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Grand Prix Paris Event Information


 Information  

Date: February 12-13, 2011

Format: Scars of Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location

Espace Champerret 6 rue Jean Oestreicher
75017 Paris
France

Registration: 35€
Thursday, February 10: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday, February 11: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m..
NOTE: There will be no Saturday morning registration for Grand Prix Paris. You must register during the days and times listed above. Be sure to register on Thursday or Friday to ensure your spot in the Grand Prix.


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

Get yourself to Paris in February for the biggest Magic: The Gathering event ever! The 2011 Magic Weekend schedule kicks off in the City of Light with a huge four-day event featuring a Grand Prix, the first Pro Tour stop of 2011, public events and activities for Magic fans of all ages and play skill, and much more.

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 (prizes subject to change). Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.


 

Tournament Format and Schedule

 Prizes  

All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

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 Nagoya.

Format: Sealed Deck / Booster Draft Day Two
Participation Fee: 35€
Grand Prix Paris will feed Pro Tour Nagoya.

Registration and Schedule

  • Thursday, February 10: Registration – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Friday, February 11: Registration – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 12: Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, February 13: Day Two begins at 8 a.m.
NOTE: There will be no Saturday morning registration for Grand Prix Paris. You must register during the days and times listed above. Be sure to register on Thursday or Friday to ensure your spot in the Grand Prix.

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

Tournament Format

  • Day 1: Sealed Deck
  • Day 2 and Top 8: Booster Draft
  • Sealed Deck Product: 3 Scars of Mirrodin, 3 Mirrodin Besieged boosters
  • Booster Draft Product: 1 Mirrodin Besieged, 2 Scars of Mirrodin boosters (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).
  • 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.

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).


 

Tournament Byes

 Grand Prix Trials  

Last-Chance Trials will be run on Thursday, February 10 and Friday, February 11. More information can be found on the Magic Weekend Paris public events page.

Other Grand Prix Paris 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 Paris.

  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Paris 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 with a DCI Total rating of 2050 or higher. Byes are based on DCI Total ratings published on February 9, 2011.
  • Winners of Grand Prix Paris 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 February 9, 2011.

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 February 9, 2011.

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

Come one, come all to participate in five days of events open to the public. Starting Wednesday with the Last-Chance Qualifier, there are tournaments, drafts, Magic Commander, and open dueling all weekend. Magic Weekend Paris will also play host to a few extra-special events, highlighted by Grand Prix Paris on Saturday and Sunday. Public event prizes include invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Nagoya, foil card sets, an Xbox gaming system, iPods, Power 9 cards, and much more!



 

Artist Information

Prominent Magic artists Aleksi Briclot and Igor Kieryluk will be on hand for free signings of your favorite cards, plus you’ll have the opportunity to buy prints and even original artwork. Artist booth times to be announced.

Other Hall Attractions

For complete information about all the attractions, visit the Magic Weekend Paris main information page.

 

Travel Information

For travel information, visit the Magic Weekend Paris main information page.

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