Factsheet Tournament Information

Posted in Feature on December 4, 2007

By Wizards of the Coast

26th & 27th July

Format: Sealed deck with day 2 booster draft (Shadowmoor Tournament Pack & Eventide Boosters)
Tournament Location:
Casa de Campo Fairgrounds – Pabellón de Convenciones
Avenida de Portugal
28011 Madrid

Get on the battlefield - Open to all !!

Grand Prix are the most exciting events the DCI offers. They're high-energy and held around the world.

The main event is all about competition, but there are also plenty of other reasons to come. Grand Prix’s in Europe are true Magic events. Besides the main tournaments, there’s plenty of excitement throughout the weekend that you can enjoy… Side events, Magic artists on site to sign your Magic cards, Gunslinging Game Play against the pro’s, and lots more…

Tournament Format And Schedule

  • Tournament Format: Sealed Deck (Shadowmoor Tournament pack & Eventide Boosters)
  • Participation Fee: € 30

  • Registration:
    Friday 25 July: from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M.
    Saturday 26 July: from 8:00 to 9:00 A.M.
  • Tournament begins: 09:00 A.M
  • Sunday 27 July: The top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Madrid is open to Magic players of all ages.

  • Tournament Structure
    • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
    • Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (day1) and Professional (day2)
    • The Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
    • The top 16 Players will receive invitations to a Pro Tour Berlin
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.
    Main Tournament Prize Schedule  
    Finish Prize
    1 $4,000
    2 $3,000
    3 $2,000
    4 $2,000
    5-8 $1500
    9-12 $1000
    13-16 $750
    17-32 $500
    33-64 $250

Pro Point Distribution
1st place: 10
2nd place: 8
3-4th place: 6
5-8th place: 5
9-12th place: 4
13-16th place: 3
17-32nd place: 2
33-64th place: 1

Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:

Third-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on July 23rd.

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on July 23rd.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on July 23rd.

Trial winners:

People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.

Side Events:

Get a FOIL Crystalline Sliver when playing a Side Event on Sunday @ the Summer GP (*Until stock lasts).

Click here for the side events schedule

Side entertainment

Besides the main tournament and plenty of side events, GP Madrid has a lot to offer.
  • Get you cards signed!
    Mark Tedin and Rob Alexander will be on site throughout the weekend to sign your favorite cards.
  • Pros will be available on Sunday for Gunslinging Game Play
    Are you brave enough to challenge them? As well as the fun of playing against a pro, if you manage to defeat them in one of these friendly but serious duels, you can even win boosters
  • Win a trip to the next European GP in 2008
    Fill in the contest voucher on site (Saturday only) and maybe you will win a trip to the next European Grand Prix of 2008 (travel + hotel) or one of the many other Magic prizes.
  • Moxradio brings you the action… live!
    Richard Hagon and Ben Coleman bring you Pro interviews, strategy, match reports, updates, and commentary throughout the weekend.
  • Read all about GP Madrid in the Gazetteer
    The Gazetteer
    Pages: 1, 2, 3
  • Want to be a Magic judge?
    Then take a judge test on site and maybe you’ll be attending the next Grand Prix as a certified judge.

Travel Information:

The Madrid-Barajas airport is located within Madrid's transportation core zone, the A zone, and is conveniently served by the metro and local buses. A one way metro ticket from the airport costs €2 (€1 additional airport surcharge included), and will take you anywhere within the A zone. Alternatively, you could buy a tourist pass, which also includes the airport surcharge. To get to the site, take line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios, and then change to L10, to Lago.

Most of the trains arrive at the Atocha station. From there, you can take the metro or bus 36 (stop Pº Extremadura- Albéniz) to get to the venue. The site is accessible from the metro stations Lago (L10) and Alto de Extremadura (L6). If arriving at the Chamartín station, you can take metro line 10 directly from there.

Madrid is at the center of all major roads in Spain. Motorways A1 to A6 will take you straight to Madrid.

Contact Information

Do you have any comments or suggestions? Drop them in the Idea Box that you'll find at the tournament site.

For more information on the GP
Tel: +32 70/233.277
e-mail: DCIeurope@hasbro.be

Latest Feature Articles


September 20, 2022

(Almost) Everything to Know About Unfinity Boosters! by, Mike Turian and Adam Styborski

Welcome to the lights and excitement of Unfinity! Magic's latest Un- set release is packed with attractions (and Attractions) to delight players—from the fresh-faced thrill seekers ready ...

Learn More


September 20, 2022

Unfinity Mechanics by, Matt Tabak

Welcome to Myra the Magnificent's Intergalactic Astrotorium of Fun! It's the galaxy's most awesome entertainment complex. For just a few credits, or whatever currency your planet uses, th...

Learn More



Feature Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All