Pro Tour–Hollywood 2008 Public Events Schedule

Posted in Feature on March 4, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

Daily Drawings – Sponsored by:

Pastimes Cards, Comics & Games
8351 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 470-9636
www.pastimes.net

Drop your tickets in the box at the Public Events Stage, and enter to win exciting prizes!

Drawings will be held at approximately 1pm and 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Prizes may include current and classic booster packs, rare cards, gaming accessories and Pro Tour memorabilia!!

Get your tickets in one of the following ways: Register for a tournament at the Public Events stage, update your information at the DCI Booth, with each purchase at the Pro Shop, challenge one of the Gunslingers, try a new game in the Learn to Play Area, have one of your cards signed at the Featured Artists Booth

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. To enter, complete a drawing ticket and drop it off in the Official Entry Box at the Public Events stage at a 2008 Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour ("Event"). Events occur during the following time periods: Feb 15-17, May 23-25, Oct 31-Nov 2; entries accepted until 1:00pm on the last day of each Event. Winners will be selected on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of each Event. Prizes vary, and will be posted at the Official Entry Box. Approximate retail value of prizes is US $5,000 annually. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries received. Must be present at the Event and pick up the Prize by the end of final day of each Event to win.

TM & © 2008 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

8-Player Single-Elimination Pick Ups

Format Cost
Booster Draft $17
Extended $5
Standard $5
Sealed Deck $22

These tournaments will be added as requested (subject to players, space and judge availability).
Registration Opens: 9am
Registration Closes: 12am (9pm, Sunday)
Prizes: Finalists will win 8 boosters for 1st place, and 4 boosters for 2nd place

Prizes

Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Unless otherwise noted, top finishing players will receive current set boosters.

Pro Tour Qualifiers

Qualifiers for Pro Tour tournaments award an invitation and a travel award to a specific Pro Tour tournament for the top-finishing competitor.

Grand Prix Trials

Number of Players Number of 3-Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
64 - 128 4
128+ 8

Trials for individual-format Grand Prix tournaments award a three-round bye to a Grand Prix tournament for one or more of the top-finishing competitors. The number of three-round byes awarded will be determined by the number of players in the Trial as shown in the table below. Grand Prix Trial byes no longer pass down. If a player already possesses a three-round bye, finishes high enough to win another bye from a Grand Prix Trial, that bye will not be passed down to the next eligible player.

Magic 15th Anniversary Prizes!

Magic: The Gathering 15th AnniversaryIn celebration of Magic’s 15th Anniversary, all scheduled events below will offer the following special 15th Anniversary prizes in addition to their listed prizes:

  • Winner – Magic Logo Backpack
  • Top 8 – 15th Anniversary 30-sided “Spin Down” Die

Public Events

Thursday, May 22
Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be ready for seating at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Time Cost Description
4:00pm $25 Last Chance Qualifier – Pro Tour Hollywood – Standard Constructed
Straight Swiss tournament with no single elimination rounds. One additional Swiss round will be added to determine the final standings.
Top-4 finishers will qualify for Pro Tour Hollywood. Product prizes will begin at 5th place.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Kuala Lumpur may not participate.

Friday, May 23
Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Time Cost Description
10am $22 Apple Video – Shadowmoor Block Sealed Deck
Sponsored by Strike Zone
1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack, 2 Shadowmoor Boosters.
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winner receives a 160gb Apple TV, 2nd place receives a 40gb Apple TV. 3rd and 4th each receive 2gb iPod Shuffles. Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
12pm $25 Pro Tour Qualifier – PT Berlin – Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Berlin may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Berlin and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Berlin. * Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
2pm $22 “Old Box” Sealed Deck – Shadowmoor Block Sealed Deck
1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack, 2 Shadowmoor Boosters.
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winning player receives choice of Japanese Exodus or Japanese Urza’s Legacy displays, 2nd place gets the other.
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
4pm $10 Digital Camera Constructed – Standard Constructed
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winning player receives a Digital Camera (Approx. retail value $400)
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
6pm $25 Super Friday Night Magic – Shadowmoor Block Sealed Deck
1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack, 2 Shadowmoor Boosters.
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 May 2008 FNM promo card
Prizes based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates)
12pts receives 8 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 4 Boosters, plus 1 FREE entry into any Public Event at 2008 Pro Tour Hollywood.
9-11pts receives 4 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 2 Boosters.
6-8pts receives 2 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 1 Boosters. Super Friday Night Magic at Pro Tour-Hollywood is sponsored by these Southern California-Area Retailers:
A Hidden Fortress Simi Valley   Legacy Glandale
Adventurers Guild of Riverside Riverside   Sky High Comics San Marcos
Artifex Entertainment San Diego   The Comic Book Cafe Fontana
Collectors Paradise Winnetka   The Comic Cult Torrance
Conejo Sports Cards Thousand Oaks   The Gaming Experience Bakersfield
Dragon's Den Victorville   The New Chamber of Comics Van Nuys
Fun N Games Lake Elsinore   The Realm Games & Comics Brea
Game Empire - Pasadena Pasadena   Third Planet Torrance
Gameology Claremont   Three J's Anaheim
GMI Games & Collectables Riverside   TSS Laguna Hills
Knight Ware Inc Studio City      

