2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

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2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

Postby EWQMinesweeper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:33 pm

Date has changed from 16th to 23rd!

Hello my dear friends and fellow sweepers,

After a lot of organisation, discussions, chatting and messaging sweepers I am now ready to announce that the 2012 Minesweeper World Championship will take place in Munich, Germany on June 23. It will take place in a computer lab at my old high school, from which i graduated in 2010. The address is Sadelerstrasse 10 and is a 10 minute walk away from the next subway stations. The big advantage of us being able to use the computer lab is that we won't have to rush and can have the room for as long as we need. I'd like to sincerely invite all of you to come to Munich and take part. If you should happen to not be able to make it, there will also be a chance to take part online. However, online-only participants are only eligible for the title 'Online World Champion' and there will be an extra meatspace ranking for in-place participants.

If you want to come to Munich an dparticipate, please let me know. Either by posting in this thread, via IRC-chat, via the guestbook (frowned upon), via Facebook, via Youtube, via email, via pm in this forum. I hope that like last time, Damien will email all possible participants too.

Happy sweeping,

Fritz



OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Date: 23-06-2012 (dd-mm-yyyy)
Time: 14:00 CEST - CEST 17:00
Location: Nymphenburger Schulen - Sadelerstrasse 10, Munich, Germany

Tournament: https://scoreganizer.bountin.net/tournaments/detail/106

Participants:
*#1 Kamil Muranski (Poland) - 1+8+32
?#3 Manuel Heider (Germany) - 1+10+37
#5 Fritz Löhr (Germany) - 1+10+38
#6 Thomas Kolar (Austria) - 1+11+38
*#8 Damien Moore (Canada) - 1+11+39
?#12 Pavel Mishin (Russia) - 1+10+41
*#16 Robert Royals (England) - 1+9+43
*#27 Arsen Balishyan (Russia) - 1+12+44
?#28 Aristeidis Kokkeidis (Greece) - 1+13+42
*#30 Konstantin Forofontov (Russia) - 1+12+43
*#32 Bertie Seyffert (South Africa) - 1+13+44
?#34 Michael Gottlieb (USA) - 1+11+46
?#38 Lukasz Malinowski (Poland) - 1+13+44
?#45 David Greer (England) - 1+12+46
?#52 Yuuki Nakagiri (Japan) - 1+14+46
*#102 Eduard Cros (Spain) - 2+14+50
?#127 Roland Seibt (Germany) - 1+13+54
?#141Jonian Grazdhani (Albania) - 1+13+55
*#337 Daniel Hagenmeier (Germany) - 2+17+60
*#499 Steven Marlow (England) - 2+15+68
*#649 Seabstian Schmitt (Germany) - 2+20+69
#??? Moritz Karl (Germany) - 2+19+84

* - players planning to come to munich
? - players planning to take part online/likely to take part but have not yet responded
rest: confirmed participants

Getting to Munich:

By plane: A lot of airways cover Munich's airport. The earlier you book, the cheaper tickets will be. The airport is located >20km north of the city and the fastest way to get to the city centre is using one of the suburban trains. Both lines take about the same time. Make sure you buy a ticket for Munich's public transportation network, as the fine when getting caught without having a valid ticket is 40€. Money you probably can spend better.

By train: Central Station is pretty much central. From there you can easily reach any destination in the city area by using public transportation within 20 minutes. Make sure you have a valid ticket for that with you.


Getting to the venue:

Take Underground line U1 to Westfriedhof, then either take bus lines 164, 165 or 151 to Sadelerstrasse (You could walk these 500m as well). Then turn left and walk down Sadelerstrasse. You should be able to see the building already from the bus stop.


Accomodation:

Like in 2012 I recommend participants to stay at Meininger Youth Hostel. The hostel is 10min away from the city centre and 15min from the venue.

http://www.meininger-hotels.com/


Rules:

To ensure flawless organisation players are asked to be on-site at 13:00, players arriving after 13:30 have no guarantee to be able to participate.
Players will be ranked on the sum of their best 5 Intermediate and 5 Expert games. Each unfinished game will be given a penalty of 999 seconds.
The software used at the competition is Scoreganizer and Viennasweeper, which has already proven to work well at several events. It has also already been successfully tested at the venue. In order to be able to use Scoreganizer, participants will need to have an account for it. Sweepers who do not already have such an account and do not already have experience with Scoreganizer can find all needed information here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuvGuvMj4gI

It is also highly recommended to have taken part in at least 1 Scoreganizer tournament before the World Championship. Detailed infomation about Scoreganizer can be found here:

https://scoreganizer.bountin.net/info/client_instructions

Apart from the tournament mode, the following rules apply:

Attempts to cheat will lead to disqualification. Cheating is defined as normally in the minesweeper community, with the following addition:
It is considered cheating if a player tries to submit a game that was not played during the alotted time.

