A NON-CLASSIC NELSON OF MAPS [TPA4]
This is a Tournament Players Association Year 4 [TPA4] event, and is governed by its rules, guidelines, and judgments which are detailed here:
https://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewt ... 3#p4278332
All are welcome to join and participate in the association. You do not need to do anything more than join one or more of the TPA4 events that will be announced on Mondays. Check back on the scoreboard to see how you're doing:
THIS IS A TPA 4 MAJOR TOURNAMENT At the time of preparing this tournament there are 223 non-Beta maps. Therefore, excluding Classic there are 222 maps. 222 is a Double Nelson, so...... half of that is a Nelson, so…… why not play a Nelson of maps?
show: historical significance
Nelson is a piece of cricket slang terminology and superstition.
The name, applied to team or individual scores of 111 or multiples thereof (222 is therefore known as double nelson; 333 as triple nelson, etc.) is thought to refer to Lord Nelson's lost eye, arm and leg (Nelson actually had both of his legs intact, the third missing body part is mythical). Cricket historian and scorer, Bill "Bearders" Frindall once referred to it online as "one eye, one arm and one etcetera", implying that Nelson's alleged third lost body part was "something else", however this is equally mythical. It is thought by the superstitious that bad things happen on that score, although an investigation by the magazine The Cricketer in the 1990s found that wickets are no more likely to fall on Nelson and indeed, the score at which most wickets fall is 0 (a duck). It may be considered unlucky because the number resembles a wicket without bails i.e. a batsman is out when the bails are knocked off the wicket.
show: why that man is in the air
That man is David Shepherd, a cricket umpire who made popular the longstanding practice of raising a leg or legs from the ground on Nelson (one leg) or Double Nelson (two legs) or triple nelson (one leg three times) in an effort to avoid ill fate.
37 x 3 = 111, so you will play 37 rounds with 3 different players and maps per round.
show: games and players
Ideally, we need a large number of players, to avoid playing the same person many times, so sign up and get the chance to play on half CC's non-beta maps apart from Classic!
After playing a round-robin, the number of players will be reduced by an amount judged by me to be suitable and another round-robin set of games will proceed. This process will continue until all 111 maps have been played. The size of the reduction will take account of excluded players and some of the lowest scorers in order to try to complete the tournament after a finite number of round-robins. All games will be played with CC's "default settings" (Automatic, Sequential, Escalating, Chained, No Trench, Casual) together with a 20 round limit. All games will be singles (1 vs 1). Premium players only. Three games will be issued at a frequency of about every three days, so the game load will rise.
The invites will be as private messages with an Auto-Join link.
If you fail to take up the invites after 48 hours I will send a direct invite which constitutes as a warning. After three warnings you will be excluded. However, if you plan to be away, just let me know so I can schedule your games accordingly. Games against excluded players will still count towards totals.
Players will get one point for every win and the winner will be the person with the highest score.
In case of a tie, then the number of wins against excluded players will be subtracted from this total to determine the winner. If there is still a tie then the winner will be decided by the best of three on three different random maps with the same settings as above.
When we have all players signed up, a random number will be used to decide which map we will start on. We will then proceed continuously until we have played on half the available maps (excluding Classic and Beta maps).
