"I’ll break my staff,
Bury it certain fathoms in the earth,
And deeper than did ever plummet sound
I’ll drown my book."
Where in the world should we send Karn, Silver Golem?
With every NYSE Open that's run, a limited number of qualifier tournament are run. For the price of an entry fee, a T/O is able to run an event guaranteeing the winner of the qualifier free entry to that year's NYSE Open.
I currently have seven qualifier spots left open. If you'd like to run a qualifier, please reach out to me and let me know!
Hrishi's right, it does indeed stand for New York Stax Exchange.
It was, very briefly, a team name for myself and a few others, before it became the moniker for rebooted Vintage tournament series that I started running again in 2009. The N.Y.S.E. Challenge was a monthly Vintage series that I ran out at Brothers Grim. I ran 20+ of those, then abandoned the name when Nick Coss and I started running the N.E.V. (North East Vintage) series after that. I stopped running monthly Vintage events after the N.E.V. Invitational, and started running the N.Y.S.E. Open annually after that (though I did skip 2018).
Registration for NYSE Open VI is now live!
The basic announcement is now up.
In the coming weeks and months there will be further updates about everything else; trophies, alters, giveaways, judge staff, the Vintage FNM, a Sunday Old School tournament, NYSE Open dice (yes), shirts (hopefully), and more.
Please be patient with me.
The New York to Philadelphia corridor still sees a fair amount of regular Vintage.
There's a monthly Vintage FNM at The Comic Book Depot on Long Island, in addition to a bigger monthly event there (the last one was a Tundra/Taiga tournament that fired at 16 players last Saturday).
The Bearded Dragon runs a monthly power tournament, I believe.
Top Deck Games runs monthly Vintage as well.
There are other stores in Pennsylvania that run events as well.