Team BCW’s Louisville Weekend Recap

Team BCW with special guests Caleb Scherer and Paul Muller at Through the Decades

Team BCW members visited Louisville May 18th through 20th for another BCW Challenge and the Star City Games Louisville Open. Friday night’s BCW Challenge was held at Through The Decades Gaming. The team had 53 challengers… a new record for a BCW Challenge. Players competed with Team BCW members Todd Stevens, Ross Merriam, and Tannon Grace, along with special guests Caleb Scherer and Paul Muller. 16 of the 53 challengers defeated one of the pro players. Thanks to Through The Decades and the local TTD players for making this a super BCW Challenge!

Team BCW had a great start to the SCG Louisville Open on Saturday. Todd, Ross, and Tannon were all able to finish with a record that pushed them into Day Two. Todd played G/W Value Town and finished the day with a record of 8-1. Ross, playing Blue Moon, and Tannon, playing Humans, both finished Saturday with a 7-2 record.

On Sunday, the team fought hard, but in the end they fell short of making the Top 8. Todd finished in 10th place, just missing the Top 8. Ross finished in 16th place and Tannon finished in 25thplace. Overall it was a great showing for Team BCW with all three team members making Day Two and all three finished in the Top 32.

Todd, Ross, and Tannon at SCG Louisville

Please join us for the next BCW Challenge at Lodestone Coffee and Games in Minnetonka, MN, on Friday, May 25th at 8pm. You’ll be able to challenge either Jim Davis or Todd Stevens to a game of Standard, Modern, or Legacy. Then over the weekend, Team BCW will fight for wins at #SCGMINN . Make sure to check out the SCG Open on Twitch if you can’t attend the event in Minneapolis.

A Super Weekend for Team BCW in Baltimore

Team BCW had an amazing weekend in Baltimore. The team held a BCW Challenge at MTGFirst in Glen Burnie during the May 4th Friday Night Magic. We had over 30 challengers take on THE Tannon Grace, Jim Davis, and Ross Merriam. The talent pool was deep and we handed out 13 special prizes to the winners and all 30 plus challengers got a free pack of BCW’s Elite Deck Guards.

Tannon, Jim, and Ross at MTGFirst in Glen Burnie

The May 5th & 6th Star City Games Baltimore Open was another team format. The five Team BCW members were split among 3 teams in the Open. Team BCW members Tannon Grace (Legacy), Ross Merriam (Modern), and Brennan DeCandio (Standard) finished Day One with a record of 7-1-1 to make Day Two. Team BCW member Todd Stevens (Modern) played with Jody Keith (Legacy) and Collins Mullen (Standard), finishing Day One with a perfect 9-0 record. Team BCW member Jim Davis (Legacy) joined with his former Team Metagame Gurus teammates, Dan (Standard) and Andrew Jessup (Modern), and they just missed advancing to Day Two with a record of 6-3.

Brennan, Tannon, and Ross finished 2nd at SCG Baltimore

On Sunday, both advancing teams made great runs to make Top 8. The two teams were on the opposite sides of the Top 8 brackets and would have to play each other if they made the Finals. Unfortunately the team of Jody, Todd, and Collins was eliminated in the Top 4. Brennan, Tannon, and Ross advanced to the Finals, but in a close set of games, they settled for second place. It was a great run for everyone and a fun weekend.

The Top 8 brackets at SCG Baltimore

Team BCW will convene next in Louisville. Join us for a BCW Challenge on Friday, May 18th, at Through the Decades Cards. If you can defeat a Team BCW member in a single game of Magic during the BCW Challenge, you’ll receive a prize from BCW, and all participants get a free pack of Elite Deck Guards. Then on May 19th and 20th, the team will compete for the hardware at #SCGKY. We hope to see you there.

Team BCW Recap from Win Condition Games and SCG Atlanta

BCW Challenge at Win Condition Games

Thank you to Win Condition Games in Kennesaw, GA for hosting the BCW Challenge on Friday, April 27th. Challengers came out and took on Todd Stevens, Ross Merriam, and THE Tannon Grace. The turn-out was great and we appreciate everyone that participated!

