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CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.03 00:25:00 - [1]

I've been having trouble getting a tournament up and running on, so I thought I'd make use of our forums and see if I can organize one with you lovely people.

Link to Tournament.

Tournament Details:

  • I've set up a 16-player tournament (hopefully that size isn't too ambitious). If we can't get enough people to fill it up, I can open the tournament to the public, which will hopefully get us over the line.

  • To register, you need to have a account. You can create one for free. Free accounts are allowed to participate in one tournament at a time, so you can sign up and enter the tournament at no cost.

  • Once you have created an account you should post here with your username. I'll invite you. I'm keeping the registration to invite-only so that, if possible, we can fill all 16 slots with capsuleers.

  • All skill levels and ratings are welcome. I'm not actually much good myself (around 1000-1200 rating, I'd guess). This is training for me, and will probably be a bloody amusement sport for my opponents. Very Happy

  • This is a rated tournament. This should, ideally, raise the stakes a little for some of us, myself included!

  • You have five days to make a move, not to play a game. Expect games to take as long as a month or more to complete. This is slow-paced correspondence chess with enough time each move to make a deep analysis. Only 50% will make it past the first round though, so each game is critical and worth taking your time on.

  • Those five days are all you have: Time cannot be extended past that, and no "time out" is allowed, so be sure to make a move within those five days or you will effectively forfeit the game.

  • You're playing for glory, honor, education, or fun...I can't spawn you Jovian Battleships for a trophy, sorry.

  • Sign up is on a first come, first served basis.


Round One:

The 16 players are split into 4 groups of 4 players each. Players are automatically distributed according to their rating, so that groups will be relatively equal in terms of skill.

Within each group, each person plays everyone else twice; once as white and once as black. Games are played consecutively to help speed things up. This means that when you start the tournament, you will have six games to play against the other three people in your group.

Within each group, the two highest scores will progress.

Round Two:

The two remaining players within each group will play two games against each other. Once as black, once as white. The winner of those matches will be the group winner.


The group 1 winner will play two matches against the group 2 winner, and so on, for group 3 and 4. Once as white, once as black.


The winner of group 1&2 will face off against the winner of group 3&4 in a two-match final. Again, once as black, once as white.

See you across the board, I hope!

Estel Arador
Posted - 2011.03.03 01:45:00 - [2]

It's been a while since I played, but I'll be happy to give it a shot.

I've registered as EstelArador, but the confirmation email is taking its time.

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.03 02:01:00 - [3]

That's the spirit! Very Happy

I've sent the invite along with a friend request. Once you're reigstered it should all be waiting for you.

M To
Posted - 2011.03.03 07:48:00 - [4]

It has also been a while for me, but i don't decline a chance to battle a CCP employee Razz. My name is: Zattara

Kharo Khann
Posted - 2011.03.03 12:02:00 - [5]

I'll join, my name is Kharo

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.03 17:22:00 - [6]


Friend requests and invites sent. Very Happy

Belly Pooh
Posted - 2011.03.03 19:50:00 - [7]

I'm in!

Username is YoPawnsAreMine

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.04 15:54:00 - [8]

We're at 6/16 now. I'll give it another week or so, and if we're not full after that, I'll see about getting some other CCPers/public signups. Smile

M To
Posted - 2011.03.04 16:46:00 - [9]

Originally by: CCP Dropbear
We're at 6/16 now. I'll give it another week or so, and if we're not full after that, I'll see about getting some other CCPers/public signups. Smile

Haha get some more CCPers to signup Very Happy. More chance for me to defeat (probably a bigger chance of getting defeated by) a CCP'er.

Moto Akimoto
Posted - 2011.03.04 21:09:00 - [10]

This sounds fun, hopefully I haven't forgotten how the pieces move.

I've registered as MotoAkimoto.

Neotronix Defensive Solutions
Posted - 2011.03.04 22:18:00 - [11]

Ohh dear, im gonna suck at this :P

Registered as "Guthris"


fhkgjklgjlk Breau
Posted - 2011.03.04 22:31:00 - [12]

Been a while since I last played but I'll give it a shot. Username is Vobard.

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.04 23:05:00 - [13]

Invites and friend requests sent. Welcome to the nerd party!

Just six more slots to fill now \o/

Casiella Truza
Ecliptic Rift
Posted - 2011.03.05 05:15:00 - [14]

I've not played in years, and I wasn't particularly good then. But I'd love to join. Username there is now "Casiella".

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.05 05:36:00 - [15]

Angel Cartel in the house! Invite sent. Smile

I just realized that with 10/16 slots now filled, there are now six slots left to fill.

:Math: is difficult for Dropbears.

Liang Nuren
Posted - 2011.03.06 08:00:00 - [16]

1SuckAtChess. As long as push notifications work I'll be good.


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Chain of Chaos
Posted - 2011.03.06 18:32:00 - [17]

Yeah I'm game - username: Zenst

Terry Pratchett2
Posted - 2011.03.07 05:55:00 - [18]

Sure, sounds fun! Cool username: Veturfaeddur

Castiel's Fury
Posted - 2011.03.07 08:20:00 - [19]

I'm game. name:

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.07 17:08:00 - [20]

Almost there. Just two slots left now. Smile

Four people have invites they still need to accept as well.

1. Kharo
2. NBlood
3. MotoAkimoto
4. YoPawnsAreMine
5. Zattara
6. EstelArador
7. Fat-E
8. zenst
9. 1SuckAtChess
10. Vobard

1. Antubis
2. Veturfaeddur
3. casiella
4. Guthris

Estel Arador
Posted - 2011.03.07 20:47:00 - [21]

OMG this is actually gonna fill Shocked

Anyone got a quick tutorial for me? Surprised

TFS Tibbs
The Bastards
The Bastards.
Posted - 2011.03.07 22:32:00 - [22]

I'm in - username TFS_Tibbs

jason hill
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.03.07 23:22:00 - [23]

Edited by: jason hill on 07/03/2011 23:30:26
just signed up for a major arse kicking ,,,invite me pls username is jasonh1ll

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.08 00:08:00 - [24]

That's the last slots filled. \o/

I'll send out the last invites, then we just need those with active invites to register, and we are good to go. I think a 24hr heads up on tournament start from that point should be enough to alert everyone we're starting.

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.08 15:48:00 - [25]

Originally by: jason hill
just signed up for a major arse kicking ,,,invite me pls username is jasonh1ll

Once you accept the tournament invite we'll all be registered and I can start us off. Smile

Ikki Phoenix
United Imperial Fleet
Posted - 2011.03.08 17:01:00 - [26]

When is the tournament starting?
I am already a member of and my username is avguste.

I am also a member of

Posted - 2011.03.08 19:33:00 - [27]

So does the winner get to pod Dropbear?

M To
Posted - 2011.03.09 08:20:00 - [28]

Originally by: Vobard
So does the winner get to pod Dropbear?

They designed a new ship in the shape of a king. Winner gets it.

William Walker
House Aratus
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.03.09 08:47:00 - [29]

Sounds good. Invite me, I signed up now. Name is ciddler

CCP Dropbear

Posted - 2011.03.10 14:17:00 - [30]

Jason, you've got today to register before I open that last slot up to these other fine people who've expressed an interest. Twisted Evil

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