Introducing Double Point Open Trials!

Our very first Double Point Open Trial Week is fast approaching! All Open Trials scheduled during the week of Monday, March 24th through Friday, March 28th will earn a whopping 300 Organizer Rewards Points, the same as an Elite IQ! In addition, you can also earn 50 Bonus Points for timely payment within seven days of approval and up to 80 Points with a Premium Plus Swag Pack. That’s 430 Points! The last day to sign up is February 24th, so don’t forget to take advantage of this great offer! Also, stay tuned to your inboxes to learn more about future Double Point Weeks. For more information, visit our Open Trial info page!

Gamers Giving Back

You may have heard of this month’s featured store on Daily MTG back in November. Derrick Sheets of Game On Chattanooga was able to take some time out of his busy Prerelease weekend to answer some questions about his store, his Grub for Gamers event, and how to keep players coming back.

I asked Derrick how long his store has been running Magic tournaments, and he was proud to tell me that not only have they been running tournaments since they opened their doors but they had run fourteen booster drafts that day! Derrick has played in (and won) Invitational Qualifiers before and said, “We have a good, solid competitive core of players in our area; it only seemed logical to run IQs.” Read more

Managing Your Budget

Over the last two months we have talked about the types of prizes and the types of structures that can help draw different types of players to your events. This month we are going to discuss budgeting for events by figuring out how much prizes you will be giving away per person.

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I am having trouble scheduling an event due to conflicts in my area. What can I do?

While we know this can be frustrating for some organizers, there are a couple things you can do to help secure dates for your events:

  • Become a Level 3 Organizer. You can do this by earning 5,000 Organizer Rewards Points, which then grants you three days Priority Scheduling ahead of Level 1 and 2 Organizers. As you continue to earn more and more Organizer Rewards Points and gain higher status, your Priority Scheduling time increases as well. Level 4 Organizers earn five days Priority Scheduling, and Level 5 Organizers earn seven days Priority Scheduling. Double Point events and Bonus Points are also two great ways to help you earn even more points than by just running regular events.

  • Be on the lookout in your inboxes, where we let you know when new scheduling windows open up.

  • Cross-promote with other area organizers to increase the availability of the calendar and to encourage even more players to attend your event.

We try our best to work with you to find dates for your events, so if you are ever having trouble finding a date or need assistance please feel free to email us atisp@starcitygames.com and we will do whatever we can to help!