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Author Topic: 09/21/12 - 9/23/12 - StarCityGames.com Open Series and Invitational: Atlanta  (Read 811 times)
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« on: August 30, 2012, 11:50:46 am »

Welcome to the Starcitygames.com Open Series: Atlanta featuring the Invitational.  Where you will have the chance to win over $95,000 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, 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, Ben Seck and Robert Martin 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
Gwinnett Convention Center
Hall A-B
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097

HOTELS
Courtyard Gwinnett Mall
3550 Venture Parkway
Duluth, GA 30096

Distance from venue: 4.1 miles
FREE Parking
Rate: $60/ night, King rooms only

Call 800.321.2211 and ask for the "StarCityGames" room block at the Courtyard Gwinnett Mall or make an online reservation at:
http://bit.ly/PV02CE

Rate expires on Thursday, September 13th!

SPECIAL GUESTS[/B]
SPECIAL GUESTS
Lindsay Burley (Harrisburg, PA)
Lindsay will be selling and creating her unique brand of 3-D cards and tokens as well as custom playmats! 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

Chris King (Jacksonville, FL)
You can see examples of Chris King's alters and place custom orders at his website: http://magicalteredartcards.webs.com/apps/photos/

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 http://www.facebook.com/BlackWingAlters or his blog at http://blackwingstudio.blogspot.com/ and as always, you can e-mail him at blackwingalters@yahoo.com for commission information!

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

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 deviant art page: zhycalui.deviantart.com. You can contact Amber at zhycalui@gmail.com to request a playmat to be picked up at the event.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Invitational begins Friday 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, 9/21[/u]
StarCityGames.com $75,000 Invitational
Format: Mixed Standard and Legacy
Start Time: 11:00 AM (Registration begins at 10:00 AM)
Structure: Up to three days of competition.
Day 1: 4 rounds of Legacy followed by 4 rounds of Standard.  Top 96 players or players with a record of X-3(whichever is greater) will advance to day 2.
Day 2: 4 rounds of Legacy followed by 4 rounds of Standard.
Day 3: Top 8 Single Elimination, Legacy Format, best of 5 rounds using the modified play/draw rule based on swiss standings.
Head Judge: John Alderfer
REL: Competitive, 3X Planeswalker Points Multiplier
Prizes:
1st: $15,000 (or $18,750 in StarCityGames.com online store credit), 30 Open Points, & the StarCityGames.com Invitational Trophy!
2nd: $10,000 (or $12,500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 25 Open Points.
3rd-4th: $6,000 (or $7,500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 20 Open Points.
5th-8th: $3,000 (or $3,750 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 15 Open Points.
9th-12th: $1,500 (or $1,875 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 10 Points.
13th-16th: $1,000 (or $1,250 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 8 Points.
17th-32nd: $500 (or $625 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 5 Open Points.
33rd-64th: $250 (or $312.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & 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, 9/22 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
StarCityGames.com Standard Open
Start Time: 10:00 AM (Registration begins at 8:00 AM)
Entry Fee: $40 (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: John Carter
REL: Competitive, 3X Planeswalker Points Multiplier
Prizes:
1st: 20 Open Points, $2,400 (or $3,000 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & the StarCityGames.com Standard Open Trophy!
2nd: 15 Open Points, plus $1,200 (or $1500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 10 Open Points, plus $600 (or $750 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 8 Open Points, plus $300 (or $375 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th-32nd: 4 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
33rd-64th: 2 Open Points, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
65th+: 1 Open Point

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: 8 Booster Packs per Team
3-0-1: 6 Booster Packs per Team
3-1: 4 Booster Packs per Team
2 wins: 2 Booster Packs per Team

StarCityGames.com Legacy Challenge
Start Time:  Registration at 4 p.m., Round 1 at 5 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, 9/23 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

StarCityGames.com Legacy Open
Format: Legacy
Entry Fee: $40 (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: Tasha Jamison
REL: Competitive, 3X Planeswalker Points Multiplier
Prizes
1st: 20 Open Points, $2,400 (or $3,000 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & the StarCityGames.com Legacy Open Trophy!
2nd: 15 Open Points, plus $1,200 (or $1500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 10 Open Points, plus $600 (or $750 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 8 Open Points, plus $300 (or $375 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th-32nd: 4 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
33rd-64th: 2 Open Points, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
65th+: 1 Open Point

StarCityGames.com Draft Opens[/size]
Entry Fee: $40 (cash only)
Start Time: 9 AM, 12PM and 3PM (Registration for the 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 $600 (or $750 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
2nd: 8 Open Points, plus $300 (or $375 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 4 Open Points, plus $200 (or $250 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 2 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th+: 1 Open Point

Two-Headed Giant Sealed
Start Time: Registration at 11 AM, Deck Construction at 12:00 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: 8 Booster Packs per Team
3-0-1: 6 Booster Packs per Team
3-1: 4 Booster Packs per Team
2 wins: 2 Booster Packs per Team

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
Prizes:
3-0: $50 Store Credit
2-0-1: $25 Store Credit and 3 Booster Packs
2-1: 6 Booster Packs

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/events/498/staff/apply.

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 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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
* 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 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
In the Venue you can find us using this map:


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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