GMT GAMES Online TS World Championships

The fifth edition of the GMT GAMES Online Twilight Struggle World Championships will be held on May 20/21, 2017. You can register for this tournament by sending a mail to me (see Contact page). Please include the following information if I don’t know you: full name, email address, nationality, country of residence, city of residence.

This tournament is supported by GMT Games (www.gmtgames.com), but they are not responsible for the organization (the organizing team consists of Michael Stryker, Wojciech Pietrzak, Tasos Manolopoulos and Daniël Hogetoorn). However, the players ending on positions 1, 2, 3 and 4 will receive a free copy of a board game published by GMT Games. The game has to be available by the end of May. I will send a detailed list to the winners at the end of the tournament. These games are fully donated by GMT Games. I would like to thank them so much!

WORLD CHAMPION 2017: ZIEMOWIT PAZDERSKI

FINAL STANDINGS

Place Name                        Feder Rtg  Loc Score Berg.

  1   Pazderski, Ziemowit               6808     7     29.50
 2-6  Wei, Kris                         6997     6     34.00
      Wójciak, Janusz                   6335     6     30.00
      Tvaroh, Tomas                     5770     6     24.00
      Huang, Jie                        5000 12  6     22.00
      Robinson, Charles                 5942     6     21.50
7-12  Pietrzak, Wojciech                6383     5     22.00
      Bina, Tim                         6180     5     19.00
      Tomczynski, Krzysztof             5523     5     17.50
      Wirén, Per                        5000 13  5     15.00
      Cassidy, Ben                      5000 7   5     13.50
      Patnik, Michael                   5875     5     12.00
13-14 Stryker, Michael                  6583     4.5   18.50
      Russo, Anthony                    5822     4.5   12.50
15-21 Hogetoorn, Daniël                 5457     4     14.00
      Macgregor, Scott                  5000 9   4     13.00
      Weida, Petr                       6505     4     12.00
      Nordensten, Karl Johan            5000 10  4     11.00
      Jons, Johan                       5000 6   4     10.00
      Currie, Steve                     4938     4      9.50
      Saunier, Laurent                  4296     4      7.00
22-25 San Miguel, José                  5000 1   3      9.00
      Dunbring, Daniel                  6039     3      5.00
      Latvala, Jussi-Pekka              6483     3      3.00
      Prem, Edward                      5019     3      2.00
26-27 Doumpas, Nick                     5545     2      4.00
      Macneal, Keenan                   5000 11  2      2.00
28-37 Thomopoulos, Nestor               4540     1      3.00
      Babus, Benjámin                   5000 5   1      1.00
      Biberstein, Sven                  5000 4   1      1.00
      Ramírez Schiaffino, Nicolás       4936     1      1.00
      Corcuera, Giancarlo               4787     1      1.00
      Manolopoulos, Tasos               5267     1      0.00
      Krumpeck, Martha-Sophie           5000 8   1      0.00
      Tow, Tim                          4973     1      0.00
      Ullrich, Alban                    4830     1      0.00
      Mitiu, Ioan Angelo                4676     1      0.00
38-39 Donnelly, Hank                    5000 3   0      0.00
      Winans, Elizabeth                 5000 2   0      0.00

Results round 8

No Name                  Result   Name              

 1 Pazderski, Z (2)        1:0    Wójciak, J (7)    
 2 Pietrzak, W (6)         0:1    Wei, K (1)        
 3 Bina, T (8)             0:1    Tvaroh, T (13)    
 4 Patnik, M (11)          0:1    Robinson, C (10)  
 5 Russo, A (12)           0:1    Huang, J (20)     
 6 Stryker, M (3)         .5:.5   Cassidy, B (25)   
 7 Jons, J (26)            0:1    Tomczynski, K (15)
 8 Currie, S (33)          0:1    Wirén, P (19)     
 9 Weida, P (4)            1:0    Saunier, L (39)   
10 Dunbring, D (9)         0:1    Nordensten, K (22)
11 San Miguel, J (31)      0:1    Hogetoorn, D (16) 
12 Prem, E (18)            0:1    Macgregor, S (23) 
13 Manolopoulos, T (17)    0:1    Latvala, J (5)    

