Please pass on this information to as many people that may benefit
from it as possible.Thank you.
From: "Brian Wong"
*** All changes or clarifications are marked with a (***).
Greetings to all fans of the Middle Earth Card Game,
A date and time has been set for the World Championships along with
tentative details on the events.All events played under the CoE rules
unless noted otherwise.The details are as follows:
Date: June 2, 3, 4 2000 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Caf;De 2 Klaveren
De Clerqstraat 136
1052 NP Amsterdam
This is a private and well lit pub basement with room for 60.The
venue is free, but the pub expects us to buy our food and drinks from
them. They can serve lunch and simple meals for a reduced price if we
like.It also makes for a very convenient MEtDG.
***Accomodations: Get in touch with your favorite Dutch player for
lodging. The first 10 to contact Arco den Boer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
will be split up among his friends in Amsterdam. If players want to
stay in a hostel/hotel they should contact Arco as well. He will try
to get you a good deal. The faster the better, because hotels will
definatly be booked in June due to the European Soccer
Championships.More local player options forthcoming.
Opens: 2-deck general opponent.All players from all over the world
not already qualified to the semi final round welcome.Top 2-5 players
(based on how many invitees show up to semi-finals) qualify to
semi-final round on saturday.
side event: 1-deck booster draft
Semi-finals: 2-deck general opponent.See below for invite list.Top 4
players qualify for final round on Sunday.
side event 1: 1-deck booster draft (Middle Earth the Drinking Game
side event 2: multi-player theme tournament.Groups of 3-4.Corruption
does not exist.Players' unique card(s) in play cannot stop their
opponents from playing their own version of the unique card(s).All
cards are legal for this event Hazards must be thematic as well.The
idea is to complete the coolest theme/mission for your hazards and
your resources, not necessarily to stop your opponent from completing
their's.The winner will be based on the player with the most amount
of votes received by their fellow players as having the coolest deck.
the event: party on the town with the locals and all the drunk
players from MEtDG.
Finals: 2-deck general opponent round robin for top 4 players from
semi-finals.The winner and world champion will be the player with the
most tournament points.
side event 1: 1-deck sealed deck Middle Earth the Drinking Game
side event 2: player choice
The Semi-final invite list:
The top players from each country/council based on the results of
their national championships are automatically qualified for the
semi-final round. The number of spots each country/council receives
is based on the size of their player base.
Council of Lorien: 4
The Netherlands: 4 (host country)
***last year's world champion: 1 (Georg K. from Germany so Germany
has 5 spots as a result)
It is one of the main goals to have this tournament be low in cost
and high in fun for all participants.There most likely will not be a
cost for the venue but there will be a small fee for tournament
supplies (booster draft & sealed deck).Sorry but you'll have to pay
for your own drinks for MEtDG. As well, there are the costs of very
cool prizes.One of which I hope to be a replica of The One Ring for
the world chhampion.The cost will be $15 U.S. payable to myself by
mail order or whatever safe method of payment in U.S. funds.The cost
will be $20 U.S. at the door to encourage pre-registration so that I
don't have to buy all the supplies/prizes with my own money. Those
who don't participate in any booster draft/sealed tournaments will
get a slight rebate.Any prize donations will be kindly accepted.
***PREREGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2000 Midnight PST (Pacific
With 2 months left, I am still open to all reasonable suggestions to
make this event even more fun.I hope you all can attend and share in
Brian "No Cheeze" Wong
Council of Elrond
ps. I would like to thank Arco den Boer and Daniel Spronk for their
hard work as my Hollish liaisons.