GRAND PRIX PROVIDENCE 2017
Grand Prix Providence's website: http://www.mtggp.com/gpprovidence
The Grand Prix will be held at:
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tournament Organizer: Pastimes
Phone: 872-BEMAGIC (872-896-8448)
Main Event Registration Fee: $225/team
Maximum Main Event Capacity: 725 teams (2175 players)
Online Registration: Friday, July 21 at 5pm EDT - Friday, September 29 at 9pm EDT
On-site Registration: Friday, September 29 from 12pm - 9pm EDT (subject to availability)
Registration for the Grand Prix main event closes Friday night. There will be no Saturday registration.
The main tournament at Grand Prix Providence is open to Magic players of all ages.
Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Grand Prix Providence. Forms can be downloaded here and will be available on-site. Minors must have a parent of guardian’s signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions.
Many Grand Prix offer additional services to participants, such as Sleep-In Specials and VIP packages. Sleep-In Specials allow players with byes to skip the player meeting on Saturday and arrive shortly before their first round begins. VIP packages provide various perks such as complimentary bottled water, special seating, and exclusive artist signings. Details of these services vary from event to event; please check the organizer's website for specifics.
Live Streaming Video
Follow live streaming video coverage of the Grand Prix on twitch.tv/magic!
Players who participate in the Grand Prix main event will receive a promo card (while supplies last). Each Grand Prix also offers additional promotional items. Check the Grand Prix website for further details on other awesome bonuses you may be able to get at the Grand Prix!
FORMAT AND STRUCTURE
*If Grand Prix attendance is 0-999 teams, prize money will be paid out to 24th place. If Grand Prix attendance is at or over 1,000 teams, prize money will be paid out to 58th place.
Attendance at a Grand Prix is calculated on participation, not preregistration. The Tournament Organizer will announce Grand Prix attendance as soon as this is confirmed. Tournament attendance and standing are subject to review by Wizards of the Coast before being finalized.
Prize money is awarded per team.
Top 4 teams and all players with 36 match points or greater at the end of the event also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan.
Pro Points earned at this event count toward the Rivals of Ixalan cycle for the Pro Tour Players Club.
All prizes displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change. For every event held in the U.S., a 30% withholding tax will automatically be deducted from the prize payments to all international players, unless the player has an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) that has been filed with the withholding agent. (For information on applying for an ITIN, please visit www.irs.gov.) In some cases, players may be eligible to reclaim the 30% withheld; please consult with a tax professional in your area. Tax forms for prizes paid within a calendar year will be mailed by March of the following year. These tax forms are very important, and it is recommended that they be retained for five years. If you do not receive a form, you must contact us within one year to request a copy.
Team Limited events do not offer byes.
Along with the main event, there are additional side-event tournaments to play in at a Grand Prix. The Side Events listed in this section are on the schedule of every Grand Prix. For a more robust listing of side events, visit the Grand Prix website. Side events at a Grand Prix have a 3x Planeswalker Points multiplier (or whichever multiplier is appropriate for the event type).
A straight Swiss tournament lasting three or four rounds. Participants get one past promo card for playing, then one additional promo card per match win. Format varies by event.
Format at organizer's discretion. Players who also played in the main Grand Prix tournament will get a discount for entry.
Pro Tour Qualifier
The winner of the Pro Tour Qualifier receives an invitation to the same Pro Tour that the Grand Prix feeds. The format depends on the format of the Grand Prix: if the Grand Prix is Limited, the Pro Tour Qualifier will be Standard; otherwise the format of the Pro Tour Qualifier will be Limited. The Pro Tour Qualifier will consist of either an eight-round Swiss tournament with a maximum of 225 players, or eight single-elimination pods of 32 players each; in either case, a Top 8 single-elimination playoff will take place.
Some of the hottest and most famous artists in Magic will be joining us at the Grand Prix. All artists will be available to sign cards, playmats, and more. In addition, all will be selling prints, artist proofs, original art/sketches, and doing custom alterations of mats and cards! See the Grand Prix website for more information about the artists that will be attending.