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Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on February 26, 2011, 01:31:35 pm
BOARDGAMECAFE.NET POWER GRID COMPETITION

This is now certain to happen in Mar/Apr. Plugging this here first and will be updating this with more news/updates as we move along.



Inner circle members, pls go to this forum (http://"http://community.boardgamecafe.net/index.php?/topic/3793-power-grid-2011/") for the planning discussion.



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Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: calebleejl on February 26, 2011, 02:55:16 pm
Interested. I just need to learn how to play. :)
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: googlebean on February 27, 2011, 11:36:21 am
really interesting(http://community.boardgamecafe.net/public/style_emoticons/default/ohyeah.gif)
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: kaz on February 28, 2011, 04:28:59 pm
I assume calculators will be allowed? [evillook]
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on February 28, 2011, 11:21:20 pm
btw just to survey, would u guys want the qualifying legs for this competition to be done on Sat or Sun? Both day will be likely from 2pm onwards.
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: calebleejl on March 01, 2011, 03:45:14 pm
Sunday! Working on Saturdays. :(
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 02, 2011, 03:32:28 am
The format of the tournament is likely to be over 6 qualifier rounds (at different locations) eg Cassian Kitchen, Boardgame Depot, OTK Cheras etc



At each qualifier, we want two winners so depending on how many gamers took part, there'll be one or two rounds. The two winners shud come from one round of 4-6 player session.



The two winners from each of the qualifiers will then meet on FINALS day to compete in a semi-final round (two boards of 6 players) with the three winners from each board advancing to a FINAL board of 6 players.



Prizes for Top Three Finishers. [scarf]



[size="3"]what do you think would be a good choice of prize?[/size]





Note: We are still in discussion with Bill Gates to sponsor this and until then, go easy with the prize suggestion. :whistle3:
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: Shanizan on March 02, 2011, 07:07:27 am
Really interested but so far away to join. when will the first leg will be held? btw do participants need to sign up here to join it or can register during the competition?



For the prize; i think give more boardgames would be better, this will help promo this activities to others. if gives money; then, it will be spend in other things.
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: kaz on March 02, 2011, 09:18:10 am
Agree with Snanizan on the prizes:



- Power Grid base game

- Power Grid maps

- Power Grid plant deck



+ Voucher for next board game purchase



[quote name='Shanizan' timestamp='1299024447' post='17574']

Really interested but so far away to join. when will the first leg will be held? btw do participants need to sign up here to join it or can register during the competition?



For the prize; i think give more boardgames would be better, this will help promo this activities to others. if gives money; then, it will be spend in other things.

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Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: derchef on March 02, 2011, 09:45:31 am
This sounds way better than a cash prize!
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 02, 2011, 10:48:50 am
[quote name='kaz' timestamp='1298885339' post='17540']

I assume calculators will be allowed? [evillook]

[/quote]



Yes we'll have calculators on standby....
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 02, 2011, 10:51:44 am
[quote name='Shanizan' timestamp='1299024447' post='17574']

Really interested but so far away to join. when will the first leg will be held? btw do participants need to sign up here to join it or can register during the competition?

[/quote]



Ideally registered first to join, but am sure we'll allow walk-in. What's norm is walk-in has a higher registration fee.
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 02, 2011, 11:17:44 am
[quote name='Shanizan' timestamp='1299024447' post='17574']

For the prize; i think give more boardgames would be better, this will help promo this activities to others. if gives money; then, [color="#ff0000"]it will be spend in other things[/color].

[/quote]



An absolutely important point!
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: calebleejl on March 03, 2011, 08:27:23 am
when's the registration? and how much? :)
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 04, 2011, 12:18:54 am
FULL details will be announced this Saturday and registration will be tentatively be RM20 (with a RM20 cash voucher in return so you dun really have a "cost").
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 06, 2011, 09:45:14 am
[cool]  Updated starting post with brochure done by Allen Sam!
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: derchef on March 07, 2011, 02:45:32 pm
Japan/Russia map is so intriguing! I so want to play power grid again. [ohyeah]
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 08, 2011, 02:10:11 am
Blog post made for this tournament...

http://blog.boardgam...rid-tournament/ (http://"http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/03/07/1st-msian-power-grid-tournament/")



Registration page for Boardgame Depot created in our Facebook page (click here (http://"https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108675792545286"))

- and registration for Cassian Kitchen Qualifier should be up tomorrow.



