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Author Topic: 01/21/12 - 01/22/12 - Open Series: Washington, D.C.  (Read 460 times)
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Welcome to the Open Series - Washington, D.C.! Here you will have the chance to win over $14,000 in prizes and qualify for the 2012 Invitational over the course of two fun-filled days of Magic.

For information on the Open Series, including the 2012 schedule and SCG Players' Club levels, click here!

For a map of all locations of the first quarter of the 2012 Open Series, click here!

Live Coverage from SCGLive ALL WEEKEND!
Can't make it to the event? Follow complete written coverage and live broadcasting with Gerard Fabiano and Patrick Chapin all weekend long, courtesy of the professionals at SCGLive! Visit SCGLive for more information!

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.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC

As we get closer to the event date, we will be adding special hotel deals to this section. Stay tuned.

Hannah Murray of 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!

Eric Klug
Eric Klug will be creating altered cards at this event! For prices and custom orders, you can contact Eric at

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.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – For more Information, see the 2012 Open Series Detailed Schedule of Events.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
10:00 AM - Standard Open - $30
2:00 PM - Modern Challenge - $10 - 4 Round Side Event
3:00 PM - 2HG Sealed Challenge - $30/Team - 4 Round Side Event
6:00 PM - Legacy Challenge - $10/$5 - 4 Round Side Event

Sunday, January 22, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)[/b]
9:00 AM - Draft Open #1 - $30
10:00 AM - Legacy Open - $30
2:00 PM - 2HG Sealed Challenge - $30/Team - 4 Round Side Event
2:30 PM (After Round 4 of Legacy) - Draft Open #2 - $30

SIDE EVENTS – 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Both Days
Single elimination booster drafts - $10
Single elimination competitive booster drafts - $15
Single elimination constructed tournaments (Standard, Modern, Legacy) – $15
Four Player Commander Chaos Games - $5

Judges interested in working at this event, including uncertified judges (L0), should submit an application at

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 prior to the event.

Each Open event (Standard, Legacy, and Draft) and Invitational Qualifiers awards Open Points to participating players. Earning 4 Open Points gets you to Level 1 in the Players' Club, which gets you a free deckbox at every future Open Weekend that you attend. Sleeves, Dealer Booth Credit, and Byes at the Invitationals are other perks available at higher levels! For more information, see here.

 Here’s how you can qualify for a Invitational tournament:
* Finish in the Top 8 of a Standard or Legacy Open
* Win a Draft Open
* Achieve Level 3 in the Players' Club
* Win an Invitational Qualifier
* Top 2 a Super Invitational Qualifier
* Top 4 an Elite Invitational Qualifier
* Regularly Contribute to

Buy, sell and trade with America’s largest Magic the Gathering retailer!  Before the event, you can place an order on and have it brought to the event.  At the event itself, will also have a massive dealer booth set up all weekend long.

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’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.

For directions to the venue, we recommend Google Maps.

From Virginia – Points North
•  Travel Southwest on MD - Route 2.
•  Make slight right onto MD – Route 4N.
•  MD – 4 N becomes Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
•  Take ramp toward I-395.
•  Merge onto Southeast Freeway.
•  Southeast Freeway becomes I–295 N.
•  Take 7th street exit.
•  Proceed north on 7th Street 10 blocks.
•  Make left on Mt. Vernon Place.
•  The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

From Virginia – Points South
•   Take I - 495 to 395 North.
•   Take 395 North to Washington, DC.
•   Follow 395 North across the 14th Street Bridge.
•   Stay to the right lanes.
•   Proceed across the 14th Street Bridge to Independence Avenue.
•   Turn right on Independence Avenue and proceed 2 blocks to 7th Street.
•   Turn left on 7th Street and proceed 10 blocks to Mt.Vernon Avenue.
•   Turn left on Mt. Vernon Place.
•   The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

From Maryland – Points East
•   Take US - 50 West.
•   US - 50 West becomes New York Avenue.
•   New York Avenue becomes Mt. Vernon Place.
•   The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

From Maryland – Points West
•   Take I - 270 to the Washington Beltway 495 West toward Northern Virginia .
•   Take the George Washington (GW) Parkway exit to 395 North.
•   Take the 12th Street exit.
•   Proceed on 12th Street and then turn right on Massachusetts Avenue.
•   Massachusetts Avenue will become Mt. Vernon Place.
•   The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your left.

Your question may already be answered in our tournament FAQ. However, if you still have questions, please feel free to email us at or call (540) 767-GAME (4263). We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible, and will do our best to assist you in any way that we can.
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