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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 45: 28/10/08]

Postby Gozar on Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:27 pm

Issue 45: 28/10/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope this installment of the newsletter holds something that interests you. As always, keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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News Hound returns next week....


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Update of the top tournament winners! Number 1 is Godd with 14, number 2 is BaldAdonis with 13, and 3 killmanic with 12.

At one point there were more abandoned tournaments than those completed. Completed now ranks higher, we need to keep it that way!


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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Credit Crunch
Organizer: Pedronicus

Twig’s Doubles Tourney
Organizer: lord twiggy1


1 versus 1 Tournaments

From Order Comes Chaos
Organizer: GrimReaper.

It’s a Small World After All
Organizer: jim save

Championship Series: Circus Maximus
Organizer: barterer2002


General Tournaments

Poketourney
Organizer: juliusceaser

Class Struggle
Organizer: TaCktiX
A metamap tournament based off of The Citadel, both in map and in reality. Very low game load (likely 4-5 most rounds), but likely a high number of rounds.
Players needed: 7 regular, 5 reserves

World War II
Organizer: JweezyIII

WWII Europe Skills
Organizer: Iron Maid

Country Clash
Organizer: dellmanlego

European Knockout Club
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Moody's Non-Premium Classic 2
Organizer: MrMoody

Amazing Race I
Organizer: blacky44

Pearl Harbor Game Series
Organizer: stringybeany

Bounty Hunters Tournament
Organizer: der sniffter

NFL Draft
Organizer: blacky44

007: #1 Dr. No
Organizer: danalan

The F-Word
Organizer: cena-rules

No Attack Tour
Organizer: Megadeth666

Jump the Castle 2
Organizer: risky man1221

2009 Pacific Coast League
Organizer: blacky44

Quick and Painless 2
Organizer: croat_ante


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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!

Modern Pentathlon
Organiser: max is gr8
Currently Searching for 3 replacements, which is a complete pain, but all other games are doing well, if you want to replace just give max a shout

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round six begins this week.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
5/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Waiting on 2 more games to finish before starting the final


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

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002
Down and Dirty V
The Escalating Tournament II
The Championship Series


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"A Day that Will Live in Infamy" -mrbang
"Championship Series: Battle for Actium" -Hath
"Qwert Bracket Tournament II" -Yokle
"Most Ultimate Feudal War Singles" -Chuuuuck
"Championship Series: BeNeLux" -vykingsfan64
"Championship Series: Bamboo Jack" -BaldAdonis
"You're Eliminated IX" -White Moose
"Asia Maps 1v1" -MudPuppy
"North American Maps 1v1" -enterprise47
"The Quick Doubles Tournament" - The Fuzzy Pengui & TheBro
"Monopoly CC Edition" -BaldAdonis
"Championship Series: British Isles" -saaimen
"North Battle" -Blitzaholic, Osujacket, Big Whiskey, Dividedbyzero
"Galaxy Wars" -Pedronicus, Greycloak, Chariot of Fire and Donkey
"As Easy as 1.2.3 Africa" -saaimen
"Around CC in 8 Rounds" -Natelya
"Championship Series: Arms Race" - thekidstrumpet
"Mortal Kombat Trilogy" - killmanic
"Northern Europe Maps 1v1" - Army of Achilles
"Championship Series: Battle for Iraq" - White Moose
"Grand Slam Last 16" - Wendt100
"The C-List (EIOT)" - Hath
"Climb the Mountain II" - MudPuppy
"Ruler of: The Realms" - jnd94
"TO; World Cup 2010 – South Africa" - sportsdd2
"Storm the Castle" - hulmey
"Blood Of Merchants" - Gordito, G_M, Ubcman64
"Lost in Translation Tournament [EIOT]" -KidWhiskey
"qwert Champion League" -qwert
"World Maps 1v1 Tournament I" -darbeslod
"Wipeout" -vykingsfan64


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Our series continues next week, when we interview lackattack.


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 46: 04/11/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:17 pm

Issue 46: 04/11/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Wow, a whole year of tournament newsletters! Does it feel that way? It does to me. We continue to try to expand and improve both the layout for the letter, and the team that brings it to you. This week we bring you a new segment I hope you enjoy.

As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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White Moose is leaving the news team, so his position is once again open for applicants. A big thank you goes to White Moose from all the newsletter staff, for the hard work put in over many issues. Good luck out there, Moose!


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There is by far the most Standard tournaments… 200 of them! Second doesn’t even come close, Doubles with 37.

The Championship Series: The series with the most installments to date.

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Class of CC Doubles Tournament
Organizer: 4 U 2 NV

128 Player Doubles Tournament
Organizer: ka-i

Upper Class
Organizer: baseballer72

LOTR Tournament
Organizer: blade5048

Difficult Maps: Quadruples Edition
Organizer: Natewolfman

Inaugural Conquer Club Doubles
Organizer: Optimus Prime

Quick Doubles Doodle Kill
Organizer: Megadeth666

Triples of Terror
Organizer: Gilligan



1 versus 1 Tournaments

Masters of Map Kings: Feudal War
Organizer: FATHARRY

CC Masters: Singles Division
Organizer: samuelc812



General Tournaments

Fuzzy’s Freshman Fiasco
Organizer: The Fuzzy Pengui

Classic Singles Doubles Triples Quadruples
Organizer: coded

October World Domination Festival
Organizer: sensfan

Bart’s Random Tournament
Organizer: barterer2002

Blog’s Blogger Tourney
Organizer: LSN_Blog11

Korean Football League
Organizer: sensfan

Position of Elimination
Organizer: spidey

The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360
Brief description or update: Pick a character and fight for control of Ultimate Destiny!
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up: Approx. 16/32 spots taken

Race Across Europe
Organizer: dustin800

Continents Cup
Organizer: Lufsen75

Twiztid Terminator
Organizer: psychobkrazy

IPW/GIL Continuous Tournament
Organizer: Ditocoaf


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Tea is served for all 25 people :ugeek:

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
All 49 people booked a hotel in New York City :D

Pick Your Letter
Organiser: serata
MEK won with the 15 letter word Revolutionaries

The other words were
Poptartpsycho: Redislocation
Marfski: Credentials
Vexx: abbreviations
Amazzony: Terminational
redbaron0: Tactfulness
Anarkistsdream: Beggars
leolou2: Gold
AtreidesHouse: Strobes
Gilligan: Secondhanded
Jackofalltrades: conscious
durnik16: Serious
serata: Conquering

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round six begins this week.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
5/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002
Down and Dirty V
The Escalating Tournament II
The Championship Series

Trippel Trappel by PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup.
Based on St Nicolaas 36 individual people will be trapped in triple games. 8-)


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Grand Slam" -LSU TigerJosh
"Anime Tourney Season 1" -killmanic
"History Class" -endar1077
"Mario Party Super Star" -mwcc
"FUS: cairnswk vs. WidowMakers" -Bones2484
"Just Win a Game" -dustin800
"Pick Your Letter" -MEK
"Live Once, Die Twice" -Blindmatt
"My House, My Rules" -prismsaber
"Western Europe Maps 1v1 Tournament" -joriki
"Star Trek: To Boldly Go" -negoeien
"A Day that Will Live in Infamy" -mrbang
"Championship Series: Battle for Actium" -Hath
"Qwert Bracket Tournament II" -Yokle
"Most Ultimate Feudal War Singles" -Chuuuuck[/b]
"Championship Series: BeNeLux" -vykingsfan64
"Championship Series: Bamboo Jack" -BaldAdonis
"You're Eliminated IX" -White Moose
"Asia Maps 1v1" -MudPuppy
"North American Maps 1v1" -enterprise47
"The Quick Doubles Tournament" - The Fuzzy Pengui & TheBro
"Monopoly CC Edition" -BaldAdonis
"Championship Series: British Isles" -saaimen
"North Battle" -Blitzaholic, Osujacket, Big Whiskey, Dividedbyzero
"Galaxy Wars" -Pedronicus, Greycloak, Chariot of Fire and Donkey
"As Easy as 1.2.3 Africa" -saaimen
"Around CC in 8 Rounds" -Natelya
"Championship Series: Arms Race" - thekidstrumpet
"Mortal Kombat Trilogy" - killmanic


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Here is a new series by Sir. Ricco. Send your ideas his way.

Championship series
Organizer: barterer2002
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Creativity: Image Image Image
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Enjoyment was rated by 26 players that have played the tournament

The championship series is designed to be full of fast, hard-hitting tournaments. barterer2002 will try to make his way trough all the maps less time expires. He’s already blown his way through Classic, 8 Thoughts, Africa, Age of Merchants, AOR1, AOR2, AOR3, Alexander's Empire, American Civil War, Ancient Greece, Arctic, Australia. He has designated over 11 different players as champions including Godd, garnering two victories, BaldAdonis, Bonobo, dtellis, keiths31, magneto_acolyte, killmanic, barbieB, ParadiceCity9, Jackofalltrades, and himself. He has many more planned so be on the alert for Berlin 1961 and Cairns Coral Coast.

What it lacks in creativity it makes up in speed. The series averages about one month per tournament. With its simple bracket game play, it is the perfected tournament series for the new tournament players to get their feet wet, and the most harden tournament veterans to test there skill. “I love the concept, it's fitting for me since I like 1v1 games a lot,” Say ParadiceCity9, “after you win your first round games it gets really exciting, knowing that if you win you get to an even deeper round.”
Brackets are fun to play and run, and when you put a good series on, then you got it made. barterer2002 proves that you must not only be creative but put a lot of effort in to it. The players a raving about how well it has been organized; “…exceptionally well-organized and knows how to put on a good competition,” tiberiusaquila. “…he's almost always very quick to post updates, correct any errors, help out new players, and his scoring system is very easy to follow,” peanutsdad. “…run smoothly and efficiently.” freyme.

After write this article I decided to sit down with barterer2002 and see what he had to say.
“Well I'm been thinking of creating my own franchise for about 6 months now.” barterer2002 says after I asked why he started it.
Moving on to deeper questions I asked “Have you enjoyed running it?”
“I have…the Championship series I've got about 8 running at a time and there is rarely any down time.” barterer2002 reply. He goes on to say, “Almost every day has me creating games and pushing along one or the other of them which is a part of the process that I enjoy. So the Championship Series feeds that need of mine-to progress things through from birth to champion…”
“Is there anything you would like to do different?”
“I’m pretty happy with how they're currently running. I've toyed with the idea of doing them three at a time rather than 2 at a time but for the time being I'm going to stick with things as they are.”
“Is there anything you thought would go different before you started running it?”
“I actually surprised at how well things have run. The best part about it from my point of view is that we've had 11 different winners from the 12 that have completed so far. I had expected to see more multiple winners but so far only Godd has managed multiple wins.”

Two time winner Godd has this to say, “…I would like to see more of these style tourneys ran for they are well organized and smooth” Well maybe you get your wish but that’s all for now. So be no the look out for the next ones in the series.

Rolling the dice...
Sir. Ricco


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Interview with lackattack Who knew turtles could be slow? Next week! (I hope)


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

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Status:
Brief description or update:
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
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You can also write articles to submit for publishing, I can't keep this running by myself, I need YOUR help!

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 47: 09/11/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:39 am

Issue 47: 09/11/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Here we go again! More tournaments for you to enjoy. Also, please welcome our new News Hound, samuelc812. And a big thanks to killmanic for submitting a piece this week.

As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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We always welcome your praise, comments and suggestions.

Twill wrote:Bravo all of you! =D>

a true milestone indeed. Gozar, special congrats to you for really bringing this to what it is - it is amazing. Sir ricco, I love the new limelight. Moose, best of luck to you wherever you end up. And Gilligan, I don't know how you have the patience for listing the tournaments but bravo!

You guys are a true asset to the community, I look forward to reading the next 52 editions!

Twill



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As we give samuelc812 some time to settle in, killmanic has graciously submitted an article on 'Tips for Tournament Play'

Keys to being successful in tournaments
If you are just starting playing in tournaments or have been playing for a while these tips should help you get better results in all tournaments.
1. Sign up for ones that fit your best play style, be it 1v1, many player escalating, or 3 player no cards there will be a tournament for you if you look hard enough.
2. If it’s a long tournament, let’s take the Map Blaster series for example which is 100’s of games and in the case of the one I entered 88 with the same people, don’t make enemies early. If you do so by only attacking one person or another dumb move people will notice and attack you more than normal.
3. Don’t feel like you need to take the lead from the start, this applies somewhat to 15+ game league tournaments and even more to 40+ game ones, as if you take a 30 point lead over 2nd after 20 games most people will realize and yet again you will find yourself getting attacked more than normal, this isn’t to say don’t win, but try to make it less obvious you are dominating.
4. Know the scoring system. Take Sir. Ricco’s Official Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament, where in a 6 player game 1st got 6 points, 2nd got 5, 3rd got 3, 4th got 2, 5th got 0, and 6th got -1. If there were 3 players left and if you sit back you will likely not win the game but you will get second and get 5 points where as you could try for first and risk either getting 3rd or 1st place in that game. So you are risking your 5 to either win 6 or 3, doesn’t seem worth it. Over the 6 games in that tournament if you were in that situation all 6 times if you played it safe you would have 30 points and if you had risked it and lost 50% of the time you would have 27 points.
5. Know your standings in the tournament, as WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING. Yes winning helps but for some tournaments it isn’t required. To show this point clearer I will give an example from one of the tournaments I won. In it the number of people you killed was how a winner was determined. In the end I didn’t win a single game in the finals and yet I won the tournament. This just goes to show as long as you know how you are doing in the tournament and how others are doing you will have a better chance.

--by killmanic


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Optimus Prime was the only organizer with 30 tournaments finished. Now, barterer2002 has caught up.

It has been one year since the Tournament Forum re-organization. Before this, everything was just in one forum.

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Upper Class
Organizer: baseballer72

Ally and Enemy
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Bundesliga
Organizer: Forza AZ


1 versus 1 Tournaments

1v1 With A Twist
Organizer: redbugal

12 Battles of Christmas II
Organizer: cazmart

Suicidal Snowman’s Underdog 1v1
Organizer: SucidalSnowman
A tournament that gives the underdogs a chance! Lower ranked players have a few advantages built in designed to give an underdog a chance to come out with an upset. Favorites, however, still have plenty of room to take advantage of mistakes.
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up: 10/128 signed up.

General Tournaments

October World Domination Festival
Organizer: sensfan

Korean Football League
Organizer: sensfan

Position of Elimination
Organizer: spidey

Twiztid Terminator
Organizer: psychobkrazy

12 Round Classic Art Escalating Tournament
Organizer: BeakerWMA

The Speed Tournament Test
Organizer: Natewolfman

America Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

King Tut Tour
Organizer: Megadeth666

Continents Cup
Organizer: Lufsen75


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
First people have left the restaurant. :?
Most people stay to eat and drink more
Planned end date: 25 December

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
The organiser was on a trip himself. :-^
A lot of activity in hotels, inns and B&B's
Planned end date: 25 April.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round six is wrapping up.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
5/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002
Down and Dirty V
The Escalating Tournament II
The Championship Series

Trippel Trappel by PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup.
Based on St Nicolaas 36 individual people will be trapped in triples games. =P~
Planned start date: 6 December


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles" -Jiminski & firstholliday
"H2SY's Doubles" -David Wain and Nephilim
"Super Smash Bros. Doubles League" -odratsab and ekimlil216
"Championship Series: Brazil" -Tripitaka
"The Decisive War: Feudal War Triples" -Army of Achilles and White Moose and FATHARRY
"Quick Tourney" -got tonkaed
"WWIITS The Death Railway" -Army of Achilles
"Termination: Indochina" -Natelya
"Gladiator Assassin" -pelato
"The Timminz tournament" -Phoenix.bradley
"United Nations CC Conference" -Rhinestone80
"Foundry Update 5.0" -killmanic
"Minimalist Tournament" -Blindmatt
"Ultimate Classic's League" -KidWhiskey
"Back to Basics V" -Drew483
"Grand Slam" -LSU TigerJosh
"Anime Tourney Season 1" -killmanic
"History Class" -endar1077
"Mario Party Super Star" -mwcc
"FUS: cairnswk vs. WidowMakers" -Bones2484
"Just Win a Game" -dustin800
"Pick Your Letter" -MEK
"Live Once, Die Twice" -Blindmatt
"My House, My Rules" -prismsaber
"Western Europe Maps 1v1 Tournament" -joriki
"Star Trek: To Boldly Go" -negoeien
"A Day that Will Live in Infamy" -mrbang
"Championship Series: Battle for Actium" -Hath
"Qwert Bracket Tournament II" -Yokle
"Most Ultimate Feudal War Singles" -Chuuuuck[/b]
"Championship Series: BeNeLux" -vykingsfan64
"Championship Series: Bamboo Jack" -BaldAdonis


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Newsletter interviews return next week, whether lackattack has his in or not. You can post you questions for our next interview subject, blacky44 in this thread.

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Interview with lackattack or blacky44 Who will it be!?


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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:
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
---------------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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Staff
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Recruiting Editor/Fun Facts- Gilligan
Graphics/Reviews- Sir. Ricco
News Hound- samuelc812
Contributors- People like you!
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Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (5) Clan Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (9) General Contribution (1)

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 48: 17/11/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:54 pm

Issue 48: 17/11/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Our news team just keeps growing! We have amazzony signed on to bring you some tournament tips and tricks based on her vast tournament knowledge. Also, samuelc812 debuts as the News Hound this issue. We hope you like it.
Now go join a tournament!

As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar

Sir. Ricco wrote:Hello all American CC players,
Well, Thanksgiving is coming up, and we all know what that means. Food, football, and friends. We at the Newsletter would like to do something special for the Thanksgiving newsletter.
So, all you readers send us a short PM about what you are thankful for. Hopefully we can get a big responds from you. The newsletter staff and I will wade through and find our favorites. So send the PM to Sir. Ricco.

Thanks,
Have a great Thanksgiving!


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Thank you all for your support as I fill the large shoes that White Moose has left me to fill, and I hope that my writing can draw the same interest that his did…Now on with this weeks News Hound!

The Next Multi-Organiser Tournament

This tournament is brought to you by 12 organisers who have united together in the Tournament Organizers (TO) forums by head referee amazzony (who got inspired from an idea by barterer2002). We have had 2 already successful multi-organiser tournaments in the World Cup 2010 - South Africa and the EIOT tournaments, and now it is time to get ready for the next multi-organiser tournament. This tourney will have a Table-Tennis theme with 12 qualifying tournaments, one for each rank. There will be one qualifying tournament for each rank from Cook right up to Majors, then Colonels and above will be merged into one. You must be the rank to enter a certain qualifying tournament and the winner of each qualifying tournament will advance to the Table Tennis Super League.

