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

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

Issue 25: 10/06/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


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

Teams Tournaments

WWII Extravaganza
Organizer: Kilazul
Quads

NFL 2008/09 Season
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

Kilzul Football League Season 1
Organizer: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organizer: khazalid
Triples

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

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

1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan

Dominance And Power Tournament
Organizer: sd031091

Waterloo League
Organizer: JesusReigns

Classical Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

All maps every maps tourney
Organizer: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75

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


General Tournaments

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

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Bart’s Birthday Bash
Organizer: barterer2002

The Simple Yet Fun Tournaments
Organizer: Ryall55

Become the Ultimate Assassin!
Organizer: Ryall55

Demolition Derby
Organizer: Kilazul

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

Indiana Jones Tribute Tourney
Organizer: Kilazul

CC Scavengers
Organizer: Natewolfman

The Cold War
Organizer: fireedud

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Football Firms ‘Who is the Best’
Organizer: Ryall55

French Tournament
Organizer: sensfan

No Card 4 Player Singles Faceoff
Organizer: kratos644

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

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

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Best Movie Ever – CC Edition
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

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


Needing Reserves

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

8 Man Madness!
Organizer: Gilligan

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

European Championship 2008
Organizer: fantanyser

Doodle Earth Extravaganza
Organizer: Shadow_Chaos_7

Boxing Champions League
Organizer: flexmaster33

Doubles Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

USFL Football League
Organizer:
flexmaster33


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


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

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round three underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

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


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



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”CCC” –demigod
”Satellite for 2008 RiskTOC” –seamusvibe
”You’re Eliminated IV” –BaldAdonis
”Back to the Basics II” –Strider24
”Free Player’s Open” –cave man
”Best of the Best I” –pempi
”Classic’s Biography” –[b]barnsta b
[b]”Triples War” –
Big Whiskey, RL_Orange, RiskTycoon
”Down and Dirty III” –Evil Semp
”Musical Chairs” –EdwinG
”Super Quick Tournament” –BeakerWMA
”Name Optimus Prime/Luxurious’ Baby” –BaldAdonis
”Teams Tournament”- jiminski, surfingmace, lt.pie and Master Merlin
”Mission: Survive the Longest V.4.0”- biscuit boy
”Quickdraw 1v1 Tournament”- vtonic


Interview with dittoeevee8888
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, dittoeevee8888. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Arcee. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our interview will be with brendan man. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, dittoeevee8888.

A: Hello, Gozar.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I found this website by searching on Yahoo! one day, looking for a Risk Game download that I found the other day, but didn't remember what keywords I typed in. So, this was one of the hits, and I clicked and found the website.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: Well, mainly because I've never played Risk before with other people, and because I've wanted to get better at Risk so I could beat a friend who claimes that he could beat me.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Well, probably because I'd just discovered the forum that day...but back then I was pretty clueless on how the forum worked, so I clicked the tourney forum, and clicked on a topic that advertised that it doesn't require premium to go in, and it seemed interesting enough, so I joined. Sadly enough, the tourney got abandoned, but by then, I've gotten to know the forum better, and that's why I started to play.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: The main reason why I started running tourneys is because when I tried to go in mushin's Survivor tourney, I couldn't because I didn't fufill the requirements to go in. I got pretty annoyed, so I ran tournaments that anybody can join, and are freemium-friendly, so that freemiums only have to reserve 1 spot.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I've been organizing tourneys since March, 23, 2008, so a little more than 2 months.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: I first ran Big Brother 1 - CC Style. It's still going right now, but probably because of my error, which required another revote.

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

A: Mostly from Reality TV Shows and or Game shows, but I also take ideas from other tourneys as well.

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

A: I guess I somewhat look to the people who participate in my tourneys for inspiration, because I mainly feel I run them for them, as I don't play in any or my tourneys, I just reserve it.

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

A: The first tourney I ran, as I said above was Big Brother 1 - CC Style, which kind of got into a big mess because I accidentally put in the wrong people in the wrong games. It was also too late to change it, so I had to take a vote, and that got into a big mess.
The first tourney I played in, was Back To Basics, which was fun, as I only had to play in 1 game (2 games max), though I hated the fact that the fortifications was adjacent.

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

A: I have run 7 tourneys, and they are all ongoing right now. I don't have any real goal, but I do plan on running tourneys for the rest of my time on CC as I do enjoy doing so.

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

A: My favorite tourney played in is probably Amazzony's Assasinations I probably because I've won all the games I'm in so far. I like the format of it, and I don't really hate the maps that she's chosen.

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

A: There really doesn't seem to be any specific type of format that I tend to gravitate towards. I just mostly do random because it's eaiser for me to get random.org to choose it for me, which means I don't have to check back on the thread. The only time I don't do it, is when the theme is more obvious, which means that it looks weird if I don't use that map. My favourite format is simply random. Nobody can complain about that, but I do prefer freestyle games over sequential, only because the games normally are faster vs. sequential. But most people seem to like sequential, so I normally use sequential.

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

A: I do find it easier to choose tourney settings myself, which normally means random. Letting players custimize them means more mistakes, which equals to more chances of having to redo them, which just sucks.

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

A: I'm playing in a lot of tourneys, in fact all 4 of my slots are reserved for tourneys, even though I'm in more than 4 tournaments. The fact that I normally advance 1st time, does help, so I haven't had to drop out of any tournaments because of my slot disadvantage.

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

A: I was really excited. It was my first game, completed, and I was just getting to the site, so I thought to myself that it must be a good site, so I continued playing.

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

A: Well...this one is kind of hard to answer, because, well I've only completed in two tournies (and soon to be three). I guess out of the two choices, I have to say the first Back to Basics because I was really close to winning that game to advance, but the escalating cards really helped my opponent to take over. That, and the fact that I didn't have enough to cash in another set, is why I lost.

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

A: In my mind, what makes a successful tournament is that both the players and the organizer(s) are enjoying themselves while playing/organizing the tournament.

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

A: I guess it'd depend on what you consider "successful" as I can see it in many ways. Successful could mean, well mostly my opinion, which would mean that both organizers and players having fun, which I'd be guessing most tournaments. But as I'd probably, if I'd have to pick a few, I'd list The Official Trilogy AOR Tourney, which as far as I'm concerned, didn't take that long to finish the signups of 216 players, and "Down & Dirty" 3rd and 4th editions which took a little more than 6 hours to fill.

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

A: Well, for attracting players, I just let it sit in the tourney thread, and let people find it. If I knew how to use the signature part of the website (I couldn't find it in the control panal until t-o-m pointed it out to me), I'd probably advertise like that too. I think that a Classic map (or something else popular) would appeal, as well as the sequential, escalating and chained/unlimited would be popular settings that appeal to a lot of players, simply because it's used a lot, and that they are likely to be used to.

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

A: I guess I dislike the PMing part in general, even though I'm glad mass PMing has been implemented. It's boring to me to copy & paste the same thing over and over again...

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

A: The best thing about being a Tournament Organizer is the fun that you see people when they play your tournaments.

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

A: Making people wait too long during the wait period of tournaments, because some games finish faster than others. Although it works to my advantage, it works to my disadvantage as well, because I only have 2 games running, because I'm saving slots, and I am mostly bored on CC right now, because I procrastinate from checking on my tourneys.

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

A: Probably setting up games that are wrong either in maps, or settings, number of players, etc. Though I've done it wrong a couple of times, I need to remember to double check it.

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

A: I check them every day, or when I remember to, and when they need an update, I update it.

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

A: Probably making it easier to navigate on the Control Panel, as I couldn't find the signature section, but I wouldn't really care if they didn't. CC is great as it is, and I would still play, even though if it isn't changed.

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

A: I think that 2 player games should not be the default option for games. If 8 players were the option, there would still be room for mistakes, as if you needed a 3 player game, but accidentally made a 2 player game, and somebody else joined, you couldn't undo it, or that you can drop tournament games that already started but haven't ended. I don't think that taking away anything would make anything easier, but then again, I'd probably have to think very hard to find anything.

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

A: Probably starting simple. Although I haven't started with big I started with something a bit complex, and it annoys you badly, especially when you screw up

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

A: Well...I don't have 5 but there are a few:
1. making wrong games
2. deadbeats and then having to find reserves for them
3. trying to find people to join your tourneys when they aren't exactly the best idea, but you don't want to abandon

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

A: CC takes up a lot of my time, not because the games do, it's because I have nothing better to do...

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

A: I'm a member of the Pikachu Clan, but it's kind of inactive...

Q: Why did you pick the name dittoeevee8888?

A: Well, it's the screen name of most other sites that I'm on...and I originally thought of that because Ditto and Eevee are my favourite Pokemon, and 8's my favourite number.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Well I don't really have a favourite play colour, but it's probably green because I play 1 on 1 games a lot before I joined tourneys, and I was always second to join. Probably I like Red, Green, Blue and Pink, but I don't really care...anything except yellow, I guess, because it's hard to tell the difference between yellow and white, especially when it's next to a neutral or something...

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: I don't really have any favourite maps...I guess, but least favorutie maps include Age of Merchants and Conquerman. Any others I'm more or less fine with...

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

A: Well, I'd be planning some version of Deal, or No Deal, some kind of selling houses thing ( not sure on what I'd call it), and Ditto's Double something...still need a name on that. Look for it in a few months, probably when a couple of my tourneys are finished.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Your welcome, it should be fun reading what I say on the Newsletter...


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 26: 16/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:31 pm

Issue 26: 16/06/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


Tournament News

With the addition of medals, the Tournament Directors have laid out the guidelines for obtaining a “Tournament Contribution” medal. Also included in their announcement is a policy regarding tournament sign up time restrictions.
You can see the full announcement by clicking here.


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

Teams Tournaments

Kilazul Football League Season 1
Organizer: Kilazul

Flame Wars vs. Rest of CC
Organizer: khazalid
Triples

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

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

Mashed Taters
Organizer: Marfski

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Take Too Long- 2v2 edition
Organizer: max is gr8


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted!

Dominance And Power Tournament
Organizer: sd031091

Waterloo League
Organizer: JesusReigns

Classical Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

All maps every maps tourney
Organizer: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75

I Continental World Cup
Organizer: XiaoYu

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

1st in the World Championship
Organizer: Dzubson

King of the Map Series- British Isles
Organizer: Serbia

Speed- 1st Edition
Organizer: hulmey

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling


General Tournaments

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

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Bart’s Birthday Bash
Organizer: barterer2002

The Simple Yet Fun Tournaments
Organizer: Ryall55

Become the Ultimate Assassin!
Organizer: Ryall55

Demolition Derby
Organizer: Kilazul

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

CC Scavengers
Organizer: Natewolfman

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Football Firms ‘Who is the Best’
Organizer: Ryall55

French Tournament
Organizer: sensfan

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

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

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

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

Pirate Master: Italy
Organizer: Gilligan

Termination: Duck and Cover
Organizer: amazzony

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Doodle Assassin Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

DC vs. Marvel
Organizer: drake_259

New vs. Old: The Feedback Tournament
Organizer: Diamonds14

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Crazy Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Racing to Win
Organizer: madman7



Needing Reserves

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

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

European Championship 2008
Organizer: fantanyser

Doodle Earth Extravaganza
Organizer: Shadow_Chaos_7

Boxing Champions League
Organizer: flexmaster33

Doubles Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

USFL Football League
Organizer:
flexmaster33

Best Movie Ever – CC Edition
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Grand Slam
Organizer: Lufsen75


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


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

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Third elimination coming up.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round three underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists has been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

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


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



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Termination: Portugal” –BaldAdonis
”Triples Battle of the World”- gp24176281, Prinfi, and thinktank
”Wizard of Magic” –Plowable_Earth
”The Tri Nations” –killmanic and thenikfox
”CCC” –demigod
”Satellite for 2008 RiskTOC” –seamusvibe
”You’re Eliminated VI” –BaldAdonis
”Back to the Basics II” –Strider24
”Free Player’s Open” –cave man
”Best of the Best I” –pempi
”Classic’s Biography” –barnsta b
”Triples War” –Big Whiskey, RL_Orange, RiskTycoon


Interview with Arcee
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Arcee. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with brendan man. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our interview will be with flexmaster33. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, Arcee.

A: Hello, Goz.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I was introduced to the site by Night Strike.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I had been listening to Night Strike talk about CC for months, and began to be interested. Combine that with boredom over winter break, and I joined.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: It was a fun way to play on different settings, and the chance to gain some bragging rights sounded fun too.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Again, the boredom factor. It gave me something to do. And I've always enjoyed organization. It was the perfect fit.

Q: Are you glad Night Strike got you hooked on tournaments and tournament organizing?

A: See above answer. ;)

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I announced my first tourney on March 28th. (You do the math. :lol: )

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Smallville: Future Heroes

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

A: My tourney idea came from my favorite tv show.

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

A: Night Strike, Optimus, Amazzony, the list of successful organizers to look up to goes on....

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

A: The first tournament I ran went pretty smooth. Only one speed bump involving a foe list, but other than that it was smooth sailing. :)
The first tourney I played in was the Trip Through Time Tourney. Night Strike and I did well the first round, but it sadly stalled. :(

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

A: I've only ran one tourney, and am currently co-running School’s Out For Summer 2008. I have no idea how many I'll run before retirement.

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

A: I always enjoy Opie's Point Grabbers. My favorite was PG 8 (because I won :D )

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

A: I like 1v1, because that's what I'm good at.

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

A: The one I ran, I chose the settings because I can be a control freak. But in the future I'd be willing to allow players to choose.

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

A: Nearly all my games are tourneys.

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

A: Super excited. It was a private doubles game with Night Strike against our friends Opie and Luxurious.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Point Grabbers 8 !!!! :D :D :D

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

A: The first successful tourney I played in was All-Star Point Grabbers. I started as the 31st seed (out of 32). I made it to the semi-finals, where I lost. :cry:

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

A: One that is run with relatively few mishaps, and the players enjoy playing in.

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

A: Opie's Point Grabbers are always well run (and fill in 70 minutes ;) )

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Well organized, and willing to be flexible.

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

A: An easy to follow and visually appealing first post I think are most attractive.

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

A: Not really, I haven't been around long enough.

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

A: When the players tell you they truly had fun.

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

A: New organizers who throw something together

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

A: No mistakes yet. ;) (knock on wood)

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

A: Just whenever they need it.

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

A: The whiners.

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

A: I don't think I've ran enough to be qualified to answer this.

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

A: Be creative! And organized. ;)

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

A: Ummm.....Losing.

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

A: During school, a few minutes in the morning, maybe an hour in the evening. During the summer, hours.

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

A: Generation One!!!!!

Q: Why did you pick the name Arcee?

A: Night Strike asked the G1 gang for possible names just before I decided to join. Arcee is one of the first female Transformers, and I thought it was a pretty cool name.

Q: What's it like to be the woman behind the Night Stick?

A: Pretty good. ;)

Q: Do you get tired of hearing NS talk about CC and tournament stuff?

A: Occasionally. But I usually enjoy it.

Q: How many books are you going to read this summer??

A: I've already read close to 20, I imagine I'll read a lot more before school starts.

Q:Favorite play color?

A: Red and green (I'm a 1v1 fan).

Q:Favorite and least favorite map?

A: Scotland is my favorite. Least favorite maybe AoR (since I don't really know what I'm doing).

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

A: None yet.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem. And thank you Goz and readers.[/quote]


Next Issue

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



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 27: 23/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:09 pm

Issue 27: 23/06/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


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

Teams Tournaments

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

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

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Take Too Long- 2v2 edition
Organizer: max is gr8

Quads Solar System
Organizer: Blitzaholic

USA Dubs Tourney
Organizer: Blitzaholic

North America Triples Tourney
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Grand Slam Double
Organizer: Lufsen75

Davis Cup II
Organizer: Lufsen75


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted!

Classical Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Speed- 1st Edition
Organizer: hulmey

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Winner’s Choice 1v1 Tournament
Organizer: gameplayer


General Tournaments

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

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Demolition Derby
Organizer: Kilazul

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

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

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

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

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

Termination: Duck and Cover
Organizer: amazzony

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Doodle Assassin Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Crazy Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Racing to Win
Organizer: madman7

Pick Your Letter!
Organizer: Marfski

Back to the Basics III
Organizer: Natewolfman

Assassin Newbie Tournament
Organizer: Natewolfman

The BeNeLux Open
Organizer: Optimus Prime

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

AOR Terminator
Organizer: militant

Ultimate Magic Tournament
Organizer: killmanic

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: pimphawks70

All Map Every Map Tourney: Africa
Organizer: Tk 421

All Map Every Map Tourney: Classic
Organizer: Tk 421

”Celebrity Mole” Tournament
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Super Power Arms Race Double Elimination
Organizer: trigger467

Big Brother Tournament
Organizer: kirstylouise


Needing Reserves

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

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

DC vs. Marvel
Organizer: drake_259

CC Scavengers
Organizer: Natewolfman

Kilazul Football League Season 1
Organizer: Kilazul

Back to the Beginning
Organizer: Cuteyoshi

Tour the Realms
Organizer: Herakilla

CC World Cup of Quads 2008
Organizer: R0k0v


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


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

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Killer619 has been eliminated and round sixteen is now underway.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round six underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

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


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



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Freaky Freestyle” –amazzony and simor
”War in the Americas” –goggles paisano
”Restaurant Tournament” –solar, Drunk_Idiot, punky206765, and topper
”Termination: Portugal” –BaldAdonis
”Triples Battle of the World”- gp24176281, Prinfi, and thinktank
”Wizard of Magic” –Plowable_Earth
”The Tri Nations” –killmanic and thenikfox
”CCC” –demigod
”Satellite for 2008 RiskTOC” –seamusvibe
”You’re Eliminated VI” –BaldAdonis
”Back to the Basics II” –Strider24
”Free Player’s Open” –cave man
”Best of the Best I” –pempi
”Classic’s Biography” –barnsta b
”Triples War” –Big Whiskey, RL_Orange, RiskTycoon


Interview with brendan man
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, brendan man. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with flexmaster33. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our interview will be with Lufsen75. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, brendan man.

A: Hello.

Q:How did you find this website?

A:My friend showed me it, and I decided to give it a try!

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:I liked risk a lot.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:It would be more intense than regular games

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Games weren't enough

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: About 2 months

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: It was called wimps vs. Cool dudes

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

A: Normal life. That's always the best way

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

A:The tournament organizers

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

A:I was nervous for the one I ran. Same with playing in my first.

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

A:probably 1 more, I'm getting sort on time, it's hard for me to run them.

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

A: Mission: Survive the longest (EIOT)

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

A: I tend to go torwards 1 on 1. i don't like doing all the extra things you need to do for doubles.

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

A: Let the players choose. sometimes they don't like the settings.

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

A: Well, most of my games are tournaments. I have been really busy, so I missed out.

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

A: Pretty excited. I was really proud, I beat like a decent player.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: only a little one in,"Best of the Best"

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

A: Best of the Best, when 8 mini ones were won.

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

A:It being completed and people liked it.

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

A: Experienced organizers usually make the best.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Being able to have the repsonibility

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

A: Settings that they like, and sometimes even a catchy name really gets them.

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

A: Having to be on a lot. I haven't been on because I've been super busy.

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

A: Seeing players having a good time.

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

A: They always forget to mention something when they post the first post.

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

A: Making bad settings

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

A:I usually wait.

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

A: Not much. Maybe something a little easier to find games, better than the game finder.

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

A: Something better to manage reserves

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

A: Don't be afraid to make more tournaments!

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

A: Reserves, Making a bracket, making the games, sending the pms, and perfecting the settings.

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

A: Not a lot, but sometimes I can't get to it.

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

A: No.

Q: Why did you pick the name brendan man?

A:To let my friend know it was me. :D

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Green

Q:How do you feel about deadbeats?

