Grand Prix Shanghai Event Information


 Information  

Date: July 28-29, 2012

Format: Magic 2013 Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location

Shanghai Mart
Sky Mall, 7th Floor
No 2299, Yan’An Road (W), Chang Ning District
Shanghai, China, 200336
www.shanghaimart.com

Registration: 200 CNY
Friday, July 27: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 28: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.


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

Shanghai is one of the biggest cities and the most modern city in China. Located at east coast of China, the city is divided into two parts by the Huangpu River: Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of the Huangpu River). Puxi is the older part of the city and hosts the majority of shops, restaurants and museums. Pudong is the modern part, and is recognized for its rather unusual yet extremely impressive high-rises such as Shanghai's tallest buildings, the Shanghai International Financial Center, Jinmao Building and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

On the heels of our successful Grand Prix in 2011, we hope you enjoy the 2012 Grand Prix event in Shanghai this summer!

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.


Shanghai Mart
 

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 Return to Ravnica in Seattle.
All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Format: Magic 2013 Sealed Deck / Booster Draft
Participation Fee: 200 CNY

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, July 27: Registration 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28: Registration 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 28: Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 29: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix Shanghai 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 (6 packs of Magic 2013)
  • Day 2 and Top 8: Booster Draft (3 packs of Magic 2013)
  • 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 Head Judge for Grand Prix Shanghai 2012 is TBA. Please contact Shane Xu if you are interested in judging at Grand Prix Shanghai as a volunteer.

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.
  • 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: Friday, July 27
Format: Magic 2013 Sealed Deck, 32-person single-elimination flights
Times: Noon - 6 p.m.
Cost: 180CNY
Planeswalker Points Multiplier: 3x

New tournaments will begin every time 32 players sign up. First place wins a three-round bye in Grand Prix Shanghai and 36 Magic 2013 booster packs.

Other Grand Prix Shanghai 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 Shanghai.

  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Shanghai Area
  • 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

  • Winners of Grand Prix Shanghai Trial tournaments.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,200 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)
  • Players with a 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level of 4 or higher
  • Players with a 2012-2013 Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
  • Members of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Second-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 600 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 2012)
  • Players with a 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level of 2 or 3
  • Players with a 2012-2013 Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver

First-Round Byes

  • Players with a 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level of 1
  • Players who have accumulated at least 300 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #1 (December 26, 2011 – April 1, 2012)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2012 Seasonal Award Season #2 (April 2, 2012 – August 19, 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

Each attendance of public events at Grand Prix Shanghai receives one raffle ticket for Magic 2013 Foil Set. Lucky draw will be performed at 8:30 P.M. on Sunday, July 29. Winner must be on site to receive the prize.

Friday, July 27

Last Chance Trials
Format: Magic 2013 Sealed, 32-person single-elimination flights
Times:Noon – 6:00 P.M.
Cost: CNY 180
Planeswalker Points Multiplier: 3x
New tournaments will begin every time 32 players sign up.
First place wins a three-round bye in Grand Prix Shanghai and 36 Magic 2013 booster packs.

Friday Limited Tournament
Format: Magic 2013 Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: CNY 150
Starting Time: 5:00 P.M.
Registration: 4:00 P.M. – 4:50 P.M.
Structure: Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination
Prizes: All players receive one foil card on registration. Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, foil cards choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicate) plus boosters.
12 points receives 3 additional foil cards & 6 Magic 2013 boosters.
9-11 points receives 2 additional foil cards & 4 Magic 2013 boosters.
6-8 points receives 1 additional foil cards & 2 Magic 2013 boosters.

Friday Standard Tournament
Format: Standard
Entry Fee: CNY 50
Starting Time: 6:00 P.M.
Registration: 5:00 P.M. – 5:50 P.M.
Structure: Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination
Prizes: All players receive one foil card on registration. Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, foil cards choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicate) plus boosters.
12 points receives 3 additional foil cards & 6 Magic 2013 boosters.
9-11 points receives 2 additional foil cards & 4 Magic 2013 boosters.
6-8 points receives 1 additional foil cards & 2 Magic 2013 boosters.

Saturday, July 28

Sealed for dropped
Format: Magic 2013 Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: CNY 150
Starting time: 11:00 A.M.
Registration: 10:00 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Structure: Swiss rounds with Top 8 single elimination
Prizes: Booster prize for Top 8

Uncut Sheet Standard - Common
Format: Standard
Entry Fee: CNY 50
Starting time: 2:00 P.M.
Registration: 1:00 P.M. – 1:50 P.M.
Structure: Swiss rounds with Top 8 single elimination
Prizes: Uncut Sheet (Dark Ascension Foil Common) for Champion, booster prize for top 16

