The PPTQ last November for Pro Tour Madrid was such a success that Scenic City Games will be hosting another PPTQ tournament for pro tour Honolulu 2016! What does this mean? What is a PPTQ? In short, this event is a preliminary step to enter a regional pro tour qualifier at another location later in the year, which a victory would then earn you a spot at the Pro Tour Honolulu in October.
This event will be similar to any Standard tournament you have played at the store except that it is run at “Competitive Rules Enforcement Level” and a level 2 judge (Jason Malott) will be present to handle rules questions. For more information, visit the official page here:
EVENT: Magic Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Honolulu 2016
FORMAT: Standard Constructed
DATE: Sunday June 12th, 2016
TIME: 11:45 AM
COST TO ENTER: $20.00
Standard constructed. Registration opens at 10:00am, player meeting is at 11:45am and round one will begin at 12:00 Noon. After the Swiss rounds there will be a single elimination top 8 cut.
This PPTQ will have a player cap of 32. Pre-registration is recommended for this event.
PRIZES: In addition to the winner getting a spot in a future regional PTQ, prizes for the top 8 placers will depend on player turnout and be in the form of tiered in-store credit. 60% of the total entry fees will be used in this way.
Deck registration sheets and scrap paper will be available at the store but it never hurts to have all the materials you need and to come prepared.