A: They're ok. they have a heart, they just can't get to conquer club.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favourite is doodle earth, least favourite is WWII Ardennes.

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

A: If I can manage, i would like to have a big 1 on 1 tournament.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem!


Next Issue

Interview with flexmaster33 flexmaster33 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


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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Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (5) Clan Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (9) General Contribution (1)

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 28: 30/06/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:51 pm

Issue 28: 30/06/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with flexmaster33
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


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

Teams Tournaments

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

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

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Drag ‘Em Down
Organizer: kagetora

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted!

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75and thekidstrumpet

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Speed- 1st Edition
Organizer: hulmey

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Got the Skill? [Arms Race]
Organizer: White Moose

hatterson’s NHL League
Organizer: hatterson

Dragon Warrior
Organizer: MEK


General Tournaments

WWE Ladder Tournament
Organizer: The_Animal

Un-Real War
Organizer: max is gr8

Around CC Open Season
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Australian Open Tennis 2008
Organizer: Ryall55

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

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

One Shot, One Kill
Organizer: Natewolfman

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

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

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Doodle Assassin Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Racing to Win
Organizer: madman7

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

AOR Terminator
Organizer: militant

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: pimphawks70

All Map Every Map Tourney: Africa
Organizer: Tk 421

Big Brother Tournament
Organizer: kirstylouise

Battle for the US!
Organizer: vikprez

Army of Darkness
Organizer: Lexitonia5

CC Season Championship III
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

Conquer the World!
Organizer: Eigidansei

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Bloodthirst
Organizer: max is gr8

Pt’s Feudal War Fog Masters Tourney
Organizer: ptlowe

Grand Slam Last 16
Organizer: max is gr8

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi


Needing Reserves

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

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Amazing Race CC Style
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

MLB Season
Organizer: vykingsfan64


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Round four games have now begun.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round seventeen games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round six underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Two underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
Update 10/04/08
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Week 6 is underway, standings updated



Coming Soon

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


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



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Ladies of CC vs. Gentlemen of CC” –fwblb
”Stealth Assassin Tournament” –igotaished
”Prime’s Doubles Season” –PaulG and Easy n Dirty
”Escape from Hell!” –Natewolfman
”Point Grabbers IX” –Gilligan
”Freaky Freestyle” –amazzony and simor
”War in the Americas” –goggles paisano
”Restaurant Tournament” –solar, Drunk_Idiot, punky206765, and topper
”Battle of the Ranks: Cooks” –poptartpsycho
”Termination: Portugal” –BaldAdonis
”Triples Battle of the World”- gp24176281, Prinfi, and thinktank
”Wizard of Magic” –Plowable_Earth
”The Tri Nations” –killmanic and thenikfox
”CCC” –demigod


Interview with flexmaster33
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, flexmaster33. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Lufsen75. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our interview will be with Marfski. Feel free to begin submitting your questions now, I have created this thread for that purpose.

Now, on with the interview.

Q: Hello, flexmaster33.

A: Hi Gozar...how's your Arena playoff game going? Thanks for the interview, I always look forward to reading these...nice work with the newsletter overall.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I used to play on the MSN site, but it folded a few years back. I did occasional web searches ever since and finally got this to pop-up. Now, I'm a ConquerClub junkie. :)

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I knew I would enjoy it when I first saw it, and it has only exceeded expectations. I love all the different map combos and tourneys that are offered. I'd be on here a ton more if my wife would allow it.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I liked the tournament format...I've always taken traditional games and made new games out of them, so it was natural to join various events.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Organizers kept dead-beating on me. Still, the only other tourney I've finished is one hosted by Gilligan (nice job in all of his by the way), so I decided if I wanted to see one through to the end I'd better run it myself.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I've done five tourneys over the last nine months...all sports related. I tend to run season-long tourneys, so they take a few months at a time.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: My first and favorite tourney was the 2007 College Basketball Season. We had between 75-80 teams (players involved) and went through the college hoops season, complete with a season-ending bracket Selection Show in the chat. It was a real blast...I can't wait to expand on it for this upcoming season.

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

A: I'm a sports junkie (Sports Editor for a twice-weekly suburban newspaper), so most of my ideas revolve around my favorite sports. I try to be creative with boxing tourneys or replaying seasons in defunct leagues like my USFL tourney.

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

A: Guys like Optimus and Gilligan. Make it fun, see it through to the finish and encourage sportsmanship. Also, they do a nice job organizing and updating results.

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

A: The college hoops one that I ran was a bit overwhelming as some warned me it would be. But I love college hoops, so I didn't mind. I think we played almost 1,100 games in that thing. Of course the more tourneys I run, the better I learn to stay organized.
The first I played in...I'm still playing. It was an Arena League tourney. First the organizer disappears after 5 weeks, then my playing partner vanishes a few weeks later. Needless to stay it's almost a year later and we're still going. We are in the playoffs now, so it's nearing an end. Doubles takes forever!!!

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

A: Retire...who me? I'm not hanging it up anytime soon. I find it best if I run 1 or 2 at a time, so probably about 4-5 in a year. I've organized five so far.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: I've organized...College Hoops 2007, USFL Football, Boxing Champions and NBA Playoffs 2008 and taken over the Arena Football League 2007.

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

A: College hoops hands down...although I like a lot of things about my Boxing Champions tourney, too.

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

A: I'm almost always a singles tourney guy, just because the games keep moving and most of my leagues have a lot of games. I do enjoy a doubles event once in awhile. I do insist that all of my tourneys are Sequential...that's the only thing I'm a real stickler about.

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

A: I might have a few guidelines, but I like to have the players pick their own for the most part. That opens things up for home-field advantage. Plus, one of the things I like about tourneys is playing new maps.

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

A: I'm still a freemium, so I pretty much stick with playing the games in my own tourneys. Actually, I hate this question because my wife and I have been arguing about how much time I spend on here. I would like to play a few more games, but with two small kids at home time is limited.

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

A: It was fun...we all like to win, but really I play more just to enjoy the game.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: NO, NO, NO, and it's driving me crazy. I set up a bunch of these tourneys and I can't even make the playoffs...not even close most times. My day will come...I'm predicting a Final Four run in College Hoops 2008 :)

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

A: Being among the leaders in the Pac-10 at mid-season, then hitting a late losing streak and ending up in the NIT tourney. And I was the only member of the selection committee...that didn't even help my case :lol:

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

A: I think it's important to lay out all the rules from the start and stick with a pace of play...many of mine are 2 games a week. Also, keep your results/standings updated on a frequent basis and if you have the time and energy add some fun updates along the way...those things help raise chatter in your forum and keep people involved.

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

A: The College Hoops tourney...it was a monster, especially for a first-timer, but I was committed to finishing it. I was able to overcome a handful of deadbeat players, one loser who messed with everyone's games for a week, and I think for the most part everyone had a good time.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Just staying on top of your tournaments. It's important not to get over committed with 4 or 5 ideas if you don't have the time to give them the attention they need.

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

A: I think I attract a lot of the sports fans out there...I know I always look for a sports theme when searching for one to play in. I've also got quite a few players wanting to return for College Hoops. Many times, if players find an organizer they can trust they will continue playing their events.

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

A: The pming gets tiresome...and in my large leagues I avoid it.

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

A: I like to keep standings and make a fun experience for players. I enjoy reading the posts when players in my leagues are getting involved. And I love that playoff chase...it's a sports thing I guess.

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

A: Getting excited about an idea and jumping in before really thinking about what they need to do to pull it off. That's why there are so many abandoned tourneys, I believe. Also, some try to add too many twists and turns and it gets confusing. I love nuances in the tourneys, but make sure to explain it well.

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

A: Delegating can be helpful, especially in the larger tournament. I will probably have conference commissioners for the next College Hoops season, so each of us can oversee 10-12 players, instead of me being in charge of 80.

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

A: Tournaments are a free-for-all...organizers should be allowed to play whomever they choose.

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

A: I try to stick to a schedule, picking days of the week that work best. I try to have something new at least every other day whether its posting results or creating new games.

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

A: Most players are great, but I'd like to see a more sportsmanlike arena...it's never fun to go against a rude, obnoxious player.

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

A: I think all is good...no problems.

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

A: Find something you have a passion for and make a tournament, but think it through carefully especially the first time out.

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

A: 1. Players who get mad and just create havoc, 2. deadbeat players/organizers; 3. reminder pms...sorry, that's all I've got. :)

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

A: Today with this interview about 3 hours...just kidding. When I'm doing it right, about 20 minutes a day. Although if I'm not careful I could easily get sucked into 2-3 hours on here. I'm working on limiting my time, while still staying involved enough to have fun.

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

A: No, but I wouldn't mind finding one. I just don't know if I'm active enough at this point to make that commitment.

Q: Why did you pick the name flexmaster33?

A: It's an old high-school nickname...without the 33.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Red

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favorite: Great Lakes. Hated: Age of Magic or Age of Might

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

A: College Hoops 2008 and NFL 2008...although I've got to convince my wife that I can run 2 at the same time without going bonkers.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thanks, it's been fun...look forward to seeing you all in tourneys...it's about all I play anymore.


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 29: 07/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:13 pm

Issue 29: 07/07/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Lufsen75
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


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

Teams Tournaments

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

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Don’t Drag ‘Em Down
Organizer: kagetora

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
Freemiums accepted! 8 spots left!

The Book OFF
Organizer: blakebowling

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Battle of the N00bs
Organizer: a.sub

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

hatterson’s NHL League
Organizer: hatterson

World 2.1 Knockout
Organizer: delboy01

AoR 1v1
Organizer: assassin07

New World Tourney
Organizer: red monke6


General Tournaments

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

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

AOR Terminator
Organizer: militant

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: pimphawks70

Army of Darkness
Organizer: Lexitonia5

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Bloodthirst
Organizer: max is gr8

Pt’s Feudal War Fog Masters Tourney
Organizer: ptlowe

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Conquer the New World
Organizer: keiths31

2008 NFL Season
Organizer: danodukebb

NYC Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Assassins of the World
Organizer: hulmey

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Wipeout I
Organizer: sensfan

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

The Gun At the Top (Of a Ferris Wheel)
Organizer: max is gr8

The Dark Tower Tournament
Organizer: gdeangel

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Needing Reserves

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

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Amazing Race CC Style
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

MLB Season
Organizer: vykingsfan64

Olympics Part 2: Altius
Organizer: amazzony


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Round four games have now begun.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round seventeen games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round seven underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games in the qualifying round are running. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Week 6 is underway, standings updated



Coming Soon

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


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



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”The Allspark League” –BaldAdonis
”Battle of the Bands#1” –SargentGeneral
”NBA Playoffs 2008” –Killer619
”Friends Close, Enemies Closer” –gdeangel
”EIOT Alien Invasion” –EdwinG
”The Really Simple Tournament” –blindmatt
”NFL Europe Doubles” –Forza AZ and dragon dor
”Bite My Shiny Metal Bracket” –gameplayer
”European Wars” -qwert
[b]”The Malta Virus” –
Godd
”European Championship 2008” –ga7
”Ladies of CC vs. Gentlemen of CC” –fwblb
”Stealth Assassin Tournament” –igotaished
”Prime’s Doubles Season” –PaulG and Easy n Dirty
”Escape from Hell!” –Natewolfman
”Point Grabbers IX” –Gilligan


Interview with Lufsen75
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Lufsen75. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Marfski. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, Lufsen75.

A: Hello Gozar and all readers.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I found it by a friend at work who showed me.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I like RISK but don’t play it at home due to none else are interested. I play here for fun and for play it.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I started play tournaments cause I had to many who deadbeated in the normal games. Now I only play tournaments.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: It was to have our national championship to start who made me an organizer. I like it also.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: It must be from this year started or so. Don’t remember when we started the national championship.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Svenska Mästerskapen (Swedish Championship) was the first one and are still going on. This autumn we start the season 4.

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

A: Mostly from the sports. Tennis so far in all except Swedish Championship.

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

A: In my latest "Lufsens Mixup Tournament" I found it from my first international tournament and I mixed it with one of Nates. Otherwise I just look around what have not went well from the organizer not take it to the end.

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

A: The experience from first played was that it wasn’t like a common game. Here it also mattered to come 2nd which I wasn’t used to. First run (and still running) was all times I make wrong in all kind of ways. It is easier when I do it right from start. :D

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

A: When I don’t find it fun anymore I will retire. Not before.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: I have not organized so many. Swedish Championship, Davis Cup, Grand Slam, Grand Slam Double and Lufsen Mixup. I also run Bring It On!!! with thekidstrumpet who I couldn’t be without in that one.

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

A: I must say one friendly run. World 2.1 FoW terminator. Don’t know the name. And Bring it on!!! when Coleman started it. When he couldn’t run it anymore I and TKT took it over. We felt the tourney was worth continuing.

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

A: It will be 1v1 or 2v2 that are the ones that have fallen out well. Why? just because it is the most popular it seems. My favourite to play are also

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

A: It is easier to decide yourself but I can make it when the players choose to (Bring it on!!! and Swedish championship).

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

A:I am only playing tournaments so that one was easy :)

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

A: I don’t remember. But I am exited when I reach my all time high score so...

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Yes and No. I was in the axis team that won Axis and allies, but I don’t know. All axis teams won our first game so I don’t count it. We were 20 who won.

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

A: It must be in Enemys close, friends closer. Where I lost a game in the final due to my partner deadbeated. But I am not sure I would have won anyway but it make it not possible.

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

A: The ones that go to finishline. Then the organizer have succeeded. And I know it is hard.

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

A: Hard to say. I leave it open.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: One who don’t take to much on his head and finish all his tournaments. That means when it is started it must go to finish.

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

A: I think that the glory makes many to join and just to play and have fun. I try to have an interesting subject to my tournaments and hope it will be enough.

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

A: All hard work. :twisted: But it have being better now with the PMs so.

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

A: That I get some things my way and also see how people are happy to play.

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

A: The new ones (like myself) thinks that it is easier than it is. That is the most mistake I see.

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

A: The mistakes to send PMs to wrong person. But I make them again and again so I don’t know if I ever learn. I make them more less now though.

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

A: I would say that every tournament should be open to everyone. Even if you organize it or will go against a clanmember.

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

A: I have a schedule but not on days but on happenings in tournament.

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

A: I don’t we why they shouldn’t.

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

A: I have used both but in my tournaments it is easier to give a buy.

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

A: that must be... Dont know now. I will come up with it when it go to press I guess.

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

A: One thing that might be taken away (if possible) is the nonrunning tournaments from the list when search in touneys. Otherwise it was the PMthing that are solved.

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

A: Don’t make it to big the first time you run a tournament.

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

A: Look out the wrong things that are made. sending PM to wrong players. Making wrong settings. etc.

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

A: 0,5 to 2 hours. Which are to much.

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

A: No I am not a member of any clan yet but I have asked to be a member in Generation 1

Q: Why did you pick the name Lufsen75?

A: Good question. It is in english "the Tramp". the dog you know. I pick it when I was single and have had it sense even though I am married. 75 is from my birth year.

Q:Where are you from?

A: I am from a nice place Värmdö in the Archepelago of Stockholm. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden for those that don’t know.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: In original Risk it is black. Here I have none but it is easier to have the same colour in most games.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favourite map is Brittish Isle for somehow and the one I really hate is Waterloo.

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

A: The only one is season 4 of Swedish championship. I have just started 2 tournaments so I will lay low for a wile.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thanks


Next Issue

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



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 30: 15/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:14 pm

Issue 30: 15/07/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Message from the Tournament Directors
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Marfski
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Message from the Tournament Directors

From the Tournament Director's desk:

Hello again tournament organizers, players, and readers. As many of you may remember, I was out of town for two weeks and returned to see a bustling tournament forum. Today, there are roughly 45 more active tournaments and another 15 recruiting players than there was just 1 month ago! :shock: I'm not surprised with this influx after the tournament medals were unveiled, but I would like to remind potential organizers to be prepared BEFORE announcing a new tournament as well as not announcing too many at one time. No one likes having to deal with abandoned tournaments. Also, remember that once a tournament is completed, you will not receive your medal until the following Hall of Winners update (Read here for details).

Recently, a pair of players decided to crash a tournament game. This does happen on occasion, so I just want to remind all the organizers to properly protect your passwords. If someone crashes a tournament you're organizing or participating in, please notify a Tournament Director ASAP. If you need any assistance with choosing secure passwords, please ask a Tournament Director for some suggestions. On a semi-related note, I have started a new poll in the General Q&A Forum asking how you join your tournament games. Please vote here.

Finally, I received permission from the admins to host a rare event here in the tournament forum: An Official Clan Competition. Based on the Beijing 2008 Olympics, this tournament will provide a venue for Conquer Club clans to duke it out on a variety of settings to discover which clan is at the top. If your clan is interested in competing, please visit the CC Olympics 2008 thread for full details (sorry, no individual players accepted).

Thank you for your time. May the cards and dice be kind to each of you.

~Night Strike
Tournament Director


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


Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

Battle for Middle Earth
Organizer: Lindax

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizer: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

World 2.1 Knockout
Organizer: delboy01

New World Tourney
Organizer: red monke6

The Final Point Grabbers
Organizer: Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime is going into organizing retirement, and to make his farewell grand he has expanded the Point Grabber series into one massive, final tournament for the franchise. There are still 30 spots left, so hurry up and grab one before it is too late!

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

Conquer the Castles
Organizer: kagetora


General Tournaments

Liscense To Conquer
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

United States Civil War
Organizer: Tk 421

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Conquer the New World
Organizer: keiths31
19 of 45 signed up

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

The Gun At the Top (Of a Ferris Wheel)
Organizer: max is gr8

The Dark Tower Tournament
Organizer: gdeangel

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Terminator Madness, Kill to Win!
Organizer: poptartpsycho18

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

A Quick KO
Organizer: JoshyBoy

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ush Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

CC Olympics 2008
Organizer: Night Strike
Clans only tournament

Double Elimination II
Organizer: max is gr8

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1


Needing Reserves

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

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals set to begin this week.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
The adventure to find the seven wands is now underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round eighteen games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
Round seven underway
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Canadian Football League 2008
Organiser: keiths31
Currently in week six. Waiting on 1 game to finish...new games sooon

Amazing Race: USA
Organiser: Night Strike
This tournament has finally reached the final round. The first team to win 2 games will be crowned champion. If you're interested in 6 player doubles matches, be on the lookout for Amazing Race: Europe coming soon.

Mod Wars
Organiser: Night Strike
After an extremely long first round, Round 2 is over halfway finished. Currently, 3 Team CC members have made it to the final round.

School's Out for Summer 2008
Organiser: Night Strike and Arcee
Final exams have finished, and those who passed are currently on their summer vacations. These should begin wrapping up in a week or two.



Coming Soon

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


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



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Doubles Elimination” –Natewolfman and JvdH
”The CC Poker Tournament” –Easy n Dirty
”Termination:Doodle Earth” –Steelhorse
”Eat or Be Eaten” –Gozo_the_Great
”Child Art!” –sunshiner
”The Allspark League” –BaldAdonis
”Battle of the Bands#1” –SargentGeneral
”NBA Playoffs 2008” –Killer619
”Friends Close, Enemies Closer” –gdeangel
”EIOT Alien Invasion” –EdwinG
”The Really Simple Tournament” –blindmatt
”NFL Europe Doubles” –Forza AZ and dragon dor
”Bite My Shiny Metal Bracket” –gameplayer


Interview with Marfski
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Marfski. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Kilazul. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, Marfski.

A: Hello!

Q: How did you find this website?

A: My aunt (fishydance) found it and told me about it

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I originally started playing as a way to socialize with family members that I don’t see often.

Q: Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Curiosity

Q: What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: My sister (MEK) was thinking about running a tournament and we were brainstorming ideas for it and next thing we knew a tournament with the exact theme as the one she was planning popped up on the site a couple days later! .I guess I got the bug from talking about it with her.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Since May 30th, 2008.

