2008 WIN GOLD Challenges

Posted in Feature on November 10, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

The WIN GOLD Challenges tournaments are a series of qualifiers run throughout North America. The top two finishers at each qualifier earn invitations to the WIN GOLD Championship tournament, to be held at the 2008 Magic: the Gathering World Championship in Memphis, Tennessee on December 14, 2008. Additional qualifiers will be held at the World Championship for the WIN GOLD Championship tournament, where $10,000 in 14K GOLD will be awarded to the winner.

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

Entry Fee

  • Contact your local organizer for entry fee.


  • Format determined by organizer (Standard, Extended, Legacy, or Sealed Deck)
  • Deck lists are required
  • Tournaments with less than 8 players will be cancelled.

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
AttendanceNumber of Swiss rounds
83 (Single Elim.)
9-164 (Cut to Top 4)
17 - 325
33 - 646
65 - 1287
129 - 2268
227 - 4099
410 or higher10


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round 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 2 players will win an invitation to the WIN GOLD tournament held at the 2008 World Championship on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM.
  • Product Prizes as determined by the organizer.


  • 16K, REL Regular
  • 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.


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