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Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on February 10, 2006, 11:48:07 am

Since many asked me when we are doing our own, here's some info I gleaned from da Man. We will be sending 2 reps to Essen 2006 as well and since there's one qualifier already coming from the Gamecon competition, there'll be one more place to fight over.



Edw says there'll be 2 more qualifying rounds tentatively in April and July. Stay tuned here.... you'll be the 1st to know once the qualifying dates have been confirmed.



And may you be the one representing us in Essen 2006. Cheers!



For those who are really really keen (read: desperate) to participate, send me an email at jack208@boardgamecafe.net and I'll personally drop you an invite mail when the qualifying rounds are announced. [:)]



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: Champion Eternal on February 10, 2006, 04:41:37 pm

Yup - see Edwin's postings on The Wargames Portal here:



http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWargamesPortal/



http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWargamesPortal/message/10508



http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWargamesPortal/message/10513



Feel free to join The Wargames Portal - The Asia Pacific Games Group (Established 2001).



All members are gamers, and most of the current GC boardgamers (we who game at the far end of the shop) in some way or other are from TWP. Feel free to join and chip in both TWP and Boardgames Cafe to promote Asia Pacific gaming. 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on April 03, 2006, 02:24:54 pm

DETAILS OF MALAYSIA CATAN COMPETITION ANNOUNCED



Malaysia for Settlers of Catan World Championship Finals
FORGET the Olympics! Here’s your chance to represent Malaysia in this year’s Settlers of Catan World Championship which will be held from Oct 19-22 in Essen, Germany.



Despite being introduced to designer games just over a year ago, Malaysia has been given two seats in this year’s Championship, a great honour indeed, as we get to rub shoulders with the established designer gaming countries, and challenge for the prestigious title!



So here’s your chance to be one of the two gamesters representing Malaysia at this championship. Both gamesters will receive: 





Prizes are co-sponsored by PanGlobal Insurance, as part of its designer gaming community, and the German organisers, Spielezentrum Herne.



There will be two qualifying tournaments to decide the winners.



Settlers of Catan: Games Circle Qualifiers
Date: April-June
Venue: Game Circle, No. 8B, SS22/25, Damansara Jaya, PJ.
Contact: Richard (016-451-0490).



Settlers of Catan: PanGlobal Club Qualifiers
Date: April-June
Venue: PanGlobal Club, Jln Tandang, PJ.
Contact: William (012-316-0133).



Don’t miss this golden opportunity. Sign up now.



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on May 17, 2006, 08:31:20 pm

This shall be the thread to track all issues/dates/news about the upcoming Settlers of Catan Qualifiers for Malaysia 2006 where 2 winners shall enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Essen, Germany in Oct 2006 to represent M'sia in the International Catan Championship.



The qualifying rounds itself shall be spread out over 6 locations, namely:





Each venue shall set their own qualifying schedule but the Finals shall be held in a public venue end of July (tba). Basically there'll be a total of 16 finalists from the venues above. These 16 shall meet in a three-round knock-out Finals to determine the top 2 players.



 



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on May 29, 2006, 09:25:09 am

You can now win an all expenses paid trip to Essen, Germany, this October (19-22), to represent Malaysia in the International Settlers of Catan Finals!



Settlers of Catan, designed by Klaus Teuber in 1995, is the world’s most popular designer game, and multi award winner, where players win by becoming the dominant force on the island of Catan by building settlements, cities, and roads, through trading and resource management. It has an amazing appeal to non-gamers and gamers alike, and has been extensively used by educators in classroom to teach:
• Laws of probability.
• Basic economic principles of demand & supply.
• Resource management.
• Negotiation & trading.



With 6 weeks to get familiar with this game, customers have more than enough time to get ready for the Starbucks Settlers Malaysian Qualifiers, which will be held as follows:





Details for the qualifiers in the other locations shall be announced soon. Subscribe to this thread to be kept updated.



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: KANDANG on May 29, 2006, 12:36:56 pm
is there an entry fee?
or it's free :)
Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on June 02, 2006, 09:36:49 am

Settlers of Catan Qualifiers... YOU COULD BE THE ONE
 
Here it is - confirmed dates/times/venues for all Settlers qualifiers!
 
Be sure not to miss this golden opportunity to be one of 2 players to represent Malaysia (yes, you even get to bring the Malaysian flag!) in the International Finals from 19-22 October, 2006, in Essen, Germany!
 
Remember, you don’t just get to participate, you also get to enjoy the world’s #1 designer game convention - Spiel06’! Imagine, 4 days of gaming in a convention center 12 times the size of GAMECON-1!
 
Participation is absolutely free, and you are encouraged to participate in every qualifier!



