New Zealand National Champs 2020

Format: Classic Constructed

Entry: By invitation. There is no entry fee to participate.

Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020

Time: Saturday 26th 9:00am doors open, 9:45am player meeting (deck lists collected during the player meeting)

Sunday 27th 8:30am doors open, 9:00am National Champs round 8 starts, 10.00am PTI Qualifier starts

Venue: Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington 6011

Invitations & Eligibility

Players are eligible to participate in one National Championship per year, and only in the country of their primary place of residence.

An invitation is required to participate at a National Championship. 100 players will be invited to the New Zealand National Champs through:

  • Road to Nationals top 8 invitations
  • 90-day XP leaderboard as of September 7th, being the top N previously uninvited players, where N is 100 minus the number of players who have received an invitation through Road to Nationals.

In addition to the 100 invitations awarded above, a previously uninvited player may redeem a Professional Tournament Invitation (Top 8 from The Calling), by notifying op@fabtcg.com no later than 5.00pm, Friday September 18th.

Prizes

Champion $3000 NZD
National Champion Trophy
Gold Legendary prize card*
Top 8 playmat
PTI (Professional Tournament Invite)
Finalist $1500 NZD
Gold Legendary prize card*
Top 8 playmat
PTI (Professional Tournament Invite)
Semi-Finalist $750 NZD
Gold Legendary prize card*
Top 8 playmat
PTI (Professional Tournament Invite)
Quarter-finalist $500 NZD
Gold Legendary prize card*
Top 8 playmat
PTI (Professional Tournament Invite)
9th - 16th $250 NZD
Participation Cold Foil Hero Card
National Champs participation gift

*8 different Gold Legendary prize cards will be up for grabs. The highest ranked player after swiss will choose first from among them, followed by second ranked after swiss and so on.

Tournament Structure & Side Events

National Champs Day 1

Seven rounds of swiss with all 5-2 records or top 16 (whichever is greater) advancing to day two.

  • Swiss rounds are 50 + 5 minute rounds.
  • Swiss round matches are best of one.

National Champs Day 2

3 rounds of swiss with cut to top 8 single elimination.

  • Swiss rounds are 50 + 5 minute rounds.
  • Top 8 matches untimed (players are expected to play at a reasonable pace).
  • Swiss round and top 8 matches are best of 1.
  • For each Top 8 match, the player that finished higher in the swiss rounds chooses to play first or second.

A player must use the same classic constructed deck for all swiss and top 8 matches.

Day 2 Side Events

PTI Qualifier (details TBA) + On Demand Events.

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