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Players must meet the following requirements to be eligible to play in the Catan Victorian State Championship:

  • Entry is open to all Australian residents aged 18 years or older
  • Players must play from the Alienware Arena within the Fortress Melbourne venue


Every player who participates in this tournament must agree to abide by this ruleset, including the Code of Conduct, as part of the registration process. By registering for this event, a player is confirming that he or she has read and agrees to these rules.



These rules will apply to all players in the Catan Victorian State Championship and Tournament Officials may, where appropriate, hand out warnings, disqualifications, bans or other penalties to players in violation of these rules. 


Tournament Officials may update, revise, change or modify these rules. Participation in tournaments after any update, revision, change, or modification to these rules will be deemed as acceptance by such player of these rules.



This tournament consists of a Preliminary Round into a Final Round.

Preliminary Round: All players play 2 games of CATAN and play against different opponents in their 2nd game

Final Round: The top 4 players overall from the Preliminary Round play 1 game of CATAN to determine the winner

All games will be played using Settlers of CATAN 5th Edition game and its rules.

Preliminary Round Tiebreaker

During the Preliminary Round, the number of victories will be used to rank players. 

In case of ties, the first tiebreaker will be the total sum of victory points across both games

The second tiebreaker will be the sum of the percentage of victory points the players reached at their two tables. If there are still any ties after that, lots will be drawn.

Time Limits

A time limit for turns will be enforced for all games. After a player has rolled the dice on their turn and collected resource cards where needed, a three (3) minute timer for them to complete their turn will begin. 

No time limit will be placed on the game itself.

A game will not end until one player has reached 10 victory points.



Game Scores

At least one player at a table is to raise their hand when a winner at their table has been determined.

A Tournament Official will ask all players at the table for their scores and record them.


The total prize pool for this event is $1,534.45 AUD

Main Prizes

1st Place (Total value $1,100.00)

  • Up to $1000 traveling expenses to attend the National tournament in ACT (The Winner will receive free entry to the CATAN National Championships in Canberra, ACT. The Winner will be responsible for organising and booking travel and accommodation for the event in Canberra and will be reimbursed up to $1000 AUD by VR Distribution on presenting relevant receipts/invoices.)
  • A digital gift voucher, which can be redeemed on 2-hours of VIP booth hire for you and three friends (off-peak) at Fortress Melbourne: RRP $80.00
  • Trophy Pin: RRP $20.00

2nd Place (Total value $199.80)

  • The Rivals for CATAN: RRP $44.95
  • Logiquest CATAN Logic Puzzle: RRP $39.95
  • CATAN Accessories Red Dice Hexatower: RRP $34.95
  • CATAN Accessories Trading Post: RRP $79.95

3rd Place (Total value $94.85)

  • CATAN Cities & Knights 5-6 Player Extension: RRP $44.95
  • CATAN Cities & Knights Expansion Card Deck 5th Edition: RRP $19.95
  • CATANimals Plushy (assorted variety): RRP $29.95

Spot Prizes

4 Spot Prizes are up for grabs across the Preliminary Round, 2 for game one and 2 for game two.

Prize 1: Awarded to the first player across all games to receive the Largest Army Card (play 3 knight cards)

CATANimals Plushy (assorted variety): RRP $29.95

Prize 2: Awarded to the first player across all games to receive the Longest Road Card (build a road of 5 or more segments)

Logiquest CATAN Logic Puzzle: RRP $39.95

Players must raise their hand and be verified by a Tournament Official before they can claim a spot prize.

Prize Distribution

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize winners will have the following details collected on the day in order for them to claim their prize: Full Name, Postal Address, Phone and Email. All spot prizes will be distributed on the day by staff. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be shipped to winners by VR Distribution when stock arrives.


All participants and players are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects positively on themselves, Fortress, the press, sponsors, attendees, and other participants and players.


All players must conduct themselves in a way that is at all times consistent with:

  • The Code of Conduct
  • The general principles of personal integrity, honesty, and good sportsmanship
  • Players must be respectful of other players, Tournament Operations, spectators, and fans

Players may not behave in a manner which:

  • Violates these rules
  • Is disruptive, unsafe, or destructive
  • Is otherwise harmful to the enjoyment of the tournament by other users as intended by Tournament Entities
  • Engages in harassing or other disrespectful conduct, use of abusive or offensive language, game sabotage, spamming, social engineering, scamming, or any unlawful activity

Any violation of these rules may result in disciplinary action to the accused player whether or not that violation was committed intentionally. 


