Sunday 23rd August
From 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm
Played on BoardGameArena with chat available on the MSO Discord server
Full rules of the game can be found here
This tournament is open to all players, beginners and Takenoko experts alike.
– 5 Rounds
– 2 Player Games
– Swiss Format
Players are encouraged to purchase a BoardGameArena premium account if competing in the tournament. This will grant you access to all UKGE & MSO events played on the BGA platform and supports the website that makes this tournament possible. At the time of writing a one month premium subscription is available for £3.90. Takenoko can be played with a free account however during busy periods BGA may prioritise premium members over those using a free account.
The tournament shall be organised using the tournament feature on BoardGameArena. We shall also utilise the Mind Sports Olympiad Discord server, which enables us to use text & voice chat throughout the tournament (voice chat is optional). To join, please follow this link: https://discord.gg/mRhtB4M
After registering on msoworld.com you can join the tournament on BGA at the following link: https://boardgamearena.com/tournament?id=55624. If you do not have the 100 ELO points BGA requires to enter let us know on our Discord server and we will send you a direct invitation into the tournament.
Be aware that the BGA tournament system will run strictly to time, with each round commencing immediately once all games have been completed in the preceding round. Please ensure that you have accepted your tournament invitation prior to the published start time and that you are ready for the start of each round as the previous round comes to an end.
Please ensure you join the channel on time (refer to schedule) so that we can get everyone organised and to avoid disappointment.
Game Rule Clarifications
– Clock rules: 15 minutes per player
If two or more players finish atop the standings tied on wins they will playoff for the Gold medal (also resolving the Silver medal and Bronze if applicable). If three or more players are involved the playoff will be in the form of a knockout bracket.
Ties are otherwise broken as follows (same criteria used to seed a playoff bracket if required):
1. Sum of opponents score (as shown by BGA)
2. Head to head result
3. Random draw / Shared positions
Registration Opens: Now
Registration Closes: 13:55
First Games Commence: 14:00
Each subsequent round follows upon the completion of the last. If all matches finish early the next round will immediately commence.
Expected Finish Approximately: 16:30