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Grand Prix–Bochum Event Information

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Date: October 30-31, 2010

Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location
RuhrCongress Bochum
Stadionring 20
D44791
Bochum
Germany

Doors: Free
Registration: €15
Friday, October 29: Registration 17:30 – 20:00
Saturday, October 30: Registration 08:00 – 09:00


Important Notice About Prizes at Grand Prix–Bochum

Local authorities in Bochum requested that Wizards of the Coast cease paying cash prizes at Grand Prix–Bochum, and we are complying with this request. The top 64 competitors will instead receive prizes in goods from Wizards of the Coast and/or our partners as indicated below.

In addition, we are reducing the entry fee to €15. The Grand Prix–Bochum format will remain Scars of Mirrodin Limited (Day 1 Sealed Deck, Day 2 Booster Draft). Pro Points will be distributed as earlier announced. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change.


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 Grand Prix Trials, Super Friday Night Magic, 8-player pick-up games, casual Standard dueling, a Pro Tour Qualifier, a Legacy tournament and more. You can participate in the Scars of Mirrodin Game Day event on Sunday, with a foil card just for registering (while supplies last). Meet Magic artists Christhoper Moeller and Steven Belledin 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 and a Planeswalker deck box!

Whatever you want to do, Grand Prix–Bochum 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 assorted 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.

Get your free deck box by playing in the Grand Prix (while supplies last).


 

Tournament Format and Schedule

 Pro Points By Finish  
Place Pro Points
1 10
2 8
3-4 6
5-8 5
9-12 4
13-16 3
17-32 2
33-64 1
Top 16 finishers also earn invitations to Pro Tour-Paris 2011.

Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck / Booster Draft Day Two
Participation Fee: €15
Grand Prix–Bochum will feed Pro Tour-Paris 2011.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, October 29: Registration 17:30 – 20:00
  • Saturday, October 30: Registration 08:00 – 09:00
  • Saturday, October 30: Tournament begins at 09:30
  • Sunday, October 31: Day Two begins at 08:00

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

Tournament Format

  • Day 1: Sealed Deck
  • Day 2 and Top 8: Booster Draft
  • Sealed Deck Product: 6 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs
  • Booster Draft Product: 3 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs
  • Deck lists are required
  • If product is not stamped or preregistered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck.

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (Day 1) and Professional (Day 2)
  • 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 finals.
  • 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.)
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting. The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Judges

Information coming soon.

Notes

  • 40K, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive (Day 1) and Professional (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).

 

Prizes

Place 1: Flight and hotel for 2 persons to one of the European Grand Prix in 2011, 1 Sony Bravia 52-inch LED TV, 1 iPad 64GB Wifi 3G, 1 Playstation 3 160 GB or Xbox 360 250 GB, 1 Astro Gaming A40 Audio System, 1 Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt, and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster box (Approximate retail value: $3500 USD)

Place 2: 1 Sony Bravia EX700 46-inch LED TV, 1 iPad 64GB Wifi 3G, 1 Playstation 3 160 GB or Xbox 360 250 GB, 1 Astro Gaming A40 Audio System, 1 Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt, and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster box (Approximate retail value: $2300 USD)

Place 3-4: 1 iPad 64GB Wifi 3G, 1 Astro Gaming A40 Audio System, 1 iPod Touch 64 GB, 1 Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt, and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster box (Approximate retail value: $1500)

Place 5-8: 1 iPad 64GB Wifi 3G, 1 Astro Gaming A30 Head Set, and 1 Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt (Approximate retail value: $1000)

Place 9-12: 1 Apple iPad tablet 32GB Wifi and 1 Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt (Approximate retail value: $600)

Place 13-16: 1 Playstation 3 160 GB or Xbox 360 250 GB, 1 Astro Gaming A30 Head Set, 1 Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt, and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster box (Approximate retail value: $500)

Place 17-32: 1 Playstation 3 160 GB or Xbox 360 250 GB, 1 Astro Gaming A30 Head Set, and 1 Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt (Approximate retail value: $400)

Place 33-64: 1 Astro Gaming A30 Head Set, a Swagdog Mirran or Phyrexian t-shirt, and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster box (Approximate retail value: $200)


 
 Grand Prix Trials  

Grand Prix–Bochum Trials will be run at WPN locations throughout Europe in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Bochum.

  • Grand Prix–Bochum Trials
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Bochum Area
  • Find a Trial Near You!
    Find a Trial Near You!

Tournament Byes

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 October 27, 2010.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Bochum 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 October 27, 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 October 27, 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

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.

