2008 WIN GOLD Challenges

Posted in Feature on November 10, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

The WIN GOLD Challenges tournaments are a series of qualifiers run throughout North America. The top two finishers at each qualifier earn invitations to the WIN GOLD Championship tournament, to be held at the 2008 Magic: the Gathering World Championship in Memphis, Tennessee on December 14, 2008. Additional qualifiers will be held at the World Championship for the WIN GOLD Championship tournament, where $10,000 in 14K GOLD will be awarded to the winner.

All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document

Entry Fee

  • Contact your local organizer for entry fee.

Format

  • Format determined by organizer (Standard, Extended, Legacy, or Sealed Deck)
  • Deck lists are required
  • Tournaments with less than 8 players will be cancelled.

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
AttendanceNumber of Swiss rounds
83 (Single Elim.)
9-164 (Cut to Top 4)
17 - 325
33 - 646
65 - 1287
129 - 2268
227 - 4099
410 or higher10

Advancement

  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Prizes

  • The top 2 players will win an invitation to the WIN GOLD tournament held at the 2008 World Championship on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM.
  • Product Prizes as determined by the organizer.

Notes

  • 16K, REL Regular
  • All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: The Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Locations

DateFormatVenueAddressCityStateZip Phone
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11/30/2008SealedHeroes Collectibles1570 S Dairy Ashford #109HoustonTX77077(281) 497-0221
11/30/2008StandardWin More Games12108 W 87 St PkwyLenexaKS66215(913) 541-1740
11/30/2008StandardLegends Entertainment503 York RdTowsonMD21204(410) 321-7607
11/30/2008StandardMadness Comics & Games111 East University Drive STE 112DentonTX76209(940) 591-9771
11/30/2008Sealed5 Ds Collectibles & Gifts170 Wyoming Ave.WyomingPA18644(570) 693-1282
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11/30/2008SealedKnight Ware Inc3709 Cahuenga Blvd. WestStudio CityCA91604(818) 769-7830
11/30/2008SealedAlternate Universes - Blue Bell1530 DeKalb PikeBlue BellPA19422(610) 277-7251
11/30/2008SealedMaster Consignment1717 Philo Rd #28UrbanaIL61802(217) 337-1555
11/30/2008SealedSuper Games281 South Main Street 103-BAlpharettaGA30004(770) 772-4500
11/30/2008SealedThe Daily Planet3411 Main St Ste 3BryantAR72022(501) 626-8265
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11/30/2008SealedComic Book Depot2847 Jerusalem AvenueWantaghNY11793(516) 221-9337
11/30/2008SealedGame Exchange1114 W Main St.LewisvilleTX75067(972) 420-4263
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11/30/2008StandardSkirmish Games8317 Spencer HwyDeer ParkTX77536(281) 542-6500
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11/30/2008LegacyMillennium Games & Hobbies3047 W Henrietta RdRochesterNY14623(585) 427-2190
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11/30/2008SealedGMI Games & Collectibles8300 Limonite Ave #FRiversideCA92509(951) 681-8270
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11/30/2008ExtendedVorpal Games108 SW 6th St.GainesvilleFL32601(352) 692-4455
11/29/2008LegacyGaming ETC555 Lordship BoulevardStratfordCT6615(203) 296-9961
