Announcing the WTC 2017 Referee Team

The WTC Committee is pleased to announce this year’s roster of referees for the Warmachine/Hordes WTC.

Judge Norbert Brunhuber (England) – Head Judge

Mathias Dreifaldt (Sweden)
Judge Jason Enos (England)
Robin Fredman (Sweden)
Marc Heredia (Spain)
Ross Knill-MacArthur (England)
Judge Szymon Ratka (Poland)

Gil Surepi (Denmark) – Solo Masters Referee

 

Data Entry Team
Peter Gaublomme (Belgium) – Head of Data Entry
Tim Grubbert (Germany)
Mike Sherlock (England)

 

 

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WTC 2017 seeks Referee team.

Now that all the team spots have been locked in for the 2017 edition of the WTC, the Committee is seeking volunteers to be part of our Warmachine and Hordes referee team.  We are looking for a broad range of nationalities to be on the team.  We are also looking for people who have a good grasp of the rules and preferably have experience being in a similar role at larger events.

We are seeking 7 members for the WTC itself and need 1 member to run the Solo Masters.

As part of the effort, volunteers will have their room and board paid for.  Please email us at committee@wmh-wtc.com to let us know of your interest and a bit about your background.  Thanks very much.

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Registration for the 2017 Solo Masters is now open!

Hello!

If you wish to participate in the Solo Masters which will be held alongside the 2017 WTC, on September 23rd & 24th in Blankenberge, Belgium, you can now register for a ticket!

It goes as follows:

  • Send us an email at committee@wmh-wtc.com, with “Registration for the Solo Masters” in the subject, and your contact details in the body.
  • Wire us the (non-refundable) €210 for your ticket, payment details can be found here.

The Warmachine & Hordes Solo Masters is a 64-player Masters event, following the Steamroller 2017 rules. All models used must be fully painted and based. The ticket price includes room and board from Friday to Sunday, as well as entrance to the tournament.

Solo Masters players will play in a separate, dedicated hall, but apart from that, they will be free to join in the great atmosphere of camaraderie that is the WTC!

See you in Blankenberge!

-The WTC Committee

 

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The Warmachine WTC is Sold Out!

Hello wargaming enthusiasts,

All registered teams for the 2017 WTC are:

  1. Australia 1
  2. Australia 2
  3. Austria 1
  4. Austria 2
  5. Belarus 1
  6. Belgium 1
  7. Belgium 2
  8. Canada 1
  9. Canada 2
  10. China 1
  11. China 2
  12. Czech 1
  13. Czech 2
  14. Denmark 1
  15. Denmark 2
  16. England 1
  17. England 2
  18. Estonia 1
  19. Finland 1
  20. Finland 2
  21. France 1
  22. France 2
  23. Germany 1
  24. Germany 2
  25. Greece 1
  26. Greece 2
  27. Hungary 1
  28. Ireland 1
  29. Ireland 2
  30. Italy 1
  31. Italy 2
  32. New Zealand 1
  33. Northern Ireland 1
  34. Norway 1
  35. Norway 2
  36. Poland 1
  37. Poland 2
  38. Portugal 1
  39. Rusia 1
  40. Russia 2
  41. Scotland 1
  42. Scotland 2
  43. Slovenia 1
  44. Spain 1
  45. Spain 2
  46. Sweden 1
  47. Sweden 2
  48. Switzerland 1
  49. Switzerland 2
  50. The Netherlands 1
  51. The Netherlands 2
  52. USA 1
  53. USA 2
  54. Wales 1
  55. Wales 2

So, we have 9 spots available for third teams, for the following countries:

  1. Belgium – (host nation)
  2. Germany – 8
  3. Canada – 8
  4. USA – 8
  5. England – 7
  6. Poland – 7
  7. Sweden – 6
  8. Russia – 6
  9. China – 5

We expect the deposits of third teams before April 10th.

We’re very excited to have the full 64 teams, and we’re confident this fifth edition of the WTC will be the stuff of legends!

As a reminder, the registration for the Solo Masters will open on April 3rd, at 00:01 GMT. Be ready, because the tickets might be going quickly!

-The WTC Committee

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Guild Ball WTC Team Selection Methods

While on the Guild Ball Tonight podcast, we were asked how countries best choose the people to represent them at the WTC. Therefore, we put together some of the methods we came across throughout the years, to guide you/inspire you in your process. Still, every nation is free to use whichever process they feel is best.

