Pro Tour–Amsterdam 2010 Qualifiers

Posted in Feature on March 29, 2010

By Wizards of the Coast

Play the Game, See the World

Pro Tour–Amsterdam is September 3-5, 2010.

Qualifiers start April 17 and run until July 25. Check the Event Locator to find an event near you that could earn you an invitation to Pro Tour–Amsterdam. Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers will once again be run as well, so if you can't make it to an event near you, there's still a chance for you to qualify! Information on Magic Online qualifiers can be found here.

Entry Fee

Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with local organizer for specific information.

Tournament Structure

The structure for Pro Tour–Amsterdam Qualifier tournaments will be modified Swiss-style, with the Top 8 players playing in a single-elimination format for prizes and invitation(s).

Tournament Format

The format for Pro Tour–Amsterdam Qualifier tournaments is Standard.

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
     
    Attendance Number of
    Swiss rounds
    17 - 32 5
    33 - 64 6
    65 - 128 7
    129 - 226 8
    227 - 410 9
    411 or higher 10

Advancement

  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • 32K, REL: Competitive
  • The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Invitations, Eligibility, and Prize Money

Players already holding an invitation to Pro Tour–Amsterdam are prohibited from participating in any Pro Tour–Amsterdam Qualifiers, with the exception of Grand Prix tournaments. Players may have earned invitations through cumulative past performance in the Pro Tour, winning a previous Qualifier or Grand Prix tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official ratings invitation announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

Prizes

  • Invitations to Pro Tour–Amsterdam (exact number of invitations determined by tournament location)
  • Product prizes to be determined by the organizer
  • Some Qualifiers offer airline travel. See individual schedules for details.

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number.
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering® trading card game, Wizards of the Coast LLC, the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, DCI players’ organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic® World Championships, National Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or access the Knowledge Base.

WIZARDS OF THE COAST, Magic: The Gathering, Magic, and MAGIC: THE GATHERING PRO TOUR are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC. ©2010 Wizards of the Coast LLC.

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