Sensei's Trial tournament series announced for FMA TCG

Sensei's Trial tournament series announced for FMA TCG

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 6, 2006) -- The snow is starting to melt, the flowers are starting to bloom, and the Super Bowl is over. Winter is coming to an end and spring is just around the corner. Not only does that mean a runny nose and itchy eyes for everyone and their allergies but it also means that it's time for the start the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG Championship Season!

The 2005 FMA TCG Championship Season consists of three major event categories: the Sensei's Trials, the Regional Championships, and the 2006 World Championship at Gen Con Indy in August.

First up are the FMA TCG Sensei's Trial Tournament Series. The Sensei's Trial is a series of local-level events. These events will take place at local gaming stores and gaming clubs around the world on a regular basis. A Sensei's Trial is a single-day constructed Swiss event. The top four finishers from the Swiss portion of the event will compete in a single-elimination playoff to win the Sensei's Trial. The winner of the Sensei's Trial will qualify for the FMA TCG World Championship at Gen Con Indy without having to compete in qualifying events.

The Sensei's Trial is broken down into three Sprints. The player who wins the most Sensei's Trial tournaments in any given Sprint will also receive a badge to Gen Con Indy to participate in the FMA TCG World Championships. The three Sprints for the 2005 Championship season are February 20 through March 31, April 1 through May 31, and June 1 through August 11.

Sprint One starts on February 20 and applications are available now. A Tournament Organizer or retailer should download the application, fill it out, and return it to apply for a Sensei's Trial. The cost for a Sprint One Sensei's Trial is $30.00. A store may register for a maximum of two Sensei's Trial tournaments per Sprint. The prizes include 30 random foils and 8 random chase cards from Premier Edition, Blood & Water, and Artificial Human. The winner also qualifies for the 2006 FMA TCG World Championship, including all tournament entry fees associated with it.

Stay tuned to later this month for details on Regional Championships and the prizes for the 2006 FMA TCG World Championship! Any questions about the Sensei's Trial tournaments should be directed to [email protected]

Download the application form here:

About Fullmetal Alchemist TCG

Based on the top-rated anime series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG released in August with a 240-card Premier Edition base set. The first expansion set, Blood & Water, released Nov. 9, and a second expansion set, Artificial Human, releases Feb. 15, with pre-release tournaments Feb. 3-5. The game is supported with tournaments, leagues, a web site, and a dedicated volunteer corps. For more information, visit or e-mail [email protected]

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