Grand Prix–Indianapolis

Posted in Feature on March 13, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Live Coverage of Grand Prix–Indianapolis

 

An amazing weekend of events surround the Grand Prix that has been 10 years in the making!! The last Grand Prix to visit Indianapolis was in June of 1998. Notables in that Top 8 were Hall of Famer Darwin Kastle and Magic's Randy Buehler. Will you be in the Top 8 of this incredible event where you will earn your invitation to Pro Tour Berlin?! Add to the Main Event dozens of fantastic side events including a Pro Tour Qualifier and a Pastimes Power 9 Vintage Event... add to that amazing (and extremely rare) artist appearances by JOHN AVON and others – and you will enjoy a fun weekend of Magic without compare. AND, did we mention the FREE Magic giveaways and door prizes? Handed out all weekend, these alone will be worth the trip!

The Magic: The Gathering® Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments. As part of the Grand Prix Summer Series, Grand Prix-Indianapolis features an increased payout of $40,000 in cash prizes, increased pro point awards, invitations to the Pro Tour™ for the top 16 finishers, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants.

Grand Prix—Indianapolis is presented by Pastimes

Tournament Location

Indiana Convention Center, Hall C
100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
(this is the building where Gen Con is located)

Tournament Schedule

Friday, June 20th: Registration from 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 21st: Registration from 8:00 A.M – 10:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, June 22nd: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Hotel

We have a room block set aside at the Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis
This is right across the street from the Convention Center – very convenient, very nice hotel.

Marriot – Downtown Indianapolis
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225 USA
Phone: 1-317-822-3500

Room rate is $119.00

Ask for the Pastimes / Magic Grand Prix Indianapolis rate

Additional room information available at: www.indy.org

Entry Fee

$35.00

Format

 

  • Limited – Sealed Deck (Shadowmoor)

Tournament Length

 

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds on Day 1 based on attendance and the number of byes in the tournament, and will be announced at the beginning of Day 1
  • Day 2 will have 6 Swiss rounds followed by a cut to a top 8

Advancement

 

  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds of Day 1
  • If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the top 128 will advance to day 2.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

 

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting.
  • The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Judges

The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Indianapolis - TBA.

If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Indianapolis, please fill out the form at www.pastimes.net/gpvolunteer.htm

If you have additional questions, please e-mail volunteer@pastimes.net

Notes

 

  • 40K
  • Competitive REL Day 1, Professional REL Day 2
  • All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Invitations, Eligibility, and Prize Money

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Indianapolis is open to Magic players of all ages.

In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI™ player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

Prizes

 

  • All participants in the Grand Prix will receive a Call of the Herd exclusive Grand Prix foil card, while supplies last
  • The top 16 Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Berlin 2008.
  • All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

Main Tournament Prize Schedule

Finish Prize Pro Points
1 $4,000 10
2 $3,000 8
3-4 $2,000 6
5–8 $1,500 5
9–12 $1,000 4
13–16 $750 3
17–32 $500 2
33-64 $250 1
Total: $40,000

Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)

Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:

Third-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Limited rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Indianapolis Trials

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Limited rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Limited rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.

GRAND PRIX TRIAL
Friday, June 20th
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: $25.00
Format: Sealed deck, 32 person single-elimination flights

Location:
Indiana Convention Center – Hall C
100 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
(this is the building where Gen Con is located)

Prizes: Top player in each flight receives a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Indianapolis Trials will be run throughout North America in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Indianapolis.

ARTISTS

John Avon – 1st appearance in the United States in years!!
Jim Pavalec
Chuck Lukacs

SIDE EVENTS
A complete Grand Prix– Indianapolis side event schedule can be found at www.pastimes.net.

Side Events will include:

Booster Drafts – all weekend long!

Friday – June 20, 2008

Block Constructed Win-A-Box and Free PTQ Entry Tournament
Friday and Saturday Evenings (PTQ Prep!)

Each Player Receives Grand Prix Indianapolis Playmat B

4 round Block Constructed (Lorwyn, Morningtide, and Shadowmoor)
8pm Registration 9pm Start
$20 Entry

Prizes

Each Player Receives Grand Prix Indianapolis Playmat B
And, by record:

4-0 Prize 1 box Shadowmoor
Free PTQ Entry for Sundays PTQ
3-0-1 21 Packs Shadowmoor
3-1 6 Packs Shadowmoor

Saturday – June 21, 2008

Choose your Legacy!!
Format: Legacy / Sanctioned Event
4pm Registration 5pm Start
Cost $30

Everyone will receive one of the Grand Prix Indianapolis Playmat "B"

Prizes:

First - Play Set of Revised Dual Lands or Play Set of Foil Shock Lands or Play Set of Foil Sac Lands or $1000 Pastimes Gift Card

Second - Play Set of Mana Drains or Time Walk or Mox or 20 Dual Lands (2 of Each) or $500 Pastimes Gift Card

Third / Fourth - One of Each Dual Land or Mishra's Workshop or Two Mana Drains or $250 Pastimes Gift Card

5th / 6th - One of each allied dual land (five total) or One Grim Tutor or One Mana Drain or $125 Pastimes Gift Card

7th / 8th - One of each non-allied dual (five total) or One Grim Tutor or One Mana Drain or $125 Pastimes Gift Card

if over 128 players

9th - 16th

18 packs (your choice from Time Spiral forward)

AND!!!

Block Constructed Win-A-Box and Free PTQ Entry Tournament (PTQ Prep!) - Each Player Receives Grand Prix Indianapolis Playmat "B"

4 rounds Block Constructed
8pm Registration 9pm Start
$20 Entry

Prizes

Each Player Receives Grand Prix Indianapolis Playmat B
And, by record:

4-0 Prize 1 box Shadowmoor
Free PTQ Entry for Sundays PTQ
3-0-1 21 Packs Shadowmoor
3-1 6 Packs Shadowmoor

Sunday - June 23, 2008

Pro Tour Qualifier – Berlin – Block Constructed - Each Player Receives Grand Prix Indianapolis Playmat B
9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start
$25 entry

Registration Information

 

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number. Pastimes can be reached at 847-470-9636. Complete details available at www.pastimes.net
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast, Inc., the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, Arena–The League for Magic: The Gathering, DCI players' organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic World Championships, National Championships, State/Provincial Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or send email to us via the form at wizards.custhelp.com.

WIZARDS OF THE COAST, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor DCI, and MAGIC: THE GATHERING PRO TOUR are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. 2007 Wizards.

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