Lets have a two-day, three-round Diplomacy mini-con! Saturday, August 23 to Sunday, August 24th.
Edi Birsan has conjured a space in Concord at the Todos Santos /Pacheco Plaza on Salvio between Grant and Mt. Diablo; walking distance from the BART Downtown Concord station.
We will be playing outside around the fountain and in the alcoves.
Adjacent to the plaza is an Italian restaurant and the Hop Grenade which is a micro-brew Beer joint plus tons of restaurants in walking distance.
Your Tournament Director will be Andy Hull.
Saturday: Registration 10:00am
Round 1: Saturday 10:30am - 4:30pm (6 hours)
•Board call at 10:15am
•Scoring: C-Diplo-100 (http://www.world-diplomacy-database.com/php/scoring/scoring_class.php?id_scoring=5) (1907)*
Round 2: Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm (6 hours)
• Board call at 4:45pm
• Scoring: DixieCon (http://www.world-diplomacy-database.com/php/scoring/scoring_class.php?id_scoring=20)
Round 3: Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm (6 hours)
• Board Call at 8:45am
• Scoring: Whipping 2006 (http://www.world-diplomacy-database.com/php/scoring/scoring_class.php?id_scoring=30)
* The game will run no longer than the fall turn of 1907
Overall tournament scouring will use the Conquest Sum of Ranking (http://www.world-diplomacy-database.com/php/scoring/scoring_class.php?id_scoring=48) system (best two of three games).
"[all three rounds are] scored using a different world class scoring system.
The players are then ranked in the Round based on their results in that system.
The best two rankings are then taken for each player and the results made into a master ranking to see who won."
Given that each round is going to be relatively short, each board will run it's own clock and we will use drop-dead timing. This is where there is no additional time for order-writing; all orders must be submitted prior to the end of the negotiation deadline.
As is the ancient and noble way of our people, we're asking for volunteers willing and able to host any players traveling from outside the area and cart their sorry hides to and from the event.
New players are very welcome and encouraged to play one, two or three rounds as they like. We hope you'll have enough fun to play all three!