N.Y.S.E. Open VI - 7/20/19 - Long Island, New York

Are you ready for one of the best Vintage events of the year?


N.Y.S.E. Open VI

15 proxy, non-sanctioned Vintage tournament.

Prize support for this year's event is going to be different, though still excellent, and I'd like the feedback of the community. In the coming days, I'm going to post, and ask for feedback from the community as to what you, the players, want for prize support. It's the NYSE Open, so I want to give out power, and I want to give out Workshops. Let's figure out what works for the greatest number of people in putting together another great event.


Saturday, July 20th 2019
9:00 am registration
10:00 am start


The Four Points Sheraton
Address: 333 S Service Rd, Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: (516) 694-6500

Pre-Registration & On Site Registration

NYSE Open V featured pre-registration at $125 that was available online through roughly one month before the event, and day-of registration that was available at $150. This year will be the same. Pre-registration will go live as soon as possible.

As with past years, the NYSE Open will be capped. Max cap will be double-checked, but should be 153.


Most everyone on these forums knows what a proxy is. A proxy, for the N.Y.S.E. Open, will be defined as the following:

A Magic: the Gathering card with the full name, card type (instant, sorcery, land, artifact, creature, enchantment, planeswalker), full mana cost and text clearly displayed. This can be done in one of two ways:

  1. Using a Sharpie, not pen or pencil, to fill in the required text on a card where it can clearly be read. Revised lands are excellent for this, new commons and uncommons aren't usually, as they're darker, and far tougher to read.

  2. Using acetone to remove certain text from a card that's close to the intended proxy (i.e. Lotus Bloom, with certain words removed to proxy a Black Lotus, Ancestral Visions with certain words removed to proxy an Ancestral Recall).

Take pride in your proxies! Your opponents should know at all times what your proxies are.

Using 15 Swamps to make your proxies is a bad idea, as it's going to create confusion. If you're proxying Moxen, please use a land from each appropriate color to make a proxy for each according Mox (i.e., your Mox Sapphire is on an Island, your Mox Jet is on a Swamp, your Mox Pearl is on a Plains, etc.).

Please use your best judgment when creating your proxies; we know what will and what won't be easily recognizable.

Your opponents should not ever be at a disadvantage because you don't own the cards. There is nothing wrong with using proxies as you slowly pick up the cards that you need to play Vintage, but please consider your opponents while you're making them, as we're out to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. One of my favorite aspects of the Vintage community is that we look out for each other, whether it's constant vigilance to counter potential thievery, or the day to day stuff that mostly goes unnoticed. Let's all do what we can to make this event as special as we can for our fellow aficionados of Magic's greatest format.

If you're worried that your proxies may not pass muster, please speak to the head judge of the event before the event starts. Leave enough time to create new proxies, if necessary.

Using paper printouts of card faces and gluing them to cards is not acceptable! This alters the thickness of the cards, making the cards marked for all intents and purposes. Please don't do this, as the judges will be instructed to consider these as marked cards, and enforce punishment according to DCI Competitive REL event regulations!

Site Security:

Theft is always a concern, even if theft has never been a problem at one of my events before. I feel that the security that we have had at all my N.Y.S.E. Opens was what was needed.

All players will be given wristbands that will be used to associate them with their corresponding bags. You will not be able to leave with someone else's bag, and any time you leave the venue, your wristbands will be checked. If you feel like it's a hassle, please remember that this is a measure that is meant to ensure that you, and all your friends, leave with everything that you brought. Security is helping keep this a positive experience for everyone, so please be kind, and remember that they're just doing their job!

To any potential thieves, God help you if you're caught stealing. There are cameras recording every corner of this venue; you will be caught, you will be arrested, charges will be pressed, it will be a horrific experience for you and it will stay with you for a while. Let's not walk that path.


There are a lot of details with the NYSE Open that I love; the Vintage FNM, the altered Karns, the trophies, etc. There is a lot that goes into this event, and there are a few more complications with this year's event than events in years past, so I'm not rolling out everything at once. There will be polls, a lot of feedback from the community, and a great event. There will be many, many, many free giveaways, as I've been collecting cool things for a while now. I can promise you that this event will be the best event that I can make it.

