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I think the best part of this is that there is no time pressure. So I am happy with the way it is.
 

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Going from three to two months would increase the workload for the volunteer who is running the league now which they might not want or can do. We all could use a little more ASL. I could handle a two month round too. Perhaps Steve can start another league.
what about a 10 week round?
That would just about slip in 5 rounds in a year...
 

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I think the best part of this is that there is no time pressure. So I am happy with the way it is.
BUt that is exactly the issue.
Too SLOW.
I can't even remember who or what I've played during the year.
 

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I can't even remember who or what I've played during the year.

FT 81 Dubrovka Roy Connelly (Russian Defender) vs. Stephen Stewart (German Attacker) forfeit1
FT 262 20 Years Later Stephen Stewart (German Defender) vs. Steve Slunt (French Attacker) 1-0
J68 UNLUCKY THIRTEENTH Stephen Stewart (British Defender) vs. Honus (German Attacker) forfeit1
122 Extracurricular Activity Stephen Stewart (Hungarian Attacker) vs. Jeff Howell (Russian Defender) 0-1




 

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Two months may be too short for me to complete the rounds. I play from France so finding a good time to play with North americans players (time difference hours) is difficult and takes a lot of time.
That is the biggest issue. When there is a five hour time difference, you are basically restricted to playing at weekends unless both players are not working during the week. People might have other commitments at weekends (including family) which would narrow the playing window even further. A game will usually take at least two sessions to complete (at least in my experience), and sometimes even more. It might take at least a couple of weeks just to agree which scenario to play and get the game set up. Personally, I think five rounds would be ideal and hopefully manageable for everyone but that is perhaps easy for me to say as a retiree.
 

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Two months may be too short for me to complete the rounds. I play from France so finding a good time to play with North americans players (time difference hours) is difficult and takes a lot of time.
The new feature of the match making algorithm, to take into consideration where you are living, came as a big improvement this year. I played only European opponents. Well done, Mr. Wuwei!
 

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A one month a round tournament would see me dipping out. I want to play for enjoyment and 3ven w months can be a push for me at certain times of the year (the summer).
Yup, demand for ice cream goes through the roof in Aberdeen when the weather gets hot. Still, that is only a couple of days a year! 😉
 
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Played a very enjoyable game of J172 Hickory Lickin' with Lionel.
While turn 1 went fine for me, thereafter it was.....difficult.
First sending 2 squads into CC versus a cx half squad turned out to be a mistake. Despite being concealed, I failed to get the ambush and eventually lost both to no effect.
The Lionels prep fire.....2, 3, 3, 2, 3. Nothing left after that!
Good scenario which requires careful movement on both sides.
Both of the combatants need to conserve forces and balance the shaky morale with the US forces and their huge firepower.

Lionel finished me off carefully exploiting my vulnerabilities and directed my remaining guys. Fun but not the result I craved!
 

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FT 81 Dubrovka Roy Connelly (Russian Defender) vs. Stephen Stewart (German Attacker) forfeit1
FT 262 20 Years Later Stephen Stewart (German Defender) vs. Steve Slunt (French Attacker) 1-0
J68 UNLUCKY THIRTEENTH Stephen Stewart (British Defender) vs. Honus (German Attacker) forfeit1
122 Extracurricular Activity Stephen Stewart (Hungarian Attacker) vs. Jeff Howell (Russian Defender) 0-1




Nice, where do you find that information?
 

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Played a very enjoyable game of J172 Hickory Lickin' with Lionel.
While turn 1 went fine for me, thereafter it was.....difficult.
First sending 2 squads into CC versus a cx half squad turned out to be a mistake. Despite being concealed, I failed to get the ambush and eventually lost both to no effect.
The Lionels prep fire.....2, 3, 3, 2, 3. Nothing left after that!
Good scenario which requires careful movement on both sides.
Both of the combatants need to conserve forces and balance the shaky morale with the US forces and their huge firepower.

