Following Helps the Cause

With the planning behind the scenes in full swing, the team here at Hunter Burton Memorial Inc. want to make sure you stay up to date on all the HBMO news. To do that, we are ramping up our campaign on the web and social media to keep you informed.

With that said, right now the biggest thing you could do to help us out is to follow our channels. We are on almost every platform so feel free to choose those that work best for you (or all of them if you are so bold!) From all of us here on the team, we thank you!

Facebook: @HunterBurtonMemorial
(See our updates and connect with our team directly)

Twitch:  https://www.twitch.tv/hunterburtonmemorialopen
(Watch the HBMO and soon to be announced content LIVE!)

Twitter:  @HunterBMemOpen

SnapChat:  HBmemlopen-mtg
(Live content including updates from our team and motivational stories)

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(Pictures and news updates)

And most importantly, don’t forget to subscribe here on our website to get all of the news stories directly to your email inbox before they post anywhere else!

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The Biggest HBMO Ever Is Coming: 2019

Today marks a historic day for the Hunter Burton Memorial Open. For us (the HBMO event team) it is truly an amazing time for us. We can finally share with you the overall plans and date for the 2019 event!

We are unable to start talking about our 2019 event however without first taking the time to once again thank all the volunteers, sponsors, vendors, partners, and most of all the players and attendees who donated to the 2018 Hunter Burton event. Without you, the upcoming event wouldn’t be possible.

A quick note from Dona Burton herself:

“The 2018 Hunter Burton Memorial Open was by far the most amazing year so far. The support of not only the Magic the Gathering community but also the volunteers, sponsors, and contributors was phenomenal to say the least. I am speechless with regards to how amazing the 2019 event is already shaping up to be. I truly believe everyone will be just as amazed and excited as I am for the coming year.”

Now, without further delay let’s get started with the big news as there is just so much to announce!

The 2019 Hunter Burton Memorial Open will be at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas on…

 

MARCH 16th & 17th, 2019

 

 

It’s a Two-Day Event!

That’s right, for the first time EVER the Hunter Burton Memorial Open will be a two-day event! This means more big events, more prizes, and more reasons to attend. These additional events won’t just be limited to Magic the Gathering.
That’s not all however as we have more amazing news to tell you. So…Much…More!

With the addition of a second day we are finally able to have the Saturday Modern $10k tournament that will continue on day two. This will allow competitors to play a set number of rounds on day one followed by a reasonable night’s sleep with the conclusion Sunday morning. Yes, you read that correctly. The 2019 Hunter Burton Memorial will feature a Modern Format $10k on Saturday with its conclusion on Sunday!

Sunday Will Be Just As Big For Everyone!

So now you ask, “what about the rest of us on Sunday?!” Well we have now added (and you may want to sit down for this one)… a Standard $5k tournament on Sunday! Yes, you are reading that right! Sunday is a Standard Format $5,000 tournament open to everyone.

That’s A Lot Of Big News So Surely That’s It Right?

HA! No way! We have a whole list of things to announce. So many in fact that we are just going to number them off one by one so you can easily digest each and every bit:

1.) SIDE EVENTS
There will be MAJOR side events on both Saturday and Sunday. That includes Legacy, Modern and Standard formats as well as Drafts and Commander. As we get closer we’ll announce these events but it’s safe to assume that if you play Magic the Gathering you will have plenty of reasons to attend both days!
We would also like to announce that the side events will now be held in a separate area from the main events. This will allow for better communication, staffing of judges and overall better organization without such low player caps.

2.) IMPROVED CONCESSIONS
We received your feedback about the food options at the 2018 event. Unfortunately due to some miscommunications last year the concession options were not as we expected and were not up to a standard we would have liked. Because of this we are working closely with the Hurst Conference Center to ensure the 2019 food options are much improved.

3.) VENDORS, SPONSORS, AND MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS
In 2019 we will have more vendors at the event for all attendees to shop from. In addition, we will have some great new sponsors coming on board (some pretty big names) adding major contributions to the cause.
If you would like your store or business to be involved, contact us! The upcoming 2019 event will have more opportunities to be involved for businesses and individual volunteers.

4.) TENTATIVE DATES
As with anything this far in advance some things could change, but here is a list of important dates to bookmark so you can stay up to speed on what’s happening and when!
– Begin Accepting Donations – June 1st
– Begin Accepting Vendor Applications – June 30th
– Begin Accepting Sponsorships – July 31st
– Begin Accepting Volunteer Applications – September 15th
VIP Registration Opens – November 1st
Pre-registration Opens – December 15th
HBMO Happens March 16th & 17th

5.) STAY TUNED
This year we are making a greater push to do more things for the cause of suicide awareness and prevention. To do this we are starting a string of new initiatives including satellite events in stores (not just in the Dallas area) as well as a new and improved social media campaign. There we will be very open and honest about the behind the scenes of the HBMO and begin allowing Erin Giddings (our Event Coordinator) to start including “Real Talk” segments. These will be very direct videos and messages about the cause in an effort to connect all year long with our audience and do our best to make a positive impact on the community. These new initiatives  are just a first step on our mission to spread awareness.

 

There is so much more in the works behind the scenes that we just can’t share… yet. That said, if you haven’t already, please subscribe to our blog (right here on the website homepage) to get all the news directly to your email inbox or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. We’ll have Twitter and Youtube coming soon as well!

