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Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:06 am
by zarathustra
MECCG World Championship 2018
This year´s World Championship will take place in the Netherlands. Mark Alfano & Eric Dane will be our hosts this time. Here are the details:

When?
26-28 October, 2018

Where?
Assumburg Castle, Tolweg 9, 1967 NG Heemskerk. https://www.stayokay.com/en/hostel/heemskerk
This is 25 km from both Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport. Transport from nearby trainstation will be provided.

Facilities?
We have reserved rooms at the StayOkay hostel, located within the castle, and a conference room for gaming.
Much like Castle Stahleck, most rooms are 4+ people (private rooms are available for an extra fee).
Food and drinks are served on site, breakfast and diner are included in the price, which is about € 42 per night.

How to register?
Go to this URL and fill in the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/ThoQ3cIAvsTFyHgg2.

Tentative schedule:
Friday:
* Hero 1-deck
* ARDA
* Sealed-deck

Saturday:
* Semi-finals
* Dreamcards
* Drinking game

Sunday:
* Finals
* Booster draft

And of course informal games available at all times.

We hope you will come and make this year's Worlds a success!

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:45 pm
by Patric
I will come but I Need to know what is the earliest Time i can use for my Return flight on sunday? Of course it will be from Amsterdam. Just in case I reach the Finals 😉

Best regards and See you soon,

Patric

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:28 am
by Thorsten the Traveller
Great! you should know there's a special rule, people who have won Worlds 3x or more get a -6 TP penalty in qualifiers :-)

We'll probably round up sunday at 3 pm. From Heemskerk it's an hour trainride to Amsterdam Airport (4x per hour).

But, since anybody coming by car will be passing Amsterdam Airport upon returning home, I'm pretty sure you'll be able to hitch a ride, cutting that time down to half an hour.

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:54 pm
by thorondor
Thorsten the Traveller wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:28 am
Great! you should know there's a special rule, people who have won Worlds 3x or more get a -6 TP penalty in qualifiers :-)
but then the chance is even bigger that players like you and me end up being qualified for finals, who dont want to play and drop. as a result even the handicapped players will make it to the finals again ;-)

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:37 am
by Patric
-6tp would still be possible, but if you say that i am not allowed to use my falle radagast...that would hurt ;-)

I booked my flight an arrivie on friday in Amsterdam Schiphol at 12:30 if someone can catch me Update there, that would be great.

I Foul a flight on sunday at 21:15 so i am quite save.

Best regards and See you soon.

Patric

P.S. What a Game yesterday against sweden ;-)


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Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:35 pm
by Thorsten the Traveller
Ah yes, I forgot, special rule, Fallen-Radagst decks are allowed, but only if you start the game with Galva and/or Arinmir :P

Great, I intend to be there early friday, so it might be possible to pick you up.

I was in Paris over the weekend with the meccg community there, and we kept 1 eye on the football match. I don't want to create trouble between friendly neighbours, but let's just say there were more curses than cheers in the 95th minute :-)

@Thorondor. Damn your irrefutable logic! But, amazing prizes will make everybody want to play the finals this year...

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:07 am
by Yegor
Post some pics for all the rest of the mere mortals, will you?

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:58 pm
by Logain
thorondor wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:54 pm
as a result even the handicapped players will make it to the finals again ;-)
Great, i'll think about coming then ^^

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:41 am
by Thorsten the Traveller
Pics of what exactly? The meccg meet-up in Paris? Not sure there are any, we were playing games most of the time :wink:
Sorry, many of us are oldschool geezers who do not feel the need to record everything or express themselves on social media to validate their existence. But involving people is always good, sure. And if there is an interest in such things, I'll try to pay more attention next time and take pictures (if the host of the event agrees, it was at his house). Well, next time might be Worlds, so there will be plenty of pictures.

Re: Worlds 2018 in the Netherlands

Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:38 pm
by Yegor
Thorsten the Traveller wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:41 am
Pics of what exactly? many of us are oldschool geezers
And who needs the pics of the old geezers?! Give us the pics of prizes! :x