Brennan, Ross, and Tannon at SCGATL

On Saturday, the Star City Games Open in Atlanta was another team event with two teams that included Team BCW members. The first team was Brennan DeCandio playing Standard, Ross on Modern, and Tannon on Legacy. The second team was Team BCW member Todd playing Standard, along with friends Daryl Ares on Modern, and Jody Keith on Legacy. Brennan, Ross, and Tannon failed to reach Day Two, but Todd, Daryl, and Jody made Day Two with a record of 7-2.

Jody, Daryl, and Todd at SCGATL

On Sunday, Todd and friends fought to finish in 10th place, just missing the Top Eight due to tie breakers. Tannon had a rough go with the Legacy Classic, but Brennan had a strong showing in the Standard Classic with his U/W Control list. Brennan finished the Swiss rounds in the number one seed but due to his flight home he had to drop from the tournament to make it to the airport on time for his flight home.

Make sure to join us four our next BCW Challenge on Friday, May 4th, at MTG First in Glen Burnie, MD. Team BCW will then participate at SCG Baltimore. If you and your friends cannot attend #SCGBALT for the team event, make sure to tune into the SCG coverage on Twitch.

Protecting Photo Slides in Binder Pages

Slides were a popular form or photography in the 20th century. Kodak introduced their first 2×2 inch slides in 1937, and slides grew in popularity as the company designed better slide projectors and it became easier to get slides developed (A Brief History of Slide Projectors, McKeever, 2004). Today’s digital photography has made photo slides a novelty, but families and collectors still will want to protect their slides for future viewing. Storing slides in a dark, cool, dry environment is important (Storage and Care of KODAK Photographic Materials).

Slides are often stored in specifically designed slide boxes, or in 3-ring binder pages. BCW Supplies manufactures clear 20-pocket binder pages, and a 12-slot black paper page. These pages (listed below) are a great option if you want to quickly view your slides, as you can lay the page on a light table or in front of a bright surface to view the slides. If you plan to insert your slides into a projector frequently, then a slide box may be a better option.

2×2 slides in 20-Pocket Pro-Pages

20-Pocket Pro-Pages, acid free polypropylene,
20 pages, 1-PRO20T-20 | 100 page box, 1-PRO20T-100

Slotted Paper Page, holds 12 slides per page
10 pages, 1-SPP-2X2-BLK

20-Pocket Vinyl Pages with Thumb Cut
20 pages, 1-BCW20C

20-Pocket Vinyl Pages
20 pages, 1-BCW20T

2018 BCW – PHD Speed Gaming Sweepstakes

Game shops at the Thursday, June 7th PHD Speed Gaming event in Chicago – enter for a chance to win a playset of MTG Chalice of the Void cards and BCW card supplies!

To enter, attend your Speed Gaming session at the BCW Supplies table and pick-up your raffle ticket. Place one half of your raffle ticket in the entry box, and retain the other half of the raffle ticket with the matching number. During the closing meeting on Thursday, one winner will be randomly selected. The potential winner must be present and provide the matching raffle ticket to claim the prize. See below for details.

2018 BCW – PHD Speed Gaming Sweepstakes Official Rules

Eligibility
Retailers attending the 2018 PHD Speed Gaming event in Chicago are invited to enter this sweepstakes. Each retailer guest can enter once. Shops can learn about PHD Speed Gaming here.

How to Enter
Retailers at PHD Speed Gaming need to get a raffle ticket to enter. To get a raffle ticket, retailers should attend their Speed Gaming session at the BCW Supplies table. Place one half of your raffle ticket in the entry box, and retain the other half of the raffle ticket with the matching number.

Prize
One prize will be awarded. The prize will include:

  1. One playset (four) Magic: The Gathering Chalice of the Void cards (Mirrodin)
  2. One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio*
  3. One BCW Commander Deck Locker*
  4. One 80 ct. pack of BCW Elite Deck Guards*
  5. One 100 ct. pack of BCW Inner Sleeves

*The winner may select the color of their choice from the available colors at the BCW Supplies table.

The above prize has an approximate retail value of $450.

