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The Road to Worlds 2011, United States (East) National Championships Preview

by James Hoskin, Director of Organized Play

1st September 2010

Before the road to worlds 2010 is even finished, we have to take a small detour to see the first players step onto the road to worlds 2011 at the United States (East) National Championships this weekend.

Friday 3rd SeptemberSaturday 4th SeptemberSunday 5th SeptemberMonday 6th September
6pm: Second Edition (Standard)
Dragoncon
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
no tournaments scheduled 9am: United States (East) National Championships
Second Edition (Standard)
Dragoncon
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
10pm: Second Edition (Draft)
Dragoncon
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
[Discuss] [Pre-register]
7pm: Second Edition (Race to the Alpha Quadrant)
Dragoncon
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
[Discuss] [Pre-register]

The 2008 United States (East) National Championships were won by Ben Hosp (bhosp), playing [Kli] Klingon. Ben was undefeated over seven rounds and beat the other eight players to take the title of National Champion in Cheasapeake, Virginia. Last year, the 2009 United States (East) National Championships moved to Columbus, Ohio and was attended by 16 players. Despite Neil Timmons (ntimmons), who played [Kli] Klingon, only managing a modified win in his final game, no other player could remain undefeated, so Neil was crowned champion. This year, the United States (East) National Championships continues its tour of America, finding a home at Dragoncon in Atlanta, Georgia. At the time of writing, only seven players have pre-registered for the tournament, and that does not include either of the previous two year's winners. Perhaps this year will see a deck other than [Kli] Klingons take the title? If you are interested in attending, more details about the convention can be found at www.dragoncon.org. Players are also reminded that deck lists are required for the National Championships, and that Peak Performance will not be legal for tournament play until Friday, September 10th.

World Championship Trek

World Championship Trek leagues begin around the world this weekend. Over the next eight months, each league will comprise of 16 tournaments to determine that league's champion. You can find out more about the leagues in the WCT Leagues forum, and stay up to date with the league results in the tournament system.

Next Week

We'll find out which two players have received the first Day One Round One byes into the 2011 Continental Championships. Then we can finish this detour and begin the build-up to the 2010 World Championships.

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