2012 Pro Tour Players Club Benefits and Limitations

Benefits are based on the member's level at the start of the 2012, and apply only to applicable events held in 2012.

Level 1

  • Member receives one bye at all Grand Prix tournaments
Level 2
  • Member receives two byes at all Grand Prix tournaments
  • Member is invited to his or her country's 2012 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
Level 3
  • Member receives two byes at all 2012 Grand Prix tournaments
  • Member is invited to his or her country's 2012 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
  • Member is invited to one 2012 Pro Tour (as chosen by each member). Players will not receive their invitations until the Thursday prior to the chosen Pro Tour.
Level 4
  • Member is invited to his or her country's 2012 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
  • Member receives three byes at all 2012 Grand Prix tournaments
  • Member is invited to all 2012 Pro Tours. Players will not receive their invitations until the Thursday prior to each Pro Tour.
Level 5
  • Member is invited to his or her country's 2012 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
  • Member receives three byes at all 2012 Grand Prix tournaments
  • Member is invited to all 2012 Pro Tours. Players will not receive their invitations until the Thursday prior to each Pro Tour.
  • Member receives a $250.00 USD appearance fee whenever he or she competes in a 2012 Pro Tour
Level 6
  • Member is invited to his or her country's 2012 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
  • Member receives three byes at all 2012 Grand Prix tournaments
  • Member is invited to all 2012 Pro Tours
  • Member receives a $1,250.00 USD appearance fee whenever he or she competes in a 2012 Pro Tour
  • Member receives expenses-paid air travel ticket to one 2012 Pro Tour (as chosen by each member)*
  • Member receives a $1,000.00 USD appearance fee if he or she competes in the World Magic Cup
Level 7
  • Member is invited to his or her country's 2012 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
  • Member receives three byes at all 2012 Grand Prix tournaments
  • Member is invited to all 2012 Pro Tours
  • Member receives a $1,750.00 USD appearance fee whenever he or she competes in a 2012 Pro Tour
  • Member receives expenses-paid air travel ticket to all 2012 Pro Tours during 2012*
  • Member receives a $250.00 USD appearance fee whenever he or she competes in a 2012 Grand Prix
  • Member receives a $1,000.00 USD appearance fee if he or she competes in the World Magic Cup
Level 8
  • Member is invited to his or her country's 2012 World Magic Cup Qualifiers
  • Members receives three byes at all 2012 Grand Prix tournaments
  • Member is invited to all 2012 Pro Tours
  • Member receives a $2,250.00 USD appearance fee whenever he or she competes in a 2012 Pro Tour
  • Member receives expenses-paid air travel ticket and hotel accommodations at all 2012 Pro Tours during 2012*
  • Member receives a $500.00 USD appearance fee whenever he or she competes in a 2012 Grand Prix
  • Member receives a $1,000.00 USD appearance fee if he or she competes in the World Magic Cup
*Players under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship will receive a cash equivalent award in lieu of expenses paid air ticket and/or hotel accommodations. Such player must still attend, compete, and be listed in the finish of the tournament or forfeit this award.

Procedures and Rules for receiving benefits
Beyond the eligibility and limitations previously outlined, members must adhere to the following rules and procedures to obtain their benefits:

Byes:
In order to receive byes at a Grand Prix event, the member must fulfill all entry requirements for that Grand Prix tournament, including but not limited to, payment of applicable entry fee, presentation of identification, deck list, and signing consent forms.

Invitations:
In order to receive Invitations to Pro Tour and World Magic Cup events, the member must fulfill all entry requirements for the applicable tournament, including but not limited to, payment of any entry fee, presentation of identification, deck list, and signing consent forms.

Appearance fees:
In order to receive an appearance fee, the member must attend, compete, and be listed as finishing in the applicable tournament for which he or she is to receive the appearance fee and participate in all mandatory aspects of the event, including without limitation media interviews or specialty events.

All appearance fees are subject to the following additional terms and conditions:

  • All taxes are the responsibility of the individual receiving the appearance fee. Members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdiction for questions regarding their tax liabilities.
  • Before being awarded any appearance fee, the potential recipient must, among other things, submit to Wizards of the Coast LLC: (i) a signed Consent and Release Agreement, (ii) the appropriate IRS tax form, (iii) provide proof of identification, and (iv) any other documentation designated by Wizards.
  • A player eligible for an appearance fee must claim his or her appearance fee within one (1) year from the date of the event for which the appearance was awarded, or the appearance fee is forfeited.
Appearance fee awards are processed in the same manner as prize awards for events and are generally mailed out six weeks after the event and all required information is received by Wizards of the Coast.

Travel:

A player eligible for a Travel Award must arrange that travel with Wizards of the Coast LLC or its designee no later than thirty (30) days prior to first day of the Premier Event to which he or she won such Travel Award. Any travel arrangements not made prior to this date will be forfeited. All Travel Awards are subject to the terms and conditions set forth below.

