Ticket to Ride World Championship Regional Tournament
All aboard for the chance to travel the world! Dine in Paris. Explore the Orient. Tickets please! Next stop, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the award-winning Ticket to Ride board game, Days of Wonder is hosting a year-long series of tournaments to determine the top players in the world and crown a new Ticket to Ride World Champion!
Between now and the summer of 2014, regional tournaments will be held throughout the world to determine qualifiers to play in National Championship events. The National Champions will be invited to Paris in September of 2014 for the Ticket to Ride World Championship and a chance to win the Grand Prize – an unforgettable trip for two to Asia.
The player who is crowned World Champion in Paris will win a magnificent Grand Prize – a nine days/ eight nights trip for two to Asia, including 3 nights aboard the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express.
From the excitement of Bangkok to the elegance of Singapore, this trip will be an unforgettable journey through the heart of South-East Asia.
In addition to the Grand Prize trip for two that goes to the World Champion, each National Champion will win:
- Air or trainfare and hotel accommodations for the World Championships in Paris, France
- National Championship Trophy
To enter the Regional Tournament at Hal-Con, players must be 18 years of age and be a Canadian citizen.*
Our Regional Tournament winner will receive the following:
- Invitation to the North American Championship at Gencon 2014 in Indianapolis, IN, including a four-day entrance pass for Gencon
- Special Ticket to Ride Championship medal
- Complete set (5 colors) of limited edition translucent Ticket to Ride trains
- First choice of one of the Ticket to Ride Map Collection expansions.
The 2nd place finisher is the First Alternate to the Regional Champ if winner is unable to attend and will receive:
- 2nd Choice of the remaining Ticket to Ride Map Collections
The 3rd place finisher is the Second Alternate to the Regional Champ if first two cannot attend and will receive:
- 3nd Choice of the remaining Ticket to Ride Map Collections
The 4th place finisher is the Third Alternate to the Regional Champ if the first three cannot attend and will receive:
- A Ticket to Ride Map Collection expansion
Okay, you had me at Paris. How do I register? When is this scheduled? What’s the structure of the tournament?
A complete schedule of the tournament can be found here.
Here’s our rules for the tournament.
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Sounds great, but I’ve never played Ticket to Ride before. Is it difficult to learn?
We promise we can teach you how to play Ticket to Ride in less than five minutes. Once you know Ticket to Ride, teaching you how to play Ticket to Ride: Europe will take another five minutes to learn. So, in the span of 10 minutes, you’ll be armed with enough knowledge to play one of the world’s most entertaining board games and possibly win the travel experience of a lifetime.
We will be running demos of the game all weekend.
I’m more of a visual learner. Got any video suggestions?
Check out Wil Wheaton’s Ticket to Ride Tabletop Episode.
Can Hal-Con Gaming Coordinator Shawn Kehoe play in this event? I heard he’s good.
Nope. Hal-Con Committee and Board Members are not allowed to participate in the event. We will allow off-duty Hal-Con volunteers to play in the tournament if they wish.
*I am under 18 and I love Ticket to Ride. How about a tournament for me?
Sure thing. On Sunday morning, you can register in the Hal-Con Ticket to Ride Open Tournament. This won’t be part of the Regional Tournament, but will include some nice prizes.
Where can I find more information?
You can check out the Days of Wonder website for additional information about the Ticket to Ride World Championship Tournament.