1) Games Circle, Damansara Jaya (4 seats) - Saturday, 10 June. 230pm onwards.
     Register by Friday, 9 June (1000pm). Contact: Richard 016-451 0940.
     KL Meetup Event: http://boardgames.meetup.com/310/events/4960876/
 
2) Toybox, Paramount Gardens (2 seats) - Saturday, 24 June. 230pm onwards.
     Register by Friday, 23 June (900pm). Contact: Toybox 012-267 5003.
     KL Meetup Event: http://boardgames.meetup.com/310/events/4960889/
 
3) Boardgamecafe.net, Cheras (2 seats) - Saturday, 1 July. 230pm onwards.
     Register by Friday, 30 June (900pm). Contact: Jeff 012-217 6828.
 
4) Starbucks I, Bangsar Village (2 seats) - Saturday, 8 July. 200pm onwards.
     Register on Saturday, 8 July (100pm). Contact: Raymond 012-383 6092.
 
5) Starbucks II, 1Utama Old Wing (2 seats) - Saturday, 15 July. 200pm onwards.
     Register on Saturday, 15 July (100pm). Contact: Raymond 012-383 6092.
 
6) PanGlobal Club, PJ (2 seats) - Saturday, 22 July. 200pm onwards.
     Register by Friday, 21 July (600pm). Contact: Raymond 012-383 6092.
 
2 seats in the finals already taken by GAMECON-1 winner (Yong Siew Mee) & runner-up (Michelle Foong).
 
7) MALAYSIAN FINALS, venue tba (16 seats) - Saturday, 29 July. 200pm onwards.
 
Well, what are you waiting for??? Sign-up NOW!



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: DHEK on June 02, 2006, 10:04:42 am

Hmmm... don't you mean starbucks 1 utama new wing? the one where they had the press preview or whatever thingy the other day?



anyway, i don't remember any starbucks in the old wing... or is the thought of possibly being crown Lord of Catan of the World playing tricks with my memory?

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on June 02, 2006, 10:11:51 am
[quote user="DHEK"]

Hmmm... don't you mean starbucks 1 utama new wing? the one where they had the press preview or whatever thingy the other day?



anyway, i don't remember any starbucks in the old wing... or is the thought of possibly being crown Lord of Catan of the World playing tricks with my memory?



[/quote]



No, we mean Starbucks Damansara Perdana! [:O]



Now your brain is completely screwed, kekeke....... and you'll be unable to walk in for the competition <evil smirk>. Another one bites the dust......



Seriously, it'll be in the Old Wing of 1 Utama. Yes we did the launch of Starbucks Gaming Cafe at the New Wing but the competition will be held in the Old Wing. There is one Starbucks there. [:)]



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: DHEK on June 02, 2006, 11:41:31 pm

Oh yeah. I'm retarded... after much thinking (okay I also cheated by looking at the 1utama website) I realised that there IS a Starbucks in the old wing (as well as at the new wing). In fact, I must have walked near the outlet like a gazillion times before!



For those who are still wondering where the heck is the Starbucks at the old wing, it is on the ground floor, very near the Jusco supermarket - next to Delifrance I think.



OK, I'm off to practise feverishly for the qualifiers. I'm gonna win one of the 2 spots to represent Malaysia! I must! It's my life's goal!

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on June 11, 2006, 02:30:36 am

Alrite, just like the World Cup 2006, the Settlers of Catan Qualifiers for Malaysia got off to a great start with 16 eager challengers vying for the 4 qualifier places up for grab at Games Circle! Richard Nga hosted the event (and a great job he did!) 



RESULTS
Qualifiers (to Finals): Ainul Azman, Ryan Hui, Casteo Teo and Saleh



Contenders: Lim Soo Jin, Rob Street, Foo Tun Ching, Ng Kok Keong, Richard Nga, Foo Tun Ziet, Wong Yew Kai, Thien Tiong Kong, Loo Jian Fei, Hang Cheng Sing, Chen Fawn Meng and Wong Qi Shaun.



Ok, so much for the quick report. A longer report will be blogged here later. Meantime here are the photos from the 1st Qualifier round at GC. ENJOY!http://boardgamecafe.net/community/photos/settlers_of_catan_msia_qualifiers_2006/category1104.aspx



Dun forget, those who did not qualify can still take part in the next qualifying round which shall be two weeks away from today at Toybox in Paramount Garden. Info below from KL Boardgames Meetup (see link below)



http://boardgames.meetup.com/310/events/4960889/



See you at Toybox in 2 weeks time.. ciao!



EDITED: Event reports just posted here
http://boardgamecafe.net/community/blogs/tournaments__competitions/archive/2006/06/11/2189.aspx



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: Shinobi on June 19, 2006, 11:50:23 am

I heard that a number of gamers were not allowed to enter the Qualifiers?



What are the reasons for this?



