2020 Tournaments Postponed

Catan Qualifiers & Australian Championship to be run in early 2021

Due to the current world situation Catan Studios have decided to postpone the Catan World Championships until 2021. We have been in communications with Catan Studios regarding this decision and the effects on the 2020 Australian National Championships.

At this stage there is still much uncertainty about domestic travel between states and the ability to play games in a store environment. We feel the most effective solution is to postpone our state and national titles until the first half of 2021, by which time we will hopefully be able to run a proper series of tournaments and send another Australian Champion along with Peter Parkes (2019 Champion) to the 2021 Catan World Championship.

Safe gaming until we meet again,

Charles & the Tournaments Team

P.S. Please note that Catan Studios have issued an updated set of offical tournament rules - check out the Tournament Rules page for the full details!

About the Tournaments

The Australian Catan Tournaments are fun, family-friendly competitions, with prizes ranging from $20 gift vouchers all the way up to overseas airfares for the Catan World Championships!

Tournaments are held annually in the first half of the year in Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne. The next Australian Championship will be held in Sydney in 2021, with the chance for some lucky winners to represent Australia in their World Championship tournaments! Anyone can enter the Australian Championships - Winners from the state events receive free entry to the Australian Championship event, and are automatically seeded in the top 16.

ACT Tournaments
ACT Family Tournaments 4-5 May 2019
Event Complete - Congratulations to Anthony Lewis (Catan) and Marcel Green (Ticket to Ride)

NSW Tournaments
NSW Family Tournaments 18-19 May 2019
Event Complete - Congratulations to Simon Plummer (Catan) and Andrea Catterall (Ticket to Ride)

Australian Championships
Australian Championship Tournaments 10-11 August 2019
Event Complete - Congratulations to Peter Parkes (Catan) and Mark Pilkington (Ticket to Ride)

How do I sign up?

Easy! Just select your state page and purchase a ticket for your tournament*. If you're purchasing several tickets at once make sure to include all player names - and don't forget our group discount rates!

Ticket sales close at 10PM the night before your tournament. (Group Discount tickets close at 10PM on the Friday night.)

* Please note that organisers reserve the right to cancel tournaments if we do not reach a minimum 12 players. Refunds will be offered should this occur. Any refunds will be processed less booking and financial fees.

Tickets, Schedules, Prizes & Rules

Family Tournament Tickets cost $TBA

Australian Championship Tickets cost $TBA

Schedules differ for each event. See your state page for the relevant details.

ACT Schedule NSW Schedule
Aust. Champs. (VIC) Schedule

Prizes differ for each event. See your state page for the relevant details.

Aust. Champs. (VIC)

Rules on tournament gameplay for each game are laid out on the Rules page. We encourage players to familiarise themselves with these documents.

Wait...what about Ticket to Ride?

Sadly, the Ticket to Ride tournament has gone the way of Dominion and Carcassonne. Over the last four years we have personally underwritten the running of these tournaments. During this time we have been unable to attract sufficient players or additional financial support from the industry to make these tournaments at least break even. Should this change in the future we would look to reintroduce these tournaments but at this stage they are not economically feasible. This was not an easy decision for us to make but we think necessary to maintain the long term future of the other tournaments and events we run.