps every maps tourney
Organizer: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75

Square Dancing/Swing your Partner Round and Round
Organizer: Marfski


General Tournaments

CC Scavengers
Organizer: Natewolfman

The Cold War
Organizer: fireedud

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Termination: Scotland
Organizer: amazzony

Football Firms ‘Who is the Best’
Organizer: Ryall55

French Tournament
Organizer: sensfan

No Card 4 Player Singles Faceoff
Organizer: kratos644

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

Racing to Win
Organizer: madman7

Beer League
Organizer: Gburg Gunner

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organizer: max is gr8

Get Your CC Degree at Conquer Club University
Organizers: brandoncfi

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Best Movie Ever – CC Edition
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Defend Your Castle
Organizer: El Capitan X

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

The Race – Long Winded Series Part 2
Organizer: max is gr8


Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

1v1 Singles League Season 5
Organizers: amazzony and simor
Biggest 1v1 league is about to start with 14 divisions and it's looking reserves to assure that that the whole season goes successfully.

8 Man Madness!
Organizer: Gilligan

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Doodle Earth Assassin King
Organizer: hatta76


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Final round three game is underway. Round four set to begin soon.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round three underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Musical Chairs” –EdwinG
”Super Quick Tournament” –BeakerWMA
”Name Optimus Prime/Luxurious’ Baby” –BaldAdonis
”Teams Tournament”- jiminski, surfingmace, lt.pie and Master Merlin
”Mission: Survive the Longest V.4.0”- biscuit boy
”Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament”- vtonic
”Heroes: Choose your power”- japser_be
”Down and Dirty II”- Gilligan
”Super Speed Tournament”- SkywardShadow
”God of Conquer Club-“ Hath
”Point Grabbers VIII”- Arcee
”1v1 Singles League Season 4”- The1exile
”LODEDI”- Superrag, Mikiesdios
”The Escalating Europe Tournament”- BarbieB


Interview with White Moose
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, White Moose. 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 dittoeevee8888. 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 Arcee. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, White Moose.

A: Hello, Gozar

Q:How did you find this website?

A: It was a friend of mine who told me to check it out, so I did and here we are.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I've always enjoyed playing RISK the boardgame, but since my bigger brother moved out I haven't played it that often. So I was sold on this website from game 1.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:First i didn't know tournaments existed, but a friend of mine told me about the Swedish Championship (Organized by Lufsen75), so i joined up and really liked the idea of tournaments. It was mostly the fact that the games wasn't only for points, it to advance in a tournament as well. Since i got premium membership, I am joining in most tournaments out there.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: It started with that I was looking for tournaments on the Age of Realms maps, I had recently fallen for them so I wanted to play some tournments on the map. But there wasn't any tournaments like that up at that time. So I decided to make my own.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: A little bit under 2 months I think, not that sure.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Conqueror of Realms

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Often I go looking on other peoples tournaments and see how they do it. Then I think of my own version of it. Or I just think about it on my own when I got some time so spare.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: No one but myself really.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The experience I had from my first runned tournament was quite good, I found out that it was very simple to make them, if you put a little effort in it. The only things who I don't really like is making all the games, and making the charts. Other than that, I only got positive memories of it.

My first tournament I played in.. That was the Swedish Championship, it started out good for me, I had fun. Playing games in a tournament, thought it was great! But then I realized that I sucked on the map I had chosen for my home map. Later on I actually jumped off the whole tournament, don't really know why when I look back at it. I guess I was tired of losing 7 games in a row.

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"?

A: I only have one completed so far, but I got two others ongoing. I don't really have a goal for a number.. I will keep do tournaments when I still like doing them and having time to do them.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: That would be my own tournament, Wizard of Magic. 6-player AoR-Magic tournament.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I do like simple tournaments, just a single elimination. Because then you don't have to think that much about the tournament other when you got you game and you need to win it.
Can't say I have a favorite format really.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: It's easier to set them yourself. Because then you know which settings it will be, so you know approximately how long time the games will take.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: Yes, I am playing in very many tournaments. I do not really know what you mean with that second question. If it's how I find my "normal" games, then I just search for the games I want to play at that time. If you are asking how I find my tournament games, then I find them in my mailbox, sent out by the tournament organizer.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Very excited, couldn't get enough of the map I won on! But then I realized that I sucked at it..

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: That would be my own tournament, Conqueror of Realms, I went out in the Quarterfinals. I really wanted to win that one.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: To try and keep things as simple as possible.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: That would be Wizard of Magic.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: If my tournament has a hard time filling up, then I send out invitation mails to who play in other tournaments, trying to get them to join mine.
I think that simple tournaments, with "normal" maps, like Classic, appeals most players. Because then everyone understands the tournament.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Making the charts and making the games. Kinda boring to do 50+ games at once (When that is only for the first round).

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: That if you have a great idea for a tournament, then you just make it.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: Not giving enough information on the first post in the forum.

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: I haven't really done any mistakes yet.. Just one thing with a chart which I filled in a wrong point.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I just wait until they need the update.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: Nothing really, I like it as it is.

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: Nothing but one thing. They could add a game description if you are in the game. So you don’t have to go back to see which game it is.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Take your time to do the first post on the forum, give all information needed. Also, start out small. Make a simple tournament to start with.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: I don't play tournaments that give me headaches.. So I don’t remember them either :P

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: To much... all from 1 hour to 6...

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: I am a member of the "Tournament Organizer" and "The book Club" Usergroup. I recently joined the "Imperial Dragoons" clan.

Q: Why did you pick the name White Moose?

A: Because I wanted a name with a color and a animal + it had to be funny. So after thinking about it a while. I came up with White Moose!

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Red

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: 1v1 AoR: Might, both favourite and least favourite. I love it when I own at it. I hate it when my dice fails like crazy..

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: It's a 9 tournament series. Called "Age of Realms - Editions". More information will be given later.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem, thanks yourself.

Next Issue

Interview with dittoeevee8888 dittoeevee8888 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


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Status:
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Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
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Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (5) Clan Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (9) General Contribution (1)

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 25: 10/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:50 pm

Issue 25: 10/06/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with dittoeevee8888
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

WWII Extravaganza
Organizer: Kilazul
Quads

NFL 2008/09 Season
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

Kilzul Football League Season 1
Organizer: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organizer: khazalid
Triples

The RTTT Tournament
Organizer: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organizer: CryWolf and Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan

Dominance And Power Tournament
Organizer: sd031091

Waterloo League
Organizer: JesusReigns

Classical Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

All maps every maps tourney
Organizer: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75

Square Dancing/Swing your Partner Round and Round
Organizer: Marfski


General Tournaments

Most Ultimate Feudal War Singles
Organizer: Army of Achilles
Premium Prize

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Bart’s Birthday Bash
Organizer: barterer2002

The Simple Yet Fun Tournaments
Organizer: Ryall55

Become the Ultimate Assassin!
Organizer: Ryall55

Demolition Derby
Organizer: Kilazul

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

Indiana Jones Tribute Tourney
Organizer: Kilazul

CC Scavengers
Organizer: Natewolfman

The Cold War
Organizer: fireedud

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Football Firms ‘Who is the Best’
Organizer: Ryall55

French Tournament
Organizer: sensfan

No Card 4 Player Singles Faceoff
Organizer: kratos644

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organizer: max is gr8

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Best Movie Ever – CC Edition
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

The Race – Long Winded Series Part 2
Organizer: max is gr8


Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

8 Man Madness!
Organizer: Gilligan

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

European Championship 2008
Organizer: fantanyser

Doodle Earth Extravaganza
Organizer: Shadow_Chaos_7

Boxing Champions League
Organizer: flexmaster33

Doubles Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

USFL Football League
Organizer:
flexmaster33


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Final round three game is underway. Round four set to begin soon.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round three underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”CCC” –demigod
”Satellite for 2008 RiskTOC” –seamusvibe
”You’re Eliminated IV” –BaldAdonis
”Back to the Basics II” –Strider24
”Free Player’s Open” –cave man
”Best of the Best I” –pempi
”Classic’s Biography” –[b]barnsta b
[b]”Triples War” –
Big Whiskey, RL_Orange, RiskTycoon
”Down and Dirty III” –Evil Semp
”Musical Chairs” –EdwinG
”Super Quick Tournament” –BeakerWMA
”Name Optimus Prime/Luxurious’ Baby” –BaldAdonis
”Teams Tournament”- jiminski, surfingmace, lt.pie and Master Merlin
”Mission: Survive the Longest V.4.0”- biscuit boy
”Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament”- vtonic


Interview with dittoeevee8888
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, dittoeevee8888. 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 Arcee. 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 brendan man. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, dittoeevee8888.

A: Hello, Gozar.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I found this website by searching on Yahoo! one day, looking for a Risk Game download that I found the other day, but didn't remember what keywords I typed in. So, this was one of the hits, and I clicked and found the website.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: Well, mainly because I've never played Risk before with other people, and because I've wanted to get better at Risk so I could beat a friend who claimes that he could beat me.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Well, probably because I'd just discovered the forum that day...but back then I was pretty clueless on how the forum worked, so I clicked the tourney forum, and clicked on a topic that advertised that it doesn't require premium to go in, and it seemed interesting enough, so I joined. Sadly enough, the tourney got abandoned, but by then, I've gotten to know the forum better, and that's why I started to play.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: The main reason why I started running tourneys is because when I tried to go in mushin's Survivor tourney, I couldn't because I didn't fufill the requirements to go in. I got pretty annoyed, so I ran tournaments that anybody can join, and are freemium-friendly, so that freemiums only have to reserve 1 spot.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I've been organizing tourneys since March, 23, 2008, so a little more than 2 months.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: I first ran Big Brother 1 - CC Style. It's still going right now, but probably because of my error, which required another revote.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Mostly from Reality TV Shows and or Game shows, but I also take ideas from other tourneys as well.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: I guess I somewhat look to the people who participate in my tourneys for inspiration, because I mainly feel I run them for them, as I don't play in any or my tourneys, I just reserve it.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The first tourney I ran, as I said above was Big Brother 1 - CC Style, which kind of got into a big mess because I accidentally put in the wrong people in the wrong games. It was also too late to change it, so I had to take a vote, and that got into a big mess.
The first tourney I played in, was Back To Basics, which was fun, as I only had to play in 1 game (2 games max), though I hated the fact that the fortifications was adjacent.

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"?

