2009 World Championships Public Event Information

Special Events

Wednesday Events!

The World Championship starts on Thursday, but public events will start Wednesday! Join us on Wednesday, November 18 for the start of public events. We will sign up and run 8-player, single-elimination events from 14:00 to 20:00. All drafts will be € 5 and all Constructed events will be free!! (while supplies last)

Play the Game, See the World!

Three Events in the Thursday through Saturday Public Events schedule are designated "PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD" events. The top two players from each of those events (top two teams from the Two-Headed Giant event) are invited to play in the PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Championship on Sunday at 9:00 AM. The winner of the PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Championship receives paid airfare and hotel to the three Pro Tours and World Championship in 2010.

A Planeswalker's Journey through Worlds
"Do you rule?"

Join us for this fun activity at the World Championships! In order to participate, pick up your badge at the Wizards Information Booth or the Public Events area. The badge has 20 achievements for you to try and accomplish during your weekend at Worlds.

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!

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). They are available during the following hours:

Registration Opens: 9:00
Registration Closes: 20:00 (18:00 on Sunday)

Open Dueling

Players bring their own Standard-format deck. Players are then matched up against others for game play. After 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: FREE!

Single-Elimination Events

Booster Draft, Sealed Deck, and 2HG Booster Drafts will be run using either Zendikar or Magic 2010 boosters.

We will also offer "wacky" drafts throughout the weekend. "Wacky" drafts will consist of random boosters from the following blocks: Zendikar, Shards of Alara, Shadowmoor, Lorwyn, and Time Spiral.
(Example: Shadowmoor, Conflux, Future Sight Booster Draft)

Format Cost Minimum Players Prizes*
Booster Draft € 15 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Standard € 5 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Extended € 5 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Legacy € 5 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Vintage € 5 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Sealed Deck € 25 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
2HG Booster Draft € 30/Team 8 (4 Teams) 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters

*All prizes are current set boosters

EDH

Cost: € 5

Games will begin as soon as 4 players register. Players will play a single EDH game. Current EDH rules can be found at http://csclub.uwaterloo.ca/~geduggan/EDH_rules.html.

Each player will be given an "EDH Ticket". When a player eliminates another player, he takes the other player's ticket. Each ticket can be redeemed at the Public Events registration desk for three boosters of either Zendikar or Magic 2010 (while supplies last, during registration hours.)

Planechase

Cost: € 20

Games will begin as soon as four players register. Each player will receive a random Planechase Game Pack. Each player will be given a "Planechase Ticket". When a player eliminates another player, he takes the other player's ticket. Each ticket can be redeemed at the Public Events registration desk for three boosters of either Zendikar or Magic 2010 (while supplies last, during registration hours.)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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
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, November 19

Time Cost Description
10:00 € 35 Pro Tour Qualifier – Pro Tour San Diego 2010 – Zendikar Sealed Deck
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination
Players already qualified for Pro Tour San Diego 2010 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour San Diego 2010 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour San Diego 2010. *
11:00 € 10 Legacy Constructed
The winning player receives 40 foil Ravnica Block "shock lands" (4 of each), 2nd place receives 10 regular Ravnica Block "shock lands" (1 of each).
11:00 € 30 Magic Online – Zendikar Sealed Deck
Limited to 16 players
6 digital Zendikar Boosters per player
Single-elimination
The winning player receives a Flip Ultra HD camcorder, 2nd place receives 12 digital Zendikar boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 8 digital Zendikar boosters, 5th through 8th each receive 4 digital Zendikar boosters.
12:00 € 30 PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Qualifier - Zendikar Sealed Deck
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Top 2 finishers each receive an invitation to the PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Championship on Sunday, as well as a 120gb iPod Classic.
14:00 € 10 Standard Constructed
Limited to 128 players
The winning player receives an English-language foil set of each of the Standard-format sets (Shards of Alara, Conflux, Alara Reborn, Magic 2010, and Zendikar., 2nd place receives an English-language regular set of each of the Standard-format sets (Shards of Alara, Conflux, Alara Reborn, Magic 2010, and Zendikar.
15:00 € 10 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Extended Constructed
Limited to 64 players
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to December 1, 2010 and a display of Zendikar.
15:00 € 10 Magic Online – Standard Constructed
Limited to 16 players
Single-elimination
The winning player receives a Flip Ultra HD camcorder, 2nd place receives 12 digital Zendikar boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 8 digital Zendikar boosters, 5th through 8th each receive 4 digital Zendikar boosters.
16:00 € 40 Urza Block Sealed Deck
Limited to 32 players
1 Urza's Saga Starter, 1 Urza's Legacy Booster, 1 Urza's Destiny Booster per player
Winner receives his choice of an English-language foil, uncut Zendikar card sheet or a From The Vault: Exiled Box Set, 2nd place receives the other.
20:00 Free The Magic Game Show
Would you like to win 1000 Rares?
Join your host in the Palazzo Dei Congressi Theater for this fun event involving Magic Trivia! Contestants will be chosen at random from players present. You could win up to 1000 Magic rares!

