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    Don't miss out on the opportunity to win one of the major trophies on offer. Especially the 2011 Pentamind

    World Amateur Poker

    This is an event open to both adults and juniors alike. Practice your live poker and you may even get to call yourself the Amateur World Champion.

    We don't play for money just medals. This gives a unique opportunity for under 18s to show how good they are with a junior title up for grabs too!


    MSO Carcassone Tournament 2012 Details

    Mensa Connections Olympiad Championships
    Thursday 23rd August 10:00-13:45
    Arbiter/OrganiserJosef Kollar
    ULU - 2ND Floor
    Movement:Random and Final Table
    Players per board4
    Clocks:15 Minutes per player
    Game Page:Carcasonne
    Rules download:Carcasonne Tournament Rules
    Latest update:16th August 17:00

    Victory Points

    The positions are determined by the highest backmost colour, if this is tied then the 2nd highest is used until all 6 colours have been used. If players are still tied VPs are split.



    The tournament movement can be changed before the commencement of play at the organiser descretion. No match with the exception of a play-off match may start outside of the scheduled time without extrordinary circumstances.

    Before the final round random drawn rounds with minimum overlap followed by Final table with Gold being the player with the highest VP.

    The top four players will progress to the final table using the tie-break criteria to decide who progresses in the case of a tie. If there still is no split a random event such as the highest die roll will progress to the final table.

    Tie-break for 2012 tournament

    Tie-breaks are only used to decide the medals and do not apply to multi-event games using pentamind points or to prize moies which are split between the players.

  • Mensa Connections rules

    Protocol for calling the arbiter

    Any person may report an irregularity to the arbiter or senior arbiter when not disrupting play.

    Normally protocol won't be required when calling the arbiter but in cases where there is a significant dispute protocol should be observed by the players and spectators:

    • The person calling the arbiter should speak first and make his/her case themselves without interuption from any player or spectator.
    • Next any accused party or affected players speak if more than one the order is chosen by the arbiter.
    • The arbiter can then choose to consult any other person before making a ruling.
    • People should wait to be asked before speaking.

    All non-players including coaches or parents have the status of spectators during play. The only exception is when acting as translators.