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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #75 on: September 26, 2009, 01:32:49 PM »
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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #76 on: September 27, 2009, 08:16:36 AM »
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1) Only Local tournaments would be eligible
2) These would be limited to 1 per month per group
3) all paperwork/payment for previous tourneys must be resolved before the next one is allowed
4) set a maximun number of these tournaments per season/per group (like 6)
5) None of these tournaments between May 1st and Nationals
6) all paperwork must be turned in by May 15th or they are not eligible

I am willing to try this with the above stipulations and the following:
7)  The host must print their own forms (winner list, sign in sheet, tournament application) and mail these back with check or money order & Redemption Cash.  No faxes, e-mails or credit cards.
8  You must be an experienced host - have already hosted at least 2 santioned locals and 1 sanctioned district to be eligible for this program.
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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #77 on: September 27, 2009, 08:30:43 AM »
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Sweet ;D.

I'm glad that you have considered our suggestions and have offered to try this :D.

Thanks Mr. Anderson ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2009, 08:57:25 AM »
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Okay but how would prizes work?  Would I have to Have my own packs, or would I get the "normal" prizes after I send in the paper work?  I mean if I want to have prizes available that day I know I can provide my own, but When I send in my info will I still get the normal amount of prizes and  such?
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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #79 on: September 27, 2009, 09:57:43 AM »
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This is great news indeed! Thanks Rob!  ;D
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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #80 on: September 27, 2009, 11:41:07 AM »
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Outstanding. I can't wait to see the final draft and have it up and running.


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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #81 on: September 27, 2009, 08:16:17 PM »
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I'm not sure if I've ever hosted a district.   :scratch:   I know I've hosted a States though.  Would that count?
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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #82 on: September 27, 2009, 08:22:03 PM »
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I'm not sure if I've ever hosted a district.   :scratch:   I know I've hosted a States though.  Would that count?


I'm pretty sure that would count :P.

Still hoping that he'll think about letting me be an exception to the district part (since I can really only guarantee three people in my play group (plus the cost)).
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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #83 on: September 27, 2009, 08:45:11 PM »
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Is this effective immediately?
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Re: Thinktank on Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys
« Reply #84 on: September 28, 2009, 09:57:31 AM »
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Okay but how would prizes work?  Would I have to Have my own packs, or would I get the "normal" prizes after I send in the paper work?  I mean if I want to have prizes available that day I know I can provide my own, but When I send in my info will I still get the normal amount of prizes and  such?

That's why experience is a must.  This assumes you have saved some prize support materials to advance your promos, boosters, Redemption cash, etc. ---

Yes, Shawn --- you get retroactive promos and prizes as soon as Cactus receives your application, winner list, and payment.

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Re: Rob Approves Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys!
« Reply #85 on: September 28, 2009, 10:23:06 AM »
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Hey Roy,

Do you know if this decision was immediate or if more needs to be done first? I only ask because I held an unofficial tournament this past Saturday, since the one in Brandon, FL was cancelled. My new playgroup had already planned a lock-in for Friday night and then we were going to drive out to Brandon in the morning. I decided to hold my own tournament so that the new players would not lose heart. The lock-in was also a surprise birthday party for me, so they did not want to reschedule.

I was just wondering if I could count that one, since Rob did not post until Sunday.
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Re: Rob Approves Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys!
« Reply #86 on: September 28, 2009, 10:33:04 AM »
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Hey Roy,

Do you know if this decision was immediate or if more needs to be done first? I only ask because I held an unofficial tournament this past Saturday, since the one in Brandon, FL was cancelled. My new playgroup had already planned a lock-in for Friday night and then we were going to drive out to Brandon in the morning. I decided to hold my own tournament so that the new players would not lose heart. The lock-in was also a surprise birthday party for me, so they did not want to reschedule.

I was just wondering if I could count that one, since Rob did not post until Sunday.

Tim, I would assume yes, that Rob would gladly sanction your tourney especially that it was heroic of you to grant your playgroup members a tourney they were denied of somewhere else.  Go be the first to submit your materials based on Rob's rules announcement.

