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Dale Friesen

The tournament was held in Yellowjacket Comics & Toys on Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Victoria, BC, Canada. There were eight players, and they played eight rounds Swiss-style, followed by the final four players competing for first place in single-elimination. I gave the third and fourth players the option of competing for third place. They elected to do so, their rationale being that the dearth of DCI-sanctioned tournaments compels them to participate in as many sanctioned rounds as possible. I suggested to one of them that he investigate the possibility of becoming a tournament organizer for the DCI, and he promised to look into it.

All of the participants were experienced players; one individual was new to the DCI, but had played many matches in non-tournament situations. In many respects it was an ideal tournament; there were no difficult rulings questions, and the players were invariably polite and self-policing. I was the only judge, and I found that I could spend most of my time sitting and watching the games.

In all, it was an excellent tournament. The players all commented on how much fun it was. I hope that this event and a few more like it will inspire the local Magic community to support further tournaments.



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