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Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: macedwin on June 21, 2007, 07:20:33 pm
Time has come to decide who will be representing Malaysia at the Catan International Finals in Essen this year!



Essen details

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1. Winner will win an all-expenses paid trip to Essen, Germany, from 19-22 October, with accommodation at Hotel Movenpick (one of the best hotels in Essen!) for 3 nights.

2. Winner will be given free entry to Spiel'07, the largest euro game convention in the world, for 4 days (18-21).

3. If winner wishes to attend all 4 days of Spiel'07, he/she will have to bear cost of 2 night's accommodation.

4. The tournament proper is on Saturday. Finals is on Sunday.

5. We will only be sponsoring 1 representative - the winner. The runner-up will be offered a place. but at their own expense, unless we/he/she finds a sponsor.

6. In the event that the winner is unable to make the trip, the runner-up will go in his/her place.

7. The basic obligations of the winner include:

a. Not embarass Malaysia, or Imagine Games, or Malaysian gamers.

b. Serve as assistant buyer and box mover for Imagine Games (last year we moved 40 boxes).

c. Not borrowing money from Imagine Games to buy all the goodies at Essen!



Qualifying details

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1st Qualifier: 29 June - 1 July, Asia Game Zone, KL Convention Center (2 seats).

2nd Qualifier: 14 July 2007, Mage Cafe, Damansara Jaya (2 seats).

3rd Qualifier: 28 July 2007, Toybox, Petlaing Jaya (2 seats).

4th Qualifier: 11 August 2007, boardgamecafe, Cheras (2 seats).

5th Qualifier: 25 August 2007, MySciFiFan OUTPOST, Cineleisure Mall (2 seats).

Finals: 8 September 2007, To be announced.



**Last year's two representatives (Ryan & Kok Keong) receive straight entry into the National finals.

**Last year's other finalists will be invited to play in a seperate qualifier offering 4 seats.

**Proposed hosts please confirm the dates assigned to you.



Malaysian final details

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1. There will be 16 seats/4 tables in the finals.

2. Each player will play 4 games.

3. Player with the most wins will be the winner.



**This format is similar to the international finals.



Last year saw more than 80 unique participants, many of them newbies who picked up the game from a 6 week long Starbucks-Settlers promotion.



We are hoping for just as many, if not more, participants this year, so please spread the word!



And for all the gamers who did not participate last year... PLEASE, even though you may not like the game, do take part to show your support for the gaming community!



PLEASE do not be one of those geeks who proclaim their love, devotion and authority in euro games, but would not take a little effort to support the only, biggest and most prestigious euro game tournament in the country!



GOOD LUCK! See you in Essen!
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: aanemesis on June 21, 2007, 07:36:06 pm

Wow! Is it time for the SoC qualifiers already? For a free ticket, I'll buy and move whatever games/box you want!

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: aanemesis on June 21, 2007, 07:42:39 pm

[quote user="macedwin"] PLEASE, even though you may not like the game...[/quote]



Oit! You're not talking about me, right. I like this game, it has 2 dice wat.... which offers a friendlier 2 standard deviations of the mean....

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: macedwin on June 22, 2007, 04:05:47 am
ha2, of course not talking about you!



talking about dice, you know i noticed that none of the finalists in essen brought their own dice ala 40k...



wah, since you so willing to move boxes, maybe i should just cancel the tournament and send you man...hehe



Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: LoStBoYz on June 22, 2007, 08:34:05 am
He talking about me. [:(]
The last competition I did not join. So I'm deemed not supporting lor. [:(]
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: LoStBoYz on June 22, 2007, 08:34:54 am
He talking about me. [:(]
The last competition I did not join. So I'm deemed not supporting lor. [:(]
But then, I'm not a geek....... maybe not me....hmmmm....
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: macedwin on June 22, 2007, 08:38:45 am
wey u, stop posting duplicate, multiple, messages just to bump up your status!



now that you mention it, WHY U NEVER TAKE PART LAST YEAR AH??? snob ah? elite ah? dun wan 2 lose ah? dun like throwing 2 dice ah? dun like sheep ah?



