Overview

Bring your top strategies with you to a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier, and you may be one of the few to emerge from the event with an invitation and airfare to Pro Tour Kaladesh!

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers (RPTQs) for Pro Tour Kaladesh take place August 20-21, 2016 and August 27-28, 2016.

The Top 4 finishers of a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier receive airfare and invitations to Pro Tour Kaladesh, while 1st- through 8th-place finishers receive invitations to the next round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers.

The format for this Regional Pro Tour Qualifier season is Standard Constructed.

As a reminder, players are only allowed to compete in one Regional Pro Tour Qualifier if they are qualified to play in one.

TENTATIVE LIST OF QUALIFIED PLAYERS

Qualification

Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers are an invitation-only event. An invitation to participate in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Honolulu 2016 is offered to the following:

  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Silver level (as of the date of the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that won a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier from April 23, 2016 to July 10, 2016.
  • Players that finished -1st through 8th-place at a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier for Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
  • Players that won a Regional Last Chance Qualifier that ties to that Regional Pro Tour Qualifier.

Eligibility

The following players may not compete in Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers for Pro Tour Kaladesh:

  • Players that previously participated in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier which awards an invitation to Pro Tour Kaladesh.
  • Players that won a Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifier Final which awards an invitation to Pro Tour Kaladesh.
  • Players that won a Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Playoff tournament which awards invitations to Pro Tour Kaladesh.
  • Players that finished in the Top 8 or finished with 39 or more match points in an individual-format Grand Prix which awards invitations to Pro Tour Kaladesh.
  • Players that finished in the Top 4 or finished with 36 or more match points in a team-format Grand Prix which awards invitations to Pro Tour Kaladesh.
  • Players that finished with 33 or more match points at Pro Tour Eldritch Moon.
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club Gold or Platinum level (as of the date of the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier).
  • Players that are members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame.
  • Players that are otherwise already qualified for Pro Tour Kaladesh.

If you have any questions as to you eligibility to play in a particular Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier, please email your inquiry to PremierPlay@wizards.com.

Complete information about invitations to Pro Tours can be found in the Magic: The Gathering Invitation Policy.

Promo Card and Deck Box

All participants in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier receive an exclusive Snapcaster Mage promo card.

(Note: Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier competitors will instead have a digital version of the Snapcaster Mage promo awarded to the Magic Online account that is used to play in the event.)

All participants in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier receive an exclusive deck box.

General Information

Prizes

The Top 4 of each Regional PTQ receive an invitation and travel award* to Pro Tour Kaladesh.

The Top 16 players in each Regional PTQ will receive a Regional PTQ playmat.

Booster Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Place Prizes
1—4 -
5—8 54 boosters
9—16 36 boosters
17—24 18 boosters

Other prizes are determined by the organizer of each event. Contact the organizer for additional details.

*Travel

The players eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast regarding 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 Pro Tour, 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), up-to-date contact information on your DCI membership, and 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 must have been previously on file, at least thirty (30) days before departure. Failure to timely provide such documentation will result in forfeiture of the award.

Players under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the Pro Tour will receive a cash equivalent award in lieu of expenses, paid air ticket, and/or hotel accommodations. Such player must still attend, compete, and be listed in the finish of the tournament or forfeit this award.

Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast LLC, the Wizards Play Network, or any Magic: The Gathering Organized Play program should contact Wizards of the Coast as follows:

Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers

The round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers taking place between August 20 and August 27, 2016 will have two Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers in which qualified players may participate. The first will take place on August 20 at 2 p.m. PT, and the second one will take place August 27 at 5 a.m. PT.

To register for a Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier, a player who is qualified to compete in that round of Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers must send an email to PremierPlay@wizards.com with the following elements:

  • The title of the email should be "Magic Online RPTQ."

The email should include your DCI number, Magic Online username, and the date of the Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier that you wish to participate in.

The deadlines to register are:

  • Wednesday, August 17 at 11:59 PM PT (for the August 20 tournament)
  • Wednesday, August 24 at 11:59 PM PT (for the August 27 tournament)

Magic Online Regional ProTour Qualifiers will be capped at 212 players, so sign up early if you intend to play.

The Top 8 players will receive invitations to compete in Pro Tour Kaladesh, as well as an invitation to play in the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

The format for these Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers is Standard Constructed.

As a reminder, if you play in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier during a qualifying round, you cannot play in any other Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers during that qualifying round, including Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers. Your invitation to compete in a Regional Pro Tour Qualifier only lets you compete in one Regional Pro Tour Qualifier.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR REGIONAL PTQ!

Your input is critical to help us improve the quality of our events! We therefore want to give you the opportunity to let us know about your Pro Tour Qualifier experience. Please click here and provide us with the date and location of the event(s) you participated in and a brief description of your experience.

Your feedback is very valuable. Thank you in advance for your time!

LOCATIONS

Below is a list of locations that will host the Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers on the weekends of August 20-August 28, 2016.

LCQ Date RPTQ Date Format Venue City Region Country Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard La Batikueva Buenos Aires Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Argentina Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard The Games Capital Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Academia de Jogos São Paulo São Paulo Brazil Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Carta’jeu Lyon Est France Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard JK Entertainment Event Store Frankfurt Hessen Germany Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Hotel Mercure Roma Roma Italy Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard アノアデザインのMTG 和泉市 Osaka-fu Japan Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard 晴れる屋トーナメントセンター 新宿区 Tokyo-to Japan Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Dalmuti Kyodae/ 달무티 교대점 Seoul   Korea, Republic of Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Gamesmart México City Distrito Federal Mexico Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Hotel Mercure Amsterdam Amsterdam   Netherlands Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Regran s Toys and Collectibles Quezon City   Philippines Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Dragons Lair - Stockholm Stockholm   Sweden Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Artifex San Diego California United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Enchanted Grounds - Littleton Littleton Colorado United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Super Games Roswell Georgia United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Game Time Indianapolis Indiana United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Legion Games (Dreamers Vault Games - Burnsville) Burnsville Minnesota United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard HobbyTown USA - Lincoln (South) Lincoln Nebraska United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Mr Nice Guy Games Monroeville Pennsylvania United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Madness Games and Comics - Plano Plano Texas United States Email
8/20/2016 8/21/2016 Standard Atlantis Games and Comics - Portsmouth Portsmouth Virginia United States Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Warp 2 Edmonton Alberta Canada Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Harman Park Community Centre Oshawa Ontario Canada Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Fan Boy Three Manchester   England Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Officina della Birra Bresso Milano Italy Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Planeswalker.pl Warsaw   Poland Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Hobbit's Land Alapraia - Estoril Lisboa Portugal Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard ChannelFireball Game Center Santa Clara California United States Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Armada Games Tampa Florida United States Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Kirwan's Game Store Catskill New York United States Email
8/27/2016 8/28/2016 Standard Mox Boarding House Bellevue Washington United States Email

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