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Sunday: Noon – 6PM

Monday: Noon – 10PM

Tuesday: Noon – 10PM

Wednesday: Noon – 10PM

Thursday: Noon -10PM

Friday: Noon – 11PM

Saturday: Noon – 9PM

MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, June 24th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, June 24th at AU Holmes!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

When?
Saturday, June 24th @ 2 PM

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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Amonkhet Standard Showdown – Weekends from May 6th to July 1st

Alternate Universes is hosting Amonkhet Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Amonkhet Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from May 6th to July 1st (excluding May 20th and 21st for Amonkhet Game Day).

Holmes
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
May 7th, 14th, 28th; June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 2nd
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

Entry: $5

Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs each contain four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Amonkhet boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament, plus Booster Pack prizes based on attendance (booster pack prizes may also be redeemed for Store Credit)

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MTG Hour of Devastation Prereleases – Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Hour of Devastation prerelease tournaments on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

NEW: All tournaments will now be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, July 7th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store: (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases)

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 7th)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 9th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 11:30 AM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, July 7th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell*:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, April 21st)
Noon, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.
Pack prizes will be awarded as follows, based on the number of match wins after three rounds:

Regular Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1 – 2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0 – 3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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MTG Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts – Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th

Alternate Universes is holding Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, July 15th at all stores and Sunday, July 16th at AU Wilmington!

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251
*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Entry: $15

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 3 booster packs of the newest set. Players open one booster pack and choose one card from the pack and then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for comprehensive rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

Holmes
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Drafting begins: 3 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, July 15th
Registration begins: 3:30 PM
Drafting begins: 4 PM

Sunday, July 16th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
All others: 1 booster pack of Hour of Devastation

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MTG Hour of Devastation Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, July 16th at AU Holmes

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Albuquerque on Sunday, July 16th at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
  • Deck Building Begins: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Hour of Devastation + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for the next Pro Tour
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Hour of Devastation
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Hour of Devastation each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Hour of Devastation each

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier – Saturday, June 24th at AU Holmes

UDS-logo
Alternate Universes is hosting an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier on Saturday, June 24th at AU Holmes!  UDS Qualifiers are Tier 2 events held to allow players a fast way to earn UDS points in preparation for the next UDS Invitational!

Format: Advanced Constructed (Swiss rounds, Top 8 Cut)

Entry: $10
Each player will receive two OTS packs and 10 UDS points for entering!

When?
Saturday, June 24th @ 2 PM

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Prizes:
Pack prizes will also be awarded based on attendance!
1st: 30 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Winner Pin
2nd – 8th: 20 UDS Points + UDS Qualifier Top Cut Pin + UDS Qualifier Lanyard

About Ultimate Duelist Series & UDS Points

The Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational is a free tournament open only to qualified Duelists who have earned a minimum requirement of UDS Points (100 UDS Points). They are exciting 2-day events that take place from Saturday to Sunday.  Duelists from all over will attend these events to compete for exclusive prizes, and spend the weekend Dueling, trading, and hanging out with hundreds of other Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

You will need a minimum of 100 UDS Points in order to enter the next UDS Invitational.  To see how many UDS Points you currently have, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsrankings.html

UDS Points are the qualifying units you must earn in order to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational.
UDS Points are awarded based on participation and/or final standings and judging in Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifiers, and at most Tier 2 events such as Regionals, Dragon Duels, Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series, and World Championship Qualifiers.

UDS Points are linked to your COSSY ID number. You must make sure that your COSSY ID has been properly registered (http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/cossy.html) in order to be eligible to participate in an Ultimate Duelist Series Qualifier. If you have never registered your COSSY ID, you must register your COSSY ID no later than four (4) business days prior to the UDS Invitational.

For more information about the Ultimate Duelist Series Invitational, check here: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/ultimateduelist/udsinvitational_FAQs.html

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Amonkhet Standard Showdown – Weekends from May 6th to July 1st

Alternate Universes is hosting Amonkhet Standard Showdown tournaments at all of our stores!  Standard Showdown events are Standard Format tournaments in which players can win Standard Showdown: Amonkhet Booster Packs!

We will be hosting a Standard Showdown tournament every Weekend from May 6th to July 1st (excluding May 20th and 21st for Amonkhet Game Day).

