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Grand Prix–Washington D.C. Event Information


 Information  

Date: May 22-23, 2010

Format: Standard

Tournament Location
Dulles Expo & Conference Center North Hall
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

Registration: $35
Friday, May 21: Registration noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 22: Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.


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

Come to Washington D.C. and make your own history! First of all, the format is the ever-popular Standard and is sure to pack in a huge crowd. Add in an audacious public event schedule with a large pool of prizes—including sanctioned and casual events—and this Grand Prix is one you won't want to miss.

Dream Wizards invites you to Washington D.C., the city where you can be your own powerbroker and play to win. Play in a multitude of events offered Friday through Sunday, meet Magic artists Daarken, Matt Stewart, and Dan Scott and get some of your favorite Magic cards autographed, and hang out with fellow Magic players from the surrounding area and around the world! Entry to the event hall is free and all are welcome. Visit www.dreamwizards.com for more details about public events and everything else going on at the venue.

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. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.



 

Tournament Format and Schedule

 Prizes  

All prizes in U.S. Dollars.

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–Amsterdam.

Format: Standard
Participation Fee: $35
Grand Prix–Washington D.C. will feed Pro Tour–Amsterdam.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, May 21: Registration noon - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 22: Registration 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 22: Tournament begins at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 23: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Washington D.C. is open to Magic players of all ages.

Tournament Format

  • Day 1: Standard Constructed
  • 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 playoff round.
  • 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 Grand Prix–Washington D.C. is Ingrid Lind-Jahn. If you are a judge interested in volunteering, visit dcifamily.org/events/54, or email laurel@dreamwizards.com with the subject “GP-DC Volunteer”. Judge certification will be available on site.

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
Friday, May 21
Dulles Expo & Conference Center North Hall
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
Cost: $20

32-person Standard Constructed single-elimination flights starting at noon, with sign-ups running until 8 p.m. New tournaments begin throughout the day as soon as 32 players sign up.

Prizes:
1st: Three-round bye at the Grand Prix and 18 booster packs
2nd: 18 booster packs
3rd/4th: 9 booster packs

Other Grand Prix–Washington D.C. Trials will be run in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 Third-Round bye to Grand Prix–Washington D.C.

  • Grand Prix–Washington D.C.Trials
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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 May 19, 2010.
  • Winners of Grand Prix–Washington D.C. 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 May 19, 2010.

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 May 19, 2010.

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

8-Player Single Elimination Events - Available All Weekend
Go Infinite Booster Drafts
Drafts of either Zendikar & Worldwake, Rise of the Eldrazi or Magic 2010 available.
Prize Payout: 1st Prize - 6 boosters & free entry into another booster draft
(or get 3 extra packs), 2nd Prize - 4 boosters, 3rd/4th - 1 booster each.

8-Player Standard Win-A-Box
Prize Payout: 1st place wins a Box - Rise of the Eldrazi 
2nd place wins free entry into another Win-A-Box tournament!

8-Player Legacy Win-A-Box
Prize Payout: 1st place wins a Box - Rise of the Eldrazi 
2nd place wins free entry into another Win-A-Box tournament!

8-Player Extended Win-A-Box
Prize Payout: 1st place wins a Box - Rise of the Eldrazi 
2nd place wins free entry into another Win-A-Box tournament!

8-Player Vintage Win-A-Box
Prize Payout: 1st place wins a Box - Rise of the Eldrazi
2nd place wins free entry into another Win-A-Box tournament!

8-Player Mini-Master (unsanctioned format)
Players each receive a single Rise of the Eldrazi booster and three each of basic land. Players shuffle all cards together. Next, players are randomly paired up against their first opponents. After the first round ends, the losers are out. The four winners each receive one new booster to shuffle in with their first booster and land. Players are randomly paired up again for Round Two. After the second round ends, the losers are out and it is time for the finals! Each player gets one more booster to shuffle into their deck.
1st place wins 4 boosters, 2nd place wins 2 boosters.

4-Person EDH Chaos Events
(unsanctioned format) - Prize Payout: Winner receives 10 packs.

Friday Featured Public Events

Grand Prix Grinders - Standard Constructed
32-Player Single Elimination - Starting at noon - open entry until 8 p.m.
New events start every time we get 32 players!
1st place wins a 3-round bye to Grand Prix and 1/2 Box!
2nd place wins 1/2 Box!
3rd/4th win 1/4 Box each!

SUPER Friday Night Magic - Sealed
6 p.m. registration - 7 p.m. start
6 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs per player - Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize - All players each receive 1 May 2010 FNM promo card.
Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, FNM cards choices are
limited to one choice of each available (no duplicates).
12 points wins 4 FNM promo cards & 4 Rise of the Eldrazi boosters.
9-11 points wins 2 FNM promo cards & 2 Rise of the Eldrazi boosters.
6-8 points wins 1 FNM promo cards & 1 Rise of the Eldrazi booster.

Saturday Featured Side Events

EDH Chaos
2:00 p.m. Registration – 3:00 p.m. Start
4 Rounds (randomized opponents—not Swiss).
All games consist of multiple 4-player pods - target any player within your pod.
1st Prize – From the Vault: Exiled
Additional booster packs to top 8 TBD by participation.

Sealed Deck for a 32GB iPod Touch
3:30 p.m. Registration – 4:15 p.m. Start
Sealed - 6 Rise of the Eldrazi booster packs per player
Swiss tournament
Top ranking player at the end of Swiss rounds wins the iPod.
Rise of the Eldrazi boosters to top finishers, based on attendance.

