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2010 New Zealand National Championship
Date: August 7-8
The Magic: the Gathering New Zealand National Championship is an invitation-only event, open to citizens or foreign players resident in New Zealand from Jan 1st 2010 who have won an invitation to Nationals through DCI Ratings or from qualifying events such as National Qualifiers and Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ)
Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in New Zealand Nationals. These forms will be available will be available onsite at the event or can be obtained by writing to Robert Teirney firstname.lastname@example.org
Minors (those under 18 years of age) must have a parent or guardian's signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions!
To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:
Players not registered by 8:45 AM on Saturday August 7 may be denied entry to New Zealand Nationals.
Registration times and locations
Friday 6 August
Saturday 7 August
Sunday 8 August
*please note times may vary
The Top 4 players receive invitations to the 2010 World Championships in ChibaJapan. The top 3 players will form the New Zealand National Team and compete in the teams section the 4th placed player will be the team alternate.
For any additional information or if you are interested in Judging at this event please contact Robert Teirney email@example.com
Friday Aug 6
Nationals Last Chance Qualifiers
If you haven't qualified for Nationals this is the last chance! All day Friday both Standard constructed and Sealed deck events will run with each winner receiving prizes and entry to New Zealand Nationals the following day. These events are open to anyone and you can play in multiple qualifiers till you succeed.
Start Time from 10am till late
Entry $20 (Standard Constructed) $45 (Sealed Deck)
Prizes 1st NZ Nationals entry and a display of boosters
2nd A display of boosters
Already qualified? Keen to get in a bit of drafting before Nationals? Just keen to get this months FNM card? Welcome to Super Friday Night Magic! This event is a booster draft FNM event. Anyone can enter and everyone will take home a prize.
Start Time 6pm
Entry $20 (Booster Draft)
Prizes 1st Four FNM Foil cards
2nd Two FNM Foil cards
3rd - 4th One Foil FNM card
Plus booster prizes for top finishers.
Plus every player will receive a copy of this months latest FNM card.
New Zealand Nationals Vintage Challenge
Ever wanted a chance to cast some of the most powerful cards in Magic's History? Never had the chance to play your Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall or Time Walk? Well here is your chance to play the King of formats Vintage Constructed. Cantrip Games is proud to present the Nationals Vintage Championship. So dust off your Vintage decks and prepare for the Magic's most powerful format.
Start Time 7pm
Entry $20 (Vintage Constructed)
Prizes Booster Prizes
Saturday August 7th
New Zealand Junior Challenge
So you may only have just started playing and haven't quite yet made the leap to Nationals yet. So here is your chance to make that first step to victory! Cantrip Games presents Nationals Junior Challenge. This event is your steeping stone to competitive play for you and your friends. It is an open entry Standard constructed event for players 16 and under. So start deck building and we will see who Auckland's best junior player will be champion!
Start Time 10am
Entry $10 (Standard Constructed)
Prizes Limited edition foils and Booster prizes
Iron Man Two-Headed Giant
Ever been so frustrated you wanted to rip up your Cards? Or even your opponent's cards? Welcome to the Iron Man format. Iron man has two simple rules, if a card goes to your graveyard it gets ripped up, yours and your opponents! And the winner of each match keeps the losers cards.
This event will give you the chance to do this, using old magic boosters you will no longer need to keep your cards mint! This event will be run using the two-headed giant format so find a mate and prepare to do some damage.
Start Time 3pm
Entry $30 per team (Two-Headed Giant Sealed)
Prizes Booster packs for all players
The King of Cards Elder Dragon Highlander Challenge
This Nationals King of Cards are proud to present The EDH challenge tournament. EDH is the multiplayer format that has been taking players by storm. So sleeve up your favorite legendary creature for your general and prepare to take on the 100 card format. This event will be a multiplayer format. Each round you will play in a four man pod with the winner of each pod progressing to the finals. If you want to know more about the EDH format and its banned list please check the following link, EDH
Start Time 6pm
Entry Fee $10 (EDH Constructed)
1st Prize a $200 dollar voucher courtesy of King of Cards
Sunday August 8th
Still want a chance to win big at Nationals? Well here is your chance to compete on the Magic the Gathering Pro-Tour. Welcome to the Pro-tour Qualifier. This is an open entry event that allows any one to sling cards in the attempt to win entry on the Pro-Tour. First prize is entry to the tour as well as return flights to the location of the tour as well as booster prizes for top finishers.
Further details on this event will be release closer to the date.
Start Time 10am
Entry fee TBA
Prizes 1st Entry to the Pro-Tour and return flights to its location
2nd One Booster box
3rd - 8th Booster prizes
Archenemy is the new Multiplayer format for Magic. Ever wanted to take on four players at once? Ever wanted to team up with friends against an all powerful enemy? That's what Archenemy is all about! This format follows on the from the popular Planeschase format and brings a new look to Multiplayer magic.
Start Time 1pm
Entry Fee $40
Prizes Archenemy decks, Archenemy promo cards and boosters
Vagabonds Takapuna M11 Two-headed Giant Tournament
This Nationals Vagabonds Takapuna is proud to sponsor this Two-Headed Giant Sealed deck tournament. M11 is the new core-set for Magic this year. So get your first chance to play M11 with your mates with the Two-Headed Giant format! Grab a friend and work out a team name and prepare to battle against other teams from around the country with your sealed deck skills!
Start time 5pm
Entry Fee $50 per team (Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck)
1St prize One M11 booster box courtesy of Vagabonds Takapuna
Additional Booster pack prizes and Magic the Gathering supplies provided by Vagabonds Takapuna.
On Demand Events (all weekend)
If you can't find an event the fits what you want we will be running a variety of on-demand events to cater for every player. Each event will start as soon as we have the minimum required number of players.
Bring your drafting skills or just go for the rare draft with on demand booster draft. Each event is an eight player draft with booster packs for prizes.
Format Booster Draft (M11 or Rise of the Hydrazine)
Prizes 1st Three Booster packs
2nd Two Booster packs
3rd One Booster packs
Bring your deck building skills and gauge the meta-game for some constructed powerplay. Each event will be a Eight player three round standard constructed event with Booster packs for prizes.
Format Standard Constructed
Prizes 1st Three Boosters
2nd Two Boosters
3rd One Booster
Elder Dragon Highlander
Bring your best game and best General to the format. Each pod will run with four players and a booster is won for each opponent you eliminate.
Prizes One booster for each opponent eliminated
Brand new to the game? Don't quite have the cards to compete at Nationals? Then open dueling may be the option for you. Pick up anyone of the already constructed theme decks and an open dueling card and challenge your friends to duel.
Prizes Foil cards
For more information on any of the formats listed here please check the following link, Formats
For more information about New Zealand Nationals public events please contact Alan Hale at Cantrip Games firstname.lastname@example.org
Auckland is a visitor’s paradise with a huge range of accommodation options. Auckland Racing Club is located a 10-minute taxi ride from downtown. The Ibis Hotel – Ellerslie is a five-minute walk to the venue