Grand Prix–Manila

Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour™–Berlin 2008 Qualifier
August 30-31, 2008

The Magic: The Gathering® Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro TourTM events.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

The format for Grand Prix–Manila is Lorywn-ShadowmoorTM Block Constrcuted. The sets used will be Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, and Eventide. All DCITM constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, August 29: Onsite registration is from 3:00 –8:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 30: Late registration from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. Tournament begins at 10:15 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, August 31: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

SM Megamall,
Megatrade Hall 1
EDSA cor. Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center,
Mandaluyong City
Philippines
http://www.megatrade.com.ph/

ENTRY FEE
Peso 600

GUEST ARTIST
Darrell Riche

TOURNAMENT

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

  • Head Judge
    The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Manila will be Lindsay Heming, Level 3 from Australia.

  • Tournament Structure
    The structure for Grand Prix–Manila will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

  • Tournament Divisions and Prizes
    All participants in the Grand Prix will receive a Call of the Herd exclusive Grand Prix foil card, while supplies last

Main Tournament Prize Schedule

Finish Prize Pro Points
1 $4,000 10
2 $3,000 8
3-4 $2,000 6
5-8 $1,500 5
9-12 $1,000 4
13-16 $750 3
17-32 $500 2
33-64 $250 1
Total: $40,000

Pro Tour Invitations
The Top 16 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–Berlin. Grand Prix invitations no longer pass down to previously uninvited players. The top 16 finishers will receive invitations even if one or more of those players already possesses an invitation.

Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)

Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:

Third-Round Byes

  • Pro Player club level 4 and above.
  • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Manila Trials

Second-Round Byes

  • Pro Player club level 2 or 3
  • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.

First-Round Byes

  • Pro Player club level 1
  • DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.

Notes

  • 40K
  • Competitive REL Day 1, Professional REL Day 2
  • All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules 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.

Side Events

Friday, August 29

  • Grand Prix–Manila Trials (Full List of Trials)
    Trials start at 10:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., and 4:00 P.M. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Manila and one display of Eventide™ boosters. The format is Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block constructed.
    Cost: 300 peso

  • "Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament (Limited Sealed Shadowmoor Block)
    Event starts at 1:00 P.M. Registration closes 12:45 P.M. Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
    1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack and 2 Eventide Boosters per player
    Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 August 2008 FNM promo card
    1st place wins 1 Free Entry into any Side Event at Grand Prix Manila 2008
    1st place wins 8 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2007-2008 card pool on site)
    2nd place wins 4 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2007-2008 card pool on site)
    3rd / 4th place wins 3 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2007-2008 card pool on site)
    Maximum players – 64 Cost: Peso 1000

  • "Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament (Shadowmoor Block Booster Draft)
    Event s start from 3P.M. Eight-person single-elimination booster draft tournament
    2 shadowmoor Boosters and 1 Eventide Booster per player
    1st place wins 4 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2006-2007 card pool on site)
    2nd place wins 2 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2006-2007 card pool on site)
    Cost: Peso 500

  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed Constructed Peso 200, Draft Peso 500, Sealed Peso 900

Sunday, August 31

  • Pro Tour– Berlin Qualifier
    Registration closes at 9:45 A.M.; play begins at 10:00 A.M. The winner qualifies for Pro Tour - Berlin and wins Airfare to Pro Tour - Berlin. * The format is Lowyn-Shadowmoor Block Constructed. Cost: Peso 300

  • Legacy Tournament
    Registration closes at 11:45 A.M.; play begins at 12:00 P.M. Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
    The top-8 wins "Italian Legend" Boosters
    Maximum players – 80. Cost: Peso 300

  • On Demand Tournaments
    Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed Peso 200, Draft Peso 500, Sealed Peso 900

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