PacRim is now the NATC

Hey Everyone,

Big news, Pacific Rim Team GT has officially changed it’s name this year!  It is now The North American Team Championships (NATC)!!!!!!!  New website to come!

We had a great tournament this year and I want to give a big thanks to everyone who participated.  Players from England, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, and all over the USA came out to have a great time!  I couldn’t be happier with the event.  I look forward to seeing everyone there next year at NATC 2020!

North American Team Championship 2019 Results:
Overall: Team OP
Matt Lau
Ryan Trott
Ryan Freiburger
Douglas Lamb
Lawrence Mathis
Best General: NaCL-y Sharks
Jeremy Gottschalk
Len Szatkowski
Ciaran Dunne
Joel Flint
Adam Jones
Best Sports: Team BDW
Joe Finlayson
Sarah Ward
Josh Stuart
Brandon Phelps
Ryan Capps
Best Appearance: Team MFM
Justin Burgy
Jeremy Schweitzer
Jake Murphy
Jeff Durham
Ben Kerr

Day Of Info

Hey Everyone,

PacRim is just two days away and I wanted to share some info with you to help make your visit a little smoother.

  • I reposted the list and first round pairings with the ringer list.  All lists are now included.  Download is on the “Rule Pack” page of the website.
  • Please use the following link to figure out parking (https://www.spotangels.com/#id=1016363&address=1535%20Pine%20Street%2C%20San%20Francisco).  Parking is expensive at the hotel so there is meter parking around the hotel, free street parking is two blocks off of Van Ness Ave, and there are three parking garages near the hotel.  Let me know if you have any questions.
  • Food will not be included at this event because the hotel will not let me bring in outside food and their food options are very expensive.  There are numerous places to get lunch within the walking distance of the hotel.
  • Alcoholic beverages are included in your entry.  In your tournament pack you will receive drink tickets which you can bring to the hotel bar for drinks.
  • Meet Up Schedule:
    • Friday night – I will be setting up the tables at about 7:30pm so please stop by to say hi.  We are not technically paying for Friday night so we can’t hang out in the event space.
    • Friday night drinks – I am recommending everyone meet up at McTeague’s Saloon for drinks (https://goo.gl/maps/M5TjGS1WRLR7ogd86).  It is just a couple blocks from the venue.  I will be setting up the event and getting people from the airport most of the evening so I am not sure I will make it out but its a good bar and there are many other bars and restaurants to move to that evening.

 

Entry Fee Increase

Hey Everyone!

On Saturday (11/9) we will be one month till Pacific Rim Team GT 2019!  Friendly reminder that on Saturday (11/9) the Entry Fee will be raised from $50 to $60!  Get your payments in!  Please see the “Payment” tab on the website for instructions on how to pay.

Other Important Dates:

Book your hotel room at the venue before rooms run out! (see “Location” tab for link to book room)

November 9, 2019 – Price per player goes up from $50 to $60 (see “Payment” tab for ways to pay)

November 15, 2019 – Cutoff date for official 9th age rule changes

November 30, 2019 – Lists are due!

 

See you all there!

Last Call for Teams!

Hey Everyone!

PacRim 2019 is 5 weeks away!  We have 6 ringers right now, so in order to get an even number of total teams, we need 4 MORE PLAYERS!  IF YOU WANT TO PLAY IN THIS YEAR’S TOURNAMENT CONTACT ME (PACFICRIMTEAMGT@GMAIL.COM) TODAY (10/31) OR TOMORROW (10/31) TO GET IN ON THE TOURNAMENT!!!!!! IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WILLING TO PLAY, HIT THEM UP!!!!!

Below are the ringers I currently have.  Please confirm with me if you are still a ringer.  IF YOUR TEAM NEEDS A RINGER AT THIS POINT LET ME KNOW ALSO!!!

  1. David Brice
  2. Matt Thurston
  3. Travis Crume
  4. Brian Henery
  5. Sean Straw
  6. Mark Ciarlone

Rule Pack, Scenarios, and Final Teams

Hey Everyone!

PacRim is two months away!!  We currently have 12 teams (60 players) and about 5 ringers.  If you have a team that has not signed up or are an individual player that has not signed up, PLEASE CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!!!  In order to achieve an even number of teams, I will need at least five more players, so get on it so we can have 70 players this year!

I have also published on the website the Rule Pack and Scenarios for the tournament under the “Rule Pack” tab.

 

Friendly Reminders:

Book your hotel room at the venue before rooms run out! (see “Location” tab for link to book room)

November 9, 2019 – Price per player goes up from $50 to $60 (see “Payment” tab for ways to pay)

November 15, 2019 – Cutoff date for official 9th age rule changes

November 30, 2019 – Lists are due!

 

Can’t wait for the event and I hope to see you all there!

Update!! Trophy and Dice!

Hey Everyone!

I am getting super stoked Pacific Rim Team GT 2019!  We are seeing some great interest and I anticipate having over 50 players this year!  Get your teams signed up soon!  We even have a team interested in coming from Mexico City!

I just created a Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/287179788813272/) and a post in the 9th Age forums (https://www.the-ninth-age.com/community/index.php?thread/48740-pacific-rim-team-gt-2019-december-7-8-san-francisco-ca-usa/)!  Please head to either location, join the Facebook event, and let the smack talking begin!

Also, I would like to formally introduce the overall champion trophy, the Fire Cup!  AKA the “Sting Ring”.  I also have a plaque to commemorate the 2018 champions, Team MFM!

I have also received in the mail the official Pacific Rim Team GT Dice!!!!  The “Sting Ring” Dice!!!  Dice will be included in your entry fee and additional dice will be for sale at the event.

See you all there!