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HEROES 2024

Wed 6 - Sun 10 Mar 2024

DOUBLE 1 2024

Thu 20 - Sun 23 Jun 2024

HEROES 2024
Joe Arthur Memorial Tournament

Wed 6 - Sun 10 March

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(picture of Joe courtesy of Dave Ramsey)

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 10 minute walk away.




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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 Wed 6 Mar 2024
Joe Arthur arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Andy Bagley arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Craig Benn arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Mark Blackmore arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
David Blackwood arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Stuart Brant arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Neil Brunger arriving Tue 5 Mar 2024
Peter Burbery arriving Sat 9 Mar 2024
Paul Case arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Steve Cook arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Michael Davies arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Richard Domovic arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Bob Eburne arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Matthew Ellis arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Bill Finlayson arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Tony Gibson arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Frazer Greenshields arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Alan Hume arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
John Kennedy arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Paul Legg arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Rod Lobban arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
John Martin arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Pete Phillipps arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Ian Pollard arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Michael Rodgers arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Paul Saunders arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Simon Staniforth arriving Wed 6 Mar 2024
Neil Stevens arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
John Tait arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Martin Vicca arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024
Richard Webb arriving Thu 7 Mar 2024

Tournament Scenarios

(ROAR ratings in brackets)

Friday (9.30am - Midnight) 14.5 hours
J178 Old Friends (American 40, German 31)
A25 Cold Crocodiles (British 193, German 166)
BFP84 Kreida Station (Russian 21, German 17)
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 - 4pm) 7 hours
J63 Silesian Interlude (Russian 139, German 133)
SP181 The Elephant of Surprise (Russian 36, German 30)
FrF4 Barbarossa D-day (Russian 33, German 38)

Saturday PM (5pm - Midnight) 7 hours
AP12 Cream of the Crop (Russian 113, German 124)
J130 The Art of Dying (Russian 60, Italian 85)
J167 Hart Attack (British/American 101, German 100)
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
SP097 Twilight Of The Reich (Russian 35, German 38)
CH41 Test of Nerves (British 56, German 52)
A32 Zon with the Wind (American 241, German 224)
 

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