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Is this basically how it works:

Friday Aug 9th = "Day 1", for guys like me
Saturday Aug 10th = "Day 2", for people who qualified in big tournaments (like States) plus some people who did well on Day 1
Sunday Aug 11th = "Day 3", for a small group of players who did well on Day 2.

And other events will be going on as well I'm guessing?
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Gergall wrote:Is this basically how it works:

Friday Aug 9th = "Day 1", for guys like me
Saturday Aug 10th = "Day 2", for people who qualified in big tournaments (like States) plus some people who did well on Day 1
Sunday Aug 11th = "Day 3", for a small group of players who did well on Day 2.

And other events will be going on as well I'm guessing?
Yes, a full schedule would help!
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30 second star wars event please. also, making annual request that the team tournament have teammates switch seats at the conclusion of game 1's light side turns
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GunganStyle wrote:Yes, a full schedule would help!
The schedule for worlds hasn't changed much. It was a bit different last year since it was in Europe, but here's a copy of the 2011 worlds schedule. It won't be identical to this this year, but I would expect it to be at least in the ballpark.

August 11 (thursday)

Worlds Cube Qualifier
Event Starts at 4:30 PM
-$10 Entry Fee
-$3 discount for Premium Members
-Open to all players
-Six Games (play each side 3 times - draft twice)
-45 Minute Timed Games
-2 Day Two byes available to two best swiss scores

Reflections I/Cloud City Draft (May be replaced by a similar event if a more palatable option presents itself)
Event Starts at 10:00 PM
$12 Entry Fee
-Open to all players
-Four Games
-Each player will draft 4 packs of Reflections I and 3 packs of Cloud City

August 12 (friday)

Worlds Last-Chance Qualifier: Worlds 1998 Format
Event starts at 10:00 AM
-$20 Entry Fee
-$5 discount for Premium Members
-Open to all players
-Worlds 1998 Format- Use only cards from Premiere to Special Edition, plus the six original EPPs (All rules and errata since then will be in place). SPECIAL EXCEPTION: Cards with 'operative' in title are banned for this event.
-Six Games Swiss Pairings
-2 Byes for Worlds 2011 will be given ($20 additional will be collected from the winners of these byes)
-Other prizes TBA

Worlds Day 1- Open Format
Event starts at 4:30 PM
-$40.00 Entry Fee
-$5.00 discount for Premium Members
-Open to all players not holding an automatic bid to Day 2
-Open Constructed Deck Format
-Six Games Swiss Pairings
-Top 50% advance to Day 2 (minimum 4 players)
-Other prizes TBA

Worlds Team Tournament
Event Starts at 5:30 PM
-$20.00 Entry Fee per Team
-$5.00 discount for Premium Members
-Open Constructed Deck Format
-Team Format (Two players per team, each player assigned one side)
-4 Games. You will be paired against another team and scores recorded on a Team command card.
-Automatic bids into Day 2 of 2011 (or 2012 if already qualified) World Championships for the top team
-Other prizes TBA

Ironman Sealed Deck (May be replaced by a similar event if a more palatable option presents itself)
Event Starts at 10:00 PM
-$11 Entry Fee
-Single Elimination
-This sealed-deck format adds new meaning to the word "lost." Whenever a card is lost, placed out of play or discarded, you must physically destroy it! Tear it in half, roll it into a ball, eat it - whatever! The catch: you must play with all of the cards that you are given, and if you drop early from the tournament, you must forfeit all of your cards. Each player will be given the following product: 1 Premiere OTSD and 3 packs of Jabba's Palace. The winner of each game will be given an additional pack.
-4 Games


August 13 (saturday)

Worlds Day 2
Event starts at 10:00 AM
-$40.00 Entry Fee
-Entry Fee waived for players advancing from Day 1
-$5.00 discount for Premium Members
-Open to all players qualified for Day 2
-Open Constructed Deck Format
-Eight Games
-Top eight players advance to Day 3