God bless you for reviving your host status and spreading Redemption seeds in your part of Florida!
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Re: Rob Approves Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys!
« Reply #87 on: September 29, 2009, 07:26:42 AM »
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Hey Roy,

Do you know if this decision was immediate or if more needs to be done first? I only ask because I held an unofficial tournament this past Saturday, since the one in Brandon, FL was cancelled. My new playgroup had already planned a lock-in for Friday night and then we were going to drive out to Brandon in the morning. I decided to hold my own tournament so that the new players would not lose heart. The lock-in was also a surprise birthday party for me, so they did not want to reschedule.

I was just wondering if I could count that one, since Rob did not post until Sunday.

Yes but, the sign in sheet by players who played is still required. Also, it is essential to me that the hosts know what they are doing.  Therefore, there will be no waivers to the requirement that the host have at a minimum 2 locals and 1 district (or higher) under their belt before I will sanction this type of event.  Moreover, this type of event is intended as an exception in unusual circumstances such as Tim's above.  They will not become the normal way to host a tournament. 
« Last Edit: September 29, 2009, 08:24:09 AM by CactusRob »
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #88 on: October 03, 2009, 06:02:13 PM »
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Also I think it should be made clear that the host must provide both the local tournament promos and the Tournament winner promos.  I can see where some people may "fudge" on this requirement by offering cheaper cards or simple rares and then get real promos in return from cactus.
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #89 on: October 04, 2009, 10:25:06 AM »
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Also I think it should be made clear that the host must provide both the local tournament promos and the Tournament winner promos.
I think it would be nice for hosts to allow players to choose what promos or tournament winners cards they want if the host has a variety available.

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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #90 on: October 04, 2009, 11:03:42 PM »
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I agree with that.  Say I have 3 copies of Sampson, 4 copies of Esther and 6 copies of Panic demon and the 10 people who come to my impromptu tournament choose among those cards, I have no problem with that.  I am concerned that the people will either get no promos for a tournament or they will get other cards such as rares from released sets because the host does not have promos for them.  I think the host should be responsible to collect enough promos to give to anyone who comes to a tournament that will be officially licensed by cactus, before they host one.
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #91 on: October 05, 2009, 12:20:37 PM »
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Given that these types of tourneys require hosts who have hosted before, having promos or getting promos is some what easier.  From just the locals I've hosted and played in I have enough for a decient size tourney.  Plus many players don't use they're local promos so they would be willing to trade them away cheaply so hosts can have a good stock of promos.
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #92 on: October 05, 2009, 03:23:48 PM »
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Plus many players don't use they're local promos so they would be willing to trade them away cheaply so hosts can have a good stock of promos.

That was how it was for me. When I first got the Adonijah promo, none of my students were using black, so I ended up with 15 extras after trades.  :o
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #93 on: October 06, 2009, 06:36:54 AM »
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As for promos, I will of course send promo cards to the host after the event when I receive their tournament application and player sign in sheet.  However, the host will need to choose one promo on the application.

It will be up to the host to get promo cards to his players.  But, that is one of the tradeoffs for hosting this type of event.
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #94 on: October 25, 2009, 07:38:26 AM »
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I like this idea.
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #95 on: January 10, 2010, 09:22:59 AM »
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Cool idea.  I have been wanting to get back into hosting!
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2010, 08:00:24 PM »
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The locals tournament must also be closed, since it is not really announced in advance.  It is my understanding that this limits the tourney to two events.  As I tried to host one with more than that. 
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« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2010, 08:20:45 PM »
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I have been hosting mine with more than two cateories.  I am unaware of any rule that limits the number of categories for a local closed tournament
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2010, 05:31:39 PM »
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I was under the impression that you could only host two events for a local closed event.  Have you or others hosted pre approved tournaments with 3 or more events?
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Re: Pre-Cactus-Application Sanctioned Tourneys Approved!
« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2010, 05:37:07 PM »
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Based on the tournament application, you can host all 7 styles for all 6 different types of tournaments, it just costs more for each categories.

Styles being:
Type 1:  2 Player, Multi-Player, Teams
Type 2:  2 Player, Multi-Player
Closed & Booster

Types of Tournaments being:
Local (open), Local (closed), District, State, Regionals, Nationals