- October 14, 2018
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CinCityCon will be hosting a National Qualifier for Catan on Sunday. The tournament will take place over multiple rounds. The initial rounds will allow each player to establish a score. Based on those scores, the top 16 players will advance to a single elimination two rounds. With the top 16 players receiving a final rank of 1 to 16.
All participants will receive a Catan-themed prize for participating. The top 16 players will receive additional prizes courtesy of Catan Studios and CinCityCon. The winner of the tournament will receive a grand prize including admission to the 2019 Catan National Championships at Origins Game Faire in Columbus, Oh. Please note, Catan Studios is currently making changes to the tournament system. We will announce the full details of the grand prize package once that information is available to us.
Experience is not required to compete in this tournament, but a basic familiarity with the rules is. CinCityCon will be offering opportunities to learn the game in our Learn-to-Play area earlier in the weekend. And of course we will have copies of the game available to check out from the CinCityCon library.
Tournament Play: Players will compete in 3 preliminary rounds according to standard Catan rules. Players will be randomly assigned to each table, each round. At the end of the preliminary rounds players will be ranked based on their cumulative score over all three game. Ties will be broken by highest scores in individual games. The top 16 players will then advance to the semifinal round which is a single elimination round. The winners at those four tables will advance to a final which is also single elimination to determine the overall tournament winner. Players 2-4 will be ranked as winners of their semifinal round and then by the lowest overall table score. Players 5-16 will be ranked by their final score in the semifinal, followed by their position at their table, followed by the lowest overall score at the table.
Venue: Northern Lights Ballroom