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Postby Gozar on Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:39 pm

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by sailorseal

This week we take a look at the dreaded TOURNAMENT DEADBEATS! Specifically, how some organizers tackle this problem.
Question for Experienced TOs, Re: Deadbeaters...

jpcloet wrote:I'd start by having a pm conversation with that player.

Hey I noticed that you missed some turns last time.........what's the deal? Will you be able to fully commit to this tournament.......if not, please consider removing your name from the sign up list ......etc.


barterer2002 wrote:I will always give second chances, Most people who are deadbeating out aren't going to want to join the next one anyway but if they sign up I'll allow them in.


EagleofGreenErth wrote:If I get unpleasant people in my tourney, then they will not be allowed into future tourneys. End of story, no exceptions.


There seemed to be a range of opinions from disallowing them, to giving them second chances to ignoring their history. Many organizers, many styles.


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The 'Tournaments' forum will soon reach its 200,000th post


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Here is a list of tournaments currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread. If you would like your tournament to be included, please PM jricart or Gozar or visit this thread.

1 vs 1 Tournaments

Bart's Second Birthday Bash
Organiser: barterer2002
Tournament Type: 1 vs 1, 256 Players

Top of the class
Organiser: Tupence
Tournament Type: 1 vs 1, 100 players

No Sun, Just Fog
Organiser: conquerAce
Tournament Type: 1 vs 1, 64 players

Aor1 Speed 1vs1
Organiser: assassin07
Tournament Type: 1 vs 1, 16 players


Standard Tournaments

Classic Shapes Tournament XI
Organiser: b00060
Tournament Type: Standard, 64 players

Singles all over the world
Organiser: aselwyn1
Tournament Type: Standard 16 players

Mr. Classic IV
Organiser: caymanmew
Tournament Type: Standard, 16 players

Random
Organiser: caymanmew
Tournament Type: Standard, 16 players

OUTBREAK
Organiser: EagleofGreenErth
Tournament Type: Standard, 48 players

EoGE's Randomest Randomly Random Randomness
Organiser: EagleofGreenErth
Tournament Type: Standard, 48 players

GR's Common Map Tour
Organiser: giantrascal
Tournament Type: Standard 56 players

Akuma no Mi Tournament
Organiser: Sphagnis
Tournament Type: Standard, 48 players

Expand your control
Organiser: SultanOfSurreal
Tournament Type: Standard, 80 players


Mixed Style Tournaments

Free for All
Organiser: OliverFA
Tournament Type: Mixed.

Initech Invitational III: North America Mixed
Organiser: Peter Gibbons
Tournament Type: Mixed, 25 Players

Roses 2009
Organiser: Tupence
Tournament Type: Mixed, 96 players

World Regions
Organiser: Black Friday
Tournament Type: Terminator, 96 players

Best Sports Franchise
Organiser: vykingsfan64
Tournament Type: Mixed, 122 players

Five Elements - SHUFFLE
Organiser: Kinnison
Tournament Type: Mixed, 25 players
5 divisions of 5. Scores earned by playing all 20 NON-Division opponents. Highest score per division advances to finals, where all competition is ONLY between the finalists. Home advantage even across 3, 4, and 5-player games, which are all of approximately equal value. 7 or 8 games per week for 5 weeks.

Trans-Atlantic Speed Cup (Fridays 12th, 19th & 26th June)
Organiser: DJ Teflon
Tournament Type: Mixed, 21 players

Spleen of Garnets! Douglas Adams Theme!
Organiser: Hopscotcher
Tournament Type: Mixed, 50 players

So You Think You Can Dance Season 1
Organiser: amazzony
Tournament Type: Mixed, 121 players

Through the Ages
Organiser: Jace22
Tournament Type: Mixed, 32 Players


Doubles Tournaments

Wimbledon - Open Doubles
Organiser: DJ Teflon
Tournament Type: Doubles, 8 teams

Wimbledon - Mixed Doubles
Organiser: DJ Teflon
Tournament Type: Doubles, 8 teams

Wimbledon - Ascending Doubles
Organiser: DJ Teflon
Tournament Type: Doubles, 8 teams

KP's Feudal Wars
Organiser: killerpit4e
Tournament Type: Doubles, 8 teams

1600+ doubles: special maps
Organiser: daydream
Tournament Type: Doubles, 20 teams

Evil Crosby's Tournament of Champions
Organiser: Evil Crosby
Tournament Type: Doubles, 16 teams


Triples Tournaments

baseball league 09
Organiser: darkangelsguy205
Tournament Type: Triples, 60 Players

Lany's Feudal Triples Bracket
Organiser: lanyards
Tournament Type: Triples, 8 teams


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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!

NHL 2009
Organiser: flexmaster33
Congrats to Hopscotcher, who led his New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup title, overcoming a 3-1 deficit in the Finals to beat DBandit70's St. Louis Blues in Game 7 (7 rounds on Civil War).

Tournament 'X'
Organiser: Boss_oss_ss
Were are only about 45 games to each group into the 1st round and things are starting to heat up.
35% through round 1, 2% through the whole tournament :shock:

Continental Champions
Organiser: sammy324
After a make-up final game, and many weeks of playing, we have a winner! After winning Asia, JoJo123 won two out of five final games to take the title. Congratulations!

The Five Elements
Organiser: Kinnison
Finals begin June 10, 2009
5x5 Divisional play, Hyper Round Robin (Home advantage GUARANTEED against every combination of 3, 4, and 5-player games within the division) over 10 weeks. Division winners advance to repeat the format in the finals.

Isle Cruise using a 7x7 windmill setup
Organiser Name: PaulusH
First group had a quick visit to Ireland, second group just arrived there.
Planned end date: 6 September

Mac Dinner Date using a 5x5 windmill setup
Organiser: PaulusH
using a 5x5 windmill setup
The last car can't find the way home, they are driving for 3 and a half month now :sick:
Planned end date: 5 September

Double Iron Bar Using a 3x3 windmill setup
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 3x3 windmill setup
Just served the Cola
Planned end date: 21 August

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Thirteen still running


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

Bring Your Own Recipe (BYOR) Dinner Date from PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup
Needs 25x5=25 individual players and some reserves each bringing a personal game setting
Planned to put on the create/join forum on 12 June

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002
Championship Series Continues


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Here are some recent tournament winners.


"Escape From Gilligans Island" -69Chevy
"Around All CCs Maps: Europa" -blitzaholic/big whiskey
"Terminators" -Deadpool
"Around All CCs Maps: Egypt:Nubia" -blitzaholic and big whiskey
"The Terminator 1984" -magneto_acolyte
"Triple World War II" -AlexZG, Drags and V.J.
"LxDS Daviedoo Invitational III" -Daviedoo & Lindax
"Around All CCs Maps: D Day Omaha Beach" -redtide
"Around All CCs Maps Draknor Level 1" -Nate the Great
"Zero Hour" -Kalano Sanchin
"LxDS Loch and Glen" -King_Herpes & 300spartans
"Speed Terminator III - The Mummy II" -pheonixuk
"Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament" -davelim
"Mixed Maps 3" -Terminalcase56 / Foxglove / agonzos / prismsaber
"Champion of the Ottoman Empire" -Dr.killitz
"Formula 1 Series Australia" -ppgangster
"Discovery Series: Islands" -blitzaholic, big whiskey, dividedbyzero, nephilim, David_Wain, osujacket
"Amazing Race Europe" -goggles paisano & vexx
"The Medal Heads Invitational 6" -HighlanderAttack
"HA's Round Robin Series Classic Art" -Hotspur
"HA's Tax Day Tourney I" -danryan
"Christmas Doubles tournament" -prismsaber + agonzos
"Continental Champions" -JoJo123
"NHL Playoffs 2009" -Hopscotcher
"JRs 4v4 Challenge I"-thezepman/DBandit70/bfunny27/samuelc812
"CC Tour 2009 Part I" -Dr.Belo
"American Adventure" -aurora borealis
"NBA 2008-2009" -dustin800
"Around All CCs Maps: Duck and Cover" -TODRICH
"LxDS Search for Gold" -King_Herpes and Amilo
"HA's Round Robin Series Classic Shapes" -downfall
"Eurobasket 2009" -Highlander Attack
"LxDS Daviedoo Invitational Tournament II" -danfrank and seamusk
"Around All CC's Maps: DustBowl" -demy7
"Take the Tour USA HotSpots" -Godd
"All the Maps on 1" -big jumbo
"Round Robin Asia" -Fipa
"We Hate the Pink Cutesy Club" -JOHNNYROCKET24
"Championship Series: WWII Iwo Jima" -Clive
"Age of Realms 1 Lady Luck" -chemefreak
"Championship Series: WWII Gazala" -dragon dor
"b00060's Classic Shapes Tournament VII" -Aggresso
"Pirate Master USA" -MuzzaG
"-Maximus- Tournament #1 1v1 at Seige!" -snakedoctor
"Championship Series: Conquerman" -geigerm
"JRs 1v1 Challenge VIII" -demy7
"LxDS Genghis Khan Tribute" -TammyDeLee & FATHARRY
"DBZs Space Madness Trips Tournament" -dividedbyzero, American_Ninja, Blitzaholic
"Stile Classico" -sjnap & roelbianca
"DBZs Freemium Alchemy" -God Emperor Q
"b00060s Tournament to Give Back" -HighlanderAttack
"Championship Series: WWII Western Front" -danryan


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This week we had the opportunity to interview coded. All questions were submitted by readers of the newsletter. Next week, we check in with one of the other organisers, Lindax.
You can submit your questions in this thread.


Now, on with the interview!


Q: Hello, coded.

A: Hello Gozar

Q:What makes you interview worthy?

A:I am honored to be chosen to be interviewed. I think I was chosen for my approximately 30 tournaments I've completed or am running right now.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: My good friend introduced me to this site.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:My first experience was great. Fun games with a diverse amount of maps.

Q:Whats your motivation (or why do you like) to play on CC?

A: There doesn't seem to be an end to the number of goals to accomplish on CC. When I finish one, there's always more for me to try.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:The casual games were getting boring. I wanted to try something different.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I looked through the forums one day and decided I could contribute to CC by running tournaments.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: It's been a while. I don't quite remember but I know it was fun to do so.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:"World Maps 1v1 Tournament"

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

A: Natewolfman was an inspiration when I first started and still is today. Nowadays I make tournaments that I personally would find interesting in hopes others would too.

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

A: The first tournament i played in was abandoned very quickly, so I decided to be a better organizer than that and make sure mine were not.

Q:Tell us about your overall tournament experience from when you first joined a tournament to the present day. How has it changed for you? Is it a better experience than before? Worse?

A: The tournament forums have definitely changed. Much more are being run. I'm concerned that many are not well organized and will turn people off of tournaments. I also believe that the influx of new organizers is a good thing though as new ideas circulate.

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've run around 30 and I'll run them as long as I'm still on CC and have the time. I'm running around 7 right now. At my peak, I had 15 or so running at a time.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: Around 30, currently have 26 I've been credited with a medal, but a few have recently finished.

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:"Speed Doodle Assassin Tournament"

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

A: The two at a time tournament was really fun because the competition was great.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:I prefer to run tournaments.

Q: Is there a specific type of format that you tend to gravitate towards? Why? Is there a format that is your favourite? What about other peoples' tournaments?

A: People tend to join the small tournaments that fill quickly and are fast hitting. Many of mine cater to these people and tend to fill up fast. My personal favorite are short ones also.

Q:Are you selective about which types of tournaments you join or do you join just about everything you can fit into your personal game load? If you are selective, do you look for certain styles or organizers?

A:I look for experienced organizers who I know won't abandon randomly. I tend to stay away from long ones also because I don't know if I can commit for that long.

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

A: It's a lot easier to choose the settings because game creation is a lot easier, but I have a few that let them choose.

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

A: I don't play in a lot of tournaments because I don't know if I can handle the game load.

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

A: I've played a lot of risk before on a board and beat my friends a lot, so my win wasn't too exciting for me.

Q:If you had to win one tournament that you are currently a part of which would it be and why?

A:Prime's Singles Championship II because i need the premium membership before my current one runs out.

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

A: My finals lost in the "Two at a Time" tournament where I missed a kill due to some bad dice. Winning the tournament would've won me premium membership.

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

A: One where the players had fun and the winner is not disputed.

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

A:Speed Doodle Assassin Tournament because of the large number of games played and players who joined.

Q:Have you ever been disappointed in a tournament you have run? What about one you entered?

A:I'm always pretty happy with my own tournaments. The ones I've entered that were abandoned were disappointing though.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A:One that looks out for the players in their tournaments.

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 lot of my tournament's players are regular players. If the players know that you run good, consistent tournaments, they continue to join them.

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

A:Game creation is very tedious.

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

A: Seeing good competition in my tournaments.

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

A: Starting tournaments that are way bigger than they can handle.

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 started a tournament when I wasn't able to finish it and I regret doing that.

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 believe the organizer needs to have integrity and no rules should be placed in regards to this issue.

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

A: I wait til the games are completed and just send out the next round games when needed.

Q:Should “question marks” be allowed to join tournaments?

A:I do not believe they should because they might not come back or turn out to be a multi later on. I personally don't allow them, but it should be the choice of the individual organizer.

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 use reserves in the first round and just give byes after that. I almost never have this type of problem though.

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

A: I would remove all players who cause trouble. These people are a small fraction of total players and the loss of them would be much welcomed with a lot more people joining.

Q: If there was something that the Conquer Club administrators could implement into the game to make tournaments easier to manage, what would it be? Similarly, is there anything you would like to see taken away from Conquer Club to make running tournaments easier?

A: I would like to see a tool to mass make games, or a system to automate it.

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

A: Tournament making is rewarding and fun. The initial frustration will disappear quickly if you push through.

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

A: I really don't think I have that many. I think I only have 2, which are no shows, and tedious game creation.

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

A:CC's a pretty addicting site, so I'd say around 3-5 hrs a day.

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

A:I'm not a member of any active clans at this moment and am looking for a good active one, but I'm a member of the Jesus Freaks and Tournament Organizer's Usergroups.

Q: Why did you pick the name coded?

A: I don't remember exactly. I think it was a just a name off the top of my head when i signed up.

Q:Where are you from?

A:West coast, United States.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:I really don't have one, but green/slate annoy me because they're too close and hard to tell apart in split second speed game decisions.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:Favorite: City Mogul for its very un-dice dependent games. Least Favorite:

Q:Favourite settings?

A: Doodle Earth, 8 players, Escalating, Freestyle, Unlimited, No Fog, Speed

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: I play a lot of speed games and 1v1, so I prefer freestyle in those because they take less time and are a lot less dice dependent. I'm trying to move on to a little sequential team games and 6-8 man escalating games however.

