In 2004, Star City Events hosted "Power Nine" Tournaments in Richmond, Virginia and Chicago, Illinois. The format for these tournaments was Vintage (Type One) but with a twist; each tournament allowed the use of up to five "proxies". Hundreds of players came out to show their support and the feedback was overwhelming! Here's what a couple of players had to say in the StarCityGames.com forums.
"This tournament was so incredibly awesome I can barely describe it. The judging was the best I've ever seen. This was the best tournament ever." — MoxLotus
"This tourney was insane and I loved every moment of it" — funbox
Today, Star City Events is proud to introduce the world’s first high-profile, competitive Vintage tournament circuit; The Star City "Power Nine" Tournament Series! The Star City "Power Nine" Tournament Series is an annual series of nine high-profile Vintage tournaments; each of which offers a complete set of the "Power Nine" to be drafted by the top eight finishers. In 2005, the nine tournaments will be equally divided amongst three cities/regions; Richmond, VA (Mid-Atlantic), Chicago, IL (Midwest) and Rochester, NY (Northeast).
Saturday, January 22 - Richmond, VA (Richmond Convention Center)
Saturday, February 26 - Syracuse, NY (Altered States)
Saturday, April 16 - Chicago, IL (Pastimes)
Saturday, May 21 - Richmond, VA (Richmond Convention Center)
Saturday, June 11 - Rochester, NY (Millenium Games & Hobbies)
Saturday, July 30 - Chicago, IL (Pastimes)
Saturday, September 24 - Richmond, VA (Richmond Convention Center)
Saturday, October 29 - Chicago, IL (Pastimes)
Saturday, December 10 - Rochester, NY (Millenium Games & Hobbies )
*Note that each of the Richmond, Virginia "Power Nine" Tournament Series stops will be held alongside the Richmond, Virginia Prereleases! If you decide to drop from the "Power Nine" tournament, simply jump into the next Prerelease flight and see what sort of goodies the latest set has to offer! More players. More prizes. More fun!
*Buy, sell and trade with America’s largest Magic: the Gathering singles dealer! StarCityGames.com will be set up at all nine events!
Star City Events would like to thank the following people for helping to make the Star City "Power Nine" Tournament Series a reality.
Zherbus, and our friends at TheManaDrain.com
Alan Hochman, and his amazing Pastimes staff
Chris, and our friends at Altered States
Ed Fear, and our friends at Millenium Games and Hobbies
Ray Robillard, for the amazing job he's done with Waterbury, and for welcoming our presence in the Northeast
Michael Errante, and our friends at Gray Matter Conventions
Wizards of the Coast, for their ongoing commitment to Magic: the Gathering and the people who play the game
Everyone who attended one of our 2004 "Power Nine" tournaments. You guys rock!
President, Star City Events