2008 WIN GOLD Challenges

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:

Attendance Number of Swiss rounds
8 3 (Single Elim.)
9-16 4 (Cut to Top 4)
17 - 32 5
33 - 64 6
65 - 128 7
129 - 226 8
227 - 409 9
410 or higher 10

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

Date Format Venue Address City State Zip Phone
12/6/2008 Standard Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia PA 19107 (540) 362-4400
11/30/2008 Sealed Heroes Collectibles 1570 S Dairy Ashford #109 Houston TX 77077 (281) 497-0221
11/30/2008 Standard Win More Games 12108 W 87 St Pkwy Lenexa KS 66215 (913) 541-1740
11/30/2008 Standard Legends Entertainment 503 York Rd Towson MD 21204 (410) 321-7607
11/30/2008 Standard Madness Comics & Games 111 East University Drive STE 112 Denton TX 76209 (940) 591-9771
11/30/2008 Sealed 5 Ds Collectibles & Gifts 170 Wyoming Ave. Wyoming PA 18644 (570) 693-1282
11/30/2008 Standard The Soldiery 4256 N High St Columbus OH 43214 (614) 267-1957
11/30/2008 Sealed Knight Ware Inc 3709 Cahuenga Blvd. West Studio City CA 91604 (818) 769-7830
11/30/2008 Sealed Alternate Universes - Blue Bell 1530 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell PA 19422 (610) 277-7251
11/30/2008 Sealed Master Consignment 1717 Philo Rd #28 Urbana IL 61802 (217) 337-1555
11/30/2008 Sealed Super Games 281 South Main Street 103-B Alpharetta GA 30004 (770) 772-4500
11/30/2008 Sealed The Daily Planet 3411 Main St Ste 3 Bryant AR 72022 (501) 626-8265
11/30/2008 Sealed Richmond Comix 14249 Midlothian Tpke Midlothian VA 23113 (804) 594-2845
11/30/2008 Standard Dragon's Den 3801 W 34th St #115 Sioux Falls SD 57106 (605) 361-4343
11/30/2008 Standard Golden Memories Comics & Cards 1265 Montauk Highway Mastic NY 11950 (631) 281-0554
11/30/2008 Extended All Things Fun 185 C Route 73 North West Berlin NJ 8091 (856) 719-1414
11/30/2008 Sealed Game Kastle 1350 Coleman Ave Santa Clara CA 95050 (408) 243-4263
11/30/2008 Sealed Comic Book Depot 2847 Jerusalem Avenue Wantagh NY 11793 (516) 221-9337
11/30/2008 Sealed Game Exchange 1114 W Main St. Lewisville TX 75067 (972) 420-4263
11/30/2008 Standard GamingEtc Tournament Center 555 Lordship Blvd Stratford CT 6615 (203) 296-9961
11/30/2008 Standard Skirmish Games 8317 Spencer Hwy Deer Park TX 77536 (281) 542-6500
11/30/2008 Sealed A World of Collectibles 23632 Hwy 99 #O Edmonds WA 98026 (425) 778-2678
11/30/2008 Sealed The Realm Games & Comics 860 W Imperial Hwy J&K Brea CA 92821 (714) 990-8450
11/30/2008 Standard The Grid 52 Purnell Place Manchester CT 06040-5412 (508) 473-5874
11/30/2008 Sealed Game Cafe 107 West Lexington Independence MO 64050 (816) 252-7529
11/30/2008 Legacy Millennium Games & Hobbies 3047 W Henrietta Rd Rochester NY 14623 (585) 427-2190
11/30/2008 Sealed Agents Comics and Games 817 W Douglas Ave Wichita KS 67213 (316) 518-8516
11/30/2008 Sealed GMI Games & Collectibles 8300 Limonite Ave #F Riverside CA 92509 (951) 681-8270
11/30/2008 Standard Gnomes Games 2160 Ridge Road Green Bay WI 54304 (920) 499-4263
11/30/2008 Extended Vorpal Games 108 SW 6th St. Gainesville FL 32601 (352) 692-4455
11/29/2008 Legacy Gaming ETC 555 Lordship Boulevard Stratford CT 6615 (203) 296-9961
11/29/2008 Sealed Hillside Games 156 Tunnel Rd Suite 1 Asheville NC 28805 (828) 505-1195
11/29/2008 Standard Enchanted Grounds 8800 S. Colorado Blvd. Suite A Highlands Ranch CO 80126 (303) 470-1010
11/29/2008 Standard Cosmic Comic 1905 Cornwall Ave Bellingham WA 98225-4308 (360) 734-8058
11/29/2008 Sealed The Game Depot 3136 S. McClintock Dr # L Tempe AZ 85282 (480) 966-4727