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

A: I want to complete my "Around All CC's Maps" series to complete all maps. I also have several other series going and have many others planned. They'll be available to join in the forums soon.

Q:How does it feel to be interviewed?

A:I am honored to be chosen to do and interview for this newsletter.

Q: Any parting shots?

A: Thanks to all players who continue to join my tournaments.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you too.


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Interview With Lindax


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Notes

If you want your tournament included in a future issue, please PM Gozar using this form:

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Tournament Name: (with link)
Organiser Name:
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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Postby Optimus Prime on Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:49 am

Issue 2: 12/11/07

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Editors Note

Thank you for subscribing to the Conquer Club Tournament Newsletter, this PM is not being sent by me as my mass PM'er is not working, thanks to whoever I conned into sending it :P! Its that time again and here is our second issue, we are constantly looking for help so don't be afraid to drop me a PM.
-spinwizard :D



Index
Editors Note
Currently Taking Signups...
Looking for Reserves...
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
How to Organise a Tournament (2)
Notes

Currently Taking Signups...
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups or will be open for players in the near future! To get your tournament advertised here PM spinwizard. :)

WAR IN THE AMERICAS
Organiser: Optimus Prime
Description: Optimus Prime's next tournament features a battle to control the whole of America, choose from divisions such as the Amazonian's or Montreal in an attempt to take over America.

Revised Classic
Organiser: iamkoolerthanu
Description: From Doodle Earth, to Classic to World 2.1, this tournament takes you through many stages of the globe in an attempt to find a world champion.

All Holds Bar!
Organiser: soundout9
Description: Kick off the new year fight here in soundout9's new massive tournament, with 135 players and still rising it promises to be a blast.

Spin's Triples League
Organiser: spinwizard
Description: Think you and your team mates are the best? Here is your chance to prove it in the fantastic new triples league! Play against the best in the quest for the top spot!

TO; Qualify, WC 2010 - CAF
Organiser: hulmey
Description: Battle it out to be the champion of Africa and qualify for world cup 2010! Not many spaces left so get there quick!

UEFA-cup 2007/08
Organiser: Forza AZ
Description: Have the chance to coach your favourite European football team to victory in the UEFA Cup 07/08!


Looking for Reserves...
here are some of the tournaments currently looking for reserves, PM spinwizard to get you tournament included here. :)

Battle for Supremacy
TO; Qualify, WC 2010 - "RESERVE-POOL"
2 vs 2 The Alpha or the Omega?
The Seasons!


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. To get your tournament featured here, PM spinwizard. :)

Conqueror of Conquer Club
Organiser: hulmey
The world Conquers are currently starting the first round of their battle to be Conqueror of Conquer Club

Cairns Coral Coast Masters
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
With round one finished, the players are working hard in a attempt ot mak it to the third round.

Age of Realms: Age of Might Tournament
Organisers: Aerial Attack
The princes games are beginning in the quest to find our new king.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
The conference to choose the leader of Earth has just begun. Thirty-six leaders from around the globe have gathered to choose one of their own to lead. Each has a sinister agenda however: to assassinate the competition!

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Ten rounds are almost up and time for the second player to be eliminated. OutWorld currently trails in the standings, but with 10 games left to finish, it is too early to call.




Coming Soon...

Here are some tournament that noted tournament organisers are planing on running soon... :) I need your help to get this information, please PM spinwizard.

6 a Side Global Domination
spinwizard

Optimus Prime's Matrix of Power Invitational
Optimus Prime




The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners! :D

"YOU'RE ELIMINATED" III- Kinnison
PJ's Random Map Reprise- Ttd
TOP 250 Singles League- GloriousL
Global Warming Tournament- Wild_Tiger
TOP 500 Doubles League- ARTUR1 & SNUSLEPPA
Doodle Earth Standoff- Emmaspoppy
Fantastic Four: Media Circus- Godd & negoeien
Knights of the Round-Table- inonzuk




How to Organise a Tournament (2)

Here is the second edition of How to Organise a Tournament, here we will explain step by step how to organise and run your very own tournament, part 2 is about creating your first post.
(Tournament Handbook)
Part 2
So you have your tournament design worked out, now you want to post it ans start looking for players! I create my first post in the new post window as I can add colours and links easily, it also works well to do it in word, it depends how good your spelling is! Anyway, when creating your post, look at what other organisers have put for inspiration. This is the list of things that your post must include:
Title
Game settings
Theme
Number of Players
Game Type
Extra Info (Deadbeats, ect.)

Some organisers like to put the information all in one big paragraph, others like to split is up with colourful headings and subheadings. Try both and decide which one you prefer.
:D



Notes

This newsletter and heading were made by spinwizard, if you want to contribute to the making of further newsletters PM me or try writing articles to submit to me for publishing in future newsletters, I can't keep this running by myself, I need YOUR help! :D

To subscribe/ unsubscribe for the tournament newsletter, visit this thread.
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Postby Optimus Prime on Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:51 am

Issue 1: 11/4/07

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Editors Note

Thank you for subscribing to the Conquer Club Tournament Newsletter, this is our first newsletter and is designed to help you enjoy and participate in tournaments. Tournaments contain some of the best players on CC, a lot of tournament players maintain a high rank even they are playing against accomplished players, playing singles and on many different settings. Anyway, enough of the waffle and lets get down to business. :D



Index
Editors Note
Currently Taking Signups...
Tournament Q&A
Tournament Updates
Stat Attack
The Tournament Roll of Honour
How to Organise a Tournament (1)
Notes


Currently Taking Signups...
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups or will be open for players in the near future! To get your tournament advertised here PM spinwizard. :)

2008 Tri-season Doubles League
Organiser: Tieryn
Description: A year long doubles league with the aim to separate the average from the amazing, the men from the boys and the women from the girls in a quest to find CC's best doubles team!

The Seasons!
Organiser: soundout9
Description: Like winter? Think summer is hot? Or just interested in a fun tournament where you can battle it out in the name of your chosen season, soundout9's latest tournament promises to be a blast.

Kill the King
Organiser: Tieryn
Description: Abolish the monarchy you say? Hell no! What about just killing them and taking their throne instead! With your maps and opponents being randomised there is ample opportunity to enjoy this tournament.

World Cup 2010 – Europe
Organiser: Forza AZ
Description: In the first of a 7 tournament series Forza AZ brings you the football world cup qualifiers for Europe, not many spots left!

Heroes: Choose your Power
Organiser: Night Strike
Description: In a fun tournament based on the worldwide hit TV show Heroes, Night Strike gives you the chance to battle it out as Clare Bennet or Hiro Nakamura in an attempt to save the world, remember tho - save the cheerleader, save the world!



Tournament Q&A
Here are some frequently asked questions, submitted by you. If you have a question to ask, PM spinwizard and get it included in our next issue. :)

Q- I am not premium, can I organise a tournament?
A- Yes, anyone can organise a tournament, premium, non-premium or some werdo from the flame wars, organising tournaments on Conquer Club is open to everyone!

Q- Can I use tournament organiser privileges to organise games for me and my friends/ clan?
A- Unfortunately not, if you want to play against your friends/ clan communicate; join a public game together, set up a private game or join a tournament and compete against or with each other for the prize.

Q- How do I join a tournament?
A- Go to the create/ join a tournament page and pick a tournament you like the look of, then make a post in the thread indicating that you want to play, a simple "IN!" will suffice.



Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. To get your tournament featured here, PM spinwizard. :)

Teams Doubles League
Organiser: yorkiepeter
The Teams Doubles League has just started and yorkiepeter is still looking for teams to participate, it is still only the first round of games so why don't you and your clan/ mates get together and join!

Cairns Coral Coast Masters
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
This as just started and the main prize is a whopping 1 years free premium, the first round has just begun and the competition is hotting up!

Age of Realms: Age of Might Tournament
Organisers: Aerial Attack
With the first round just finishing, 54 players are battling it out to be the king!

Knights of the Round-Table
Organisers: jennifermarie
The first round is over and the knights are battling it out in the last 16, good luck to our brave knights!



Stat Attack
Here are some fun and in some places scary statistics that are all about tournaments! :lol: (If you have any statistics, please PM them to spinwizard so we can feature them in the next edition.) :)

The total time MarVal spent on CC European Champions League 2007 was almost 9 months! :shock:

In all of Optimus Prime's tournaments he has created 2,014 games and we predict he has sent over 6,000 pm's! :lol:

Gilligan has created 1,111 games in all of his tournaments!



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners! :D

Champions League 2007/08- kendoh99
Pirates of the Caribbean- Blackbeard's Pirates
"You're Eliminated" II- StrG8611
Gozar's Classic Tournament- Gozar :lol:
Randomized Randomization- doochbagbill
World Series of Risk- NormalGuy
Battle for the Best- Hrvat
SUPER POINT GRABBERS TOURNAMENT- Timminz
CYBERTRONIAN LEAGUE SEASON 1- jpcloet

Here are two of the awards that were given out in MarVal’s CC European Champions League 2007
The winner of this tournament was:
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And the winner of the golden boot Award went to:
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How to Organise a Tournament (1)

Here is the first edition of How to Organise a Tournament, here we will explain step by step how to organise and run your very own tournament, part 1 is about designing your tournament.
(Tournament Handbook)
Part 1
So you want to create a tournament? Well this is where you start! First you have to decide upon the theme and format of your tournament, for a first time organiser we recommend a simple tournament that specialises in a specific map and settings, like a quick 16 player classic tournament, only 16 pm's to send, if you make it 4 player, the winners go into the final that's only 5 games to make and collect the results for, how much easier could it be! :) you get to run a simple tournament on fun settings and establish yourself in the world of tournament organising. For the tournament after that, you could mess about with the settings, try 1v1 or create a themed/ bigger tournament, once you have taken your baby steps the possibility's are endless! :D



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Postby Gozar on Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:17 pm

Issue 3 07/01/08

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Editor’s Note

Welcome to the third(I believe) issue of the newsletter, and the first with me at the helm. I have stayed very close to spinwizard’s original design, just added some small things here and there. If you have suggestions for me, I am more than glad to hear them.
Also, as the tournament forum environment changes very quickly, I have decided to make the frequency of publication weekly, instead of fortnightly.



Index

News
Currently Taking Signups
Looking for Reserves
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Tips
Next Issue
Notes


News
Have a comment on any news item? Send in your letters to Gozar.

Abandoned Tournament Policy
Our Tournament Directors have made a new announcement regarding those who happen to abandon tournaments after they have began. Repeated offences will now result in suspension, or even permanent removal, of tournament privileges. To read the full update, click here.

Hall of Tournament Winners
The Hall of Tournament Winners is a handy place to find all the winners of every recorded tournament. Stop by and browse the list. Click here.

Newsletter Staff Change
As some people may have noticed, the editor of this newsletter, spinwizard, seems to be on vacation. As such, Gozar has stepped in to fill the position of editor until his return.

Newsletter Circulation
The new editor of the Tournament Newsletter has decided to increase the frequency of this publication from fortnightly to weekly.


Currently Taking Signups
Here are just some of the tournaments that are currently taking signups or will be open for players in the near future!


Around CC Open Season
Organiser:Sir. Ricco

Fantastic Four: Evil Rises
Organiser:
amazzony
Third part of Fantastic Four is looking for players.
The struggle of Bad Guys&Gals is just gathering strength and the great fight is ahead. Only 1 person will be the most powerful villain on Earth. Will it be you?

The Best of The Worst
Organiser:
Mr_Adams

The Solar System Invitational
Organiser:
maxdetjens

Qwert Champion League
Organiser:
qwert

World 2.1 FoW Tournament
Organiser:
friendly1
Premium Prizes

A Player’s Tournament
Organiser:Godd
A new tournament from Godd, it will involve a variety of settings, and will be played mainly on the newer maps.

Mercenary Team War
Organiser:Darkended Blade

King of the Hill
Organiser:klupar


Looking for Reserves
Here are some of the tournaments currently looking for reserves.


The American Hockey League
Organiser:Optimus Prime
This is a league-style tournament built around the AHL regular season and playoffs. It will feature 1 vs 1 games in an 80 game schedule.


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing.


All Holds Bar!
Organisers: soundout9 and banana_hammocks
Update: Currently some round one games are underway. Many games have yet to filled so please check the thread (if you are in it) if you have not received a PM yet. I just announced "open replacements" so if you are in games 30-34 check that out.

LOST-where are you?
Organiser: soundout9
Update: Final game is underway. Good luck to everyone and thank you for participating!

The Seasons
Organiser: soundout9
Updated: Round 2 is ongoing and will be determining who moves on to the final.

HALO
Organisers: soundout9 and iamkoolerthanu
Update: Round 1 is currently underway! Some players still need to join their games.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day One is drawing to a close. There will be a few less leaders on the morning of day two.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Waiting on one game to finish, in order to determine the next to be eliminated.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Round one is almost finished. Who will be crowned “European Battle Master”?

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Division One
Division Two
Division Three
Division Four
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
All round two games are now underway, as players compete to win a year’s premium membership. Our first finalist has been decided. Congrats Gnome!

War in the Americas
Organiser:Optimus Prime
This is the latest of Optimus Prime's large tournaments. It features multiple game rounds with high scoring players moving on to the future rounds

The American Hockey League
Organiser:Optimus Prime
This is a league-style tournament built around the AHL regular season and playoffs. It will feature 1 vs 1 games in an 80 game schedule.

European Wars
Organized By: Gilligan
Round 1 of 2. This determines the finalists.

Who Rules the House?
Organized By: Gilligan
Round 1 of 2. This determines the finalists.

Super Smash Bros. Doubles League
Organized By: Gilligan
Round 1.4 (goes to 1.5) of 3. This determines the players for round 2, which determines the finalists.

Asian Wars
Organized By: Gilligan
Finals. Winner yet to be determined.

Who Rules the School?
Organized By: Gilligan
Finals. Winner yet to be determined.

4 Man Madness!
Organized By: Gilligan
Finals. This tourney is crazy long; it started on the 31st of May 2007.

You’re Eliminated IV
Organiser:Godd
The fourth installment of Godd’s 1v1 “You’re Eliminated” Series. The first round is underway.

Best of the Best 3
Organiser:Godd
The final round is underway in the latest “Best of the Best” tournament from Godd. The winner should be decided anytime.

Heroes: Choose Your Power
Organiser:Night Strike
This tournament pits players to fight for control of a character from Season 1 of the show Heroes. Each character will then go against the others to decide who is the ultimate hero.
Round 1 of this tournament will be winding down soon. Round 2 will feature 4 more 4 player games with players playing in games based on their ConquerClub scores.



