Qualifiers for Pro Tour Philadelphia 2011

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Pro Tour Philadelphia is September 2-4, 2011.

Qualifiers for the Pro Tour held at Magic Weekend Philadelphia start April 16 and run until July 31. Check the Event Locator to find an event near you that could earn you an invitation to the Pro Tour at Magic Weekend Philadelphia. Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers will once again be run as well, so if you can't make it to an event near you, there's still a chance for you to qualify! Complete information on Magic Online qualifiers can be found here.

Entry Fee

Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with local organizer for specific information.

Tournament Structure

The structure for qualifier tournaments feeding Pro Tour Philadelphia will be modified Swiss-style, with the Top 8 players playing in a single-elimination format for prizes and invitation(s).

Tournament Format

The format for qualifier tournaments feeding Pro Tour Philadelphia is Standard. New Phyrexia is not legal for use in the Standard format until May 13, 2011. Events held prior to this date will not use New Phyrexia.

  • Deck lists are required

Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds - 50 minutes per round
  • Top 8 matches will have no time limit
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance according to the following chart:

    AttendanceNumber of
    Swiss rounds
    17 - 325
    33 - 646
    65 - 1287
    129 - 2268
    227 - 4109
    411 or higher10

Advancement

  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds.
  • The top 8 players after the final Swiss round will advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals.

Top 8

  • 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.

Notes

  • 32K, REL: Competitive
  • The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
  • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

Invitations, Eligibility, and Prize Money

Players already holding an invitation to Pro Tour Philadelphia are prohibited from participating in any qualifiers for Pro Tour Philadelphia, with the exception of Grand Prix tournaments. Players may have earned invitations through cumulative past performance in the Pro Tour, appropriate Pro Tour Players Club level, winning a previous Qualifier, finishing Top 16 at a Grand Prix tournament, or by being an invited DCI player (valid upon the date of the official ratings invitation announcement for the appropriate professional tournament).

Prizes

  • Invitations to Pro Tour Philadelphia (exact number of invitations determined by tournament location)
  • Product prizes to be determined by the organizer
  • Some qualifiers offer airline travel. See individual schedules for details.

Registration Information

  • Players who want more specific local tournament or registration information should call their local contact phone number.
  • Players who have general questions about the Magic: The Gathering® trading card game, Wizards of the Coast LLC, the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour, DCI players’ organization, Qualifier tournaments, the Magic® World Championships, National Championships, or Regionals should call Wizards of the Coast at (800) 324-6496, or access the Knowledge Base.
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