Friday, October 29

Registration Time Cost Description
12:00 - 17:00 €20
(Special Friday promotion)
Grand Prix Trial– Bochum (Single elimination)
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck
Structure: Single elimination 32-player flights. Games will begin as soon as 32 players register
Product: 6 Scars of Mirrodin boosters
Prize: The top finishing competitor of each 32-player flight will receive a 3-round bye at Grand Prix-Bochum; Prize pool 2 boosters PP
17:00 - 17:45 € 25 Super FNM
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck
Structure: Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Product: 6 Scars of Mirrodin boosters
Prize: Prize pool 2 boosters PP; All players receive a FNM promo card (whilst supplies last)
12 points receives 4 FNM promo cards & 4 Scars of Mirrodin Boosters.
9-11 points receives 2 FNM promo cards & 2 Scars of Mirrodin Boosters.
6-8 points receives 1 FNM promo cards & 1 Scars of Mirrodin Booster.
FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates)."

Saturday, October 30

Registration Time Cost Description
11:00 - 15:00 €7.50 Limited
€2.50 Constructed
Half Price Pick-up Tournaments
Participate in an 8-player single elimination tournament before 15.00 on Saturday and pay only half the normal entry fee.
Pick-ps have no specific start time. Registration for these events is continuously open and each event will start once the appropriate number of players / teams have registered (Subject to space and judge availability).
Format: Limited (Draft, 2HG) or Constructed (Standard, Legacy,etc.)
Structure: 8-Player single elimination pick-up tournaments
Prize: 5/3/2/2 boosters
11:00 - 16:00 €25.00 Grand Prix–Florence Trial (Single elimination)
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck
Structure: Single elimination 32-player flights. Games will begin as soon as 32 players register. Flights will be run throughout the day until closing of registration at 16.00 Product: 6 Scars of Mirrodin boosters
Prize: The top finishing competitor of each 32-player flight will receive a 3-round bye at Grand Prix-Florence; Prize pool 2 boosters PP
11:00 - 21:00 Free Casual Standard dueling
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.
Format: Standard Constructed
13:00 - 13:45 €5.00 Vintage Tournament
Format: Vintage Constructed
Structure: Swiss tournament, 5 rounds, prize payout based on point
Prize: Prize pool 2 boosters PP (Scars of Mirrodin)
15:00 - 19:00 €15.00 Limited
€5.00 Constructed
8-Player Single Elimination Pick-up tournaments
Pick-ups have no specific start time. Registration for these events is continuously open and each event will start once the appropriate number of players / teams have registered (Subject to space and judge availability).
Format: Limited (Draft, 2HG) or Constructed (Standard, Extended, Legacy, Vintage, EDH, etc.)
Structure: 8-Player single elimination pick-up tournaments
Prize: 5/3/2/2 boosters
14:00 - 14:45 €30.00/team Two-Headed Giant Tournament
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck
Structure: 4 rounds, prize payout based on point standing
Product: 8 Scars of Mirrodin boosters
Prize: Prize pool 2 boosters PP
16:00   Start registration for Sunday's Pro Tour-Paris Qualifier and Legacy tournament

Sunday, October 31

Registration Time Cost Description
8:00 - 8:15 €30.00 Qualifier for Pro Tour-Paris 2011
Players already qualified for Pro Tour-Paris 2011 may not participate. Format: Sealed Deck, with Booster Draft Top 8.
Product: 6 x Scars of Mirrodin Boosters
3 x Scars of Mirrodin Boosters (Top 8)
Structure: Swiss tournament, with Top 8 Single Elimination playoff (can be held at a different location)
Prize: Winner will receive an invite and flight to Pro Tour-Paris; Prize pool 2 boosters PP
8:00 - 8:45 €15.00 Legacy Tournament
Format: Legacy Constructed
Structure: Swiss tournament, with Top 8 Single Elimination playoff
Prize: 1st Prize: €700 store credit from one of the single card dealers at the Grand Prix; 2nd Prize: €400 store credit from one of the single card dealers at the Grand Prix; 3rd – 4th Prize: €150 store credit from one of the single card dealers at the Grand Prix; 5th - 8th Prize: Draft set Invasion Block (8 boosters Invasion, 8 boosters Planeshift (JP), 8 boosters Apocalypse (JP); 9th-16th Prize: 36 Boosters Future Sight
9:00 - 17:00 €15.00 Limited
€5 Constructed
8-Player Single Elimination Pick-up Tournaments
Pick-ups have no specific start time. Registration for these events is continuously open and each event will start once the appropriate number of players / teams have registered (Subject to space and judge availability).
Format: Limited (Draft or 2HG) or Constructed (Standard, Extended, Legacy, Vintage, EDH, etc.)
Structure: 8-Player single elimination pick-up tournaments
Prize: 5/3/2/2 boosters
9:00 - 21:00 Free Casual Standard dueling
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.
Format: Standard Constructed
10:00 - 10:45 €5.00 Scars of Mirrodin Game Day
Format: Standard
Structure: Swiss tournament, with Top 8 Single Elimination playoff
Prize: All participants receive a Memnite participation card (while supplies last); Prize pool 2 boosters PP. Top 8 finishers receive full-art Tempered Steel promo card. Top 2 affiliated-deck finishers receive Peace Strider (if Mirran) or Pierce Strider (if Phyrexian).
For more information about prizes and factionalized decks at Scars of Mirrodin Game Day, click here.
11:00 - 16:00 €25.00 Grand Prix–Florence Trial (Scars of Mirrodin Limited - Single elimination)
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck
Structure: Single elimination 32-player flights. Games will begin as soon as 32 players register. Flights will be run throughout the day until closing of registration at 16.00 Product: 6 Scars of Mirrodin boosters
Prize: The top finishing competitor of each 32-player flight will receive a 3-round bye at Grand Prix-Florence; Prize pool 2 boosters PP
11:00 -12:15 €25.00 Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck Tournament
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck
Structure: Swiss tournament, 5 rounds, prize payout based on point standing
Product: 6 Scars of Mirrodin boosters
Prize: Prize pool 2 boosters PP


