MTG: Legacy Tournament AUG

We had our best attendance in a long time for Legacy last month, so we are eager to make these events a more regular monthly thing, although we’ve decided after listening to your feedback to do them a little earlier in the day.

Date: Sunday, August 26th 2018, 3:00pm (Registration begins at 2pm)

Entry Fee:  $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Legacy, DCI Sanctioned, 4 Rounds, No Cut

Details:

    • Pre-Registration by July 22nd and receive a Hero’s Reward
    • No Proxies
    • Special Additional Prizes
    • Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Prizes:  2 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 4-0 get the same prize, all 3-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

So join us for a special extended-hours day of Legacy!

KoB: MTG Youth Draft Tournament

The Knights of Blackwood is our FREE to join Youth Program.  Our goal is to provide great events for the younger players in the shop to participate in, and to that end we are very excited to bring you a Magic: the Gathering booster draft for younger players!

When: SUN, August 19, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards

Event Details: This is a Draft Event, which means that you get cards from the new Core 2019 set and take turns selecting cards for the deck you will be using!  We will have a staff running the event, making it clear how everything works, helping make sure nobody passes up any cards they’d regret, and generally teaching everyone how to draft!

What You Get: All Participants will 3 Booster Packs to build their deck with, and a Hero’s Reward for participating.  Lastly, all Knights of Blackwood members will get a free Knights of Blackwood Pet!

Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event.  If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport.  Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.

Prizes: Everyone that plays a game will earn a Core 2019 booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another!

So join us for a youth-draft in our first ever Knights of Blackwood Booster Draft for Magic!

MTG 2018 BKG Grand Championship Invitational

Our Seasonal Championship series has been a very popular addition to our regular gaming nights, crowning champions every three months, be we want to take it a step further!  To that end Black Knight Games is very happy to announce our 2018 Grand Championship Invitational tournament!

What is it?:  Our Invitational will be a prestigious MTG event that we host at the end of 2018.  The 32 participants will each be invited to attend based on their successes gaming at BKG over the past year.  The event will be a multi-format event, with the aim of crowning a single BKG Grand Champion, and presenting them with an exciting reward.

Who Gets Invited?: There are a couple of ways that our gamers might get invited:

  • If you are crowned ‘Champion‘ in any of the four seasons of 2018, you will be invited.
  • If you win one of our four Store Championship events in 2018, or any BKG Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier in 2018 you will be invited.
  • If you are the top-ranked unqualified player in one of our ‘Last Chance Qualifier‘ events you will earn an invite.  The three weekly events in the week immediately before the Grand Championship will be LCQs.  In the case of a tie, for example multiple undefeated draft pods, the player yet to qualify with the best record in the Winter 2018 season will win the tie.
  • Remaining seats in the invitational will be hand-selected by BKG, based on things like overall attendance, record, and loyalty to the community.

Invitations, other than those from the LCQ, will be extended in advance, and we will also have a waiting list that we will keep in the case of some of our top 32 not being able to make it.

Event Details

When: January 2019, Saturday & Sunday TBD

Entry Fee: $30.00 per player
Total Prize Pool & Prize Value: $1,200 in credit, 1 Booster Box, 8 Playmats, Champion Plaque, Draft Packs for eight, & 40 Hero’s Rewards.

Competition Level: REL Competitive, We will have a L2 judge on hand.

Day 1 Format: 32 Player event.  10:00am start time.  4 Rounds Swiss of Modern, followed by 4 Rounds Swiss of Standard.  Each of the 4 round segments will be seeded, and matched as their own separate events. After combining the standings the top 8 players overall, including tie-breakers, will be invited to Day 2.

Byes: If you auto-qualified more than once, not including LCQs, you will be given a single Bye, which can be take either in the Modern or in the Standard leg.  No more than 1 Bye may be earned.

Day 2 Format: 8 Player event.  12:00pm start time.  3 Round, elimination, Booster Draft.

