Grand Prix

Grand Prix–Toronto

Posted in Feature on January 18, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring $25,000 in cash prizes and invitations to the Pro Tour for the top 16 finishers.

Grand Prix—Toronto is presented by Skyfox Games

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix–Toronto is Ravnica Block Limited, with day 2 Booster Draft. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Friday, June 2: Registration from 6:00 P.M. -11:59 P.M.
Saturday, June 3: Registration from 12:00 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.
Tournament begins at 9:00 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, June 4: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M9W 1J1


Doubletree International Plaza Hotel
655 Dixon Road
Etobicoke, Ontario
Canada, M9M 1J3

Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport
640 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M9W 1J1
Deluxe Suite: $105 CAD single/double occupancy
Deluxe Suite w/Sleep Number Bed: $115 CAD single/double occupancy
Executive Deluxe Suite: $129 CAD single/double occupancy
Tax: Plus applicable taxes and applicable fees totaling 15%
*$10.00 for each additional Person
Parking: $4.00 Overnight Parking Fee
*Rate available until May 15th, 2006
Contact the hotel directly at (416) 242-7400 or toll free at 1-800-333-3333, prior to May 15th, 2006 to ensure the above special rate! Be sure to mention "SKYFOX GAMES"



For advance registration, visit after April 15th.


The main tournament at Grand Prix–Toronto is open to Magic players of all ages.

In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Toronto will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds). If the event has 799 participants or less, the Top 64 players advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. If the event has 800 or more participants, the top 128 will advance to day 2. The top 16 Players will receive invitations to Pro Tour-Kobe.
  • Judges
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Toronto will be Level 3 Judge Juan Del Compare..
    If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix–Toronto, please contact Marvin Paguirigan at or call (905) 721-1521
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Toronto will feature the standard “main-tournament” prize schedule as well as a special “Amateur" prize schedule. The Amateur prizes will be paid to the highest-finishing amateur players regardless of their standing in the Grand Prix. All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

    Main Tournament Prize Schedule
    Total: $17,500
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    Total: $7,500
  • Amateur Status
    A player is considered to have amateur status if he or she has 0 lifetime pro points. If a player has ever been awarded ANY pro points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championship or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.
  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
    Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
    Third-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 3 or higher
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2025 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1925 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.

Grand Prix Trial

Friday, June 2, 2006
6:00 P.M. (Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.)
Cost: $30
Format: Ravinca Block Sealed Deck
Location: Toronto Congress Centre
Prizes: Top 4 players each receive a Third-Round bye at the Grand Prix, Product Prizes

Other Grand Prix–Toronto Trials will be run throughout North America in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Toronto.

Artists Information

Mark Tedin and Mike Sutfin.

Side Events

Skyfox Games “Play for Power” Legacy Tournament
Sponsored by BlackandBlueMagic
Format: Legacy (DCI Sanctioned)
Registration: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Tournament Starts: 11:00 AM
Prizes: Black Lotus, Time Walk, Mana Drain, Berserk, 16 Dual Lands (Divided among top 8)
Entry Fee: $25/player

Side events at Grand Prix–Toronto include a Pro Tour–Kobe Qualifier and a Junior Super Series Challenge.

A complete Grand Prix–Toronto side event schedule can be found at SKYFOXGAMES.COM.

Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, Ravnica: City of Guilds, Guildpact, Dissension, DCI, and Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. 2006 Wizards.

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