Legacy Swiss
5:30 p.m. Registration – 6:15 p.m. Start
Standard, 4 rounds of Swiss
Prizes by Record:
4-0 - Box - Rise of the Eldrazi.
3-0-1 - 21 packs Rise of the Eldrazi.
3-1 - 9 packs Rise of the Eldrazi.

Sunday Featured Side Events

PTQ Amsterdam - Win a trip to Amsterdam - and your spot on the Pro Tour!
9 - 9:50 a.m. registration - 10 a.m. start

Standard Format, Swiss rounds with a cut to Top 8 single elimination Finals.
Prizes: Pro Tour Invite! Rise of the Eldrazi boosters, Pro Tour Qualifier Top 8 Pins and Travel Award! 1st place wins Pro Tour Invite and Travel Award to Amsterdam
Top 8 win PT Top 8 pins, additional booster packs to top 32 TBD by participation.

Grand Prix Trial - Columbus! (The next Grand Prix in the USA - July 30 - August 1)
Noon registration - 1 p.m. start
Legacy Format, Swiss rounds with a cut to Top 8 single elimination finals.
1st place wins 3 Round Bye at GP Columbus, 18 boosters Rise of the Eldrazi.
2nd place wins 18 boosters Rise of the Eldrazi.
3rd/4th place win 9 boosters Rise of the Eldrazi.
5th/6th place win 6 boosters Rise of the Eldrazi.
If more than 32 players participate, additional prizes will be awarded to top 8.

For a complete, updated list of events, artists, and vendors, please see www.dreamwizards.com.



 

Artist Information

Daarken

Matt Stewart

Dan Scott

 

Travel Information

 Hotel Information  

There are many hotels within 2 miles of the event site. All listed hotels offer a event rate from $69 per night, as well as 24-hour shuttle service.

Hampton Inn Washington Dulles International Airport South
4050 Westfax Drive, Chantilly VA 20151
Phone: (703) 818-8200 - Ask for room block code: MGT
Book group rate by phone or online
Hampton Inn Website

Holiday Inn Dulles
45425 Holiday Drive, Sterling VA 20166
Phone: (703) 471-7411 - Ask for room block code: Magic Grand Prix Hotel offers: $69 event rate, 24 hour airport shuttle, morning shuttle to Expo Center.

Hyatt Place Chantilly - Dulles Airport South
4994 Westone Plaza, Chantilly VA 20151
Phone: 1-888-492-8847 - Ask for room block code: Magic Grand Prix Hotel offers: $109 event rate, includes full breakfast, airport shuttle service only.

For additional hotel information, visit http://www.dullesexpo.com

Directions to Venue

Travel by Car
The event site is 17 miles west of the Washington D.C. Beltway. From I-495 take I-66 West to exit 53B - Virginia Route 28 North. Keep right at the fork and merge onto Route 620/Sully Rd/VA-28 North. Travel 3 miles and then Turn Right on Willard Road. The Dulles Expo Center is on your left. Please note that traffic is a big factor throughout the metropolitan area. Accordingly, 30 minutes traffic-free becomes 60 minutes when traffic peaks.

Miles to Venue from Surrounding Cities:
Baltimore MD - 65 miles
Richmond VA - 120 miles
Philadelphia PA - 166 miles
New York City - 250 miles
Pittsburgh - 250 miles
Raleigh NC - 290 miles

Venue Parking
Parking has been pre-paid by Dream Wizards - it’s free of charge to you!

Travel by Plane
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 8 miles (15 minutes) from the event venue. All hotels recommended on this fact sheet offer free shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as between the hotel and the event venue.

Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 30 miles from event venue. Public transportation available for $7 via Metro Rail with a transfer to the Fairfax Connector Bus. From the airport take Metro Rail’s Blue Line (direction - Largo) until you reach the Rosslyn rail station. Transfer to the Orange rail line (direction - Vienna/Fairfax). Exit at the Vienna/Fairfax Station and transfer to the #650, #651, or #652 Farifax Connector Bus. Ask the driver to drop you off at “Sullyfield Circle & Westmoreland St.”. Walk .3 miles South on Brookfield Corporate Drive. Turn Right on Chantilly Shopping Center Road. The Dulles Expo Center is on your right. Another transportation option is Washington Flyer Super Shuttle Shared Ride from airport to event venue - $30.

Travel by Train
Amtrak depot, Union Station in Washington DC. - 30 miles from event site. Public transportation available for $8 via Metro Rail with a transfer to the Fairfax Connector Bus. From Union Station take Metro Rail’s Red Line (direction - Shady Grove) to the Metro Center rail station. Transfer to the Orange rail line (direction - Vienna/Fairfax). Exit at the Vienna/Fairfax Station and transfer to the #650, #651, or #652 Farifax Connector Bus. Ask the driver to drop you off at “Sullyfield Circle & Westmoreland St.”. Walk .3 miles South on Brookfield Corporate Drive. Turn right on Chantilly Shopping Center Road. The Dulles Expo Center is on your right.

Things to See and Do

Most who travel to Washington D.C. visit the Smithsonian and other museums, the many memorials, monuments, parks... there’s a lot to choose from and much of it is free!

Air & Space Museum (4 miles from event site)
Contains thousands of aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, satellites and artifacts, an IMAX Theatre, flight simulators and more. Free shuttle service available from area hotels.

Downtown Washington DC attractions


 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Laurel Chiat
Web site: www.dreamwizards.com
Email: laurel@dreamwizards.com
Phone: 301-881-3530 (Dream Wizards)

Venue Address

Dulles Expo & Conference Center North Hall
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151

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