Grand Prix–Boston 2009 Trials

Posted in Feature on June 12, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee

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


  • Swiss Rounds: Sealed Deck, Top 8: Booster Draft
    • Events prior to July 17, 2009 will use
      • Swiss rounds: 2 Shards of Alara booster, 2 Conflux booster and 2 Alara Reborn booster per player.
      • Booster Draft Product: 1 Shards of Alara booster, 1 Conflux booster and 1 Alara Reborn booster per player.
    • Events July 17, 2009 or later will use:
      • Swiss rounds: 6 Magic 2010 boosters per player.
      • Booster Draft product will be 3 Magic 2010 boosters 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.

***Due to the demand for Magic 2010 product, some Boston Trials may run Standard or Alara Block Limited. Please contact your organizer to confirm the format of your event.***

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


  • 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.


  • 24K, Competitive
  • 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.


  • At least 1 third-round bye at Grand Prix–Boston 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 LLC, the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, DCI players’ organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic® World Championships, National Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or send email to
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