Grand Prix Washington D.C.Event Information


 Information  

Grand Prix Washington D.C. is brought to you by TJ Collectibles.

Date: November 15-17, 2013

Format: Legacy

Tournament Location

Dulles Expo & Conference Center North Hall
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
Click here for map.

Registration: $40
Friday, November 15: Registration 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, November 16: Registration 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Sleep-in Special will be offered along with early deck submission and prepay.



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

TJ Collectibles is proud to present Grand Prix Washington D.C.

The Dulles Expo & Conference Center overlooks the Nation's Capital. What more appropriate place is there to host this year's Legacy Grand Prix and enjoy the full range of Magic's most diverse format?

Grand Prix Washington D.C. is an event not to be missed just because you don't have a Legacy deck. Our side event schedule will be full of exciting events for seasoned and newer players alike. Ask about the PAX EAST Challenge. We also will have a tremendous array of dealers on site. Longtime favorite Magic artists Rob Alexander and Eric Deschamps will be on hand to add to the flavor of a true Legacy weekend. The first

The tremendous hotel blocks we have worked out can't be beat. Inexpensive hotel rooms close to both the Dulles Airport and the Dulles Expo Center have free shuttles and some feature free breakfast.

Come make history November 15-17 at Grand Prix Washington D.C.


 
  Follow live streaming video coverage of Grand Prix Washington D.C. at DailyMTG.com, ggslive.com, and Twitch.tv with Rashad Miller, Marshall Sutcliffe, Ben Swartz, and Rusty Kubis. The live video stream will start at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. GMT Saturday.

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 side 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 Born of the Gods in Valencia (February 2014).
If Grand Prix attendance is 1,200 or more, Top 8 finishers earn invitations and airfare, and all players with 39 or more match points who do not make Top 8 earn invitations.
All prizes displayed in U.S. dollars. Prizes subject to change.

Format: Legacy
Participation Fee: $40

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, November 15: Registration 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16: Registration 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 16: Grand Prix Washington D.C. begins at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, November 17: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

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

Players must have a signed publicity and consent form to be included in Wizards of the Coast's official online event coverage and be eligible to receive prizes. Forms can be downloaded here (100k PDF) and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian's signature on this form. Consent forms are usually collected during registration (contact the event organizer for details).

Tournament Format

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • If 799 or less players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 64 players – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • If 800 or more players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 record (or better) or the top 128 players – whichever is greater – advance to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
  • The Top 8 players after the final Swiss round on Day 2 will advance to the Top 8 single-elimination finals.
  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3.
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit.
  • 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
Information coming soon.

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, Rules Enforcement Level (REL) is Competitive on Day 1 and Professional on 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 are responsible for bringing their own method of tracking life totals, card sleeves, and appropriate counters or tokens.
  • 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, November 15
Format: Theros Sealed Deck and Legacy
Cost: $25 for Sealed, $20 for Legacy, 32-person single-elimination flights.
Times: Legacy Noon - 7 p.m. (events start each time 32 players sign up); Sealed Deck flights at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. (registration opens 1 hour before each; maximum of 32 players in each)
Prizes: Visit tjcollect.com for prize information.

Other Grand Prix Washington D.C. Trials will be run at WPN locations in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers one second-round bye to Grand Prix Washington D.C.

  • Grand Prix Washington D.C. Trials Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • Find a Trial Near You!

