ASL Tournament


The tournament is a blind round tournament. That means that no scenarios will be provided beforehand. We are 5 RD’s that have selected 3 scenarios per round. The scenarios for each round are known only to the TD and specific RD that has choosen the scenarios for the specific round. 

Tournament Director [TD]

Andreas Carlsson

Round Directors [RD]

Round 1: Mattias Bergwall 

Round 2: Derek Ward 

Round 3: Fredrik Scheuer

Round 4: Tomas Davidsson

Round 5: Jens Thomander 

1. Schedule


1100 Tournament site opens

1200–1300 Player registration
1315 Opening Briefing

1330–1830 Round 1 (5 h)
1830 Dinner

1900–0000 Round 2 (5 h)


0900–1600 Round 3 (7 h)

1200 Lunch 

1600–0000 Round 4 (8 h)

1800 Dinner


0800–1400 Round 5 (6 h)

1200 Sandwiches

1400–1415 Result & Prizes

1415 Tournament ends

2. What to bring

TBA 2022-04-25.

a. Boards





Deluxe maps will also be available at site.

b. Overlays


c. Nationalities

Allied Minors




d. 5/8” Counters






e. Playing gear

ASL Utility counters, Approved Dice, something to roll the dice in (eg Cup, Tower, etc), Rules and charts if you need them.

f. Other

Sleeping gear and such if you intend to sleep at the gaming club.

3. Tournament rules

See below


4. ASL rules

This section is intended to ease up the flow for specific rules that we know can be hard to handle, and may be involved in one ore more of the scenarios.

  • E1. Night

5. Scenarios 

The tournament is a blind round tournament. That means that no scenarios will be provided beforehand. We are 5 RD’s that have selected 3 scenarios per round. The scenarios for each round are known only to the TD and the specific RD that has choosen the scenarios for the specific round. Below you will find the tournament rules applicable to scenario selection etc.

a. The timing for each round will be as follows:

1. TD’s will announce opponent

2. Find opponent

3. Announce TD responsible for the current round.

4. The 3 secret scenarios for the round will be announced. ABS and ROAR results will be available.

5. Players select scenario & side and start play

b. If playing the TD responsible for the specific round– the opponent will choose scenario and side. No bidding will take place.

Tournament Rules

Updated 2021-12-07.

The tournament is a 5 round tournament.  The tournament format is swiss style, with 3 scenarios each round to choose from.


- ABS's are cumulative if not stated otherwise.

- The official end time for round 2 and 4 (Friday and Saturday evening) is 00:00. You can play as long as you want, but you should  discuss this, and set an endtime for your game, with your opponent before you start to play. The player that wants to end earlier has veto (not before 00 though).


The tournament uses the official ASL Rules, 2nd. edition, with the exceptions of the TOURNAMENT SSR's as mentioned below. 


These SSR’s are applicable to all scenarios, unless an SSR on the scenario card says otherwise.


- Kindling is NA.


- If the scenario contains OBA the following rules apply:

  • The first Chit drawn may be a Black chit if the player wants it to be.
  • The second and forthcoming Red Chit drawn is a lost mission as normal. However, add a Red Chit and mix them both back in the mix. Battery access is never lost due to drawing two red cards/chits. Extra card draw mechanics remain the same.
  • Radios and Phones never malfunction. An original DR of 12 is just treated as No Radio Contact.


- In all scenarios with building control, building hex control or building location control rubbled building hexes still counts for Victory Condition purposes. Note, falling rubble outside original building hexes does not count for Victory Condition Purposes. 


- Vehicle crews are treated as SMC for Control purposes.


The IFT is the default firetable used. If both players agree you may use the IIFT. 


a. Round 1

Players are sorted according to the world Rating ( Not rated players will be sorted as Rating 1200. The upper half will be randomly matched against the lower half. The directors will try to see to that regulary daily opponents will not be matched.

b. Round 2–5

Players with equal win/loss record will be randomly matched. 


When you play a match you will get 3 points for winning and 1 for losing.


For the Selection of Scenarios, both Participants secretly record their preference for the three available scenarios: 

(1) First Preference Scenario (scenario title)

(2) Second Preference Scenario (scenario title)

(-) Deleted Scenario (scenario title)


Opponents then reveal their preferences simultaneously and use the following sequence:

 1. No one will have to play a Scenario he has Deleted. Therefore, when the players Delete different Scenarios, they will automatically play the only non-Deleted Scenario.

2. When both players Delete the same Scenario and have the same First Preference, they will play the scenario of their First Preference.

