Grand Prix Cincinnati Trials will be run at North America and Latin America WPN locations from December 28, 2013 to March 9, 2014. Each awards the winner a two-round bye to Grand Prix Cincinnati.
Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with local organizer for specific information.
- The format for each Grand Prix Trial chosen by the individual store running the event. Possible formats include Sealed Deck, Standard, Modern, or Block Constructed. Contact the store or check the event locator for the format of each individual Grand Prix Trial.
- For event held prior to February 7, 2014 If the chosen format is Sealed Deck, the top 8 for the event will be Booster Draft or Sealed Deck (at the discretion of the store running that Grand Prix Trial). The product mix for the event will be 6 Theros boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 3 Theros boosters per player in the Top 8 draft, in that order. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of a draft, players will play with the same sealed deck they played in the Swiss rounds.
- For events held February 7, 2014 and later, if the chosen format is Sealed Deck, the Top 8 for the event will be Booster Draft or Sealed Deck (at the discretion of the store running the Grand Prix Trial). The product mix for the event will be 3 Theros and 3 Born of the Gods boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 1 Born of the Gods and 2 Theros boosters per player in the Top 8 Draft, in that order. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of draft, player will play with the same sealed deck they played in the Swiss rounds.
- Deck lists are required
- Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
- Playoff matches will have no time limit
- Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
|8||3 Single-Elimination Rounds (No Swiss rounds, no playoff)||None (run only three Single Elimination rounds)|
|9 - 16 (If Sealed Deck)||4 Rounds||Top 8|
|9 16 (If Constructed)||5 Rounds||Top 4|
|17 - 32||5 Rounds||Top 8|
|33 - 64||6 Rounds||Top 8|
|65 - 128||7 Rounds||Top 8|
|129 - 226||8 Rounds||Top 8|
|227 - 409||9 Rounds||Top 8|
|410 or higher||10 Rounds||Top 8|
- All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
- The top players after the final Swiss round will advance to the single-elimination playoff. The number of players that advanced to the playoff is based on the number of players in the event (see chart above).
- Playoff matches will be best 2 of 3.
- Playoff matches will be single-elimination.
- Playoff matches will have no time limit.
- Standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings for losing players in the quarter- and semi-final playoff rounds.
- Planeswalker Points Multiplier - 3x
- REL - Competitive
- All the Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document. Rules documents can be found in the Magic Document Center .
- Players are responsible for bringing their own method of tracking life totals, card sleeves and appropriate counters or tokens.
- This is a premier Magic tournament. The store owner, organizer, judge(s), and/or scorekeeper(s) of a Grand Prix Trial are not permitted to play in the tournament.
- Winner receives a two-round bye at Grand Prix Cincinnati.
- Other prizes are determined by the organizer of each event. Contact the organizer for additional details.
- Players who want more specific tournament or registration information should contact the store hosting the Grand Prix Trial.
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