Posted 2/23/17 8:24 AM
Looks like the UK games expo is upping their game this year,. http://www.ukgamesexp... Win the Agricola champs, and get a free ticket to the world champs! I doubt I'll be able to go this year, but it would be great if some other LoBSters upheld our honour (Jen, Martin). There's a bunch of other tourneys too: Also: http://www.ukgamesexp...
Posted 2/23/17 10:31 AM
I'll be going! Even though I have been informed that the competition will most likely be with the new Mayfair version. Look out new cards about!
Posted 3/29/17 11:14 PM
I've just talked to one of the MSO organisers of this event and have further information on how they are running the tournament: 1. They are still waiting on final confirmation of the version being used, however, are almost certain it will be the new set. Mayfair will be providing the sets which indicates use of the new version 2. It will run from 9am to 8pm. there will be 5 rounds. 3 preliminaries in which it will be 10-7 draft then cut to make the top 16 who will do a semi. winners from this will be in the one table Final. Both semi and final will be a 7 card passing draft. 3. no specific decks or 'banned' cards have been set. this hints at the likelihood of the new version being used. 4. family growth will always appear in round 5 I will update if any further information is released.
Posted 6/2/17 2:40 PM
so who is going?
Posted 6/2/17 3:12 PM
Me! (but you knew that already) Certainly Charlotte and Martin. We think maybe Natalia too, and Tung was at least thinking about it when we discussed on Tuesday ...
Posted 6/2/17 10:34 PM
Bijan has already booked ... but no Tung.
Posted 6/3/17 11:29 PM
so did anyone from LOB win?
Posted 6/4/17 1:36 AM
Posted 6/4/17 4:01 PM
Lobsters included Andrew, Bijan, Charlotte, Dan H, Dan VDB, David K, Natalia and myself. 3 qualifying rounds that saw Dan H top that list ahead of Charlotte. Top 16 were seeded via a snaking list onto 4 tables with the 4 winners proceeding to the final table. Both Charlotte and myself won our respective tables to make the final table. In a tense final, I scored 42 to come third (same as last year), Charlotte went one better with 43 but we were both beaten by a gentleman named Paul from Reading who won with a score of 47. Let's just say that Charlotte was REALLY unlucky not to win, having played (in her own words) "the best games of Agricola" that she has played and finished 1-1-2-1-2 across 5 games. Special mention to Dan who also had 2 wins and 2 seconds and didn't make the final. Contrast that with the winner who finished 17th in the 3 qualifying rounds and made it into the semis after somebody withdrew. He then proceded to beat Dan and then Charlotte to win the tournament to represent the UK in the upcoming Agricola World Championship.