Each qualifying tournament will be a 1v1 setup in a 16 player bracket, to advance to the Super Finals winning 4 games won’t be enough. This tournament is based on Table Tennis so you will need to win at least 44 games in total to win your entire bracket. 11 games per round, just like in Table Tennis you need to win 11 points to win a set and because of this, 1 point will equal 1 CC game. To advance in each round you will need to be 2 points ahead of your opponent (e.g. 11:9). A round will be continuous after 11 points has passed, until someone is 2 points ahead.

What are the maps and settings you ask?
Each player will be asked upon joining to supply 12 maps, One map for each serve and each map must be different. One game will be played at a time as you serve with your map then your opponent will serve with their map and on and on it goes until there is a winner. All settings for these tournaments will be Sequential, Escalating, Chained, Sunny. There is a position for every rank in this tourney and anyone with one slot open can join, as one game will be played at a time.

Well that’s all from me for this week, Keep a look out for this multi-organiser tournament, it is coming soon…….

--samuelc812


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What was the first map Quenched? Find out next week!

How many maps have been revamped from their original form?

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Doubles Tourney for All
Organizer: MormonMan


1 versus 1 Tournaments

1v1 With A Twist
Organizer: redbugal

Suicidal Snowman’s Underdog 1v1
Organizer: SucidalSnowman
This tournament is open to Freemiums and first time tournament players. It gives the weaker player a small advantage, so why not take a look and sign up?
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up: Currently about 57/128

Stephan’s Frist 1v1 Tournament
Organizer: Stephen Wayne

The Army Warfare Bracket
Organizer: max if gr8

2500+ 1x1 Tournament
Organizer: Army of Achilles


General Tournaments

The Speed Tournament Test
Organizer: Natewolfman

Continents Cup
Organizer: Lufsen75

Continents Cup
Organizer: Lufsen75

Thanksgiving
Organizer: blacky44

European Freestyle King of Europe
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Asian Assassin Tournament
Organizer: Tang Kai

Tupence’s European Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Trippel Trappel
Organizer: PaulusH
Waiting for people to join. Based on St Nicolaas 36 individual people will be trapped in tripple games. Planned start date: 6 December.

Trippel Trappel
Organizer: PaulusH

Poker Night at the Club
Organizer: Dragonah
Poker Night at the club is being played in honor of the Poker Club map going live and it's potential for a very unique play style. It features 64 players divided into 8 player "Tables" with the winner from each one moving on to the tournaments Final "Table"

The Epic Final War for World Domination
Organizer: Beko the Great

North American Ladder
Organizer: Megadeth666

All Around CC Maps: Age of Realms 3
Organizer: coded

Pirate Training Academy
Organizer: anamainiacks


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Still 10 people who can become overall winner. One table still busy with dessert and on four tables tea.
Planned end date: 25 December

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
All games in NYC and Brussels have been started.
Two groups left NYC and one Brussels other will follow soon.
Planned end date: 25 April.

Canadian Football League
Organiser: keiths31
Grey Cup after the Divisional Finals!

Conquer the New World
Organiser: keiths31
Final round under way...deep rounds

Global Musical Chairs
Organiser: keiths31
One game left in the pool round. Finals rounds coming soon.

Olympic Tournament
Organiser: ctgottapee
After Iron Maid was booted for being discovered a multi, the tourney went dead for a few weeks. I arranged with Steelhorse to take over the tourney and finish it out, being such a waste to let so huge an effort and nicely set up tourny go to waste.
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up: 81 regional games completed with 370 players from 75 countries competing to qualify to represent their local region in the Olympics. 22 of the final 30 competitors have been decided with the 8 remaining players to come from European qualifiers yet to be completed.

The Battle for Escalating Supremacy
Organiser: barterer2002
Finishing up Round 1 on most maps.

The Greatest Baseball Team Ever
Organiser:barterer2002
75 Reds are in the finals. 44 Browns and 19 Reds are playing in the other semi finals

The Bombardment Tournament
Organiser: barterer2002
Two finals games continuing.

The Battle For Supremacy
Organiser: barterer2002
Currently finishing up Round 3 with two players already advancing to the finals.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round six is wrapping up.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
5/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps

Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"2008 MLB Season" -BaldAdonis
"Feudal 1v1 Round Robin" -Army of Achilles
"War in the Americas" -goggles_paisano
"Serie A" -League: dragon dor & Forza AZ (Catania) /Cup: chard & Condor (Atalanta) / Supercup: dragon dor & Forza AZ (Catania)
"Climb the Mountain III" -BagwellTheGreat
"Emperor or Rome" -jbrettlip
"Captain Moo's Challenge Tournament" -DimnjacarStef
"Championship Series: Berlin1961" -dustin800
"The Mod Wars" -James Vasquez
"American Dominators Ult Bracket"- Joshrising
"World Maps 1v1 Tournament"- ralphcptc
"Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles" -Jiminski & firstholliday
"H2SY's Doubles" -David Wain and Nephilim
"Super Smash Bros. Doubles League" -odratsab and ekimlil216
"Championship Series: Brazil" -Tripitaka
"The Decisive War: Feudal War Triples" -Army of Achilles and White Moose and FATHARRY
"Quick Tourney" -got tonkaed
"WWIITS The Death Railway" -Army of Achilles
"Termination: Indochina" -Natelya
"Gladiator Assassin" -pelato
"The Timminz tournament" -Phoenix.bradley
"United Nations CC Conference" -Rhinestone80
"Foundry Update 5.0" -killmanic
"Minimalist Tournament" -Blindmatt
"Ultimate Classic's League" -KidWhiskey
"Back to Basics V" -Drew483
"Grand Slam" -LSU TigerJosh
"Anime Tourney Season 1" -killmanic
"History Class" -endar1077
"Mario Party Super Star" -mwcc
"FUS: cairnswk vs. WidowMakers" -Bones2484
"Just Win a Game" -dustin800
"Pick Your Letter" -MEK
"Live Once, Die Twice" -Blindmatt
"My House, My Rules" -prismsaber


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lackattack remains tied up, so his interview remains pending. This week we bring you a chat with blacky44. Next week, we will bring you an interview with killmanic based on your questions. You can send them in here.

Now, on with the interview!


Q: Hello, blacky44.

A:What's up.

Q:How did you find this website?

A:My brother told me about it.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:It sounded fun and my sisters wouldn't play risk with me :lol:.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:I could win points and try to win tournaments.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A:I wanted something new to do and contribute to the site.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Since July 21st

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:NCAA football tournament

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

A:Most of them are based on sports but some from old tournaments or anywhere else.

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

A: Older tournaments.

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

A:I was kind of slow in the first one I ran and some people got mad. The first one I participated was also NCAA football tournament and got to the semi-finals

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 ran one so far. I hope to organize about 50 by the time I'm 18 I hope I never retire though. Right now I'm running four.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:Journey to the New World, Terminator of all Terminators,NFL Season,World War II, and NCAA football tournament.

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:My favorite so far is NFL Season.

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

A:I'm playing in College Hoops 08 its my favorite because its fun and just like the real thing.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:Run

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

A:Standard, Flat rate, unlimited, no fog

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

A:Choose them myself, its much easier

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 most of my games in tournaments.

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

A:I was really excited it was the old classic,assassin,sequential,no cards, unlimited forts, and no fog of course there wasn't fog then and I gained 108 points.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A:Sad to say no

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

A:I'm going to have to say I don't have one. The good thing about getting eliminated form the tournament if your freemium you get to join another.

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

A: A good idea, lots of people, and you have to know what you are doing.

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

A: Optimus Prime's he has the most successful tournaments and everyone likes his for some reason, I would like to join some of his but most are for premium.

Q: What is the best Tournament that you think has been underestimated?

A: I don't think there has been any.

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

A: NFL Season. I don't have enough reserves. I haven't had a disappointment in any I entered.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A:Good mind and Lots of ideas and Lots of time.

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 players like sports I don't really know why.

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

A: The time it takes

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

A: Being a part of a website you love and seeing people join your tournaments. Plus the medals :lol: .

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

A:Not enough reserves ,and underestimate the time and abandon them

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: Get lots of reserves.

Q:What is your opinion on organizer neutrality? Should organizers be allowed to place themselves against their own clanmates in tournaments? Should organizers be allowed to join their own tournaments at all?

A: No for placing themselves against their own clan mates and I think organizers should be able to join their own tournaments but they need to be watched closely.

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

A: Wait till they need a update.

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

A: No I think they need to learn before they join.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A: Depends on what kind it is but usually get a reserve.

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

A: This site is nearly perfect I like it the way it is but I would like to see some changes though.

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

A: A create all games button.

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A:No

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

A: Don't be scared don't abandon them either and remember if a 12 year old can do it you can.

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

A:Complainers, Deadbeats. I don't think I have any more.

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

A: A couple hours.

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

A:No.

Q:Who are you?

A:A kid who likes sports

Q: Why did you pick the name blacky44?

A:I play baseball and I am a catcher and my gear is black and my number is 44.

Q:Where are you from?

A:I live in Nashville TN

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Red

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Great Lakes and USA. Least favorite is New World cant seem to win on that one.

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Freestyle, Escilating, Unlimited, Terminator, No fog

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Freestyle

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

A: College Football 09 next year based on division II football and a Christmas tournament and BCS buster tournament based on the BCS Standings.

Q: Any parting shots?

A: No,thanks for this opportunity though

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Any time Gozar



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Lately I've noticed that may you be an experienced organiser or newcomer in the amazing tournaments' world, there are things that are made according to following saying - why use the shortcut when you can go around. I've decided that I should share the experience that I've gathered when running my tournaments and hopefully it will become a dialogue between myself and readers of the newsletter. This is not meant only for organisers, I would also like to hear thoughts from players who have played in tens, maybe hundreds of tournaments but never run one. You have different views and perspective that might be hidden from myself and other playing organisers. Everybody, please contact amazzony with your questions, problems, ideas and thoughts!

Today I've decided to concentrate on Inbox. Optimus Prime has made a great job with a small guide that locates in Q&A subforum of General Discussion: Powers of the Inbox: How-To. Though a lot is explained in there then I would like to bring out a few things.

  • First and most important thing for TOs is the improvement that came with new forums awhile ago - chance to send a PM to many people at once. It's a blessing I tell you. I'm sure we have readers who don't remember the times when you could send message only to one person. Of course, it never stopped crazy people from running big tournaments but I'm very thankful (and there are surely others) that I can send one message to hundreds of players at once. It has opened new doors to updating tournaments, sending out games and pushing the limits to bigger and more complex tournaments.
  • Every saved second is a second that can be used in improving the tournament, I like to think. I've lately discovered that there's a cool button "Compose message". So, when you are sending several messages in a row then you don't have to return to Inbox and click "NEWPM" but you can save a click or two time to time. Might not seem much but when you are sending hundreds/thousands of messages then it saves you just a bit of time and I've found it quite handy.
  • Last but not least, a quick explanation what's the difference between "Add" and "Add [BCC]" buttons. When you use "Add" then everybody can see who the message has been sent. If you push "Add [BCC]" button then you won't share with others who else has got the same message. It's good to know when sending tournament invites or other messages that include tens or hundreds of names.

Have fun in discovering your Inbox and its possibilities! Don't forget to send me what you've discovered and what should be shared with the others in newsletter. In next issue we'll look a bit more into Inbox and if there are any questions by you then I'll find answers to them.


Wishing you happy messaging,

amazzony



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Interview with lackattack or killmanic Who will it be!?


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 49: 24/11/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:29 pm

Issue 49: 24/11/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
We hope you are enjoying the new additions to the newsletter. Be sure to drop our writers a line to comment on their contributions.
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
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Hello all, this is News Hound samuelc812 reporting for the Tournament Newsletter, this week we have some exciting news… The Map Foundry has announced 2 Holiday Map-Making Competitions, we will speak to oaktown about the purpose of the competition and how it will affect us here in the tournaments forum, and also run through some of the details of the competition…

This week I sat down with oaktown for a chat about the map-making competition…

News Hound wrote:Hey oaktown

oaktown wrote:Hey back at ya... glad to be of service.

News Hound wrote:What is the purpose of the foundry competition?

oaktown wrote:Most of us wouldn't be here on Conquer Club if we didn't have a healthy competitive side to our personalities, so bringing some friendly competition into the Foundry is a good thing. And since past competitions have been won by Foundry regulars, we wanted to get a competition going that would bring in new blood. Just as we were ready to announce it we were given the thumbs-up for a Centerscape revamp, so it seemed like fun to run side-by-side competitions - one for the Foundry veterans, and one for new mapmakers.

News Hound wrote:How will this benefit the tournaments forum?

oaktown wrote:New maps! You tournament guys are so busy (read: popular) that you have to be running out of ideas. ;) We'll end up with a brand spanking new map of Central America, and a Centerscape replacement that doesn't look like balls. Plus, I suspect that even the losers of this competition will be able to use elements of their designs in future work; our last revamp competition produced some beautiful work, and the ideas that came out of that competition will result in more than just an update of the Brazil map.

News Hound wrote:Can anyone get involved?

oaktown wrote:Absolutely, and by setting up one competition that is not open to our veteran mapmakers we are hoping it ill be more attractive to novices. Even if you've never wandered into the Foundry you'll be on even footing with your competition. That said, I'm certain we're still going to see some very high quality work - there are a lot of Photoshop junkies out there, and the bits and pieces that I've seen so far look quite good.

News Hound wrote:If there was one piece of advice you could give to amateur mapmakers, what would it be?

oaktown wrote:Ugh, only one? I guess it would be to keep your eyes on the prize. Most mapmakers will agree that the first project is a lot more work than they'd ever imagined. If you're serious about making a map you'll get it done, and we're there to help you, but you need to go into this with the understanding that you aren't going to be able to whip up a ready-to-play map in an hour or two using the Paint application that came with Windows. Oh, and my second piece of advice would be not to use that Paint application that came with Windows. We recently had a good discussion as to why in the Foundry.

News Hound wrote:As a person who has had a map quenched, how does it feel when you see people making tournaments out of your map?

oaktown wrote:I'm routinely shocked to see that the map that I put together two years ago (which is by no means my best) still has over 100 active games being played on it - and even more surprised to see it being used for the occasional tournament! It's a good feeling to create something that becomes a part of the site, especially at a site like CC where the expectation and standards are pretty high.
Now, if I could win some of those tournaments I'd like it even more. ;)

News Hound wrote:Thankyou for your time :)

oaktown wrote:My pleasure, and I'm looking forward to seeing your competition entry, samuelc.


For more information about the map-making competition please visit the Competition Thread

Well that’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks issue..

If you have an idea for a good story please feel free to PM samuelc812



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Space was the first map Quenched.

6 maps REVAMPed – Classic, Circus Maximus, Montreal, Middle East, Indochina, and Canada.

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Bundesliga
Organizer: Forza AZ

Major+ 2009 Winter Doubles League
Organizer: AndrewB

Club World Cup 2008
Organizer: Forza AZ

Pick a Partner
Organizer: reptile

Cops and Robbers
Organizer: true2paintball

American Civil War Re-enactment
Organizer: Moran555


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The Army Warfare Bracket
Organizer: max if gr8

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament V
Organizer: Gilligan

TO; League of Corporals
Organizer: Forza AZ
A multi-organizer tournament series with a tournament for each rank. If your rank is not in the newsletter now, it is already full. Full tournaments: Privates First Class, Sergeants, Sergeants First Class, Lieutenants, Captains, Majors.

TO; League of Colonels+
Organizer: killmanic

TO; League of Cooks
Organizer: amazzony

TO; League of Cadets
Organizer: gameplayer

TO; League of Corporals First Class
Organizer: Lufsen75

TO; League of Privates
Organizer: Serbia


General Tournaments

The Speed Tournament Test
Organizer: Natewolfman

Continents Cup
Organizer: Lufsen75

Asian Assassin Tournament
Organizer: Tang Kai

Trippel Trappel
Organizer: PaulusH
Waiting for people to join. Based on St Nicolaas 36 individual people will be trapped in tripple games. Planned start date: 6 December. Using a 6x6 windmill system.

Poker Night at the Club
Organizer: Dragonah

The Epic Final War for World Domination
Organizer: Beko the Great

Melee
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Beat Every Player
Organizer: max is gr8

Thug Life
Organizer: bigreuben
Team games and standard games

Elimination Endurance Tournament
Organizer: astronautg117

NHL League
Organizer: sensfan

NBA 2008-09
Organizer: SNARF17WD

Pokemon Pearl
Organizer: Zoebear1

Minimalist Tourney II
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Doodle Deathmatch!
Organizers: LFAW and DAT_WAT_SHE_SAID

Freestyle Champions
Organizer: Soldier4Christ

Hitman: Asia
Organizer: ralpcptc

My Map is Better than Yours
Organizer: ralphcptc

Tupence’s Little Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Bigger, Better, European Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Big Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

The Dungeon Explorers
Organizer: cupid1080


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Still 9 people who can become overall winner. At 4 tables 20 people are drinking tea.
Planned end date: 25 December

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Approx 20 groups in 5 different cities.
Everybody left NYC.
Planned end date: 25 April.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round six is wrapping up.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
5/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tournament" -ubcman64
"H-O-R-S-E" -LFAW
"Literature Prize" -killmanic
"Don't Take Too Long: Bracket Edition" -amazzony
"CC Gaming Tour 08" -NoobX200
"Snowy Rock Races" -Shino Tenshi
"Battle of Actium" -elmerfudd
"US Pro Sports Showdown" -killmanic
"Battle of the N00Bs 3" -Watsy
"Championship Series: Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Foundry Update 5.2" -lunatic96
"Foundry Update 5.1" -knighthawk
"President of Conquer Club" -lostatlimbo
"Assassin Newbie Tournament" -Bones2484
"Battle to Rule Doodle Earth 1v1 Tournament" -lostatlimbo
"2008 MLB Season" -BaldAdonis
"Feudal 1v1 Round Robin" -Army of Achilles
"War in the Americas" -goggles_paisano
"Serie A" -League: dragon dor & Forza AZ (Catania) /Cup: chard & Condor (Atalanta) / Supercup: dragon dor & Forza AZ (Catania)
"Climb the Mountain III" -BagwellTheGreat
"Emperor or Rome" -jbrettlip
"Captain Moo's Challenge Tournament" -DimnjacarStef
"Championship Series: Berlin1961" -dustin800
"The Mod Wars" -James Vasquez
"American Dominators Ult Bracket"- Joshrising
"World Maps 1v1 Tournament"- ralphcptc
"Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles" -Jiminski & firstholliday
"H2SY's Doubles" -David Wain and Nephilim
"Super Smash Bros. Doubles League" -odratsab and ekimlil216
"Championship Series: Brazil" -Tripitaka
"The Decisive War: Feudal War Triples" -Army of Achilles and White Moose and FATHARRY
"Quick Tourney" -got tonkaed
"WWIITS The Death Railway" -Army of Achilles
"Termination: Indochina" -Natelya
"Gladiator Assassin" -pelato
"The Timminz tournament" -Phoenix.bradley
"United Nations CC Conference" -Rhinestone80
"Foundry Update 5.0" -killmanic
"Minimalist Tournament" -Blindmatt
"Ultimate Classic's League" -KidWhiskey
"Back to Basics V" -Drew483
"Grand Slam" -LSU TigerJosh
"Anime Tourney Season 1" -killmanic


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This time, amazzony's tournament advice will be short because I was hoping to get some feedback and questions from readers but it seems that everybody either know their inbox really well or don't understand at all so no questions came. I would like to say that this part of the newsletter is mostly to help organisers and players to understand and learn some aspects of the site and other things that are related to tournament organising. I won't be giving hints how to win tournaments because for that there are way better people like BaldAdonis, Godd and killmanic who are in the top of winning tournaments.