Prize Selection
The prize will be awarded during the Speed Gaming closing meeting with a random drawing of all entries. The potential winner must be present and provide the matching raffle ticket to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the host of the raffle, the original raffle number will be disqualified. Another raffle ticket will be randomly selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded.

Misc.
BCW reserves the right to update the Official Rules to adjust to the Speed Gaming schedule, or if unforeseen issues arise.

Sponsor
BCW Supplies is responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.
BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN 46016

Team BCW at SCG Milwaukee

Team BCW members Jim Davis and Todd Stevens went to Milwaukee for the Star City Games Tour Milwaukee Open on the April 7th and 8th weekend. But first, they visited Pink Bunny Games in South Milwaukee to host a BCW Challenge. Players from several states were at this BCW Challenge, trying to defeat Jim or Todd in a single game of Magic. The Pink Bunny Games owner also jumped in, playing on the Team BCW side, allowing players to challenge him to a game of Commander or Modern.

Saturday was the largest Star City Open to date with 1,062 players in the main event. Todd and Jim were ready to battle. Jim was running his take on Jeskai and Todd brought the Value Town list from his stream. Todd finished the day at 7-2 and Jim missed Day Two at 6-3.

On Sunday, Todd started off flawless with rounds 10, 11, and 12 wins. Unfortunately Todd was unable to win rounds 13 and 14 falling to 10-4 going into the last round. Todd was paired up against a rough match with Storm. Todd won the round in 3 games and secure 20th place out of 1,062 players. View Todd’s #SCGMKE pairings. As for Jim, he took his shot in Legacy Classic, running his U/W Miracles list. After 7 rounds Jim finished with a record of 4-3.

Our next SCG event will be #SCGATL, April 28th and 29th, with a BCW Challenge event on April 27th at Win Condition Games. If you want to meet the guys and play a game, come out Friday night starting around 8pm.

Noble Hierarch Retweet to Win Sweepstakes

This promotion has concluded. Congratulations to the winner, @TexasDaddyMTG.

Twitter users can follow @Team_BCW and retweet (RT) the respective Monday, March 19th post for a chance to win:

Enter by Tuesday, March 27th, 2018. One winner will be randomly selected. Details below.

Noble Hierarch Retweet to Win Sweepstakes Official Rules

Twitter users can follow Team BCW (@Team_BCW) and retweet (RT) the respective Monday, March 19th, 2018 post for a chance to win the following prize package:

One prize will be randomly selected and awarded to one eligible participant, although @Team_BCW may retweet the original tweet more than once. *The winner can select the color of their choice from the available colors. No purchase is necessary to enter. Team BCW members and BCW Supplies employees are welcome to participate, but cannot win the prize. BCW Supplies will pay for the shipping of the prize to the winner. The entry period ends Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 and the potential winner will be contacted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 via a direct Twitter message (DM). The potential winner will have 72 hours from when the direct Twitter message was sent to reply to claim the prize by providing their name and mailing address. If the initial potential winner does not respond within 72 hours, the initial winner will be disqualified and another potential winner will be selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, who is solely responsible for the management of the promotion. BCW Supplies reserves the right to update these rules, if an unforeseen situation arises.

Join the BCW Supplies’ Group in the 2018 Bracket Manager

Join the BCW Supplies group in the 2018 CBS Sports Bracket Manager! You need to create a CBSSports.com account in order to participate. This CBS Sports system requires you to get an email invitation from me to join the BCW Supplies group. To enter, send a quick email to [email protected] and simply write Brackets in the email subject line (no message is required). Then I’ll send you an invitation through the CBS system. When you receive the email from CBS Sports, click on the join league link. This works better if you have already created a CBSSports.com account.

After the brackets are posted, make your game predictions before the tourney starts, and enjoy the games.

First Round Prize

Patrick B. won the First Round Prize.

FIRST ROUND PRIZE – The group leader after the First Round will receive the Keith Smart signed card pictured above (2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection Basketball, KS-2, photo from 1987 Regional Final), and one box of BCW Magnetic Card Holders (1-MCH-35). Assuming there are several participants tied for first place after the First Round, a random process will be used to select the prize winner.