Q: What tournament did you first run?

A: Square Dancing

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

A: Actually it could be from just about anywhere. I was trying to think of a name for my simple 16 player, bracket, single elimination tournament and an episode of SpongeBob Squarepants flashed in my mind where SpongeBob and Patrick are out in the wild and they think they have to eat each other to survive. Hence the title of that tournament ended up being “Eat or Be Eaten”.

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

A: I have looked at other tournaments before to see if there was something unique or interesting that I could try, but mainly I try to work in humour or a theme of some kind to my tournaments. You probably won’t ever see me do any sports type tournaments, mine will be more quirky.

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

A: I don’t even remember what the first tournament that I played in was. Obviously I didn’t get very far! The first tournament that I organized was Square Dancing and it is currently in Round 3 of 20 and going smoothly.

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

A: I currently have 6 tournaments running and the sky is the limit as far as how many I want to run before I “retire”. I agree with what Lufsen said in his interview though, I will quit when it is no longer enjoyable.

Q: What tournaments have you organized?

A: Square Dancing, Who is the Biggest Fish in the CC Pond?, Eat or Be Eaten, Pick Your Letter, Mashed Taters and Wizard of Oz

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

A: Any tournament that I make it past round one! Seriously, I am currently enjoying three of Poptartpsycho18’s tournaments. I am in both of her “Mole” tournaments and played in her Ladies of CC vs. the Gentlemen of CC tournament which was fun since the ladies won! I am also excited about playing in the Tor Na ’Mit tournament. I’ve been practicing hurling those curses around.

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

A: As far as organizing tournaments I have gravitated toward singles tournaments more than other types so far. I haven’t been doing this long so I think it is just easier to start out with a singles format. I actually prefer playing in the singles tournaments too. I prefer no cards, sequential, chained games.

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

A: I find it easier to choose the settings myself. I have done polls in a couple of my tournaments and have gone by majority opinion for the card choice.

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

A: With each new tournament that I have organized my personal game load has gone down proportionally! I have gone from having 70 games going at a time to under 20 now and most of those are tournament games. I enjoy “shopping” the Create/Join a Tournament thread to see what new tournaments I might want to play in.

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

A: Very excited. When I first started playing on this site I had never even played the board game version of Risk. I can still remember taking my first turn in my first game and not having a clue what I was doing. Didn’t have a clue what forting was, or what the cards were or anything. To go from that level to actually winning a game was very nice!

Q: Have you ever won a tournament?

A: No.

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

A: To be honest, I just have not had a good record in tournaments. I don’t tend to get very far in them so I haven’t had any high hopes that were dashed yet.

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

A: A successful tournament is one that keeps the players interest so they will continue playing in it until the end.

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

A: Well there is definitely no lack of skilled/experienced tournament directors on this site. I am very impressed with amazzony’s Olympics tournament. The work that has gone into it and continues to go into it must be unbelievable. There are many complex tournaments out there that are very impressive.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: A successful tournament organizer is one that is organized and communicates with the players and updates the tournament thread on a regular/consistent basis. They also have to be willing to stick to it during the times when it isn’t fun and when they run into obstacles and problems that have to be solved.

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

A: I just try to make my original tournament thread visually appealing, interesting and detailed. (I don’t always accomplish it). I don’t have any bank of former players or anything like that to recruit from. I read a thread post from barterer2002 where he said his background in sales helped him create tournaments that were attractive and enticing to players, so he didn’t have a terribly hard time filling his them. That is a good mentality to have because what we are doing really is selling our idea, so our threads are sort of like a sales presentation.

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

A: Probably just dealing with the obstacles that come up such as dead-beaters, people being banned who have joined your tournaments, and so on and so on.

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

A: I really enjoy the organizing aspect of it, but I have loved getting to know people and I also enjoy all the chat and dialogue that results from communicating with the players.

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

A: I am no expert and am new at this myself but I would just encourage any new tournament organizer to make sure they have dotted every I and crossed every T before they even consider posting their tournament. The more that is done on the front end, the less headaches on the back end.

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

A: Probably just about every mistake that it’s possible to make. I have left people off emails, sent out wrong game numbers, updated the thread with wrong information, etc. etc. Aside from the clerical type errors like that I have learned from each tournament things that I might have done differently and would probably do differently in the future.

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

A: I would definitely say it is the tournament organizers choice whether to participate in their own tournament, whether to play against clan member, etc. I have found personally that I prefer to not play in my own tournaments because I enjoy encouraging everyone, and when I play in my tournaments I am torn between wanting to win myself and being supportive of the other players! 

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

A: No, I just update them when I have time.

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

A: I have pondered this question myself because I had a question mark join and then deadbeat after playing one game. It would be harsh to ban a whole group of players because of the behaviour of one person, so I have decided in future tournaments to check out any interested question marks history. If they do not show a pattern of dead-beating then they will be allowed to join..

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

A: I have learned the hard way that it depends on the type of tournament. I am currently trying to decide how to work out a situation in one of my tournaments where I gave the players a bye instead of using a reserve and found out later because of the way the games are set up that using the “bye” option will skew the results in the end. 

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

A: This is just my personal opinion. I would get rid of the Flame Wars thread. I don’t think it enhances the site in any way, and in fact feel that it reflects negatively on the whole site. Remember! This is just my personal opinion! 

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

A: It would be a nice option to have some way to check and see if a player in your tournament has been perma-banned, forum banned, busted, etc.

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

A: Plan, plan, plan and then take the plunge! It’s fun..

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

A: Dead-beaters, babysitting to get people to join games, having people get busted or banned during a tournament, mainly anything that slows the momentum of the tournament.

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

A: Between ½ hour on a slow day to 2-3 hours on a busy day.

Q: Are you a member of any clans or user groups?

A: Sky Force clan

Q:: Why did you pick the name Marfski?

A: It’s partly from when I was young and partly a mixture of my first and last name.

Q: Where are you from?

A: Tennessee

Q: Favourite play colour?

A: Definitely red

Q: Favourite and least favourite map?

A: I can’t say that I have a favourite, but I don’t like Waterloo, AO maps or Feudal and freestyle is too spastic for me! 

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

A: Oh absolutely!!! My sister laughs every time I call her and announce I did it again! I would like to do an assassin tournament and a triples tournament and then some more singles tournaments and…….

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you


Next Issue

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 31: 23/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:04 pm

Issue 31: 23/07/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


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

Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

Amazing Race: Europe
Organizer: Night Strike

Freemium with a Premium
Organizer: Ryall55


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

Blake’s Bracket Tournament
Organizer: blakebowling

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

1-st in the World Championship - June 2008
Organizer: Dzubson



General Tournaments

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

Gilligan's 20th Tournament Bash
Organizer: Gilligan

You Never Know What
Organizer: Silver 2

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

The Gun At the Top (Of a Ferris Wheel)
Organizer: max is gr8

The Dark Tower Tournament
Organizer: gdeangel

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer
Premium Prize

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ish Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

CC Olympics 2008
Organizer: Night Strike
Clans only tournament

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

OCTOPOD Threshold Tournament
Organizer: Zemljanin

There can only be one: Terminator
Organizer: hulmey

Freemiums and Premiums
Organizer: Ryall55

Live Once Die Twice, Double Elimination Bracket
Organizer: Ryall55




Needing Reserves

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

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Gilligan’s Bracket Tournament IV
Organizer: Gilligan
If you sign up you get to play right away! 1 person needed!

North American Wars II
Organizer: Gilligan
If you sign up you get to play right away!

Ridiculously Complicated Classic Tourney
Organizer: dittoeevee8888


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals are currently underway.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
The adventure to find the seven wands is now underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Nineteen games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: When Battle Europe II wraps up



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


”6-man Fog of War Tournament” –wolfmaster
”The Escalating Tournament” –kratos644
”Small Map Tournament” –MuzzaG
”Doodle Earth Assassin King” –Blockhead15
”Coast vs. Coast” – BaldAdonis, harvmax, MyrrhMan, and killmanic
”Double Elimination Delight EIOT” –graulenst
”Less>More” –Sir.Ricco
”Cuties” –graulenst
”Grand Champion Series USA” –brandoncfi
”Doubles Elimination” –Natewolfman and JvdH
”The CC Poker Tournament” –Easy n Dirty
”Termination:Doodle Earth” –Steelhorse
”Eat or Be Eaten” –Gozo_the_Great
”Child Art!” –sunshiner
”The Allspark League” –BaldAdonis


Interview with Kilazul
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Kilazul. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with SkywardShadow. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, Kilazul.

A: Hello Gozar.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I cannot remember but I believe it was advertised on another web based game site.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I’ve always been a fan of strategy games like Risk and Axis and Allies. Not to mention that the premium price is a steal for an addict like me.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I like competition. I also wanted to support the TOs that were doing there best to make great tournaments that would add to CC.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Pretty much the same reasons. I wanted to give back to the community that had taken the time to make tournaments for me, and hopefully create fun for others.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: 3 months ago I first posted my first tournament. The tournament start about 2 months ago.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Grand Prix – Season 1

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

A: Natural insanity is my creative pool.

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

A: All the other TOs out there. They have lots of great ideas that spur, sometimes, completely random thoughts in my head. It’s scary in there.

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

A: I don’t remember the first one I played in. I’ve been in quite a few. For all the tournaments I’ve run I’ve been surprised at how hard it can be to fill them up. I consider getting players the hardest part of running a tournament.

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

A: I have 5 running currently. Haven’t had one finish up yet but I tend to lean toward long tournaments. I plan on running them until people get bored with my ideas. I’ve got a number of other ideas in the back of my head that I’m working on the logistics of.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: Grand Prix - Season 1 - Australian Grand Prix
WWII Extravaganza - Quads
Kilazul Football League - Season 1
Indian Jones Tribute Tourney
Demo Derby


Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: So far I have liked them all for different reasons.

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

A: I don’t think I could pick one. All of them that have not been abandoned have been fun. Abandoned tournaments are a bummer.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Being in them is easier. Running them has been more rewarding for me.

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

A: Anything that is not 1v1. I tend to stay away from escalating cards also. It is my opinion that more often then not if you can take out one player, you can take them all out. Without escalating cards taking another player out has huge amounts of risk. You quite often leave your self open.

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

A: I like to choose them myself. I have some random number generators and play test most of my tournaments before I begin.

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

A: I play loads of tournaments. I’ve had as many as 30 that I’ve been in at the same time. Right now I’m in 19.

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

A: Not that excited. I was way more excited about the game I won that made me a Major. I’ve since lost that rank, lol.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Not yet =(

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

A: I’ve always lost to great players and I’ve always had fun. So none of them have really been disappointing.

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

A: Players, hard work and updates. If you get players who will stick with you and join your tournaments it’s easy. Mushin has had the best updates I’ve ever seen so far. I’m trying to be more like him when it comes to updates. If your updates are good, people stay interested, and you don’t have to worry about losing people.

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

A: I’m not sure I could pick one. I have been in lots of tournaments that have been very well executed by the TOs

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

A: Not by one I’ve run yet. But they are all still going. Been disappointed by a lot of the ones I’ve joined. The TOs abandon them without telling anyone or trying to get someone to take it over. I have tournaments I’ve offered to take over even. But the TOs just don’t respond even if they are still actively playing games.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Great players.

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

A: I used to just post in the forums and have links in my signature. But with the new policy that only gives you 1 month to fill a tournament I’ve started sending messages to people who have joined other tournaments of mine. I give them the option to opt out so I’m not spamming. I think players want something that’s different and just complicated enough to make it interesting.

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

A: I wish there was a way to automatically send out the game invites. I’ve only done it once but I sent out the wrong game numbers to a group of people. Fortunately the game hadn’t started when I noticed, but it was inconvenient.

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

A:I feel like I’m supporting the community here. I hope I actually am =)

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

A: I think people underestimate the time and energy that goes into it behind the scenes. I spend at least a half hour to an hour a night checking games and updating my tournaments. If there is a lot of activity I might spend 2 hours a night.

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

A: Not having enough reserves. Its hard to wait for reserves and I find that most players(myself included) don’t really wanna be on the bench. Reserves are key. Lately I’ve been trying to come up with creative ways to fill vacancies without having to have a list of reserves.

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

A: I feel that organizers should be able to play in their own tournaments. I’m in all 5 of mine. Currently in last place in my Grand Prix tournament. GRRRR!!

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

A: A little of both. I check my games almost every night so if something major happens I try and update immediately. If nothing major has happened in a few days I’ll update anyways.

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

A: Yeah definitely. I’ve been in tournaments with people who have 300+ games under their belt and then quit before it’s over. I feel as long as the player is willing to fulfill their obligation to the tournament they should be allowed to play.

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

A: I’d rather use reserves if you can. The game has a decent amount of luck associated with it. The best player could lose to the worst player. Because of that a bye is a pretty big deal. Sometimes its necessary though.

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

A: The clam system. I’d love to see ladder matches, clan tournaments(which you currently cannot get TO privileges for), clan tags, clan ranks within a clan for authorizing ladder matches, an easy way to look at someone and see what clan they are in, and a list of clan members.

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

A: A way to manage players, and send invite would make thing easier. Cannot think of any that I would remove from the site.

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

A: Nothing I haven’t already talked about.

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

A: Not really. It’s a lot of work. It’s not something I would necessarily try and encourage people to do. The right kind of people will naturally be drawn to it.

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

A: Finding players, keeping track of which players have joined games, and keeping players from quitting when the going gets tough. Hmmm. Guess I’ve only had 3 kinds of headaches so far.

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

A: Before I started running tournaments I had about 130-140 games going at any 1 time. I’ve cut back to around 40-60 so that I have time to manage the 5 tournaments I’m running. All in all I spend about 2 hours a night on average.

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

A: I started a clan called Soldiers of War. And decided to allow myself to be a member =)

Q:Why did you pick the name Kilazul?

A: It was a randomly generated name for my Orc Hunter when I played World of Warcraft. I liked it so now I use it where ever I go.

Q:Where are you from?

A:Upstate New York, USA

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:Red

Q:Who is your favorite tournament organizer (excluding yourself)?
A:We have so many great tournament organizers. I’d rather not pick one.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:I’m not sure why but I really don’t like the Age of maps. Any of em. My favorite is constantly changing and depends on what type of game I’m playing. For 3-4 players my current fav is Arms Race. For 5-6 I like Indochina. For 7-8 Italy

Q:Favourite settings?

A:No cards, Seq., Foggy, Chained

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Sequential. Althought its fun to play speed freestyle games.

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

A: Got a few in my head but I haven’t worked them out yet so I don’t know if they will work. I’d rather not divulge my ideas until I can get them in the forum. Posting in the forum is like a patent. You’ve claimed the idea as your own and if someone else steals it the world knows.

Q:Would you be happier if I stopped asking questions?

A:No. I’ve enjoyed the interview. I’m very impressed with the number of questions and the range of topics.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Been a pleasure. Take care and good luck out there.


Next Issue

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



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 32: 29/07/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:30 pm

Issue 32: 29/07/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

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


Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team by two new staff members. Here are the positions available:
News Hound Do you have a nose for news? The newsletter needs someone organized, able to meet deadlines, has good use of grammar and punctuation, able to write on news events and make them interesting, objective and able to take assignments as well as report independently. If this sounds like it interests you, please PM Gozar for more information.
Graphic Artist Looking for someone with an eye for art, who can create multiple heading designs for the newsletter. Must be flexible with suggestions. For more information, please PM Gozar


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

Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

Amazing Race: Europe
Organizer: Night Strike

Team Tournie. Behind Enemy Lines I.
Organizer: Androidz

The Quick Doubles Tournament
Organizer: overanalyzer

Doubles League Bracket Style
Organizer: Forza AZ



1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

1-st in the World Championship - June 2008
Organizer: Dzubson

The League of Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

QWERT BRACKET TOURNAMENT
Organizer: qwert

Extreme Shopping I
Organizer: Androidz

NCAA Football Tourney
Organizer: blacky44

Inaugural U9’s World Soccer League
Organizer: e_i_pi


General Tournaments

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

History of World
Organizer: markec

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer
Premium Prize

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ish Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

CC Olympics 2008
Organizer: Night Strike
Clans only tournament

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

OCTOPOD Threshold Tournament
Organizer: Zemljanin

Gilligan’s 20th Tournament Bash
Organizer: Gilligan

Classic Bracket Tourney
Organizer: sampsonite

Extreme Football League
Organizer: Ritter8point0

Assassin’s Creed Tournament
Organizer: GrimReaper.

Master Your Discipline
Organizer: pela666

Canadian Classics Tournament
Organizer: Ikickauassagood

The Jack of All Maps: Season 2
Organizer: Luvr

International Tour
Organizer: gawdofwar

Legion of the Damned NFL Season
Organizer: red monke6
Only people with no clans

WWIITS- A Day that Will Live in Infamy
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Classic Battle Royale
Organizer: max is gr8

The Greatest Baseball Team Ever
Organizer: barterer2002

13
Organizer: drake_259

2008 Major League Soccer Season
Organizer: markec

The 8 Thoughts
Organizer: drake_259


Needing Reserves

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

Age of Realms Trilogy Tournament
Organizer: Sir. Ricco


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals are currently underway.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Second round should begin this week.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Nineteen games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet
As of Round 25 - due to polls and popular vote Bring it on is staying a 3 game series but is eliminating freestyle from the champions settings list. We're always taking challengers and new recruits.



Coming Soon

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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: When Battle Europe II wraps up



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”New World Tournament” –Tom913
”Got the Skill? [Arms Race]” –killmanic
”Davis Cup 2008” – BENJIKAT IS DEAD & Velvecarrots & lt.pie & waseemalim
”Bloodthirst” –Eats
”The Irish Revolution” –Kilazul
”Randomocity Tournament” –prismsaber
”Foundry Update 3.0” –aspalm
”Mission: Survive the Longest V1.2” –Bones2484
”The Cold War” –Humrlmo
”’You’re Eliminated’ VII”- killmanic
”Boxing Champions League” –denominator
”Foundry Update 3.1” –bigdaddyslim2
”6-man Fog of War Tournament” –wolfmaster
”The Escalating Tournament” –kratos644
”Small Map Tournament” –MuzzaG
”Doodle Earth Assassin King” –Blockhead15
”Coast vs. Coast” – BaldAdonis, harvmax, MyrrhMan, and killmanic
”Double Elimination Delight EIOT” –graulenst
”Less>More” –Sir.Ricco


Interview with SkywardShadow
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, SkywardShadow. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with poptartpsycho18. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.
In two weeks, our series will continue with an interview with Ryall55. I have already started a thread for this interview, so if you have any questions you can post them by clicking here.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, SkywardShadow.

A: Greetings!

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I was on another dice-game website, and saw two people recommending this one.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: CC feeds my gaming addiction through the day, with a minimal time commitment.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: My friend NateWolfman started running them. I branched into others from there.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Amazzony's and Nate's tournaments inspired me to try and tackle one of my own.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Not long, just a couple of months.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Dojo Yaburi, which is still ongoing.

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

A: I was browsing the tournament idea forum, found an abandoned idea, and put my own twist on it.

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

A: Nate, Amazzony, and Optimus.

Q: Go into a nice drawn out speech about how Natewolfman is your mentor and the coolest ever…..

A: When I was a wee-lad, Nate picked me up, and molded me into a lesser version of himself. I've been striving to emulate his awesomeness ever since. He beats me. Help.

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

A: Dojo Yaburi has been an extreme time-commitment, due to the complicated organization. I don't really remember my first tournament, other than losing very quickly!

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

A: Still running the first one! I have no specific plans on how many I will run, or when I will quit.

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

A: Band or Die was a blast, as it was a team effort with a neat twist.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Enter.

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

A: I just prefer fun themes. Any format will work.

