NC Bitter Ender in Raleigh, NC 11-14 April 2019

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Look for more information in the upcoming months (official flyer, playlists, attendees). The BE will once again take place at the Ramada by Wyndham.

When: Thursday 11-Apr-2019 thru Sunday, 14-Apr-2019. Thursday April 11th is designated as an open play day but will feature scenario C "Streets of Stalingrad" team play. The first round of the Bitter Ender Grognard main event will begin promptly Friday at 08:00 hours. Please join us for the NC ASL Players Association Annual Tournament (Facebook: North Carolina ASL Group).





Where: Ramada Raleigh Blue Ridge, 1520 Blue Ridge road, Raleigh, NC 27607. Contact the hotel directly for reservations under the function name: Bitter-Enders



Phone: 1-919-832-4100

Fax: 1-919-826-1796






Hotel Information: The cost for a hotel room at the Bitter Ender should not exceed $80 per night (Excluding taxes). Price includes a free breakfast buffet. Please book early to get this price.



Fee:
The entry fee for the Bitter Ender 2019 will be $45 for pre-registration post marked on or before March 14th, 2019. The door fee is $50. Pre-Registration cost for entry on a single day will be $25.00. The door fee is $30.



  • Please note, single day entrants will not be eligible for the main tournament. Single day entrants will only be eligible for the Mini Tournaments if there is space and on a first come first serve basis. You may not pre-register for a Mini. Note that players eliminated in the Friday round of the Grognard Tournament will have priority for spots in the Minis.

The Grognard Tournament: The Bitter Ender main event (The Grognard) will consist of 5 rounds of single elimination. Players participating in The Grognard will be required to play a minimum of two matches on Friday and two matches on Saturday. Sunday will consist of the championship match.



The Grognard play list will contain 15 scenarios. Players will choose one scenario from a list of 5 scenarios each round. Players may mutually agree on the scenario or write down on a piece of paper their choice of scenario, with 1 being their top choice and 5 being their last choice. DO NOT SPEND AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME ON SCENARIO SELECTION. Players may choose a scenario from a previous round as long as neither player has played it yet in the tournament.



If players still cannot agree on a scenario, they may play another scenario not on the official list as long as it is approved by the tournament director (TD) before scenario play commences. The rounds will be timed events. The rounds will start and end as follows:



Friday Round1 Saturday Round 3 Sunday Round 5



Start time: 08:00 Start time: 08:00 Start time: TBA by TD

End Time: 15:00 End Time: 15:00 End Time: 18:00





Friday Round 2 Saturday Round 4



Start Time: 16:00 Start Time: 16:00

End Time: midnight End Time: midnight



Please note that it is the TD's belief that ASL is not an endurance contest. Rounds 1 & 3 will END at the specified time. The TD will adjudicate any game that is not finished by the mandated end time. The TD reserves the right to consult fellow players to assist in the adjudication process as long as they are not one of the players and they will not face either opponent in the next round. All players will be expected to have their set ups completed within 30 minutes. Should adjudication occur, speed of play will be a determining factor in the TD's decision. Also, the Player that takes a long lunch is probably toast. Play fast, play hard, and have a good-looking cardboard corpse.



Rounds 2 & 4 can be played through midnight. If mutually agreed to by BOTH players, play until conclusion of scenario is acceptable. However, if ONE of the players requests adjudication at the end of the allotted time it will take place. Therefore, players will have the full time to complete the round. Note: An hour for lunch/dinner is acceptable/expected. If you need to leave early, for whatever reason, without completing a scenario then YOU ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE FORFEITED THAT GAME. Also note that Round 3 will begin promptly at 08:00. Please be respectful to your opponents need for sleep.



Round 5 is the championship round. The start time will be coordinated with the two players and the TD.



Mini-Tournaments: The Bitter Ender will be hosting 6 mini-tournaments starting on Saturday 13-Apr-2019.



The three Saturday mini-tournaments are for players that have been eliminated from the Grognard but still want to compete at the tournament level. Play begins promptly at 08:00 on 13-Apr-2019



Scenario selection is as described for the Grognard above, except no scenarios are eliminated.







Round1
Round 2



Start time: 08:00 Start time: 16:00

End Time: 15:00 End Time: midnight



Balance Provisions: If players decide to utilize balance for the scenario played, please inform one of the TDs. All recommended Balances on the Playlist are recommendations only. You may choose to ignore these if you like. Only B.E. SSRs are required to play the scenario.



Area:
All TOURNAMENT games will be reported to AREA. OPEN GAMES WILL NOT BE REPORTED TO AREA.



Prizes: Will consist of plaques for the Bitter Ender 2019 main event winner and the runner up. Plaques will also be awarded to the winners of the Bitter Ender mini-tournaments as well as the Darrell Wright / Gary Bartlett Sportsmanship Award.
 
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The Bitter Ender 2019 Grognard (main) Tournament Scenario List. Mini-Tournament list to follow.


