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MTG Sealed Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Dublin – Sunday, July 24th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Dublin on Sunday, July 24th at Alternate Universes Holmes.

Here are the details:

  • Format: SEALED
  • Entry Fee: $35 preregistration, $40 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.  
Preregistration is closed
Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Eldritch Moon + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Dublin
2nd place: 2 booster boxes of Eldritch Moon
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Eldritch Moon each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Eldritch Moon 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! Day – Saturday July 23rd at AU Holmes & Wilm, and Sunday July 24th at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting Yu-Gi-Oh Day!  Come join us on Saturday, July 23rd at AU Holmes & Wilmington and Sunday, July 24th at AU Blue Bell!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is an international day for fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game to celebrate the game they love to play by participating in special tournaments!  The tournament will feature special prizes on top of our usual tournament prizes, and cost the same as our usual Yu-Gi-Oh! tournaments ($5).

Holmes: Registration begins at 1 PM, Tournament begins at 2 PM
Wilmington: Registration begins at 11 AM, Tournament begins at Noon
Blue Bell:
Registration begins at 1 PM, Tournament begins at 2 PM

Entry Fee: $5

Format: Advanced Constructed Swiss (there will be no top cut!)

Prizes:  On top of our usual pack prizes (based on attendance), we will be offering these special Yu-Gi-Oh! Day prizes:
– First place winner, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day full size Game Mat
– Top 8 Duelists, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will each receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day Super Rare Token Card

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Pokemon TCG Steam Siege Prereleases – July 23rd, July 26th, and July 31st

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Alternate Universes is holding Pokemon TCG Steam Siege prerelease events on Saturday July 23rd at AU Blue Bell, Tuesday July 26th at AU Holmes, and Sunday July 31st at AU Wilmington!

Format: Sealed Deck
Each player will receive 4 Steam Siege boosters along with 1 Evolution Pack (22 cards + 1 promo card) with which to build a deck and play for 3 rounds, as well as 4 more Steam Siege boosters as a participation prize.  Energy cards will be available to use at the event.  New players welcome!!!

Entry: $26 if you preregister, $30 at the door.  Pre-registration is available online at PhiladelphiaPokemon.com!

Note: Preregistration is available up to the day before the event!  If preregistration is closed, you can still register when you get there!

Saturday, July 23rd
Alternate Universes Blue Bell

DeKalb Shopping Center
1530 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
610-277-7251

1st Session
Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Play @ 1:00 PM
2nd Session
Registration 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Play @ 3:30 PM
(players are welcome to play in both sessions!)

Tuesday, July 26th
Alternate Universes Holmes
MacDade Plaza
2129 MacDade Blvd
Holmes, PA 19043
610-583-9960

Registration 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Play @ 6:30 PM

Sunday, July 31st
Alternate Universes Wilmington
Talleyville Shopping Center
3615A Silverside Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19810
302-482-3480

Registration 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Play @ 1:00 PM

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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Illusion Sneak Peeks – Saturday and Sunday, July 30th and 31st

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Illusion Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st at all three AU stores and on Sunday, July 31st at Alternate Universes Blue Bell!

Entry fee for the event is $20.00.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of The Dark Illusion with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Ultra Rare Magical Something!  Additionally, The Dark Illusion Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We’ll also be holding side events throughout day, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

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Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, July 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, July 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, July 31st
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, July 30th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Eldritch Moon Sealed Launch Weekend Tournaments – Saturday July 23rd & Sunday July 24th

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Eldritch Moon Launch Weekend Tournaments on Saturday July 23rd at AU Blue Bell, and Sunday July 24th at AU Wilmington!  Instead of our usual Holmes Launch Weekend, we are hosting a PPTQ for PT Dublin at our Holmes store on Sunday, July 24th!  All participants will receive the exclusive Launch Promo card Identity Thief (while supplies last).  Booster pack or store credit prizes (your choice) will be awarded based on attendance!

Holmes (Sunday, July 24th)
Details for the Holmes PPTQ scheduled for this day can be found here: http://alternateu.com/2016/07/13/mtg-sealed-preliminary-pro-tour-qualifier-for-pt-dublin-sunday-july-24th-at-au-holmes/

Blue Bell (Saturday, July 23rd)
Entry: $30
Format: Sealed
Registration @ 5PM; Deckbuilding @ 6 PM

Each player will receive 6 Eldritch Moon boosters with which to build a deck.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating player, 3 booster packs of Eldritch Moon will be added to the prize pool.