Coming Soon

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


Series Tournament from soundout9
Tournament Idea: New series tournament! For anyone who can win constantly.
Look for it: The first month I will start is probably February

Tournament from Night Strike
Tournament Idea: A geographic/world format
Look for it: This week or next

The Mod Wars from Night Strike
Look for it: Middle or end of January



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”The Tournament Organiser’s Tournament”-BaldAdonis
”Ultimate Captain+ Doubles”-Big_Whiskey and nikola_miliki
”Disney Open Heroes”-Team Aladdin:reptile, michiganfan22, happy2seeyou
”12 Battles of Christmas”-dlayman21
”The Quick and Simple Tournament”-JeF
"YOU'RE ELIMINATED" III- Kinnison
PJ's Random Map Reprise- Ttd
TOP 250 Singles League- GloriousL
Global Warming Tournament- Wild_Tiger
TOP 500 Doubles League- ARTUR1 & SNUSLEPPA
Doodle Earth Standoff- Emmaspoppy
Fantastic Four: Media Circus- Godd & negoeien
Knights of the Round-Table- inonzuk



Tips

Having trouble coming up with an idea for your tournament? There is a whole thread dedicated to tournament ideas, some of which are free for the taking. You can visit the Tournament Ideas thread by clicking here.

Next Issue

Interview with Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime will answer reader submitted questions in the first in what I hope to be a continuing series. If you have not submitted a question yet, you have until Tuesday, January 8th, to either PM me, or visit this thread.
The week after next, our interview will be with Gilligan. PM Gozar your questions, or post them in this thread.




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Postby Gozar on Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:06 pm

Issue 4 14/01/08

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Editor’s Note

Greetings!
I hope you all enjoyed the last issue. Some small improvements have been made in this issue, as well as some additions I think you will find interesting. I am always open to suggestions and comments so do not be afraid to let me know what you think.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

News
Currently Taking Signups
Looking For Reserves
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Optimus Prime
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


News
Have a comment on any news item? Send in your letters to Gozar.

Newsletter Circulation
The Conquer Club newsletter is now read in over eighty homes weekly, making it the most read, tournament-themed, Conquer Club newsletter.


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

Solar System Invitational
Organiser:maxdetjens

HALO 3 Tourny
Organiser:pat3800

Doodle Earth MASSACRE
Organiser:Boss_oss_ss

Around CC Four Player Edition
Organiser:iamkoolerthanu
Premium Prize

King of the Hill - 2 vs. 1 Tournament!
Organiser:klupar
Defend your right to be king with this 2 on 1 style game.

Player Choice Tournament – Quad
Organiser: Klupar
Play on your style

Amazing Race: USA
Organiser: Night Strike
This tournament will pit doubles teams in 6-player games. Points will be awarded based on team placement with the lowest 3 teams being dropped after each map. This tournament will include a storyline. :lol:

Hole in One Golf Tournament
Organiser:brandoncfi

Fantastic Four: Evil Rises
Organiser: amazzony
Third part of Fantastic Four tournaments is looking for a few players and a bunch of reserves. Come, be bad and fight for the win of the tournament and for 12 months of premium that goes with it.

Battle of the Ranks
Organiser:DiM

Alien Invasion
Organiser:sleach

Sports Tournament
Organiser:Jon06359

Feudal Wars
Organiser:Coleman


Looking for Reserves

Fantastic Four: Evil Rises
Organiser: amazzony
Third part of Fantastic Four tournaments is looking for a few players and a bunch of reserves. Come, be bad and fight for the win of the tournament and for 12 months of premium that goes with it.


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
Tournament that consists of doubles and triples games is approx. half way through. Things are going slowly but surely forward and towards the end.

TO; Qualify, WC 2010 – CONMEBOL
Organiser: amazzony and MarVal
1 out of 6 Regions of major World Cup 2010 tournament is starting to end, namely South America. All games are in progress and in a week we'll have our 4 Coaches' names who qualified to the big World Cup 2010 final tournament where 1 out of 32 players will be the announced as the best soccer teams' coach in the world and he/she receives 6 months of premium for his/her efforts and skill.

TO; Qualify, WC 2010 – CAF
Organiser: amazzony and MarVal
African region is 1 game away to reach to Round 3 (final round) where 20 best Coaches will fight for qualifying to final tournament World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Only 5 of them will be successful.

TO; Qualify, WC 2010 – UEFA
Organiser: amazzony and MarVal
European Region is in the middle of first round (group stage). Betting offices are working with full speed to predict how this region will end. Everything is opened and everybody still has a chance to succeed and qualify to final tournament - World Cup 2010 South Africa.

Battle For Omaha
Organiser: amazzony
Final battle on D-Day: Omaha Beach! has taken place and in a tough battle, Tidan has snapped the first place in front of cazmart who fought his way to the final battle when beating third of this tournament, StrG8611.

North America vs. Europe vs. The World
Organiser:barterer2002
The six advancing players are negoeien, chopsiu, befera, wolfmaster, Masli, and bonobo`s son.

The Foggy Tournament
Organiser:barterer2002
The Foggy Tournament is in the Regional Playoff stage, with only Region 3 playoffs continuing.

The Battle for Supremacy
Organiser:barterer2002
The Battle for Supremacy rages on with a few maps completed and champions crowned:
Duck and Cover champion Vader_09
WWII Iwo Jima champion carmacarl
Caribbean Islands champion Fancy_B

Heroes: Choose Your Power
Organiser: Night Strike
Most of the Round 1 divisions have a winner, but there are some that have some longer games and 1 active tie breaker.

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division One
Congratulations to smiteo and Gnome for qualifying for the final game. There is still one active round two game that needs to finish before the last round three game can start.
Division Two
Some round three games are up and running, but no finalists determined as of now.
Division Three
Congratulations to Zemljanin and jummy for qualifying for the finals. There is still one active round two game to finish before the final round three game can begin.
Division Four
Congratulations to psa3rvb for qualifying in the final game. Still two finalists remain to be determined.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Two of the World Leaders Conference has now begun. It seems some leaders must be tired from yesterday’s events as they did not come down to breakfast….

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
This elimination round has come down to the final game.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Round two is currently underway, with some players already qualified for round three.

2008 Elections: President of Conquer Club
Organiser:cazmart
1st round - Survive the Senate - Underway
Unique format tournament where candidates have started their battle to become contenders for the Republican and Democratic nominations for President of Conquer Club.

Freedom is not Free
Organiser:jennifermarie
Round two has just begun. You can find out more by visiting the thread.

You’re Eliminated IV
Organiser:Godd
The fourth installment of Godd’s 1v1 “You’re Eliminated” Series. Now entering the third round.

A Player’s Tournament
Organiser:Godd
A new tournament from Godd, it will involve a variety of settings, and will be played mainly on the newer maps. It is now well into the first round.



Coming Soon

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


Series Tournament from soundout9
Tournament Idea: New series tournament! For anyone who can win constantly.
Look for it: The first month I will start is probably February

The Mod Wars from Night Strike
Look for it: Middle or end of January



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Battle for Omaha”-Tidan
”Doodle Earth Elimination”-Shaunchef
”Britain and Commonwealth vs. America”-Katy
”The CC World Championship”-Team Switzerland: field commander, nochance, FredericTheGreat, HolgerHerz, Dreamer
”The Best of the Best 3”-Bighab
”The Tournament Organiser’s Tournament”-BaldAdonis
”Ultimate Captain+ Doubles”-Big_Whiskey and nikola_miliki
”Disney Open Heroes”-Team Aladdin:reptile, michiganfan22, happy2seeyou
”12 Battles of Christmas”-dlayman21
”The Quick and Simple Tournament”-JeF
"YOU'RE ELIMINATED" III- Kinnison
PJ's Random Map Reprise- Ttd



Interview with Optimus Prime
Welcome to the first installment of a series of interview with those in the tournament community. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Gilligan. 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 Steelhorse. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q:What made you want to start running tourneys?

A: I was looking for something a little different to use my time with here on the site. At the time I was only a non-premium member and so I needed a little something extra to fill my time with because I could only play four games at a time.

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

A: The first tournament I ever ran still has not finished. It is the Battle for Middle Earth Tournament, and it has been in the final round for nearly 3 months or so. All of the games have turned into build games in that round and it is becoming somewhat frustrating. As for the first tournament I ever actually participated in, I believe it was the same one, but I got knocked out pretty early. I'm not the most amazing of players after all.

Q:How do you come up with so many ideas for tournaments?

A: Most of my ideas come to me at random times. For example, the other day a big and complicated idea came to me while sitting in my Shakespeare class. Sometimes I'll see another organizer running a tournament and think about how I could do something similar but with a little more flair and go with that idea. Although it usually winds up turning into something completely different.

Q:Which tournament (other than Point Grabbers) is the favorite that you've ran?

A: Overall, I think that my favorite would be Gasoline Crusades or The Allspark League.

Q:You run a lot of tournaments at the same time very smoothly. How much time do you spend per day... no... per week doing tournament stuff?

A: Usually I will do a major update to all of my tournaments at once every 2 or 3 days. If I can sit down uninterrupted it will take me about 90 minutes or so to finish all of them up. On occasion I'll take a little more time to work on things as I get ready to announce a new tournament, or want to look a few things up, but I would say I spend about 15-18 hours a week doing things for just my tournaments.

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: The biggest help for tournaments will be the forum upgrade to phpbb3.0 which should be coming soon hopefully. At the moment, I can't think of anything they should take away because if they did my life would just be more difficult.

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

A: I would like to see a little more color added to the basic appearance of the site. The grey/green/khaki feel is nice, but a little variety wouldn't hurt. :) Perhaps we'll see some of that with the forum upgrade.

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

A: I think there would be riots if I tried to do that.

Q:Why do you like Transformers? How long have you been a fan?

A: It is the only cartoon I can really remember from when I was growing up. Just the idea of my car turning into a cool robot really gets me going. I have a pretty active imagination, so Transformers seem to fit the bill pretty well.

Q:What is Megatron really like?

A: He really is a softie at heart, but he just feels like nobody appreciates him for who he really is. When nobody else is around he tends to open up a little more and you begin to understand what troubles his psyche and makes him do the things he does.

Q:Why do birds sing?

A: Because they don't want me to crush them in my steel fists.

Q:Any tournaments planned for the future?

A:What do you think? ;) Yes, I have about 15 in the works, but it will take a little while to get them all up and running. Now that I am a Tournament Director I have to pace myself a little more and can't do them all at once. I think everyone will enjoy them though. I have some quick and simple ones as well as some long and involved ones planned.


Next Issue

Interview with Gilligan Gilligan will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series. If you have not submitted a question yet, you have until Tuesday, January 8th, to either PM me, or visit this thread.



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Postby Gozar on Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:26 am

Issue 5: 21/01/08

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Editor’s Note

Hello, tournament fans. Hope you are all out having fun, advancing through rounds, and maybe even bringing home a title. This week’s newsletter continues much as last weeks, with a tweak here and there.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


News
Have a comment on any news item? Send in your letters to Gozar.

Staff Positions
The Conquer Club newsletter is now hiring for the position of Distributor. If you are willing to assist me in sending out the newsletter every week, please PM me, stating your interest.

Newsletter Poll
I will be running a weekly poll in the Suggestion Thread in the Q&A subforum. Stop in to vote!

Tournament Privileges for Clans
A lot of debate has been going on in the Q&A subforum about whether or not clans should be granted privileges for in house matches. You can find the thread with all the details here.


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

Battle of the Ranks
Organiser:DiM

1-2-3 Might!
Organiser:lucky_topher

HALO 3 Tourny
Organiser:pat3800

For Greater Glory
Organiser:Sir. Ricco

The Best of the Worst 2
Organiser:Mr_Adams

King of the Hill - 2 vs. 1 Tournament!
Organiser:klupar
Defend your right to be king with this 2 on 1 style game.

Doodle Earth MASSACRE
Organiser:Boss_oss_ss

Sports Tournament
Organiser:Jon06359


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


North America vs. Europe vs. The World
Organiser:barterer2002
The six advancing players are negoeien, chopsiu, befera, wolfmaster, Masli, and bonobo`s son.

The Foggy Tournament
Organiser:barterer2002
The Foggy Tournament is in the Regional Playoff stage, with only Region 3 playoffs continuing.

The Battle for Supremacy
Organiser:barterer2002
The Battle for Supremacy rages on with a few maps completed and champions crowned:
Duck and Cover champion Vader_09
WWII Iwo Jima champion carmacarl
Caribbean Islands champion Fancy_B

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division One
Last round three game is underway.
Division Two
Some round three games are up and running, but no finalists determined as of now.
Division Three
Last round two game is still running.
Division Four
Still two finalists remain to be determined.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Two of the World Leaders Conference is well underway. It is clear something is amiss, as leaders are vanishing by the handful.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
This elimination round has come down to the final game.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Round two is currently underway, with some players already qualified for round three.

2008 Elections: President of Conquer Club
Organiser:cazmart
1st round - Survive the Senate - Underway
Unique format tournament where candidates have started their battle to become contenders for the Republican and Democratic nominations for President of Conquer Club.

Freedom is not Free
Organiser:jennifermarie
Round two has just begun. We're in the middle of the round robin phase where the 7 remaining players are battling it out to be in the top 6. Godd is currently in the lead with a record of 5 wins and 0 losses

2007 NCAA Basketball Season
Organiser:flexmaster33
The March Madness field is starting to take shape with two weeks left in the regular season. Colorado State (Rahim27) holds down the No. 1 spot in the polls for the second straight week and is 12-1 in the ACC, while Iowa State (dcc1220) holds the overall best record at 19-5. Conference tourneys are on the horizon with automatic bids to March Madness at stake.



Coming Soon

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


Series Tournament from soundout9
Tournament Idea: New series tournament! For anyone who can win constantly.
Look for it: The first month I will start is probably February

The Mod Wars from Night Strike
Look for it: Middle or end of January



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”LOST:Where are you?”-Shadowstar
”World War II: The Fight For Europe”-Dexterdexter
”Point Grabbers VI”- pogophiles
”Battle of Emoticons”- amazzony
“Bring It On!!!”: Session 1 Maps- BaldAdonis
”Bring It On!!!”: Session 1 Points- Clive
”3456 League”- dcc1220
”Assassin Fog of War”- Bad Speler
”4 Man Madness”-freyme
”Worldwide Football Hooligan Firm Clash”-ultraman
”Battle for Omaha”-Tidan
”Doodle Earth Elimination”-Shaunchef
”Britain and Commonwealth vs. America”-Katy
”The CC World Championship”-Team Switzerland: field commander, nochance, FredericTheGreat, HolgerHerz, Dreamer
”The Best of the Best 3”-Bighab



Interview with Gilligan
Welcome to the second installment of a series of interview with those in the tournament community. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Steelhorse. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our interview will be with MarVal. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Gilligan.

