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Announcing US Nationals 2017

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman & Host

17th January 2017

            The Chicagoland area yet again has the privilege of hosting the US National Championships. We will be holding this extravaganza at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. This community college in the western Chicago suburbs is hosting its annual CoDCON that weekend, run by the school’s science fiction and fantasy club. You may want to bring your favorite cosplay outfit to blend in with the locals. Please note that you must buy a badge for the con in order to participate in any of our tournaments. Weekend passes are $8 if you pre-register or $10 at the door. OK, so onto the cool stuff. What do we have on offer for tournaments?

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Star Trek CCG First Edition

OTSD Plus Sealed

6:00 pm

3 rounds

Entry fee $3

Kickin’ it Old School with some OTSD action. Random extra packs will be added to make things more fun. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Star Trek CCG Second Edition

Rainbow Sealed

6:00 pm

3 rounds

Entry fee $20

Each player will receive either a Premiere or Call to Arms starter plus one pack from Premiere, Energize, Call to Arms, Reflections 2.0, Strange New Worlds, To Boldly Go, Captain’s Log, These Are the Voyages, In a Mirror Darkly, and What You Leave Behind. Yes, you read that right folks; one each of those packs. Players have 30 minutes for deck construction. Registration is limited to 8 players, so please pre-register to secure your spot. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Star Trek CCG Tribbles

Constructed

10:00 pm (or whenever the previous tournaments finish)

5 rounds

Entry fee $2

Breed ‘em! Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Star Trek CCG Second Edition National Championship

Constructed

9:00 am

5 rounds (May be more depending on attendance)

Entry fee TBD

This is the US National Championship for Star Trek CCG Second Edition. Deck lists are required. Please either bring a paper list or attach it to the tournament after the results are posted. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Star Trek CCG First Edition

OTF Constructed

9:00 am

3 rounds

Entry fee $3

This is a side event for the US National Championships. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Star Trek CCG Tribbles National Championship

Constructed

4:00 pm

Probably multiple pods

Entry fee TBD

This is the US National Championship for Star Trek CCG Tribbles. This tournament will immediately follow the Second Edition Championship. Deck lists are required. Please either bring a paper list or attach it to the tournament after the results are posted. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Star Trek CCG First Edition

Constructed

The “Cool” Tournament

7:00 pm

3 rounds

Entry fee $0

This unsanctioned format allows people to show off their coolest decks. Coolness will be determined by noogies, wedgies and Indian burns at the end of the tournament. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Star Trek CCG Second Edition

The “Cool” Tournament

7:00 pm

3 rounds

Entry fee $0

This unsanctioned format allows people to show off their coolest decks. Coolness will be determined by leg wrestling, wild academic hyperbolae and bribery at the end of the tournament. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Star Trek CCG First Edition National Championship

Constructed

9:00 am

5 rounds (May be more depending on attendance)

Entry fee TBD

This is the US National Championship for Star Trek CCG First Edition. Deck lists are required. Please either bring a paper list or attach it to the tournament after the results are posted. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

Star Trek CCG Second Edition

Constructed

9:00 am

3 rounds

Entry fee $3

This is a side event for the US National Championships. Players must have a valid CoDCON badge in order to participate.

 

            If you are coming in from out of town, there are a variety of options for lodging nearby. Options range from the inexpensive Budgetel Glen Ellyn to the higher end DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in nearby Lisle. There are a number of options in between these for folks to stay at. If you wish to live it up a little and stay in downtown Chicago, the Metra commuter rail’s UP West Line will take you to downtown Glen Ellyn, but from there, you will need to make arrangements to get to CoD (like asking me to pick you up).

            Our player group loves to go out for dinner on the Saturday evening of CoDCON. There are a lot of restaurants in the area. We are particularly fond of The Patio. We have also been known to patronize the local Cozymel’s. Another local option is Warren’s Ale House. If you like a whiff of scandal with your dinner, you are welcome to check out the College of DuPage’s high-end eatery, Waterleaf.

            I hope I have been able to tempt you to join us for US Nationals in Chicagoland. If you’re planning on bringing family, you may want to check out some of the amazing attractions here.


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