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UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« on: February 16, 2017, 03:48:48 AM »
UKGE - Tournament now live for booking!
Prize pool is being updated
We need 12 player for the tournament to go ahead.

http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/bookevents.php?category=bor
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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 07:58:21 PM »
Question: Will there be any casual play opportunities during the UKGE17?
tks,
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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 10:50:41 AM »
I WILL BE THERE!!  ;D
Only hope we make it to 12 people! I just bought the first ticket...

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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 10:15:37 AM »
Hello to whoever knows more than I do about this tourney!

Dates are approaching fast and, based on the lack of action around this event (both in the forum and in the UKgame expo website), all indicates that this tourney is not going to materialize.  :-\ I also see that the ambassador that posted this, has not been in the forum since his post above... ::)

Does anyone in the forum know how to contact this ambassador (Chris Brett)? I just would like to get his views on this...
Thanks for any signs!
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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 08:02:27 AM »
So, did the event go ahead and what happened?

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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2017, 09:13:29 AM »
Unfortunately, nothing happened in the UK.  :-[
I was there, ready to enter the arena, but nobody wanted to enter it with me! I was surprised... disappointed... I was hoping for a nice tourney (3rd biggest gaming con in the world, according to the organizers) but it simply was not possible.
I did not even manage to put together some casual games...
I donīt know what to say. Maybe the organizers/ambassadors have more info to share.
Next year Iīd rather hit it in Germany...  ;)

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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2017, 09:58:16 AM »
Unfortunately, nothing happened in the UK.  :-[
I was there, ready to enter the arena, but nobody wanted to enter it with me! I was surprised... disappointed... I was hoping for a nice tourney (3rd biggest gaming con in the world, according to the organizers) but it simply was not possible.
I did not even manage to put together some casual games...
I donīt know what to say. Maybe the organizers/ambassadors have more info to share.
Next year Iīd rather hit it in Germany...  ;)
What a bummer Arx!
At least your went through with it and showed your dedication!
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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2017, 03:12:58 AM »
Well I know two players who were not there due to work commitments. However I do believe there is a thriving London scene that I cannot speak for. Maybe Chris or Glenn can shed more light on this.
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Re: UKGE '17 - Arena Tournament
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 07:40:59 AM »
Hi guys,

I don't frequent the forums much so apologies for the delay in spotting this (I posted originally just to advertise the event). I'm easiler to get ahold of on BGG (Chriz007) or FB (Chris Brett).

Unfortantly the event was cancelled by UKGE due to lack of booking, tournament must have a minimum of 12 players or UKGE will not allow the event to go ahead. Those who did book should have received a refund from the UKGE team.
I think one of the issues we have is that it takes 1.5 hours per round for tournament play, which means we are looking at an 8 hour tournament which will clash will a lot of the more-popular tournaments.

Speaking for the UK player base, we do have some big pockets of players; Scotland, Cardiff, Telford, Bristol and London are the main ones I'm aware of. Personally, I became an ambassador to help grow the game I love; I believe this is happening - not as fast as German or the USA - we just need to keep introducing new people to the game.

As for UKGE '18 - I'm looking to run a MW Academy beginners tournament, where people don't need to own a copy of the game to partake; so hopefully that encourage more people to give it ago.
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