Lionel finished me off carefully exploiting my vulnerabilities and directed my remaining guys. Fun but not the result I craved!
Thank you for a very enjoyable game Martin. This CC won by my HS was the turning point in this game.
Lionel
 

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Going from three to two months would increase the workload for the volunteer who is running the league now which they might not want or can do. We all could use a little more ASL. I could handle a two month round too. Perhaps Steve can start another league.
1.1 Season: There is one tournament season each year, usually starting in January and lasting until October. The tournament season is composed of 4 rounds. Each round lasts 8 weeks.

Seems like the rounds ARE 2 months long....
 

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Interesting back and forth on the round duration. I guess you can’t please everybody. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to play and I’m fine with however Tobias wants to run this thing.

that said, it seems like there may be an opportunity here to set something up where people can play at their own pace in a semi-structured environment. I was thinking of setting up a ladder. Maybe there already is one? It can’t be too hard to run one ( I say this in ignorance, never actually having done it ). Play as often as you like, but a minimum of once or twice a year to stay active?

I’d like to hear some thoughts on this.
 

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Interesting back and forth on the round duration. I guess you can’t please everybody.
The round duration is set at 8 weeks but not followed for some reason. Maybe just not updated in the rule section.
When my opponent can go on a month vacation in the middle of the game...it loses it's luster...and would be better served as a PBEM game.
Everyone likes the summer,
5 games with 8 week duration is 40 weeks...leaving 3 months in the summer time.
 

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Here are the results of the VASLeague 2023:

TOP League
1 Lionel Colin (3.5 points, DWWW)
2 Martin Vicca (3 points, WWWL)
3 Rich Domovic (3 points, WLWW)
4 Paul Lauger (3 points, WLWW)
5 Craig Houliston (3 points, LWWW)
6 Felipe Zavala (2 points, WWLL)
7 Jay Dragonetti (2 points, WWLL)
8 Joe Arthur (2 points, LWWL)
9 Paul Schaeffer (2 points, WLLW)
10 Jeff Wasserman (2 points, LLWW)
11 Boudrenghien (1.5 points, DWLF)
12 Ernie Cameron (1 points, LLWL)
13 David Haasl (1 points, LLLW)
14 Jason Wert (1 points, LLFW)
15 Stewart King (1 points, LWLL)
16 Paul Chamberland (1 points, W)

America/East League
1 Mike Augustine (4 points, WWWW)
2 Andy Goldin (3 points, WWWL)
3 James Taylor (3 points, WWFW)
4 Brian Wiersma (3 points, LWWW)
5 Rob Arrieta (2.5 points, DLWW)
6 Chuck Tewksbury (2 points, WLWL)
7 Bruce Stevenson (2 points, WWLL)
8 Jack Boyle (2 points, WLWL)
9 Jim Fardette (2 points, LWLW)
10 John Bock (2 points, LFWW)
11 Patrick Palma (1.5 points, DWFL)
12 Michael Klautky (1.5 points, LLDW)
13 Steve Anderson (1 points, WLLL)
14 Ken Dunn (1 points, LWLF)
15 Neal Ekengren (0.5 points, LLDF)
16 John Otrompke (0 points, FFFF)

America/West League
1 Larry Rohlfing (4 points, WWWW)
2 John F. Garlic (3 points, WLWW)
3 David Goldman (2 points, WWLF)
4 William Willow (2 points, WLWL)
5 Steffen Knippel (2 points, LWLW)
6 Nathan Stapf (2 points, WWLF)
7 Jason Burnette (2 points, LLWW)
8 Donald Holland (2 points, LWWL)
9 John Lehman (1 points, LLLW)
10 Roy Johanson (1 points, WLFL)
11 James Waterhouse (1 points, LW)
12 David Rosner (0 points, LFFF)

