2009 Grand Prix Schedule Announced

Posted in News on November 20, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast is proud to announce the complete 2009 Grand Prix schedule. With Grand Prix held in major cities in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Thailand, and Singapore, your shot at a piece of the $30,000 prize pool and a Pro Tour invitation is as close as ever.

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!

DateCityFormat
January 17-18Los Angeles, CaliforniaExtended
February 21-22Rotterdam, The NetherlandsSealed/Booster Draft
March 7-8Chicago, IllinoisLegacy
March 14-15Hanover, GermanyExtended
March 21-22SingaporeExtended
April 18-19Kobe, JapanExtended
May 23-24Barcelona, SpainStandard
May 30-31Seattle, WashingtonStandard
June 13-14Sao Paulo, BrazilStandard
August 1-2Boston, MassachusettsSealed/Booster Draft
August 8-9Brighton, United KingdomSealed/Booster Draft
August 22-23Bangkok, ThailandSealed/Booster Draft
August 29-30Niigata, JapanSealed/Booster Draft
September 5-6Prague, Czech RepublicSealed/Booster Draft
October 3-4Kitakyushu, JapanSealed/Booster Draft
October 10-11Melbourne, AustraliaSealed/Booster Draft
October 24-25Tampa, FloridaSealed/Booster Draft
November 7-8Paris, FranceSealed/Booster Draft
November 14-15Minneapolis, MinnesotaSealed/Booster Draft

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