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Grand Prix–Madrid Event Information


 Information  

Date: February 27-28, 2010

Format: Legacy

Tournament Location
Casa de Campo Fairgrounds – Pabellón de Convenciones
Avenida de Portugal
28011 Madrid
Spain

Registration: €18
Friday, February 26: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 27: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.


Get your free promo card by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).

Take part in a weekend of serious Magic fun with a bunch of exciting things to do!

Join the fun in Public Events including 8-player pick-up games, Casual Standard Dueling and more. Meet Magic artists and get your cards signed. Battle against a Pro in the ‘Champions Challenge’ or try out Duels of the Planeswalkers on Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Or take part in the main tournament and get a cool foil Umezawa's Jitte promo card!

Whatever you want to do, Grand Prix–Madrid will be a weekend to remember!

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to get out of the house, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition. In addition to $30,000 in cash prizes, Pro Tour invitations for the top 16 finishers, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, Grand Prix feature a host of other activities, including public events and artist signings. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.



 

Tournament Format and Schedule

 Prizes  

All prizes in U.S. Dollars.

Place Prize Pro Points
1 $3,500 10
2 $2,300 8
3-4 $1,500 6
5-8 $1,000 5
9-12 $600 4
13-16 $500 3
17-32 $400 2
33-64 $200 1
Top 16 finishers also earn invitations to Pro Tour–San Juan.

Format: Legacy
Participation Fee: €18
Grand Prix–Madrid will feed Pro Tour–San Juan.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, February 26: Registration 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 27: Registration 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, February 27: Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, February 28: Day Two begins at 8 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Madrid is open to Magic players of all ages.

Tournament Format

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • If 799 or fewer players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 64 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
  • If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 or better record OR the top 128 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.
  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination playoff round.
  • Top 8 playoff matches will be best 2 of 3, and have no time limit. (Players are still expected to play at a normal pace and complete playoff matches in a reasonable amount of time.)
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • Grand Prix–Madrid will be run with a KValue of 40. The Rules Enforcement Level will be Competitive on Day 1 and Professional on Day 2.
  • The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and the Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document. Rules documents can be found in the DCI Document Center.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
  • In the event that a player who wins an invitation to a Pro Tour stop at a Grand Prix has already qualified for an invitation, the invitation does not pass down under any circumstances. Previous qualification may be through a Qualifier tournament, through performance at a professional tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official rank announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).


 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Grand Prix–Madrid Trials will be run in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Madrid.

Find a Trial Near You!
Find a Trial Near You!

Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players that accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds):

Third-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 2050 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on February 24, 2010.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Madrid Trial tournaments.

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1950 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on February 24, 2010.

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • Players with a DCI Total rating of 1850 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on February 24, 2010.

Trial winners
People who win a Trial event are awarded 3 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down.


 

Public Events

Half-Price Drafting
Participate in an 8-player single elimination draft tournament before 15.00 on Saturday and pay only half the normal entry fee.

Saturday
11.00 8-Player Single Elimination pick up tournaments (Entry fee: Constructed €5/Booster Draft €15; Prize payout 5/3/2/2 boosters.)

11:00 Casual Standard dueling (Free. You participate = 5 points; You win = 6 points; You lose = 4 points Prize: Gateway promo card per 30 points, or part thereof, from the selection available, no duplicates.)

11:00 EDH pick up tournaments (Entry fee: €5; Each player will be given an "EDH Ticket". When a player eliminates another player, he takes the other player's ticket. Each ticket can be redeemed at the Public Events registration desk for two boosters of either Zendikar or Worldwake (while supplies last, during registration hours.); Games will begin as soon as 4 players register. Players will play a single EDH game. Current EDH rules can be found here.

15.00 Two-Headed Giant – Worldwake Sealed Deck Uncut sheet tournament (Registration closes at 14.45; Entry fee €30; Prize pool 2 boosters PP; Product: 4 Zendikar boosters, 4 Worldwake boosters; 4 rounds, prize payout based on point standing, 2HG cap for every registered player, while supplies last)

16.00 Start Registration for PTQ San Juan and Vintage
The start of the last public events will be four hours prior to the estimated end of the main event but not earlier then 16.00.

