Your hosts Jesse Foresto and Gabe Isbell are excited to announce the details for the 2017 Redemption National Tournament! Our goal is to have everything you need in the details below. If you have questions that are unanswered, please post them in the comments below so we can address them. It’s likely that someone else will have the same question.

The Facilities

Grace Community Church
2707 Dubuque ST NE
North Liberty, IA 52317
319-626-2040 (main office – ask for Jesse or Gabe)
www.graceb3.org

Summary: Located about 4 miles from I-80 or I-380, the Grace Community Church building has a full size gym, a large kitchen, small shower facilities, and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy yourself for the weekend.

Meals

Lunch will be provided at the church on the days of the events for $5 per meal. More specific information will be available on site, however the general meal plan looks to be:

  • Thursday – Stir Fry
  • Friday – Ravioli
  • Saturday – Burrito/Taco bar

Snacks and beverages will be available to purchase on site also. A list and rough map of nearby places to eat will be available at the church as well.

Events Schedule

Open Deck categories (Type-1, Type-2, Teams, Type-A): $10 each

Closed Deck* categories (Sealed, Booster): $20 each

You pay full price for 1 category and half price for your other 2 categories that are equal or lower priced. (ex/ Sealed Deck is $20 so then Type-1 2-Player is half price at $5 for a total of $25 for both events) *You keep all cards in the Closed Deck categories.

Please note: We are not set up to take credit cards. Registration will be cash only.

The schedule is as follows (includes a small break between all rounds):

Thursday, August 3rd – Doors and check-in open at 8 A.M. Play begins at 9 A.M.

  • Booster Draft (6 card boxes – Treasures, Disciples, Early Church, Persecuted Church, Cloud of Witnesses & Revelation of John)
  • Type 2 – 2-Player

We will hold the awards ceremony around 6 P.M.

Friday, August 4th – Doors and check-in open at 8 A.M. Play begins at 9 A.M.

  • Type 1 – 2-Player (7 rounds of Swiss, Top 4 Top Cut with best of 2 out of 3 games)
  • Type 2 – Multiplayer
  • Type A – 2-Player

We will hold the awards ceremony around 6 P.M. for all but Type 1 – 2-Player which will be held at the conclusion of the top cut games.

Saturday, August 5th – Doors and check-in open at 8 A.M. Play begins at 9 A.M.

  • Sealed Deck (random I or J starter, one pack from Treasures/Disciples and one pack from Early Church, Persecuted Church, Cloud of Witnesses or Revelation of John)
  • Teams
  • Type 1 – Multiplayer

We will hold the awards ceremony around 5 P.M.

Rounds played per category will be determined by the number of players registered in each category.

Special Happenings at Nationals 2017

Side events are still being planned. One event that we’re certain will take place is a Type-Half! Type-Half rules can be found in this announcement. Iron-Man is back again this year too!

Special edition Revelation of John card boxes will be sold by Cactus Game Design. These are only available at the National tournament!

The Tabernacle National promo is being given to participants at the completion of each official category!

Special winner promos and ultra RoJ ultra rare prizes (for 1st place) are being given out again this year!

The winner of 4 categories will get to create their own Redemption card to be printed in 2018!

Please take a couple minutes to pre-register for the 2017 Redemption National tournament.

Official Hotel

Homewood Suites by Hilton at the Iowa River Landing
921 E 2nd Avenue
Coralville, Iowa, 52241
319-338-3410
website

Reservations can be made by calling the phone number above or on the website linked above. Use group code GRT to receive the discounted rate for our block of rooms.

Summary: Located on I-80 in Coralville, Iowa, Homewood Suites is an easy 10 minute drive from the church. Studio Suites (1 King bed) are available for $119 per night.  One Bedroom Suites (2 Queen beds) are available for $129 per night. Our block of rooms are available on a first come, first served basis until July 1st.

Homewood Suites offers:

  • Spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens
  • Complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast daily and Welcome Home® reception featuring dinner and drinks Monday-Thursday evenings
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access
  • Heated indoor pool and hot tub
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Hilton Honors Points & Miles®
  • Complimentary parking

The Iowa River Landing area offers many restaurants, a coffee shop and one of my favorite places to spend time, the Iowa River Landing Wetlands Park with a beautiful walking/jogging path.

Other Accommodations

There are many other hotels in the area that you’re welcome to explore. Grace Community Church is generously allowing people to spend the night at the church. There’s plenty of floor space if you bring a sleeping bag and a pillow. If you plan to stay at the church, please make sure you indicate that by pre-registering with us!

Travel Options

  • The Eastern Iowa Airport is our closest hub. It’s located 20 minutes from the church. *Rides are available without limit for people flying into this location.
  • The Quad Cities Airport is located about an hour away from the church. *Rides are available on a limited basis from this location.
  • The Des Moines Airport is located a couple hours from the church, however we do have players coming from the area. If coordinated well in advance a ride can be arranged.
  • The closest Amtrack station is in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, about an hour away from the church. *Rides are available on a limited basis from this location.
  • The closest Greyhound bus depot is about 20 minutes from the church. *Rides are available without limit for people arriving at this location.

Other Things to Do in the Area

If you plan to spend time in the greater Iowa City area or in eastern Iowa these are some things that we highly recommend you check out! All these recommendations are family friendly!

Local Attractions:

Friday Night Concert Series – Iowa City Pedestrian Mall (free)

Disc Golf at Sugar Bottom or Turkey Creek

Coral Ridge Mall – shopping, movie theatre, ice skating and play area

North Liberty Rec Center:

  • North Liberty Pool ($5/person)
  • “The Campsite”, a free indoor play area
  • Library
  • Small Playground

Coralville Reservoir hiking trails

Devonian Fossil Gorge

Iowa River Landing Wetlands Park

For Families with Children:

Penn Meadows Park Playground & Splash Pad (free)

North Ridge Park Playground (free)

City Park Playground (free) & Amusement Rides

Iowa Children’s Museum

Attractions in the Greater Eastern Iowa Area:

Amana Colonies

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

Maquoeta Caves State Park

Backbone State Park

Niabi Zoo

John Deere Pavilion

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

 

 

11 thoughts on “2017 Redemption National Tournament Info & Registration

  1. John David Cunningham

    Wow! We can play t2-2p and t1-2p at Nationals!! Woohoo!

  2. Nathan Levorson

    Oh man! Really looking forward to Nats this year!

  3. Nathan Levorson

    A question, what will be the food situation at the church?

    1. Gabe Post author

      Food and snacks will be available for purchase at a reasonable cost. Details are still being worked out. We’ll share them as things are finalized.

  4. Jay Chambers

    Why only a top 4 cut? If attendance breaks 60, a top 8 cut is more ideal.

    1. Gabe Post author

      Rob and the elders discussed a few options to address concerns with the top cut system used for T1-2P the past few years. Using a “best of 3” system doesn’t leave time for a top 8 so we chose to go to top 4. Our second choice was to eliminate top cut all together and only play swiss rounds like we do for every other category.

      1. Jay Chambers

        I honestly wouldn’t have a problem returning to the old system but I’ll still play regardless!

        1. Gabe Post author

          If players would prefer to do straight Swiss rounds I’m open to changing the schedule.

          1. Benjamin Campbell

            I miss the old system, it allows more people to play more games. I think it provides a more enjoyable experience.

  5. RedWing

    I’m assuming RoJ packs will be used for booster?

    1. Gabe Post author

      Three Lions Games is sponsoring our closed deck events this year! Travis has offered to use 5 box packs plus a Kings and Priests booster. I’m certain that one of those box packs will be the newest set.

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