Welcome to the first edition of the In-Store Programs Newsletter in 2014. I hope you’re enjoying all that the new year has to offer. StarCityGames.com recently announced a huge new addition to the Organized Play stable: the SCG Players’ Championship! In addition to being a huge bonus for all the players out there, this announcement is very good for you. Social media has been on fire with comments from players looking to increase their Open Point totals by attending Invitational Qualifier events. Be sure to take advantage of all the excitement and get some new players into your store. Also, don’t forget to register for an Open Trial March 24th through March 28th to earn double Organizer Rewards Points!
How does a store that’s been open for only a month get over 70 players at their first Invitational Qualifier? How did that impact the store running the event? I asked Jennifer Dery, tournament organizer at Comics and Gaming — Culpeper, these questions about their recent super-successful Invitational Qualifier. The Culpeper location opened up exactly one month before their first Invitational Qualifier and had more than double the average Invitational Qualifier attendance with their first event.
Last month we talked about the types of players that you are likely to see at your events as well as some of the types of prizes that you can offer to attract those players. This week we’ll look over event structure and how each way to run your event has benefits and drawbacks for you and your players.
Ready to schedule your April In-Store Program events? Sign-ups are open now!
One important reminder:
- No events may be scheduled April 11-12 due to the StarCityGames.com State Championships.
Schedule your April 2015 StarCityGames.com In-Store Program events in Organizer Tools!
In Organizer Tools, Organizer Rewards Points are calculated in a two-step process:
- Pending Points are added automatically when your event fee for any Open Trial or Invitational Qualifier is received.
- Pending Points convert to Available Points after the completion of your event for Open Trials and after your WER file has been uploaded for Invitational Qualifiers.
Available Points are what you may use to purchase future events, while Total Points reflect total points accumulated and your Organizer Rewards Status Level. If you have any questions regarding your points, please feel free to email us at [email protected], and don’t forget to email us when you’re ready to redeem your Organizer Rewards Points!