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North American Continental Championships 2018

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

20th December 2017

Elwood: There's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it!

Oh wait, wrong property.  *ahem*  Moving on...

I am proud to announce that the 2018 North American Continental Championships will be held in Chicago, Illinois.  This article is the first part of a three part series of articles highlighting this event.  Today’s article will simply look at the schedule of events.  Part two will discuss what else Chicago has to offer in terms of entertainment and dining.  Part three will discuss options for lodging.

Chicago hosted the 2017 National Championships and the current number of rounds and the Day 2 cut for the top players is based off of the attendance at those tourneys.  First Edition had fifteen (15) players in attendance and Second Edition had twenty (20) as a reference point. Things can change if preregistration numbers go beyond those attendance levels.

Dates

June 21st – 24th, 2018

Venues

The House of Dax

211 S. William St.

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

USA

 

Good Games Chicago

1145 W Webster Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

USA

872-829-3194

 

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

First Edition Sealed Deck (format TBD)

6:00 pm, sealed

Three rounds of Swiss play

House of Dax

Rumors abound of a visiting Scotsman and his badger familiar.  Will Aberdeen Anarchy come to Chicago or will we have to stick with plain old OTSD fun?  Stay tuned to find out!

 

Second Edition IDIC Draft

6:00 pm, sealed

Three rounds of Swiss play

House of Dax

Players must preregister for this sealed format so I know how many sets of packs to print and cut.  Players will get an Infinite Diversity Remastered Draft pack, six packs of virtual cards and a set of missions.  Please see the expansion sheet for all of the rules of the format.

 

Tribbles

10:00 pm, constructed

House of Dax

Breed ‘em!

 

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

First Edition Continental Championships Day 1

11:00 am, constructed

Four rounds of Swiss play

Good Games Chicago

Players from all over North America (and maybe beyond) compete for the title of Continental Champion.  Bring your best game for the top-rated 1E tourney in North America.  The top six (6) players from this tournament will go onto Day 2 of competition. Sandwiches will be provided for a brief lunch break.

 

Second Edition Side Event – Excelsior Campaign

11:30 am, constructed (limited format)

Four rounds of Swiss play

Help boost your HQ in the 2nd act of the 2018 Excelsior Campaign!  Sandwiches will be provided for a brief lunch break.

 

Dinner break!  I’ll look around for a nice restaurant for us in the neighborhood.

 

Tribbles Continental Championships

8:00 pm, constructed

Good Games Chicago

Show those Friday Night Magic players what fun looks like!  Breed your way to the title of 2018 Continental Champion.

 

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Second Edition Continental Championships Day 1

10:00 am, constructed

Five rounds of Swiss play

Good Games Chicago

Players from all over North America (and maybe beyond) compete for the title of Continental Champion.  Bring your best game for the top-rated 2E tourney in North America.  The top eight (8) players from this tournament will go onto Day 2 of competition.  Sandwiches will be provided for a brief lunch break.

 

First Edition Side Event – Format TBD (Block, OTF?)

10:30 am constructed

Four rounds of Swiss play

LMK what you guys want!  Sandwiches will be provided for a brief lunch break.

 

Dinner break!  Mmmmmm, pizza!

 

First Edition Continental Championships Day 2

6:30 pm, constructed

Three rounds of Swiss play

Good Games Chicago

The top six (6) players from Day 1 will compete for the title of 2018 North American Continental Champion.

 

Tribbles

7:00 pm, constructed

Good Games Chicago

Breed ‘em!

 

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Second Edition Continental Championships Day 2

10:00 am, constructed

Three rounds of Swiss play

Good Games Chicago

The top eight (8) players from Day 1 will compete for the title of 2018 North American Continental Champion.

 

First Edition Team Tournament

10:30 am, constructed

Three rounds of Swiss play

Good Games Chicago

Form a team of three people.  Each person on the team uses their team members’ decks for one round.  It is requested that team members do not all play the same deck.

 

Second Edition Team Tournament

10:30 am, constructed

Three rounds of Swiss play

Good Games Chicago

Form a team of three people.  Each person on the team uses their team members’ decks for one round.  It is requested that team members do not all play the same deck.

 

I hope many of you will consider spending this weekend in Chicago.  The weather is beautiful that time of year and there are many things for spouses and children to do as well.  As I said before, stay tuned for more information on what to do and where to stay on the Third Coast.


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