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Pro Tour–Amsterdam Public Event Information

Come one, come all to participate in four days of events open to the public. Starting Thursday with the Last-Chance Qualifier, there are tournaments, drafts, Archenemy, EDH, and open dueling all weekend. Pro Tour–Amsterdam will also play host to a few extra-special events, such as a Scars of Mirrodin preview party on Saturday night, the WPN Championship–Amsterdam, two Pro Tour Qualifiers, the €2,500 Draft Challenge, Super Friday Night Magic, and the Magic Online Live Series Championship. Prizes include invitations and airfare to Pro Tour No. 1 in 2011, iPods, an iPad, foil card sets, Power 9 cards, and much more!

Weekend-Long Public Events

Weekend-long Public Events have no specific start time. Registration for these events is continuously open and each event will start once the appropriate number of players has registered (Subject to space and judge availability). Public Events are available during the following hours:

Registration Opens: 8:00 each day of the Pro Tour (9:00 on Friday)
Registration Closes: 23:00 on Friday, 18:00 on Saturday, and 21:00 on Sunday

Open Dueling

Players receive a Magic 2011 Intro Pack. Players are then matched up against other players for game play. After completing 5 games, players receive a foil, Magic promo card. After 10 games, players receive a second foil, Magic promo card. Come to the Open Dueling area and play whenever you have time! Play the whole weekend!

Cost: € 10

Single-Elimination Events

Booster Draft events will be run using either Magic 2011 or Rise of the Eldrazi boosters.

Format Cost Minimum Players Prizes*
Booster Draft € 15 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Standard or Extended € 5 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Legacy or Vintage € 5 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
2HG Booster Draft € 30/Team 8 (4 Teams) 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Planechase Constructed € 5 4 3 Boosters per eliminated player
Archenemy Constructed € 5 4 3 Boosters per eliminated player
Archenemy Sealed € 20 4 3 Boosters per eliminated player
EDH € 5 4 3 Boosters per eliminated playe

*All prizes are current set boosters

Scheduled Public Events

The following applies to all scheduled Public Events:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, all events are run Swiss with a Top 4, single elimination finals. Prizes are based on standings at the end of the tournament.
  • Registration opens 1 hour before each event's 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.
  • Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Unless otherwise posted, top finishing players will receive current set boosters. Special events may offer special prizes as posted (i.e. iPod, Power 9, Digital Camera, etc); in such events the winner of the special prize will receive only that prize.

Pro Tour Qualifiers

Pro Tour Qualifiers held at the Pro Tour also award an invitation and a travel award to a specific Pro Tour tournament for the top-finishing competitor. For more information, visit http://www.wizards.com/protour.

Grand Prix Trials

Number of Players Number of 3 Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
65 – 128 4
129+ 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 do not 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.


 

Thursday, September 2

Registration Time Start Time Cost Description
16:00 – 16:45 17:00 € 20 Last Chance Qualifier – Pro Tour Amsterdam – 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 Amsterdam. Product prizes will begin at 5th place.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Amsterdam may not participate.
17:30 – 18:15 18:30 € 30 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Magic 2011 Booster Draft
2 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
3 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd places each qualify for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Magic 2011 digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Magic 2011 digital boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Magic 2011 digital boosters.

Friday, September 3

Registration Time Start Time Cost Description
9:00 – 9:45 10:00 € 35 Pro Tour Qualifier – Pro Tour #1 2011 – Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination
Players already qualified for Pro Tour #1 2011 may not participate.
1st place qualifies for Pro Tour #1 2011 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour #1 2011. *
9:00 – 9:45 10:00 € 30 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Magic 2011 Booster Draft
2 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
3 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd places each qualify for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Magic 2011 digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Magic 2011 digital boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Magic 2011 digital boosters.
11:00 – 11:45 12:00 € 10 Standard Constructed
1st place receives a an xBox 360 Game System, 2nd place receives a digital camera.
12:00 – 12:45 13:00 € 40/Team Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck – Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
8 Magic 2011 boosters per team
1st place team members each receive a 32gb iPod Touch, 2nd place team members each receive an 8gb iPod Nano, and 3rd and 4th place teams each receive a 4gb iPod Shuffle.
12:30 – 13:15 13:30 € 30 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Magic 2011 Booster Draft
2 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
3 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd places each qualify for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Magic 2011 digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Magic 2011 digital boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Magic 2011 digital boosters.
14:00 – 14:45 15:00 € 30 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to October 1, 2011 and 36 Magic 2011 Boosters.
15:00 – 15:45 16:00 € 10 Legacy Constructed
1st place receives 10 Revised Dual Lands (1 of each), 2nd place receives 10 Ravnica foil "shock lands" (1 of each)
17:00 – 17:45 18:00 € 25 Super Friday Night Magic – Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 September 2010 FNM promo card.
Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates)
12pts: 4 FNM promo cards & 4 Magic 2011 Boosters, plus 1 entry into any Public Event at Pro Tour Amsterdam.
9-11pts: 2 FNM promo cards & 2 Magic 2011 Boosters.
6-8pts: 1 FNM promo cards & 1 Magic 2011 Booster

