Washington DC’s Premier Diplomacy Event

Hosted by the Potomac Tea and Knife Society

October 11 – 13, 2019

The 21st edition of the Potomac Tea & Knife Socitey’s annual face to face tournament, Tempest in a Teapot, will take place October 11 – 13, 2019.

Where to go
Tempest XXI will be held at the Turf Valley Resort, located at  2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

Airport Information
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) is the closest airport, about 20 miles from the event site.

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles (IAD) are further away but we may be able to arrange pickups from these airports as well.

How to get there
For those driving, click here for Google Maps directions. Parking is free for hotel guests.

For those flying, BWI is the recommended airport. Lyft and Uber are available, or contact us if you need help arranging a ride.

Where to stay
We have a special discounted room rate at the resort for $133 per night. Call the hotel directly at 410-465-1500 or visit the website at https://www.turfvalley.com/stay and use the Group Code “28862I”.

The group discount ends on 9/20/2019, so book soon.

If you’re interested in sharing accommodations with other travelers, email td@ptks.org or post to our Tempest 2019 room on WebEx Teams.  Some local players may also have guest rooms available.  Don’t let cost of lodging keep you away. Email us and we’ll find a way.

How much
$45 to pre-register before Labor Day
$55 at the door

Get a $15 discount by becoming a dues-paying member of PTKS for $25. That’s like getting a year of membership for $10!

Please fill out the Registration Form, and send your registration fee via PayPal to treasurer@ptks.org – remember to choose the “Send to Friend” option! Confirmation will come from Brian Shelden, who was treasurer when we set up the PayPal account.

When to play
Round 1: Friday 6 pm, unlimited length
Round 2: Saturday 10 am, unlimited length
Round 3: Sunday 8 am, ends at a time predetermined by the TD and not revealed to the players, somewhere between 6 and 8 hours

How the tournament will work
Either a clock for each board, or a central clock without drop deads. This is still TBD.

Scoring will be points-based by supply center:

1 Point per supply center.

Bonus points:
7 way draw – 1 bonus point for each survivor
6 way draw – 4 bonus points for each survivor
5 way draw – 10 bonus points for each survivor
4 way draw – 22 bonus points for each survivor
3 way draw – 46 bonus points for each survivor
2 way draw – 94 bonus points for each survivor
Solo win: 190 bonus points

What you don’t know can hurt you
Email td@ptks.org with any questions.