A: I have run 7 tourneys, and they are all ongoing right now. I don't have any real goal, but I do plan on running tourneys for the rest of my time on CC as I do enjoy doing so.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: My favorite tourney played in is probably Amazzony's Assasinations I probably because I've won all the games I'm in so far. I like the format of it, and I don't really hate the maps that she's chosen.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: There really doesn't seem to be any specific type of format that I tend to gravitate towards. I just mostly do random because it's eaiser for me to get random.org to choose it for me, which means I don't have to check back on the thread. The only time I don't do it, is when the theme is more obvious, which means that it looks weird if I don't use that map. My favourite format is simply random. Nobody can complain about that, but I do prefer freestyle games over sequential, only because the games normally are faster vs. sequential. But most people seem to like sequential, so I normally use sequential.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: I do find it easier to choose tourney settings myself, which normally means random. Letting players custimize them means more mistakes, which equals to more chances of having to redo them, which just sucks.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I'm playing in a lot of tourneys, in fact all 4 of my slots are reserved for tourneys, even though I'm in more than 4 tournaments. The fact that I normally advance 1st time, does help, so I haven't had to drop out of any tournaments because of my slot disadvantage.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: I was really excited. It was my first game, completed, and I was just getting to the site, so I thought to myself that it must be a good site, so I continued playing.

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: Well...this one is kind of hard to answer, because, well I've only completed in two tournies (and soon to be three). I guess out of the two choices, I have to say the first Back to Basics because I was really close to winning that game to advance, but the escalating cards really helped my opponent to take over. That, and the fact that I didn't have enough to cash in another set, is why I lost.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: In my mind, what makes a successful tournament is that both the players and the organizer(s) are enjoying themselves while playing/organizing the tournament.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: I guess it'd depend on what you consider "successful" as I can see it in many ways. Successful could mean, well mostly my opinion, which would mean that both organizers and players having fun, which I'd be guessing most tournaments. But as I'd probably, if I'd have to pick a few, I'd list The Official Trilogy AOR Tourney, which as far as I'm concerned, didn't take that long to finish the signups of 216 players, and "Down & Dirty" 3rd and 4th editions which took a little more than 6 hours to fill.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: Well, for attracting players, I just let it sit in the tourney thread, and let people find it. If I knew how to use the signature part of the website (I couldn't find it in the control panal until t-o-m pointed it out to me), I'd probably advertise like that too. I think that a Classic map (or something else popular) would appeal, as well as the sequential, escalating and chained/unlimited would be popular settings that appeal to a lot of players, simply because it's used a lot, and that they are likely to be used to.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: I guess I dislike the PMing part in general, even though I'm glad mass PMing has been implemented. It's boring to me to copy & paste the same thing over and over again...

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: The best thing about being a Tournament Organizer is the fun that you see people when they play your tournaments.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: Making people wait too long during the wait period of tournaments, because some games finish faster than others. Although it works to my advantage, it works to my disadvantage as well, because I only have 2 games running, because I'm saving slots, and I am mostly bored on CC right now, because I procrastinate from checking on my tourneys.

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: Probably setting up games that are wrong either in maps, or settings, number of players, etc. Though I've done it wrong a couple of times, I need to remember to double check it.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I check them every day, or when I remember to, and when they need an update, I update it.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: Probably making it easier to navigate on the Control Panel, as I couldn't find the signature section, but I wouldn't really care if they didn't. CC is great as it is, and I would still play, even though if it isn't changed.

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 think that 2 player games should not be the default option for games. If 8 players were the option, there would still be room for mistakes, as if you needed a 3 player game, but accidentally made a 2 player game, and somebody else joined, you couldn't undo it, or that you can drop tournament games that already started but haven't ended. I don't think that taking away anything would make anything easier, but then again, I'd probably have to think very hard to find anything.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Probably starting simple. Although I haven't started with big I started with something a bit complex, and it annoys you badly, especially when you screw up

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Well...I don't have 5 but there are a few:
1. making wrong games
2. deadbeats and then having to find reserves for them
3. trying to find people to join your tourneys when they aren't exactly the best idea, but you don't want to abandon

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: CC takes up a lot of my time, not because the games do, it's because I have nothing better to do...

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: I'm a member of the Pikachu Clan, but it's kind of inactive...

Q: Why did you pick the name dittoeevee8888?

A: Well, it's the screen name of most other sites that I'm on...and I originally thought of that because Ditto and Eevee are my favourite Pokemon, and 8's my favourite number.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Well I don't really have a favourite play colour, but it's probably green because I play 1 on 1 games a lot before I joined tourneys, and I was always second to join. Probably I like Red, Green, Blue and Pink, but I don't really care...anything except yellow, I guess, because it's hard to tell the difference between yellow and white, especially when it's next to a neutral or something...

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: I don't really have any favourite maps...I guess, but least favorutie maps include Age of Merchants and Conquerman. Any others I'm more or less fine with...

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Well, I'd be planning some version of Deal, or No Deal, some kind of selling houses thing ( not sure on what I'd call it), and Ditto's Double something...still need a name on that. Look for it in a few months, probably when a couple of my tourneys are finished.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Your welcome, it should be fun reading what I say on the Newsletter...


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 26: 16/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:31 pm

Issue 26: 16/06/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Tournament News
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Arcee
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Tournament News

With the addition of medals, the Tournament Directors have laid out the guidelines for obtaining a “Tournament Contribution” medal. Also included in their announcement is a policy regarding tournament sign up time restrictions.
You can see the full announcement by clicking here.


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Kilazul Football League Season 1
Organizer: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organizer: khazalid
Triples

The RTTT Tournament
Organizer: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organizer: CryWolf and Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Mashed Taters
Organizer: Marfski

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Take Too Long- 2v2 edition
Organizer: max is gr8


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted!

Dominance And Power Tournament
Organizer: sd031091

Waterloo League
Organizer: JesusReigns

Classical Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

All maps every maps tourney
Organizer: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75

I Continental World Cup
Organizer: XiaoYu

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

1st in the World Championship
Organizer: Dzubson

King of the Map Series- British Isles
Organizer: Serbia

Speed- 1st Edition
Organizer: hulmey

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling


General Tournaments

Most Ultimate Feudal War Singles
Organizer: Army of Achilles
Premium Prize

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Bart’s Birthday Bash
Organizer: barterer2002

The Simple Yet Fun Tournaments
Organizer: Ryall55

Become the Ultimate Assassin!
Organizer: Ryall55

Demolition Derby
Organizer: Kilazul

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

CC Scavengers
Organizer: Natewolfman

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Football Firms ‘Who is the Best’
Organizer: Ryall55

French Tournament
Organizer: sensfan

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organizer: max is gr8

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

The Race – Long Winded Series Part 2
Organizer: max is gr8

Pirate Master: Italy
Organizer: Gilligan

Termination: Duck and Cover
Organizer: amazzony

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Doodle Assassin Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

DC vs. Marvel
Organizer: drake_259

New vs. Old: The Feedback Tournament
Organizer: Diamonds14

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Crazy Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Racing to Win
Organizer: madman7



Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

European Championship 2008
Organizer: fantanyser

Doodle Earth Extravaganza
Organizer: Shadow_Chaos_7

Boxing Champions League
Organizer: flexmaster33

Doubles Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

USFL Football League
Organizer:
flexmaster33

Best Movie Ever – CC Edition
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Grand Slam
Organizer: Lufsen75


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Final round three game is underway. Round four set to begin soon.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

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
Round three underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Termination: Portugal” –BaldAdonis
”Triples Battle of the World”- gp24176281, Prinfi, and thinktank
”Wizard of Magic” –Plowable_Earth
”The Tri Nations” –killmanic and thenikfox
”CCC” –demigod
”Satellite for 2008 RiskTOC” –seamusvibe
”You’re Eliminated VI” –BaldAdonis
”Back to the Basics II” –Strider24
”Free Player’s Open” –cave man
”Best of the Best I” –pempi
”Classic’s Biography” –barnsta b
”Triples War” –Big Whiskey, RL_Orange, RiskTycoon


Interview with Arcee
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Arcee. 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 brendan man. 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 flexmaster33. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Arcee.

A: Hello, Goz.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I was introduced to the site by Night Strike.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I had been listening to Night Strike talk about CC for months, and began to be interested. Combine that with boredom over winter break, and I joined.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: It was a fun way to play on different settings, and the chance to gain some bragging rights sounded fun too.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Again, the boredom factor. It gave me something to do. And I've always enjoyed organization. It was the perfect fit.

Q: Are you glad Night Strike got you hooked on tournaments and tournament organizing?

A: See above answer. ;)

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I announced my first tourney on March 28th. (You do the math. :lol: )

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Smallville: Future Heroes

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: My tourney idea came from my favorite tv show.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: Night Strike, Optimus, Amazzony, the list of successful organizers to look up to goes on....

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The first tournament I ran went pretty smooth. Only one speed bump involving a foe list, but other than that it was smooth sailing. :)
The first tourney I played in was the Trip Through Time Tourney. Night Strike and I did well the first round, but it sadly stalled. :(

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"?

A: I've only ran one tourney, and am currently co-running School’s Out For Summer 2008. I have no idea how many I'll run before retirement.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: I always enjoy Opie's Point Grabbers. My favorite was PG 8 (because I won :D )

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favorite?

A: I like 1v1, because that's what I'm good at.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: The one I ran, I chose the settings because I can be a control freak. But in the future I'd be willing to allow players to choose.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: Nearly all my games are tourneys.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Super excited. It was a private doubles game with Night Strike against our friends Opie and Luxurious.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Point Grabbers 8 !!!! :D :D :D

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: The first successful tourney I played in was All-Star Point Grabbers. I started as the 31st seed (out of 32). I made it to the semi-finals, where I lost. :cry:

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: One that is run with relatively few mishaps, and the players enjoy playing in.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Opie's Point Grabbers are always well run (and fill in 70 minutes ;) )

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Well organized, and willing to be flexible.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: An easy to follow and visually appealing first post I think are most attractive.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Not really, I haven't been around long enough.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: When the players tell you they truly had fun.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: New organizers who throw something together

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: No mistakes yet. ;) (knock on wood)

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: Just whenever they need it.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: The whiners.

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 don't think I've ran enough to be qualified to answer this.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Be creative! And organized. ;)

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Ummm.....Losing.

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: During school, a few minutes in the morning, maybe an hour in the evening. During the summer, hours.

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: Generation One!!!!!

Q: Why did you pick the name Arcee?

A: Night Strike asked the G1 gang for possible names just before I decided to join. Arcee is one of the first female Transformers, and I thought it was a pretty cool name.

Q: What's it like to be the woman behind the Night Stick?

A: Pretty good. ;)

Q: Do you get tired of hearing NS talk about CC and tournament stuff?

A: Occasionally. But I usually enjoy it.

Q: How many books are you going to read this summer??

A: I've already read close to 20, I imagine I'll read a lot more before school starts.

