The New York Stacks Exchange (NYSE) is a legendary series of Vintage tournaments run by Nick Detwiler. After a hiatus last year, the series has returned to Long Island, New York this summer.
The NYSE is a fun, but serious and skill intensive Vintage tournament. It brings out many of the best players in the community, and is a great place to meet new people, and catch up with old friends. If you are thinking about going, we could not recommend it highly enough. It is truly a marquee event, and a memorable experience.
Tournament Entry and Prizes
NYSE VI will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Long Island, New York.
– Tournament registration starts at 9:00am, and tournament starts play at 10:00am.
– Tournament structure and length will be Swiss + Top 8 Playoff
– Tournament entry is $125 via preregistration, or $150 at the door. Preregistration is highly recommended.
– Prizes are as follows:
1st: Unlimited Mox Sapphire
2nd: Unlimited Mox Ruby
3rd: Unlimited Mox Emerald
4th: Unlimited Mox Pearl
5th-8th: Mishra’s Workshop
9th-16th: drafting the original 10 Revised dual lands (So, for example, 9th picks Underground Sea, leaving nine duals left, 8th picks Volcanic Island, and so on, until each player has one dual land).
Additionally, there are a variety of souvenirs and door prizes given away throughout the day.
Tournament Format and Rules
This Vintage tournament will observe the DCI’s rules and Banned and Restricted List for the Vintage format.
This event allows the use of up to 15 “proxies” in your deck. A proxy, for the NYSE Open, will be defined as the following:
“A Magic: the Gathering card with the full name, card type (instant, sorcery, land, artifact, creature, enchantment, planeswalker), full mana cost and text clearly displayed. This can be done in one of two ways:
1) Using a Sharpie, not pen or pencil, to fill in the required text on a card where it can clearly be read. Revised lands are excellent for this, new commons and uncommons aren’t usually, as they’re darker, and far tougher to read.
2) Using acetone to remove certain text from a card that’s close to the intended proxy (i.e. Lotus Bloom, with certain words removed to proxy a Black Lotus, Ancestral Visions with certain words removed to proxy an Ancestral Recall).
Take pride in your proxies! Your opponents should know at all times what your proxies are. Using 15 Swamps to make your proxies is a bad idea, as it’s going to create confusion. If you’re proxying Moxen, please use a land from each appropriate color to make a proxy for each according Mox (i.e., your Mox Sapphire is on an Island, your Mox Jet is on a Swamp, your Mox Pearl is on a Plains, etc.). Please use your best judgment when creating your proxies; we know what will and what won’t be easily recognizable. If you’re worried that your proxies may not pass muster, please speak to the head judge of the event before the event starts. Leave enough time to create new proxies, if necessary. Using paper printouts of card faces and gluing them to cards is not acceptable! This alters the thickness of the cards, making the cards marked for all intents and purposes. Please don’t do this, as the judges will be instructed to consider these as marked cards, and enforce punishment according to DCI Competitive REL event regulations!”
Tournament Site and Logistics
Four Points by Sheraton Melville Long Island
333 S Service Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 694-6500
This event will be held in a large specially designated event room, and there will be signs directing you to the event when you enter the hotel on game day.
From organizer Nick Detwiler, on Site Security:
“Theft is always a concern, even if theft has never been a problem at one of my events before. I feel that the security that we have had at all my N.Y.S.E. Opens was what was needed. All players will be given wristbands that will be used to associate them with their corresponding bags. You will not be able to leave with someone else’s bag, and any time you leave the venue, your wristbands will be checked. If you feel like it’s a hassle, please remember that this is a measure that is meant to ensure that you, and all your friends, leave with everything that you brought. Security is helping keep this a positive experience for everyone, so please be kind, and remember that they’re just doing their job! To any potential thieves, God help you if you’re caught stealing. There are cameras recording every corner of this venue; you will be caught, you will be arrested, charges will be pressed, it will be a horrific experience for you and it will stay with you for a while. Let’s not walk that path.”
You can find lodging locally at a variety of hotels within the area here, or using your favorite search engine.
Decklists will be required. You can download a blank decklist (fillable PDF) here.
This is a capped event with limited registration, so we recommend you get preregistered ASAP if you want to attend (and you also save $25 by doing so, before online registration closes). You can preregister and pay at the link directly below (this preregistration is run directly by organizer Nick Detwiler, and not EC, so this link will take you off EC to secure registration site):
Old School 93-94, on Sunday July 21!
The past couple of years, there has also been and Old School 93-94 event run locally on Sunday, the day after the main Vintage event. Nick is partnering with the local Old School club Sisters of the Flame, and Old School will happen again this year, on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Tournament time and exact location will be released soon. We’ll update this space once those details are available.
So come on out and enjoy the weekend full of festivities! Spread the word, and if you’re online be sure to use the hashtag #NYSE6. Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you there!