Everything You Need to Know For The 2018 Hunter Burton Memorial Open!

The time is finally here! The 5th Annual Hunter Burton Memorial Open happens in just THREE DAYS!!! Questions about the event? Have no fear! You can find the answers to almost every questions right here in this post.

  1. WHERE (Address, Parking, Food, Venue/Event Info)
  2.  WHEN (Check-In, Event Times)
  3. DETAILS (Sponsors, Everything Else)
  4. TIPS

WHERE

Hurst Conference Center
1601 Campus Drive
Hurst, TX  76054

PARKING
FREE Parking is available in the multi-story connected parking garage. DO NOT park in the businesses next to the convention center as they will tow without warning! In the rare case it’s full, overflow parking is available a block away on Campus Drive.

FOOD
There will be a customized food menu onsite with concessions area for dining. These items will be better than normal concession style stands with very affordable prices in comparison to most other event venues. Energy drinks, water, and other beverages will also be readily available for purchase.
There are also other food/bar options within walking distance of the venue if needed.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK IS PERMITTED IN THE VENUE!!!

VENUE & EVENT RULES
– There is NO SMOKING in or around the venue building per City of Hurst ordinance
– Damage to property will be prosecuted fully by both the City of Hurst and HBM Inc.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK
ZERO TOLERANCE for Bullying, Harassment, or Theft of any kind. Steps for criminal prosecution will be followed in addition to your removal from the venue with forfeiture of entry and any prizing.
– Proper Hygiene and appropriate clothing required. Offensive clothing or odors may result in being asked to leave the venue until the problem can be rectified.

WHEN (Sunday February 25th, 2018)

ALL ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 6:00pm Saturday, February 24th, 2018

CHECK-IN – Modern Main Event
7:30am Registration Opens (Modern Main Event)
* Located outside the main hall in the front area of the Hurst Conference Center. *
General Registration will have two lines (Cash/Credit.) All players will need to fill out a registration slip at the desk.
Pre-Registered Players will need to check in at the front desk (Pre-Registered Check-in.)
VIP Registered Players will need to check in at the front desk (VIP Check-In)to receive their badge and items
9:00am Registration Closes (Modern Main Event)

CHECK-IN – Side Events, PPTQ, Legacy, Sealed
10:30am Registration Opens (Side Events, PPTQ, Legacy, Sealed)
* Located inside the main gaming hall to the left of the judge stage. *
General Registration will accept cash or credit. All players will need to fill out a registration slip at the desk.
Pre-Registered Players & VIP will need to check in at the desk.

EVENT START TIMES
(All check-in/registration suggested at least 30 minutes prior to registration close.)

Silent Auction (all money donated to the non-profit!)
Auction Begins at 10:00am
– Black Lotus CE Graded 8.5
– Playset of Tarmagoyf
– GURU Land Playmat Set Autographed
– Judge Foil Card Lot (multiple judge foils)
– Judge Foil Elesh Norn
– Casual Magic Combo (Commander Decks, Explorers, Planechase Anthology, More)
– Board Game Lot (including Rick & Morty, Mountains of Madness, and more)
– Garfield vs Finkel Deckmaster Sealed Tin
– Two 4-Day Passes to AKON 29
– 16 Custom Altered Lands by Ani Alters
– … and more being added daily!
Auction Closes at 7:00pm

Modern Format (Main Event) – Competitive REL, Decklist Required
On-site Entry Fee – $50
Registration Closes – 9:00am
Player’s Meeting – 9:15am

Standard PPTQ $1k – Competitive REL, Decklist Required
On-site Entry Fee – $30
Registration Closes – 12:15pm
Players Meeting – 12:30pm
*Sponsored by Generation X Comics & Games in Bedford, TX *

Legacy Constructed – Competitive REL, Decklist Required
On-site Entry Fee – $25
Registration Closes – 1:15pm
Players Meeting – 1:30pm
* Sponsored by Common Ground Games in Dallas, TX *

Sealed Theros Retro Pre-release – Casual Style Event
On-site Entry Fee – $20
Registration Closes – 3:00pm
Players Meeting – 3:15pm
* Sponsored by Madness Comics & Games in Denton, TX *

Commander Pods – Casual Style Event
On-site Entry Fee – $5
Registration from 11:30am to 6:00pm
Fires when 4 people sign up

Iconic Masters Draft – Casual Style Event
On-site Entry Fee – $35
Registration from 11:30am to 6:00pm
Fires when 8 people sign up

Rivals of Ixalan Draft – Casual Style Event
On-site Entry Fee – $15
Registration from 11:30am to 6:00pm
Fires when 8 people sign up

MORE DETAILS

SPONSORS
This event would not be possible without the generous support and donations by the amazing people and companies that sponsor the event. We would like to give quick recognition to these sponsors and people and ask that you please reach out and thank them for their part in making this event happen…

Ani Alters – Custom Altered Cards
AKON 29 – America’s Longest Running Anime Convention
Common Ground Games (Dallas, TX)
Darkhound Studios – Custom Gaming Supplies
Design Realm – Custom T-shirts, Decals & More
Doc’s Comics & Games (Frisco, TX)
Funimation Entertainment
Generation X Comics & Games (Bedford, TX)
Haus of Magic
Madness Comics & Games (Plano, TX)
Madness Comics & Games (Denton, TX)
Miniature Exchange LLC (Grand Prairie, TX)
Recycled Entertainment (Amarillo, TX)
Retro 1951 – Life’s too short to carry an ugly pen!
Star City Games.com
Ultra Pro – The best known brand in gaming supplies!
Wilkinson Rhodes Events
Wizards of the Coast

Cole Kirkman – In loving memory of Kelci Lawrence from her loving family
Erin Giddings – In memory of William Brandon Mills
Joe Klopchic
Keaton Watson
Murdock Belt
Vickie Giddings

Special Thanks to all of the HBMO staff and volunteers from this year and all previous years!

Most importantly, a heartfelt THANK YOU to Dona, Greg, and Casey Burton! From their tragic loss this event was born and their generosity helps us remember Hunter Burton and spread awareness that could help save a life.

PLAYER EVENT CHECKLIST
(to assist in making the event smooth for everyone!)

– Ensure you have the proper location and start time of your desired event

– Leave at least 15 minutes earlier than planned to account for traffic or weather

– Have your decklist pre-filled out and legible. TRIPLE check it, don’t forget your name!

– Make sure you take steps to prepare yourself such as wearing deodorant in case the room gets hot, comfortable shoes for constant walking to tables, wearing a belt to prevent wardrobe malfunctions, and wear layers based on weather conditions.

– Most importantly, REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN! Winning money or not it’s for a great cause. Bring your A-Game in sportsmanship!

GET A DECKLIST FORM HERE

PRE-REGISTER FOR EVENTS HERE

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Hurst Conference Center on February 25th, 2018 for the 5th Annual Hunter Burton Memorial Open!!!

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