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Author Topic: 01/15/11 - 01/16/11 - Starcitygames.com Open Weekend: San Jose  (Read 801 times)
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« on: November 23, 2010, 01:44:24 pm »

Welcome to the Starcitygames.com San Jose Open weekend, where you will have the chance to win over $14,000 in prizes and qualify for the 2011 Starcitygames.com Invitational over the course of two fun-filled days of Magic.

For information on the StarCityGames.com Open Series, including the 2011 schedule and SCG Players' Club levels, click here!

For a map of all the Star City Games Open locations in 2011, click here!

Want to get a jump on Deck Registration? Try out our decklist form and come prepared!

Please note that all event registration is cash only.

EVENT SITE
Santa Clara Convention Center
New Ballroom 2-5
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Tel. ( 408 ) 748-7000
Web Site

HOTEL
Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
http://www.HiltonSantaClara.com/
Tel. #: ( 408 ) 200-1234
Room Rate: $89.00/night
Distance from Venue:  0.1 miles
Parking:  Free Self-Parking

Group Name:  Star City Games - Magic: the Gathering Attendees
Reservation Deadline:  Wednesday, January 15, 2011
Rates are good for Friday and Saturday night only.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, January 15th(Doors open at 8:00 AM)

StarCityGames.com Standard Open
Start Time: 10 AM (Registration begins at 8 AM)
Entry Fee: $30 (cash only)
Format: Standard
Structure: Modified Swiss with a cut to the single-elimination Top 8. Quarterfinals (Top 8) will be held on Saturday night after the Swiss. The semifinals and finals (Top 4) will be held on Sunday morning at 8 AM.
Head Judge: Seamus Campbell
K-Value: 32
REL: Competitive
Prizes:
1st: 25 Open Points, $2,000 & the StarCityGames.com Standard Open Trophy!
2nd: 20 Open Points, plus $800
3rd-4th: 15 Open Points, plus $500
5th-8th: 10 Open Points, plus $250
9th-16th: 5 Open Points, plus $100
17th-32nd: 3 Open Points, plus $50
Participation:  1 Open Point

Two-Headed Giant Sealed
Start Time: Registration at 2 PM., Deck Construction at 3 PM.
Entry Fee: $30 per team
Format: Current format 2HG Sealed (8 packs – build two 40-card minimum decks)
Structure: 3 rounds of Swiss
Prizes:   
3-0: 14 Booster Packs per Team
2-0-1: 10 Booster Packs per Team
2-1: 6 Booster Packs per Team

StarCityGames.com Legacy Challenge
Start Time:  Registration at 4 PM., Round 1 at 5 PM.
Entry Fee: $10.00 ($5.00 if you played in the StarCityGames.com Standard Open)
Format: Legacy
Structure: 4 rounds of Swiss
Prizes: 4-0: $50 Dealer Credit
3-0-1: $25 Dealer Credit and 3 Booster Packs
3-1: 6 Booster Packs
2 wins: 1 Booster Pack

Sunday, January 16th(Doors open at 8:00 AM)

StarCityGames.com Legacy Open
Start Time: 10 AM (Registration begins at 8 AM)
Entry Fee: $30 (cash only)
Format: Legacy
Structure: Modified Swiss with a cut to the single-elimination Top 8.
Head Judge: Eric Levine
K-Value: 32
REL: Competitive
Prizes
1st: 20 Open Points, $2,000 & the StarCityGames.com Legacy Open Trophy!
2nd: 15 Open Points, plus $600
3rd-4th: 10 Open Points, plus $400
5th-8th: 5 Open Points, plus $200
9th-16th: 3 Open Points, plus $100
17th-32nd: 1 Open Point, plus $50
Participation:  1 Open Point

Starcitygames.com Draft Opens
Start Time: 9 AM and 2PM (Registration for both Draft Opens begins at 8AM)
Entry Fee: $30 (cash only)
Structure: 64 players per Draft Open. Draft followed by 3 rounds of Swiss, cut to a Top 8 single-elimination Draft
REL: Competitive
Prizes
1st: 10 Open Points, plus $500
2nd: 5 Open Points, plus $200
3rd-4th: 3 Open Points, plus $100
5th-8th: 1 Open Point, plus $50

Two-Headed Giant Sealed
Start Time: Registration at 1 PM., Deck Construction at 2 PM.
Entry Fee: $30.00 per team
Format: Current format 2HG Sealed (8 packs – build two 40-card minimum decks)
Structure: 3 Rounds of Swiss
Prizes:   
3-0: 14 Booster Packs per Team
2-0-1: 10 Booster Packs per Team
2-1: 6 Booster Packs per Team

SIDE EVENTS
All 8 player Side Events give out Gateway foils to the top 4 players in addition to any pack prizes.  The first-place finisher will also receive a Planechase promo card!

