Oh...ran into Ashok today who told me 1) about this event and 2) that the site still exists, basically. I was even playing FNM in Nashua, NH Friday 11th, could easily have stopped off in Waterbury on the way home and come to the event. I still have cards...
@aelien Like I said, it is probably me then. I got bored and turned out that match. It was interesting to see that Library did not win the game for Andreas, but I am just not very interested in control v control anymore. I was heavy into Blue Moon with Niv-Mizzet and I am taking a break from control for a bit. The lines of play are not just that fun or interesting to me anymore.
Do not get me wrong, it is difficult to play control in Vintage and the mirror is a nightmare. I have respect for those who can navigate it.
Tournament details have been added, prizes will soon be announced and there is also wonderful news.
Finally in EU we're having what US has been enjoying for ages: the tournament will allow 15 PROXIES (playtest cards), hopefully our clueless WotC won't give TO any trouble.
Guidelines will be posted soon, but expect something along the NYSE lines.
Finally I would like to congratulate our top 7 (slash 8, slash 9) in the final standings for our invitational event. The invitational is a year long ranking. Each round you play at deal me in games earns you points. 3 for a win, 2 for a tie, 1 for a loss. At the end the year the top 8 point earners get invited to a special invitational tournament to be held before the first tournament in January. This year, the first tournament in January will be Sunday January 13 at noon. This means the invitational will be Sunday January 13th - time to be determined, but tentatively at 10am.
We have the top 7 decided with Greg Hoover and Leon Anton tied for 8th place. Leon and Greg will have a 1 match play off for the final spot the day of the invitational. The winner will take 8th place, the loser will take a seat and watch everybody else. If there are any no shows from the top 8, we will fill in from there with 9th, 10th, etc.
Your top 8 (slash 9) are:
Dan Miller 138
Zach Dobbin 124
Dan Barkon 116
Nick DiJohn 107
Joe Brennan 105
Josh Barkon 97
Dean Harris 96
Leon Anton 89
Greg Hoover 89
The invitational will start with traditional top 8 pairings so in the quarter finals:
1 Dan Miller plays 8 Winner of Anton/Hoover
2 Zach Dobbin play 7 Dean Harris
3 Dan Barkon plays 6 Josh Barkon
4 Nick DiJohn plays 5 Joe Brennan
If there are any no-shows, we just slide everybody up 1 in the standings and adjust accordingly.
I'd like to thank everybody who came out to support Jason at Deal Me In Games this year as he presented a fantastic Vintage environment for us all to enjoy. In all we had 54 unique players in the series in 2018. Hopefully in 2019 we can see each and everyone of you again and then some. Full standings for the invitational are below.