As promised in last issue, we'll look a bit more into inbox and this time I would like to turn your attention to messaging etiquette. I'm not sure it's the best word for the following but it's the best I could find.

  • First thing, after deciding who to message, is to write a subject. For that, I would recommend not to use Hey or Hello but something more specific about what the message is about. It's especially important when messaging people who get many PMs a day and might not have enough time to read them always (people like myself :lol: ). If you are writing about a tournament then always include the tournament name in the title and after it you can write more specifically what your message is about (in brackets for example). Add "results", "question", "mistake" etc.
  • Secondly, after subject, you'll write your question or problem or whatever is on your mind. There's not much to follow in there IMO, just make sure that you make yourself understandable. Though, I have a few suggestions. When you are writing about some certain game, make sure that you add the game number. If you are having trouble with some certain player, make sure to add the player name (correctly written). Little things like that can save a lot of time.

    It seems that this is it for today. If you have any comments or questions about Inbox and how I presented it then don't hesitate and contact me. Next week we'll be looking more closely to BBCode and tags, if you are interested in something specific then let me know about it.


    Happy messaging and cya next week in Amazzony's Advice!



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lackattack remains tied up, so his interview remains pending. This week we bring you a chat with killmanic. Next week, we will bring you an interview with Boss_oss_ss based on your questions. You can send them in here.

Now, on with the interview!


Q: Hello,killmanic.

A:Hello

Q:How did you find this website?

A:My roommates last year told me about it, and we all played for a while.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:To destroy my roommates

Q:Why do you like CC?

A:Its a fun site that can take my mind off of school

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:I was getting bored playing normal games

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A:Well I had seen some very poorly run tournaments and thought I could do better then they did.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A:Not that long its been perhaps 4 months

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:Almost completely random (a partial rip off of Natewolfmans Randomocity)

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

A:The first was from Nate's and my second was because I wanted to see a huge AOR 2 4 player tournament where it was based on a lot of games so hopefully the best would win

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

A:No one really

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

A:Almost completely random was a 1v1 tourney where it was 1 game per round winner advancing, where all the settings and the map were chosen at random by random.org, overall it was a fun time and an easy to run tournament. The first tournament I entered was Nate's first foundry update. In the first round I faced off against Nate and won, but lost in the second round. It was a lot of fun.

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

A:I have finished 2 and have 1 in the create/join stage right now. I'm not sure retire is the right word, as I take longer between my tournaments than OP's retirement lasted, so I guess I have retired twice before :lol:

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:Almost completely random and Ultimate Magic Tournament

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:Almost completely random, making every game be fully random (minus the fact it was always 1v1 and seq.), there were some great pairings in it like circus with fog, adj forts, and flat rate.

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

A:That has to be either AOR Officer's Magic Club Tournament, which was my first win, or The Rescue of Optimus Prime. The AOR tournament because i remember stressing out about the finals so much counting the points and running down all the possible situations that would have me end up winning the tournament. The reason for The rescue of OP is because I still have the first round game going and yet the tournaments been done for many months now.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:As much as I like running them I would have to say I like joining them more

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

A:1v1 since if mistakes are made I am making them. As for favorite format I cant really decide I like most formats.

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

A:I have never let them chose so I can't really answer this.

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, most of my games are tournaments.

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

A:Not all that excited, what got me more excited was a few wins later when I beat djt5483, JOHNNYROCKET24, and Flang, when I was teamed with 2 other players brand new to CC also.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A:Yeah 15 currently Bald and I share the title of conquerer of tournaments (if there was such a title)

Q:Why are you keeping me from winning tournaments??

A:Let me guess, Night Strike wrote this one, and its nothing personal you're just in the wrong place at a wrong time.

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

A:Optimus Prime Anniversary Tournament, where after beating OP in the first round I ran into someone who my dice could not beat (I never killed a single army while attacking) in the third round.

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

A:All tournaments are successful as long as the TO keeps them going to the end and there is no messed up rules so that winning the finals is easier for some people then others.

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

A:Amazzony's single seasons are very impressive, and so were some of Nate's bigger tournaments, so I have no clue on this one.

Q: What is the best Tournament that you think has been underestimated?

A:One shot one kill, it took Nate so much work to get everyone to sign up.

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

A:Not with any I have ran but many that I have entered, as for a while none of them seemed to ever finish they always just died off.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A:Being willing and able to put in the time that is needed.

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:Just fun random ideas, because there is so much of the same thing out there in terms of tournaments that something new will attract a lot of people.

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

A:When people bug me asking how they are doing. I post all the info that is done on the thread so check it and stop being lazy.

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

A:Getting to see people enjoying my hard work.

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

A:Starting too big of a tournament they can not 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:As I haven't run that many tournaments I haven't made any big mistakes.

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 think an organizer should be allowed to join their own tournaments as long as there is no starting advantage for them. Almost all the organizers I know are fair about pairings, its only the ones who want to win and don't realize its just a game that do bad things.

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

A:I tend to wait till an update is needed.

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

A:I have to say no, since most tournaments are a few months long and the question mark hasn't shown yet that they will be able to play for the whole thing.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A:It depends the first round i might try and use a reserve but after that I will tend to give a bye.

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

A:I would have to say that question marks neither gained nor lost points.

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:Make it so tournament waiting games did not count towards the 50 limit as I along with others have run into the problem while being part of Map Blaster.

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A:Nope.

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

A:Play in a few first then try making one and make it a small one to start, to many games will just make it to hard.

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

A:As I don't want to list people I wont be answering this.

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

A:To much, but it's well worth it.

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

A:Yes my clan is CC's finest clan, The Imperial Dragoons. I am also in a few usergroups.

Q:Whats it like being a member of one of the most awesomest clans on CC?

A:Its great all my clan mates are a lot of fun to talk to.

Q:Who are you?

A:I'm trying to figure that out myself, in such an insane world who really knows themselves.

Q:What is your name? What is your address? What is your Social Security Number? What is your phone number? Do the past four questions seem stalkerish at all?

A:Charles Montgomery Burns, Just send all my mail to the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant Ill get it there, 2, unlisted, not at all.

Q: Why did you pick the name killmanic?

A:Ill just say there was some booze involved.

Q:Why do I keep spelling your name wrong as 'killmaniac'?

A:Cause the name was supposed to be killingmaniac.

Q:Why were you a chat mod as opposed to a Tournament mod?

A:Cause I spend a lot of time in chat, and there would be better people then me to be a tournament mod, say one of the elves.

Q:Why do I like Night Strike better?

A:I have no clue.

Q:How do you get time to mod the chat?

A:Its hard. I tend to have chat up in a small window while I do other things and just check in on chat every 5 min or so, or if I suddenly see a lot of emotes.

Q:Where are you from?

A:Earth

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:I like blue a lot but green is also great.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:Waterloo is the best map ever, and I hate all the very small maps

Q:Why are you good at Waterloo?

A:Cause I have played it a lot and like the concept of the map. Also it was a difficult map so I decided I wanted to get good at it.

Q:Favourite settings?

A:1v1 Waterloo, foggy, seq, chained, no cards.

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Seq

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

A:Not right now

Q:Why is xruan so amazing?

A:Umm......

Q:Natewolfman would like a 2 page essay on why he is your role model in every way shape and form on CC.

A:2 page really, can't he just read above and see that he did inspire me to become a TO isn't that enough.

Q: Any parting shots?

A:This was a lot longer then I thought. PS any colonels or higher out there join my new tournament.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:No problem


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 50: 01/12/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:13 pm

Issue 50: 01/12/08

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Hello all and welcome to another week of the News Hound. This week has seen some heated discussion about ‘Point Restriction’ Tournaments in the General Info/Q&A/Discussion Sub-Forum. I will be running through both sides of the argument and seeing what either side has to say on the issue.

The initiator of the thread Bones2484 has raised the issue that there have been way too many Point Restricted tournaments that have been created recently. More than ten point restricted tournaments have been started over the last couple of weeks, mostly for people 2000+ in points with the highest point restriction tournament being for 2500+. The point has also been raised that there should be restrictions on how many tournaments a person can have priviledges for at one time, the example was given of one organiser creating 11 tournaments in 2 days...

After the thread started the organiser who is responsible for most of these tournaments changed the description in some of his tournament threads to "All players welcome" but left the title as "2500+" so as to deter the lower ranks. There is also the issue of easy medals, many of the long-time organisers have worked hard for their medals, they have organised long tournaments and put a lot of work into them. Now all it has taken is a few "medal thirsty" players who want to be worshipped to come along and organise these short 1v1 tounaments, with 16 players and just change the map 12 times and you have yourself 12 medals while a more competent organiser is still earning his second medal because he can come up with more interesting and a more appealing tournament which require the hard yards to be put in for a medal.

Some of these tournaments include…
JR’s 1v1 challenge II 2500+ (organiser: JOHNNYROCKET24)
Coral Coast 1v1 2300+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Charleston 1v1 2300+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Solar System 1v1 2100+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Arm’s Race 1v1 2300+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Poker Heads Up 2100+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Extreme 1v1 2100+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Super Max 1v1 2100+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Malta 1v1 2500+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
AoR 3 1v1 2500+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Midkemdil 2500+ (organiser: Blitzaholic)
Major+ 2009 Winter Doubles League 2200+ (organiser: AndrewB)
However, to their credit some of these organiser’s do create tournaments open to all…

Please Note before reading on: The content of this article is not the entire content of the discussion thread, there is more info that has been left out for the sake of the article, to get ALL the details please visit the discussion thread.

Here is what Bones2484 had to say on the issue…

Bones2484 wrote:All of the above tournaments are announced for 2500+ only. This probably eliminated close to 90-95% of the players who play tournaments. Sure I may be whining because I don't qualify myself at this point in time... but I am of the opinion that ALL tournaments should be made available to every player on the site.

If anything, these elitist games can be ran by PM or in the callouts forum. Trying to pass these off as "tournaments" are a complete joke. This blatant discrimination and conceited attitude has already ruined most aspects of this site, and I don't want to see it ruin the only thing I am still on CC for… Tournaments.


Other Opinions include…

Timminz wrote:I don't see a problem with point restrictions on entry, as long as there is an equal tournament being offered for all the other ranks. Something like the "League of...." tournaments that are going on now. But, to offer half a dozen tournaments that are only open to the top 250 (or so) players is just elitist *expletive*. The tournament forum is not the place for it.


And now the rebuttal…

Blitzaholic wrote: As I discussed in length with some in here on these 2500+ tournaments, this will be my last batch, several liked them and wanted more, I thought I was sparking cc by trying to get more involved in tournaments as many high ranks don’t, but many started to come around after I invited some. Again, I have no problem not making anymore of these after these are done if that makes all happy.… and the reason many don’t play them is because they lose a ton of points! why do 90% of the people that win tournaments feel good when the top 10% in scores are never in them, do you feel like you really competed against the best players on the site? cause you have not….I guarantee you that of the top 300 players on the scoreboard, they are 90% of the best players on this site.


Unfortunately, the TD’s have declined to comment in detail in both the thread and via PM however, they did say that it is within the rules for these tournaments to be organised. Former TD Optimus Prime did comment on the issue however, and this is what he had to say…

Optimus Prime wrote: Blitz, you are blind if you think that those players in the Top 300 are the best "all around" players this site has to offer. I would venture to guess that a majority of them got to that point specializing in one type of game play, and doing that does not mean that they are the best.

Until all of you up there on the first page of the scoreboard start showing up for any and all tournaments regardless of player score or style of play, I will continue to believe you do not have what it takes to truly play in them. You cannot claim to be the best if you aren't willing to play others who truly are the best at their craft.


So what do you think about the issue? Should there be a restriction on “Point Restricted” tournaments? For all the latest discussion and to voice your opinion on the issue, please visit the “Point Restricted” Tournament Discussion.

Well that’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks issue.
If you have an idea for a good story please feel free to PM samuelc812



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New man on top – killmanic has a 2 tournament win lead over Godd and BaldAdonis (16 wins to 14).

Welcome the newest Team CC member: iancanton the cartographer!

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Bundesliga
Organizer: Forza AZ

Major+ 2009 Winter Doubles League
Organizer: AndrewB

Pick a Partner
Organizer: reptile

Cops and Robbers
Organizer: true2paintball

Pacman Triangle
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Club World Cup
Organizer: Forza AZ

Harbor of Pearls
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Pacman Squared
Organizer: Blitzaholic



1 versus 1 Tournaments

The Army Warfare Bracket
Organizer: max if gr8

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament V
Organizer: Gilligan

TO; League of Colonels+
Organizer: killmanic

TO; League of Cadets
Organizer: gameplayer

TO; League of Privates
Organizer: Serbia

JR’s 1v1 Challenge III
Organizer: JOHNNYROCKET24

Race to the New World
Organizer: darbselod

NBA 2008-09
Organizer: SNARF17WD

Super Max Singles
Organizer: Blitzaholic

JR’s 1v1 Challenge II
Organizer: JOHNNYROCKET24

All Around CC Maps: Bamboo Jack
Organizer: coded


General Tournaments

Trippel Trappel
Organizer: PaulusH
Waiting for reserves to join. Based on St Nicolaas 36 individual people will be trapped in tripple games. Planned start date: 6 December. Using a 6x6 windmill system.

Poker Night at the Club
Organizer: Dragonah

The Epic Final War for World Domination
Organizer: Beko the Great

Beat Every Player
Organizer: max is gr8

Thug Life
Organizer: bigreuben
Team games and standard games

NHL League
Organizer: sensfan

Pokemon Pearl
Organizer: Zoebear1

Doodle Deathmatch!
Organizers: LFAW and DAT_WAT_SHE_SAID

Hitman: Asia
Organizer: ralpcptc

My Map is Better than Yours
Organizer: ralphcptc

Tupence’s Little Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Bigger, Better, European Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Big Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

The Dungeon Explorers
Organizer: cupid1080

One Chance to Assassinate
Organizer: coded

2009 Guild Wars
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Battle of the Hemispheres
Organizer: JoJo123

11 Round Classic Art Escalating
Organizer: BeakerWMA

Tupence’s African Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Premium I.G.K. Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Realms War
Organizer: Megadeth666

Stephan’s 4 Man Freestyle
Organizer: Stephen Wayne

Wolfman’s Champions
Organizer: Natewolfman

Art Attack
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Around the World in 80 Days
Organizer: stahrgazer


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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!

Doubles American Civil War Reenactment
Organiser: Moran555
First of nine rounds is underway

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Still 8 people can become overall winner. :geek: Four tables continue with their tea.
Planned end date: 25 December

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Everybody left NYC and Brussels.
Last group send to Pearl :shock:
Planned end date: 25 April.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Seven is beginning.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
5/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

7 Man Madness From Gilligan
January 1, 2009

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Here are some recent tournament winners.


"Star Wars II" -MudPuppy, ultraman, otis89 and magneto_acolyte
"Supreme Feudal Doubles Tournament" -Tammy Delee and Homer_Jay
"Assassins of the World" -RAM16
"Square Dancing" -Gehrem
"Fantasy World Cup Championship" -Gehrem and Endar1077
"Short WW2 Tournament" -blockhead15
"The Private/Lower Tournament" -scottishleaf
"The 8 Thoughts" -Zissou2
"Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tournament" -ubcman64
"H-O-R-S-E" -LFAW
"Literature Prize" -killmanic
"Don't Take Too Long: Bracket Edition" -amazzony
"CC Gaming Tour 08" -NoobX200
"Snowy Rock Races" -Shino Tenshi
"Battle of Actium" -elmerfudd
"US Pro Sports Showdown" -killmanic
"Battle of the N00Bs 3" -Watsy
"Championship Series: Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Foundry Update 5.2" -lunatic96
"Foundry Update 5.1" -knighthawk
"President of Conquer Club" -lostatlimbo
"Assassin Newbie Tournament" -Bones2484
"Battle to Rule Doodle Earth 1v1 Tournament" -lostatlimbo
"2008 MLB Season" -BaldAdonis
"Feudal 1v1 Round Robin" -Army of Achilles
"War in the Americas" -goggles_paisano
"Serie A" -League: dragon dor & Forza AZ (Catania) /Cup: chard & Condor (Atalanta) / Supercup: dragon dor & Forza AZ (Catania)
"Climb the Mountain III" -BagwellTheGreat
"Emperor or Rome" -jbrettlip
"Captain Moo's Challenge Tournament" -DimnjacarStef
"Championship Series: Berlin1961" -dustin800
"The Mod Wars" -James Vasquez
"American Dominators Ult Bracket"- Joshrising
"World Maps 1v1 Tournament"- ralphcptc
"Major+ 2008 Summer Doubles" -Jiminski & firstholliday
"H2SY's Doubles" -David Wain and Nephilim
"Super Smash Bros. Doubles League" -odratsab and ekimlil216
"Championship Series: Brazil" -Tripitaka
"The Decisive War: Feudal War Triples" -Army of Achilles and White Moose and FATHARRY


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Olympics: Citius (part 1), Altius (part 2) and Fortius (part 3)
Organizer: amazzony

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Enjoyment was rated by players that have played the tournament

Thursday February 28, 2008, amazzony started a bold new tournament idea. She would host three very large tournaments in honor of the Olympics.

