Tempest in a Teapot XX

World Diplomacy Championships 2018

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The PTKS welcomes the world to Washington DC October 5-7th

The 20th edition of the Potomac Tea & Knife Society’s annual face to face Diplomacy tournament, Tempest in a Teapot, will take place October 5-7th 2018.

Where to go
Tempest XX will be held at the Connecticut Avenue Hilton, located at 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009.

How to get there
For those driving, location can be found here on Google Maps.  Metro works as well and the closest option is the Dupont Circle Red Line stop.  It’s only about 10 minute walk to the hotel.

How much

$100 at the door

Paid-up PTKSers get a $15 discount

Students pay half-price!

Please send registration via PayPal to treasurer@ptks.org – remember to “send to friend!”  Confirmation will be from Brian Shelden, who was treasurer when we set up the PayPal account.

Special Thursday Welcome Dinner:

Thursday night from 7-11 pm, we will meet at AGORA, a Mediterranean restaurant about a 10-minute walk from the event hotel.  Prix Fix Menu and open bar!  Cost is $70 (includes all taxes and tip) – send your payment via PayPal  to treasurer@ptks.org (send to friend!) and include a note that this is for the welcome dinner.

When to play

Round 1: Board call 9:00 am on Friday, Oct 5th.
Round 2: Board call 5:30 pm on Friday, Oct 5th.
Round 3: Board call 9:00 am on on Saturday, Oct 6th
Round 4: Board call 5:30 pm on Saturday, Oct 6th.
Round 5: Board call 9:00 am on Sunday, Oct 7th.

Awards will be finished no later than 4pm October 7th.

How the tournament will work
Players will participate in up to three of the four preliminary rounds. The players with the top seven scores will participate in a Top Board in round five to determine the 2018 World Champion of Diplomacy.  See the “Tournament Details” section for a complete breakdown of the scoring system.

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