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Pro Tour–Honolulu Public Event Information

General Information

Pro Tour Honolulu – "King of the Hill"

Enter a Scheduled Public Event 1 Point
Finish Top 4 of a Scheduled Public Event 2 Points
Enter an 8-player Event 1 Point
Win an 8-player Event 2 Points

Play in a public event and earn points. Be a top finisher in a public event and earn more points! At the end of the weekend, the 5 players that have earned the most points will get to choose a reward!

The 5 players that earn the most points at the end of the weekend will get to choose (in order) from these rewards:

  • 1 set of Alara Reborn block uncut, foil sheets (3 sheets total)
  • 1 set of Shards of Alara block cards
  • 1 display box of Urza's Legacy boosters
  • 1 display box of Urza's Destiny boosters
  • 1 From The Vault: Dragons limited edition box set

A Planeswalker's Journey through the Pro Tour

"Do you rule?"

Join us for this fun activity at Pro Tour Honolulu! In order to participate, pick up your badge at the Wizards Information Booth or the Public Events area. The badge has 15 achievements for you to try and accomplish during your weekend at the Pro Tour.

When you fulfill one of the items, your badge will be stamped to show your achievement. Get as many stamps as you can and lord it over your friends!

2009 Magic Online Live Championship

The 2009 Magic Online Live series provides new and old Magic Online players the chance to compete for cash prizes and an opportunity to talk with some of the developers and managers of Magic Online face to face.

At Pro Tour Honolulu, there will be 4 Challenges run throughout the weekend. Each qualifies 2 players to the Championship on Sunday. There is a $5000 purse for the Championship, with the winner receiving $2000.

Open Dueling

Players bring their own Standard-format deck. Players are then matched up against others for game play. After 5 games, players receive an Alara Reborn Booster. Play whenever you have time! Play the whole weekend! Cost: FREE!

Prizes

Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Unless otherwise noted, top finishing players will receive current set boosters. Special events with a posted prize (i.e. iPod, Power 9, Xbox, etc) the winner of the special prize will receive only that prize.

8-Player Single-Elimination Events

Format Cost
Booster Draft $ 15
Standard $ 5
Extended $ 5
Legacy $ 5
Vintage $ 5
Sealed Deck $25

These tournaments will be added as requested (subject to players, space and judge availability).
Registration Opens: 9:00
Registration Closes: 20:00
Prizes: Finalists will win 8 boosters for 1st place, and 4 boosters for 2nd place


Pro Tour Qualifiers

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

Grand Prix Trials

Number of Players Number of 3-Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
64 - 128 4
128+ 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 no longer 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.

Public Events (Thursday – Sunday)

The following applies to all Public Events:

Unless otherwise indicated, all events are run Swiss +1 with no single elimination finals. Prizes are based on standings.

Registration opens 1 hour before the 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.

Thursday, June 4

Time Cost Description
5:00 PM $25

Last Chance Qualifier – Pro Tour Honolulu – Standard
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 Honolulu. Product prizes will begin at 5th place.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Honolulu may not participate.

The Last Chance Qualifier will take place at:
Ala Moana Hotel
410 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI 96814
http://www.alamoanahotelhonolulu.com/

The Ala Moana Hotel is approximately ¼ mile from the Hawai'I Convention Center.


Friday, June 5

Time Cost Description
10:00 AM $25 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
Sponsored by Strike Zone (http://www.strikezoneonline.com)
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
2 Shards of Alara Boosters, 2 Conflux Boosters, 2 Alara Reborn Boosters.
Winner receives a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to July 1, 2010.
Top 2 finishers receive Digital Cameras (Approx value $375)
1:00 PM $10 Standard Constructed
Sponsored by Gaming Etc. (http://www.gamingetc.com)
The winning player receives a 32gb iPod Touch, 2nd place receives a 16gb iPod Nano, 3rd and 4th places each receive a 2gb iPod Shuffle.
3:00 PM $25 Magic Online Live Series Challenge - Shards of Alara Block Booster Draft
1 Shards of Alara Boosters, 1 Conflux Boosters, 1 Alara Reborn Online Boosters.
Single-elimination, Limited to 8 players.
Top 2 finishers qualify for the Magic Online Live Series Championship on Sunday
Complete information
5:00 PM $25 Super Friday Night Magic – Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
2 Shards of Alara Boosters, 2 Conflux Boosters, 2 Alara Reborn Boosters.
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 June 2009 FNM promo card
Prizes based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates)
12pts receives 4 FNM promo cards (no duplicates), a From The Vault: Dragons Box Set, and 1 FREE entry into any Public Event at 2009 Pro Tour Honolulu.
9-11pts receives 2 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 2 Alara Reborn Boosters.
6-8pts receives 1 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 1 Alara Reborn Booster.

