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Magic: the Gathering Origins Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, July 11th & 12th

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The Magic: the Gathering Origins prerelease tournaments will be held Saturday, July 11th & Sunday, July 12th at all AU stores!  For each participating player we are putting four booster packs in the prize pool!  Additionally we will be giving away door prizes including playmats & t-shirts, binders, and other “surprise” items at each prerelease tournament.    And we will once again have free pizza at all midnight prereleases.

We’re also taking Magic Origins Booster Box pre-orders!  Pre-order a box, and it’ll only cost you $105 instead of the usual $120 (plus tax)!  Come in to any of our stores through Thursday, July 16th to pre-order your boxes and guarantee yours on the day of release!

Format for all prerelease tournaments is sealed deck, including the 2-Headed Giant Tournaments.  Each player receives one Magic Origins Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

Entry fee is $30.00 if you preregister, $35.00 at the door.  If you preregister for two events then the total entry fee is $55.00. Preregister for three or more events and the entry fee for each event is just $25.00!  All preregistrations must be paid in advance.  Preregistration ends Thursday, July 10th.

Two Headed Giant entry fee is $55.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Magic Origins Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (One Prerelease Kit per player)

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 11th (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 10th)
NEW! 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 11th (registration begins at 9:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 11th (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, July 12th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team

Wilmington:
Midnight, Saturday, July 11th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 10th)
3:00PM, Saturday, July 11th- (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, July 11th – (registration begins at 6:30PM)
3:00PM, Sunday  July 12th – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, July 11th – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 10th)
10:00AM Saturday, July 11th – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, July 11th –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, July 11th – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $55.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday,  July 12th  (registration begins at 9:30AM)

All tournaments except the 2-Headed Giant tournaments at Blue Bell and Holmes will be 4 rounds regardless of the number of players.

Each player will receive a foil participation promo.

Pack prizes will be awarded based on the number of match wins as follows:

Prize support structure:

Regular Swiss Tournament:
4 – 0 record: 12 booster packs 
3 – 0 – 1 record: 10 booster packs
3 – 1 record: 8 booster packs
2 – 2 record: 2 booster packs
Everyone else receives 1 booster pack

Two Headed Giant Prize Support:
3 – 0 Record: 12 booster packs per team
2 – 0 – 1 record: 8 booster packs per team
2 – 1 record: 4 booster packs per team
Every other team gets 2 packs.

 

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MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for 2016 PTQ #1 – Sunday, July 19th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for the first PTQ of the 2016 season on Sunday, July 19th at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Sealed
  • Entry Fee: $35 preregistration, $40 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Round 1 Starts: Noon

Online prereregistration will be available soon!  Preregistration is available now in-store, and must be paid in full up-front.

1st place: 24 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for 2016 PTQ #1
2nd place: 16 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
3rd & 4th place: 10 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition each
5th – 8th: 6 booster packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition 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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