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2009 Grand Prix Schedule Announced

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The letter W!izards of the Coast is proud to announce the complete 2009 Grand Prix schedule. With Grand Prix held in major cities in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Thailand, and Singapore, your shot at a piece of the $30,000 prize pool and a Pro Tour invitation is as close as ever.

Starting January 17-18 in Los Angeles and running through November 14-15 in Minneapolis, the 2009 season features 19 Grand Prix on 19 separate weekends. That's right, no more overlapping weekends…that means it's possible to attend every Grand Prix next season! Formats include Extended, Standard, Legacy, and Sealed Deck with Booster Draft.

The other major change for next year involves the cut to Day 2. Starting in 2009, if you go X-2 on Day 1, you've earned a spot on Day 2. That means no more worrying about missing the cut due to low tiebreakers…just avoid that third loss and your Sunday ticket will be punched.

  • If 799 or less players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players—whichever is greater—advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 128 players—whichever is greater—advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.

For more information about Grand Prix, click here. We hope to see you at Grand Prix next year!

Date City Format
January 17-18 Los Angeles, California Extended
February 21-22 Rotterdam, The Netherlands Sealed/Booster Draft
March 7-8 Chicago, Illinois Legacy
March 14-15 Hanover, Germany Extended
March 21-22 Singapore Extended
April 18-19 Kobe, Japan Extended
May 23-24 Barcelona, Spain Standard
May 30-31 Seattle, Washington Standard
June 13-14 Sao Paulo, Brazil Standard
August 1-2 Boston, Massachusetts Sealed/Booster Draft
August 8-9 Brighton, United Kingdom Sealed/Booster Draft
August 22-23 Bangkok, Thailand Sealed/Booster Draft
August 29-30 Niigata, Japan Sealed/Booster Draft
September 5-6 Prague, Czech Republic Sealed/Booster Draft
October 3-4 Kitakyushu, Japan Sealed/Booster Draft
October 10-11 Melbourne, Australia Sealed/Booster Draft
October 24-25 Tampa, Florida Sealed/Booster Draft
November 7-8 Paris, France Sealed/Booster Draft
November 14-15 Minneapolis, Minnesota Sealed/Booster Draft
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