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 Post subject: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 11 / 12 Nov. Cambridge
 Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:03 am 
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Greetings!

Schmee-Goo productions are proud to announce that Cambridge Double Trouble, your all doubles, all pairs, Cambridge Blood Bowling extravaganza is returning on the 11th / 12th November, just in time to avoid that first flush of Christmas shopping! The pairs format / skills system has led to some interesting racial winners, so we’re sticking with the previous rules, as well as reviving old gimmicks like Blood Bowl Bingo and whatever mad game Schmee has with him on the day. Please see my spiel below, and we hope to see you in November! For those returning; the only difference from last year is that we'll play all six games in pairs.

Venue

The Venue will be the Golden Hind pub, 355 Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1SP. A map can be found here. The pub is about 3KM from the Cambridge train station, and easily accessible by road, via the A1/M --> A14. There is a decent sized car park to the rear. The bar downstairs serves reasonably priced pub grub, and there is a CO-OP just over the road for bits and pieces.

Accommodation Suggestions

Being quite touristy, Cambridge isn’t short of places to stay. The internet seems full of cheapish B&Bs, and there are two Premier Inns within a short drive of the venue around the north of the suburbs (A14 and A1307).

Rules

Cam Dub - 1

The first twist for Cam Dub (so it has been christened) is that it is the only (?) Blood Bowl pairs tournament! At registration on day one, we will split the field down the middle by ability (for want of a better method, we’ll use a coach’s best NAF ranking - although I reserve the right to place an internet newcomer by hand), the higher ranked in one pot, the rest in another. We will then draw a name from each pot, randomly forming the pairs for the rest of the event! If attendees have a preference as to who their partner is going to be for the weekend, a buddy, a league mate, a chum, we encourage you to sign up as a team! We only ask that in order to keep things fair and equitable with the random draw system, we don't see any mega teams. To this end, we ask that only a maximum of one member of a submitted pair have a NAF ranking in excess of 200.

You will play all six games in your pairs, as a team. There will be a random draw for game one, then this arrangement will follow a Swiss / Swiss format, so team 1 will play team 2 (etc.), and within those teams, the coaches doing the best individually will play, and their partners will square off.

The scores for each game are as follows;

Win, 10 points
Tie, 5 points
Loss, 0 points
Both games won in a fixture, 1 bonus point.

TD and CAS tie breakers will not be used on a round by round basis, fixtures between coaches / pairs on the same number of points are generated randomly. In the event of a tie after 6 games, the winning pair will be determined by combined strength of schedule, then CAS and TD difference (only spp generating CAS count), TDs scored, CAS scored and then by guess the weight of the cake.

Cam dub - 2

The second twist for Cam Dub is in team selection.

Coaches may spend 1.1m GC upon their rosters. Stars are allowed, but only after 11 normal players. Wizards and other Inducements are not allowed bar Chefs and Bribes for Flings and Goblins. We will be using the standard rules (whatever they are at the time; we'll follow the up to date NAF rulings on BB2016), with standard "Resurrection" format additions; no raised players continue in the next game / no FF rolls / no skill rolls carrying over, etc. Teams are identical from one game to the next. IP / the 4 minute rule will not be enforced, however you may use them if both coaches agree. There will be a time limit for games as a whole, so if you play slowly we may have to call a result early, although we hope this won‘t become an issue, there will be plenty of warning!

Upon registration, coaches may give players on their team (although not Stars) only double skills. There will be no Strip ball Wardancers, Guard Longbeards or Block Saurus at Cam Dub! A ‘double’ skill is defined as a skill that player type can only gain via a doubles skill roll in LRB6. For instance, a Black Orc gaining an agility skill, or an Elf a strength skill. No normal or + stat skills will be allowed. The number of skills you may give your team is governed by the following tier system;

Tier one, 3 skills: Wood Elf, Amazon, Chaos Dwarf, Undead, Orc, Dwarf
Tier two, 4 skills: Skaven, Chaos Pact, Norse, Dark Elf, Lizard, Necromantic, Khemri
Tier three, 5 skills: High Elf, Pro Elf, Ogre, Nurgle, Chaos, Slann, Human
Tier four, 7 skills: Underworld, Vampire, Goblin, Halfling

There are no rules on skill duplication, but each player may only be awarded one skill (no stacking). You may not give Stars skills. This seemed to work OK in 2011/3/5/6, so we're looking forward to seeing where it goes this time!

Housekeeping

Cam Dub will cost £20 for NAF members, and £25 for non NAF, inclusive of signup. The PayPal address is camdub@hotmail.co.uk, payments as gifts, please!

Early bird discount If you pay before the end of September, you save £5 on your ticket (£15 NAF / £20 non NAF), and you also receive a coveted Blood Bowl Bingo joker token! I say coveted, you don't know what this is, but I promise it's worth it! ;)

We will be giving out prizes for all of the usual places and achievements, but we've tried to keep costs down wherever possible!

Schedule

Friday Night: Draw

Saturday Arrive & Register : 09:00-09:30
Round 1 : 09:30 - 12:00
Lunch: 12:00-12:30
Round 2 : 12:30 – 15:00
(Lunch / R2 are fluid, we'll do the draw, you can choose to eat when you like, before, during or after)
Round 3 : 15:00 – 17:30
Saturday night: Frivolity and night out - probably a curry.

Sunday Arrive for 09:00
Round 4 : 09:00 - 11:30
Lunch: 11:30-12:30
Round 5 : 12:30 – 15:00
Round 6 : 15:00 – 17:30
Awards, Wrap up and go home: 18:00

Please bring with you a board, templates, dice, a painted BB team and a copy of your roster.

Really hope to see you there!

Phil & Michael (Goo and Schmee)

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Interested / Paid, limit is 32 (TBC):

Purplegoo (spare team)
Schmee (spare team)

howlinggriffon / MrFrodo
deeferdan2383 / Mr Zay
Darkson / Moodygit
vulturesquadron / besters
Pipey / Peo
Haychdee / PunchyMcRageFists
Lycos / J_Bone
Pete / Thomas W (rounds 5 & 6)
Nick Kealy
Wulfyn, / vmcat
James Bean (POD)
Wolimorb
Candlejack


Littlespoon / madeofwelsh
Nick's friend Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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Argh!! May be too early in November for me (slap bang in the middle of 2 small people birthdays) but if I can get along I will do!

Highly recommended tournament for top-notch nonsense - plus I played on table 1 with goblins, for game 6, last time... I'll take that :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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Need to check the diary, but sign me up for a father and son team!

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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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Wondrous news. I will be there - just checking if my buddy Mr Frodo will be my wingman again for this..

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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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Deffo interested in this one! Do spies get more skills on their teams?

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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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Lovely to see early interest, we'll get the pub moving ASAP.

Spies? Don't get it. Unless it's a Cambridge Five reference?


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Purplegoo wrote:
Spies? Don't get it. Unless it's a Cambridge Five reference?


Nah, it's a reference to my drunken rambling at the 2015 Cam Dub. Bear with

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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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 Post subject: Re: Cambridge Double Trouble V: 4 / 5 Nov. Cambridge
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Hi all,

Please expect a full update and for us to be all systems go later this week. One thing I should drop in: we're going to have to put the date back by a week due to pub availability. Apologies if this upsets any plans.

Cheers!


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