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SnowCon will be hosting an official Catan Qualifier Tournament. The tournament winner will win a trip to the 2018 Catan US Nationals Tournament at the Origins Game Fair 2018 in Columbus, Ohio on June 13-17, 2018.

The Catan US National Champion will move on to the 2018 Catan World Championship in Germany.

Attendees of SnowCon X will have the opportunity to compete in the tournament at no additional cost. You must be a U.S. citizen and age 18 or older to compete in the qualifier tournament.

For more information about the Qualifier, to come, so stay tuned to this event page. If you have any questions, email

Who can participate?

Any registered SnowCon X attendee who is a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old. SnowCon officials and referees cannot participate in the tournament.

How can I register to participate in the tournament?

Register via the Warhorn site or register during the convention.

Where is the tournament happening?

During the SnowCon X convention at the Cross Center in Bangor we will have a group of tables reserved for the tournament.

When is the tournament happening?

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, the tournament is scheduled as follows:

  • 9am to 3pm — Preliminary Games: Participants must complete a minimum of 3 games of Catan (each game is approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours)
  • 4 to 6pm — Semi-Final Games: The top 16 players of the preliminaries will play a single 4-person game
  • 7 to 9pm — Final Game: The winners of the semi-final games will play a single 4-person game

What is the prize for winning the tournament?

  • The winner of the tournament will receive a ticket to fly to the Catan United States Championship held at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Catan Studio will provide the hotel room, convention registration, and one celebratory dinner for all of the Qualifier winners.
  • Top 32 participants who complete the preliminary games will receive a Catan Geographies: Kennesee Map and the Catan plush dice.
  • All 16 participants who complete the semi-finals will receive the Catan Day 2015 Promo Tile: Nashville and the Cathedral card for Struggle for Catan.
  • The 4 participants of the final game will receive their choice of Catan Special Wood set (1 purple, 1 pink, 1 black, 1 yellow). The winner makes their choice first, then 2nd place, and so on.