TNW 2011 2.5 Tournament
3 preliminary rounds of 3 player, each player plays each power once, results will go into a League format.
Top 4 players will then play single elimination two player, 1st v 4th, 2nd v 3rd, followed by a final and 3rd/4th play off. Concurrent with this there will be a 5 v 6 play off.
This format has been chosen for two main reasons:
One, to maintain an element of imperfect knowledge and tension in the colalition whilst removing most potential for camp change (the number one complaint regarding the multi-player game)
Two, by having everyone play each power once any balance issues between the powers should be cancelled out.
As an aside this compliments rather than conflicts with the 5 player format played FtF at WBC.
Preliminary Round Drawing:
This will be as random as possible, Individuals will not play the same opponent twice before the semis, therefore each will play three 3 player games against 6 different opponents total.
However preferences for Vassal/Cyberboard, non-move file/move file use will be accommodated where possible.
Scoring in the rounds:
Tie breaker will be net VP count.
Bonus VP will be granted for win by conquest under the provisions of 5.82
French win by conquest is worth +5 VP (As per definition in 5.82. Britain and/or Russia subject neutral and France has 6 or more VP)
Coalition win by conquest is worth+5 VP to each player (France Conquered, Submitted or Capitulated)
1st and 2nd place player will have their choice of sides
Whoever won their semi by the largest margin will have choice of sides
3/4 play off:
Whoever lost their semi by the smallest margin will have choice of sides
5/6 Play Off:
5th place player will have their choice of sides