Quote from ubernostrumBased on a staff-call email I got today, Kansas City (via PTO Feral Events) is going to be hosting one of the US regionals, and a KC-area store (Collector's Cache, for any locals who are interested) got a one-slot qualifier as well.
Quote from ArcadicI cache got a one slot i guess that regionals will be in Columbia MO for STL and KC. Which is a downgrade since STL and KC used to have their own.
Quote from Fatguy PoolsharkThis is naive to say the least. The idea that the people who win the tournament are even close to consistently the best players in the room is completely false, and its blatantly obvious to anyone who has ever played in a event of this size, or even watched coverage for that matter.
Also its a lot easier to say this when you live in a country not the size of a entire continent. Try dropping 400+ bucks on a weekend trip where t8 barely breaks you even then talk to me about the money being irrelevant. I live in a state 8 times the size of your country, so yes the money does matter when you start considering the costs involved.
Not to detract from one of the few OP positive moves we have seen in the past year or so, it just seems like with the absurd numbers MTG is doing we could do a little better with organized play than "heres a lot more competition at the worst ev tournament in magic".
Quote from burning_shamanLast year for nationals to Montreal it would have cost me over a grand to go.. thats just flight and hotel, give me a westcoast nationals pls
Quote from joncaputono thanks. I enjoy nationals in east coast (especially my city muhaha )
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I don't actually believe that Ottawa will get a regional qualifer, but nothing would surprise me.
As far as judges goes I'm pretty sure Manitoba only has one level 2 judge, and very few level 1 judges. I'm not sure SK has any L2's, don't know about L1's.
Imho you can't run these local store events without having at least L1's, L2's would probably be prefered tbh.
That maritimes doesn't get a regional q is just as bad as Winnipeg not getting one. Wpg-Calgary is like 14 hrs thereabout and I doubt we will get much more than 2 slots for in store events.
The big winners in this I'm guessing will be southern ontario which will probably get an additional 10+ slots now :/
Quote from MajinVEven being a Saskatchewan resident, I have no idea just how many judges live in the province, but the number is probably comparable to Manitoba.
The one thing that irks me about this change is the choice to have the tournaments in April, compared to mid-May the past few years. Yes, I'm a student, I have finals and whatnot (insert obvious bias here), but personal conflicts aside I'm still curious as to why they thought some of the smaller-scale events should be on Easter weekend. Doesn't really make that much sense...
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National Invites : 1 Invite with airfare
So wizards provides the airfare and the invite but thats it. So we would be responsible for the other prizes and judge fees.
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Quote from Atomic RequiemKyle Ryc is the Regional Coordinator for the Judge Program in Canada. If you need help finding a judge, I recommend contacting him.
Quote from ubernostrumSeconding this. And in general, if you're ever in a situation where you need a judge for an event but don't know if there's one nearby, you've got a couple options:
[*]Swing by the [URL="http://judge.wizards.com/"]Judge Center[/URL] (log in with your DCI # and password -- you don't need to be a judge to do this), and click the "People" tab, then the link for "judges near you".
[*]If that doesn't find you a judge, hit up [URL="http://www.wizards.com/Magic/TCG/Events.aspx?x=judge/resources/coords"]the list of Regional Coordinators[/URL] to find out who to contact for further help.
Quote from HoodedPumpkinStill waiting to see where the ones here in Hell's waiting room...err...Florida will be
Quote from TheElk801I feel like a moron. I hope people forget this ever happened.