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Pro Tour–San Diego Public Event Information

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). Public Events are available during the following hours:

Registration Opens: 9:00 AM each day of the Pro Tour
Registration Closes: 11:00 PM each day of the Pro Tour (9:00 PM 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 events will be run using either Zendikar block or Magic 2010 boosters.

Format Cost Minimum Players Prizes*
Booster Draft $15 8 1st: 8 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Standard $5 8 1st: 6 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Extended $5 8 1st: 6 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Legacy $5 8 1st: 6 Boosters, 2nd 4 Boosters
Vintage $5 8 1st: 6 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
Planechase Constructed $5 4 2 Boosters per eliminated player
Planechase Limited $20 4 2 Boosters per eliminated player
EDH $5 4 2 Boosters per eliminated player

*All prizes are current set boosters

A Planeswalker's Journey through the Pro Tour

"Do you rule?"

Join us for this fun activity at Pro Tour San Diego! 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 Pro Tour San Diego.

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!

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

Pro Tour Qualifiers held at the Pro Tour 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

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.

Number of
Players
Number of 3
Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
65 – 128 4
129+ 8

Thursday, February 18

Time Cost Description
5:00 PM $25 Last Chance Qualifier – Pro Tour San Diego – Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake boosters per player
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 San Diego. Product prizes will begin at 5th place.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour San Diego may not participate.
6:30 PM $25 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Zendikar Block Booster Draft
4 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd place qualify for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Worldwake digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Worldwake digital boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Worldwake digital boosters.

Friday, February 19

Time Cost Description
10:00 AM $25 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.
1st place qualifies for Pro Tour San Juan 2010 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour San Juan 2010. *
10:00 AM $25 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Zendikar Block Booster Draft
4 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd place qualify for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Worldwake digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Worldwake digital boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Worldwake digital boosters.
12:00 PM $25 Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake boosters per player
1st place receives a 64gb iPod Touch, 2nd place receives a 16gb iPod Nano, 3rd and 4th places each receive a 4gb iPod Shuffle.
1:30 PM $25 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Zendikar Block Booster Draft
4 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd place qualify for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Worldwake digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Worldwake digital boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Worldwake digital boosters.
2:00 PM $15 Legacy Constructed
1st place receives 10 Revised Dual Lands (1 of each), 2nd place receives 10 Ravnica foil "shock lands" (1 of each), 3rd and 4th places each receive 5 Onslaught "fetch lands" (1 of each).
3:00 PM $36/Team Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck – Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
4 Zendikar and 4 Worldwake boosters per team
1st place team members each receive an xBox 360 Elite Gaming System.
4:00 PM $15 Standard Constructed
1st and 2nd places each receive a Digital Camera.
6:00 PM $25 Super Friday Night Magic – Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake boosters per player
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 February 2010 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 Worldwake Boosters, plus 1 FREE entry into any Public Event at Pro Tour San Diego.
9-11pts receives 2 FNM promo cards & 2 Worldwake Boosters.
6-8pts receives 1 FNM promo cards & 1 Worldwake Booster.

