Chris Carter Memorial Tournament (Salem, OR)

Posted on Friday, December 10th, 2010 by Good Gamery
Posted in mtg, serious business

Our very own Justin Sexton (JSexton) has been working with Cascade Games to organize the Chris Carter Memorial Magic Tournament event in Salem, OR, on Saturday, December 11 (tomorrow).

The following is from the event information page at CascadeGames:

On October 19th, 2010 the Magic community lost an amazing and talented player. Christopher Ross Carter was an active member of the local Magic scene, playing in tournaments since his early teens. From mentoring new players to building his own online Magic store to creating his beloved Cube, his hand was in every aspect of the game. Known for his risky and innovative play style, Carter made a name for himself that reached past his own circle of players.

Just after midnight on October 13th, Chris was in a car accident on his way home from work. He was in a coma for almost a week before passing away. Christopher left behind the love of his life Michelle, his two beautiful daughters and three stepchildren. As avid a Magic player as Chris was, he was an devoted father and husband. He found a balance between his love for the game and love for his family. Spending the first 4 years as a stay at home dad, he gave his children precious moments with him that they will hold dear forever.

This year Christopher ventured out to become the breadwinner and give his wife more time to spend with their children. Though he had less time for Magic he compensated by playing casual games with friends on lunch breaks and days off. He also hosted game nights, holding Cube drafts until odd hours after tucking his children into bed.

Christopher Ross Carter was an amazing man, a wonderful father, a devoted husband and a memorable player in the Magic community. He will be missed.

Many different sites and individuals have generously donated into an impressive prize pool. All proceeds from the event are going to be given to the Carter family.

Check out the event information page at for more information.