Is it because of limited positions? If this is the case then it should have been stated before the event, plus details about pre-booking places should have been announced if there was any.



Is it because of other reasons?????

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on June 19, 2006, 12:13:43 pm
[quote user="Shinobi"]

I heard that a number of gamers were not allowed to enter the Qualifiers?



What are the reasons for this?



Is it because of limited positions? If this is the case then it should have been stated before the event, plus details about pre-booking places should have been announced if there was any.



Is it because of other reasons?????



[/quote]



Scott, I've absolutely no idea that this happened. I do not think there is any "barring of gamers. Perhaps there is some misunderstanding.



Each venue is allowed to decide on their format for eg Games Circle went for 16 pax modified-Swiss format meaning all 16 players will get to play 4 rounds each and total score wins.



Toybox is going for 32 pax knock-out ie. only the 1st/2nd from each game (of 4p) will go to the next round until we've a final table of 4. The 1st/2nd from this table are the qualifiers.



Min participants is 8.



As for format like Games Circle, if they get more than 16 ppl what Richard planned to do is to have a one round play-off to decide the 16 to go into the Swiss round. So there's no limit to the registrations so to speak.



At the GC qualifer, I think there were one or two gamers who registered but from what I know, they were not present at the venue when Richard was making the draw at 2.45pm. Perhaps they came late and found the qualifiers had started. Well, can't be helped, can it? In any case, they can always join the other rounds. There are 5 more qualifiers to go.



If you are aware of incidents where Richard or anyone else bluntly rejected the registration, then do let us know - or post it here. That shouldn't have happened.



One staff from Settler's Cafe attended (and in fact he qualified!!) I've also posted a few times at the Wolf's forum asking trionaleo (she proclaimed herself Queen of Catan hahaha) to attend but have not actually got any response there.



Perhaps you can tell me more? [:-*]

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: Shinobi on June 19, 2006, 12:27:13 pm

I don't know the specifics, just that I'm hearing that certain gamers were turned away when they tried to enter.



I'm hoping that the reasons are not the ones that people are saying, because things have happened before, rumors and things have been said, accusations made regarding other events.



I'm not trying to point fingers, just trying to find out why, at these events, things like this apparently happen and ends up leaving accusations and comments with the gaming community.



But, like I said, I don't have all the details, hence the previous post, trying to find out why.......



Dunno if I have explained that well enough, but I hope you get the idea???



Quote
If you are aware of incidents where Richard or anyone else bluntly rejected the registration, then do let us know - or post it here. That shouldn't have happened.



I don't think this happened, in fact I would be very surprised if this was the case. But something has upset these people.

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on June 19, 2006, 12:50:47 pm

Yes I do get the idea mate. But rumours and accusations helped no one.



The best way is to air them out and hopefully get some clarifications. Otherwise hearsay can be a dangerous thing :P



So I do hope those gamers "affected" can come out and say a few words.



btw I'll be at Toybox this Sat for the 2nd Qualifers. If any of those gamers (who were supposedly turned away at GC) wishes to go, give me a call.



If they are indeed turned away, I would certainly want to find out why. But let us work on facts, and not hearsay if we are interested to find out the truth.



But one more point. Entrance to the qualifiers are by pre-registration and not adhoc walk-in. Registration closes 9pm on the eve of the qualifer. That is stated clearly in the invite sent out.



So if someone walks up to Toybox at 2pm this Sat w/o pre-registering and Nicholas (Toybox) refused to let him take part, he's merely playing by the book. This is not considered "refusing entry" to any gamer.

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on June 27, 2006, 10:06:47 am

The 2nd Qualifier for Settlers of Catan Malaysia was another resounding success last Sat at Toybox! Even more participants (24) came to fight for the 2 seats.



RESULTS
Qualifiers (to Msia Finals): Foo Tun Ziet, Andyputra



Contenders: Adrian Foo, Azlan, Azmin, Benjamin Lam, Chew Foon Ming, Chong Hsu-Yeung, Dawn Chin, Edwin Wong, Fahimi, Foo Tun Ching, Hafyzan, Jared, Jason Chew, Jeffrey Au, Loco, Nicholas Booi, Ng Kok Keong, Ng Seow Teng, Pan Kok Sheng, Soon Keat, Vincent Chan, Wong Qi Shaun



Event Report: http://boardgamecafe.net/community/blogs/tournaments__competitions/archive/2006/06/27/2459.aspx



Event Photos: http://boardgamecafe.net/community/photos/settlers_of_catan_msia_qualifiers_2006/category1105.aspx



Dun forget, those who did not qualify can still take part in the next qualifying round which is in a week's time (this Sat) at Boardgamecafe.net in Cheras (Tmn Yulek). Info below from KL Boardgames Meetup (see link below)



http://boardgames.meetup.com/310/events/4976947/



See you at Boardgamecafe.net in a week's time.. ciao!



