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Author Topic: 03/23/11 - 03/25/11 - StarCityGames.com Invitational & Open Series: Baltimore  (Read 582 times)
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« on: February 22, 2012, 05:44:57 pm »

Welcome to the StarCityGames.com Invitational & Open Series - Baltimore! Here you will have the chance to win over $64,000 in prizes and qualify for a 2012 Starcitygames.com Invitational over the course of three 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 Joey Pasco, Jacob Van Lunen, and Sam Stoddard 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
Baltimore Convention Center
Hall D
1 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
website
Phone: 704.339.6000

HOTELS
Holiday Inn - Inner Harbor
301 West Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 685-3500
Distance from venue: 0.1 miles
Rate: $109/night for Friday through Monday. Call and mention "SCG" or visit http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/baltimore/baldt/hoteldetail?groupCode=SCG to book your room online. Rate guaranteed until March 3rd.
Parking: $23 or $21 for Priority Club members
Free in-room wifi

Rodeway Inn Mid Town
723 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 224-6630
Distance from venue: 1.2 miles
Free breakfast and wifi. All rooms non-smoking
Rate: $54.99/night (+tax) call and mention "StarCityGames." Rate guaranteed until March 4th.

Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
101 West Fayette Street.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 752-1100
Distance from venue: 0.7 miles
Rate $125.00/night - Visit http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1202175141&key=B1088 to make your reservation! Rate guaranteed until March 22nd.


ARTIST[/size]
Matt Stewart
Artist Matt Stewart (Kor Firewalker, Narcomoeba, Rootbound Crag, Battlegrace Angel and more) will be joining us at the Baltimore Open Weekend! Stop by and have some cards signed or buy a print of your =&critter[]=&crittermatch=OR&pwrop=%3D&pwr=&pwrcc=&tghop=%3D&tgh=-&tghcc=-&mincost=0.00&maxcost=9999.99&minavail=0&maxavail=9999&r_all=All&g_all=All&foil=nofoil&for=no&art[]=Matt+Stewart&sort1=4&sort2=1&sort3=10&sort4=0&display=1&numpage=25&showart=1&action=Show+Results"]favorite card.

SPECIAL GUESTS
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.

Lindsay Burley
Lindsay will be selling and creating her unique brand of 3-D cards and tokens! You can see some of her cards and the creative process in this video: 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.

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!

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

Josephine Tsang of Clover Alterations
Josephine Tsang of Clover Alterations will be appearing at this event and bringing her beautiful, full art alterations. Check out some of her work at gallery.me.com/clover.alterations or contact her at clover.alterations@me.com for custom orders.

Jackie Lee
Jackie burst onto the scene by winning GatheringMagic.com's first Altered Reality Challenge. You can find her award-winning work at http://jackieleealters.tumblr.com and contact her for custom orders at jackielee@tabletoparena.com.

Mike Fairservice
Mike Fairservice will be creating 3-D Alterations at this event. You can check out his work and contact him for custom orders at http://www.facebook.com/groups/162273077183166/.

Joe Lechner
Joe will be selling and creating his own brand of 3-D cards and tokens! You can check out his work and contact him for custom orders at http://www.facebook.com/pages/VB-3-D-Cards/118322504916144 or email at Vb3dcards@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Invitational begins at 10:00 AM and registration for the Opens on Saturday and Sunday begins at 8:00 AM. Registration for all events end 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.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 (Doors open at 10:00 AM)[/u]

StarCityGames.com $50,000 Invitational
Format: Mixed Standard and Legacy
Start Time: 11:00 AM (Registration begins at 10:00 AM)
Structure: Modified Swiss based on participation. Day 1 will consist of 4 rounds of Standard and 4 rounds of Legacy. There will be a cut to the Top 64 or all players with 18 points or better, whichever is greater. Day 2 will consist of 4 rounds of Legacy and 4 rounds of Standard with a cut to the single-elimination Top 8 (Legacy) for the Starcitygames.com Invitational trophy.
Head Judge: TBD
REL: Competitive, 3X Planeswalker Points Multiplier
Prizes:
1st: $10,000 (or $12,500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit), 30 Open Points, & the StarCityGames.com Invitational Trophy!
2nd: $8,000 (or $10,000 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 25 Open Points.
3rd-4th: $4,000 (or $5,000 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 20 Open Points.
5th-8th: $2,000 (or $2,500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 15 Open Points.
9th-16th: $1,000 (or $1,250 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 10 Points.
17th-32nd: $500 (or $625 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 5 Points.
33-64th: 3 Open Points.
65th +: 2 Open Points.

StarCityGames.com Standard Challenge
Start Time: Registration at 5:00 PM., Round 1 at 6:30 PM.
Entry Fee: $10.00
Format: Standard
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

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

StarCityGames.com Standard Open
Start Time: 10:00 AM (Registration begins at 8:00 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 (Top Four) and finals (Top Two) will be held on Sunday morning at 8 AM.
Head Judge: TBD
REL: Competitive, 3X Planeswalker Points Multiplier
Prizes:
1st: 20 Open Points, $2,000 (or $2500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & the StarCityGames.com Standard Open Trophy!
2nd: 15 Open Points, plus $800 (or $1000 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 10 Open Points, plus $500 (or $625 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 8 Open Points, plus $250 (or $312.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th-16th: 4 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
17th-32nd: 2 Open Points, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
33+: 1 Open Point

Modern Challenge
Start Time: Registration at 1 PM, Round 1 at 2 PM
Entry Fee: $10.00 ($5 if you played in the StarCityGames.com Standard Open)
Format: Modern
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

Two-Headed Giant Sealed
Start Time: Registration at 2 p.m., Deck Construction at 3 p.m.
Entry Fee: $30 per team
Format: Current format 2HG Sealed (8 packs per team – 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
2 wins: 2 Booster Packs per Team

StarCityGames.com Legacy Challenge
Start Time:  Registration at 5 p.m., Round 1 at 6 p.m.
Entry Fee: $10 ($5 if you played in the StarCityGames.com Standard Open)
Format: Legacy
Rounds: 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 25th, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

StarCityGames.com Legacy Open
Format: Legacy
Entry Fee: $30 (cash)
Start Time: 10:00 AM (Registration begins at 8:00 AM)
Structure: Modified Swiss with a cut to the single-elimination Top 8.
Head Judge: TBD
REL: Competitive, 3X Planeswalker Points Multiplier
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: 8 Open Points, plus $200 (or $250 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th-16th: 4 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
17th-32nd: 2 Open Point, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
33+: 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
2 wins: 2 Booster Packs per Team

SIDE EVENTS – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM FRI, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM SAT-SUN
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 Player Commander Chaos Games
Entry Fee: $5.00
Prizes:
1st Place: $20 Dealer Credit

JUDGING
Judges interested in working at this event, including uncertified judges (L0), should submit an application at http://www.dcifamily.org/event/338/.

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.

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.
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