Friday, November 20

Time Cost Description
9:00 € 15 Pro Tour Qualifier – Pro Tour San Juan 2010 – Extended Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination
Players already qualified for Pro Tour San Juan 2010 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour San Juan 2010 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour San Juan 2010. *
10:00 € 10 Magic Online – Zendikar Block Constructed
Limited to 16 players
Single-elimination
The winning player receives a Flip Ultra HD camcorder, 2nd place receives 12 digital Zendikar boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 8 digital Zendikar boosters, 5th through 8th each receive 4 digital Zendikar boosters.
11:00 € 40
Per Team
Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck - Zendikar Sealed Deck
8 Zendikar Boosters per team
The winning team members each receive a foil set of Zendikar, 2nd place team members each receive a regular set of Zendikar.
13:00 € 10 PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Qualifier – Standard Constructed
Top 2 finishers each receive an invitation to the PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Championship on Sunday, as well as a 120gb iPod Classic.
14:00 € 30 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Zendikar Sealed Deck
Limited to 128 players
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to December 1, 2010 and a display of Zendikar.
14:00 € 30 Magic Online – Zendikar Sealed Deck
Limited to 16 players
6 digital Zendikar Boosters per player
Single-elimination
The winning player receives a Flip Ultra HD camcorder, 2nd place receives 12 digital Zendikar boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 8 digital Zendikar boosters, 5th through 8th each receive 4 digital Zendikar boosters.
15:00 € 10 Vintage Constructed
Limited to 128 players
Winner receives choice of 2 selected pieces of Power 9, second place receives the other. Additionally, the top finishing player whose deck contains no Power 9 cards will receive a selected piece of Power 9.
17:00 € 25 Super Friday Night Magic – Zendikar Sealed Deck
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 November 2009 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 receives 4 FNM promo cards & 4 Zendikar Boosters, plus 1 FREE entry into any Public Event at 2010 Worlds (exception: the "Play the Game, See the World" Championship).
9-11pts receives 2 FNM promo cards & 2 Zendikar Boosters.
6-8pts receives 1 FNM promo cards & 1 Zendikar Booster.