Q:Favorite play color?

A: Red and green (I'm a 1v1 fan).

Q:Favorite and least favorite map?

A: Scotland is my favorite. Least favorite maybe AoR (since I don't really know what I'm doing).

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: None yet.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem. And thank you Goz and readers.[/quote]


Next Issue

Interview with brendan man brendan man will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Status:
Brief description or update:
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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 27: 23/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:09 pm

Issue 27: 23/06/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with brendan man
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

The RTTT Tournament
Organizer: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organizer: CryWolf and Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Take Too Long- 2v2 edition
Organizer: max is gr8

Quads Solar System
Organizer: Blitzaholic

USA Dubs Tourney
Organizer: Blitzaholic

North America Triples Tourney
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Grand Slam Double
Organizer: Lufsen75

Davis Cup II
Organizer: Lufsen75


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted!

Classical Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Speed- 1st Edition
Organizer: hulmey

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Winner’s Choice 1v1 Tournament
Organizer: gameplayer


General Tournaments

Most Ultimate Feudal War Singles
Organizer: Army of Achilles
Premium Prize

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Demolition Derby
Organizer: Kilazul

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organizer: max is gr8

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

The Race – Long Winded Series Part 2
Organizer: max is gr8

Termination: Duck and Cover
Organizer: amazzony

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Doodle Assassin Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Crazy Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Racing to Win
Organizer: madman7

Pick Your Letter!
Organizer: Marfski

Back to the Basics III
Organizer: Natewolfman

Assassin Newbie Tournament
Organizer: Natewolfman

The BeNeLux Open
Organizer: Optimus Prime

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

AOR Terminator
Organizer: militant

Ultimate Magic Tournament
Organizer: killmanic

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: pimphawks70

All Map Every Map Tourney: Africa
Organizer: Tk 421

All Map Every Map Tourney: Classic
Organizer: Tk 421

”Celebrity Mole” Tournament
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Super Power Arms Race Double Elimination
Organizer: trigger467

Big Brother Tournament
Organizer: kirstylouise


Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

DC vs. Marvel
Organizer: drake_259

CC Scavengers
Organizer: Natewolfman

Kilazul Football League Season 1
Organizer: Kilazul

Back to the Beginning
Organizer: Cuteyoshi

Tour the Realms
Organizer: Herakilla

CC World Cup of Quads 2008
Organizer: R0k0v


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Final round three game is underway. Round four set to begin soon.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Killer619 has been eliminated and round sixteen is now underway.

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
Round six underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Freaky Freestyle” –amazzony and simor
”War in the Americas” –goggles paisano
”Restaurant Tournament” –solar, Drunk_Idiot, punky206765, and topper
”Termination: Portugal” –BaldAdonis
”Triples Battle of the World”- gp24176281, Prinfi, and thinktank
”Wizard of Magic” –Plowable_Earth
”The Tri Nations” –killmanic and thenikfox
”CCC” –demigod
”Satellite for 2008 RiskTOC” –seamusvibe
”You’re Eliminated VI” –BaldAdonis
”Back to the Basics II” –Strider24
”Free Player’s Open” –cave man
”Best of the Best I” –pempi
”Classic’s Biography” –barnsta b
”Triples War” –Big Whiskey, RL_Orange, RiskTycoon


Interview with brendan man
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, brendan man. 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 flexmaster33. 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 Lufsen75. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, brendan man.

A: Hello.

Q:How did you find this website?

A:My friend showed me it, and I decided to give it a try!

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:I liked risk a lot.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:It would be more intense than regular games

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Games weren't enough

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: About 2 months

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: It was called wimps vs. Cool dudes

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Normal life. That's always the best way

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A:The tournament organizers

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A:I was nervous for the one I ran. Same with playing in my first.

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"?

A:probably 1 more, I'm getting sort on time, it's hard for me to run them.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: Mission: Survive the longest (EIOT)

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I tend to go torwards 1 on 1. i don't like doing all the extra things you need to do for doubles.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: Let the players choose. sometimes they don't like the settings.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: Well, most of my games are tournaments. I have been really busy, so I missed out.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Pretty excited. I was really proud, I beat like a decent player.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: only a little one in,"Best of the Best"

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: Best of the Best, when 8 mini ones were won.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A:It being completed and people liked it.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Experienced organizers usually make the best.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Being able to have the repsonibility

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: Settings that they like, and sometimes even a catchy name really gets them.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Having to be on a lot. I haven't been on because I've been super busy.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: Seeing players having a good time.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: They always forget to mention something when they post the first post.

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: Making bad settings

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A:I usually wait.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: Not much. Maybe something a little easier to find games, better than the game finder.

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: Something better to manage reserves

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Don't be afraid to make more tournaments!

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Reserves, Making a bracket, making the games, sending the pms, and perfecting the settings.

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Not a lot, but sometimes I can't get to it.

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: No.

Q: Why did you pick the name brendan man?

A:To let my friend know it was me. :D

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Green

Q:How do you feel about deadbeats?

A: They're ok. they have a heart, they just can't get to conquer club.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favourite is doodle earth, least favourite is WWII Ardennes.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: If I can manage, i would like to have a big 1 on 1 tournament.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem!


Next Issue

Interview with flexmaster33 flexmaster33 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 28: 30/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:51 pm

Issue 28: 30/06/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with flexmaster33
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

The RTTT Tournament
Organizer: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organizer: CryWolf and Sd031091
This is a doubles, speed, freestyle tourney

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Drag ‘Em Down
Organizer: kagetora

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted!

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75and thekidstrumpet

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Speed- 1st Edition
Organizer: hulmey

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Got the Skill? [Arms Race]
Organizer: White Moose

hatterson’s NHL League
Organizer: hatterson

Dragon Warrior
Organizer: MEK


General Tournaments

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

Build A Town – Long Winded Series - Part 1
Organizer: max is gr8

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

The Race – Long Winded Series Part 2
Organizer: max is gr8

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Doodle Assassin Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Racing to Win
Organizer: madman7

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

AOR Terminator
Organizer: militant

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: pimphawks70

All Map Every Map Tourney: Africa
Organizer: Tk 421

Big Brother Tournament
Organizer: kirstylouise

Battle for the US!
Organizer: vikprez

Army of Darkness
Organizer: Lexitonia5

CC Season Championship III
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

Conquer the World!
Organizer: Eigidansei

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Bloodthirst
Organizer: max is gr8

Pt’s Feudal War Fog Masters Tourney
Organizer: ptlowe

Grand Slam Last 16
Organizer: max is gr8

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi


Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Amazing Race CC Style
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

MLB Season
Organizer: vykingsfan64


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Round four games have now begun.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round seventeen games are now beginning.

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
Round six underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Week 6 is underway, standings updated



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Ladies of CC vs. Gentlemen of CC” –fwblb
”Stealth Assassin Tournament” –igotaished
”Prime’s Doubles Season” –PaulG and Easy n Dirty
”Escape from Hell!” –Natewolfman
”Point Grabbers IX” –Gilligan
”Freaky Freestyle” –amazzony and simor
”War in the Americas” –goggles paisano
”Restaurant Tournament” –solar, Drunk_Idiot, punky206765, and topper
”Battle of the Ranks: Cooks” –poptartpsycho
”Termination: Portugal” –BaldAdonis
”Triples Battle of the World”- gp24176281, Prinfi, and thinktank
”Wizard of Magic” –Plowable_Earth
”The Tri Nations” –killmanic and thenikfox
”CCC” –demigod


Interview with flexmaster33
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, flexmaster33. 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 Lufsen75. 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 Marfski. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, flexmaster33.

A: Hi Gozar...how's your Arena playoff game going? Thanks for the interview, I always look forward to reading these...nice work with the newsletter overall.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I used to play on the MSN site, but it folded a few years back. I did occasional web searches ever since and finally got this to pop-up. Now, I'm a ConquerClub junkie. :)

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I knew I would enjoy it when I first saw it, and it has only exceeded expectations. I love all the different map combos and tourneys that are offered. I'd be on here a ton more if my wife would allow it.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I liked the tournament format...I've always taken traditional games and made new games out of them, so it was natural to join various events.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Organizers kept dead-beating on me. Still, the only other tourney I've finished is one hosted by Gilligan (nice job in all of his by the way), so I decided if I wanted to see one through to the end I'd better run it myself.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I've done five tourneys over the last nine months...all sports related. I tend to run season-long tourneys, so they take a few months at a time.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: My first and favorite tourney was the 2007 College Basketball Season. We had between 75-80 teams (players involved) and went through the college hoops season, complete with a season-ending bracket Selection Show in the chat. It was a real blast...I can't wait to expand on it for this upcoming season.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: I'm a sports junkie (Sports Editor for a twice-weekly suburban newspaper), so most of my ideas revolve around my favorite sports. I try to be creative with boxing tourneys or replaying seasons in defunct leagues like my USFL tourney.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: Guys like Optimus and Gilligan. Make it fun, see it through to the finish and encourage sportsmanship. Also, they do a nice job organizing and updating results.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The college hoops one that I ran was a bit overwhelming as some warned me it would be. But I love college hoops, so I didn't mind. I think we played almost 1,100 games in that thing. Of course the more tourneys I run, the better I learn to stay organized.
The first I played in...I'm still playing. It was an Arena League tourney. First the organizer disappears after 5 weeks, then my playing partner vanishes a few weeks later. Needless to stay it's almost a year later and we're still going. We are in the playoffs now, so it's nearing an end. Doubles takes forever!!!

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"?