A: Hello :)

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I started running tournaments in October of 2006, when if I recall correctly, there wasn't too many being run. So I said "What the heck, let's get some tournaments into Conquer Club. Get some going for the public."

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

A: The first tournament I ran and played in was my own, called The Tournament of All Tournaments (Yes, you can laugh at the name, it's horrible :lol:.) When I ran it, it was a great experience and it made me want to do more.

Q: Where did you come up with the ideas for your tournaments?

A: I'm not the most creative person, so I usually come up with tournaments with a map-based theme, like my North American Wars, where you play every map in the North American region. Or Who Rules the School?, where you play every map on CCU.

Q: How many tournaments do you currently run at one time?

A: Now, I currently have 5. One just finished a few days ago, today being the 17th of January, I've yet to start a new one. I usually run around 6.

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

A: Most of my tournaments ran on "Play the games with your group, person with the most points advances to the final round."

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

A: My favorite tournament? That's a tough one. I loved my 4 Man Madness. In that tournament you had to play a 4 player game on every map. It started in May 2007. It just ended a few days ago. At the time, there were probably only 30-40 maps, so I didn't think it would last that long. It lasted 7 and a half months, the Foundry was working faster than they were playing :lol:

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

A: That is again another hard question. I've played in many a great tournaments. Not to sound egotistical, but I love to play in my European Wars.

Q: What do you feel makes a tournament stand out and interesting?

A: Any tournament can feel interesting, you just have to put that element into the theme you want to organize by.

Q: With experience comes the wisdom of knowing what mistakes you've made in the past so you can avoid them in the future. What mistakes have you made in your tournaments that you are sure to avoid in future tournaments?

A: In In Honor of WidowMakers, I made the bracket wrong. That is probably my worst mistake, other than making games with the wrong setting and having them already started. I did that twice.

Q: If there was something that the Conquer Club administrators could implement into the game to make tournaments easier to manage, what would it be? Similarly, is there anything you would like to see taken away from Conquer Club to make running tournaments easier?

A: I would like to see Mass PMing, like most organizers would, and something like 'Your search wielded 48 games.' It's fun to see how many games you've had in each tournament and how many games you've started. Something I'd like to see taken away or shaved down a bit would be the Tournament Dropdown Arrow in Game Finder.

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

A: I really don't think I would change anything major. I might calm down Flame Wars a bit, but other than that, nothing.

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

A: Every screen name I have is Gilligan 8). If it's taken it's either Gilligan53, Gilligan811, Gills53, or Gilligan811. :lol:

Q: From your avatars and signatures, I would guess you are a movie fan. What is your favourite movie, and which are you most looking forward to seeing?

A: I like the Star Wars saga, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and pretty much any movie based on a comic book. Yes, I'm a geek :lol: I also look forward to Iron Man :lol:

Q: Why do birds sing?

A: They envy Gilligan 8) Well, no, I don't sing, but they envy me. :lol:

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future?

A: Of course! But I've yet to start them or tell anyone about them.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No, thank you :wink:

Next Issue

Interview with Steelhorse Steelhorse will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series. If you have not submitted a question yet, you have until Tuesday, January 22nd, to either PM me, or visit this thread.

First Newsletter Poll Results Find out the results of the first newsletter poll!


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 6: 28/01/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:53 pm

Issue 6: 28/01/08

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Editor’s Note

I hope everyone is playing in some fun tournaments this week. Take some time to browse this week’s issue for some new tournaments, and to see what is happening in some active ones.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


News
Have a comment on any news item? Send in your letters to Gozar.

Staff Positions
The Conquer Club newsletter is now hiring for the position of Distributor. If you are willing to assist me in sending out the newsletter every week, please PM me, stating your interest.

Newsletter Poll
I will be running a weekly poll in the Suggestion Thread in the Q&A subforum. Stop in to vote! Not enough people voted last week, so I will leave last week’s poll running: “What tournament style do you enjoy most?”


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

Kill or Be Killed
Organiser:Natewolfman

CC AFL League
Organiser:TheScarecrow

Doubles Trip Through Time
Organiser:Physics=2muchFD

Monopoly $$$ “Income Tax Refund: Collect $20”
Organiser:simor

The 2-8 League
Organiser:pjdonald

For Greater Glory
Organiser:Sir. Ricco


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

The Player’s Tournament
Organiser:Godd
Round two is now underway.

”You’re Eliminated” V
Organiser:Godd
This one has just begun and has twice the eliminations of previous “You’re Eliminated” tournaments.

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division One
Finals are now taking place.
Division Two
Division Three
Last round three game is now running.
Division Four
Still two finalists remain to be determined.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Two of the World Leaders Conference is well underway. It is clear something is amiss, as leaders are vanishing by the handful.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
This elimination round has come down to the final game.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Some round three games have now begun.



Coming Soon

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

Series Tournament from soundout9
Tournament Idea: New series tournament! For anyone who can win constantly.
Look for it: The first month I will start is probably February

The Mod Wars from Night Strike
Look for it: Middle or end of January



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Battle For Middle Earth”-negoeien
”You’re Eliminated” IV”-JeF
”Lancey’s FA Cup Knockout Tourney”-fireearth
”LOST:Where are you?”-Shadowstar
”World War II: The Fight For Europe”-Dexterdexter
”Point Grabbers VI”- pogophiles
”Battle of Emoticons”- amazzony
“Bring It On!!!”: Session 1 Maps- BaldAdonis
”Bring It On!!!”: Session 1 Points- Clive
”3456 League”- dcc1220
”Assassin Fog of War”- Bad Speler
”4 Man Madness”-freyme


Interview with Steelhorse
Our latest installment of interviews brings us some information about Steelhorse 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 MarVal. 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 Gozar. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Steelhorse.

A: Hi, Goze. Nice to be here.

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I've always loved games of any kind and tournaments are just games within a game. So, when I was offered the opportunity to help CC out with running the Tournaments area, it was a no-brainer for me.

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

A: The first, and only, tournament I've run was the Satellite for the 19th Annual Risk Tournament of Champions, in Jim Thorpe, PA., last year. The prize was one seat in the tournament. I was still relatively new to the site, so I was nervous. I didn't want to screw it up and look stupid in front of half a million people. But, I had some friends help me out with the technical stuff, and it all worked out. I'd like to run more, but time is limited and alot of my time on Conquer Club is dedicated to TD and Mod duties.

I think the first tourney I played in was "The Big One," in September of '06.

Q: When did you get the job as tournament director?

A: May of '07.

Q: After Optimus Prime got the tournament director job, did your work load got heavier, lighter or didn't change (for example, requests for tournament privileges)?

A: Hmmm...both :lol: When I first started as a TD, Ak_Iceman needed a much deserved break. So, he trained me on the technical stuff and "how to's", and from there I was pretty much on my own. I was really the only active TD for a while. Then my buddy Optimus Prime came along, who I trained, just as I was. On one hand my load got much lighter as he dove head-first right into the job and he was very familiar with the Tourney area already. This helped immensely. He was able to share, and assumed most of, the load granting privileges, answering questions, and helping wayward tourney organizers.

On the other hand, he has so much energy, enthusiasm, and great ideas to make the tournament area better, that I had a hard time, and still do, keeping up with him. Sometimes, he's like a jackrabbit on crack!!!

All kidding aside, alot of the new features and additions to the tourney area that you've seen over the last few months were his idea and his hard work. CC is lucky to have such a dedicated and hardworking staff member. He's been a Godsend to me. I'd say I raised him pretty well. :wink:

Q: How much of a hassle is it to deal with that big kid of a robot?

A: Hehe, see above. No hassle at all.

Q: Why haven’t we seen any tournaments from you in a while?

A: Just RL time constraints. My wife and I had our first child back in June and life has been non-stop insanity ever since. He has more energy than Opt.!!! Come to think of it, he is just like Optimus in that respect. Hmmm, makes me wonder...where was Optimus back in September of '05? :shock: If my son ends up being able to morph in to an 18-wheeler, we'll have to have a chat.

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

A: I really like the tournament I'm in that Coleman is currently running, Conquer Club Superstars. It was a unique idea from the start. Or, maybe I like it so much because I haven't gotten knocked out of it yet. He always runs a good tourney.

Q: Why did you pick the name “Steelhorse”?

A: Well, I'm going to date myself, but since 1986 my favorite song has been Bon Jovi's, "Wanted Dead or Alive." You know, "on a steelhorse I ride..." I use Steelhorse, or some variation of it, for most of my online screen names.

Q: Where did you get you avatar?

A: I wish I could say I designed it myself on Autocad or something fancy, but nope. I just Image Googled "Steelhorse" and that was one of the jpeg's that came up. So I stole it. If someone reading this recognizes it from a local business or something...Thanks!!!

Q: What were some highlights for you of the 19th Annual Risk Championships? Will you go again?

A: Easily, the biggest highlight for me was meeting alot of fellow CC'ers and putting faces to names. Everyone I met was awesome and I can't wait to see them again this year, and hopefully, many new CC faces.

I have to go again this year. I'm heavily involved in running it.:lol: This will be my 8th year with RiskTOC.

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: If there were something that would make running tourneys easier, I think it would be the ability to send mass PM's. I think this is on the horizon, so let's keep our fingers crossed.

As far as taking anything away, or changing things, I dont' think so. You have to remember, this site is only a couple years old. It's still in its' infancy. If you think about what has been accomplished in such a short period of time, by just a few people, it's astonishing. And, it continues to evolve on a daily basis. Are there things that could improve? Sure. And, the powers that be know what most of them are. But, change can seem tediously slow at times. Trust me, Conquer Club is going to do nothing but grow and get better. Stick around and see. :wink: Look how far we've come in just a couple years. Imagine what we'll be 5 years from now.

If I didn't believe in it, I wouldn't have chosen to be a part of it.

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

A: I'd like the software to be re-programmed so that my dice roll more 6's. No...ALL 6's.

Q: Some say you have a calm demeanor, while others say otherwise. Do you feel there are two sides to yourself?

A: Doesn't everyone have two sides? Most of the time, I try to maintain a calm demeanor. But, as "Fistk" suggested, I have my moments. :wink:

Q: Boxers or briefs?..... or bikini!

A: :-k The person who asked this already knows the answer. I'd rather talk about her undergarment proclivities...the Wonder Woman thongs. :lol: I had no idea Underoos even made thongs!!!

Q: Are you afraid you will be hanged for stealing a horse?

A: Sometimes I think hanging would be an escape from hell, not a sentence to it. :roll:

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future?

A: Yes, I will be running at least one satellite tournament between now and October to give away seat(s) for the 20th Annual Risk Tournament of Champions. The tournament(s) will be announced once the exact dates and location of this year's event have been decided.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thanks, been a pleasure.


Next Issue

Interview with MarVal Marval will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series. If you have not submitted a question yet, you have until Tuesday, January 29th, to either PM me, or visit this thread.

First Newsletter Poll Results Vote in the poll, and the results will be posted next week.


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 7: 04/02/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:01 pm

Issue 7: 04/02/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
We have a great issue this week, jam packed with information. Take some time to browse the tournaments listed to see if any interest you, and what is going on in any you are participating in. We also have an interview with MarVal this week.

Enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


News
Have a comment on any news item? Send in your letters to Gozar.

Distribution by Mass Messenger
simor has graciously volunteered to distribute the newsletter by using the mass messenger he developed. A big thank you goes out to him, and everyone else who volunteered for the position.

Newsletter Poll
I will be running a weekly poll in the Suggestion Thread in the Q&A subforum. Stop in to vote! This week’s question: “What is the deciding factor for you in choosing a tournament?”


Poll Results

Which Tournament style do you like best?

1v1
38% [ 7 ]
Doubles
0% [ 0 ]
Triples
0% [ 0 ]
League Style
16% [ 3 ]
Single Elimination
0% [ 0 ]
Multiple Elimination
33% [ 6 ]
Assassin/Terminator
11% [ 2 ]
Other
0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 18


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

CC AFL League
Organiser: TheScarecrow

The Hearts Doubles Tournament[/b]
Organiser: Diamonds14

The 2-8 League
Organiser: pjdonald

The Battle of Emperors
Organiser: zimmah

Natewolfman’s CC Special
Organiser: Natewolfman

The Ultimate Classic League
Organiser: barterer2002

Sound’s series League I
Organiser: soundout9

For Greater Glory
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

Free Players’ Open
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

Wimps vs Cool Dudes
Organiser: brendan man

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament II
Organiser: Gilligan

2008 Boxing Champions Tournament
Orgainser: flexmaster33

41 Maps Tournament
Organiser: jennifermarie
A tournament meant to showcase all of the maps that feature real-world places. 64 players, 16 groups, 3 rounds...May the best player win!

Monopoly CC Edition
Organisers: simor and amazzony
Tournament based on the famous board game Monopoly. It needs premium membership and 2 months of commitment but it's a bit different than many other tournaments ;)


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

CC’s Historical Battle Tournament
Organiser: Tieryn
CC's Historical Battles has completed its first cycle - just waiting on last round games to finish. Soon, the top 20 will be going through to the next cycle, which will include newly quenched historic battle maps such as Western Front and Waterloo.

2008 Elections: The President of ConquerClub
Organiser: cazmart
1st round is moving along and we have our first official "Candidates"! satanspaladin won the John Edwards and vampir2124 won the Barack Obama division and they now await the other 2 Democrats for the debate portion of the tournament.

1v1 Singles League Season 4
Orgainser: amazzony and simor
Huge 1v1 tournament with 100 players and overall 900 games has started. Based on a format that yorkiepeter ran for 3 seasons, amazzony and simor took over the tournament, changed it a bit and not new season has started and things seem to go smoothly right now.

Conqueror of Conquer Club
Organiser: amazzony
Tournament with various settings is finishing its second round after hulmey has given it over for amazzony to run.

Fantastic Four: Evil Rises
Organiser: amazzony
3rd Fantastic Four is on it's way and moving slowly but steadily to find out who is the most evil Villain!

Termination: Classic
Orgainser: amazzony
One of a few termination tournaments is underway with a good start and no deadbeats. Hopefully there will be many to follow on many different maps :)

Teams tournament
Organiser: amazzony
With 1 doubles and 1 triples played at once, this tournament moves slowly-slowly but we can be sure that it will reach an end finally.

Heroes: Choose Your Power
Organiser: Night Strike
After a couple of long battles, Round 1 has finally finished. The top 16 players - one from each character - have advanced to Round 2, which is just recently underway.

Amazing Race: USA
Organiser: Night Strike
Round 1 went very smoothly. There was one deadbeat partner (after games had started), so that team was kicked out. Two other teams were eliminated without many tiebreaker problems. Round 2 is underway on Puget Sound.

