Pro Tour Philadelphia 2011 Event Information

Posted in Feature on July 15, 2011

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.

Pro Tour Registration

Time: 18:00 - 21:00., Thursday, September 1

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Note: This registration period is only for players participating in the main event. Registration information for Public Events will be posted at a later date.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Pro Tour Philadelphia. Forms can be downloaded at www.wizards.com/protour and will be available onsite.

Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions!

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver’s license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

We encourage players to attend mandatory registration on Thursday. However we understand that delays might cause players to miss this and we have a registration on Friday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Players at late registration do not always receive the same gifts as those at mandatory registration.

Players not registered by 8:30 a.m. on September 2, 2011 may be denied entry to the Pro Tour.

If you anticipate any difficulty registering during the official registration hours, please contact Scott Larabee at scott.larabee@wizards.com.

Format

  • Modern Constructed and Booster Draft
  • 3 Magic 2012 boosters will be used for drafting
  • Deck lists are required
  • Check Magic Tournament Rules for Booster Draft format rules. You can find Modern format rules here.

Tournament Length

  • Day 1 will consist of 5 rounds of Modern followed by 3 rounds of Booster Draft
  • Day 2 will consist of 3 rounds of Booster Draft followed by 5 rounds of Modern
  • 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 Modern 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.
  • 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

  • 48K, REL: Professional
  • Players are required to use the same Modern deck for Day 1, Day 2, and the 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 the Top 8 area.
11:00 AM Single-elimination 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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