Last but not least, here is something we need from you. Please help us by sharing this story on whatever your preferred social media platform is to help spread the word! Post it in your MTG groups, share it with your local game store, tell your friends next time you meet to cube draft. If everyone tells one person they know (or even someone they don’t know) about the 2019 HBMO, we would be eternally grateful!

Thank you from the bottom of our heart and we look forward to seeing you in March 2019!

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Happy Birthday Hunter!

Today is the reason we hold the Hunter Burton Memorial Open each year in the month of March. It’s our way of celebrating the life of Hunter and doing something he loved… playing Magic the Gathering.

While our fifth anniversary event was pushed into February due to a scheduling conflict, next year we will be returning to the month of March for our sixth annual event.

Look for news very soon about our 2019 date announcement and very special news about the evolution of the Hunter Burton Memorial Open.

In the meantime we wish Hunter a very happy birthday!

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The 2018 Hunter Burton Memorial Open Recap!

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After a full year of preparation, the 2018 Hunter Burton Memorial Open has now come and gone. This year’s event far surpassed the numbers of previous years hitting almost 600 unique attendees across the day! Between event entries, donations, and silent auctions, thousands of dollars were raised to help spread the awareness of suicide in the gaming community.

Let’s take a quick look back at our 2018 event!

As Sunday, February 25th drew near, registration across all of the HBMO events began to grow beyond initial expectations. Some of the larger side events even capped out prior to the morning of. The 2018 Hunter Burton Memorial Open was shaping up to be a very special and very important event!

By the time on-site registration closed Sunday morning, 427 players were entered into the Modern Format Main Event. Another 64 (capped number) were ready to play in the Standard PPTQ $1k event, and over 40 players signed up to battle in Legacy Format for a Beta Savannah and Gaea’s Cradle! It was shaping up to be a great day of gaming and a solid effort of spreading awareness for suicide prevention.

The opening ceremonies started at 9:15am and included a quick speech from our event coordinator, Erin Giddings about the importance of reaching out to let people know if you are suffering. With an inspirational start, head judge Joseph Klopchic followed it up with a brief yet precise players meeting to get round 1 of the main event underway.

Over the course of ten main event rounds the new banned list changes for Modern Format started to play out. It quickly became apparent that the hype surrounding Jace, the Mindsculptor and Bloodbraid Elf may have been overplayed just a little going into the first Modern event since their unbanning. As rounds went on a clear favorite emerged between the two, but not nearly as much as players may have expected.

Here are the top 8 decklists from the Modern Main Event!

  Guo Quan Lim – 1st Place     Joshua Willis – 2nd Place
4 Snapcaster Mage 4 Monastery Swiftspear
1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion 4 Goblin Guide
2 Gideon of the Trials 4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor 4 Lightning Bolt
4 Lightning Bolt 4 Rift Bolt
3 Lightning Helix 4 Lightning Helix
4 Path to Exile 4 Lava Spike
4 Spreading Seas 3 Skullcrack
2 Logic Knot 4 Boros Charm
3 Cryptic Command 3 Searing Blaze
2 Supreme Verdict 2 Shrine of Burning Rage
2 Search for Azcanta 3 Wooded Foothills
1 Secure the Wastes 3 Arid Mesa
1 Negate 3 Bloodstained Mire
4 Celestial Colonnade 1 Scalding Tarn
4 Scalding Tarn 2 Sacred Foundry
4 Flooded Strand 1 Stomping Ground
2 Steam Vents 4 Inspiring Vantage
2 Hallowed Fountain 3 Mountain
1 Sacred Foundry SIDEBOARD
3 Island 2 Path to Exile
1 Plains 3 Relic of Progenitus
2 Glacial Fortress 4 Destructive Revelry
2 Sulfur Falls 2 Kor Firewalker
SIDEBOARD 1 Searing Blaze
1 Eidolon of Rhetoric 2 Searing Blood
1 Celestial Purge 1 Skullcrack
1 Wear//Tear
1 Negate
2 Dispel
3 Spell Queller
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Detention Sphere
1 Wrath of God
1 Engineered Explosives
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Archangel Avacyn
  Gabriel Nicholas – 3rd Place
James Teeple – 4th Place
4 Ancient Ziggurat 4 Monstrous Carabid
4 Cavern of Souls 4 Street Wraith
4 Unclaimed Territory 4 Desert Cerodon
4 Horizon Canopy 4 Horror of the Broken Lands
1 Island 2 Archfiend of Ifnir
1 Plains 3 Beast Within
1 Seachrome Coast 3 Faerie Macabre
4 Aether Vial 4 Fulminator Mage
4 Thalia’s Lieutenant 3 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Kitesail Freebooter 3 Living End
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 4 Violent Outburst
4 Meddling Mage 3 Demonic Dread
4 Noble Hierarch 1 Kari Zev’s Expertise
4 Phantasmal Image 1 Stomping Ground
4 Mantis Rider 1 Overgrown Tomb
4 Champion of the Parish 1 Blood Crypt
4 Reflector Mage 1 Forest
1 Kessig Malcontents 2 Swamp
SIDEBOARD 4 Blackcleave Cliffs
2 Mirran Crusader 4 Verdant Catacombs
1 Auriok Champion 3 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Gaddock Teeg 1 Bloodstained Mire
1 Xathrid Necromancer SIDEBOARD
2 Izzet Staticaster 3 Ricochet Trap
1 Kataki, War’s Wage 3 Shriekmaw
2 Sin Collector 3 Ingot Chewer
1 Vithian Renegades 3 Brindle Boar
2 Grafdigger’s Cage 2 Avalanche Riders
2 Dismember 1 Jund Charm
  Thomas Matchett – 5th Place   Bobby Deaton – 6th Place
2 Forest 4 Ethereal Armor
4 Urza’s Mine 4 Gladecover Scout
4 Urza’s Power Plant 4 Hyena Umbra
4 Urza’s Tower 4 Daybreak Coronet
4 Grove of the Burnwillows 4 Kor Spiritdancer
4 Ancient Stirrings 4 Slippery Bogle
4 Chromatic Sphere 4 Rancor
4 Chromatic Star 3 Gryff’s Boon
4 Relic of Progenitus 2 Spider Umbra
4 Expedition Map 3 Leyline of Sanctity
4 Sylvan Scrying 2 Spirit Mantle
3 Kozilek’s Return 2 Path to Exile
3 Blood Sun 1 Misty Rainforest
2 World Breaker 1 Dryad Arbor
3 Wurmcoil Engine 1 Forest
4 Karn Liberated 1 Plains
2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon 1 Arid Mesa
1 Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger 3 Razorverge Thicket
SIDEBOARD 4 Horizon Canopy
1 Kozilek’s Return 4 Temple Garden
1 Dismember 4 Windswept Heath
1 Crumble to Dust SIDEBOARD
2 Nature’s Claim 2 Gaddock Teeg
2 Oblivion Stone 2 Rest in Peace
3 Thragtusk 1 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Abrade 3 Stony Silence
3 Thought-Knot Seer 2 Seal of Primordium
2 Dromoka’s Command
1 Spirit Link
2 Path to Exile
 
