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."
If there is sufficient time Pacru/Azacru/Shacru competitive events will be "all play all". However if the number of competitors makes this impossible then the 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 one of the competition festivals in Prague, Czech Republic. Get in touch!