A: Retire...who me? I'm not hanging it up anytime soon. I find it best if I run 1 or 2 at a time, so probably about 4-5 in a year. I've organized five so far.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: I've organized...College Hoops 2007, USFL Football, Boxing Champions and NBA Playoffs 2008 and taken over the Arena Football League 2007.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: College hoops hands down...although I like a lot of things about my Boxing Champions tourney, too.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I'm almost always a singles tourney guy, just because the games keep moving and most of my leagues have a lot of games. I do enjoy a doubles event once in awhile. I do insist that all of my tourneys are Sequential...that's the only thing I'm a real stickler about.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: I might have a few guidelines, but I like to have the players pick their own for the most part. That opens things up for home-field advantage. Plus, one of the things I like about tourneys is playing new maps.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I'm still a freemium, so I pretty much stick with playing the games in my own tourneys. Actually, I hate this question because my wife and I have been arguing about how much time I spend on here. I would like to play a few more games, but with two small kids at home time is limited.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: It was fun...we all like to win, but really I play more just to enjoy the game.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: NO, NO, NO, and it's driving me crazy. I set up a bunch of these tourneys and I can't even make the playoffs...not even close most times. My day will come...I'm predicting a Final Four run in College Hoops 2008 :)

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: Being among the leaders in the Pac-10 at mid-season, then hitting a late losing streak and ending up in the NIT tourney. And I was the only member of the selection committee...that didn't even help my case :lol:

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: I think it's important to lay out all the rules from the start and stick with a pace of play...many of mine are 2 games a week. Also, keep your results/standings updated on a frequent basis and if you have the time and energy add some fun updates along the way...those things help raise chatter in your forum and keep people involved.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: The College Hoops tourney...it was a monster, especially for a first-timer, but I was committed to finishing it. I was able to overcome a handful of deadbeat players, one loser who messed with everyone's games for a week, and I think for the most part everyone had a good time.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Just staying on top of your tournaments. It's important not to get over committed with 4 or 5 ideas if you don't have the time to give them the attention they need.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I think I attract a lot of the sports fans out there...I know I always look for a sports theme when searching for one to play in. I've also got quite a few players wanting to return for College Hoops. Many times, if players find an organizer they can trust they will continue playing their events.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: The pming gets tiresome...and in my large leagues I avoid it.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: I like to keep standings and make a fun experience for players. I enjoy reading the posts when players in my leagues are getting involved. And I love that playoff chase...it's a sports thing I guess.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: Getting excited about an idea and jumping in before really thinking about what they need to do to pull it off. That's why there are so many abandoned tourneys, I believe. Also, some try to add too many twists and turns and it gets confusing. I love nuances in the tourneys, but make sure to explain it well.

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: Delegating can be helpful, especially in the larger tournament. I will probably have conference commissioners for the next College Hoops season, so each of us can oversee 10-12 players, instead of me being in charge of 80.

Q:What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A: Tournaments are a free-for-all...organizers should be allowed to play whomever they choose.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I try to stick to a schedule, picking days of the week that work best. I try to have something new at least every other day whether its posting results or creating new games.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: Most players are great, but I'd like to see a more sportsmanlike arena...it's never fun to go against a rude, obnoxious player.

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 think all is good...no problems.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Find something you have a passion for and make a tournament, but think it through carefully especially the first time out.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: 1. Players who get mad and just create havoc, 2. deadbeat players/organizers; 3. reminder pms...sorry, that's all I've got. :)

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Today with this interview about 3 hours...just kidding. When I'm doing it right, about 20 minutes a day. Although if I'm not careful I could easily get sucked into 2-3 hours on here. I'm working on limiting my time, while still staying involved enough to have fun.

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: No, but I wouldn't mind finding one. I just don't know if I'm active enough at this point to make that commitment.

Q: Why did you pick the name flexmaster33?

A: It's an old high-school nickname...without the 33.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Red

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favorite: Great Lakes. Hated: Age of Magic or Age of Might

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: College Hoops 2008 and NFL 2008...although I've got to convince my wife that I can run 2 at the same time without going bonkers.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thanks, it's been fun...look forward to seeing you all in tourneys...it's about all I play anymore.


Next Issue

Interview with Lufsen75 Lufsen75 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


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Status:
Brief description or update:
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 29: 07/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:13 pm

Issue 29: 07/07/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Lufsen75
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

The RTTT Tournament
Organizer: risk-yall100-0
This is a doubles, freestyle tourney

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Drag ‘Em Down
Organizer: kagetora

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted! 8 spots left!

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

hatterson’s NHL League
Organizer: hatterson

World 2.1 Knockout
Organizer: delboy01

AoR 1v1
Organizer: assassin07

New World Tourney
Organizer: red monke6


General Tournaments

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
A unique, RPG style tournament were you choose to be a druid, mage, warrior, rogue, ranger, cleric or necromancer. Involves strategizing outside of games. Not for the faint of heart.

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

AOR Terminator
Organizer: militant

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: pimphawks70

Army of Darkness
Organizer: Lexitonia5

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Bloodthirst
Organizer: max is gr8

Pt’s Feudal War Fog Masters Tourney
Organizer: ptlowe

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Conquer the New World
Organizer: keiths31

2008 NFL Season
Organizer: danodukebb

NYC Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Assassins of the World
Organizer: hulmey

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Wipeout I
Organizer: sensfan

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

The Gun At the Top (Of a Ferris Wheel)
Organizer: max is gr8

The Dark Tower Tournament
Organizer: gdeangel

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Amazing Race CC Style
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

MLB Season
Organizer: vykingsfan64

Olympics Part 2: Altius
Organizer: amazzony


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Round four games have now begun.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round seventeen games are now beginning.

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
Round seven underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Week 6 is underway, standings updated



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”The Allspark League” –BaldAdonis
”Battle of the Bands#1” –SargentGeneral
”NBA Playoffs 2008” –Killer619
”Friends Close, Enemies Closer” –gdeangel
”EIOT Alien Invasion” –EdwinG
”The Really Simple Tournament” –blindmatt
”NFL Europe Doubles” –Forza AZ and dragon dor
”Bite My Shiny Metal Bracket” –gameplayer
”European Wars” -qwert
[b]”The Malta Virus” –
Godd
”European Championship 2008” –ga7
”Ladies of CC vs. Gentlemen of CC” –fwblb
”Stealth Assassin Tournament” –igotaished
”Prime’s Doubles Season” –PaulG and Easy n Dirty
”Escape from Hell!” –Natewolfman
”Point Grabbers IX” –Gilligan


Interview with Lufsen75
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Lufsen75. 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 Marfski. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, Lufsen75.

A: Hello Gozar and all readers.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I found it by a friend at work who showed me.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I like RISK but don’t play it at home due to none else are interested. I play here for fun and for play it.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I started play tournaments cause I had to many who deadbeated in the normal games. Now I only play tournaments.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: It was to have our national championship to start who made me an organizer. I like it also.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: It must be from this year started or so. Don’t remember when we started the national championship.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Svenska Mästerskapen (Swedish Championship) was the first one and are still going on. This autumn we start the season 4.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Mostly from the sports. Tennis so far in all except Swedish Championship.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: In my latest "Lufsens Mixup Tournament" I found it from my first international tournament and I mixed it with one of Nates. Otherwise I just look around what have not went well from the organizer not take it to the end.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The experience from first played was that it wasn’t like a common game. Here it also mattered to come 2nd which I wasn’t used to. First run (and still running) was all times I make wrong in all kind of ways. It is easier when I do it right from start. :D

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"?

A: When I don’t find it fun anymore I will retire. Not before.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: I have not organized so many. Swedish Championship, Davis Cup, Grand Slam, Grand Slam Double and Lufsen Mixup. I also run Bring It On!!! with thekidstrumpet who I couldn’t be without in that one.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: I must say one friendly run. World 2.1 FoW terminator. Don’t know the name. And Bring it on!!! when Coleman started it. When he couldn’t run it anymore I and TKT took it over. We felt the tourney was worth continuing.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: It will be 1v1 or 2v2 that are the ones that have fallen out well. Why? just because it is the most popular it seems. My favourite to play are also

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: It is easier to decide yourself but I can make it when the players choose to (Bring it on!!! and Swedish championship).

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A:I am only playing tournaments so that one was easy :)

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: I don’t remember. But I am exited when I reach my all time high score so...

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Yes and No. I was in the axis team that won Axis and allies, but I don’t know. All axis teams won our first game so I don’t count it. We were 20 who won.

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: It must be in Enemys close, friends closer. Where I lost a game in the final due to my partner deadbeated. But I am not sure I would have won anyway but it make it not possible.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: The ones that go to finishline. Then the organizer have succeeded. And I know it is hard.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Hard to say. I leave it open.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: One who don’t take to much on his head and finish all his tournaments. That means when it is started it must go to finish.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I think that the glory makes many to join and just to play and have fun. I try to have an interesting subject to my tournaments and hope it will be enough.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: All hard work. :twisted: But it have being better now with the PMs so.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: That I get some things my way and also see how people are happy to play.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: The new ones (like myself) thinks that it is easier than it is. That is the most mistake I see.

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: The mistakes to send PMs to wrong person. But I make them again and again so I don’t know if I ever learn. I make them more less now though.

Q:What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A: I would say that every tournament should be open to everyone. Even if you organize it or will go against a clanmember.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I have a schedule but not on days but on happenings in tournament.

Q:Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?

A: I don’t we why they shouldn’t.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A: I have used both but in my tournaments it is easier to give a buy.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: that must be... Dont know now. I will come up with it when it go to press I guess.

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: One thing that might be taken away (if possible) is the nonrunning tournaments from the list when search in touneys. Otherwise it was the PMthing that are solved.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Don’t make it to big the first time you run a tournament.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Look out the wrong things that are made. sending PM to wrong players. Making wrong settings. etc.

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: 0,5 to 2 hours. Which are to much.

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: No I am not a member of any clan yet but I have asked to be a member in Generation 1

Q: Why did you pick the name Lufsen75?

A: Good question. It is in english "the Tramp". the dog you know. I pick it when I was single and have had it sense even though I am married. 75 is from my birth year.

Q:Where are you from?

A: I am from a nice place Värmdö in the Archepelago of Stockholm. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden for those that don’t know.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: In original Risk it is black. Here I have none but it is easier to have the same colour in most games.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favourite map is Brittish Isle for somehow and the one I really hate is Waterloo.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: The only one is season 4 of Swedish championship. I have just started 2 tournaments so I will lay low for a wile.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thanks


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 30: 15/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:14 pm

Issue 30: 15/07/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Message from the Tournament Directors
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Marfski
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Message from the Tournament Directors

From the Tournament Director's desk:

Hello again tournament organizers, players, and readers. As many of you may remember, I was out of town for two weeks and returned to see a bustling tournament forum. Today, there are roughly 45 more active tournaments and another 15 recruiting players than there was just 1 month ago! :shock: I'm not surprised with this influx after the tournament medals were unveiled, but I would like to remind potential organizers to be prepared BEFORE announcing a new tournament as well as not announcing too many at one time. No one likes having to deal with abandoned tournaments. Also, remember that once a tournament is completed, you will not receive your medal until the following Hall of Winners update (Read here for details).

Recently, a pair of players decided to crash a tournament game. This does happen on occasion, so I just want to remind all the organizers to properly protect your passwords. If someone crashes a tournament you're organizing or participating in, please notify a Tournament Director ASAP. If you need any assistance with choosing secure passwords, please ask a Tournament Director for some suggestions. On a semi-related note, I have started a new poll in the General Q&A Forum asking how you join your tournament games. Please vote here.

Finally, I received permission from the admins to host a rare event here in the tournament forum: An Official Clan Competition. Based on the Beijing 2008 Olympics, this tournament will provide a venue for Conquer Club clans to duke it out on a variety of settings to discover which clan is at the top. If your clan is interested in competing, please visit the CC Olympics 2008 thread for full details (sorry, no individual players accepted).