Brock Mosley – 7th Place
  Minh Tran – 8th Place
1 Reclamation Sage 4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Primeval Titan 2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
4 Sakura-Tribe Elder 4 Lightning Bolt
2 Anger of the Gods 4 Path to Exile
2 Khalni Heart Expedition 3 Cryptic Command
4 Lightning Bolt 3 Lightning Helix
1 Summoner’s Pact 3 Logic Knot
2 Explore 1 Negate
1 Primal Command 4 Serum Visions
2 Farseek 1 Secure the Wastes
4 Scapeshift 2 Search for Azcanta
4 Search for Tomorrow 2 Electrolyze
2 Courser of Kruphix 2 Supreme Verdict
3 Forest 1 Spell Snare
7 Mountain 4 Flooded Strand
2 Cinder Glade 4 Scalding Tarn
4 Stomping Ground 3 Celestial Colonnade
4 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle 1 Field of Ruin
3 Windswept Heath 1 Glacial Fortress
4 Wooded Foothills 2 Hallowed Fountain
SIDEBOARD 1 Sacred Foundry
1 Grafdigger’s Cage 2 Steam Vents
2 Chameleon Colossus 2 Sulfur Falls
2 Obstinate Baloth 3 Island
2 Tireless Tracker 1 Plains
1 Beast Within SIDEBOARD
1 Anger of the Gods 2 Engineered Explosives
1 Shatterstorm 1 Wear/Tear
1 Ancient Grudge 1 Settle the Wreckage
2 Relic of Progenitus 1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
1 Crumble to Dust 1 Disdainful Stroke
1 Nature’s Claim 1 Negate
2 Dispel
1 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
3 Geist of Saint Traft
1 Vendilion Clique
1 Celestial Purge
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2018 Winner – Guo Quan Lim – Jeskai

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Congratulations to all of the top competitors from the 2018 Hunter Burton Memorial Open! We look forward to seeing them back to defend their top spots next year.

As amazing as the event was, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of some amazing sponsors! The Burton family and our entire staff would like to say thank you to the people who made this year possible:

VOLUNTEERS / JUDGES / EVENT TEAM
Courtney Trotter     Tiffany Franzoni     Caroline Koch    Christina Cruz     Keaton Watson  Willa Zandi    Garrett Wilkinson   Jim Shuman    Jeff Zandi   Brian Valdez    Erin Giddings    Brian Augustine   Joe Klopchic   Emily Klopchic   Jeff Higgins   John White   John Trout  Johnathan Dean   Sydney Townley   Jarred Feight   Mitchell Nitz   Brian Leonard      Mikey Elwell    Josh McCurley   Matthew Hoskins   Sara Anderson   Emma Bareis   Tim Hardick

SPONSORS / DONATIONS
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) – One of America’s largest game stores!
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
Emily Klopchic
Erin Giddings – In memory of William Brandon Mills
Joe Klopchic
Keaton Watson
Murdock Belt
Vickie Giddings
Warren Moody
… and a number of others who preferred to remain anonymous but whos contributions made a great difference in our event!

Last and certainly not least, a very special THANK YOU to the Burton family. Without the generous contribution of Greg, Dona, and Casey there would be no HBMO. This team is so grateful to be a part of this event and to help make a difference in the community that we love. Thank you for making the Hunter Burton Memorial Open a reality this year and for future years!

