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Quick facts

  • When? Saturday 19 October (+ side events on Friday and Sunday). Registration 10:00–10:45 AM.
  • Where? Tempest store, Calle de Timoteo Domingo, 17, Madrid, Spain. Link to map.
  • How? Pre-reg is required, see form below. Cost 35€.

Welcome to the European Championships in Premodern 2019

Welcome to the second edition of the European Championships in Premodern 2019! Do you have what it takes to take home the trophy of the most presitigious Premodern tournament so far? This year’s tournament is hosted by Tempest Store—a large MTG store in central Madrid—and co-arranged by Francisco José Cumplido Rica, founder of the Madrid Premodern League (site in Spanish). The league gathers around 20 twenty local players in their monthly tournaments, making Madrid one of the largest Premodern communities and thus a perfect place for a tournament like this.

Last year’s Euro Champs in Genoa, Italy, attracted 43 players, but the format has grown since then. Due to the expected large interest and a cap of 80 players at the venue, we therefore require pre-registration on a first-come-first-serve basis, using the form at the bottom of this page. In the case that the registrations should exceed the player cap, we will use a waiting list and we may also decide to require pre-payment in order to confirm your pre-registration.

The tournament format is Swiss (preliminarily seven 50 minute rounds with a lunch break after three rounds), followed by single-elimination top 8. Online registration of decklists is required and the deadline for this will be set at least 24 hours before tournament start (registered players will receive more info via e-mail). Hence, you can skip the last-minute deckbuilding stress and join for some casual side events on Friday instead. 🙂 For those of you who are around on Friday night, there are also plans for a dinner close to Tempest store (indicate interest when registering).

You can expect some nice prize payouts in the form of Premodern staples, old boosters, and of course the winner’s cup and all the glory that goes with it. The prize pool will scale with the number of players, and will be announced later on.

We hope to see you there!

– Martin and Francisco

Side events

To make the trip worthwhile for international players, there will be several side events throughout the weekend. The side-event schedule is (preliminarily) as follows.

Friday

  • Legacy FNM “Legacy is dead”, start 17:30, cost 5€
  • Throwback drafts (preliminarily Odyssey, Invasion or Onslaught block), starting from 15:00, details TBA.

Sunday

  • Premodern “Aftermath” tourney, start 12:00, details TBA.
  • 93/94, Atlantic rules (reprints with the old frame and original artwork + Revised allowed), start 17:00, details TBA.

Coverage

For those of you who can’t make it this year, the main tournament will be live-streamed. Details TBA.

Getting around in Madrid

Check out Francisco’s “Madrid survival guide for Premodern players” with basic info about getting around in Madrid.

Pre-registration

Use the following form to pre-register for the main tournament. A confirmation will be sent to the e-mail address that you provide.