Thank you for your time. May the cards and dice be kind to each of you.

~Night Strike
Tournament Director


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.


Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

Battle for Middle Earth
Organizer: Lindax

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

World 2.1 Knockout
Organizer: delboy01

New World Tourney
Organizer: red monke6

The Final Point Grabbers
Organizer: Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime is going into organizing retirement, and to make his farewell grand he has expanded the Point Grabber series into one massive, final tournament for the franchise. There are still 30 spots left, so hurry up and grab one before it is too late!

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

Conquer the Castles
Organizer: kagetora


General Tournaments

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Conquer the New World
Organizer: keiths31
19 of 45 signed up

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

The Gun At the Top (Of a Ferris Wheel)
Organizer: max is gr8

The Dark Tower Tournament
Organizer: gdeangel

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Terminator Madness, Kill to Win!
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

A Quick KO
Organizer: JoshyBoy

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ush Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

CC Olympics 2008
Organizer: Night Strike
Clans only tournament

Double Elimination II
Organizer: max is gr8

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1


Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals set to begin this week.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
The adventure to find the seven wands is now underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round eighteen games are now beginning.

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
Round seven underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Currently in week six. Waiting on 1 game to finish...new games sooon

Amazing Race: USA
Organiser: Night Strike
This tournament has finally reached the final round. The first team to win 2 games will be crowned champion. If you're interested in 6 player doubles matches, be on the lookout for Amazing Race: Europe coming soon.

Mod Wars
Organiser: Night Strike
After an extremely long first round, Round 2 is over halfway finished. Currently, 3 Team CC members have made it to the final round.

School's Out for Summer 2008
Organiser: Night Strike and Arcee
Final exams have finished, and those who passed are currently on their summer vacations. These should begin wrapping up in a week or two.



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Olympics Part III : Fortius from amazzony
In the spirit of Olympics, Part III will be 3-8 player games.
Look for it: July/August 2008



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Doubles Elimination” –Natewolfman and JvdH
”The CC Poker Tournament” –Easy n Dirty
”Termination:Doodle Earth” –Steelhorse
”Eat or Be Eaten” –Gozo_the_Great
”Child Art!” –sunshiner
”The Allspark League” –BaldAdonis
”Battle of the Bands#1” –SargentGeneral
”NBA Playoffs 2008” –Killer619
”Friends Close, Enemies Closer” –gdeangel
”EIOT Alien Invasion” –EdwinG
”The Really Simple Tournament” –blindmatt
”NFL Europe Doubles” –Forza AZ and dragon dor
”Bite My Shiny Metal Bracket” –gameplayer


Interview with Marfski
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Marfski. 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 Kilazul. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, Marfski.

A: Hello!

Q: How did you find this website?

A: My aunt (fishydance) found it and told me about it

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I originally started playing as a way to socialize with family members that I don’t see often.

Q: Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Curiosity

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: My sister (MEK) was thinking about running a tournament and we were brainstorming ideas for it and next thing we knew a tournament with the exact theme as the one she was planning popped up on the site a couple days later! .I guess I got the bug from talking about it with her.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Since May 30th, 2008.

Q: What tournament did you first run?

A: Square Dancing

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Actually it could be from just about anywhere. I was trying to think of a name for my simple 16 player, bracket, single elimination tournament and an episode of SpongeBob Squarepants flashed in my mind where SpongeBob and Patrick are out in the wild and they think they have to eat each other to survive. Hence the title of that tournament ended up being “Eat or Be Eaten”.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: I have looked at other tournaments before to see if there was something unique or interesting that I could try, but mainly I try to work in humour or a theme of some kind to my tournaments. You probably won’t ever see me do any sports type tournaments, mine will be more quirky.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: I don’t even remember what the first tournament that I played in was. Obviously I didn’t get very far! The first tournament that I organized was Square Dancing and it is currently in Round 3 of 20 and going smoothly.

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"?

A: I currently have 6 tournaments running and the sky is the limit as far as how many I want to run before I “retire”. I agree with what Lufsen said in his interview though, I will quit when it is no longer enjoyable.

Q: What tournaments have you organized?

A: Square Dancing, Who is the Biggest Fish in the CC Pond?, Eat or Be Eaten, Pick Your Letter, Mashed Taters and Wizard of Oz

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in?

A: Any tournament that I make it past round one! Seriously, I am currently enjoying three of Poptartpsycho18’s tournaments. I am in both of her “Mole” tournaments and played in her Ladies of CC vs. the Gentlemen of CC tournament which was fun since the ladies won! I am also excited about playing in the Tor Na ’Mit tournament. I’ve been practicing hurling those curses around.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: As far as organizing tournaments I have gravitated toward singles tournaments more than other types so far. I haven’t been doing this long so I think it is just easier to start out with a singles format. I actually prefer playing in the singles tournaments too. I prefer no cards, sequential, chained games.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: I find it easier to choose the settings myself. I have done polls in a couple of my tournaments and have gone by majority opinion for the card choice.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: With each new tournament that I have organized my personal game load has gone down proportionally! I have gone from having 70 games going at a time to under 20 now and most of those are tournament games. I enjoy “shopping” the Create/Join a Tournament thread to see what new tournaments I might want to play in.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Very excited. When I first started playing on this site I had never even played the board game version of Risk. I can still remember taking my first turn in my first game and not having a clue what I was doing. Didn’t have a clue what forting was, or what the cards were or anything. To go from that level to actually winning a game was very nice!

Q: Have you ever won a tournament?

A: No.

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: To be honest, I just have not had a good record in tournaments. I don’t tend to get very far in them so I haven’t had any high hopes that were dashed yet.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: A successful tournament is one that keeps the players interest so they will continue playing in it until the end.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Well there is definitely no lack of skilled/experienced tournament directors on this site. I am very impressed with amazzony’s Olympics tournament. The work that has gone into it and continues to go into it must be unbelievable. There are many complex tournaments out there that are very impressive.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: A successful tournament organizer is one that is organized and communicates with the players and updates the tournament thread on a regular/consistent basis. They also have to be willing to stick to it during the times when it isn’t fun and when they run into obstacles and problems that have to be solved.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I just try to make my original tournament thread visually appealing, interesting and detailed. (I don’t always accomplish it). I don’t have any bank of former players or anything like that to recruit from. I read a thread post from barterer2002 where he said his background in sales helped him create tournaments that were attractive and enticing to players, so he didn’t have a terribly hard time filling his them. That is a good mentality to have because what we are doing really is selling our idea, so our threads are sort of like a sales presentation.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Probably just dealing with the obstacles that come up such as dead-beaters, people being banned who have joined your tournaments, and so on and so on.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: I really enjoy the organizing aspect of it, but I have loved getting to know people and I also enjoy all the chat and dialogue that results from communicating with the players.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: I am no expert and am new at this myself but I would just encourage any new tournament organizer to make sure they have dotted every I and crossed every T before they even consider posting their tournament. The more that is done on the front end, the less headaches on the back end.

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: Probably just about every mistake that it’s possible to make. I have left people off emails, sent out wrong game numbers, updated the thread with wrong information, etc. etc. Aside from the clerical type errors like that I have learned from each tournament things that I might have done differently and would probably do differently in the future.

Q: What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A: I would definitely say it is the tournament organizers choice whether to participate in their own tournament, whether to play against clan member, etc. I have found personally that I prefer to not play in my own tournaments because I enjoy encouraging everyone, and when I play in my tournaments I am torn between wanting to win myself and being supportive of the other players! 

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: No, I just update them when I have time.

Q: Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?

A: I have pondered this question myself because I had a question mark join and then deadbeat after playing one game. It would be harsh to ban a whole group of players because of the behaviour of one person, so I have decided in future tournaments to check out any interested question marks history. If they do not show a pattern of dead-beating then they will be allowed to join..

Q: Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A: I have learned the hard way that it depends on the type of tournament. I am currently trying to decide how to work out a situation in one of my tournaments where I gave the players a bye instead of using a reserve and found out later because of the way the games are set up that using the “bye” option will skew the results in the end. 

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: This is just my personal opinion. I would get rid of the Flame Wars thread. I don’t think it enhances the site in any way, and in fact feel that it reflects negatively on the whole site. Remember! This is just my personal opinion! 

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: It would be a nice option to have some way to check and see if a player in your tournament has been perma-banned, forum banned, busted, etc.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Plan, plan, plan and then take the plunge! It’s fun..

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Dead-beaters, babysitting to get people to join games, having people get busted or banned during a tournament, mainly anything that slows the momentum of the tournament.

Q: How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Between ½ hour on a slow day to 2-3 hours on a busy day.

Q: Are you a member of any clans or user groups?

A: Sky Force clan

Q:: Why did you pick the name Marfski?

A: It’s partly from when I was young and partly a mixture of my first and last name.

Q: Where are you from?

A: Tennessee

Q: Favourite play colour?

A: Definitely red

Q: Favourite and least favourite map?

A: I can’t say that I have a favourite, but I don’t like Waterloo, AO maps or Feudal and freestyle is too spastic for me! 

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Oh absolutely!!! My sister laughs every time I call her and announce I did it again! I would like to do an assassin tournament and a triples tournament and then some more singles tournaments and…….

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you


Next Issue

Interview with Kilazul Kilazul will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 31: 23/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:04 pm

Issue 31: 23/07/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Kilazul
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

Amazing Race: Europe
Organizer: Night Strike

Freemium with a Premium
Organizer: Ryall55


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

1-st in the World Championship - June 2008
Organizer: Dzubson



General Tournaments

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

Gilligan's 20th Tournament Bash
Organizer: Gilligan

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

The Gun At the Top (Of a Ferris Wheel)
Organizer: max is gr8

The Dark Tower Tournament
Organizer: gdeangel

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer
Premium Prize

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ish Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

CC Olympics 2008
Organizer: Night Strike
Clans only tournament

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

OCTOPOD Threshold Tournament
Organizer: Zemljanin

There can only be one: Terminator
Organizer: hulmey

Freemiums and Premiums
Organizer: Ryall55

Live Once Die Twice, Double Elimination Bracket
Organizer: Ryall55




Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
If you sign up you get to play right away! 1 person needed!

North American Wars II
Organizer: Gilligan
If you sign up you get to play right away!

Ridiculously Complicated Classic Tourney
Organizer: dittoeevee8888


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals are currently underway.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
The adventure to find the seven wands is now underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Nineteen games are now beginning.

