Dear fellow Stratego Lovers
In 2014 we started with a tournament structure (Divisions System), as there had been many requests about having a better / cleaner ranking, top players not wanting to wait for ages to get a game and a lot of people were looking for tournaments where they could play people within their own skillrange or just play without hassles.
In 2015 there will once again be 2 Open Tournaments (one in Spring and one in Autumn), but also A Mid Year Divisions (MYD) Tournament. 3 Tournaments to score TRP’s in. The year once again ends with the Years End Divisions (which will include the crowning of the Stratego Master 2015).
In February 2015 The Open Spring Tournament, the first tournament of 2015 will be held, which also means the first chance to win 2015 TRP’s. This will be an open tournament again with an unlimited amount of first round participants. Every participant (unless disqualified) will win TRP’s. The Open Spring Tournament) will start on Friday 20 February. Sign Up for this event has closed.
May 2015 will have the invitation only Mid Year Division Tournaments; same principle as the December one with one huge difference; this time all participants of all Divisions will win TRP’s (unless DQ-ed). Invited will be players that were already in the Divisions System (Winter 2014) added with players that scored TRP’s in the March 2015 open tournament.
September 2015 brings you the Autumn open tournament (likely elimination style again). Another great chance for players that are not yet in the Divisions system to win some needed TRP’s. For other players this is the last opportunity to win some TRP’s to maximize their Total TRP’s for the year, as this is the last tournament of the year where TRP’s can be won.
November / December will see the invitation only Winter Division Tournaments with the winner of Division 1 winning the prestigious Stratego Master 2015.
So there will be 3 tournaments in 2015 in which you can win TRP’s, and the big year end extravaganza of crowning the Stratego Master.
This schedule gives transparancy to all players of when tournaments will be held and what type they are. In short we will have 2 open tournaments (starting in February and September) and an invitation only tournament (starting in May/June). The open tournaments will have tight schedules, meaning valid game apointments must be made within a given short time frame. The invitation only tournament will be divisions where participants are free to chose when to play these games (there will be some restrictions and conditions of course), for example 1 game a week or 5 in one week and then some weeks off. Ofcourse players don’t have to join each and every tournament in a year, but skipping could result in some regrets when the Winter division comes around.
http://forum.strateg...ns-who-and-how/ gives you detailed information on:
- how to win TRP’s
- how the Division Tournaments work
- consequences of skipping tournaments (especially the Division Tournaments)
- moving / up or down divisions
- new players being added to divisions based on (great) results in open tournaments
We are sure all this will add a lot of fun and competition to this site and will be another reason for players all around the world to join us and match their skills with us!