Dies ist die Start­seite zur Agricola-Weltmeisterschaft 2013 am 9.November 2013 im Rah­men des Spie­le­fests in Wien (A).

The tour­na­ment takes place on Satur­day, 9th Novem­ber during the Spie­le­fest Event in the Aus­tria Cen­ter Vienna.

How to get to the venue:
The Vienna Expo cen­ter is near the sub­way line U1. Click on the link above for directions.

These are the par­ti­ci­piants, as of Novem­ber 1st 2013:

2011 cham­pion: Ras­mus Damm (Den­mark)
Slova­kia: Michal Wolinsky, Renata Oro­sova
Öster­reich: Mar­kus Wawra, Hans Most­böck, Den­nis Rap­pel
Sve­rige: Kars­ten Matura
España: Javier Mar­cos, Fran­cisco Manuel Álamo Arce, Marc Guasch, N.N.
Deutsch­land: Thilo Hasse, Bas­tian Win­kel­haus, Ste­fan Kopacz, Wolf­gang Peter
U.K.: Tom Wal­ker, Rich Pin­gree
Ita­lia: KARLA Fazanaro, MARCO Monno, PASQUALE Di Carlo, MICHELE Ancona
Bel­gien: Greg Bru­wier, Robin Fre­de­ric
Japan: Yuuka Yana­gi­sawa, Ryo­suke Yoshizu, Masa­to­shi Akiba, Michiko Asano
Schweiz: Nico­las Aioutz, Omar Tra­p­letti, Gabriele Mar­ti­netti, Tris­tana Mar­ti­netti
Tsche­chien: David Kanovsky, David Kore­jtko, Sarka Pel­cova, Kate­rina Kre­j­cová
Polen: Michal Nied­zwiedz, Mag­da­lena Rei­ter, Pawel Nied­ziela, Lukasz Bie­dak
Ungarn: Kozics György, Báthory Ger­gely, Kra­jc­so­vicz László, Sebe­s­tyén Attila
Neder­lands: Kas­per Baack, Maar­ten Meus­sen, Pie­ter Hom­mel­berg
Norge: Odd­bjørn Nød­land, Terje Skaa­land, Bernt Ivar Nød­land, Bjørn-André Kildalen

Par­ti­ci­pants get a free pass for the show.
Please regis­ter at the desk bet­ween 8:45 and 9:15 on Satur­day morning. The tour­na­ment will start at 9:30.
Three rounds will be played. In the first round, the par­ti­ci­pants will be sea­ted by ran­dom, but we’ll try to make sure that no 2 play­ers from the same coun­try sit on the same table. For the fur­ther rounds, Swiss for­mat will be used: Play­ers will be sor­ted and sea­ted by score.
We will use the Agri­cola World Cham­pi­onship deck for the tour­na­ment. Cards will be avail­able in English.
(I was hoping to have the brand new Bie­le­feld deck ready for the Cham­pi­onship, but it didn’t work out as planned.)

Gene­rally, we’re try­ing to have 4 play­ers per table. Play­ers score 8, 5, 3 and 1 Tour­na­ment points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, respec­tively. In case of ties, points are split. Play­ers on 3p tables score 7, 4 and 2.
Round 1 will be „Bid­ding for Decks“. Before the game starts, each player wri­tes down a bid on a piece of paper. This bid will be deduc­ted from his final Vic­tory Point score. The player with the hig­hest bid has first choice of the WM sub­deck s/he wants to play, then in the order of hig­hest bids. I case of ties, sea­ting order deci­des. It is allo­wed to bid 0. After decks have been dealt, each player dis­cards down to 7+7.

Round 2 will be Stack Draft. The cards of all 5 decks will be shuf­fled (Occupa­ti­ons and minor impro­ve­ments toge­ther), then the first 4 cards will be tur­ned over to start 4 open stacks. THe star­ting player picks one of those cards for his/her hand, then pla­ces ano­ther card on each of the stacks. The­re­fore, the second player has the choice of 3 stacks of 2 cards or 1 stack of 1 card. If a player picks a stack with more than 1 card, he keeps all of them. This con­ti­nues until all cards have been dealt to the stacks and taken by play­ers. Play­ers then dis­card down to 7+7.

Round 3 will be „Love your neigh­bour“ draft.
Occupa­ti­ons and impro­ve­ments are sepa­ra­ted, each player gets dealt 8 each.
First, occupa­ti­ons are draf­ted.
Each player picks one of those cards for him­self to keep and one for his right hand neigh­bour to keep. The other cards are pas­sed to the left. Again, each player picks one card for him­self and one for his right hand neigh­bour. When all cards are draf­ted, each player has 4 cards he draf­ted for him­self and 4 cards his neigh­bour draf­ted for him.
Then, minor impro­ve­ments are draf­ted the same way, only that now you draft for your­self and your left neigh­bour, and the cards are pas­sed to the right.

Game­boards, Round cards and Major Impro­ve­ment cards will be in Ger­man, Dutch and/or Japa­nese (but I’m sure that every player qua­li­fy­ing for a World Cham­pi­onship knows them by heart).

You can find the expan­ded rules here: