Announcing the 2019 Tournament Series!

In two weeks, the 2018 Tournament Series will be ending with Red Deer Open. This year was record breaking in almost every sense: attendance, number of events, even total number of drafts fired. With 2018 wrapping up I am proud to announce the 2019 Tournament series.

The 2019 Tournament Series will be the largest tournament series both by distance covered and number of events than any independent multi-city tournament series in the world. With the addition of several new cities there will be events in all 10 Canadian provinces, from St. John’s NL all the way to Victoria, BC. That’s a total distance of over 5000 Km. Locations will include:

Victoria, BC NEW!
Vancouver, BC
Kelowna, BC NEW!
Grand Prairie AB NEW!
Edmonton, AB
Red Deer, AB
Calgary, AB
Lethbridge, AB NEW!
Saskatoon, SK
Regina, SK
Winnipeg, MB NEW!
London, ON
Hamilton, ON NEW!
Toronto, ON
Barrie ON NEW!
North Bay, ON
Ottawa, ON
Montréal, QC
Quebec City, QC
Fredericton, NB NEW!
Moncton, NB
Charlottetown, PE NEW!
Halifax, NS
St John’s, NL

In addition to new and exciting locations, we will be making the following positive changes to our events in 2019:

Classics Upgraded – Due to high attendance numbers across the country, we will be upgrading all Classics to Opens. This means larger prizes and more prestigious events; especially for those in smaller or more rural communities.

More Prizes – We will be increasing the prize structure in 2019 to accommodate the growing player base. Open+ competitors will receive an Ultimate Guard goody bag which includes a free pack of sleeves. Additionally, Open+ top 8 competitors will receive premium gaming supplies provided by Ultimate Guard. Here are the new and improved prize structures for our events:

New Playmat – Events in 2019 will showcase a new and exciting playmat awarded to all Open and Open+ top 8 competitors. Here is a look at the new playmat art:

Vendor Booths – In 2019 we will be working hard to ensure our vendor booths have the necessary stock, sales representatives and buy stations to serve all our customers in a timely manner. We understand that there can be line-ups, particularly in larger markets. To better serve you we will be adding additional staff to our events in 2019.

Side Events – A few weeks ago at our Calgary Open+, we had over 100 players competing in side events. In 2019 we will be allocating more space for side events. We have also decided that despite higher product costs we will continue to provide $10 Booster Drafts, $5 Commander Pods and $10 Constructed Queues.

Online Order Pick-up – Online order pick-ups will now be available for all Tournament Series events. The option will be available during checkout as a shipping option on for up to two months prior to the event.

Coverage – We have hired additional content staff at in order to ensure that coverage of our events becomes available at lightning speed. No more waiting for decklists, photos and event results.

Trials – We will be working with local stores to bring back Tournament Series Trials. This will give players the opportunity to earn free entry and a 1-round bye to their local Open. More details to come.

Finally, as with last year, the event dates will be released 6 months at a time. Here are the dates for the first half of 2019:

Look forward to the second half dates announcement by spring 2019.

2018 was an amazing year. Let’s make 2019 even better.

Thank you all for your continued support,

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The 2019 series is sponsored by Ultimate Guard.

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