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Author Topic: 03/30/12 - 04/01/12 - Grand Prix: Salt Lake City  (Read 563 times)
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« on: March 01, 2012, 01:40:11 pm »

Grand Prix are the largest open entry Magic: the Gathering events. Held across the world, they are high-energy and no invitation is necessary – anyone can attend! No Competitive Planeswalker Points? No problem. With $20,000 in cash prizes, an exclusive promo card for participation and a high Planeswalker Points multiplier for the main event and side events, one thing is certain: a Grand Prix is sure-fire great time!

EVENT SITE
Salt Palace Convention Center
Room 255 A-F
100 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
website

HOTEL
Shilo Inn
206 South West Temple
Salt Lake, UT 84101
$109/night attendee
FREE BREAKFAST, PARKING, AIRPORT SHUTTLE

For Reservations:
http://www.shiloinns.com/
1-800-222-2244, mention "Star City Games"

ARTISTS[/size]
rk post
rk post will be joining us in Salt Lake City! His art is featured on cards such as Avatar of Woe, Ichorid, Morphling, Tidehollow Sculler, and more! Click here to find your favorite card, and stop by his booth to get it signed!!

Jason Felix
Artist Jason Felix (All Is Dust, Archive Trap, Creeping Tar Pit, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen) will be joining us at the Grand Prix Salt Lake City! Stop by to have some cards signed or purchase a print of your favorite card.

Steve Argyle
Artist Steve Argyle (Admonition Angel, Child of Alara, Everflowing Chalice, Liliana of the Veil, Ponder [textless player rewards], and more) will be joining us in Salt Lake City! Stop by and have some cards signed or buy a print of your favorite card.

REGISTRATION
Entry Fee: $40
Friday, March 30th – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 31st – 8:00 am – 9:45 am

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, March 30th (Doors open at 12:00 PM)

Grand Prix Trial Grinders
Start Time: As filled (Registration from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Format: Standard
Entry Fee: $20
Structure: 32 players – Single Elimination
REL: Competitive
Prizes:
First place: 3-round bye for the Grand Prix and Eighteen (18) packs of Dark Ascension
Second place: Eighteen (18) packs of Dark Ascension
Third/Fourth place: Nine (9) packs of Dark Ascension
 
Two-Headed Giant Challenge[/size]
Start Time: 5:00 pm (Registration at 4:00 pm)
Format: Innistrad Block 2HG Sealed (4 booster packs of Innistrad and 4 booster packs of Dark Ascension)
Entry Fee: $30 per team
Structure: Four (4) rounds of Swiss
Prizes:
4-0: Sixteen (16) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
3-0-1: Twelve (12) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
3-1: Eight (8) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
2 wins: Two (2) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team

Standard Challenge[/size]
Start Time: 7:00 pm (Registration at 6:00 pm)
Format: Standard
Entry Fee: $10
Structure: Four (4) Rounds of Swiss
REL: Regular
Prizes:
4-0: $50 StarCityGames.com Dealer Credit
3-0-1: $25 StarCItyGames.com Dealer Credit and Three (3) packs of Dark Ascension
3-1: Six (6) packs of Dark Ascension
2 wins: One (1) pack of Dark Ascension
 
4- and 8-Player Side Events
Start Time: As filled (Registration from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Single Elimination Booster Drafts - $10
Single Elimination Competitive Booster Drafts - $15
Single Elimination Constructed Tournaments (Standard, Modern, Legacy) – $15
Four Player Commander Chaos Games - $5
 
Grand Prix: Salt Lake City Preregistration[/size]
Entry Fee: $40
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 31st (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

Grand Prix: Salt Lake City
Start Time: 10:00 am (Registration Closes at 9:45 am)
Format: Standard Constructed
Entry Fee: $40
Structure: Modified Swiss
REL: Competitive (Day 1) and Professional (Day 2)
Advancement:
* If 799 or fewer players register for the event, all players with an X-2-0 (or X-0-3) 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 X-0-3) or better record OR the top 128 players—whichever number is greater—will advance to the second day of the event.