Results round 7

No Name                  Result   Name              

 1 Wójciak, J (7)          1:0    Wei, K (1)        
 2 Pazderski, Z (2)        1:0    Bina, T (8)       
 3 Robinson, C (10)        1:0    Tvaroh, T (13)    
 4 Huang, J (20)           1:0    Stryker, M (3)    
 5 Currie, S (33)          0:1    Pietrzak, W (6)   
 6 Patnik, M (11)          1:0    Tomczynski, K (15)
 7 Dunbring, D (9)         0:1    Russo, A (12)     
 8 Hogetoorn, D (16)       0:1    Cassidy, B (25)   
 9 Wirén, P (19)           1:0    San Miguel, J (31)
10 Jons, J (26)            1:0    Nordensten, K (22)
11 Saunier, L (39)         1:0    Macgregor, S (23) 
12 Latvala, J (5)          0:1    Weida, P (4)      
13 Manolopoulos, T (17)    0:1    Prem, E (18)      

Results round 6

No Name               Result   Name              

 1 Tvaroh, T (13)       1:0    Wei, K (1)        
 2 Robinson, C (10)     0:1    Pazderski, Z (2)  
 3 Wójciak, J (7)       1:0    Huang, J (20)     
 4 Currie, S (33)       0:1    Bina, T (8)       
 5 Hogetoorn, D (16)    0:1    Stryker, M (3)    
 6 Wirén, P (19)        0:1    Pietrzak, W (6)   
 7 Dunbring, D (9)      0:1    Tomczynski, K (15)
 8 Patnik, M (11)       1:0    Macgregor, S (23) 
 9 Cassidy, B (25)      1:0    San Miguel, J (31)
10 Latvala, J (5)       0:1    Russo, A (12)     
11 Jons, J (26)         1:0    Weida, P (4)      
12 Prem, E (18)         0:1    Nordensten, K (22)
13 Saunier, L (39)      1:0    Macneal, K (21)   

Results round 5

No Name                Result   Name              

 1 Pazderski, Z (2)      0:1    Wei, K (1)        
 2 Robinson, C (10)      1:0    Stryker, M (3)    
 3 Tvaroh, T (13)        1:0    Pietrzak, W (6)   
 4 Macgregor, S (23)     0:1    Wójciak, J (7)    
 5 Bina, T (8)           1:0    Tomczynski, K (15)
 6 Currie, S (33)        1:0    Dunbring, D (9)   
 7 Weida, P (4)          0:1    Huang, J (20)     
 8 Latvala, J (5)        0:1    Wirén, P (19)     
 9 Patnik, M (11)        1:0    Keenan, M (21)    
10 Cassidy, B (25)      .5:.5   Russo, A (12)     
11 Jons, J (26)          0:1    Hogetoorn, D (16) 
12 Prem, E (18)          0:1    San Miguel, J (31)
13 Nordensten, K (22)    1:0    Saunier, L (39)   

Results round 4

No Name                        Result   Name              

 1 Bina, T (8)                   0:1    Wei, K (1)        
 2 Pazderski, Z (2)              1:0    Macgregor, S (23) 
 3 Wójciak, J (7)                1:0    Tomczynski, K (15)
 4 Doumpas, N (14)               0:1    Stryker, M (3)    
 5 Tvaroh, T (13)                1:0    Weida, P (4)      
 6 Pietrzak, W (6)               1:0    Hogetoorn, D (16) 
 7 Prem, E (18)                  0:1    Dunbring, D (9)   
 8 Robinson, C (10)              1:0    Wirén, P (19)     
 9 Huang, J (20)                 1:0    Patnik, M (11)    
10 Manolopoulos, T (17)          0:1    Currie, S (33)    
11 Latvala, J (5)                1:0    Biberstein, S (28)
12 Ramírez Schiaffino, N (34)    0:1    Russo, A (12)     
13 Ullrich, A (35)               0:1    Keenan, M (21)    
14 Nordensten, K (22)            0:1    San Miguel, J (31)
15 Corcuera, G (36)              0:1    Cassidy, B (25)   
16 Mitiu, I (37)                 0:1    Jons, J (26)      
17 Saunier, L (39)               1:0    Babus, B (27)     
18 Winans, E (30)                0:1    Krumpeck, M (24)  
19 Tow, T (32)                   1:0    Donnelly, H (29)  

