Grand Prix

Grand Prix–Athens

Posted in Feature on August 7, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee

Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with local organizer for specific information.

Format

  • Swiss Rounds: Sealed Deck, Top 8: Booster Draft
  • Sealed Deck Product:
    • 1 Ravnica: City of Guilds Tournament Pack, 1 Guildpact boosters per player and 1 Dissension booster pack per player.
  • Booster Draft Product:
    • 3 Coldsnap booster packs per player
  • Deck lists are required
  • If product is not stamped or pre-registered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck.

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
AttendanceSwiss rounds
8Single Elim.
9 - 164
17 - 325
33 - 646
65 - 1287
129 - 2268
227 - 4099
410 or higher10

Advancement

  • 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
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting.
  • The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • 24K, REL 2
  • 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.

Prizes

  • At least 1 third-round bye at Grand Prix–Athens is offered at each Trial.
  • Product prizes to be determined by the organizer

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number.
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast, Inc., the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, Arena–The League for Magic: The Gathering, DCI players’ organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic World Championships, National Championships, State/Provincial Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or go to, http://wizards.custhelp.com.

For further information about Grand Prix Trials, read the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy at http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dci/doccenter/home.

CountyCityEvent Date3rd Round ByesLocationAddressContact phoneWebsite
ENGGravesend20-Aug1AEI Henley Sports ClubChristianfield Avenue--Website
ENGLondon02-Sep1The Games ClubCounty Hotel07958 224 084Website
ENGHigh Wycombe22-Sep1The Place For GamesLongburrow Hall01844 355 730Website
ENGManchester08-Oct1FanBoy317 Newton Street0161 247 7735Website
IECarlow11-Aug1Dolmen HotelKilkenny Road----

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension, Coldsnap, DCI, Arena, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. in the United States and other countries. 2006 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

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