Nor'easter XXII: April 5th - April 8th 2018

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Nor'easter XXII: April 5th - April 8th 2018

The leaves have not even started to turn yet here in the northern hemisphere but it is time to announce Nor'easter XXII! Nor'easter XXII will happen a little later next year; from Thursday April 5th until Sunday April 8th. This will be our last year at the Boxborough location, so let's make it barn burner (more on our future location at a later date)!

The ASL Nor'easter is New England's regional ASL championships. It is held annually near Boston, MA. It is a yearly get-together of people in the New England area that play Advanced Squad Leader (ASL). The Nor'easter is hosted and directed by the boys from The Bunker and the Yankee ASL Group.

Visitors are very welcome, and you'll probably be able to play a game if you want to learn. Have a look at the archived web sites for previous Nor'easters (http://www.yankeegamers.org/noreaster/index.php) to see what the event is like.

The Nor'easter will start at 1000 EDT (1400 UTC) on Thursday April 5th 2018 and go until 1800 (2200 UTC) EDT on Sunday April 8th 2018, with 24-hour access to the gaming rooms. The Thursday game play is open gaming, with the exception of the Big MoFo large scenario tournament. The MoFo, due to the scenario sizes, starts on Thursday but the main tournament and minis start on Friday/Saturday.

To be matched with a particular opponent in Round one of the Main Tourney or for open gaming on Thursday, or the SK event, please contact us directly by email at Chnogueira@aol.com or through our group, (preferred) yasl@yahoogroups.com. For SK match-ups to be pre-scheduled, please contact mhabrams@comcast.net. In all other instances, players will be matched as they arrive.

All players from beginners to experts are encouraged to play, and the emphasis is on having fun. All attendees are automatically entered into a random drawing for fabulous door prizes.

Like last year, we will feature special support for ASL Starter Kit (SK) players. Mitch Abrams will return as the SK master of ceremonies and will work out match-ups, scenario suggestions and BBQ recipes (only kidding on the recipes part. Or am I?).

The main tournament (Tournament Director Carl Nogueira) is 5 rounds (Friday mini players are included in the main tournament) over 3 days and there are also 3 "minis". The Friday mini (managed by Joe Gochinski) and Saturday mini (managed by Ralph MacDonald) are perfect for those who can only make it for 1 day. There is also the (in)famous MoFo mini which spans all 4 days. Don't forget, there are prizes galore and a great raffle too!

Location: Boxborough Regency (formally the Holiday Inn of Boxborough)- 242 Adams Place, Boxborough MA 01719.
Simply inform them you are with the Yankee ASL Group and give the dates of the event.

Reservations (978) 263-8701
Call before 3/15/2018

Room Rates
Single or Double $100.00 per night
Triple $110.00 per night
Quad $120.00 per night

When calling to make reservations be SURE to ask for the Yankee ASL Event. Confirm the above prices with the person taking the reservations at the time of reservation to ensure correct pricing. Please contact Carl Nogueira at 774-328-8095 should any discrepancies result.

The hotel is just off exit 28 on Rte 495. Please contact Carl Nogueira at Chnogueira@aol.com to be matched up with locals who can assist with transport from Logan Airport to the tournament and back.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
You can pre-register for the lower price until March 15th - after that you'll have to the higher rate. You can also pay (the higher rate) at the door.

Registration costs are below and we have our usual excellent raffle and T-shirts on sale ($23.00). Additional details to follow as they become available.
Registration Type / Pre-registration Cost/ After 03/15/2018
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Full Convention (2+ days) / $40 / $45
One Day / $20 / $25

You can signup at http://www.yankeegamers.org/noreaster/noreaster2018.php, or print out the flyer on that page, clip and mail the included registration form along with a check.
 
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Do you realize these are the same dates for the Chicago ASL Open? Why would you do that? I'm sure that you have a good reason; I would like to know what it is.
 

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Do you realize these are the same dates for the Chicago ASL Open? Why would you do that? I'm sure that you have a good reason; I would like to know what it is.
Michael,

The usual weekends of the Nor'easter were not available and March 29th - April 1st is Easter weekend so we pushed it to the next available weekend. We try to avoid April as much as possible as we know this is the beginning of spring season and outdoor activities for families.
 

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Do you realize these are the same dates for the Chicago ASL Open? Why would you do that? I'm sure that you have a good reason; I would like to know what it is.
Michael, we book two years in advance. I don't have their dates at that time. I am sure they don't try to cross-schedule on us, or vice versa. Unfortunately, it does work out that way sometimes though. We have moved 2019 back into March to try to avoid that in the future.
A lot depends on where Easter and Palm Sunday and Passover fall also. As we make an effort to avoid those dates.
 
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Hello ASL Fans! We would like to announce the scenario list for Nor'easter XXII Main tournament. Should anyone need scans, please contact Carl at chnogueira@aol.com. Please note that some entries may change if Korea or the Journal or Operation Schmidt have any scenarios that look like must adds.

