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PlayCatan - Tournaments

In the Game Manager, there are two additional areas for tournaments:

  1. Official Tournaments
  2. Community Tournaments

You can select these areas in the Game Manager via drop-down menu; each of them has its own chat channel. In the tournament areas, players on your Ignore List are not kept from joining a game you are participating in, but they still can’t send you messages, and you don’t see chat messages from them either.

 

Official Tournaments

Every year, 6 official tournaments are held, of which 4 are board game tournaments and 2 are The Rivals for Catan tournaments. These games take place exclusively in the "Official Tournaments" area!

The tournament weekends are held Friday through Monday (starting and ending at 10 a.m. CET). Each participant may play as many games as desired but must play at least 7 games to be included in the rankings. A player's final score is determined by the average score of all games he or she played during the tournament. In board game tournaments the score for an individual game is given according to the established pattern, whereas  in The Rivals for Catan tournaments the score is given according to the victory points reached at the end of a game (plus a bonus of 5 points in case of a victory).

If a player abandons a game, the game counts toward the total number of tournament games this player has played. A player who abandons a game receives 0 points. For a substitute player, the game counts toward his/her individual score (and toward his/her total number of games played) only in case of success.

At the end of a tournament, gold is distributed as follows:

 

RankGold
1-10 3
11-25 2
26-50 1


In addition to gold, the best players are awarded medals. Different medals are available for Rivals of Catan and board game tournaments, which are distributed anew after each tournament. The top 2% of the ranking list receive a gold medal, the top 4% receive a silver medal, and the top 8% receive a bronze medal (of course, only if they haven't received a better medal yet). Should there be fewer than 50 participants, only the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places receive the corresponding medals.

 

Tournament Schedule 2013/2014
Nr.TypeDateGames
6-2013 Board Game Tournament Nov. 15, 2013 Into the Unknown, The Four Islands, Heading for New Shores
Nov. 16, 2013 Oceania C&K, Through the Desert C&K, Treasure Islands C&K
Nov. 17, 2013 Enchanted Land, Greater Catan, The Great Canal
1-2014 Board Game Tournament Jan. 17, 2014 Into the Unknown, The Four Islands, Heading for New Shores
Jan. 18, 2014 Oceania C&K, Through the Desert C&K, Treasure Islands C&K
Jan. 19, 2014 Enchanted Land, Greater Catan, The Great Canal
2-2014 Rivals Tournament  Mar. 14, 2014 The Era of Gold, The Era of Barbarians, The Era of Prosperity, Duel, Tournament Game
 Mar. 15, 2014 The Era of Progress, The Era of Intrigue, The Era of Explorers, Duel, Tournament Game
 Mar. 16, 2014 The Era of Merchant Princes, The Era of Turmoil, The Era of Sages, Duel, Tournament Game
3-2014 Board Game Tournament May 09, 2014 Elasund
May 10, 2014 Domaine
May 11, 2014 Realm of the Desert Sons
4-2014 Board Game Tournament June 13, 2014 Pirate Lairs, Fish for Catan, Spices for Catan
June 14, 2014 Explorers & Pirates
June 15, 2014 Explorers & Pirates C&K
5-2014 Rivals Tournament Oct. 10, 2014 The Era of Gold, The Era of Barbarians, The Era of Prosperity, Duel, Tournament Game
Oct. 11, 2014 The Era of Progress, The Era of Intrigue, The Era of Explorers, Duel, Tournament Game
Oct. 12, 2014 The Era of Merchant Princes, The Era of Turmoil, The Era of Sages, Duel, Tournament Game
6-2014 Board Game Tournament Nov. 14, 2014 Into the Unknown, The Four Islands, Heading New Shores
Nov. 15, 2014 Oceania C&K, Through the Desert C&K, Treasure Islands C&K
Nov. 16, 2014 Enchanted Land, Greater Catan, The Great Canal
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 03:54