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Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament (WCQ Warm-Up) – Saturday, July 2nd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be holding a special Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament on Saturday, July 2nd.  First place prize will be a brand new Apple iPad Mini!  It will also be a good way to warm-up for the North American World Championship Qualifier in Pittsburgh on July 8th, 9th, and 10th!

Entry fee: $25
For entering, each player will receive five OTS packs!

Registration start: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
1st place: Apple iPad Mini

2nd place: $150 store credit
3rd & 4th places: a 24-pack booster box (or equivalent number of packs!)
5th – 8th place: 8 booster packs

This will be an Advanced Constructed Swiss-Style tournament with the number of rounds depending on the number of players.  There will be a Top 8 cut.  Local tournament rules will be in effect, so there will be no draws.  Decklists will be required.

There will also be side events!  Details will be available in-store on the day of the event!

An online decklist form can be found here, or you can fill out your decklist at the store the day of the event.  We hope to see you there!

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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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Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament (WCQ Warm-Up) – Saturday, July 2nd at AU Blue Bell

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Alternate Universes Blue Bell will be holding a special Yu-Gi-Oh! iPad Tournament on Saturday, July 2nd.  First place prize will be a brand new Apple iPad Mini!  It will also be a good way to warm-up for the North American World Championship Qualifier in Pittsburgh on July 8th, 9th, and 10th!

Entry fee: $25
For entering, each player will receive five OTS packs!

Registration start: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
1st place: Apple iPad Mini

2nd place: $150 store credit
3rd & 4th places: a 24-pack booster box (or equivalent number of packs!)
5th – 8th place: 8 booster packs

This will be an Advanced Constructed Swiss-Style tournament with the number of rounds depending on the number of players.  There will be a Top 8 cut.  Local tournament rules will be in effect, so there will be no draws.  Decklists will be required.

There will also be side events!  Details will be available in-store on the day of the event!

An online decklist form can be found here, or you can fill out your decklist at the store the day of the event.  We hope to see you there!

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TCGPlayer.com Force of Will State Championships – Saturday, July 16th at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is hosting TCGPlayer.com Force of Will State Championship tournaments on Saturday, July 16th at AU Blue Bell and AU Wilmington!

Entry: $25
NOTE: There will be a 32 player cap on each tournament. Preregistration will be available in-store.

Format: Alice Cluster; Swiss rounds with Top 8 cut

Registration: 11 AM
Tournament start: Noon

PRIZES:
(prizes listed are in addition to booster pack prizes based on attendance!)

1st place: TCGplayer State Champion Playmat +
50 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
2nd place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 25 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
3rd & 4th place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 15 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
5th-8th place: TCGplayer State Top 8 Competitor Playmat + 10 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points
9th-16th place: 5 TCGplayer Prize Wall Points

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MTG Eldritch Moon Prerelease Tournaments – Saturday & Sunday, July 16th & 17th

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Alternate Universes is hosting Magic: the Gathering Eldritch Moon prerelease tournaments on Saturday July 16th and Sunday July 17th 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 Eldritch Moon Prerelease Kit to use for building a 40-card deck.

Midnight Prereleases, 2-Headed Giant tournaments, and all Wilmington prereleases will be 3 rounds regardless of the number of players.  All other tournaments will be 4 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 $30.00 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 made in-store and paid in advance.
Preregistration ends Friday, July 21st, at 6:00PM
Two Headed Giant entry fee is $60.00 per team and each team of two players receives two Eldritch Moon Prerelease Packs to use for building their decks. (one Prerelease Kit per player).

Schedule

Here is the prerelease schedule by store:

Holmes:
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11 PM after FNM, July 21st)
11:00 AM, Saturday, July 22nd (registration begins at 10:00 AM)
6:00 PM, Saturday, July 22nd (registration begins at 5:00PM)
11:00AM, Sunday, July 23rd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant  (registration at 10:30).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
3:00PM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Wilmington:
(note: all Wilmington prereleases will now be three rounds)
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 21st)
3:00PM, Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)
7:30PM Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 7:00PM)
Noon Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 11:30AM)
4:00PM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 2:00PM)

Blue Bell:
Midnight, Saturday, July 22nd – (Friday night into Saturday) (registration begins at 11:00PM after FNM, July 21st)
10:00AM Saturday, July 22nd – (registration begins at 9AM)
3:00PM Saturday, July 22nd –   (registration begins at 2:30PM)
6:00PM Saturday, July 22nd – Sealed Two-Headed Giant (registration at 5:30PM).  Entry fee for the Two Headed Giant is $60.00 per team
10:00AM, Sunday, July 23rd – (registration begins at 9:30AM)

PRIZES

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

Midnight (and Wilmington) 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

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: 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 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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MTG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier for PT Sydney – Saturday, March 5th at AU Wilmington

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Alternate Universes is hosting a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) Tournament for PT Sydney on Saturday, March 5th at Alternate Universes Wilmington.

Here are the details:

  • Format: Standard
  • Entry Fee: $25 preregistration, $30 at the door
  • Registration Start Time: 11:00 AM
  • Play 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.
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Preregistration is also available in-store.  (Must be paid in-full at time of preregistration)

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