The event is under way. We had about 10 players on wednesday and I think more than 20 for friendly gaming and a couple of Winter Offensive Bonus Pack mini tournaments. This extended format is working quite well for us.any news from ASO ? has it started ? pictures ?
what games are being played in the semi-finals ???3rd rounded ended a couple of hours ago. A couple of the front runners fell by the wayside. Rich Domovich failed in his attack as he tried to wreck the rentals. Toby Pilling and Jonathan Kay played the same scenario and it was a real nailbiter as Toby's attacking hoard overcame early hiccups for it to become a closey contested game. Unfortunatly the clock ran down on them and we had to judge it. The judges could not split them apart before the end game and it had to go to the 50-50 dice which decided that Jonathan should progress as undefeated in the tournament.
The tournament semifinals are under way. Michael Hastrup-Leth is battling with Jonathan Kay for a trip to the ASO 2020 final table. In the other semifinal Mr.T. is playing Stefan Fiedler. Both Jonathan and Stefan are first timers in the ASO semifinals.
Not knowing what time the round started but looking at the forces presented and number of turns (5.5) in the scenario, it seems as if this one should have been adequately finished in about 4 to 5 hours. It's very possible because of the importance of the play (final rounds) that moves were very meticulous, thence extending normal playing time. Also, it seems as if a night round in this tournament is limited to a time limit (not always so in some tournaments), so some players take advantage of that fact consciously or subconsciously (something akin to to an attack/defense phase timing thing).Seems like a lot of adjudication is happening this year. I wonder if it’s relayed to slow play?
To no avail and Show of forcewhat games are being played in the semi-finals ???