[VEG] Belgian Grand Prix, Mechelen - 24th 25th February

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2wayspeaker created the topic: [VEG] Belgian Grand Prix, Mechelen - 24th 25th February

VTES European Grand Prix - BELGIUM
Dear methuselahs, welcome to Belgium.
The Grand Prix spans Saturday 24/02/2018 & Sunday 25/02/2018 and is hosted in Mechelen, 12 minutes away from Brussels Airport.

You can sleep, eat and play at our event location. Everything is taken care off for you, except your dinner since you might be on one of the city trips during dinner. Your accomodation is taken care of in your ticket, but you can also join single events and sleep elsewhere.
We start the weekend on friday evening with a guided city trip to our host city.
To let you recover, and allow the late arrivals to join us, our big saturday Draft tournament starts late. The draft will span many sets, using Third Edition as our base and building from there. Every set that includes anarch cards is included in this draft, while keeping other options open as well.
Our dropouts can join the Brussels city trip to visit the landmarks during nighttime.
Bright and early we start our Grand Prix on sunday, the second of the european tour, with exclusive participation awards and prizes for the event winner. The event winner will receive a free acces ticket to the European Championship, with a seat reserved at the VEG Finals table.
Event location
Jeugdherberg "De Zandpoort"
Zandpoortvest 70
B-2800 Mechelen
België

Saturday, February 24th: Draft Tournament
Choose your path to victory
Tournament format: Limited Booster Draft (standard)
Entry Fee: 17,00€ or included in your ticket
Round: 3+final
Starting time around 11.30 am (tba)
Door prize: 1 Boosters Third Edition; 1 Booster Twilight Rebelion; 1 Kindred Most Wanted; 1 Booster Anarch; 2 Boosters from (Third Edition / Sword of Caine / Gehenna / Kindred Most Wanted / Black Hand) and sleeves + a surprise.
Proxy: No cards from outside sources allowed!
Prizes: tba (but depending on the players attending, more and more surprises)
Sunday, February 25th: THE GRAND PRIX!
Tournament format: Standard constructed
Entry Fee: 15,00€ or included in your ticket
Round: 3+final
Starting time around 9.00 am (tba)
Door prize: tba
Proxy: not allowed
Prizes: tba (but depending on the players attending, more and more surprises)


Event tickets
VEG Ticket
2 Nights, Breakfasts & Lunches, 2 City Trips, acces to both Events
€94.5

Weekend Ticket
1 Night, Breakfast & Lunches, 1 City Trip, acces to both Events
€64.0

GP Ticket (1 night, GP only)
1 Night, Breakfast & Lunch, 1 City Trip, acces to Grand Prix
€50.0


Detailed Event Planning WIP

Friday 23/02/2018
Hostel Check-in from 17h to 22h.
Preregistration for the weekend events.
Casual games
City trip Mechelen 19h30 (included) You can already take a virtual tour of the city to preview www.poppr.be/virtualtour/mechelen360
Accomodation Friday -> Saturday (included)

Saturday 24/02/2018
7h30 -> 11h Breakfast (included)
11u Registration of late arrivals.
12u00 -> 14u00 First Round
Lunch (included)
14u30 -> 16u30 Second Round
17u -> 19u Third Round
Evening break
20u30 -> 22u30 Finale
City Trip Brussels 19h30 (included) (For the really late people or for those who got eliminated from the draft) Return hour: Midnight
Accomodation Saturday -> Sunday (included)

Sunday 25/02/2018
7h30 -> 9h Breakfast (included)
9u Registration of late arrivals.
9u30 -> 11u30 First Round (included)
Lunch (included)
12u30 -> 14u30 Second Round
15u -> 17u Third Round
Evening break
18u30 -> 20u30 Finale
Award Ceremony 20h30

Accomodation Overview
The location is a hostel, therefore you will share your room with other players. We will arrage your rooms so you can sleep with friends. We can occasionally leave some beds open if there's no one to fill out your particular group with. If you join us with your partner we will arrange you a private room. There are no single rooms available at all.

Our event location is contingent on people sleeping at the hostel, so give it a fair chance when choosing your stay.
The hostel and personel are nice, it's really convenient to reach by Car, Train and Plane.
Get your ticket to reserve your room. We get a discount for it and this discount has been passed on to you. The location will become exclusive if our group gets sufficiently large. Don't book your room, they might cancel your reservation.

Offcourse you can sleep elsewhere in the city. Average prices range from €86 to €140 per person per night.

Transport Overview
Car
There is a massive parking at 20 meters from the door. This parking is free from friday 18h00 to monday 06h00
If you do arrive outside of this massive window. The ticket for 1 day is €3. Fine is €25.

Train
If you arrive by high-speed international train you will arrive in the south station of Brussels.
Brussel-Midi -> Mechelen is a single trajectory that takes 30 minutes.
The ride will cost you €4,60.
The train station is at 800meters from the event location.