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

A: Choosing them myself would be much easier, but it depends on the theme on which I prefer.

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

A: I do play in many tournaments right now, otherwise, I look at all of the open games on my favorite maps.

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

A: The image of Australia awash in my color will forever stay with me.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: I did! I won the Super Speed Tournament. Yay for lucky drops and dice, eh?

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

A: I suppose coming in 2nd in Band or Die while we were so close to winning.

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

A: When the participants have a good time.

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

A: Those that spawn sequels, and encourage us to join all the other tournaments by the same organizer.

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

A: Hmm, one or two that I entered never launched, which is always disappointing.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Remaining upbeat about the commitment, and the obvious ability to stick it out.

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

A: I personally find that themes are the biggest attention-getter. It adds that extra layer to the old "roll the dice". Having a nice graphic or something similar will help it gain a bit of attention.

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

A: The time commitment!

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

A: Seeing my favorite theme take fruit, and seeing others enjoy it as I do.

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

A: To expect the players to do a lot of follow-up work on their games, when most of them will just join what they're sent and forget about it.

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

A: We've all made some games with wrong settings... but I accidentally eliminated a team because one of the players didn't seem to exist anymore. It turns out that I simply copied/pasted his name wrong. :D

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

A: I would hate to come up with a fun theme, and then be unable to play. That said, I want a different team to actually win the prize.

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

A: I tried to follow a schedule and failed. I update when time permits.

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

A: I have to say no, play a few games first, to show that you're more likely to be in it for the long-haul.

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

A: Give a bye, though it would really depend on format.

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

A: I wish I could see the game name when I was in the game, instead of only in the "my games" section. I've forgotten the point of some of my tournament games when just quickly taking my turns.

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

A: Add the ability to make more than one game at a time.

Add the ability to have "empty" games that won't fall out of the system for a long period of time, if no-one joins. This would allow me to have everything ready ahead of time, with minimal upkeep and update time.

Add the ability to set up PM "templates", choosable from a drop-down menu.

Take nothing away!

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

A: Maaaaybe, in tournaments only, have a different system of awarding points from one player to another. So that a cook playing a major in a 1on1 game doesn't stand to gain so much based almost purely on luck.

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

A: Start small and simple, unlike my own choice. :lol:

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

A: Time, updating my charts, watching some peeps bicker in the forum, fixing my own mistakes... that's all I've got.

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

A: Non-update days, an hour. Update days, 3 hours.

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

A: The Truculent Alliance!

Q: Why did you pick the name SkywardShadowl?

A: If you know, you know, and if you don't, you don't.

Q:Where are you from?

A: Indianapolis, IN. GenCon is next month!

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Blue! Which reminds me! I wish we could pick "favored" colors, and join games as that color.

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

A: Nate would smite me if I chose anyone else.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favorite changes over time... but probably World 2.1. My least favorite is probably Doodle Earth.

Q:Favourite settings?

A: No Cards, Chained, Fog of War.

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential

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

A: I'll brainstorm a new complicated theme when Dojo Yaburi is over.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Thank you for honoring me with this interview.


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 33: 04/08/08]

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Issue 33: 04/08/08

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Editor’s Note


Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
I hope you are all enjoying yourselves out there. Keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.
This week I would like to welcome Marfski to the fold. He will presenting CC related news to all you tournament fans, in a format I think will be a pleasure to read.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Seeking Staff
News Hound
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with poptartpsycho18
Next Issue
Notes
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Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
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Graphic Artist Looking for someone with an eye for art, who can create multiple heading designs for the newsletter. Must be flexible with suggestions. For more information, please PM Gozar


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Fun Facts
Welcome to the Fun Facts section of the Newsletter! Beginning this week, you'll get 2 new Fun Facts about tournaments.

--Gilligan

The first tournament ever completed was xiGAMES Tourney hosted by Scarus

Previous Tournament Directors include HighBorn, AK_iceman, and Hugh.G.Rection.

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

Teams Tournaments

Halo Quads Tourney
Organizer: LB Ninja

Conquer Club Island Soccer League
Organizer: sensfan

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

The Quick Doubles Tournament
Organizer: overanalyzer

Feudal Doubles
Organizer: Diamonds14


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

The League of Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

Android’z Great Wal-Mart Sale
Organizer: Androidz

Inaugural U9’s World Soccer League
Organizer: e_i_pi

1v1 Elimination
Organizer: drake_259



General Tournaments

Random New Tournament For ANYONE
Organizer: Jerrytheman

8 Player Singles Tourney
Organizer: Rasputin!

Organizers vs. Players
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Emperor Of Rome
Organizer: RAM16

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

World War 3
Organizer: Tk 421

Indochina Tournament
Organizer: QingShiHuangDi

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Privates of Privates
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Cooks of Cooks
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Reliving World War II
Organizer: anamainiacks

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer
Premium Prize

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ish Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

OCTOPOD Threshold Tournament
Organizer: Zemljanin

Classic Bracket Tourney
Organizer: sampsonite

Assassin’s Creed Tournament
Organizer: GrimReaper.

Master Your Discipline
Organizer: pela666

Legion of the Damned NFL Season
Organizer: red monke6
Only people with no clans

WWIITS- A Day that Will Live in Infamy
Organizer: Sir. Ricco
Pearl Harbor of the WWII series

Classic Battle Royale
Organizer: max is gr8

The Greatest Baseball Team Ever
Organizer: barterer2002

13
Organizer: drake_259

2008 Major League Soccer Season
Organizer: markec

The 8 Thoughts
Organizer: drake_259

The Battle of the N00bs 2
Organizer: a.sub

English Premiership 2008/09
Organizer: JoshyBoy


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals are currently underway. Natewolfman and graulenst are tied at a game apiece.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Second round is now underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Twenty games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: When Battle Europe II wraps up



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”9-Ball Pool” –Thomo1970
”’07-’08 AHL Season” –Godd
”Down and Dirty IV” –edbeard
”Bart’s Birthday Bash” –Lufsen75
”Ultimate Magic Tournament”- t-o-m
”Naming OP’s Kid Tournament” –Me-Da-MiNoRiTY
”Who Rules the Dungeon?” –Godd
”Arena Football League” –dcc1220 and michiganfan22
”Back to Basics III” –Blockhead15
”Battle of the Noobs” –jim.rifle
”NCAA College Football Playoffs” – Bones2484
”Mafia Tournament with Risk” –blakebowling and rbelgrod
”New World Tournament” –Tom913
”Got the Skill? [Arms Race]” –killmanic
”Davis Cup 2008” – BENJIKAT IS DEAD & Velvecarrots & lt.pie & waseemalim
”Bloodthirst” –Eats
”The Irish Revolution” –Kilazul
”Randomocity Tournament” –prismsaber
”Foundry Update 3.0” –aspalm
”Mission: Survive the Longest V1.2” –Bones2484


Interview with poptartpsycho18
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, poptartpsycho18. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with Ryall55. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, poptartpsycho18.

A: Gozar….at last we meet……..giggle.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I'd been searching for a site that would give me the opportunity to play against real people, instead of a computer. For a long time I didn't find anything, so when I found CC, I was ecstatic.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: At first because it was free :lol: . Then I became a premium member because I couldn't get enough.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: Well at first I was satisfied w/ just playing the games for themselves, but soon I wanted to play with a goal in mind. I wanted to try to have something to show for the effort I was putting into playing.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Several things. I wanted to try it, and I was loopy on no sleep when I got my first idea. It was also an "I could do that" attitude that went away fast when I found out it was so much harder than it seemed.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I'm a absolute baby at this; I've only been doing it for about 3 months.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: My first tournament was the "Ladies of CC vs. the Gentlemen of CC". I got so many great players in that tournament. I'm still grateful to this day at the support that was given and offered.

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

A: I'd say that most of my ideas come when I'm either high on sugar, low on sugar or when I've been awake for a few days.

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

A: There are so many talented tournament organizers on this site. To name a few, I would have to say that Natewolfman, Sir. Ricco, White Moose along with two new great organizers Marfski and MEK, both inspire and challenge me to come up with new and interesting ideas.

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

A: The first tournament I played in was the "My House, My Rules" tournament. 1v1 best of 5, and I was playing against White Moose. After I beat him a few times and he kept saying "It's luck" I will admit that I was getting pissed off. Didn't like him much at that point. But I will say that he's grown on me. :lol: I know now that he's a pretty funny guy and great to play against.

Running my first tournament was an eye opener. It's hard. You realize that just because you send the games, the players are real people, w/ their own real lives and they're going to do things at their pace & on their schedule, despite yours. You have to have so much patience and understanding. You also have to be sure that you clarify EVERYTHING! I had a lot of conflicts during the tournament because of the way I'd set it up and I wanted everyone to be happy. I spent so much time trying to keep everyone happy that the fun of running the tournament was going away. I finally realized that it was impossible to please everyone, and that's when I started to enjoy myself again ;) , and to do things the way I intended to all along.

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

A: I have one completed and 4 currently ongoing. I would prefer not to specify a number, because I am a serious believer in the "jinx" factor. I figure I'll stop when it's not fun anymore, or when I've run out of ideas. Whenever, it won't be permanent retirement.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: Completed: Ladies of CC vs. the Gents of CC, winner: fwblb
Ongoing: Best Movie Ever, CC Ed., Terminator Madness, "The Mole" & "Celebrity Mole"

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: Ladies of CC vs. the Gents of CC. I met so many cool people :D . Plus I enjoyed putting the guys in their place :lol:

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

A: I've enjoyed most of the tournaments I've played in; it's hard to pick one. But if I had to I'd pick White Moose's "Got the Skill's" tournament. I really, really, REALLY wanted to win that one!! I also enjoyed max is gr8's "Bloodthirst" tournament. It reminded me how much I really enjoy terminator games.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Entering them. Now that I understand the amount of responsibility and work that goes into them I rather play footloose and fancy free, then having the stress that is bound to come with running a tournament. Not that I don't enjoy the feeling I get in having completed the tournament successfully......

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

A: For both organizing and playing I prefer 1-on-1 games. But I know that sometimes you have so many players that that just isn't possible. I always want to make my games w/o cards, because I can't stand the potential surprises that come w/ cards, but in tournament games that could take forever! So in tournaments I tend to prefer Seq., Esc., Chained forting and I could care less if it's sunny or not.

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

A: It's hard making those choices. The wrong ones can either have people signing up in droves or not even giving you tournament a second glance. But it has to be done :P . I compromise by giving the players the right to chose what the settings/map will be for the "Final" game.

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

A: I'm in a RIDICULOUS amount of tournaments :lol: I've tried to cut back lately though. I figured it was time when I could no longer put games in my game queue :P . If I had to count it would take forever ;) so I'll just estimate and say that I'm in about 30 :oops: .....probably more though.

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

A: I thought it was the best thing ever :D I vaguely remember doing a little jig and a lot of trash talking to my computer screen. Along the lines of: "That's right, you better recognize, yadda yadda", basically a bunch of nonsense :oops:

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: ......Yeah.....one.....I had been on a bad streak and was wearing a cooks hat. I signed up for Natewolfman's "Battle of the Ranks: Cooks".......And I know he has got to have had some obligations keeping him from sending games in a timely fashion, because the tourney took so long that by the time I won it I was a SFC and my opponent was a CFC, :shock: I had honestly forgotten about the whole tournament until I went into my inbox and there was a PM from Nate w/ the "final" game!

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

A: While I've lost a huge amount of games in many.....many tournaments :oops: , I can honestly say that none were truly disappointing because I tried my best. If I lost, I lost. In the end it's a game and I've never really been a sore loser.

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

A: One where you had fun playing, even if you got kicked in the 1st or second round.

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

A: That's a pretty broad question there. Off the top of my head I'd have to say that I'm liking how Sir. Ricco is running his tournaments (Tournament 100 is my fav of his), Gilligan is cool with his and amazzony is always great. But Marfski and MEK are keeping me entertained with theirs most of all.

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

A: I have no regrets. I'll admit that there are a few that need to be worked on, but we're all constantly learning the best ways to do this. Everyone is bound to make a few mistakes, and as long as it's used to improve the way you'll run your next tournament then it can end up being a good thing.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: A successful organizer in my opinion is someone who does their best to keep the tournament running smoothly, and keeps their players updated and happy, but at the same time doesn't allow themselves to be dissuaded in how they want their tournament to progress.

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

A: I think it's mostly a creative idea that gets them to read your thread. Whether it appeals is down to that player. Premium prizes don't hurt either ;) . But for the most part I think it's to show your skills and bragging rights are the best :twisted:

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

A: Rounding up missing players. I always feel bad when players delay the game from starting. I know sometimes it can't be helped, but still, I feel bad for those players that are waiting.

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

A: The POWER! To quote gcwca_4_life: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA:twisted:

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

A: I'm guilty of it myself: Not informing the players of the progress in the tournament or updating the tournament thread often enough.

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

A: Stay small. I had a tournament where I had 120 players.....never again; to many for me. I'm keeping them all 32 and under from now on.

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

A: Sure it's alright to join your own tournaments as long as you feel comfortable doing it. I myself have taken part in 3 of the 5 I've run and I'm glad I did. I think it allows you to see the tournament from the player's perspective. I've made changes based on the insights gained through playing in my own tourneys.

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

A: I try to get in there every 2 days. Because sometimes I just need to get away and regain my affection for CC.

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

A: On the one hand, we were all “question marks” in the beginning, but on the other hand these “question marks” haven't even played 5 games yet so who knows whether they'll be in for the long haul of a tournament. I've never had to make that choice of in or not. Until I have to I don't know how I'll decide.

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

A: If I'm w/o a reserve I'll give the player the win. As I see it it's not their fault. They joined the game and that's time lost waiting on the dead beating player.

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

A: Some way to have a consequence from having a player dead beat the game. It's inconsiderate and a pet peeve of mine. Had that happen in about 10+ assassin games(tournament), which is the worst type of game to get a dead beater.

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

A: Maybe if there were a way that the tournament organizers can get notified when the games in the tournament were complete, that would be helpful ;)

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

A: No not really. I may later change that opinion ;)

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

A: Yeah, just remember that you're doing this to have fun. During the course of making sure everyone is in their games and that everything is going to plan you can easily lose sight of the fact that you should be enjoying yourself.

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

A: Only have a few so far:
1. Making sure players get into their games in a timely manner/dead beaters
2. Telling people that they don't make it to the next round ( I always feel bad)
3. Making sure that the structure of the tournament is clear to everyone so that there are no surprises.

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

A: Pretty much every waking hour I'm not at work :P and sometime when I'm at work ;)

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

A: I used to be in a few clans, with some great people, but I've decided to go somewhat freelance for a while. I'm in a few usergroups: Ball Busterz & The Book Club.

Q: Why did you pick the name poptartpsycho18?

A: I came up w/ the name a few years ago. I went through a phase where I had a serious Pop Tart addiction, and the name seemed appropriate. Now I like the memories and the name, so I use it for most things :)

Q: Do you hate it when people call you poptart instead of poptartpsycho18?

A: I've had people calling me "ptp", "pop", "poptart", and "psycho" :twisted: . It's actually been fun, because I've never really had a nickname before. So I'm liking them all :D

Q:Your classy avatars are great, , what fueled your interest in this area?

A: I think that Lauren Bacall is one of the classiest women in the world. I grew up watching old movies and I have always adored her and Audrey Hepburn especially. Having those avatars reminds me that I'm a lady and that no matter how much I'd like to go off on someone, I have to stay classy despite my extremely filthy mouth and dirtier mind :twisted: .

Q: OK, this is silly but.....you know how you get this "image" of someone in your head? Well, I had this image of you because of your avatars and THEN you added the sigs and all my carefully preconceived perceptions disappeared in a flash. What is up with the bloody headed doll? Looks like some sort of freaky mass murder scene?!

A: I always try to be honest and I want it to be known that no matter how sweet and classy that I may be in my games, chat and forum postings that I'm not a pushover. I'll fight like a madwoman in my games and it's only fair that I warn you so that you won't be surprised. I'd have to be exhausted or sick to just give up, and even then it's hard for me to do.

Q: Are there any Poptarts you don't like?

A: I only like the plain, unfrosted Pop Tarts. Blueberry, Cherry or Strawberry only.

Q: Why are you a psycho for Poptarts?

A: I'm a recovering Pop Tart addict. At one point Pop Tarts almost took over my life. I even had Pop Tart brand memorabilia littering every surface of my room. But I managed to overcome my addiction and am now living a somewhat normal life with Pop Tarts only making an occasional appearance in my cupboards and toaster.

Q:Where are you from?

A: Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Hmmm....Play: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Hamlet, Color: Yellow....oh do you mean in the game? I like whatever color I win in :D .

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

A: Hard to pick just one! I can't. I just can't pick one. I will say though that Natewolfman is a sweetie ;), Sir. Ricco is very professional 8-) , and Gilligan and White Moose are fun :D

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Most favorite: Doodle Earth & Indochina; Least favorite: WWII Gazala and Waterloo.

Q:Favourite settings?

A: No Cards, Chained, FoW

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential

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

A: I'm working on another Ladies vs. Gents tournament, where the gals and guys will be playing each other this time around to show which side excels the most. I'm thinking that I'll take a page out of Nate's book on the best way to format it. But that's after I finish 3 of the 4 I'm currently running.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: You're welcome, even though this was longer than the SATs....... :P :lol:


Next Issue

Interview with Ryall55 Ryall55 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 34: 11/08/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:18 am

Issue 34: 11/08/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Index

Seeking Staff
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with poptartpsycho18
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team by two new staff members. Here is the position available:
New Hound Just like in CC, unexpected things can come up in real life too. As such, Marfski will be unable to continue in the role of News Hound. If you have a journalistic flair and an interest in reporting Conquer Club news, please contact Gozar.

Graphic Artist Looking for someone with an eye for art, who can create multiple heading designs for the newsletter. Must be flexible with suggestions. For more information, please PM Gozar


Fun Facts

Optimus Prime has started the most tournament games, totaling over 2700! amazzony comes in second with over 1500.

Steelhorse, a current Tournament Director, has also taken upon the duty as a Moderator!

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

Teams Tournaments

Don’t Take Too Long 2v2 Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

AoR Doubles
Organizer: Kemmler

The Quick Doubles Tournament
Organizer: overanalyzer

Feudal Doubles
Organizer: Diamonds14

Classic Doubles
Organizer: Jerrytheman

Triple Elimination
Organizer: SAMSclub7788



1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

AFL Tournament
Organizer: Tk 421

The League of Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8


Inaugural U9’s World Soccer League
Organizer: e_i_pi

1v1 Elimination
Organizer: drake_259

Super Smash Bros. Singles League
Organizer: Gilligan

American 1v1 Knockout
Organizer: t-o-m

16 Bracket Showdown
Organizer: max is gr8




General Tournaments

The States Tourney
Organizer: bspride

4 Maps Tournament
Organizer: markec

Australian Open Tennis
Organizer: Ryall55

Olympic Tournament
Organizer: Iron Maid

Hitman Europe
Organizer: ralphctpc

US Pro Sports Showdown
Organizer: gameplayer
Premium Prize

Battle for the New World
Organizer: red monke7

Formula 1 2008ish Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Moto GP 2008 Season
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

United Nations CC Conference
Organizer: anamainiacks

Best Player in Football
Organizer: buckeye1

King of Realms
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

OCTOPOD Threshold Tournament
Organizer: Zemljanin

Classic Bracket Tourney
Organizer: sampsonite

Assassin’s Creed Tournament
Organizer: GrimReaper.

