CyberVASL XVII

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Dear all,

The seventeenth 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 XVII" in the subject of the email), indicating your real name, email, and your code in ASL player ratings (asl-ratings.com). 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:

  • NEW: We go back to single elimination format. We keep alternating formats: Spring, single elimination. Autumn: league+playoffs.
  • This edition will be limited to 32 participants, and will consequently have 5 rounds.
  • Currently, 16 participants have confirmed participation, so there are 16 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.

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 (an additional month can be granted during northern summer). 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 a combination of ELO ratings at the start of the tournament (computed with all past CyberVASL results), and ASL player ratings. They will be designed in such 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 XVII" 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 ASL player ratings.
  • 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 may 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
  • 16 participants have confirmed participation, so there are 16 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 ELO and ASL ratings 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 17th March):

Vic Rosso
Tom Arnold
John Garlic
Bruno Javanabal
Pablo Garcia
Sergio Puente
Tuomo Lukkari
Jason Wert
Alan Krause
Alex Koestler
Fabio Mazzucchelli
Maurizio Grassi
Blake Ball
Mike Johnston
Robert Mac Ginley
Ed Donoghue
 

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I will prepare pairings in less than 24 hours, last call!

Updated list of participants:

Al Kirkpatrick
Alan Krause
Alex Koestler
Blake Ball
Bruno Javanabal
Ed Donoghue
Fabio Mazzucchelli
Jason Wert
Jay Elwell
Jim Traver
John Garlic
John Lehman
Maurizio Grassi
Mike Johnston
Pablo Garcia
Robert Mac Ginley
Sergio Puente
Tom Arnold
Tuomo Lukkari
Vic Rosso
 

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Time to start!

Here are Round 1 pairings:

Tom Arnold (Leader) -Jason Wert (2nd line)
Maurizio Grassi (Leader) -Robert Mac Ginley (2nd line)
Bruno Javanabal (Elite) -Ed Donoghue (2nd line)
Sergio Puente (Elite) -Jeremy Driesler (2nd line)
John Garlic (1st line) -Al Kirkpatrick (2nd line)

The following players get a bye in Round 1, and advance to Round 2:

Vic Rosso
Jay Elwell
Pablo Garcia
Alex Koestler
Tuomo Lukkari
John Lehman
Fabio Mazzucchelli
Alan Krause
Blake Ball
Mike Johnston
Jim Traver

Hence, some Round 2 games can start now:

Vic Rosso (Hero) -Tuomo Lukkari (1st line)
Jay Elwell (Hero) -John Lehman (1st line)
Pablo Garcia (Elite) -Blake Ball (1st line)
Alex Koestler (Elite) -Mike Johnston (1st line)

Have fun!
 

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BTW, ASL ratings are currently not counting PBEM games. Hence, I used only our internal CyberELO ratings, which use all past CyberVASL games data. Just in case you are curious about your rating, here is the list:

1 - Lionel Colin: 1793
2 - David Gillies: 1667
3 - Vic Rosso: 1638
4 - Brian Wiersma: 1618
5 - Jay Elwell: 1612
6 - Bruno Nitrosso: 1595
7 - Tom Arnold: 1588
8 - Jeff Buser: 1577
9 - Martin Marquis: 1576
10 - Jon Cole: 1575
11 - Rodney Ding: 1572
12 - Will Fleming: 1568
13 - Alex Koestler: 1563
14 - Laurent Tinture: 1552
15 - Maurizio Grassi: 1545
16 - Pablo Garcia: 1538
17 - Martin Kristensen: 1536
18 - Sebastian Hummel: 1529
19 - Sergio Puente: 1526
20 - Marc Hanna: 1524
21 - Michael Rodgers: 1520
22 - Mike Johnston: 1519
23 - John Bock: 1518
24 - Ricardo García: 1516
25 - Bruno Javanabal: 1515
26 - Russell Dewhurst: 1515
27 - Alan Krause: 1511
28 - Bob Zinselmeyer: 1510
29 - John Garlic: 1509
30 - Stephen Stewart: 1509
31 - Warren Smith Jr.: 1506
32 - Daniel Takai: 1504
33 - Erik Lindblad: 1503
34 - Paul Schaeffer: 1502
35 - Doug Fitch: 1502
36 - Jim Traver: 1501
37 - Lester Castellana: 1500
38 - Jordan Kehrer: 1500
39 - Tuomo Lukkari: 1492
40 - Jeff Sewall: 1492
41 - Roberto Alesse: 1492
42 - Oscar Fernandez: 1490
43 - Asad Rustum: 1488
44 - Steffen Knippel: 1488
45 - Eduard Gonzalez: 1487
46 - Andreas Hinz: 1487
47 - Jon Halfin: 1487
48 - Peter Rogneholt: 1487
49 - Magnus Rimvall: 1486
50 - Mario Aceto: 1486
51 - Allen Evenson: 1486
52 - Ian Tuten: 1486
53 - Miguel Molina: 1486
54 - Peter Palmer: 1486
55 - Jason Paulus: 1486
56 - Juanjo Estevan: 1485
57 - Stephan Hillebrand: 1485
58 - Paul Franklin-Bihary: 1485
59 - Bob Kummeth: 1485
60 - Laurent Martin: 1485
61 - Nicolás Sabido: 1485
62 - Scott Kippen: 1484
63 - David Huguet: 1484
64 - Ken Knott: 1480
65 - Fabio Mazzucchelli: 1479
66 - Anatoly Sizov: 1478
67 - Tom Yetter: 1477
68 - Donald Holland: 1476
69 - Ivan Kent: 1476
70 - Alexey Nikolov: 1474
71 - Alberto Griffa: 1474
72 - Don Clevenger: 1473
73 - Federico Strazzari: 1472
74 - John Dietrich: 1471
75 - Dave Wardzala: 1471
76 - John Otrompke: 1470
77 - Rusty Shields: 1470
78 - John Lehman: 1468
79 - Ian willey: 1468
80 - Blake Ball: 1466
81 - Gary Bartlett: 1464
82 - Bob Eury: 1460
83 - Rick Carter: 1460
84 - Brad Hampson: 1459
85 - Roy Connelly: 1449
86 - Carles Ryhr: 1449
87 - David Castander: 1449
88 - Jeremy Busby: 1442
89 - Eduard González: 1434
90 - Andy Beaton: 1434
91 - Jason Burnette: 1427
92 - Pierce Mason: 1414
93 - Jason Wert: 1406
94 - Ángel González: 1398
95 - Robert Mac Ginley: 1352
 

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Round 2 (with a delay of two months...):

Vic Rosso (Hero) -Tuomo Lukkari (1st line)
Jay Elwell (Hero) -John Lehman (1st line)
Tom Arnold (Leader) -Fabio Mazzucchelli (1st line)
Maurizio Grassi (Leader) -John Garlic (1st line)
Ed Donoghue (2nd line) -Alan Krause (1st line)
Pablo Garcia (Elite) -Blake Ball (1st line)
Alex Koestler (Elite) -Mike Johnston (1st line)
Sergio Puente (Elite) -Jim Traver (1st line)
 

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Playing Quarterfinals now:

Vic Rosso (Hero) -Alan Krause (1st line)
Jay Elwell (Hero) -Pablo Garcia (Elite)
Fabio Mazzucchelli (1st line) -Mike Johnston (1st line)
Maurizio Grassi (Leader) -Jim Traver (1st line)
 
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