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Vienna 2008 Minesweeper Tournament Results

Main Event (Points System)

Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOTAL POINTS
1 Thomas Kolar 96 137 137 89 100 100 659
2 Reid Sinclair 111 96 101 64 83 90 545
3 Christoph Nikolaus 128 104 109 58 49 0 448
4 Gergely Nagy 108 112 98 47 61 426
5 Yeoh Wee Pin 101 57 86 62 74 380
6 Arsen Balishyan 55 103 88 56 33 335
7 Robert Farnik 75 78 89 46 288
8 Jon Simonsen 82 75 53 66 276
9 Kamil Muranski 76 59 50 30 215
10 Andreas Marx 79 81 28 22 210
11 Eduardo Cros 61 58 59 178
12 Gergely Vodila 45 51 80 176
13 Jan Farnik 9 27 34 70
14 Klara Binderova 14 2 28 44


Traditional Event (Best 5&5)

Rank Player I E Sum TOTAL (5&5)
1 Kamil Muranski 12.57 49.08 61.65 340.57
2 Thomas Kolar 17.50 55.89 73.39 375.63
3 Arsen Balishyan 19.19 61.16 80.35 415.40
4 Reid Sinclair 19.78 59.25 79.03 426.83
5 Nagy Gergely 16.95 63.48 80.43 437.11
6 Christoph Nikolaus 19.28 59.51 78.79 438.36
7 Yeoh Wee Pin 19.76 63.67 83.43 444.19
8 Eduardo Cros 21.95 65.76 97.71 473.01
9 Robert Farnik 18.87 72.78 91.65 475.07
10 Jon Simonsen 16.37 70.44 86.81 476.00
11 Vodily Gergely 23.42 77.48 100.90 562.51
12 Jan Farnik 23.35 78.59 101.94 592.49
13 Andreas Marx 33.78 97.19 130.97 702.06
14 Klara Binderova 33.23 112.32 145.55 836.94


Videos

You can download all tournament videos here (15MB).

Documentary

Johnny Buell is making a documentary about the tournament. You can join the Facebook page for more info. Below is the first clip released:

Rules

Christoph invented a new format for this tournament. There was still a traditional best sum of 5 Intermediate and 5 Expert games, but this was a side event and only players who dropped out of the main event could play in it. (Scores made by players while in the main event counted towards the side event).

The format consisted of several sessions of 999 seconds. In each session the players tried to finish 10 Beginner, 6 Intermediate and 2 Expert games in the fastest time. Then they played any level they wanted until the session finished. Points were then awarded in 4 categories.

The winner of the TimeTrial was given 4 points for each person in the competition. If 10 people were in the competition the winner would get 40 points. Each position was given 4 points less and the last person was given no points. The winner of the Expert category had the lowest sum of 5 Expert games and received 3 points for each player. Each position was given 3 points less and the last position was given no points. The same idea applied for Intermediate (2 points for each player) and Beginner (1 point for each player).

The tournament started with 14 players. When the leading player reached 350 points the group was reduced to the best 10. When the leading player reached 450 points it was reduced to 6 players. At 550 points it was reduced to 3 players, and the first player to then reach 650 points was declared the winner.

Players who dropped out played in the side event, competing for the best sum of 5 Intermediate and 5 Expert games. Scores made during the main event counted. Since the players in the main event were mostly playing for completion instead of speed, the side event favoured early losers. For example, Kamil won the side event but he had an extra 2 sessions of time to play for speed while Tommy, Reid and Christoph were still playing Time Trials.

Details

The competition was organised by Christoph Nikolaus and took place on 20 September 2008 at the University of Vienna, Room 204 of the Faculty of Mathematics.

More Info

The minesweeper version used was ViennaSweeper, which is written by Christoph Nikolaus.

The previous afternoon there was a Nonosweeper competition, and earlier in the week Christoph organised a championship for the Austrian players.

Due to problems with using both Vista and XP computers, the program for assigning scores crashed twice during the competition. Two sessions were lost as a result, so Christoph needed to modify the formula used for dropping players from the main event.

You can read the original announcement, view the Nonosweeper results or see the full results of the competition here.

Yeoh Wee Pin has written a review of the tournament.

Pictures

Minesweepers in Action: Jan, Klara, Robert, Gergely, Christoph, Andreas and Jon




Christoph introduces the tournament for the documentary








Winners:
(Front) Yeoh, Klara, Reid, Thomas, Christoph, Arsen, Kamil
(Back) Edu, Andreas, Jan, Jon, Gergely Vodily (hidden), Robert, Gergely













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