Grand Prix Manila Event Information

Posted in Feature on April 20, 2012

By Wizards of the Coast

Information

Date: June 16-17, 2012

Format: Standard

Tournament Location

SMX Convention Center, Function Room 4, Level 3
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex,
Pasay City,
1300, Philippines
Location Map

Registration: 900 Peso
Friday, June 15: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 16: 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


Get your free promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).

Take part in a weekend of fun-filled Magic in the Philippines! Play in the main tournament and get a cool foil Goblin Guide promo card (while supplies last), plus there will be many public events to take part in and Magic artist John Stanko will be here for card-signing sessions!

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to get out into the Magic tournament community, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play some great 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. In addition to cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, Grand Prix feature a host of other activities, including public events and artist signings (prizes subject to change). Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.

Tournament Format and Schedule

PlacePrize MoneyPro Points
1$3,500 8
2$2,300 6
3-4$1,500 5
5-8$1,000 4
9-12$600 3
13-16$500 3
17-32$400 2
33-64$200 1
Top 4 finishers also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Return to Ravnica in Seattle.
All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Format: Standard
Participation Fee: 900 Peso

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, June 15: Registration 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16: Registration 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 16: Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 17: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix Manila 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.

Tournament Format

  • Standard
  • Deck lists are required.
  • Each Player must use the same deck on Day 2 that he or she used on Day 1.

Tournament Structure

  • 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).

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (Day 1) and Professional (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 must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Judges and Admin Staff
The Head Judge for Grand Prix-Manila is Riccardo Tessitori, Level 5.


Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players that accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds):

Third-Round Byes

  • Winners of Grand Prix Manila Trial tournaments
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,200 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)
  • Players with a Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • Players with a 2012-13 Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
  • Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Second-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 600 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)
  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players with a 2012-13 Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver

First-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 300 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012).
  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)
  • Players with a Players Club level of 1

Trial winners
People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.

For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the 2012 Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.


Public Events

In addition to the main event at Grand Prix Manila, the weekend offers an exciting program of other events that will appeal to players of all levels. Whether you are a Level 1 Prodigy or a Level 50 Archmage, you are sure to find an event to test your skills and fire your imagination.

  • Friday Innistrad Block Sealed Tournament
    Registration closes at 3 p.m.; play begins at 3:30 p.m.
    Entry Fee : 1200 Peso (Includes 3 Innistrad boosters and 3 Dark Ascension Boosters) 4 swiss rounds
    Prizes:
    Participation Prize - All players each receive 1 random promo card with registration. Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, promo card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates) plus boosters:
    12 pts receives 6 Boosters + 3 additional foils
    9-10 pts receives 4 Boosters + 2 additional foils
    6-8 pts receives 2 Boosters + 1 additional foil
  • Sunday Uncut Standard Tournament
    Registration closes at 9:15 a.m.; play begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost: 500 Peso
    First-place wins a Magic 2012 Rare uncut sheet. The format is Standard Constructed. Prize pool is 2 boosters per player.
  • Sunday Uncut Legacy Tournament
    Registration closes at 09:15 a.m.; play begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost: Peso 500
    First-place wins a Magic 2012 Uncommon uncut sheet. The format is Legacy. Prize pool is 2 boosters per player.
  • On-Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.

Artist Information

John Stanko will be in attendance.


Travel Information

Microtel Mall of Asia - Manila
Coral Way Ave. corner Seaside Boulevard
SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City 1308
Philippines
Phone: +63 2 403 3333
Fax: +63 2 659 4226
Email: moa.reservations@microtel.ph


Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Wizards of the Coast
Email: david.ong@wizards.com | sinclair.yuen@wizards.com
Phone: :+65-63095279 / +65-8125-5817

Venue Address

SMX Convention Center, Function Room 4, Level 3
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex,
Pasay City,
1300, Philippines
Location Map

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