Welcome to the Czech Premodern Championship 2024 website! It is a great privilege to invite you to the largest Premodern event held in Czechia to date! Mark your calendars, tune your decks, the festival of Premodern in Prague, Czechia is coming on May the 4th! This time we have prepared a whole weekend of Magic for you!

Saturday main event (May the 4th): Czech Premodern Championship
Sunday main event (5th of May): Najáda Modern Massacre
Sunday side event (5th of May): Prague Premodern Parade

General Info

Event venue: F&B Catering, Paspa Hall – Nádražní 43/84, Prague, Czechia (www.fbcatering.cz/en/contact)

Date: 2024, May the 4th (Premodern main event), 5th of May (Modern main event; Premodern side event).

Payment: We accept international bank transfers (IBAN+BIC) and Czech domestic bank transfers. In case you are unable to use those, contact us via email.

Food & Drinks: The restaurant on the ground floor of the venue (Potrefená Husa) offers a full lunch/dinner menu as well as drinks and small snacks.

Cancellation: In the case of cancellation, you are eligible for a full refund up until three weeks before the event date (i.e., 13th April at the latest). For organizational reasons, later cancellations will not be refunded. Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot attend. Please find our contact info below.

Spectators: Due to limited space at the venue, spectators will not be allowed at the event.

Contact: You can reach us at czechpremodern@gmail.com


Saturday Main Event – Czech Premodern Championship

Event date: May the 4th, 2024. Start: 10:00 (Venue opens at 9:00)

Entry fee: 700 CZK (30 €)

Registration: To register for the event, please use the registration form below. The entry fee payment is carried out via bank transfer. Payment information will be provided upon registration. Your registration is NOT completed until your payment is processed.

Register for Czech Premodern Championship

Prizes:

Prizes

Structure: Regular Swiss + Top 8; 50 min timed rounds.

Rounds: 2–64 players = 6 rounds; 65–128 players = 7 rounds; 129–180 players = 8 rounds

Cap: 150 180 players (In the case that the number of registrations exceeds the player cap, we will issue a waitlist)

Rules

Judges: The tournament will be held at Regular REL but we will still have multiple judges at the event to ensure a smooth progress of the tournament; answering any rules questions, or solving weird board states and disagreements.

Players are expected to act in a friendly and respectful manner. Any unsporting or aggressive conduct will not be tolerated. Players involved can be disqualified from the event and removed from the venue.

Rules: The rules of Premodern, including the legal sets and banned cards, can be found at premodernmagic.com/rules.

Reprints/Proxies: The Czech Championship is a non-proxy event. All tournament legal reprints are allowed. That means that you can play either your Alpha, Japanese 4th, or Magic 2011 Lightning Bolt. Note that Collector's Edition (IE/CE) and World Championship/Gold Bordered cards are allowed at the Czech Championship. All players are expected to use card sleeves with a matt background to prevent any potential misunderstandings regarding imperfect card conditions. This is especially true for IE/CE/WCD cards.

Also, note that Czech Premodern Championship 2023 Edition Basic Lands are unfortunately not allowed due to their imperfect size.

Decklists/photos: You need to upload both a written decklist and a photo of your deck before May 1st 23:59 CEST (UTC +2) via your registration link. No deck changes are allowed afterward. There might be random deck checks during the tournament.

If you do not have all the cards available for taking your deck photo (e.g., because you intend to borrow some cards on-site right before the event), you can substitute the missing cards with proxies. However, we remind you that the use of proxies in the tournament itself is prohibited.

If you fail to upload your decklist and deck photo by the aforementioned deadline, you will be disqualified from the event.


Sunday Events

Main Event: Najáda Modern Massacre

Event date: 5th of May, 2024. Start: 10:00 (Venue opens at 9:00)

Entry fee: 500 CZK (20 €)

Registration: To register for the event, please use the registration form below. The entry fee payment is carried out via bank transfer. Payment information will be provided upon registration. Your registration is NOT completed until your payment is processed.

