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Grand Prix–Manila Event Information

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Date: June 12-13, 2010

Format: Standard

Tournament Location
SMX Convention Center, Function Room 4, Level 3
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex,
Pasay City,
1300, Philippines

Registration: 800 Peso
Friday, June 11: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 12: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.


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

Take part in a fun-filled Magic weekend with bunch of exciting events. Renowned Magic Artist rk post will be in attendance for card-signing sessions. There is a great program of public events with something for everyone. And of course players in the main tournament get a cool foil Umezawa's Jitte promo card!

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–Amsterdam.

Format: Standard
Participation Fee: 800 Peso
Grand Prix–Manila will feed Pro Tour–Amsterdam.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, June 11: Registration 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 12: Registration 08:00 – 09:00
  • Saturday, June 12: Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 13: Day Two begins at 8:30 a.m.

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

Tournament Format

  • Day 1 and 2: Standard
  • Deck lists are required
  • Players must use the same deck on Day 2 that they used on Day 1

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 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.

Judges
The Head Judge for Grand Prix-Manila will be announced soon. If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix-Manila, please contact David Ong at david.ong@wizards.com or Sinclair Yuen at Sinclair.yuen@wizards.com.

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).


 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Last-chance trials start at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Friday, June 11. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial.
Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination.
First place: Third-round bye at Grand Prix–Manila and one display of Rise of the Eldrazi boosters
Format: Standard
Cost: 500 Peso

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

  • More Information on Grand Prix Trials
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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 June 9, 2010.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Manila 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 June 9, 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 June 9, 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

Friday, June 11
Last Chance Trials - Grand Prix Manila (Full List of Trials)
Trials start at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Manila and one display of Rise of the Eldrazi boosters. The format is Standard Constructed. Cost: 500 Peso

"Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament (Limited Sealed Rise of the Eldrazi )
Event starts at 3 p.m. Registration closes 2:45 p.m. 5 Rounds Swiss tournament, results will be based on final standings.
6 Rise of the Eldrazi Boosters per player
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 x June 2010 FNM promo card
1st place wins 1 Free Entry into any Side Event at Grand Prix Manila 2010
1st place wins 8 FNM promo cards (choose from 2009-2010 card pool on site)
2nd place wins 4 FNM promo cards (choose from 2009-2010 card pool on site)
3rd / 4th place wins 3 FNM promo cards (choose from 2009-2010 card pool on site)
Maximum players – 64
Cost: 1000 Peso

"Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament (Booster Draft)
Event starts from 5 p.m. Eight-person single-elimination booster draft tournament
3 Boosters per player
1st place wins 4 FNM promo cards (choose from 2008-2009 card pool on site)
2nd place wins 2 FNM promo cards (choose from 2008-2009 card pool on site)
Cost: 500 Peso

On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.

Sunday, June 13
Pro Tour–Amsterdam Qualifier
Registration closes at 9:15 A.M.; play begins at 9:30 A.M. The winner qualifies for Pro Tour–Amsterdam and wins airfare to Pro Tour–Amsterdam. The format is Standard Constructed. Cost: 600 Peso

Legacy Tournament
Registration closes at 10:45 A.M.; play begins at 11:00 A.M. Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
First place: Beta Timetwister
Top 2nd – 16th finisher wins Rise of the Eldrazi boosters
Cost: 400 Peso

On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.



 

Artist Information

rk post
Just prior to graduation from Northern Illinois University in 1994, rk post started freelancing the fantasy gaming industry doing interior illustration for several major game companies, gradually teaching himself how to paint with acrylics and eventually oils.

rk garnered a staff illustration position at TSR (a company purchased by Wizards of the Coast soon after) in the fall of 1996 painting cover illustrations for games and novels. WotC and rk parted company in the winter of 2000 and now he doubles as a full-time freelance illustrator still contracting assignments. He currently works full time as a senior environmental artist for Sony Online Entertainment on an MMO, The Agency.

rk has contracted and work through White Wolf, WizKids, Fanpro, Microsoft (Mythica, X Box), LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox (both Aliens VS Predator), Sega (Dreamcast), Nintendo, Ballantine Books, Science Fiction Book Club, Hasbro (televsion and animation), Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, the History Channel, and Blizzard Ent (Daiblo 2, Worlds of Warcraft).

rk post has his collected works available in a hard cover art book, Postmortem: the Art of rk post.

 

Travel Information

Within the Mall of Asia Complex are two key public transport terminals with different means of transportation that cover the entire Metro Manila area. In addition, the Mall of Asia Complex is less than two kilometers away from the central train stations of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT). There are also several luxury and boutique hotels within a three-kilometer radius of the Complex.

Accomodations
Recommended Hotel: The Heritage Hotel Manila
Roxas Boulevard corner EDSA
Pasay City
Philippines 1300
Website
T: +63 2 854 8888
F: +0(632)854-8689
Email: angela.concepcion@heritagehotelmanila.com

Complimentary scheduled shuttle is provide to and fro Mall of Asia ( Right beside SMX), please check with the hotel for exact timing during the period. Mention “Magic:The Gathering Grand Prix–Manila 2010” for a special rate.


 

Contact Information

Wizards of the Coast
Email: david.ong@wizards.com
Phone:+65-63095279

Venue Address

SMX Convention Center, Function Room 4, Level 3
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex,
Pasay City,
1300, Philippines

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