Vintage Champs 2019 Trial Chicago (Evanston) 09-01-2019

For the upcoming Vintage Champs 2019, the organizers Card Titan are allowing local game stores around the country to offer Trial tournaments, where the winner can win a 1 round bye to the main event of Vintage Champs at Eternal Weekend 2019. We have reached out to some local game stores to organize some for the greater Chicagoland area, and the first one in the area will be held on Sunday September 1, 2019. This is the day after the Old School Player’s Ball 2019 (also in Chicago).

Tournament Entry and Prizes

This Vintage Champs 2019 Trial will be held on Sunday September 1, 2019 in Evanston, IL (on the far north side of Chicago).
Tournament start time is 11:00am sharp (doors will open at 10:30am, please arrive by 10:45am to check in, get set up, and do card signing).
Tournament structure and length will depend on number of participants on game day.
Prizes will include a Vintage Champs 2019 1 round bye for first place, as well as other Vintage staples, signed by all tournament participants. This will be a fairly low cost event, and will not include a large cash payout.
Entrance Fee will be determined soon (but will likely be in the realm of $15-20).

Tournament Format and Rules

This is a sanctioned Vintage event, and does not allow proxies or fakes of any kind. For a complete list of deck construction rules, sets allowed, errata, and the most up to date Banned and Restricted List, please consult the official WotC Vintage page here.

Please be sure to note that this event will be after the effective date of the most recent Banned and Restricted List changes (effective 08/30/2019), so the following changes have been made to the Banned and Restricted List:
Karn, the Great Creator is restricted.
Mystic Forge is restricted.
Mental Misstep is restricted.
Golgari Grave-Troll is restricted.
Fastbond is unrestricted.

Once again, these changes WILL be in effect for this event, so plan accordingly.

Tournament Site

Tournament Location:
Evanston Games and Cafe
1610 Maple Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

There is no preregistration for this event. You simply show up the morning of the event, register, submit a written decklist, and play (and have fun!). For any questions related to this event, please contact us at