We appreciate all who attended this event and everyone who watched our live stream from around the world. The Hunter Burton Memorial Open will return in March of 2019 for an even bigger and better event! We look forward to seeing you there.

BONUS COVERAGE
The 2018 HBMO held a large Legacy format event sponsored by Common Ground Games. Here are the top 4 decklists from that tournament!

Huang, Albert – 1st Place Lakhamni, Sherwin – 2nd Place
4 Omniscience 3 Mother of Runes
3 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn 1 Spirit of the Labyrynth
4 Force of Will 1 Sanctum Prelate
4 Cunning Wish 2 Mirran Crusaders
4 Show and Tell 2 Recruiter of the Guard
4 Lim-Dul’s Vault 2 Serra Avengers
4 Brainstorm 3 Phyrexian Revokers
4 Ponder 4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Preordain 4 Stoneforge Mystics
4 Thoughtseize 4 Flickerwisp
1 Flusterstorm 4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Polluted Delta 4 Aether Vial
4 Scalding Tarn 1 Umezawa’s Jitte
2 Underground Sea 1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Volcanic Island 1 Batterskull
4 Island 9 Plains
1 Swamp 4 Rishadan Port
1 Boseiju, Who Shelters All 4 Wasteland
3 City of Traitors 3 Karakas
SIDEBOARD 3 Cavern of Souls
3 Leyline of Sanctity SIDEBOARD
1 Echoing Truth 2 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Firemind’s Foresight 2 Containment Priest
1 Flusterstorm 2 Path to Exile
1 Hurkyl’s Recall 2 Council’s Judgement
1 Noxious Revival 2 Rest in Peace
1 Pyroblast 2 Surgical Extraction
1 Release the Ants 1 Palace Jailer
1 Rushing River 1 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar
1 Surgical Extraction 1 Manriki-gusari
1 Through the Breach
1 Wipe Away
1 Eldamri’s Call
Williams, Keith – 3/4th Place Lupa, Micah – 3/4th Place
9 Plains 4 Dark Ritual
4 Wasteland 4 Cabal Ritual
4 Rishadan Port 4 Lion’s Eye Diamond
3 Karakas 4 Lotus Petal
1 Cavern of Souls 4 Brainstorm
1 Flagstones of Trokair 4 Ponder
1 Mishra’s Factory 4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Mother of Runes 2 Preordain
4 Thalia, Gurardian of Thraben 4 Infernal Tutor
4 Stoneforge Mystics 1 Past in flames
4 Flickerwisp 1 Tendrils of Agony
3 Phyrexian Revokers 1 Ad Naeseum
2 Recruiter of the Guard 1 Dark Petition
2 Mirran Crusaders 4 Cabal Therapy
1 Serra Avengers 3 Duress
1 Palace Jailer 1 Island
1 Sanctum Prelate 1 Swamp
4 Aether Vial 2 Underground Sea
1 Batterskull 1 Volcanic Island
1 Sword of Fire and Ice 1 Bayou
1 Umezawa’s Jitte 1 Tropical Island
4 Swords to Plowshares 4 Poluted Delta
SIDEBOARD 2 Bloodstained Mire
2 Cataclysm 2 Misty Rainforest
2 Council’s Judgement SIDEBOARD
2 Containment Priest 2 Xantid Storm
2 Rest in Peace 2 Ground Seal
1 Path to Exile 3 Abrupt Decay
1 Manriki-gusari 1 Empty the Warrens
1 Ethersworn Canonist 1 Toxic Deluge
1 Recruiter of the Guard 2 Fatal Push
1 Sword of the Light and Shadow 1 Echo’s Truth
1 Grafdigger’s Cage 2 Chain of Vapor
1 Surgical Extraction 1 Duress

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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A RECAP: THE SECOND EVER HUNTER BURTON MEMORIAL MAGIC OPEN 2015

Hunter Burton Memorial Open II – March 28, 2015

The second Hunter Burton Memorial Open took place on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Like the first event, this one was also held at the Fort Worth Convention Center. It took place in the curved rooms next to the arena in the old section of the convention center as opposed to the newer room used in 2014. There were 157 players for the second annual event. Once again, the Swiss format was Standard followed by a top eight draft using original Modern Masters boosters.

Hunter Burton’s parents raised the cash purse from $5000 to $7500 for the 2015 event. The winner went home with $1000 and a watch worth another $1000, second place took home $800, third and fourth each received $700. Fifth through eighth each received $600. Nothing feels worse than finishing ninth in a big tournament. To take away a little bit of the sting of defeat, the Burtons paid $400 to ninth place. Then $100 each to tenth through sixteenth place and $50 to seventeenth through thirty-second place. While the Burtons like the way their tournament pays big prizes to the top eight, just the way their son Hunter would have liked, they also like seeing prizes go deeper to a larger number of players finishing outside the top eight.

While the Hunter Burton Memorial Open prides itself on being a highly competitive Magic tournament, the event also puts a premium on fun with its selection of promotional materials as well as side events. Along with the special top eight dice and poker chips that we saw in the first edition of the Hunter Burton Memorial Open, the second year’s offerings included a blue barreled pen and a commemorative pocket knife. Along with the serious competition of the main event, there was also the whimsy of the Fancy Hat DC-10 Tournament. In this fast-paced event, players competed in single elimination rounds using a brand new booster pack each round in a format that doesn’t use basic lands. It’s a pure-fun format that’s almost certainly never been played in a tournament environment. Collin Rountree was the winner, taking home $100 and a fancy top hat along with the highly-sought-after limited edition six-sided Hunter Burton die.