“The best part about this tournament is that it included many different settings so you could pick which ones you wanted to play.” SuicidalSnowman verbalizes when asked how he felt about the Tournament. As stated, the tournament has a wide rage of settings that everybody likes. The tournament is full of tough players and long strategically played games. Great honor is deserved by merz the only winner of the tournament. merz had to player 13 games to win the tournament. Obviously the tournament is not for the faint in heart, for they will be removed as life is separated from the murdered, violently. Life in the tournament is intense, for each game becomes more and more important.

However, to find the truth, you ask the people that know the truth, the players. “I think the sexy organizer is doing a great job.” martyn fantasizes. Love for Amazzonys’s effort is felt from every one who played. ZionT says, “She runs the most organized tournaments out there and this is the best "large" series there is.” Which is a great credit to Amazzony. Large tournaments are hard to run, but, “Amazzonys’s ability to focus so much thought and effort onto one configuration of the Conquer Club experience.” states bamage. ralphcptc also adds, “Well organized, well thought out and managed well. Very complex tournaments with very little lag time between rounds.” To sum up she put a great effort out and as Dominator7 declares “Amazzony deserves a unique medal created just for her and her efforts.”

I now sit down for an interview with the “sexy” lady and see what she feels about the tournament.
“I'm doing/did something big and proved myself that even if things aren't as fun, I can keep going and not abandon what I've started.”
Where did you get the idea for the tournament?
“I've always wanted to run a big tournament and I enjoy watching Olympics so I guess I put 1 and 1 together and got the 3 parts of Olympics Tournament.”
Did you have fun running the tournament?
“Mostly yes though I'm not going to deny that there are/were times when I got sick and tired of it, mainly because of the same negative things happening again and again.”
Will there be more Olympic tournaments?
“I have one sitting in my "Future Tournaments" folder but I am not sure if it will ever be ran.

Well that about wraps it up for me. I like to conclude a big thanks to Amazzony for taking on such a big task. I hope this will inspire other host to put forth bigger tournaments that appeal to the masses. So till next time…

Jumping over every hurdle
Sir. Ricco


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lackattack remains tied up, so his interview remains pending. This week we bring you a chat with Boss_oss_ss. Next week, we sit down with former Tournament Director Optimus Prime. The interview is based on your questions. You can send them in here.

Now, on with the interview!


Q: Hello, Boss_oss_ss.

A: Hey Gozar

Q:How did you find this website?

A:My friend, Strider24, showed it to me.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:Because I enjoy beating him! Plus I love the game.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:I got bored of playing the same settings repetitively, so thought I would try entering a few to try something different.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A:I wanted to leave my mark on Conquer Club. Also it gets me more involved in CC and meet new people!

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: *Views Posts* Tue Nov 13, 2007

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:Doodle Earth Elimination, Which has grown to the Doodle Earth Massacre and Doodle Earth Doubles Tourneys.

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

A: They just pop into my head :lol:

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

A: Um.... I try and think of other people :^o

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

A:It took quite a time to fill up, and because of this I had a lot of deadbeats, since then I have chosen better settings for maps and this has reduced the amount of people needing replaced!

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:*Looks at medals* I've run 4, and would like to run at least 10 before I leave. I am currently running 3, with one on hold until we get a better version of Classic map, but I may have to continue with the map we have at the moment (Keep a look out people ;) )

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:Doodle Earth Elimination, Doodle Earth Massacre, Doodle Earth Doubles, Minimalist Tourney 1. Currently running Pass the Points 1, Minimalist Tourney 2 and Boss_oss_ss's Big Bracket Tourney- Classic (On hold :? )

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:Gotta be my first one- Doodle Earth Elimination

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

A:Every Single Setting: Classic , The amount of games is immense, and its a real challenge keeping up with some of the top players on CC

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:I love both \:D/

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

A: 2 player Speed games are my favourite- fast, quick thinking - just how I like it :P
Umm....Standard, Escalating, Unlimited, No-FOW, though I do enjoy terminator and assassin games too!

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

A: I don't really mind what the settings are, but I do prefer to make my own games.

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

A:Um....I think I'm in 5 tournaments, but only have 9 games running, which makes a change from the 120 I had at the beggining of The Every Single Setting Tourney!

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

A:Very :D :D :D :) :) :lol:

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A:Nope- but I hope to......eventually :cry:

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

A:The first Tourney that I took part in, Scottish cup doubles, where I didn't win a match :-({|=

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

A:Something that everybody enjoys and doesn't take too long to play in. I.E. a 2-player game on World 2.1 (Sorry to anyone actually running a tourney with this settings :twisted: )

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

A:I think it will be the Cairns Coral Coast Tournament- which was another of my first tourneys that I took part in- must of been about 500 people taking part!

Q: What is the best Tournament that you think has been underestimated?

A:Im unsure- new kids on the block always seem to get their ideas underestimated, but some of them are good ideas!

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

A:I was dissappointed in my second tournament, The Surprise Random Tourney, which had so many deadbeats that it had to be abandoned ](*,)

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A:Someone you can have a laugh with, listens to the people who are taking part and makes it for people to enjoy!

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 the word Conquer Club and words like Big draw people in, but a catchy name or a name that gives people an idea about the tourney I think draws people in. Also having a number if it is the 2nd or 3rd in a series makes people think that its a successful series 8-)

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

A:The long wait for signups.

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

A:Seeing people enjoy tournaments and winning them!

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

A:Big tournaments that arn't going to work, that and choosing settings that take too long to finish.

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: Forgetting to put settings in the introduction, I keep to smaller tournaments which seem to work :mrgreen:

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 do not have a veiw on this, but if organisers want to get involved in their own tournaments, why shouldnt they?

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

A:I just wait!, but i usually update them after every game is finished- which is a benefit of small tourneys!

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

A:If they plan on become a full-time member I can't see why not!

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A:A reserve- gives other players a chance to take part!

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

A:I would turn the Classic and 'Centerscape' maps back :!: :!: :twisted: :twisted:

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 the time limit of a month for filling up to be taken away- its always a pain! I would like to see a tab on 'My Games' to show all the games that organiser has created to make it easier for updating!

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A:Nope!

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

A:Start small, and look at other tournaments and how they have set up a description of their tournaments. A good description seems to get people involved more :D

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

A:1.I have inside information that Gen1 don't like me because of my small tournaments :cry: - its not a headache, it just hurts [-(
2. Deadbeats
3. Waiting forever for games to be finished
4. People who complain about how they don't like your ideas- just keep it to yourself!!
5.?????? cant think of a 5th....

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

A:about 1 hour on a school day, about 3-6 at weekends!

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

A:The almighty Legion of the Damned!!!

Q:Who are you?

A: I am a 17 year old rugby player!

Q: Why did you pick the name Boss_oss_ss?

A: :-k I often get asked this and I don't actually know!

Q:Where are you from?

A: Letchworth in Hertfordshire- England

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:Red!

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:Favourite is Doodle Earth- over 200 wins, least is Conquer man, just cant seem to grab hold of the tactics!

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Doodle Earth, 2 player speed, Sequential, Escalating, No FOW

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Sequential

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

A: Once my Minimalist Tourney 2 is over, the 3rd in the series will start- Minimalist Tourney 2 has been my quickest filling tourney so far- 13 people joined in 1 hour- with only 16 spaces available.

Q: Any parting shots?

A: Bang! Nah If anyone fancies a game or has any ideas that they would like to give me, Pm me!!!

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: See you around!


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Interview with lackattack or Optimus Prime Who will it be!?


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 51: 09/12/08]

Postby Gozar on Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:41 pm

Issue 51: 09/12/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
New poll has gone up this week. Be sure to stop by to vote!
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar

We also have some sad news from one of our staff:

Sir. Ricco wrote:Well, my time has come to say goodbye to CC. It is unfortunately news to me. Due to personally issues I will be unable to close my account properly. If you like to take over any of my accounts talk to the TDs. If I am any of your tournaments you will need to find a replacement for me. I have enjoyed running tournaments and working on the newsletter with Gozar and Gillgan. But it is time for me to say goodbye.

Goodbye
Sir. Ricco



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Here are the results of the last Newsletter Poll question: What format do you like best?

Standard 20%
1v1 26%
Doubles (4 player) 8%
Doubles (6 player) 3%
Doubles (8 player) 2%
Triples No votes
Quads No votes
Assassin 3%
Terminator 8%
A combination of various types 25%
All of the above 5%

Total votes : 61

Please stop by the Suggestion Thread and vote on our latest poll question: How did you come to play in tournaments?


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What is Wrong with the ‘Reply Button’?

So what has happened to our Reply Button in Private Messages? Well that is what this weeks News Hound is all about…
On June 13 2008, Magiw made a suggestion in the Suggestions and Bug Reports Forum

Magiw wrote:Concise description:
  • Add a Reply All Button to PM window so that with one click you can reply to all people you received a PM from.

Specifics:
  • Code can be found at the phpbb forums, received help from the community to get it for my forum and think it would be more useful here. Info at bottom of page 2
  • phpBB Code

This will improve the following aspects of the site:
  • PM's between multiple players, clan members or tournament players can be handled with one button click instead of looking up individual names.


Over the past week we have all realised in some way or another that our Reply Button is not what it used to be. The Reply Button is now a Reply to All button thanks to the upgrade to the site’s forum software phpBB 3.0.3, this was happily announced by the sites webmaster lackattack.

lackattack wrote:I upgraded the forum to phpBB 3.0.3 and indeed the PM Reply button works like 'Reply to all' :D

Here is the full list of improvements in 3.0.3


Or so we thought…

Improvements? Maybe in some cases, but to those who PM but never read the forums, this has turned from what should have been a great improvement into a PM nightmare. Spam, Spam and more Spam is what everyone wakes up to every morning.

As Tournament Lovers we use the Mass PM system a great deal, for sending out tournament games to players, not to mention the countless number of clan leaders who mass PM their clan with information. Before this upgrade, when you replied to a mass PM it would only go to the sender, now with this upgrade, your reply goes to the many others who were included in the original message. You may not want others to see what you are writing, but they do because you don’t know what you’re doing. Now every morning many Conquer Club players are waking up to a full and overflowing inbox, and to find that important PM’s have been lost due to the overwhelming amount of ‘Spam Mail’.

So this weeks News Hound is not only a story but also a warning to all those who don’t know this by now, until we can get two separate buttons for this, instead of just the one please take heed and caution when replying to a mass PM, so we can all make our Conquer Club experience a little more enjoyable. To avoid this problem Night Strike has an Announcement as to how to avoid it…

Night Strike wrote:Public Service Announcement

PLEASE avoid sending out massive PMs using the "Add" button when you are sending out invitations to your tournaments or sending out the games. It gets VERY annoying to those people who have to keep receiving your replies due to the new "Reply to All" function.

Until things are fixed or cleaned up, please add the long list of players using the "Add [BCC]" button. This will keep everyone who receives the PM from receiving subsequent replies. Thanks.

~Night Strike


Well that’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks issue.
If you have an idea for a good story please feel free to PM samuelc812



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Returning next week to get a new list going.

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Et, tu Brutus?
Organizer: Lindax

Super Triples Tournament
Organizer: LB Ninja


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The Army Warfare Bracket
Organizer: max if gr8

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament V
Organizer: Gilligan

TO; League of Colonels+
Organizer: killmanic

JR’s 1v1 Challenge III
Organizer: JOHNNYROCKET24

JR’s 1v1 Challenge II
Organizer: JOHNNYROCKET24

All Around CC Maps: Brazil
Organizer: coded

All Around CC Maps: Canada
Organizer: coded

All Around CC Maps: British Isles
Organizer: coded

Cundy Comp I: Feudal War
Organizer: Cundy

ULEB Cup 2008/2009
Organizer: Fipa

All Around CC Maps: Cairns Coral Coast
Organizer: coded

Championship Series: Classic Shapes
Organizer: barterer2002

Championship Series: Classic Art
Organizer: barterer2002


General Tournaments

The Epic Final War for World Domination
Organizer: Beko the Great

Thug Life
Organizer: bigreuben
Team games and standard games

NHL League
Organizer: sensfan

Doodle Deathmatch!
Organizers: LFAW and DAT_WAT_SHE_SAID

Hitman: Asia
Organizer: ralpcptc

My Map is Better than Yours
Organizer: ralphcptc

Tupence’s Little Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Bigger, Better, European Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Big Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

The Dungeon Explorers
Organizer: cupid1080

One Chance to Assassinate
Organizer: coded

Stephan’s 4 Man Freestyle
Organizer: Stephen Wayne

Wolfman’s Champions
Organizer: Natewolfman

First Adjacent Attacks Tournament
Organizer: n00blet

Continental Champions
Organizer: sammy324

Pokemon Diamond
Organizer: Zoebear1

Best and Worst Tour
Organizer: Megadeth666

Champion of Iceland
Organizer: negoeien

The N Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

Tour de France]
[b]Organizer: a.sub

Kill the Rat: Prison Riot
Organizer: The Neon Peon


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
amazzony wins!

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group send to Hong Kong
First groups are visiting San Francisco
Planned end date: 25 April.

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
Still busy with getting the last persons in their first game.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Seven is playing.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

7 Man Madness From Gilligan
January 1, 2009

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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Around All CC's Maps: Alexanders Empire" -pogophiles
"Northern Europe Maps 1v1" -topper
"Around All CC's Maps: Ancient Greece" -Blitzaholic
"AOM Singles" -demonfork
"2008 Sprint Cup Series" -aspalm
"Foundry Update 6.0" -killmanic
"Around All CC's Maps: Australia" -zissou2
"Best Movie Ever, CC Edition" -gehrem
"Just Win a Game II" -BENJIKAT IS DEAD
"Subprime Crisis 2008" -gunner1980
"AOR 3 Singles 1v1 2500+" -DBandit70
"King of Merchant" -blitzaholic, davidwain, nephilim
"2500+ Midkemdil 1v1" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Africa" -elmerfudd
"Qwert Bracket Tournament III" -Natewolfman
"Space 2500+ 1v1 Singles" -Reptile
"Conquer the Continents" -Godd
"Canadian Football League 2008" -vexx & goggles paisano
"2500+ Malta 1 on 1 Singles" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Arms Race!" -joriki
"Around All CC's Maps: Archipelago" -Blitzaholic
"World Maps 1v1 Tournament 3" -gamefreakguy
"Oasis Single" - -Maximus-
"Territories Become Alive" -harvmax
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 1" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 2" -Sir. Ricco
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 3" -Vikorus
"Star Wars II" -MudPuppy, ultraman, otis89 and magneto_acolyte
"Supreme Feudal Doubles Tournament" -Tammy Delee and Homer_Jay
"Assassins of the World" -RAM16
"Square Dancing" -Gehrem
"Fantasy World Cup Championship" -Gehrem and Endar1077
"Short WW2 Tournament" -blockhead15
"The Private/Lower Tournament" -scottishleaf
"The 8 Thoughts" -Zissou2
"Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tournament" -ubcman64
"H-O-R-S-E" -LFAW
"Literature Prize" -killmanic
"Don't Take Too Long: Bracket Edition" -amazzony
"CC Gaming Tour 08" -NoobX200
"Snowy Rock Races" -Shino Tenshi
"Battle of Actium" -elmerfudd
"US Pro Sports Showdown" -killmanic
"Battle of the N00Bs 3" -Watsy
"Championship Series: Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Foundry Update 5.2" -lunatic96
"Foundry Update 5.1" -knighthawk


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It's been a few weeks now since I've given some advice but now I'll mix something together to all the organisers and players out there in hope that everybody will find something useful. If not from this issue then perhaps in the previous ones or maybe in the future.

  • Firstly I'd like to mention one more thing about messaging and this goes fully to tournament organisers. Biggest mistake that I've seen in messages is that organiser either says that take a look at scoreboard or please post results to tournament thread but... why aren't you adding the link to tournament thread then? It's just a few extra clicks but make players check your thread and make things a lot comfortable for your players (and to you if you wish people to post results).
  • Now, lets move on to BBCode. You can read all about it when you follow this link which also locates under smileys when you type a message and it is under "BBCode is ON/OFF". A lot is explained in there - how to make bold, italic and underlined text, how to add colors and change size and how to mix it all. Quoting, code and list is also explained in there. Finally, linking and putting pictures to forums is also in the guide. In some future issue I will talk more about how to manage images and in next issue I will talk more about some tags.

If you have any questions or comments on today's topics then please let me know. Cya next time!


amazzony



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lackattack remains tied up, so his interview remains pending. This week we sat down with former Tournament Director Optimus Prime. You can read his previous interview in this thread and scrolling down to issue #4. Next week, we have a chat with Megadeth666. The interview is based on your questions. You can send them in here.

Now, on with the interview!


Q: Hello, Optimus Prime.

A: Good Morning, Gozar.

Q: Why do you get another interview?

A: Well, I'm going to assume that it has something to do with the tournament newsletter being such a long running institution so far, and you needed someone to do a repeat interview because you had run out of organizers. It has been over a year since my last interview, and a lot has changed since then.

Q: Are we running out of new organizers to interview?

A: I think to a certain point we are, but at the same time, there will eventually be a good stock of new blood out there willing to be poked and prodded about how they like to do things.

Q: What do you think of the fact that lackattack is too lazy to finish his interview? Is lack abandoning the tournament forum too?

A: I'm a little bit disappointed. I was really looking forward to seeing what he had to say in relation to tournaments, especially the things he was tossing around in his head for possible improvements to our system. However, having worked more closely with him than most I understand he is a busy man and only has so many hours in the day.

Q: What has changed in your life since we last spoke?

A: In real life, my wife is due to have our first child (a boy) sometime in the next 13 days which is pretty exciting. I'm also getting very close to finishing up my degree at Brigham Young University (wrapping up in 1 year), and I've been working on some great websites in my free time to help further my career. One of them is even related to Conquer Club, but that's all I can tell you right now. ;)

Q: What has changed in Conquer Club since the last interview?

A: That's a loaded question, isn't it? A lot has changed. I think the site has become a little less social, which is unfortunate, and at the same time I think it has become a little more inconsistent. I'll leave it at that, otherwise I'll probably say something controversial.

Q: You retired from tournament directing. What motivated that decision?

A: There were several factors that factored into the decision. I needed more time in real life with a child on the way as well as to spend more time practicing my web programming skills. Also, the site had lost its entertainment value for me. Serving as a Tournament Director and Global Moderator is not something that is "sunshine and cookies," as a matter of fact, most of the time it's a bit of a pain in the ass. Regardless, I did enjoy my time in both positions and learned some valuable lessons. The biggest factor was loss of fun in logging in each day and I wanted to get that back. By giving it up I was able to reduce a lot of stress in my life and have fun again.

