Grand Prix Kansas City 2011 Trials

Posted in Feature on March 14, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

Grand Prix Kansas CityTrials 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 Kansas City.

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 Playoff. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of a draft, the Top 8 players will play with the same deck they played in the Swiss portion of the Tournament.
  • For tournament dates May 12, 2011 and earlier: 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.
  • For tournament dates May 13, 2011 and later: 2 Scars of Mirrodin, 2 Mirrodin Besieged, and 2 “Action” boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 1 “Action”, 1 Mirrodin Besieged, and 1 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 roundsPlayoff
    83 RoundsNone (run Single Elimination)
    9-164 RoundsIf Sealed format, cut to Top 8
    If Constructed format, cut to Top 4
    17 - 325 RoundsTop 8
    33 - 646 RoundsTop 8
    65 - 1287 RoundsTop 8
    129 - 2268 RoundsTop 8
    227 - 4099 RoundsTop 8
    410 or higher10 RoundsTop 8

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 Magic 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 Kansas City 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 Wizards Play Network, or any Magic: The Gathering Organized Play program should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or visit www.wizards.com/customerservice.

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