Grand Prix - Torino

Posted in Feature on April 27, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro Tour events.

Win a trip to Grand Prix Toulouse
...and many other Magic prizes!
At Grand Prix Torino fill out the voucher* that you'll find at the registration desk and deposit it in the designated box Saturday, June 3rd before 5 pm. A draw will be held on Saturday, June 3rd - at 6pm.

  • 1st prize: Trip to the next Grand Prix
    • Plane ticket to and from the GP
    • 3 hotel nights (breakfast included)
    • 1 free side event per day (2 in total)
  • 2nd - 20th prize: A Grand Prix Sweater.
  • 21st - 40th prize: Free side event voucher (to be used at any European GP in 2006)

* Only 1 entry per player.


There is no pre-registration necessary for this event because it is open for everyone to enter.

Tournament Format And Schedule

The format for Grand Prix–Torino is Limited(Sealed deck with boosterdraft finals. All DCI Limited-format rules, Magic Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.

Thursday, June 1st: Registration from 4:00 – 8:00 PM.
Friday, June 2nd: Registration from 10:00 AM - 8.00 PM.
Saturday, June 3rd: Registration from 8:00 - 9:00 A.M.
Tournament begins at 10:00 A.M. The Top 64 (or 128) players advance to competition on Sunday
Sunday, June 4th: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 8:00 A.M.

Tournament Location

Lingotto Fiere
Via Nizza 294 I
Torino 10126
+ 39 011 6644111

Participation Fee

€ 30


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

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Torino will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations. The top 16 Players will receive invitations to the 2nd Pro Tour in 2006
  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    Grand Prix–Torino will feature the standard “main-tournament” prize schedule as well as a special “Amateur" prize schedule. The Amateur prizes will be paid to the highest-finishing amateur players in addition to any winnings those players receive from the main tournament prize schedule. All prizes are in U.S. Dollars.

    Main Tournament Prize Schedule
    Total: $17,500
    Amateur Division Prize Schedule
    Total: $7,500
  • Amateur Status
    A player is considered to have amateur status if he or she has 0 lifetime pro points. If a player has ever been awarded ANY pro points from a Grand Prix, Pro Tour, or World Championship event, that player no longer has amateur status, may not participate in the Amateur Championship or Junior Super Series tournaments, and is not eligible for amateur awards at Grand Prix or other tournaments.
  • Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
    Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
    Third-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 3 or higher
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 2025 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    Second-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 2
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1925 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.
    First-Round Byes
    • Players with a Players Club level of 1
    • DCI players with a Limited rating of 1850 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on DCI Limited ratings published on April 19, 2006.


Important! Artist changed
Alan Pollack

Read the Torino Gazetteer

The Gazetteer

Pages: 1,2,3,4,5

Side Events

For the MEGA side events schedule click here !

Pros will be available on Friday for gunslinging!

Are you courageous enough to challenge them? If the pleasure of playing is insufficient to motivate you, know that there are also boosters to win for those who are able to prevail in one of these friendly yet fierce confrontations.
You can challenge the following pros: Tiago Chan (PT), Raphaël Levy (FR), Arnost Zidek (CZ), Bernardo Costa Cabral (BE), Antti Malin (FI), Olivier Ruel (FR) and Maximilian Bracht (DE).
Antti MalinTiago ChanBernado Costa Cabral

Player Accommodations

NOTE: The following hotels are not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast. The hotels on this list are taken from guidebooks and provided here for your convenience only.

Arriving by air

Torino Airport

Things to see/do:

Bars and restaurants in Turin:

For more information contact
Tel: +32 70/233.277

Worlds 2006

We also want your feedback, suggestions but most of all we would like to know how you are preparing for the event. We will post everything on our brand new Player Forum so you can also see how other Magic players are doing. So e-mail us at:

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