2007 College Basketball Season
Organiser: flexmaster33
Our season has moved into the conference tournaments with automatic bids to March Madness at stake...opening-round games tipped off a few days ago.

Congrats to the regular season league winners...

Colorado State (Rahim27) in the ACC/Mountain West
Boston College (Gold Knight) in the Big East
Michigan State (yammers) in the Big-10
Iowa State (dcc1220) in the Big-12
Arizona State (llc22) in the Pac-10
Florida (Keellan) in the SEC
Missouri State (Night Strike) in the Missouri Valley

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division One
Finals are now taking place.
Division Two
Division Three
Last round three game is now running.
Division Four

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Three is about to start as the final game of Day 2 is wrapping up

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Final game of the round STILL running.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Two games are still running in round three.



Coming Soon

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

The Mod Wars from Night Strike
Look for it: This Week-Premium Membership will be up for grabs.



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”The Seasons”- Gilligan
”Mission-Survive the Longest”- lord voldemort
”Kooler’s Klassic Tournament”- ^MsCarolyn^
”3456 League”- dcc1220
”Battle For Middle Earth”- negoeien
”You’re Eliminated” IV”- JeF
”Lancey’s FA Cup Knockout Tourney”- fireearth
”LOST:Where are you?”- Shadowstar
”World War II: The Fight For Europe”- Dexterdexter
”Point Grabbers VI”- pogophiles
”Battle of Emoticons”- amazzony


Interview with Marval
Our latest installment of interviews, MarVal answers a few questions. 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 Gozar. 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 pjdonald. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, MarVal.

A: Hello all international members of CC, I'm glad somebody wanna ask me some questions about me, myself and I ;-)

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: My first tournament give me the shot to start a tournament. I'm a fan of international football and major of the European Champions League.
That give me the idea to start my own Champions League and I called it:
CC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2007

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

A: Immediately I new it was a busy "job" to do. You must create games, update the Tournament Table, sent out the PM's for the games, answer all the questions and look daily on the thread. But I love the work and the response you get back from the members. It was great :-)
And for the winner I made this:
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Q: Where did you come up with the ideas for your tournaments?

A: I think my head is flowing over with ideas. I have plenty ideas, but unfortunately no time to make them all at this moment.
I'm not only a tournament organizer on CC, so it’s hard working here to pay attention on the forums. But it’s worth it :-)

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

A: - CC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2007 (Completed)
- Union of European CC Football Cup 2007 (Ongoing)
- Koning der Lage Landen toernooi 2007 (Ongoing)
- Veroveraars Club Toernooi (Ongoing)
- TO; Qualify, WC 2010 - AFC (Ongoing) *
- TO; Qualify, WC 2010 - CAF (Ongoing) *
- TO;Qualify,WC 2010-CONCACAF (Ongoing) *
- TO; Qualify, WC 2010 - CONMEBOL (Ongoing) *
- TO; Qualify WC 2010 - OFC (Ongoing) *
- TO; Qualify World Cup 2010 - UEFA (Ongoing) *

* = Together with the Tournament Organizers (TO):
- amazzony
- jennifermarie (stepped out, no time anymore. But still make the games of OFC)
- spinwizard (stepped out, no time anymore)
- cena-rules (stepped out, no time anymore)
- and me
So basically amazzony and I run these connecting tournaments :lol:

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

A: I prefer to do them alone, but as you can see in a earlier answer of mine I have 1 connecting tournament with other organizers. Spinwizard needed some help for a major tournament. As in my nature I'm willing to help. So I did. Unfortunately they all had no time when we already start it, but with great and greater help from amazzony we still manage to make it happen. Thanks to amazzony =D>

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

A: It will be Koning der Lage Landen toernooi 2007. The reason is that its a tournament with a story. And how further into the story, how closer you get to became the King of the Lower Lands. And the story is in and near the middle ages in the area of the map I made for CC: BeNeLux.

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

A: I should now probably say the ones I won, but the favorite tournament ever I've played was the tournament of FlyinHi, called World Series of Risk. It had a original concept and painful I lost a great battle in the final game against NormalGuy.

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: Avoiding mistakes I will not make again (I hope):
- Having enough reserve players.
- End the game in some tournaments in a number of Rounds.
- Not all type of tournaments can be played with freemiums in it.
- Good information about the rules and the point system.

Q: Which team would you had liked to see winning the champions league tournament and which club do you hope will win the UECCF cup?

A: The winner of the Champions League is already been known:
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The winner of UECCF Cup must be me with Vitesse Arnhem ;-)

Q: How is life over in the foreign language forums? Do they enjoy a good tournament as much as the rest of us?

A: Yes, they do. We had a lot of fun and of course great battles.

Q: You make some outstanding standings graphics. Do you volunteer these services to others?

A: Not at this moment. Only for our connecting tournaments of TO.
Maybe in the future. Too busy right now on my own tournaments.

Q: What makes you want to use graphic design for standings and not just text?

A: I think it looks smoothly and has a nice view, I guess (I hope).
I like to work with graphics, such as making maps, tournament tables and for some websites I created for others.

Q: How long does this take for you to update?

A: The update itself its not taking so long to make it look graphical. To look at all the games of the tournaments, making the score list that costs time. But it’s worth it.

Q: What are your thoughts on the in-clan tournament issue?

A: I like them a lot. To compete against other clans in several disciplines.
Maybe make a sort of all ranking list Clans or something like that. I know it has a lot of discussion on the thread, but OPs knows what he's doing :-) So we just wait and see.

Q: How is your social life, since you spent so much time on CC?

A: Bad...... No, but most evenings I can do it all.

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

A: Bigger maps to play on, that’s all.

Q: Why did you pick the name MarVal?

A: It has the initials of my real name in it and MarVal sounds like Marvel. My favorite comic books.

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

A: Bounty Hunter after Boba Fett (just like my avatar) from Star Wars. He's my favorite character.

Q: Any tournaments planned for the future?

A: A lot. :-)
I'm working on two tournaments right now. But first must I finished my others, before I start new ones (I hope I can hold them for so long).

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No probs. Just keep up the good work you do, Gozar :-)


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Interview with Gozar Gozar will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 8: 11/02/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:32 pm

Issue 8: 11/02/08

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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 MarVal
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


News
Have a comment on any news item? Send in your letters to Gozar.

Distribution by Mass Messenger
As the forum upgrade has been delayed, we will continue to distribute the newsletter using simor’s mass messaging program.

Newsletter Poll
I have increased the length that I will run the newsletter poll, due to poor voter turnout. Please take a moment to visit the Suggestion Thread in the Q&A subforum and cast your vote. The current question: “What is the deciding factor for you in choosing a tournament?”


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

Monopoly CC Edition
Orgainiser: amazzony and simor
Tournament based on the famous board game Monopoly. It needs premium membership and 2 months of commitment but it's a bit different than many other tournaments. Still looking for a few players to make sure that everybody who wants can get on board.

The Scroll
Organiser: amazzony
Based on a movie Bulletproof Monk, this tournament takes us into the world of Nobel Prophesies and The Scroll that needs The Chosen to take care of it. Join the battle to be The One ;)

The Battle of Emperors
Organiser: zimmah

The Next Feudal Lord or Lady
Organiser: RedRover23B

CC AFL League
Organiser: TheScarecrow

True Ladder Format Tournament
Organiser: badnuzjr

Tennis Davis Cup
Organiser: Lufsen75

The Mod Wars
Organiser: Night Strike

2008 Presidential Election Tournament
Organiser: waiwai933


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

Fantastic Four: Evil Rises
Organiser: amazzony
We are moving along nicely, people are joining their games fast (I guess chance to win premium encourages them :lol:); smaller groups (2&3-player games) move faster, bigger games take more time due to No Card games (but for next rounds, I've fixed that problem and we'll be using settings that help games to move faster). Fight to know who is the Master Villain continues.

Termination: Classic
Orgainser: amzzony
3rd week about to begin, we are nicely moving on with finishing a game or two per week in each of three divisions. Even with all that terminating, players are behaving well and friendly :D

Conqueror of Conquer Club
Orgainser: amazzony
Round 2 about to end, with a few 1v1 games left to decide which conqueror drops out. I'm very happy that all the participants are giving me time to get things back on track and to normal pace.

1v1 Singles League Season 4
Organiser: amazzony and simor
10 days since the beginning of the league and everything still seems to be going smoothly. Drop outs are replaced with reserve players, standing will be updated before next batch of games starts in a week and players seem friendly. What else can you want from a big league with 100 players and overall 900 games :)

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division One
smiteo is the winner
Division Two
Division Three
Last round three game is now running.
Division Four

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Three is about to start as the final game of Day 2 is wrapping up

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Final game of the round STILL running.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Congratulations to Paulus for getting a bye to the finals.

Feudal War Singles Tournament
Organiser: Godd
Godd has taken over organizing this tournament.

”You’re Eliminated” V
Organiser: Godd
Still going strong.

The Player’s Tournament
Orgainser: Godd
Round Two continues.



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 Final Age map nears completion



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”Menage a ConquerClub”- ^MsCarolyn^
”Who Rules the School?”- Gozar
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters-Division One”- smiteo
”CHL Season”- Godd
”The Seasons”- Gilligan
”Mission-Survive the Longest”- lord voldemort
”Kooler’s Klassic Tournament”- ^MsCarolyn^
”3456 League”- dcc1220
”Battle For Middle Earth”- negoeien
”You’re Eliminated” IV”- JeF


Interview with Gozar
Our latest installment of interviews, I, Gozar, will answer some of your questions. 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 pjdonald. 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 Night Strike. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Gozar.

A: Hi, tournament fans.

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I had played in a couple, and realized, ‘Hey, I could do this.’ I thought it would be fun, so I did.

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

A: The first tournament I played in was Coleman’s Bracket Tournament. I filled in for someone who had left and was eliminated straight away.
The first tournament I ran was “Battle North America”, which is a simple double elimination setup with three player games. It is in its third incarnation, this time in Europe.

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

A: I was pretty pleased. I had won a lot of board game RISK, so it was not a totally foreign feeling.

Q: How many tournaments have you won?

A: Three.

Q: Where did you come up with the ideas for your tournaments?

A: Often they are inspired by other tournaments. I see what someone has done before and modify it to something more in line with what I want.

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

A: I am currently on my eighth tournament. On average they probably take two months to get through, although “The Long Walk” has been going for almost a year.

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

A: No not really. Depending on what I want to do, the format can vary.

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

A: I really enjoyed running “Cairns Coral Coast Masters”. It was a huge tournament and I really enjoy the maps that cairnswk makes, so it was great to collaborate with him.

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

A: This is a tough question. Probably one that I have won. :P

Q: Will you ever run a 1 vs 1 tournament?

A: I would not count on it. I do not really like 1v1 very much, and I like to enter all my tournaments.

Q: What tournament did you start hating deadbeats?

A: I guess I have been lucky, in that I never have had much of a problem with this.


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 should not have put so many ‘No Cards’ games in “The Long Walk.” They slow progression of the tournament down a lot. Use them sparingly.

Q: What are your thoughts on the in-clan tournament issue?

A: I hope we have a system set up soon. Until then, creating private games is only a slight inconvenience.

Q: How is your social life, since you spent so much time on CC?

A: I have no complaints.

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

A: I would create a separate forum for complaining about dice.

Q: Why did you pick the name Gozar?

A: I had been using it in another online game, and just kept it when I came here. Also, I enjoy the Ghostbusters.

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

A: That is a tough one. Fenrir maybe. Or someone from ‘The Wheel of Time’ series.

Q: Where did you get your avatar, and what is it?

A: My avatar is me! I got it from my friend after he took a picture of me.

Q: What is it like being an Assistant Clan Leader to Optimus?

A: Optimus listens to my ideas, is open to criticism and is hardly overbearing. All I could ask for. :D

Q: How come you are so cool?

A: Because I did not plant this question here.

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

A: Everyone from my clan I would like to meet. I would like to sit on lack’s couch for a day while he does his thing. I think that would be neat.

Q: What is your favorite emoticon?

A: :mrgreen:

Q: What do you do on a typical Monday?

A: Up at 6:30 and off to college. Monday’s are usually only half days for me, as my trigonometry skills get me out of math. Then I come home, play some CC and put the final touches on the newsletter. I send it off to simor for him to send out. After that the day is wide open. Most Monday nights I go jam with my band, but one of our members is recovering from surgery, and another is in Tennessee so that has not happened for the past couple weeks.

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

A: Battle Europe II as soon as Battle Europe finishes. I have a Canada themed tournament in the works. In the future I may do a Wheel of Time tournament, if a better one doesn’t come out first.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Yeah….no problem, now buy me a drink!



Next Issue

Interview with pjdonald pjdonald will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 9: 18/02/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:02 pm

Issue 9: 18/02/08:

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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 pjdonald
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


News
Have a comment on any news item? Send in your letters to Gozar.

Newsletter Poll
Our newsletter poll is still running. Please take a moment to visit the Suggestion Thread in the Q&A subforum and cast your vote. The current question: “What is the deciding factor for you in choosing a tournament?”


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

Monopoly CC Edition
Orgainiser: amazzony and simor
Tournament based on the famous board game Monopoly. It needs premium membership and 2 months of commitment but it's a bit different than many other tournaments. Still looking for two players.

The Battle of Emperors
Organiser: zimmah

Hubble Bubble Triples Trouble
Organiser: cena-rules

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

March Madness ‘08
Organiser: lancehoch

Go Big or Go Home
Organiser: soundout9

League 2,000,000
Organiser: Sir. Ricco

Mario Kart Grand Prix
Organiser: RedBullNation

Down and Dirty I
Organiser: barterer2002

Superheroes and Villains
Organiser: barterer2002

Quick and Simple Tournament 2
Organiser: banana_hammocks

Classic’s Biography
Orgainser: inflrc

The Mod Wars
Organiser: Night Strike
There are about 30 spots remaining in this tournament featuring many different single player settings. There will be a premium prize, but only current premiums can sign up.


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

Freedom is not Free
Organiser: jennifermarie
Freedom is not free it costs a buck-o-five. So you will have to play a grueling 105 games matched against 6 players in order to come out on top to win that freedom.
Round 2 is 95% done. 5 Rounds total

41 Maps Tournament
Organiser: jennifermarie
Currently, there are 41 maps that show places that exist or have existed on the planet earth. Over 7 weeks, 64 players will show their skill on all of these maps
Week 2 games will be created on February 20th, 2008.

2008 Elections: President of Conquerclub
Organiser: cazmart
Democrats have their 4 candidates:

Lufsen75 is Hillary Clinton
vampir2124 is Barack Obama
satanspaladin is John Edwards
barterer2002 is Chris Dodd

Each of these players "survived" the senate; outlasting 5 other candidates in each Division. They are now playing to see who will be doubles partners in the General Election.