make sure u play play this year man!
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: LoStBoYz on June 22, 2007, 10:14:33 am
I am now JEDI KNIGHT Muahahahahah.
Sorry lah, the Admin set some very high targets on poster status that I just have to breach. Its like achievements points in xbox 360 games. "you gotta get em all" [:)]


Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: aanemesis on June 22, 2007, 11:40:10 am

[quote user="LoStBoYz"]I am now JEDI KNIGHT Muahahahahah.
Sorry lah, the Admin set some very high targets on poster status that I just have to breach. Its like achievements points in xbox 360 games. "you gotta get em all" [:)]
[/quote]



So you must be very happy now, sir LoStBoYz?

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: jack208 on June 22, 2007, 11:47:07 am

[quote user="macedwin"]wey u, stop posting duplicate, multiple, messages just to bump up your status![/quote]



Hmm.. I noticed that too. So does this mean half his points are dubious?



For those wanting to take a trip down memory lane... here's the event page for last year's Settlers of Catan Qualifiers, complete with full reports and photos.
http://boardgamecafe.net/community/content/SettlersofCatanMalaysiaQualifiers2006.aspx



btw Edw, is there only one winner (for Catan) or two (Catan and Carcassonne) going to Essen?



p/s Guys, remember what we played last year at-the-side? Some choo-choo game.... mebbe this year, we'll have choo-choo game again but of the 18xx kind??? hehehe.....

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: LoStBoYz on June 22, 2007, 01:55:30 pm
[quote user="aanemesis"]

[quote user="LoStBoYz"]I am now JEDI KNIGHT Muahahahahah.
Sorry lah, the Admin set some very high targets on poster status that I just have to breach. Its like achievements points in xbox 360 games. "you gotta get em all" [:)]
[/quote]



So you must be very happy now, sir LoStBoYz?

[/quote]

Address me as JEDI KNIGHT young Padawan. Its unbecoming of you to address me in such informal manner! How you expect me to pass on the secret of the FORCE to you when your actions are so uncivillized?
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: jack208 on June 22, 2007, 03:48:44 pm

wey, event reporter/photographer got subsidized package to Essen or not? [:P]



wah-sai, someone now aksi already once reached JK status [pokeeye]. Hmm... if he gets Jedi Master sts, lagi kepala besar dia.

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: macedwin on June 22, 2007, 07:38:53 pm
event reporter/photographer got good incentive - free 4 day pass to spiel'07, invitation to press conference 1 day before convention (this is important as you get to see all the new releases and meet the designers; more importantly, you get to sapu all the hot games at the used game traders booths!), and special press booth throughout the 4 days where you can sit and relax with free drinks/wine!!!



in case you forgot, i am representing nst and boardgamenews.com as writer, and i am using a media pass!



so you can get one, but got to find your way there lah at your own cost!
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: jack208 on June 23, 2007, 01:38:36 am

[quote user="macedwin"]
1st Qualifier: 29 June - 1 July, Asia Game Zone, KL Convention Center (2 seats).
2nd Qualifier: 14 July 2007, Mage Cafe, Damansara Jaya (2 seats).
3rd Qualifier: 28 July 2007, Toybox, Petlaing Jaya (2 seats).
4th Qualifier: 11 August 2007, boardgamecafe, Cheras (2 seats).
5th Qualifier: 25 August 2007, MySciFiFan OUTPOST, Cineleisure Mall (2 seats).
Finals: 8 September 2007, To be announced.

**Last year's two representatives (Ryan & Kok Keong) receive straight entry into the National finals. **Last year's other finalists will be invited to play in a seperate qualifier offering 4 seats.
**Proposed hosts please confirm the dates assigned to you. [/quote]



My side ok with Aug11 but fixed this date ar.. coz end Aug I won't be in KL.



In fact I am not around KL too for Jul28 Toybox one so cannot cover that event unless you move it to the following week ie. Aug4. Anyway I think that's for Toybox to decide. Better let them fix their own convenient date.



How's the AGZ qualifier going to work? There's competition everyday? Finals on the last day?