Airplane
Fly to "Brussels Airport (Zaventem)" this will save you a lot of trouble, I promise.
Brussels-Airport -> Mechelen is a single trajectory that takes 12 minutes.
The ride will cost you €8,40.
The train station is at 800meters from the event location.


Airplane Charleroi (Option Please don't)
Fly to "Brussels South Charleroi Airport"
Take a "Brussels City Shuttle" to train station Brussels-Midi
This is a 1 hour busride that costs you €15
Brussel-Midi -> Mechelen is a single trajectory that takes 30 minutes.
The ride will cost you €4,60.
The train station is at 800meters from the event location.

Airplane Charleroi (Option Don't do this at all!)
Fly to "Brussels South Charleroi Airport"
Take a "TEC" bus to train station Charleroi-Sud
This is a 15 minute busride that costs you €6
Charleroi-Sud -> Mechelen is a single trajectory that takes 1h30 minutes.
The ride will cost you €12,60.
The train station is at 800meters from the event location.

VEGP Saturday 24th of february 2018 - Belgium Mechelen
Draft Tournament.

MAX 50 PLAYERS

Included in your ticket or available as a standalone event for €17:

You will receive (and get to keep):
  • 1 boosters 3rd edition (11 cards)
  • 1 booster Twilight Rebellion (11 cards)
  • 1 booster Anarch (11 cards)
  • 1 booster Kindred Most Wanted (11 cards)
  • 2 boosters mix (3rd SOC KMW Geh Black Hand) (22 cards)
  • 1 Anarch Unboud Set (Sleeved Printouts) (9 cards)
  • + blood doll, forced awakening, KRC (3 cards)
  • 60 sleeves

Prizes: tbd

VEKN Draft rules apply
www.vekn.net/tournament-rules/7-limited-tournament-rules
  • You get the equivalent of 7 boosters.
  • Your minimum deck size is 35 cards.
  • Your minimum crypt size is 7 cards.
  • You are allowed 1 recursion.

To prevent possible cheating we will collect the unused sleeved printouts, now you wont be able to use that Galaric's Legacy hiding behind it ;) You can keep the sleeve and the printout if you'd like.

Why these sets?
Most of these have the following disciplines in common: Dem, For, Cel, Ani, Pre, Aus, Obf, Tha, Pro, Dom, Pot
All possible Anarch 3-way card options are available.
There is splash acces to black hand / sabbat tech
Using all of these sets allows for a greatly varied card pool. The person acros form you might want the entire BH/SOC booster while you like to focus down on a discipline and your predator is messing with the anarch stuff. Even fringe decks are possible. These sets allow for 25 unique viccisitude cards to be drafted if you are feeling gruesome.


For more questions, ask them in this post or to 2wayspeaker on VEKN

Booking your tickets will be available after the Italian VEG.
Info on the Italian VEG can be found here: www.vekn.net/forum/europe/76222-veg-ital...na-9th-10th-december
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ResurrectioN replied the topic: [VEG] Belgian Grand Prix, Mechelen - 24th 25th February

Is there a way to arrange 3 night stay at the venue?

Friend and I plan to attend both events, and we're coming in by plane.
We would get to Belgium on Friday and go back on Monday.

With given options, I have to arrange accommodation for Sunday night separately.
I presume this will be an issue for everyone who can't go home immediately after tournament on Sunday.

Everything else looks really nicely organized so thanks for that!

P.S.
Any particular argument against Charlroi airport except the distance and additional transport?
Low cost ticket could more then compensate time and price spent on transport to Mechelen.
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2wayspeaker replied the topic: [VEG] Belgian Grand Prix, Mechelen - 24th 25th February

Hello ResurrectioN,

Good questions.

You can extend your stay with our Hostess at the venue, you can reserve this in advance or during the event. Staying the extra night Sunday to Monday with only breakfast will cost you €26,70.

This will not be an issue. The venue has 110 available beds. There should always be place to sleep.

I have already discussed this with the venue. If you want to stay longer you are free to do so. Including the night S->M or making an additional ticket for it would have been confusing.


If you are warned in advance about the distance/time/price/convenience of the available means of transport you are well enough informed to make your own choices.

It is indeed my preference against Charleroi because it is not convenient.

If 70% of the attendants actually flies towards Charleroi I will take this in consideration for future events, a location closer to the preferred airport will benefit everyone.
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squirrel replied the topic: [VEG] Belgian Grand Prix, Mechelen - 24th 25th February

Since this is Day 2 of the Italian GP, I created the post on VEKN:
www.vekn.net/forum/europe/76332-veg-belg...02-18-25-02-18#84504

FB-event:
www.facebook.com/events/1668645183192600/

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One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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