Register for Najáda Modern Massacre

Prizes: Credit (in CZK) to Najáda store based on number of players

Place ↓ Players → 50 75 100
1st 6,000 8,000 10,000
2nd 4,000 5,500 7,000
3rd–4th 2,500 3,000 4,000
5th–8th 1,500 1,750 2,000
9th–12th 1,000 1,000 1,250
13th–16th 1,000 1,250
17th–20th 750 1,000
21th–24th 750

Structure: Regular Swiss + Top 8; 50 min timed rounds.

Rounds: 2–16 players = 4 rounds; 17–32 players = 5 rounds; 33–64 players = 6 rounds; 65–100 players = 7 rounds

Cap: 100 players

Judges: The tournament will be held at Competitive REL and we will have multiple judges at the event to ensure a smooth progress of the tournament; answering any rules questions, or solving weird board states and disagreements.

Players are expected to act in a friendly and respectful manner. Any unsporting or aggressive conduct will not be tolerated. Players involved can be disqualified from the event and removed from the venue.

Rules: The rules of Modern, including the legal sets and banned cards, can be found at magic.wizards.com/formats/modern.

Reprints/Proxies: The Najáda Modern Massacre is a non-proxy event. All tournament legal reprints are allowed. Collector's Edition (IE/CE) and World Championship/Gold Bordered cards are not allowed at the Najáda Modern Massacre.

Decklists: You need to upload a written decklist of your deck before 4th of May 23:59 CEST (UTC +2) via your registration link. No deck changes are allowed afterward. There might be random deck checks during the tournament.

If you fail to upload your decklist by the aforementioned deadline, you will be disqualified from the event.

Side Event: Prague Premodern Parade

Event date: 5th of May, 2024. Start: 10:30 (Venue opens at 9:00)

Entry fee: 350 CZK (15 €)

Registration: To register for the event, please use the registration form below. The entry fee payment is carried out via bank transfer. Payment information will be provided upon registration. Your registration is NOT completed until your payment is processed.

Register for Prague Premodern Parade

Prizes: To be announced (Premodern Staples). Check our web and Facebook page for future updates!

Structure: Regular Swiss + Top 8; 50 min timed rounds.

Rounds: 2–16 players = 4 rounds; 17–32 players = 5 rounds; 33–64 players = 6 rounds

Cap: 64 players

Judges: The tournament will be held at Regular REL but we will still have multiple judges at the event to ensure a smooth progress of the tournament; answering any rules questions, or solving weird board states and disagreements.

Players are expected to act in a friendly and respectful manner. Any unsporting or aggressive conduct will not be tolerated. Players involved can be disqualified from the event and removed from the venue.

Rules: The rules of Premodern, including the legal sets and banned cards, can be found at premodernmagic.com/rules.

Reprints/Proxies: The Prague Premodern Parade is a non-proxy event. All tournament legal reprints are allowed. That means that you can play either your Alpha, Japanese 4th, or Magic 2011 Lightning Bolt. Note that Collector's Edition (IE/CE) and World Championship/Gold Bordered cards are allowed at the Prague Premodern Parade. All players are expected to use card sleeves with a matt background to prevent any potential misunderstandings regarding imperfect card conditions. This is especially true for IE/CE/WCD cards.

Also, note that Czech Premodern Championship 2023 Edition Basic Lands are unfortunately not allowed due to their imperfect size.

Decklists: You need to upload a written decklist of your deck before 4th of May 23:59 CEST (UTC +2) via your registration link. No deck changes are allowed afterward. There might be random deck checks during the tournament.

If you fail to upload your decklist by the aforementioned deadline, you will be disqualified from the event.


Traveling, Accommodation, and Leisure Activities

By plane

Nearest airport: Václav Havel Airport, Prague

Take the airport bus (line 119) to the terminal station Nádraží Veleslavín (about 15 min), then board the Metro line A to the station Můstek (6 stations), change lines to Metro line B and take it to the station Anděl (3 stations). The venue is 5 min away by walk from there.

