2007 Magic World Championships Tournament Format

Posted in Feature on July 13, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

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

Schedule

Play will begin each day at 9:00 AM. Players should be in the tournament hall by 8:45 AM each day.

Format

  • Individual formats: Standard, Booster Draft, and Legacy
  • National Team format: Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft
  • Check www.thedci.com for all DCI format rules
  • Daily Information

      Day 1 (Thursday, December 6)
  • Standard format - 5 Swiss rounds
  • Booster Draft format – 1 Booster draft followed by 3 Swiss rounds
  • 3 Lorwyn™ booster packs will be used for drafting
    • Day 2 (Friday, December 7)
  • Booster Draft format – 1 Booster draft followed by 3 Swiss rounds
  • 3 Lorwyn booster packs will be used for drafting
  • Legacy format - 5 Swiss rounds
    • Day 3 (Saturday, December 8)
  • Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft Format
  • 6 Lorwyn booster packs will be used for drafting
  • Each National Team will consist of 2 “sub-teams” (example: USA 1 and USA 2)
  • Each sub-team will draft separate from each other
    • Each sub-team will be drafting with the same National Teams (example: if USA 1, France 1, Germany 1 and Italy 1 draft together in a pod, then USA 2, France 2, Germany 2, and Italy 2 will draft together in a pod)
    • Each sub-team will play the same National Team each round (example: if USA 1 plays France 1, then USA 2 plays France 2)
    • The composition of the sub-teams will change before each draft (example: Players A, B, C and D are on a National Team. During draft 1, the sub-teams will consist of players A &B and C & D. During draft 2, the sub-teams will consist of players A & C and B & D. During draft 3, the sub-teams will consist of players A & D and B & C.)
  • 6 Swiss rounds will be played (3 drafts with 2 Swiss rounds per draft.)
    • Day 4 (Sunday, December 9)
  • The Top 8 individual players and the Top 2 National Teams will compete on Sunday
  • The Top 8 individual matches will be best 3 of 5, the Top 2 Team matches will be single game matches
  • Individual players will use the same Standard decks that they used on Thursday
  • National Teams will play Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft.
    • The composition of each sub-team will be chosen by the members of the National Team.
    • The two sub-teams from each National Team will sit across from each other at the draft table.
    • Each sub-team will play randomly play a sub-team from the other National Team.
    • If both sub-teams from a National Team win their matches, they will be the National Team Champion
    • If one sub-team wins and one sub-team loses, the winning sub-teams will play another match to determine the National Team Champion.

    Tournament Length

      Individual formats
  • 16 Swiss Rounds total, 60 minutes per round (Constructed) or 55 minutes per round (Booster Draft)
  • Booster Draft deck construction time limit will be 30 minutes
  • Top 8 single-elimination finals have no time limit; however, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.
    • National Team format
  • 6 Swiss Rounds total, 50 minutes per round
  • Two-Headed Giant Booster Draft deck construction time limit will be 40 minutes
  • Top 2 single-elimination finals have no time limit; however, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 60 minutes.
  • Advancement (Individual formats)

  • All players may participate in all Individual-format Swiss rounds
  • After round 16 the top 8 players advance to Sunday’s top 8 single-elimination finals
  • Advancement (National Team format)

  • The national team members’ match points during the first 2 days will count towards a National Team’s accumulated score
  • Each team win during the National Team day will add an additional 9 points to a team’s accumulated score
    • If both sub-teams win during a round, the team receives 9 points
    • If both sub-teams lose during a round, the team receives 0 points
    • If one sub-team wins and the other loses, the team receives 3 points
  • Members of individual National Teams will not be paired against each other at any time during the Swiss portions of the tournament
  • After round 6 the top 2 National teams advance to Sunday’s top 2 single-elimination finals
  • Notes

  • 48K, REL 5
  • Players are required to use the same Standard deck for day 1 and Top 8.
  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters
  • Players will be drafting from boosters that have had the foils cards replaced. Foils from Lorwyn boosters are replaced as follows: Common, uncommon, and rare foils are replaced by a random, unduplicated Lorwyn common card.
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