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Nor'easter XXIV: March 26-29, 2020

Downloadable Resources
Nor'easter Flyer (Word)
Nor'easter Flyer (PDF)

Special Student Rate

In the interest of promoting ASL & ASLSK, the Yankee ASL leadership, sponsors of the Nor'Easter ASL Convention (the ASL Tournament / Nor'Easter Starter Group), has decided to offer Junior High and High School students the opportunity to participate in the Convention for a fee of $5.

Those students that want to participate must sign up prior to the event by 08-Mar-2020 and check whether they will participate in the ASL Tournament or the Starter Group. The $5 is a flat fee and can be used for the full event or just one day of the event.

We believe this will allow students to participate without the financial burden and full cost of the convention.

The Yankee ASL Group announces Nor'easter XXIV! Our 24th year will be our 2nd year at our new location in Fairhaven, MA. Nor'easter XXIV will be held at the "Hampton Inn New Bedford/Fairhaven" hotel in Fairhaven, MA. The dates are March 26th through March 29th, 2020.

The ASL Nor'easter is New England's regional ASL championship. It is held annually near Boston, MA. It is a yearly get-together of people in the New England area that play Advanced Squad Leader (ASL). The Nor'easter is hosted and directed by the boys from The Bunker and the Yankee ASL Group.

Visitors are very welcome, and you'll be able to play a game if you want to learn. Have a look at the archived web sites for previous Nor'easters to see what the event is like.

Doors open at 10AM EDT on Thursday March 26th and close at 6PM EDT on Sunday March 29th (or when the State Troopers throw us out) with 24-hour access to the gaming rooms. Thursday play is open gaming, with the ASL Main and Mini-Tournaments, and ASL Starter Kit (SK) play beginning on Friday.

To be matched with a particular opponent in Round one of the Main Tourney or for open gaming on Thursday, please contact us directly by email at our group at yasl@yahoogroups.com. For SK match-ups to be pre-scheduled, please contact Mitch Abrams at mhabrams@comcast.net. In all other instances, players will be matched as they arrive.

Thursday: Open gaming all day. This is a great opportunity to knock off that big scenario you have been giving the eyeball for a while, but have not had time to play.

All players from beginners to experts are encouraged to play, and the emphasis is on having fun. All attendees are automatically entered into a random drawing for fabulous door prizes.

The Nor'easter is Starter Kit (SK) and new ASL player friendly and will be held Friday thru Sunday. Mitch Abrams will be the main point of contact to make sure new players and SK players get assistance in finding games against opponents. Tournament Director Robert “Kedge” Johnson will assist Mitch to this end and also be the main point of contact for both the main and the SK tournaments all weekend.

Pizza Dinner

A pizza dinner will be provided (free of additional charge) to everyone on Saturday evening!

Please contact either Mitch (mhabrams@comcast.net) or Kedge at wintrymix@verizon.net for more details. It is always recommended that new players notify us of their intention to come so that we can have some matches in place prior to their arrival. That said, if you do not know until the last minute, still come on down, we will work something out to get you gaming!

The main tournament (Tournament Director Kedge) is 5 rounds (Friday mini players are included in the main tournament) over 3 days and there are also 2 "minis". Each round players chooose from a list of five scenarios. Each player chooses 3 scenarios of the five, along with their preference of side. The choices are then compared to determine scenario played, sides played and what if any balance will be assigned. The Friday mini and Saturday mini are perfect for those who can only make it for 1 day, although players in the Friday mini are also included in the main tournament. Don't forget, there are prizes galore and a great raffle too!

Starter Kit Players are Welcome!

Read about Starter Kit play: Starter Kit for beginners

New Location

Location: Hampton Inn
1 Hampton Way, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, 02719
Make sure to use the this link to reserve your room and use the rate code of C-ASL to get the special ASL Convention Rate.
the arrival date is left at its default as you may be arriving either Thursday or Friday.

Group Name: NorEasterASL
Reservations (508) 990-8500

Room Rates
Up to 4 adults $99.00 per night

When calling to make reservations be SURE to ask for the Yankee ASL Event (using the group name NorEasterASL). Confirm the above prices with the person taking the reservations at the time of reservation to ensure correct pricing. Please contact Carl Nogueira at 774-328-8095 should any discrepancies result.

Please contact Carl Nogueira at Chnogueira@aol.com to be matched up with locals who can assist with transport from Logan Airport to the tournament and back.

Tee-shirts:
When you register on-line you have the option of ordering a tee-shirt. An extra $23.00 will be added to your registration cost.
Remember, the only way to order a tee-shirt is by pre-registering. Don't wait to pay at the door if you want a shirt with this year's fabulous graphic on it.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

You can pre-register for the lower price until March 3rd - after that you'll have to the higher rate. You can also pay (the higher rate) at the door.

Registration costs are below and we have our usual excellent raffle and T-shirts on sale ($23.00). Additional details to follow as they become available.

Registration TypePre-registration CostAfter 03/03/2020
Full Convention (2+ days)$40$45
One Day$20$25
Student$5$5

You can signup here, or just send a check made out to Mike Allexenberg to:
Mike Allexenberg
27 Juniper Brook Rd
Northborough, MA 01532