Single elimination booster drafts
Entry: $10.00
Prizes: 3 Boosters to 1st Place (or entry into the next draft)

Single elimination competitive booster drafts
Entry: $15.00
Prizes: 1st Place - 8 Boosters
           2nd Place - 4 Boosters

Single elimination constructed tournaments
Entry Fee: $15.00
Prizes: Box (36 Packs) to 1st Place

Four Player Commander Chaos Games
Entry Fee: $5.00
Prizes:
1st Place: $20 Dealer Credit

REGISTRATION
Registration begins at 8 AM, and ends ten (10) minutes before the event is scheduled to start. Any player who wants to enroll after registration has ended will be able to do so, but will receive a round one match loss. Players arriving after round two has been paired will not be able to enroll in the tournament.

JUDGING
Judges interested in working at this event should apply through dcifamily.org: http://www.dcifamily.org/events/169/staff/apply

Judge certification for level one (L1) and advancement to level two (L2) is available at this event; interested candidates should make arrangements with Riki Hayashi at riki.hayashi@starcitygames.com prior to the event.

JOIN THE CLUB
Each Starcitygames.com Open event (Standard, Legacy, and Draft) awards Open Points to all participating players. Earning 4 Open Points gets you to Level 1 in the Starcitygames.com Players' Club, which gets you a free pack of sleeves at every future Open Weekend that you attend. Appearance fees, free entry and byes in Constructed Opens, all the way up to a full playset (4x of each card, including mythics) of every new regular Magic set! For more information, see here.

QUALIFY FOR THE INVITATIONAL!
Last year, qualification for the Invitational was based on Open Points. This year, we’ve simplified the system! Here’s how you can qualify for a StarCityGames.com Invitational tournament:
* Finish in the Top 8 of a Standard or Legacy Open
* Win a Draft Open
* Achieve Level 2 or 3 in the Players' Club

EVENT COVERAGE
Each StarCityGames.com Open Series weekend, and the 2011 StarCityGames.com Invitational, will be covered live on the StarCityGames.com website by Glenn Jones along with live video coverage all day long! Anyone who can’t attend our events in person will now be able to follow all the action from the comfort of their own home!

NEED CARDS?
Buy, sell and trade with America’s largest Magic the Gathering retailer! StarCityGames.com will have a massive dealer booth set up all weekend long! How may we help you?

TRADING
Although trading is both allowed and encouraged, please note that the following things are not permitted at this event:
 
-Buying/selling cards with anyone except for our authorized dealer(s)
-Soliciting to buy/sell cards elsewhere
-Advertising without receiving permission from StarCityGames.com’s on-site Event Manager
-Offering to “alter” cards in exchange for some form of compensation
-Utilizing an excessive amount of space when trading
-Using suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.
 
Please note that failure to obey these rules may result in all involved parties being both removed from the event without refund, and banned from attending future events.

DIRECTIONS
For directions to the venue, use Google Maps.

From San Jose International Airport (Interstate 101 North) Take San Jose Int'l. Airport's Guadalupe Pkwy. Exit. Turn left on Guadalupe Pkwy. follow onto I-101 North. Follow I-101 North approximately three miles and exit at Great America Pkwy. Turn right on Great America Pkwy. The Convention Center is located at Great America Pkwy. and Tasman Ave. You can find the Convention Center Parking Garage by exiting at the Hyatt Regency's 2nd driveway at Bunker Hill Rd. Convention Center parking is FREE.

From San Francisco International Airport (Interstate 101 South) Follow San Francisco Int'l. Airport's exit signs to I-101 South towards San Jose. Take I-101 South approximately 30-40 minutes and exit at Great America Pkwy. Turn left at Great America Pkwy. The Convention Center is at Great America Pkwy. and Tasman Ave. You can find the Convention Center Parking Garage by exiting Great America Pkwy. at the Hyatt Regency's 2nd driveway at Bunker Hill Rd. Convention Center parking is FREE.
 
From Oakland International Airport (Interstate 880 South) Exit Oakland Int'l. Airport and take Hegenberger Rd. to I-880 South towards San Jose. Take I-880 approximately 30-40 minutes to Highway 237 towards Mountain View. Follow Highway 237 to Great America Pkwy. exit. Turn left on Great America Pkwy. The Convention Center is at Great America Pkwy. and Tasman Ave. You can find the Convention Center Parking Garage by exiting off Great America Pkwy. at the Hyatt Regency's 2nd driveway at Bunker Hill Rd. Convention Center parking is FREE.
 
MORE INFORMATION
Players who want specific information can contact us at events@starcitygames.com or by calling (540) 767-GAME (4263). New players will want to read our player FAQ.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 06:01:30 pm by Risky » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 11:19:18 am »

Hotel information updated.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 01:32:26 pm »

A hotel deal has been added to the post. Take advantage of this special offer now!
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 06:01:59 pm »

To allow people enough time to get their Legacy fill before needing to drop, the start time for the second Draft Open has been moved back to 2pm.
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