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« on: February 02, 2012, 11:00:36 am »

Welcome to the Open Series - Tampa! 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 Zack Hall and Jacob Van Lunen 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.

Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Hyatt Regency Tampa
Two Tampa City Center
Tampa, FL 33602

Distance from venue: 2 blocks
Parking: $14 self-parking

Rate: $149/night
Click here to book your room online!
Price Guaranteed until 2/10/12

La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa East Fairgrounds
4811 US Hwy 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610
Phone: 1-813-626-0885
From $71/night
9.7 miles from the venue

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, or e-mail him at for commission information!

Lindsay Burley
Lindsay will be selling and creating her unique brand of 3-D cards and tokens! Check out her work here: then stop by and check out these awesome cards! For special commissions before the event you can contact Lindsay at Don't forget to stop by YouTube for a peek into the creative process:

Mike Fairservice
Mike Fairservice will be creating 3-D Alterations at this event. Mike is available to create custom orders through his web site, ( ) 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

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, March 3, 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, March 4, 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.

All roads lead to Tampa Convention Center. Take 1-4 from the east, I-275 from the north or the west or I-75 from the south.

From Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Naples:
Take I-75 North to I-4 West to  Tampa I-275 Junction.  Exit 45A. Follow signs for Tampa Street.  Stay in the middle land and enter the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

From St. Petersburg & Clearwater:
Take I-275North. Exit 44. Follow signs for Tampa Street. Stay in the middle lane and enter the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

From Orlando, Lakeland, Plant City, Daytona, Jacksonville:
Take I-4 West to Tampa to I-275 Junction. Exit 45A. Follow signs for Tampa Street. Stay in the middle lane and enter the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

From Brandon & Riverview:
Take Highway 618 West (Toll Road Requires Sunpass or "We Bill You Program through Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority) to Exit 7 Downtown West, West on Brorein Street to Tampa Street. Turn left on Tampa Street into the parking garage.

From Ocala & Gainesville:
Take I-75 South to I-275 Junction. Exit 45A. Follow signs for Tampa Street. Stay in the middle lane and enter the Tampa Convention Center Garage.

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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