Grand Prix–Minneapolis 2009 Trials

Posted in Feature on October 15, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix Minneapolis Trials

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


  • Swiss Rounds: Sealed Deck, Top 8: Booster Draft
  • Sealed Deck Product: 6 Zendikar™ boosters per player
  • Booster Draft Product: 3 Zendikar™ 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


  • 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–Minneapolis 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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FloridaTampa10/25/20091Manatee Convention Center1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto352-404-9500Website
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NebraskaLincoln11/7/20091Hobby Town USA3120 Pinelake Rd Ste N402-434-5040Website
MinnesotaMinneapolis11/7/20091Monster Den Games1815 East 41st Street612-724-4543Website
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