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Iowa Catan National Qualifier Tournament 04-09-22 with The Rook Room

Catan National Qualifier Tournament with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation

Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ 1:00 pm to 7:00 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 Saturday, April 9th starting at 1:00 PM.


Walk-Ins are also welcome!

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 2022 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 1:00 PM at the new 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 necessities as this tournament will take several hours.

Important Info from the RecPlex regarding parking:

We are providing a shuttle service for guests from Wright Tree Service (5930 Grand Ave.) and DMACC West Campus (5959 Grand Ave.).

Guests are able to use our drop off lane located at the front of the building to drop off participants/players but please do not park in a spot that is not designated for that purpose.

We suggest to give yourself ample amount of time for parking/getting inside the facility.

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 2021-2022 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, April 9, 2022
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
6500 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, 50266 United States
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