Grand Prix

Grand Prix–Toronto Trials

Posted in Feature on March 24, 2006

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
  • Sealed Deck Product:
    • Events prior to May 5, 2006: 1 Ravnica: City of Guilds Tournament Pack, 2 Guildpact boosters per player
    • Events May 5, 2006 and later: 1 Ravnica: City of Guilds Tournament Pack, 1 Guildpact booster, and 1 Dissension booster per player
  • Booster Draft Product:
    • Events prior to May 5, 2006: 2 Ravnica: City of Guilds boosters, 1 Guildpact booster per player
    • Events May 5, 2006 and later: 1 Ravnica: City of Guilds boosters, 1 Guildpact booster, and 1 Dissension booster per player
  • Deck lists are required
  • If product is not stamped or preregistered, 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, 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.


  • At least 1 third-round bye at Grand Prix–Toronto 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,

For further information about Grand Prix Trials, read the Magic: The Gathering Premier Event Invitation Policy at

StateCityEvent Date3rd
IndianaIndianapolis5/6/20061Gamerz7749 S. Meridian St.847-470-9636Website
IllinoisChicago 5/20/20061TBATBA847-998-9816Website
MassachusettsPittsfield4/29/20061Fantasy Realms222 Elm St.413-445-8809
KentuckyLouisville5/13/20061Book and Music Exchange5400 Preston Hwy502-969-4403Website
OhioRocky River5/14/20061Compendium19644 Center Ridge Rd440-895-1224Website
PennsylvaniaSomerville4/15/20061The Only Game in Town211 West Main St.908-725-7077Website
New YorkNew York5/7/20061Neutral Ground122 West 26th St. 4th floor212-633-1288Website
SaskatchewanRegina4/15/20061Reader's Book Shop 2000 - 12th Ave306-779-0900Website
AlbertaCalgary4/9/20061Phoenix Comics1010 - 16th Ave NW403-851-8893Website
British ColumbiaBurnaby4/15/20061Mishra’s Game Factory7474 Edmonds St.604-521-4471
MarylandRockville4/8/20061Dream Wizards1772 Parklawn Dr.301-881-3530Website
ManitobaWinnipeg5/13/20061Winnipeg Convention Center375 York Ave320-202-1048Website
New BrunswickMoncton5/6/20061Beausejour Curling Club65 Essex St.902-436-0767Website
OntarioOshawa4/15/20061Skyfox Games86 William St. E.905-721-1521Website
OntarioOshawa5/13/20061Skyfox Games86 William St. E.905-721-1521Website
QuebecMontreal4/8/20061Carta Magica6360 St-Hubert514-286-9099Website
QuebecOttawa5/21/20061Utopia Games800 Hunt Club Rd514-286-9099Website
MichiganGarden City4/9/20061Pandemonium1858 Middlebelt Rd877-913-8881Website
OhioDelaware4/1/20061Ohio Wesleyan University40 Rowland Ave, Hamilton-Williams Campus Ctr877-913-8881Website
PennsylvaniaPittsbugh4/30/20061Butler-Days Inn Conference Center139 Pittsburgh Rd. - Route 8877-913-8881Website
West VirginiaCharleston4/8/20061Treasures155 Kanawhw Mall540-362-4400Website
VirginiaRichmond5/6/20061Greater Richmond Convention Center310 North 3rd St.540-362-4400Website
New YorkSyracuse5/21/20061Millennium Games and Hobbies3047 W. Hennrietta Rd585-427-2190Website
MassachusettsBoston4/2/20061Your Move Games389 Highalnd Ave617-666-5799Website
WisconsinMadison4/8/20061Radison Inn, Madison517 Grand Canyon Dr.612-605-1935Website
MassachusettsMilford5/13/20061TJ Collectibles160 Main St.508-473-5874Website
OntarioToronto6/2/20061Toronto Congress Centre650 Dixon Road905-721-1521Website
OntarioLondon5/28/20061Myths and Magic1496 Dundas St.905-721-1521Website

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