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« on: June 20, 2012, 10:57:54 am »

Welcome to the Open Series – Buffalo! Here you will have the chance to win over $20,000 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, click here!

For a map of all locations of the second and third 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 Adrian Sullivan 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.

Adams Mark Hotel
120 Church St
Buffalo, NY 14202

Adam's Mark Hotel Buffalo
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Distance from venue: one and the same
Rate: $129/night
Call 716.845.5100 and mention "StarCityGames"

Rate guaranteed until June 29, 2012

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:

Eric Claar (Indianapolis, IN)
Eric Claar brings his unique style of alters to the Open Series. Know for his minimalist 'blueprint' style as well as full art pieces, you can check out his work on facebook ( and Deviant Art. ( For commissions, you can contact him through facebook or e-mail

Amber Musick
Amber Musick will be at this event offering her custom, full art playmats and tokens as well as creating new works of art and customizing your playmat with original art.  Pricing and her current offering of playmats can be found on her deviantart page: You can contact Amber at to request a playmat to be picked up at the event.

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, July 28, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
10:00 AM - Standard Open - $40
3:00 PM - 2HG Sealed Challenge - $30/Team - 4 Round Side Event
5:00 PM - Legacy Challenge - $10/$5 - 4 Round Side Event

Sunday, July 29, 2012 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)[/b]
10:00 AM – Legacy Open - $40
12:00 PM - 2HG Sealed Challenge - $30/Team - 4 Round Side Event
3:00 PM – Draft Challenge - $20 – 3 Round Side Event

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 via

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.

 Here’s how you can qualify for a Invitational tournament:
* Finish in the Top 8 of a Standard or Legacy Open
* Finish in the Top 8 of a Classic Series
* Win a Draft Open
* Gain 20 Open Points
* 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.

In the Venue you can find us using this map:

For directions to the venue, we recommend Google Maps.

From the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, take 33 West (Kensington Expressway) to Oak Street. Make a right turn on North Division Street and follow North Division to the hotel.

From Niagara Falls, take 190 South to Niagara Street (Exit 8). Make a right on Niagara Street and go through 3 traffic lights to South Elmwood and turn right. Hotel is located at intersection of South Elmwood and Church Street.

From the East, take I-90 West to Exit 53. Take Church Street exit and follow Church Street to the hotel.

From the North, take Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to 190 South. Take the Niagara Street Exit (Exit 8). Turn right onto Niagara Street. Turn right on South Elmwood and follow to the hotel.

From the South, take I-90 to Exit 53. Take Church Street exit and follow Church Street to the hotel.

From the West, take I-90 East to Exit 53. Take Church Street exit and follow to the hotel.

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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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 02:40:08 pm »

Sunday Side Events Change:
Standard Sealed has been replaced with Draft Challenge!

Start Time: Registration at 2 PM, Deck Construction at 3PM.
Entry Fee: $20
Format: Called Draft
Rules Enforcement Level: Regular
Structure: 3 rounds of Swiss paired in pod
3-0: $50 Store Credit
2-0-1: $25 Store Credit and 3 Booster Packs
2-1: 6 Booster Packs
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