Q: What CC related projects are you working on right now?

A: Well, lets see, I obviously have my current tournaments still going. There are 5 still active, and I'm not sure yet if I'll do any past that, but 2008 Sprint Cup was quite successful, so perhaps I will run a sequel to that one at some point. Other than that, there is the usual Hall of Fame updating with Gilligan that I work on, and one other project... but I cannot reveal the details at this point. Let's just say that it is an independent activity site that will force members of Conquer Club to stretch their minds. ;)

Q: What else would you have liked to accomplish during your time as tournament director?

A: I really would have liked to somehow convince Lack to get some tournament improvements done faster, especially the ability to join separate teams in doubles, triples, and quads games. That would be one of the single biggest improvements to CC as a whole, most especially in the tournament realm. Other than that, I think I accomplished far more than I thought I would, and hopefully it was mostly well-received.

Q: What is the biggest issue facing the tournament forum?

A: Organizers who are just looking for their tournament medal, or organizers who are not putting in a full effort. It bothers me to see organizers that make the same tournament over and over and do not demonstrate that they have the ability to stretch their imagination even to the slightest degree.

Q: Optimus Prime, are there any exciting tournaments which you wish you ran earlier in the year but never got a chance?

A: Not really. I try to make my tournaments somewhat unique and I think I accomplish that for the most part.

Q: Any future tournament plans?

A: As of the moment I am writing this, no, but then I've said that before, haven't I? Right now my focus is on other endeavors that I would really like to see completed before I can get back into new tournaments. There are so many active right now that I think everyone will survive just fine without me for a few months.

Q: How do you feel the introduction of the medal system has affected tournaments?

A: My honest opinion is that I feel it was released without proper feedback from the Tournament Directors and that it has lead to a plethora of half-hearted tournament organizers just eager for a medal. The system cannot handle properly awarding the organizers who have spent months running high quality tournaments because there is a cap on the number you can receive.

Q: Your reaction to Classic Art and Centerscape?

A: Classic Art isn't too bad, at least it is playable, but Classic Shapes is atrocious. Centerscape is about equal with Classic Shapes in my opinion. At least the powers that be are allowing a Centerscape REVAMP, but Classic Art needs one too.

Q: What do you think has been Conquer Club's darkest moment?

A: Contrary to what most people think, it was not the dismissal of wicked (that was a long time coming and should have happened sooner), nor the disappearance of the Classic map (everyone will get over it, and likely already has). In my opinion it is the fact that we have not had a significant gameplay related update or improvement in almost a year. The main part of this website is to play the game, not the forums, not the medals, not anything else. To go so long without a new game feature is disappointing in my mind. It doesn't look like anything is coming in the near future however.

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

A: I think that they should be given the benefit of the doubt, but should be watched closely in regards to making sure they don't deadbeat or forget to join their games.

Q: People have long pondered the meaning of life, but what's the meaning of life for a robot??

A: It's all about lubricant.

Q: Favourite play colour?

A: Red. I make most of the games I play in and so I am accustomed to just looking for the red numbers when I go to take my turn.

Q: Favourite and least favourite map?

A: My favorite map to play is USA, my favorite to look at is Iceland/Charleston. My least favorite is anything that has some sort of gameplay gimmick.

Q: Favourite settings?

A: Escalating Spoils, Unlimited Reinforcements, No Fog

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential

Q:Size of your shoes?

A: 13

Q: Favourite Food?

A: There are several. Bisquick pancakes, Stouffers Macaroni & Cheese, homemade popcorn covered in melted butter and salt, Cheezits, and Milk

Q: Who do you think is the next person to get another interview?

A: Hopefully lackattack, but I'll put my money on Steelhorse.

Q: Any parting shots?

A: Everyone should boycott the epidemic of cookie-cutter tournaments. They are boring and show a complete lack of imagination.

Q: Anything you care to wax philosophical about?

A: I thought I had something, but turns out that I don't.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Anytime, perhaps I'll see you again in another year.


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Interview with lackattack or Megadeth666 Who will it be!?


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 52: 17/12/08]

Postby Gozar on Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:11 pm

Issue 52: 17/12/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
The holiday season fast approaches. Hope you have fun!
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Holiday Mapmaking Competitions in Full Swing!

The Foundry Holiday Map-Making Competitions got underway this week, and there have been many creative entries from both amateur and foundry regular map-makers. The Central America Amateur Open has hosted 5 unique maps made by novices in the Map-Making business, although some of them could be mistaken for maps made by regular map-makers. It was thought there would be many entries for the Centerscape Redux Competition for Foundry Regulars, but to many peoples disappointment, only 4 of the best submitted a piece for the competition, therefore making it a very one-sided competition.

Central America Amateur Open

This is a very tight competition with only 2 days of voting left, Entry 2, 3, 4 & 5 are all fairly close in the voting scheme of things, while Number 1 is a simpler map and therefore is lacking votes. More than 300 votes have been cast in this competition, Are you one of them? If you haven’t cast your vote for the Central America Amateur Competition then click this link :arrow: VOTE! HERE

The Centerscape Invitational

Yes that’s right the Centerscape Mangled Concoction will be no more once this competition is done, we will have a new themed map that we can all understand. There have been 4 entries and each one has a unique theme, it is certainly worth visiting the thread to check out all the voting action and to view the one-sided vote that is now so evident. To add to the one-sidedness or to balance out the competition please click this link and vote for your favourite map :arrow: VOTE! HERE

Here is what one of the Cartography Assistants had to say:
gimil wrote:About the competitions, I have to say that I am happy with the enthusiasm and quality that the foundry has shown through both competitions currently being run.

In the The Centerscape Invitational the pro map-makers have produced some lovely work but it is the amateur Central America Amateur Open where I have been most impressed. In my opinion I would have to say that the quality of maps produced by the amateurs have easily outweighed the pros. Hopefully the amateurs stick around and become the next generation of pro map-makers.

This is definetly one of the best competitions the foundry has ever run. Special mention goes to oaktown who put the hard work in that made this fantastic competition possible.

Merry Christmas,
gimil



This Competition will not only see a new map for Centerscape but could also see entries that didn’t make it succeeding outside the competition…

This is exciting news for us here in the Tournaments Forum, two brand new maps to play around with and let our imaginations run wild with new possibilities for Tournaments!

Well that’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks issue.
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Who was the first person to obtain the maximum amount of Tournament Contribution medals?

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Super Triples Tournament
Organizer: LB Ninja

Triple World War II
Organizer: fantanyser

2009 Players of the Year Tournament
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Doubles Team Challenge
Organizer: skillfusniper33

1 versus 1 Tournaments

JR’s 1v1 Challenge II
Organizer: JOHNNYROCKET24

Cundy Comp I: Feudal War
Organizer: Cundy

ULEB Cup 2008/2009
Organizer: Fipa

The League
Organizer: BaldAdonis


General Tournaments

NHL League
Organizer: sensfan

Doodle Deathmatch!
Organizers: LFAW and DAT_WAT_SHE_SAID

Hitman: Asia
Organizer: ralpcptc

My Map is Better than Yours
Organizer: ralphcptc

Tupence’s Little Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Bigger, Better, European Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Tupence’s Big Freestyle Islands Tour
Organizer: Tupence

The Dungeon Explorers
Organizer: cupid1080

One Chance to Assassinate
Organizer: coded

Stephan’s 4 Man Freestyle
Organizer: Stephen Wayne

First Adjacent Attacks Tournament
Organizer: n00blet

Continental Champions
Organizer: sammy324

Pokemon Diamond
Organizer: Zoebear1

Champion of Iceland
Organizer: negoeien

The N Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

Tour de France]
[b]Organizer: a.sub

Kill the Rat: Prison Riot
Organizer: The Neon Peon

Grand World Marathon
Organizer: Tupence

Kotaro’s New World Singles Tourney
Organizer: Kotaro

8 Thoughts Map Only
Organizer: megadeth666

Masters of Assassination
Organizer: ManBungalow

Win them All Tourney
Organizer: spidey

Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360

Race 1
Organizer: moneymatt

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes


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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!

12 Battles of Christmas II
Organiser: cazmart
HighlanderAttack is the overall champion as he won the Elves division.
The Elves also won the overall leading the Reindeer 7-3 with only 2 matches left.

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Only 9 people still drinking tea

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group left Pearl
No group yet in Berlin
Planned end date: 1 March

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
Several people did sing a rather nice first song, others can improve

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Seven is winding down.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From PaulusH: Mac Dinner Date

From amazzony: Fantastic Four Quads Tournament - End of December/Start of January

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

7 Man Madness From Gilligan
January 1, 2009

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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Wrestling Tournament" -sapato
"12 Battles of Christmas" -HighlanderAttack
"Termination: Crossword" -ZionT
"JR's 1v1 Challenge I" -prismsaber
"Blitz Masters Quads Tournament" - Benjikat is Dead, Lt. Pie, Waseemmalim, Velvecarrots
"Battle for Madagascar 1v1" -negoeien
"Around All CC's Maps: Alexanders Empire" -pogophiles
"Northern Europe Maps 1v1" -topper
"Around All CC's Maps: Ancient Greece" -Blitzaholic
"AOM Singles" -demonfork
"2008 Sprint Cup Series" -aspalm
"Foundry Update 6.0" -killmanic
"Around All CC's Maps: Australia" -zissou2
"Best Movie Ever, CC Edition" -gehrem
"Just Win a Game II" -BENJIKAT IS DEAD
"Subprime Crisis 2008" -gunner1980
"AOR 3 Singles 1v1 2500+" -DBandit70
"King of Merchant" -blitzaholic, davidwain, nephilim
"2500+ Midkemdil 1v1" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Africa" -elmerfudd
"Qwert Bracket Tournament III" -Natewolfman
"Space 2500+ 1v1 Singles" -Reptile
"Conquer the Continents" -Godd
"Canadian Football League 2008" -vexx & goggles paisano
"2500+ Malta 1 on 1 Singles" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Arms Race!" -joriki
"Around All CC's Maps: Archipelago" -Blitzaholic
"World Maps 1v1 Tournament 3" -gamefreakguy
"Oasis Single" - -Maximus-
"Territories Become Alive" -harvmax
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 1" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 2" -Sir. Ricco
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Realms 3" -Vikorus
"Star Wars II" -MudPuppy, ultraman, otis89 and magneto_acolyte
"Supreme Feudal Doubles Tournament" -Tammy Delee and Homer_Jay
"Assassins of the World" -RAM16
"Square Dancing" -Gehrem
"Fantasy World Cup Championship" -Gehrem and Endar1077
"Short WW2 Tournament" -blockhead15
"The Private/Lower Tournament" -scottishleaf
"The 8 Thoughts" -Zissou2
"Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tournament" -ubcman64
"H-O-R-S-E" -LFAW
"Literature Prize" -killmanic
"Don't Take Too Long: Bracket Edition" -amazzony
"CC Gaming Tour 08" -NoobX200
"Snowy Rock Races" -Shino Tenshi
"Battle of Actium" -elmerfudd
"US Pro Sports Showdown" -killmanic


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As promised, this time we will look more closely into some tags that I'm using and find very useful both to myself and to players who play in my tournaments. Before I get to specific tags, I would like to write a few words how to put the tags into your message/post the most easy way. For some of you it may be simple but I think that explaining it won't hurt.

  • To add tags, may it be color, size or anything else, you have 2 possibilities. First possibility is to enter the tag(s) and then type your text between them. Another possibility is to write the text first, then highlight/select what you wish to put between tags and then press the tag button.
  • First I would like to introduce you the most common one used in tournament forums. I'm sure that many players and organisers are very grateful for this one.
    • It's game-tag and looks like this: [Game][/Game]
    • This is an easy way to get to games fast. Putting game number between the tags makes a simple shortcut to the game so players could enter it and organisers check the results fast. Are you a player looking to post results or an organiser sending out games, this is the tag that you should always use.
    • How to use it. To get this: Game 123456; type this:
      Code: Select all
      [Game]123456[/Game]
  • An upgrade to game-tag is to-tag and it looks like this: [to][/to]
    • This is meant for organisers who wish to put an extra effort into sending out games. I personally don't use it because it's not in the "tag-strip" so I have to type it every time I wish to use. Secondly I think that if people first see the game they are joining then it might help to avoid joining wrong-setting games. So, I just don't find it comfortable enough to use but I understand completely people who wish to use it and I encourage to test it out to see if it's suitable for you.
    • How to use it. To get this: View Game 123456 (Auto-Join Game); type this:
      Code: Select all
      [to]123456 password[/to]

      Of course, "PASSWORD" needs to be replaced with the actual password of the specific game.
  • Last tag that I will introduce is spoiler and it looks like this:
    Code: Select all
    [spoiler][/spoiler]

    • I think the main purpose of this is to avoid awfully long posts so loading and scrolling wouldn't take forever. How you wish to use it is up to you and your imagination. I'm personally using it to keep a long schedule short in here (scroll down after scoreboard). To see/hide what's hidden behind spoiler, just click show/hide.
    • How to use it. To get this:
      show
      type this:
      Code: Select all
      [spoiler]Guess who hid in here? Nobody :D[/spoiler]

      You can also "name" your spoilers like this:
      show: schedule

      Code: Select all
      [spoiler="schedule"]Guess who hid in here? Nobody :D[/spoiler]


That's it for this time. Please send me your questions, comments, feedback and complaints. May it be a simple sentence like "keep it up" or "enough of the crap, we don't need it". We can put it into newspaper under your name or anonymous or just answer the things by private message if you wish.

Waiting for your messages, full of BBCode!


amazzony



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Tournament Newsletter [Issue 53: 26/12/08]

Postby Night Strike on Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:31 pm

Current Issue:

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Happy holidays! If you are looking to pass the time during the break, why not check out a tournament?
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Steelhorse wrote:Seasons greetings and happy holidays to our friends in the Tournament Community.

On behalf of Night Strike, Natewolfman, and Gilligan, I would like to wish all of you a safe and Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, or whichever holiday you celebrate.

The holiday season is a time to celebrate and give thanks for those things that mean the most to you and share them with friends and family.

One of the things the Tournament Staff is thankful for is that we have a world-wide extended family all connected by one thing...the love of creating and playing in Tournaments that everyone can partake in and enjoy.

I wish each of you a safe and prosperous New Year.

Steelhorse



Well that’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks issue.
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Who was the first person to obtain the maximum amount of Tournament Contribution medals? Optimus Prime was!

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Super Triples Tournament
Organizer: LB Ninja

Christmas Doubles
Organizer: kratos644


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Cundy Comp I: Feudal War
Organizer: Cundy

The League
Organizer: BaldAdonis

Fantastic Four: First Battle
Organizer: amazzony


General Tournaments

One Chance to Assassinate
Organizer: coded

Continental Champions
Organizer: sammy324

Pokemon Diamond
Organizer: Zoebear1

Champion of Iceland
Organizer: negoeien

The N Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

Grand World Marathon
Organizer: Tupence

Thinking 8 Thoughts or 2
Organizer: megadeth666

Masters of Assassination
Organizer: ManBungalow

Win them All Tourney
Organizer: spidey

Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360
For my second tournament ever, I have crafted an epic quest for the one true Pick of Destiny: an all-out battle that spans the globe and beyond.
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up: 4/112

Race 1
Organizer: moneymatt

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes

Very Different C.S. Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Twiztid’s Terminator II
Organizer: psychobkrazy

Monopoly Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

New Year’s Resolution Revolution
Organizer: JoJo123

The Conquest League
Organizer: gimil

European League and Champion’s League
Organizer: doochbagbill

Poker Tournament Hold Em
Organizer: max is gr8

Conquer the Globe[b]
[b]Organizer: the.killing.44

Quick and Simple Tournament 3
Organizer: banana_hammocks

America’s Tournament
Organizer: Schwournes

City Mogul Series: Assassinator
Organizer: Natewolfman

Overlord of Europe
Organizer: theconquerer1995

The Grand Oasis Tournament
Organizer: murphy16

City Mogul Series: Fast Track
Organizer: Natewolfman

16 Player Tournament
Organizer: Tea leaves


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Only 9 people still drinking tea

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group left Pearl
No group yet in Berlin
Planned end date: 1 March

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
Several people did sing a rather nice first song, others can improve

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Holiday break.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From PaulusH: Mac Dinner Date

From amazzony: Fantastic Four Quads Tournament - End of December/Start of January

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

7 Man Madness From Gilligan
January 1, 2009

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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Twiztid's Terminator" -japser_be
"Around All CC's Maps: American Civil War" -MEK
"Supermax Breakout" -killmanic
"Poker Heads Up" -Reptile
"1v1 Tournament With a Twist" -chopsiu
"GameZZone HOMM" -bonus_mop
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Merchants" -zissou2
"Pirate Master: Italy" -Ghost_Rider
"Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny" -gameplayer
"The Bombardment Tournament" -taxmanjle
"41 Maps Tournament" -Vexx
"Canadian Classics Tournament" -Parmenid
"Blitz's Annual Masters Triples Tournament" -Seulessliathan, Benjikat is Dead, Velvecarrots
"Greatest Baseball Team" -magneto_acolyte
"Around All CC's MAps: Arctic" -Stroop
"Stephen's First 1v1 Tournament" -Jakegreer
"Terminator Madness, Kill To Win" -Gilligan
"There Can Only be One: Terminator" -PHALIM
"Around All CC's Maps: Asia" -coacheberhardt
"CC Season Championship III" -Colossus
"Charleston Wars" -Soldier4Christ
"Arms Race" -White Moose
"Extreme Global Warming 1v1" -Nikola_Miliki
"Planet Wars" -negoeien
"Oasis Doubles Tournament" -killmanic and White Moose
"Wrestling Tournament" -sapato
"12 Battles of Christmas" -HighlanderAttack
"Termination: Crossword" -ZionT
"JR's 1v1 Challenge I" -prismsaber
"Blitz Masters Quads Tournament" - Benjikat is Dead, Lt. Pie, Waseemmalim, Velvecarrots
"Battle for Madagascar 1v1" -negoeien
"Around All CC's Maps: Alexanders Empire" -pogophiles
"Northern Europe Maps 1v1" -topper
"Around All CC's Maps: Ancient Greece" -Blitzaholic
"AOM Singles" -demonfork
"2008 Sprint Cup Series" -aspalm
"Foundry Update 6.0" -killmanic
"Around All CC's Maps: Australia" -zissou2
"Best Movie Ever, CC Edition" -gehrem
"Just Win a Game II" -BENJIKAT IS DEAD
"Subprime Crisis 2008" -gunner1980
"AOR 3 Singles 1v1 2500+" -DBandit70
"King of Merchant" -blitzaholic, davidwain, nephilim
"2500+ Midkemdil 1v1" -White Moose
"Around All CC's Maps: Africa" -elmerfudd


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Interviews Interview with Japs

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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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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 54: 30/12/08]

Postby Gozar on Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:53 pm

Issue 54: 30/12/08

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Hello, Tournament Fans, Players and Organizers.
Happy New Year 2009! If you are looking to pass the time during the break, why not check out a tournament?
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line. And have a safe and happy holidays!