Wilmington (Sunday, July 24th)
Entry: $40
per team
Format: Sealed 2-Headed Giant
Registration @ Noon; Deckbuilding @ 1 PM

Each team of two players will receive 8 Eldritch Moon boosters with which to build their decks.
Prizes will be based on attendance.  For each participating team, 4 booster packs of Eldritch Moon will be added to the prize pool.

All participants will receive the Launch Promo card Identity Thief! (while supplies last)

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MTG Sealed Eternal Masters PPTQ for PT Honolulu – Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

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Alternate Universes is hosting a special Eternal Masters
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Honolulu
on Sunday, June 12th at AU Holmes

Here are the details:

Format: Sealed + Draft
Each player will receive 6 packs of Eternal Masters with which to build a deck.  After the initial rounds, the Top 8 players will Draft with an additional 3 packs of Eternal Masters each!

  • Entry Fee: $75
  • Registration Start Time: 10:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

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

 

Preregistration for this event is closed.  If you are traveling to this event from out of the area you should be aware that this event is capped at 64 players and there are only eight open slots remaining which will be given to the first eight players in line on Sunday who have not preregistered. Doors will open at 10:00 AM. Please take this into consideration if you are driving a long distance without being preregistered.

PRIZES

1st place:  $300 store credit + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Honolulu
2nd place: $300 store credit
3rd & 4th place: $100 store credit each
5th – 8th: $50 store credit each

Store credit is redeemable at any AU location!

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

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! Shining Victories Sneak Peeks – Saturday & Sunday, April 30th & May 1st!

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Alternate Universes will be hosting Yu-Gi-Oh! Shining Victories Sneak Peek Events on Saturday, April 30th at all 3 AU stores and on Sunday, May 1st at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.  The dueling will begin on Saturday, April 30th at 10:00AM and run until 5:00PM. Dueling will resume at Blue Bell on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 AM and run through 5:00PM.

Entry fee for the event is $20.00.  Each participant will receive 5 booster packs of Shining Victories with which to build a 40 card deck for casual play throughout the day. Each duelist will also receive a limited edition Ultra Rare Magical Cavalry of Cxulub!  Additionally, Shining Victories Sneak Peek playmats will be given away periodically throughout the day to random participants while supplies last! (Must be present to win.)  We will also be holding side events throughout the day during each event, during which cards from the new set will be legal!

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Side events will be held at each location as follows:

Holmes
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

Blue Bell
Saturday, April 30th
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).
Sunday, May 1st
2PM: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.

Wilmington
Saturday, April 30th
Noon: Constructed Tournament; $5.00 entry fee.  Each player will receive an OTS Pack for entering (while supplies last).

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MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney – Saturday, April 9th at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Sydney on Saturday, April 9th at Alternate Universes Blue Bell.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Sealed
  • Entry Fee: $35 preregistration, $40 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Deckbuilding Start Time: 12:00 Noon
  • There is a player limit of 64 registered players, so make sure to pre-register if you want to guarantee your spot!

Online preregistration is now available.  Click on the button below.  
Preregistration is closed
Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

PRIZES
1st place: 1 booster box of Shadows Over Innistrad + Invite to Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney
2nd place: 2x booster boxes of Shadows Over Innistrad
3rd & 4th place: 18 packs of Shadows Over Innistrad each
5th – 8th: 9 packs of Shadows Over Innistrad 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! Regional Tournament – Saturday, April 9th at the 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

(Room 201 A/B/C)

Saturday, April 9th

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 Breakers of Shadow

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 2016 World Championship Qualifier.
*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 Start:
Up to eight Win-a Mat Tournaments (single elimination, $12 entry fee, 3 booster packs upon entry)
Battle Pack 3 Draft Tournament $20
Starter deck Tournament $15
Structure Deck Tournament $15
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MTG Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix NYC – Saturday, March 26th at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be hosting a Grand Prix Trial for Grand Prix New York on Saturday, March 26th.  Registration opens at 11AM and play will begin at Noon.  Format is Standard.

Here are all the details for the GPT:

When: Saturday, March 26th, 2016.  Registration opens at 11:00 AM, tournament begins at Noon.

Where:
Alternate Universes Blue Bell
DeKalb Shopping Center
1530 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

Format: STANDARD

Entry Fee: $20

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

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

Rules Enforcement Level — Competitive

Planeswalker Points Multiplier — 3x

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 New York City will be held May 6th – May 8th, 2016 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, NJ 07094

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