Tournament Byes

Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
Note: 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 Pro Players Club level of 4 or higher
* Top 300 Players in the last Competitive Planeswalker Points Season
* Winners of Grand Prix–Salt Lake City Trial tournaments.

Second-Round Byes

* Players with a Pro Players Club level of 2 or 3
* Top 2000 Players in the last Competitive Planeswalker Points Season

First-Round Byes

* Players with a Pro Players Club level of 1
* Top 15000 Players in the last Competitive Planeswalker Points Season

Trial winners
Players 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.

Two-Headed Giant Challenge
Start Time: 12:00 pm (Registration at 11:00 am)
Format: Innistrad Block 2HG Sealed (4 booster packs of Innistrad and 4 booster packs of Dark Ascension)
Entry Fee: $30 per Team
Structure: Four (4) rounds of Swiss
Prizes:
4-0: Sixteen (16) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
3-0-1: Twelve (12) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
3-1: Eight (8) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
2 wins: Two (2) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team

StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifier
Start Time: 2:00 pm (Registration begins at 1:00 pm)
Format: Standard
Entry Fee: $25
Structure: Modified Swiss depending on participants
REL: Competitive
Prizes:
1st: $250 Travel Award, Qualification for a StarCityGames.com Invitational
2nd: Twenty-Four (24) Packs of Dark Ascension
3rd-4th: Twelve (12) Packs of Dark Ascension
5th-8th: Six (6) Packs of Dark Ascension
Top 8 receive a StarCityGames.com Invitational Qualifier Top 8 Pin

Standard Sealed
Start Time: 4:00 pm (Registration begins at 3:00 pm)
Format: Standard Sealed (each player receives 1 pack of every set in Standard – Scars of Mirrodin, Mirrodin Besieged, New Phyrexia, Magic 2012, Innistrad, and Dark Ascension)
Entry Fee: $25
Structure: Four (4) rounds of Swiss
REL: Regular
Prizes:
4-0: Twelve (12) packs of Dark Ascension
3-0-1: Nine (9) packs of Dark Ascension
3-1: Six (6) packs of Dark Ascension
2 wins: Two (2) packs of Dark Ascension

Legacy Challenge
Start Time: 6:00 pm (Registration starts at 5:00 pm)
Format: Legacy
Entry Fee: $10
Structure: Four (4) rounds of Swiss
REL: Regular
Prizes:
4-0: $50 StarCityGames.com Dealer Credit
3-0-1: $25 StarCItyGames.com Dealer Credit and Three (3) packs of Dark Ascension
3-1: Six (6) packs of Dark Ascension
2 wins: One (1) pack of Dark Ascension

4- and 8-Player Side Events
Start Time: As filled (Registration from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm)
Single Elimination Booster Drafts - $10
Single Elimination Competitive Booster Drafts - $15
Single Elimination Constructed Tournaments (Standard, Modern, Legacy) – $15
Four Player Commander Chaos Games - $5

Sunday, April 1st (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

Grand Prix: Salt Lake City – Day Two
Format: Standard Constructed (Players must use the same deck as Day One)
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Structure: Six (6) Rounds of Swiss with a cut to a Single-Elimination Top 8.
REL: Professional
Prizes:
1st: $3,500   and 8 Pro Points
2: $2,300 and 6 Pro Points
3-4: $1,500    and 5 Pro Points
5-8: $1,000    and 4 Pro Points
9-16: $600   and 3 Pro Points
17-32: $500 and 2 Pro Points
33-64   : $200 and 1 Pro Point
Top 4 finishers also earn invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Avacyn Restored in Barcelona.
All prizes in U.S. Dollars. Prizes subject to change.