Venues confirmed except for Leg #5



1. Boardgame Depot, Bangsar (link (http://"https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boardgame-Depot/158566400864867")) – Mar 13 (Sun) 2 pm

2. Cassian Kitchen, Subang (link (http://"https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cassian-Kitchen-Kafe/308265652573")) – Mar 20 (Sun) 2 pm

3. Family Boardgame Station, Setapak (link (http://"https://www.facebook.com/familybg?ref=ts")) – Mar 27 (Sun) 2 pm

4. Wolf Game Shop, Petaling Jaya (link (http://"https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4991058287&ref=ts")) – Apr 3 (Sun) 2 pm

5. *To be confirmed – Apr 10 (Sun) 2 pm

6. Old Town Kopitiam OTK, Cheras (link (http://"https://www.facebook.com/boardgamecafe.net")) – Apr 15 (Fri) 8 pm



FINAL Date not fixed, tentatively it's likely to April 25.
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 08, 2011, 02:41:50 am
FAQs posted to our blog

http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/03/08/faqs-on-bgc-power-grid-msia-2011/ (http://"http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/03/08/faqs-on-bgc-power-grid-msia-2011/")
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: calebleejl on March 08, 2011, 03:23:54 pm
can't make it for the one this Sunday. will have to try the other qualifiers. :)
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 10, 2011, 12:56:21 am
This competition is featured in the Star (R.Age) today!

http://blog.rage.com.my/are-you-the-power-grid-champion (http://"http://blog.rage.com.my/are-you-the-power-grid-champion")
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 21, 2011, 01:34:28 am
BGC Power Grid M'sia Qualifier #1 @ Boardgame Depot 13/3/2011



EXCERPT

The 1st POWER GRID Tournament in M'sia kicked off last  Sunday with the 1st Qualifier held at the newly opened Boardgame Depot, the latest boardgame cafe in Bangsar! Find out who's our first two Finishers for the FINAL Day.
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Event Report: http://blog.boardgam...11-qualifier-1/ (http://"http://blog.boardgam...11-qualifier-1/")

EXCERPT
Continuing from the 1st Round of the Boardgame Depot Qualifier where six made the cut to the 2nd Round. Read this report to find out who are the two among these six who qualified for the FINAL Day.
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Event Report: http://blog.boardgam...fier-1-round-2/ (http://"http://blog.boardgam...fier-1-round-2/")
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on March 21, 2011, 03:37:22 am
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[size="2"]BGC Power Grid M'sia Qualifier #2 @ Cassian Kitchen 20/3/2011 [/size]

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[size="2"]EXCERPT[/size]
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[size="2"]With two Finalists in the bag, we now move to Subang Jaya where the crocodiles were supposed to meet the sharks. Alas rain and unplanned events drew chaos to crocs plan to descent on shark water, leaving only the sharks to swim by themselves Find out who were the two top sharks to survive this encounter to join Heng & Alvin in the FINAL.[/size]
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[/size]Event Report: [color="#0000ff"][color="#0000ff"][size="2"]http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/03/21/bgc-power-grid-msia-2011-qualifier-2/[/size] (http://"http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/03/21/bgc-power-grid-msia-2011-qualifier-2/")[/color][/color][/url]
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on April 04, 2011, 12:04:06 am
BGC Power Grid M'sia Qualifier #3 @ Family Boardgame Station (Setapak) 27/3/2011



EXCERPT

Four Finalists now confirmed. Setapak is a relatively new ground for Boardgamers as most of them are centered in Damansara/PJ area so it’s said only a fierce dragon will dare cross over the river. Find out what happpens when Dragon Kev crosses over to the Setapak waters to compete with 5 local incumbents in the latest Power Grid Qualifier.



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Event Report: http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/03/31/bgc-power-grid-msia-2011-qualifier-3/ (http://"http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/03/31/bgc-power-grid-msia-2011-qualifier-3/")
Title: BGC POWER GRID Competition 2011
Post by: jack208 on April 10, 2011, 04:26:20 am
BGC Power Grid M’sia Qualifier #4 @ Wolf Game Shop 3/4/2011



After a tour of Qualifiers hosted by newly set-up boardgame cafes, we are honored to be back among one of the oldest game shop to premier in M’sia – WOLF GAME SHOP. Only the brave lurks in the lair of the wolf, and with rumours of Empress Hacan the Merciful making a return from her Catan slumber, we were all set for an explosive qualifier!

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 Event Report: http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/04/04/bgc-power-grid-msia-2011-qualifier-4-2/ (http://"http://blog.boardgamecafe.net/2011/04/04/bgc-power-grid-msia-2011-qualifier-4-2/")