Grand Prix Mexico City Event Information


 Information  

Date: March 24-25, 2012

Format: Innistrad/Dark Ascension Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location

Expo Reforma
Morelos #67
Colonia Juarez, D.F.
CP 06600

Registration: $40 USD or 500 pesos
Friday, March 23: 3 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 24: 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


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

It's been seven years, but the Grand Prix circuit is finally returning to Mexico City, one of the biggest cities in the world! The Grand Prix is a great opportunity to play against the top competition in the area and pick up Planeswalker Points, as the main event has an 8x multiplier of 8x and side-event PWP multipliers of 3x!

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: Innistrad/Dark Ascension Sealed Deck / Booster Draft
Participation Fee: $40 USD or 500 pesos

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, March 23: Registration 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 24: Registration 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 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 Mexico City 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

  • Day 1: Sealed Deck (3 packs of Innistrad and 3 packs of Dark Ascension)
  • Day 2 and Top 8: Booster Draft (1 pack of Dark Ascension and 2 packs of Innistrad, drafted in that order)
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Judges
The Primary Head Judge for Grand Prix Mexico City is Damian Hiller, Level 4 from Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you wish to volunteer as a judge at Grand Prix Mexico City, please contact hector@necrotower.com.

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.


 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Last-Chance Trials: Friday, March 23
Format: Innistrad Sealed Deck, 32-person single-elimination flights
Times: Noon - 8 p.m.
Cost: $30 USD or 350 pesos
Planeswalker Points Multiplier: 3x

New tournaments will begin every time 32 players sign up. First place wins a three-round bye in Grand Prix Mexico City and 18 Dark Ascension booster packs, second place wins 18 Dark Ascension booster packs, third and fourth place each win 9 Dark Ascension booster packs.

Other Grand Prix Mexico City 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 Mexico City .

  • Grand Prix Mexico City Trials Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Mexico City 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 Mexico City 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

You can view information about public events here.

All Public Events at Grand Prix Mexico City will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 3x.



 

Artist Information

We are excited to announce that rk post will be in attendance at Grand Prix Mexico City.

 

Travel Information

Expo Reforma is located 30 minutes from “Benito Juarez” Airport and 5 minutes from Mexico City Historical Center; there are many historical buildings, monuments and archeological ruins like “Templo Mayor”.

From the airport the easiest way to get there is taking yellow cab, tickets are sold inside the airport. The official rate should be something like $20 USD.

If you came by car, please be aware that parking on street is forbidden at the area around the venue, so you need to find a parking lot. There are several parking lots around the venue, the entrance is at Abraham Gonzales Street.

You can check a map of the area, and venue location here.



 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Necrotower
Email: saul@necrotower.com

Venue Address

Expo Reforma
Morelos #67
Colonia Juarez, D.F.
CP 06600

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