Collin Rountree holding trophy wearing hat showing cash

In the top eight Modern Masters draft, Jasonn Tate took a first pick Tarmogoyf that didn’t end up making it into his red/blue draft deck. Some attributed his perfectly rational decision to draft the one-hundred-dollar-bill as the reason his draft didn’t result in a winning deck. It’s more likely that he was simply outmatched in his quarterfinals match against eventual champion Haibing Hu. Haibing Hu has been one of the state’s great booster draft players for many years. For Haibing, from Houston, the greatest challenge of the day was reaching the top eight playing Standard, a format he hardly ever plays.

It is important to point out the amazing amount of talent there was in this top eight, particularly in the realm of limited play. While Jasonn Tate, Michael Ramos, Shawn Hughes and Henry Vi are all good Magic players, Haibing Hu, Aaron Tobey, Scot Martin and Michael Ferri excel at booster draft. It’s notable that all four of these great limited players all reached the top eight of a challenging constructed tournament. It’s amazing that these four drafters faced each other in the semifinals of this top eight draft.

In honor of Haibing Hu’s brilliance in limited formats, I want to list the top eight Modern Masters booster drafts first. You can find the top eight competitors’ Standard deck lists a little further down.

Here are the top eight draft decks of the second annual Hunter Burton Memorial Open. They are listed by the players’ final finishing order.

1st place – Haibing Hu – Blue/White Affinity
2-1 vs Jasonn Tate
2-0 vs Aaron Tobey
2-1 vs Scot Martin

10 Island
7 Plains
2 Arcbound Worker
2 Frogmite
2 Myr Enforcer
2 Runed Stalactite
2 Blinding Beam
1 Court Homunculus
1 Meadowboon
1 Sanctum Gargoyle
1 Esperanza
1 Etherium Sculptor
4 Faerie Mechanist
1 Meloku the Clouded Mirror
1 Mulldrifter
1 Pestermite
1 Traumatic Visions

SIDEBOARD:
1 Paradise Mantle
1 Relic of Progenitus
1 Plumeveil
1 Amrou Scout
1 Gleam of Resistance
1 Terashi’s Grasp
1 Test of Faith
1 Dampen Thoughts
1 Erratic Mutation
1 Spell Snare
1 Traumatic Visions
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Mad Auntie
1 Raven’s Crime
1 Warren Weirding
1 Desperate Ritual
1 Fury Charm
1 Grinning Ignus
1 Pyromancer’s Swath
1 Citanul Woodreaders
1 Incremental Growth
1 Krosan Grip

2nd place – Scot Martin – Five Color Green
2-0 vs Shawn Hughes
2-1 vs Michael Ferri
1-2 vs Haibing Hu

9 Forest
3 Plains
3 Swamp
1 Island
1 Mountain
1 Pyrite Spellbomb
1 Skyreach Manta
1 Bound in Silence
2 Pallid Mycoderm
2 Saltfield Recluse
1 Drag Down
1 Horobi’s Whisper
1 Slaughter Pact
1 Eternal Witness
2 Giant Dustwasp
1 Imperiosaur
3 Kodama’s Reach
2 Penumbra Spider
1 Search for Tomorrow
1 Sporesower Thallid
1 Thallid Shell-Dweller
1 Woodfall Primus

SIDEBOARD:
1 Dakmor Salvage
1 Vivid Meadow
1 Arcbound Wanderer
1 Bonesplitter
1 Etched Oracle
1 Runed Stalactite
1 Dispeller’s Capsule
1 Flickerwisp
1 Kataki, War’s Wage
1 Saltfield Recluse
1 Sanctum Gargoyle
1 Aethersnipe
2 Deepcavern Imp
1 Facevaulter
1 Thieving Sprite
1 Tar Pitcher
1 Citanul Woodreaders
1 Moldervine Cloak
1 Riftsweeper
1 Sylvan Bounty
1 Thallid

3rd place – Michael Ferri – White/Red Giants
2-1 vs Henri Vi
1-2 vs Scot Martin

8 Plains
7 Mountain
1 Vivid Crag
1 Vivid Meadow
1 Pyrite Spellbomb
1 Avian Changeling
1 Cloudgoat Ranger
1 Feudkiller’s Verdict
1 Gleam of Resistance
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Kithkin Greatheart
1 Otherworldly Journey
2 Veteran Armorer
1 Figure of Destiny
2 Kitchen Finks
1 Blind-Spot Giant
1 Crush Underfoot
3 Glacial Ray
1 Hammerheim Deadeye
1 Rift Bolt
1 Stingscourger
1 Thundercloud Shaman
1 Thundering Giant

SIDEBOARD:
1 Arcbound Stinger
1 Hillcomber Giant
1 Saltfield Recluse
2 Test of Faith
1 Jhoira of the Ghitu
1 Manamorphose
1 Plumeveil
1 Absorb Vis
1 Facevaulter
1 Mad Auntie
1 Stinkweed Imp
1 Syphon Life
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Fury Charm
1 Lava Spike
1 Stinkdrinker Daredevil
1 Tar Pitcher
1 Hana Kami
1 Life from the Loam

