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    Cool.

    Well done Gary and Bill and any other chess guys who I don't know from the list of competitors.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    ANZAC Cup 2008 (ANZ web tourney)

    For info and all players welcome to join,

    The 2008 ANZAC Cup is underway.

    Following on the success of the 2006 & 2007 tournaments, I'm hoping the ANZ Diplomacy community once again supports and enjoys the experience of playing our game online.

    Anzac Cup Honour Roll
    2006: 1st Stephen Muzzatti, 2nd Thorin Munro, 3rd Tristan Lee [8 games, 31 players, TD: Greg Evans]
    2007: 1st Jorge Garcia, 2nd Stephen Muzzatti, 3rd Bill Brown [14 games, 26 players, TD: Thorin Munro]

    The first four 2008 tournament games are forming:

    http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?game=ac08_archer (started)
    http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?game=ac08_thinkbig (3 openings)
    http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?game=ac08_lightfingers (4 openings)
    http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?game=ac08_rainlover (3 openings)

    The PRIVACYWORD to join is: ANZAC

    Anyone new to playing on the dpjudge will first need to register at: http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?variant=dppd

    Then to join one (or more) of the above games send email message to dpjudge@floc.net

    JOIN GAMENAME YOURPASSWORD ANZAC
    SIGNOFF

    You will be sent an auto-confirmation you have joined the game and can then log into the game web page. Where all press and orders can be managed and game maps appear.

    Please contact me if you have any problems. I'll help get you started.

    Regards,

    Thorin Munro
    Tournament Director

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    ANZAC Cup 2008 – Tournament Rules

    Eligibility: The tournament is open to Australian and New Zealand players and friends of the DAANZ (Diplomacy Association of Australia and New Zealand).
    a. Player has Australian or New Zealand citizenship
    OR
    b. Player has (or will have) residence in Australia or New Zealand for some portion of 2008
    OR
    c. Player has attended a DAANZ affiliated tournament within the last 5 years

    Format: The Anzac Cup 2008 is a Continuous Tournament. Players may enter and play in up to six (6) games. A player’s best four (4) results will be tallied for a final score.

    Entry: Select a game or games from those available and join. Game openings will be available until the end of July 2008.

    Game Start: A new game will begin once seven players join.

    Power Allocation: In ALL games Power Allocation will be random.

    Scoring: You will receive points for each game result using the Owls System (modified Cricket System).
    TOURNAMENT SCORING
    * 35 points for an 18+ centre VICTORY
    * 1/4 point each year of survival in ELIMINATION or LOSS (maximum of 2 points)
    * 1/2 point per centre for survivors in a LOSS (variation to pure CRICKET)
    * 1 point per centre in a DRAW
    * 3 points for surviving in a DRAW
    * 1 point for being the outright leader in a DRAW

    Replacement Players: Any replacement players will be sought from other Anzac Cup games. If you take over an abandoned position, it will not count toward your 6 game limit. If it is one of your best four results, it will be included in your final score. If you abandon a position you will score zero for that game and it will count in your 6 game limit. Leaving a game without the Tournament Directors approval will make you ineligible to join any later games.

    Time Draws: There will be NO time draws.

    Game Rules: FTF_PRESS, NO_MINOR_WAIT, LIST_WAITERS, LIST_UNORDERED, SMART_CD. Please familiarise yourself with these parameters at http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?page=Rules

    Timing: MOVE 3D NEXT 1D DAYS SMTWTFS WARN 12H, 3H

    Absences: A player may set an absence for a maximum of FIVE days.

    Progress Scores: I will post a list of cumulative scores at the completion of each game.

    Tournament Director: Thorin Munro for all games. E-mail is thorinmunro@hotmail.com.

    Appeals: The Tournament Director will be the final arbiter of any disputes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Cool.

    Well done Gary and Bill and any other chess guys who I don't know from the list of competitors.
    Grant Szuveges played in the 90's and rated about 2200. I believe Frank Meerbach also bridges both chess and Dip.

