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Author Topic: 12/14/12 - 12/16/12 - StarCityGames.com Open Series and Invitational: LA  (Read 1153 times)
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Welcome to the Starcitygames.com Open Series: Los Angeles 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 Cedric Phillips 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
Los Angeles Convention Center
Concourse
1201 South Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

HOTELS
Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Distance from venue: 2 miles
Parking: $28 self, $34 valet
Rate: $125/ night

Go to the following page and enter the group code "SC2":
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-los-angeles-downtown-LAXDTDT/index.html

The Doubletree Los Angeles Downtown offers the consistent experience of a Hilton brand hotel with the added bonus of the Doubletree chocolate chip cookie upon check-in. After staying at one of the off-brand boutique hotels in downtown LA, I can say that you get what you pay for.
The Doubletree is a brisk 30-minute walk from the venue, or you can take a complimentary town car available in the lobby, but take note that the town cars are first-come, first-serve.

SPECIAL GUESTS[/B]
Michael C. Hayes
Michael's work can be seen on Civilized Scholar | Homicidal Brute, Reckless Waif | Merciless Predator, Distress, Undead Alchemist, Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter, and more! Michael will be joining us on both Saturday and Sunday.

rk Post
rk Post has created some truly iconic pieces of Magic: The Gathering artwork including Avatar of Woe, Ichorid, Lightning Angel, Morphling, and dozens more! rk will be joining us on both Saturday and Sunday.

Jason Felix
Jason Felix has illustrated many Magic: The Gathering cards including All Is Dust, Artisan of Kozilek, Laboratory Maniac, Creeping Tar Pit, Vampire Nocturnus (M13), Dismember (FNM), and more! Jason will be joining us on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Terese Nielsen
Terese Nielsen is one of Magic: The Gathering's most popular artists and is the talent responsible for Angel of Jubilation, Basandra, Battle Seraph, Dismember, Ertai, Wizard Adept, Fact or Fiction, Eternal Witness, Force of Will, Garruk Wildspeaker, Life from the Loam, Liliana Vess, Natural Order, Nimble Mongoose, and dozens more! Terese Nielsen will be appearing both Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Earl Grant de Leon - Poxy14 (Philippines)
Earl Grant de Leon, known better by his screen name, Poxy14,  will be traveling in from the Philippines and bringing in his custom altered cards! Check out some of his fabulous work at http://s671.photobucket.com/albums/vv78/poxy14/.
For prices and custom orders please contact Earl at earlgrantdeleon@yahoo.com.

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.

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, 12/14[/u]
StarCityGames.com $75,000 Invitational
Format: Mixed Standard and Legacy
Start Time: 12:00 PM (Registration begins at 10:00 AM)
Structure: Up to three days of competition.
Day 1: 4 rounds of Standard followed by 4 rounds of Legacy.  Top 96 players or players with a record of X-3(whichever is greater) will advance to day 2.
Day 2: 4 rounds of Standard followed by 4 rounds of Legacy.
Day 3: Top 8 Single Elimination, Standard Format, best of 5 rounds using the modified play/draw rule based on swiss standings.
Head Judge: Toby Elliott
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.

Two-Headed Giant Sealed[/B]
Start Time: Registration at 3 p.m., Deck Construction at 4 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 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, 12/15 (Doors open at 8:00 AM)
StarCityGames.com Invitational Day 2[/size]
Format: Mixed Standard and Legacy
Start Time: 9:00 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: Jeff Morrow
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

StarCityGames.com Draft Opens[/size]
Entry Fee: $40 (cash only)
Start Time: 3PM (Registration for the Draft Opens begins at 1pm)
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 3 p.m., Deck Construction at 4 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, 12/16 (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: David Zimet
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 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 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: 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

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://apps.magicjudges.org/events/31/.

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
For directions to the venue, we recommend Google Maps.

In the Venue you can find us using this map:


110 From the South:
From 110 NORTH, transition to the 10 WEST
Exit immediately from the LEFT lane to PICO Blvd.
The PICO off-ramp becomes L.A. Live Wy.
Turn RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

110 From the North:
From 110 SOUTH, exit at OLYMPIC Blvd.
LEFT at bottom of ramp onto BLAINE.
LEFT on 11th St.
Immediate RIGHT on L.A. Live Wy.
LEFT into the West Hall garage.

10 From the East:
From 10 WEST, transition to the 110 NORTH (Downtown).
EXIT at PICO Blvd.
The PICO off-ramp becomes L.A. Live Wy.
Turn RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

10 From the West:
From 10 EAST, exit at GRAND Ave.
Turn LEFT on OLIVE St.
LEFT on PICO Blvd.
Turn RIGHT on L.A. Live Wy.
RIGHT into the West Hall parking garage.

From the Los Angeles International Airport(LAX):
Take the Century Boulevard exit to the Century Freeway (105) East.
Take the Harbor Freeway (110) North to the Santa Monica Freeway (10) West.
Exit at Pico Boulevard and proceed northward.

From the Burbank Airport:
Exit the airport via Empire Avenue.
Turn left on Hollywood Way (note direction sign to the Golden State Freeway (5)   South at Empire and Hollywood Way Intersection)
Take the Golden State Freeway (5) South to the Harbor Freeway (110) South.
Exit at Olympic Boulevard.
Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Blaine St.
Turn left on 11th Street.

MetroLink From Union Station:
Take the Metro Red Line.
Exit at 7th Street then transfer to the Metro Blue Line (Long Beach).
Exit at Pico Boulevard Station.
Then walk one block west to Figueroa Street.

Commuter Express Commuter Express from Downtown Los Angeles:
Take route 413 - From Temple/Hill (Civic Center) to 11th /Figueroa Street (LACC).

From the Long Beach Airport:
Exit the airport via E. Donald Douglas Drive.
Turn right on N. Lakewood Blvd.Take ramp onto (405) Freeway North toward Santa Monica.
Take the Harbor Freeway exit onto (110) Freeway going north toward Los Angeles.
Take the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and exit toward Pico Blvd.
Continue on L.A. Live Wy.
Turn right on West Pico Blvd.
Turn left on South Figueroa Street. Arrive at 1201 South Figueroa Street on the left.

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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