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I've just got back from a great weekend at the UK Games Expo.

I didn't quite win the UK Settlers of Catan championship this time, narrowly failing to qualify for the final from a strong field. I did get the the final of the UK Carcassonne Championship and missed out on going to the World Carcassonne Championships by a measly 6 points. :( I did not do so well in a Powergird tournament but my performance over the weekend was good enough to retain the title of UK Board Games Champion. :D

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WOW :shock:

Congrats etc.

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Very impressive!!

Well done

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Very impressive.

But out of interest did you play any games that I might have heard of? Monopoly, Cluedo or Risk etc?

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Richt wrote:Very impressive.

But out of interest did you play any games that I might have heard of? Monopoly, Cluedo or Risk etc?
My thoughts exactly

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Wow, I did not know we were playing in such august company! Congrats Whatever :D

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fancy dan wrote:Wow, I did not know we were playing in such august company! Congrats Whatever :D
Just what i was thinking :lol:
Amazed i've actually won the odd game. hehe

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Excellent! Many congratulations :-)

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No, you won't have heard of any of the games as they are German style stratergy games mainly played in board game clubs. Games like Monopoly, Risk and to some extent Cluedo have too much luck in them to be played.

I had to play in three rounds and in each round there is a choice of two games to play.

Round 1
Agricola or Powergrid

Round 2
Carcassonne or Saint Petersburg

Round 3
The Settlers of Catan or Puerto Rico

The Carcassonne and The Settlers of Catan tournaments were qualifiers for the world championships for these games in Germany and America respectively.

I did not think I would win overall this year because I did not win any individual tournaments whereas last year I won the Settlers of Catan tournament and played in the world championships in Germany, finishing 26th out of 52. A review of my experience at last years world championship is linked below, though you might want to skip the lengthy game reports which won't make much sense if you don't like the game.

World Settlers of Catan Championship report

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I have carcassone myself...great game

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I'm hoping to make it four Grand Board Games tournament wins in a row at the UK Games Expo this weekend. I've got my work cut out though - they have doubled the size of the tournament! :shock:

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Good luck Whatever!

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Best of luck Whatever!!

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Thanks guys. I won overall again, much to my surprise. I managed to get to the final of the UK Settlers of Catan Chmpionships and win the UK Carcassonne championship too. :D

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Congratulations!

How many times UK board games champion are you now?

Still reckon I'd beat you at mousetrap 50% of the time :wink:

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congrats WHATEVER!!!

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rossn13 wrote:Congratulations!

How many times UK board games champion are you now?

Still reckon I'd beat you at mousetrap 50% of the time :wink:
Yeah I reckon I'd serve his arse to him at Operation....

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If Buckeroo was involved you would have zero chance - I have never lost a game.

No luck at all involved in this and don't get me started on Kerplunk - clinical.

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Kudos WHATEVER congrats. I'm sure you could teach us a thing or two at conquer club, we have a Fiso clan :wink:

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WilBert wrote:Kudos WHATEVER congrats. I'm sure you could teach us a thing or two at conquer club, we have a Fiso clan :wink:
and you can play for free! (limited to 4 games at a time though)

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Vid wrote:
WilBert wrote:Kudos WHATEVER congrats. I'm sure you could teach us a thing or two at conquer club, we have a Fiso clan :wink:
and you can play for free! (limited to 4 games at a time though)

and I'm the best at it :)

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Congrats W, truly we are not worthy.

I beat you at Puerto Rico, though....once

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rossn13 wrote:How many times UK board games champion are you now?
2010
UK Settlers of Catan Champion and overall winner
Qualified for World Settlers of Catan Championship where I came 26th out of 52.

2011
Overall winner
UK Carcassonne Championship finalist
Qualified for European Catan Championship where I got to the semi final

2012
UK Carcassonne Champion and overall winner
Qualified for the World Carcassonne Championship where I came 19th out of 26.

2013
3rd in the UK Settlers of Catan Championship, UK Carcassonne Champion and overall winner
Qualified for the World Carcassonne Championship to be held in Germany in October
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fancy dan wrote:I beat you at Puerto Rico, though....once
:lol:

The Puerto Rico tournament did not go so well as the others - only finished 6th in a small tournament. :|

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That is very impressive Whatever!

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Bloody impressive. Well done mate 8-)

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Once again I am accepting the call from my country to represent them in the Carcassonne World Championships this weekend in Germany. My aim is to do better than last year!

When i was growing up I always wanted to represent my country at something and I am delighted to be doing so for the third time. :D

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Good luck!

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Bring it home! 8-)

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Best of luck!!

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