Puerto Rico

puerto rico

Designers: Andreas Seyfarth
Publishers: Alea, Rio Grande Games
Boardgamegeek Info: Puerto Rico

2021 Description
GameMaster

GM: Richard Shay

Schedule

Demo: Thurs 7:00 PM
See schedule for Heat times

Plaques

The top finisher in the Final will receive a plaque.

Event Description

Number of players per game:

4 (3-player games will be acceptable in preliminary rounds as needed although four is the preferred and optimal number; there will be no 5-player games).

Rules:

This tournament will use the “Balanced” version of the game as follows:

  • All corn players will receive 1 doubloon less than normal at the start of the game.
  • The cost to purchase a copy of the University will be 7 doubloons.
  • The cost to purchase a copy of the Factory will be 8 doubloons.

No expansions may be used.

Score Sheets:

In order for players to receive appropriate credit for the results in any game, the score sheet must be completed LEGIBLY with each player’s name and badge numbers with appropriate scores and component scores and tiebreaker count, if appropriate. Special score sheets will be provided requesting additional information (not required) for statistical purposes. If such score sheets are used, take care to identify each player based on starting seat position (first governor is player #1, second governor is player #2, and so forth).

Pairings:

Players will be paired together randomly for the first two heats. GM reserves the right to seat teammates, friends/family members at different tables during first two heats and the right to pair together one-game winners in the third, final heat.

Tiebreakers in Individual Games:

In any game prior to the semifinals, if two or more players are tied for a position on both VPs and the doubloons plus goods tiebreak, all such tied players shall receive credit for having finished in the tied position.

In elimination round games only (semifinals and finals), if there is a tie for points and remaining doubloons plus goods, the tie shall be broken in favor of the player with the best result in all prior rounds, games (all wins counting equally). If still tied, then go to a coin flip or random plantation draw. (Please note this is a change from prior years).

When considering who will advance to the semi-final round, we will consider percentage of margin of victory if we have no other way to break a tie (for example, amongst players with one heat win and no other heats entered.)

Semifinals:

There will be a semi final with 4 tables of 4 players. The top 16 players based on performance in the heats will be eligible for the semifinals. The final table will consist of the winners of the 4 semi-final games. In pairing people together, the two-game winners will be split as equally as possible among the semifinal games, and we will fill in the remaining games to tables of four with alternates using the standard tiebreakers.

When considering who will advance to the semi-final round, we will consider margin of victory if we have no other way to break a tie (for example, amongst players with one heat win and no other heats entered.)

Seat Assignment

Players will be randomly assigned a seat in every game. This replaces the seat order bidding used in the past. Modifications in starting money are intended to mitigate seat advantages. This is based on significant experience in online game play.

Please Note: These rules will govern the event, and will be enforced by the GMs. Players having issues or suggestions about the event should not attempt to discuss them with the GM during seating for heats. Such comments should be directed to the Tournament Director instead. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Puerto Rico at EuroQuest 2021 will award Meeple League points

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