11/29/2008 Sealed Cavalry Game and Hobby 511 E Silver Spring Dr Whitefish Bay WI 53217 (414) 961-9100
11/29/2008 Sealed Wayne?s World of Collectibles 1921 W Diamond Blvd B-3 Anchorage AK 99515 (907) 929-7878
11/29/2008 Legacy Gnomes Games 2160 Ridge Road Green Bay WI 54304 (920) 499-4263
11/29/2008 Standard Wizards 2160 US1 S Unit 2 St Augustine FL 32086 (904) 797-8278
11/29/2008 Sealed Anthem Games 5305 Ehrlich Road Suite 13 Tampa FL 33625 (813) 333-5386
11/29/2008 Standard Mystical Mayhem 1751 West 18th Street Eugene OR 97402 (541) 345-5700
11/29/2008 Standard Comic Town 1 1065 Gemini Place Columbus OH 43240 (614) 262-5006
11/29/2008 Legacy Misty Mountain: North 2113 W. Burnsville Parkway Burnsville MN 55337 (952) 895-1989
11/29/2008 Standard Three J's 1231 S Euclid Anaheim CA 92802 (714) 758-3803
11/29/2008 Legacy Mark's Comics & Collectibles 291 N Central Ave Valley Stream NY 11580 (516) 872-5919
11/29/2008 Legacy Graham Crackers Comics - Naperville 1271 Rickert Dr. #135 Naperville IL 60540 (630) 355-4310
11/29/2008 Sealed Comic Asylum 4750 N Jupiter Rd Suite 112 Garland TX 75044 (972) 414-7760
11/29/2008 Sealed AP Collectibles 2332 E Main St Plainfield IN 46168 (317) 837-9875
11/29/2008 Standard The Deep 2312 S. Memorial Pkwy. Huntsville AL 35801 (256) 532-1292
11/29/2008 Sealed Battleground Games and Hobbies 1501 Bedford Street Abington MA 02351-1093 (781) 261-9669
11/29/2008 Standard Guardian Games 303 SE 3rd Ave Portland OR 97214 (503) 238-4000
11/29/2008 Standard Universal Comics 2516 Harrison Ave NW Canton OH 44708 (330) 453-5985
11/29/2008 Sealed Artifex Entertainment 9839 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego CA 92131 (858) 566-0506
11/29/2008 Standard Star City Game Center 5728 Williamson Rd Roanoke VA 24012 (540) 362-4400
11/29/2008 Standard Gateway Games 930 West Erie Plaza Erie PA 16508-2529 (814) 874-3772
11/29/2008 Sealed Imagine Comics & Cards 8122 Hwy 107 N Suite C Sherwood AR 72120 (501) 833-3423
11/29/2008 Standard Little Shop Of Magic 4155 S Buffalo Rd #110 Las Vegas NV 89147 (702) 307-6127
11/29/2008 Standard Sun City Games 1716 East Yandell, Ste A El Paso TX 79902 (915) 546-2733
11/29/2008 Standard Lucky?s Card Shop 3929 High Point Rd Greensboro NC 27407 (336) 834-4644
11/29/2008 Sealed Gameology 994 Foothill Blvd Claremont CA 91711 (909) 626-6926
11/29/2008 Standard Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Club 200 Clement Rd., East Hartford Hartford CT 55555 (508) 473-5874
11/29/2008 Standard The End Zone 1622 Broadway Ave Mattoon IL 61938 (217) 235-2960
11/29/2008 Standard Arkham Asylum 680 Boswell Ave Norwich CT 6360 (860) 859-9848
11/29/2008 Extended C & R Comics 2226 E Douglas Wichita KS 67214 (316) 260-4522
11/29/2008 Sealed X-Treme Games 2199 N. Rt 83 Round Lake Beach IL 60073 (847) 543-4269
11/29/2008 Sealed Games of Berkeley 2151 Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94704 (510) 540-7822
11/29/2008 Sealed Hall of Heroes 119 E Grand Ave Ponca City OK 74601 (580) 765-7437
11/29/2008 Sealed Beckmon?s Gaming Paradise 1037 Blue Lakes Blvd N Twin Falls ID 83301 (208) 733-3901
11/29/2008 Standard Heroes & Fantasies - Bitters 226 Bitters Rd San Antonio TX 78216 (210) 545-9063
11/29/2008 Sealed Cards & Comics Central 5424 Geary Blvd San Francisco CA 94121 (415) 668-3544
11/29/2008 Sealed Amazing Discoveries 2928 E Broadway Tucson AZ 85719 (520) 320-0338
11/29/2008 Standard Sword In The Stone 252 Main St Whiteburg KY 41858 (606) 633-5002
11/29/2008 Standard Quarterstaff Games 152 Church St. Burlington VT 5401 (802) 863-3666
