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Tournament - Washington DC Qualifier, June 11th, 2005

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Anonymous
April 7, 2005 8:44:25 PM

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Yes, we're well into another exciting tournament V:TES season, and that
means it's almost time for another Washington DC qualifier! Come on
down to the action-packed and not-too-hard-to-get-to Rockville,
Maryland on June 11th, 2005, for this year's Regional Qualifier event.

Finish in the top 25% of not-previously-qualified participants, and
you'll be able to compete in the Continental Championships of North
America (at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN on August 19th and 20th), Europe
(Budapest, Hungary, early (?) November), Australia (Canberra, October
2nd), or South America (São Paulo, Brazil, June 4th)... or all of them!

If you're coming from out of town and would like to find crash space
with local players, let me know, and we may be able to hook you up.
There are also plenty of hotels around the area, if you prefer the
luxury of your own bed - there is a Ramada, for example, a mile or two
up Rockville Pike:

http://travel.travelocity.com/hotel/HotelDetail.do?prop...

Or try travel.yahoo.com in Rockville MD (or use your own methods) if
you'd like to investigate other options.

There will be a "side event" of some kind, probably of some variant
tournament format (email me if you have suggestions or votes for what
variant to use) on Sunday June 12th, and probably casual gaming on
Friday evening (June 10th) for anyone interested in that.


The event details:


Big Game: Washington DC

TIME: Saturday, June 11th, 2005, 12 noon to 9 pm. Prelim rounds
should be done by about 7 pm. I'll be there at 11 am to
start registering people; play will begin as close as
possible to 12 noon.
PLACE: Dream Wizards:
11772 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-3530
DIRECTIONS: http://www.dreamwizards.com (http://www.mapquest.com
probably has better directions from out of state)
FORMAT: VEKN sanctioned constructed Championship Qualifier
tourney, 3 rounds + final.
The multi-judge system will not be used; Joshua Duffin
will be head judge and organizer.
Current V:EKN tournament rules can be found at:
www.white-wolf.com/vtes/index.php?line=veknRules.html
ENTRY FEE: $5.00 (will go towards prizes)
PRIZES: Eternal fame, the undying admiration of the V:TES world,
invitations to the 2005 North American and other
Continental Championships... and, of course, booster
packs. Many booster packs. And special Qualifier
T-shirts, lots of promo cards, and maybe something else
cool.
QUESTIONS: Joshua Duffin, jtduffin@yahoo.com.


sincerely yours,

Joshua Duffin
V:EKN Prince of Washington DC
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 5:26:53 AM

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Joshua Duffin wrote:
> Rockville,
> Maryland on June 11th, 2005, for this year's Regional Qualifier event.
>
> you'll be able to compete in the Continental Championships
> of South America (São Paulo, Brazil, June 4th)... or all of them!
>
>
> Joshua Duffin
> V:EKN Prince of Washington DC
>
>
;-)

stefan
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 3:43:03 PM

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"Stefan Ferenci" <nospam@thankyou.com> wrote in message
news:425712ed$0$11610$3b214f66@usenet.univie.ac.at...
> Joshua Duffin wrote:
> > Rockville,
> > Maryland on June 11th, 2005, for this year's Regional Qualifier
event.
> >
> > you'll be able to compete in the Continental Championships
> > of South America (São Paulo, Brazil, June 4th)... or all of them!
> >
> >
> > Joshua Duffin
> > V:EKN Prince of Washington DC
> >
> >
> ;-)

Ha, I neglected to notice the scheduling difficulty there. I guess
you'd have to qualify somewhere other than DC to compete in the São
Paulo championship this year (and probably last year too, come to think
of it). :-)


Josh

will be happy if he at least makes it to indianapolis and budapest
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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 3:43:04 PM

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"Joshua Duffin" <jtduffin@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
>> Joshua Duffin wrote:
>> > Rockville,
>> > Maryland on June 11th, 2005, for this year's Regional Qualifier
>> > event.
>> >
>> > you'll be able to compete in the Continental Championships
>> > of South America (São Paulo, Brazil, June 4th)... or all of them!
>
> Ha, I neglected to notice the scheduling difficulty there. I guess
> you'd have to qualify somewhere other than DC to compete in the São
> Paulo championship this year (and probably last year too, come to think
> of it). :-)

You know, they should fix this. Something like, "All qualifiers
everywhere in the world must be held on or before date X. All
Continental Championships everywhere in the world must be held
after date X."

But I guess as long as "backward time qualifying" only happens between
tournaments on separate continents, that's probably just me being
anal.

Fred
Anonymous
April 11, 2005 7:01:51 PM

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"Frederick Scott" <nospam@no.spam.dot.com> wrote in message
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> You know, they should fix this. Something like, "All qualifiers
> everywhere in the world must be held on or before date X. All
> Continental Championships everywhere in the world must be held
> after date X."
>
> But I guess as long as "backward time qualifying" only happens between
> tournaments on separate continents, that's probably just me being
> anal.


Eliminating Friday's Qualifier at Gen*Con would be unwise, yeah. :-)

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Anonymous
April 11, 2005 7:01:52 PM

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"LSJ" <vtesrepSPAM@TRAPwhite-wolf.com> wrote in message
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> "Frederick Scott" <nospam@no.spam.dot.com> wrote in message
> news:z7z6e.8219$up2.1658@okepread01...
>> You know, they should fix this. Something like, "All qualifiers
>> everywhere in the world must be held on or before date X. All
>> Continental Championships everywhere in the world must be held
>> after date X."
>>
>> But I guess as long as "backward time qualifying" only happens between
>> tournaments on separate continents, that's probably just me being
>> anal.
>
> Eliminating Friday's Qualifier at Gen*Con would be unwise, yeah. :-)

DOH! OK, append: "...NOT INCLUDING last chance qualifiers..." to the
suggested anal policy change. FWIW.

