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General Information

Welcome to the 9th Annual Winter Blitz!

This is a fast paced tournament! Designed for those who enjoy tournament style competition, but who don't want to commit 2 years to a tournament -- The DC Winter Blitz will begin in January, and have 2 rounds complete before summer!


See the list of entrants, change your status: Player Roster

Time Controls

The games will run 1 actual week per game year.

This allows a 10 year game to complete in 10 weeks, or a little over 2 months for a full round. Any games that run beyond 10 years will be allowed to play to completion -- no hard cutoffs

Spring deadlines will occur EVERY MONDAY. Fall deadlines will occur EVERY THURSDAY, 3 days later. Then 4 days roll around again to Monday. If you are not up for a 3-day / 4-day schedule, this tournament is not for you. Stay tuned for the DC Open, later in the year.

Retreats and/or Builds will always be due the day after results are out. That is Tuesday and/or Friday.

Important dates

Due to the late Thanksgiving and shortened holiday season, we're delaying the start by 1 week! All dates below are +7 days.

Entries confirmed by:Sunday Jan 6, 2020
Round 1 lineups announced:Monday Jan 7, 2020
Round 1 Spring 01 deadline:Monday Jan 14, 2020
Round 1 Fall 01 deadline:Thursday Jan 17, 2020
Round 1 Spring 10 deadline:Monday Mar 18, 2020
Round 1 Fall 10 deadline:Thursday Mar 21, 2020
(May continue past 10 years and overlap round 2)
Round 2 lineups announced:Monday Mar 25, 2020
Round 2 Spring 01 deadline:Monday Apr 1, 2020
Round 2 Fall 01 deadline:Thursday Apr 4, 2020
Round 2 Spring 10 deadline:Monday Jun 3, 2020
Round 2 Fall 10 deadline:Thursday Jun 6, 2020
(May continue past 10 years - no hard cutoff)


Solo:20 points
2-way-draw:15 points
3-way-draw:12 points
4-way-draw:10 points
5-way-draw:8 points
6-way-draw:6 points
Survival (or Open):4 points
Elimination:2 points
Supply Center Bonus:+0.1 point per SC owned
Max score:21.8 points per round
Tie-breaker system
WB 2020 Standings
WB 2014 Standings
WB 2013 Standings
WB 2012 Standings
WB 2011 Standings
WB 2010 Standings
WB 2009 Standings
WB 2008 Standings


Players will be assigned to games according to a modified Swiss System

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