3. When both players Deleted the same Scenario, but have a different First Preference, they will roll a die to randomly determine which of these two Scenarios to play..



After the Selection of Scenarios, the Selection of Sides takes place. This is done with the "Australian Balance System" (ABS). Both Players will secretly write down their ABS bid for this scenario. They reveal simultaneously and decide as follows:

1) If players bid different sides, each plays the side and the handicap level bid.

2) If both players bid the same side, the player bidding the higher handicap level plays the side and level bid, and the other player playts the other side at handicap level 0.

3) If players bid the same side and handicap level, low DR plays the side and level bid; high DR plays the other side at level 0.

For those who are unfamiliar with ABS, this is how it works:

Instead of one, there will be four levels of balance to each side. To decide who plays which side, each player secretly bids how much he wants to give up to play a given side. It is not possible to choose nothing / blank, you have to choose a side . The four options are ; a given side but level 0 balance, level 1, level 2, or level 3. Each level will strengthen the enemy forces or weaken your own. For example in a British/German scenario, which you feel favors the Germans very much, you could chose G3 (German level 3). If players chose the same side (G1 and G3), the player who has chosen the higher number, gets to play that side, yielding the balance provisions to the other player. If both players have chosen the same side and balance level, roll a die to determine who gets to play what, and the loser gets the balance. If players have chosen different sides, both balance levels are in effect.



Only Precision Dice with dots (only) are allowed. One dice should be white, and one should be coloured (transparent or not doesn't matter). If both players agree you may use other dice.

Some kind of dice-rolling-equipment is required. You can use a dice-cup, use a dice-tower, or throw the dice into a box or something similar. Whatever the method used, your opponent must be able to see the result at the same time that you are.


If two players are unable to finish a game within the allotted time, they have to decide the outcome of the scenario, using one of these three methods. We recommend as far as it’s possible to not be judged.

  • Mutual agreement, ie the players agrees on the winner.
  • Roll the dice.
  • Let the Organizers decide the game.
  • If the players cannot agree on a result, or if at least one of the players does not want to roll the dice for the victory, then the organizers decides the match in the following manner:

Three judges are selected from among the other players in the tournament and/or the organizers. The organizers should strive to find judges with the following characteristica, but the amount of qualified judges available might make that impossible.

a. Players/organizers with sufficient rules/gaming experience to evaluate the situation.

b. Players/organizers whom is either not participating in the tournament or whom has lost at least one game (thereby giving them no particular interest in favoring one side or the other).

c. No ties of personal friendship or similar (or the opposite) between the judge and any of the implicated players.

The players are asked to accept the judges. If at least one of the players involved cannot accept a judge, a reason must be given, and if reasonable a new judge is selected instead. This process is repeated until both the players and the organizers are satisfied. The organizers has the final word in selection of judges. One of the judges is appointed head-judge.

Each of the implicated players gets 3 minutes each, to give his assessment of the situation, as well as explain how he is going to win the game. During the players presentation, the judges may ask brief questions, but should take care not to give the player ideas that he would not have thought of himself. This presentation is done one player at a time, without the presence of the other player.

Each judge then secretly writes down his evaluation of each players chances of winning the game, should the match have continued with no time limit. This evaluation is stated in increments of 5% (i.e. 67% could not be chosen - either 65% or 70% must be chosen instead). The sum of the judges evaluation of the two players winning chances must be 100%. Each judge must make this evaluation on his own, without discussing the situation with anybody, including the other judges.

When all judges have decided (i.e. written down) their judgement, the head-judge calculates the average of the three judgements. The outcome of the match is decided based on this average:

0% - 50% Loss

51% - 100% Win

Example: Judge A gives player 1 a 40% chance of winning and player 2 a 60% chance. Judge B votes 35/65 and judge C votes 40/60 respectively. Player 1's score is 38,33% ((40+35+40)/3) and player 2's score is 61,67% ((60+65+60)/3). Since player 2's average evaluated winning chance is equal to or greater than 60%, he wins and he gains three points and player one gains zero points. 

It is the responsibility of the head-judge to inform the players of the conclusion, and bring the result slip to the tournament organizers.


The winner of the tournament is the last undefeated person in the tournament. Please note that is is therefore possible for a winner to be declared before the last round of the tournament. The rank of all other players is determined by their points at the end of the tournament. For players with equal scores, the following tiebreakers are used, in the listed order:

1. Round where the player lost his first game (the later the better).

2. The average World-rating of opponents played, based on rating at tournament start.

If all of the tiebreakers are a tie, the two players in question share the same rank.


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