Saturday, May 24
Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Time Cost Description
10am $25 Pro Tour Qualifier – PT Berlin – Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Berlin may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Berlin and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Berlin. * Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
12pm $22 Shadowmoor Foil Set Sealed Deck – Shadowmoor Block Sealed Deck
1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack, 2 Shadowmoor Boosters.
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
The Winning player receives a set of foil Shadowmoor cards, 2nd receives a set of regular Shadowmoor cards.
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
2pm $10 “Old Box” Constructed – Extended Constructed
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winning player receives choice of Italian Revised or Japanese Urza’s Destiny displays, 2nd place gets the other.
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
4pm $40/team Apple iPod 2HG – 2HG Shadowmoor Block Sealed
Sponsored by Gaming, Etc.
1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack, 4 Shadowmoor Boosters.
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winning team members each receive an 8gb iPod Touch, 2nd place team members each receive a 2gb iPod Shuffle.
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
5pm $10 “Generic” Grand Prix Trial – Standard Constructed
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winner receives a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to June 1, 2009, winner also receives 2 boxes of current product, 2nd receives 1 box, remaining prizes are current set boosters
6pm $10 “Multiplayer, Free-for-All” – Standard Constructed
Limited to 64 players
Players will compete at tables of 8 players. Last man standing at each table advances to final table. Winner of final table receives a display of Italian Legends. 2nd place receives a set of foil Mirrodin cards. 3rd and 4th each receive a set of regular Mirrodin cards.
No Limited range of influence will be used. Players can attack any player at the table. As you attack with each creature, you declare which other player it is attacking.
This event is non-Sanctioned! Open to all players, including Wizards employees.

Sunday, May 25
Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Time Cost Description
10am $10 iPod Constructed– Standard Constructed
Sponsored by Queen's Domain
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
The winning player receives a 160gb iPod classic, 2nd place receives 80gb iPod classic, 3rd and 4th each receive a 2gb iPod shuffle. Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
12pm $22 “Old Box” Sealed Deck – Shadowmoor Block Sealed Deck
1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack, 2 Shadowmoor Boosters.
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winning player receives choice of European-language Urza’s Saga or Italian Revised displays, 2nd place gets the other.
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
2pm $10 Revised Dual Lands – Legacy Constructed
Sponsored by Game Empire
Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
Winner receives 30 Revised Edition Dual Lands, 2nd place receives 10 Revised Edition Dual Lands.
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
4pm $40 Magic Art Prints– Urza Block Sealed Deck
Limited to 32 players
1 Urza’s Saga Tournament Pack, 1 Uzra’s Legacy Boosters and 1 Urza’s Destiny Booster. Swiss +1 Tournament. No Single Elimination finals. Prizes based on final standings after Swiss + 1 Rounds.
The Winning player receives a Magic canvas art print, rest of top 8 receive a Magic paper art print.
Remaining prizes are Urza Block Boosters.

* Travel:

The players eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast on whom they must contact and the deadline by which they must arrange their travel awards. Wizards of the Coast will not refund travel made outside this service. Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to award a cash equivalent award in lieu of any travel award in its sole discretion.

All travel itineraries must be from the international airport nearest the player's home and to the host city of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship or event, and must include all the dates of that event. No award will be substituted if member is unable to participate. All other expenses are the responsibility of the member and may include, without limitation, accommodations, ground transportation, taxes, itinerary change fees, passport and visa fees.

This award must be redeemed through member's arrangement of travel itinerary no later than (30) days before departure. Failure to complete travel arrangements as directed by Wizards of the Coast prior to this deadline will result in forfeiture of the award. Every member receiving a travel award must provide to Wizards of the Coast an executed liability release, the appropriate US taxation form (W9 or W8) (or have one on file), current contact information (http://webapp.wizards.com/dcimember/), proof of ID and passport (when required by international destination). In all cases, all such documentation must be provided to Wizards of the Coast, or previously on file, at least thirty (30) days before departure. Failure to timely provide such documentation will result in forfeiture of the award.

As with other awards, the players must attend, compete (though not necessarily on the same team), and be listed as finishing in the applicable tournament for which he or she received the travel award. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in forfeiture of the award.

All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdictions for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

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