At the time of writing this the 222 maps are as follows: 1 13 Colonies 2 1982 3 8 Thoughts 4 Africa 5 Africa II 6 Age Of Merchants 7 Age Of Realms 1: Might 8 Age Of Realms 2: Magic 9 Age Of Realms 3: Mayhem 10 Alexander's Empire 11 All Your Base Are Belong To Us 12 American Civil War 13 Ancient Greece 14 Antarctica 15 Archipelago 16 Arctic 17 Arms Race! 18 Atlantis 19 Austerlitz 20 Australia 21 Austro-Hungarian Empire 22 Balkan Peninsula 23 Baltic Crusades 24 Bamboo Jack 25 Baseball 26 Battle For Iraq! 27 Battle Of Actium 28 BeNeLux 29 Berlin 1961 30 Brazil 31 British Isles 32 Cairns Coral Coast 33 Cairns Metro 34 California 35 Canada 36 Caribbean Islands 37 Castle Lands 38 CCU 39 Celtic Nations 40 Central America 41 Charleston 42 Chicago 43 Chinese Checkers 44 Circus Maximus 45 City Mogul 46 Clandemonium 47 Classic Cities: Istanbul 48 Classic Cities: Jakarta 49 Classic Cities: London 50 Classic Cities: Madrid 51 Classic Cities: Moscow 52 Classic Cities: Pot Mosbi 53 Classic Cities: Sydney 54 Conquer 4 55 Conquer Man 56 Conquer Rome 57 Copenhagen 58 Cricket 59 Crossword 60 Cuban Missile Crisis 61 Cyprus 62 D-Day: Omaha Beach! 63 Dark Continent 64 Das Schloss 65 Dawn Of Ages 66 Discworld 67 Doodle Earth 68 Draknor - Level 1 69 Duck And Cover 70 Dust Bowl 71 Eastern Hemisphere 72 Egypt: Lower 73 Egypt: Nubia 74 Egypt: Upper 75 Egypt: Valley Of The Kings 76 England 77 Eurasia 78 Eurasia Mini 79 Europa 80 Europe 81 Europe 1914 82 Extreme Global Warming 83 Far East 84 Feudal Epic 85 Feudal War 86 First Nations Americas 87 First Nations North America 88 First Nations South America 89 Flanders 1302 90 Forbidden City 91 Fractured America 92 Fractured China 93 France 94 France 1789 95 Germany 96 Gilgamesh 97 Golfe Du Saint-Laurent 98 Great Lakes 99 Greater China 100 Greenland 101 Haiti 102 Halloween Hollows 103 High Seas 104 Hive 105 Holy Roman Empire 106 Hong Kong 107 Iberia 108 Iceland 109 Imperium Romanum 110 Indian Empire 111 Indochina 112 Ireland 113 Island Of Doom 114 Italy 115 Jamaica 116 Japan 117 King Of The Mountains 118 King's Court 119 King's Court II 120 Kingdom Of Denmark 121 Knights 122 Land And Sea 123 Lunar War 124 Luxembourg 125 Macedonia 126 Madagascar 127 Madness 128 Magyarország 129 Malta 130 México 131 Middle Ages 132 Middle East 133 Midgard 134 Midkemdil 135 Mongol Empire 136 Monsters 137 Montreal 138 Napoleonic Europe 139 Netherlands 140 New Jersey 141 New World 142 New Zealand 143 Nordic Countries 144 North America 145 Northwest Passage 146 NYC 147 Oasis 148 Oceania 149 Operation Drug War 150 Orient Express 1883 151 Patch Wars 152 Pearl Harbor 153 Peloponnesian War 154 Philadelphia 155 Philippines 156 Poison Rome 157 Poker Club 158 Portland 159 Portugal 160 Prohibition Chicago 161 Puget Sound 162 Quad Cities 163 Rail Africa 164 Rail Asia 165 Rail Australia 166 Rail Europe 167 Rail USA 168 Rorke's Drift 169 Route 66 170 Salem's Switch 171 San Francisco 172 San Marino 173 Scotland 174 Siege! 175 Solar System 176 South Africa 1885 177 South America 178 Soviet Union 179 Space 180 Stalingrad 181 Steamworks 182 Supermax: Prison Riot! 183 Sydney Metro 184 Tamriel 185 Texan Wars 186 Thailand 187 The Citadel 188 Third Crusade 189 Three Kingdoms Of Korea 190 Thyseneal 191 Trafalgar 192 Transsib 1914 193 Treasures Of Galapagos 194 Trench Warfare 195 Tribal War - Florida 196 Triple Alliance 197 U.S. Senate 198 Unification Germany 199 Unification Italy 200 USA 201 USA Great Lakes 202 USA New England 203 USA Rockies 204 USA Southeast 205 USA Southwest 206 USA West 207 USApocalypse 208 Vancouver 209 Wales 210 Waterloo 211 Woodboro 212 World 2.1 213 WWI Ottoman Empire 214 WWII Ardennes 215 WWII Australia 216 WWII Eastern Front 217 WWII Europe 218 WWII Gazala 219 WWII Iwo Jima 220 WWII Poland 221 WWII Western Front 222 Yugoslavia