Playing: Sprue Posse Invitational FAQ

The Sprue Posse Invitational is an upcoming event that will determine our player of the year. It is our ultimate playoff for the 2010 season. A meeting of all of the best performers of our open events.

When is the tournament?

Saturday, December 4th, 2010.

Where is the tournament?

This tournament will be located at Aero Hobbies and Games in Santa Monica, California.

Who is attending?

This is an invitational tournament and we are extending invites to only the best performers of our tournament circuit for 2010. The Sprue Posse invitational is an 8 slot tournament with seeded pairings. Invitations are granted to individuals who win a sanctioned Sprue Posse event. Leftover slots are given to individuals who qualify based on their ELO rating.

What is ELO rating?

ELO rating is a ranking system used in a number of different competitive games like Chess or Magic: The Gathering. Players are awarded points based on victories and docked points based on losses. Beating higher ranked opponents results in great point awards. Full standings are located here. Players with tournament victories are guaranteed a slot. The remaining players are given an invite if they maintain the highest rating to qualify for the remaining slots. Below is the current invite list, note this list is subject to change depending on the outcome of our two remaining open tournaments.

Rank Name                Rating   Tourney Wins     Points

1 Shepard, Ryan 1625 1 8
2 Alvarez, Sergio 1620 1 5.5
3 Northover, Mike 1620 5.5
4 Regul, Jon 1620 1 4.0
5 Burdine, Patrick 1615 6.5
6 Moss, Jonathan 1610 1 2.5
7 Mann, John 1610 6
8 Townsend, Brad 1610 5.0

What are Seeded Pairings?

Unlike our open tournaments where the first round pairings are selected randomly, this is a seeded tournament where the top ranked player will meet to lowest ranked player in the first round. The second rank will meet the seventh rank. The third rank the sixth and so on.

What is the format?

It is a 2000 point tournament. The format for the Sprue Posse Invitational will be standard book missions randomly selected on the day of the tournament. INAT FAQ will be used, and unpainted WYSWYG models allowed.

When are formal invitations being extended?

We will extend formal invitations to this tournament after our last open tournament of the year at the end of October.

What is the entry fee?

Since this is an invitational tournament, entry is free.

What is the prize support?

This tournament is a winner take all best general tournament. Prize support will be generous product offering along with a trophy or plaque.

My name isn't on the invite list. How do I change that?

Come out and participate in our two remaining open tournaments and either win them outright or win enough games to push your rating high enough to get an invitation.

2 Response to "Playing: Sprue Posse Invitational FAQ"

  1. Hulksmash August 18, 2010 at 8:27 PM
    I like this a lot. I'm hoping you guys find a way to grow it host larger RTT's like every other month or so in addition to the smaller events. I'm also looking forward to you guys putting a GT style event together. If you guys need any help with anything let me know. I'm more than down to help grow any competitive event in SoCal :)
  2. Kevin Nash August 18, 2010 at 10:32 PM
    You bet Hulk! I actually need to chat with you regarding a GW contact that I wanted to get into conversation with. The ultimate goal for this tourney format is a GT. But that's a ways off. In the meantime we'll keep hosting highly competitive RTT's and hopefully let the invitational we put together be the best compilation of competitive players in the region.

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