Round #1: Friday Apr 6th, 2018 10:00am-4:00pm

BFP 135 No Shortage Of Determination
BOTH1 The Hardest Day
DB133 A Deadly Landscape
RPT128 Hubba Hubba One More Time
WO18 A Quick Strike

Round #2: Friday Apr 6th, 2018 5:00pm-Till you drop

AP103 That Damned Bridge
BFP89 Relentless Pressure
DB122 Prescription For the Kommissar.
J191 Rebels Without A Pause
SP255 Anatoly's Ambush

Round #3: Saturday Apr 7th, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm

CDN17 Heart Of Oak
DB108 Anchoring the Line
OST3 Fortune Favors The Bold
YASL7 Making A Break For It
YASL10 Dropping Topside

Round #4: Saturday Apr 7th, 2018 5:00pm-Until you drop

AP116 A Mook Point
AP123 Busting In Balta
FT144 Tigers Of Pantnag
FT223 The Kings Of Bollersdorf
WO21 Bolder Than Before

Round #5: Sunday Apr 8th, 2018 9:00am-6:00pm

BFP30 Melee Near the Coast
DB135 The Krinkelterwald
FrF89 Red Tears Shed On Grey
J183 A Real Barn Burner
J193 Raff's Rules

Roar records for the above.

Round 1
No Shortage of Determination [BFP135]
German 6
Polish 5

The Hardest Day [BotH1]
American 5
German 5

A Deadly Landscape [DB133]
Russian 1
German 1

Hubba Hubba One More Time [RPT128]
American 3
German 2

A Quick Strike [WO18]
American 17
Japanese 14

Round 2
That Damn Bridge [AP103]
German 10
American 10

Relentless Pressure [BFP89]
German 22
Russian 21

Prescription for the Kommissar [DB122]
German 5
Russian 5

Rebels Without a Pause [J191]
Slovak 15
German 17

Anatoly's Ambush [SP255]
Russian 13
German 12

Round 3
Heart of Oak [CDN17]
German 2
Canadian 3

Anchoring the Line [DB108]
Russian 4
German 3

Fortune Favors the Bold [OST3]
German 4
Russian 5

Making a Break for It [YASL7]
British 7
German 7

Dropping Topside [YASL10]
American 2
Japanese 2

Round 4
Mook Point [AP116]
American 23
German 26

Busting in Balta [AP123]
German 2
Russian 1

Tigers of Pantang [FT144]
Chinese 1
CCP (Partisan) 1

The Kings of Bollersdorf [FT223]
Russian 0
German 0

Bolder Than Before [WO21]
Russian 4
Ukrainian 3

Round 5
Melee Near the Coast [BFP30]
Japanese 52
Chinese 54

The Krinkelterwald [DB135]
American 2
German 2

Red Tears Shed on Gray [FrF89]
Romanian 1
Russian 1

A Real Barn Burner [J183]
German 31
French 40

Raff's Rules [J193]
American 14
German 15



Complete info is always available on the website at http://www.yankeegamers.org/noreaster/noreaster2018.php

We will post the scenario lists for the other tournaments as they become available.
 

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Hi Folks!

A quick reminder that Nor'easter XXII is just about 2 months away! We are still openings for the Big MoFo (which starts on Thursday) and always plenty of room for the main tournament and Starter Kit free for all! Please join us! Full info at http://www.yankeegamers.org/noreaster/noreaster2018.php
 

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Regarding the Yankee ASL Nor’Easter which will be held in Boxborough, MA from 5 through 8 April 2018. Lots of information, which can be found here: (http://asl.yankeegamers.org/) regarding the many different events and the scenarios give a good idea of this gathering.
But that is not why I am writing. It is to announce:

“In the interest of promoting ASL & ASLSK, the Yankee ASL leadership, sponsors of the Nor’Easter ASL Convention (the ASL Tournament / Nor’Easter Starter Group), has decided to offer Junior High and High School students the opportunity to participate in the Convention for a fee of $5. The $5 is a flat fee and can be used for the full event or just one day of the event. We believe this will allow students to participate without the financial burden and full cost of the convention.”

So, just to be clear, if you have a younger player who has not yet reached Junior High but wants to come and play, I will officially make them an honorary Junior High Student. I am sorry but my powers can only make students older (for the length of the convention)*, they do not make older students younger.

It should be noted * that upon return to school they must return to their current grade – no skipping grades on my part.
 

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Hi Folks. A reminder that we are less than 1 month away to Nor'easter XXII! As always, there is plenty of room for a full weekend of ASL action. If you want to get the discounted hotel rate, you need to make reservation before March 15th. Also the discounted registration fee ends on March 15th but if you want a t-shirt you need to sign up before March 12th. So get over to http://www.yankeegamers.org/noreaster/noreaster2018.php and sign up!
 
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Less than a week before Nor'easter XXII!! I don't know about y'all, but I am pumped! Can't wait to see the usual crew as well as all the new faces. In case you forgot, all information is available at the link below. Still room so if you're on the fence, please join us!

http://www.yankeegamers.org/noreaster/noreaster2018.php
 

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Paul Sidhu and Gary Mei played for the main tournament championship. Scenario played was FrF89 Red Tears Shed on Grey. Paul won for first place.
 

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congratulation Paul!

Noreaster was a blast as always. Many thanks to everyone for all their hard work putting on such a great event

nice to see some young players coming out
 

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So great to see everyone and get games in with new and old acquaintances. Thanks to everyone who put this together this year and all past years. It's a nice tradition. Hopefully we'll see some more folks next time around.

I love the dice tower I won in the raffle. Thanks to Sam, Paul, Ralph and anyone I missed who contributed to that work of art.

Congrats to Paul Sidhu, Gary Mei, and Brian "Iron Man" Wiersma for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Sic Itur Ad Astra,
Jim
 
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