Regional Championships follow Store Championships in the Organized Play calendar and are the next level in competition, prizes, and prestige. These exclusive events offer players a chance to test their skills against the best players in their region and compete for awesome prizes, including a precious first-round bye at a National Championship.
Regionals are larger events that promote a more competitive atmosphere than Store Championships while trying to attract a wide audience of A Game of Thrones: The Card Game players. Players can come to these events expecting a high level of competition, as well as a welcoming atmosphere for less experienced players looking to enter a more prominent tournament.
With its fantastic prizes, stiff competition, and thrilling atmosphere, a Thrones Regional is the event to attend for aspiring competitive players or those looking to take a step toward their National Championship or the World Championship.
Entry fee: $15
Start Time: 11am
Tournament Tier: Formal
Tournament Structure: Advanced
There will be a dinner break between Swiss and single-elimination rounds. You may pre-register today by stopping in or calling the store (719-522-1099).
WHAT TO BRING
– A completed and filled out deck list
– A legal draw deck containing a minimum of 60 cards
– A legal plot deck containing exactly 7 cards
– Opaque card sleeves for both draw and plot decks
– Third-party tokens will be legal
The winner receives a Regional Champion trophy, one card granting a first-round bye for the United States National Championship at the 2016 Origins Game Fair in June, and a reserved spot at the 2016 World Championship in November!
Each receive a wooden Stark house card.
Each receive a gorgeous Regional playmat featuring Ned Stark relaxing in Winterfell’s godswood.
Each receive one pack of acrylic Stark power tokens.
Each receive one copy of the alternate art card Varys.
TOURNAMENT TIER AND STRUCTURE
This is a premier tier tournament, where players are expected to have a moderate amount of experience, and should be familiar with the game rules and event regulations. The focus is on a competitive and fair environment. The tournament organizer is not allowed to play.
We will be using an advanced tournament structure that caters to participants who enjoy competition. This structure provides a robust tournament experience that requires a substantial commitment of time and resources from the organizer and players.
We will start with a series of Swiss rounds. The Swiss pairing system awards tournament points to the winner of each game. Each Swiss round pairs players in head-to-head games, attempting to match players with the same number of tournament points together while preventing players from playing the same opponent more than once. At the end of Swiss rounds, the top players progress into single elimination rounds.
The single elimination portion of the event is a series of rounds in which the winner of each pairing remains in the tournament and the losing player is eliminated and dropped from the tournament. Elimination rounds continue until only one player remains and is named the winner.
The number of Swiss rounds and size of the cut to single-elimination will be based on the number of registered players, as indicated below.
Win = 5 tournament points
Modified Win = 4 tournament points
Draw = 2 tournament points
Modified Loss = 1 tournament point
Loss = 0 tournament points
2) Strength of Schedule
3) Extended Strength of Schedule
Any player that has played and defeated all other players in the group is ranked above the other players in the group.
Strength of Schedule:
A player’s strength of schedule is calculated by dividing each opponent’s total tournament points by the number of rounds that opponent has played, adding the results of each opponent played, and then dividing that total by the number of opponents the player has played. The player with the highest strength of schedule is ranked above all other players in the group not yet ranked. The player with the second-highest strength of schedule is ranked second among all players in the group not yet ranked, and so on.
Extended Strength of Schedule:
A player’s extended strength of schedule is calculated by adding each opponent’s strength of schedule and then dividing by the number of opponents that player has played. The player with the highest extended strength of schedule is ranked above all other players in the group not yet ranked. The player with the second-highest extended strength of schedule is ranked second among all players in the group not yet ranked, and so on.
If any players are still tied after all other tiebreakers have been applied, then those players are ranked in a random order.
9-12 Players – 4 Rounds of Swiss and Cut to Top 4
13-24 Players – 4 Rounds of Swiss and Cut to Top 8
25-40 Players – 5 Rounds of Swiss and Cut to Top 8
41-76 Players – 6 Rounds of Swiss and Cut to Top 8