Prize Distribution:

All participants get: 1 Hero’s Reward
Top 8 Participants get: Grand Championship Playmat, a second Hero’s Reward, Boosters for the Top 8 Draft.
5th-8th Place: An additional $25.00 BKG Store Credit
3rd-4th Place: An additional $50.00 BKG Store Credit
2nd Place: A standard-legal Booster Box of their choice, or $100.00 BKG Store Credit
BKG Grand Champion 2018: $1000.00 BKG Store Credit, Grand Champion Plaque

Already Qualified: The following individuals have already earned an invite

Nolan McDonald
(Earned 1 Bye)
Winter 2018 Modern
Winter 2018 Standard
Steve Conway Spring 2018 Modern
Cody McCowell Spring 2018 Standard Micah Hewer Winter 2018 Draft
Aaron Stross Spring 2018 Draft Adam Guite Dominaria Store Champ
Jack Robbins Rivals of Ixalan Store Champ

 

MTG Modern PPTQ

It has been some time since we’ve hosted a PPTQ, but we are coming back with a bang with a Modern event!

When: Saturday, September 1st, 12:00pm (check-in begins at 11:00am)

Entry Fee: $25.00 -or- 8 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Modern, 4-6 Rounds (based on attendance) and a Cut to Top 8.  Rules Enforcement Level: Competitive

Prizes: The winner of the event will get an invite to a Regional PTQ.  Additionally we will be putting $25.00 per participant in to the prize pool.  The prize pool will be split among those in the Top 8, with more going to those that make it furthest.  All participants get a Hero’s Reward, and Stronghold Members get two.

So join us for a big Modern Event to close out summer vacation!

MTG Core 2019 Standard Showdown

Black Knight Games is happy to announce that we will be running Standard Showdown each Saturday after the release of Core 2019 until the season ends!  Showdown is great because in addition to our regular Standard prize pool, we will be adding 9 Standard Showdown packs too!

When: Saturday Evenings, beginning at 6:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm)

The Core 2019 Showdown season runs from SAT, July 28 – SAT, September 8

Entry Fee: $8.00 // $7.00 if you are a Stronghold Member // 2 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Standard, 3-4 Rounds based on attendance (usually 4), No Cut

Prizes: 1.5 Core 3019 Booster Packs/Player will be added to a Prize Pool to be split among the top players. Additionally at each event we will give out 9 Standard Showdown packs (Players that go at least x-1 player will each get at least one, and the rest will be passed out randomly among those that attend.  These events do not count towards the FNM Standard standings.

Standard Showdown Packs: The nine packs given out each event are a special 4-Card booster pack that will include

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 foil basic land with art by Rebecca Guay
  • 1 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set

MTG: Core 2019 Draft Weekend

To celebrate the Core 2019 release weekend Black Knight Games will be running another special MEGA-SIZED Draft Weekend Event!

When: Saturday, July 14, 12:00pm

Entry Fee: $20.00 -or- 6 Hero’s Rewards.  Stronghold Members receive a Hero’s Reward for participating.

Prizes: Drafts will add 1.5 packs per player to a prize pool.  Prizes are distributed based on record, so all 3-0s receive the same prize as each other, all 2-1s receive the same prize, etc.  Additionally, Wizards has provided us with a special draft weekend promo Desecrated Tomb to pass out to participants as well!

Format: Our Draft Weekend events will be just like normal drafts here, except participants will get 4 BOOSTER PACKS instead of 3 to draft with, for the same price!

So join us to celebrate the release of the very solid looking Core 2019 set!

MTG: Legacy Tournament

We tried running a Legacy tournament last month, and had enough interest to give it another go!  Demand has been high to get this off the ground so get ready for some intense competition as we are open after hours for this exclusive event.

Date: Sunday, June 29th 2018, 5:30pm (Registration begins at 5pm)

Entry Fee:  $10.00 -or- 3 Hero’s Rewards

Format: Legacy, DCI Sanctioned, 4 Rounds, No Cut

Details:

    • Pre-Registration by July 22nd and receive a Hero’s Reward
    • No Proxies
    • Special Additional Prizes
    • Stronghold Members get a Hero’s Reward

Prizes:  2 Booster Packs are added to the Prize Pool for each participant and is spread evenly to participants based on record (all 4-0 get the same prize, all 3-1 get the same prize). Packs may be swapped for $5.00 in Store Credit.

So join us for a special extended-hours evening of Legacy!

MTG Core 2019 Prerelease Weekend

We will be celebrating an impressive new core set, full of great reprints and exciting new cards.  Join us for an entire weekend of Prerelease fun!  Here are the details:

When: There will be six regular Core 2019 Prerelease events over the weekend, as well as a Youth event on the Sunday!