Fred
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 3:17:35 PM

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On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 11:43:03 -0400, "Joshua Duffin"
<jtduffin@yahoo.com> wrote:

>"Stefan Ferenci" <nospam@thankyou.com> wrote in message
>news:425712ed$0$11610$3b214f66@usenet.univie.ac.at...
>> Joshua Duffin wrote:
>> > Rockville,
>> > Maryland on June 11th, 2005, for this year's Regional Qualifier
>event.
>> >
>> > you'll be able to compete in the Continental Championships
>> > of South America (São Paulo, Brazil, June 4th)... or all of them!
>> >
>> > Joshua Duffin
>> > V:EKN Prince of Washington DC
>> >
>> ;-)
>
>Ha, I neglected to notice the scheduling difficulty there. I guess
>you'd have to qualify somewhere other than DC to compete in the São
>Paulo championship this year (and probably last year too, come to think
>of it). :-)
>Josh
>will be happy if he at least makes it to indianapolis and budapest

If somebody is seriously considering it - hey, one never knows ;-) -
São Paulo's qualifier for the SAC happens at May 08...

And maybe we'll have a Last Chance on June 3rd, but it depends largely
on available organizers, since it's a Friday. Some brazilian
unemployed Prince out there?

There's a good chance foreign players will get free hosting at a
nearby hotel during SAC, so keep in touch.

best,

Fabio "Sooner" Macedo
V:TES National Coordinator for Brazil
Giovanni Newsletter Editor
-----------------------------------------------------
V for Vendetta on the big screen!
http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 3:26:10 PM

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On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 13:02:42 -0700, "Frederick Scott"
<nospam@no.spam.dot.com> wrote:

>"LSJ" <vtesrepSPAM@TRAPwhite-wolf.com> wrote in message
>news:D 3ehed$618$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
>> "Frederick Scott" <nospam@no.spam.dot.com> wrote in message
>> news:z7z6e.8219$up2.1658@okepread01...
>>> You know, they should fix this. Something like, "All qualifiers
>>> everywhere in the world must be held on or before date X. All
>>> Continental Championships everywhere in the world must be held
>>> after date X."
>>>
>>> But I guess as long as "backward time qualifying" only happens between
>>> tournaments on separate continents, that's probably just me being
>>> anal.
>>
>> Eliminating Friday's Qualifier at Gen*Con would be unwise, yeah. :-)
>
>DOH! OK, append: "...NOT INCLUDING last chance qualifiers..." to the
>suggested anal policy change. FWIW.
>Fred

Heh :) 

Not to be even more anal, but "our Gen*Con" (EIRPG) happens around the
end of May/beginning of June each year.
So every year when the SAC is to be held in Brazil, it would be
problematic to schedule it outside the Con. Thousands of RPG players
from all over the country come to that event. RPG playerbases from
most major cities organize themselves to rent buses and stuff to come
to the event. V:tES playes just have to follow the flow, applying for
these cheaper caravans to come.
Since many V:tES are algo tabletop gamers, it's one trip per year
instead of two, something not all of them can afford - not only
because of money but also available time, getting license from work
and such.

best,

Fabio "Sooner" Macedo
V:TES National Coordinator for Brazil
Giovanni Newsletter Editor
-----------------------------------------------------
V for Vendetta on the big screen!
http://vforvendetta.warnerbros.com/
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 4:12:00 PM

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"Fabio "Sooner" Macedo" <fabio_sooner@NOSPAMyahoo.com.br>
wrote in message news:65mn519am1bbor4eu0n4d7a66c8vjgpv2p@4ax.com...
> Not to be even more anal, but "our Gen*Con" (EIRPG) happens around the
> end of May/beginning of June each year.

Yea, I figured something like that was case.

> Since many V:tES are algo tabletop gamers, it's one trip per year
> instead of two, something not all of them can afford - not only
> because of money but also available time, getting license from work
> and such.

Check. I guess players who wish to qualify up here and play in the
continental championship down there will just have to qualify sooner.
(I suppose Josh *could* move his qualifier up one of these years...)

Wish I had that problem...

Fred
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 11:49:36 PM

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LSJ wrote:
> "Frederick Scott" <nospam@no.spam.dot.com> wrote in message
> news:z7z6e.8219$up2.1658@okepread01...
>
>>You know, they should fix this. Something like, "All qualifiers
>>everywhere in the world must be held on or before date X. All
>>Continental Championships everywhere in the world must be held
>>after date X."
>>
>>But I guess as long as "backward time qualifying" only happens between
>>tournaments on separate continents, that's probably just me being
>>anal.
>
>
>
> Eliminating Friday's Qualifier at Gen*Con would be unwise, yeah. :-)
>
i thought this years lcq will be held on thursday? (right?)

stefan
Anonymous
April 12, 2005 11:49:37 PM

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"Stefan Ferenci" <nospam@thankyou.com> wrote in message
news:425c0a2e$0$11610$3b214f66@usenet.univie.ac.at...
> LSJ wrote:
> > Eliminating Friday's Qualifier at Gen*Con would be unwise, yeah. :-)
> >
> i thought this years lcq will be held on thursday? (right?)


Oh, sure. Throw the facts in my face, whydoncha?
:-)

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