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Grand Prix Kansas City Event Information

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Date: June 18-19, 2011

Format: Scars of Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck / Booster Draft

Tournament Location

Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Registration: $40
Friday, June 17: Registration 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 18: Registration 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


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

The Grand Prix circuit returns to Kansas City, landing at the familiar Crown Center which hosted U.S. Nationals in both 2004 and 2009. We’ll have events from casual to competitive all weekend long, and if you’re looking for a little fun outside of the venue, the Crown Center is located just minutes from the vibrant Power and Light district.

Three amazing artists highlight the activities in Kansas City: Eric Deschamps, Daarken, and Missouri’s own Dan Scott! Current Magic: The Gathering developer and former pro player Zac Hill is coming out to spellsling and he’s bringing local-boy-turned-Wizards-employee Ryan Miller back home with him.

In addition to the promotional Maelstrom Pulse, attendees will receive a “North American Grand Prix Tour” deck box (while supplies last). This box is printed and designed by Legion Supplies and is the fifth in a series of eight being given away at North American Grand Prix in 2011. These deck boxes are customized with Steve Argyle art along one panel so that when all eight are collected and placed side by side, they create a full eight-piece mural. Additionally, players in Public Events will receive limited-edition storage boxes perfectly sized for holding four of the Grand Prix deck boxes (while supplies last).

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 (prizes subject to change). Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.


 

Tournament Format and Schedule

 Prizes  

All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

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 Philadelphia.

Format: Scars of Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck / Booster Draft
Participation Fee: $40
Grand Prix Kansas City will feed Pro Tour Philadelphia.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, June 17: Registration – 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18: Registration – 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 18: Tournament begins at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, June 19: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix Kansas City is open to Magic players of all ages.

Players must have a signed publicity release form to be included in Wizards of the Coast's official online event coverage. Forms can be downloaded here (15k PDF) and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on this form. Publicity releases will be collected during registration.

Tournament Format

  • Day 1: Sealed Deck (2 packs of Scars of Mirrodin, 2 packs of Mirrodin Besieged, and 2 packs of New Phyrexia)
  • Day 2: Booster Draft (New Phyrexia-Mirrodin Besieged-Scars of Mirrodin-Scars of Mirrodin, in that order)

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 finals.
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting. The Top 8 bracket will be determined using this random seating.
  • 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.

Staff
Judges interested in volunteering for Grand Prix Kansas City should email Chris Richter at judge@legionevents.com.

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 Magic 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, June 17
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Sealed Deck, 32-person single-elimination flights
Times: Noon - 7 p.m., with new flights starting every 32 players. Last trial starts at 7 p.m.
Prizes: 1st place: 3-round bye at Grand Prix Kansas City. Current set pack prizes to Top 8.
Cost: $25

Other Grand Prix Kansas City Trials will be run at WPN locations in the weeks leading up to the Grand Prix. Each offers at least 1 three-round bye to Grand Prix Kansas City.

  • Grand Prix Kansas City Trials Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Kansas City Area
  • Find a Trial Near You!
    Find a Trial Near You!

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 June 15, 2011.
  • Winners of Grand Prix Kansas City 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 June 15, 2011.

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 June 15, 2011.

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

Friday: Grand Prix Trial Grinders
Format: Scars of Mirrodin Block Sealed Deck
Entry Fee: $25
Start: Noon
Structure: Each single elimination grinder will start when 32 players register, and new grinders will continue to start until registration closes at 7 p.m.
Prizes: 1st place: 3-round bye for the Grand Prix; current set pack prizes to Top 8.

For a complete schedule of Public Events, visit legionevents.com.



 

Artist Information

Eric Deschamps, Daarken, and Dan Scott will be at Grand Prix Kansas City.

 

Travel Information

  Hotel Information  

The tournament venue is attached to the Hyatt Regency hotel which has a room block for the discounted rate of $129 per night. Room rates are good through May 27–book early as it will fill up. If you call to book your room, please ask for the Grand Prix Kansas City block.

Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee Street,
Kansas City, Missouri, USA 64108
816-421-1234

Kansas City is smack dab in the middle of the country and easy to get to from anywhere. Flights should be booked to Kansas City international Airport (MCI), which is approximately 20 miles from the Hyatt Regency Crown Center. Super shuttle service to and from the airport is available at a discounted rate. You can purchase your tickets ahead at supershuttle.com.

The venue is just a few minutes from the bustling Power and Light district, with plenty of clubs, restaurants, shops and entertainment of all kinds.

For more travel information please visit www.legionevents.com.



 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Legion Events
Web site: www.legionevents.com
Email: steve@legionevents.com
Phone: (608) 616-0841

Venue Address

Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee St
Kansas City, MO 64108

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