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Catan Championship South Africa 2018

Are you the CATAN champ in your board game group? Or do you wish to face off against some opponents a little more challenging than your cousins at the annual Christmas family get together? Well this is your opportunity to see your board game ambitions take you to Germany and face-off against the best in the world!

Solarpop and the Unplug Yourself initiative is proud to announce the CATAN National Championship 2018 taking place on the 7th of July 2018 at Gauteng’s premier board gaming event, Timeless Board Games. Come and compete for the prestige and chance to represent South Africa at the CATAN World Championship 2018.

On the 24th and 25th of November 2018, the best CATAN players from all over the world will meet in Cologne Germany at the "Theaterhaus Köln", host to the CATAN World Championship. More than 60 participants from 40 countries are expected to attend this year, including participants from Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Peru. `

Besides the grand prize of a trip to Germany to represent South Africa at the CATAN World Championship, there are also many other great prizes to be sponsored by Solarpop.

Date & Venue Details

The Catan Championship will be hosted at the Timeless Board Game event in July. All details below.


Saturday, 7th July 2018

Doors for the Timeless event open at 10:00am.
Catan participants must be ready by 10:30am.
(1st round strictly starting at 11:00)
The Timeless event ends at 22:00. Participants can join in on the Timeless event when their Catan endeavour ends.

Italian Club Johannesburg
7 Marais Rd, Bedfordview
(Map below)

Food & Drinks:
The Italian Club kitchen will be selling delicious food and drinks.
Waiters will be roaming around for you to order from.
The Italian Club will not allow other food into the venue.
For those who prefer, there is a Burger King down the road and a lot of other fast food resturants around the area.

Bottomless hot chocolate, tea and coffee:
Timeless will provide bottomless hot chocolate, tea and coffee at R20 for the entire day.

Terms and Conditions

Entry into this tournament will be R200 per participant. Please note this excludes entry into the Timeless Board Game event which will be R100 for the day. Tickets to the event can be purchased on Timeless Board Games’ website, or at the door on the day.

The first round will start strictly at 11:00 and we ask all participants to be registered and on standby for first round pairing by 10:30.

Prizes are not transferable and not redeemable for cash.

The grand prize will first be awarded to the winner of the CATAN National Championship 2018, and then to each successive finalist until one of them is able to confirm their availability to travel to Europe in November (passport, visa, leave, etc).

Availability to travel abroad must please be confirmed by 16 July 2018.

Upon confirmation of availability, it is the winner of the grand prize’s responsibility to ensure all their travel documentation is correct and up to date. Obtaining the relevant passport and visa documentation is for the grand prize winner’s account.

The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

All rights reserved.

Booking a Ticket

Important notes:

(1) One ticket is R300 (R200 for the Catan Championship and R100 entry into the Timeless Event)

(2) Payment can be made immediately after checkout or on the day - as long as you place the order so we can secure your spot :-)

(3) Please provide name and email address for each contestant in the comments block when completing the order. Also remember to change the shipping to "collection".

(4) Once your order has been placed, no further action is required until we contact you closer to the time.

(5) Bottomless Hot Drinks (R20) includes bottomless tea, coffee and hot chocolate for the entire day.

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