Master Your Discipline
Organizer: pela666

Legion of the Damned NFL Season
Organizer: red monke6
Only people with no clans

WWIITS- A Day that Will Live in Infamy
Organizer: Sir. Ricco
Pearl Harbor of the WWII series

Classic Battle Royale
Organizer: max is gr8

The Greatest Baseball Team Ever
Organizer: barterer2002

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Organizer: drake_259

2008 Major League Soccer Season
Organizer: markec

The 8 Thoughts
Organizer: drake_259

The Battle of the N00bs 2
Organizer: a.sub

English Premiership 2008/09
Organizer: JoshyBoy

Second Chances Tournament
Organizer: conquerclubgamer

Don’t Panic!
Organizer: RedBaron0

Men Vs. Women
Organizer: max is gr8

NFL Season
Organizer: blacky44

The Mythology Clan Tournament
Organizer: Lexitonia5

Lufsen’s Mixup II
Organizer: Lufsen75

Prep for NHL Season
Organizer: SAMSclub7788


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


Battle Europe II
Organiser: Gozar
Finals are currently underway. Natewolfman and graulenst are tied at a game apiece.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Second round is now underway.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Twenty games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Three underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

Dragon Warrior
Organiser: MEK
Currently in round 3.

White Moose and Godd are in the lead at this point with 5 dumplings each.
Two more rounds to go however so there is still lots of battling to do.

Classic Ladder Tournament
Organiser: vykingsfan64
Finals round 3 has begun
Rough estimate of percent complete: 55% completed

MLB Season 2008
Organiser: vykingsfan64
Tight races for playoff spots
Rough estimate of percent complete: 70% completed



Coming Soon

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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: When Battle Europe II wraps up

Championship Series from barterer2002
New tournaments based on a single map.

Star Trek Tournament from barterer2002



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”USA Dubs Tournament” –chard and Condor
”Amazzony’s Assassinations” –Bones2484
”Map Blaster II: The Redemption” –colson
”AoR Terminator” –bazmac
”Boxing Champions League” –denominator
”Championship Series: AoR1” –ParadiceCity9
”Ultimate Feudal Wars Singles” –GROND 2cd.
”Conquer the World” –ralphcptc
”AoR 1v1” –White Moose
”Lufsen’s MixUp (Africa)” –magneto_acolyte and elmerfudd
”Apocalyptic Tournament” –casper and nickfoxx
”League 2,000,000” –conquerAce
”The Classic Drop Down Tournament” –goggles paisano
”King of Maps Series: British Isles” –Kreuger
”9-Ball Pool” –Thomo1970
”’07-’08 AHL Season” –Godd
”Down and Dirty IV” –edbeard
”Bart’s Birthday Bash” –Lufsen75
”Ultimate Magic Tournament”- t-o-m
”Naming OP’s Kid Tournament” –Me-Da-MiNoRiTY
”Who Rules the Dungeon?” –Godd
”Arena Football League” –dcc1220 and michiganfan22
”Back to Basics III” –Blockhead15


Interview with Ryall55
This week we had the chance to talk with organizer and player, Ryall55. All questions are reader submitted, so if you have something you want to ask an upcoming organizer; PM me. Next week’s interview will be with drake_259. If you have not submitted your questions, you have until Tuesday to either PM me, or post in this thread.

Now, on with the interview.


Q: Hello, Ryall55.

A: Hi, Gozar

Q:How did you find this website?

A: Well, I enjoy playing risk in real life, and typed it into a search engine :D

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: Because I enjoyed playing risk in real life and wanted the challenge of playing well online.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: For the competition and also the different formats in tournaments.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Medals :twisted: No ummmm probably because I enjoyed entering them I fancied having a go myself.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: Probably about 2 months now.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Its called 'Become the Ultimate Assassin' and its currently in Round 6

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

A: My mind ;) and a few outside influences.

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

A: People like Op, Gilligan and Natewolfman (successful organizers)

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

A: Entered: Really enjoyed it, playing against others for that one spot.
Run: Well I am really enjoying but its a lot more work than it looks :D

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

A: Currently finished 0, Running 6 and will retire when I lose interest in running them.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: Become the ultimate assassin
Simple yet Fun Tournaments
Football Firms 'Who's the best'
Live Once- Die Twice
Freemium with a Premium Doubles
Freemiums and Premiums Tournament


Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: Become the Ultimate assassin :D

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

A: Probably either the Point Grabbers, or Marfski’s 'Biggest Fish' Tournament

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Entering is more fun, but running has more of a challenge.

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

A: Ummmm, probably bracket tournaments. I prefer them because you can see who you’re facing and have in my mind a better chance of winning.

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

A: Do them myself, but in two of my tournaments they can choose there settings.

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

A: Umm I would say I’m in about 5/6/7. And used to play about 70 games at a time, but limit myself to 20ish now because I’m running tournaments.

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

A: Very, was a good feeling to win one :D

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: No :cry:

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

A: Getting through to a semi final and losing to MEK.

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

A: One with a good theme and is enjoyable.

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

A: There are to many to say :D

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

A: Yes, by having too many drop-outs in tournaments I run. And probably a MLB tournament which had so much running for it and then was abandoned :?

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Someone who finishes it and updates often.

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: By having a different theme too them. Even though I’m not amazingly creative.

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

A: Not really, except the time it takes up.

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

A: Seeing players getting involved in the tournaments, with banter etc.

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

A: Well putting just the game number rather than a link to the game, it seems players prefer the link :D

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

A: Not sending the pm to everyone :?
Making all of the games either freestyle or sequential wrongly :lol:

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 reckon organisers should be allowed to play in there own tournaments, and play against clanmates as long as there is no cheating or letting the other player go through.

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

A: Wait until they need an update :D

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

A: Yes, as long as they enter their games and don’t deadbeat.

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 the format of the tournament really.

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

A: The feedback system, I really liked the old one, but the new one is alright :D

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: Not having to enter the names of everyone individually. Maybe just highlight the whole list.

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: Well I would tell them its a great experience, but to make sure they have time for the tournaments :D

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

A: 1. Messing up PM's
2. deadbeats
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Q:How much time does CC take from your day?

A: Probably a good few hours. More if I have nothing to do :D

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

A: Yes, I’m the leader of a relatively new Clan called: MARVEL/DC HEROES

Q: Why did you pick the name Ryall55?

A: Well when I joined Bebo it gave me that username and I have used it on most things ever since.

Q:Where are you from?

A: Buckinghamshire, England :P

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Blue

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

A: Probably Natewolfman

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Favourite is probably SEIGE!
Least Favourite is 8 Thoughts

Q:Favourite settings?

A: SEIGE!, chained, no cards, sunny

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential

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

A: I have a few ideas (which I’m keeping secret) due to that I’m not running them for a while until I finish most of my other ones :D

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: No problem :mrgreen:


Next Issue

Interview with drake_259 drake_259 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



Notes


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

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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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Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (5) Clan Achievement (2) Tournament Contribution (9) General Contribution (1)

Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 35: 19/08/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:41 pm

Issue 35: 19/08/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Table of Contents

Seeking Staff
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Newsletter Interview
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team by two new staff members. Here is the position available:

Graphic Artist Looking for someone with an eye for art, who can create multiple heading designs for the newsletter. Must be flexible with suggestions. For more information, please PM Gozar


Fun Facts

The top three tournament winners are: Bones2484 with 10, Godd with 9, and Forza AZ with 7.

July 2008 is the month that completed the most tournaments. June of the same year only completed 22! March 2008 is in second with 31.

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

Teams Tournaments

The Quick Doubles Tournament
Organizer: overanalyzer

Classic Doubles
Organizer: Jerrytheman

Triple Elimination
Organizer: SAMSclub7788

Family Guy—Rescue Stewie
Organizer: wpg27offsuit

The Quest…
Organizer: Natewolfman

Strikers Cup Challenge
Organizer: RAM16

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Africa
Organizer: dittoeevee8888


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

U9’s World Soccer League
Organizer: e_i_pi

Super Smash Bros. Singles League
Organizer: Gilligan
4 spots left!

American 1v1 Knockout
Organizer: t-o-m

16 Bracket Showdown
Organizer: max is gr8

Climb the Mountain I
Organizer: amazzony
Foggy 1v1

Battle of Emoticons 4
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tourney
Organizer: Army of Achilles

Global Warming
Organizer: drake_259

1vs1 King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: assassin07

History Class
Organizer: gameplayer

Don’t Take Too Long – Bracket Edition
Organizer: max is gr8



General Tournaments

Classic Bracket Tourney
Organizer: sampsonite

Master Your Discipline
Organizer: pela666

Legion of the Damned NFL Season
Organizer: red monke6
Only people with no clans

2008 Major League Soccer Season
Organizer: markec

The 8 Thoughts
Organizer: drake_259

The Battle of the N00bs 2
Organizer: a.sub

Second Chances Tournament
Organizer: conquerclubgamer

Men Vs. Women
Organizer: max is gr8

The Mythology Clan Tournament
Organizer: Lexitonia5

Lufsen’s Mixup II
Organizer: Lufsen75

Prep for NHL Season
Organizer: SAMSclub7788

Mario Party Super Star
Organizer: samuelc812

NFL SeasonI
Organizer: God Emperor Q

Amazzony’s Assassinations II
Organizer: amazzony

Do You Want to Biuld a Roller Coaster?
Organizer: Diamonds14

The World………. Versus
Organizer: Lukeplastow

Modern Pentathlon
Organizer: max is gr8

Mario Kart Grand Prix
Organizer: Diamonds14

Don’t Take Too Long – League Style
Organizer: max is gr8

Super Mario 64
Organizer: Fire Mario

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Organizer: drake_259

All for One and One For it All
Organizer: killukbrisk

Fantasy World Golf Championship
Organizer: blockhead15


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Second round is almost finished.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Twenty games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Four underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Two games remain to determine the last finalist. Seven of eight finalists have been determined.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08



Coming Soon

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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: Soon

Championship Series from barterer2002
New tournaments based on a single map.



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.

”Battle Europe II” –Natewolfman
”2 Standard Game Victories: Seige!”- lluisferrater
”NCAA Football Tournament”- littlebrother2k7
”A Quick KO!” –AtreidesHouse
”President of ConquerClub” –lostatlimbo
”Conquerer of Conquer Club” –Chadwick31
”The Rescue of Optimus Prime” –killmanic
”Great Tourney” –ralphcptc
”Original Classic Map vs New Classic Map” –Ditocoaf
”One Shot, One Kill” –bradlyg
”Cardless Canadians” –SlayerQC
”All Quiet on the Western Front” –killmanic
”Hearts Doubles Tournament” –dragon dor and loes
”Championship Series: Classic” –Bonobo
”You Only Live Twice” –prismsaber
”Championship Series: Africa” -barterer2002
”Don’t Take Too Long” –drake_259
”Mario and sonic Tournament” –AtreidesHouse
”USA Dubs Tournament” –chard and Condor
”Amazzony’s Assassinations” –Bones2484
”Map Blaster II: The Redemption” –colson
”AoR Terminator” –bazmac
”Boxing Champions League” –denominator
”Championship Series: AoR1” –ParadiceCity9
”Ultimate Feudal Wars Singles” –GROND 2cd.
”Conquer the World” –ralphcptc
”AoR 1v1” –White Moose
”Lufsen’s MixUp (Africa)” –magneto_acolyte and elmerfudd
”Apocalyptic Tournament” –casper and nickfoxx


Newsletter Interview
This week I was on vacation, so there will be no interview.
Check back next week for an interview with drake_259


Next Issue

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 36: 25/08/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:01 pm

Issue 36: 25/08/08

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Editor’s Note


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

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


Table of Contents

A Message From the Tournament Directors
Seeking Staff
New Staff
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with drake_259
Next Issue
Notes
Staff


A Message from the Tournament Directors

From the desks of the Tournament Directors:

Another exciting announcement has been posted in the Create/Join a Tournament forum detailing some of the great improvements to the tournament forums. These include Tournament Deputies, Tournament In-Game Tags, and Upcoming Changes. Please take a few minutes to read up on them here.

~Night Strike


Seeking Staff

Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team. Here is the position available:

News Hound Do you have a journalistic flair and an interest in writing stories about CC news and events? If so, this could be the position for you. For more information, please PM Gozar


New Staff

The Tournament Newsletter is pleased to welcome Sir. Ricco who will be helping out with some graphic design. Look for some changes in the coming weeks!


Fun Facts

First things first, I must change a Fun Fact from last week. I had said Bones2484 had won 10 tournaments, yet it was BaldAdonis. I don’t understand why I’m always mixing them up. :-k

Standard tournaments are completely outranking any other – it has 200 complete -- Doubles is in second with only 37.

Gozar’s The Long Walk has been running for over a year – and doesn’t show any sign of finishing any time soon!

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

Teams Tournaments

Classic Doubles
Organizer: Jerrytheman

Strikers Cup Challenge
Organizer: RAM16

Mixed Doubles
Organizer: MrBenn

Madden 09
Organizer: sergentgforce


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

American 1v1 Knockout
Organizer: t-o-m

16 Bracket Showdown
Organizer: max is gr8

The Quest…
Organizer: Natewolfman

Battle of Emoticons 4
Organizer: Sir. Ricco

Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tourney
Organizer: Army of Achilles

Global Warming
Organizer: drake_259

1vs1 King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: assassin07

History Class
Organizer: gameplayer

Don’t Take Too Long – Bracket Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

Pirates of the Mediterranean
Organizer: gameplayer
Not your typical 1v1, read carefully


General Tournaments

Classic Bracket Tourney
Organizer: sampsonite

2008 Major League Soccer Season
Organizer: markec

The Battle of the N00bs 2
Organizer: a.sub

Second Chances Tournament
Organizer: conquerclubgamer

Men Vs. Women
Organizer: max is gr8

Amazzony’s Assassinations II
Organizer: amazzony

Do You Want to Build a Roller Coaster?
Organizer: Diamonds14

The World………. Versus
Organizer: Lukeplastow

Modern Pentathlon
Organizer: max is gr8

Don’t Take Too Long – League Style
Organizer: max is gr8

Super Mario 64
Organizer: Fire Mario

All for One and One For it All
Organizer: killukbrisk

Fantasy World Golf Championship
Organizer: blockhead15

Sam’s World Domination
Organizer: samuelc812

WWIITS – The Death Railway
Organizer: Sir. Ricco
Bamboo Jack of the WWIITS series

DSL tournament
Organizer: Rumondo

Termination: Waterloo
Organizer: amazzony

A Trip Up the Nile
Organizer: TaCktiX

Unanimous – AoR I, II, & III
Organizer: max is gr8

Mayors of Luxembourg
Organizer: The Neon Peon

I’m All In
Organizer: yeti_c

Boss_oss_ss’s Big Bracket Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss
A first of many

Easy as 1, 2, 3! Africa
Organizer: dittoeevee8888


Tournament Updates
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!


The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Third Round is getting underway after BaldAdonis was sent to limbo.

The Long Walk
Organisers: Gozar
Round Twenty games are now beginning.

Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.
Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.
lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.
Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
Round Four underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
Seven of eight finalists have been determined. A tie breaking 2 player game is taking place to determine the last finalist.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

President of Conquer Club
Organiser: cazmart
lostatlimbo & bspride are the winners after some hanging chads were decided. Thanks to all for entering and patience at the finish.

License to Kill
Organiser: conquerAce
Ever want to kill someone else's target in an assassin game.... well this tournament is for you. The target pairings are secret and the game format is Terminator... so there is plenty of incentive to kill, kill, kill... Problem is you could already be dead...
Status of tournament - Round 6
Approx. number of games remaining - 12 players eliminated

Dragon Warrior
Organiser: MEK
One game remaining in round 4 of 5. White Moose is currently our leader with 7 dumplings, Gozo_the_Great is in second place with 6 dumplings. Round 5 will have 2 dumplings up for grabs so it is still possible for someone else to move up and have a playoff with a tie after round 5.



Coming Soon

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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: Soon

Championship Series from barterer2002
New tournaments based on a single map.



The Tournament Roll of Honour

Here are some recent tournament winners.


"Termination Scotland" -White Moose
"Championship Series: AoM" -Jackofalltrades
"Termination: Duck and Cover" -militant
"Championship Series: AOR2" -Godd
"Amazing Race: USA" -flavanoid and eats
"The Fight Across the Continents" -Diamonds14
"2345678 League" -Gozar
"War of Extermination" -MostMackinest
"Quads Solar System" -Blitzaholic, Osujacket, Eye84free, Dividebyzero
”Battle Europe II” –Natewolfman
”2 Standard Game Victories: Seige!”- lluisferrater
”NCAA Football Tournament”- littlebrother2k7
”A Quick KO!” –AtreidesHouse
”President of ConquerClub” –lostatlimbo
”Conquerer of Conquer Club” –Chadwick31
”The Rescue of Optimus Prime” –killmanic
”Great Tourney” –ralphcptc
”Original Classic Map vs New Classic Map” –Ditocoaf
”One Shot, One Kill” –bradlyg
”Cardless Canadians” –SlayerQC
”All Quiet on the Western Front” –killmanic
”Hearts Doubles Tournament” –dragon dor and loes
”Championship Series: Classic” –Bonobo
”You Only Live Twice” –prismsaber
”Championship Series: Africa” -barterer2002
”Don’t Take Too Long” –drake_259
”Mario and sonic Tournament” –AtreidesHouse
”USA Dubs Tournament” –chard and Condor
”Amazzony’s Assassinations” –Bones2484
”Map Blaster II: The Redemption” –colson
”AoR Terminator” –bazmac
”Boxing Champions League” –denominator
”Championship Series: AoR1” –ParadiceCity9
”Ultimate Feudal Wars Singles” –GROND 2cd.
”Conquer the World” –ralphcptc
”AoR 1v1” –White Moose
”Lufsen’s MixUp (Africa)” –magneto_acolyte and elmerfudd
”Apocalyptic Tournament” –casper and nickfoxx


Newsletter Interview
This week we sat down for an interview with drake_259.
Next week, our interview will be with max is gr8. If you have any questions you can go post them in this thread.
In two weeks time, we present an interview with Luxurious. Some may know her better as the wife of Optimus Prime. Any questions for her, you can post them in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, drake_259.

A: What did Hercules say to the Cerberus? Hello, Hello, Hello (so does a policeman)

Q:How did you find this website?

A:I searched it on google

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:I played with my dad once and enjoyed it, but I had no one to play with so I searched for it until I hit this.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:I wanted to try them out

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I guess the same as above I just wanted to try them out

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A:Since Friday June 13, 2008 1:01 am

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:DC Vs. Marvel

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

A: The just come to me when I'm either playing a game or something that occurs to me in real life

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

A:Poptart ;), and also from a few others like Marfski and amazzony

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

A:DC Vs. Marvel is going really smoothly which is great and i have had no drop outs, i think because it was running so smoothly which wanted me too go on making more tourneys.

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:None completed but i have 3 ongoing,

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:DC vs. Marvel, 1v1 Elimination and 13

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:Well it depends on what about it, DCvM because it has been running smoothly, 1v1 Elimination because your working with stats, and 13 which is my fav, because if there is a certain amount of people who have been eliminated you have to search the logs for it, and you're in the games more often.

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

A:Don't take too long, but I think that's because I won it. My true favorite will have to be Norses' Football Hooligan tournament

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A:Both, because they each have a different atmosphere

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

A: Sequential, Chained, No Cards

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

A:I'll choose them myself, but if I or a player thinks there's something wrong with the tournament, I'll stick up a poll and get the majority vote, unless its the early stages and there's no need for one.

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

A: Let's just say I have 30 games going, 25 of them are tournaments

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

A:lol let me tell you something, I have a brilliant short-term memory(e.g. I can remember 30 on simon), but my long term is as bad as a fishes short-term so I don't have a clue

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A:Yes, Don't take too Long

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

A:I'm not sure what it's called but I lost to MEK :evil: and I had got to the semi-finals and this was before I had won Don't take too Long.