Results round 3

No Name                        Result   Name                

 1 Robinson, C (10)              0:1    Wei, K (1)          
 2 Pazderski, Z (2)              1:0    Doumpas, N (14)     
 3 Tomczynski, K (15)            1:0    Stryker, M (3)      
 4 Hogetoorn, D (16)             0:1    Bina, T (8)         
 5 Latvala, J (5)                0:1    Macgregor, S (23)   
 6 Nordensten, K (22)            0:1    Weida, P (4)        
 7 Jons, J (26)                  0:1    Pietrzak, W (6)     
 8 Cassidy, B (25)               0:1    Wójciak, J (7)      
 9 Babus, B (27)                 0:1    Dunbring, D (9)     
10 Biberstein, S (28)            0:1    Patnik, M (11)      
11 Russo, A (12)                 0:1    Currie, S (33)      
12 San Miguel, J (31)            0:1    Tvaroh, T (13)      
13 Corcuera, G (36)              0:1    Prem, E (18)        
14 Thomopoulos, N (38)           0:1    Wirén, P (19)       
15 Saunier, L (39)               0:1    Huang, J (20)       
16 Winans, E (30)                0:1    Manolopoulos, T (17)
17 Tow, T (32)                   0:1    Keenan, M (21)      
18 Ramírez Schiaffino, N (34)    1:0    Krumpeck, M (24)    
19 Ullrich, A (35)               1:0    Donnelly, H (29)    
20 Mitiu, I (37)                 1:0    BYE                 

Results round 2

No Name                        Result   Name                

 1 Patnik, M (11)                0:1    Wei, K (1)          
 2 Russo, A (12)                 0:1    Pazderski, Z (2)    
 3 Tvaroh, T (13)                0:1    Stryker, M (3)      
 4 Doumpas, N (14)               1:0    Latvala, J (5)      
 5 Tomczynski, K (15)            1:0    Pietrzak, W (6)     
 6 Hogetoorn, D (16)             1:0    Wójciak, J (7)      
 7 Wirén, P (19)                 0:1    Bina, T (8)         
 8 Macgregor, S (23)             1:0    Dunbring, D (9)     
 9 Corcuera, G (36)              0:1    Robinson, C (10)    
10 Thomopoulos, N (38)           0:1    Weida, P (4)        
11 Biberstein, S (28)            1:0    Manolopoulos, T (17)
12 Donnelly, H (29)              0:1    Prem, E (18)        
13 Winans, E (30)                0:1    Huang, J (20)       
14 San Miguel, J (31)            1:0    Keenan, M (21)      
15 Tow, T (32)                   0:1    Nordensten, K (22)  
16 Krumpeck, M (24)              0:1    Currie, S (33)      
17 Ramírez Schiaffino, N (34)    0:1    Cassidy, B (25)     
18 Ullrich, A (35)               0:1    Jons, J (26)        
19 Mitiu, I (37)                 0:1    Babus, B (27)       
20 Saunier, L (39)               1:0    BYE                 