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
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: When Battle Europe II wraps up



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”6-man Fog of War Tournament” –wolfmaster
”The Escalating Tournament” –kratos644
”Small Map Tournament” –MuzzaG
”Doodle Earth Assassin King” –Blockhead15
”Coast vs. Coast” – BaldAdonis, harvmax, MyrrhMan, and killmanic
”Double Elimination Delight EIOT” –graulenst
”Less>More” –Sir.Ricco
”Cuties” –graulenst
”Grand Champion Series USA” –brandoncfi
”Doubles Elimination” –Natewolfman and JvdH
”The CC Poker Tournament” –Easy n Dirty
”Termination:Doodle Earth” –Steelhorse
”Eat or Be Eaten” –Gozo_the_Great
”Child Art!” –sunshiner
”The Allspark League” –BaldAdonis


Interview with Kilazul
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Kilazul. 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 SkywardShadow. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, Kilazul.

A: Hello Gozar.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I cannot remember but I believe it was advertised on another web based game site.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I’ve always been a fan of strategy games like Risk and Axis and Allies. Not to mention that the premium price is a steal for an addict like me.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I like competition. I also wanted to support the TOs that were doing there best to make great tournaments that would add to CC.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Pretty much the same reasons. I wanted to give back to the community that had taken the time to make tournaments for me, and hopefully create fun for others.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: 3 months ago I first posted my first tournament. The tournament start about 2 months ago.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Grand Prix – Season 1

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: Natural insanity is my creative pool.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: All the other TOs out there. They have lots of great ideas that spur, sometimes, completely random thoughts in my head. It’s scary in there.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: I don’t remember the first one I played in. I’ve been in quite a few. For all the tournaments I’ve run I’ve been surprised at how hard it can be to fill them up. I consider getting players the hardest part of running a tournament.

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"? How many are you running right now?

A: I have 5 running currently. Haven’t had one finish up yet but I tend to lean toward long tournaments. I plan on running them until people get bored with my ideas. I’ve got a number of other ideas in the back of my head that I’m working on the logistics of.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: Grand Prix - Season 1 - Australian Grand Prix
WWII Extravaganza - Quads
Kilazul Football League - Season 1
Indian Jones Tribute Tourney
Demo Derby


Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: So far I have liked them all for different reasons.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in? Why?

A: I don’t think I could pick one. All of them that have not been abandoned have been fun. Abandoned tournaments are a bummer.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Being in them is easier. Running them has been more rewarding for me.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: Anything that is not 1v1. I tend to stay away from escalating cards also. It is my opinion that more often then not if you can take out one player, you can take them all out. Without escalating cards taking another player out has huge amounts of risk. You quite often leave your self open.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: I like to choose them myself. I have some random number generators and play test most of my tournaments before I begin.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I play loads of tournaments. I’ve had as many as 30 that I’ve been in at the same time. Right now I’m in 19.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: Not that excited. I was way more excited about the game I won that made me a Major. I’ve since lost that rank, lol.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Not yet =(

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: I’ve always lost to great players and I’ve always had fun. So none of them have really been disappointing.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: Players, hard work and updates. If you get players who will stick with you and join your tournaments it’s easy. Mushin has had the best updates I’ve ever seen so far. I’m trying to be more like him when it comes to updates. If your updates are good, people stay interested, and you don’t have to worry about losing people.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: I’m not sure I could pick one. I have been in lots of tournaments that have been very well executed by the TOs

Q:Have you ever been disappointed in a tournament you have run? What about one you entered?

A: Not by one I’ve run yet. But they are all still going. Been disappointed by a lot of the ones I’ve joined. The TOs abandon them without telling anyone or trying to get someone to take it over. I have tournaments I’ve offered to take over even. But the TOs just don’t respond even if they are still actively playing games.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Great players.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I used to just post in the forums and have links in my signature. But with the new policy that only gives you 1 month to fill a tournament I’ve started sending messages to people who have joined other tournaments of mine. I give them the option to opt out so I’m not spamming. I think players want something that’s different and just complicated enough to make it interesting.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: I wish there was a way to automatically send out the game invites. I’ve only done it once but I sent out the wrong game numbers to a group of people. Fortunately the game hadn’t started when I noticed, but it was inconvenient.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A:I feel like I’m supporting the community here. I hope I actually am =)

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: I think people underestimate the time and energy that goes into it behind the scenes. I spend at least a half hour to an hour a night checking games and updating my tournaments. If there is a lot of activity I might spend 2 hours a night.

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: Not having enough reserves. Its hard to wait for reserves and I find that most players(myself included) don’t really wanna be on the bench. Reserves are key. Lately I’ve been trying to come up with creative ways to fill vacancies without having to have a list of reserves.

Q:What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A: I feel that organizers should be able to play in their own tournaments. I’m in all 5 of mine. Currently in last place in my Grand Prix tournament. GRRRR!!

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: A little of both. I check my games almost every night so if something major happens I try and update immediately. If nothing major has happened in a few days I’ll update anyways.

Q:Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?

A: Yeah definitely. I’ve been in tournaments with people who have 300+ games under their belt and then quit before it’s over. I feel as long as the player is willing to fulfill their obligation to the tournament they should be allowed to play.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A: I’d rather use reserves if you can. The game has a decent amount of luck associated with it. The best player could lose to the worst player. Because of that a bye is a pretty big deal. Sometimes its necessary though.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: The clam system. I’d love to see ladder matches, clan tournaments(which you currently cannot get TO privileges for), clan tags, clan ranks within a clan for authorizing ladder matches, an easy way to look at someone and see what clan they are in, and a list of clan members.

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: A way to manage players, and send invite would make thing easier. Cannot think of any that I would remove from the site.

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A: Nothing I haven’t already talked about.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Not really. It’s a lot of work. It’s not something I would necessarily try and encourage people to do. The right kind of people will naturally be drawn to it.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Finding players, keeping track of which players have joined games, and keeping players from quitting when the going gets tough. Hmmm. Guess I’ve only had 3 kinds of headaches so far.

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Before I started running tournaments I had about 130-140 games going at any 1 time. I’ve cut back to around 40-60 so that I have time to manage the 5 tournaments I’m running. All in all I spend about 2 hours a night on average.

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: I started a clan called Soldiers of War. And decided to allow myself to be a member =)

Q:Why did you pick the name Kilazul?

A: It was a randomly generated name for my Orc Hunter when I played World of Warcraft. I liked it so now I use it where ever I go.

Q:Where are you from?

A:Upstate New York, USA

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:Red

Q:Who is your favorite tournament organizer (excluding yourself)?
A:We have so many great tournament organizers. I’d rather not pick one.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:I’m not sure why but I really don’t like the Age of maps. Any of em. My favorite is constantly changing and depends on what type of game I’m playing. For 3-4 players my current fav is Arms Race. For 5-6 I like Indochina. For 7-8 Italy

Q:Favourite settings?

A:No cards, Seq., Foggy, Chained

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Sequential. Althought its fun to play speed freestyle games.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: Got a few in my head but I haven’t worked them out yet so I don’t know if they will work. I’d rather not divulge my ideas until I can get them in the forum. Posting in the forum is like a patent. You’ve claimed the idea as your own and if someone else steals it the world knows.

Q:Would you be happier if I stopped asking questions?

A:No. I’ve enjoyed the interview. I’m very impressed with the number of questions and the range of topics.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Been a pleasure. Take care and good luck out there.


Next Issue

Interview with SkywardShadow SkywardShadow will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 32: 29/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:30 pm

Issue 32: 29/07/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Seeking Staff
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with SkywardShadow
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team by two new staff members. Here are the positions available:
News Hound Do you have a nose for news? The newsletter needs someone organized, able to meet deadlines, has good use of grammar and punctuation, able to write on news events and make them interesting, objective and able to take assignments as well as report independently. If this sounds like it interests you, please PM Gozar for more information.
Graphic Artist Looking for someone with an eye for art, who can create multiple heading designs for the newsletter. Must be flexible with suggestions. For more information, please PM Gozar


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

Amazing Race: Europe
Organizer: Night Strike

Team Tournie. Behind Enemy Lines I.
Organizer: Androidz

The Quick Doubles Tournament
Organizer: overanalyzer

Doubles League Bracket Style
Organizer: Forza AZ



1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

1-st in the World Championship - June 2008
Organizer: Dzubson

The League of Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

QWERT BRACKET TOURNAMENT
Organizer: qwert

Extreme Shopping I
Organizer: Androidz

NCAA Football Tourney
Organizer: blacky44

Inaugural U9’s World Soccer League
Organizer: e_i_pi


General Tournaments

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer
Premium Prize

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ish Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

CC Olympics 2008
Organizer: Night Strike
Clans only tournament

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

OCTOPOD Threshold Tournament
Organizer: Zemljanin

Gilligan’s 20th Tournament Bash
Organizer: Gilligan

Classic Bracket Tourney
Organizer: sampsonite

Extreme Football League
Organizer: Ritter8point0

Assassin’s Creed Tournament
Organizer: GrimReaper.

Master Your Discipline
Organizer: pela666

Canadian Classics Tournament
Organizer: Ikickauassagood

The Jack of All Maps: Season 2
Organizer: Luvr

International Tour
Organizer: gawdofwar

Legion of the Damned NFL Season
Organizer: red monke6
Only people with no clans

WWIITS- A Day that Will Live in Infamy
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Classic Battle Royale
Organizer: max is gr8

The Greatest Baseball Team Ever
Organizer: barterer2002

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Organizer: drake_259

2008 Major League Soccer Season
Organizer: markec

The 8 Thoughts
Organizer: drake_259


Needing Reserves

Reserve pool for all EIOT tournaments
Organizers: Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, Gozar, Gilligan, amazzony, barterer2002, jennifermarie, lord voldemort

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals are currently underway.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Second round should begin this week.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Nineteen games are now beginning.

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
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet
As of Round 25 - due to polls and popular vote Bring it on is staying a 3 game series but is eliminating freestyle from the champions settings list. We're always taking challengers and new recruits.



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: When Battle Europe II wraps up



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”New World Tournament” –Tom913
”Got the Skill? [Arms Race]” –killmanic
”Davis Cup 2008” – BENJIKAT IS DEAD & Velvecarrots & lt.pie & waseemalim
”Bloodthirst” –Eats
”The Irish Revolution” –Kilazul
”Randomocity Tournament” –prismsaber
”Foundry Update 3.0” –aspalm
”Mission: Survive the Longest V1.2” –Bones2484
”The Cold War” –Humrlmo
”’You’re Eliminated’ VII”- killmanic
”Boxing Champions League” –denominator
”Foundry Update 3.1” –bigdaddyslim2
”6-man Fog of War Tournament” –wolfmaster
”The Escalating Tournament” –kratos644
”Small Map Tournament” –MuzzaG
”Doodle Earth Assassin King” –Blockhead15
”Coast vs. Coast” – BaldAdonis, harvmax, MyrrhMan, and killmanic
”Double Elimination Delight EIOT” –graulenst
”Less>More” –Sir.Ricco


Interview with SkywardShadow
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, SkywardShadow. 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 poptartpsycho18. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our series will continue with an interview with Ryall55. I have already started a thread for this interview, so if you have any questions you can post them by clicking here.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, SkywardShadow.