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11/29/2008StandardCosmic Comic1905 Cornwall AveBellinghamWA98225-4308(360) 734-8058
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11/29/2008StandardUniversal Comics2516 Harrison Ave NWCantonOH44708(330) 453-5985
11/29/2008SealedArtifex Entertainment9839 Mira Mesa BlvdSan DiegoCA92131(858) 566-0506
11/29/2008StandardStar City Game Center5728 Williamson RdRoanokeVA24012(540) 362-4400
11/29/2008StandardGateway Games930 West Erie PlazaEriePA16508-2529(814) 874-3772
11/29/2008SealedImagine Comics & Cards8122 Hwy 107 N Suite CSherwoodAR72120(501) 833-3423
11/29/2008StandardLittle Shop Of Magic4155 S Buffalo Rd #110Las VegasNV89147(702) 307-6127
11/29/2008StandardSun City Games1716 East Yandell, Ste AEl PasoTX79902(915) 546-2733
11/29/2008StandardLucky?s Card Shop3929 High Point RdGreensboroNC27407(336) 834-4644
11/29/2008SealedGameology994 Foothill BlvdClaremontCA91711(909) 626-6926
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11/29/2008StandardThe End Zone1622 Broadway AveMattoonIL61938(217) 235-2960
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11/29/2008ExtendedC & R Comics2226 E DouglasWichitaKS67214(316) 260-4522
11/29/2008SealedX-Treme Games2199 N. Rt 83Round Lake BeachIL60073(847) 543-4269
11/29/2008SealedGames of Berkeley2151 Shattuck AveBerkeleyCA94704(510) 540-7822
11/29/2008SealedHall of Heroes119 E Grand AvePonca CityOK74601(580) 765-7437
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11/29/2008SealedCards & Comics Central5424 Geary BlvdSan FranciscoCA94121(415) 668-3544
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11/29/2008StandardSword In The Stone252 Main StWhiteburgKY41858(606) 633-5002
11/29/2008StandardQuarterstaff Games152 Church St.BurlingtonVT5401(802) 863-3666
11/29/2008StandardGamer's Inn1232 E Southern AveMesaAZ85204(480) 507-0509
11/29/2008SealedCyborg One44 Rear State StDoylestownPA18901(215) 348-1451
11/29/2008StandardMisty Mountain Games & Diversions1922 S Stoughton RdMadisonWI53716(608) 441-0312
11/29/2008StandardC&J Collectibles5409 Central Ave Ste 20NewarkCA94560(510) 796-5790
11/29/2008SealedComic Emporium2403 Hwy 231Panama CityFL32405(850) 769-2690
11/29/2008SealedThe Keep1505 Goshen RoadFort WayneIN46808(260) 471-4336
11/29/2008StandardMeta Games Unlimited3309 East SunshineSpringfieldMO65804(417) 881-9390
11/29/2008SealedThompson Productions, LLC207 North HoldenWarrensburgMO64093(660) 747-3830
11/29/2008StandardNext Level Games1000 Rivergate Parkway Suite 1300GoodlettsvilleTN37072(615) 859-8654
11/29/2008SealedCollectors Paradise7131 Winnetka AveWinnetkaCA91306(818) 999-9455
11/28/2008SealedNatural 20117 Haddon AvenueWestmontNJ8108(856) 854-7100
11/28/2008SealedKrier's Cards3900 Pelandale ave ste 305ModestoCA95356(209) 522-0511
11/28/2008SealedRainy Day Games18105 SW Tualatin Valley HwyAlohaOR97006(503) 642-4100
11/28/2008StandardSkirmish Games8317 Spencer HwyDeer ParkTX77536(281) 542-6500
11/28/2008StandardRooks Comics and Games2622 W Main St Ste CBozemanMT59718(406) 556-2153
11/28/2008SealedDragon's Den2600 South Road, Poughkeepsie Plaza MallPoughkeepsieNY12601(845) 471-1401
11/23/2008SealedDreamers Cards & Games3008 Texas AveSt Louis ParkMN55426(952) 938-8163
11/23/2008SealedMid-South Game Center7990 Trinity Road Suite 125CordovaTN38018(901) 759-1153
