The 2009 doubles tournament is about to start, sign up NOW! Just post your name and email address below. Sign Ups Open until Midnight ET March 12th.

The Rules:

This will be a doubles tournament with all games being played by 2 player teams (2 vs 2). When you sign up I will place each player in one of two brackets. One for “Experienced” players and one for “Others”. I do not mean to slight anyone by putting them in one group or the other, I have a good feel for the experienced players out there but we have some new ones that I’m not that familiar with so the “other” group is likely to have the black horse of the tourney in there. I will base the seeding on my experience with your play, the wizard ladder, and the most recent 1v1 tourney. Each group will be split up equally in numbers and then I will randomly pick teams grabbing one player from each group. This way (in theory) we minimize the chance of having an “uber” and "newbie" teams from the start.

Map – Round 1 map will be a classic that was used in the 2001 World Cup, we will use either use The Feud (the most recent one in the dl section) or Thinreed Lake World Cup 2001 version. I like them both, one is a quick battle with strong troops, the other you get a little bit more time to develop but neither is TOO large and should provide fast play.

Round 1 Games – I will guarantee that all teams will play a minimum of two games…. If we have enough sign up then the brackets will have a round robin style to them where you get to play both sides of the round 1 map, otherwise we’ll end up in a double elimination style format.

Map – Round 2 and beyond… Swiss tourney style. Teams will be ranked after Round 1 and the #1 seed will then play the #2 seed... and so on. You will only play against a team once during the tourney. Highest ranked team of round 1 get to pick the map for Round 2, their opponent gets to pick the race first. Lower seeded teams get to pick the race first in the other games too. Each round we will repeat this process. There will be a round 3 and round 4.

If we have an odd number of players sign up then I will be the last one to sign up to make it an even number.

Teams – you keep your team all the way through the tourney, no subs, if a player leaves, the team loses and is disqualified.

Sign ups begin Now and will remain open until Mar 12 midnight Eastern time. First games will be sent out Friday night March 13.

Players Signed Up:

(green players are experienced, yellow are new players, no color... you're on the fence and I haven't decided yet, much depends on how many more sign up like Draco, AW, me.)

1. Pawel (pstrz at o2 dot pl)

2. Thorongil (Th0r0ngil at hotmail dot com)

3. Disenchanted (disenchanted dot aow at gmail dot com)

4. Froster (branneji at yahoo dot ca)

5. TravisII (xjecht at yahoo dot com)

6. Crazyslyhawk (emacfallon at hotmail dot com)

7. Eriksson (poe at telia dot com)

8. Zsaber (zhenghzjm at hotmail dot com)

9. TuoDrable (brechtneyrinck at telenet dot be)

10. Deroman (ragederoman at luukku dot com)

11. Yemguy (yem80092 at gmail dot com)

12. Dan Peterson (dan-petersson at bredband dot net)

13. Alphonze 56 (dusial56 at yahoo com)

14. Drazha (srbapet et gmail dot com)

15. Sh0sUr0 (sh0sur0 at hotmail dot com)

16. Fubarno (rutbeer at earthlink dot net)

17. Slipkyes (slipkyesbass at gmail dot com)

18. Draco (draco at heavengames dot com)

19. Dafyth (dwcarless at yahoo dot com)

20. Enginerd mjschuck at fidnet dot com)

Teams: One Green and One Yellow - email me or post here, mutually agreed teammates will get paired up, if you don't get paired up then I'll randomly put the final teams together

Click the link below to see the tourney brackets, team rankings and final tourney setup:

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This will be a doubles tournament with all games being played by 2 player teams (2 vs 2). When you sign up I will place each player in one of two brackets. One for “Experienced” players and one for “Others”. I do not mean to slight anyone by putting them in one group or the other, I have a good feel for the experienced players out there but we have some new ones that I’m not that familiar with so the “other” group is likely to have the black horse of the tourney in there. I will base the seeding on my experience with your play, the wizard ladder, and the most recent 1v1 tourney. Each group will be split up equally in numbers and then I will randomly pick teams grabbing one player from each group. This way (in theory) we minimize the chance of having an “uber” and "newbie" teams from the start.

Map – Round 1 map will be a classic that was used in the 2001 World Cup, we will use either use The Feud (the most recent one in the dl section) or Thinreed Lake World Cup 2001 version. I like them both, one is a quick battle with strong troops, the other you get a little bit more time to develop but neither is TOO large and should provide fast play.

Round 1 Games – I will guarantee that all teams will play a minimum of two games…. If we have enough sign up then the brackets will have a round robin style to them where you get to play both sides of the round 1 map, otherwise we’ll end up in a double elimination style format.

Map – Round 2 and beyond… Swiss tourney style. Teams will be ranked after Round 1 and the #1 seed will then play the #2 seed... and so on. You will only play against a team once during the tourney. Highest ranked team of round 1 get to pick the map for Round 2, their opponent gets to pick the race first. Lower seeded teams get to pick the race first in the other games too. Each round we will repeat this process. There will be a round 3 and round 4.

If we have an odd number of players sign up then I will be the last one to sign up to make it an even number.

Teams – you keep your team all the way through the tourney, no subs, if a player leaves, the team loses and is disqualified.

Sign ups begin Now and will remain open until Mar 12 midnight Eastern time. First games will be sent out Friday night March 13.

(green players are experienced, yellow are new players, no color... you're on the fence and I haven't decided yet, much depends on how many more sign up like Draco, AW, me.)

3. Disenchanted (disenchanted dot aow at gmail dot com)

5. TravisII (xjecht at yahoo dot com)

8. Zsaber (zhenghzjm at hotmail dot com)

14. Drazha (srbapet et gmail dot com)

15. Sh0sUr0 (sh0sur0 at hotmail dot com)

Teams: One Green and One Yellow - email me or post here, mutually agreed teammates will get paired up, if you don't get paired up then I'll randomly put the final teams together

Click the link below to see the tourney brackets, team rankings and final tourney setup:

[This message has been edited by Enginerd (edited 03-21-2009 @ 10:05 AM).]