Date(s) - 01/09/2018
09:30 - 20:00
Gannochy Room

In association with Ellerium Games in Inverness, we are hosting a 2019 UK Nationals qualifier for Catan.

All attendees must be UK citizens and aged 18+ at the time of the tournament to qualify for the UK Nationals.

Please do not sign up for the event if you do not meet this criteria.

There are 21 / 32 spaces available for this event. To enter buy your ticket then book your space!

Event Schedule:

Start Finish Stage
09:30 10:00 Registration
10:00 11:30 Round 1
11:30 13:00 Round 2
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30 Round 3
15:30 17:00 Semi-Final (Top 16)
17:00 18:00 Dinner
18:00 19:30 Final (Top 4)
19:30 20:00 Prizes

Tournament rules:

  • Rounds are scheduled to take a maximum of 90 minutes.  However, for all games the round will not complete until one player has reached 10 victory points.
  • The organizer has the authority to introduce and enforce a time limit on player turns. In the event, time limitations are imposed, player turns are limited to three minutes. After set-up, players also have the right to call in a referee to enforce three minute turns.
  • There will be an assigned schedule that determines which table and which starting positions the players play for each
    round. The starting player selects first the color and his or her chair. After that, each player, according to his predetermined position, chooses clockwise his or her players color.
  • After 3 games the 16 players with the highest rankings reach the semi-finals.
  • The following chart determines at which table players will play. It also determines the order in which players choose his or her starting position first (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th)—players choose according to the ranking based on the qualifying rounds:
    • Table 1: Rank 1, Rank 8, Rank 9, Rank 16
    • Table 2: Rank 2, Rank 7, Rank 10, Rank 15
    • Table 3: Rank 3, Rank 6, Rank 11, Rank 14
    • Table 4: Rank 4, Rank 5, Rank 12, Rank 13
    • The players choose their starting position and their seats at each table after the game board design is revealed and
  • The four winners of each of the semi-final games reach the final game. In the final, seating is based on ranking from the preliminary round. The players select their starting position as they did in the Semifinals, along with player color in order of their rank. The winner of the final will be the Qualifier Champion.


  • During Rounds 1, 2 and 3 the number of victories will be used to rank players.
  • In case of ties, the total sum of victory points across all three games will be used as the first tiebreaker.
  • If ties still exist after that, the second tiebreaker will be the sum of the percentage of victory points the players reached at their three tables. If there are still any ties after that lots will be drawn.
    Example (after three rounds):
    Players A and B both win 2 games. Both get 28 victory points – so there is still a tie. Now the percentages of victory points will be calculated.
  • For Player A:
    • Game 1: A gets 10 VPs, there were 32 VPs at the table, his percentage is: 31.25%.
    • Game 2: A gets 8 VPs, there were 30 VPs at the table, his percentage is: 26.67%.
    • Game 3: A gets 10 VPs, there were 36 VPs at the table, his percentage is: 27.78%. The sum is: 85.70.
  • For Player B:
    • Game 1: B gets 10 VPs, there were 30 VPs at the table, so his percentage is: 33.33%.
    • Game 2: B gets 10 VPs, there were 33 VPs at the table, so his percentage is: 30.3%.
    • Game 3: B gets 8 VPs, there were 36 VPs at the table, his percentage is: 22.22%. The sum is 85.85.
  • Player B is ranked higher than Player A.
  • In the case of a three-player game, a fourth score will be created by averaging the other three scores (rounding any 0.4 remainder down, and any 0.5 remainder up). This average score is included into the calculation as if it were a fourth player for purposes of the percentage of points earned.


32 x Catan Geographies: Hawaii Map
32 x Robber Sheep Pin
16 x Struggle for Catan: Rivals card
16 x Rivals for Catan Anniversary Promo card
4 x Wood set (4 colors)
4 x Catan: Oil Springs
3 x Catan: Frenemies
1 x Catan: Helpers Of Catan
1 x Catan: The Big Game
PLUS! The winner of the Tabletop Scotland regional receives:
  • Entry into the 2019 UK Finals
  • Accommodation for the 2019 UK Games Expo if required (courtesy of Catan Studios)
  • Travel to the 2019 UK Games Expo (courtesy of Tabletop Scotland)*
  • Invitation to a celebratory dinner for you and the rest of the 2019 Qualifiers (courtesy of Catan Studios)

*Travel costs are paid for by Tabletop Scotland.  This can take the form of flights, rail or fuel costs and are to be agreed between Tabletop Scotland and the winner.


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