DATE CHANGE: Ascension Game Day 2 – Saturday, February 5 – 7 p.m.

NOTE: The date for this event has been moved six days forward to Saturday, February 5 – 7 p.m.

Proud to announce that we’ll be participating in the second Ascension Game Day, which will be held across the country at game stores on the weekend of February 4-6 (but as of yet, we’re the only one in Tennessee!) If you’re not familiar with Ascension, it’s a great new deckbuilding game that was developed by new developer Gary Games. It’s been very, very popular with the local Magic: the Gathering crowd, and I expect a really great turnout to pick up this Gameday’s exclusive card! Here’s the details:

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2010 – 7 p.m. start time.
Structure:
Swiss, as outline in the official tournament structure.
Prizes: Guaranteed $60 in store credit; for every entrant over 10 the prize pool will be boosted by $5. In addition, participants have a shot at receiving a special Ascension Game-Day exclusive prize card – a powerful Lifebound Hero called Pathwarden!

Entry fee: $5
Contact name: Morgan Hardy
Contact e-mail: owner@organizedplay.org

I’ve reposted the official Ascension Swiss tournament format below the cut.


Swiss
In a Swiss tournament, all players get to play a set number of rounds, then the 4 players who did the best in the event advance to the final game. The event organizer will need to keep track of how many points each player got each round, and how many players were at their table each round.

Each round the players get points as follows:
Table winner: 4 points
Second: 3 points
Third: 2 points
Fourth: 1 point
For example: In a 3 person table, the winner will get 4 points, 2nd will get 3 points and 3rd will get 2 points.

Each round, players should play at tables with players with similar number of points.
So, put your top players at table 1, your next highest players at table two, etc.

All players still in the tournament play each round (no byes) see Players per game above.

The number of Swiss rounds is determined by the number of players:
2-4 players: advance directly to final game (single elimination)
5-8 players: 2 rounds
9-16 players: 3 rounds
17-24 players: 4 rounds
25- 32 players: 5 rounds
33-48 players: 6 rounds
49-64 players: 7 rounds

After all Swiss rounds have been played, the 4 players with the most points advance to the final table.

If players are tied in points so you can’t make a clean cut to the top four, use the following tiebreakers to determine who will advance.
1st tiebreaker: points earned round 1
2nd tie breaker: points earned round 2
Etc

If players are still tied, go to the next set of tiebreakers:
Number of players at round 1 table (higher number wins)
Number of players at round 2 table
Etc

Finally, if players are still tied, randomly determine which of those players gets to advance to the final table.

The winner of the final table wins the tournament, 2nd place at the final table comes in 2nd, etc.

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