Just got out of a midnight prerelease as a player, and had 2 questions. (The store I attended is less than a year old.)
One, on the Wizards Theros prereleasepage it states:
The prize pool: Each Theros Prerelease Tournament will include two Theros booster packs per player. Contact your local Prerelease tournament organizer for specific entry fee, prize payout, and event information.
Store I was at had 28? 29? maybe 30? players enter the pre-release. For math sake, going with an entry pool of 28, that would be 28 x 2, or 56 packs. The store capped the total prize pool at 1 box, or 36 packs. I checked and the prize cap of 1 box was on posted store signage before the tournament. Is this legitimate?
The tournament organizer? officiator? person calling the shots, was insisting that players open their prize packs before leaving the store and saying he would report their DCI numbers to Wizards if they didn't open their prize packs. Is this a rule? I've hit prereleases over the years and never ran heard of it before.
(Hope the is the right forum for this. If I got it wrong, please direct me to proper forum.)