Magic 2013 Full Set Legacy
Format: Legacy
Entry Fee: CNY 100
Starting time: 3:00 P.M.
Registration: 2:00 P.M. – 2:50 P.M.
Structure: Swiss rounds with Top 8 single elimination
Prizes: Full Set of Magic 2013 for champion, booster prize for Top 8

Sunday, July 29

Uncut Sheet Limited - Rare and Mystic
Format: Magic 2013 Sealed
Entry Fee: CNY 150
Starting time: 10:00 A.M.
Registration: 9:00 A.M. – 9:50 A.M.
Structure: Swiss rounds with Top 8 single elimination (Magic 2013 Booster Draft)
Prizes: Uncut Sheet (Dark Ascension Foil Rare/Mystic) for Champion, booster prize for Top 8

Magic 2013 Full Set Standard
Format: Standard
Entry Fee: CNY 100
Starting time: 11:00 A.M.
Registration: 10:00 A.M. – 10:50 A.M.
Structure: Swiss rounds with Top 8 single elimination
Prizes: Full Set of Magic 2013 for champion, booster prize for Top 8

Uncut Sheet Legacy – Uncommon
Format: Legacy
Entry Fee: CNY 100
Starting time: 1:00 P.M.
Registration: 12:00 P.M. – 12:50 P.M.
Structure: Swiss rounds with Top 8 single elimination
Prizes: Uncut Sheet (Dark Ascension Foil Uncommon) for Champion, booster prize for Top 8

Booster Draft Challenge (32 slots limited)
Format: M2013 Booster Draft, 32-person single-elimination flights
Entry Fee: CNY 100
Starting time: 1st flight: 12:00 P.M./ 2nd flight: 2:00 P.M.
Registration: Start from 11:00 A.M.
Structure: 2-round booster draft single-elimination followed with another booster draft single-elimination
Prizes: 24-12-6-6 boosters for top 4 players

8-Players On Demand Tournaments
On-demand 8-players tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.
Format: Constructed / Draft / Sealed
Entry Fee: Constructed CNY 30 / Draft CNY 90 / Sealed CNY 150
Structure: Single elimination
Prizes: 5-3 boosters



 

Artist Information

Grand Prix Shanghai features artist Adam Paquette as well as Scott Chou, Erica Yang and Austin Hsu from Concept Art House. Due to unforeseen complications, Daarken will not be able to attend Grand Prix Shanghai as previously announced. Wizards of the Coast apologizes for this schedule change. Additional artists to be announced soon.

 

Travel Information

VISA

Foreign visitors have to obtain an Entry VISA before entering China. You may apply for the VISA in Consulate of P.R.China in your country. You may also contact your local travel agency for more detail.

 Hotel Information  

Both of these hotels are five-minute walks away from Shanghai Mart.

Renaissance Shanghai Yangtze Hotel
No. 2099, Yan'An Road (West), Chang Ning District
Shanghai, China, 200336
Web site

Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
No. 5, Zun Yi Road (South), Chang Ning District
Shanghai, China, 200336
Web site

Travel to Shanghai

Shanghai serves as an important air, railway, road and water transport hub in eastern China. The frequent flights, trains and buses make tourists' travel to Shanghai a breeze. The convenient taxis, buses, subway trains etc. can take you to any corner of the city.

There are two International Airports in Shanghai: Hong Qiao (SHA) and Pu Dong (PVG). Most of international flights from nearly 200 cities all over the world are handled by Pu Dong International Airport. Both of these two airports have two Terminal Towers and enjoy convenient transportation links with the center of Shanghai.

Pu Dong International Airport(PVG): 40km away from downtown. You may take Metro Line 2 or any of 8 airport bus lines to downtown from Pu Dong International Airport.

Hong Qiao International Airport(SHA): 10km away from Shanghai Mart. You may take Metro Line 10 to Shanghai Mart.

Transportation to the venue

By Metro

Shanghai's eleven subway lines have connections all over the city, with stops at or nearby the main attractions and commercial areas. You may transfer between lines easily. If you avoid rush hours of 7:00 to 9:30 A.M. and 4:30 to 7:30 P.M., the subway will provide you with fast and comfortable service.

Metro Line 10 may take you to Shanghai Mart. Get off the train at Yi Li Road Station. Turn right after you get out of the station from Exit 4. After 5 minutes walk, you may see Shanghai Mart at your right side behind the elevated road.

By Taxi/Car

Shanghai Mart sits next to Yan'An Elevated Road. Exit from Lou Shan Guan Road Exit of Yan'An Elevated Road and go straight to the side road. Shanghai Mart is at your right hand.

For more travel information of Shanghai, please visit this website.



 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Wizards of the Coast
Email: Shane Xu
Phone: :+86-21-61711966 / +86-13402010037

Venue Address

Shanghai Mart
Sky Mall, 7th Floor
No. 2299, Yan’An Road (West), Chang Ning District
Shanghai, China, 200336

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