11/29/2008 Standard Gamer's Inn 1232 E Southern Ave Mesa AZ 85204 (480) 507-0509
11/29/2008 Sealed Cyborg One 44 Rear State St Doylestown PA 18901 (215) 348-1451
11/29/2008 Standard Misty Mountain Games & Diversions 1922 S Stoughton Rd Madison WI 53716 (608) 441-0312
11/29/2008 Standard C&J Collectibles 5409 Central Ave Ste 20 Newark CA 94560 (510) 796-5790
11/29/2008 Sealed Comic Emporium 2403 Hwy 231 Panama City FL 32405 (850) 769-2690
11/29/2008 Sealed The Keep 1505 Goshen Road Fort Wayne IN 46808 (260) 471-4336
11/29/2008 Standard Meta Games Unlimited 3309 East Sunshine Springfield MO 65804 (417) 881-9390
11/29/2008 Sealed Thompson Productions, LLC 207 North Holden Warrensburg MO 64093 (660) 747-3830
11/29/2008 Standard Next Level Games 1000 Rivergate Parkway Suite 1300 Goodlettsville TN 37072 (615) 859-8654
11/29/2008 Sealed Collectors Paradise 7131 Winnetka Ave Winnetka CA 91306 (818) 999-9455
11/28/2008 Sealed Natural 20 117 Haddon Avenue Westmont NJ 8108 (856) 854-7100
11/28/2008 Sealed Krier's Cards 3900 Pelandale ave ste 305 Modesto CA 95356 (209) 522-0511
11/28/2008 Sealed Rainy Day Games 18105 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy Aloha OR 97006 (503) 642-4100
11/28/2008 Standard Skirmish Games 8317 Spencer Hwy Deer Park TX 77536 (281) 542-6500
11/28/2008 Standard Rooks Comics and Games 2622 W Main St Ste C Bozeman MT 59718 (406) 556-2153
11/28/2008 Sealed Dragon's Den 2600 South Road, Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall Poughkeepsie NY 12601 (845) 471-1401
11/23/2008 Sealed Dreamers Cards & Games 3008 Texas Ave St Louis Park MN 55426 (952) 938-8163
11/23/2008 Sealed Mid-South Game Center 7990 Trinity Road Suite 125 Cordova TN 38018 (901) 759-1153
11/23/2008 Sealed Pandemonium Arena 4 Pleasant St. Cambridge MA 2115 (617) 547-3721
11/23/2008 Standard Dragon's Den 15483 7th St Victorville CA 92395 (760) 955-1121
11/23/2008 Sealed Gamer Ground 8907 St. Charles Rock Rd. St. John MO 63114 (314) 423-4800
11/23/2008 Standard Addictive Behaviors 26 E 11th Ave. Eugene OR 97401 (541) 345-5700
11/23/2008 Sealed Flights Of Fantasy Books 381 Sand Creek Rd Albany NY 12205 (518) 435-9337
11/23/2008 Sealed Empire Comics 1636 Slate Run Rd New Albany IN 47150 (812) 948-9290
11/23/2008 Sealed Merlyn's 19 W Main Spokane WA 99201 (509) 624-0957
11/23/2008 Sealed SC Collectibles 987 E. Ash St. Suite A-11, Miami Valley Centre Mall Piqua OH 45356 (937) 773-0950
11/23/2008 Standard Jesters Cap Games 3571 Walden Ave Lancaster NY 14086 (716) 681-5545
11/23/2008 Standard West Coast Sports Cards 2008th S. 314th Street Federal Way WA 98003 (253) 941-1757
11/23/2008 Standard Batter Up 1875 Main St Tewksbury MA 1876 (978) 640-1586
11/23/2008 Standard Critical Hit Games 89 2nd ST #5 Coralville IA 52241 (319) 338-4263
11/22/2008 Standard Games +1 4621 Cheyenne Avenue Davenport IA 52807 (563) 391-1680
11/22/2008 Standard Head 2 Head Games 618 Court Street Jacksonville NC 28540 (910) 238-6650
11/22/2008 Standard Shortstops Sportscards 32776 US 19 North Palm Harbor FL 34684 (727) 359-2605
11/22/2008 Standard Yottaquest 7607 Hamilton Ave Cincinnati OH 45231 (513) 923-1985
11/22/2008 Extended A Hidden Fortress 1960-9 Sequoia Ave Simi Valley CA 93063 (805) 526-6457
11/22/2008 Standard Game Den - West Valley 3601 South 2700 West West Valley City UT 84119 (801) 969-0074
11/22/2008 Sealed Gamers Guild 1052 Lillington Hwy. Spring Lake NC 28390 (910) 497-2354
11/22/2008 Standard Aquilonia Comics, Cards & More 412 Fulton St Troy NY 12180 (518) 271-1069
