bot_sharp (David Wu of US) is Arimaa World Computer Champion
bot_marwin (Mattias Hultgren of Sweden) placed second
bot_clueless (Jeff Bacher of Canada) placed third
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Event: The 2011 Arimaa World Computer Championship tournament will determine the best computer Arimaa player. The top two finishers will compete for the rights to play in the Arimaa Challenge match (see tournament rules for details).
Prizes: The winner will receive an official Arimaa World Computer Champion certificate. The top three players will receive a cash prize from the prize fund. All participants in the finals will also receive a cash prize for each game they win. See tournament rules for details.
Format: A qualifying phase to select the top 8 performers followed by a floating triple elimination tournament. See tournament rules for details.
When: The qualifying phase will begin on Jan 1, 2011 and end on Feb 1, 2011. The finals will begin on Mar 1, 2011 and finish by Mar 14, 2011. See tournament rules for details.
Where: The games will be played over the Internet in the Arimaa gameroom.
Registration: This tournament is open to everyone. Interested developers should register as soon as possible to identify themselves and the name of the bot they will be registering. Only one bot is allowed per developer or development team. All developers (or teams) 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.
Penalty There is a penalty of $20 USD which must be paid if you break any of the qualifying phase rules or do not upload your bot before the deadline if you qualify.
Tournament Coordinator: Omar Syed
Tournament Director: Ned Bent
Event Reporting: Greg Magne and members of the Arimaa Community
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