Coulee Con 2018 will hold a qualifier for the 2019 Catan US Championship (CUSC). The winner will be entered into the CUSC 2019 Tournament at Origins Game Fair held June 13-17, 2019 in Columbus, OH. Additionally, they will receive travel reimbursement from Coulee Con (gas cards), and be provided with a hotel room, convention registration, and one celebratory dinner by the CUSC organizer, Catan Studio.
Coulee Con will hold up to two preliminary rounds on Friday. Each preliminary will consist of a series of at least 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 one preliminary may return to compete in any other preliminary rounds held.
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. Each person will play one game of Catan. The winner of each game will advance to final round and play a single game of Catan.
More information on the CUSC can be found here: https://www.catanstudio.com/events/catan-world-championship/catan-national-qualifier-2019-season/