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Spring 2015 Double Elimination Open Tournament - Main Announcement

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#1 TheOptician



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:19 AM

Welcome all,
As the 2014 Years End Divisions are (almost) over it is time to start the 2015 Tournament Year and the quest to win as many 2015 Tournament Ranking Points (TRP’s) as possible. All players start 2015 with zero TRP’s!
The time has come for the first of three opportunities to score those coveted TRP’s that could lead you to the Masters 2015 at the end of the year. We hereby present to you: The Open Spring Tournament. Sign up is now open (until Wednesday 18 February 20.59 GMT). The first round will start on Friday 20 February.

This tournament will not only give you the chance to win "2015 TRPs" -remember we ALL start at zero again for this year- but a good endranking in the Spring Tournament may catapult you into a higher division immediately. See: Division 2015 - who and how


The Spring Tournament is a Double Elimination Style tournament, meaning that a player is not out of the tournament after (just) losing one match. There will be two brackets, one called Premier (for players that have not lost yet) and the other called Rehabilitation (for players with one loss only). If a player loses a second time they are out of the tournament. This tournament is open, which means that ALL players that are registered on stratego.com, joined the forum and are eligible according to the specific tournament Rules can enter this one. Seeding will be random. At the end of the tournament all players receive TRP’s (according to their results)
Most important:

  • There are clear Rules but also a Policy about sportsmanlike behavior on the battlefield as well as this forum;
  • The drawing will be done randomly using a key on the list of participants based on their moment of registering;
  • All players will start in the Premier bracket and will remain in that bracket as long as they win their games. If they lose one game they are NOT out of the tournament and still can win it all, but have to go throught the Rehabiltation Bracket. Another loss means elimination;
  • Each round has a strict curfew, so most players will (have to) play one game per week
  • Please pay close attention to the rules on how to arrange a game and the deadlines:
  • Each round post at least 3 valid time slots in which you can play in the forum topic corresponding to your game number BEFORE Tuesday 23.59 GMT;
  • Use the 24 hour clock and all times must be in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time);
  • The First 3 proposed time slots cannot be between 00.00 GMT and 06.00 GMT see Rules for exceptions);
  • Each of the First 3 proposed time slots consist of at least a 2 hour window to start the game.

During the tournament there will be a Bracket topic with all confirmed results and updated Brackets (Premier Bracket and Rehabilitation Bracket).

We invite all participants and followers to read 
the newspaper of tournaments The Bomb of Spies.

The brackets are up now and will be updated regularly.

If you still have ANY questions please use the Questions Thread

We are really looking forward to this new concept and hope it will provide the participants many great battles, but most of all: a lot of fun!

The Tournament Committee,
Papillon, The Maestro and The Optician

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