11/22/2008 Standard Eagle Hill 351 Main St Presque Isle ME 4769 (207) 764-5701
11/22/2008 Standard Changing Hands Book Shoppe 528 S Virginia Ave Joplin MO 64801-2327 (417) 623-6699
11/22/2008 Sealed War Dogs Game Center 5800 Beach Blvd #110 Jacksonville FL 32207 (904) 399-1975
11/22/2008 Standard Castle Perilous Games 207 West Main St. Carbondale IL 62901-2919 (618) 529-5317
11/22/2008 Sealed Neutral Ground 15 West 37th Street New York NY 10001 (212) 633-1288
11/22/2008 Standard Pat's Castle 2308 Hancock Drive Austin TX 78756 (512) 451-2223
11/22/2008 Sealed Paula's Sports Cards 1231 Wilder Ave #206 Honolulu HI 96822 (808) 533-4886
11/22/2008 Sealed Fun 4 All 2742 Washtenaw Ave Ypsilanti MI 48197 (734) 434-7440
11/22/2008 Legacy Monster Den Games 1815 E 41st #B Minneapolis MN 55407 (612) 724-4543
11/22/2008 Sealed All Fun & Games 958 U.S. Hwy 64 W Lake Pine Plaza Apex NC 27523 (919) 468-6322
11/22/2008 Sealed Paddy's Game Shoppe 706 W St. Germain ST St. Cloud MN 56301 (320) 229-7545
11/22/2008 Standard Time Warp Comics 3105 28th St Boulder CO 80301 (303) 443-4500
11/22/2008 Standard Pastimes Sports Cards Comics & Games 8351 1/2 West Golf Rd. Niles IL 60714 (847) 470-9636
11/22/2008 Sealed Dragon's Lair 1400 W Battlefield Springfield MO 65807 (417) 886-1115
11/22/2008 Sealed Myriad Games 8 Stiles Rd Salem NH 3079 (603) 681-0355
11/22/2008 Standard B & B Game Store - Saint Peters 1241 Jungermann Rd Saint Peters MO 63376 (636) 922-7442
11/22/2008 Standard Battlezone Games 85 N Center Point Rd Hiawatha IA 52233 (319) 378-9663
11/22/2008 Sealed Artifex Entertainment 9839 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego CA 92131 (858) 566-0506
11/22/2008 Standard Loki's Games 4531 SE Woodstock Portland OR 97206 (503) 774-8467
11/22/2008 Sealed Bells Comics & Gaming Cards 25 Pine Grove Square Grove City PA 16127 (724) 458-4081
11/22/2008 Standard Book and Music Exchange 5400 Preston Hwy Louisville KY 40219 (502) 969-4403
11/22/2008 Sealed The Roundtable Games & Stuff 515 Fayette ST Conshohocken PA 19428 (610) 825-6120
11/22/2008 Sealed Who's On 1st Games & Collectibles 6743 Dublin Blvd #35 Dublin CA 94568 (925) 829-4600
11/22/2008 Sealed Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth Convention Center Dallas TX 75220  
11/22/2008 Standard The Game Den - Provo 1200 Towne Centre Blvd #1078 Provo UT 84601 (801) 969-0074
11/22/2008 Sealed All About Games 7009 Overland Boise ID 83709 (208) 343-5653
11/22/2008 Standard On Board Games 811 West Lincoln Hwy Dekalb IL 60115 (815) 713-4871
11/22/2008 Sealed Army Reserve Center Unit 420th MCD 2152 N. Westwood Blvd Poplar Bluff MO 63901 (315) 408-3444
11/20/2008 Standard Adventures in Comics & Games 6026 Fair Oaks Blvd Carmichael CA 95608 (916) 973-9064
11/20/2008 Standard Ready to Play Trading Cards 2712 Emanuel Church Rd West Columbia SC 29170 (803) 359-6588
11/19/2008 Standard Mr. Nice Guy Games 802 Allegheny River Blvd Oakmont PA 15139 (412) 828-1701
11/16/2008 Legacy Gaming ETC 555 Lordship Boulevard Stratford CT 6615 (203) 296-9961
11/16/2008 Extended Unity Games - Augusta 3348 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta GA 30909-2811  
11/15/2008 Standard Unity Games - Augusta 3348 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta GA 30909-2811  
11/15/2008 Sealed Seattle Convention Center 305 Harrison St. Seattle WA 98109-4623  
11/15/2008 Sealed Games of Berkeley 2151 Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94704 (510) 540-7822
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