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Magic Weekend Philadelphia 2011 Public Event Information

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Magic Weekend Philadelphia Promo Card

Whenever you register for any public event at Magic Weekend Philadelphia, receive a premium foil copy of Ajani Goldmane (while supplies last).


Weekend-Long Public Events

Weekend-long Public Events have no specific start time. Registration for these events is continuously open and each event will start once the appropriate number of players has registered (Subject to space and judge availability). Public Events are available during the following hours:

Registration Opens: 2:00 PM on Thursday, 9:00 AM on Friday and Saturday, and 9:00 AM on Sunday
Registration Closes: 8:00 PM each night

Single-Elimination Events

Booster Draft events will be run using Magic 2012 boosters.

Format Cost Minimum Players Prizes*
Booster Draft $15 8 1st: 6 boosters, 2nd 4 boosters, 3rd & 4th 1 booster each
Standard or Extended $5 8 1st: 6 boosters, 2nd 4 boosters, 3rd & 4th 1 booster each
Legacy or Vintage $5 8 1st: b Boosters, 2nd 4 boosters, 3rd & 4th 1 booster each
2HG Booster Draft $30/Team 8 (4 Teams) 1st: 8 boosters, 2nd 4 boosters
Commander - Constructed $5 4 2 boosters per eliminated player
Commander - Limited $30 4 2 boosters per eliminated player

Scheduled Public Events

The following applies to all scheduled Public Events:

  • Registration opens 1 hour before each event's scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Unless otherwise posted, top finishing players will receive current set boosters. Special events may offer special prizes as posted (i.e. xBox system, Magic foil set, Magic foil uncut sheet, etc); in such events the winner of the special prize will receive only that prize.

Pro Tour Qualifiers

Pro Tour Qualifiers held at the Pro Tour also award an invitation and a travel award to a specific Pro Tour tournament for the top-finishing competitor. For more information, visit www.wizards.com/protour

Grand Prix Trials

Number of Players Number of 3 Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
65 – 128 4
129+ 8

Trials for individual-format Grand Prix tournaments award a three-round bye to a Grand Prix tournament for one or more of the top-finishing competitors. The number of three-round byes awarded will be determined by the number of players in the Trial as shown in the table below. Grand Prix Trial byes do not pass down - if a player already possesses a three-round bye, finishes high enough to win another bye from a Grand Prix Trial, that bye will not be passed down to the next eligible player.

Thursday, September 1

Registration
Time
Start
Time
Cost Description
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM 2:00 PM $25 Last Chance Qualifier – Pro Tour Philadelphia – Standard Constructed
Straight Swiss tournament with no single elimination rounds. One additional Swiss round will be added to determine the final standings.
Top-4 finishers will qualify for Pro Tour Philadelphia. Product prizes will begin at 5th place.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Philadelphia may not participate.
Note: This is a 32K tournament.

Friday, September 2

Registration
Time
Start
Time
Cost Description
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM $15 Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives one foil set each of Magic 2012, Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, and New Phyrexia. 2nd place receives one foil set each of Magic 2012 and Scars of Mirrodin. 3rd and 4th places each receive one foil set each of Mirrodin Besieged and New Phyrexia.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM 12:00 PM $25 Magic 2012 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2012 boosters per player.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a 16GB iPad with Wifi.
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM 2:00 PM $15 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to September 1, 2012 and 36 Magic 2012 Boosters.
Note: This is a 24K tournament.
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM 5:00 PM $25 Magic 2012 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2012 boosters per player.
Swiss tournament (4 rounds).
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 promo card.
Prizes are based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, promo card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates):
12pts: 4 promo cards & 4Magic 2012 boosters, plus 1 entry into any Public Event at Magic Weekend Philadelphia 2011.
9-11pts: 2 promo cards & 2 Magic 2012 boosters.
6-8pts: 1 promo cards & 1 Magic 2012 booster.