Thanks, and enjoy!
samuelc812 filling in for Gozar for this week


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WidowMakers USA Map Pack

Greetings fellow tournament lovers, as many of you may heard if you venture outside the Tournament Forum, WidowMakers has been in the process of creating a pack of 6 individual maps based on the 6 bonuses in Conquer Club’s already popular USA map. It has taken him just over 6 months to get all six maps to the final forge stage of development, and soon we will have 6 new maps that were specifically made so they could be the focus of many tournaments in the future… So this is very exciting news for us here in the Tournaments Forum…

Here is how WidowMakers came up with the idea…

WidowMakers wrote:Hey everyone,

Let me explain a little bit about how this map collection idea came about. I started playing some tournaments a while back and I really enjoy it. The time that the organizers spend is huge and the style, types and organization of each tournament allows for many different play styles for many different players. So thanks to all of the organizers and all they do.

This now brings me to the point of the new maps. I wanted to make a map collection that could be the focus of many different tournaments in the future. So I was thinking "what could I make that would fill this desire?" I looked over the maps we already have on CC and found it, the USA map.

The USA map has 6 bonus regions (West, Rockies, S. West, S. East, Great Lakes, New England) representing 48 of the 50 sates. I had the idea that each bonus region could be developed into its own map thus having a total of 6 maps. So the entire map set would be a total of 7 (these 6 region maps and the original USA map)


Won’t be long before we can play on all seven of these exciting maps, to get a preview of what you can expect visit this thread :arrow: USA 6 Map Pack

Well that’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks issue.
If you have an idea for a good story please feel free to PM
samuelc812

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The Forum Reorganization occurred in October 2007.

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Super Triples Tournament
Organizer: LB Ninja

Christmas Doubles
Organizer: kratos644

City Mogul Series: Fast Track
Organizer: Natewolfman

Friend, I hardly know Ye
Organizer: BOTTigG


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The League
Organizer: BaldAdonis

Global Gridiron Showdown
Organizer: skinnerstein


General Tournaments

Pokemon Diamond
Organizer: Zoebear1

Champion of Iceland
Organizer: negoeien

The N Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

Masters of Assassination
Organizer: ManBungalow

Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360

Race 1
Organizer: moneymatt

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes

Very Different C.S. Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Twiztid’s Terminator II
Organizer: psychobkrazy

Monopoly Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

New Year’s Resolution Revolution
Organizer: JoJo123

European League and Champion’s League
Organizer: doochbagbill

Poker Tournament Hold Em
Organizer: max is gr8

Conquer the Globe
Organizer: the.killing.44

America’s Tournament
Organizer: Schwournes

City Mogul Series: Assassinator
Organizer: Natewolfman

The Grand Oasis Tournament
Organizer: murphy16

City Mogul Series: Fast Track
Organizer: Natewolfman

16 Player Tournament
Organizer: Tea leaves

King of Luxembourg
Organizer: sailorseal

Battle of the N00bs 5
Organizer: a.sub

Moody’s Non-Premium Tournament
Organizer: MrMoody

Game Night!
Organizer: keiths31

Harder Better Faster Stronger
Organizer: e_i_pi

Mac Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Speed Tournament – Doodle Terminator
Organizer: DJ Teflon

The Mummy -- Terminator
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Andre the Giant Has A Posse
Organizer: zissou2


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
5 people still drinking tea
Planned end date: 12 January

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group started visiting Sydney
Planned end date: 15 February

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
People are singing in Germany for Santa now
Planned end date: 5 May

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Holiday break.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From amazzony: Fantastic Four Quads Tournament - End of December/Start of January

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

7 Man Madness From Gilligan
January 1, 2009

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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"King Tut Tour" -LLLUUUKKKEEE
"WWII Gazala – The Fox Hunt" -ZionT
"Battle of the NOObs 4" -elmerfudd
"Black Ops Squad" -R0k0v
"Best NFL Quarterback of All-Time" -killmanic
"TORNEO ITALIANO" -g3n1u5
"Amazzony's Assassinations II" -dittoeevee8888
"Termination: Waterloo" -killmanic
"Grand Prix Season 1" -Daviedoo
"12 Round Classic Escalating Tournament" -HighlanderAttack
"Coral Coast Singles 1v1" -killmanic
"Formula One" -Individual: Evil Semp, Team: taxmanjile, Forza AZ
"Twiztid's Terminator" -japser_be
"Around All CC's Maps: American Civil War" -MEK
"Supermax Breakout" -killmanic
"Poker Heads Up" -Reptile
"1v1 Tournament With a Twist" -chopsiu
"GameZZone HOMM" -bonus_mop
"Around All CC's Maps: Age of Merchants" -zissou2
"Pirate Master: Italy" -Ghost_Rider
"Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny" -gameplayer
"The Bombardment Tournament" -taxmanjle
"41 Maps Tournament" -Vexx
"Canadian Classics Tournament" -Parmenid
"Blitz's Annual Masters Triples Tournament" -Seulessliathan, Benjikat is Dead, Velvecarrots
"Greatest Baseball Team" -magneto_acolyte
"Around All CC's MAps: Arctic" -Stroop
"Stephen's First 1v1 Tournament" -Jakegreer
"Terminator Madness, Kill To Win" -Gilligan
"There Can Only be One: Terminator" -PHALIM
"Around All CC's Maps: Asia" -coacheberhardt
"CC Season Championship III" -Colossus
"Charleston Wars" -Soldier4Christ
"Arms Race" -White Moose
"Extreme Global Warming 1v1" -Nikola_Miliki
"Planet Wars" -negoeien
"Oasis Doubles Tournament" -killmanic and White Moose
"Wrestling Tournament" -sapato
"12 Battles of Christmas" -HighlanderAttack
"Termination: Crossword" -ZionT
"JR's 1v1 Challenge I" -prismsaber
"Blitz Masters Quads Tournament" - Benjikat is Dead, Lt. Pie, Waseemmalim, Velvecarrots
"Battle for Madagascar 1v1" -negoeien
"Around All CC's Maps: Alexanders Empire" -pogophiles
"Northern Europe Maps 1v1" -topper


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Stay tuned in future issues for another interview!

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Coming Soon is an Interview with Tournament Director Night Strike, Post any questions you may have in this thread.

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 55: 07/01/09]

Postby Gozar on Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:11 pm

Issue 55: 07/01/09

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers. Happy New Year!
Hope you all had an enjoyable break. Time to dive right back into things. Sadly, our news team shrinks yet again as samuelc812 leaves us.
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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samuelc812 wrote:I know i have had a short stay, but it is time for me to say goodbye, but only to the Tournament Newsletter, Don't worry i am going to keep writing for you guys until a replacement is found. I am currently working on another secret project with Foundry C.A. gimil to be revealed at a later date. And because of this, i will no longer be able to honour my commitment to this newsletter, i know the News Hound job has never been one that could be sustained for too long. Happy 2009 all :)

Kind Regards,
samuelc812



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The USA 6 Map Pack, designed for tournaments, has just hit Final Forge!

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Christmas Doubles
Organizer: kratos644

Triples Champion
Organizer: tyler197802198

Bring a Friend Along
Organizer: TaCtiX


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The League
Organizer: BaldAdonis

Global Gridiron Showdown
Organizer: skinnerstein

Fog of Feudal War
Organizer: psychobkrazy

King of Doodle Earth!
Organizer: tyler197802198

Road to the Final Four
Organizer: SurgeonGeneral

Extreme Global War…ming!
Organizer: obliterationX

qwert Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: qwert


General Tournaments

Masters of Assassination
Organizer: ManBungalow

Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360

Race 1
Organizer: moneymatt

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes

Very Different C.S. Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Monopoly Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

European League and Champion’s League
Organizer: doochbagbill

Poker Tournament Hold Em
Organizer: max is gr8

Conquer the Globe
Organizer: the.killing.44

America’s Tournament
Organizer: Schwournes

The Grand Oasis Tournament
Organizer: murphy16

16 Player Tournament
Organizer: Tea leaves

King of Luxembourg
Organizer: sailorseal

Battle of the N00bs 5
Organizer: a.sub

Game Night!
Organizer: keiths31
Try your luck at one of four games tables (poker, Chinese checkers, crossword or conquer four) for your chance to Wrisk in the finals.

Mac Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Speed Tournament – Doodle Terminator
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Andre the Giant Has A Posse
Organizer: zissou2

7 Man Madness!
Organizer: Gilligan

Escape Gilligan’s Island
Organizer: barterer2002

Realms 2 Challenge!
Organizer: tyler197802198

The Whole Sha-Bang!
Organizer: Witt13

Super Quick Tourney V2
Organizer: kratos644

Fit-To-Order Tournament
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Conquer Club Clash League
Organizer: sensfan

The (6 player) League
Organizer: BaldAdonis


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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!

Conquer the New World
Organiser: keiths31
Final round underway...still

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
5 people don't know how they should stop drinking tea

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group left Montréal
Planned end date: 15 February

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
First people are singing in Iberia for santa now

Double American Civil War Reenactment
Organiser: Moran555
Round 3 of 7. Entering the second month

College Football Done Right
Organiser: flexmaster33
Alabama (_big_easy_) beats Florida (doochbagbill) in the championship game by a 57-13 score. The Crimson Tide cruised through the tournament winning 11 of the 16 maps they played. Alabama's only challenge came in the quarterfinals when it split maps against USC (Night Strike), but due to some quick victories _big_easy_ came out well in front 45-28 in the scoring formula.
Alabama also beat Oklahoma State 58-16 in the first round and Boise State 66-16 in the semifinals.
This was the first tournament that _big_easy_ has entered on ConquerClub. Well done for the rookie

Thanks to all who played and look for a similar tourney in a couple months if you're interested.
— flexmaster33

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Starting up from a holiday break soon.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From amazzony: Fantastic Four Quads Tournament - End of December/Start of January

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
Gilligan's Islands
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Race To Conquer the New World" -darbeslod
"Around All CC's Maps:Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Journey To the New World" -Drake_259
"College Football Done Right" -_big_easy_
"The Greatest Nation" -Phr34ky
"A Trip Up the Nile" -joriki
"1v1 Tourney With a Twist" -Chopsiu
"Battle To Rule Doodle Earth II" -saaimen
"8 Man Madness!" -colson
"Around All CC's Maps: Brazil" -Topper
"The Pirate Training Academy" -tanjyr
"Terminator of All Terminators" - MEK
"Foundry Update Halloween Special" -MudPuppy
"Longboreders's Top Terminator Tournament Two" -moguai
"Games Tournament" -Godd
"JRs 1v1 Challenge III" -Diego_CR
"Difficult Maps - Triples Edition" -Velvecarrots, waseemalim, It.pie
"Stephan's 4man Freestyle" -DarthBlood
"Captain Moo's The Apprentice" -MudPuppy
"Montreal Magic Doubles" -Blitzaholic and Osujacket
"Assassinators" -jojo123
"Global Musical Chairs" -Dazoot
"Crazy Dinner Date" -sooupy
"King Tut Tour" -LLLUUUKKKEEE
"WWII Gazala – The Fox Hunt" -ZionT
"Battle of the NOObs 4" -elmerfudd
"Black Ops Squad" -R0k0v
"Best NFL Quarterback of All-Time" -killmanic
"TORNEO ITALIANO" -g3n1u5
"Amazzony's Assassinations II" -dittoeevee8888
"Termination: Waterloo" -killmanic
"Grand Prix Season 1" -Daviedoo
"12 Round Classic Escalating Tournament" -HighlanderAttack
"Coral Coast Singles 1v1" -killmanic
"Formula One" -Individual: Evil Semp, Team: taxmanjile, Forza AZ
"Wrestling Tournament" -sapato
"12 Battles of Christmas" -HighlanderAttack
"Termination: Crossword" -ZionT
"JR's 1v1 Challenge I" -prismsaber
"Blitz Masters Quads Tournament" - Benjikat is Dead, Lt. Pie, Waseemmalim, Velvecarrots
"Battle for Madagascar 1v1" -negoeien


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Hey, again! This time I first have to start with an apology because a lot later I noticed I made a mistake in the spoiler section. To name your spoiler, it goes like this:
  • How to use it. You can also "name" your spoilers like this:
    show: schedule

    Code: Select all
    [spoiler=schedule]Guess who hid in here? Nobody :D[/spoiler]

Now lets move on to today's topic which is images and how to put them to forums. This is used to make scoreboards. I'm going to give you step by step introduction how I make my image scoreboards. I'm sure there are other ways and programs to that can be used but I'll give you my point of view.
  1. Making scoreboard. For that I use excel. Those who don't have Microsoft Office can get free programs from internet (for example, OpenOffice).
  2. Making image. When scoreboard is made then I need to make it as image. I use IrfanView for it because it's simple and easy but at the same time gives different options. You can also use Paint of whatever else program that lets you save images.
  3. Getting scoreboard to image. Select everything in excel that you want to be in the image and copy it. Then save it as GIF extension (unless you have a picture or something that needs better quality, then use JPG).
  4. Uploading a picture. If you understood my instruction correctly then you have a picture in your computer now (if you didn't then don't hesitate to message me and ask better ones). To get the picture to forums, you must upload it to some site that hosts pictures. I'm using www.photobucket.com. When using that site make sure that your "image max size default" would be 1 megabyte (it can be changed under options).
  5. Posting to the forums. Now there's just one more step ahead. Copy your image link from photobucket. Either Direct link which means you have to add image or bigimage tag in forums. Or IMG Code which means you already have image tags and you don't have to add them in CC forums. Just copy one of them and in the end, when you want image posted in the forums it has to look like this:
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    [img]DIRECT IMAGE LINK[/img]

    OR
    Code: Select all
    [BigImg]DIRECT IMAGE LINK[/BigImg]

Next time we'll look closer to some other ways how to post scoreboards. A bit late but nevertheless...


Have a Happy New Year!

amazzony



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This week we bring you an interview with Japs. All questions are based on reader suggestions. Our next interview is with a tournament director, Night Strike. You can send in your question in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, Japs.

A:

Q:How did you find this website?

A:I googled risk online because I wanted to find a good online risk game.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:This site was the best online risk page I saw so I joined it.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:It seemed like a way to step up my level competition.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I like participating in them so I said why not run one?

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A:I have only been doing it for a few months but I think its great!

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:Short WW2 tourny

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

A: World War two is one of my favorite wars to learn about.

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

A:Brandon Berry (one of my good friends)

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

A:The first I ran a longer version of a WW2 tourney but it was never completed.
The first one I ran in I don't really remember.

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:One. I'm thinking about running another and I am participating in Hitman North America.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:

Only one, Short World War 2 tourney

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:My only one 8-)

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

A:Hitman so far. Its very entertaining and has some great players.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:right now I'm picking enter because I have a busy holiday season.

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 prefer to run them where the winner of each round advances. It is the most clear cut.

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

A:I find it easier to choose them myself.

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 currently in two tournaments. I cant really play a lot though because I am not premium.

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

A:I had lost so many games by the time I won one I was ecstatic.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A:Nope, but there is always time :)

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

A:It wasnt really a loss, It was more of a failure to correctly organize a tourney...

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

A:Fresh Idea, people who want to join, and originality.

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

A:The CC olympics seems like a very good tourny.

Q: What is the best Tournament that you think has been underestimated?

A:Halloween Tourneys.

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

A:Yes I failed to have one completed. Not really in the ones I entered.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A:The initiative to follow through with one.

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

A:I just advertise on my private forms and on the Create Tourney Form. Invite only and restricted tourneys tend to give a greater sense of accomplishment to the winner.

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

A:I wont lie, Its time consuming. :shock:

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

A:Being able to congratulate the winner =D>

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

A:Game scheduling and not having any 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: Not having reserves. They are a must!!! I will let the signup period go on longer.

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 think that this is really up to the organizer. If it is a friendly clan tourney sure go ahead and join. If its a out of clan game pick whats best for you.

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

A:Yes, very helpful and the contestants like to see their ranking.

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

A:Not mine anyway, deadbeating ruins the games for other people.

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A:The reserve system is the fairest that I know of. It would be unfair to give a cook a free pass when a captain is in reserve and doesn't get to join.

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

A:Not a whole lot, I'm quite satisfied.

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 tough but a tourny tree so you can show the games and the members in them and who advances to the next game. It would lay the whole thing out. I would not like to see anything taken away.

Q: If you are thinking purely on balance of tournament games is there anything you would want changing?

A:I cant really voice my opinion here because the premiums are set for making it all fair by playing a lot more games in each round and since I don't pay for it I don't get the bonus.

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

A:Start Small and work your way up. Its a lot less work and you can see just what needs to be done.

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

A:1. Organization
2. Getting everyone in the right games
3. Getting privileges
4. Remembering Reserves
5. Keeping everyone patient

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

A:30 minutes since I am a Freemium but if I was a premium it would be a lot longer.

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

A:Im a proud member of KARMA and the Jesus Freaks.

Q:Who are you?

A:I am whatever the time calls for., usually I like to be Nick, Right now I am a member of CC. :D

Q: Why did you pick the name Japs?

A:When I started I was really into learning about the Japanese in World War two and the name just came to me from that.... By the way I'm not Japanese I'm American. I may be related to the U-boat Captain Lemp who lost the Enigma machine to the allies :o and the owners of the Lemp mansion in St. Louis.

Q:Some thought this might be a racist topic. Care to comment?

A:Its not, I liked to learn about them, I'm not trying to discriminate against anyone, my appologies to all offended. ;)

Q:Where are you from?

A:I'm from Waterford, Michigan but I have a lot of family living in Germany, my grandparents came from over there.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:Black, I dont know why I just think its a good color.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:Conquer-man, its so darn confusing

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Sequential, Flat, No Cards, Unlimited, Fog/No Fog

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Sequential

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

A: WW2 Pacific, Show the other side of the war the US was involved in.

Q: Any parting shots?

A: Don't give up if your a cook or cadet, its a learning experience. I was one for over a year and a half.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Thanks for this conversation and I hope people take something away from it. :D


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Interviews Interview with Night Strike

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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:
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
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You can also write articles to submit for publishing, I can't keep this running by myself, I need YOUR help!

