CyberVASL XI

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Dear all,

The eleventh edition of CyberVASL is now open for sign-up. If you are interested in joining this tournament, please send an email to CyberVASL {at} outlook {dot} com (please be sure that you include exactly "CyberVASL XI" in the subject of the email), indicating your real name, your personal ID code in the AREA webpage (http://www.asl-area.org/), and email. By doing so, you accept that I will use this information and pass it to others for the exclusive purposes of running the tournament.

All rules are below, but here is a summary:

  • This edition will be limited to 32 participants, and will consequently have 5 rounds.
  • Currently, 23 participants have confirmed participation, so there are 9 free slots available.
  • The tournament will start as soon as the 32 slots are filled. In case vacancies still exist by 30th March, the tournament will start with the available players by this date.
  • All sign-ups must be done by email. Strict receiving time will determine participation in case the threshold of 32 players is reached.
  • I will give some "badges" to participating players, for achieving some targets. The purpose is only to add some spice to the tournament, with no other intention or implication.
  • After some complaints about the "good luck" of particular players, I decided to develop a tool capable of detecting cheating behavior, based on the logs of the game. Since it is not fully automated, each player will have some limited access to it, to ensure it is used with moderation. In particular, you can ask for an analysis of your current game, but if the tool fails in detecting cheats, then you will not be able to request it neither in this tournament nor the next one you are participating. Of course, if a player is detected cheating, he will be immediately expulsed from current and future tournaments. I hope this threat is enough to discourage all cheaters from participation, so hopefully I will not need to run the tool ever!

COMPLETE RULES:

  • Each round, people will be paired, and only the winner of each game will continue in the tournament.
  • Default method of play is VASL PBEM, no optional rules and VASL dicebot. Other methods, rules or dice are allowed upon agreement of both players.
  • All games of a round must be completed no later than three months after the previous round finished. All games have to be running (i.e., both setups done, and turn 1 started) after one month from the start of the round.
  • Deadlines are NOT flexible. At the end of a round a winner must be declared. Failure to this will imply a double loss to both players. Please only sign up if you can send at least one log per day most of the time, as speed is very important when playing PBEM.
  • All pairings will be predetermined at the start of the tournament, and you will be allowed (and encouraged) to start your next round game as soon as you know who is your opponent. This will give you more time to complete the new game, as the three months period only starts once all games for the previous round are finished. I will try to regularly remind people about new games that can be started.
  • Depending on the number of players (and previous forfeits), it is possible that some players are not paired in a given round. In that case, those players will automatically advance to the next round. I will design pairings to avoid this to happen in the last rounds.
  • Pairings will be based on AREA ratings at the start of the tournament, and will be designed in a way that best players will tend to play between them only in latest rounds.
  • If you feel that you are not going to have time to complete your game in time, please resign as soon as possible, to allow your opponent to start his new round game ASAP.
  • If your game is not finished, (or the game has not started after the first month) then the player more responsible of the delay should politely declare his opponent as the winner, no matter how the game was going.
  • All results (win/lose/forfeit) can be notified by either player, either by posting here or sending an email to CyberVASL {at} outlook {dot} com. In the latter case, please be sure that you include exactly "CyberVASL XI" in the subject of the email. Please communicate in a similar way scenario and sides chosen, as well as the moment when you effectively started to play turn 1.
  • All games (except those not started after the first month) will be reported to AREA.
  • In case a rules dispute appears, please consult the rulebook and the rules forum in GameSquad. Only when this doesn't clarify the answer, you can ask me for a decision. Both players should explain their point of view, with specific references to rules. In this respect, I maybe request advice from experienced players, who will also be responsible of deciding when the dispute affects one game in which I am playing.
  • Cheats: There is a tool capable of detecting several types of cheats in a given game, based on VASL logs. Any player can request its use for his current game, but if the tool fails to find cheating behavior, then the requesting player cannot use it neither for the rest of the tournament nor for the next one in which he participates. Detected cheating players will be immediately expulsed from all current and future CyberVASL tournaments.
Sign-up rules:

  • The sign-up period will last until 30th March at most.
  • The number of players in this tenth edition will be limited to 32. Once this limit is reached, sign-up will immediately end, and first round will start
  • 23 participants have confirmed participation, so there are 9 free slots available.
  • In case the limit is reached before 30th March, new participants will be selected exclusively by the date and time in which sign-up emails were received.
Specific suggestions for selecting scenario and sides:

  • ANY scenario can be chosen. Please take into account time availability of you and your opponent, to ensure that the scenario is small enough to be played by the deadline.
  • One of the purposes of the tournament is to encourage people to play against new opponents, in order to learn from them both in terms of rules and strategy.
  • Therefore, to encourage less experienced people to join, it is suggested that (when the players have different experience levels) the less experienced player selects 3-4 scenarios, and pass them to his opponent, who in turn selects one of them and randomize sides. In this way, less experienced players can adjust the scenario selection to their rules knowledge.
  • If both players have a similar experience level, then they can agree on any way they want.
  • To facilitate this procedure, all players will have an associated experience level (based on the AREA seed that determined pairings), that will be communicated when the pairings are done.
  • Please have a list of your 3-4 preferred scenarios prepared in advance, to avoid unnecessary delays.
Good luck to all!

