RegionalsU.S. Regional Championships 2009

Posted in Feature on April 12, 2007

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


  • May 16, 2009


  • Standard-constructed format
  • Deck lists are required


  • Alaska and Hawaii U.S. Regional Championships all award 2 invitations to U.S. Nationals
  • All other U.S. Regional Championships award 4 invitations to U.S. Nationals. (Exception: If the total attendance of an individual Regional is 410 players or higher, then the Regional Championship will award 8 invitations to U.S. Nationals)

Tournament Length

  • 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:

    AttendanceNumber of
    Swiss rounds
    9 - 164
    17 - 325
    33 - 646
    65 - 1287
    129 - 2268
    227 - 4099
    410 or higher10


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds
  • If a Regional Championship offers 2 or 4 invitations to U.S. Nationals, the top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • If a Regional Championship offers 8 invitations to U.S. Nationals, no top 8 single-elimination will be run. Prizes and invitations will be awarded on Swiss standings only.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit. Players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 50 minutes.
  • Regional Championships that offer 4 invitations to U.S. Nationals will have 1 single-elimination round to determine invitation and prizewinners. Regional Championships that offer 2 invitations to U.S. Nationals will have 2 single-elimination rounds to determine invitation and prize winners.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings


  • 32K, REL Competitive
  • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters
StateCityLocationAddressContact PhoneURL
AlaskaAnchorageWaynes World of Collectibles1921 W. Dimond Blvd #B3907-929-7878Website
ArizonaPhoenixHero Comics3405 W. Thunderbird Rd.503-764-9871 Website
CaliforniaSacramentoGreat Escape Games1250 Howe Ave #3650-224-5313Website
CaliforniaSan JoseSuperstars30 N. 3rd St.650-224-5313Website
CaliforniaLos Angeles areaRadisson LAX6225 W. Century Blvd.505-720-8249Website
ColoradoDenverAmerican Inn10101 I-70 Service Road North-Exit 267 Wheat Ridge (Denver)720-209-7970Website
ConnecticutMiddletownMiddletown Elks Club44 Maynard St.508-473-5874Website
FloridaTallahasseeTallahassee Leon County Civic Center505 W. Pensacola St.352-404-9500Website
FloridaOrlandoRamada Orlando Celebration Resort6375 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee352-404-9500Website
GeorgiaAtlanta areaCobb County Civic Center548 S. marietta Pkwy, Marietta352-404-9500Website
HawaiiHonoluluDA-Planet2615 S. King St., 312808-791-2345Website
IllinoisChicagoOdeum Expo Center1033 N. Villa Ave., Villa Park847-470-9636Website
IndianaIndianapolisHyatt Regency IndianapolisOne South Capital Ave847-470-9636Website
MarylandDC areaHoliday Inn Columbia7900 Washington Blvd., Columbia301-881-3530Website
MassachusettsFraminghamSheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center1657 Worcester Rd.617-666-5799Website
MichiganDetroitPandemonium1858 Middlebelt Rd877-913-8881 Website
MinnesotaMinneapolisMisty Mountain North2113 W. Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville952-895-1989Website
MissouriSt. LouisThe Fantasy Shop2426 W. Clay847-998-9816Website
NebraskaLincolnSouthwest high School7001 South 14th St.402-434-5040Website
New JerseyEdisonSt. Matthew the Apostle81 Seymour Ave., Cafeteria800-852-2442Website
New MexicoAlbequerqueSandia Courtyard & Convention Center10300 Hotel Blvd NE505-720-8249Website
North CarolinaHigh PointCabarrus Arena & Event Center4751 Highway 49 N, Concord336-209-0056Website
OhioColumbusGreater Columbus Convention Center400 North High St.877-913-8881 Website
OregonPortlandAmbridge Event Center300 N.E. Multnomah St.503-764-9871 Website
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaHoliday Inn - West Chester943 South High St.800-852-2442Website
PennsylvaniaPittsburghOmni William Penn Hotel530 William Penn Place877-913-8881 Website
TennesseeMemphisMemphis Cook Convention Center255 North Main St., Cotton Row Room502-905-3613Website
TexasFort WorthFort Worth Convention Center1201 Houston St.620-584-6555Website
TexasHoustonThe Westin Galleria5060 West Alabama713-569-3936Website
UtahSalt Lake CitySalt Palace100 S. West Temple, Room 250 AB503-764-9871 Website
WashingtonSeattleSeattle Center305 Harrison St., Center House503-764-9871 Website

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