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Worlds 2017

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:19 am
by Seleucid08
Hi Guys

Any idea where the Worlds 2017 will be

Regards

Edward

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:02 pm
by hazelbark
No decisions have been made. But discussion centers around Salamanca Spain.

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:17 pm
by philqw78
Centres

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:18 pm
by AlanCutner
Any update on this?

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:43 am
by dave_r
Tournament is going to be held in Salamanca, 4th - 6th august.

Friday - Sunday. Would people prefer five or six games? Only one game is possible on the Friday, which would make Saturday as per Britcon.

Could I have your thoughts please?

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:05 pm
by AlanCutner
Two games on Saturday. One of the big attractions is socialising on the Saturday evening.

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:34 am
by petedalby
Traditionally the worlds have always been 6 games. It would be a shame if we moved away from that format.

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:36 am
by dave_r
I agree with that sentiment Pete. Turns out the venue is available all day Friday so we could do the standard six games at two games per day.

Be good to hear everybody's opinion though. I'll confirm early January.

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:25 pm
by davidandlynda
Definitely 2 games a day ,finishing late on Saturday makes everything a rush and late socialising even if we are in the hotel venue
David

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:22 pm
by AlanCutner
Agree 6 games if its 2 on Friday, and just 2 on Saturday.

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:02 am
by dave_r
Thanks for the responses.

There is an arranged lunch as part of the deal on Saturday and sunday, but this is only available between 3-4 pm.

On the Saturday would you prefer to start later (11am) and finish later (7:30 pm) to get this meal, or more "standard" times to allow, erm, socialising on the Saturday.

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:29 am
by petedalby
More sensible times for games please. Who has lunch at 3 pm?

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:28 am
by madaxeman
petedalby wrote:More sensible times for games please. Who has lunch at 3 pm?
2 types of people:

- gamers who are lucky enough to be able to piggy-back their World event on the back of another, much larger gaming tournament (the ETC) after the ETC have done all the planning, organising, logistics and venue selection....including arranging for the lunchtime of their own several hundreds of players to be at more normal times...already.
- Spanish people (although to be fair, they may well start earlier..but are often still going by then)!

The other option is to play to a normal schedule, start the afternoon game shortly after the morning one ends and call "Dice down" at 3pm to have a 1-hour "time out", restarting the game clock again at 4pm. I've done that for events at Central London before and it's worked fine.

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:51 am
by philqw78
Or enforce the 'eatin's cheatin'' rule

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:46 pm
by AlanCutner
Hmmmm....not the easiest of places to get to from here

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:28 pm
by madaxeman
AlanCutner wrote:Hmmmm....not the easiest of places to get to from here
You could always try starting from somewhere else...?

:twisted:

(It's also the venue for the ETC. So more Wargamers, from more countries, will be making there way to thus same venue at this same time than at any previous Worlds - or IWF- event ever. Flight to Madrid, one of the most connected airports in Europe, then a car hire or get a bus. It's a little over 2 hours drive from Madrid, and with an early finish on Sunday it's probably still only 1 day off work if you want to do it in as little time as possible)

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:20 am
by AlanCutner
Early finish Sunday? Have I missed that somewhere?

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:06 pm
by navigator
And of course Dave assumes we all know what the etc is?

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:16 am
by madaxeman
navigator wrote:And of course Dave assumes we all know what the etc is?
The ETC is a huge international team event for FoW, WH40k, WH, Warmahordes and probably other things the cool young things (who aren't old fogies like us) play. It's been running for years in a different host country each time and they take it quite seriously I believe.

Kinda like what we'd be like if the Botswanan Wargames Federation had a deciding say in how The Worlds was organised... :twisted:

Re: Worlds 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:59 am
by navigator
Cheers... flight booked £95 quid return so almost cheep as cheeps (burritos?)... altho not sure I want to spend a weekend gaming with a bunch of geeks.