Grand Prix Denver 2011 Trials

Posted in Feature on November 29, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix–DenverTrials will be run at WPN locations in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 three-round bye to Grand Prix–Denver.

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

Format

  • Sealed Deck Limited with Booster Draft (or Sealed Deck) Top 8. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run, Top 8 players will play with the same deck they played in the Swiss portion of the Tournament.
  • For tournament dates February 4, 2011 and earlier: 6 Scars of Mirrodin boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 3 Scars of Mirrodin boosters per player in the Top 8 draft. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of a draft, players will play with the same deck they played in the Swiss rounds.
  • For tournament dates February 5, 2011 and later: 3 Scars of Mirrodin and 3 Mirrodin Besieged boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 1 Mirrodin Besieged and 2 Scars of Mirrodin Boosters (opened in that order) per player in the Top 8 draft. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of a draft, players will play with the same deck they played in the Swiss rounds.
  • Deck lists are required

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
    AttendanceSwiss rounds
    83, Single-Elimination
    9-164, Sealed – Top 8, Constructed – Top 4
    17 - 325
    33 - 646
    65 - 1287
    129 - 2268
    227 - 4099
    410 or higher10

Advancement

  • 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.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • 24K, 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 DCI Document Center.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
  • This is a premier Magic tournament. Organizers and judges of a Grand Prix Trial are not permitted to play in the tournament.

Prizes

  • At least 1 third-round bye at Grand Prix–Denver is offered at each Trial, based on attendance:
    Attendance3-Round Byes Awarded
    8 - 321
    33 - 642
    65 - 1284
    129+8

  • 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 visit www.wizards.com/customerservice.

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