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Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:06 pm
by gollum51
Dear fellow meccg players, several council members asked us whether the French community could arrange Worlds 2019.

I am delighted to confirm that we indeed propose to organise Worlds 2019 in Lille from Friday, 11th of October to Sunday, 13th.

Lille is a great location for the Worlds for a number of reasons:
- Accessibility by car for French, Benelux and quite a few German players: 3 hours to Köln or Amsterdam, less than 2 hours to Paris
- proximity to 3 low cost airports (Lille, Brussels, Charleroi). In particular, Ryanair flies to 25 countries from Charleroi and there is usually a cheap Ryanair bus between Lille and the airport (a number of German cars are also likely to drive by the airport).
- proximity to several major Airports (London, Paris, Brussels) for our non-European friends who can organise a holiday in London and/or Paris combined with the Worlds
- much cheaper accomodation that in Paris
- Northern France is renowned for its beers and food
- Lille is a beautiful city and also offers great shopping opportunities if you plan to come with your partner (sorry for the stereotype :-))

***** Venue *******
Edit 20/08/19: it looks like the venue has been secured. We will play in a medieval cellar in the historical centre of Lille (« le vieux lille ») called « la cave des celestines ». A nice one to follow last year’s castle.
https://www.lille.fr/Nos-equipements/Ca ... celestines
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I would also like to highlight that the event will really be beginner-friendly. quite a few people would probably like to come to the Worlds but do not feel like building competitive decks. So we will run quite a few events including more casual ones in parallel ot the main tourney. 10 French players have already confirmed their attendance and it will be the first Worlds for most of them. So if you have never attended Meccg Worlds, this is a great opportunity.


The only thing that we really need from you at this stage is that you let us know asap whether you plan to attend as we have several possible venues in mind with different capacity. The sooner we get a rough estimate of the numbers, the better (and the cheaper the Ryanair flights for you :-)). So please post on this thread if you plan to attend.


Edit 24/09/19: here is the near-final list of attendees

37 registered (from 11 countries):
Heiner
Patric
Mark A.
Sebastian K.(Glorfindel 2)
Karsten
Pawel
Eric (Thorsten)
Nicolai
Wolgang
Mario
Christian and his son Henrik
Stevie
Leon
Ernst (Friday, Saturday)
Dominique
Vincent
Ludovic
Maxime
Roman
Clement
Stephane P.
Stephane H. (sunday)
Stavros
Denis
Hervé
Benoit
Franck
Yannick
Langloude
Francesco
Joce
Sylvain G
Domenico
Kodi
Oscar
Nicolas D (big red) (Saturday)

4 interested but waiting for their work schedule or other elements before they can confirm:
Steffen L (Dain II)
Jérome Q.
Roland B.
Michel S.




Cannot make it:
Wiet
Christoph
Luigi
Stefan F
Florian
Fabian and the Hamburg group



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Proposed schedule for main tournaments

Friday afternoon: venue will officially open at 2pm (but we will be available to welcome people earlier in the day if they plan to arrive earlier e.g. with a Ryanair flight). Tourney start times will be announced once travel plans have been received (ideally 3pm and no later than 4pm in any case)
A: Hero 1-deck
B: classic DC (i.e. only ICE-released cards + the 3 released DC extensions FB, DF, NE can be used. Balrog decks are not allowed - DC challenge decks will be made available if you do not have your own deck)

Saturday :
A: world championship (qualifiers for the finals)
B: scenario tournament

Saturday evening: left open for the following activities:
Casual play
Board games
Drinking game tourney
Guided walk with Denis and I around Lille to discover this beautiful city and / or pub crawl

Sunday :
A: worlds finals (top 4)
B: DC scenario (A crossover between DC and scenario that can be played with most normal DC decks, Dominique will post rules)
C: challenge decks
D: sealed / others depending on demand
E: DC challenge decks

Depending on demand, the following games/tourney will be available on Friday pm and if you are not interested in the main options A. Please post in this thread if you are interested:
Arda
Challenge Decks tourney
Sealed tourney
Solo scenarios from Various ICE publications (I can bring rules and decks)


Thank you.
Hervé

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:00 am
by Thorsten the Traveller
Great, I'm in, bien sûr!

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm
by Bandobras Took
And now I truly envy those who will be able to go. :)

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 pm
by thorondor
I also planned to go, but I have my doubts now. Travelling option seems good for cars and planes. But what about train? There is a railway in France, right?
:wink: Just kidding of course. Count me in for sure! Thats gonna be a cool event!!

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 pm
by Bandobras Took
thorondor wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 pm
There is a railway in France, right?
That was never in question. The question is whether those currently responsible for operating it are on strike any given week. :)

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:35 pm
by thorondor
Bandobras Took wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 pm
thorondor wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 pm
There is a railway in France, right?
That was never in question. The question is whether those currently responsible for operating it are on strike any given week. :)
Ah, so clever not to mention it among the travelling options then ;-)

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:27 am
by Darksatin
I am coming to the tournament in Lille (by train).
A Meccg player is an adventurer...

PS : I remember a train strike when I was going to Lure 2012.
But it was... in Germany ! :)

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:01 pm
by Darksatin
It is pure slander to say that trains do not circulate in France because of strikes.
I often take the train and I can assure you that there can be various problems:
- humans on the railways
- animals on the railways
- suicide: someone jumped under the train and the station must be evacuated
- a woman gives birth in the train (we have to wait for the ambulance)
- Police intervention on the train
- a passenger is sick (we have to wait for the ambulance)
- we have to wait for the passengers of another train that is late
- the train is too late, it must be evacuated because the train company needs it in the other direction
- a train derailed this morning on this track and it is not available
- sabotage: someone threw scrap on catenaries
All these incidents are lived and truly authentic.
But like these American citizens you can also participate in a life-action role-playing game, become heroes and win a prestigious medal: the Legion of Honor ... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QXsiSOoTP4

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:11 pm
by Bandobras Took
It has admittedly been close to two decades since I lived in France, but I had at least one trip thrown off by pure strikery. :)

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:21 pm
by Vastor Peredhil
Great food in the city,

great hookers as well, always helpful to find your way in this one "way street riddled city"

I will surely be making it ;)

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:17 pm
by gollum51
Vastor Peredhil wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Great food in the city,

great hookers as well, always helpful to find your way in this one "way street riddled city"

I will surely be making it ;)
Thanks Vastor for reminding us of the presence of these ladies. Now attendance to Worlds is going to double and we are going to need a bigger venue :D

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:52 pm
by Smaug
Hi Guys,

I will come as well along and fetch my forth title :D :D :D

Cheers

Heiner

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 am
by Muad'Dib
If Heiner is coming i have to be there too :) I will do my best to come.

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm
by Shapeshifter
I will be there, too.

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Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:02 am
by Containerguy
Hi Hervé,

Do you have a tournament schedule available already ?
Any love for Hamburger Scenario ?

Cheers
Fabian