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2019 Catan US Championship Qualifier

What is the Catan United States Championship?

Every year players from around the country compete in local qualifying tournaments. The winners of each qualifying tournament are sent to the Catan United States Championship at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Players will face off against all other winners of the qualifier tournaments to become the US Catan Champion. Every two years the US Champions are sent to the Catan World Championship tournament to represent the United States.

What do you get if you win?

The winner of the Coulee Con CUSC Qualifier will be entered into the CUSC 2019 Tournament at Origins Game Fair held June 13-17, 2019 in Columbus, OH. They will receive travel reimbursement from Coulee Con (gas cards) and a celebratory dinner from the CUSC organizer, Catan Studio. Additionally, if there are at least 25 players, Coulee Con will purchase an Origins badge for the winner. If you are crowned the Catan US National Champion at Origins, Catan Studio will send you to compete in the World Catan Championship in 2020!

When are the details of the qualifier?

Coulee Con will hold two preliminary rounds on Friday August 24th. The first starting at 2pm the second at 6pm. Players are encouraged to reserve a space using the online ticketing system through our website. On-site registration will be also available one hour before each preliminary.

Each preliminary will consist of a series of three separate games of Catan. The scores that all players earn from the preliminaries determine who will move to the semi-finals. Players who are unsatisfied with their score in the first preliminary may return to compete in the second preliminary.

After all games in the preliminaries have been completed, players will be ranked based on scores. The top 16 players will move to the semi-finals, which will be held on Saturday August 25th at 4pm. Each person will play in one 4-player game of Catan. The winner of each semifinal game will advance to final round at 7pm and play a single game of Catan.

What are the requirements to participate?

To participate in the Coulee Con CUSC Qualifier, players must:

  1. Be a US Citizen and at least 18 years of age.
  2. Have a Coulee Con badge (Weekend badge, or Friday for preliminaries, Saturday for semi-final/final)
  3. Pay the $10 tournament entry fee (paid on-site).
  4. Have not won a qualifying tournament for the 2019 CUSC.

More information on the CUSC can be found here: https://www.catanstudio.com/events/catan-world-championship/catan-national-qualifier-2019-season/