Additionally, the following applies for players participating on-site:

Players should not be disruptive. Announcing successful solves or lost games is allowed, celebrating records or very good games is very welcome. Participants may leave their seats to take a break as they wish at any point in time. Talking to other sweepers during the competition is no problem, as long as it is ensured that they aren't interrupted during a game.

The on-site participant that has the lowest score at the end of the world championship may claim the title "Minesweeper World Champion 2012". The participant (on-site or online) that has the lowest tournament score at the end of the world championship may claim the title "Online Minesweeper World Champion 2012". It is possible for one player to claim more than one title. The second participant of each of the respective rankings may claim the title "[Online] Minesweeper World Championship 2012 Runner-Up".

Tournament Mode:

The tournament format will be the standard format used by most world championships until now, using realtime and thousandths.

That is, every player has three hours to complete intermediate and expert games. The sum of the realtime scores of the fastest (least time) five intermediate games and the realtime scores of the fastest (least time) five expert games of a given player is that player's tournament score. Game and tournament scores are measured in thousandths. Should a player not manage to complete a sufficient number of games for any level, a 999.999 second penalty will be added in place of the unfinished game.
Example

Tim the Enchanter takes part and completes the following games:
On Intermediate

18.234
19.123
22.432
21.543
17.717
20.404
42.420

On Expert

65.432
54.321
58.085

Only the best five intermediate games are taken into account

18.234
+19.123
+21.543
+17.717
+20.404
=97.021
As only three expert games were completed, two penalties of 999.999 seconds are given

65.432
+54.321
+58.085
+999.999
+999.999
=2177.836
The total tournament score of Tim the Enchanter is therefore

97.021
+2177.836
=2274.857
Note

The comparatively bad intermediate game doesn't affect the ranking at all, but had Tim had two games less, it would still have been much better than the 999.999 penalty.
Also note

The tournament takes three hours; this is a Long Time. A fairly consistent player capable of getting scores that are as good as Tim's would likely have no problems finishing many more expert games in that time, so the example is slightly contrived in that respect. Playing at least one three hour session in private to get a feel for one's consistency capabilities is considered a very good idea. As a rule of thumb, if you are a beginner or very inconsistent (as some non-flagging professional players are), it is advised to play for completion, otherwise, trading consistency for speed is probably a very good idea.
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Re: Global: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

Postby aradesh » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:15 pm

I fully intend to come, not booked my planet tickets yet so I don't have dates. I plan to say for a while to enjoy the city a little - maybe 5 or 6 days.
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Re: Global: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

Postby EWQMinesweeper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:58 pm

to bump this topic: please let me know (preferrably by posting here) about your plans for this tournament. be it whether you're planning to come to munich, going to take part online or won't be able to participate at all. also, alix, it'd be nice to have a list of chinese players who are going to take part online.
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Re: Global: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

Postby dg211 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:48 am

I am keen and will most likely come, but I am attending a conference that ends on the 15th so I will probably only be able to come on the Friday evening or Saturday morning, and won't be able to stay for long.
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Re: Global: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

Postby alix » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:20 am

Last edited by alix on Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:16 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Global: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

Postby EWQMinesweeper » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:13 pm

created the tournament on scoreganizer: https://scoreganizer.bountin.net/tournaments/detail/106

please get your names onto the list and tell sweepers you know about this tournament. let's see whether we can get 100 participants!
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Re: Global: 2012 World Championship in Munich, Germany

Postby EWQMinesweeper » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:54 pm

hey sweepers,

due to unforeseeable events the room in which the wch was planned to take place on june 16th will not be free at that time. i am very sorry for that and hope that nobody has booked anything yet. the now fixed date is 1 week later: june 23rd. this date is confirmed and signed. i try to message/call/get in touch with all potential participants as soon as i can, but in the unlikely case that i might forget to inform somebody, don't hesitate to message all minesweeper players you can reach. once again, i'm extremely sorry that i had to change the date, but i still hope that many of you can make it to munich.

best regards and happy sweeping,
[name removed]
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