I hope to see you there!

last edited by Prospero

Is there going to be more information on this sweet event?

Nick, aka Prospero, typically hosts the NYSE, which is one of the marquee Paper events with 10-15 proxies (I forget the specific number allowed and it might change). People have traveled from across the US and even from Europe to Long Island, New York to play in it, which is why this is here as a heads up to those who might want to make plans or take off work.

Historically, the event has been $100+ entry fee with prizes of the Power 9, though with the cost of Power increasing I think there was talk of switching to cash to keep the entry fee relatively the same. Number of players is in the low 100's. I've been to a couple of these and they are fantastic. Nick takes it seriously, so there is security checking bags with wristbands like at Eternal Weekend. There are also giveaways and special prizes. It one of the special player run events in a format that mostly exists because of such player run events.

Take all this with a grain of salt as I'm sure if the details were fixed, Nick would let us know. But if you are interested in attending a Paper Vintage event and have means to do so, I would definitely recommend this one.

This and all local vintage metas i keep hearing about make me want to move to New England.

There's some little talk about doing a large yearly even in a similar vein here in the PNW with Card Kingdom's storefront. We have a monthly sanctioned Vintage right now but probably a ways off from a big enough event to draw attendance from across the nation.

@chubbyrain Awesome, thanks for the info.

This weekend, I swear, the announcement will go up.

A few more things than usual will be the subject of a community vote. Interested in seeing what people want. The event is happening, it's just going to look a little different than in years past.

The basic announcement is now up.

In the coming weeks and months there will be further updates about everything else; trophies, alters, giveaways, judge staff, the Vintage FNM, a Sunday Old School tournament, NYSE Open dice (yes), shirts (hopefully), and more.

Please be patient with me.

So I'm assuming I'm banned from coming, being blocked on Facebook and all, would be good to know before paying for registration

Registration for the NYSE will open up this weekend.

Due to qualifiers, only 140 of the 153 spots will be available.

As soon as it's set, I'll post the link for registration here. Again, it's $125 to everyone who pre-registers, and $150 from 7/1-7/20.

last edited by Prospero

I've always been curious: what does NYSE mean? New York Southeast?

last edited by fsecco

It stands for the New York Stax Exchange 🙂

@hrishi thanks! The material about the tournament basically never spells it out 😛

Hrishi's right, it does indeed stand for New York Stax Exchange.

It was, very briefly, a team name for myself and a few others, before it became the moniker for rebooted Vintage tournament series that I started running again in 2009. The N.Y.S.E. Challenge was a monthly Vintage series that I ran out at Brothers Grim. I ran 20+ of those, then abandoned the name when Nick Coss and I started running the N.E.V. (North East Vintage) series after that. I stopped running monthly Vintage events after the N.E.V. Invitational, and started running the N.Y.S.E. Open annually after that (though I did skip 2018).

With every NYSE Open that's run, a limited number of qualifier tournament are run. For the price of an entry fee, a T/O is able to run an event guaranteeing the winner of the qualifier free entry to that year's NYSE Open.

I currently have seven qualifier spots left open. If you'd like to run a qualifier, please reach out to me and let me know!

Prize support for the NYSE Open has been announced!

1st: Unlimited Mox Sapphire
2nd: Unlimited Mox Ruby
3rd: Unlimited Mox Emerald
4th: Unlimited Mox Pearl
5th-8th: Mishra's Workshop

For 9th-16th, based on final standing, each player will be able to choose one of the original 10 Revised dual lands. So, for example, 9th picks Underground Sea (leaving nine duals left), 8th picks Volcanic Island (leaving eight duals), until each player has one dual land, and we then stop.

And, as always, there will be giveaways galore, with playmats, altered Karns, and a slew of other cool things that I've been collecting for a while now.

If you haven't pre-registered, please pre-register soon! This event will be capped!

Hope to see you all soon!

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