The 2020 PAWS Spring DBA will be held on April 18th at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth.
The theme is Armies and Enemies of the Hittite Empire, 13th century BC (1300-1201 BC) Allowed armies: I/4 c Hurrian or Nairi Army I/4 d Gasgan Army I/6 b Midianite or Amalekite Army I/18 Minoan or Early Mycenaean Army I/19 Mitanni Army I/20 a Ugarit Army I/20 b Other Syro-Canaanite Army I/21 a Kassite Babylonian Army I/22 a New Kingdom Egyptian Army I/24 a Early Hittite Empire Army I/24 b Later Hittite Empire Army I/25 a Middle Assyrian Army I/26 a Achaian Army I/26 b Trojan Army I/28 Sea-Peoples Army Allies must be chosen from the same selection of armies.
We will be using a new format for the PAWS Afternoon DBA tournaments in 2020. We will still divide players into 2 groups with a random draw, but there will only be 4 rounds within the groups. These games will be increased to 50 minutes playing time plus 10 minutes turn-around time. Scoring will be as before.
Everyone will then play the fifth "play-off" round (so everyone will get 5 games). These games will be played to a conclusion rather than being scored.
In this final round, first place from each group will play The Final to determine the tournament winner and runner-up. Second place in each group will play-off for tournament third and four positions, third place in each group will play-off for tournament fifth and sixth positions and so on.
We also plan to start an hour earlier, with booking in from 12:00 to 12:20 so that the draw can be held and everyone ready to start by 12:30.
Post by colinthehittite on Feb 4, 2020 8:24:16 GMT
I am very pleased to see this improved format which should benefit all players and provide for a much more satisfying day. And! This army list might finally press me to update my Hittites from the 2.2 list.