4th place – Aaron Tobey – Black/Blue Control
2-0 vs Michael Ramos
0-2 vs Haibing Hu

10 Swamp
7 Island
1 Bonesplitter
2 Careful Consideration
1 Echoing Truth
1 Errant Ephemeron
1 Glen Elendra Archmage
1 Take Possession
1 Blightspeaker
1 Death Cloud
1 Death Rattle
1 Dreamspoiler Witches
1 Executioner’s Capsule
1 Faerie Macabre
1 Horobi’s Whisper
1 Marsh Flitter
3 Rathi Trapper
2 Thieving Sprite
2 Warren Pilferers
1 Murderous Redcap

SIDEBOARD:
1 Aether Spellbomb
1 Lotus Bloom
1 Bound in Silence
1 Erratic Mutation
1 Logic Knot
1 Perilous Research
2 Spellstutter Sprite
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Absorb Vis
1 Drag Down
1 Faerie Macabre
3 Peppersmoke
1 Raven’s Crime
1 Street Wraith
1 Thieving Sprite
1 Warren Weirding
1 Doubling Season
1 Echoing Courage
1 Hana Kami

5th place – Henry Vi – White/Red Rebel Giants

1-2 vs Michael Ferri

10 Plains
7 Mountain
1 Terramorphic Expanse
2 Amrou Scout
2 Amrou Seekers
1 Avian Changeling
1 Cenn’s Enlistment
1 Cloudgoat Ranger
1 Hillcomber Giant
2 Ivory Giant
2 Kithkin Greatheart
1 Otherworldly Journey
1 Blind-Spot Giant
1 Brute Force
1 Crush Underfoot
1 Pardic Dragon
1 Stingscourger
1 Sudden Shock
1 Thundering Giant
2 War-Spike Changeling

SIDEBOARD:
1 Arcbound Wanderer
1 Angel’s Grace
1 Dispeller’s Capsule
1 Gleam of Resistance
1 Sandsower
1 Terashi’s Grasp
1 Knight of the Reliquary
1 Tidehollow Sculler
1 Dampen Thought
1 Reach Through Mists
2 Blightspeaker
2 Death Denied
1 Drag Down
1 Festering Goblin
1 Fiery Fall
1 Hammerheim Deadeye
2 Lava Spike
1 Tribal Flames
1 Echoing Courage

6th place – Jasonn Tate – Red/Blue

1-2 vs Haibing Hu

7 Mountain (originally recorded as Forests)
7 Island
2 Plains
1 Vivid Crag
1 Aether Spellbomb
1 Bound in Silence
1 Electrolyze
1 Lightning Helix
1 Aethersnipe
1 Errant Ephemeron
2 Latchkey Faerie
1 Logic Knot
1 Mulldrifter
1 Pestermite
1 Brute Force
2 Empty the Warrens
1 Fiery Fall
2 Grapeshot
1 Mogg War Marshal
1 Molten Disaster
2 Rift Bolt
1 Stingscourger
1 War-Spike Changeling

SIDEBOARD:
1 Dakmor Salvage
1 Arcbound Wanderer
1 Feudkiller’s Verdict
1 Veteran Armorer
1 Mothdust Changeling
1 Narcomoeba
1 Peer Through Depths
1 Death Rattle
1 Festering Goblin
2 Stinkweed Imps
1 Warren Weirding
1 Brute Force
1 Crush Underfoot
1 Lava Spike
1 Rift Elemental
1 Squee, Goblin Nabob
1 Stinkdrinker Daredevil
1 Echoing Courage
1 Nantuko Shaman
1 Tarmogoyf

7th place – Shawn Hughes – Five Color Green

0-2 vs Scot Martin

9 Forest
2 Island
2 Mountain
1 Plains
1 Swamp
2 Terramorphic Expanse
1 Sarkhan Vol
1 Perilous Research
1 Petals of Thought
1 Riftwing Cloudskate
1 Fiery Fall
1 Duskwood Baloth
1 Echoing Courage
1 Kodama’s Reach
1 Masked Admirers
1 Moldervine Cloak
2 Nantuko Shaman
1 Penumbra Spider
1 Sporesower Thallid
2 Sporoloth Ancient
1 Thallid
1 Thallid Germinator
2 Thallid Shell-Dweller
2 Tromp the Domains
1 Verdeloth the Ancient
SIDEBOARD:
2 Arcbound Stinger
1 Bonesplitter
1 Otherworldly Journey
1 Mind Funeral
1 Latchkeye Faerie
1 Peer Through Depths
1 Reach Through Mists
1 Thirst for Knowledge
1 Festering Goblin
1 Pththisis
1 Empty the Warrens
1 Hammerheim Deadeye
1 Rift Elemental
1 Torrent of Stone
1 Duskwood Baloth
1 Greater Mossdog
1 Moldervine Cloak
1 Sylvan Bounty
1 Walker of the Grove

