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# Re: Gencon UK 2000 Results

From: Allan Goodall <awg@s...>
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 21:12:51 -0400
Subject: Re: Gencon UK 2000 Results
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On Wed, 6 Sep 2000 20:08:22 +0100, "Paul Radford"
wrote:

>Does the target card
>from C move to D? Thats a bit confusing but i hope you get the idea.
>
>Secondly, two players drew each other as targets.

I think the problem is the random target selection. I suggest the
following.
Write down the names of the players on cards (or use their GenCon
tickets)
much as I assume you did. Draw the names one at a time at random and
write
them on a piece of paper. The first player on the list is the target of
the
second. The second is the target of the third, the third of the fourth,
etc.
The last person on the list is target of the first. Then, hand out the
appropriate target cards. This guarantees that two players won't be
their own
target until only the two of them are left.

If a target is destroyed, whatever ship was targeting the destroyed ship
gets
its target card.

>It has been suggested that a GM allocates the target and the hunter of
each
>ship. That would solve the problem.

In my example it's still random.

>We had a mixed bag really and it was a little unusual.

It sounds good, actually. Our first year I think we had 12 players. This
year,
at 15, we had the most of any year, and we could have had 17. The
trouble is
that with a double elimination game, playing a complete novice can be a
major

As I posted in my own comments about GenCon in Milwaukee, evening things
up in
a double elimination tournament is difficult. I think I'm favouring a
"championship" and a "consolation" style of play, either with the
consolation
players playing for third place, or with 3 "championship" players
the quarter finals and one "consolation" player. It makes that first
game
important, but doesn't eliminate a player simply due to a poor first
round.

>On the way to winning the Fleet Action, i certainly didn't have an easy
>path. Round 1 Oerjan, Round 2 Paul Grogan, Round 3 The Andy's
(novice's) and
>finally Bryan Ash in the final!

Ouch! Could you have picked a more difficult path? *G*

>On the miniatures front, only 5 people Charles (2 fleets), Oerjan (2
>fleets), Paul (3 fleets), Bryan (1 fleet) and myself (2 fleets) had
>miniatures. Thus, unless anymore players came along with miniatures, we
were
>literally restricted to 10 fleets.

I feared this at our tournament, but it turned out we had more than
enough
ships.

Allan Goodall		       awg@sympatico.ca
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"Surprisingly, when you throw two naked women with sex
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always go bad." - Kyle Baker, "You Are Here"

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