Byes earned through Planeswalker Points are calculated using the Planeswalker Point totals from all reported events as of the Wednesday immediately before the Grand Prix. (For Grand Prix Washington D.C., the cutoff date will be November 13.) Points earned in tournaments held at the Grand Prix event site do not count toward earned byes at that Grand Prix. Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:

Third-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 1,500 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Gold or Platinum
  • Members of the Pro Tour Hall of Fame

Second-Round Byes

  • Winners of Grand Prix Washington D.C. Trial tournaments.
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 750 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)
  • Players with a Pro Tour Players Club level of Silver

First-Round Byes

  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #2 (March 18, 2013 – August 11, 2013)
  • Players who have accumulated at least 400 Planeswalker Points in the 2013 Seasonal Award Season #3 (August 12, 2013 – December 1, 2013)

Trial winners
Winners of a Trial tournament are awarded 2 byes in the Grand Prix that it feeds. Trial byes are not cumulative with other byes and do not pass down. Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Players who accumulate multiple byes to a particular Grand Prix tournament receive only the bye for the greatest number of rounds. For complete information about Grand Prix byes and their corresponding competitive season, please check the Magic Premier Event Invitation Policy.



 

Side Events

Along with the main event, there are additional side-event tournaments to play in at a Grand Prix. Listed below are the side events offered at all Grand Prix on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional events and a full schedule can be found on the TJ Collectibles website. All side events will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 3x.

Friday
Last-Chance Trials
Earn a valuable Two-Round bye by winning one of the Last-Chance Trials. Last-Chance Trials are 32-person single-elimination events, starting as soon as 32 players register. For more info, check out the Byes section of this page.

"Foiled Again"
A straight Swiss tournament lasting three or four rounds. Participants get 1 past promo card for playing, then one additional promo card per match win. Format varies by event.

Saturday
Value Drafts
Enjoy a special discount on pick-up drafts on Saturday. Actual times and prices vary by event.

"Rebound" Event
Format at organizer's discretion. The winner(s) earn free entry into the "Super Sunday Series" (see below). Players who also played in the main Grand Prix tournament will get a discount for entry.

Sunday
Super Sunday Series
Qualifier tournaments for the Super Sunday Series will be held at each Grand Prix. The Top 4 players in the Super Sunday Series qualifier will each be awarded a special Grand Prix messenger bag. The winner of the Super Sunday Series qualifier will earn an invitation and travel award for the Super Sunday Series Championship, to be held in February 2014 in Seattle with a prize purse of $20,000. The Super Sunday Series Championship experience also includes a tour of Wizards of the Coast, dinner with Wizards employees, and more. See the Sunday Series info page for more details.



 

Artist Information

Prominent Magic artists Rob Alexander and Eric Deschamps will be on hand for free signings of your favorite cards, plus you'll have the opportunity to buy prints and even original artwork.



 

Travel Information

 Hotel Information  

There are many hotels within two miles of the event site. The below listed hotels have a room block set aside for our group.

Hampton Inn Washington Dulles International Airport South
4050 Westfax Drive, Chantilly VA 20151
Phone: (703) 818-8200 - Ask for room block code: Magic Grand Prix
$64 event rate Friday, Saturday
24-hour airport shuttle, morning shuttle to Expo Center
Book group rate by phone or online
Hampton Inn Website

Residence Inn Chantilly Dulles South
14440 Chantilly Crossing Lane
Chantilly, VA 20151-1667
Phone: 1 (800) 331-3131 or (703) 263-7900
Ask for room block code: Magic Grand Prix DC Room Block
$89 Studio Suite event rate Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Room rate includes a full breakfast buffet for all overnight guests

Courtyard Dulles Airport Chantilly
3935 Centerview Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-3217
Phone: 1 (800) 321-2211 or (703) 709-7100
Ask for room block code: Magic Grand Prix DC Room Block
$64 King Guest Room and $69 Queen/Queen Guest Room event rate Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Room Rate includes continental breakfast for up to (2) people per room, per night

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151-3800
Phone: 1 (800) 228-9290 or (703) 818-0300
Ask for room block code: Magic Grand Prix DC Room Block
$84 1 King or 2 Queen Guest Room

For additional hotel information, visit www.dullesexpo.com

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

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.

Air & Space Museum website

Downtown Washington D.C. Attractions




 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: TJ Collectibles
Email: Tom@tjcollect.com
Phone: 508-404-8245

Venue Address

Dulles Expo & Conference Center North Hall
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
Click here for map.

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