GRAND PRIX SYDNEY 2017
Grand Prix Sydney's website: https://sydney.cleventsgp.com/
The Grand Prix will be held at:
International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)
14 Darling Dr
Sydney NSW 2009
Tournament Organizer: Chain Links Events
Main Event Registration Fee: AU$360/team online, AU$450/team on-site
Maximum Main Event Capacity: 400 Teams
Online Registration: Wednesday, March 1 until Wednesday, June 21 at 11:59pm local time
On-site Registration: Friday, June 23, 11am-9pm (subject to availability)
Registration for the Grand Prix main event closes Friday night. There will be no Saturday registration.
The main tournament at Grand Prix Sydney is open to Magic players of all ages.
Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Grand Prix Sydney. Forms can be downloaded here and will be available on-site. Minors must have a parent of guardian’s signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions.
Many Grand Prix offer additional services to participants, such as Sleep-In Specials and VIP packages. Sleep-In Specials allow players with byes to skip the player meeting on Saturday and arrive shortly before their first round begins. VIP packages provide various perks such as complimentary bottled water, special seating, and exclusive artist signings. Details of these services vary from event to event; please check the organizer's website for specifics.
Players who participate in the Grand Prix main event will receive a promo card (While Supplies last). Each Grand Prix also offers additional promotional items. Check the Grand Prix website for further details on other awesome bonuses you may be able to get at the Grand Prix!
FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
*If Grand Prix attendance is 0-999 teams, prize money will be paid out to 24th place. If Grand Prix attendance is at or over 1,000 teams, prize money will be paid out to 58th place.
Attendance at a Grand Prix is calculated on participation, not preregistration. The Tournament Organizer will announce Grand Prix attendance as soon as this is confirmed. Tournament attendance and standing are subject to review by Wizards of the Coast before being finalized.
Top 4 teams and all players with 36 match points or greater at the end of the event also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Albuquerque, which takes place November 3-5, 2017.
Prize money is awarded per team.
All prizes displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.
Team Limited events do not offer byes.
Along with the main event, there are additional side-event tournaments to play in at a Grand Prix. The Side Events listed in this section are on the schedule of every Grand Prix. For a more robust listing of side events, visit the Grand Prix website. Side events at a Grand Prix have a 3x Planeswalker Points multiplier (or whichever multiplier is appropriate for the event type).
Earn a valuable Two-Round bye by winning one of the Last-Chance Trials. These are 32-person single-elimination events, starting as soon as 32 players register.
A straight Swiss tournament lasting three or four rounds. Participants get one past promo card for playing, then one additional promo card per match win. Format varies by event.
Format at organizer's discretion. Players who also played in the main Grand Prix tournament will get a discount for entry.
Pro Tour Qualifier
The winner of the Pro Tour Qualifier receives an invitation to the same Pro Tour that the Grand Prix feeds. The format depends on the format of the Grand Prix: if the Grand Prix is Limited, the Pro Tour Qualifier will be Standard; otherwise the format of the Pro Tour Qualifier will be Limited. The Pro Tour Qualifier will consist of either an eight-round Swiss tournament with a maximum of 225 players, or eight single-elimination pods of 32 players each; in either case, a Top 8 single-elimination playoff will take place.
Some of the hottest and most famous artists in Magic will be joining us at the Grand Prix. All artists will be available to sign cards, playmats, and more. In addition, all will be selling prints, artist proofs, original art/sketches, and doing custom alterations of mats and cards! See the Grand Prix website for more information about the artists that will be attending.