Gen Con UK Events Schedule

Posted in Feature on August 19, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Updated 2008-08-21

Thursday, August 28 | Friday, August 29 | Saturday, August 30 | Sunday, August 31

2008 Legacy Championship

2008 Legacy Championship comprises a number of rounds according to the table below, followed by a Top 8 single-elimination Playoff.

Number of Players Number of Rounds
8 – 16 4
17 – 32 5
33 - 64 6
65+ 7

Grand Prix Trial - Paris

Trials for individual-format Grand Prix tournaments award a three-round bye and a travel award to a specific Grand Prix tournament for one or more of the top-finishing competitors. The number of three-round byes and travel awards will be determined by the number of players in the Trial as shown in the table below.

Number of Players Number of 3-Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
65 - 128 4
128+ 8

Daily Events (Thursday - Sunday)

Slot Cost Description
1, 2
4, 5
7, 8
10 &
11
£7.50 Gateway (open Duelling)
Theme Deck - Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor or Eventide
You participate = 10 points (first Gateway only)
You win = 4 points
You lose = 3 points
Prize - Gateway promo card per 30 points, or part thereof, from the selection available.

Thursday, August 28

Registration is open for 15 minutes, starting from the scheduled start time. Players should be seated no more then 20 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Slot Cost Description
1
9:00
Free Block Constructed
Legal Sets - Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
1
9:00
Free Standard
Legal Sets - Tenth Edition, Coldsnap, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
2
14:00
£7.50 Booster Draft
Product - 2 Shadowmoor Boostes + 1 Eventide Booster
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster

Friday, August 29

Registration is open for 15 minutes, starting from the scheduled start time. Players should be seated no more then 20 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Slot Cost Description
4
9:00
Free Block Constructed
Legal Sets - Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
4
9:00
Free Standard
Legal Sets - Tenth Edition, Coldsnap, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
4 &
5
9:00
£17.50Grand Prix Trial - Paris, inc. Travel Award (Sealed Deck)*
Sealed Deck - 1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack + 2 Eventide Boosters
Playoff - 2 Shadowmoor Boosters + 1 Eventide Boosters

Swiss tournament with a top-8 single-elimination playoff
Prize - Prize pool of 2 boosters per player (Lorwyn / Shadowmoor Block). Booster prizes will be awarded based on match points and will be determined once the Final Standings have been displayed following the last Swiss round. The minimum number of points required to guarantee a Booster prize will be announced at the start of the tournament
Additional Prize - The top-finishing competitors receive a 3-round bye at Grand Prix Paris and a Travel Award to Grand Prix Paris.
5
14:00
£7.50 Booster Draft
Product - 2 Shadowmoor Boostes + 1 Eventide Booster
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
6
20:00
£12.50 Super FNM (Sealed Deck)
Sealed Deck - 1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack + 2 Eventide Boosters
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
All players receive an August 2008 FNM promo card (whilst supplies last)
Prize - 12pts receives 8 FNM promo cards & 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 4 FNM promo cards & 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 2 FNM promo cards & 1 Booster
FNM card choices from the selection available, no duplicates.

Saturday, August 30

Registration is open for 15 minutes, starting from the scheduled start time. Players should be seated no more then 20 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Slot Cost Description
7
9:00
Free Block Constructed
Legal Sets - Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
7
9:00
Free Standard
Legal Sets - Tenth Edition, Coldsnap, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
7 &
8
9:00
£5.00 2008 Legacy Championship (Legacy)
Legal Sets - all Magic card sets, any extension of the core set, and all promotional cards released by Wizards of the Coast.
Banned Cards - Ancestral Recall, Balance, Black Lotus, Burning Wish, Channel, Chrome Mox, Crop Rotation, Demonic Consultation, Demonic Tutor, Dream Halls, Enlightened Tutor, Entomb, Fact or Fiction, Fastbond, Frantic Search, Gifts Ungiven, Grim Monolith, Imperial Seal, Library of Alexandria, Lion’s Eye Diamond, Lotus Petal, Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Memory Jar, Mind’s esire, Mox Diamond, Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Mystical Tutor, Necropotence, Personal Tutor, Regrowth, Sol Ring, Strip Mine, Time Spiral, Time Walk, Timetwister, Tinker, Tolarian Academy, Trinisphere, Vampiric Tutor, Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Yawgmoth’s Bargain and Yawgmoth’s Will

Swiss tournament with a top-8 single-elimination playoff
Prize - Prize pool of 3 boosters per player (Lorwyn / Shadowmoor Block). Booster prizes will be awarded based on match points and will be determined once the Final Standings have been displayed following the last Swiss round. The minimum number of points required to guarantee a Booster prize will be announced at the start of the tournament
Additional Prize - The top-finishing competitor will receive a limited edition "From the Vault: Dragons" box set.
8
14:00
£7.50 Booster Draft
Product - 2 Shadowmoor Boostes + 1 Eventide Booster
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster

Sunday, August 31

Registration is open for 15 minutes, starting from the scheduled start time. Players should be seated no more then 20 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Slot Cost Description
10
9:00
Free Block Constructed
Legal Sets - Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
10
9:00
Free Standard
Legal Sets - Tenth Edition, Coldsnap, Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor and Eventide
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster
10 &
11
9:00
£17.502HG Sealed Deck
Sealed Deck - 1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack + 1 Shadowmoor Booster + 3 Eventide Boosters
Playoff - 2 Shadowmoor Boosters + 1 Eventide Boosters
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds

Prize - 12pts receives 8 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 4 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 2 Booster
11
14:00
£7.50 Booster Draft
Product - 2 Shadowmoor Boostes + 1 Eventide Booster
Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Prize - 12pts receives 4 Boosters, 9-10pts receives 2 Boosters and 6-8pts receives 1 Booster

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