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Author Topic: 01/05/13 - 01/06/13 - Open Series: Columbus  (Read 719 times)
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« on: December 10, 2012, 02:53:09 pm »

Welcome to the Open Series – Columbus!  Here you will have the chance to win over $20,000 in prizes and qualify for the 2013 Invitational over the course of two fun-filled days of Magic.

For information on the Open Series, including the 2013 schedule, click here!

Live Coverage from SCGLive ALL WEEKEND!
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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.

Greater Columbus Convention center
Ballroom 4-5
400 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown
35 W. Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215

One free breakfast per room
Parking: $19
Distance from venue: 0.5 miles
Rate: $100/ night

Reservations can be made by individual attendees directly with Courtyard by Marriott reservations at (800) 321-2211 and ask for the  Star City Games-Attendee Block group rate.


Use the following links



Rate guaranteed until:12/19/12

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: You can contact Amber at to request a playmat to be picked up at the event.

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 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:

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!

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 2013 Open Series Detailed Schedule of Events

Saturday, 01/05 (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, 01/06 (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 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 at

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 at least two weeks 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 I-70 on the East (Wheeling)
Take I-70 West to the Fourth Street Exit
Travel North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard
Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

From I-71 on the North (Cleveland)
Take I-71 South
Travel West on I-670 “109-A”
Take Exit “4-B” to the Greater Columbus Convention Center
Take I-71 South to the Spring Street Exit
Travel West on Spring Street to Fourth Street
Head North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard
Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

From I-71 on the South (Cincinnati)
Take I-71 North to I-70 East
Travel on I-70 East to the Fourth Street Exit
Head North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard
Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

From I-70 on the West (Indianapolis)
Take I-70 East to the Fourth Street Exit
Head North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard
Turn Left onto Nationwide Boulevard

From the Port Columbus Airport
Take I-670 West
Exit at “4-B” to the Greater Columbus Convention Center

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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