Results round 1

No Name                        Result   Name                

 1 Huang, J (20)                 0:1    Wei, K (1)          
 2 Keenan, M (21)                0:1    Pazderski, Z (2)    
 3 Nordensten, K (22)            0:1    Stryker, M (3)      
 4 Macgregor, S (23)             1:0    Weida, P (4)        
 5 Krumpeck, M (24)              0:1    Latvala, J (5)      
 6 Cassidy, B (25)               0:1    Pietrzak, W (6)     
 7 Jons, J (26)                  0:1    Wójciak, J (7)      
 8 Babus, B (27)                 0:1    Bina, T (8)         
 9 Biberstein, S (28)            0:1    Dunbring, D (9)     
10 Donnelly, H (29)              0:1    Robinson, C (10)    
11 Winans, E (30)                0:1    Patnik, M (11)      
12 San Miguel, J (31)            0:1    Russo, A (12)       
13 Tow, T (32)                   0:1    Tvaroh, T (13)      
14 Mitiu, I (37)                 0:1    Doumpas, N (14)     
15 Ramírez Schiaffino, N (34)    0:1    Tomczynski, K (15)  
16 Ullrich, A (35)               0:1    Hogetoorn, D (16)   
17 Corcuera, G (36)              1:0    Manolopoulos, T (17)
18 BYE                            :     BYE                 
19 Thomopoulos, N (38)           1:0    Prem, E (18)        
20 Saunier, L (39)               0:1    Wirén, P (19)       

List of Players

No  Name                        Feder Rtg  Loc

1.  Wei, Kris                         6997    
2.  Pazderski, Ziemowit               6808    
3.  Stryker, Michael                  6583    
4.  Weida, Petr                       6505    
5.  Latvala, Jussi-Pekka              6483    
6.  Pietrzak, Wojciech                6383    
7.  Wójciak, Janusz                   6335    
8.  Bina, Tim                         6180    
9.  Dunbring, Daniel                  6039    
10. Robinson, Charles                 5942    
11. Patnik, Michael                   5875    
12. Russo, Anthony                    5822    
13. Tvaroh, Tomas                     5770    
14. Amidon, David                     5681    
15. Doumpas, Nick                     5545    
16. Tomczynski, Krzysztof             5523    
17. Hogetoorn, Daniël                 5457    
18. Manolopoulos, Tasos               5267    
19. Torgerson, Ted                    5205    
20. Prem, Edward                      5019    
21. Blubaugh, Ian                     5000 14 
22. Wirén, Per                        5000 13 
23. Huang, Jie                        5000 12 
24. Keenan, Macneal                   5000 11 
25. Nordensten, Karl Johan            5000 10 
26. Macgregor, Scott                  5000 9  
27. Krumpeck, Martha-Sophie           5000 8  
28. Cassidy, Ben                      5000 7  
29. Jons, Johan                       5000 6  
30. Babus, Benjámin                   5000 5  
31. Biberstein, Sven                  5000 4  
32. Donnelly, Hank                    5000 3  
33. Winans, Elizabeth                 5000 2  
34. San Miguel, José                  5000 1  
35. Tow, Tim                          4973    
36. Currie, Steve                     4938    
37. Ramírez Schiaffino, Nicolás       4936    
38. Webb, Michael                     4927    
39. Ullrich, Alban                    4830    
40. Corcuera, Giancarlo               4787    
41. Mitiu, Ioan Angelo                4676    
42. Thomopoulos, Nestor               4540    
43. Saunier, Laurent                  4296

Actual participants list: David Amidon (American), Babus Benjamin (Hungarian), Sven Biberstein (German), Tim Bina (American), Ian Blubaugh (American), Ben Cassidy (American), Giancarlo Corcuera (Peruvian), Steve Currie (Canadian), Hank Donnelly (American), Nick Doumpas (Greek), Daniel Dunbring (Swedish), Daniël Hogetoorn (Dutch), Jie Huang (Chinese), Johan Jons (Swedish), Martha-Sophie Krumpeck (Austrian), Jussi-Pekka Latvala (Finnish), Scott MacGregor (American), Keenan MacNeal (Canadian), Tasos Manolopoulos (Greek), Ioan Angelo Mitiu (Rumanian), Karl Johan Nordensten (Swedish), Michael Patnik (American), Ziemowit Pazderski (Polish), Wojciech Pietrzak (Polish), Edward Prem (American), Nicolás Ramírez Schiaffino (Chilean), Charles Robinson (Canadian), Anthony Russo (American), José San Miguel (Spanish), Laurent Saunier (French), Michael Stryker (American), Nestor Thomopoulos (Greek), Krzysztof Tomczynski (Polish), Ted Torgerson (American), Tim Tow (American), Tomáš Tvaroh (Czech), Alban Ullrich (German), Michael Webb (American), Kris Wei (Chinese), Petr Weida (Czech), Elizabeth Winans (Canadian), Per Wirén (Swedish), Janusz Wójciak (Polish)

