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Status overview is in post2 as well as in first post at page 2 Headlines
Premiums as well as non-premiums are welcome for this travel.
At entering you have to tell how many slots you would like to keep open for this tournament.
So you are free to keep any amount of slots available.
If you don't tell howmany slot you like to use I take as default of 2 slots for non-premiums and 4 for premiums.Planning
Start first games on 28 October. At that moment you need to have your slots open.In case I have to postpone that date, I will enounce it at this location, latest on the 24 Oct.
Start date is now fixed. I need to get some more reserves, but that will not influence the starting date.City Trip
Our travel-agency offers you with this City Trip a visit with a group of 49 people to in total 8 wonderful places. Of course staying together in each city with such a large group is rather difficult, so in the city itself we split up in 7 groups of 7 persons. Every next city people will be swapped over the groups (using the windmill setup). After the last city you will have visit with each of the 48 other people exactly one location. There are two complications:
1. This is a package deal; once you have started a visit of one location you are supposed to visit them all and are not allowed to skip one of them.
2. In every city we only arranged max 50 days to stay. (In other words in case a game is starting round 50 it is no longer supposed to be part of this tournament).
In case you don’t like one of the locations we are going to visit or disagree with the contract specifications, you better look for another travel-agency.
The places that we are going to visit are New York; Brussels; Pearl; Hong Kong; Montreal; Sidney; San Francisco and Berlin. The intention was to make it all standard trips (standard, sequential, flat rate, unlimited, sunny); but somehow most of the places did give some complications at booking for such a large group, so in the end there quite some exceptions (I will come back on that).
Since our travel-agency would like to make some profit, we only start in case we are clearly overbooked. Just as all other travel agencies we go for at least 10% overbook and don’t mind larger overbooking. We also don’t mind in case you would like to fly back and forward between cities, so you might do your visits more or less in parallel. All travelling is at your own cost, our travel-agency only take care of the part inside the cities. Just tell us your maximum number of cities you can handle in parallel (see Headlines).
You just have to make sure you visit the booked hotel / B&B / etc. directly at the start the first time (you will get approx. 48 hours to join a game you are invited for by a PM). Not sleeping at that location (missing a turn) is not a problem for the travel-agency, but your companions might not like it. In case you do have travelling problems, miss luggage or have other problems just ask me for some help; our travel-agency can do a lot. The baby-sit service has some strict rules and limited capacity; in case you need this ask in time for availability and further conditions. In case you are too late to check in at the hotel or B&B we are happy that we had some overbooking at the start.
Our travel agency wishes a pleasant stay at all 8 locations. Booking details
By the way as mentioned we had some small problems at booking, so here are some more details. In the end there was only one location were we could realize our planned standard: standard, sequential, flat rate, unlimited, sunny. New York
: the only option we had was booking a hotel near the coast and caused by the climate change of Al Gore an escalating
cyclone is coming; we are so sorry for the inconvenienceBrussel
: All hotels were already booked, but we were able to book some B&B in villages nearby: Plancenoit; Chapelle Saint-Lambert and in Mont Saint-Jean (at arrival you will notice that there are even some people who have to stay at farms, but I will not tell that yet). On the road to Brussel we keep the car before us as target, in other words assassin
: In case this “city” didn’t had a harbour it would most likely be a hardly known location with 30.000 people. In fact so dull that every thing should be all standard Hong Kong
: is in a deal with Great Britain taken over by China and now waiting to be terminated Montreal
: Everything seems different in this city. In fact it is the only city I know where the sun rise in the morning in the south and sun fall in the evening is in the north. So nothing standard here, but terminator; freestyle; escalating; chained & fog Sidney
: To be completely honest in fact we did loose the papers about which hotel we booked. So we have to sleep down under in the metro. You have to believe me that I am very, very sorry for this . Of course we can’t locate were everybody is at that moment: fogSan Francisco
: in this warm city and its surrounding area people are free to start new business easily: freestyle Berlin
: We expect some logistics and transport problems to reach the hotels: adjacent. Score
As score we use the windmill score. Our Travel agency did arrange sponsoring by 7 of the 8 cities. Accept for Pearl you will get more tulips in case you stay longer in that city. You will get for each game 21, 17, 13, 9, 7, 5 or 3 tulips depending on your position. The winner gets 21 tulips.
Since at WWII people had to eat tulips you also have to eat tulips at the WWII related maps as at Pearl. You will have to eat 0, 4, 8, 12, 14, 16 or 18 tulips depending on your end position in Pearl. So the winner doesn’t eat tulips
In case you have not enough tulips at the moment you need to eat, you will eat only the tulips you have at that moment. Negative tulips don’t exists !
In Brussel each game will have a clear winner and a person at last position (and in case of a deadbeat also a number 6). The remaining people are considered to end equally in that game and split the tulips of the remaining places.
In case a game is starting round 50 basically the remaining people in the game will split up the remaining tulips, however there is one complication: some tulips are no longer fresh. So each person remaining will get between zero and two tulips less (or has to eat that amount extra). Since this will never be zero and never be two, it is very likely that it will be one.
In case there is at the end of the competition a tie in number of tulips collected, the results of game(s) in which those persons where in together will show there relative position.
Any needed reserve will get the same number of tulips as the person at position 7 at that moment. Furthermore he -or she- will get one extra bonus tulip.Predictions
Predictions like this are easily not 100% correct, see my earlier tournament with predictions: link
. The problem is that they really are only predictions.
• Expected start first games at 28 October.
• Expected start last game on 14 March
• Expected the very last game to be finished at 25 AprilAll predictions were made on 1 October. First prediction was correct (not that difficult) so 100% score
Second prediction in reality 7 Feb, 35 days earlier. 1 Oct to 14 March is 164 days; and 35/164 is 21% mistake.
third prediction in reality 18 Feb in which is 32% mistake.
So average is 18%, which is worse compared to Crazy Dinner Date (11.5%) and Asian Dinner Date (9%)