When and where's the Other Finalists Qualifier? Got any date/time/venue?



Confirm everything and I'll then announce this in the relevant forum/sites. Cheers

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: jack208 on June 23, 2007, 02:41:54 am

[quote user="macedwin"]event reporter/photographer got good incentive - free 4 day pass to spiel'07, invitation to press conference 1 day before convention (this is important as you get to see all the new releases and meet the designers; more importantly, you get to sapu all the hot games at the used game traders booths!), and special press booth throughout the 4 days where you can sit and relax with free drinks/wine!!! in case you forgot, i am representing nst and boardgamenews.com as writer, and i am using a media pass! so you can get one, but got to find your way there lah at your own cost![/quote]



Ughm.... I was thinking mebbe you take care of the cost of getting me there and I'll figure out about the free day pass, invitation, special press, etc And oh, I can move boxes also! LOL [bowgod]

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: ayheng on January 07, 2008, 11:16:47 am
I would like to lodge a complaint against Malaysian Spiel '07 attendees, there's no comprehensive report and no photo post unlike Spiel '06 and Spiel '05, i mean it's already 2008 and the eagerly long awaited report has not materialized, what gives? i'm traumatized by the lack of report and the lack of respect for my hunger for reports. I demand reports! [pullhair] [:S] [hammering] [bitenails] [pokeeye]
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: trionaleo on January 16, 2008, 10:51:33 am
yea la... what la this people! dunno how to do report is it?
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: rhyen on January 16, 2008, 11:33:50 am
[quote user="trionaleo"]yea la... what la this people! dunno how to do report is it?[/quote]

Aren't you one of the people who went to Essen, triona?
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: shrapnel on January 18, 2008, 06:09:45 am

[quote user="rhyen"][quote user="trionaleo"]yea la... what la this people! dunno how to do report is it?[/quote]

Aren't you one of the people who went to Essen, triona?
[/quote]



She went to Catan, I think. [whistle]

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: trionaleo on January 18, 2008, 07:27:18 am
what u talking about... i was busy getting drunk and ....
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: wolfx on January 18, 2008, 08:41:49 am
.......getting "friendly" with the German guys? [;)]
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: trionaleo on January 18, 2008, 09:11:35 am
its a game called finish the sentence... keep trying :D
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: ayheng on January 18, 2008, 09:34:57 am

... playing footsie with the germans???



anyways, you had a good reason, unlike some other people i know... ahem ahem...



we demand reports!! we demand photos!!!

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: trionaleo on January 18, 2008, 10:05:16 am

u can just see my blog post.. although i warn u it may have emotional content and i have neglected all sexual posts.



www.trionaleo.blogspot.com

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: ayheng on January 18, 2008, 01:40:07 pm
oh my word! strong language content. appreciate the pics and the writeup. now need to erase strong emotional content from memory... ouch!

that edwin really heartless bugger, left you alone for few days. now his essen report also missing. what a cad.

[pain]
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: jack208 on January 19, 2008, 07:04:45 pm

Triona's blog provided a pretty good report on the Catan 07 competition in Essen complete with some good pics! [clapclap]



However her report also highlighted one of the not-so-pretty aspect of the Catan Qualifiers here in KL... where gamers were literally "partnering" to win the qualifiers to the extent of delaying their victory.



A similar case actually happened in the Outpost qualifier as well, and the gamer affected actually came up to me and ask if it's legit to do so. Unfortunately the word of the rule book does not prohibit that.

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: macedwin on January 20, 2008, 04:58:26 am
catan tournament = politics. its not the best player who wins. its the one who can convince others that he/she should be the winner. also easy to find excuse if you perform poorly!



carcassonne tournament = skill. its just like chess. but no excuse if you lose!
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: jack208 on January 20, 2008, 06:38:52 am

Agreed that Catan like all multi-player games have "politics" but this is beyond politics. This is pre-ordained alliance.. some even under the counter! So the KGB is alive after all [:P]



Once you've such "alliances", the only way to prevent losing out is to form an alliance with the remaining player.. then the game becomes 2-vs-2. [duh] So we might as well start with Team Catan competition in the first place.



