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Grand Prix–Toronto Event Information

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Date: October 23-24, 2010

Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location

International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Missisauga, Ontario L4V-1E8

Registration: $40
Friday, October 22: Registration noon - 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 23: Registration 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.


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

Toronto, the city of unlimited possibilities! Skyfox Games invites YOU to experience the vibrancy of this city. On the shores of Lake Ontario, challenge the best Magic players with your Scars of Mirrodin sealed deck and join the elite Top 8. This is the event that you will not want to miss!

Come to Grand Prix–Toronto and play in a multitude of events from Friday through Sunday. Play in our GO INFINITE side events throughout the weekend, and have a chance to play in additional GO INFINITE side events for FREE! Meet Magic artists Chippy, Steve Argyle, and Drew Baker and get your cards signed. Buy, sell, and trade your cards with top international Magic dealers. Meet Magic players from all over the world in the most multicultural city in the world. Entry to the event hall is free and all are welcome! Visit www.skyfoxgames.com, join the GP Toronto Facebook group, and follow the GP Toronto Twitter feed for more details about public events and everything else going on at the venue.

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 No. 1 in 2011 (location TBA).

Format: Sealed Deck / Booster Draft Day Two
Participation Fee: $40
Grand Prix–Toronto will feed Pro Tour No. 1 in 2011 (location TBA).

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, October 22: Registration noon - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 23: Registration 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 23: Tournament begins at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, October 24: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

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

Tournament Format

  • Day 1: Sealed Deck
  • Day 2 and Top 8: Booster Draft
  • Sealed Deck Product: 6 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs
  • Booster Draft Product: 3 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs
  • Deck lists are required
  • If product is not stamped or preregistered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for the Swiss Sealed Deck.

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 finals.
  • 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.)
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting. The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • 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–Toronto is TBA. If you are a judge interested in volunteering, visit www.dcifamily.org/events/118 or email edwin.t.zhang@gmail.com with the subject “GP-Toronto Volunteer”. Judge certification will be available on site.

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).


 
 Grand Prix Trials  

Last-Chance Trials
Friday, October 22
International Centre
6900 Airport Rd.
Missisauga, Ontario L4V-1E8
Cost: $30

Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck 32-person single-elimination flights will be starting at noon Friday. New tournaments begin throughout the day as soon as 32 players register.

Prizes
1st place Three-round bye to Grand Prix and 18 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs
2nd place: 18 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs
3rd/4th: Each wins 9 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs

Other Grand Prix–Toronto 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–Toronto.

  • Grand Prix–Toronto Trial Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Toronto Area
  • Find a Trial Near You!
    Find a Trial Near You!

Tournament Byes

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 October 20, 2010.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Toronto 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 October 20, 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 October 20, 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

Grand Prix Toronto Power Tickets
When you sign up for an event at the Grand Prix, you get a Power Ticket and you can use these tickets to enter drawings that will be held throughout the weekend. Win cool prizes like Italian Legends boosters, a foil Magic Scars of Mirrodin set, sealed boxes and the grand prize—entry into the Black Lotus Draft.

Power Ticket Lotus Draft
This event will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday. We will have drawings throughout the weekend and 16 players will be selected to play in the Scars of Mirrodin Black Lotus Draft. You must be present during the drawings to qualify.

Prizes:
1st: Unlimited Black Lotus
2nd: Unlimited Mox
3rd-4th: Scars of Mirrodin Set
5th-8th: 4 dual lands for each player
9th-16th 2 boosters of Italian Legends for each player

All events you enter at the Grand Prix gets you a Power Ticket. Power Tickets can also be received by entering Magic events at local stores promoting Grand Prix–Toronto. If you are a retail brick-and-mortar store and would like to participate, please e-mail skyfoxgames@aol.com.

The more events you play, the better chance you have to win!

Go Infinite (with every Go Infinite win or second place finish, get a free entry to another Go Infinite side event)

8-Player Single Elimination Events – All Weekend Long!
Go Infinite Scars of Mirrodin or M11 Booster Drafts
Prizes: 6/4/1/1 - first place gets a free entry into another booster draft! (or an additional 3 packs)
1 Power Ticket free with entry!