By train

The train station (Praha – Smíchov) is 15 min away by walk from the venue. Alternatively, take the Metro line B from Smíchovské nádraží to Anděl (1 station).

By bus

From the main bus station (Praha – ÚAN Florenc) board the Metro line B to the station Anděl (5 stations). The venue is 5 min away by walk from there.

By car

Note that parking in Prague is regulated. Blue and purple zones are free outside of Mon–Fri 8–20h. Charged parking in these zones is available for 3 hours and 12 hours respectively. We strongly recommend parking your car in a P+R parking lot outside of the city center and taking public transport instead.

By public transport

Take any type of public transport (bus, tram, metro) to the station Anděl (e.g. Metro line B). The venue is 5 min away by walk from there.

Tickets for public transport

The tickets for public transport in Prague can be bought in several ways:

  • In information centers and selling points at most metro stations
  • In yellow ticket vending machines at metro stations and some other transit stops
  • In newspaper shops anywhere in Prague
  • In trams
  • Using the mobile app PID Lítačka – available both on Google Play and Apple Store

Prague public transport offers several types of tickets with limited time use:

  • 30 min ticket (price: 30 CZK)
  • 90 min ticket (price: 40 CZK)
  • 24 h ticket (price: 120 CZK)
  • 72 h ticket (price: 330 CZK)

More information is available at pid.cz/en/tickets-and-fare/how-to-buy-ticket/.

Accommodation

The closest hotel with parking available is Hotel Augustus et Otto, but there are many hotels and apartments available nearby.

Leisure Activities

The event is situated in a brewery. If you have a bye or drop, feel free to visit Potrefená Husa restaurant situated on the ground floor.


Sponsors

This event wouldn't have been possible without our sponsors!


Organizers

Adam Koska
Adam Koska
Chief Commentator

Age: 38
Plays Magic since: 1999 (Mercadian Masques)
Favorite PM deck: BG Midrange Gamekeeper
Favorite PM card: Greater Good

  • An obsessive deck builder who's on a never-ending quest to find a home for bad cards.
  • A witch cursed his tiebreakers when he was a baby.
  • Once strangled a cobra with his bare hands while playing (and winning) a local FNM draft.
Jirka Tůma
Jirka Tůma
Public Relations

Age: 35
Plays Magic since: 2000 (Nemesis)
Favorite PM deck: Zombie Survival
Favorite PM card: Zombie Infestation

  • Local premodern player, and an avid deck brewer.
  • Keeps having vivid nightmares about his children playing Standard.
  • Ran a series of statistically significant experiments proving that UW Control is a thermodynamic equilibrium of any deckbuilding process in every format.
Jirka "kokYnity" Čermák
Jirka Čermák
CEO

Age: 33
Plays Magic since: 2001 (Odyssey)
Favorite PM deck: FEB
Favorite PM card: Survival of the Fittest

  • Local premodern grinder.
  • Enjoys the ultimate devastation of his opponents.
  • Has deep personal issues with swords depicted in any art of Swords to Plowshares.
  • If Jirka was a Bogle, he would be enchanted with five Rancors, ten Holy Strengths, one Pariah, and three Cho Manno's Blessings.
Václav Lhotka
Václav Lhotka
Tech Support

Age: 36
Plays Magic since: 1998 (Stronghold)
Favorite PM deck: Stasis
Favorite PM card: Stasis

  • People forbid him to play Stasis, so he builds different decks to entertain his opponents.
  • During winter, he hibernates into a stasis and almost does not play premodern.
  • Was added to the team to reduce number of Stasis decks in our tournaments.
Ondra Skalička
Ondra Skalička
Website, Tech Support

Age: 38
Plays Magic since: 1997 (Tempest)
Favorite PM deck: Any variant on White Weenie
Favorite PM card: Armageddon, always

  • Typical score 0-4.
  • Builds decks for visuals rather than for power.
  • Still strongly believe damage should go on the stack!