Dominaria Pre-releases April 21 & 22Posted by Brad on Feb 21st, 2018 | 0 Comments
Five Dominaria pre-releases are set for Saturday and Sunday, April 21 & 22, at Worlds Away. After the 5:30 p.m. Friday Night Magic on April 20, three pre-releases are scheduled for midnight. Prizes will be awarded to the top four in each pod. If you pre-pay by store close on Thursday, April 19, the entry is $28 — two dollars less — and you’ll receive a free pack of deck protectors and be able to purchase Magic singles at 30% off during the tournament. The fourth goes at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 and entry is $30. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and Dominaria packs will be awarded to those that finish in the top eight or 16, depending on attendance. The fifth and final pre-release is set for Sunday, April 22 at 11 a.m., also with an entry of $30.
As well, stay tuned for the Dominaria Open House Saturday, April 14; draft weekend on Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29; and Showdowns on May 12, 19 & 26 and June 2, 19 & 16. During the weekend of the 21st & 22nd, there will also be pre-release, casual sealed parties.
Fourteenth PPTQ Sunday, June 10Posted by Brad on Feb 21st, 2018 | 0 Comments
Worlds Away’s fourteenth Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier, this time for Atlanta, is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, 11 a.m., at the store. Entry is $20, deck lists are required, and the format will be standard. Registration runs from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., play will commence at 11 a.m., and Level Two Judge Rick Miles will oversee play. There will be door and feature match prizes each round. There’s plenty of free Sunday parking on the street and in the lot behind the store, and there are several restaurants within walking distance.
Rivals of Ixalan Sealed LeaguePosted by Brad on Jan 25th, 2018 | 0 Comments
Hello Pumpkins! The Rivals of Ixalan 60-card sealed league, at your friendly neighbourhood Worlds Away, runs until Feb. 11, then we cut to top eight, with playoffs running until the 18th. Your competitors in the slugfest are: Richard Noels, Matt Powers, Sam Zhou, Martin Lee, Mike Nolet, Rick Miles, Thomas Wall, Sean Blute, Doug Flannigan, Clinton Prince, Adam Hobbs, Dan Mackie, Anthony Bechard, Vachel Chartrand, and yours truly, Brad Ashton-Haiste. But there’s still time to join the fray. Last month’s champion was Dick Christmas (Noels)…and he’s currently in the lead.
Tomo Pjanic wins Worlds Away Magic Title!Posted by Brad on Dec 7th, 2017 | 0 Comments
On Saturday, Dec. 2, Worlds Away crowned its 2017 Magic the Gathering Champion…Tomo Pjanic! The top 32 players from the year-long quest qualified for the free standard tournament on Saturday, Dec. 2. After five rounds there was a cut to top eight, and the lucky few proceeded to a free Hour of Devastation/Amonkhet draft. Everyone in the top eight received a beautiful mana sun-catcher, and the winner a killer stained-glass trophy, all designed by my friend Cheryl Garrett-Jenkins. In the top eight, Juha Erme faced Adam Hobbs, Anthony Bechard battled James Van Klink, Tomo Pjanic met three-time defending champion Matt Pinsky, and Sean Blute faced Kevin Park. When the dust cleared, it was Adam and Sean and James and Tomo meeting in the semis. In the final, Tomo topped Sean in two to take home the hardware.
I must give a massive shout out to Clinton Prince for donating a box of Ixalan from his winnings at the Forest City Magic Community Cup charity event. Packs were given out as door prizes, feature matches and to those in the top eight. Bravo!