Sergio


PD: List of current participants (up to 11th March):

Lionel Colin
Will Fleming
David Gillies
Alex Koestler
Blake Ball
Pablo Garcia
Martin Marquis
Jason Wert
Sergio Puente
Tom Arnold
Eduard Gonzalez
Ricardo García
Alexey Nikolov
Mike Johnston
Rick Carter
Pierce Mason
Peter Rogneholt
Robert Mac Ginley
Jason Burnette
Carles Ryhr
Ángel González
Steffen Knippel
Roy Connelly
 

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Only two seats available!

Updated list of participants:

Lionel Colin
Ryan Kent
Will Fleming
David Gillies
Blake Ball
Pablo Garcia
Alex Koestler
Martin Marquis
Sergio Puente
Eduard Gonzalez
Scott Kippen
Jason Wert
Tom Arnold
Rick Carter
Steffen Knippel
Mike Johnston
Jason Burnette
Alexey Nikolov
Ángel González
Jim Traver
Robert Mac Ginley
Roy Connelly
Pierce Mason
Carles Ryhr
Ricardo García
Peter Rogneholt
Alan Krause
Juanjo Estevan
Maurizio Grassi
Lester Castellana
 

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Round 1 pairings:

Lionel Colin (Hero) -Alan Krause (2nd line)
Will Fleming (Hero) -Alexey Nikolov (2nd line)
David Gillies (Leader) -Peter Rogneholt (2nd line)
Blake Ball (Leader) -Pierce Mason (2nd line)
Martin Marquis (Elite) -Ángel González (2nd line)
Alex Koestler (Elite) -Juanjo Estevan (2nd line)
Pablo Garcia (Elite) -Roy Connelly (2nd line)
Steffen Knippel (1st line) -Robert Mac Ginley (2nd line)
Jason Wert (1st line) -Jason Burnette (2nd line)
Jeremy Busby (1st line) -Ricardo García (2nd line)
Scott Kippen (1st line) -Lester Castellana (2nd line)
Rick Carter (1st line) -Maurizio Grassi (2nd line)
Mike Johnston (1st line) -Carles Ryhr (2nd line)
Eduard Gonzalez (1st line) -Jim Traver (2nd line)
Tom Arnold (1st line) -David Castander (2nd line)
 

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While CyberVASL X is in it’s home stretch, I can confidently announce that CyberVASL XI is underway!

I hope not to be “Getting [My] Bell Rung” (FT 171) against skippen’s presently advancing Brits!
 

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Mike Johnston, I have sent an email with my proposal of scenarios, please check
 

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We had a late sign-up, so there is one more game in Round 1:

Sergio Puente (Elite) -Javanabal Radjah (2nd line)
 
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Jeremy Busby and Ricardo Garcia will meet in Poland in ASL85 No Way Out, my German forces will try to defend a village against Jeremy’s Polish troops in the confusion of this September night.
 

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Alexey (Belgian) and I (German) are playing "Belgian Tigers" from FrF. I have gotten the bulk of the 3s on the attacks, but Alexey is determined to mount a fierce counterattack. Should wrap up in a few weeks if we can get some cooperation from the Universe.
 

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Rob MacGinley and I have agreed to play FrF98 (Amerikanskaya Suka).
I'll have the Germans. I have yet to set up, because I'm slow (and travelling for work).

When is the deadline again?
 

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Rob MacGinley and I have agreed to play FrF98 (Amerikanskaya Suka).
I'll have the Germans. I have yet to set up, because I'm slow (and travelling for work).

When is the deadline again?
Deadline for starting turn 1 is 2nd May
 

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Afternoon Fellow ASL Berserkers!
Blake Ball (Russian) and I (German) will visit Stalingrad .. RB 14 "Anchoring The Line."
Cheers!
Pierce
 

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A shout out to Eduard Gonzales. I have sent you my set up 3 weeks ago and am awaiting your opening moves.

I have sent e-mails but have not heard anything back. Is this still a go?
 

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Hi all

Another first round loss to me - 11 Cyber tourneys and never out of first round

Steffen Knippel (1st line) -Robert Mac Ginley (2nd line) played FrF98 - Steve won as Germans

Steve is an excellent player but I did take him to the last Game turn - I had little luck with the tank vs tank game from the start

Congrats to Steve

Cheers

Rob
 

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Tom Arnold(Russians) defeated David Castander(Germans) in ASL-126 Commando Schenke. Though a beginner, David is dangerous opponent. Thanks again David.
 
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