Any form of unfair play is prohibited by these rules, and may result in disciplinary action. Examples of unfair play include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Collusion, match fixing, bribing a tournament official, or any other action or agreement to intentionally influence the outcome of any game or event
  • Accepting any gift, reward, bribe, or compensation for services, promised, rendered, or to be rendered in connection with unfair play of the game (i.e. services designed to throw or fix a game or event).
  • Receiving outside assistance regarding the location of other players, other players’ health or any other information not otherwise known to the player by the information on his or her own screen or in-house audio.


Players are prohibited from engaging in any form of harassing, abusive, or discriminatory conduct based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political opinion or any other opinion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

Any player who witnesses or is subjected to harassing, abusive, or discriminatory conduct should immediately notify a Tournament Admin. All complaints will be promptly investigated and appropriate action will be taken. Retaliation against any player who brings forward a complaint or cooperates in the investigation of a complaint is prohibited.


A player may not disclose to any third party any confidential information provided by Tournament Entities, or its affiliates concerning the Catan Victorian State Championship, by any method of communication, including by posting on social media channels.


Players are required to comply with all applicable laws at all times.


The use of drugs or alcohol may lead to disruptive behavior. Any player believed to be under the influence of drugs or significantly impaired by alcohol during the Catan Victorian State Championship may be removed from the Catan Victorian State Championship at the discretion of the Tournament Officials. No references to illegal substances will be tolerated.


Participants always have the right to express their opinions in a professional and sportsmanlike manner. Disputes or player violation reports must be reviewed by Tournament Officials before any information is released publicly. Participants may not at any time make, post, publish, or communicate to any person or entity or in any public forum, false, defamatory, libelous, slanderous or disparaging remarks, comments, or statements concerning the Tournament Officials, Fortress, affiliates, or any of their products or services. The section does not, in any way, restrict or impede a participant from complying with any applicable law or a valid order of a court of competent jurisdiction or an authorized government agency, provided that such compliance does not exceed that required by the law or order.


Players agree to fully cooperate with Fortress and/or Tournament Operations in the investigation of any violation of the rules stated in this rulebook. If a Tournament Official and/or Tournament Entities contact a player to discuss the investigation, the player must be truthful in the information that he or she provides. Any player found to have withheld, destroyed, or tampered with any related information, or otherwise found to have misled Tournament Entities during an investigation, will be subject to disciplinary action.


If Fortress, or affiliates, along with the Tournament Lead, decide that a player has violated the Code of Conduct or any rules outlined in the Fortress House Cup Ruleset, Fortress may take the following disciplinary actions (as applicable):

  • Issue a private or public warning (verbal or written) to the player
  • Disqualify the player from participating in one or more games in a tournament
  • Loss of all or any part of the prizing previously award to the player
  • Percentage loss of potential winnings from current and/or future tournaments
  • Prevent the player from participating in one or more future tournaments hosted by Fortress

For clarity, the nature and extent of the disciplinary action taken by Fortress pursuant to this section will be in the sole and absolute discretion of Fortress. Fortress reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from such player to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

If Fortress decides that there have been repeated breaches of these rules by a player, it may hand out increasing disciplinary action, including permanent disqualification from all future competitive play of any game at Fortress.
Final decisions by Fortress as to the appropriate disciplinary action will be final and binding to all involved players.


Our official CATAN tournaments are invitational programs. This is especially true of the National Qualifier Tournaments, National Championships, Masters Invitational, and the CATAN World Championship. All players are invitees. They must abide by this “Code of Conduct.”

CATAN is a values-based brand. Generally, CATAN GmbH and CATAN Studio expect players to conduct themselves in both a legal and civil manner during play, during other tournament activities, during related event activities, and throughout the tournament and event program.

Players shall exhibit kindness, courtesy, and fair play to others during tournament games, during other tournament activities, during related event activities, and throughout the tournament and event program.

Players shall not disrupt tournament activities, related event activities, or activities within the local community surrounding the tournament and event site.

Players shall not harm, or bring substantive harm to, the CATAN brand before, during, or after the tournament and event program.

Players shall not contest, dilute, and/or misappropriate CATAN intellectual property.

Players shall be responsible for ensuring that all friends and family members present at the tournament and event program also abide by this Code of Conduct.

CATAN GmbH, CATAN Studio, or their designated agents shall have the right to immediately and thoroughly disqualify a player who violates this Code of Conduct.


Registering or purchasing a ticket for this event places you on the Fortress mailing list which can be opted out of at any time. Upon registering or purchasing a ticket for this event, a person gives permission for use of personal data and this information will be retained in accordance with the Privacy Act which is available at


By registering for this Event, you understand and agree that Fortress and anyone acting on behalf of Fortress or its respective licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media or broadcast now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Event, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this Event, you represent and warrant that your entry and gameplay is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, you will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Fortress. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, you shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Fortress from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Fortress may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.