Saturday, February 20

Time Cost Description
10:00 AM $25 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.
1st place qualifies for Pro Tour San Juan 2010 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour San Juan 2010. *
10:00 AM $25 MTGO Live Series Qualifiers – Zendikar Block Booster Draft
4 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake boosters per player
Players already qualified for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals may not participate.
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd place qualify for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Semi-Finals. 1st place receives 4 Worldwake digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Worldwake digital boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Worldwake digital boosters.
12:00 PM $36/Team Two-Headed Giant Sealed Deck – Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
4 Zendikar and 4 Worldwake boosters per team
1st place team members each receive a 64gb iPod Touch, 2nd place team members each receive a 16gb iPod Nano, 3rd and 4th place team members each receive a 4gb iPod Shuffle.
1:00 PM $15 Standard Constructed
1st place receives an English-language foil set of each of the Standard-format sets (Shards of Alara, Conflux, Alara Reborn, Magic 2010, Zendikar, and Worldwake.), 2nd place receives an English-language foil set of each of the following sets: Magic 2010, Zendikar, and Worldwake.
2:00 PM $25 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake boosters per player
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to March 1, 2011 and 36 Worldwake Boosters.
2:00 PM Invitation
Only
MTGO Live Series Semi-Final – Zendikar Block Booster Draft
4 tournaments. 8 players per tournament. Single-elimination.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake boosters per player
From each tournament, 1st and 2nd place qualify for the Pro Tour San Diego MTGO Live Series Championship Finals. Players that do not advance to the Finals receive 9 Worldwake digital boosters.
4:00 PM $15 Legacy Constructed
1st place receives 10 Revised Dual Lands (1 of each), 2nd place receives 10 Ravnica foil "shock lands" (1 of each), 3rd and 4th places each receive 5 Onslaught "fetch lands" (1 of each).
5:00 PM $25 Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake boosters per player
1st and 2nd places each receive an xBox 360 Elite Gaming System.
6:00 PM $15 Standard Constructed
1st place receives a Kindle DX wireless reading device, 2nd place receives a From The Vault: Exiled Box Set.
6:00 PM Invitation
Only
MTGO Live Series Final – Zendikar Block Booster Draft
Single-elimination.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake boosters per player
1st place receives $2000 USD, 2nd place receives $1000 USD, 3rd and 4th each receive $500 USD and 36 Worldwake digital boosters, 5th through 8th place each receive $250 USD and 16 Worldwake digital boosters
Following
Pro Tour
Free Massive Magic!
All event attendees are invited to attend this special, audience participation event hosted by Richard Hagon and Brian David-Marshall. Two audience members will be selected to play a giant-card format game along with Wizards of the Coast R&D members.

Sunday, February 21

Time Cost Description
9:00 AM $35 $3,000 USD Draft Challenge– Zendikar Block Booster Draft
Limited to 128 players.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake 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.
1st place receives $1500 USD, 2nd place receives $800 USD, 3rd and 4th each receive $350 USD.
Note: This is a 32K event.
10:00 AM $20 The Wizards Play Network (WPN) Open – Standard Constructed
1st place receives paid airfare* and hotel** to Pro Tour San Juan 2010, 2nd place receives a framed, foil card sheet, 3rd and 4th places each receive an English-language foil set of Worldwake.
Note: This is a 32K event.
10:00 AM
through
3:00 PM
Free New Account MTGO Booster Drafts - Zendikar Block Booster Draft
Limited to new accounts created at Pro Tour San Diego (1 tournament per player.)
Single-elimination.
2 Zendikar and 1 Worldwake boosters per player
1st place receives 4 Worldwake digital boosters, 2nd place receives 3 Worldwake digital boosters, 3rd and 4th places each receive 2 Worldwake digital boosters.
Note: Registration for these events will end at 3:00 PM.
11:00 AM $25 Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake boosters per player
1st place receives a Kindle DX wireless reading device, 2nd place receives a From The Vault: Exiled Box Set.
12:00 PM $15 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Extended Constructed
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to March 1, 2011 and 36 Worldwake Boosters.
2:00 PM $25 Zendikar Block Sealed Deck
3 Zendikar and 3 Worldwake boosters per player
1st place receives a 64gb iPod Touch, 2nd place receives a 16gb iPod Nano, 3rd and 4th places each receive a 4gb iPod Shuffle.
4:00 PM $15 Legacy Constructed
1st place receives choice of 2 selected pieces of Power 9, 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.

Players under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship will receive a cash equivalent award in lieu of expenses paid air ticket and/or hotel accommodations. Such player must still attend, compete, and be listed in the finish of the tournament or forfeit this award.

** Hotel:

The hotel room award shall consist of one (1) single-occupancy standard hotel room at a hotel chosen by Wizards of the Coast or its designate for four (4) nights. Additional days may be booked at member's sole expense.

Booking will include paid room and room tax only. All other expenses, including without limitation meals, gratuities, ground transportation, and itinerary change fees, are the member's responsibility. The member must occupy room on the dates designated by Wizards, or the award will be forfeited. Specific dates and arrangements are subject to availability.

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.

Players under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship will receive a cash equivalent award in lieu of expenses paid air ticket and/or hotel accommodations. Such player must still attend, compete, and be listed in the finish of the tournament or forfeit this 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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