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Catan National Qualifier Tournament with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation

Saturday, October 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Think you’re the best Catan player around? Do you build roads and cities like nobody’s business? Is the largest army no problem?

Come and show off your skills at our Catan National Qualifier Tournament hosted by The Rook Room and West Des Moines Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Catan Organized Play on Saturday, October 21st starting at 11:00 AM.

Pre-registration is required. Please register in advance.

As long as we meet all necessary requirements, this tournament will be an official national qualifier event with the winner of this tournament receiving an official Catan prize pack and a seat to the 2024 national tournament.

You do NOT need to be a Catan expert player to participate. ALL experience levels are welcome to play and have fun.

The tournament will kick off at 11:00 AM at the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex in West Des Moines. Food, drinks, and adult beverages are available at the RecPlex, but please feel free to bring water and other refreshments as this tournament will take several hours.

Registration is $10 per person.

The tournament will consist of three rounds – preliminary, semi-finals, and finals. The preliminary round will consist of three games. Semi-finals and finals will consist of one game each. Depending on the length of each game, it may take several hours for those moving through all three rounds – so please plan accordingly.

For more information on participating in a national qualifier tournament, visit the official Catan tournament website.

You can also find official Catan tournament rules here.

From Catan Organized Play: All participants must be US Citizens/Permanent Residents and be 18+ years of age. Winners of 2023-2024 season Qualifier Tournaments are not allowed to play in additional Qualifier events leading up to the next World Championship without first relinquishing their qualified seat. Please contact Catan Studio at op@catanstudio.com if you have questions regarding this policy.


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Saturday, October 21, 2023
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
6500 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, 50266 United States
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The Rook Room
Catan Organized Play
West Des Moines Parks and Recreation