1st Raging Bull Series: Spring Edition 2019

On Saturday the 25th of May 2019 the 1st Raging Bull Series: Spring Edition 2019, will be held in “Spelletjescafé 2 Klaveren” Amsterdam. This day should all be about enjoying a game of Magic with fellow Wizards who share the same passion for Old School cards.

Within the Netherlands we have a strong group of dedicated Old School players which gather frequently to test their skills. The Gathering of the Knights of Thorn, Hill/Frost Giant Cup, Paladins of the North Cup, Camel Trophy & Draconian Cylix Series are all tournaments in the Netherlands organised by fans of Old School. With such a big line-up in such a small country there isn’t much more to wish for but still we thought there was something we could add to this fantastic range of tournaments.

There isn’t any Old School tournament held in Amsterdam and none of these tournaments mentioned above are 100% pure Swedish. While we support any kind of Old School Magic, we have decided to focus the Raging Bull Series on the original format of Old School, including its reprint policy. Old School Magic is enjoyed in many ways and we encourage you for this tournament to “play with what you got”.

(The latest changes will be used at Raging Bull)
General Information:
Date: Saturday 25-05-2019
Pre-Registration: If you want a guaranteed seat, please send an email to: ragingbullseries@gmail.com
Registration Open: 10:30
Tournament Start: 11:00
Tournament End: +/- 20:00
Location: Spelletjescafé 2 Klaveren, De Clercqstraat 136, 1052 NP Amsterdam
Entree Fee: €10, no payment required up front.
Tournament Information:
Format: 5 Rounds of 55 (+5 turns) minutes Swiss followed by an untimed Top 8.
Rules: Swedish Rules
Reprint Policy: No proxies. Meaning only Alpha, Beta, Unlimited, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, and The Dark cards are allowed. English only, no reprints and no (International) Collectors Edition cards. Altered cards are allowed as long as these are alters from a legal set.
Participants: 54 Wizards have been registered as of the 29th of April, we have a maximum of 64 participants.

We will have a livestream provided by TimmyTheSorcerer on Twitch. All matches will be cut into episodes, provided with commentary and uploaded to Timmy’s YouTube.

To be able to provide full coverage of the event, please submit your deckpic at registration at the day of the tournament! In case you rather not have your full name on this website, let us know.

Prizes: The winner will receive a “Raging Bull” signed by all players. We expect that you’ll show it with pride the next time you play in a Raging Bull Series by adding it to your sideboard. Random prizes will be awarded (i.e. best non-powered, most spicy deck etc) and we will have a Raffle (see below).
Side Event: At the same time the Top8 starts we will organise an Old School, Swedish legal, Pauper Tournament. The same rules apply as for the main event, except that only common cards are allowed. To check out which cards are common, please use this list: Old School Pauper Legal or check out what the rarity for a card is (make sure to select the right set!) at http://gatherer.wizards.com/ The entry for the side event is free. If you have any questions please ask.
Raffle: Every Tournament participant will be awarded a raffle ticket. For each (English) Raging Bull card donated to the organisation, an additional raffle ticket will be provided.
Location Information:
General: The 2 Klaveren is a true old school location where Magic has been played since the mid 90’s. There are still weekly Magic tournaments organised and many well known Dutch Magic players have mastered their skills here.
Cash Only: The 2 Klaveren only accepts cash. Luckily the ATM is nearby!
Website: http://www.2-klaveren.nl
Drinks: All the usual, including alcoholic beverages. You are not allowed to bring your own drinks inside.
Food: A sandwich, simple bite, salad, pancakes or a small dish, everything is available for affordable prices. You are not allowed to bring your own food inside.
Smoking: There is a seperate smoking area inside, most people smoke outside.

Parking is never cheap in Amsterdam. Parking to the west of the “kostverlorenvaart” in “De Baarsjes” is the cheapest option available. Look for “Amsterdam – Geuzenkade, #14189”, check this picture for an overview (it’s now 4,50/hour!). If you are on the wrong side of the water it’s even more expensive, so please pay attention.

You can also park for free (during the weekend) at Sloterdijk station and take Tram 19 (15 minutes), look for “Amsterdam – Piarcoplein, #18216”. Check this picture to find the correct parking lot.

Public Transportation: Reachable by multiple tramlines from any trainstation or other location in Amsterdam.
Additional Information:
Coming from abroad? Why not combine an Old School Magic Tournament with a visit to the beautiful city of Amsterdam? Of course you can enjoy the city by yourself but we are also happy to meet-up for a game of Magic on Friday/Sunday or a tour around the city. Please let us know if you need any help with your booking and let’s get in touch so we can discuss other possibilities.

Author: TaGMoM

Started playing in 1995 when Ice Age was launched and quit playing in 1999 since I didn't like the fast rotation of cards. When I heard about Old School Magic in 2017 I returned to the scene and now I'm spending way to much time on Magic, loving it all the way!