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NEWS AND EVENTS: Competitions

Forthcoming competitions

Rule change to Pacru from March 1st 2011 Meeting Rule R12 (i.e. Rule 12 but the numbering is the same in all language versions of published 302 rules) Modify 2nd sentence to read When this happens, and at least one of your opponents has at least 9 markers on the board, you can change an unoccupied field anywhere on the board to your own colour.

Forthcoming competitions in UK

Currently next planned event is:

World Championships for Pacru, Shacru & Azacru, Manchester England November 23rd/24th 2013.

This will be the
11th Pacru World Championship
7th Shacru World Championship
8th Azacru World Championship

Events will take place in the function room next to the Didsbury Perk cafe on School Lane Manchester.

The full address is 88 School Lane, Didsbury, M20 6GH Manchester. If you put M206GH into North West Journey Planner you should find metro (Didsbury Village metrolink is less than 10 minutes from the cafe), bus and train services.

more details here shortly - or email me for more information now.

If you are in a country where there is currently no Pacru or Azacru competition but you'd like to organise one then please get in touch and we should be able to assist.

2012 World Championships were held University Of London Union Malet Street London WC1E 7HY England United Kingdom - as part of MS015.

2011 World Championships were held University Of London Union Malet Street London WC1E 7HY England United Kingdom - as part of MS015.

2010 World Championships were held in UK Soho Theatre London August 28th & 29th.

These Pacru/Azacru/Shacru events formed part of the 2010 IAGO World Tour. IAGO is the International Abstract Games Organization.

There is now a comprehensive history of results at the MSO, details of the games, and profiles of some contestants at external page: Mind Sports Olympiad Games and Results.

Generally all Pacru/Azacru competitive events work on the "Swiss System" which is a non-knockout system, so that all players (unless the number of entrants is an odd number) play in every round. Points are awarded for a win or draw and then the "Swiss System" is worked by arranging the matches after the first round so that players compete against those who have a similar number of points. If enough rounds are played then by the end of the competition the players with the most points will all have played each other, and similarly with the players with the least. It is a reasonable way of deciding a competition without having to play a league where every entrant must play every other entrant, for which there may not be sufficient time (though this is done where possible). For more information try using a search engine with the search terms encyclopedia "swiss system" .

Forthcoming competitions (non-UK)

We'd be particularly interested if anyone wished to organise an event at the forthcoming MSO in Prague. Get in touch!

Past competitions