Grand Prix San Diego 2011 Trials


Find a Trial Near You!
Find a Trial Near You!

Grand Prix San Diego Trials will be run at WPN locations in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 three-round bye to Grand Prix San Diego.

Entry Fee
Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with local organizer for specific information.

Format

  • Extended or Sealed Deck with Booster Draft (or Sealed Deck) Top 8 Playoff (contact local store or check the tournament locator for the format that will be run in that store).
  • If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of a draft, the Top 8 players will play with the same deck they played in the Swiss portion of the Tournament.
  • For tournament dates September 29, 2011 and earlier: 6 Magic 2012 boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 3 Magic 2012 boosters per player in the Top 8 draft. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of a draft, players will play with the same deck they played in the Swiss rounds.
  • For tournament dates September 29, 2011 and later: 6 Innistrad boosters per player for the Sealed Deck portion, 3 Innistrad boosters per player in the Top 8 draft. If a Sealed Deck Top 8 is run instead of a draft, players will play with the same deck they played in the Swiss rounds.
  • Deck lists are required

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:
    AttendanceSwiss rounds
    83, Single-Elimination
    9-164, Sealed – Top 8, Constructed – Top 4
    17 - 325
    33 - 646
    65 - 1287
    129 - 2268
    227 - 4099
    410 or higher10

Advancement

  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 3x, 24K, REL Competitive
  • All 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 Magic Document Center.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
  • This is a premier Magic tournament. Organizers and judges of a Grand Prix Trial are not permitted to play in the tournament.

Prizes

  • At least 1 third-round bye at Grand Prix San Diego is offered at each Trial, based on attendance:
    Attendance3-Round Byes Awarded
    8 - 321
    33 - 642
    65 - 1284
    129+8

  • Product prizes to be determined by the organizer.

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number.
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast LLC, the Wizards Play Network, or any Magic: The Gathering Organized Play program should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or visit www.wizards.com/customerservice.

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