Starting January 17-18 in Los Angeles and running through November 14-15 in Minneapolis, the 2009 season features 19 Grand Prix on 19 separate weekends. That's right, no more overlapping weekends…that means it's possible to attend every Grand Prix next season! Formats include Extended, Standard, Legacy, and Sealed Deck with Booster Draft.
The other major change for next year involves the cut to Day 2. Starting in 2009, if you go X-2 on Day 1, you've earned a spot on Day 2. That means no more worrying about missing the cut due to low tiebreakers…just avoid that third loss and your Sunday ticket will be punched.
- 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.
For more information about Grand Prix, click here. We hope to see you at Grand Prix next year!
|January 17-18||Los Angeles, California||Extended|
|February 21-22||Rotterdam, The Netherlands||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|March 7-8||Chicago, Illinois||Legacy|
|March 14-15||Hanover, Germany||Extended|
|April 18-19||Kobe, Japan||Extended|
|May 23-24||Barcelona, Spain||Standard|
|May 30-31||Seattle, Washington||Standard|
|June 13-14||Sao Paulo, Brazil||Standard|
|August 1-2||Boston, Massachusetts||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|August 8-9||Brighton, United Kingdom||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|August 22-23||Bangkok, Thailand||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|August 29-30||Niigata, Japan||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|September 5-6||Prague, Czech Republic||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|October 3-4||Kitakyushu, Japan||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|October 10-11||Melbourne, Australia||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|October 24-25||Tampa, Florida||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|November 7-8||Paris, France||Sealed/Booster Draft|
|November 14-15||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Sealed/Booster Draft|