A: Greetings!

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I was on another dice-game website, and saw two people recommending this one.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: CC feeds my gaming addiction through the day, with a minimal time commitment.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: My friend NateWolfman started running them. I branched into others from there.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Amazzony's and Nate's tournaments inspired me to try and tackle one of my own.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Not long, just a couple of months.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Dojo Yaburi, which is still ongoing.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: I was browsing the tournament idea forum, found an abandoned idea, and put my own twist on it.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: Nate, Amazzony, and Optimus.

Q: Go into a nice drawn out speech about how Natewolfman is your mentor and the coolest ever…..

A: When I was a wee-lad, Nate picked me up, and molded me into a lesser version of himself. I've been striving to emulate his awesomeness ever since. He beats me. Help.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: Dojo Yaburi has been an extreme time-commitment, due to the complicated organization. I don't really remember my first tournament, other than losing very quickly!

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"? How many are you running right now?

A: Still running the first one! I have no specific plans on how many I will run, or when I will quit.

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in? Why?

A: Band or Die was a blast, as it was a team effort with a neat twist.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Enter.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: I just prefer fun themes. Any format will work.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: Choosing them myself would be much easier, but it depends on the theme on which I prefer.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I do play in many tournaments right now, otherwise, I look at all of the open games on my favorite maps.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: The image of Australia awash in my color will forever stay with me.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: I did! I won the Super Speed Tournament. Yay for lucky drops and dice, eh?

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: I suppose coming in 2nd in Band or Die while we were so close to winning.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: When the participants have a good time.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: Those that spawn sequels, and encourage us to join all the other tournaments by the same organizer.

Q:Have you ever been disappointed in a tournament you have run? What about one you entered?

A: Hmm, one or two that I entered never launched, which is always disappointing.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Remaining upbeat about the commitment, and the obvious ability to stick it out.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I personally find that themes are the biggest attention-getter. It adds that extra layer to the old "roll the dice". Having a nice graphic or something similar will help it gain a bit of attention.

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: The time commitment!

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: Seeing my favorite theme take fruit, and seeing others enjoy it as I do.

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: To expect the players to do a lot of follow-up work on their games, when most of them will just join what they're sent and forget about it.

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: We've all made some games with wrong settings... but I accidentally eliminated a team because one of the players didn't seem to exist anymore. It turns out that I simply copied/pasted his name wrong. :D

Q:What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A: I would hate to come up with a fun theme, and then be unable to play. That said, I want a different team to actually win the prize.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I tried to follow a schedule and failed. I update when time permits.

Q:Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?

A: I have to say no, play a few games first, to show that you're more likely to be in it for the long-haul.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A: Give a bye, though it would really depend on format.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: I wish I could see the game name when I was in the game, instead of only in the "my games" section. I've forgotten the point of some of my tournament games when just quickly taking my turns.

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: Add the ability to make more than one game at a time.

Add the ability to have "empty" games that won't fall out of the system for a long period of time, if no-one joins. This would allow me to have everything ready ahead of time, with minimal upkeep and update time.

Add the ability to set up PM "templates", choosable from a drop-down menu.

Take nothing away!

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A: Maaaaybe, in tournaments only, have a different system of awarding points from one player to another. So that a cook playing a major in a 1on1 game doesn't stand to gain so much based almost purely on luck.

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Start small and simple, unlike my own choice. :lol:

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Time, updating my charts, watching some peeps bicker in the forum, fixing my own mistakes... that's all I've got.

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Non-update days, an hour. Update days, 3 hours.

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: The Truculent Alliance!

Q: Why did you pick the name SkywardShadowl?

A: If you know, you know, and if you don't, you don't.

Q:Where are you from?

A: Indianapolis, IN. GenCon is next month!

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Blue! Which reminds me! I wish we could pick "favored" colors, and join games as that color.

Q: Who is your favorite tournament organizer (excluding yourself)?

A: Nate would smite me if I chose anyone else.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favorite changes over time... but probably World 2.1. My least favorite is probably Doodle Earth.

Q:Favourite settings?

A: No Cards, Chained, Fog of War.

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: I'll brainstorm a new complicated theme when Dojo Yaburi is over.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you for honoring me with this interview.


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 33: 04/08/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:17 pm

Issue 33: 04/08/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.
This week I would like to welcome Marfski to the fold. He will presenting CC related news to all you tournament fans, in a format I think will be a pleasure to read.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Seeking Staff
News Hound
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with poptartpsycho18
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team by two new staff members. Here is the position available:
Graphic Artist Looking for someone with an eye for art, who can create multiple heading designs for the newsletter. Must be flexible with suggestions. For more information, please PM Gozar


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Fun Facts
Welcome to the Fun Facts section of the Newsletter! Beginning this week, you'll get 2 new Fun Facts about tournaments.

--Gilligan

The first tournament ever completed was xiGAMES Tourney hosted by Scarus

Previous Tournament Directors include HighBorn, AK_iceman, and Hugh.G.Rection.

Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

The Quick Doubles Tournament
Organizer: overanalyzer

Feudal Doubles
Organizer: Diamonds14


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

The League of Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

Android’z Great Wal-Mart Sale
Organizer: Androidz

Inaugural U9’s World Soccer League
Organizer: e_i_pi

1v1 Elimination
Organizer: drake_259



General Tournaments

Random New Tournament For ANYONE
Organizer: Jerrytheman

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer
Premium Prize

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ish Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

OCTOPOD Threshold Tournament
Organizer: Zemljanin

Classic Bracket Tourney
Organizer: sampsonite

Assassin’s Creed Tournament
Organizer: GrimReaper.

Master Your Discipline
Organizer: pela666

Legion of the Damned NFL Season
Organizer: red monke6
Only people with no clans

WWIITS- A Day that Will Live in Infamy
Organizer: Sir. Ricco
Pearl Harbor of the WWII series

Classic Battle Royale
Organizer: max is gr8

The Greatest Baseball Team Ever
Organizer: barterer2002

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Organizer: drake_259

2008 Major League Soccer Season
Organizer: markec

The 8 Thoughts
Organizer: drake_259

The Battle of the N00bs 2
Organizer: a.sub

English Premiership 2008/09
Organizer: JoshyBoy


Tournament Updates
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!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals are currently underway. Natewolfman and graulenst are tied at a game apiece.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Second round is now underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Twenty games are now beginning.

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
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon.


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: When Battle Europe II wraps up



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”9-Ball Pool” –Thomo1970
”’07-’08 AHL Season” –Godd
”Down and Dirty IV” –edbeard
”Bart’s Birthday Bash” –Lufsen75
”Ultimate Magic Tournament”- t-o-m
”Naming OP’s Kid Tournament” –Me-Da-MiNoRiTY
”Who Rules the Dungeon?” –Godd
”Arena Football League” –dcc1220 and michiganfan22
”Back to Basics III” –Blockhead15
”Battle of the Noobs” –jim.rifle
”NCAA College Football Playoffs” – Bones2484
”Mafia Tournament with Risk” –blakebowling and rbelgrod
”New World Tournament” –Tom913
”Got the Skill? [Arms Race]” –killmanic
”Davis Cup 2008” – BENJIKAT IS DEAD & Velvecarrots & lt.pie & waseemalim
”Bloodthirst” –Eats
”The Irish Revolution” –Kilazul
”Randomocity Tournament” –prismsaber
”Foundry Update 3.0” –aspalm
”Mission: Survive the Longest V1.2” –Bones2484


Interview with poptartpsycho18
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, poptartpsycho18. 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 Ryall55. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, poptartpsycho18.

A: Gozar….at last we meet……..giggle.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I'd been searching for a site that would give me the opportunity to play against real people, instead of a computer. For a long time I didn't find anything, so when I found CC, I was ecstatic.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: At first because it was free :lol: . Then I became a premium member because I couldn't get enough.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Well at first I was satisfied w/ just playing the games for themselves, but soon I wanted to play with a goal in mind. I wanted to try to have something to show for the effort I was putting into playing.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Several things. I wanted to try it, and I was loopy on no sleep when I got my first idea. It was also an "I could do that" attitude that went away fast when I found out it was so much harder than it seemed.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I'm a absolute baby at this; I've only been doing it for about 3 months.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: My first tournament was the "Ladies of CC vs. the Gentlemen of CC". I got so many great players in that tournament. I'm still grateful to this day at the support that was given and offered.

Q: Where did you come up with your tournament ideas?

A: I'd say that most of my ideas come when I'm either high on sugar, low on sugar or when I've been awake for a few days.

Q: Who do you look to for inspiration when organizing your tournaments?

A: There are so many talented tournament organizers on this site. To name a few, I would have to say that Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, White Moose along with two new great organizers Marfski and MEK, both inspire and challenge me to come up with new and interesting ideas.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran, and first played in.

A: The first tournament I played in was the "My House, My Rules" tournament. 1v1 best of 5, and I was playing against White Moose. After I beat him a few times and he kept saying "It's luck" I will admit that I was getting pissed off. Didn't like him much at that point. But I will say that he's grown on me. :lol: I know now that he's a pretty funny guy and great to play against.

Running my first tournament was an eye opener. It's hard. You realize that just because you send the games, the players are real people, w/ their own real lives and they're going to do things at their pace & on their schedule, despite yours. You have to have so much patience and understanding. You also have to be sure that you clarify EVERYTHING! I had a lot of conflicts during the tournament because of the way I'd set it up and I wanted everyone to be happy. I spent so much time trying to keep everyone happy that the fun of running the tournament was going away. I finally realized that it was impossible to please everyone, and that's when I started to enjoy myself again ;) , and to do things the way I intended to all along.

Q: How many tournaments have you run already, and do you have a goal in mind for how many you want to run in total before you "retire"? How many are you running right now?

A: I have one completed and 4 currently ongoing. I would prefer not to specify a number, because I am a serious believer in the "jinx" factor. I figure I'll stop when it's not fun anymore, or when I've run out of ideas. Whenever, it won't be permanent retirement.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: Completed: Ladies of CC vs. the Gents of CC, winner: fwblb
Ongoing: Best Movie Ever, CC Ed., Terminator Madness, "The Mole" & "Celebrity Mole"

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: Ladies of CC vs. the Gents of CC. I met so many cool people :D . Plus I enjoyed putting the guys in their place :lol:

Q: What is your favorite tournament you’ve played in? Why?