8th place – Michael Ramos – White/Green Affinity

0-2 vs Aaron Tobey

5 Plains
5 Forest
1 Island
1 Academy Ruins
1 City of Brass
1 Glimmervoid
1 Terramorphic Expanse
1 Vivid Creek
1 Vivid Grove
1 Arcbound Stinger
1 Arcbound Worker
1 Etched Oracle
1 Frogmite
1 Myr Enforcer
1 Myr Retriever
2 Relic of Progenitus
1 Court Homunculus
1 Dispeller’s Capsule
1 Path to Exile
1 Sanctum Gargoyle
1 Test of Faith
1 Yosei, the Morning Star
1 Erratic Mutation
2 Etherium Sculptor
1 Petals of Insight
1 Divinity of Pride
1 Shrapnel Blast
1 Reach of Branches
1 Rude Awakening
1 Search for Tomorrow

SIDEBOARD:
1 Pallid Mycoderm
1 Echoing Truth
1 Mothdust Changeling
1 Vedalken Dismisser
1 Death Denied
1 Festering Goblin
2 Street Wraith
1 Syphon Life
1 Trygon Predator
1 Blood Moon
1 Desperate Ritual
1 Citanul Woodreaders
1 Durkwood Baloth
1 Greater Mossdog
1 Riftsweeper

Of course, before these guys had the opportunity to draft Modern Masters and win a bunch of money and a thousand-dollar watch, they had to earn their spot in the top eight by playing eight rounds of Standard. Here are the top eight decklists in order of Swiss finish.

Top Eight Draft

1st place after Swiss – Henry Vi – Goon Squad Aggro (Mono Red)

0-2 vs Skylar Aschenback with GW Devotion
2-1 vs James Miller with Jeskai Control
2-1 vs Brian Heine with Mono Red
2-0 vs James Black with Sultai Control
2-0 vs Justin Hassan with Jeskai
2-0 vs Aaron Neuding with Jeskai Combo
2-1 vs Michael Ramos with GW Devotion
2-0 vs Bassel Said with RG Flyers

4 Foundry Street Denizen
4 Firedrinker Satyr
4 Monastery Swiftspear
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
3 Zurgo Bellstriker
1 Mardu Scout
4 Dragon Fodder
4 Hordeling Outburst
4 Wild Slash
4 Lightning Strike
4 Stoke the Flame
20 Mountain

SIDEBOARD:
3 Roast
2 Arc Lightning
1 Magmatic Chasm
2 Outpost Siege
2 Scouring Sands
4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
1 Peak Eruption

2nd place after Swiss – Michael Ferri – Mono Red

2-0 vs Michael Wingard with Jund Devotion
1-2 vs Timothy Thomason with GR Devotion
2-0 vs Anthony Lopez with UW Dragon Control
2-0 vs Matthew Vaughters with Jeskai Tokens
2-1 vs David Pierce with Mono Black Aggro
2-1 vs Matthew Oakley with Mono Red Devotion
2-1 vs Justin Maguire with Temur Control
2-0 vs Drew Iafrate with RG Dragons

20 Mountain
4 Firedrinker Satyr
4 Foundry Street Denizen
4 Monastery Swiftspear
3 Zurgo Bellstriker
1 Mardu Scout
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
4 Wild Slash
4 Lightning Strike
4 Searing Blood
4 Hordeling Outburst
4 Stoke the Flames

SIDEBOARD:
2 Arc Lightning
2 Scouring Sands
2 Goblin Heelcutter
2 Peak Eruption
2 Hammer of Purphoros
2 Lightning Berserker
1 Harness by Force
1 Roast
1 Hall of Triumph

3rd place after Swiss – Scot Martin – All-In Abzan

2-1 vs Matt Feudot with GR Devotion
2-1 vs Andrew Tibbett with Jeskai Tokens
2-1 vs Josh Crowe with Mono Red
2-1 vs Shawn Hughes with GW Devotion
2-1 vs Mike Schmoyer with GR Devotion
2-0 vs Ivan Contreras with Abzan Midrange
003 vs Jasonn Tate with Abzan Aggro
003 vs Aaron Tobey with Abzan Aggro

3 Anafenza, the Foremost
4 Siege Rhino
4 Fleecemane Lion
3 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
4 Rakshasa Deathdealer
1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
3 Hero’s Downfall
4 Dromoka’s Command
3 Abzan Charm
3 Bile Blight
3 Sorin, Solemn Visitor
3 Temple of Malady
4 Windswept Heath
1 Temple of Silence
4 Mana Confluence
2 Caves of Koilos
1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
2 Temple of Plenty
1 Llanowar Wastes
4 Sandsteppe Citadel
2 Plains
1 Forest

SIDEBOARD:
2 Glare of Heresy
3 Drown in Sorrow
2 Virulent Plague
1 Back to Nature
1 Hero’s Downfall
2 End Hostilities
1 Anafenza, the Foremost
3 Duress

4th place after Swiss – Jasonn Tate – Abzan Aggro

2-1 vs James Miller with Jeskai Control
2-1 vs Kevin Cox with Abzan Midrange
2-0 vs Tuan Doan with Abzan Midrange
2-0 vs Jamie Smith with Naya
2-0 vs Steve Lawton with Abzan
2-1 vs James Sung with Abzan Aggro
003 vs Scot Martin with Abzan Aggro
003 vs Haibing Hu with GR Devotion