    Chess players tend to quickly excel at the strategic and tactical elements of Diplomacy, the multi player negotiations are the fun extension!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog
    Hi Thorin,

    I will try the online sites you suggest. There is no formal Diplomacy association in SA.

    Regards
    I only know of two active dpjudge players from Adelaide. I have just posted details of the Anzac Cup. It would be a good introduction to the ANZ hobby and the web interface is very easy to use.

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    Australian Diplomacy Championship 2008 - DAY 1 Standings

    Tough and exciting days play. I am dog-tired and only have a short report to offer, with current standings.

    Four games completed and a fifth in progress, 1905 and to be continued in the morning.

    Game: Scarborough
    A sensatinal 17 centre Italy by Andrew Goff, stopped by two new players Vaughn Smith (F) and Vijayan Thomas (G).

    Game: HMS Supply
    1906 draw with Boston / WA mathemetician, Peter McNamara as Germany handily topping the board.

    Game: HMS Sirius
    Fifteen each to Rob Stephenson (T) and Greg Evans (E) and Bill Brown as Italy and 4 centres in the middle.

    Game: Price of Wales
    Four way draw with Sean Colman (A) and Craig Sedgwick (I) at 15 a piece. Kim (F) and Guy (E) survived on 2 each.

    Expect to be able to start two new games at 10am tomorrow (plus the in progress game). Please come and join us if you want to experience Diplomacy at its competitive and social best ...

    Cheers,
    Thorin

    Player Total
    Andrew Goff 21.000
    Craig Sedgwick 19.250
    Sean Colman 18.500
    Greg Evans 18.000
    Rob Stephenson 18.000
    Peter McNamara 16.000
    Vaughn Smith 13.000
    Steve Lytton 12.000
    Byron Smith 10.000
    Vijayan Thomas 10.000
    Geoff Kerr 8.000
    Bill Brown 7.000
    Kim Colman 6.000
    Guy Mischlewski 5.500
    Peter Jameson 4.000
    Tom Drake-Brockman 3.000
    Anthony Abdo 2.500
    Jarrah Lacko 2.000
    Thorin Munro 2.000
    Brett Chatterton 2.000
    Grant Svuzeges 1.500

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    Australian Diplomacy Championship 2008 - DAY 2 Standings

    Day 2 saw the field reduce to about 15 players, however with continuous game starts everyone was kept busy. There was one carry over game from day 1, and four new games started today, with two of those also completed. So after day 2 we have completed seven games, have two in progress and an exciting final days play ahead!

    Please feel free to call in for a game or two tomorrow. You will get a start, the vibe is great and competition sharp!

    Any games still in progress will finish at 4pm Monday will be time drawn. A short clean up of the venue and presentation of Australian Champion plate and minor prizes follows shortly after. If you can't play, drop in to congratulate the new Champ!

    To the game summaries...

    Game: Golden Grove
    The game played across day one and two end in a four way draw. Bill Brown (R, 16c) and Steve Lytton (T, 16c) played a 1911 steamroller to die for. Geoff Kerr and I managed to hide away in Liverpool and portugal respectively for 1c survival - my best result in the tournament to date :0

    Game: Lady Penrhyn
    A classic EFG ground its way across Europe. Goffy as F managed board top (12c) closely followed by Craig Sedgwick (E, 11c) and Guy Mischlewski (G, 10c) in 1907 ... and holed up in Turkey with a single centre survival was Greg Evans. Rob Stephenson (R) taken down in 2 years only.

    Game: Friendship
    A game I didn't follow closely, being busy taking punishment in another game. Sean Colman topped the board in 1906 as Germany with 11c. Only one elimination, being Peter McNamara's Russia. Nice recovery by Tom Drake-Brockmans Turkey, busted at 2c in 1904 but doubling up by the games end.

    Game 8 & 9 carried over night.