I accept game politics where the rest are trying to block the leaders etc but not this type of gang-up. It defeats the whole spirit of boardgaming.

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: c mun on January 21, 2008, 06:10:37 am

[quote user="ayheng"]oh my word! strong language content. appreciate the pics and the writeup. now need to erase strong emotional content from memory... ouch!

that edwin really heartless bugger, left you alone for few days. now his essen report also missing. what a cad.

[pain]
[/quote]



Change that to Cod...slimy Cod fish that is.

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: trionaleo on January 21, 2008, 07:21:34 am

owh no... now i need to go reread what i wrote in my blog :S



well teaming up is only natural in games i think its all politics in the city of catan.

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: trionaleo on January 21, 2008, 09:17:30 am
speaking of catan.... whens the next qualifiers start? i cant wait :D since gencon is in august does that mean the qualifiers will start earlier?
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: macedwin on January 22, 2008, 04:58:56 pm
duh! we certainly did not leave her alone... she ponteng under the pretext of sakit... sigh! a true gamer would have hung out at spiel from dusk to dawn!
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: c mun on January 26, 2008, 05:49:09 pm
[quote user="LoStBoYz"][quote user="aanemesis"]

[quote user="LoStBoYz"]I am now JEDI KNIGHT Muahahahahah.
Sorry lah, the Admin set some very high targets on poster status that I just have to breach. Its like achievements points in xbox 360 games. "you gotta get em all" [:)]
[/quote]



So you must be very happy now, sir LoStBoYz?



[/quote]

Address me as JEDI KNIGHT young Padawan. Its unbecoming of you to address me in such informal manner! How you expect me to pass on the secret of the FORCE to you when your actions are so uncivillized?
[/quote]



Jedi Knight,do we have to serve you Kilkenny as well to have an audience withYour Excellency for a boardgaming session [:P]?

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: c mun on January 26, 2008, 05:52:24 pm
[quote user="jack208"]

[quote user="macedwin"]wey u, stop posting duplicate, multiple, messages just to bump up your status![/quote]



Hmm.. I noticed that too. So does this mean half his points are dubious?



For those wanting to take a trip down memory lane... here's the event page for last year's Settlers of Catan Qualifiers, complete with full reports and photos.
http://boardgamecafe.net/community/content/SettlersofCatanMalaysiaQualifiers2006.aspx



btw Edw, is there only one winner (for Catan) or two (Catan and Carcassonne) going to Essen?



p/s Guys, remember what we played last year at-the-side? Some choo-choo game.... mebbe this year, we'll have choo-choo game again but of the 18xx kind??? hehehe.....



[/quote]



Jeff, demote this Imposter !

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: Celia Chong on January 27, 2008, 04:24:29 am

Hi,



I see that you guys have some activities going on. c mun or jeff au, do you guys have any boardgame meetup today? I just want to experience the boardgame meetup in kl. you can text me at +(65) 98657310. Look forward to hear from you. on vacation now.



 



regards,



Celia Chong

Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: macedwin on January 27, 2008, 05:24:34 am
Setters is not in Essen this year. Its in USA.

One place goes to Triona. The rest fight it out for one place.

Both seats subject to obtaining sufficient sponsorship.



Carcassonne is in Essen. I am continuing to send a junior player and this year, we have sponsorship from Cempaka schools so one of their students will represent.
Title: Who's Going To Essen This Year???
Post by: c mun on January 27, 2008, 06:13:21 pm
[quote user="Celia Chong"]

Hi,



I see that you guys have some activities going on. c mun or jeff au, do you guys have any boardgame meetup today? I just want to experience the boardgame meetup in kl. you can text me at +(65) 98657310. Look forward to hear from you. on vacation now.



 



regards,



Celia Chong



[/quote]



Hi Celia, BGC  have its session at Old Town Kopitiam ,Jln Cheras every Fridays .Keep checking the forum for latest updates.Jeff / Wai Yan usually sms us for RSVP. [:D]