Uncertain: Stephen Snowder (American)

Time schedule:

Saturday May 20

12.00-14.00 (GMT): round 1
14.30-16.30 (GMT): round 2
17.30-19.30 (GMT): round 3
20.00-22.00 (GMT): round 4

Sunday May 21 (only best players of Saturday)
Note: I will organize competitive matches for eliminated players on Sunday.

12.00-14.00 (GMT): round 5
14.30-16.30 (GMT): round 6
17.30-19.30 (GMT): round 7
20.00-22.00 (GMT): round 8

These Championships are free of charge, but I would like to ask all participants to make a kind donation to the Wargameroom.com site.

Please note that a player who has played at least 1 game on Wargameroom during the TS WC 2017 and has send a correct report, will be allowed to participate in the YATSL league of Wojciech Pietrzak (http://yatsl.zimna-wojna.pl/) without playing a test game and sending a test report even if not AREA-rated.

Tournament rules:

– All games must be played using the latest Wargameroom program or the Playdek version on Steam. If the players don’t agree, the game has to be played on Wargameroom. If you are not familiar with Wargameroom, our team will be happy to assist you by explaining and demonstrating the Wargameroom program and Hamachi.
– All matches will be played with optional cards, no CCW.
– All players will play 4 matches on Saturday. If there is an odd number of players, one player will get a bye each round (normal Swiss rules apply, so nobody can get more than 1 bye and a player with a bye scores an automatic victory). Swiss pairings guarantee 4 different opponents for everyone. I will allow the best players of Saturday to the official rounds on Sunday (all players who scored at least 2.5 points on Saturday). In case of an odd amount of proceeding players, I will add the player who’s on top of the rest. If there are less than 16 players advancing to Sunday, I will add players from the top of the rest (with 2 points) until we have 16 participants on Sunday.
– On Sunday there will be 4 additional rounds. In theoretical cases it is possible that a player will meet somebody he played already on Saturday, but I try to prevent this.
– Players who are eliminated after Saturday are invited to show up in the lobby on Sunday morning. I will pair them against eachother in the usual way. These matches don’t count for the Championships, but will be reported to AREA (and on the website).
– The winner of a match receives 1 point, a draw awards both players 0.5 point. Player with most points after the tournament is crowned World Champion for 1 year. In case of a tie in the overall ranking during the tournament, I will first look at Berger (resistance) points, then at initial rankings (standings before the first round). In case of a tie in the final rankings, I will first look at the results between the appropriate players, then I take Berger and initial rankings into account.
– The winner of the tournament and the players ending on positions 2, 3 and 4 will receive a free game of their choice, published by GMT Games. Of course the game has to be available and within the agreed price range. After the tournament, I will have contact with the winners to discuss details.
– Max. thinking time per player is 1h00m, breaking this limit means losing due to Thermonuclear War.
– I’ll try to post regular updates on my website, but since I’ll take part myself, I can’t guarantee complete information all the time. Anyway, I will post all important information via Wargameroom Chat. I will create a separate room, named TS WC 2017.
– All participants (including the ones playing on Steam!) should be present in this room during all playing hours (starting 10 minutes before the first and each other round), unless skipping a round or receiving a bye.
– All participants should use their full name (no nicknames) when entering the Wargameroom Chatroom.
– Whoever is not reachable at the start of a round (at last 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time of a round!) will be handled as skipping a round. The organizing team will try to reach participants until that time.
– A player is responsible for his own internet connection and save files. If a match can’t be played to an end due to loss of save files or internet connection, one of the players should concede or both players will lose. If a player loses connection and doesn’t return in time to end the match in normal fashion, he will lose, his opponent wins (unless his opponent concedes of course). If your opponent disappears in this way, please report this to one of the organzing players by private message as soon as he loses connection.
