Grand Prix Guadalajara is brought to you by Grupo Necrotower.
Date: May 24-26, 2013
Registration: US$40 or MX$500 (Check the Grand Prix web site for available discounts and promotions)
Friday May 24, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday May 25, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Get your promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).
Welcome to Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city and land of some of the most iconic and popular Mexican cultural references, such as Mariachis and Tequila. This city is proud to host the third Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix ever held in our country.
This Standard constructed event is the perfect occasion to have a blast and show the world how serious is your game; both competitive and casual players are welcome to bring their best decks and strategies to the largest magic event of 2013. Planeswalker points will be given away with an x8 multiplier for the main event, and x3 for all side events, boosting your stats like no other event.
Grupo Necrotower has planned an all-around weekend for everyone. Invited artists will be signing cards, sketching, and showing some of their most recent and iconic pieces; both national and international dealers will be at hand, spellslingers, raffles, contests, 8-person events, casual tournaments, great prizes, tons of players, all together in one great amazing weekend.
Preregister for the main event in person on Friday and you can get an exclusive playmat with exclusive art by Rob Alexander (while supplies last). A sleep-in special will also be available allowing players with byes to get a few more resting hours (for a fee; full sleep-in special information coming soon). Check out www.gpguadalajara.mx for more details on these and other promotions.
The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to step up your game, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition over three days. In addition to cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, the Grand Prix features a host of other activities, including side events and artist signings. Side-event tournaments begin Friday, with the Grand Prix main event running Saturday and Sunday. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.
Tournament Format and Schedule
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| Top 4 finishers also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Theros in Dublin (October 2013).
If Grand Prix attendance is 1,200 or more, Top 8 finishers earn invitations and airfare, and all players with 39 or more match points who do not make Top 8 earn invitations.
All prizes in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.
Registration and Schedule
- Friday, May 24: Registration 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Saturday, May 25: Registration 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Saturday, May 25: Tournament begins at 10 a.m.
- Sunday, May 26: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.
The main tournament at Grand Prix Guadalajara is open to Magic players of all ages.
Players must have a signed publicity release form to be included in Wizards of the Coast's official online event coverage. Forms can be downloaded here (15k PDF) and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on this form. Publicity releases will be collected during registration.
- Deck lists are required.
- Players must use the same deck on Day 2 that they used on Day 1.
- Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
- If 799 or fewer players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 64 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
- If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 128 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
- The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
- Top 8 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3, and have no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)
- Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
- For the first game of each match in the Top 8, the player that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 8 match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).
The Primary Head Judge for Grand Prix Guadalajara is Carlos Ho, Level 4 from Panama. Judges may apply for this event via Judge Apps at http://apps.magicjudges.org/events/285/.
- Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive on Day 1 and Professional on Day 2.
- 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.
- 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).
Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Wednesday immediately before the Grand Prix. (For Grand Prix Guadalajara, the cutoff date will be May 22.) Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that Grand Prix. Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
- Winners of Grand Prix Guadalajara Trial tournaments.
- Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
- Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
- Members of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame
- Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
- Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver
- Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 17, 2012 – March 17, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
Winners of a Trial tournament are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down. Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players who accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds. For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.
Along with the main event, there are additional side-event tournaments to play in at a Grand Prix. Listed below are the side events offered at all Grand Prix on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional events and a full schedule can be found on www.gpguadalajara.mx/. All Public Events at Grand Prix Guadalajara will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of x3.
Earn a valuable Third-Round bye by winning one of the Last-Chance Trials. Last-Chance Trials are 32-person single-elimination events, starting as soon as 32 players register. For more info, check out the Byes section of this page.
A straight Swiss tournament lasting three or four rounds. Participants get 1 past promo card for playing, then one additional promo card per match win. Format varies by event.
Enjoy a special discount on pick-up drafts on Saturday. Actual times and prices vary by event.
Format at organizer's discretion. The winner(s) earn free entry into the "Super Sunday Series" (see below). Players who also played in the main Grand Prix tournament will get a discount for entry.
Super Sunday Series
Two Super Sunday Series tournaments will be held at each Grand Prix, one Sealed Deck and one Standard. The Top 4 players from each will proceed to play in the Super Sunday Series Final Booster Draft. The Top 4 players in Super Sunday Series Final will each be awarded a special Grand Prix messenger bag. The winner of the Super Sunday Series Final will earn an invitation and travel award for the Super Sunday Series Championship, to be held in January 2014 in Seattle with a prize purse of $20,000. The Super Sunday Series Championship experience also includes a tour of Wizards of the Coast, dinner with Wizards employees, and more. (Details about the Championship will be announced later in 2013.).
Rob Alexander and rk post, two of Magic's greatest artists, will be in attendance at Grand Prix Guadalajara. Preregister for the main event in person on Friday from and get an exclusive Grand Prix Guadalajara playmat by Rob Alexander (while supplies last)!
Other Hall Attractions
Along with all play related activities we’ll have a “sombrero extravaganza” theme going on over the weekend, with great promotions, additional prizes and contests for everyone bringing a sombrero, hat, or any other original headset to this event.
To start with, everyone bringing their own sombrero to preregistration will get a big discount on the entry fee. You can check on this and other "sombrero" promotions at www.gpguadalajara.mx/.
The venue is located in downtown Guadalajara right in the heart of this historical Jalisco city, only a few blocks away from the famous cathedral and the finest shopping malls in Guadalajara.
Our convenient Jalisco hotel location is just 20 minutes away from the airport, 15 minutes away from the financial and business zone and 15 minutes away from the most important industrial zones in Guadalajara.
The easiest way to get there from the airport and bus station is on taxi. You can get information about the public transport system here: http://www.rutasjalisco.gob.mx/
Traveling by bus is really easy in México, Guadalajara is only 6 hours away from Mexico city, if you have time and you're travelling from outside of México you may consider getting a flight to Mexico City and taking a bus or a low cost plane from there.
Tournament Organizer: Saul Arreola