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The 2011 Arimaa Open Classic and World Championship

Jean Daligault of France is the Arimaa World Champion
Greg Magne of Canada placed second
Daniel Scott of Great Britain placed third

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Spectator Contest

Event: The 2011 Arimaa World Championship tournament will determine the best human Arimaa player. A contest will also be held for spectators during the final rounds of this tournament.

Prizes: The winner will receive an official Arimaa World Champion certificate. The top three players will receive gift prizes and a cash prize from the prize fund. All participants in the finals will also receive a cash prize for each game they win. Spectators will also receive prizes for picking the right player and number of moves. See spectator contest rules for details.

Format: A Swiss preliminary (Open Classic) to select the top 8 players followed by a Floating Double Elimination final.

When: The tournament will begin on Wednesday January 5th, 2011 and run for 10 to 12 weeks. The participants will play one game per week.

Where: The games will be played over the Internet in the Arimaa gameroom.

Registration: This tournament is open to everyone. Interested players must register before the deadline of 6PM EST Saturday January 1st, 2011. All players are expected to make a contribution of $10 USD to the prize fund. If this would be a hardship for you, you may request to have it waived. If you find out later that you are unable to participate, a refund of the registration fee can be requested before the event starts. The top 8 finishers from this tournament are considered the top human Arimaa players and are the primary candidates to defend the Arimaa Challenge. They may be invited to help defend the Arimaa Challenge if willing and able to do so.

Withdrawing: Once the tournament begins players are highly discouraged from withdrawing. There is a penalty of $20 USD for withdrawing from the tournament.

Resigning: There is no penalty for resigning a game, however resigning is discouraged and completing a game to the end is highly encouraged.

Tournament Coordinator: Omar Syed

Tournament Director: Ned Bent

Event Reporter: Greg Magne and members of the Arimaa Community


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