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2017 World Championship Event Schedule

by Daniel Matteson, Tournament Director

13th January 2017

As one of the tournament directors that has lobbied over the years for bringing major Star Trek CCG tournaments to Orlando, I have to say that a large part of the success of these events comes from having a team of dedicated volunteers working behind the scenes to make each event special. 2015's Trek Masters: Orlando was a joint effort between myself, Rick Kinney, and Sean O'Reilly, and I believe no one person could have put together an event quite as special as the three of us working together. Last year, at the North American Continental Championships, Ken Tufts assisted us in running events as well, freeing up our local TDs to play in main events.

This October, when Orlando hosts the 2017 World Championships, our team of volunteers will be at least five strong. Worlds will have events directed by myself, Rick Kinney, Sean O'Reilly, Ken Tufts, and Niall Matthew, and we plan to do everything we can to make sure your Worlds week is nothing short of amazing.

This year we've got a full schedule with no less than twenty events packed into five days. We've tried to schedule as best we can, learning from our previous large events, to accommodate our travelers, feature requested event formats, throw in a few surprises, and pack in as much gaming as we can. We've even got a few events designated as New & Returning Player Friendly. If you're new to the site and never played, or haven't played in a very long time, you'll certainly find events here that you'll enjoy.

Below is the full schedule of events for the 2017 World Championships. Everything on here - exact times, formats, specific rules - is subject to change, but right now we're feeling pretty good about what we have here. We hope you find plenty of events that interest you, and that you're just as excited about this schedule as we are!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

5:00 pm - First Edition (side event)
Format: Aberdeen Anarchy
Primary TD: Niall Matthew (sexecutioner)

What's a Worlds week without a taste of a format from another continent? Specifically, a little European flavor, as the crazy Scotsman Niall Matthew brings Aberdeen Anarchy, a tournament of his own creation, to the United States. Will it be a sanctioned event? Who knows? Who will win? Who cares? What are the rules? We'll find out soon. One thing is for certain where Niall is concerned - expect chaos.

5:00 pm - Second Edition WCT Championship Event
Format: Standard Constructed
Primary TD: Rick Kinney (T-Ricks)

As is customary for most Worlds events, we'll be holding a Second Edition WCT Championship event on the first night. This is sort of a "Last Chance" constructed event where the winner is awarded a first-round bye at Day One of the World Championship! We'll be using Swiss pairings for this event. Players must have at least 50 lifetime WCT league points to enter this event.

9:00 pm - Tribbles (side event)
Format: TBD
Primary TD: Sean O'Reilly (Jono)

Each night of Worlds week will be concluded with a game of Tribbles, hosted by Sean O'Reilly! Some Tribble side events will include Troubles, and some will be without Troubles, so check the event listing beforehand. Don't have a Tribbles deck? No problem! We'll have plenty of extras to spare.

THURSDAY,  OCTOBER 5

12:00 pm - First Edition WCT Championship Event
Format: OTF Constructed
Primary TD: Daniel Matteson (OKCoyote)

Why does Second Edition get to have all the fun? In a Continuing Commitee first, we'll also be holding a WCT Championship event for First Edition! This will be an OTF Constructed event with Swiss round pairings, in which the winner will be awarded a first round bye at Day One of the First Edition World Championships! To enter this event, players must have at least 50 lifetime WCT league points.

12:00 pm - Second Edition (side event)
Format: Slipstream
Primary TD: Rick Kinney

For those that prefer their Star Trek CCG at a faster pace, Rick Kinney brings you a Slipstream side event on Thursday. Can you get to 50 points before your opponent?

4:00 pm - Second Edition (side event)
Format: Infinite Diversity Remastered
Primary TD: Sean O'Reilly

A fan favorite, the Infinite Diversity draft will make its Worlds appearance using the new Remastered card list and rule set. Be sure to bring your sleeves and backers for this one!

5:00 pm - First Edition (side event)
Format: OTSD Sealed
Primary TD: Daniel Matteson

Quite possibly the greatest sealed product Decipher ever released, the Official Tournament Sealed Deck is a favorite of casual and experienced players alike. Each participant will receive an OTSD box, containing four packs of Premiere, one pack of Alternate Universe, and 20 fixed cards. This event uses the Open rules format, and all cards will be played as printed! This event has been designated a New & Returning Player Friendly event! Quantities of sealed product may be limited, so be sure to register early for this one!

9:00 pm - Tribbles (side event)
Format: TBD
Primary TD: Sean O'Reilly

Each night of Worlds week will be concluded with a game of Tribbles, hosted by Sean O'Reilly! Some Tribble side events will include Troubles, and some will be without Troubles, so check the event listing beforehand. Don't have a Tribbles deck? No problem! We'll have plenty of extras to spare.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

11:00 am - First Edition World Championship Qualifier (Day 1)
Format: OTF Constructed
Primary TD: Ken Tufts (Worf Son of Mogh)

The World Championship main events officially kick off on Friday morning with Day One of the 19th First Edition World Championship. Specific event rules are subject to change based on attendance, but we're planning on playing five Swiss rounds of OTF Constructed, with the top eight players advancing to Day Two.

