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Grand Prix Singapore Event Information


 Information  

Date: June 4-5, 2011

Format: Standard

Tournament Location
Singapore Expo
Conference Hall A-F (Friday: E-F only)
1 Expo Drive
Singapore 486150
Map

Doors: Free
Registration: SGD $40
Friday, June 3: Registration times 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 4: Registration times 8 a.m. - 9:30 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 weekend with bunch of exciting events to do. Meet Magic artist Daarken and get your cards signed, join the public events or take part in the main tournament and get a cool foil Maelstrom Pulse promo card!

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 Philadelphia.

Format: Standard
Participation Fee: SGD $40
Grand Prix Singapore will feed Pro Tour Philadelphia.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, June 3: Registration times 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 4: Registration times 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 4: Tournament begins at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 5: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

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

Tournament Format

  • Standard
  • Deck lists are required
  • Players must use the same deck on Day 2 that they used on Day 1

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.)
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

Judges
The head judge for this event is James Mackay.

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 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 Grinders
Format: Standard
Entry Fee: SGD $15
Start Time: 9 a.m., with new trials starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each trial.
Details: Single elimination; maximum 32 players per trial.
Prizes: 1st place: 3-round bye for the Grand Prix and 36 packs of New Phyrexia.

Other Grand Prix Singapore 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 Singapore.

  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Singapore 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 June 1, 2011.
  • Winners of Grand Prix Singapore 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 June 1, 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 June 1, 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

Friday, June 3
Last Chance Trials - Grand Prix Singapore
Trials start at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial.
Format: Standard
Cost: S$15
Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination.
The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix Singapore and one display of New Phyrexia boosters.

"Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament
Flight 1 event starts at 2:00 p.m. Registration closes 1:45 p.m.
Flight 2 event starts at 4:00 p.m. Registration closes 3:45 p.m.
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck
Structure: Straight Swiss tournament (4 rounds) with no single elimination rounds
Product: 2 New Phyrexia boosters, 2 Mirrodin Besieged boosters and 2 Scars of Mirrodin boosters
Prizes: All players receive a FNM promo card (while supplies last)
12 points receives 4 FNM promo cards & 4 New Phyrexia boosters.
9-11 points receives 2 FNM promo cards & 2 New Phyrexia boosters.
6-8 points receives 1 FNM promo cards & 1 New Phyrexia booster.
FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates).
Cost: S$25

On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.
Costs: Constructed S$5, Draft S$15, Sealed S$25
Prizes: 5/3 boosters

Sunday, June 5
Pro Tour Philadelphia Qualifier
Registration closes at 9:15 a.m.; play begins at 9:30 a.m. The winner qualifies for Pro Tour Philadelphia and wins airfare to Pro Tour Philadelphia. The format is Standard Constructed. Cost: S$20

Casual Standard dueling
You participate = 5 points; You win = 6 points; You lose = 4 points. Prize: Gateway promo card per 30 points, or part thereof, from the selection available, no duplicates.
Format: Standard Constructed
Cost: Free Entry

Supreme Commander
Format: Magic: The Gathering Commander
Details: 4-player single-elimination Constructed event using a 100-card minimum Magic: The Gathering Commander deck.
Start Time: Every 4th player to register we start another event
Prizes:
1st Place: 4 booster packs
2nd Place: 2 booster packs
Cost: $6

On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend.
Costs: Constructed S$5, Draft S$15, Sealed S$25
Prizes: 5/3 boosters



 

Artist Information

Daarken

In the early years of his youth, Daarken attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Most of his days were spent huddled over a sketchbook at a figure drawing workshop or in a cafe, where he was affectionately known as “the guy that likes to draw deltoids.” After three long years of drawing deltoids and video game playing, Daarken graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in traditional illustration.

Daarken began his career in 2004 when his incessant video game playing was interrupted by a phone call. The mysterious voice on the other end identified himself as someone from Wizards of the Coast. Daarken immediately blurted out that he would like to work for them. His overzealous nature was countered with the statement “but you haven’t even heard what the project is yet.” And so began the lifestyle of creating monsters and zombies, with the occasional video game playing on the side.

Daarken’s true video game playing powers were put to the test when he was hired by Mythic Entertainment in 2007 as a concept artist for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. His two loves combined into a gigantic ball of awesomeness, which he happily rolls around all day. He now spends his days freelancing full-time, creating monsters and zombies and, of course, playing more video games.



Trading

Although trading is both allowed and encouraged, please note that the following things are not permitted at this event:

  • Buying/selling cards with anyone except for our authorized dealer(s)
  • Soliciting to buy/sell cards elsewhere
  • Advertising without receiving permission from Wizards of the Coast’s on-site Event Manager
  • Utilizing an excessive amount of space when trading
  • Using suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.

Please note that failure to obey these rules may result in all involved parties being both removed from the event without refund, and banned from attending future events.

 
 Hotel Information  

Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport
75 Airport Boulevard #01-01
Singapore, 819664 Singapore
Hotel Front Desk: 65-68235300
Hotel Fax: 65-68235301
Web site

This hotel is not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast.

Travel Information

By Air
More than 60 airlines serve the Changi International Airport which is only a few hours away from most major Asian cities. Singapore is located right in the heart of Asia.

By Taxi
There are numerous taxis available in Singapore that offer a reliable service. The taxi fare from the airport to Singapore Expo is about $10 and to the city about $15, subject to surcharges. Please visit here for full details. Note: There is an additional surcharge of $2 for all taxis departing from the Singapore Expo.

By Rail - Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Line
Singapore Expo is served by its own station, Expo MRT station. To get to Singapore Expo from Changi Airport, take the east bound train. It is just one stop from Changi Airport MRT and the journey lasts only 4 minutes. Average frequency from Changi Airport station is 12 minutes.

If you are coming from other parts of Singapore, transfer trains at Tanah Merah station (on the East West line) where the train will take you to Expo MRT in 3 minutes.
The station is behind Hall 6.

By Bus
There are 3 bus stops from which you can alight to get to Singapore Expo:
Beside Carpark G on Upper Changi Road East
Bus route numbers 12, 24 and 38

Outside Hall 1 on Upper Changi Road East
Bus route numbers 12, 24 and 38

Beside Carpark J on Xilin Avenue
Bus number 35

By Car
Three major expressways link Singapore Expo to the rest of Singapore. They are:
East Coast Parkway (ECP)
Pan Island Expressway (PIE)
Tampines Expressway (TPE).
There are 2,200 car park lots dedicated solely to visitors at the centre.
Driving directions from city:
Take the PIE (exit 4A)
Turn into Simei Avenue
Head into Upper Changi Road East
Turn into Expo Drive where car park lots are located

Or

Take the ECP (exit 2B)
Connect to Xilin Avenue
Connect to Upper Changi Road East or Changi South Avenue 1 or 3
Turn into Expo Drive where car park lots are located

Or

Take the TPE
Turn into Upper Changi Road East
Turn into Expo Drive where car park lots are located

Singapore Expo Car Park Charges
Rates apply from Monday to Sunday including public holidays

  • 7am - 5pm: First two hours = $2.30, Subsequence 1/2 hr = $1.10
  • 5pm - 7am: Per entry = $2.30

Subject to a maximum of $13.00 per day.



 

Contact Information

Wizards of the Coast
Email: sinclair.yuen@wizards.com
Phone: +65-63095279

Venue Information
Singapore Expo
Conference Hall A-F (E-F Friday only)
1 Expo Drive
Singapore 486150

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