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

A:An organizer who keeps the players updated and stays natural

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

A:Football Hooligan Tournament

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

A:My tournament 21 :evil: lol, I thought it was a such a great idea and not one player signed up but I guess players don't like to focus on much except from winning.

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

A:Nothing except 21 :evil: and there have been a few that I have enter that were bad, World War 3 was the worst, loads of people were dropping out because the organizer wasn't keeping the players updated

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A:Who keeps the players updated and keeps track of the games on their own rather than getting the players to do it, as some of us forget about it as we play so many games (myself, I'm always just checking the games even though I know there not finished.)

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:Put it in my signature and bump the hell out of it lol. And its the layout that appeals to people, I mean I joined the Mario 64 tournament because it has a brilliant layout, but I didn't like the formats and maps that where in it

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

A: Keeping track of deadbeaters

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

A:Getting to see the whole view of the tournament instead of one part

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

A:Not using [Game][/Game.] (I admit I didn't use this either lol, I just thought organizers used the URL, lol I gave them a lot of credit then)

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 using the [Game][/Game.] and try and keep the thread laid out well, with pretty colours to bring in the customers ;)

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:Yeah clan mates should be able to join but they must be equal to everyone else unless stated otherwise. They should be able too because we then get both atmosphere of the tournament.

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

A:I update them when they need to be

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

A:I had two in my tournament 13, one deadbeated and the other joined, but I think they shouldn't join as they should play a few more games on public before they join as otherwise they would be playing on maps they couldn't even think about, but that's there choice too make so if they want in, they can have in, but as I said I do recommend them playing more games first.

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

A:If its late in the tournament then yeah, because its more unfair sticking a replacement in the semi-finals when they did no work too get there, but if its a 4 player tournament I would just change the settings to 3 players etc

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

A:I would get the old feedback system back. I hate the new one 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: Have sections for the games and when you enter a game have it open a new window.

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

A:Not what I know of.

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

A:Use the [Game][/Game.] I can't brag enough about this, it makes the players life so much easier and they would be more likely to join your future tournaments.

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

A:
1.deadbeats
2.people not using [Game][/Game.]
3.bad layout
4.asking the players to keep track of their own games
5.Freestyle

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

A:Every fortnight weekends 1-3 hours, any other day I could take up up 15 hours lol, that's if cc is lucky

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

A:Marvel/DC Heroes, Mythology and Cinemaddict

Q: Why did you pick the name drake_259?

A:It goes back to when I was in year 8 which was about 4 years ago, I used to play a game called battlefield 1942 in a school club, I chose that name because I loved dragons, and I used that for everything until I started play runescape, and the characters are limited to 10 so I had to shorten my name, so I chose drake and added _ and a few random numbers

Q:Where are you from?

A:England, East London

Q:Favourite play colour?

A:Red because it stands out for me the most

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

A:poptartpsycho18

Q: Who is your favorite tournament director?

A:Optimus Prime or Night Strike, please don't make me choose

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:Iceland (thanks Rj) and New world, i hate AOR, AOM, waterloo and anything else like that

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Chained, No cards (Iceland: Sunny) (New World: Foggy)

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Sequential but I'm trying to learn freestyle at the moment

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

A: Well people are trying to do these tournaments where people choose a country and fight for them, I will take this challenge on and try to make it work (keep and eye out for it their will be a fat juicy years premium prize)

Q: Thank you for your time.

A:Over and Out


Next Issue

Interview with max is gr8 max is gr8 will answer your questions in our tournament interview series.



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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 37: 01/09/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:55 pm

Issue 37: 01/09/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
The newsletter has a fresh new look this week thanks to the efforts of Sir. Ricco our newest team member. Like it? Hate it? We would love to hear your thoughts. Also, keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Seeking Staff
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with max is gr8
Next Issue
Notes
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Hello, ConquerClubbers!
The newsletter is looking to expand its team. Here is the position available:

News Hound Do you have a journalistic flair and an interest in writing stories about CC news and events? If so, this could be the position for you. For more information, please PM Gozar


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barterer2002’s new series, Championship Series, has a separate tournament dedicated to each individual map. Look out for them, they fill fast!

Steelhorse thinks that the tournament forum is one of the all-around best forums on Conquer Club. Of course, he did tell me he was biased ;)

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

Teams Tournaments

Strikers Cup Challenge
Organizer: RAM16

Mixed Doubles
Organizer: MrBenn

Madden 09
Organizer: sergentgforce

Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith II
Organizer: samuelc812

Championship League 2008/2009
Organizer: Forza AZ

Doodle Earth Doubles
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

The Supreme Doubles Feudal War Tournament
Organizer: LFAW


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

American 1v1 Knockout
Organizer: t-o-m

16 Bracket Showdown
Organizer: max is gr8

Ultimate All Maps 1x1 Tourney
Organizer: Army of Achilles

1vs1 King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: assassin07

History Class
Organizer: gameplayer

Don’t Take Too Long – Bracket Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

Feudal War 1v1 Round Robin
Organizer: FATHARRY
Choice of settings

Battle of Actium
Organizer: amazzony


General Tournaments

Second Chances Tournament
Organizer: conquerclubgamer

Men Vs. Women
Organizer: max is gr8

Do You Want to Build a Roller Coaster?
Organizer: Diamonds14

The World………. Versus
Organizer: Lukeplastow

Modern Pentathlon
Organizer: max is gr8

Don’t Take Too Long – League Style
Organizer: max is gr8

Super Mario 64
Organizer: Fire Mario

All for One and One For it All
Organizer: killukbrisk

Fantasy World Golf Championship
Organizer: blockhead15

Sam’s World Domination
Organizer: samuelc812

DSL tournament
Organizer: Rumondo

Termination: Waterloo
Organizer: amazzony

A Trip Up the Nile
Organizer: TaCktiX

Unanimous – AoR I, II, & III
Organizer: max is gr8

I’m All In
Organizer: yeti_c

Boss_oss_ss’s Big Bracket Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss
A first of many

Minimalist Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

FIFA World Cup
Organizer: RAM16

Unanimous – Egyptian Maps
Organizer: max is gr8

On the Run
Organizer: drake_259

NON Geographical Maps Tournament I
Organizer: MarVal
Who will be the first Champion of the first NON Geographical Maps Tournament!!!

If you think you're the one, then don't hesitate and join this tournament and will be famous all over CC with the brand new Award winning prize:

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Status of tournament: Recruiting, still needs 13 players

Instant Crossword!
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

Hold the Fort!
Organizer: milner94


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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!


The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Third Round is getting underway after BaldAdonis was sent to limbo.

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
Round Four underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
The first three games of the finals are now running.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08

DC Vs. Marvel
Organiser: drake_259
Killmanic (Batman) took victory over poptartpsycho18 (Wonder Woman) and will be advancing to the finals along with either Supposesublys or warlord06 who are still playing there game which looks like it could go either way


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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: Soon

Championship Series from barterer2002
New tournaments based on a single map.


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Here are some recent tournament winners.


"European Championship" -Wendt100
"Dragon Warrior" -White Moose
"You're Eliminated VIII" -GRAPE APE
"Euro 2008 Doubles" -Forza AZ and lokisgal
"Championship Series: AoR3" -BarbieB
"Band or Die 2" -Daryth, Chariots of Fire, Shatners Bassoon, jpeter15
"Star Wars" -Jonny_Morbid, negoeien, ralphcptc and conquerAce
"Battle for the Continents Tournament" -killmanic
"1v1 Singles League Season 5" -BENJIKAT IS DEAD
"Cold War Tournament" -madman7
"Championship Series: 8 Thoughts" -BaldAdonis
"Battle for Iraq!" -reccentre
"Termination Scotland" -White Moose
"Championship Series: AoM" -Jackofalltrades
"Termination: Duck and Cover" -militant
"Championship Series: AOR2" -Godd
"Amazing Race: USA" -flavanoid and eats
"The Fight Across the Continents" -Diamonds14
"2345678 League" -Gozar
"War of Extermination" -MostMackinest
"Quads Solar System" -Blitzaholic, Osujacket, Eye84free, Dividebyzero
”Battle Europe II” –Natewolfman
”2 Standard Game Victories: Seige!”- lluisferrater
”NCAA Football Tournament”- littlebrother2k7
”A Quick KO!” –AtreidesHouse
”President of ConquerClub” –lostatlimbo
”Conquerer of Conquer Club” –Chadwick31
”The Rescue of Optimus Prime” –killmanic
”Great Tourney” –ralphcptc
”Original Classic Map vs New Classic Map” –Ditocoaf
”One Shot, One Kill” –bradlyg
”Cardless Canadians” –SlayerQC


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This week we sat down for an interview with max is gr8.
Next week, our interview will be with the first lady of tournaments, Luxurious. If you have any questions you can go post them in this thread. Any questions for her, you can post them in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, max is gr8.

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Q:How did you find this website?

A:I spent far too much time on the internet when we got broadband and as I was on the internet all the time, I googled on-line risk, and hey presto, I got a good site. Image

Q: Why did you join CC?

A:I love risk,
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Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A:I don't really join tournaments, unless there is a premium prize
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Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A:In 06 a mixed doubles tournament was ran by dagreatbroomhead (this was the very first tournament (though uncompleted it was good in theory)) I tried, however it failed miserably as there was no premium and no Tournament Privileges. Image

Q:How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A:Since 2006, February, that's the old era (that's why google is the old one btw.). Since Feb '08 new era.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A:http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=9863 - This is the first that ever actually started.

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

A: Around and about, sports, other tournaments, you name it I could probably make a tournament around it.

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

A:I don't, I just read other tournaments if it's good I may take ideas from it.

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

A: Complete Pain in the arse (or ass as American's named it), tournaments always go out first round so it's always sad :(

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 will run as many as I feel I can be bothered to do. And how many at the moment, 5 in sign-ups (I think) 5 Ongoing

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:Don't Take Too Long, 2 Standard Game Victories, Mafia Tournament With RISK, Doubles Elimination, Bloodthirst.

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:DTTL (Don't Take Too Long)

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

A: I don't really enter tournaments

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Run obv. obv. (in case you didn't guess from most other questions)

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

A: No, I want each tournament to be fairly unique even ones in series of games are different. E.g. Don't Take Too Long Bracket Edition is completely different.

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

A: If I make them no-one really so I take them from the larger tournaments/most popular choices

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

A: No, I make my games, I'm currently in a Quad games drive (which is not very good my points have slumped FAST)

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

A: I don't really know, my first actual win was one that I got eliminated from and my partner won, so I wasn't that elated.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: ME, No.

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

A: Never got past the first round really. So no comment.

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

A: One that is ran by me, :p or one that both the players and the organizer enjoyed it.

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

A: Ones that can convince me to come out of my tournament chastity belt and into the big wide world. ;)

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

A: Well, MODERN PENTATHLON (ran by me) I am very disappointed with only 2 players signing up. But I suppose that's because the players need to be good at all card settings and on unpopular maps (Circus Maximus)

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

A: Never, Never, Never. If I'm disappointed it was a bad tournament.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: IMAGINATION. How many times do I see people frolic into the TOs arena with totally unimaginative organization, A bracket tournament is never imaginative, unless there is a big twist. Maybe instead there is a league then bracket? Who knows?

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

A: If you look at tournaments with 100 players plus they nearly all have premium prizes, only a small minority of players join on a regular basis and for them you need something simple and fun or something complex and small, not something in the middle. Because that would be full of Phail.

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

A: Yes, my hands often get sore because of the constant Ctrl and C.

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

A: People enjoying it. If there is a comment in thread that people are enjoying it or a thanks at the end it makes a world of difference, I'm saddened when no-one says anything :cry:

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

A:Expecting players to check the thread

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:Expecting Players to read the thread

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:Organizers can join own tournaments but they should not generate random elements themselves maybe a TD to do that.

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

A: Until an update is required

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

A: Depends premium new recruits yes, non-premium, I'd suggest a few more games

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

A:I give byes, a player who does not turn up is better than a player who deadbeats

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

A:I think my GameSeries Idea should be put into practice

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:See above question

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

A:The Infected Zombies will make 1v1 far fairer

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

A:Plan a new tournament see if it has been run before look for a new idea yet to be exploited

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

A:League of Elimination, I set it up for 16 players and got 36.

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

A:Varies, 1 Hour-5 or 6 Hours (this is my general amount of time on the PC and I pop onto the site from time to time)

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

A:Yes.

Q: Why did you pick the name max is gr8?

A:Because Max is Gr8. It was going to be Max the Gr8, but it sounded like I suffered from delusions of grandeur

Q:Where are you from?

A:Manchester, UK

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: RED!!

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

A: Don't have one, any TO who has helped me in any way I suppose

Q: Who is your favorite tournament director?

A: Steelhorse, Gotta love that horse

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A:Crossword = Favourite (although Map rank disagrees), Least = Arctic. If we go from the opinion of points it would be Battle For Iraq! being the best map (on my list of favourites = 2)

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Flat Rate, Freestyle, Terminator/Assassin, Fog varies depending on Map, Unlimited forts on all but 1v1 where I prefer Chained

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A:Freestyle

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

A: If I told you I would have to kill you ;) , however I can tell you I intend on running a tournament that you choose which game you play. E.g. you can choose to go to a doubles 2v2 or a quadruples 4v4

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: That isn't actually a question so how am I meant to answer.


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


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

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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 38: 08/09/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:58 pm

Issue 38: 08/09/08

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Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Another new feature is added this week, as White Moose takes on News Hound duties here at the newsletter. Let us know what you think, as well as send in your ideas. As always, keep sending your submissions, and I will keep putting them in.

Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar


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Last week saw a few improvements to the newsletter's style, and we received a few messages about just that. We love to hear from you, so feel free to write in.

Night Strike wrote:I'm really liking the new graphics for the newsletter. Great work.


MEK wrote:I like the new graphics, good job Sir Ricco.
Gozar-you do a great job with the newsletter, I always enjoy reading it.
Nice work to all of you.


Twill wrote: Goz, love the new style.



News Hound

White Moose wrote:
Map Foundry Gone Wild!

The Map Foundry has been running hot lately! Maps are coming out faster than a rabbit on crack! There have been all kinds of maps coming out, from Treasures of Galapagos to Iceland to Egypt: Upper.
Did you by mistake miss a map? Well then, keep on reading and you might get enlightened!

The reason new maps has been coming out so fast lately is a change in work pace, done by Lackattack, the site owner, who changed from large updates with lots of maps at once to small updates with one at the time. This change has become a great success, all players who has been longing for map for weeks, maybe months
will not have to wait longer than a few days now! But really, what new maps have come? Let's have a look.

Iceland

The first map of this new map frenzy is Iceland. A map of the country of Iceland, by RjBeals.
All the 36 territories are named exactly as they are in the Icelandic language. Which has been reported to be annoying for some, but entertaining and educating by others. It's sure to become a favorite map for many ConquerClub players.
This map came in use for a couple of tournaments just a day or two after it came out.
It's been chosen as the final's for the "Final Point Grabbers" by Optimus Prime, and in "Foundary Update 4.0" by Natewolfman.

High Seas

Water covers 2/3's of the Worlds area, so here is a map where you fight at sea. This 16th
century inspired map was made by Oaktown. Oaktown really took in the 16th century in the map and you really get the vibe that this is how the world looked like in a time of World Sailing.
The pictures which catches your eyes around the map is early 16th century engravings by Albrecht Durer, a German painter who's watercolour paintings mark him as one of the first European landscape artists.
High Seas is a classic gameplay map, with no gimmicks or tricky rules. Which makes it great for anyone to play.

Egypt: Lower

A map inspired by Ancient Egypt, made by the huge map maker cairnswk, who has a total of 18 (!) maps quenched!
As you look at the map, what catches your eye is the Sphinx. A Sphinx is a mythological figure, which is depicted as a lion with a human head. The river that catches your eye is the River Nile, which the Egyptians were very dependent upon to survive in ancient Egypt.The map is quite normal gameplay, but with a little twist. The Egyptian Cities gives a 1 army
autodeploy each round. This gives the map unique tactics and tricks to use. The map has quickly become a hit to speed gamers, as cairnswk forsaw before the map even got out to play.
Those who like the map, and other maps in the Egypt Series should check out the tournament "A Trip up the Nile".

Sydney Metro

Another map made by cairnswk. Map made from the City of Sydney and it's public transportation, as in buses and ferries. The map has a lot of small countries with big bonuses, but with all the different connections between the territories it makes it difficult to hold them. The different territory names are as they are called in Sydney, which actually gives you some fun facts about the city of Sydney. Also, the famous Opera House got a picture in the maps legend.

Treasures of Galapagos

Yet another map by cairnswk. The map comes from the Island of Galapagos, which is located east of Ecuador in South America.
You start off in a Diving Reef. The key to the map is capturing Luggers, Fresh Water and Treasures, all giving bonuses. The Lugger and Fresh Water gives you a bonus for each Diving Reef you own. So the more reefs, the more bonus per Lugger/Fresh Water you
receive.
The map has had a few problems. Many has complained about the map being unbalanced. However, the map has been changed and is under change as this is getting written. So a final edition with even balance perhaps isn't far away.

Egypt: Upper

Guess who made this map? Yes, you are correct. carinswk!
The map is quite similar to Egypt: Upper. It has the 1 army auto-deploy on the cities as well. However, it's very unique in one way.
The left side of the map sits atop the right side. It's a very clever way to make a long thin map work in the image size which is required for maps here on ConquerClub. The Nile is present in this map as well and also the boats which helps you travel across the
river.




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Check out the new batch of maps, started by WidowMakers specifically for tournaments. Come and give him some support, he’s giving it to you by making tournament-specific maps! USA 6 Region Pack

One can not have more than 30 (XXX) Tournament Medals.

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

Teams Tournaments

Strikers Cup Challenge
Organizer: RAM16

Madden 09
Organizer: sergentgforce

Championship League 2008/2009
Organizer: Forza AZ

The Supreme Doubles Feudal War Tournament
Organizer: LFAW

Conquer Club World Cup
Organizer: sensfan

Doubles Elimination III
Organizer: max is gr8

Galaxy Wars
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Blood of Merchants
Organizer: Blitzaholic

Fight Together, Die Alone
Organizer: Dragonah
A doubles tournament where each round players are randomly sorted into teams and then play an 8-player doubles game, winning team moves on to the next round where the teams are once again randomly sorted.

1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

1vs1 King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: assassin07

History Class
Organizer: gameplayer

Don’t Take Too Long – Bracket Edition
Organizer: max is gr8

Championship Series: Battle for Iraq!
Organizer: barterer2002

1v1 Tourney *With a twist*
Organizer: skeletonboy

Championship Series: Bamboo Jack
Organizer: barterer2002


General Tournaments

Roller Coaster
Organizer: Diamonds14

The Greatest Nation
Organizer: Lukeplastow
Prize

Modern Pentathlon
Organizer: max is gr8

Super Mario 64
Organizer: Fire Mario

All for One and One For it All
Organizer: killukbrisk

Fantasy World Golf Championship
Organizer: blockhead15

Sam’s World Domination
Organizer: samuelc812

A Trip Up the Nile
Organizer: TaCktiX

Unanimous – AoR I, II, & III
Organizer: max is gr8

Boss_oss_ss’s Big Bracket Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss
A first of many

FIFA World Cup
Organizer: RAM16

Unanimous – Egyptian Maps
Organizer: max is gr8

On the Run
Organizer: drake_259

Instant Crossword!
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

Hold the Fort!
Organizer: milner94

King of Fantasy
Organizer: milner94

Back to School Tournament
Organizer: Gamefreakguy
Premium Prize

Balanced Triple Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8


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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!


I'm All in
Organiser: yeti_c
Small Tournament played on the new Poker map.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Fourth round getting underway as satenialynn sent to limbo.

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
Round Four underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
The second three games of the finals are running.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08


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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: Soon

Championship Series from barterer2002
New tournaments based on a single map.


