Darkhound Game Center's WPNQ is scheduled for December 14th 2019. In order to attend you must top 8 in one of the following Preliminary events:


11/23/2019 -Preliminary: - $40 Entry - Top 8 Invite

Registration: 11am (Pre-Register)

Event Start: 12pm. Tardiness Enforced

6 rounds maximum

Decklist Required (download)


11/30/2019 - Preliminary - $40 Entry - Top 8 Invite

Registration: 11am (Pre-Register)

Event Start: 12pm. Tardiness Enforced

6 rounds maximum

Decklist Required (download)


12/07/2019 - LAST CHANCE - Preliminary - $40 Entry - Top 8 Invite

Registration: 11am (Pre-Register)

Event Start: 12pm. Tardiness Enforced

6 rounds maximum

Decklist Required (download)


This means in order to participate in the WPNQ,  you will attend at a minimum 2 Events:

1.) At least One of the above Preliminaries, Make top 8, and

2.) The WPNQ on 12/14/2018

If you top 8 a preliminary event, you are not allowed to participate in another Darkhound Game Center preliminary event.



Event Structure:

Tardiness is enforced at 2 and 10 for our event, So please arrive on time.  

An L2 (Darrin Sisneros) and L1 (Daniel Rechtin) certified Judge will be present at all Preliminary events, and the WPNQ.

Decklists are required for all events, and must be turned in during the player meeting. If you do not have access to a printer, please arrive early and we will provide you with one to fill out. 


Preliminary Events:

Events will cap at 54 players

There will be a maximum of 6 rounds.

Top 8 will get the invite to the WPNQ - no other prizing

Top 8 will Not have a playoff - The tournament ends after the last round is played that determines top 8



Event will have 24 Players

You must have Pre Qualified by being in the top 8 of a Preliminary Event

5 rounds, Cut to Top 8

Please see the Prizing Structure section below for Prizing Details


Prizing Structure:

The prizing awarded for the Preliminarys is the invite for the WPNQ. All entry fees collected for the preliminary events go to the WPNQ prize pool. All 24 players in the WPNQ will receive a scaling cash prize (Detailed below, dependent upon attendance).

1st place of the WPNQ will receive the invite to the Players Tour (America) and 25% of the Prize Pool

2nd Place will receive 15% of the prize pool

3rd-4th Place will receive 10% of the prize pool (5% ea)

5th-8th will receive 8% of the prize pool (2% ea)

9th-24th will receive 16% of the prize pool (1% ea)


Event Location:


Darkhound Game Center

2840 Hwy 157N Ste#112

Mansfield, Tx 76063



General Q&A:


Why did you decide to hold preliminaries and not 1 large event?

This was actually a very hard decision for us. With this being the first series of WPNQ events, we were unsure of how many events would be available for players. We decided that we wanted to give as many players as possible a chance to participate. Due to our venue size, that requires us to run multiple preliminary events. (This way, up to 162 players can participate, instead of just 54).


Wouldn't holding it in a larger location allow for more players?

Other than the reasons stated above, the invite to the Players Tour no longer includes travel fees. It is our hope, that with this prizing structure and event participation, that the first place will have enough winnings to cover their travel fees to the Players Tour. Renting a larger venue would significantly cut into the prize pool. We will see how this first event goes, and may try something different next time. 


Doesn't this make it really hard for people out of town to participate?

Unfortunately, this may limit some folks that would have to drive twice if they win top 8 in the preliminaries. However, by running preliminary events, our rounds are able to 1.) Start at a later time and 2.) Cap at 6 rounds. This means that you do not have to arrive until 11:30am (Tardiness is enforced, so earlier is better!) and get to leave at around 6pm. This should allow most players to make a day trip, and not have to pay for hotels and other travel fees. 

If you would like to stay in a hotel, please click Here for a list of hotels in the area. 


What about the overlap with nearby events?

Unfortunately, schedules sometimes tend to overlap. We had originally scheduled it for November, but out of respect for other local game store's events (Common Grounds and Evolution Games) we opted to move our WPNQ date in order to not conflict with their events. We try to be accomodating, and provide the players with as many opportunities as possible to play Magic: The Gathering. 


Does that mean we Can particpate in multiple Preliminary events?

Yes! As long as you did not top 8 in a preliminary, you can participate in another to try again!


I have more questions!

No problem! We are happy to answer all questions. you can submit any questions you have Here