Worlds 2017 Announced!

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The Players Committee is happy to announce the 2017 World Championship! This event will be held on August 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington, MN. Details about the schedule of events and the hotel booking code will be coming soon. We anticipate that the schedule will be similar to past years, and in the mean time you can check out the hotel here!

The PC would also like to give HUGE thanks to Jim Li for his tireless work in helping us track down good hotel options in Minneapolis. Thanks for your work, Jim!


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imrahil327 wrote:The Players Committee is happy to announce the 2017 World Championship! This event will be held on August 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Bloomington, MN. Details about the schedule of events and the hotel booking code will be coming soon. We anticipate that the schedule will be similar to past years, and in the mean time you can check out the hotel here!

The PC would also like to give HUGE thanks to Jim Li for his tireless work in helping us track down good hotel options in Minneapolis. Thanks for your work, Jim!
my chances of attending just went sky high!
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AndrewK29 wrote:my chances of attending just went sky high!
Same here.
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Tbiesty wrote:
AndrewK29 wrote:my chances of attending just went sky high!
Same here.
I remember what you told me about attending if it were close to home -- I was planning on PMing you! I hope you can make it, I have a feeling the whole community would love to meet you at worlds.
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quickdraw3457 wrote:
Tbiesty wrote:
AndrewK29 wrote:my chances of attending just went sky high!
Same here.
I remember what you told me about attending if it were close to home -- I was planning on PMing you! I hope you can make it, I have a feeling the whole community would love to meet you at worlds.

I feel like if he does, we would have to do an alternate format event on Friday.....GIMP cardpool only.

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At this rate I bet he has close to everything done by August.

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stevetotheizz0 wrote:
I feel like if he does, we would have to do an alternate format event on Friday.....GIMP cardpool only.
What the hell is GIMP?

However, we could have everyone sit around on their phones or tablets, not talking in real life, playing each other on GEMP during worlds day 1...that's about the same, right?
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fungineer wrote:
stevetotheizz0 wrote:
I feel like if he does, we would have to do an alternate format event on Friday.....GIMP cardpool only.
What the hell is GIMP?

However, we could have everyone sit around on their phones or tablets, not talking in real life, playing each other on GEMP during worlds day 1...that's about the same, right?
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If Troy makes it to this I have a feeling that he will not need to pay for a single drink all weekend :-D
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Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
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Exciting to see a new venue proposed. A bit of a hassle for europeans to get there unfortunately but will try my best.
deck wrote:Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
Sucks that it is in August, the most expensive travel time of the year (except for maybe Christmas/New Year)
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deck wrote:Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
Hard to avoid gencon. Just gotta make a solid two week Midwest trip out of it.
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SWCCG Worlds + GenCon sounds like an awesome vacation idea for some folks!
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Darth_Link wrote:A bit of a hassle for europeans to get there unfortunately but will try my best.
I know it doesn't compare to JFK and the New York area, but the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport does offer some options for you guys.

There's twice daily flights to Amsterdam, and daily flights to Heathrow and Charles De Gaul. In the past, that Amsterdam flight gets bumped up to 3 times a day during the busy season, but I'm not sure if they're still doing that.

If you're willing to put up with having one layover, then the options are pretty wide open.

If anyone has any travel/flight related questions, (or any questions in general) I'd be happy to answer them.

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I've done a lot of work travel to different parts of western Europe, and due to the tight relationship between Delta (formerly Northwest) and KLM, pretty much anywhere I might go in Europe can be accomplished by Minneapolis to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to the destination. (With the exception of London and Paris, which I can just fly to direct.) Hope you guys find it as easy when planning your trips. I can at least attest to the existence of fairly simple flights, but off the top of my head I don't know the cost compared to, for example, where ever you're coming from to JFK.

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quickdraw3457 wrote:
Tbiesty wrote:
AndrewK29 wrote:my chances of attending just went sky high!
Same here.
I remember what you told me about attending if it were close to home -- I was planning on PMing you! I hope you can make it, I have a feeling the whole community would love to meet you at worlds.
yea, I am pretty hyped! I now have the great tast of testing to find the prefect pair of decks. can't wait to meet everyone that I don't know. will be a blast
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puck71 wrote:
deck wrote:Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
Hard to avoid gencon. Just gotta make a solid two week Midwest trip out of it.

22 year old Mike Gemme would've been down.

Married, kid Mike Gemme probably can't swing it, and I doubt I can sell my wife on a minnesota vacation.
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deck wrote:
puck71 wrote:
deck wrote:Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
Hard to avoid gencon. Just gotta make a solid two week Midwest trip out of it.

22 year old Mike Gemme would've been down.

Married, kid Mike Gemme probably can't swing it, and I doubt I can sell my wife on a minnesota vacation.

But then she could go to....THE MALL OF AMERICA.
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Darth_Link wrote:Exciting to see a new venue proposed. A bit of a hassle for europeans to get there unfortunately but will try my best.
deck wrote:Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
Sucks that it is in August, the most expensive travel time of the year (except for maybe Christmas/New Year)
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gogolen wrote:
deck wrote:
puck71 wrote:
deck wrote:Kind of sucks that this is the week before GenCon =(
Hard to avoid gencon. Just gotta make a solid two week Midwest trip out of it.

22 year old Mike Gemme would've been down.

Married, kid Mike Gemme probably can't swing it, and I doubt I can sell my wife on a minnesota vacation.

But then she could go to....THE MALL OF AMERICA.
This was all it took to sell my girlfriend on the idea
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