Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur Event Information


 Information  

Date: March 24-25, 2012

Format: Standard

Tournament Location

Cititel Mid Valley
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Map

Registration: 60 RM
Friday, March 23: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 24: 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


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

Take part in a weekend of fun-filled Magic with lots of exciting events to do: signing sessions with Magic artist Randy Gallegos, join the public events, or take part in the main tournament and get a cool foil Goblin Guide promo card (while supplies last)!

The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to get out into the Magic tournament community, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play some great 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 cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, Grand Prix feature a host of other activities, including public events and artist signings (prizes subject to change). Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.


 

Tournament Format and Schedule

Place Prize Money Pro Points
1 $3,500 8
2 $2,300 6
3-4 $1,500 5
5-8 $1,000 4
9-12 $600 3
13-16 $500 3
17-32 $400 2
33-64 $200 1
Top 4 finishers also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Avacyn Restored in Barcelona.
All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Format: Standard
Participation Fee: 60RM

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, March 23: Registration 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24: Registration 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 24: Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 25: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur is open to Magic players of all ages.

Players must have a signed publicity release form to be included in Wizards of the Coast's official online event coverage. Forms can be downloaded here (15k PDF) and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on this form. Publicity releases will be collected during registration.

Tournament Format

  • Standard
  • Deck lists are required.
  • Each Player must use the same deck on Day 2 that he or she used on Day 1.

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • 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.)
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
  • For the first game of each match in the Top 8, the player that finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each Top 8 match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, 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 Magic Document Center.
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Judges and Admin Staff
The Head Judge for Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur is Wearn Ee Chong, Level 3.


 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Last-Chance Trials: Friday, March 23

Trials start at 9:30 a.m. (Standard), 11 a.m. (Sealed), 12:00 p.m. (Standard), 1:00 p.m. (Sealed), 2:00 p.m. (Standard), and 3:00 p.m. (Sealed). Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur and one display of Dark Ascension booster packs. Standard Trial Cost: 30 RM. Sealed Deck Trial Cost: 70 RM.

Other Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur Trials will be run at WPN locations in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers one three-round bye to Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur.

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

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 ranked in the top 300 in the Planeswalker Points 2011 Competitive Points Season #3 (August 29, 2011 – December 25, 2011).
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,200 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012).
  • Winners of Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur Trial tournaments.
  • Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Second-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players ranked in the top 2,000 in the Planeswalker Points 2011 Competitive Points Season #3 (August 29, 2011 – December 25, 2011).
  • Players who have accumulated at least 600 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012).

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a Players Club level of 1
  • Players ranked in the top 15,000 in the Planeswalker Points 2011 Competitive Points Season #3 (August 29, 2011 – December 25, 2011).
  • Players who have accumulated at least 300 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012).

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.

For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the 2012 Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.



 

Public Events

In addition to the main event at Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur, the weekend offers an exciting program of other events that will appeal to players of all levels. Whether you are a Level 1 Prodigy or a Level 50 Archmage, you are sure to find an event to test your skills and fire your imagination. And if you have a friend who doesn’t play—bring them along, grab a sample deck and teach them the basics of the game.

A full schedule of public events is available at Eternal Magic's Facebook page.



 

Artist Information

Randy Gallegos will be in attendance at Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur.

 

Travel Information

Hotel:
Cititel Mid Valley
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2296 1188
Fax: 603-2283 5551

E-mail: resvn@cititelmidvalley.com
Enquiries: info@cititelmidvalley.com



 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Wizards of the Coast
Email: david.ong@wizards.com | sinclair.yuen@wizards.com
Phone: :+65-63095279 / +65-8125-5817

Venue Address

Cititel Mid Valley
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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