2020 HBMO Format Announcements

Howdy Hunter Burton fans, I’ve been around on Facebook and chatted with a bunch of y’all over the past few weeks, and many of you have been extremely curious to hear the news we have today.

I’ve worked with Wizards of the Coast and our local store affiliates for the past couple of months to make something happen for 2020, and we get to finally announce that today. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to hear about the format for the main event and more!

The 2020 Hunter Burton Memorial Open Main Event will feature $10,000 in cash prizes, and the format will be Modern. The winner will receive an invite to a Magic Player’s Tour event. 

We’re back on Modern again this year, and for a few reasons. First, we have had a ton of support for Modern, and we know that some of our biggest fans come out of retirement to play every year. Modern is an established format, and many of you have decks you have played for years. Pioneer is the latest and greatest, and we’re going to support that format as well. In fact, we have a second announcement today.

Our big Sunday event will be presented by Doc’s Comics and Games, and features $5000 in cash prizes. The format will be Pioneer, and the winner will also receive an invite to a Magic Player’s Tour event. 

That’s right. For the first time, we have PT invites. And not just one. Two. Modern winner gets their name on the giant trophy, and gets to play on the PT. Pioneer winner also gets to play on the PT.

As usual, we will have some additional cash events, as well as a large schedule of side events, including increased commander support. Expect to hear more about that shortly.

I’m super excited for Hunter Burton 2020, and the opportunity to send two of our players to the next level of play for the first time. See you all at the 7th annual Hunter Burton Memorial Open on March 27th-29th at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, TX!

Pre-Registration and Hilton Hotel discount codes coming this week so stay tuned!

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