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2022 World's Global Chair's Challenge

by Kris Sonsteby, Chairman

13th September 2022

Greetings, 'trek fans! The 2022 World Championships are taking place in Orlando, Florida in less than a month, running from October 6th through October 9th in what is being commonly called Disney Worlds Part II. In addition to vying for the World Championship crown, attendees will also get their hands on exclusive promos in the form of Ultimatum for First Edition, Contested Defense Perimiter, Penetrate Enemy Lines for Second Edition, and 10,000 Swarm 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 down to the theme park capital of the World.

A Global Chair's Challenge has historically been issued annually by the Chair of the CC's Board of Directors, which is yours truly this year. 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. Previously held Chair's Challenges were Q Themed in 2018, followed by challenges that tied to The Year of The Borg in 2019, and subsequently The Year of The Bajoran in 2021. In this same vein, this year we are celebrating The Year of The Dominion, and therefore our theme will be We All Serve. So how can you participate? Simple - do what we always want you to do and play any or all of our great games!

1. Participate in a Sanctioned Tournament

The Global Chair's Challenge will run from Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 16th. 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 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, Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th, bonus entries will be handed out to all tournament participants. So, why not run your own little local championship while rooting on your favorites down in Orlando? 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 Dominion species promo theme (e.g. Jem'Hadar for Regionals, Vorta for Masters, and Founders for Continentals) and apply it to the Chair's Challenge. There is a slightly different theme for each game, centered around species inclusion for First Edition and Second Edition and around Founder-like powers for Tribbles.

First Edition's Challenge:

This year's Chair's Challenge asks you to embrace Dominion diversity, playing a deck that qualifies for the Dominion player achievement and / or either of the sub-set of Dominon player achievements. Specifically, the Reward from the Founders achievement or the We All Serve achievement. Bragging rights and Chair style points will be awarded for including as many different Dominion species personnel as possible.

Second Edition's Challenge:

Similar to the theme from above, we are also asking Dominion players to show their species might by playing a deck that qualifies for theDominion player achievement and / or either of the sub-set of Dominon player achievements. Specifically, the Our Own Dominion achievement, the Occupied Cardassia achievement, or the Immoral Choice achievement. Once again, bragging rights and Chair style points will be awarded for including as many different Dominion species personnel as possible.

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. In addition, the entire family of each of these achievements apply, so if you get Dominion Victor instead of Dominion Player, or Vengeance of the Exiled instead of Immoral Choice, you will still qualify.

Tribbles Challenge:

Finally, the Chair's Challenge for Tribbles requires you to think like a shape shifter and Mutate, Replicate, and Clone yourself to greatness. To qualify, your deck must include eight (8) copies of the Mutate power, eight (8) copies of the Replicate power, and eight (8) copies of the Clone power. Additional copies of these three powers as well as additional powers are allowed in your deck, but there must be a total of 24 shape shifting powers in order to comply.

There you have it, folks. Your Chair's Challenges for 2000 plus 22. As a reminder, each event you participate in from Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 16th 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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