8–Player Standard Win-A-Box!
Prizes: 1st Place wins a box - and second place gets a free entry into another Win-A-Box event!
1 Power Ticket free with entry!

8-Player Legacy Win-A-Box!
Prizes: 1st Place wins a box - and second place gets a free entry into another Win-A-Box event!
1 Power Ticket free with entry!

8-Player Vintage Win-A-Box!
Prizes: 1st Place wins a box - and second place gets a free entry into another Win-A-Box event!
1 Power Ticket free with entry!

8-Player Extended Win-A-Box!
Prizes: 1st Place wins a box - and second place gets a free entry into another Win-A-Box event!
1 Power Ticket free with entry!

8-Player EDH (Elder Dragon Highlander) Win-A-Box!
Prizes: 1st Place wins a box - and second place gets a free entry into another Win-A-Box event!
1 Power Ticket free with entry!

Friday Featured Public Events
Grand Prix Grinders– Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck
32 player Single-Elimination – Starting at noon, additional events start every time we get 32 players!
1st place wins a 3-round bye to Grand Prix and 1/2 a Box!
2nd place wins 1/2 Box!
3rd/4th win 1/4 Box each!
4 Power Ticket free with entry!

SUPER Friday Night Magic – Sealed
6 p.m. registration – 7 p.m. start
6 Scars of Mirrodin booster packs per player – Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 October 2010 FNM promo card.
Prizes are based solely on points after 4 rounds, FNM cards choices are limited
to one choice of each available (no duplicates).

12 points wins 4 FNM promo cards and 4 Scars of Mirrodin boosters.
9-11 points wins 2 FNM promo cards and 2 Scars of Mirrodin boosters.
6-8 points wins 1 FNM promo cards and 1 Scars of Mirrodin booster.
3 Power Ticket free with entry!

Standard Swiss Madness
7 p.m. registration – 8 p.m. start
Format: Standard, 4 rounds of Swiss.
Prizes by Record: 4-0 wins a Box – Scars of Mirrodin
3-0-1 wins 21 packs of Scars of Mirrodin.
3-1 wins 9 packs of Scars of Mirrodin.
3 Power Tickets free with entry!

Saturday Featured Side Events

Toronto Legacy 
Registration: 4:00 p.m. Start Time: 5:00 p.m.
Format: Legacy. Swiss, cut to Top 8.
Prizes:
1st: Unlimited Ancestral Recall
2nd: Tabernacle of Pendrell Vale
3rd-4th: Scars of Mirrodin Box and 2 boosters of Italian Legends
5th-8th: Scars of Mirrodin Box
3 Power Tickets free with entry!

Sunday Featured Side Events
PTQ 2011 – Win a trip to PT #1 in 2011 – and your spot to the Pro Tour!

Format: Sealed Deck
Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Prizes: Pro Tour Invite! Scars of Mirrodin boosters, Pro Tour Qualifier Top 8 Pins and Travel Award! 1st place wins Pro Tour Invite and Travel Award to PT 2011

Top 8 win PT Top 8 pins, additional booster packs to top 32 TBD by participation.
3 Power Tickets free with entry!

Grand Prix Trial for Nashville
Registration: 12:00 p.m. 12:45 p.m. Start Time: 1:00 p.m.
Format: Sealed Deck

1st place wins 3 Round Bye at GP Nashville, 18 boosters of Scars of Mirrodin
2nd place wins 18 boosters of Scars of Mirrodin
3rd/4th place win 9 boosters of Scars of Mirrodin
5th-8th place win 6 boosters of Scars of Mirrodin
If more than 32 players participate, additional prizes will be awarded to Top 8.
2 Power Tickets free with entry!

For a complete updated list of events, artists, and vendors for Grand Prix–Toronto, please visit www.skyfoxgames.com



 

Artist Information

Chippy

Steve Argyle

Drew Baker (Sunday only)

 

Travel Information

Note: A valid passport or appropriate identification is needed for United States residents traveling to Canada.