Holmes
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Blue Bell
Saturdays
May 6th, 13th, 27th; June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th; July 1st
Registration opens: 5 PM
Tournament begins: 6 PM

Wilmington
Sundays
May 7th, 14th, 28th; June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; July 2nd
Registration opens: 2 PM
Tournament begins: 3 PM

Entry: $5

Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs each contain four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

We will have 9 Standard Showdown: Amonkhet boosters to give away as prizes at each tournament, plus Booster Pack prizes based on attendance (booster pack prizes may also be redeemed for Store Credit)

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MTG Hour of Devastation Prereleases – Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th

Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Hour of Devastation prerelease tournaments on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday, July 9th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases!

Format

The format for all prerelease tournaments is Sealed Deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

NEW: All tournaments will now be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  Prizes will be awarded based on record after the final round (see below for prize structures).

Entry

Entry fee is $30 if you preregister, $35 at the door.
If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55!
Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is $25!
All preregistrations must be made in-store and paid in advance.
  Preregistration ends Friday, July 7th, at 6:00 PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Hour of Devastation Prerelease Kits to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store: (Note: Some times have changed from past prereleases)

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 7th)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 5:00 PM)
Noon, Sunday, July 9th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 11:30 AM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, July 7th)
3:00 PM, Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 2:00 PM)
7:30 PM Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 7:00 PM)
Noon Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 3:00 PM)

Blue Bell*:
Midnight, Saturday, July 8th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00 PM after FNM, April 21st)
Noon Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 11:30 AM)
4:00 PM Saturday, July 8th (registration begins at 3:30 PM)
6:00 PM Saturday, July 8th Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30 PM).  Entry fee for Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
11:00 AM, Sunday, July 9th (registration begins at 10:30 AM)
*Blue Bell/E. Norriton players: Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

PRIZES

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.
Pack prizes will be awarded as follows, based on the number of match wins after three rounds:

Regular Swiss Tournaments:
3 – 0 record: 9 booster packs
2 – 0 – 1 record: 7 booster packs
2 – 1 record: 5 booster packs
1 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
0 – 3 record: 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Tournaments:
3 – 0 Record: 18 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 14 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 10 booster packs per team
1 – 2 record: 4 booster packs per team
0 – 3 record: 2 booster packs per team

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MTG Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts – Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th

Alternate Universes is holding Hour of Devastation Launch Weekend Drafts on Saturday, July 15th at all stores and Sunday, July 16th at AU Wilmington!

Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd.
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Alternate Universes Blue Bell
Penn Square Shopping Center
211 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19401
610-277-7251
*Please do not park directly in front of any other store in the shopping center that is open.  Additional parking is available behind the stores and on Penn Square Road.  Your cooperation will allow us to continue to run these events at this location.*

Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Entry: $15

Format: Booster Draft
Players each receive 3 booster packs of the newest set. Players open one booster pack and choose one card from the pack and then pass the remaining cards to the player on their left. They will continue until all cards have been chosen from the first booster pack. Repeat this process for the next two boosters, switching the direction in which the boosters are passed around the table.

Players will be placed into 6-8 person pods for drafting, followed by three Swiss-style rounds of play.

See this page for comprehensive rules: http://magic.wizards.com/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/boosterdraft

Holmes
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5:00 PM

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 15th

Registration begins: 2:30 PM
Drafting begins: 3 PM

Wilmington
Saturday, July 15th
Registration begins: 3:30 PM
Drafting begins: 4 PM

Sunday, July 16th
Registration begins: 4:30 PM
Drafting begins: 5 PM

PRIZES (per 8-person pod)
3 – 0: 5 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 0 – 1: 3 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
2 – 1: 2 booster packs of Hour of Devastation
All others: 1 booster pack of Hour of Devastation

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MTG Hour of Devastation Sealed PPTQ – Sunday, July 16th at AU Holmes

PPTQ

Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) for PT Albuquerque on Sunday, July 16th at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 online & in-store preregistration ($40 at the door)
  • Registration Start Time: 10:30 AM
  • Deck Building Begins: 11:00 AM
  • Tournament Start Time: Noon

For online registration please click the link below:

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Hour of Devastation + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for the next Pro Tour
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Hour of Devastation
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Hour of Devastation each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Hour of Devastation each

Swiss rounds (expect 6-7 rounds); best of 3 games; Cut to Top 8

All players are eligible to play in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for this season except the following:

  • Players who have already won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier during the current qualification season
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Platinum Level, Gold Level, or Silver level (as of the date of the Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players who are otherwise already qualified for that season’s Regional Pro Tour Qualifier
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