Involving 42 players, the tournament consisted of for nine rounds, the
last three of which were finals. Organised and administered by Bill
Bennett, sponsored by Strategia e Tattica, a renowned game store in Rome,
and GMT Games, and played online over VASSAL, the tournament was
completed in around 90 days.
After six rounds of play using the Swiss system, the original 42 players
were narrowed down to a top eight who progressed to a single-elimination
finals series. The final was played out between Davide Sandrin and Po I
Peng. Peng emerged victorious to claim first prize, a $US65 voucher from
main sponsor Strategia e Tattica. Davide also saw good reward for his
play, taking home a $US50 voucher from GMT Games, publishers of the
Commands & Colors: Ancients games, for his second placing. Peng said:
"This was the first time I joined such a competitive tournament, with so
many outstanding players, who made it an exciting event. Meet you guys in
next tournament, good luck."
The top eight players after the first round were: Hank Burkhalter, Andrea
Tosti, Po I Peng, Aaron Bell, Francois Goncalves, Davide Sandrin, Giorgio
Evola and Andy Daglish.
Tournament matches used scenarios taken from the second Commands &
Colors: Ancients expansion, Rome and the Barbarians. The preliminary
rounds used Scirthaea, Clusium, Arausio, Aquae Sextiae, Camalatrum and
Sotium. The finals set River Stour, Foraging Party and Agrivarii Rampart.
Logfiles, game results and all info about the tournament can be found at:
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