2050 WADA Car Wars
Rules and Regulations
Web Posted January 04, 2000
Updated January 14, 2001
The 2050 WADA CAR Wars League is a tournament
that has autoduelists around the world competing against each
other for championship points. At the end of this tournament
December, the participant with the most championship points will
be declared the WADA World Champion Autoduelist of 2000.
The 2050 WADA Car Wars League (CWL) will begin January 01, 2000
and end on December 31, 2000.
The last day to submit results of Car Wars games for 2050 WADA CWL
championship points is January 31, 2001.
February 02, 2001 (Groundhog Day in the U.S.)
will be the date when the standings of this tournament are final
and a champion is declared.
All games in the 2050 WADA CWL must have a minimum
of four players for any championship points to be
Autoduelists may use four events per month to use for
earning championship points in the WADA Car Wars League. A
multi-round tournament is considered one event.
League members may enter several games in the same round of a
tournament, but the championship points for entering an arena are
only earned once per round and only the highest finish in each
round counts for championship points. For example, an autoduelist
places 6/8 and 2/8 in two quarter-final rounds of a tournament,
places 3/6 and 1/6 in two semi-final rounds, and finishes 3/8 in
the final round. This individual would earn championship points
for a second-place finish in the first round of the event, a
first-place finish in the second round of the event and a
third-place finish in the third round. The autoduelist would have
earned participation points three times because three rounds were
Any type of Car Wars game can be played in the WADA CWL, however
it is recommended most events should be duels, races, or
scenarios. Most events should have budgets that follow one of the
AADA Divisional classes listed below.
Division 5 ($0 -- $5,000)
Division 10 ($5,001 -- $10,000)
Division 15 ($10,001 -- $15,000)
Division 20 ($15,001 -- $20,000)
Division 25 ($20,001 -- $25,000)
Division 30 ($25,001 -- $30,000)
Division 40 ($30,001 -- $40,000)
Division 60 ($40,001 -- $60,000)
Division 80 ($60,001 -- $80,000)
Division 100 ($80,001 -- $100,000)
The rules used are up to the discretion of
the event's referee and players, but WADA recommends games be
operated according to the rules found in Car Wars Compendium
Second Edition, Classic Car Wars, Uncle Albert's Catalog From
Hell, and rules that can be found on the Steve Jackson Games Car
Wars Web site.
Variant or house rules are permitted in a WADA
League match as long as all players in the game agree to those
Every player in a WADA League battle receives
championship points based on their finishing position and the
total number of players present.
Entering Combat: [ (number of
entrants + 1) - place finished ] * round of the tournament. For
example, in a 10-vehicle race, the first, second, and tenth
drivers that cross the finish line will receive 10 points, 9
points, and 1 point respectively for participation.
To reward courage under fire, the top
finishing drivers in every game will gain bonus points.
First Place: 5 * number of players
* round of tournament
In a gaming group or demonstration session,
the round of the tournament shall be considered as 1.
Second Place: 2 * number of players * round of tournament.
Third Place: 1 * number of players * round of tournament.
Awarded only if there are 6+ players in event.
Fourth: 0.5 * number of players * round of tournament. Awarded
only if there are 10+ players in event.
Fifth: 0.25 * number of players * round of tournament. Awarded
only if there are 15+ players in event.
In preliminary matches, the round of the tournament shall be
considered as 1 and each successive round will increase by 1.
In a multi-round tournament, no more than half of the players in a
lower round may proceed to next higher round. If a tournament's
organization does not adhere to this rule, all rounds of the
tournament will be given a level multiplier of 1.
AADA membership is not required to be a participant in
Winners of the AADA events listed below will receive bonus points
to their championship point totals.
Chapter Dueling Championship: +10
If a participant wins a match that is
considered both a Chapter Championship and a Regional
Championship, only the 25-point bonus for winning a Regional
Championship will be awarded. The winner of this type of event
does not receive double the amount of participation
Chapter Racing Championship: +10
Regional Dueling Championship: +25
Regional Dueling Championship: +25
World Dueling Championship: +50
World Racing Championship: +50
A combatant is eligible to receive the bonuses above only once
during the 2050 WADA League. For example, if an autoduelist won
two Regional Dueling Championships, both of these events would
provide victory and participation points (as long as the
four-event-per-month limit had not been exceeded), but the
25-point bonus for winning a Regional Championship would be earned
only for one of those victories.
Questions, concerns, and comments about the 2050 WADA League
should be submitted via e-mail or posted on Car Wars discussion
Michael P. Owen
owenmp AT hotmail.com
Pyramid Online Car Wars Message Board
November 04, 2000: Suggested by Edgar T. Lincoln of the AAIE,
championship points for ties are now awarded by adding together
the championship points for all of the positions in the tie
divided by the number of players in the tie. Both victory and
participation points are used in this formula.
Example 1: Duelists in a three-way tie for
first place in a 10-person duel would normally receive 60 (50 +
10), 29 (20 + 9), and 18 (10 + 8) points if the tie did not exist.
These drivers would receive 35.67 [(60 + 29 + 18) / 3] points
because of the tie.
Example 2: Duelists in a three-way tie for
fourth place in a 6-person duel would normally receive 3, 2, and 1
points if the tie did not exist. These drivers would receive 2 [(3
+ 2 + 1) / 3] points because of the tie.
This new way of scoring ties has been used to
recalculate all of the events recorded in this year's tournament.
The advantage of this new method is more points are earned than
using the previous system where the points for one position are
divided by the number of duelists.