1st Arimaa Online Festival

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The first ever Arimaa Online Festival is planned for Saturday October 30th, 2010. All feedback and suggestions are welcome at this forum thread. Non-stop coverage will be provided via Arimaa radio webcast.

If you have a question mark next to your name, you need to confirm you will be available by emailing arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com. We had to decide on the participants based on survey responses, ie. how many events each person applied for and how much they wanted to be in on them. Hopefully you're satisfied with the result, but if not feel free to email us. All festival correspondence should go through arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com. Please do not PM megajester.
Instructions for Commentators
Instructions for Collaborative Players


The current schedule is as follows:

PST
-7
EST
-4
GMT
=
CET
+2
AEST
+10
Event
03:00 06:00 10:00 12:00 20:00 Launch
03:15 06:15 10:15 12:15 20:15 Simultaneous Match: Jean Daligault
05:00 08:00 12:00 14:00 22:00 European Collaborative Match
07:00 10:00 14:00 16:00 00:00 Open 5-Round Blitz Tournament
11:30 14:30 18:30 20:30 04:30 'Think Out Loud' Match
13:00 16:00 20:00 22:00 06:00 Interview with Omar Syed
14:00 17:00 21:00 23:00 07:00 State of the Challenge
15:30 18:30 22:30 00:30 08:30 Fritz's Strategy Workshop
17:15 20:15 00:15 02:15 10:15 American Collaborative Match
19:00 22:00 02:00 03:00* 12:00 Simultaneous Match: Fritz Juhnke
21:00 00:00 04:00 05:00* 14:00 Close

In case of any discrepancy, GMT times are valid.
(*)After clocks go backward one hour for the end of European Summer Time.


Contents

Simultaneous Match: Jean Daligault - 10:15 GMT

Role Name
Organizers megajester
Expert Player Jean Daligault (chessandgo)
Participants arimabuff?
Nevermind
arlequin?
hirocon
Sie?
zleiko?
Commentator Adanac
Co-commentator  ?

Listed participants need to confirm they will be available by emailing arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com.
Instructions for Commentators


European Collaborative Match - 12:00 GMT

Role Name
Organizers megajester,
Gold Captain hirocon
Gold Teammates eltripas
jdb?
knarl
Silver Captain nombril
Silver Teammates weirdo87, clojure?
Commentator Adanac
Co-commentator eltripas

A separate Teamspeak channel will be set up for each team.

Listed participants need to confirm they will be available by emailing arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com.
Instructions for Commentators
Instructions for Collaborative Players


Open 5-Round Blitz Tournament - 14:00 GMT

Role Name
Organizers omar
Commentator omar
Co-commentators eltripas
Players 722caasi (rounds 3, 4 and 5)
Adanac?
chessandgo
eltripas (rounds 2 and 3)?
fireborn (round 5)?
Fritzlein?
hirocon
nombril
rabbits
rbarreira (bot_briareus)
rednaxela (round 4)?
ronnie (rounds 1, 2)
Sie?
woh
zleiko?

Time controls will be x seconds per move with x reserve. A Swiss pairing system will be used. Bot developers may join in so long as they are running their bots on their own machines.

This event is still open to new applicants by email. Listed participants need to confirm they will be available by emailing arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com. Also would those who entered an email address in the survey please supply their Arimaa.com username.

Because of the length of the event, several commentators will be needed, which may require some players also listed as commentators to take a bye on some rounds. Please contact us to discuss this.
Instructions for Commentators


'Think Out Loud' Match - 18:30 GMT

Role Name
Organizers omar
Gold Player chessandgo
Silver Player Fritzlein

Players will commentate on the position while it is their opponent's turn to move.


Interview with Omar Syed - 20:00 GMT

Joel Thomas (megajester) will interview the creator of Arimaa asking questions that were suggested in the survey. Anybody from inside or outside of the community is still free to send in questions they would like to have discussed to arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com.


State of the Challenge - 21:00 GMT

Role Name
Organizer megajester
Moderator Janzert
Panel Fritzlein
jdb?
omar
rbarreira

A discussion on the current state and future prospects of computer play.

Anybody from inside or outside of the community can send in questions they would like to have discussed to arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com.


Fritz's Strategy Workshop - 22:30 GMT

Role Name
Expert Fritzlein
Participants 722caasi
fireborn?
knarl
froody?

Fritz will provide analysis of a game of his choice (which?) and moderate a discussion with fellow community members.

Listed participants need to confirm they will be available by emailing arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com.


American Collaborative Match - 00:15 GMT

Role Name
Organizers omar, knarl?
Gold Captain Janzert
Gold Teammates hirocon
handsomestofall?
Silver Captain camelback
Silver Teammates eltripas
fireborn?
jdb
Commentator nombril
Co-commentator  ?

A separate Teamspeak channel will be set up for each team.

Listed participants need to confirm they will be available by emailing arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com.
Instructions for Commentators
Instructions for Collaborative Players


Simultaneous Match: Fritz Juhnke - 02:00 GMT

Role Name
Organizers omar
Expert Player Fritz Juhnke (Fritzlein)
Participants weirdo87
nombril
clojure?
ocmiente
Commentator janzert?
Co-commentator rozencrantz

Listed participants need to confirm they will be available by emailing arimaaonlinefestival@gmail.com.
Instructions for Commentators


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