News on runningLordZack72 is our great winner, with 8 of the 9 games won
Complete status overview can be found in post2 as well as in the first post at page 2. Here only some last news
All BeNeLux, Germany, Iberia, Actium, Chinese Checker, Poker, USA, Artic and Draknor games are finished
So all games are finished. Total time needed slightly more (4%) then estimated at the start, but never before I was that close.Headlines
Premiums as well as non-premiums are welcome.
After the start you should always be able to play one game for this tournament.We still need more reserves !Planning
Start first games on 5 December.
So from that moment onwards you should be able to play one game for this tournament
Latest 1 December (after a last check) I will reconfirm the date of 5 December.It will even start before 5 dec ! first request to join games (to the first teams) will be send on 4 dec, each other team will get the invite after the first joined. However on the day of Sinterklaas I don't have time for this.Trippel Trappel
According to the famous Dutch song, that is the sound the horse of St. Nicholas makes when he is walking on the roof. For you it will mean that in case you enter that you will be Trapped in 9 Triple games. For more details, see post 3.Setup
To distribute you all over the games I use the windmill system. So at the end you have been in a game with all 35 other participants.
Unfortunately there is no perfect 6x6 windmill, so there are 10 persons who you will meet twice in this tournament (nobody more then 2 times).
To make the setup a bit more complex I used only triple games. The intention was that the 10 people you meet twice are in one game your team-mate, while in the other is one of your opponents. Although I did manage that for several of you, it doesn’t really fit. So it could happen that for one of two of those 10 persons this extra rule is not correct in your case.
That is all about the distribution over the games.
Since the distribution is complex enough I used standard settings for all games, except for the maps. Standard setting is for me: sequential, flat rate, unlimited, sunny
, for this tournament combined with triple
Maps: 1 BeNeLux, 2 Germany, 3 Iberia, 4 Battle of Actium, 5 Chinese Checkers, 6 Poker Club, 7 USA, 8 Arctic, 9 Draknor - Level 1.Score
As score we basically use the windmill score. For a triple game that means that when you are in the winning team you get 17 tulips and when you are in the other team you get 7 tulips.
However since you entered this tournament on your own (and not as a team) I added a few extra rules.
In case you are the last kicked out of the team that looses you get one tulip from each of your team-mates to thank you for trying to hold position. In the same way the person of the winning team that kicked out the last opponent gets one tulip from each of his (or her) team-mates. Furthermore in case you are in the winning team, but didn’t make it to the end you have to give two tulips to each of your team-mates. And in fact I don’t check if you did make it to the end, I only check if you still have cards. In case you don’t have any card left I assume you didn’t make it and you have to give two tulips to each of your team-mates.
I hope that this makes the scoring complicated enough to get a single winner. With this scoring you could also benefit from killing a team-mate. I wonder if that really will happen 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 6 December.The first game started on the 6th. So here a score of 100%
• Expected start last game on 20 AprilIn reality the last game started on 1 May, that is 11 days too late. Prediction made on 13 Nov so 169 days earlier 11/169= 7% mistake
• Expected the very last game to be finished at 5 MayLast finish on 12 May: 7 days too late. Prediction also made on 13 Nov so 180 days earlier 7/180= 4% mistake.
Overall average: 4%