Grand Prix Washington D.C. is brought to you by TJ Collectibles.
Date: November 15-17, 2013
Friday, November 15: Registration 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 16: Registration 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sleep-in Special will be offered along with early deck submission and prepay.
Get your promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).
TJ Collectibles is proud to present Grand Prix Washington D.C.
The Dulles Expo & Conference Center overlooks the Nation's Capital. What more appropriate place is there to host this year's Legacy Grand Prix and enjoy the full range of Magic's most diverse format?
Grand Prix Washington D.C. is an event not to be missed just because you don't have a Legacy deck. Our side event schedule will be full of exciting events for seasoned and newer players alike. Ask about the PAX EAST Challenge. We also will have a tremendous array of dealers on site. Longtime favorite Magic artists Rob Alexander and Eric Deschamps will be on hand to add to the flavor of a true Legacy weekend. The first
The tremendous hotel blocks we have worked out can't be beat. Inexpensive hotel rooms close to both the Dulles Airport and the Dulles Expo Center have free shuttles and some feature free breakfast.
Come make history November 15-17 at Grand Prix Washington D.C.
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 side events and artist signings (prizes subject to change). 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 Born of the Gods in Valencia (February 2014).
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 displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.
Participation Fee: $40
Registration and Schedule
- Friday, November 15: Registration 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Saturday, November 16: Registration 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- Saturday, November 16: Grand Prix Washington D.C. begins at 10 a.m.
- Sunday, November 17: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.
The main tournament at Grand Prix Washington D.C. is open to Magic players of all ages.
Players must have a signed publicity and consent form to be included in Wizards of the Coast's official online event coverage and be eligible to receive prizes. Forms can be downloaded here (100k PDF) and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on this form. Consent forms are usually collected during registration (contact the event organizer for details).
- The following cards are banned:
Amulet of Quoz, Ancestral Recall, Balance, Bazaar of Baghdad, Black Lotus, Black Vise, Bronze Tablet, Channel, Chaos Orb, Contract from Below, Darkpact, Demonic Attorney, Demonic Consultation, Demonic Tutor, Earthcraft, Falling Star, Fastbond, Flash, Frantic Search, Goblin Recruiter, Gush, Hermit Druid, Imperial Seal, Jeweled Bird, Library of Alexandria, Mana Crypt, Mana Drain, Mana Vault, Memory Jar, Mental Misstep, Mind Twist, Mind's Desire, Mishra's Workshop, Mox Emerald, Mox Jet, Mox Pearl, Mox Ruby, Mox Sapphire, Mystical Tutor, Necropotence, Oath of Druids, Rebirth, Shahrazad, Skullclamp, Sol Ring, Strip Mine, Survival of the Fittest, Tempest Efreet, Time Vault, Time Walk, Timetwister, Timmerian Fiends, Tinker, Tolarian Academy, Vampiric Tutor, Wheel of Fortune, Windfall, Worldgorger Dragon, Yawgmoth's Bargain, Yawgmoth's Will
- 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 less players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
- If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 128 players – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
- The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
- 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.
- 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).
Information coming soon.
- 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 Washington D.C., the cutoff date will be November 13.) 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:
- Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)
- Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
- Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame
- Winners of Grand Prix Washington D.C. Trial tournaments.
- Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 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 #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
- Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)
Winners of a Trial tournament are awarded 2 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 the TJ Collectibles website. All side events will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 3x.
Earn a valuable Two-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
Qualifier tournaments for the Super Sunday Series will be held at each Grand Prix. The Top 4 players in the Super Sunday Series qualifier will each be awarded a special Grand Prix messenger bag. The winner of the Super Sunday Series qualifier will earn an invitation and travel award for the Super Sunday Series Championship, to be held in February 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. See the Sunday Series info page for more details.
Prominent Magic artists Rob Alexander and Eric Deschamps will be on hand for free signings of your favorite cards, plus you'll have the opportunity to buy prints and even original artwork.
Travel by Car
The event site is 17 miles west of the Washington D.C. Beltway. From I-495 take I-66 West to exit 53B - Virginia Route 28 North. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Route 620/Sully Rd/VA-28 North. Travel 3 miles and then Turn Right on Willard Road. The Dulles Expo Center is on your left. Please note that traffic is a big factor throughout the metropolitan area. Accordingly, 30 minutes traffic-free becomes 60 minutes when traffic peaks.
Miles to Venue from Surrounding Cities:
Baltimore MD - 65 miles
Richmond VA - 120 miles
Philadelphia PA - 166 miles
New York City - 250 miles
Pittsburgh - 250 miles
Raleigh NC - 290 miles
Travel by Plane
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 8 miles (15 minutes) from the event venue. All hotels recommended on this fact sheet offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as between the hotel and the event venue.
Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 30 miles from event venue. Public transportation available for $7 via Metro Rail with a transfer to the Fairfax Connector Bus. From the airport take Metro Rail's Blue Line (direction - Largo) until you reach the Rosslyn rail station. Transfer to the Orange rail line (direction - Vienna/Fairfax). Exit at the Vienna/Fairfax Station and transfer to the #650, #651, or #652 Farifax Connector Bus. Ask the driver to drop you off at "Sullyfield Circle & Westmoreland St.". Walk .3 miles South on Brookfield Corporate Drive. Turn Right on Chantilly Shopping Center Road. The Dulles Expo Center is on your right. Another transportation option is Washington Flyer Super Shuttle Shared Ride from airport to event venue - $30.
Travel by Train
Amtrak depot, Union Station in Washington DC. - 30 miles from event site. Public transportation available for $8 via Metro Rail with a transfer to the Fairfax Connector Bus. From Union Station take Metro Rail's Red Line (direction - Shady Grove) to the Metro Center rail station. Transfer to the Orange rail line (direction - Vienna/Fairfax). Exit at the Vienna/Fairfax Station and transfer to the #650, #651, or #652 Farifax Connector Bus. Ask the driver to drop you off at "Sullyfield Circle & Westmoreland St.". Walk .3 miles South on Brookfield Corporate Drive. Turn right on Chantilly Shopping Center Road. The Dulles Expo Center is on your right.
Things to See and Do
Most who travel to Washington D.C. visit the Smithsonian and other museums, the many memorials, monuments, parks... there's a lot to choose from and much of it is free!
Air & Space Museum (4 miles from event site)
Contains thousands of aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, satellites and artifacts, an IMAX Theatre, flight simulators and more. Free shuttle service available from area hotels.
Air & Space Museum website
Downtown Washington D.C. Attractions
- Smithsonian Museums
- Washington Flyer Coach: Leaves from Dulles International Airport to Metrorail & downtown attractions - $9