Announcing EC Old School 93-94 Tournament, at Eternal Weekend 2015

We are proud to announce the inaugural Eternal Central Old School 93-94 tournament, being held at this year’s Eternal Weekend.

Tournament Site Logistics & Preregistration

This is not an event hosted by Card Titan or Wizards of the Coast, but rather a player-run event supported by Eternal Central. The tournament will be held at the official Eternal Weekend hotel room block, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia. This hotel (and tournament) is right across the street from the Philadelphia Convention Center, where the official Vintage Champs and Legacy Champs are being held the same weekend. Discounted room block rooms for the hotel can be found by clicking on this link, and if you have not already booked your room now is the time to do so (before these sell out).
1200 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Phone (215) 627-1850
Fax (267) 928-3750

This tournament is open to all participants, but contacting us ahead of time will be your best bet to reserve your spot, and to ensure that we have enough space for this. If you wish to attend please contact us at jaco@eternalcentral.com with your contact information (your full name/phone number), and you will receive instructions closer to the day of the tournament, and be added to the messaging group for special instructions that day (for logistics purposes). This will ensure everybody is in the area they are supposed to be at the hotel on game day.

Tournament Entry & Prizes

The Eternal Central Old School 93-94 tournament will be held on Friday, August 21 2015.
Entry Fee is ONE (1) 6-Pack of Craft Beer (or 1 bottle of good liquor, if you feel like balling out of control). If you do not imbibe liquor you may bring your favorite 6 pack of soda/juice and a large bag of chips/snacks to share instead, OR a 4-pack of Red Bull (Jaeger Bombs will most likely be provided by your tournament host, and we can always use more Red Bull).
We’ll be on site at noon/12pm ET, and the tournament will start at 1pm ET.
– Tournament length will be 6 rounds of Swiss (edit: due to having 32+ players pre-reged), with a cut to Top 8 playoff. Our goal is to start early enough and playing quickly enough to be able to get out to have a group dinner somewhere if everyone is interested (or to let people out early enough to do their own thing).
– Prizes will be awarded by Eternal Central, and will be Old School cards in flavor and nature. This is a tournament for fun, and not ‘EV,’ so if you’re expecting to pay off your car with your winnings at this or any other Eternal event you will sadly be disappointed.

Bring Your Own Booze (BYOB)

Being of adult age and not under the supervision of WotC has its privileges. We are running this event BYOB, so you are encouraged to bring your favorite beer and alcohol to imbibe and/or share, beyond just the entry fee of 1 6-pack (everybody is meant to share).

Home2 Suites Hotel (tournament location) is located on 12th & Arch, and a decent liquor store with a large selection and affordable prices is located 4 blocks away on 12th and Chestnut:
PLCB Wine & Spirits Store / Wine & Spirits Shoppe
1218 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 560-4380
9am-9pm

On the same block is a 7-Eleven, for all of your mixing/Red Bull/juice/soda needs:
7-Eleven (Market East)
1201 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 564-6003

Tournament Format & Rules

The Eternal Central Old School 93-94 tournament will observe the Banned & Restricted List in the right sidebar on the EC Old School page. Constructed decks must contain a minimum of sixty cards. There is no maximum deck size; however, you must be able to shuffle your deck with no assistance. If a player wishes to use a sideboard, it can contain up to fifteen cards. With the exception of basic land cards, a player’s combined deck and sideboard may not contain more than four of any individual card, counted by its English card title equivalent. All cards named Plains, Island, Swamp, Mountain, and Forest are basic.

93/94 Old School Magic decks may consist of cards from the sets Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Revised, Legends, The Dark, and Fallen Empires. Additionally, for this tournament we will allow Collector’s Edition Limited, Chronicles and FBB (foreign black bordered) reprints of these cards, but absolutely no foils and nothing in a new (ie. Modern) card frame. Needs to have old frame and original artwork. Fakes/counterfeits/Chinese knockoffs are strictly forbidden. The following pictures will demonstrate what will be allowed, and what will not be allowed.
CityOfBrassLegality

TriskelionLegality

Your are encouraged to give any opponent who plays Chronicles cards a hard time.

