Grand Prix–Seattle 2009 Trials

Posted in Feature on March 16, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

Entry Fee

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


  • Standard-constructed format
  • Deck lists are required

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds will each be 50 minutes in length
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:

    AttendanceSwiss rounds
    17 - 325
    33 - 646
    65 - 1287
    129 - 2268
    227 - 4109
    411 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
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings


  • 24K, REL 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–Seattle 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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