Saturday, September 3

Registration
Time
Start
Time
Cost Description
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM 9:00 AM $30 Pro Tour Qualifier – Pro Tour 2012 #1 – Magic 2012 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2012 boosters per player.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour 2012 #1 may not participate.
1st place qualifies for Pro Tour 2012 #1 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour 2012 #1.*
Note: This is a 32K tournament.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 11:00 AM $15 Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a 16GB iPad with Wifi.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM 12:00 PM $35 per
Team
Magic 2012 Block 2HG Sealed Deck
8 Magic 2012 boosters per team.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place team members each receive a Magic 2012 foil set and a Magic 2012 foil, uncut sheet. 2nd place team members each receive a Magic 2012 foil, uncut sheet.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM 1:00 PM $15 Legacy Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a From the Vault: Relics, a From the Vault: Exiled, and a From the Vault: Legends Box Sets, 2nd place receives a From the Vault: Exiled and a From the Vault: Legends Box Sets, 3rd and 4th places each receive a From the Vault: Legends Box Set.
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM 3:00 PM $25 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Magic 2012 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2012 boosters per player.
Straight Swiss tournament with no single elimination rounds.
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to September 1, 2012 and 36 Magic 2012 Boosters.
Note: This is a 24K tournament.
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM 5:00 PM $15 Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament (5 rounds)
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place players each receive a foil set of Magic 2012. 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th places each receive a foil set of New Phyrexia.

Sunday, September 4

Registration
Time
Start
Time
Cost Description
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM 9:00 AM $35 $3000 Draft Challenge – Magic 2012 Booster Draft
Limited to 128 players.
3 Magic 2012 boosters per player (per draft).
Swiss Booster Draft tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination Booster Draft.
2 Booster Drafts will be run during the Swiss rounds.
1st place receives $1500, 2nd place receives $800, and 3rd and 4th places each receive $350.
Note: This is a 32K event.
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM 10:00 AM $20 Magic Weekend Philadelphia Legacy Open – Legacy Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
1st place receives 18 boosters of Italian Legends and 36 boosters of Urza's Saga. 2nd place receives 9 boosters of Italian Legends and 36 boosters of Urza's Legacy. 3rd and 4th places each receive 4 boosters of Italian Legends and 18 boosters of Urza's Destiny.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 11:00 AM $35 per
Team
Magic 2012 Block 2HG Sealed Deck
8 Magic 2012 boosters per team.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place team members each receive an xBox Game System.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM 12:00 PM $15 Standard Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-4 single-elimination.
1st place receives a Magic 2012 foil set and a Magic 2012 foil, uncut sheet. 2nd place receives a Magic 2012 foil, uncut sheet.
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM 1:00 PM $25 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Magic 2012 Sealed Deck
6 Magic 2012 boosters per player.
Straight Swiss tournament with no single elimination rounds.
Winner(s) each receive a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to September 1, 2012 and a Magic 2012 foil, uncut sheet.
Note: This is a 24K tournament.


* Travel:
The players eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast regarding 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.

All travel itineraries must be from the international airport nearest the player's home and to the host city of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship or event, and must include all the dates of that event. No award will be substituted if member is unable to participate. All other expenses are the responsibility of the member and may include, without limitation, accommodations, ground transportation, taxes, itinerary change fees, passport and visa fees.

This award must be redeemed through member's arrangement of travel itinerary no later than (30) days before departure. Failure to complete travel arrangements as directed by Wizards of the Coast prior to this deadline will result in forfeiture of the award. Every member receiving a travel award must provide to Wizards of the Coast an executed liability release, the appropriate US taxation form (W9 or W8) (or have one on file), current contact information (http://webapp.wizards.com/dcimember/), proof of ID and passport (when required by international destination). In all cases, all such documentation must be provided to Wizards of the Coast, or previously on file, at least thirty (30) days before departure. Failure to timely provide such documentation will result in forfeiture of the award.

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.

All awards:
Players must attend, compete (though not necessarily on the same team), and be listed as finishing in the applicable tournament for which he or she received the award. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in forfeiture of the award.
All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdictions for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

Awards are subject to availability and may be changed and/or other awards substitute without notice, at Wizards sole discretion.

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