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2023 Worlds Global Chair's Challenge

by Maggie Geppert, Chair of the Board

28th August 2023

Greetings, Trek players! The 2023 World Championships are taking place in Otley in the United Kingdom in about a month, running from September 22nd through September 24th. In addition to vying for the World Championship crown, attendees will also get their hands on exclusive promos in the form of 1st Rule of Acquisition for First Edition, Delphi Ardu IV, The Last Outpost for Second Edition, and 10,000 Tribbles - Acquire for Tribbles. And now, with the next installment of the Global Chair's Challenge, you'll have a chance to win this year's World Championship promos even if you can't make it to the beautiful moors of Yorkshire.

A Global Chair's Challenge has historically been issued annually by the Chair of the CC's Board of Directors. Participation offers special prizes in exchange for playing in tournaments to celebrate the pinnacle of the Continuing Committee's championship season, with added incentives for meeting various deck building challenges. This year is The Year of Ferengi and our challenges are all designed to ignite your inner capitalist.

1. Participate in a Sanctioned Tournament

The Global Chair's Challenge will run from Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. This time span includes the weekend of the World Championships, as well as the one before and the one after. Every participant that plays in an event that is not one of the World Championship tournaments during this time frame will be automatically entered into the drawing for a copy of that game's World Championship promo. Tournament directors will also earn an entry if they run (but do not play) in the tournament, and event winners will earn a bonus entry. Please note that each game is a separate contest, so playing in 1E tournaments gets you entries in the 1E contest, 2E tournaments for the 2E contest, and Tribbles tournaments for the Tribbles contest. So, why not run a local triple-header and get an entry in each drawing just for playing and / or running an event?

2. Play During Worlds Weekend

Should you elect to play during the actual weekend of the World championships, Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th, bonus entries will be handed out to all tournament participants. So, why not run your own little local championship while rooting on your favorites in Otley? If you do, each event will count for two entries into the contest instead of just one, doubling your chances of winning a copy of these gorgeous promos!

3. Accept the Chair's Challenge

Finally, the third and final way to earn bonus entries into the drawing for an exclusive World Championship promo is to accept the Chair's Challenge for any one of the three games. What are those challenges, you ask? For this year, we have decided to take our over-arching Ferengi promo theme and apply it to the Chair's Challenge.

First Edition's Challenge:

This year's Chair's Challenge asks you to play a deck that qualifies for the Ferengi player achievement that uses at least 10 Rules of Acquisition, and you must use at least 4 different Rules (so you can't just spam 10 copies of the 1st Rule).

Second Edition's Challenge:

Similar to the theme from above, we are also asking Ferengi players to play a deck that qualifies for the Ferengi player achievement and uses at least 10 Rules of Acquisition. This is not 10 unique Rules, but simply 10 cards with the Rule keyword.

It should be noted that for both the First Edition and Second Edition challenges, your decks are allowed to qualify for other achievements as well. Do some exploring on the Achievements page, there are quite a few excellent options you can combine with the challenge achievements.

Tribbles Challenge:

Finally, the Chair's Challenge for Tribbles requires you to gamble. Your deck must qualify for the Aggressive Tongo or Conservative Tongo achievements.

There is your Chair's Challenges for 2023. As a reminder, each event you participate in from Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st will automatically get you entered into the drawing for the appropriate World Championship promo. If you happen to win the tournament, you'll be given a bonus entry in the drawing for that specific game. And if you take up the Chair's Challenge by building your deck to qualify, you'll get a third entry. And that's each time you play during the challenge period! At this time, we expect to give out at least five (5) copies of each game's specific World Championship promo, but we may add more as well as other prizes to the cache based on community participation. So contact your local ambassador or regular T.D., schedule some events, and get entries into the 2022 Global Chair's Challenge event! But most of all, have fun and play Trek!

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