A: I've enjoyed most of the tournaments I've played in; it's hard to pick one. But if I had to I'd pick White Moose's "Got the Skill's" tournament. I really, really, REALLY wanted to win that one!! I also enjoyed max is gr8's "Bloodthirst" tournament. It reminded me how much I really enjoy terminator games.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Entering them. Now that I understand the amount of responsibility and work that goes into them I rather play footloose and fancy free, then having the stress that is bound to come with running a tournament. Not that I don't enjoy the feeling I get in having completed the tournament successfully......

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite?

A: For both organizing and playing I prefer 1-on-1 games. But I know that sometimes you have so many players that that just isn't possible. I always want to make my games w/o cards, because I can't stand the potential surprises that come w/ cards, but in tournament games that could take forever! So in tournaments I tend to prefer Seq., Esc., Chained forting and I could care less if it's sunny or not.

Q: Do you find it easier to choose tournament settings yourself, or to let the players customize them?

A: It's hard making those choices. The wrong ones can either have people signing up in droves or not even giving you tournament a second glance. But it has to be done :P . I compromise by giving the players the right to chose what the settings/map will be for the "Final" game.

Q: Overall, are you playing a lot in tournaments? If not, then why and where do you find your games to play?

A: I'm in a RIDICULOUS amount of tournaments :lol: I've tried to cut back lately though. I figured it was time when I could no longer put games in my game queue :P . If I had to count it would take forever ;) so I'll just estimate and say that I'm in about 30 :oops: .....probably more though.

Q: How excited where you with your first CC win?

A: I thought it was the best thing ever :D I vaguely remember doing a little jig and a lot of trash talking to my computer screen. Along the lines of: "That's right, you better recognize, yadda yadda", basically a bunch of nonsense :oops:

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: ......Yeah.....one.....I had been on a bad streak and was wearing a cooks hat. I signed up for Natewolfman's "Battle of the Ranks: Cooks".......And I know he has got to have had some obligations keeping him from sending games in a timely fashion, because the tourney took so long that by the time I won it I was a SFC and my opponent was a CFC, :shock: I had honestly forgotten about the whole tournament until I went into my inbox and there was a PM from Nate w/ the "final" game!

Q: What is your most disappointing tournament loss to date?

A: While I've lost a huge amount of games in many.....many tournaments :oops: , I can honestly say that none were truly disappointing because I tried my best. If I lost, I lost. In the end it's a game and I've never really been a sore loser.

Q: In your mind, what makes a successful tournament?

A: One where you had fun playing, even if you got kicked in the 1st or second round.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?

A: That's a pretty broad question there. Off the top of my head I'd have to say that I'm liking how Sir. Ricco is running his tournaments (Tournament 100 is my fav of his), Gilligan is cool with his and amazzony is always great. But Marfski and MEK are keeping me entertained with theirs most of all.

Q:Have you ever been disappointed in a tournament you have run? What about one you entered?

A: I have no regrets. I'll admit that there are a few that need to be worked on, but we're all constantly learning the best ways to do this. Everyone is bound to make a few mistakes, and as long as it's used to improve the way you'll run your next tournament then it can end up being a good thing.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: A successful organizer in my opinion is someone who does their best to keep the tournament running smoothly, and keeps their players updated and happy, but at the same time doesn't allow themselves to be dissuaded in how they want their tournament to progress.

Q: How do you attract players to your tournament, and what aspect (besides a reward of a premium prize or something like that) of a tournament do you think appeals to a lot of players and why?

A: I think it's mostly a creative idea that gets them to read your thread. Whether it appeals is down to that player. Premium prizes don't hurt either ;) . But for the most part I think it's to show your skills and bragging rights are the best :twisted:

Q: Is there anything in particular that you dislike about tournament organizing?

A: Rounding up missing players. I always feel bad when players delay the game from starting. I know sometimes it can't be helped, but still, I feel bad for those players that are waiting.

Q: For you, what is the best part of being a tournament organizer?

A: The POWER! To quote gcwca_4_life: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA:twisted:

Q: What mistakes do you see tournament organizers make the most?

A: I'm guilty of it myself: Not informing the players of the progress in the tournament or updating the tournament thread often enough.

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: Stay small. I had a tournament where I had 120 players.....never again; to many for me. I'm keeping them all 32 and under from now on.

Q:What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A: Sure it's alright to join your own tournaments as long as you feel comfortable doing it. I myself have taken part in 3 of the 5 I've run and I'm glad I did. I think it allows you to see the tournament from the player's perspective. I've made changes based on the insights gained through playing in my own tourneys.

Q: Do you use a "schedule" for updating your tournaments, or do you just wait until they need an update?

A: I try to get in there every 2 days. Because sometimes I just need to get away and regain my affection for CC.

Q:Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?

A: On the one hand, we were all “question marks” in the beginning, but on the other hand these “question marks” haven't even played 5 games yet so who knows whether they'll be in for the long haul of a tournament. I've never had to make that choice of in or not. Until I have to I don't know how I'll decide.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A: If I'm w/o a reserve I'll give the player the win. As I see it it's not their fault. They joined the game and that's time lost waiting on the dead beating player.

Q: If you could change one thing about Conquer Club in general, what would it be?

A: Some way to have a consequence from having a player dead beat the game. It's inconsiderate and a pet peeve of mine. Had that happen in about 10+ assassin games(tournament), which is the worst type of game to get a dead beater.

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: Maybe if there were a way that the tournament organizers can get notified when the games in the tournament were complete, that would be helpful ;)

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A: No not really. I may later change that opinion ;)

Q: Is there anything that you would recommend to encourage new tournament organizers?

A: Yeah, just remember that you're doing this to have fun. During the course of making sure everyone is in their games and that everything is going to plan you can easily lose sight of the fact that you should be enjoying yourself.

Q: List your top 5 biggest tournament headache's to this point

A: Only have a few so far:
1. Making sure players get into their games in a timely manner/dead beaters
2. Telling people that they don't make it to the next round ( I always feel bad)
3. Making sure that the structure of the tournament is clear to everyone so that there are no surprises.

Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Pretty much every waking hour I'm not at work :P and sometime when I'm at work ;)

Q:Are you a member of any clans or usergroups?

A: I used to be in a few clans, with some great people, but I've decided to go somewhat freelance for a while. I'm in a few usergroups: Ball Busterz & The Book Club.

Q: Why did you pick the name poptartpsycho18?

A: I came up w/ the name a few years ago. I went through a phase where I had a serious Pop Tart addiction, and the name seemed appropriate. Now I like the memories and the name, so I use it for most things :)

Q: Do you hate it when people call you poptart instead of poptartpsycho18?

A: I've had people calling me "ptp", "pop", "poptart", and "psycho" :twisted: . It's actually been fun, because I've never really had a nickname before. So I'm liking them all :D

Q:Your classy avatars are great, , what fueled your interest in this area?

A: I think that Lauren Bacall is one of the classiest women in the world. I grew up watching old movies and I have always adored her and Audrey Hepburn especially. Having those avatars reminds me that I'm a lady and that no matter how much I'd like to go off on someone, I have to stay classy despite my extremely filthy mouth and dirtier mind :twisted: .

Q: OK, this is silly but.....you know how you get this "image" of someone in your head? Well, I had this image of you because of your avatars and THEN you added the sigs and all my carefully preconceived perceptions disappeared in a flash. What is up with the bloody headed doll? Looks like some sort of freaky mass murder scene?!

A: I always try to be honest and I want it to be known that no matter how sweet and classy that I may be in my games, chat and forum postings that I'm not a pushover. I'll fight like a madwoman in my games and it's only fair that I warn you so that you won't be surprised. I'd have to be exhausted or sick to just give up, and even then it's hard for me to do.

Q: Are there any Poptarts you don't like?

A: I only like the plain, unfrosted Pop Tarts. Blueberry, Cherry or Strawberry only.

Q: Why are you a psycho for Poptarts?

A: I'm a recovering Pop Tart addict. At one point Pop Tarts almost took over my life. I even had Pop Tart brand memorabilia littering every surface of my room. But I managed to overcome my addiction and am now living a somewhat normal life with Pop Tarts only making an occasional appearance in my cupboards and toaster.

Q:Where are you from?

A: Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Hmmm....Play: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Hamlet, Color: Yellow....oh do you mean in the game? I like whatever color I win in :D .

Q: Who is your favorite tournament organizer (excluding yourself)?

A: Hard to pick just one! I can't. I just can't pick one. I will say though that Natewolfman is a sweetie ;), Sir. Ricco is very professional 8-) , and Gilligan and White Moose are fun :D

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Most favorite: Doodle Earth & Indochina; Least favorite: WWII Gazala and Waterloo.

Q:Favourite settings?

A: No Cards, Chained, FoW

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future? What are they?

A: I'm working on another Ladies vs. Gents tournament, where the gals and guys will be playing each other this time around to show which side excels the most. I'm thinking that I'll take a page out of Nate's book on the best way to format it. But that's after I finish 3 of the 4 I'm currently running.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: You're welcome, even though this was longer than the SATs....... :P :lol:


Next Issue

Interview with Ryall55 Ryall55 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Status:
Brief description or update:
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
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You can also write articles to submit for publishing, I can't keep this running by myself, I need YOUR help!

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 34: 11/08/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:18 am

Issue 34: 11/08/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Seeking Staff
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with poptartpsycho18
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team by two new staff members. Here is the position available:
New Hound Just like in CC, unexpected things can come up in real life too. As such, Marfski will be unable to continue in the role of News Hound. If you have a journalistic flair and an interest in reporting Conquer Club news, please contact Gozar.

Graphic Artist Looking for someone with an eye for art, who can create multiple heading designs for the newsletter. Must be flexible with suggestions. For more information, please PM Gozar


Fun Facts

Optimus Prime has started the most tournament games, totaling over 2700! amazzony comes in second with over 1500.

Steelhorse, a current Tournament Director, has also taken upon the duty as a Moderator!

Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

The Quick Doubles Tournament
Organizer: overanalyzer

Feudal Doubles
Organizer: Diamonds14

Classic Doubles
Organizer: Jerrytheman

Triple Elimination
Organizer: SAMSclub7788



1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

The League of Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8


Inaugural U9’s World Soccer League
Organizer: e_i_pi

1v1 Elimination
Organizer: drake_259

Super Smash Bros. Singles League
Organizer: Gilligan

American 1v1 Knockout
Organizer: t-o-m

16 Bracket Showdown
Organizer: max is gr8