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Here are some recent tournament winners.


"Bart's Joined Powers I" -ubcman64 and spoofer
"USFL Football League" -vykingsfan64
"Championship Series: Alexander's Empire" -keiths31
"t-o-m's AoR Bracket Tournament" -CHO A$$ UP
"European Championship" -Wendt100
"Dragon Warrior" -White Moose
"You're Eliminated VIII" -GRAPE APE
"Euro 2008 Doubles" -Forza AZ and lokisgal
"Championship Series: AoR3" -BarbieB
"Band or Die 2" -Daryth, Chariots of Fire, Shatners Bassoon, jpeter15
"Star Wars" -Jonny_Morbid, negoeien, ralphcptc and conquerAce
"Battle for the Continents Tournament" -killmanic
"1v1 Singles League Season 5" -BENJIKAT IS DEAD
"Cold War Tournament" -madman7
"Championship Series: 8 Thoughts" -BaldAdonis
"Battle for Iraq!" -reccentre
"Termination Scotland" -White Moose
"Championship Series: AoM" -Jackofalltrades
"Termination: Duck and Cover" -militant
"Championship Series: AOR2" -Godd
"Amazing Race: USA" -flavanoid and eats
"The Fight Across the Continents" -Diamonds14
"2345678 League" -Gozar


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This week we sat down for an interview with Luxurious.
Next week, our interview will be with the player and organiser, MEK. If you have any questions you can go post them in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, Luxurious.

A: Why, hello there.

Q:How did you find this website?

A: I signed up after Optimus Prime, my husband, wouldn't stop talking about CC for about 35 days straight.

Q: Why did you join CC? What besides OP made you start playing?

A: I joined CC to take part in a hobby that my husband really loved, but I stayed because I found a clan that I love!

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I think Optimus bullied me into joining one or two of his.

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

A: Transformer Wars was my first tournament; my brother-in-law rallison was my doubles partner and we got clobbered. But, the bracket we were in was named after me (I think), so it was all good.

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

A: I loved playing in "The Office" tournament, set up by Optimus at my request. British Isles is my favorite map and "The Office" is my favorite television show!

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 really picky about tournaments, because I am not really too fond of anything complicated - be it maps or the scoring system. So, I'm not playing in near as many tournaments as I should. Most of the games I play are with friends in my clan - Generation One - or 1v1 with my husband.

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

A: I was thrilled, because one of the guys I defeated was a royal pain in the booty. And every win since then reminds me of how much I dislike that kid.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: I have not, though I did make it to the finals of Gozar's Battle Europe II tournament.

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

A: I think it was when Wicked eliminated me from "The Office" tournament - she was a jerk about it.

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

A: A successful tournament is one that I don't hear about - meaning, if my husband or his trusty sidekick Night Strike don't moan to me about the ills of a particular tournament or tournament organizer, then I think it is one that is well-done.

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

A: I feel really comfortable with most elements of CC that I encounter, though I really dislike the mean nature of some of the people in the forums.

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

A: For my personal CCing, upwards of half an hour. But, in terms of how much I am surrounded by CC, it could be anywhere from 6 hours to the whole day; this really depends on how many tournament ideas Optimus has or how backed up he becomes on all of his CC projects, and Optimus needs a sounding board for all of his thoughts.

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

A: I am in the clan Generation One, with a bunch of the best tournament organizers on the site!

Q:That being said, don't you think you should organize a tournament to fit in with us?

A: I feel no pressure to do it, because I know that my friends in that clan will like me no matter what.

Q:Why did you pick the name Luxurious?


A: It is from my email address from my freshman year of college - I was really into heightening my girly-ness.


Q:Where are you from?

A: I am originally from southern California, but I currently go to school in Utah.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: I don't have a favorite, as long as I get to go first.

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

A: My favorite tournament organizer has to be Gozar - he makes my favorite kinds of tournaments and he is really laid back.

Q:Who is your favorite tournament director?

A: Though I am quite fond of Steelhorse, because he is so nice to me, I'll have to choose Optimus Prime, since I am carrying his baby. :) No, Optimus has put so much work into this site, for tournament directing in particular. He would eat, sleep and live CC tournaments, if I let him!


Q:As the significant other of a top TO, what are the frustrating things from that side of the table. Does it take time away from you? Does he wake you up at night to tell you of this great new tournament he just thought of? Do you hear him muttering about people deadbeating in tournament games while he sleeps?

A: The frustrating things about being married to a TO definitely run the gamut - from having to sit down and having multiple serious discussions about how many tournaments Optimus can really handle to zoning when trying to listen to all of the different ways to score or bracket tournaments. But, it is completely worth it, because he loves it and it's been something that has ultimately brought us closer together.

Q:How do you feel being Mrs. Optimus Prime?

A: I feel pretty good about it most days, though there are admittedly some hard days. Especially when I feel like I want to defend him somewhere on the site, I have to fight back the urge because I know he would hate it.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: My favorite map is British Isles, and my least favorite map that I've played is Age of Realms... the icey version.

Q:Favourite settings?

A: As long as it's not foggy or freestyle, I like it.

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential!

Q: Who are you favorite opponents to play against?

A: My favorite opponents to play are BaldAdonis, Natewolfman, and barterer2002. I also love to eliminate Night Strike whenever possible.

Q:OP's rank has skyrocketed since he went on a break.

Can I get you to cover my account when I go on vacation next month?

A: I wish I could take credit for his rank, but since I'm not a mod in any capacity, I wasn't allowed to babysit his account. I would love to babysit for anyone who needs me to, but I warn you that there are probably more qualified people to take your turns, I promise.

Q:Any parting shots?

A: I want to reiterate how much I like to embarrass and hound Night Strike whenever possible, and I encourage the whole tournament community to join me - it's fun!

Q: Thanks a million, Lux.

A: Oh, thank you. Taking time out to interview a non-TO is a cool thing for you guys to do.


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


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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 39: 15/09/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:29 pm

Issue 39: 15/09/08

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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
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with Luxurious
Next Issue
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This weeks top stories:

Beta Maps!
After many suggestions it’s finally here!

Turtle Epidemic!
Do they really want to spread an epidemic? We’ve talked to Humley, who will set things straight.

100 Maps!
We’ve spoken to yeti_c about the feeling of making the 100th map and how it will change CC.

Hi, i’m White Moose and welcome to this weeks News Hound Report!

Beta maps has arrived! After several suggestions about having beta maps, they are here. Instead of having new maps listed as ”New” they will now show as ”Beta”. This is essentially more of a technical tweaking of terms to better describe how a Map might play when it is first uploaded to the ConquerClub system. The ”Beta Maps” will play just as any other map, just that ”Beta Maps” may change midway through the game as the map gets tweaked, fixed and balanced. So play at your own risk.

There has been a large amount of turtle avatars coming up lately. Why is this happening? Our reporter, Moose, is standing by with more information. Over to you Moose.

Thanks White. I’m standing here with humley, the one who started this epidemic.

WM: So humley, why did start the “Spread the Epidemic week”

humley:
hmmm, because there's been so much doom and gloom in the forums lately. I received a few emails from the French Pirate and saw his blog which was trying to destroy CC. That angered me! Why is he trying to destroy such a great site?!

WM:
What did you want to accomplish doing it?

humley: So, I've tried to bring the community together in a happy way and fun way.

WM: Who was behind it?

humley: I started seeing turtle avatar's popping up everywhere. I thought it was cool and a unique way to show solditary with CC and lackattack. I found out it was Gimil's idea and I decided to extend that idea and make it even more interesting.

WM: Thanks humley. Back to you White.

Thanks Moose. Our next top story is the making of the 100th map! A great accomplishment for the whole community and truly a grand milestone. It was yeti_c who made the map Conquer 4, which became the 100th map to be quenched. We’ve spoken to yeti_c, and here is what he had to say.

WM: What is your feeling for created the 100th map?

yeti: To be honest I'm quite chuffed about it! I've been at CC quite some time - and have put a fair bit into the Community - so to actually make this milestone map (with gimil of course) has felt like a nice reward!!

WM:
Is there anyone you would like to thank for making this milestone?

yeti: Obviously Gimil (He did the Graphics on the map) and all the people that contribute to the foundry.

WM: Do you think things will change now when its over 100 maps?

yeti: I'm hoping that now we have such a large amount of maps - that the site will change the way that this information is displayed - at the moment we have chipvs's fantastic little filter script - but I would like to see this integrated into the site.

With regards to the Foundry - I hope that this new milestone will bring more activity and commentators to the Foundry. The Foundry is nothing without people to comment.

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That concludes this weeks News Report! Catch us next week with the next issue of the tournament newsletter.

I’m White Moose, saying.. Thanks!


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Celebrate 100 maps! Want to know which one was the 100th? Try to find the answer, before next issue!

Want to see how many tournaments were completed? Who won what? Check out the Tournament Hall of Fame today!


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

Teams Tournaments

Madden 09
Organizer: sergentgforce

The Supreme Doubles Feudal War Tournament
Organizer: LFAW

Conquer Club World Cup
Organizer: sensfan

Fight Together, Die Alone
Organizer: Dragonah


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

1vs1 King of Doodle Earth
Organizer: assassin07

1v1 Tourney *With a twist*
Organizer: skeletonboy


General Tournaments

Modern Pentathlon
Organizer: max is gr8

Unanimous – AoR I, II, & III
Organizer: max is gr8

Boss_oss_ss’s Big Bracket Tourney
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss
A first of many

FIFA World Cup
Organizer: RAM16

Unanimous – Egyptian Maps
Organizer: max is gr8

On the Run
Organizer: drake_259

Instant Crossword!
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

King of Fantasy
Organizer: milner94

Balanced Triple Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

Gladiator Assassin
Organizer: MEK

Prison Break!
Organizer: R0K0v

Every Single Setting: Classic
Organizer: TaCktix

American Dominators
Organizer: Lexitonia5

Asian Dinner Date
Organizer: PaulusH

Hitman North America
Organizer: ralphcptc

Pass the Points 1
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Termintator of all Terminators
Organizer: blacky44

Late Night Poker Tournament
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Race for the Cup
Organizer: Seth#12

World War II
Organizer: blacky44

The Short Story of WWII
Organizer: Jerrytheman

Reserves

Super Mario 64
Organiser: Fire Mario


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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!


License to Kill
Organiser: conquerAce
After 5 months of killing the finals are set with mushin, banana_hammocks and graulenst. The final match is gettin played out on Middle Earth, Game 3168425.
Our ghost killer was Kilazul who recorded the most eliminations by a non finalist.

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
All round four games are running. A few dropouts have been removed.

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
Round Four underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games of the finals are underway.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08


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


Battle Asia from Gozar
A continuation of the 3 player ‘Battle’ tournament series, this one with an Asian theme.
Look for it: Soon

Championship Series from barterer2002
New tournaments based on a single map.


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Here are some recent tournament winners.


"The Player's Tournement" -Godd
"Bart's Joined Powers II" -MEK and BagwellTheGreat
"The Bachelor/Bacherlorette Tournament" -colson
"Bart's Joined Powers I" -ubcman64 and spoofer
"USFL Football League" -vykingsfan64
"Championship Series: Alexander's Empire" -keiths31
"t-o-m's AoR Bracket Tournament" -CHO A$$ UP
"European Championship" -Wendt100
"Dragon Warrior" -White Moose
"You're Eliminated VIII" -GRAPE APE
"Euro 2008 Doubles" -Forza AZ and lokisgal
"Championship Series: AoR3" -BarbieB
"Band or Die 2" -Daryth, Chariots of Fire, Shatners Bassoon, jpeter15
"Star Wars" -Jonny_Morbid, negoeien, ralphcptc and conquerAce
"Battle for the Continents Tournament" -killmanic
"1v1 Singles League Season 5" -BENJIKAT IS DEAD
"Cold War Tournament" -madman7
"Championship Series: 8 Thoughts" -BaldAdonis


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This week we sat down for an interview with MEK.
Next week, our interview will be with the player and organiser, blakebowling. If you have any questions you can go post them in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, MEK.

A: Hi Gozar, thanks for the interview invitation!!

Q:How did you find this website?

A: A group of my family members were talking about playing the board game years ago and decided to try to find something online to play. We have a competitive group of family members and wanted to maim one another from afar :D We are spread out from Minnesota/Tennessee/Florida so it was a good way to stay connected. Turns out my aunt, sister and I are the only remaining players.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: To bludgeon my family members.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I stumbled across them when cruising through the forums. I didn't get it at first, seemed a bit silly I must admit but once I jumped in I realized I loved it. It is just another way to compete on this site and the diversity of tournament choices brings so much more to my experience here.

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I was a bit interested and my sister Marfski and I started brainstorming my first tournament foray. It just so happened that a few days later then same idea popped up in a tournament. So I went back to the drawing board and came up with an idea after going to a movie.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: I did my first one in July of this year and just put my second out.

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Dragon Warrior, 1:1 battle for training dumplings to enhance Panda power, it was great fun finding pictures of dumplings to add to the results as we went along.

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

A: I had just gone to see Kung Fu Panda with my nephews.

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

A: Well my sister and I talk through lots of points and she gives excellent advice. I try to do different things than others to bring something new to offer. I find the creativity on the tournament forum to be an inspiration in itself. Some organizers run huge complex tournaments and others have great ideas for smaller ones.

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

A: I really don't remember the first tournament I played in, probably was out in the first round so I have repressed it. :oops: I was nervous running my first tournament but it wasn't necessary to be. They are not difficult to do and I had lots of help with graphics, text formatting etc from my sister. I enjoyed it very much, the players were all prompt in joining games until the last round and seemed to enjoy it as we went along. White Moose was victorious, I think he only lost one game the whole time!

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

A: I have one completed and one in the sign up stage. I would like to keep going with 1 or maybe 2 at a time. I would really like to do something larger and more complex but I play so much that I don't want to take on more than I would have time to enjoy doing.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: Dragon Warrior

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: Only one in the running so that is easy.

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

A: I love amazzony's terminator series since I really enjoy terminator and she has lots of them to offer. I have enjoyed SirRicco's WWII series. The Fish tournament Marfski started has been a blast, love the fish pictures, I haven't done too great but it is still fun.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Both offer different returns on your time. I enjoy playing in tournaments because it is very easy to just sign up and wait for your games to come to you. Running a tournament is great too though because you get to make all the decisions, format of games etc, maps and it is nice contributing to the tournament choices.

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 don't play freestyle (at least not well) so I haven't used that format. I use cards so the games move along. My current tournament is assassin because it is one of my favorite play styles.

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

A: I like to go ahead and make the choices myself. I have some maps that I don't like so I don't set them up to be open to that. I really don't usually join tournaments like that either because someone is bound to pick an AOR or reudal map and then I might as well let one of my cats take turns for me in those games!!!

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 in so many that I don't even know how many. :o I try to be more selective now when I sign up but it is hard pacing myself. Otherwise I search for team games to join as well as terminator and assassin.

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

A: At first I just played family members so we would beat each other back and forth. It was much more rewarding to kill strangers since there was no guilt.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Well if you had interviewed me a week or two ago I would have had to say no but now I have won 2 =D> I was thrilled to win my first in Back to the Basics IV, then won another yesterday in Bart's Joined Powers II. Now I really want tournament winners medals implemented.

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

A: Well any that I lose in the finals are more disappointing than losing in any other rounds. I have lost 2 or 3 in the finals.

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

A: I think they are successful when they move along and don't have deadbeaters hold them up, when the games are easy to join-links set up, basically when the organizer makes it look easy.

Q: What do you consider to be the most successful tournaments you've seen run?
A:There are so many talented organizers out there, Gilligan, Sir Ricco, Amazzony, poptart, you Gozar, Marfski, just to mention a few of them all run great tournaments.


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

A: Not sure what you mean by this so I'll pass on this question.

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

A: I was disappointed in the Harry Potter tournament, can't remember the name of it but it was going to proceed through chapters of all the books, quite a feat but it didn't continue.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: Well having all the details worked out, updating often to keep interest up, sending out accurate games, basically good organization of the tournament and following through on what they offer for the players.

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

A: I like to offer an interesting introductory thread to players to try to hook them! Other than that it really depends on whether the settings/maps etc appeal to the players. I want my introduction to answer all the questions I might have when considering a tournament. If I have to ask what map, or clarify a setting I am more likely to forget to check back on the answer and not join up.

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

A: The only thing so far has been two players who wouldn't join the last round of play and wouldn't respond to pm's. Otherwise I have enjoyed all of it.

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

A: I really like being part of making a unique contribution to the site.

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

A: Sending games out with the wrong settings.

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: Well I made up games, had the numbers all written down, wrote the pm and when I got to the password part I hadn't written that down. I had to try joining one of the games with what I thought I remembered as the password and it took a number of tries. So write down the silly password when you set it up-duh! Otherwise, it you don't count organization as one of your strengths, reconsider running a tournament and concentrate on another area of the site. ;)

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 like playing in my own tournaments and if I'm going to the effort of organizing it I think it should be my choice alone. When clan issues get involved I still think an organizer should be able to make the decision however they see fit and their clan should join another tournament if it conflicts with their clan dynamics.

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

A: I try to update as needed depending on how the games progress, 1:1 went pretty quickly so I tried to update 1/2 times a week.

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

A: I wouldn't turn them away unless the number of games prevented it.

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

A: If I have a reserve then I would use them, otherwise a bye would be necessary.

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

A: There are so many good things about the site in my opinion, map choices are amazing, the tournament community is vibrant and brimming with choices. I also think a great deal of effort if put in by the admins of the site to bring new enhancements such as medals. If I could change anything I would say I don't see the point in having something as negative on the site as flame wars.

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

A: I think it would be nice to have a way for players to sign up for a "set" of games. For instance I joined 7 1:1 games recently for a round in a tournament. If the organizer could have made the games and then sent me the "set" code to join them it would be very convenient rather than joining 7 separate games.

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

A: No I wouldn't want to alter the individual interests of what an organizer wanted to do within the basic tournament rules.

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

A: If you are interested jump in. Ask for help from tourn admins or other organizers. Get organized and creative and put your contribution out there!

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

A: Deadbeats deadbeats deadbeats deadbeats..........

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

A: 1-5 hours

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

A: Yes Skyforce

Q: Why did you pick the name MEK?

A: My aunt signed us up and she used my initials as my name.

Q:Where are you from?

A: Tennessee

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Purple, oh that's not a choice is it. I like red because the map looks all bloody when you are moving ahead.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: Fav maps, Classic, Doodle, Siege, least fav anything AOR

Q:Favourite settings?

A: Team, terminator and assassin

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Sequential

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

A: Nothing else planned just want to do something new again next time.

Q: Any parting shots?

A: Thanks for the interview Gozar, I enjoy your newsletter and the NewsHound/Graphics additions have been great.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: You're welcome, I enjoyed it.


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News Hound The News Hound looks into the new video contest to celebrate 100 maps.

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


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 40: 22/09/08]

Postby Gozar on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:29 pm

Issue 40: 22/09/08

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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
Fun Facts
Currently Taking Signups
Tournament Updates
Coming Soon
The Tournament Roll of Honour
Interview with blakebowling
Next Issue
Notes
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Celebrate 100 Maps!

Welcome to this week's News Hound report.
This week we have great, great news.
On the 12th of September 2008 an historic event happened. ConquerClub hit the 100 map mark. Yes, you heard right. 100 maps!

This is an amazing milestone, even greater when you think about it. Because all maps, except for 3, have been produced by CC members in the Map Foundry. Since ConquerClub first started, a new quenched map has arrived on average every two weeks. The map which broke the magic 100, was Conquer 4, made by yeti_C and gimil.

To celebrate this milestone, CC is giving away 3 grand prizes. 100$ in cash, 1 year free premium membership and any 1 item from the ConquerClub Shop!

