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HEROES 2022

Wed 2 - Sun 6 Mar 2022

HEROES 2022
Wed 2 - Sun 6 March
(Assuming no issues arise due to Covid-19)

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HEROES is an opportunity for ASLers to shake off the winter blues and get in some ASL action in the UK.

As normal the action starts on Thursday and continues through to Sunday so you can play in an ASL tournament and/or play friendly games (or even try your hand at a campaign game if you can find an opponent).
The focus of the weekend will be the main tournament, in which players of like record are paired off to allow us to determine the winners. Depending on the numbers taking part, there will either be one round on Friday or two (one in the morning, the second in the evening, two more on Saturday, and a final round on Sunday morning, finishing around 2pm. Each round sees players choose from three carefully selected scenarios. Main tournament entrants are to be familiar with the rules through to the first half of Chapter G.
Don’t worry if you are a new player (someone who has only ever played five or fewer games against a live opponent), as several experienced players are on hand to play against who will be happy to assist you in learning the game - if there are sufficient numbers there will also be a special tournament based on the ASL Starter Kit on Friday. There will never be a better time to try your hand at ASL!
Remember, you can also drop in just for part of a day if you can't make it for the full weekend.

Venue

The Headlands (611 New South Promenade, FY4 1NJ) offers plenty of gaming room for the whole weekend. Meals and good beers are also available in the hotel, and numerous alternative food outlets are close by.
Single rooms are available from £35 (including breakfast) - please contact the hotel for rates if you wish to share a room. Do not try to book using the hotel website, as it will tell you there are no rooms available - instead, phone them and mention that you are wanting to book a room to attend the games tournament!

The hotel is easily accessible from the M55 and the train station is a 5 minute walk away.




(click a map to view a larger version in a new window)
Train travel can be booked at www.thetrainline.com - you need Blackpool Pleasure Station (the last stop before Blackpool South) as your destination station; the station prior to that is Squires Gate so prepare to Unload when it leaves there :-)

Cost

Weekend registration for the tournament costs just £15 if registering by Sunday 20 February - thereafter it is £20. There is no need to pay in advance, simply pay on arrival at the tournament.
To register simply log in to your account and click the link on that page to view forth-coming tournaments


Confirmed Attendees

Registered attendees can now download the tournament program from their account.

Ian Ainsworth arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
Joe Arthur arriving Tue 1 Mar 2022
Alex Ashton arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
Andy Bagley arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Craig Benn arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
Mike Bingham arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
Mark Blackmore arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Peter Burbery arriving Fri 4 Mar 2022
Gerard Burton arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Paul Case arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Michael Davies arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Matthew Ellis arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Frazer Greenshields arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
Alan Hume arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
John Kennedy arriving Fri 4 Mar 2022
Paul Legg arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Rod Lobban arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
John Martin arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Ian Morris arriving Tue 1 Mar 2022
Pete Phillipps arriving Wed 2 Mar 2022
Toby Pilling arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
Ulric Schwela arriving Thu 3 Mar 2022
Simon Staniforth arriving Tue 1 Mar 2022

Tournament Scenarios

(ROAR ratings in brackets)

Friday (9.30am - Midnight) 14.5 hours
53 A High Price to Pay (British 47, Italian 56)
54 Bridge to Nowhere (Russian 75, Italian 103)
55 Retribution (American 82, Italian 67)
Players may alternatively choose any scenario they wish to play if they do not want to play any of the scenarios on offer for this round instead.

Saturday AM (9am - 3pm) 6 hours
V24 Eagles Versus Lions (American 5, Italian 4)
Q5 Drive to Ioannina (Greek 3, Italian 2)
51 The Taking of Takrouna (British 58, Italian 78)

Saturday PM (4pm - Midnight) 8 hours
HP35 A Hollow Victory (Frnech 2, Italian 2)
DTF-11 A Greek Tragedy (Greek 1, Italian 1)
SoN8 Last Hope at New Flower (Ethiopian 6, Italian 4)
Players may alternatively choose any scenario they wish to play if they do not want to play any of the scenarios on offer for this round instead.

Sunday AM (9am – 2pm) 5 hours
ROMA2 Second Hand News (Partisan/Italian 20, German SS 19)
TAP #21 Last Message Home (Italian 4, Japanese 2)
DB163 Gallabat Grab (British 1, Italian 1)
 

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