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« on: June 28, 2012, 02:47:54 pm »

Welcome to the Open Series – Washington, D.C.! 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 Joey Pasco and Mike Flores 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
Ballroom C
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center
900 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Distance from venue: 0.7 miles
Rate: $119 /night
Parking: $20 /night
Mention "StarCityGames August Open Series"

Ron Faris of Black Wing Studio (Daytona Beach, FL)
Ron Faris will be painting custom card alterations at the event!  Check out his unique alters by following him on facebook at or his blog at and as always, you can 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:

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, August 4, 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, August 5, 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 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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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 09:39:22 am »

We've negotiated a reduced parking rate with the Courtyard by Marriott Convention center - the rate is now $20/night (down from $38/night) if you book under the "StarCityGames August Open Series" group code.
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