– I strongly advise all players to both save the save file after a crash. Always check the tssave file after a crash, since sometimes the program makes an automatic save, even without sending a dialogue window. Always rename the save file!!! The same is true for the final game log, because one of you has to send it to me by email.
– All players are guaranteed to play at least 3 matches (unless connection problems occur or a player skips more than 1 round).
– A player skipping a round will get an automatic loss and won’t get a bye in the remainder of the tournament anymore.
– A player can’t get more than 1 bye during the tournament.
– The lowest ranked player in a round will receive the bye.
– Ranking is determined in this order: tournament points, Berger points, initial rankings.
– Pairings will be determined using the Swiss system. In short, I cut a subgroup into 2 halves, players with the same position in such a half will play against each other. So in the first round with 6 participants we would have these pairings: 4 vs 1, 5 vs 2 and 6 vs 3. In case of odd numbers within a group, usually the lowest ranked player of this subgroup moves to the lower subgroup.
– Two players will never meet more than once during the tournament, unless there is no other appropriate solution.
– Two opponents use the private message feature (or another chat program like Skype) to discuss hosting and do the bidding. Please be sure to be in contact with each other during a match to be able to restore a crashed game as soon as possible. If a player doesn’t react on your call to save the game, please use the sound feature. I count on the sportsmanship of all of you!
– The first mentioned player in the schedule (always the lower ranked one) starts bidding. He mentions a side and an amount of influence points to give to the other player. This other player accepts or bids more influence points to get the mentioned side, until one of the player accepts. The additional influence points from a bid should be placed into one or more countries where his side already has influence (after placing the initial “European” influence). Overcontrol of a country is allowed!
– After finishing a match, please send a short notice of the result on general Wargameroom chat for all players to see. Afterwards, fill in the report form (I will send the link before the start of the tournament). This form will ask for all required information: names of US and USSR player, variant played including bid, winner, turn of victory, mode of victory, thinking time of both players, game log/screen shot. If you would feel like, I would be happy if you could post a match report on the Chat/Reports page on my website (https://unitedfriendseu.wordpress.com/chatreports/).
– I will post results, rankings and schedules as soon as possible after finishing a round on my website.
– I will post the schedule of each round just a few minutes before the start of the round. During the complete tournament, matches should start only at the scheduled time, so I can solve “last moment” issues. A player having a bye is also asked to be in the chatroom at the start of a round in case there will be a last minute change.
– Players without an AREA ranking yet will be handled as having a rating of 5000. Initial rankings of players with the same rating will be determined by drawing lots.
– If you find a bug in the Wargameroom program during a game, please report it to me after your match. For the actual tournament, I can’t do anything about it but report it. Just bad luck. However, it’s very unlikely you’ll find one.
– During the tournament take backs are not allowed. Of course you can use the “Quit” button while playing. This will only cost you time and could give some additional information to your opponent. Remember, breaking the 1h00m time limit will cost you the game due to Thermonuclear War.
– All results will be included in the AREA rankings.

HALL OF FAME

World Champion 2013: Janusz Wójciak (Poland)
World Champion 2014: Riku Riekkinen (Finland)
World Champion 2015: Ziemowit Pazderski (Poland)
World Champion 2016: Ziemowit Pazderski (Poland)

Complete 2013 Excel rankings (including resistance points): TS WC 2013 resultaten actueel
Complete 2013 stats in Excel: TS WC 2013 results total
Final standings 2014: Final standings TS WC 2014
Complete 2014 stats in Excel: TS WC 2014 results total
Final standings 2015: Final standings TS WC 2015
Complete 2015 stats in Excel: TS WC2015 results total
Final standings TS WC 2016: Final standings 2016
Complete 2016 stats in Excel: 2016 results
Final standings TS WC 2017: FINAL STANDINGS 2017
Complete 2017 stats in Excel: Complete stats 2017

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