4 Warden of the First Tree
4 Rakshasa Deathdealer
4 Fleecemane Lion
3 Bile Blight
3 Dromoka’s Command
3 Hero’s Downfall
2 Abzan Charm
3 Anafenza, the Foremost
2 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
2 Boon Satyr
4 Siege Rhino
1 Sorin, Solemn Visitor
1 Murderous Cut
4 Sandsteppe Citadel
4 Windswept Heath
2 Temple of Silence
2 Temple of Malady
2 Llanowar Wastes
2 Cave of Koilos
2 Mana Confluence
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
2 Plains
2 Forest

SIDEBOARD:
4 Thoughtseize
2 Glare of Heresy
2 Valorous Stance
1 Hero’s Downfall
3 Drown in Sorrow
1 Archfiend of Depravity
2 Whisperwood Elemental

5th place after Swiss – Shawn Hughes – GW Devotion

2-0 vs Alex Androup with GW Devotion
2-1 vs Haibing Hu with GR Devotion
2-1 vs Andrew Sullano with GW Devotion
1-2 vs Scot Martin with Abzan Aggro
001 vs Paul Boggess with GB Devotion
2-1 vs Mickey Humphries with Mono Red
2-1 vs Blake Freeman with Abzan Control
2-1 vs Justin West with Temur

4 Elvish Mystic
4 Voyaging Satyr
4 Sylvan Caryatid
2 Den Protector
4 Deathmist Raptor
4 Courser of Kruphix
4 Polukranos, World Eater
4 Whisperwood Elemental
2 Genesis Hydra
4 Mastery of the Unseen
4 Windswept Heath
4 Temple of Plenty
4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
1 Blossoming Sands
2 Plains
9 Forest

SIDEBOARD:
3 Fleecemane Lion
4 Valorous Stance
2 Hornet Nest
2 Ainok Survivalist
2 Setessan Tactics
1 Plummet
1 Den Protector

6th place after Swiss – Aaron Tobey – Abzan Aggro

2-1 vs Jean-Claude Cornu with Mono Black
2-1 vs Bassel Said with RG
2-0 vs San Juan Ramirez with Mono Red
2-1 vs Matthew Oakley with Mono Red Devotion
1-2 vs James Sung with Abzan Aggro
2-1 vs Brock Mosley with Jeskai
2-1 vs Justin West with Temur
003 vs Scot Martin with Abzan Aggro

2 Forest
1 Plains
4 Windswept Heath
3 Caves of Koilos
3 Llanowar Wastes
3 Temple of Malady
4 Temple of Silence
2 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Sandsteppe Citadel
2 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
1 Herald of Torment
3 Wingmate Roc
4 Rakshasa Deathdealer
4 Siege Rhino
4 Fleecemane Lion
3 Anafenza, the Foremost
2 Sorin, Solemn Visitor
3 Bile Blight
3 Hero’s Downfall
3 Abzan Charm
2 Thoughtseize

SIDEBOARD:
4 Drown in Sorrow
1 Thoughtseize
1 Boon Satyr
1 Murderous Cut
2 Ultimate Price
1 Glare of Heresy
2 Herald of Torment
2 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion
1 Bile Blight

7th place after Swiss – Haibing Hu – GR Devotion

2-0 vs Brian Heine
1-2 vs Shawn Hughes
2-1 vs John Pierfelice
2-1 vs Linh Nguyen
2-1 vs Eric Maier
2-1 vs Mike Schmoyer
2-1 vs James Sung
003 vs Jasonn Tate

4 Elvish Mystic
4 Voyaging Satyr
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Courser of Kruphix
1 Boon Satyr
4 Eidolon of Blossoms
4 Polukranos, World Eater
4 Whisperwood Elemental
2 Genesis Hydra
2 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
4 Crater’s Claws
4 Temple of Abandon
4 Wooded Foothills
4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
10 Forest
1 Mountain

SIDEBOARD:
3 Nylea’s Disciple
3 Reclamation Sage
2 Nissa, Worldwaker
2 Xenagos, God of Revels
2 Genesis Hydra
2 Setessan Tactics
1 Arbor Colossus

8th place after Swiss – Michael Ramos – GW Devotion

2-0 vs Joshua Watts
2-0 vs Wesley Jackson
2-1 vs David Palmer
1-2 vs Justin West
2-1 vs Christopher Hill
2-0 vs Braeden Rogers
1-2 vs Henry Vi
2-0 vs Brock Mosley

1 Blossoming Sands
4 Windswept Heath
4 Temple of Plenty
1 Wooded Foothills
8 Forest
2 Plains
4 Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx
1 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
1 Banishing Light
4 Mastery of the Unseen
1 Soul of Theros
1 Reclamation Sage
3 Genesis Hydra
4 Courser of Kruphix
4 Whisperwood Elemental
4 Polukranos, World Eater
1 Temur Sabertooth
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Voyaging Satyr

SIDEBOARD:
2 Valorous Stance
2 Surge of Righteousness
1 Banishing Light
4 Fleecemane Lion
1 Reclamation Sage
1 Dromoka’s Command
2 Nissa, Worldwaker
1 Temur Sabertooth
1 Setessan Tactics

The Aftermath

The second annual Hunter Burton Memorial Open proved that the event could survive and flourish. We had more players and bigger prizes. Even more importantly, the event began to grow legs. More people knew about the tournament and were impressed with the event itself as well as the cause behind it.

Year 2 Watchpromotional items

An Amazing Event For A Wonderful Cause!