2051 WADA Car Wars League
Rules and Regulations

WADA: World Autoduel Association
Car Wars: Autoduelling on the
              Highways of the Future

Web Posted January 14, 2001
Updated December 15, 2001

The 2051 WADA Car Wars League is a tournament where Car Wars players around the world compete against each other for championship points. At the end of this tournament, the participant with the most championship points will be declared the WADA World Champion Autoduelist of 2001.


The 2051 WADA Car Wars League will begin January 01, 2001 and end on December 31, 2001.

The last day to submit results of Car Wars games for the 2051 WADA Car Wars League is January 31, 2002.

Groundhog Day, February 02, 2002, will be the date when the standings of this tournament are final and a champion is declared.


All games in the 2051 WADA CWL must have a minimum of four players for any championship points to be awarded.

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. All of the Car Wars games at a convention are considered one event.

Any type of Car Wars game can be played in the WADA League, 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 rules changes.


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
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.
In a gaming group or demonstration session, the round of the tournament shall be considered as 1.

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.

Championship points for ties are 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. For example, 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.

Vehicular Kills

Vehicular kills will be recorded but as of January 2001 they will not affect championship points totals.

Only Completed and Total Kills will be used for kill records in the 2051 WADA League.

October 2001 Update: For simplicity, Completed Kills are now considered as Total Kills for kill totals, but autoduelist records will show Completed Kills as half-kills in each event listing.

American Autoduel Association

membership is not required to be a participant in this tournament.

Winners of the AADA events listed below will receive bonus points to their championship point totals.
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 points.

December 2001 Update: If Chapter Championships for the 2052 AADA Season are held in the third and fourth quarters of 2051, the events will be counted for the 2051 WADA League and will be counted for the 2052 WADA League.


Questions, concerns, and comments about the 2051 WADA League should be submitted via e-mail to the WADA Webmaster and posted on Car Wars discussion forums listed below.

Michael P. Owen
WADA Webmaster
owenmp AT hotmail.com

Autoduelists' Group

Autoduelist's Haven

Dueling Debate Car Wars Forum

Pyramid Online
Car Wars Message Board

Road In Your Sights AADA Forum

The 2051 WADA League is not endorsed nor sanctioned by Steve Jackson Games or the American Autoduel Association. The tournament is independently run by players of Car Wars and is not affiliated with Steve Jackson Games in any capacity.