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Author Topic: 08/13/11 - 08/14/11 - Starcitygames.com Open Weekend: Richmond  (Read 622 times)
KaliSCG
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« on: July 08, 2011, 09:17:22 am »

Welcome to the Starcitygames.com Richmond Open weekend, where you will have the chance to win over $14,000 in prizes and qualify for a 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
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Grand Ballroom C
403 North Third Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 783-7300
http://www.richmondcenter.com/

HOTEL
Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown
501 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia, USA 23219
1.804.344.4300
Distance from venue: 0.2 miles

Rate: $99/night
Follow this link:
http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/R/RICDTGI-SCG-20110812/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
or call 1.877.782.9444 and mention "StarCityGames."
Offer good until August 1st.

Days Inn West Broad
2100 Dickens Road
Richmond, VA 23230
Distance from venue: 5.9 miles

Rate: $55/night
Call 1.804.282.3300 and mention "StarCityGames."
Offer good until August 10th


SPECIAL GUESTS
Lindsay Burley
Lindsay will be selling and creating her unique brand of 3-D cards and tokens at our Boston Open Weekend! You can see some of her cards and the creative process on her youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/dixiebornandbred147
Stop by and check out these awesome cards! For special commissions before the event you can contact Lindsay at 3Dalters@gmail.com.

Brandon Brown
Brandon Brown of Modfly Alters will be attending this event selling and creating his unique brand of altered cards. Check out some of his great work at modflyalters.blogspot.com. For prices and custom orders please contact Brandon at Modflyalters@yahoo.com.

Hannah Alters
Hannah Murray will be attending and selling and creating unique alters at this event. For custom orders to be available at the event, e-mail hannahalters@gmail.com!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, August 13th (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 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: Eric Levine
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, August 14th (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: Sam Straus
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 only)
Start Time: 9 AM and after round 4 of the Legacy Open - Approximately 2:30 PM (Registration for both Draft Opens begins at 8AM)
Structure: 64 players per Draft Open. If the Draft Open is 32 players or less, it will be run as a two round Single Elimination event of four pods. If it is 33-64 players, it will run three rounds of Swiss with between 5 and 8 pods. Once those rounds are completed, the top 8 players from the event will draft and play out a single elimination Top 8.
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 2:00 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 (while supplies last)!

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. 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, including uncertified judges (L0), should submit an application at http://www.dcifamily.org/events/221.

Judge certification for level one (L1) and advancement to level two (L2) is available at this event; interested candidates should make arrangements with Nicholas Sabin at nicholas.sabin@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 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.

I-95 North Bound:
Exit #74C Medical College of Virginia stay to the left and take Broad Street/State Capitol/Coliseum exit. Go west on Broad Street to North 3rd Street. Turn right onto 3rd Street. Travel ¼ of a block, turn right into the Greater Richmond Convention Center’s Parking Deck.

I-95 South/64 East Bound:
Exit I-95 to the exit #75 I-64 East/3rd Street. Bear right for 3rd Street. (Do not go straight on the junction, it will take you to I-64 East). Travel ahead to 3rd and Marshall streets. The Greater Richmond Center Parking Deck will be on the left.

I-64 West Bound (from Airport):
Exit #190 5th Street exit. Proceed to 5th and Jackson streets. Turn right onto Jackson Street and proceed to 3rd Street. Turn left onto 3rd Street. Travel three blocks to 3rd and Marshall streets and turn left into the Greater Richmond Convention Center’s Parking Deck.

MORE INFORMATION
Players who want specific information can contact us at events@starcitygames.com or by calling (540) 767-GAME (4263).
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 02:26:42 pm »

Updated with hotel information!
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