After the tournament, the prizes below will be awarded to the four highest points leaders.

1st Place Prize

John F. won the 1st Place Prize.

FIRST PLACE PRIZE – one Kris Dunn autographed/patch card (2016 Panini Immaculate Collection Collegiate, No. 46, 23/49), and one BCW Trading Card Supplies Combo Pack (CARD-COMBO–MCH-TLCH).

2nd Place Prize

Chris S. won the 2nd Place Prize.

SECOND PLACE PRIZE – one Danny Manning signed card (2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection Basketball, DM-5, photo from 1988 National Final), one box of BCW 9-Pocket Pages (1-PRO9T-100), and one BCW Premium Basketball 3-Ring Binder (1-ALB3P-BK-BRN).

3rd Place Prize

Robert B. won the 3rd Place Prize.

THIRD PLACE PRIZE – one Bobby Hurley signed card (2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection Basketball, BH-2, photo from 1991 National Final), and one box of BCW Magnetic Card Holders (1-MCH-35).

4th Place Prize

David J. won the 4th Place Prize.

FOURTH PLACE PRIZE – one Tim Hardaway signed card (2014-15 Upper Deck NCAA March Madness Collection Basketball, TH-1, photo from 1989 tournament), one pack of BCW Card Sleeves (1-SSLV), and one pack of BCW Toploaders (1-TLCH-N).

See the 2018 BCW Supplies Basketball Brackets Contest Official Rules for complete details.

Team BCW at SCG Worcester

This past weekend was the Star City Games Worcester Open and things did not go according to plan. Due to Mother Nature in the Northeast, Team BCW members that planned to fly to the event had canceled flights and could not attend. Todd Stevens and Jim Davis were close enough to drive to Worcester, but they had to overcome long drives in rough weather. The BCW Challenge planned for the Friday night at TJ Collectibles had to be cancelled.

On Saturday, Jim and Todd both played in the SCG Legacy main event. In Round 3 we saw Todd’s deck win a quick match due to the power of Chalice of the Void and keeping his opponent from having lands. Unfortunately Todd would finish with a record that would keep him out of Day 2 of the main event. Due to the weather, Jim had an extra night to test a Miracles deck he brought for the Open. Jim had 2 losses at the end of Round 5 and had to win-out to make Day 2. Jim just kept winning the rest of Day 1 and made the cut into Day 2 with a record of 7-2.

On Sunday, Jim started on camera playing his Miracles deck against a Storm deck. He walked away with a 2-0 win and continued his run for another Top 8 finish. In Round 13, Jim took his 3rd loss of the event and was now on the bubble with 2 must-win-matches for a chance to make the Top 8. In Round 15 Jim was back on camera in what can only be described as one of the best matches of Magic The Gathering all weekend long. The match went 3 full games and when the dust settled Jim walked away with the win. Now with a record of 12-3 it would come down to the tie breakers to see if Jim made the Top 8. Jim did make the Top 8 and would once again face Grixis Delver in the Quarterfinals. Jim took that match 2-1 and moved on to the Semifinals where he would fall short 1-2 to Drake Sasser who would go on to win the Open event.

With this exciting weekend of Legacy over we now move on to #SCGDFW in Fort Worth, Texas. Join Team BCW on Friday, March 9th, starting at 8:00 pm at at More Fun Game Center in Denton, TX for another fun #BCWChallenge. Then on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th, @JimDavisMTG, @ToddStevensMTG, @BDecandio7, and @THETannonGrace battle some Modern in the first Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf legal SCG Open of the year. Follow us on Twitter at @Team_BCW for more updates and make sure to tune into the SCG coverage of the Open on Twitch if you can’t make it out to the event.

MTG Mint Card now offers BCW gaming card supplies!

MTG Mint Card is well known for selling sealed and played Magic: The Gathering cards. They now offer BCW Deck Guard sleeves, Deck Lockers, Pro-Folios, storage boxes, and other accessories from BCW Supplies and Monster Protectors. MTG Mint Card will be distributing BCW products to game shops in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. Shops in these regions can contact MTG Mint Card to learn more.