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 56: 14/01/09]

Postby Gozar on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:48 pm

Issue 56: 14/01/09

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Hello tournament fans. Tournaments keep happening and the newsletter keeps reporting. Enjoy!
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Our last poll asked, How did you come to play in tournaments? And here are the results:

Browsing Forums 77%
Clicking someone's signature 2%
Personal Invite 12%
Tournament Newsletter 5%
Other (word of mouth) 5%

Total votes : 65

Our next poll has now begun and asks, Would you not join a tournament if it included an assassin, terminator or freestyle game?
Please stop by the Suggestion Thread and vote.


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With the departure of samuelc812, the newsletter is now in need of a new News Hound. If you are interested in taking on this roll, please contact me, Gozar.

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There has been a new category added to the Tournament Hall of Fame – Mixed, for tournaments with varying styles.

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Christmas Doubles
Organizer: kratos644

Triples Champion
Organizer: tyler197802198

Bring a Friend Along
Organizer: TaCtiX

Championship Series: Archipelago
Organizer: barterer2002


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The (2 Player) League
Organizer: BaldAdonis

Global Gridiron Showdown
Organizer: skinnerstein

Road to the Final Four
Organizer: SurgeonGeneral

World Cup 2010 -- Asia
Organizer: Forza AZ


General Tournaments

Masters of Assassination
Organizer: ManBungalow

Quest for the Pick of Destiny
Organizer: joe cool 360

Race 1
Organizer: moneymatt

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes

Very Different C.S. Tournament
Organizer: Tupence

Monopoly Tournament
Organizer: ydeb

European League and Champion’s League
Organizer: doochbagbill

Poker Tournament Hold Em
Organizer: max is gr8

Conquer the Globe
Organizer: the.killing.44

America’s Tournament
Organizer: Schwournes

The Best Oasis Tournament
Organizer: murphy16

16 Player Tournament
Organizer: Tea leaves

Game Night!
Organizer: keiths31

Speed Tournament – Doodle Terminator
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Andre the Giant Has A Posse
Organizer: zissou2

7 Man Madness!
Organizer: Gilligan

Super Quick Tourney V2
Organizer: kratos644

Fit-To-Order Tournament
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Conquer Club Clash League
Organizer: sensfan

Dust
Organizer: Zoebear1

Reincarnation
Organizer: Megadeth666

Terminate the Cities
Organizer: JoJo123

Final Fantasy Wars
Organizer: frozen_flame

Revolt!
Organizer: a.sub

All the Maps on 1
Organizer: Zoebear1

Cooks and Cadets
Organizer: psychobkrazy

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: tyler197802198

From Large Games to Small
Organizer: geigerm
The premise is pretty simple--you'll start off playing an 8-player game, the finals will consist of 1v1 games, and you'll play every size in between as you work your way through the tournament.
(11/56 as of Jan. 12)

The Evolutionary Tournament
Organiser: Woodruff
Triple-Elimination No-Spoils Adjacent Random Maps
32 plus alternates

Pro Tournament
Organizer: riskpro678


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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!

Continental Champions
Organiser: sammy324
All first round games on six continents have begun, and players are vying for a spot in the finals. All players did a good job of joining games promptly, but 3 reserves were needed, and they were quite helpful.

Two at a Time Tournament
Organiser: danalan
A simple tournament offering a 1-year subscription to the winner. It's my first tournament, and I wanted to keep things simple and fun. There won't be more than 2 games running for any player.
Everybody has 6 chances to get into the second stage, and winning a game in that stage takes you to the final. So the overall winner needs only win as few as 3 games!
Almost halfway through with Stage 1 now.

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
3 people left to drink tea which is over two month old

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Last group left Hong Kong
Planned end date: 15 February

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
All people are singing in Iberia for santa now

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Eight starting.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
6/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

From PaulusHBar Double Dutch - Coming January 22


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Battle for Pearl Harbour" -mwcc
"Kotaros New World Singles Tourney" -Godd
"Championship Series: Classic Art" -RedBaron0
"Championship Series: Classic Shapes" -Bones2484
"Around All CCs Maps: Canada" -Blitzaholic
"Minimalist Tourney II" -samwisebrady
"Best and Worst Tour" -Gilligan
"Harbor of Pearls" -Dragon Dor, Pascalleke, Nachito
"Around All CC's Maps: British Isles" -Blitzaholic
"North America Leader" - - Darthblood
"Taca de Portugal - Portugal Cup" -MadRMax
"JRs 1v1 Challenge II" -killmanic
"America Tournament" -oakleyshole
"Battle for the New World" -jackin_u_up
"Foundry Update 7.0" -brandoncfi
"Sam's World Domination Tournament" -OTE
"Race To Conquer the New World" -darbeslod
"Around All CC's Maps:Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Journey To the New World" -Drake_259
"College Football Done Right" -_big_easy_
"The Greatest Nation" -Phr34ky
"A Trip Up the Nile" -joriki
"1v1 Tourney With a Twist" -Chopsiu
"Battle To Rule Doodle Earth II" -saaimen
"8 Man Madness!" -colson
"Around All CC's Maps: Brazil" -Topper
"The Pirate Training Academy" -tanjyr
"Terminator of All Terminators" - MEK
"Foundry Update Halloween Special" -MudPuppy
"Longboreders's Top Terminator Tournament Two" -moguai
"Games Tournament" -Godd
"JRs 1v1 Challenge III" -Diego_CR
"Difficult Maps - Triples Edition" -Velvecarrots, waseemalim, It.pie
"Stephan's 4man Freestyle" -DarthBlood
"Captain Moo's The Apprentice" -MudPuppy
"Montreal Magic Doubles" -Blitzaholic and Osujacket
"Assassinators" -jojo123


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This week we bring you an interview with Tournament Director Night Strike. All questions are based on reader suggestions. Stay tuned next week for more.

Now, on with the interview!

Q:Hello, Night Strike.

A: Hello again.

Q:How did you become a Tournament Director?

A:Steelhorse and Optimus were looking for a third set of helping hands, and OP felt that I would be a reliable person to work with. They (along with Twill) asked me if I was interested and offered me the position. I accepted.

Q:Whats your drive for running the Tournament section?

A:I don't take a ton of time running many tournaments simultaneously, so helping out as a director is a good fit for me. I don't have to worry about having a dozen tournaments to update in a day, so if I'm having a busy day, I just log in and do the easy tasks like moving threads and granting privs. Then if there are tasks that take longer, I can find time to get them done without worrying too much about the set update schedule.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:Movie Rental Mania

Q:Are there things you learned from your 1st tournament and add/removed them in your other tournaments?

A: I've learned the importance of round limits, especially in no or flat rate spoils. I've had a lot of games take a really long time and had to eventually cut the games off using BOB, even though it wasn't originally in the rules. The advice I would give is that if something comes up where you have to modify the tournament rules, make sure everyone knows well in advance of the changes.

Q:What is your favorite kind of tournament? why?

A:I prefer tournaments that have a well-developed theme. I don't like it when people just throw up a bracket and settings and call it a tournament. When looking for a tournament to join, those organizers who have put together a good theme and format are much more likely to be dedicated to their tournament.

Q:As a tournament moderator, what are your top ten "Most annoying things" CC users do?

A:Troll, spam, make a bunch of crappy tournaments, being too dense to actually read the logic behind a decision. I'll just stick with those 4.

Q:How many people on your friend list? Your foe list?

A:10 friends and 9 Foes (although a couple are banned/busted)

Q:What is your favourite pro sport?

A:Baseball and Football (American)

Q:Who is your favourite pro sports team?

A:St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs

Q:What is OTIS and what will OTIS include and look like and how will it help both tournaments and clans?

A:Good question. I don't really know anymore. And couldn't give out secrets of upcoming updates even if I did know.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:I suppose enter since those are most of my games and I don't run a large number of tournaments.

Q:Why don't you talk to Optimus Prime on MSN as much anymore?

A:Because he has been online mostly during the day while I've been on in the evening.

Q:How come you aren't as much fun as you used to be?

A:Fun is in the eye of the beholder.

Q:Do you think you should contemplate retirement so as to remedy the situations involved in the two questions above?

A:Not at this time.

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, but I do play in several and they account for most of my games.

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

A:One that finishes in a semi-timely manner where the participants enjoyed themselves without complaints.

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

A:There is such a variety of tournaments that this is not a good question for me to answer. The most successful ones would probably be the biggest tournaments that take a dedicated organizer to run smoothly. Dinky 16 player brackets are a cop-out for many now that we have the medals.

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

A:Not being prepared. And some organizers are just plain lazy in their PMs: send the games TO the players, don't make them look it up.

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

A:Increase the frequency of updates.

Q:What changes do you hope to bring to the tournament forum in the near future?

A:We just brought up 2 new directors, so I'm sure there will be a lot of things coming this spring. I've been contemplating various changes to the medal system, but haven't come up with anything solid to run with.

Q:Why has it taken so long to see an official tournament?

A:CC Olympics was the first official tournament. Now if only I could get it finished.

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

A:Plan everything out, organize your posts/files, and ask for help if you need it.

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

A:Probably way too much.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:It doesn't really matter. I can win or lose from any color.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:I've become pretty decent at Puget Sound, but I like most classic-style maps. I do not like the AoR maps.

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Flat Rate/chained for 1v1, flat rate with chained or unlimited for teams, and I'm getting better at escalating for singles

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Sequential

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

A:I'm planning to run a tournament featuring WidowMaker's new USA 6-pack, but I have not had time to design it. I do have a few possibilities floating about. A new Amazing Race tournament will probably come out this spring and I've had ideas regarding a tournament that uses Age of Merchants.

Q:How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, IF a woodchuck could chuck wood?

A:2 cords

Q:Any parting shots?

A:I will outlive the almighty Optimus Prime

Q:Thank you for your time.

A:No problem......now off to give the foundry my time.


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Posts: 2577
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Location: Nova Scotia (G1)
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 57: 22/01/09]

Postby Gozar on Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:53 pm

Issue 57: 22/01/09

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Hello tournament fans. Tournaments keep happening and the newsletter keeps reporting. Enjoy!
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Would you not join a tournament if it included an assassin, terminator or freestyle game?
Our poll is still running. Watch this space for the results to be posted.
Please stop by the Suggestion Thread and vote.


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There have been two departures of late, samuelc812, and now amazzony. We are always glad to have people interested in helping. If you are, please contact me, Gozar.


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Two New Tournament Director‘s

Over the Years we have seen 6 different Tournament Directors...
This week we can add 2 more names to this list...

This week saw two new Tournament Directors added to help out in the Tournaments Forum. Gilligan and Natewolfman after serving as Tournament Elves for a quite a while joined the team of dedicated Directors already overseeing the Tournaments. After the resignation of Optimus Prime at the end of 2008 Steelhorse and Night Strike were looking after the Tournament Forums all by themselves, but with these extra sets of hands now assisting, the Tournament Community can look forward to even more dedication and innovation in the months and years to come.

Here is what Steelhorse and Night Strike had to say about bringing the new director’s onboard…

Steelhorse wrote:A Warm Welcome to Gilligan and Natewolfman, our 2 newest Tournament Directors.

As most of you know, Nate and Gill have been working as Tourney Elves for quite some time and have done a stellar job. Both have devoted many hours to improving the Tournaments Forum and assisting myself, Night Strike, and Optimus with the day-to-day operations and logistics.

When it came time to look for help in the form of new Tournament Directors, it was fairly obvious ,to all involved, who would be the best choices at this time. These two have certainly paid their dues and proven their value to the Tournaments Forum and to the CC community at large.

So, with that I'd like to formally announce our 2 newest Tournament Directors, Gilligan and Natewolfman.

I thank you both for your past and continuing efforts in making CC the best gaming site on the net.

Steelhorse


And I also asked the 2 new Director’s to comment about their new positions, and here is what they had to say…

Natewolfman wrote:I am glad to be a part of Team CC, and especially a part of the Tournament Directors. Tournaments have been my main thing on CC since I stumbled onto the forums, and I am glad I have been a positive influence, and hopefully this can translate into my new job. If anyone ever needs help or has questions, I will do my best to help you, or find the person who can. Thanks CC.


Gilligan wrote:Hola tournament fans,

I'd just like to say thanks to all of you who keep this forum running. Without all of the organizers and players, this forum would not be what it is today, so hats off to you guys.

Now that I just became a Tournament Director, I can personally help you with more things, such as privileges and medals. I've done organizing for over two years, so this is a big thing for me to do what I love and to share it with those who do as well. Thanks guys.

--Gilligan


That’s all from me for this weeks News Hound, This is samuelc812 reporting for the Tournament Newsletter. If you have good ideas for stories than apply for the position of News Hound today, by dropping Gozar a PM.


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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Christmas Doubles
Organizer: kratos644

Bring a Friend Along
Organizer: TaCtiX
A doubles tournament where you don't sign up with a partner at first. You get that partner onboard after the tournament has filled. Round-robin play on good Doubles maps.

Road to the Super Bowl
Organiser: king sam

16 Team Round Robin 2v2
Organiser: Surgeon General

2009 World Baseball Classic Quads
Organiser: Amphibious Rodent
Double-elimination tournament featuring 16 countries.

1 versus 1 Tournaments

The (2 Player) League
Organizer: BaldAdonis

Global Gridiron Showdown
Organizer: skinnerstein

Road to the Final Four
Organizer: SurgeonGeneral
Needs Reserves

Conquest, War and Seige!
Organiser: Kotaro

From Order Comes Chaos
Organiser: GrimReaper.

Foundry Update 8.1
Organiser: Natewolfman

Master of the First Age
Organiser: DarthBlood

General Tournaments

Schwournes’ World Tour
Organizer: Schwournes

Very Different C.S. Tournament
Organizer: Tupence
Reserves Needed

Monopoly Tournament
Organizer: ydeb
Reserves Needed

Conquer the Globe
Organizer: the.killing.44
Reserves Needed

America’s Tournament
Organizer: Schwournes

The Best Oasis Tournament
Organizer: murphy16

16 Player Tournament
Organizer: Tea leaves

Speed Tournament – Doodle Terminator
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Andre the Giant Has A Posse
Organizer: zissou2

Super Quick Tourney V2
Organizer: kratos644

Fit-To-Order Tournament
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Dust
Organizer: Zoebear1

Final Fantasy Wars
Organizer: frozen_flame

All the Maps on 1
Organizer: Zoebear1

Cooks and Cadets
Organizer: psychobkrazy
Reserves Needed

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: tyler197802198

From Large Games to Small
Organizer: geigerm
The premise is pretty simple--you'll start off playing an 8-player game, the finals will consist of 1v1 games, and you'll play every size in between as you work your way through the tournament.
(11/56 as of Jan. 12)

Jump the Castle!
Organiser: riskyman1221

King of Luxembourg 2- Freestyle
Organiser: sailorseal

Tourney of Disaster!
Organiser: Jennybh

Poketourney
Organiser: juliusceaser

Speed Tournament - Doodle Terminator
Organiser: DJ Teflon

Schwournes World Tour
Organiser: Schwournes

GameZZone: Starcraft
Organiser: amazzony

Minimalist Tourney III
Organiser: Boss_oss_ss

Class Struggle
Organizer: TaCktiX
A metamap tournament based off of The Citadel, both in map and in reality. Very low game load (likely 4-5 most rounds), but likely a high number of rounds.
Players needed: 18 regular, 5 reserves


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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!

Every Single Setting: Classic
Organiser: TaCktiX
A tournament of positively massive size, doing exactly what the title says: having games of every single setting on the map of Classic. A full points system is being used to decide eliminations each round. Game load is very high (90 in the first round).
Status: In the second round, with 7 player matches on Standard, Terminator, and Assassin
Approximate Completion: 20%

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Finished :!: Most people had fun and amazzony did win =D>

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
already 20 people went back home
Planned end date: 18 February

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
First people start singing in Actium
Planned End Date: 5 May

Mac Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup
The Mac Donut is more tasty then normal :mrgreen:
Planned end date: 10 October

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Eight underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now 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
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey Wins
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
waseemalim wins
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Hath wins


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

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms

From PaulusHBar Double Dutch, This tournament will need only 9 double teams - Coming January 22


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"EIOT Battle for Warterloo" - waseemalim
"Drug Lord Hitman" -madman7
"Pirates of the Mediterannean" -Natelya
"Around All CCs Maps: Berlin 1961" -nagerous
"Around All CCs Maps: Bamboo Jack" -Jackofalltrades
"Thanksgiving" -Gilligan
"Escalators" -Blitzaholic
"Mythical Magical Journey" -FidelX
"Pokemon Pearl" -dustin800
"Asian Dinner Date" -amazzony
"Battle for Pearl Harbour" -mwcc
"Kotaros New World Singles Tourney" -Godd
"Championship Series: Classic Art" -RedBaron0
"Championship Series: Classic Shapes" -Bones2484
"Around All CCs Maps: Canada" -Blitzaholic
"Minimalist Tourney II" -samwisebrady
"Best and Worst Tour" -Gilligan
"Harbor of Pearls" -Dragon Dor, Pascalleke, Nachito
"Around All CC's Maps: British Isles" -Blitzaholic
"North America Leader" - - Darthblood
"Taca de Portugal - Portugal Cup" -MadRMax
"JRs 1v1 Challenge II" -killmanic
"America Tournament" -oakleyshole
"Battle for the New World" -jackin_u_up
"Foundry Update 7.0" -brandoncfi
"Sam's World Domination Tournament" -OTE
"Race To Conquer the New World" -darbeslod
"Around All CC's Maps:Cairns Coral Coast" -Natewolfman
"Journey To the New World" -Drake_259
"College Football Done Right" -_big_easy_
"The Greatest Nation" -Phr34ky
"A Trip Up the Nile" -joriki
"1v1 Tourney With a Twist" -Chopsiu
"Battle To Rule Doodle Earth II" -saaimen
"8 Man Madness!" -colson
"Around All CC's Maps: Brazil" -Topper
"The Pirate Training Academy" -tanjyr
"Terminator of All Terminators" - MEK
"Foundry Update Halloween Special" -MudPuppy
"Longboreders's Top Terminator Tournament Two" -moguai
"Games Tournament" -Godd
"JRs 1v1 Challenge III" -Diego_CR
"Difficult Maps - Triples Edition" -Velvecarrots, waseemalim, It.pie
"Stephan's 4man Freestyle" -DarthBlood
"Captain Moo's The Apprentice" -MudPuppy


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To abandon Newsletter at this time is making my heart bleed but I'm not capable of doing my advice columns as well as it deserves to be done. So, I'm leaving Tournament Newsletter for awhile, in hope to return some day with more inspiration, better ideas and smarter advice.

