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Author Topic: 02/18/12 - 02/19/12 - StarCityGames.com Open Series: Charlotte  (Read 718 times)
KaliSCG
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« on: January 26, 2012, 10:57:29 am »

Welcome to the StarCityGames.com Open Series - Charlotte! Here you will have the chance to win over $14,000 in prizes and qualify for the 2012 StarCityGames.com Invitational over the course of two fun-filled days of Magic.

For information on the StarCityGames.com 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 StarCityGames.com 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 Brad Nelson 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.

EVENT SITE
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
http://www.charlotteconventionctr.com/

HOTEL
Courtyard by Marriott-Charlotte/Airport
2700 Little Rock Road
Charlotte, NC 28214
(704) 319-9900
Distance from venue: 6.3 miles

Rate: $84/night
Call 704.319.9900 and mention "StarCityGames Guest Block"
Offer good until 1/27/12

Continental Inn
1100 West Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28213
704-597-8100
Distance from venue: 5.6 mi

Rate: $45/night
FREE BREAKFAST
FREE INTERNET

SPECIAL GUESTS
Lindsey Burley
Lindsay will be selling and creating her unique brand of 3-D cards and tokens! Check out her work here: www.3dalters.weebly.com then stop by and check out these awesome cards! For special commissions before the event you can contact Lindsay at 3Dalters@gmail.com. Don't forget to stop by YouTube for a peek into the creative process: http://www.youtube.com/user/dixiebornandbred147

Ron Faris of Black Wing Studio
Ron Faris of Black Wing Studio will be painting custom card alterations at the event! He's offering free event pickup for any commissions placed the Wednesday before the event! Check out his alters at http://blackwingstudio.blogspot.com/, or e-mail him at blackwingalters@yahoo.com for commission information!

Mike Fairservice
Mike Fairservice will be creating 3-D Alterations at this event. Mike is available to create custom orders through his web site, (http://mtg3dalters.deviantart.com/ ) make an order ahead of time and pick it up at the event! You can check out his work and contact him for custom orders at http://www.facebook.com/groups/162273077183166/

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.

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

Saturday, February 18, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
10:00 AM - Standard Open - $30
2:00 PM - Modern Challenge - $10/$5 - 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, February 19, 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

JUDGING
Judges interested in working at this event, including uncertified judges (L0), should submit an application at http://www.dcifamily.org/event/333/.

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) and StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifiers 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 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.

QUALIFY FOR THE INVITATIONAL!
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 3 in the Players' Club
* Win an Invitational Qualifier
* Top 2 a Super Invitational Qualifier
* Top 4 an Elite Invitational Qualifier
* Regularly Contribute to StarCityGames.com

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

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, we recommend Google Maps.

From I-85
Driving South from points North of Charlotte.
Take Brookshire Freeway (Highway 16 South), Exit 36. Merge right onto the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway). Take Stonewall Street, Exit 1E. Turn left on Stonewall Street and proceed 3 blocks. The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Brevard Street.
Driving North from points South of Charlotte.
Take Little Rock Road, Exit 32. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Turn right at the first traffic light. Turn left at the 2nd traffic light onto Wilkinson Boulevard (Hwy 74 East). Follow Wilkinson Boulevard as it becomes the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway). Take College Street, Exit 1E. The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street.

From I-77
Driving South from points North of Charlotte.
Take the 1-277 loop (John Belk Freeway), Exit 9. Take College Street, Exit 1E. The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street.
Driving North from points South of Charlotte.
Take the 1-277 loop (John Belk Freeway), Exit 9B. Take College Street, Exit 1E. The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street.

From US Highway 74 (Wilkinson Boulevard on the West and Independence Boulevard on the East)
Driving East from points West of Charlotte.
Follow Wilkinson Boulevard (Hwy 74 East) as it becomes the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway). Take College Street, Exit 1E. The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Stonewall Street.
Driving West from points East of Charlotte.
Follow Independence Boulevard (Hwy 74 West) and merge left onto the I-277 loop (John Belk Freeway). Take Stonewall Street, Exit 1E. Turn left onto Stonewall Street and proceed 3 blocks. The Charlotte Convention Center will be on your right after you cross Brevard Street.

There are two entrances to the Charlotte Convention Center, one is located on College Street, and a second on East Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd. The NASCAR Hall of Fame parking deck, located on South Brevard Street is also connected to the Charlotte Convention Center via a convenient over-street walkway.

MORE INFORMATION
Your question may already be answered in our tournament FAQ. However, if you still have questions, please feel free to email us at events@starcitygames.com 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.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 03:50:09 pm by KaliSCG » Logged
KaliSCG
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 03:50:21 pm »

Missed the deadline for the Courtyard Hotel? Here's another hotel that's not as close to the venue but budget priced:

Continental Inn
1100 West Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28213
704-597-8100
Distance from venue: 5.6 mi

Rate: $45/night
FREE BREAKFAST
FREE INTERNET
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