Method 1: Ranking based

Keep track of the results of each meaningful tournament in the country, determine the top performing players, et voilà. Very straightforward.

Possible discussion could arise in the definition of “meaningful”, but if you want an unbiased process and a strong team to represent your nation, this could be the method for you.

Method 2: National qualifier

Organize a tournament, the top performers form the teams. Still very straightforward.

Downside is that your teams will be decided based upon the result of one specific event. Still, for countries with fragmented metas (for example due to sheer size of the country), this can be an interesting method.

Method 3: The Dictator

One person just chooses all players to represent the national pride. The dictator has full freedom and can base their decision on bribes, relationships, hidden agenda’s, etc…
All joking aside, it may sounds very undemocratic, but if the dictator takes the form of the benign overlord, this doesn’t have to be a bad process per se. The advantage is that things get decided swiftly.

Method 4: First come, first served

This method doesn’t need a lot of explaining – the person who buys the ticket, forms the team.

If a discussion reaches an impasse, this could be a good way forward. Your country might not be sending the best team possible, but it is at least sending a team.

Method 5: Selection committee

A selection committee (often three members) is assembled by democratic vote. This committee then selects the teams, based on performance at meaningful (inter)national events, compatibility within a team, and often general ambassadorship for the nation.

This is the most lengthy process, but it probably generates the best result. A majority of teams is assembled this way.

 

All that being said, we advise that the Pundits within a specific country work together to assemble their teams, and communicate which practise is applicable for their country to their respective communities.

As stated before, we, the Organizing Pundits, leave it up to every community to select their teams in the way they see fit. Should a national community be unable to determine a way to select their teams, the committee is always there to mediate.

See you in Blankenberge!

 

-The Organizing Pundits

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Guild Ball Registrations Overview

Hello sports fans!

Here is an overview of the 15 confirmed registrations we have as of today, March 13th!

Belgium 1
England 1
France 1
France 2
France 3
Germany 1
Germany 2
Germany 3
Hungary 1
Poland 1
Spain 1
Spain 2 (Tridente)
Sweden 1
Sweden 2
USA 1

As you can see, there is still room for more!

Looking forward to welcome you!

-The organizing pundits

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Warmachine & Hordes Registrations overview

Hello fellow gamers!

Here is an overview of all confirmed registrations, as of today, March 13th.

Warmachine & Hordes:

  1. Australia 1
  2. Australia 2
  3. Austria 1
  4. Austria 2
  5. Belarus 1
  6. Belgium 1
  7. Belgium 2
  8. Canada 1
  9. Canada 2
  10. China 1
  11. China 2
  12. Czech 1
  13. Czech 2
  14. Denmark 1
  15. Denmark 2
  16. England 1
  17. England 2
  18. Estonia 1
  19. Finland 1
  20. Finland 2
  21. France 1
  22. France 2
  23. Germany 1
  24. Germany 2
  25. Greece 1
  26. Greece 2
  27. Hungary 1
  28. Ireland 1
  29. Ireland 2
  30. Italy 1
  31. Italy 2
  32. New Zealand 1
  33. Northern Ireland 1
  34. Norway 1
  35. Norway 2
  36. Poland 1
  37. Poland 2
  38. Portugal 1
  39. Rusia 1
  40. Russia 2
  41. Scotland 1
  42. Scotland 2
  43. Slovenia 1
  44. Spain 1
  45. Spain 2
  46. Sweden 1
  47. Sweden 2
  48. Switzerland 1
  49. Switzerland 2
  50. The Netherlands 1
  51. USA 1
  52. USA 2
  53. Wales 1
  54. Wales 2

This means that at this time, we have 10 free spots for 3rd teams. The nations that applied are below (in order):

  1. Belgium – (host nation)
  2. Germany – 8
  3. Canada – 8
  4. USA – 8
  5. England – 7
  6. Poland – 7
  7. Sweden – 6
  8. Russia – 6
  9. China – 5
  10. Italy – 4
  11. Finland – 3
  12. Denmark – 3
  13. Spain – 3

So unless more first or second teams register for the WTC before March 31st, Italy will be the last nation able to send a third team. Finland, Denmark and Spain will only be able to send two teams, sadly.

Once the deadline of March 31st passes, we will give a final update on third teams, and country representatives will be able to wire the deposit.

The registration for the Solo Masters will then open on April 3rd.

See you all soon!

-The WTC Committee

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