Saturday, November 21

Time Cost Description
9:00 € 15 Pro Tour Qualifier – Pro Tour Amsterdam 2010 – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Amsterdam 2010 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Amsterdam 2010 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Amsterdam 2010. *
10:00 € 25 Magic Online – Invasion Block Sealed Deck
Limited to 16 players
2 each of digital Invasion, Planeshift, and Apocalypse Boosters per player
Single-elimination
The winning player receives a Flip Ultra HD camcorder, 2nd place receives 12 digital Invasion block boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 8 digital Invasion block boosters, 5th through 8th each receive 4 digital Invasion block boosters.
11:00 € 30 Zendikar Sealed Deck
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Winner receives a Digital Camera.
12:00 € 10 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Extended Constructed
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to December 1, 2010 and a display of Zendikar.
13:00 € 40
Per Team
PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Qualifier – 2HG Zendikar Sealed Deck
Limited to 128 teams
8 Zendikar Boosters per team
Top 2 finishing team members each receive an invitation to the PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Championship on Sunday, as well as a 120gb iPod Classic.
14:00 € 10 Legacy Constructed
Limited to 128 players
The winning player receives 40 Revised dual lands (4 of each), 2nd place receives 10 Revised dual lands (1 of each).
14:00 € 10 Magic Online – Standard Constructed
Limited to 16 players
Single-elimination
The winning player receives a Flip Ultra HD camcorder, 2nd place receives 12 digital Zendikar boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 8 digital Zendikar boosters, 5th through 8th each receive 4 digital Zendikar boosters.
15:00 € 20 Onslaught Block Sealed Deck
Limited to 64 players
2 Onslaught Boosters, 2 Legions Boosters, 2 Scourge Boosters per player
Winner receives his choice of an English-language foil, uncut Zendikar card sheet or a From The Vault: Exiled Box Set, 2nd place receives the other.
16:00 € 10 Standard Constructed
Limited to 64 players
The winning player receives a 120gb iPod Classic.
17:00 € 20 Planechase
Limited to 64 players
Each player receives a random Planechase Game Pack
Round 1: Players will play in 4-player, multiplayer Planechase games. Winners advance to Round 2
Round 2: Winners from round 1 will be randomly placed and play in 4-player, multiplayer Planechase games.
The winners from each table in round 2 will receive their choice of a complete set of Planechase Game Boxes or a From The Vault: Exiled Box Set, 2nd place at each table receives the other.
20:00 Free Question Mark! - Magic Trivia Game Show
Make your team of three people and get in on the game show that tests your Magic trivia knowledge. Question Mark! will take place in the Palazzo Dei Congressi Theater. Winning team members will each receive 18 boosters of Italian Legends. The 2nd place team members will each receive 9 boosters of Italian Legends.

Sunday, November 22

Time Cost Description
9:00 Invitation
Only
PLAY THE GAME, SEE THE WORLD Championship – Zendikar- Sealed Deck
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination Booster Draft.
Invitation only!
The winning player receives paid airfare and hotel to all 3 Pro Tours and Worlds in 2010.
For complete details, visit here
Note: This is a 32K event.
9:00 € 35 Booster Draft Challenge– Zendikar- Booster Draft
Limited to 128 players.
3 Zendikar 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.
The winning player receives travel credit worth $1800 USD*, 2nd place receives travel credit worth $1000 USD*, 3rd and 4th each receive travel credit worth $600 USD*.
Note: This is a 32K event.
10:00 € 30 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Zendikar Sealed Deck
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to December 1, 2010 and a display of Zendikar.
11:00 € 10 Vintage Constructed
Winner receives choice of 2 selected pieces of Power 9, second place receives the other. Additionally, the top finishing player whose deck contains no Power 9 cards will receive a selected piece of Power 9.
12:00 € 30 Zendikar Sealed Deck
Limited to 128 players
6 Zendikar Boosters per player
Top 2 players each receive a 120gb iPod Classic.
13:00 € 10 Standard Constructed
Limited to 128 players
The Top 2 players each receive a foil set of Zendikar, 3rd & 4th each receive a regular set of Zendikar.
13:00 € 40
Per Team
Parent/Child or Man/Woman Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck - Zendikar Sealed Deck
Limited to 64 teams
8 Zendikar Boosters per team
Each team will be composed of either a parent/child or man/woman.
The winning team members each receive a From The Vault: Exiled Box Set.
14:00 € 30 Invasion Block Sealed Deck
Limited to 64 players
1 Invasion Starter, 1 Planeshift Booster, 1 Apocalypse Booster per player
Winner receives his choice of an English-language foil, uncut Zendikar card sheet or a From The Vault: Exiled Box Set, 2nd place receives the other.
15:00 € 10 Extended Constructed
Limited to 32 players
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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