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: nicklwc on July 04, 2006, 08:37:53 am

Read the report on the tourney in boardgamecafe.net. Pity I couldn't be there, this Saturday need to open shop somemore. Hopefully I can make it for the next one :)



Btw, Jeff, still haven't won yourself a seat? Hehe..home ground advantage didn't help you? :D

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 04, 2006, 09:11:21 am

I give chance mar... hehe



But the reality is I suck at SOC. LOL. At the qualifier in Toybox, I was 4th with only 5 VPs in the 1st round [:P]

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 05, 2006, 01:06:57 pm

Since this is where Catan lovers meet, check out my blog on the special Settlers of Catan travel cases made by an entreprising chap in US! Not cheap though at US$30/bag



http://boardgamecafe.net/community/blogs/the_midnite_gamer/archive/2006/07/05/2569.aspx



But if you are a real Catan fan.... well :P

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 05, 2006, 08:16:48 pm

I just found out that Starbucks are accepting only 8 pax per round.. duh.. that's like not many ler. And in fact, both Starbucks Qualifiers are full. I would think they can easily take in 16 or even more. I think some ppl who are registering last minute might be caught out.



Since Edw's not in town, I dun have anything official on this. Raymond (the PGI person-in-charge) did say they accepting only 8 this Sat.



Will try to get some updates and keep you all posted on this..... [:(]

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: nicklwc on July 06, 2006, 12:02:36 pm

Could it be they don't have enough Catan sets? Or Starbucks don't allow too many people?



Hehe...in case the gamers all choose not to drink their kopi :P

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 07, 2006, 01:38:27 pm

Raymond from PGI called me on this. Apparently they plan to have 16 qualifiers split over the two days (Bangsar and 1Utama). I thot they wanted 16 for each day, with those not qualifying spilling over onto the 1U event.



Anyway if this is their format, that's it. So it'll be 8 qualifiers tomorrow and another 8 for next week. Format is straight-knock-out ie. from the 1st eight, top 2 finishers from each table will proceed to the final round where the top 2 finishers are the Qualifiers.



But Raymond is flexible enuff to say if they can get more ppl tomorrow, they can open more tables.



If you intend to join any of the last 3 qualifiers, PLS PLS either RSVP at the KL Boardgames Meetup or give the respective PIC (for Starbucks, it's Raymond) to pre-reg. Dun just walk in at 2pm and hope to get a seat.



But we'll try to make the final round at PGI open to as many pax as we can (of course this is subjected to the organizer i.e Panglobal itself agreeing to this. They call the shots since this is at their place, ok?)

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 17, 2006, 10:51:31 am

RESULTS
Qualifiers (to Msia Finals): Alan Woon, Foo Tun Ching



Event Report: http://boardgamecafe.net/community/blogs/tournaments__competitions/archive/2006/07/03/2507.aspx



Event Photos: http://boardgamecafe.net/community/photos/settlers_of_catan_msia_qualifiers_2006/category1106.aspx



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 17, 2006, 10:57:09 am

Two Qualifiers for Settlers of Catan Malaysia were held in Starbucks Bangsar and 1 Utama respectively.



RESULTS
Qualifiers (to Msia Finals):



From Starbucks Bangsar: Justin and Andrew
From Starbucks 1Utama: Trionaleo and Hafyzan



Event Report: http://boardgamecafe.net/community/blogs/tournaments__competitions/archive/2006/07/17/2730.aspx



Event Photos:
For Starbucks Bangsar: click here
For Starbucks 1Utama: click here



There's still ONE LAST QUALIFIER this coming Sat at Panglobal Club in Jalan Tandang. For more information, pls check out the KL Boardgames Meetup website



http://boardgames.meetup.com/310/events/5023596/



See you at Panglobal Club this Sat.. ciao!

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 17, 2006, 08:40:16 pm

ok I got confirmation from da Man.



1. This Sat Jul22 will be the LAST SOC Qualifier.



2. It is Open to ALL including those who have participated in any earlier qualifiers but failed to qualify.



3. The venue will likely be changed from PGI Club to Starbucks but we'll be playing the FULL BOARD this time. No more travel size.



4. THERE WILL BE NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS SAT. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier since this is the last chance for everyone to make the cut.



5. Qualifying seat is still 2.



6. To register, call me or Raymond. Contact numbers in the homepage of this site.



HAPPY SETTLING IN CATAN



 

Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: LoStBoYz on July 18, 2006, 05:13:30 am
Starbucks where?
Title: Msia Catan Championship 2006
Post by: jack208 on July 18, 2006, 07:11:39 am

[quote user="LoStBoYz"]Starbucks where?
[/quote]



Starbucks Klang nice boh? [:P]



Actually I don't know yet.. pending from PGI