Keep reading the Newsletter and appreciate the work that is done to bring it to you!

amazzony



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

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 58: 28/01/09]

Postby Gozar on Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:38 pm

Issue 58: 28/01/09

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Hello tournament fans. More tournament news for your pleasure. Enjoy!
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Would you not join a tournament if it included an assassin, terminator or freestyle game?
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Tournament Dates are now added to the Tournament Hall of Fame!

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Road to the Super Bowl
Organizer: king sam

16 Team Round Robin 2v2
Organizer: Surgeon General

End of Days
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Mixed Maps
Organizer: Natascha

Bar Double Dutch
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 3x3 windmill setup
This tournament has 9 double teams, but still needs some reserves :ugeek:
Planned start date: 9 February


1 versus 1 Tournaments

The (2 Player) League
Organizer: BaldAdonis

Best Players of the 2000’s NCAA
Organizer: blacky44

Best Players of the 2000’s NFL
Organizer: blacky44

An Evolutionary Tournament II
Organizer: Woodruff

British Isles: Best of the Best
Organizer: Lady Hellia

From Order Comes Chaos
Organizer: GrimReaper.

New College Basketball Season
Organizer: dutchxc

Lost: When and Where Are We?
Organizer: JoJo123

Around All CC’s Maps: CCU
Organizer: HighlanderAttack


General Tournaments

Fit-To-Order Tournament
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Final Fantasy Wars
Organizer: frozen_flame

From Large Games to Small
Organizer: geigerm
The premise is pretty simple--you'll start off playing an 8-player game, the finals will consist of 1v1 games, and you'll play every size in between as you work your way through the tournament.
(11/56 as of Jan. 12)

Jump the Castle!
Organizer: riskyman1221

Tourney of Disaster!
Organizer: Jennybh

Poketourney
Organizer: juliusceaser

GameZZone: Starcraft
Organizer: amazzony

Class Struggle
Organizer: TaCktiX
A metamap tournament based off of The Citadel, both in map and in reality. Very low game load (likely 4-5 most rounds), but likely a high number of rounds.
Players needed: 18 regular, 5 reserves

Terrorism 101
Organizer: anamainiacks

NHL 2008-09
Organizer: SNARF17WD

Champion of Scotland
Organizer: scottishleaf

World War II
Organizer: JweezyIII

King of the Mountains
Organizer: sailorseal

WWII Europe Skills
Organizer: Iron Maid

You’ve Been Hired To Kill That King
Organizer: DarthBlood

Just In Time Tournament
Organizer: coded

Joe’s Knucklehead Tournament
Organizer: tyler197802198

Country Clash
Organizer: dellmanlego

European Knockout Club
Organizer: DJ Teflon


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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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Finished :!: Most people had fun and amazzony did win =D>

City trip
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
Everybody left Sydney and last visister-group did go to San Francisco
Planned end date: 25 February

Trippel Trappel
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup
Everybody is singing in Actium
Planned End Date: 5 May

Mac Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup
Most people are eating a Big Mac
Planned end date: 10 October

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round Eight underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now running.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Finals are now pending.

World Baseball CLassic - Quads
Organiser: AmphibiousRodent
A double elimination tournament featuring 16 countries. The first round is underway.


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

From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
The Serbian Conquest
Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
God of Godds
Night Sticks and Stones
Down and Dirty V
Brothers in Arms


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Grand Prix Season 1" -Daviedoo
"Pearl Harbour" -Shatners Bassoon, Chariot of Fire, Daryth, Jpeter15
"Assassins Creed Tournament" -fwblb
"NFL Season" -Jojo123
"Doubles Elimination III" -MudPuppy and Checkmated
"16 Bracket Showdown" -Godd
"Around All CCs Maps: BeNeLux" -killmanic
"Realms War" -BamBam
"Tupence's African Tournament" -BrotherWolf
"Dictate the Universe" -Velodra
"Hitman Europe" -shoop76
"Around All CCs Maps: Battle for Iraq" -killmanic
"EIOT Battle for Warterloo" - waseemalim
"Drug Lord Hitman" -madman7
"Pirates of the Mediterannean" -Natelya
"Around All CCs Maps: Berlin 1961" -nagerous
"Around All CCs Maps: Bamboo Jack" -Jackofalltrades
"Thanksgiving" -Gilligan
"Escalators" -Blitzaholic
"Mythical Magical Journey" -FidelX
"Pokemon Pearl" -dustin800
"Asian Dinner Date" -amazzony
"Battle for Pearl Harbour" -mwcc
"Kotaros New World Singles Tourney" -Godd
"Championship Series: Classic Art" -RedBaron0
"Championship Series: Classic Shapes" -Bones2484
"Around All CCs Maps: Canada" -Blitzaholic
"Minimalist Tourney II" -samwisebrady
"Best and Worst Tour" -Gilligan


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This week we sat down for a chat with a.sub. All the questions in the interview are based off input from newsletter readers. Next week, our interview is with Zoebear1. You can get your questions in by posting in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, a.sub.

A: Hey!

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I was pointed in its direction through a friend who doesn't play here anymore, I believe he was (before he quit anyway) ipopmycollar

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:I'm a risk nerd and damn proud :lol:

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:Well I was in the forums (for the first time) and ran into it, it seemed simple to join one so I did, although I forget what the first one I joined was :?

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Well all the tournaments I saw usually had a high ranked member as the winner. so I figured it would be fair to make one for newer ranks (cooks and below) to give them a good shot at a victory, thus came my "Battle of the N00bs" franchise.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: 2008-07-28 15:20:35 - Game has been initialized
That's the date of the first tournament game I ever made :)

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Battle of the n00bs

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

A:
Well all the tournaments I saw usually had a high ranked member as the winner. so I figured it would be fair to make one for newer ranks (cooks and below) to give them a good shot at a victory, thus came my "Battle of the N00bs" franchise.
copy and paste ftw! :lol: :lol:

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

A: Actually I took a lot of advice from ZZ on things like brackets and using an excel spread sheet to organize your ideas.

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

A: For the first one I was in was ZZ's olympics, the first group, it was a lot of fun, each win felt like more of a victory than just points and each loss was more of a loss than just points, it was fun.
For the first one I ran, like I said was battle of the n00bs, and when I look back at it I see all the stupid things I did :oops:

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

A: I have finished 4, I'm running 3 right now simultaneously, and as for retiring I can only answer this with a quote
[quote=Wierd Al]I'll be mellow when I'm dead[/quote]

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:
  • Batlle of the n00bs
  • Tour de france (ongoing)
  • Revolt! (ongoing)

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: Well the revolt tourney seems like it will be a lot of fun, but I guess we have to wait to find out :D

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

A: Not to blow my own horn, but I think it was battle of the n00bs, because it was easy to play, as you only played people on your own level, but at the same time anyone can join and win!

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: run, I would play more but I'm a freemium :(

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 I usually prefer brackets because they are easy, (a trend revolt should break) and I usually like the options to be voted on, I like that freedom to be there. the only exception is in the Tour de France, I did that because playing that on say the Asia map would be just plain dumb :lol:

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

A:
I usually like the options to be voted on, I like that freedom to be there. the only exception is in the Tour de France, I did that because playing that on say the Asia map would be just plain dumb :lol:
I should stop doing that lol

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 a lot of tournament games actually, its because I can only have four slots and it seems that the time between games in a tourney tends to be longer than normal, when I get premium eventually I will definitely play in more.

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

A: :lol: That was a lot of fun, because I felt like I had just conquered the world haha

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: :oops: no

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

A: None actually, I find complete amusement in losing in tournaments :lol:

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

A: Everyone has fun, even if everyone loses and the world collapses in the process, as long as a good few laughs were made, who cares?

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

A: hmmmmmm, probably BotN2, no deadbeats, and no complaints :D

Q: What is the best Tournament that you think has been underestimated?

A: Underestimated? Like under valued? I actually never cared about the "value" of my tourneys, yeah they aren't anywhere as honor deserving as some of those

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

A: None that i have entered, as for ones I have run? yeah, but it was more, "Wow that was dumb of me" moments

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Making people enjoy their tournaments, how to do that? I have no idea :P

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 post really awesome messages that attract attention :lol: I used to send out mass PMs but I stopped haha. What appeals to people should be a set up that makes them go, "FUCKIN' EPIC!" :lol:

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

A: Messing up :oops: which I do a lot

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

A: I don't know actually, I run them and enjoy doing so but I have no idea why

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

A: Well for me it was just being dumb, wrong passwords, wrong games, wrong setting etc.

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: NEVER send our mass PMs with games, I found out the hard way that people can join the wrong games, oh and never make a bunch of games with the player's name in the subject and make your players search for it, not that I ever did that 8-[ :mrgreen:

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 dont know enough about how clanmates work with/against each other in games to argue that, but I think a TO should join his/her tourney's as long as they can maintain a neutral stance :)

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

A: :lol: actually I rarely update my thread, I usually just PM the player, they are really the only ones who care :lol:

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

A: Yeah, they never gave me any troubles

Q:Do you feel it is better to give a bye to players whose opponents deadbeats the tournament, or to use a reserve?

A: Use a reserve if possible, but if you can't then a bye is fairer then trying to find another reserve.

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

A: free premium member ships for all :lol: :lol:

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: Well one thing would be for all the tournament games in active tournaments to be in a tab in "my games" would greatly reduce my searching for them as I am running 3 tournaments

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

A: have fun!

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

A: actually the only one that I truly have a problem with is when people in my tournaments don't follow directions. Like I will ask people to vote one something and give them a format to fill out. They will not use the format, vote on things that they weren't supposed to, not vote on things they were supposed to. Or for home maps they say stuff like "I don't care" which is annoying because if they didn't care they could just pick one at random

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

A: Well it takes up a lot but I multi task, I check threads while doing my homework, etc.

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

A: A bunch actually :lol:, look at my signature, haha, the only one not there is the dare to be funny clan, and that's because I need to figure out a a good signature for that :P

Q:Who are you?

A: I am SPARTACUS!

Q: Why did you pick the name a.sub?

A: first letter of first name, and last 3 of my last. Why 1 and 3? because ad.subr sounds dumb :lol:

Q:Where are you from?

A: Born in CA, lived in Tucson, AZ for 7 years, and now moved back to the east bay in CA, the Danville area. But my heritage is Indian (Asian)

Q:Are you, or ever have you, been diagnosed with a mental instability or disability?

A: nope

Q:Why are you so awesome?

A: :lol:

Q:Why do you ask questions that you should answer yourself ?

A: Because I thought it would be funny :lol:

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: red! its my favorite color (avatar :lol:)

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: I like simple maps that don't have too complex of gameplay. and this is only because it confuses me, I like things that are simple, not necessarily just countries and bonuses but something that doesnt have like 80 different gimmicks to confuse people.

Q:Favourite settings?

A: sequential, unlimited, flat rate, no fog

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: sequential

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

A: not really, i was thinking of an assassin-esque tournament

Q: Any parting shots?

A: I don't understand

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Thanks for setting this up! it was fun


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Interviews Interview with Zoebear1

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 59: 05/02/09]

Postby Gozar on Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:46 pm

Issue 59: 05/02/09

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Hello tournament fans. More tournament news for your pleasure. Enjoy!
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Would you not join a tournament if it included an assassin, terminator or freestyle game?
Our poll is still running, so vote while there is still time!
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We are still seeking an interested, motivated player to fill the News Hound role. We are always glad to have people interested in helping. If you are, please contact me, Gozar.


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The first speed tournament has completed! DJ Teflon hosts Speed Doodle Terminator!

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Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread.

Teams Tournaments

Mixed Maps 3
Organizer: Natascha

Mixed Maps 2
Organizer: Natascha

Credit Crunch
Organizer: Pedronicus

Freestyle Speed Doubles
Organizer: Jeff Hardy


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Best Players of the 2000’s NCAA
Organizer: blacky44

From Order Comes Chaos
Organizer: GrimReaper.

New College Basketball Season
Organizer: dutchxc

Around All CC’s Maps: CCU
Organizer: HighlanderAttack

Conquest of the Ages
Organizer: jim save

Around All CC’s Maps: Centerscape
Organizer: HighlanderAttack


General Tournaments

Final Fantasy Wars
Organizer: frozen_flame

Jump the Castle!
Organizer: riskyman1221

Tourney of Disaster!
Organizer: Jennybh

Poketourney
Organizer: juliusceaser

Class Struggle
Organizer: TaCktiX
A metamap tournament based off of The Citadel, both in map and in reality. Very low game load (likely 4-5 most rounds), but likely a high number of rounds.
Players needed: 18 regular, 5 reserves

Terrorism 101
Organizer: anamainiacks

World War II
Organizer: JweezyIII

WWII Europe Skills
Organizer: Iron Maid

Country Clash
Organizer: dellmanlego

European Knockout Club
Organizer: DJ Teflon

Moody Non-Premium Classic 2
Organizer: MrMoody

Best Movie Ever – CC Edition II
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Amazing Race I
Organizer: blacky44

American Idol Season 8
Organizer: Tupence

Pearl Harbor Game Series
Organizer: stringybeany

Bounty Hunters Tournament
Organizer: der sniffter

NFL Draft
Organizer: blacky44


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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!

Union of European CC Football Cup 2007= MarVal (Vitesse)
Organiser: MarVal
  • The announcement of this tournament started on: 07 Mar 2007.
  • The first game has been initialized on: 16 Apr 2007.
  • The last game finished on: 26 Jan 2009.
  • Total time of this tournament: from 07 Mar 2007 till 26 Jan 2009. Thats around 1 year and 10 months!!!
  • And their are 99 games played.

The winner of the first Union of European CC Football Cup 2007:

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The first winner of the Golden Boot award of this tournament:

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    TLO 2009
    Organiser: Lindax
    Round 1 of 9
    I think this is something really different. It's teams playing every other team once. They play 4 singles games, 4 doubles games and quad game. Every win gives points, the team with the most points beats the other team. At the end the team with the most wins over other teams wins. It's more a league or competition then a regular tourney :mrgreen:

    Bar Double Dutch
    Organiser: PaulusH
    Using a 3x3 windmill setup
    We all started with a cola :P
    Planned End Date: 14 April

    City trip
    Organiser: PaulusH
    Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
    Visiting of city's continues, but inos will be the tournament winner
    Planned end date: 25 February

    Trippel Trappel
    Organiser: PaulusH
    Using a 6x6 windmill setup
    First group stopped singing in Actium
    Planned End Date: 5 May

    Mac Dinner Date
    Organiser: PaulusH
    Using a 5x5 windmill setup
    Everybody is drinking a banana milkshake
    Planned end date: 10 October

    Halloween Hollows II
    Organiser: amazzony
    Tournament that started on All Hallow's Eve, has reached to finals. First final game between Ghoulies (Dominator7, Spijker81, ultrafit, TheTrueNorth) and Sweet Sisters (fishydance, Marfski, MEK, loes) is about to begin.

    Olympics Part 2: Altius
    Organiser: amazzony
    Second huge tournament - doubles - in the series dedicated to Summer Olympics is about to end. Currently Bronze medal games are played where Natewolfman & qwert and biteme143 & theonly jKiLLa are fighting for it. Gold medal games are waiting for those games to end so CandaVespin & bamage and reahma & ultraman could decide in best of 3 fight who is the winner.

    Olympics Part 3: Fortius
    Organiser: amazzony
    Third huge tournament in the series dedicated to Summer Olympics is on its first and second qualifying rounds and even though we have events that haven't finished their first round games then in a few weeks we will already know the names of first finalists.

    TO Table Tennis Tournament: Main Court
    Organiser: amazzony
    To get updates of how the multiorganiser tournament is going, check the Main Court or visit individual tournament threads which can be found below.


    From Large Games to Small Games
    Organiser: geigerm
    Round 1 games are under way

    The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
    Organizer: Gozar
    Round Eight underway.

    The Long Walk
    Organisers: Gozar
    All games before the next elimination are now running.

    Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
    Finals are now pending.


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

    From keiths31:In keeping with the "Musical Chairs" theme there will be:
    Musical Chairs: Mini Maps
    Musical Chairs: North American City Tour

    Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002 in the New Year
    The Serbian Conquest
    Kaplowitz's Unrelated Tournament
    God of Godds
    Night Sticks and Stones
    Down and Dirty V
    Brothers in Arms


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    Here are some recent tournament winners.

    "The Land of Luck" -seamusvibe
    "Don't Take Too Long - 2v2 Edition" -oldbenjamin & ctgottapee
    "City Mogul Series Fast Track" -banana_hammocks
    "North American Wars II" -Bad Speler
    "Extreme Global War(ming)" -Gilligan
    "Prime's Singles Season" -RedBaron0
    "Difficult Maps Double Edition" -lt.Pie, waseemalim
    "Quick and Simple Tournament 3" -MEK
    "Master of the First Age" -Silver-
    "Kot's Feudal War Singles" -killmanic
    "Speed Tournament Doodle Terminator" -hundredand1aces
    "World Cup 2010 Africa" -Shai
    "Moody's Non-premium Classic" -olkok
    "You're Eliminated X" -Godd
    "Twiztid's Terminator 2" -Barry Zuckercorn
    "There Can Only Be One: Terminator" -PHALIM
    "King of Luxembourg 2 Freestyle" -banana_hammocks
    "Union of European CC Championship 2007" -MarVal
    "Grand Prix Season 1" -Daviedoo
    "Pearl Harbour" -Shatners Bassoon, Chariot of Fire, Daryth, Jpeter15
    "Assassins Creed Tournament" -fwblb
    "NFL Season" -Jojo123
    "Doubles Elimination III" -MudPuppy and Checkmated
    "16 Bracket Showdown" -Godd
    "Around All CCs Maps: BeNeLux" -killmanic
    "Realms War" -BamBam
    "Tupence's African Tournament" -BrotherWolf
    "Dictate the Universe" -Velodra
    "Hitman Europe" -shoop76
    "Around All CCs Maps: Battle for Iraq" -killmanic
    "EIOT Battle for Warterloo" - waseemalim
    "Drug Lord Hitman" -madman7
    "Pirates of the Mediterannean" -Natelya
    "Around All CCs Maps: Berlin 1961" -nagerous
    "Around All CCs Maps: Bamboo Jack" -Jackofalltrades
    "Thanksgiving" -Gilligan
    "Escalators" -Blitzaholic


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    Unfortunately, Zoebear1backed out of this weeks interview.
    However, next week, we will have an interview with TaCktiX. All the questions in the interview are based off input from newsletter readers. You can get your questions in by posting in this thread.


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    Interviews Interview with TaCktiX

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