Ben Lavender Memorial Raffle

The Ben Lavender Memorial MTG Weekend is June 23rd and 24th, with multiple Magic: the Gathering events held at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana. Ben Lavender was active in the MTG community. Unfortunately Ben unexpectedly passed earlier this year. Proceeds from this event will benefit Ben’s wife and children.

The Saturday schedule includes a Modern Shootout and a Star City Games Invitational Qualifier. The Sunday schedule includes a Pauper Shootout and a Nerdrage Gaming Championship Tournament Qualifier. See the weekend’s full schedule and registration details.

The raffle prize will include a playset of MTG Arcbound Ravagers

BCW Supplies will be hosting a raffle on Saturday, June 23rd at this event. To enter, visit the BCW table and purchase a raffle ticket for $2 each. You can purchase as many tickets as you like, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the memorial fund! The entry period will end after the Modern Shootout concludes in the afternoon. From all of the entered raffle tickets, one winner will be randomly selected. Participants need to save their raffle coupon to match-up with the raffle ticket, if they’re selected as the winner. The winner does not need to be present to win the prize, provided the participant wrote a legible contact number on the back of the ticket. If the selected raffle winner is not present, and contact information was not provided, another winner will be selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. The prize is valued at $252.45, and will include:

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.