Grand Prix Santiago Event Information

Posted in Feature on July 22, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

Information

Date: October 22-23, 2011

Format: Innistrad Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location

Centro de Eventos Alto Manzano
Manzano 377, Recoleta
Santiago, Chile

Registration: 50 USD (or 24.000 Chilean Pesos)
Friday, October 21: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 22: 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.


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

Travel to Santiago and take part in a weekend of serious Magic fun with a bunch of exciting things to do!

Take part in the main tournament and get a cool foil Maelstrom Pulse promo card! Meet Magic artists Steve Prescott and Jesper Ejsing and get your cards signed. More information about public events coming soon.

Devir Chile and Wizards of the Coast are pleased to invite you to the Grand Prix Santiago.

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to get out of the house, 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. In addition to $30,000 in cash prizes, Pro Tour invitations for the top 16 finishers, 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.

Format: Innistrad Sealed Deck / Booster Draft
Participation Fee: USD 50 (or 24.000 Chilean Pesos)
Grand Prix Santiago will feed Pro Tour Dark Ascension in Honolulu in 2012.

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.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, October 21: Registration 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22: Registration 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 22: Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 23: Day Two begins at 8 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix Santiago is open to Magic players of all ages.

Tournament Format

If product is not stamped or preregistered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck.

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (Day 1) and Professional (Day 2)
  • 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.
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting. The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • 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.

Staff
To be announced.

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, 40K, 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.
  • 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 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

  • Players with a Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 2050 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on October 19, 2011.
  • Winners of Grand Prix Santiago Trial tournaments.

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1950 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on October 19, 2011.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1850 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on October 19, 2011.

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.


Public Events

All Public Events at Grand Prix Santiago will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 5x. (The Last Chance Trials on 10/21 will have a multiplier of 3x.) More information coming soon.


Artist Information

Steve Prescott and Jesper Ejsing will be at Grand Prix Santiago.


Arturo Merino Benítez, the International Airport of Santiago, is located at 15 kilometers from the Centro de Eventos Alto Manzano. To arrive there or to your hotel from the airport you can used the service called “Transfer”, which is a shared ride, and depending on the zone of destination in the city it can cost around $15 to $20 USD. More information can be found here.

As this is the start of the spring season in Chile, temperatures vary between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius.


Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Devir Chile
Email: gaston.zuniga@devir.com | matias.arjona@devir.com

Venue Address

Centro de Eventos Alto Manzano
Manzano 377, Recoleta
Santiago, Chile

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