The following cards are banned by EC in 93-94 tournaments:
• Bronze Tablet
• Contract from Below
• Darkpact
• Demonic Attorney
• Jeweled Bird
• Rebirth
• Tempest Efreet

The following cards are restricted (limited to 1 of each per deck) by EC in 93-94 tournaments:
• Ancestral Recall
• Balance
• Black Lotus
• Braingeyser
• Chaos Orb
• Channel
• Demonic Tutor
• Library of Alexandria
• Mana Drain
• Maze of Ith
• Mind Twist
• Mox Emerald
• Mox Jet
• Mox Pearl
• Mox Ruby
• Mox Sapphire
• Recall
• Regrowth
• Sol Ring
• Time Vault
• Time Walk
• Timetwister
• Wheel of Fortune

Additionally, MANA BURN STILL HAPPENS (as in, players lose 1 point of life for each unused mana in the mana pool at the end of each phase), and the following cards will have the updated Oracle text as shown below:
Chaos Orb
2
Artifact
1, Tap: Choose a nontoken permanent on the battlefield. If Chaos Orb is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Orb onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Orb turns over completely at least once during the flip, and touches the chosen permanent, destroy that permanent. Then destroy Chaos Orb.

Winter Orb
2
Artifact
As long as Winter Orb is untapped, players can’t untap more than one land during their untap steps.

Other Questions or Suggestions

Do you have any other questions or suggestions regarding this event? Please contact us at jaco@eternalcentral.com ASAP. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Pre-Registration List

The list below will be updated periodically with those who have pre-registered for the tournament:
1) Jaco [USA]
2) DanDan Friedman [USA]
3) Mith Rao [USA]
4) Aaron West [USA]
5) Steve Menendian [USA]
6) Christopher Prementine [USA]
7) Randy Buehler [USA]
8) Kevin An [USA]
9) Sean O’Brien [USA]
10) David Fleischmann-Rose [USA]
11) Famdoola [USA]
12) Luis Neiman [USA]
13) Zach Wilson [USA]
14) Matt Webster [USA]
15) Brian Plattenburg [USA]
16) Evan Nyquist [USA]
17) Andrew Wright [USA]
18) Bryan Manolakos [USA]
19) Dan Miller [USA]
20) Marcelo Coutinho [Brazil]
21) Pedro Alves [Brazil]
22) Bobby Birmingham [USA]
23) Shane Semmens [USA]
24) Nick Vallas [USA]
25) Brett Attmore [USA]
26) Trevor Hayden [USA]
27) Thomas Nilsen [Norway]
28) Roland Chang [USA]
29) Jesse Martin [USA]
30) David Nunez [USA]
31) Hunter Prendergast [USA]
32) Forrest Ashmore [USA]
33) Brian Fisher [USA]
34) Heiner Litz [Germany – DEFENDING CHAMPION]
35) Evan Husney [USA]
36) Morgan Cooper [USA]
37) David Schooley [USA]
38) Benoit Seveno/Benjamin Guillerm [France – alternating rounds]
39) Bryan Freres [USA]
40) Seth Roncoroni [USA]
41) Garrett Koeppicus [USA]
42) Nate Ponce [USA]
43) Hrishikesh Sidhartha [USA]
44) Greg Mitchell [USA]
45) Paul ‘Beta Fiend’ Callis [USA]
46) Justin Beckert [USA]
47) Jeff Anand [USA]
48) Mark Arce [USA]
49) Iman Motamed [USA]
50) Richard Lessmann [Germany]
51) Thomas Irmler [Germany]
52) Chann Chaudhry [USA]
53) Jimmy Cooney [USA]
54) Jeff Gottstein [USA]
55) Tu Ta [USA]
56) Gene Brumby [USA]

Note: last updated 8/21/2015

Jason Jaco

Jaco is a longtime Magic player, author, and the CEO of Eternal Central. A purveyor of rare and unique Magic cards, he is know in some circles as "The Godfather of Pimp." In his free time he enjoys exploring the great outdoors, dominating the dojo, and punching unprotected sandwiches.

  • Shade

    Triskelion is actually from 4th Edition, not Chronicles.

    • West.

      Triskelion is actually from Antiquities, not 4th Edition.