12:00 pm - Second Edition (side event)
Format: Virtual Starter Sealed
Primary TD: Rick Kinney

Not playing in First Edition Worlds? Rather play Second Edition? Friday begins with a Virtual Starter Sealed event. Bring one of the Virtual Starter Decks (available on the TrekCC website) and a couple of booster packs of your choosing. If you need a deck or boosters, they can be provided. Full rules will be available later. This is a New & Returning Player Friendly event!

4:00 pm - Second Edition (side event)
Team Tournament Standard
Primary TD: Rick Kinney

Second Edition side events continue with a Team Tournament. Assemble a team of three and assert your dominance against the opposition! Highest team VP total wins the event!

8:00 pm - Tribbles World Championship
Format: Standard (no Troubles)
Primary TD: Sean O'Reilly

On Friday night, we'll have our first World Champion crowned as the 9th annual Tribbles World Championship commences! This will be a two round event with top players from the first round advancing to the final table in round two for a chance at the big prize! Will two-time winner Ken Tufts repeat in 2017, or will we have a new Tribbles World Champion?

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 am - Second Edition World Championship Qualifier (Day 1)
Format: Standard Constructed
Primary TD: Ken Tufts

The 15th annual Second Edition World Championship begins Saturday morning with an action-packed Day One. Specific rules are subject to change based on player attendance but we're expecting to play six Swiss rounds of Standard, with the top eight advancing to Day Two.

12:00 pm - First Edition (side event)
Format: TNG Block Sealed
Primary TD: TBD

Not playing in Second Edition Worlds? Is First Edition more your speed? Enjoy a Block Sealed side event on Saturday afternoon as you (perhaps) mentally prepare for your Worlds final later in the day. Players will receive a random Next Generation Block starter and a set amount of virtual Block booster packs. Don't forget your sleeves and backers for this one! This event is New & Returning Player Friendly! (Note: we're looking for a volunteer to TD this event. If you're available, please contact OKCoyote.)

7:00 pm - First Edition World Championship Final (Day 2)
Format: OTF Constructed
Primary TD: Ken Tufts

Friday night will see the conclusion of the First Edition World Championship as the top eight players face off in Swiss rounds to determine the next World Champion. Format remains OTF Constructed, and you may change your deck between Days One and Two. Last year's World Champion was Peter Ludwig. Who will be next?

8:00 pm - Tribbles (side event)
Format: TBD
Primary TD: Sean O'Reilly
League: OrlAndorians

Each night of Worlds week will be concluded with a game of Tribbles, hosted by Sean O'Reilly! Some Tribble side events will include Troubles, and some will be without Troubles, so check the event listing beforehand. Don't have a Tribbles deck? No problem! We'll have plenty of extras to spare. This event will also count as the first event in Rick Kinney's OrlAndorians league season, so you can get a head start on those league points and achievements!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

11:00 am - Second Edition World Championship Final (Day 2)
Format: Standard Constructed
Primary TD: Ken Tufts

Our third and final World Champion will be revealed on Sunday as the top eight Second Edition players face off for Swiss rounds in Day Two. Format remains Standard, and you may change your deck between Days One and Two. Last year's World Champion was Michael Van Breemen. Who will be next?

11:00 am - First Edition (side event)
Format: Mystery Sealed
Primary TD: Daniel Matteson
League: Space Coast Central Command

Want to play First Edition on Sunday? We've got a Mystery Sealed side event lined up for our last day. What's Mystery Sealed? Expect to receive a surprise assortment of booster packs, definitely physical and possibly also virtual, and maybe even a few fixed cards. Better bring your sleeves and backers for this one, just in case! This event will also count as the first event in Daniel Matteson's Space Coast Central Command league season, so you can get a head start on those league points and achievements!

11:00 am - Second Edition (side event)
Format: TBD
Primary TD: Rick Kinney
League: OrlAndorians

Didn't make Day Two of Worlds? Rick Kinney has you covered with a Sunday side event for Second Edition. Format for this event will be decided later. This event will also count as the second event in the OrlAndorians league season!

4:00 pm - Trophy Ceremony

We plan to close out our Worlds week with a trophy ceremony honoring all the winners and finalists in our World Championship events. Yes, there will be trophies.

5:00 pm - Tribbles (side event)
Format: TBD
Primary TD: Sean O'Reilly
League: Space Coast Central Command

What, that wasn't enough for you? All right, for those that want to keep playing into the evening on Sunday, we've got one more Tribbles side event lined up to truly finish things off. This event will also count as the second event in the Space Coast Central Command league season!

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me at OKCoyote on the TrekCC forums.

See you in October!


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