11/23/2008SealedPandemonium Arena4 Pleasant St.CambridgeMA2115(617) 547-3721
11/23/2008StandardDragon's Den15483 7th StVictorvilleCA92395(760) 955-1121
11/23/2008SealedGamer Ground8907 St. Charles Rock Rd.St. JohnMO63114(314) 423-4800
11/23/2008StandardAddictive Behaviors26 E 11th Ave.EugeneOR97401(541) 345-5700
11/23/2008SealedFlights Of Fantasy Books381 Sand Creek RdAlbanyNY12205(518) 435-9337
11/23/2008SealedEmpire Comics1636 Slate Run RdNew AlbanyIN47150(812) 948-9290
11/23/2008SealedMerlyn's19 W MainSpokaneWA99201(509) 624-0957
11/23/2008SealedSC Collectibles987 E. Ash St. Suite A-11, Miami Valley Centre MallPiquaOH45356(937) 773-0950
11/23/2008StandardJesters Cap Games3571 Walden AveLancasterNY14086(716) 681-5545
11/23/2008StandardWest Coast Sports Cards2008th S. 314th StreetFederal WayWA98003(253) 941-1757
11/23/2008StandardBatter Up1875 Main StTewksburyMA1876(978) 640-1586
11/23/2008StandardCritical Hit Games89 2nd ST #5CoralvilleIA52241(319) 338-4263
11/22/2008StandardGames +14621 Cheyenne AvenueDavenportIA52807(563) 391-1680
11/22/2008StandardHead 2 Head Games618 Court StreetJacksonvilleNC28540(910) 238-6650
11/22/2008StandardShortstops Sportscards32776 US 19 NorthPalm HarborFL34684(727) 359-2605
11/22/2008StandardYottaquest7607 Hamilton AveCincinnatiOH45231(513) 923-1985
11/22/2008ExtendedA Hidden Fortress1960-9 Sequoia AveSimi ValleyCA93063(805) 526-6457
11/22/2008StandardGame Den - West Valley3601 South 2700 WestWest Valley CityUT84119(801) 969-0074
11/22/2008SealedGamers Guild1052 Lillington Hwy.Spring LakeNC28390(910) 497-2354
11/22/2008StandardAquilonia Comics, Cards & More412 Fulton StTroyNY12180(518) 271-1069
11/22/2008StandardEagle Hill351 Main StPresque IsleME4769(207) 764-5701
11/22/2008StandardChanging Hands Book Shoppe528 S Virginia AveJoplinMO64801-2327(417) 623-6699
11/22/2008SealedWar Dogs Game Center5800 Beach Blvd #110JacksonvilleFL32207(904) 399-1975
11/22/2008StandardCastle Perilous Games207 West Main St.CarbondaleIL62901-2919(618) 529-5317
11/22/2008SealedNeutral Ground15 West 37th StreetNew YorkNY10001(212) 633-1288
11/22/2008StandardPat's Castle2308 Hancock DriveAustinTX78756(512) 451-2223
11/22/2008SealedPaula's Sports Cards1231 Wilder Ave #206HonoluluHI96822(808) 533-4886
11/22/2008SealedFun 4 All2742 Washtenaw AveYpsilantiMI48197(734) 434-7440
11/22/2008LegacyMonster Den Games1815 E 41st #BMinneapolisMN55407(612) 724-4543
11/22/2008SealedAll Fun & Games958 U.S. Hwy 64 W Lake Pine PlazaApexNC27523(919) 468-6322
11/22/2008SealedPaddy's Game Shoppe706 W St. Germain STSt. CloudMN56301(320) 229-7545
11/22/2008StandardTime Warp Comics3105 28th StBoulderCO80301(303) 443-4500
11/22/2008StandardPastimes Sports Cards Comics & Games8351 1/2 West Golf Rd.NilesIL60714(847) 470-9636
11/22/2008SealedDragon's Lair1400 W BattlefieldSpringfieldMO65807(417) 886-1115
11/22/2008SealedMyriad Games8 Stiles RdSalemNH3079(603) 681-0355
11/22/2008StandardB & B Game Store - Saint Peters1241 Jungermann RdSaint PetersMO63376(636) 922-7442
11/22/2008StandardBattlezone Games85 N Center Point RdHiawathaIA52233(319) 378-9663
11/22/2008SealedArtifex Entertainment9839 Mira Mesa BlvdSan DiegoCA92131(858) 566-0506
11/22/2008StandardLoki's Games4531 SE WoodstockPortlandOR97206(503) 774-8467
11/22/2008SealedBells Comics & Gaming Cards25 Pine Grove SquareGrove CityPA16127(724) 458-4081
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