To get one of these grand prizes, you have to make a video about something, anything, that has to do with ConquerClub and then upload it to YouTube.com.

The winning videos will be decided by a poll, which everyone can vote in. Those videos which will be included in the poll is decided by the administration. Since it's a map celebration, then bonus points will be given to videos about maps. The winning video of the poll will get the cold hard $100, the 2nd place gets to pick either the 1 year premium membership, or an item from the ConquerClub Shop, 3rd place gets the item which is left.

New videos can be submitted until Oct 14th at 11:59pm. So make a video while you still have time!!

There has been come videos made already:

Hecter's Video Submission
An Ode to CC Video (By The Lanyards)
frankiebee's Conquerclub video
Orange-Idaho-Dog's 100 Map Celebration Video
samuelc812's ConquerClub Tribute
100 Map Celebration by karelpietertje

Keep your eye out for new videos on this thread: viewforum.php?f=279

With all this grand celebration, the News Hound has come to the end.

I'm White Moose saying... Thanks!


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gimil and yeti_c made the 100th map. The 100th map is Conquer 4.

Have any bright ideas for tournaments but just can’t find the time to organize one? Visit the Tournament Idea thread and post your idea. Someone might take it up!

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

Teams Tournaments

Conquer Club World Cup
Organizer: sensfan

Fight Together, Die Alone
Organizer: Dragonah

Card Counting Team Challenge
Organizer: trigger467

Best of the Worst: Doubles Edition
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Team Open Challenge 1
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss


1 versus 1 Tournaments

Bring It On
Organizers: Lufsen75 and thekidstrumpet

Championship Series: Brazil
Organizer: barterer2002

QWERT Bracket Tournament II
Organizer: qwert

Championship Series: British Isles
Organizer: barterer2002

U9’s Soccer Cup
Organizer: e_i_pi


General Tournaments

FIFA World Cup
Organizer: RAM16

Unanimous – Egyptian Maps
Organizer: max is gr8

On the Run
Organizer: drake_259

Instant Crossword!
Organizer: dittoeevee8888

King of Fantasy
Organizer: milner94

Balanced Triple Elimination
Organizer: max is gr8

Prison Break!
Organizer: R0K0v

Every Single Setting: Classic
Organizer: TaCktix

American Dominators
Organizer: Lexitonia5

Hitman North America
Organizer: ralphcptc

Pass the Points 1
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Termintator of all Terminators
Organizer: blacky44

Late Night Poker Tournament
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

Race for the Cup
Organizer: Seth#12

World War II
Organizer: blacky44

The Short Story of WWII
Organizer: Jerrytheman

The CC Classic Tournament
Organizer: pookey

CC Gaming Tour
Organizer: NoobX2000

Olympics Part 3: Fortius
Organizer: amazzony

Winner’s Round
Organizer: max is gr8

License to Kill II
Organizer: conquerAce

Drug Lord Hitman
Organizer: trigger467

Reserves
Awesome Foursome Tournament
Organiser: samuelc812
Shortened from 32 teams to 24 in order to get things moving, and hence there have been some rule changes for Round 1, All changes are in the first post. If you are in a clan get a quad team together and fight for your clan's honour. Choose your own maps & settings. PM me if you have any questions.


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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 --- Finals
Organiser: MarVal
FINALS.

Update:
- The longest (I Think) tournament has finally reaches the FINALS.
- The thread that players could join started on 07 Mar 2007, 21:58.
- The first game started on 08 Aug 2007, 17:31:40.

Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up:
- The 1st game of the last 4 games has been made and will soon begin.
- The winner get this award:

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- And the top scorer get this award:

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License to Kill
Organiser: conquerAce
After a short battle banana_hammocks killed both of the remaining players. Join me in congratulating banana_hammocks on his victory.

Star Wars: The Jedi Knights vs. The Sith Lords II
Organiser: samuelc812
Round 1 near completion will begin Round 2 shortly

Mario Party Super Star
Organiser: samuelc812
Round 2 near completion, Final Round will begin shortly

Sam's World Domination Tournament
Organiser: samuelc812
Round 1 has recently begun watch the tournament progress board for continuous updates

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round four is coming to a close.

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
Round Four underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
All games of the finals are underway.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08


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

Double Trouble Tournament from samuelc812

Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002
The Battle for Escalating Supremacy (coming later this week)
Down and Dirty V
The Escalating Tournament II
The Championship Series


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Here are some recent tournament winners.

"Championship Series: Australia" -killmanic
"License to Kill" - banana_hammocks
"World 2.1 Singles Knockout" -Jezboy
"Championship Series: Ancient Greece" -magneto_acolyte
"DC vs MarVal" -Supposesublys
"t-o-m's Tour of the Cities Bracket" -Diddy
"Super Power Arms Race" -Hado911
"Championship Series: Arctic" -Godd
"Heads Up Challenge" -MRB8276
"Championship Series: American Civil War" -dtellis
"Qwert Bracket Tournament" -JackofAllTrades
"The Player's Tournement" -Godd
"Bart's Joined Powers II" -MEK and BagwellTheGreat
"The Bachelor/Bacherlorette Tournament" -colson
"Bart's Joined Powers I" -ubcman64 and spoofer
"USFL Football League" -vykingsfan64
"Championship Series: Alexander's Empire" -keiths31
"t-o-m's AoR Bracket Tournament" -CHO A$$ UP
"European Championship" -Wendt100
"Dragon Warrior" -White Moose


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This week we sat down for an interview with blakebowling.
Next week, our interview will be with the player and organiser, conquerAce. If you have any questions you can go post them in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!

Q: Hello, blakebowling.

A: Hi Gozar

Q:How did you find this website?

A: Google Magic

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: Because playing Risk in real life takes too long

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I liked playing a lot of the same games, and got too lazy to search for them :lol:

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: Everybody else was doing it :mrgreen: .... Seriously, I always liked being in charge, and I had a few unique ideas for tournaments.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: uhh. I started the third day after I found the site (really, I did) ... About 5-6 Months (I think)

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: I assisted with Risk Game: The Classic, but the first tournament that I did alone was my Restaurant Tournament.

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

A: Some from looking at the Tournament forums, some from TV shows, and some from things other members mentioned.

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

A: Inspiration?? I do it to escape boredom ;)

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

A: My first tournament ran, I can describe with one word: Frustrating. I'm not sure exactly which tournament I first played in.

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 completed Two (and have one nearing completion), I hope to run at least 10 -15 tournaments, but it will probably take me a few more years (as I traditionally run them in the Summer.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A:Risk Game: The Classic, Restaurant Tournament, and I'm currently organizing, Wrestling Tournament.(original names right)

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A:I'm not sure I have a favorite, I liked them all.

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

A: The Final Point Grabbers, because OP did it :lol: ..... because it was one of the best organized tournaments I've been in, and I learned a new map in the process.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: Running is better when I have a lot of free time, but entering is much easier.

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

A: Not really, most of my tournaments are random.

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

A: Choosing them myself is easier (not always easy to find players though), So I usually let them customize something.

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

A: About 70-80 % of my games are in tournaments.

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

A: Honestly, I don't remember.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: No, the farthest I've been is to the Semi-Finals.

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

A:Point Grabbers (because I let someone win, as I thought I was advancing)

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

A: A successful organizer

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

A:Point Grabbers was good (partially because it was run by OP), basically there are a group of organizers that always have great ideas (a few: amazzony, Natewolfman, Gozar, Gilligan, Optimus Prime, barterer2002...I have a feeling that I'm missing someone)

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

A: I'm not sure

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

A: I was disappointed by some of the participants in my first tournament (people that didn't join their games). I've been in basically all good tournaments though.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: The ability to run successful tournaments :lol:. Actually, open mindedness is one of the most important things.

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: Basically, I don't do much advertising, I tell 'friends' on the site, but other than that, it's just people that happen over my thread. I would have to say that Organizer Popularity, and uniqueness are the things that attract the most people.

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

A: If anything, I would have to say I dislike sending customized PM's the most. I know it isn't required, but it makes players remember you when looking for a tournament to join.

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

A: The medals :mrgreen: ... I'm not really sure why I like it, I just do.

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

A: I don't like to focus on mistakes, I'm an optimist.

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

A: In my most recent tournament, I followed the advice of some of the players to lower the number of participants (even though this would ruin my secret plan).

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

A: I would have to say yes, but, they shouldn't get a medal for organizing an in-clan tournament. It depends on the format. If it's a standard bracket, then I would let them join, but if there are any twists/tricks in the tournament, then I would sit it out.

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

A: My tournaments usually get more updates in Create/Join than anywhere else. In Ongoing, I usually wait until a few games end, after a week or so, I'll give an update anyway.

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

A: No.

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 on how far along the tournament is, if it's first round, you'll usually earn a bye, if it's farther than that, I usually use the person that lost to the deadbeat in the previous round.

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

A: I would change something, but after thinking about it, I should probably leave it out.

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

A: O.T.I.S. :D . If anything should be removed, I would say that it would be the 'officialness' in tournaments, (meaning the Handbook would be slightly modified).

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

A: A way to auto-measure wins (like 2/3 games is a win/advance)

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

A: On your next trip to The Home Depot or Lowe's, buy some spare nuts and bolts ;)

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

A: :-k

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

A: Most of it.

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

A: Yes.

Q:Who are you?

A: ummm... blakebowling

Q: Why did you pick the name blakebowling?

A: I'm blake, and I enjoy bowling

Q:Where are you from?

A: The U.S.

Q:Favourite play colour?

A: Not pink.

Q:Favourite and least favourite map?

A: AOR 3 or Doodle, least favorite... Waterloo **twitch**

Q:Favourite settings?

A:Freestyle, Standard, No Cards, Unlimited, Foggy

Q:Freestyle or sequential?

A: Freestyle

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

A: Yes. :-$

Q: Any parting shots?

A: Nope.

Q: Thank you for your time.

A: Anytime


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Re: Tournament Newsletter [Issue 41: 29/09/08]

Postby Gozar on Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:07 pm

Issue 41: 29/09/08

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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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This weeks top stories..

New dynamic XML for Plugins and Script Writers, but what does it mean?

Callouts, recent changes is the Callouts forum!

Hi, I'm White Moose. Welcome to this weeks Issue of the News Hound.

lackattack, the owner of CC, has produced an interface for script writers to access the finished game logs of players without having to go through loads of AJAX calls. Basically it's a new dynamic XML for each player, which produces the entire game history for each individual players.
This might be hard to understand for people not familiar to coding and such, so we in the News Hound office will help you out.
Think of your games as cloths lying around in a room, clothes everywhere. Not easy to find what you are looking for, is it? You will find it eventually, but it will take some time. To fix this, lackatack got a wardrobe (New XML), where all the clothes will be put, so you can easy find what you are looking for.
This new dynamic XML has already come in use for chipv's Map Rank, and it has improved the speed of the plugin greatly.
To read more about the mentioned Map Rank, please visit this topic: viewtopic.php?f=59&t=64678

Our next top story is the changes in the Callouts.

The Callouts have gotten a few changes. Before it was Clan Recruitment, Clan Challanges and Games all in the same forum. The Clan Recruitment and Clan Challanges are now two subforums. This will improve the Callouts a lot; people who want to join a clan know where to look, and those looking for a clan challenge have their own corner to play in.

This is everything from the News Hound for now.

I'm White Moose saying... Have a nice day!

Do you have something that would make a great story? Please send your idea's to White Moose!



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Want to organize a tournament but don’t know what to do? It’s all in the The Tournament Handbook!

spinwizard originally came up with the idea of the Tournament Newsletter. Then, it spread to the Foundry Newsletter!

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

Teams Tournaments

Fight Together, Die Alone
Organizer: Dragonah

Card Counting Team Challenge
Organizer: trigger467

Best of the Worst: Doubles Edition
Organizer: Mr_Adams

Team Open Challenge 1
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss


1 versus 1 Tournaments

U9’s Soccer Cup
Organizer: e_i_pi

World Maps 1v1
Organizer: coded

Got the Skill? II
Organizer: White Moose


General Tournaments

FIFA World Cup
Organizer: RAM16

Unanimous – Egyptian Maps
Organizer: max is gr8

King of Fantasy
Organizer: milner94

Prison Break!
Organizer: R0K0v

Every Single Setting: Classic
Organizer: TaCktix

American Dominators
Organizer: Lexitonia5

Hitman North America
Organizer: ralphcptc

Pass the Points 1
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Late Night Poker Tournament
Organizer: Risk_Killer_1

The Short Story of WWII
Organizer: Jerrytheman

CC Gaming Tour
Organizer: NoobX2000

Olympics Part 3: Fortius
Organizer: amazzony

Winner’s Round
Organizer: max is gr8

Drug Lord Hitman
Organizer: trigger467

Back to the Basics V
Organizer: Natewolfman

Red vs. Blue
Organizer: a.sub

Battle of the N00bs 3
Organizer: a.sub

Battle for Escalating Supremacy
Organizer: barterer2002

Longboredor’s Top Terminator Tournament 2
Organizer: longboredor

68th Kim Jong II’s Birthday Tournament
Organizer: kletka

Termination: Crossword
Organizer: amazzony

Captain Moo’s Challenge Tourney
Organizer: Captain Moo

Conquer Club World Cup
Organizer: sensfan

Ruler of Egypt
Organizer: grodanboll

War and Siege!: A Battle for the Castle
Organizer: Diamonds14

The Allrounders Tournament
Organizer: Boss_oss_ss

Super Mario 64
Organizer: Fire Mario
Needs 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!

Asian Dinner Date
Organiser: PaulusH
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Update: Starter is served. As starter we have a Filipino delicacy: Balut.
Planned end date: January 11

The Legend of Tor Na’Mit
Organizer: Gozar
Round four should end early 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
Round Four underway.
Sir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy wins
Gozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
1/8 games of the finals finished.
amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG wins
barterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG wins
jennifermarie’s The C-list
Standings update 30/04/08


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

"2008-09 College Hoops" season from flexmaster33
Starting soon with more than 100 available schools for the taking. It's a 1 vs. 1 tourney that runs from late-October and finishes with the March Madness bracket!!!

City Trip from PaulusH is negotiating with the last hotels
Using a 7x7 windmill setup. The idea is to visit with a group of 49 people in total 8 cities. Since 49 is to big to stay together we split up in 7 groups of 7 persons. In each city the 6 other people in your group will be different compared to earlier cities.

Double Trouble Tournament from samuelc812

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.

"Foundry Update 4.0" -knighthawk
"t-o-m's Magical Adventure" -Nystateomind
"Crazy Dinner Date" -sooupy
"The Lucky 7s" -Ballenus
"Back the the Basics IV" -MEK
"The Final Point Grabbers" -negoeien
"The BeNeLux Open" - BlAckICE
"Championship Series: Australia" -killmanic
"License to Kill" - banana_hammocks
"World 2.1 Singles Knockout" -Jezboy
"Championship Series: Ancient Greece" -magneto_acolyte
"DC vs MarVal" -Supposesublys
"t-o-m's Tour of the Cities Bracket" -Diddy
"Super Power Arms Race" -Hado911
"Championship Series: Arctic" -Godd
"Heads Up Challenge" -MRB8276
"Championship Series: American Civil War" -dtellis
"Qwert Bracket Tournament" -JackofAllTrades
"The Player's Tournement" -Godd
"Bart's Joined Powers II" -MEK and BagwellTheGreat
"The Bachelor/Bacherlorette Tournament" -colson
"Bart's Joined Powers I" -ubcman64 and spoofer


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This week we sat down for an interview with conquerAce.
Next week, our interview will be with the player and organiser, samuelc812. If you have any questions you can go post them in this thread.

Now, on with the interview!


Q: Hello, conquerAce.

A: Good day Gozar. After the first round of the Scavenger Hunt tournament I want to start calling you Goggles :mrgreen:

Q:How did you find this website?

A: My cousin told me about CC after we started playing the game on facebook.

Q: Why did you join CC?

A: I started playing the game online about a year ago now and I didn't like the secret alliances I was running into on facebook. When I tried out CC I loved the various maps and settings so I decided to give it a try. After seeing the forums and feedback system I liked it more so I got my premium.

Q:Why did you start to play tournaments?

A: I wanted a way to try out as many maps and settings without having to search for games. I figured tournaments was an easy way to achieve this

Q:What made you want to start running tournaments?

A: I was playing in one tournament and got kicked out for not joining my game in time. The tournament organizer didn't send out the notification to me or anyone else that got kicked out so I offered my assistance in running the tournament. I enjoyed organizing the communications for the tournament and everyone in it seemed to appreciate the work I was doing so I decided to start running the tournaments.

Q: How long have you been organizing tournaments?

A: My first official tournament started in April this year so that would be 5 months

Q:What tournament did you first run?

A: Officially License to Kill, Unofficially Battle for Pearl Harbor.

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

A: I saw the concept in the Tournament Ideas thread and just added a few of my own twists.

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

A: I look to all the tournament organizers out there to help me figure out the things I need to be doing to make my tournaments run better.

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

A: While running License to Kill I realized how hard it is for tournament organizers to get things done. There are plenty of steps in getting your first game created and I appreciated even more the work that everyone puts into the tournaments.

The first tournament I was in was LOST: Where Are You? and I was a replacement for my cousin. I made it to the finals and ran into some really good players. I learned plenty about playing the game and enjoyed it very much.

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 only run one to date and currently running one. I was spending much of my time with other things on CC and after I finish these "all map" tournaments I'm in I plan to start running two tournaments at a time. I don't have a set number in my head but as long as there is interest in the concepts I will run the tournaments.

Q:What tournaments have you organized?

A: License to Kill and License to Kill II

Q:What is your favourite tournament you have run?

A: Only completed the one to date and I actually wish I could've participated in it but the way the tournament runs I can not participate :(

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

A: I'd have to say Kill or be Killed. I love terminator games and when I saw this tournament I thought... this was made for me. A close second was the My House My Rules tournament.

Q:Do you prefer to run or enter tournaments?

A: I like both but found that I can't do both at the same time effectively.

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

A: No real format makes me join a tournament I just look at what's out there and if something tweaks my interest I take a look and join.

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

A: I like to have the settings common for all players but the idea of letting players pick their own maps is nice

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

A: I do play plenty of tournaments. Over 130 active games now mainly tournament games.

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

A: First felt pretty nice but it was a hollow victory, the officer in my game was a deadbeat and made it easy for me to roll over the other player.

Q:Have you ever won a tournament?

A: Yes one team and one singles

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

A: I'd have to say it was a game in the Ultimate Classic tournament that went over 200 rounds.

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

A: A successful tournament is one that gets completed and a clear winner is decided without any controversy.

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

A: I think that the My House My Rules tournament that mushin is currently running will be up there as one of the most successful tournaments.

Q: What makes a successful organizer?

A: I think an organizer has to be just that organized to have success. I've seen many tournaments with plenty of interest go by the wayside due to lack of organization.

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: Former players is a great method. If they were attracted to the settings once they will surly be attracted again right. I think giving players some control in what they are playing always has appeal.

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

A: Haven't found anything yet, it's a labor of love :)

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

A: Seeing the tournament fill up, it means there are people out there that like what I'm doing.

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

A: I think that tournaments that get abandon due so because organizers underestimate the amount of work that is required to run the tournament.

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

A: I've already adjusted my tournament to allow for players to pick their own map. I think that it was an unfair advantage in the first installment of the franchise to randomly select the map. Many players were learning the map along with trying to stay alive.

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 don't think that organizers should play in the tournaments. I feel like they are there to organize not play. If a decision needs to be made where the organizer is one of the players in a dispute where is the integrity of the decision going to come from?

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

A: I usually check weekly to see if there is an update required. I like to give a status on how the games are going.

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

A: New recruits are only new because they haven't played enough games. As long as they understand the commitment required to participate then I don't see why not.

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