Pro Tour–Austin 2009 Format, Schedule, and Prizes

Posted in Feature on August 21, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document.

Format

  • Extended Constructed and Booster Draft
    • 3 Zendikar boosters will be used for drafting
    • Deck lists are required
    • Check www.thedci.com for Extended and Booster Draft format rules.

    Round Length

    • Day 1 will consist of 5 rounds of Extended followed by 3 rounds of Booster Draft
    • Day 2 will consist of 3 rounds of Booster Draft followed by 5 rounds of Extended
    • 16 Swiss Rounds total, 55 minutes per round
    • When time is called, the active player will finish the turn and five additional turns will be taken
    • Stalling and slow play rules will be strictly enforced during the tournament.

    Advancement

    • All players may participate in all 8 Swiss rounds of Friday’s competition.
    • Players with 15 or more match points after round 8 will advance to Saturday's competition.
    • The top 8 players after round 16 will advance to Sunday’s Top 8 single-elimination finals.

    Top 8

    • Top 8 will be Extended format
    • Top 8 matches will be best 3 of 5
    • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
    • While there are no time limits in the Top 8, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.

    Notes

    • 48K, REL: Professional
    • Players are required to use the same Extended deck for day 1, day 2, and Top 8
    • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules.
    • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

    Friday Schedule
    8:55 AM Seating for player meeting posted.
    9:00 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins. Deck lists are collected from player tables by judges.
    9:15 AM Day 1 play begins.

    Saturday Schedule
    8:55 AM Day 2 pairings posted.
    9:00 AM Day 2 play begins.

    Sunday Schedule
    10:30 AM Finals players check in at feature match area.
    11:00 AM Single-elimination Finals matches begin.

    Prizes

    All Amounts in US Dollars

    PlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrizePlacePrize
    1$40,00018$3,25035$1,20052$630
    2$20,00019$3,00036$1,15053$620
    3$15,00020$2,80037$1,10054$610
    4$13,00021$2,60038$1,05055$600
    5$11,00022$2,40039$1,00056$590
    6$10,50023$2,20040$95057$580
    7$10,00024$2,00041$90058$570
    8$9,50025$1,90042$85059$560
    9$7,00026$1,80043$80060$550
    10$6,50027$1,70044$77561$540
    11$6,00028$1,60045$75062$530
    12$5,50029$1,50046$73063$520
    13$5,00030$1,45047$71064$510
    14$4,50031$1,40048$69065$500
    15$4,00032$1,35049$675
    16$3,75033$1,30050$660
    17$3,50034$1,25051$645Total$230,795

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