Traveling by car

QEW (Travelling EAST)

1. Take QEW EAST to Hwy. 427 NORTH.
2. Follow Hwy. 427 NORTH and exit at Dixon Road.
3. Turn LEFT at the traffic lights at Dixon Road.
4. Follow Dixon Road (which becomes Airport Road) for approximately 4 kilometers.
5. The International Centre will be located on your RIGHT.

GARDINER EXPRESSWAY (Travelling WEST)

1. Take GARDINER WEST to Hwy. 427 NORTH.
2. Follow Hwy. 427 NORTH and exit at Dixon Road.
3. Turn LEFT at the traffic lights at Dixon Road.
4. Follow Dixon Road (which becomes Airport Road) for approximately 4 kilometers.
5. The International Centre will be located on your RIGHT.

401 (Travelling WEST)

1. Take 401 WEST to Hwy. 409 WEST.
2. Follow Hwy. 409 WEST and exit at Airport Road.
3. Turn RIGHT at the traffic lights at Airport Road.
4. Follow Airport Road for approximately 3 kilometers.
5. The International Centre will be located on your RIGHT.

401 (Travelling EAST)

1. Take Hwy. 401 EAST to Hwy. 427 NORTH.
2. Follow Hwy. 427 NORTH and exit at Dixon Road.
3. Turn LEFT at the traffic lights at Dixon Road.
4. Follow Dixon Road (which becomes Airport Road) for approximately 4 kilometers.
5. The International Centre will be located on your RIGHT.

Travelling by Bus

A bus stop is located near the Main Entrance of the International Centre on Airport Road.
For current bus transit times and locations, please call Mississauga Transit at 905-615-4636 or visit www.mississaugatransit.com.

Traveling by Train

The Malton GO Station is located adjacent to the International Centre across the railway tracks. Please use the tunnel walkway between the Malton GO Station and the International Centre.

For current train transit times and locations, please call GO Transit at 1-888-438-6646 or visit www.gotransit.com.

Traveling by Plane

The International Centre is located approximately 3 kilometers from Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on Airport Road.

Many taxi and limosine services are on stand-by at each terminal.

Hotel Information

The Comfort Inn has a room block reserved at $83.00 for a double. The room block is under "Skyfox Games" or "GP Toronto". You can also e-mail Ziva at: zzecono@hotmail.com and she will book it directly.

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6355 Airport Road 5875 Airport Road
Missisauga, ON L4V 1E4 Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1N1
Phone: 905-677-7331 Phone: 905-677-9900
Fax: 905-677-1752 Fax: 905-677-5073
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Toll Free: 1-877-660-8550 Toll Free: 1-877-755-4900
Fax: 416-675-2869 Fax: 416-674-8270
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3299 Caroga Drive 925 Dixon Road,
Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1A3 Etobicoke, Ontario, M9W 1J8
Phone: 905-673-9800 Phone: 416-675-1234 Ext 1371
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Things to Do in Toronto, Ontario
Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America, and one of its most exciting. Our 2 million people in the city itself and the 5.3 million in the total Greater Toronto Area speak more than 100 languages and dialects.

The vitality is everywhere, and offers a warm welcome and excitement, in Little Italy, Little Portugal, India, Thailand, Korea or Russia, in Greektown, in the largest Chinatown in North America, and in pockets of the West Indies everywhere.

You can taste it in our amazing array of inexpensive restaurants; you can see it in theatre, culture and neighbourhoods; you can feel it in our music, you can experience it in the Waterfront Marathon, at our seven Neighbourhood Entertainment Centres along the route (that you'll pass 15 times!)...and throughout the city during your visit here.

If this isn't enough, we're only 1.5 hours from legendary Niagara Falls, and 3 hours from world-famous Algonquin Park.

Here are some of the sites to visit when in Toronto:


 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Marvin Paguirigan
Web site: www.skyfoxgames.com
Email: skyfoxgames@aol.com
Phone: 905-720-3377 (Skyfox Games)

Venue Address

International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario L4V 1E8

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