Two games ago, I score my highest ever 87. Then I score my lowest ever. Lol.
Round 7: Four of five tables completed.
Round 8: Awaits final Round 7 numbers
Normally, I wouldn’t do this as a tournament organizer … but, yes, go ahead and start your Round 8 match.
You guys got the one specific result that meant that no one from table 2 can catch or pass you before we start the final round.
(The same thing will happen at table 5 if @irishdomer08 wins)
Round 9. Two of us have 7 cards out, the other has 6.
And I’m losing badly.
There’s another Round 8 match that can begin, also, as our second group of players is already locked in, mathematically.
Round 7: Four of five matches finished
Round 8: Two of five matches underway
Yes, I was way behind.
So far behind I couldn’t even see your taillights
Okay, not ideal … but, yes, I’ll mark it and we’ll all move on to the final round.
Standings, through seven of eight rounds:
(the big tie at 15 points was broken randomly)
I believe Table 1 is underway; I believe Table 2 is either underway or else invites just got sent.
As a reminder: this is the final round. The playoffs procedures are listed in a post above.
I can’t seem to edit the thread title any longer. But, rest assured, we are on the final round.
It is done …
Ties in the final standings for third/fourth, fifth/sixth, and eighth/ninth are the important ones, and all are possible.
We haven’t been tracking points (which is fine; tracking points is over-rated), so that is out as a tie-breaker, and I doubt “most wins” or “most whatever” is going to break any ties. I think the tied players will end up with identical records.
But I should get this on the record, especially as my personal total here could easily have me end up in a tie for the eighth and final spot. Let’s not have any shenanigans.
Here’s our tie-breakers:
- Most wins (FWIW; I don’t think this will come into play);
- Record against tied opponents;
- Record against our final first-place finisher … then, if still tied, record against second-place finisher … and repeat, as needed;
- Total panic.
Table 2 is complete. While each player played quickly, the game itself felt very slow at 12 rounds long. It took a while before any decent engines got set up
table 4 report:
Jamma - 40
geigerm - 36
Pitta - 24
GG! Final score does not really show how close this game really was, I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole way!
I had a difficult decision the last round whether to drop a nothing 6 development for 2 points, or explore for 4 points. Obviously I made the wrong choice!
I missed the final tableau, but I assume you dropped 2 rebel worlds given your score…
If I hadn’t Explored, did you have a big enough 6 development to put you over the top though?
Yeah, I had a 10 point galactic exchange development. It was hard not to play that, but I did the math and I would have gotten 17 in the final round with that and one rebel planet, versus the 20 I got with improved logistics and two rebel planets I had been holding the entire game. I had both of those developments in hand since the previous turn, so I don’t think exploring would have changed it. And Belg also played played settle action. I thought you were going to win until the final bend broke my way. Awesome game, see you in the playoffs!