Lincoln Commander League (LCL)

Lincoln Commander League

A competitive Commander-format league for Magic: the Gathering, meeting at HobbyTown Lincoln on Mondays at 6pm. There are prizes every week, plus more at the end of each season!

ABOUT

The Lincoln Commander League (LCL) will play from 6:15pm to 8pm every Monday at HobbyTown Lincoln in pods of three or four players, and players will earn points via attendance and victory. At the end of each League Season, top players will be awarded HobbyTown gift cards!

Date: Every Monday
Time: 6:15pm play
(registration starts before 6pm, 6:10pm is the last call to get in line)
Entry: $5
Format: Commander

GET IN TOUCH

Be sure to follow the Lincoln Commander League Facebook page for updates at https://www.facebook.com/edhLincoln !

You can join the LCL Discord server here: https://discord.gg/DkTPpUhEET

Standings:

LCL Summer 2021 Standings
LCL Fall 2021 Standings

Standings:

If you follow this link you can find the most up to date standings: (Fall standings coming soon!)

LCL Fall 2021 Standings

FAQs:

  • How does the league work?

We’re using a modified swiss tournament structure utilizing a point based system where a win = 3 points, a draw = 1 point, a loss = 0 points, and playing in a pod = 1 additional point. Standings and pairings are based on points with tie-breakers for strength of schedule and win percentage.

  • How long is the league?

The league will run on Monday nights weekly for ten weeks starting September 6th, 2021. After which we’ll do a one or two-week playoff depending on league attendance throughout the season.

  • Is there an entry fee?

Yes, there will be a $5.00 entry fee to play in the league each night. This will go towards supporting the store, playoffs, and also weekly prizes.

  • What rules do I need to follow?

We follow the Commander RC banned list, (https://mtgcommander.net/index.php/banned-list), and Wizards of the Coast specifically does not allow proxies to be played in the league.

  • What if I can’t make it one night?

Not a big deal – you aren’t required to play each and every week. However, showing up and playing weekly will get you at least 1 point so it will affect your overall standings throughout the season!

  • Can I join the league mid-season?

Yes! You are free to join and play at any point in the regular season, including the playoff weeks.

  • What can I expect on a typical night?

Show up to the store around 6:00 pm and make your way to the back register to pay your entry fee; seating will be started at 6:15pm, and last call to get in line will be made at 6:10pm.

Pods will be assigned based on League Points after everyone has paid their entry fee. Sit down at your assigned table and randomly determine the starting player and then resolve mulligans as necessary. Play and complete your timed match after which you’ll record your results and turn them back in. Remember to come pick up your prize from a HobbyTown employee if you win your pod!

  • What happens if we run out of time during a match?

Round length for regular league games is 90 minutes. If there is no winner at the end of the time limit, the active player will finish their current turn, then each -other- remaining player will have one final turn to try and win. If there is still no winner after these additional turns, any players who have not been eliminated will be considered to have drawn, with the weekly prize going to one of them randomly. Any players eliminated prior to the end still receive a loss as per usual.

  • How will prizes work?

We’ll distribute prizes out nightly to pod winners as well as random door prizes based on attendance. Then at the end of the ten weeks we’ll have a playoff where you’ll have a chance to win even more prizes!

  • What if I didn’t make the playoffs?

Even if you didn’t make the playoffs you can still attend and play for a chance to win separate prizes, as we will have a side-event running alongside the playoffs!

Also, if a player in the playoffs cannot play the first week, they will be removed from contention and their slot will open up, so there’s a chance you could still end up in the playoffs!

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