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!
Thirteenth PPTQ Sunday, March 4, 2018Posted by Brad on Nov 20th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Worlds Away’s thirteenth Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier, this time for Minneapolis, is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 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 Pre-releases Jan. 13 & 14, 2018Posted by Brad on Nov 7th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Five Rivals of Ixalan pre-releases are set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13 & 14, 2018 at Worlds Away. After the 5:30 p.m. Friday Night Magic on Jan. 12, 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, Jan. 11 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, Jan. 13 and entry is $30. There will be door and feature match prizes each round, and Rivals of Ixalan 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, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m., also with an entry of $30.
As well, stay tuned for the Rivals of Ixalan Open House Sunday, Jan. 7; draft weekend on Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 20 & 21; and Showdowns on Feb. 3 & March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31. During the weekend of the 13th & 14th, there will also be pre-release, casual sealed parties.
2017 Worlds Away Magic Championship UpdatePosted by Brad on Sep 21st, 2017 | 0 Comments
Here are the standings in the year-long journey that will crown the 2017 Worlds Away Magic Champion. Players earn points (three or one) from each match at all sanctioned tournaments from December, 2016 until the end of November, 2017. The top 32 players qualify for a free standard tournament on Saturday, Dec. 2. After five rounds the top eight will enter into a free draft from which your champion will emerge. Everyone in the top eight will receive a special item, and the winner a killer stained-glass trophy, all designed by my friend Cheryl Garrett-Jenkins. Feature match and door prizes will also be awarded during the five-rounder.
Without further ado, here are your top 32, and a few within reach, as of Thursday, Sept. 21:
1. Jimmy Bradley — 277 points; 2. Clinton Prince — 272; 3. Rick Miles — 260; 4. Doug Flannigan — 257; 5. Adam Hobbs — 234; 6. Pro Tour Alvaro Marques –231; 7. Quinn Gregg — 230; 8. Shawn Hooper — 211; 9. Daniel Mackie — 196; 10. Thomas Wall — 181; 11. Anthony Bechard — 179; 12. Martin Lee — 127; 13. Clifford Hubley — 120; 14. Mark Cavaco — 99; 15. Phil Bickle — 91; 15. Sean Blute — 91; 17. Matt Powers — 89; 18. Juha Erme — 87; 18. Joe Alison — 87; 20. David Knauer — 85; 21. Carlos Salgado — 84; 22. Matt Pinsky — 79; 23. Mason Forster — 70; 24. Brad Ashton-Haiste — 68; 25. Vachel Chartrand — 64; 25. Tomislav Pjanic — 64; 27. Dylan Harkness — 63; 28. Kevin Park — 61; 28. Ernie Merrick — 61; 30. Richard Noels — 60; 31. Shane Mitchell — 56; 32. Sam Zhou — 55; 32. Sean O’Nuallain — 55.
To date, 262 players have competed at Magic events at Worlds Away since December 2016.