Friday, July 6 – MIDNIGHT (Sealed Deck)

Saturday, July 7 – 9:00am (Sealed Deck), 2:30pm (Sealed Deck), 8:00pm (Two-Headed Sealed)

Sunday, July 8 – 10:00am (Sealed Deck), 3:30pm (Sealed Deck)

Format: Sealed Deck (the third event on SAT is a Sealed Two-Headed Giant), 4 Rounds

Entry Fee: $39.00 // $35.00 for Stronghold Members // 9 Hero’s Rewards

You Get: Everyone gets a Prerelease pack.  Prerelease Packs include six boosters of Core 2019, a foil promo card (could be any rare/mythic from the set), a countdown die, a checklist, and a box to hold it all.  All participants get a FREE Hero’s Reward Card for each event they participate in. Additionally there will be door prizes, delicious snacks, and more fun.

Prizes: We will add three MTG Core 2019 packs into the prize pool per participant.  Each match (aka round) a player wins will earn them a pack.  Remaining packs (1 per person) are distributed among undefeated and 3-1 players (3-1 players get +1 pack, undefeated players split the rest, usually that means between 12-16 packs).  We will also randomly distribute a second Hero’s Reward for every 5 participants (including one to any winless players – which means everyone wins something!).

Kids Event: We have recently introduced the Knights of Blackwood Youth Program (to encourage our players ages 6-16 to participate in games), and we will be hosting a fun and casual MTG Prerelease event for our younger players on the same weekend!  Check out the Knights of Blackwood Core 2019 Prerelease event for more details.

Preorder Special:  Just like with Dominaria when you preorder you’ll be able to pick up your booster box at the prerelease weekend!  Check out our Preorder Special for all the details!

MTG: Core 2019 Prerelease (Youth)

The Knights of Blackwood is our FREE to join Youth Program.  Our goal is to provide great events for the younger players in the shop to participate in, and to that end we are very excited to bring you a Youth-Focused Prerelease event for Magic: the Gathering!

When: SUN, July 8, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: $35.00 -or- 9 Hero’s Rewards

Event Details: This is a Prerelease Event, which means that you get cards from the new Core 2019 set a WEEK before they are released!  Participants will get packs, and build a deck at the event.  They will then play games with others and win prizes!  Play is open, but we will help players find opponents.

What You Get: All Participants will get a Core 2019 Prerelease Pack that includes 6 Booster Packs, a Dice, and a Foil Pomo Card (taken from the Rares/Mythic Rares of the set).  Additionally all participants will get an extra Booster Pack, and a Hero’s Reward for participating.  Lastly, all Knights of Blackwood members will get a free Knights of Blackwood Pet!

Adult Mentors: The Knights of Blackwood is a program for kids ages 6-16, however anyone can participate in this event.  If you are older than 16 years old, you will be a ‘mentor’ helping out the younger players with rules and being a good example of a good sport.  Mentors will get all the same rewards as younger players, except the Pets.

Prizes: Everyone that plays a game will earn another Core 2019 booster pack, and when you win your first match you earn another!  Combine that with the free pack you get for joining in and every player gets 3 packs!  Anyone that plays at least 3 matches will get another Hero’s Reward (and will get that third pack if they didn’t win any).

So join us and all the other cool kids for some Prerelease fun, at our Knights of Blackwood prerelease for Magic!

MTG: Core 2019 Open House

Black Knight Games is pleased to be hosting another Open House, this time we be kicking off the next set – Core 2019!

When: Sun, July 1, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Entry Fee: FREE!

Participants Get: At Open House, new players get a Welcome Deck, and a tutorial showcase of the game in an open-play environment, they also get a Foil Full-Art Guttersnipe promo if you play at least three games!

Bring a Friend: If you are an established Magic player, you are invited to participate to teach new players, and to bring your friends in who would like to try MTG!  Established players will also be given a promotional Foil Full-Art Llanowar Elves if they bring a new player with them, or are found to be helpful teachers to new players.

Early-Bird Planeswalker Decks: Anyone that plays at least one game in our Open House will be allowed to purchase one of the new Core 2019 Planeswalker Decks not one, but two weeks early!

The Open House event  is a new tradition that precedes the Prerelease by a week, giving new players the perfect introduction leading in to the most exciting event each season!