UPDATED 9/9/17 Austin, TX - Hurricane Harvey Benefit Tournament - 100% PROXY Vintage @4th Tap Brewing Cooperative



  • Saturday, September 9th, The Houston 'Goyfs make a road trip for our first tournament hosted by our Austin chapter!

    UPDATE 1: In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the entry fee for this tournament has been raised to $25 (and the prize pool along with it). 100% of the entry fees from this tournament will be given to The American Red Cross in support of their relief efforts.

    UPDATE 2: As card donations come in, it's hard to keep updated. Sam will be updating this post approximately once per day.

    UPDATE 3: Final Top 4/8 prizes are now listed below!

    Date: Saturday September 9, 2017
    Location: 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative 10615 Metric Blvd Austin, TX, 78758 [MAP]
    Registration Time: 12:30 PM
    Event Begins: 1:00 PM
    Entry Fee: $25 - EXACT CHANGE ONLY
    Payout: TBD, see below.
    Proxy limit: Unlimited proxy
    Proxy rules: Don't make us need to make a proxy rule!

    As per usual, we will be hosted by a local brewery. This time, it's 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative.

    As with Brash, 4th Tap is manned by a bunch of people every bit as nerdy as we are.

    But unlike Brash, we'll be in air conditioning, possibly with a food truck available! (More info as we have it.)

    Prizes:

    All of the following have been donated!

    1st: REV Volcanic Island [PIC]
    2nd: REV Bayou [PIC]
    3rd: RUS ISD Signed Liliana of the Veil [PIC]
    4th: ISD Altered Liliana of the Veil [PIC]
    5-8th: If we get 24 or more players, fifth through eight will each get an ISD Snapcaster Mage [PIC]

    Raffle:

    We will be raffling off all other card donations. As of 5 September, those include:

    • REV Plateau [PIC]
    • LEB Hurricane [PIC]
    • A wealth of signed foreign cards from Team Tusk [PIC] (these will be done in matching sets or individually - not as a lot)
    • $50 store credit to Pat's Games

    Raffle tickets will be $2 or 15 for $25.

    Participation Prizes

    We also have a box of Eternal Masters to give away. Each round random players will be selected to win a pack. All tickets will be put back in the drawing so you could win more than one!

    At least one player outside of the top 4/8 will win a door prize at the end of the event, so be sure to stick around and play out all your matches!

    We have a Stanley-Cup-esque playmat. Each tournament, the playmat is be inscribed with the date, location, and winner of the tournament, along with some space for the player to add a doodle. This playmat will be passed each week to the new champion to play with at the next tournament! The finished mat from last season looks like this:

    Special thanks to the following for their donations:

    • Ben Kendrick
    • Patrick Brennan
    • Pat's Games
    • Sam Craven
    • Stuart Ziarnik
    • Sean Obrien and Team Tusk

    Austinites: A bunch of Houstonians will be coming in from out of town. If you've got recommendations for food and drink, or would like to join us for some, please reach out!

    If you or someone you know needs a deck and is too lazy to use a printer or doesn't know what they want, we usually have a few available to borrow. You're welcome to take them home. We only ask that you buy us a new pack of sleeves so we can replace the deck.

    Decklists are required. We do not perform deck checks but we want lists so we can post them. Have bad handwriting? Use the decklist generator here! Blank deck registration sheets will be available on site. Please don't put anything on your decklist that you don't want to be seen publicly as your decklist may be scanned and uploaded in full.

    It would be greatly appreciated if your decklist was filled out and ready before our scheduled start time of 1PM.



  • After discussion with the team:

    • 100% of money from this tournament will go to The American Red Cross fund for disaster recovery.
    • Entry fee is raised to $25
    • We're reaching out to our venue to request permission to additionally hold an auction or raffle.

    We've not yet determined what the split for prize vs raffle/auction will be but we will have at least the following:

    • 1x LEB Hurricane (natch)
    • 1x REV Volcanic Island
    • 4x ISD Snapcaster Mage
    • 1x ISD Liliana of the Veil (altered)

    Pics of those as soon as I can safely get back to my apartment to take them!

    Further donations of cards, cash, or logistics are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to reach out to me here or at sam@lonestarlhurgoyfs.com .

    Props to @Stuart, our Austin-area Goyf who's heading us up on logistics for this event.



  • 4th tap is an awesome brewery. They've got a wrestling ring in the back and always have bad movies playing. I will try to be there, but I might be double booked that day.



  • I'll throw in a Plateau for the auction! Looking forward to this and thanks for @Stuart and @thecravenone for putting this together.



  • OK, it looks like we've finalized our prize pool!

    1st: 1 Volcanic Island (Revised)
    2nd: 1 Bayou (Revised)
    3rd: 1 Liliana of the Veil (Innistrad, foreign)
    4th: 1 Liliana of the Veil (Innistrad, altered)

    In addition, if we get over 24 players we will expand the prize pool to include:

    5th: 1 Snapcaster Mage (Innistrad)
    6th: 1 Snapcaster Mage (Innistrad)
    7th: 1 Snapcaster Mage (Innistrad)
    8th: 1 Snapcaster Mage (Innistrad)

    And that's not all! We've got a sealed Eternal Masters box and will be giving 1 free pack to 24 random players. Likewise, we have a bunch of stuff we'll be raffling off, including a Plateau (Revised), a bunch of foreign singles donated by Team Tusk, and $50 in store credit donated by local store Pat's Games!

    In short, if you like Vintage and beer and charity, this event should have pretty solid EV. We hope to see you all there!



  • Updated with prize and other info. Good shit. Come out and play Vintage.


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