CC’s Historical Battles Tournament
Organiser: Tieryn
CC's Historical Battles has finished its first cycle, having replayed all of the historical battles in the CC-world. Prinfi came out on top with a whopping 30 points out of a possible 35. An excellent performance.

The semi-finals round will be beginning soon with the top 20 players, and new maps will be added. To represent the escalation of battle the second time round (and to speed up the tournament a little) this round may be all escalating games, but that remains to be determined.

Heroes: Choose Your Power
Organiser: Night Strike
There are only 2 games remaining to determine the other 2 finalists. Congratulations to Vish and gonzo111 who have secured places in the finals.

Amazing Race: USA
Organiser: Night Strike
The Round 2 games at Puget Sound are coming to a close. 3 more teams will be eliminated with the others moving on to Pearl Harbor for the 3rd leg of the race.

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division Two
Division Three
Division Four
Final Game is underway.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Three has just begun, with twelve assassins left.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Final game of the round STILL running.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Three games remain until the finals.



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 Final Age map nears completion



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”CC Season Championship I”- DimnjacarStef
”Asian Wars”- banana_hammocks
”Menage a ConquerClub”- ^MsCarolyn^
”Who Rules the School?”- Gozar
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters-Division One”- smiteo
”CHL Season”- Godd
”The Seasons”- Gilligan
”Mission-Survive the Longest”- lord voldemort


Interview with pjdonald
This week we had the opportunity to ask pjdonald some questions, and he answered. 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 Night Strike. 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 a new organizer, Physics=2muchFD. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, pjdonald.

A: Hello.

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: When I started on CC (Dec 2006), I played exclusively public games for several months. When I first dipped my foot into tournaments, I found the games to be even more exciting and consequential - even if the consequences were only bragging rights! There are certainly other good tournaments out there, but I had some ideas I didn't see getting played out anywhere else.

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

A: As for the first one I ran, there are actually 3 answers to that. The first one I played in (The Race to Defend America) ended up also being the first one I ran. The organizer dropped out early on, so I picked it up for him (partly because I had won my first game, and partly because the idea of a tournament just being abandoned repulsed me).

That sort of happened again with the 2nd tournament I ran. The random map tournament got abandoned midway through the first round. I volunteered to restart it, but I did so under basically the same guidelines as the original organizer.

The first tournament I ran that was truly my own was the 3456 League. I organized this at a time when the 1v1 tournaments were all the rage. I can't stand the 1v1 setup; with all the other setups, luck certainly plays a role, but luck is 75% or more of the outcome in 1v1. I wanted a larger competition that didn't involve 1v1, while allowing people to choose the terrain.

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

A: Pretty juiced. A beginner's luck freestyle win in the first game I ever entered.

Q: Where did you come up with the ideas for your tournaments?

A: I like the idea of participants choosing the settings. And I'm not a big fan of gimmicks like attaching meaningless things to make it sound more interesting (e.g. choose your NFL team). I work hard to make things equitable.

Q: In regards to your 2345678 tournament, how did you come up with this specific idea?

A: Its pretty much an extension of the 3456 league I described above. With 3456, everyone in each division got to choose the settings for one game of each size, but that was going to result in too many games, I felt, in 2345678, so I paired it back. I've tried to seek input on the setups, and I appreciate those that have given it.

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

A: 5 I think. The longest was PJ's Random Map Reprise. I think that lasted about 4 months. Though Defend America dragged out for quite a while too, as it was all Flat-Rate 3-player, which has a tendency to stale-mate. The 5th one (still going) is Tossed Salad Doubles. I played very little team games in the first year I was a member, but I've really warmed to it now. I think there is a place for both team tournaments, and individual tournaments using the team setup.

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

A: I don't plan to run true team tournaments, because there are other organizers who do that very well. I do have some more ideas for somewhere down the line when I get the time.

As far as just playing games, no freestyle, no 1v1, rarely assassin, and rarely terminator (I think there's too much disadvantage for higher-ranked players to be targeted).

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

A: I think 3456. It required the most thought and planning. I use spreadsheets a lot in my work, so I enjoy setting them up for tournaments.

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

A: AndrewB's doubles tournaments have been fun. I got to the finals in one last fall, and aim to do the same with goggles p this spring.

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'm always looking for ways to discourage dropouts. Its tough. I hope I never drop out of a tournament, or worse yet, abandon one I'm running, but I know RL issues come up. But dropouts/abandonment happen too often.

I also have worked hard with each new tournament to establish a predictable schedule and make sure people now what they're signing up for, and to stay on schedule. I signed up for one last year that is still going and the end is not in sight. The original plan would've taken 2 years or more (my fault for not realizing that when I signed up!), and has had to be modified to make it playable.

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

A: No complaints, really! There's a lot of good stuff on those to-do lists I see on the forums, but I know it takes time. I'm really intrigued by Game Log 2.0. It would be nice to see more of what happens round-by-round.

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: The mandatory lag between postings makes it tremendously difficult. I understand why its there, but maybe it could be waived for organizers. It greatly increases the time needed to set up games (send out PM's). I've circumvented this to a degree with group coordinators, but that's not a perfect solution either.

Q: How's life in the USA, especially during all the presidential hassle?

A: My guy (Romney) is done, so I'm kind of disappointed. I'm a political junkie, so I enjoy following the stuff. My surfing is pretty much sports, politics, and CC.

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

A: Perhaps a follow-on to Tossed Salad Doubles. Not sure if it will be triples or 6-man doubles. We'll see!

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you.


Next Issue

Interview with Night Strike Night Strike will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


If you want your tournament included in a future issue, please PM Gozar using this form:

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

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 10: 25/02/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:31 pm

Issue 10: 25/02/08

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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

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Night Strike
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.


Easter Rising Tournament-Ireland
Organiser: gdeangel

A Second chance
Organiser: inflrc

Stealth Assassin Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

The Mod Wars
Organiser: Night Strike
There are only a couple spots remaining in this tournament featuring many different single player settings. There will be a premium prize, but only current premiums can sign up.

Grand Slam
Organiser: Lufsen75

The Battle of Emperors
Organiser: zimmah

Restaurant Tournament
Organiser: blakebowling

Heineken Cup 2007
Organiser: multiplayertim

Down and Dirty I
Organiser: barterer2002

World 2.1 2v2 Mini Tournament
Organiser: prince111

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.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
jennifermarie’s The C-list
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
barterer2002's Alien Invasion


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

Bring it On!!! (second edition)
Organisers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet
In honour of Coleman’s original Bring it On!!! this tournament offers challengers more of the same. Bring it On!!!

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division Two
Division Three
Division Four
Final Game is underway.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Three is now running, with the playing field rapidly narrowing.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Final game of the round STILL running.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Three games remain until the finals.



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 Final Age map nears completion



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”USA Tourney”- taxmanjle
”Battle of Emoticons 2”- amazzony
”CC Season Championship I”- DimnjacarStef
”Asian Wars”- banana_hammocks
”Menage a ConquerClub”- ^MsCarolyn^
”Who Rules the School?”- Gozar


Interview with Night Strike
This week we had the chance to shoot a few questions at Night Strike, and he fired back. 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 a new organizer, Physics=2muchFD. 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 amazzony. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Night Strike.

A: Hi Gozar.

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I wanted to find a way to contribute to the CC community with a few good ideas that I had.

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

A: The first tournament I played in was the second season of yorkie's 1v1 league (now run by amazzony and simor). I did fairly well in it, so I was pleased with that. I then played in FA Premiership (Kahless) with spidey, who has become my typical doubles partner, as well as Ultimate Doubles League (nmhunate). Unfortunately, they were both abandoned. :( But then I found Optimus Prime's tournaments and had better experiences.

Q: Describe the experience of your first tournament ran.

A: The first tournament I ran was Movie Rental Mania. It consisted of 4 players playing 1v1 games against each other in 4 companies. The top two from each division then played as a doubles team against the other companies for two rounds to determine the winner. I felt that is was run smoothly overall, and I made it to the finals.

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

A: I was moderately excited. I had lost my first few, so winning was much better.

Q: Where did you come up with the ideas for your tournaments?

A: They are an assortment of tournaments, so there isn't a set method. Movie Rental Mania was from my job, Heroes was based on a show that I like, and Amazing Race is because I wanted a series tournament.

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

A: I have run 3 tournaments with 1 still taking sign-ups (Mod Wars). There will be at least 4 more variations on Amazing Race, and there is a massive Clan vs Clan vs CC tournament in the works. Heroes has taken much longer than I expected it to, but they've been bearable.

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

A: I've been avoiding the typical 1v1 or doubles formats. I think those are too common and want to provide other variations. Amazing Race is 3 team doubles, Movie Rental Mania was 1v1 then doubles, and Heroes and Mod Wars are singles with various settings.

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

A: I think the Amazing Race ones are/will be my favorite. This is probably because of the storyline for each round as well as the different gameplay offered by 3-team doubles matches.

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

A: Oh geez, this one is difficult. I would vote for one that I've won, but that hasn't happened yet - although I hope 2007 College Basketball (flexmaster33) changes that. I've enjoyed the Point Grabbers series as well as Disney Heroes Open, which has been my main experience in triples.

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: My main problem has been with finding a fair and workable method for tiebreakers. That's the problem with group play stages.

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

A: My guess is that 95% of my games are either tournament or clan games, including ALL of my active games. I'm currently in Amazing Race: USA, 2007 College Basketball, Trip Through Time, Allspark League, Prime's Doubles League, and 1v1 Season 4. I was recently eliminate from World Cup CONCACAF, Primera Division, and Escalating Classic.

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

A: I wish people would follow the forms/processes that are outlined in the various forums. There are so many posts, especially in Sugs/Bugs, that say things such as "Use the Form." It really gets annoying. Plus the people who post something like "You should have pushed Post Reply, not New Topic." Those people should send the author a PM so they can delete it. :evil:

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 personally think that tournaments are not that hard to run as-is. I suppose I would like an additional tab that says Hosting Tournaments that would list each tournament that I'm running and the games within that tournament. As a player, I would like the Tournament/Game Title within the map battle screen. I don't think there's anything that needs to be taken away.

Q: How's your Mod Wars recruiting going? Did you convince many mods to play and was it hard work?

A: Honestly, Mod Wars has gone slower than I had expected. I figured that it would be filled within 10 days. And last week's newsletter didn't produce as many sign-ups as I expected. I've sent one round of recruitment PMs, but I'm going to need to send another. :?

Q: What other forum parts are you visiting regularly besides the tournament ones? Are you even visiting them regularly?

A: I will visit most every forum. I stay away from IK and Flame Wars. My most frequent posts are in G1 clan and Tournaments, but I read a lot in GD and Foundry.

Q: Why did you pick the name Night Strike?

A: It's my typical Halo profile, and I couldn't come up with anything better.

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

A: I might pick Blackout since that's my clan Transformer.

Q: What is it like being an Assistant Clan Leader to Optimus?

A: It's not usually that bad. My main job is to keep the clan active, and there are no problems with that.

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

A: I should probably meet Optimus Prime and Luxurious since I chat with them a lot. Also with my clan members. And of course the Admins.

Q: If only 10 players were allowed to have tournament privileges, who would you suggest they be?

A: Oh boy, should I even delve into this question?? :? I would allow Gozar, Sir Ricco, Forza AZ, flexmaster 33, amazzony, gilligan, Night Strike, jennifermarie, and MarVal. Oh, and I guess Optimus Prime if I must. :lol: :lol:

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

A: Amazing Race: Americas, Europe, Asia/Australia, and World. There will probably be a sequel to Mod Wars. There is a large multi-faceted tournament in the works.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem.

Next Issue

Interview with Physics=2MuchFD Physics=2MuchFD will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 11: 03/03/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:51 pm

Issue 11: 03/03/08

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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

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Physics=2MuchFD
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.


Easter Rising Tournament-Ireland
Organiser: gdeangel

Battle of the Lakes
Organiser: brendan man

Raining Fire
Organiser: lanyards

World 2.1 2v2 Mini Tournament
Organiser: prince111

Space Ghost’s Coast to Coast AoR: Magic Doubles Tournament
Organiser: spaceghst44

Brigade Commander Tournament
Organiser: gdeangel

NFL Pro Bowl
Organiser: risk it all

Restaurant Tournament
Organiser: blakebowling

Friends Close, Enemies Closer
Orgainser: banana_hammocks

Grand Slam
Organiser: Lufsen75

Serie A
Organiser: Forza AZ

Band or Die Quads Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

Stealth Assassin Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

Olympics Part 1: Citius
Orgainser: amazzony

The Escalating Europe Tournament
Organiser: Optimus Prime

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.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
jennifermarie’s The C-list
amazzony's Musical Chairs
barterer2002's Alien Invasion

Guitar Hero 3
Organiser: lord voldemort
Each player is ranked and represents a song from guitar hero 3 tracklist. through a series of rounds and scoring system. a winner emerges to claim the greatest song
Players needed: 46

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

USL 1st Division
Organiser: RedBullNation
It's getting very tight throughout the table as 11 teams battle for 8 spots in the playoffs! Plenty of uncertainty as to who makes it as we enter the second half of the season.

Heroes: Choose Your Power
Organiser: Night Strike
There are only 2 games remaining to determine the other 2 finalists. Congratulations to Vish and gonzo111 who have secured places in the finals.

Amazing Race: USA
Organiser: Night Strike
The Round 3 games are starting in Pearl Harbour.

The Mod Wars
Organiser: Night Strike
Almost ready to begin and still taking reserves.

NCAA College Basketball Season
Organiser: flexmaster33
The NCAA tournament has reached its Final Four with none of the No. 1 or 2 seeds making it to the final weekend. Final Four teams include Wichita State (Shirls), Texas (cazmart), UConn (MostMackinest) and Auburn (Rumondo)...in fact Wichita State just took down Texas in their matchup to gain a berth in the championship game.

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division Two
Division Three
Division Four
Final Game is underway.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Three is now running, with the playing field rapidly narrowing.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Final game of the round STILL running.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Three games remain until the finals.

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
Setting up
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round One underway



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 Final Age map nears completion



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”NFL Doubles”- happy2seeyou & fish061
”The Classic Bracket Tournament”- acores2005
”USA Tourney”- taxmanjle
”Battle of Emoticons 2”- amazzony
”CC Season Championship I”- DimnjacarStef


Interview with Physics=2MuchFD
This week we had the chance to talk with a new organizer, Physics=2MuchFD. 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 amazzony. 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 Sir. Ricco. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Physics=2MuchFD.

A: Hello Gozar.

