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MTG Dragons of Tarkir Game Day – Saturday, April 18th at all AU stores!

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Alternate Universes will be holding Dragons of Tarkir Game Day Tournaments on Saturday, April 18th at our Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington stores.   The tournament will begin at 6 PM at Holmes, 7 PM at Blue Bell, and 3 PM at Wilmington.  Registration opens one hour before the start time of the event.

Entry fee is $5.00

Game Day events are Standard-format tournaments.  The Standard format uses only the newest sets the game has to offer.  The current block, the block that was released the previous fall, and the most recent core set are all legal to play in a Standard deck.

For more information on Standard, click here.    The following sets are Standard legal: Theros, Born of the Gods, Journey Into Nyx , Magic 2015, Khans of Tarkir, Fate Reforged, and Dragons of Tarkir (effective March 27th).

 

 

Prizes

Pack prizes will be awarded to top finishers.  As well, all participants will receive an exclusive Scaleguard Sentinels full art promo card (while supplies last). The Top 8 players will each receive an exclusive Thunderbreak Regent full art foil promo card.  The cards are awarded to the Top 8 players even if the tournament cuts only to the Top 4.  In addition, the 1st-place winner of the Fate Reforged Game Day will receive an exclusive playmat (see picture above).

 

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Modern Masters 2015 Midnight Release Parties – Thursday/Friday, May 21st & 22nd at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is hosting Modern Masters 2015 Edition Midnight Release Parties!  We’re holding drafts starting at Midnight, between may 21st and May 22nd, at AU Holmes and AU Wilmington!  You can also pick up your pre-ordered Modern Masters 2015 Edition boxes the moment they release, and purchase Modern Masters 2015 boosters right when they go on sale!

Where:

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

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

When: Midnight, Friday, May 22nd (between Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd)

Draft Details:

Entry: $40

Each 8-person pod will receive 3 booster packs per player of Modern Masters 2015 Edition to draft with!

Prizes for each 8-person pod are as follows:

1st: 4 Modern Masters 2015 Edition boosters
2nd: 2 Modern Masters 2015 Edition boosters
3rd & 4th: 1 Modern Masters 2015 Edition booster each

And don’t forget, we’re also hosting Release Weekend Drafts during the day at all three stores, Friday and Saturday, May 22nd and 23rd!

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Modern Masters 2015 Edition Release Weekend Drafts – Friday & Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd

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Alternate Universes is hosting Modern Masters 2015 Edition Release Weekend Drafts to kick off the new release!  The drafts will take place on Friday, May 22nd (alongside your regular Friday Night Magic) and Saturday, May 23rd at all three stores!

Entry: $40
Each player, upon entering a draft, will get three packs of Modern Masters 2015 to draft with in their pod!

Format: Draft format 
Every time 8 people sign-up for a draft, we’ll run one!

Prizes:
1st – 4 packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
2nd – 2 packs of Modern Masters 2015 Edition
3rd & 4th – 1 pack of Modern Masters 2015 Edition each

Schedule:

Friday, May 22nd
Holmes, Blue Bell, and Wilmington – Drafts start at 7PM (alongside regular Friday Night Magic events)

Saturday, May 23rd
Holmes – Drafts start at 5 PM
Blue Bell – Drafts start at 2 PM
Wilmington – Drafts start at 3 PM

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MTG PPTQ + Star City Games Invitational Qualifier – Saturday, May 23rd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes will be hosting a combination Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Tournament for PT Milwaukee + Star City Games Invitational Qualifier on Saturday, May 23rd at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Standard
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Round 1 Starts: Noon

1st place: $250 cash, an invite to the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Milwaukee + Qualification for a StarCityGames.com Invitational, 5 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
2nd place: 24 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 4 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
3rd & 4th place: 12 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 3 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin
5th – 8th: 6 Packs of Dragons of Tarkir, 2 Open Series Points, an exclusive StarCityGames.com playmat, and a Top 8 pin

Click here for more info on StarCityGames.com’s Invitational Qualifiers!

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! Regional Tournament – Saturday, May 30th – PA Convention Center, Phila., PA

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Tournament

at the
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Saturday, May 30th

Registration begins at 8:00AM and closes at 9:50AM.
(Anyone registering after 9:50AM will receive a first round loss for late registration.)

Play begins at 10:00AM

Seating available for 800+ Duelists!!!

$20.00 entry fee.
Each player will receive 5 booster packs of Crossed Souls

Advanced Constructed Format.  Click here for the current Forbidden/Limited list.


Decklists are required and should be prepared in advance.

 Click here for Official Decklist.

Decklists will be collected and verified at registration.
Please prepare your decklist before you arrive.


 

Prizes

Top 8 finishers will receive playmats and Top 4 will receive deckboxes. 

If more then 500 players enter the Regional Tournament then Top 64 players will receive invites to the 2015 World Championship Qualifier.  This is one of the last chances this season to get an invite before invites start counting towards the 2016 WCQ!
*Note: There is no longer a Top 8 Cut.  Prizes are awarded on the order of finish in the swiss rounds
Please note: 
All players are now required to present official ID when registering!  Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Current-year School ID cards
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passport
  • Other government-issued identification documents
  • If the Duelist is under the age of 16, a copy of their birth certificate

Please bring your Konami ID Card. If you do not have your Konami ID card but played at a regional before we may have your ID number.  If you do not have a Konami ID number, they will be available the day of the regional.

Due to the expected large attendance we urge players to come early to register!

For more information about Yu-Gi-Oh! Regional Qualifiers click here.


Side Event Schedule:

1:00PM – Dragon Dueling Tournament (Open to players born in 2002 or later, swiss format, FREE!)
Beginning After Round 3 Begins:  Up to 8 Win-a Mats Tournaments (single elimination, $12.00 entry fee,  3 booster packs upon entry); Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20.00; Starter deck Tournament $15.00; Structure Deck Tournament $15.00
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MTG Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence – Sunday, May 31st at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes Holmes will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix Providence on Sunday, May 31st.  Registration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Standard.

Prizes:  4 booster packs for each participating player will be added to the prize pool!

Grand Prix Trials (GPTs) are smaller, regional Magic: the Gathering tournaments that award at least one 2-round bye to the appropriate Grand Prix.  Players with a 2-round bye at a Grand Prix get a “leg up” in the event – they don’t have to play in the first two rounds of the tournament and are considered to have won those rounds!

Grand Prix events are large, regional Magic tournaments open to all players. Grand Prix award invites to an upcoming Pro Tour and award cash prizes. Other activities offered at Grand Prix include Magic artist signings and dozens of other public tournaments.  Grand Prix Providence will be held June 20th – 21st at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When:  Sunday, May 31st, 2015.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.

Format:  STANDARD

Entry Fee: $30

Premier Event — Tournament Officials (Tournament Organizer, Store Owner, Judges, Scorekeeper) may NOT play in the event.

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x

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MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for 2016 PTQ #1 – Saturday, June 6th at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for the first PTQ of the 2016 season on Saturday, June 6th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Modern
  • Entry Fee: $30
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00AM
  • Round 1 Starts: Noon

 

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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