All members eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast on whom they must contact and the deadline by which they must arrange their travel awards. Wizards of the Coast will not refund travel made outside this service. Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to award a cash equivalent award in lieu of any travel award in its sole discretion*

Wizards of the Coast LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify any and all prize or award structures, and to substitute any prize or award for another prize or award in its sole discretion.

All Travel Awards are subject to the following additional terms and conditions:

  • All Travel Awards are non-transferable, non-negotiable, and not redeemable for an alternative Travel Award or prize, except in Wizards' sole discretion.
  • A member may only be awarded one Travel Award per event. If a player already possesses a Travel Award to an event, all further Travel Awards earned for that Premier Event are forfeit.
  • All taxes are the responsibility of the individual receiving the Travel Award and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdictions for questions regarding their tax liabilities.
  • Before being awarded any Travel Award, the potential recipient must, among other things, submit to Wizards of the Coast LLC: (i) a signed Consent and Release Agreement, (ii) the appropriate IRS tax form, (iii) provide proof of identification, and (iv) any other documentation designated by Wizards.
  • An airfare award shall consist of one (1) roundtrip coach air ticket, on an airline chosen by Wizards or its designee, from the major airport nearest the recipient's home to the city in which the applicable event will be held, during the time of such event.
  • The Travel Award winner agrees to adhere to all instructions provided by Wizards to assist Wizards or its designee in booking such air ticket.
  • Wizards or its designee will only book the air ticket to include the days of the applicable tournament or championship.
  • Lodging, meals, gratuities, ground transportation, fees caused by changes to airline reservations, and any other fees, costs or expenses are the winner's sole responsibility.
  • Travel must be taken on dates designated by Wizards or the Travel Award will be forfeited.
  • Individuals may not change airline ticket dates without Wizards' prior written approval.
  • Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to availability.
  • Minors (i.e. those under 18 years of age) who earn a Travel Award are not eligible to be awarded the plane ticket travel awards. Instead, minors will be awarded a "Cash Equivalent Award" equal to the cost of a round trip ticket to the Premier Event in question and/or the equivalent hotel costs, as applicable and as determined by Wizards in its sole discretion. This award will be issued only if the player actually attends and participates in the event in question. Wizards will pay out this "Minor Qualifier Travel – Cash Equivalent Award" after the event along with the rest of the event payouts.

Hotel:

This benefit begins thirty (30) days after a player has obtained a level that includes this benefit. The hotel room award shall consist of one (1) single-occupancy standard hotel room at a hotel chosen by Wizards of the Coast or its designate for the dates of the applicable tournament, generally with check-in the day of mandatory registration and check out the day following the last day of competition for the tournament. Additional days may be booked at member's sole expense.

In the weeks preceding an applicable tournament, Wizards of the Coast will notify eligible members of the hotel name, location and contacts, along with any available confirmation number or group number to assist check-in.

Wizards of the Coast LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify any and all prize or award structures, and to substitute any prize or award for another prize or award in its sole discretion.

All hotel room awards are subject to the following additional terms and conditions:

  • All hotel room awards are non-transferable, non-negotiable, and not redeemable for an alternative hotel award or prize, except in Wizards' sole discretion.
  • A player may only be awarded one hotel award per event. If a player already possesses a hotel award to an event, all further hotel room awards earned for that event are forfeit.
  • All taxes are the responsibility of the individual receiving the hotel award, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdictions for questions regarding their tax liabilities.
  • Before being awarded any hotel award, the potential recipient must, among other things, submit to Wizards of the Coast LLC: (i) a signed Consent and Release Agreement, (ii) the appropriate IRS tax form, (iii) provide proof of identification, and (iv) any other documentation designated by Wizards.
  • The hotel room award shall consist of one (1) single-occupancy standard hotel room at a hotel chosen by Wizards of the Coast or its designate for the dates of the applicable event, generally with check-in the day of mandatory registration and check out the day following the last day of competition for the tournament. Additional days may be booked at member's sole expense.
  • Booking will include paid room and room tax only. All other expenses, including without limitation meals, gratuities, ground transportation, and itinerary change fees, are the member's responsibility. The member must occupy room on the dates designated by Wizards, or the award will be forfeited. Specific dates and arrangements are subject to availability.
  • Minors (i.e. those under 18 years of age) who earn a hotel room award are not eligible to be awarded hotel room awards. Instead, minors will be awarded a "Cash Equivalent Award" equal to the cost of the equivalent hotel costs, as applicable and as determined by Wizards in its sole discretion. This award will be issued only if the player actually attends and participates in the event in question. Wizards will pay out this "Minor Qualifier Travel – Cash Equivalent Award" after the event along with the rest of the event payouts.

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