2008 Irish National ChampionshipFormat and Schedule

Posted in Feature on June 21, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

Updated 2008-07-15

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The Magic: the Gathering® 2008 Irish National Championship will be held on August 2-3 at The Plaza Hotel, Dublin. Last-chance qualifiers will take place August 1 at Models Inc, 65 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin

Registration Information

Irish Nationals registration will occur from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, August 1, 2008 at:

Models Inc
65 Upper Dorset Street
Dublin

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Irish Nationals. Forms can be downloaded at www.wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite.

Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on these forms. Minor's will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions!

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.
To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver's license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

We encourage players to attend registration on Friday. However we understand that delays might cause players to miss this and we will have late registration on Friday morning from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM.

Players not registered by 8:45 AM on August 2 may be denied entry to Irish Nationals.

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Tom Russell on +44 7884 232 593 or tom.russell@hasbro.co.uk.

Tournament Format and Structure

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

Format

  • Standard and Booster Draft formats.
  • 2 Lorwyn™ booster packs and 1 Morningtide™ booster pack will be used for the first draft
  • 2 Shadowmoor™ booster packs and 1 Eventide™ booster pack will be used for the second draft
  • Deck lists are required
  • Check www.thedci.com for Standard and Booster Draft format rules.
  • Tournament Structure

  • Day 1 will consist of 3 rounds of Standard followed by 3 rounds of Lorwyn Block Booster Draft followed by 1 rounds of Shadowmoor Block Booster Draft
  • Day 2 will consist of 2 rounds of Shadowmoor Block Booster Draft followed by 3 rounds of Standard
  • 12 Swiss Rounds total
  • Top 8 (Day 3) will consist of a single-elimination playoff
  • Top 8 (Day 3) will be Standard
  • Round Length

  • 50 minutes per round
  • When time is called, the active player will finish the turn and five additional turns will be taken
  • 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.
  • Stalling and slow play rules will be strictly enforced during the tournament.
  • Advancement

  • All players may participate in all 7 Swiss rounds of Saturday's competition.
  • All players may participate in all 5 Swiss rounds of Sunday's competition.
  • The top 8 players after round 12 will advance to Sunday's top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
  • While there are no time limits in the Top 8, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.
  • Notes

  • 40K, REL Professional
  • Players are required to use the same Standard deck for Day 1, Day 2, and Top 8.
  • 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 are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters (not coins or poker chips)
  • Tournament Schedule

    Saturday Schedule
    8:55 AM Seating for player meeting posted.
    9:00 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins. Deck lists are collected from player tables by judges.
    9:15 AM Day 1 play begins.

    Sunday Schedule
    8:55 AM Day 2 pairings posted.
    9:00 AM Day 2 play begins.

    Prizes

    PlacePrizePro PointsPlacePrizePro Points
    1$500109 2
    2$250810 2
    3$125611 2
    4$125612 2
    5 413 1
    6 414 1
    7 415 1
    8 416 1
    Total $1,000

    Invitations

  • The Top 4 players receive invitations to the 2008 World Championships.
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