    For those into details ... day 2 standings:
    1 Andrew Goff 38.00
    2 Sean Colman 36.50
    3 Craig Sedgwick 36.25
    4 Steve Lytton 35.00
    5 Rob Stephenson 32.50
    6 Bill Brown 32.00
    7 Greg Evans 29.00
    8 Peter McNamara 27.25
    9 Guy Mischlewski 27.50
    10 Kim Colman 27.00
    11 Vaughan Smith 24.00
    12 Geoff Kerr 24.00
    13 Tom Drake-Brockman 23.75
    14 Byron Smith 24.00
    15 Vijayan Thomas 25.00
    16 Anthony Abdo 25.00
    17 Grant Svuzeges 25.50
    18 Thorin Munro 24.00
    19 Peter Jameson 23.00
    20 Brett Chatterton 22.00
    21 Jarrah Lacko 23.00

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    Hi Thorin,

    Just caught up with this thread - I've been very busy - will join as you suggested in earlier thread. Hope to kick your backside on the Dip board.
    Thx mate.
    frog

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    Australian Diplomacy Championship 2008 - DAY 2 Standings

    The 2008 Australian Champion is: Andrew Goff

    Goffy managed to score 17 centres with Italy on day one and then go on to top another three boards. A masterful performance and we all look forward to having him represent ANZ at WDC08 in Austria!

    The final days play saw two over night games completed and another three fast games played. Games were all competitive and played in a good spirit, with normal final day tensions

    Special mention to both Craig and Greg who were only separated by a single point and who both had very strong tournaments. Goffy while leading, really only ran away with the tourney in his final game, scoring a 12c Russia after 1903.

    Big thanks to Sean Colman for providing the very generous prize sponsorship of a trip to Austria, and to Bevco.com.au for the fridge full of juice and water. And to the travellers from Victoria and Boston, many thanks for your efforts in attending.

    To the results:

    1st Andrew Goff (VIC)
    2nd Craig Sedgwick (NSW)
    3rd Greg Evans (NSW)

    Best Novice: Steve Lytton (VIC)

    Best Powers
    Austria: Sean Colman (15c, 1908, PoW)
    England: Greg Evans (15c, 1909, Sirius)
    France: Andrew Goff (12c, 1907, Lady)
    Germany: Sean Colman (11c, 1906, Friend)
    Italy: Andrew Goff (17c, 1911, Scar)
    Russia: Bill Brown (16c, 1911, Gold)
    Turkey: Steve Lytton (16c, 1911, Gold)

    The full results table at the DAANZ website...
    http://www.daanz.org.au/results/res-aus2008.htm

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    Anzac Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by frog
    Hi Thorin,

    Just caught up with this thread - I've been very busy - will join as you suggested in earlier thread. Hope to kick your backside on the Dip board.
    Thx mate.
    My backside got got thoroughly kicked at the Aust Champs ... so why not in the Anzac Cup too!

    Let me know if you have any trouble joining a game.

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    Sydney Diplomacy Challenge 2008 (FTF Tournament)

    Sydney Diplomacy Challenge
    4-6 October 2008


    Location: Summer Hill Community Centre, Sydney, NSW
    Format: Continuous Format (Play up to 5, best 4 count).
    Tournament Director: Thorin Munro/David Robertson
    Scoring System: OWLS
    Cost: $25 or $10 per day. NEW PLAYERS FREE.
    Prizes: By the Australian Board Gamers League www.abgl.com.au
    1st/2nd/3rd, Best Novice, Best Countries
    Free Refreshments: Drinks by www.bevco.com.au and tea, coffee and snacks.
    SDC Dinner: Summer Hill Hotel, Saturday 4th October, 7:00 PM

    For more information contact:
    Thorin Munro: thorinmunro@hotmail.com

    http://www.daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm#syd2008

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    Sydney Diplomacy Challenge 2008 (FTF Tournament)

    Sydney Diplomacy Challenge 2008

    The tournament looks like it will attract more than 20 players and be both a social gaming event and an excuse to play some great games of Diplomacy.

    Diplomacy is a game which chess players are able to pick up very quickly. There are diverse strategic elements, tactics galore AND the missing component in chess - the need to interact, negotiate and influence 6 other players in the game!

