RegionalsCanada Regional Championships 2009

Posted in Feature on April 12, 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


  • May 16, 2009


  • Standard-constructed format
  • Deck lists are required


  • All Canadian Regional Championships will award invitations to the 2009 Canadian National Championship based on attendance:

    8 - 634
    64 - 1278
    128 - 25512

  • All other U.S. Regional Championships award 4 invitations to U.S. Nationals. (Exception: If the total attendance of an individual Regional is 410 players or higher, then the Regional Championship will award 8 invitations to U.S. Nationals)

Tournament Length

  • 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:

    AttendanceNumber of
    Swiss rounds
    9 - 164
    17 - 325
    33 - 646
    65 - 1287
    129 - 2268
    227 - 4099
    410 or higher10


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds
  • If a Regional Championship offers 8 or more invitations to Canadian Nationals, no top 8 single-elimination will be run. Prizes and invitations will be awarded on Swiss standings only.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit. Players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 50 minutes.
  • RegionalChampionships that offer 4 invitations to Canadian Nationals will have 1 single-elimination round to determine invitation and prize winners.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings


  • 32K, REL Competitive
  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters
StateCityLocationAddressContact PhoneURL
AlbertaCalgaryCoast Plaza Hotel, Garden Court 21313 – 33rd St. NE403-851-8893Website
British ColumbiaVancouverEngineer’s Auditorium4333 Ledger Avenue, Burnaby778-668-5005 Website
ManitobaWinnipegGamers Lair Outpost5, 794 Sargent Ave780-472-4101Website
New BrunswickMonctonGameZilla511 Mountain Road506-657-7529Website
NewfoundlandSt. JohnsMUN Phillip Drive CampusPrince Phillip Drive Campus, 3rd floor cafeteria709-753-2831Website
Nova ScotiaHalifaxDartmouth Sportsple110 Wyse Rd., Nantucket room902-435-5102Website
OntarioTorontoRoyal Canadian Legion Br #2663591 Dundas St. W.905-720-3377Website
QuebecMontrealSalle St. Arsene1025 Belanger Est.514-286-9099Website
SaskatchewanReginaReader's Book Shop2000 - 12th Ave306-779-0900Website

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