Saturday, September 4

Registration Time Start Time Cost Description
8:00- -8:45 9:00 € 35 Pro Tour Qualifier – Pro Tour #1 2011 – Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination
Players already qualified for Pro Tour #1 2011 may not participate.
1st place qualifies for Pro Tour #1 2011 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour #1 2011. *
9:00 – 9:45 10:00 € 30 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Magic 2011 Booster Draft
2 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
3 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd places each qualify for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Magic 2011 digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Magic 2011 digital boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Magic 2011 digital boosters.
10:00 – 10:45 11:00 € 10 Standard Constructed
1st place receives an English-language foil set of each of the following sets: Magic 2011, Zendikar, Worldwake, Rise of the Eldrazi, and Magic 2010, 2nd place receives an English-language foil set of each of the following sets: Magic 2011, Rise of the Eldrazi, and Worldwake, and 3rd and 4th places each receive an English-language foil set of Magic 2011.
11:00 – 11:45 12:00 € 40/Team Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck – Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
8 Magic 2011 boosters per team
1st place team members each receive a 32gb iPod Touch, 2nd place team members each receive an 8gb iPod Nano, and 3rd and 4th place teams each receive a 4gb iPod Shuffle.
12:00 – 12:45 13:00 € 15 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Extended Constructed
Limited to 128 players.
Straight Swiss tournament with no single elimination rounds. One additional Swiss round will be added to determine the final standings.
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to October 1, 2011 and 36 Magic 2011 Boosters.
13:00 – 13:45 14:00 € 30 Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
Limited to 128 players.
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Swiss tournament (5 rounds)
All players that have a 5-0 record after 5 Swiss rounds each receive an English-language foil set of Magic 2011.
13:00 – 13:45 14:00 Invitation Only MTGO Live Series Semi-Final – Magic 2011 Booster Draft
2 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
3 Magic 2011 boosters per player
From each tournament, 1st through 4th place qualify for the Pro Tour Amsterdam MTGO Live Series Championship Finals. Players that do not advance to the Finals receive 9 Magic 2011 digital boosters.
14:00 – 14:45 15:00 € 10 Legacy Constructed
Limited to 128 players.
Swiss tournament (5 rounds)
1st place receives 10 Revised Dual Lands (1 of each), 2nd place receives 10 Ravnica foil "shock lands" (1 of each)
15:00 – 15:45 16:00 € 30 Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
Limited to 64 players.
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
All players that have a 4-0 record after 4 Swiss rounds each receive From the Vault: Relics and From the Vault: Exiled box sets. All players that have a 3-0-1 or 3-1 record after 4 Swiss rounds each receive 36 Magic 2011 boosters.
17:00 – 17:45 18:00 Invitation Only MTGO Live Series Final – Magic 2011 Booster Draft
Single-elimination.
3 Magic 2011 boosters per player
1st place receives $2000 USD, 2nd place receives $1000 USD, 3rd and 4th each receive $500 USD and 36 Magic 2011 digital boosters, and 5th through 8th place each receive $250 USD and 16 Magic 2011 digital boosters.
n/a 21:00 Through 24:00 None Assault on Mirrodin Preview Party
Be the first players on the planet to see exclusive previews of Scars of Mirrodin cards and artwork. The party also features a DJ, Scars of Mirrodin-themed puzzles and activities, and free food. This party is open to the public.

Sunday, September 5

Registration Time Start Time Cost Description
8:00 – 8:45 9:00 € 35 2,500 Draft Challenge– Magic 2011 Booster Draft
Limited to 128 players.3 Magic 2011 boosters per player (per draft).Swiss Booster Draft tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination Booster Draft.2 Booster Drafts will be run during the Swiss rounds.1st place receives €1250, 2nd place receives €700, and 3rd and 4th places each receive €275.Note: This is a 32K event.
9:00 – 9:45 10:00 Invitation Only WPN Championship – Amsterdam – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-eliminationFor complete information on how to qualify and prizes, please visit the WPN Championship – Amsterdam Fact Sheet. Note: This is a 32K event.
10:00 Through 15:00 10:00 Through 15:00 None New Account MTGO Booster Drafts - Magic 2011 Booster Draft
Limited to new accounts created at Pro Tour Amsterdam (1 tournament per player.)Single-elimination.3 Magic 2011 boosters per player1st place receives 4 Magic 2011 digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Magic 2011 digital boosters, and 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Magic 2011 digital boosters.Note: Registration for these events will end at 15:00.
10:00 – 10:45 11:00 € 30 Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player1st place receives a 16gb iPad, 2nd place receives a 8gb iPod Touch, and 3rd and 4th places each receive a 4gb iPod Shuffle.
12:00 – 12:45 13:00 € 15 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Standard Constructed
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to October 1, 2011 and 36 Magic 2011 Boosters.
14:00 – 14:45 15:00 € 30 Magic 2011 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2011 boosters per player1st place receives a foil set and foil, uncut sheet of Magic 2011, 2nd place receives a foil set and foil, uncut sheet of Rise of the Eldrazi.
15:00 – 15:45 16:00 € 10 Extended Constructed
1st place receives choice of 2 selected pieces of Power 9, 2nd place receives the other

* 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 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.

Players under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship 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.

** Hotel:

The hotel room award shall consist of one (1) single-occupancy standard hotel room at a hotel chosen by Wizards of the Coast or its designate for four (4) nights. Additional days may be booked at member's sole expense.

Booking will include paid room and room tax only. All other expenses, including without limitation meals, gratuities, ground transportation, and itinerary change fees, are the member's responsibility. The member must occupy room on the dates designated by Wizards, or the award will be forfeited. Specific dates and arrangements are subject to availability.

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.

Players under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship 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.

All awards:

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 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.

Awards are subject to change without notice.

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