    So if you are looking for a different experience to the weekend chess tourney, why not drop into Summer Hill Community Centre and play a game of Diplomacy. Like happened to me ... you might get hooked

    Cheers,

    Thorin

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    Thumbs up

    Hi Thorin. Good luck with the tournament.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Sydney Diplomacy Challenge 2008 (FTF Tournament)

    Thanks. We're hoping to attract three boards. New players are always welcome and play for FREE!!

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    Sydney Diplomacy Challenge 2008 (FTF Tournament)

    Day 1 summary & results:

    Over the course of the first day we have had 14 players participate, 8 of whom have never previously played in an ANZ Diplomacy tournament.

    Three games played.

    Avalon drawn after 1908 with JC's 12c Turkey looking strong, opposed by an cobbled together EFG (Rob, Tom Tian and Gabriel).

    Balmain a 1904 draw, a good training game for many of the newcomers. Goffy pipped us at the post!

    Clovelly a tough contest with seasoned players. Goffy took the foot of the accelerator and his big Russia ceded a gentleman's draw in a very strong position after 1906. Tom Drake-Brockman (E) and JC (F) were equal second and locked in combat. Tenacious single centre survival for Scott as Austria....

    So we have a very close race for the lead, with the two best players well positioned for day 2. If you are planning to join us, please do. You will get a game and enjoy the company!

    Oh, and we managed to play three games of Ticket to Ride, Europe during the day.....

    Sydney Diplomacy Championship 2008
    Day 1 standings.
    1 Andrew Goff 26.00
    2 Jean-Christian Imbeault 25.00
    3 Tom Drake-Brockman 18.00
    4 Louis Cheung 17.00
    5 Tom Tian 11.00
    6 Rob Schone 10.00
    7 Gabriel Singer 10.00
    8 Caroline Wong 9.00
    9 Sean Colman 16.00
    10 Thorin Munro 7.00
    11 Scott Etherington 4.00
    12 Jake Cruwys 2.50
    13 Kim Colman 1.75
    14 Darcy Wright 1.00

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    Sydney Diplomacy Challenge 2008 (FTF Tournament)

    SDC 08 - Day 2 summary and results

    Much smaller turnout for day 2, the field whittled to serious contenders! Geoff Kerr became the 15th participant and we played two good quality games..... daylight saving caught Goffy out, combined with a late night in the city. Didn't seem to affect his strong play though.

    Game: Dee Why
    This was a great game by Kim Colman, as Germany (10c), who has really grown into an accomplished player. France (Thorin) and England (Geoff Kerr) were artfully played off against each other. First though she worked with Geoff to demolish Jean_Christian's Russia, who eventually found refuge in Ankara. Meanwhile in the East, Gabriel Singer as Italy (10c) ground down Austria (Sean) and then Jake's Turkey. Kim made the stab of the tourney when she busted Geoff's English position ... before that he'd been looking very dangerous. Great game by all.

    Game: Edgecliff
    Goffy joined this game and ruled the roost as Germany (9c) from the outset, more-so when England (JC) and France (Jake) bounced in the ENC in S01. Three easy builds, then a campaign against England (who eventually holed up in Spain ... JC is tenacious In the East, Kim (Austria - 7c) and Thorin (Italy - 7c) played a classic Lepanto to skewer Geoff's Turkish position by 1903. Sean (Russia) was always under pressure and ended up fighting alongside Goffy's troops on the borders of Autsria. Another enjoyable game.

    To date Goffy has played and won three games and is in his own league. Very short odds to clinch the title in the final game tomorrow. But then again, who knows ... there are other players within striking distance.... stay tuned!

    Sydney Diplomacy Championship 2008
    1 Andrew Goff 39.00
    2 Jean-Christian Imbeault 33.00
    3 Thorin Munro 27.00
    4 Kim Colman 24.75
    5 Sean Colman 24.00
    6 Gabriel Singer 23.00
    7 Tom Drake-Brockman 18.00
    8 Jake Cruwys 17.50
    9 Louis Cheung 17.00
    10 Tom Tian 11.00
    11 Rob Schone 10.00
    12 Caroline Wong 9.00
    13 Geoff Kerr 6.75
    14 Scott Etherington 4.00
    15 Darcy Wright 1.00

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