CATAN Australian State and National Championships starting 13 May

The CATAN Championships are back in 2023, with State Championships starting on 13 May in QLD. The National Championship will be held in ACT on 19 August, with winners of each State tournament vying for a seat in the Top 16. Players don’t have to qualify at State Championships to enter the National Championships. Assets can be found here.

If you’re interested in attending and covering the NSW or VIC championships, we have strictly limited seats available for both tournaments. Please reply to this email to express your interest.

Full schedule below with links to register:

  • QLD State Championship: 13 May
    • Venue: Vault Games
    • Admission: Closed – fully booked
    • Link
  • WA State Championship: 21 May
    • Venue: Tactics Fantasy & Wargaming
    • Admission: $20
    • Link
  • NSW State Championship: 6 June
    • Venue: Fortress Sydney
    • Admission: $25 or free spectator entry
    • Link
  • VIC State Championship: 17 June
  • SA State Championship: 11 – 24 June
    • Venue: The Lost Dice
    • Admission: $20
    • Link
  • Australia CATAN National Championship: 19 August
    • Venue: Eastlake Football Club, Griffith
    • Admission: TBC


The 2022 CATAN World Champion is Hamish Dean, who hailed from New Zealand and clinched the title in Malta last year beating 85 other competitors. Hamish also gets a seat and a trip to the next World Championship in 2024, as they’re held every two years. The tournament first started in 1995 in Germany and expanded internationally in the following years.

State Championship prizes are below:

The National Championship prizes are below:

  • Winner (valued at $1,700):
    • Travel to World’s 2024
    • CATAN Starfarers
    • CATAN Traveller Edition
    • Enamel CATAN pin
  • Second place (valued at $260):
  • Third place (valued at $200):
    • CATAN Seafarers 5th Edition
    • CATAN Treasures, Dragons & Adventurers
    • Enamel CATAN pin
  • Fourth place (valued at $155):
    • CATAN Dawn of Humankind
    • CATAN The Helpers
    • Enamel CATAN pin
  • Door prizes:
    • 1x CATAN Dice Game (RRP: $29.95)
    • 2 x CATAN The Helpers (RRP: $24.95)
    • 2 x CATANimals Plushies (assorted variety) (RRP: $29.95)
    • Logiquest CATAN Logic Puzzle (RRP: $39.95)