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Announcing: US Nationals 2016

by Derrick Marsh, US Nationals Director

13th July 2016

United States Nationals Schedule

Date: Thursday October 20th, 2016 @ 7:00PM
Venue: West 6th Brewery; 501 W 6th St #100, Lexington, KY, 40508
Tournament: Bourbonmeister (1E & 2E)
Part of Lexington’s rich history is its Bourbon. Kentucky produces 95% of the world’s consumed bourbon. One of the great local breweries in downtown Lexington is the West 6th Brewery. Producing craft beers, it is a great place to socialize and try some of the local distillery tastes. They also participate in weekly game nights of board, card, and strategy games local in the area; and are part of the “Boardgame Enthusiasts of Lexington Kentucky” group. With enough interest, we can run a tournament, or at least play some pickup games of Star Trek while drinking and relaxing. www.westsixth.com

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016 @ 8:00AM
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: 1E OTF Sealed
First tournament on Friday will be a 1E OTF Sealed. This will consist of DS9 sealed expansion products. Each person will receive x1 DS9 starter deck, x2 DS9 booster packs, x2 Dominion booster packs, x2 Rules of Acquisition booster packs, and a small set of DS9 Virtual cards that will allow each player the ability to create a deck that is completely playable with the cards drawn. The plan is to have four rounds of Swiss-style tournament play. Also, the winner of this event will be given a full earned bye (+4 VP & +100 Differential) for the next day’s main event: the 1E US Nationals 2016 tournament. Additional byes will be given out for top winners for each threshold the tournament meets with participants, so the more people who come and play, the increased bye potential. Additional prizes will be available.

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016 @ 2:00PM
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: 2E Standard Sealed Dangerous Mission Draft
Second tournament of the day, first for 2E, will be a 2E Standard Sealed Draft. This will consist of a range of 2E sealed products. Each person will receive x2 Premiere booster packs, x1 Energize booster pack, x1 Call to Arms booster pack, x1 Strange New Worlds booster pack, x1 To Boldly Go booster pack, and x1 VP pack which will contain Infinite Diversity cards, but also an Affiliation pack which will be 1 of 12 randomly drafted packs that will contain affiliation cards designed after the Dangerous Mission expansion and x1 Decipher Promo foil HQ corresponding to that Affiliation. This is an actual rare Decipher promo HQ foil that you will be given. The plan is to have 5 rounds of Swiss-style tournament play. Also, the winner of this event will be given a full earned bye (+4 VP & +100 Differential) for the next day’s main event: the 2E US Nationals 2016 tournament. Additional byes will be given out for top winners for each threshold the tournament meets with participants, so the more people who come and play, the increased bye potential.  Additional prizes will be available.

 

 

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016 @ 9:00PM
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: Tribbles Constructed – US Nationals 2016
This will be the Tribbles main event for the weekend. This will be a two-round tournament with the top players from the preliminary tables advancing to the Championship table. Players will be competing for not only the glory and prestige of being this year’s US Nationals Champion, but also for the Tribble Breeder’s Cup. This trophy will be the sought after prize of all Tribbles players to distinguish themselves from all others. Additional prizes will be available.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 @ 9:00AM
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: 1E OTF Constructed – US Nationals 2016
First tournament of Saturday will be the main event of First Edition - US Nationals 2016. Players from all over will be competing for the glorified title of US Nationals Champion. The tournament will be OTF Constructed and all expansions legal as of October 21st will be eligible as well as any updated rules and banned cards will apply. This will be a 5 round Swiss-style tournament. Top 3 will receive special awards and all participants will be given the 1E foil prize. Additional prizes will be available.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 @ 11:00AM
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: 2E Standard Sealed
First side event of the day will be a 2E Standard Sealed tournament. Participants will be given the chance to warm up with some 2E sealed play. All product will be supplied (sleeves not included). Additional prizes will be available.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 @ 5:00PM
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: 2E Standard Constructed – US Nationals 2016
Saturday evening, after a short dinner break, will be the main event of Second Edition - US Nationals 2016. Players from all over will be competing for the glorified title of US Nationals Champion. The tournament will be Standard Constructed and all expansions legal as of October 21st will be eligible as well as any updated rules will apply. This will be a 6 round Swiss-style tournament. Top 3 will receive special awards and all participants will be given the 2E foil prize. Additional prizes will be available.

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 @ 6:00PM
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: 1E Warp Speed Sealed
For those not participating in the 2E Nationals Tournament, a side event of 1E Warp Speed Sealed will be played to allow a cool-down of the previous 1E tournament players. Come relax and socialize with friends while winding down the evening with play. All product will be supplied (sleeves not included). Additional prizes will be available.

 

Date: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Venue: Hilton Lexington Suites
Tournament: Open for Selection
Sunday has no planned events at this time. This day will be focused to allow folks to travel back home or do some site-seeing before leaving. There will be an additional article on Tourist Attractions coming up in the following weeks to provide information about Lexington and the local attractions. If anyone wants to get together for some fun pick-me-up games; then please notify your host, Derrick Marsh (HoodieDM), and he will get those posted in the events page relating to this article.

 

Lexington looks forward to hosting this year’s US Nationals 2016 Tournaments. There will be lots of fun for players of all ages. We will be having raffle prizes, a costume contest, as well as supporting a Peldor Joi event by Faithful Reader on top of the tournaments that will be registered. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s US Nationals!


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