Sunday

08.00 Registration for PTQ San Juan and Vintage

08.30 PTQ San Juan – Extended – Winner will receive an invite and a flight to San Juan (Registration closes at 08.15; Entry fee €10; Prize pool 2 boosters PP; Top 8 can be held at a different location)

9:00 Vintage tournament – (Registration closes at 08.45; Entry fee €20; Prize payout 2 boosters PP;

09.00 8-Player Single Elimination pick up tournaments (Entry fee: Constructed €5/Booster Draft €15; Prize payout 5/3/2/2 boosters.)

09:00 Casual Standard dueling (Free. You participate = 5 points; You win = 6 points; You lose = 4 points Prize: Gateway promo card per 30 points, or part thereof, from the selection available, no duplicates.)

09:00 EDH pick up tournaments (Entry fee: €5; Each player will be given an "EDH Ticket". When a player eliminates another player, he takes the other player's ticket. Each ticket can be redeemed at the Public Events registration desk for two boosters of either Zendikar or Worldwake (while supplies last, during registration hours.); Games will begin as soon as 4 players register. Players will play a single EDH game. Current EDH rules can be found here.

12.30 Worldwake Sealed deck tournament. (Registration closes at 12.15; Entry fee €25; Prize Payout 2 boosters PP; Product: 4 Zendikar boosters, 2 Worldwake boosters, 5 rounds, prize payout based on point standing)

The start of the last public events will be four hours prior to the estimated end of the main event but not earlier then 16.00.

Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to make any changes to the schedule without prior notice.



 

Artist Information

Mark Poole
Mark Poole is one of those artists that needs little introduction. He is one of the original illustrators for the Magic: The Gathering Alpha set. He painted 26 Alpha cards and over a hundred Magic: The Gathering cards over the years.

His work includes Ancestral Recall, Birds of Paradise, Counterspell, Balance, Fastbond, Tropical Island, Crusade, Jump, King Suleiman, and many more.


Steve Argyle
Steve Argyle has done some impressive artwork since he started working as a Magic: The Gathering artist a good year ago. He painted Chandra Ablaze for Zendikar and Liliana on Snuff Out from the Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana. Other cards from his hand include Celestial Mantle, Slave of Bolas, Mayeal’s Aria, Naya Battlemage, and Child of Alara.

For Worldwake , Steve produced Admonition Angel and Everfowing Chalice. Steve’s website contains an excellent overview of his sketches and paintings with comments from the artist himself.

Other Hall Attractions

The Champions Challenge: Play Against Magic Champions
Want to see how you fare against the Magic champions? Come to the Champions Challenge area and test your skills against top pro players.

Duels of the Planeswalkers
Get a sneak peek at the new downloadable content for Duels of the Planeswalkers on Xbox LIVE® Arcade.



 

Travel Information

Arriving by Plane
The Madrid-Barajas airport is located within Madrid's transportation core zone, the A zone, and is conveniently served by the metro and local buses. A one-way metro ticket from the airport costs €2 (€1 additional airport surcharge included), and will take you anywhere within the A zone. Alternatively, you could buy a tourist pass, which also includes the airport surcharge. To get to the site, take line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios, and then change to L6, to Alto de Extremadura.

Arriving by Train
Most of the trains arrive at the Atocha station. From there, you can take the metro or bus 36 (stop Pº Extremadura- Albéniz) to get to the venue. The site is accessible from the metro station Alto de Extremadura (L6). If arriving at the Chamartín station, you can take metro line 10 directly from there and change to L6 in Nuevos Ministerios.

Arriving by Car
Madrid is at the center of all major roads in Spain. Motorways A1 to A6 will take you straight to Madrid.


 

Contact Information

Wizards of the Coast
Email: custserv@hasbro.be
Telephone: +32.70.233.277

Venue Address

Casa de Campo Fairgrounds – Pabellón de Convenciones
Avenida de Portugal
28011 Madrid
Spain

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