 

Artist Information

Christopher Moeller

Christopher Moeller is a writer and painter, specializing in fully painted graphic novels. Moeller's signature creation is the Iron Empires science-fiction universe, comprising two fully painted graphic novels Faith Conquers and Sheva's War, a short story in Dark Horse Presents, and a second in the anthology Negative Burn. Moeller has worked in the gaming industry in parallel with his comics work. He has provided over 180 illustrations for the trading card game Magic: The Gathering, including Lightning Bolt, Punishing Fire, Umezawa’s Jitte, and a series of Ravnica basic lands.


Steven Belledin

Steven Belledin was raised in Pennsylvania and started his career completing high school art assignments for his older sisters in exchange for enough money to buy more candy than he probably should have eaten. After high school he fled to New York City to become an oil painter. Four years later, he stumbled out of the gates of Brooklyn's Pratt Institute into the harsh light of the "real world" and immediately dove head first into the brick wall of illustration. Though it took him a couple years to recover, he finally began plying his trade in 2000 and continues to plod ahead, tickled that he gets paid to do something he loves. Steven currently resides in Queens, New York, peering out at the world through a window he finally owns. One wife, no pets.

He has provided the artwork for over 60 Magic cards, including Rampant Growth, Transcendent Master, Overwhelming Stampede , and Armament Master.


Other Hall Attractions

Win Cool Magic Prizes in the Raffle!

Enter in the free raffle and win Path of the Planeswalker graphic anthologies, laptop bags, foil boosters, free draft vouchers or other cool Magic prizes. All you need to do is fill out the raffle form and drop it in the box before 15:00 on Saturday or 15:00 on Sunday. Winners will be announced during the next break between rounds. Only one entry per person. When you have entered the raffle on Saturday, you are automatically included in the raffle on Sunday.

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 for free. If you beat the Champion, you get a Scars of Mirrodin booster!

Duels of the Planeswalkers

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

 

Travel Information

By Airplane
The closest airport to Bochum is Dusseldorf airport. From Dusseldorf airport, you can take a direct train to Bochum central station, it takes about 40 minutes. For more information, click here.

By Train
There are very good train connections from anywhere in Germany, The Netherlands or Belgium to Bochum central station (Bochum Hauftbahnhof). For more information, click here.

Public Transport
From Bochum central station take metro line 308 or 318 to ‘Bochum-Schürbankstr.’ Get off at stop ‘Rurhstadion’. The Ruhrcongress is about 100m away. You can buy your ticket from the ticket machine or on the metro. A single ticket costs approx. €1.85.

By Car

The A 40 Motorway

  • Take the RuhrCongress motorway exit in Bochum
  • Go straight at the traffic light at the exit
  • Bochum's RuhrCongress is on the left-hand side after 200 meters

Where visitors park:
You'll find the first parking facility at the second traffic light directly after the motorway exit on the left-hand side in the neighboring parking garage.

You'll find the second parking facility behind the RuhrCongress and the Renaissance Bochum Hotel if you take a left-hand turn onto Küpperstrasse (which is a dead end). At the end of street you'll find the driveway into the underground garage of the Renaissance Bochum Hotel on the left-hand side.


 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Wizards of the Coast
Phone: +32.70.233.277
Email: custserv@hasbro.be

Venue Address

RuhrCongress Bochum
Stadionring 20
D44791
Bochum
Germany

Prize payout information for top 64 finishing players: Contact Dieter Schoeters at dieter.schoeters@hasbro.be.

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