Host Information

What​ ​Is​ ​The​ ​Catan​ ​Canada​ ​Championship?

Every year, players from around the country compete in local qualifying tournaments. The winners of each of the tournaments are sent to the Catan Canada Championship at Fan Expo Toronto. Catan players will face off against all other winners of the Qualifier tournaments to become the year’s Catan Canadian Champion. Every two years, the Canadian Champions are sent to the Catan World Championship (CWC) tournament to represent Canada. The 2018 World Catan Championship will be held November 23-25 in Köln, Germany.

How​ ​Can​ ​Hosting​ ​A​ ​Qualifier​ ​Work​ ​For​ ​You?

Catan players are looking to join into a larger Catan community. As the Host, you provide a venue for the players looking to further explore their own personal journey with Catan. You are the entry point into the Catan Championship community.

We give you social media assets that you can use to promote your event. We will also provide online support both on the Catan Studio event pages and on various social media locations. Additionally, we have created kits which contain prizes for your Semi-Finalists & Finalists, and kits for promotional items to giveaway to all your players.

How​ ​Does​ ​A​ ​National Qualifier​ ​Work?

As a Host, you will be responsible for hosting a sequence three groupings: the preliminaries, the semi-finals, and the finals. The first group in a Catan Qualifier tournament is called the preliminaries. The preliminaries are a series of three separate games of base Catan. The scores that all players earn from the preliminaries determine who will move to the semi-finals.

After all games in the preliminaries have been completed, you will rank the players based on all scores from all the preliminary rounds. The top 16 players will move to the next level grouping – the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finalists play a single game; the winner of each Semi-Final table will advance to the Finals. The Finalists play a single game of Catan, and the winner of that final game gets sent to the Catan National Championship.

Here’s our growing list of resources, which includes Official Rules, instructions, social media assets, and more: These documents will be updated for the 2019 Season, which starts after Fan Expo 2018.

What​ ​Do​ ​I​ ​Have​ ​To​ ​Do​ ​To​ ​As​ ​A​ ​Host?

To be an Official Catan National Tournament Qualifier host, you are agree to organize and run a tournament following our Official Rules. We also support your event on our website and various social media channels, along with providing a prize kit for your players. The kit is $150, or you can receive it for free if you are willing to send us a spreadsheet of all your players names/emails, and photos from your event. You agree to arrange transit for your finalist to the Catan Canada Championship in Toronto at Fan Expo.  Catan Studio will provide the hotel room and convention registration for all of the Qualifier winners. You are welcome to charge entry to players, as a way to assist with expenses for your event and the winner’s travel. Email [email protected] to get started today!

All Participants Must Be Canadian Citizens And Be 18 Years Of Age.

Hosts Cannot Compete In Their Own Tournament.