Scenario #
Name of Scenario
Turns
Boards
Overlays
Round 1Friday 08:00 Hours
RPT141Volunteers Became Scarce
5.5​
48,62​
None​
DTF-6Magnificent Beasts of Prey
6.5​
10z,18​
None​
FrF93Wiener Walzer
6​
4,22​
None​
WO31Ma Deuce Delivers
5.5​
11b​
None​
RPT160Willie Und Fritz
5.5​
2,79,3b​
B5​
Round 2Friday 16:00 Hours
RPT143Rebel's Roost
6.5​
61,78​
None​
FrF94Death from Above
5.5​
38,62,69​
None​
WO32Corps Values
5.5​
10a​
None​
ITR16Fighting Tank Busters
7​
1a, DW-4a, DW-4b​
X23,BFP-R2,St1,St3​
X12Nowhere To Hide
7​
28,31​
H4,W1,SD3,W2​
Round 3Saturday 08:00 Hours
DTF-3True Grit
7​
8b,58​
B2,B3,M4​
FrF97Wrecking the Rentals
6​
x,v​
None​
DTF-5AK '44
5.5​
51​
None​
HF8Fahrenheit 352
6​
HT​
None​
ASL113Liberating Bessarabia
8​
22,49​
None​
Round 4Saturday 16:00 Hours
RPT145Bouncing Check
5.5​
81,83​
None​
WO30As Luck Would Have It
5.5​
11a​
None​
DASL A10The Tiger of Toungo
10​
b,d​
None​
ASL115Huns of Steel
9​
43,44,48​
Rv1​
CtR-7Desperate Hours
7​
2​
None​
Round 5Sunday 08:00 Hours
DTF-4Death to Fascism
6​
17z,16​
X13,O2,B1​
FrF98Amerikanskaya Suka
6​
FrFA,71​
None​
AS137Khamsin
8.5​
27,28​
H1,H3,H4​
CtR-20Prequil to Armageddon
6.5​
43,61​
None​
FrF92Arms Race
6.5​
23,71,FrFA​
None​
 

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Devastating news for all I am sure, but I'm going to miss it this year!!!?! Sadness consumes me.
 

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That's too bad Ken. I'll be there this year after having missed last year!

Rick
 

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Any more information to be had about this tournament (official flyer, attendees...)?
I was at PrezCon in Charlottesville the last few days. I will do an update this week on where things stand as well as add the mini-tournaments here which I have not yet done (they are currently posted with the brochure on the Facebook: NC Advanced Squad Leader and Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Players Group).
 

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I was at PrezCon in Charlottesville the last few days. I will do an update this week on where things stand as well as add the mini-tournaments here which I have not yet done (they are currently posted with the brochure on the Facebook: NC Advanced Squad Leader and Advanced Squad Leader (ASL) Players Group).
Ray,
Those both appear to be closed groups. Is the info available anyplace more accessible? There a chance I can make it to the mini on Sat this year.
 

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Sure. Send me your email address via PM here on Gamesquad and I will send you the details for the minis. Ray
 

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Latest Info on the NC ASL "Bitter Ender" tournament...

The 32 player main Grognard tournament which starts Friday morning is about filled.

Many players coming on Thursday will join in one or two multi-player games of Streets of Stalingrad [C] which will start sometime after mid-afternoon. Game host will be Tom Kearney with Deluxe ASL style mapboards.

Of course, some players are coming to play larger scenarios so we expect the usual crowd of between 40 and 50 players.

Below and following threads are the six mini-tournaments for those knocked out of the Grognard or coming in for one or two days of play. Winners will receive plaques.

Citadel:
Scenario #Name of ScenarioTurnsBoardsOverlaysROARBalance Provisions/Comments
Round 1Saturday 08:00 Hours
J43Setting the Stage533,44X12,X13,Wd3German 55 / Russian 56
BFP95Obian Highway656NoneGerman 53 / Russian 61
J118Elephants Unleashed5.533,44X9German 94 / Russian 86
Round 2Saturday 16:00 Hours
BFP091Death Roamed Freely8BFP-DW1a, BFP-DW1b,57NoneGerman 6 / Russian 7
AP48Up Inferno Hill7.516,33.58W1,W2,W3,OG1German 19 / Russian 29
BFP 84Kreida Station7.5BFP-B,43NoneGerman 9 / Russian 8
 

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SW Pacific:
Scenario #Name of ScenarioTurnsBoardsOverlaysROARBalance Provisions/Comments
Round 1Saturday 08:00 Hours
ASL167Cibik's Ridge8342USMC 7 / Japanese 11
J117The Triangle937G5USA 12 / Japanese 11
J116Brigade Hill6.536NoneAustralian 51 / Japanese 46
Round 2Saturday 16:00 Hours
A111Canttern's Position834,39O3Australian 27 / Japanese 39
HS 13The Ravine711,365,Wd3,Wd4,G5USA 8 / Japanese 10
SP54Manila John7.537O2, B2USMC 2 / Japanese 2Night
 

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Desert:
Scenario #Name of ScenarioTurnsBoardsOverlaysROARBalance Provisions/Comments
Round 1Saturday 08:00 Hours
SP68Foote-ing the Bill6.526,27H3,H5,D5,D6British 5 / German 4All tanks
J91The Sooner the Better6.526,27,28,29NoneAustralian 17 / German 12
J79Rommel's Remedy826,27,30,31W1,W3,W4,H1,H4New Zealand 22 / German.Italian 18Tables required from Journal Line in the Sand
Round 2Saturday 16:00 Hours
AS137Khamsin8.527,28H1,H3,H4British 69 / German 67
J186Castles on the Horizon626,27,28,29H1,H2,H3,H6,W1,W2,W3,W4British 15 / German 7German gets balance
A90Cutting out a Strongpoint1036,28,30,31D1,D2,D3,D4,D5South African 10 / German.Italian 16
 

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Burma:
Scenario #Name of ScenarioTurnsBoardsOverlaysROARBalance Provisions/Comments
Round 1Saturday 08:00 Hours
SP58Mar's Last Fight7,537,39X13,X26,X28,X29USA 6 / Japanese 11
SP39Down the Manipur Road6.5361,O5British 15 / Japanese 16
SP69Meiktila Break In5.544X28,X29,OW1,B5Indian 9 / Japanese 14
Round 2Saturday 16:00 Hours
SP178Chiang's Finest6.537NoneChinese.British 17 / Japanese 23
SP212Merchant of Venice5.538,62NoneChinese 5 / Japanese 4
AP15Broken Bamboo738,471,3Gurkha 49 / Japanese 38
 
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