StarCityGames.com Standard Open
Start Time: 10:00 am (Registration begins at 8:00 am)
Format: Standard Constructed
Entry Fee: $30
Structure: Modified Swiss with a cut to the single-elimination Top 8
REL: Competitive
Prizes:
1st: 20 Open Points, $2,000 (or $2500 in StarCityGames.com online store credit) & the StarCityGames.com Standard Open Trophy!
2nd: 15 Open Points, plus $800 (or $1000 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
3rd-4th: 10 Open Points, plus $500 (or $625 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
5th-8th: 8 Open Points, plus $250 (or $312.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
9th-16th: 4 Open Points, plus $100 (or $125 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
17th-32nd: 2 Open Points, plus $50 (or $62.50 in StarCityGames.com online store credit)
33rd+: 1 Open Point

Two-Headed Giant Challenge
Start Time: 12:00 PM (Registration starts at 11:00 AM)
Format: Innistrad Block 2HG Sealed (4 booster packs of Innistrad and 4 booster packs of Dark Ascension)
Entry Fee: $30 per Team
Structure: Four (4) rounds of Swiss
Prizes:
4-0: Sixteen (16) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
3-0-1: Twelve (12) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
3-1: Eight (8) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team
2 wins: Two (2) Booster Packs of Dark Ascension per Team

Modern Challenge
Start Time: 2:00 pm (Registration starts at 1:00 pm)
Format: Modern
Entry Fee: $10
Structure: Four (4) rounds of Swiss
REL: Regular
Prizes:
4-0: $50 StarCityGames.com Dealer Credit
3-0-1: $25 StarCityGames.com Dealer Credit and Three (3) packs of Dark Ascension
3-1: Six (6) packs of Dark Ascension
2 wins: One (1) pack of Dark Ascension

4- and 8-Player Side Events
Start Time: As filled (Registration from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm)
Single Elimination Booster Drafts - $10
Single Elimination Competitive Booster Drafts - $15
Single Elimination Constructed Tournaments (Standard, Modern, Legacy) – $15
Four Player Commander Chaos Games - $5

SIDE EVENTS – ALL WEEKEND LONG[/size]
Single elimination booster drafts
Entry: $10.00
Prizes:  Three (3) Boosters to 1st Place or Free Entry into a $10 Draft

Single elimination competitive booster drafts
Entry: $15.00
Prizes: 1st Place – Eight (8) Boosters
2nd Place – Four (4) Boosters

Single elimination constructed tournaments (Standard, Modern, Legacy)
Entry Fee: $15.00
Prizes: One Box (36 Packs) to 1st Place

Four Player Commander Chaos Games
Entry Fee: $5.00
Prizes:
1st Place: $20 StarCityGames.com Dealer Credit

PRESS
StarCityGames.com will be providing a dedicated "Coverage Area" for all aspiring Magic: the Gathering reporters to utilize at Grand Prix: Salt Lake City. If you are interested in reserving a space within this area, please email nicholas.sabin@starcitygames.com for approval. These slots will be filled on a first come-first served basis.

JUDGING
Judges interested in working at this event should submit an application through dcifamily.org: http://www.dcifamily.org/event/339/

Judge certification will be available at this event; interested candidates should make arrangements with Riki Hayashi at riki.hayashi@starcitygames.com prior to the event.

NEED CARDS?
Buy, sell and trade with America’s largest Magic the Gathering retailer! StarCityGames.com will have a massive dealer booth set up all weekend long! Orders for pick up at this event will be accepted until Wednesday, March 28th at noon.

TRADING
Although trading is both allowed and encouraged, please note that the following things are not permitted at this event:

-Buying/selling cards with anyone except for our authorized dealer(s)
-Soliciting to buy/sell cards elsewhere
-Advertising without receiving permission from StarCityGames.com’s on-site Event Manager
-Offering to “alter” cards in exchange for some form of compensation
-Utilizing an excessive amount of space when trading
-Using suitcases, handcarts, luggage carts, etc. for the purpose of transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.

Please note that failure to obey these rules may result in all involved parties being both removed from the event without refund, and banned from attending future events.

DIRECTIONS
For directions to the venue, we recommend Google Maps.

MORE INFORMATION
Your question may already be answered in our tournament FAQ. However, if you still have questions, please feel free to email us at events@starcitygames.com or call (540) 767-GAME (4263). We want your experience to be as enjoyable as possible, and will do our best to assist you in any way that we can.
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