Q: You are new to the organizing scene. What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I came across the tournaments on the forum. It seemed impractical for me the join them myself because I am not a member. That meant that a certain amount of the tournaments would not accept me, and even in the tournaments I could join, I would have to leave half of my game slots open at all times. Since I still wanted to work with the tournaments, I thought it might be interesting to make one myself.

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

A:

I like the map Feudal warfare, and I wanted to do something involving that map.

Originally, I wanted to do a tournament involving just the middle ages, but I wanted diversity and there were not enough maps. So, I decided a progression through time.

Also, I liked the idea of a less rigid round setup. For example in round 1, you try to capture your opponent’s castle. You start out at Fuedal Warfare to ‘surround’ your opponent’s castle. Then siege the castle in Siege. If you lose there, you have been pushed back out of castle and to Fuedal Warfare. This pattern continues until one team has succeeded in sieging the other’s castle.

Q: Describe the experience of running your first tournament.

A: Sending out all of the PM’s can take too much time, but overall its been fun. The creativity in the tournament idea process was entertaining. Surveying the games (when it is possible due to no fog of war) is rewarding as I can see how well your ideas turned out. There was recently a point where I had no computer access due to hardware problems, but beyond that it has gone pretty smoothly.

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

A: I was quite happy. I was playing two of my friends on the classic map. It was my first game in Conquer Club, and I was able to defeat the pair quite soundly with a bit of a turn around victory. The fact that I was able to defeat two great strategists, with a come back from behind victory on my first time on the website was quite rewarding.

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

A: Again, I have not played in any. The fact that joining a tournament as a nonmember would have been troublesome is the reason why I hosted one.

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

A:
Why: see above.
Where: I start a lot of 2 player Feudal Warfare games (fog of war, no cards, unlimited fortification). All of the neutrals in Feudal War serve to even out early game luck which is prominent in two player games. The Fog of War adds a lot to the strategy. On these settings this map can take a lot of thought, and as such is quite fun.

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

A: It would be so that you can review past games/turns in more detail. The game log offers some degree of detail, but not always the amount you want. If you could replay segments of the game on the map like he were playing the turn in front of you rather than reading the outcomes of his actions in the game log, it would be very useful. You could watch other player’s games to develop strategies, and review your own games to make more informed decisions on your own turn.

Q: If there was something that the Conquer Club administrators could implement into the game to make tournaments easier to manage, what would it be? Similarly, is there anything you would like to see taken away from Conquer Club to make running tournaments easier?

A: I would reproduce something available in another game I play. In the card game Magic The Gathering, there is a software developed for tournament organizers. You input the participants and the parameters of your tournament, and it gives you the games and pairings. Since it is a card game, it does not actually make the games, but in the CC version it would do so.

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

A: Tournaments do not follow the usual constraints regular games do. Therefore IMHO, the best tournaments flow from fresh ideas. By changing the rules, it changes up the same old games, gives rise to innovative strategies, and offers a true test of strategists in seeing how well they adapt. New tournament organizers are the best way to get these. So come up with ideas, start new tournaments, and don’t give up on them!

Q: What other forum parts are you visiting regularly besides the tournament ones? Are you even visiting them regularly?

A: I do not visit them regularly. I would visit the strategy part of the forum’s regularly but there is little useful information there because we are so secretive with our strategies.

Q: Why did you pick the name Physics=2MuchFD?

A: I picked the name because of my AP Physics class. The class can be quite a pain. So: Physics=2muchFD or (since work is Force times Distance) Physics is too much work.

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

A: The name would be the 42 because it is the answer to life the universe and everything (as stated in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).

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

A: Yes: The Emperor Tournament. It would be a tournament which is a mixture of triples and assassin. Each team at the start of the tournament selects one of their teammates to be their Emperor. If their Emperor is eliminated they lose the game. If they eliminate their opponent’s emperor they win. As I mentioned when talking about the ‘advice to new players’ part, I like innovation. Though my first tournament was not that innovative, this one takes a bit more of a stab in that direction.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem. It was between doing this and my homework, and my procrastination would have been fed anyway one way or the other.

Next Issue

Interview with Sir. Ricco Sir. Ricco will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


If you want your tournament included in a future issue, please PM Gozar using this form:

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

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 12: 10/03/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:40 pm

Issue 12: 10/03/08

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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 amazzony
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


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

Seeking Staff- The Tournament newsletter is seeking an organized person to compile information about tournaments currently recruiting and seeking reserves each week. Organizational skills are a must.
If interested, please PM 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.

Raining Fire
Organiser: lanyards

World 2.1 2v2 Mini Tournament
Organiser: prince111

Restaurant Tournament
Organiser: blakebowling

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

The Pimp’s Doubles Tournament
Organiser: pimphawks70

Brigade Commander Tournament
Organiser: gdeangel

Easter Rising Tournament-Ireland
Organiser: gdeangel
Sign up by St Patrick’s Day

Hubble Bubble Triples Trouble
Organiser: cena-rules

NFL Pro Bowl
Organiser: risk it all

Friends Close, Enemies Closer
Orgainser: banana_hammocks

Going Down Under Take 2: Attack of the Koalas
Organiser: ^MsCarolyn^

Serie Cup A Doubles
Organiser: Forza AZ

Fast Finish Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Battle of the Lakes
Organiser: brendan man

Randomocity Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

Pokeman Diamond and Pearl
Organiser: Zoebear1

Vampir2124’s War Tournament
Organiser: vampir2124
First Tournament, with an uneven bracket and an interesting final round.

Snowy Rock Races
Organiser: amazzony

Olympics Part 1: Citius
Orgainser: amazzony

The Irish Revolution
Organiser: Optimus Prime

The Battle of Emperors
Organiser: zimmah

Guitar Hero 3
Organiser: lord voldemort
Each player is ranked and represents a song from guitar hero 3 tracklist. through a series of rounds and scoring system. a winner emerges to claim the greatest song
Players needed: 46

Band or Die Quads Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

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.
jennifermarie’s The C-list



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

Cairns Coral Coast Masters:
Organisers: Optimus Prime/ Gozar
Four divisions compete for premium membership, on maps designed by the tournament’s sponser, cairnswk.
Division Two
Final Game is underway.
Division Three
Final Game is underway.
Division Four

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Day Three is coming to a close as leaders continue to pick each other off.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Demon666 has been eliminated and round eleven is beginning.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. The final round four game is 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
Updated March-07-08
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 One.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
First batch of games underway.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One underway.
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Round One underway.



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



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”Who Rules The House?”- Godd
”NHL League”- Clive
”North America vs. Europe vs. The World”- negoeien
”Going Down Under Tournament”- ^MsCarolyn^
”NFL Doubles”- happy2seeyou & fish061
”The Classic Bracket Tournament”- acores2005
”USA Tourney”- taxmanjle


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

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, amazzony.

A: Hey, Gozar.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I love the board game Risk and when a friend of mine suggested me this site then I just had to try it out.

Q: Have you ever played RISK before CC?

A: Yes, many many times and I own a board game myself.

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

A: Very :D As I said before, I've played Risk a lot and so naturally I got impatient when after 10 or so games here in CC I still hadn't won a single game. But I think I've got the hang of it now :lol:

Q: Were you excited about your first tournament win?

A: Again, yes, very excited. It's kind of the same story as with previous question. I had played in quite many tournaments already, done pretty well in some of them but still didn't have a win. So, winning Classic Mini Tournament made me happy.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I was a freemium member for a long time and I got a bit bored so I decided to start taking part of a few tourneys. I looked around in the tournament forums quite often and then I think that I stumbled on some abandoned Fantastic Four tournament and I liked the idea of Fantastic4 tourney. So I just decided to give it a try.

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

A: It depends. As I said, Fantastic4 tournament idea came from abandoned forums and as I'm trying to run them as series then I just try to figure out what could come next and make them according to that. The Scroll is based on a movie and an idea started to form in my head while I was watching it, Cuties came because I wanted to run something girlish and cute fluffy animals popped into my mind because I adore animals. I think that each tournament has it's background but it would be too long if I told about all of them.

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

A: I like it both ways. I'm glad that I've had a chance to run the huge World Cup tournament with others. By others now I mean mostly MarVal because rest of the group has mostly dropped out but but we are doing pretty well if I can say so and MarVal is a great organisers. I enjoy running a tournament in part of the EIOT group. I love to run tournaments with my partner simor. And at the same time I'm very glad that I have my own individual tournaments where I can make all the decisions and run them exactly as I wish without any compromises.

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

A: My first tournament was Fantastic Four: The Birth. I decided to make it very simple so I wouldn't have a chance to make mistakes and when launching it, I already knew that I will be running next Fantastic4 as soon as first one ends. I never imagined that at some point I'll be running 10 tournaments at the same time :lol:
First tournament that I played in was yorkiepeter's 1v1 Singles League. It was exactly for me. I played mostly 1v1 games and this tournament was a great way for me to see how good I really am. I really liked the tournaments and the proof is that now, after yorkiepeter isn't running tournaments anymore, we've decided to pick it up and run Season 4.

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

A: Right now I have 7 finished, 2 finishing within a month and 9 that will take quite some time to end. About length, the ones that have finished by now, haven't been very long, shortest about a month and longest around 3 months. The ones in progress are mostly 2-4 month tournaments. Though I can't be completely sure because I haven't kept track that closely.

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

A: This is a really tough one.... Each tournament I've ran or I'm running is important and special for me so I can't pick one. They are all my favourites :D

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. I'd say that 90% of my games are tournament games (usually I have 50-70 active games). I find tournament games more interesting to play and as I play games with all settings and (almost) all maps then I see no reason why go to public games where I can meet rude and obnoxious people when I can play in tournaments with great players. I don't mean that everybody outside tournament games are like that but I've had some not nice experience so I prefer the tournaments' "safe" environment :D
Rest of the games are mostly clan games.

Q: Why do you always win the "Battle of Emoticons"?

A: Because I'm a bit twisted :twisted: Though it's only 2 out of two :twisted: and I can't wait for the third one :twisted:

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

A: That either one of these suggestions would be implemented: Suggestion 1 or Suggestion 2

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 the best thing for now (and it doesn't just go about organisers) that everybody is waiting is that there wouldn't be any more server problems. For me it's annoying when I want to start updating tournaments or need to send out messages and I can't because CC is down, slow and/or just impossible.
Taken away? I don't think that there's anything that I would like to get rid of.

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

A: Don't take too big bite at the beginning. Go with something easy and simple. Think things through before starting. Make nice colorful introduction post. Simple things that help you get more players and make running the tournament easier. And never forget the most important thing - there are always problems, just don't give up! :)

Q: Do you play a lot of video games?

A: Video games - no, though I've had several Chinese gameboxes (they were cheap and broke down after a few months :P) when I was a lot younger. But I do like computer games and I play them time to time when I find time and good company for playing.

Q: What is your best/favorite map?

A: Classic and Crossword are sharing first place. I adore both maps. Mostly I like classic-type maps and I'm not a huge fan of gimmicky maps though I'm capable of playing almost all maps.

Q: What other forum parts are you visiting regularly besides the tournament ones? Are you even visiting them regularly?

A: I skim through everything except Flame Wars. But mostly I can be found in tournament and clan forum.

Q: Why did you pick the name amazzony?

A: I've used it for many years for internet so it's like glued to me.

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

A: Probably CelticBeauty (or just Beauty) because I've played another game, Utopia, with it for 3-4 years by now and in a way, the name is important for me.

Q: How many times have you been called a man?

A: 1 too many :lol: When we leave out those who know that I'm female then I think that 90% call me dude or guy or something similar.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My mother makes this wonderful soup... but sadly I don't know the name in English and my dictionary is stupid :(

Q: Do you like pie?

A: Yes, I do. Especially my grandmother's carrot pie.

Q: Besides you, who is your favorite TO?

A: My doubles partner, co-organiser and bf simor :)

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

A: I have a few things on my mind but only thing sure is 2 other parts of Olympics but don't know yet when. Fantastic Four will get it's fourth tournament as soon as third one ends, Termination: Classic will definitely get a sequential, 1v1 Singles League wants a Season 5.
I also have ideas that include books and a racetrack but I have to start working out those ideas for decent tournaments.
Oh, and I'm working with simor on a tournament for those who like doubles freestyle because we like it and as nobody has ran it for us then we need to do it ourselves :D

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you!


Next Issue

Interview with Natewolfman Natewolfman will answer reader submitted questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


If you want your tournament included in a future issue, please PM Gozar using this form:

----------------FORM-------------------
Tournament Name: (with link)
Organiser Name:
Status:
Brief description or update:
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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 13: 17/03/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:27 pm

Issue 13: 17/03/08

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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 Sir. Ricco
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


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

New Requirements- New requirements on number of games and number of participants needed to receive tournament privileges are now in place. To read more, click here.

Seeking Staff- The Tournament newsletter is seeking an organized person to compile information about tournaments currently recruiting and seeking reserves each week. Organizational skills are a must.
If interested, please PM 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.


Raining Fire
Organiser: lanyards

Brigade Commander Tournament
Organiser: gdeangel

Easter Rising Tournament-Ireland
Organiser: gdeangel
Sign up by St Patrick’s Day

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Fast Finish Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

Battle of the Lakes
Organiser: brendan man

NFL Pro Bowl
Organiser: risk it all

Multiple League 1v1
Organiser: daydream

Serie Cup A Doubles
Organiser: Forza AZ

Going Down Under Take 2: Attack of the Koalas
Organiser: ^MsCarolyn^

The Pimp’s Doubles Tournament
Organiser: pimphawks70

NCAA Basketball Tournament
Organiser: JesusReigns

Survivor: CC style
Organiser: mushin

Restaurant Tournament
Organiser: blakebowling

Literature Prize
Organiser: amazzony

Olympics Part 1: Citius
Orgainser: amazzony

Soviet Union Civil War
Organiser: Tk 421

The Elder Wand League
Organiser: lordvoldemort

Who is the Fellowship of the Ring?(legolas)
Organiser: lordvoldmort

lovo’s 1v1 League
Organiser: lordvoldemort

Randomocity Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

Band or Die Quads Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

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


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
Only one Day Three game still playing.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round thirteen is almost 100% started, with round fourteen to begin soon.

Battle Europe
Organisers: Gozar
The third installment of Gozar’s “Battle” series. Finals are underway with our three finalists; Paulus, Toto.fish, and Juls.

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
Updated March-07-08
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 Two.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Second batch of games starting.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One underway.
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Round One underway.
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Starting soon.

6 Player Fog of War Tournament
Organiser: gdeangel
Round 1 nearing completion; first round eliminations posted.

Heineken Cup
Organiser: multiplayertim
Icefog99 has been the outstanding person so far and is the only person with 5 wins from 5. Final games in the group phase are being played now. 8 people will qualify for the quarter finals.

