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Author Topic: 03/26/11 - 03/27/11 - Starcitygames.com Open Weekend: Los Angeles  (Read 629 times)
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« on: January 26, 2011, 10:40:05 am »

Welcome to the Starcitygames.com Los Angeles 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, check out Season One and Season Two!

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
Los Angeles Convention Center
Room 515AB
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
web site
Phone: (213) 741-1151
Parking: $12.00 (No In/Out)

HOTEL
Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown
711 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Room Rate: $139/night
Reservation Link: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1103175986&key=12BCA
Distance from Venue: 1.5 miles

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, March 26th (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

StarCityGames.com Standard Open
Start Time: 10 AM (Registration begins at 8 AM)
Entry Fee: $30 (cash)
Format: Standard
Structure: Modified Swiss with a cut to the single-elimination Top 8. Quarterfinals (Top Eight) will be held on Saturday night after the Swiss. The semifinals and finals (Top Four) will be held on Sunday morning at 8 AM.
Head Judge: Riki Hayashi
REL: Competitive
K-Value: 32
Prizes:
1st: 25 Open Points, $2,000 (or $2500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & the StarCityGames.com Standard Open Trophy!
2nd: 20 Open Points, plus $800 (or $1000 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 15 Open Points, plus $500 (or $625 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 10 Open Points, plus $250 (or $312.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th-16th: 5 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
17th-32nd: 3 Open Points, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
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: 4 rounds of Swiss
Prizes:   
4-0: 16 Booster Packs per Team
3-0-1: 12 Booster Packs per Team
3-1: 8 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, March 27th (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

StarCityGames.com Legacy Open
Start Time: 10 AM (Registration begins at 8 AM)
Entry Fee: $30 (cash)
Format: Legacy
Structure: Modified Swiss with a cut to the single-elimination Top 8.
Head Judge: David Zimet
REL: Competitive
K-Value: 32
Prizes
1st: 20 Open Points, $2,000 (or $2500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & the StarCityGames.com Legacy Open Trophy!
2nd: 15 Open Points, plus $600 (or $750 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 10 Open Points, plus $400 (or $500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 5 Open Points, plus $200 (or $250 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th-16th: 3 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
17th-32nd: 1 Open Point, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
Participation: 1 Open Point

Starcitygames.com Draft Opens
Entry Fee: $30 (cash)
Start Time: 9 AM and 2PM (Registration for both Draft Opens begins at 8AM)
Structure: 64 players per Draft Open. Draft followed by 3 rounds of single-elimination, cut to a Top 8 single-elimination Draft
REL: Competitive
Prizes
1st: 10 Open Points, plus $500 (or $625 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
2nd: 5 Open Points, plus $200 (or $250 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 3 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 1 Open Point, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)

Two-Headed Giant Sealed
Start Time: Registration at 1 PM., Deck Construction at 2:30 PM.
Entry Fee: $30.00 per team
Format: Current format 2HG Sealed (8 packs – build two 40-card minimum decks)
Structure: 4 rounds of Swiss
Prizes:   
4-0: 16 Booster Packs per Team
3-0-1: 12 Booster Packs per Team
3-1: 8 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 Play 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. All event registration is cash only. 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 submit an application through dcifamily.org: http://www.dcifamily.org/events/174/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 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

Live Coverage from SCGLive ALL DAY!
"Can't make it to the event? Follow complete written coverage by Glenn Jones and live broadcasting with Adrian Sullivan and Jacob Van Lunen all weekend long courtesy of the professionals at SCGLive! Visit SCGLive for more information!"

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 the South: From 110 NORTH, transition to the 10 WEST, and exit immediately from the LEFT lane to PICO Blvd. The PICO off-ramp becomes L.A. LIVE WAY Turn RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

From the North: From 110 SOUTH, exit at OLYMPIC Blvd. LEFT at bottom of ramp onto BLAINE. LEFT on 11th St. Immediate RIGHT on L.A. LIVE WAY, and LEFT into the West Hall garage.

From the East: From 10 WEST, transition to the 110 NORTH (Downtown). EXIT at PICO Blvd. The PICO off-ramp becomes L.A. LIVE WAY Turn RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.


From the West: From 10 EAST, exit at GRAND Ave. Turn LEFT on OLIVE St., and LEFT on PICO Blvd. Turn RIGHT on L.A. LIVE WAY and RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

From the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): Take the Century Boulevard exit to the Century Freeway (105) East. Take the Harbor Freeway (110) North to the Santa Monica Freeway (10) West. Exit at Pico Boulevard and proceed northward.

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: March 23, 2011, 02:53:01 pm by Risky » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 11:25:34 am »

The Draft Open structure has been changed to single-elimination.
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