Euro/Oceanic League
1 Sebastian Hummel (4 points, WWWW)
2 Kåre Jacobsen (3 points, WLWW)
3 Sandro Coriasco (3 points, WWWL)
4 Alex Koestler (3 points, LWWW)
5 Ian Ainsworth (3 points, WWLW)
6 Juan Santacruz (2 points, WWLL)
7 Tony Gibson (2 points, WLWL)
8 Marc Hanna (2 points, LWWL)
9 Robert Leclerc (2 points, LLWW)
10 Asad Rustum (2 points, LWLW)
11 Magnus Rimvall (1 points, LLLW)
12 Kris Koch (1 points, LWLL)
13 Luca Martini (1 points, WLLF)
14 Jim Bishop (1 points, WLFF)
15 Kalle Widell (1 points, LLWL)
16 Michal Sedlacko (0 points, LFF)

Second Line League
1 Michael Hastrup-Leth (4 points, WWWW, better Median-Buchholz score)
2 Tuomo Lukkari (4 points, WWWW)
3 Jeff Howell (3 points, WWLW)
4 Douglas Leslie (3 points, WWWL)
5 Fabio Mazzucchelli (3 points, WWWL)
6 Helms Jörn (3 points, LWWW)
7 Andy Beaton (3 points, WLWW)
8 David Ready (3 points, WLWW)
9 Honus (3 points, WWWL)
10 Oyvind J Bjorkas (2.5 points, WWLD)
11 Sebastiano Caltabiano (2.5 points, WLWD)
12 Alessandro Demichelis (2.5 points, LWWD)
13 Pascal Boileau (2.5 points, LWWD)
14 Frank J Costanzo (2.5 points, FWDW)
15 Euan Denniston (2.5 points, WWLD)
16 Armin Deppe (2.5 points, LWWD)
17 Tobias Deißler (2 points, WWLL)
18 Björn Lorenzen (2 points, WLLW)
19 Stephen Stewart (2 points, WWFL)
20 Commissar Piotr (2 points, WLLW)
21 Jeremy Busby (2 points, LWWF)
22 Eben Johnson (2 points, WLWF)
23 Tom Repetti (2 points, WLLW)
24 Steve Slunt (2 points, WLLW)
25 Adrian Carter (2 points, WLLW)
26 Oleksii Tarasenko (2 points, LWLW)
27 Tom Jazbutis (1.5 points, LWDL)
28 Mika Harviala (1 points, LWLL)
29 Herbert Heyman (1 points, WLLL)
30 Andy Bagley (1 points, LLWL)
31 Burnie Hegdahl (1 points, LLWL)
32 Camille Goureau (1 points, LLWL)
33 Ernst Knauth (1 points, FLFW)
34 John Mcloughlin (1 points, LFFW)
35 Andy Young (1 points, FFW)
36 Guido Guerra (1 points, W)
37 Johan Vrijdaghs (0 points, LLLL)
38 Bruno Vazquez (0 points, LFLF)
39 Bob Eury (0 points, LLFF)
40 James Kelly (0 points, )
41 Toze Santos (0 points, FF)
42 Bruno Javanabal (0 points, FF)
43 Jim Manfredi (0 points, FF)
44 Marten Jan Ringers (0 points, FF)
45 Roy Connelly (0 points, F)
46 Ryan Ellett (0 points, FF)
47 Jeremy Driesler (0 points, FF)

Congratulations to all winners!

Every player that didn't resign is automatically registered for the VASLeague 2024. If you don't want to play, please drop me a line at info@vasleague.de.
Regarding promotions and relegations, I will contact the players individually.

If you want to join the VASLeague 2024 (and were not playing in the VASLeague 2023), write me an email with the following information:
  • Your name (nom de guerres are allowed, real names are encouraged). This name will be published.
  • Your email address. This will not be published and only given to your opponents so you can organize your games.
  • (Optional) Your nationality in ISO 3166 (for example: US, UK, DE, IT, AU, ...)
  • Your time zone, as deviation in hours from UTC/GMT (for example, if you live on the US East coast: -5, or +1 for Germany)
If you want to be nice and save me work, put this into one line separated by semicolons.
Example:
Max Mustermann;max@mustermann.de;DE;+1
 

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Thank you for running this. I had to google what Median-Buchholz score is so learned something new! :)
 
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