The Player’s Tournament
Organiser: Godd
The Players Tournament is in winding down in the 3rd round and should be starting the 4th round in a few days. There has been several upsets with some of the top players being eliminated.

vampir2124’s War Tournament
Organiser: vampir2124
Round One of the interestingly weighted bracket tournament is starting this week.


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

Battle Europe II from Gozar
Look for it: When Battle Europe wraps up.


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Point Grabbers Quadruples Edition” -barterer2002, Bones2484, Rogue Warrior, Jetpac
”Escalating Classic Tournament”- freyme
”Davis Cup”- qwert and Natewolfman
”’You’re Eliminated’ V”- BaldAdonis
”Can U Rule the World?”- acores2005
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters: Division 2”- Jay513
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters: Division 3”- Zemljanin
”Yanks vs Rebs”- V.I. and jiminski
”Feudal Wars Singles Tournament”- JCsolidrock
”Who Rules The House?”- Godd
”NHL League”- Clive
”North America vs. Europe vs. The World”- negoeien
”Going Down Under Tournament”- ^MsCarolyn^


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

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Sir. Ricco.

A: Hello

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: Well, I am all ways on the look out for new online games. So one day I was surfing the web for some different games and I happened upon this. I always liked playing Risk, but growing up with three sisters, older than me, I rarely got to play.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I have always been a do it yourself kind of guy. So, I thought, “Hey I am just going to do it.”

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

A: Mainly in the shower or random times in the day.

Q: Tell us more about the World War II Series.

A: There are going to be 9 different tournaments, with each WWII map. The winner and runner up will make it to the final tournament. I still haven’t got the game play done.

Q: Tell us more about your announced Age of Realms tournament.

A: Its going to be big. I think I am going to get 144 to 180 to 216 players. Lackattack is going to donate a prize. I got 6 reserves and a reserve system already lined up. I haven't decided yet. And it’s “Official”. :lol:
And no I am not the creator of the Age of Realms Maps.

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

A: Alone for sure. Yes I am having fun running the EIOT with some great organizers, but I have always been a solo person.

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

A: The first one I run was Domination X. I had a great time. I think I only had one deadbeat, and everybody joined their games on time. It run real smoothly except like three games went over 20 or 30 rounds. Maybe even 40.

And the first one I played in was Domination X, too. I got knocked out the first round, so I really can’t say. :P

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

A: I have completed seven and the longest was CC Season Championship I which was about a little over three months.

I think 9 will be my most I have run at once.

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

A:Man that’s a hard one. Probably…Battle of Emoticons. I just like the theme of it and the players are really great.
But CC Season Championship I gets an honorable mention.

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 really don’t. I am always trying to think of new ways to play a tournament, instead of the same old. But my favorite probably is the bracket. That way you don’t have to be nice to the losers, cause they’re out of the tournament.
Please no letters on that.

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 playing a lot right now. Map Blaster I, Around CC in 8 Rounds, and Around CC Open Season are taking up a lot of game space. If it’s not those, it will probably be the Age of Magic games.

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

A: A good lay out, meaning, a good a description of the tournament, a clear explanation to the game play and if players think it was a fun tournament when it’s all said and done.

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

A: I really can’t say, I know a lot of people have put a lot of time into their tournaments and have tried their hardest.

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: You want a list. :lol: My worst mistake was the first round of Around CC in 8 Rounds. I had to start like 112 games, which I did fine. But when I sent the PMs, some of the games numbers got sent to four people instead of two. All that day I was getting PMs saying, “I went to join this game but its already full”. It took me forever to short it out. Now I double check to make sure.

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

A: Make the map restrictions less, meaning map makers could make bigger maps.

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: O.T.I.S.!

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

A: Start small, find out what mistakes you made and fix them. Do this a couple of times and you will be ready to do what you want. It also helps to get your name out to.

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

A:Yes I do. Mainly putting out a tournament everyone will enjoy. I also try to make my standing sheets look more professional. And I try to keep the tournaments updated every day. I also want to find a way where deadbeats aren’t as big of a problem as they are now.

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

A: Probably as long as I play CC. But who knows what the world has in hold for me.

Q: What is your best/favorite map?

A:Age of Magic! I love that map.

Q: What other forum parts are you visiting regularly besides the tournament ones? Are you even visiting them regularly?

A: Forum Games. But I haven’t posted a whole lot there lately.

Q: Why did you pick the name Sir. Ricco?

A:Well a friend started calling me Ricco Suave, and I really liked it. And somehow it changed to Sir. Ricco

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

A: I use Col. Ricco, or Elite Ricco in some other games but if I didn’t do those, it would be Death Bringer or something like that. That’s just the way I am.

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

A: Hitler, Stalin… no I am just kidding. Probably my parents, my youth pastor, and who ever is holding a gun to my head.

Q: Do you have a favorite person on the site?

A: Me of course.

Q: Do you like pie?

A:Love it. I really like it when LV’s mom makes it. I will stop there.

Q: Would you prefer to sing in the rain or dance in hail?

A: I do both…naked!

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

A: Of course. I have as everybody who reads the forum knows, WWII Tournament Series and Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament. But I also have two that nobody knows about. The God of CC is one of them. I am going to do one call “One World Economy” OWE for short. This is all I am going to say for now:
Year 2015
Six global Corporation come together to talk about plans for a One World Economy (OWE). Each Corporation wants this done peacefully, at least the CEOs do. The OWE plan has been the most watch plan ever. If succeeds, it will end world hunger and start a world where everybody works together to make money. Then a fateful thing happened on January 3rd 2015. During one of the meets, a bomb goes off and kills all six CEOs. The world goes crazy. With the world depending on the outcome of the meeting, it starts to believe the end is near. Each Corporation blames each other for the bomb, saying that they what complete control of the worlds wealth for there own Corporation. Now there is a rivalry that can not be healed. Six VPs from each Corporation battle it out to take the position of President of their Corporation and put OWE to work for there own corporation. For now a temporary pact between each Corporation has been formed. You must now take over towns, countries, continents, and regions for one goal - to make money. Once you have enough money you can take the job of President and wage war on each Corporation. Deadline – 10 years till the board names their new President.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem, I had fun.

Next Issue

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



Notes


If you want your tournament included in a future issue, please PM Gozar using this form:

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Tournament Name: (with link)
Organiser Name:
Status:
Brief description or update:
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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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Medals: 27
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Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (5) Clan Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (9) General Contribution (1)

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 14: 24/03/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:05 pm

Issue 14: 24/03/08

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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 Natewolfman
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


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

New Tournament Director- Night Strike has taken up the position of ‘Tournament Director’, joining Optimus Prime and Steelhorse in helping the tournaments’ forum run smooth.


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


Raining Fire
Organiser: lanyards

Feudal Kings Tournament
Organiser: CryWolf/Sd031091

Conquer the World
Organiser: Icedragont

Survivor: CC style
Organiser: mushin

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

NHL League
Organiser: sensfan

Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar

Brigade Commander Tournament
Organiser: gdeangel

Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament
Organiser: Natewolfman

The CC Poker Tournament
Organiser: knighthawk

lovo’s 1v1 league Season I
Organiser: lordvoldemort

The Elder Wand League
Organiser: lordvoldemort

The Rescue of Optimus Prime
Organiser: Godd
Optimus still needs more players to win back his clan.

Twisted Tournament
Organiser: brendan man

The More the Merrier
Organiser: brendan man

Quick and Painless Tournament
Organiser: croat_ante

Literature Prize
Organiser: amazzony

Termination:Portugal
Organiser: amazzony

Olympics Part 1: Citius
Orgainser: amazzony

MLB Season
Organiser: Killer619

Big Brother I-CC Style
Organiser: dittoeevee8888



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: Lufsen75/thekidstrumpet
New Rounds Every Monday! You don't have to be signed up to challenge for a map, ALWAYS accepting new players. Which map are you the best at? Challenge for it and become champion of a map, or collect and become champion of a number of maps.

The World Leader's Assassin Tournament
Organisers: Gozar
Only one Day Three game still playing.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Twenty-two games until elimination are still running.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
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 Three.
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running, or will be shortly.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
Round One underway.
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Round One underway.
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Round One/Week One

The Player’s Tournament
Organiser: Godd
The Players Tournament is winding down its 3rd round with 2 games still going. It may be this next weekend for round 4 to start.


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


The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”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
”Escalating Classic Tournament”- freyme
”Davis Cup”- qwert and Natewolfman
”’You’re Eliminated’ V”- BaldAdonis
”Can U Rule the World?”- acores2005
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters: Division 2”- Jay513
”Cairns Coral Coast Masters: Division 3”- Zemljanin
”Yanks vs Rebs”- V.I. and jiminski
”Feudal Wars Singles Tournament”- JCsolidrock


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

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Natewolfman.

A: Yo.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:I was actually searching Google for an online risk game to DL, and by chance stumbled upon the site.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I started running tournaments after I had played in so many, and after being in a few that were quite poorly run I thought 'ehh, why not?' lol

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

A: Here and there. For the most part I try to create somewhat new ideas, but most just come to me, and as they do I make them ;)

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

A:Well, aside from EIOT, and The Ultimate Classics League, I haven’t done too much in the way of co-op, but I’m certain when you get a group together, you can come up with much better ideas, which interests me. 8)

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

A: Well, The first tournament I ever ran was (and still is) 'The Kill or be Killed tournament'. Its a VERY slow moving tournament, but I like it. Terminator style gameplay, and the only way to advance is to eliminate another player, which means the number of players to advance each round is not set in stone. The first I ever played in... If I can remember that far back lol, I think is WWII tournament hosted by Forza, and believe it or not it’s still going on, since in the second round they had a game to over 100 rounds. :P

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

A: I think right now I have around 10-15 going... including those still in the waiting for players status.

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

A:I Think my favorite is the Best of the Best series, and I like hosting it because it is so fast paced, I play 8 players per map, having new player advance for every map.

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

A: THAT is a hard choice... I think my favorite format is 'The Conquerer of Conquer Club' I love playing in a team format.

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 try to keep it changing, move it around, I don’t like to host a lot of the same so, but I’ve had more 1v1 then anything for the simple fact that, 1v1's are what people like to join. :evil:

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 ton of tournaments, I couldn’t even begin to guess how many... but aside from tournament play, the only games i play are team games, mostly triples.

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

A:A tournament is a success when the players are happy, when you see good fun competition and no harsh feelings left behind.

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

A: That’s another tough one... I’ve seen many great tournaments run by organizers much better then I... I don’t think I can answer this one in a straight answer :?

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

A: PMing the contestants! I can’t wait until a mass PM system is created, PMing is tedious especially with the larger tournaments, then if you make one little mistake you must rePM everyone. :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: The worst mistakes (as mentioned above) once or twice I have made an error while PMing players, wrong game number, wrong password, so always double check your PM's before sending them! Also, as time went on I learned to make descriptions in your tournaments more specific to avoid confusion (though it still happens from time too time) ^^''

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

A: An effective way to weed out deadbeats, I don’t know how it would be done, but its a nice dream :P

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: To make running tournaments easier... I suppose the best way to make it easier, is awareness, I’m sure there are hundreds of players who would play in our tournaments if they knew about them.

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

A: I would bend all of CC to my will! :twisted:
>.>
<.<
did I type that out loud?

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

A: Most of this has been answered by past interviews, but the best thing to remember is patience, It takes time to gain players, to wait for games to finish, etc. So have patience and things will go smoother ;)

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

A: Well... I suppose the only goal I can really set is to create something on CC tournaments that is truly memorable! A series that people will jump at to join similar to how Point Grabbers is perhaps.

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

A:ehh, no end in sight :P

Q: What is your best/favorite map?

A:Really, anything that is standard gameplay style, like classic only different countries.

Q: Why did you pick the name Natewolfman?

A: That’s my name in most every site I join. Well, my first name is Nate, and I love wolves... a friend of mine back in middle school once called me ‘wolfboy’, so on a whim I made it a screen name, and it stuck all these years.

Q: Where did you get your avatar, and what is it?

A: The avatar is Tiberon, a pirate from a game called 'Warsong'. Its one of my favorite RPG's of all times, and it’s for the sega genesis.

Q: Who do you respect the most in the tournament organizing community? (Player or Organizer).

A: I definitely have a lot of respect for Prime.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: gah, so vague... I love the dark movies, Tim Burton types, Seven, Batman Begins, etc.

Q: If you died today where would you go?

A: Hopefully not into an unmarked grave by a disgruntled friend :P Afterlife wise, no specific belief in mind.

Q: If there was a fire and you could only save lordvoldemort or Sir. Ricco; who would you choose?

A: SAVE THE TV! :twisted:

Q: Name 3 people in a movie that are inspirational to you

A: In a movie? lol no clue :P

Q: Why does it rain?

A: The angels are crying :cry: ... or maybe the water is just evaporating into the air... either way!

Q: I have seen you give some people nicknames. Where do you come up with them?

A: :lol: I do this in real life as well... I’ll call people by what pops out at me. :P For example, lufsen75, I called him Lucifer because his picture is of the pope with lots of flames in the back, which slowly translated into just calling him 'The Devil'.

Q:Which came first the chicken or the egg?

A: Obviously the egg came first BECAUSE whatever laid the egg that bore the chicken obviously wasn’t a chicken QUITE yet.

Q:How do you feel about apathy?

A:Apathy is me in most situations :P I’m a very indifferent person.

Q: Do you like pie?

A:I could eat pumpkin pie all day every day for a year and not get sick of it :D

Q: What is your IQ?

A:ehh... 120something last time I took a test.

Q: How do you feel about global warming?

A: Not really my favorite map to play on ;) BUT Stephen Colbert says that global warming is real because Al Gore’s environmental movie made money and therefore it is true.

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

A: I am actually hoping to make a tournament based on the board game Clue here soon, be on the lookout ;)

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Anytime! Have fun out there conquer club!


Next Issue

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



Notes


If you want your tournament included in a future issue, please PM Gozar using this form:

----------------FORM-------------------
Tournament Name: (with link)
Organiser Name:
Status:
Brief description or update:
---------------FORM---------------------

You can also write articles to submit for publishing, I can't keep this running by myself, I need YOUR help!

To subscribe/ unsubscribe for the tournament newsletter, visit this thread.
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Editor- Gozar
Title Design- spinwizard
Distributor- simor
Contributors- People like you!
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User avatar
Lieutenant Gozar
 
Posts: 2534
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:15 pm
Location: Nova Scotia (G1)
Medals: 27
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (2)
Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (5) Clan Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (9) General Contribution (1)

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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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
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Seeking Staff

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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
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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.



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