Reflections III Sealed
Event starts at 5:00 PM
-Entry Fee $20.00
-Open to all players
-Four Games


August 14 (sunday)

Worlds Day 3
Event starts at 10:00
-No Entry Fee
-Match Play
-Constructed Deck
-Higher seed chooses first side
-Games timed to 1:30 minutes each
-Top 2 players advance to Final Confrontation


Worlds Consolation Tournament
Event starts at 10:30
-$20.00 Entry Fee
-$5.00 discount for SWCCGPC premium members
-Open Constructed Deck Format
-Six Games
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Booked! (yes, I just booked 2 nights at a hotel 5 minutes from my house)
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is the sun seriously down already?
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wisestreams wrote:is the sun seriously down already?
What already? This is one of the longest days of whole year and I have finals this week are you kidding me with already?
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haha, just how it's still much earlier on west coast
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funny how that time zone thing works
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I'm hoping that there will be a 2000 format... I know I would be interested in that, as well as a number of players from worcester/western mass. Can we get that added to the even list? anyone else with me on this?
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Ironwill654 wrote:I'm hoping that there will be a 2000 format... I know I would be interested in that, as well as a number of players from worcester/western mass. Can we get that added to the even list? anyone else with me on this?
There will almost definitely be a "throwback" format of some sort. In the past we've done Worlds 2000, Worlds 2001, Worlds 1998, and maybe a few others. The PC usually does whichever year gets the most interest from players, but there will almost definitely be an old school format of some sort on Friday.
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There's a pretty strong non-Ep1 group in MA, as I'm sure you're aware :)
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GunganStyle wrote:There's a pretty strong non-Ep1 group in MA, as I'm sure you're aware :)
Yeah, I'm guessing that Worlds 2000 is probably the likeliest candidate for the alternate format for that reason. On the other hand it's been done at big events multiple times already so I'm guessing that the players who travel for the event may want something different. Personally I'm don't have a preference and I likely won't even be able to make it in in time for this event. As the event gets closer (about a month before) there will probably be a poll where people can vote on the format.
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Vacation time approved, room booked, see you there!
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Welp, this is about 20 minutes from my apartment. I'm in. I await your giddy response, Schoenthal.
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RexBanner7 wrote:Welp, this is about 20 minutes from my apartment. I'm in. I await your giddy response, Schoenthal.
:( :( :(

I wish I could be giddy...Casey and I each had a wedding on the two weekends that we targeted for Worlds, and I thought it would be a bit of a dick move to proclaim that it was on the weekend that I could go rather than on the weekend that the person doing all the hotel legwork and set-up could go.

I'm glad you're going, though! :D
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imrahil327 wrote:
RexBanner7 wrote:Welp, this is about 20 minutes from my apartment. I'm in. I await your giddy response, Schoenthal.
:( :( :(

I wish I could be giddy...Casey and I each had a wedding on the two weekends that we targeted for Worlds, and I thought it would be a bit of a dick move to proclaim that it was on the weekend that I could go rather than on the weekend that the person doing all the hotel legwork and set-up could go.

I'm glad you're going, though! :D
Damn, that is definitely sad to hear. Enjoy the wedding of course and if I actually keep up with playing more, you might see me around anyway.
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After you book your room, you'll receive a confirmation email including offers for various room upgrades at different prices. I have already checked with the hotel and confirmed that these offers are valid for us group rate customers.

Depending on how many people you are putting in your room, these options might attractive. For example, if you have 4 people in your room, the $40 Sheraton Lounge Club upgrade only comes out to $10 per person per night and might very well pay for itself with all the complimentary food that's included. If you're driving it's even more worth it since it includes free parking too.

The offers are detailed here:
http://upg.starwoodpromos.com/?u=696A0995C1DF7FF
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Those are some interesting upgrade options. I can only imagine which group of guys will pick the room with the Wet Bar...
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