February 16-18, 2001, the Association of Rocky Mountain Area Diplomacy
Adversaries (ARMADA) held its second tournament. The success of the
inaugural event had led to Denver being named
host to the North American Championship, and so the second "Regatta"
was also DipCon XXXIV, part of the longest-running Diplomacy tournament
in the world. A frenzy of activity -- beginning with the preparation of
the bid to host DipCon, presented at World DipCon X in Baltimore during
the summer of 2000 -- led to the big event. With multiple spam attacks,
Manus argued, bartered, and badgered sixty-six Diplomacy players from
all around the world into attending. ARMADA members from all
over the Rocky Mountain area were joined by players from
Texas, California, the Pacific Northwest,
New York City, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, Boston,
Canada, and Scotland.
Capably assisted by loyal ARMADA members
Andrea Scully (Assistant Tournament Director),
Dan Stamey (rule booklet printing and airport transportation),
James Harman (transportation), and
Steve Mills (on-site support),
and despite Tournament Director Manus Hand fighting the last remnants
of a two-week bout with pneumonia, which curtailed a lot of last-minute
plans, the event went off without too many hitches, and a great time
was had by all!
Read what was actually printed out and put in the hands of the players -- the rules by which they played....
See photographs of the competitors at the tables and see how they fared.
See the moves from the game that became known as "The
Immaculate Concession" (Edi Birsan's solo victory in his Heat 3 game).
Read the official results of the individual and team
See the hardware handouts!