Tuesday, September 11, 2012

World Championship
17th November 2012
Wizard World Championship

Saturday, 17th November 2012    
 Location: Austria Center Vienna
Spielefest Ebene 3
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
A-1220 Wien

Saturday, 17th November 2012
 11:00am Departure to Austria Center (by metro, AMIGO provides the tickets )
11:30am Greeting and introduction
12:00am Beginnig of the competition
Around 5.00pm Award Ceremony for the Wizard World Champion 2012
05:45pm Departure to the City Center
06:30 – 07:10pm Vienna City Tour by horse-drawn carriage
07:15 – 11:00pm Dinner
Sunday, 18th November 2012
  Around 9:00am Joint breakfast with all participants and AMIGO at the Hotel Suite
Novotel Wien Messe (AMIGO table). The exact meeting time will be
confirmed during the evening before.
 Hotel Suite Novotel Wien Messe
We have reserved a room for each participant
night from 17th to 18th November.
Friday. AMIGO bears the costs for one room (single or double room) and for only one night.
Every additional person or extra night will be at your own expense.
Please let us know if you would like to lengthen your stay. We can organize the reservation
for you. A single room costs 70€ and a double room 80€/night, including breakfast.
Your hotel:
Suite Novotel Wien Messe
Radingerstrasse 2
Tel. (+43)1/245880
Fax. (+43)1/24588188
The Suite Novotel Wien Messe with its modern, spacious,
free high-speed Internet/WIFI) is located in the heart of Vienna, the city of Maria Theresa. It
is situated next to the Wiener Prater, near the Hofburg Imperial Palace, State Opera House,
National Library and St. Stephen's cathedral. The heart of Vienna and the Donauinsel
10 minutes away via the U1 line, and the Reed Messe congress center is within walking

During the competition
 Coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches will be offered in the room
where the tournament will take place.
In the evening, AMIGO invites you to a drive in a horse-drawn carriage to view the
main monuments and places of Vienna. The tour will be followed by a dinner
where you will taste the most delicious typical Austrian cusine.
On Sunday, we invite all the participants to a breakfast with the AMIGO team at the hote
We have reserved an “AMIGO-table” from 09:00 am. We will confirm the exact meeting time
the evening before.
The guidelines for the 2012 Wizard Tournament in Vienna, Austria are showm below:


Wizard World Championship

1. General information
1.1. Number of players: 4-5 participants per table
1.2. Duration: 45 minutes per round
1.3. Rounds: 5 (4 qualification rounds and 1 final round)
2. Code of conduct
2.1. Each player commits to observe the game rules and to act with fair play.
2.2. If a player notices a mistake on his side or from another player, he has to notify it immediately.
2.3. Each player has to play until the end of a round, even if he knows that he does not have any chance to win.
2.4. The players have to hold their cards so that all players can see them (of course, only showing the back of the cards).

3. General rules 3.1. Only the Wizard games provided by AMIGO will be used during the tournament.
3.2. The execution of different penalties in case of mistake is at the discretion of the organizer.
3.3. Any ambiguity or conflict has to be resolved by the tournament organizers.
4. Game rules 4.1. The tournament will be played following the general rules of the AMIGO Wizard game. Any other rule variation or extension is not accepted.
4.2. There will be four qualification rounds and one final round.

4.3. To ensure a fair scoring, the „tournament special rules" will apply (see no. 9).
4.4. Each round lasts 45 minutes. We will inform 5 minutes before the time is over. If a table keeps playing after the time is over, each player of this table will get 10 minus points.
5. Table combination for the qualification rounds 5.1. For fair play conditions, the table combination will be set with the same number of players at every table, as far as possible.
5.2. New table combinations will be drawn after each round.
5.3. The first player at each table will also be drawn.

6. Tournament procedures
6.1. Qualification rounds  All players will play 4 rounds.   Each player receives points depending on his ranking at the end of each preliminary round. (see no. 8, Scoring).
 The final scores as well as the actual points obtained during the round have to be reported on the appropriate list and handed to the organizers.

6.2. Final round  The scores of each participant are summed up at the end of the preliminary rounds. The best 4 players will play the final round.

 If several players have the same scores, the actual points obtained will be taken into account.
If more than 5 players reach the final round, they will have to play a semi-final round. In this extra round, only the actual points scored by the players will be taken into account to determine the finalists.

7. Ranking 7.1. The ranking is determined by the number of points scored by each player after each round. A new scoring starts at the beginning of each round.
7.2. If several players have the same number of points at the end of a round, they should proceed as follows:  The player who most frequently scored positive points during the 10 trick rounds gets the better ranking. 
 If there is still a tie situation, the player who scored the highest score during the rounds is the winner.
  If there is still no winner, both players get the same number of points according to their common ranking. The unoccupied places and their matching scores will not be assigned. The player with the next highest number of points scores the points that correspond to his actual place
  Example: If two players get 45 points for the 1st place, the player with the next best score receives the points of the 3rd place (20 points) and not the points for the 2nd place.

8. Scoring
8.1. Each player receives the following points depending on his ranking at the end of each round:
1st place: 45 points
2nd place: 30 points
3rd place: 20 points
4th place: 10 points
5th place: 5 points

9. Tournament special rules
9.1. No matter the number of players at a table, one round consists of 10 games which should be played as follows:
5 players per table:
10 rounds with the following number of cards: 2-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12
4 players per table:
10 rounds with the following number of cards: 1-3-5-7-9-11-12-13-14-15
3 players per table:
10 rounds with the following number of cards: 2-4-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20
9.2. These rules involve that the total number of tricks predicted by the players may not equal the number of tricks available. Only the player who gives his prediction at the end of a round hast o do it so that there is always one trick less or one trick more than the number of available tricks (plus/minus one variation).

9.3. Example: 5 players play a round, in which each player has 10 cards in his hand. Peter announces 4 tricks, Lena 0, Tobias 2 and Carola 3 tricks. Now Steffi would like to announce one trick, but she cannot because the total number of tricks predicted would equal the number of tricks available (10). Steffi has to announce another number of tricks.

10. Penalties10.1. If a player does not follow suit by mistake although he could have:
The player who played a wrong colour gets 60 minus points at the end of the current round.
If a players arrives too late:
If a player arrives five minutes after the beginning of the tournament, the round will start without this player. The player will get the score corresponding to the last place for this round.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Original Wizards & Jesters

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The original 4 Wizards and 4 Jesters.