Saturday, June 6

Time Cost Description
10:00 AM $25 Pro Tour Qualifier – PT Austin 2009 – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Austin 2009 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Austin 2009 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Austin 2009. *
11:00 AM $25 Magic Online Live Series Challenge - Shards of Alara Block Booster Draft
1 Shards of Alara Boosters, 1 Conflux Boosters, 1 Alara Reborn Online Boosters.
Single-elimination, Limited to 8 players.
Top 2 finishers qualifiy for the Magic Online Live Series Championship on Sunday
Complete information
12:00 PM $35
per Team
Two-Headed Giant - Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
Sponsored by Queen's Domain (http://stores.ebay.com/Queens-Domain)
3 Shards of Alara Boosters, 3 Conflux Boosters, 2 Alara Reborn Boosters per team.
The winning team members each receive a 32gb iPod Touch, 2nd place team members each receive a 16gb iPod Nano, 3rd and 4th place team members each receive a 2gb iPod Shuffle.
3:00 PM $10 Extended for Power! - Extended Constructed
Sponsored by Gaming Etc. (http://www.gamingetc.com)
Top 2 finishers each receive a piece of Power 9 (winner chooses from those provided, 2nd place gets the other)
4:00 PM $25 Magic Online Live Series Challenge - Shards of Alara Block Booster Draft
1 Shards of Alara Boosters, 1 Conflux Boosters, 1 Alara Reborn Online Boosters.
Single-elimination, Limited to 8 players.
Top 2 finishers qualify for the Magic Online Live Series Championship on Sunday
Complete information
5:00 PM $25 Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
Sponsored by Superstars of Sports (http://www.superstarsgamecenter.com)
2 Shards of Alara Boosters, 2 Conflux Boosters, 2 Alara Reborn Boosters.
Top 2 finishers each receive a Kindle 2.0 wireless reading device.
8:00 PM Free Magic Online Community Meet and Greet
Come and talk with some of the developers and program managers for Magic Online in a town hall style meeting. Here is your chance to be heard and help determine its future!
All attendees will receive an exclusive Magic Online Avatar for their account.

Sunday, June 7

Time Cost Description
9:00 AM $30 $3,000 USD Draft Challenge– Shards of Alara-Block Booster Draft
Limited to 128 players.
1 Shards of Alara, 1 Conflux, and 1 Alara Reborn booster 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.
The winning player receives $1500 USD, 2nd place receives $800 USD, 3rd and 4th each receive $350 USD.
9:00 AM $25 Magic Online Live Series Challenge - Shards of Alara Block Booster Draft
1 Shards of Alara Boosters, 1 Conflux Boosters, 1 Alara Reborn Online Boosters.
Single-elimination, Limited to 8 players.
Top 2 finishers qualify for the Magic Online Live Series Championship on Sunday
Complete information
10:00 AM $10 Standard Constructed
Sponsored by Strike Zone (http://www.strikezoneonline.com)
The winning player receives an xBox 360 Elite Game System, 2nd place receives an xBox 360 Pro Game System.
12:00 PM $25 Shards of Alara Block Sealed Deck
Sponsored by Superstars of Sports (http://www.superstarsgamecenter.com)
2 Shards of Alara Boosters, 2 Conflux Boosters, 2 Alara Reborn Boosters.
The winning player receives a 32gb iPod Touch, 2nd place receives a 16gb iPod Nano, 3rd and 4th places each receive a 2gb iPod Shuffle.
1:00 PM Invitation
Only
Magic Online Live Series Championship - Shards of Alara Block Booster Draft
1 Shards of Alara Boosters, 1 Conflux Boosters, 1 Alara Reborn Online Boosters.
Single-elimination, Invitation Only
Winning player receives $2000, 2nd place receives $1000, 3rd and 4th each receive $500. 5th through 8th each receive $250.
Complete information
3:00 PM $10 Extended Constructed
Winner receives choice of a Foil Mirrodin Block set or a Foil Champions of Kamigawa Block set, 2nd place receives the other.

* Travel:
The players eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast on 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.

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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