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Date: October 22-23, 2011

Format: Legacy

Tournament Location

RAI Amsterdam
Hall 4 - 5
Europaplein 22
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Doors: Free
Registration: €25
Friday, October 21, 2011: 13.00 – 22.00
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 08.00 – 09.00


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

Travel to vibrant Amsterdam and take part in a weekend of serious Magic fun with a bunch of exciting things to do!

Join the fun in Public Events on Friday with Grand Prix Trials from 12.00h onwards and a Magic Game Show with host Richard Hagon starting at 20.00h. On Saturday and Sunday morning, 8-player pick-up games are half price. We will also feature free casual Standard dueling, a Pro Tour Qualifier, Legacy and Vintage tournaments and much more. Meet Magic artists Mark Poole and Ben Thompson and get your cards signed. Battle against a pro player in the Spell Slinging area (if you beat the pro, you win a booster!) or try out Duels of the Planeswalkers. Or take part in the main tournament and get a cool foil Maelstrom Pulse promo card!

Whatever you want to do, Grand Prix Amsterdam will be a weekend to remember!

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 Dark Ascension in Honolulu.

Format: Legacy
Participation Fee: €25
Grand Prix Amsterdam will feed Pro Tour Dark Ascension in Honolulu in 2012.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, October 21: Registration 13.00 – 22.00
  • Saturday, October 22: Registration 08.00 – 09.00
  • Saturday, October 22: Tournament begins at 09.30
  • Sunday, October 23: Day Two begins at 08.00

The main tournament at Grand Prix Amsterdam 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

  • Legacy
  • Deck lists are required
  • Players must use the same deck on Day 2 that they used on Day 1

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.
  • 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.

Notes

  • Planeswalker Points multiplier 8x, 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
Format: Legacy
Entry Fee: €5
Start Time: From noon onward
Structure: Single-elimination grinders will start when 32 players register.
REL: Competitive
Prizes: First place earns 3-round bye for the Grand Prix. Prize pool two boosters PP.

Other Grand Prix Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam.

  • Grand Prix Amsterdam Trials Information
  • More Information on Grand Prix Byes
  • WPN Locations in the Amsterdam 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 October 19, 2011.
  • Winners of Grand Prix Amsterdam 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 October 19, 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 October 19, 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

All Public Events at Grand Prix Amsterdam will have a Planeswalker Points multiplier of 5x. (The Last Chance Trials on 10/21 will have a multiplier of 3x.)

Friday, October 21

Event Registration Time Cost per player Description
Structure: Single elimination 32-player flights. Games will begin as soon as 32 players register
Prizes: The top finishing competitor of each 32-player flight will receive 3 byes in GP Amsterdam
Prize pool is 2 boosters per player
Structure: Straight Swiss tournament fixed at 4 rounds
Product: 6 Innistrad Boosters
Prizes: All players receive a promo card*
12 points receives 4 promo cards & 4 Innistrad boosters
9-11 points receives 2 promo cards & 2 Innistrad boosters
6-8 points receives 1 promo cards & 1 Innistrad booster
Promo card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates)
Various Pick Up Events
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Please note that the cost is per player.
Prizes: 1st Team – 6 boosters 2nd Team – 4 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
(For more details see: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/TCG/Resources.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/resources/formats-casual )
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: Foil cards given out as the players choose
Register in this casual event and play whomever you choose.
Prizes: A foil WPN card for every participant*
Innistrad Draft 12:00 – 18:15 16 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
2HG Innistrad Draft 12:00 – 18:15 16 € Structure: 4 Team swiss paired event
Open Duelling 10:00 – 19:15 2 € Structure: Do you want to play but don't want the hassle of a full tournament?
Fun Foil Friday 12:00 – 16:45 25 € Format: Sealed Deck
Commander 12:00 – 19:15 4 € Structure:4 Player multiplayer pick up tournament
Grand Prix Trials – GP Amsterdam 12:00 – 17:15 5 € Format: Legacy
Standard Constructed 12:00 – 19:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Modern Constructed 12:00 – 19:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Legacy Constructed 12:00 – 19:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Minimasters 12:00 – 19:15 8 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
The Richard Hagon Game Show n/a Free Play as a team (up to 4 players) to win some cool Magic prizes from your host, Richard Hagon.

Saturday, October 22

Event Registration Time Cost per player Description
Structure: 32 Player single elimination tournaments. Will start as soon as 32 players have registered.
Prizes: 1st 1 Booster Pack from every set in Modern*, 2nd 2 Lucky Dip Envelopes*, 3rd & 4th 1 Lucky Dip Envelope*
Plus 2 boosters per player
Lucky Dip Envelopes: These contain random prizes from cool Foil cards right up to 100€ store credit voucher
Structure: Swiss paired tournament with cut to top 8
Prizes: 1st – 200€ Store Credit, 2nd – 100€ Store Credit, 3rd & 4th 50€ Store Credit, 5th to 8th – 25€ Store Credit
Plus 2 boosters per player
Structure: Each team receives 8 Innistrad boosters. Swiss paired tournament
Please note that the cost is per player.
Prizes: 4 boosters per team
Various Pick Up Events
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Please note that the cost is per player.
Prizes: 1st Team – 6 boosters 2nd Team – 4 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
(For more details see: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/TCG/Resources.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/resources/formats-casual )
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: Foil cards given out as the players choose
Register in this casual event and play whomever you choose.
Prizes: A foil WPN card for every participant*
Lucky Dip Legacy 10:00 – 17:15 10 € Format: Legacy Constructed
500€ Vintage Championship 10:00 – 13:45 12 € Format: Vintage
Innistrad Draft 10:00 – 18:15 16 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
2HG Innistrad Draft 10:00 – 18:15 16 € Structure: 4 Team swiss paired event
Open Duelling 10:00 – 19:15 2 € Structure: Do you want to play but don't want the hassle of a full tournament?
2HG Sealed Championship 10:00 – 14:45 20 € Format: Sealed Deck
GPT (Europe) – Registration 15:00 – 22:00 33 € Registration for Sunday's GPT
Commander 10:00 – 19:15 4 € Structure: 4 Player multiplayer pick up tournament
Standard Constructed 10:00 – 19:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Modern Constructed 10:00 – 19:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Legacy Constructed 10:00 – 19:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Minimasters 10:00 – 19:15 8 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Half Price Pick Up Events 10:00 – 15:00 varies During this time, all pick up events will be half price. See below for normal prices and details

Sunday, October 23

Event Registration Time Cost Description
Structure: 32 Player single elimination tournaments. Will start as soon as 32 players have registered.
Prizes: 1st 1 Booster Pack from every set in Modern*, 2nd 2 Lucky Dip Envelopes*, 3rd & 4th 1 Lucky Dip Envelope*
Plus 2 boosters per player
Lucky Dip Envelopes: These contain random prizes from cool Foil cards right up to 100€ store credit voucher
Structure: Swiss paired tournament with cut to top 8 Innistrad Draft
Prizes: 1st – 300€ Travel Bursary
3 Round byes awarded dependent on player numbers. Byes can be used at any European Grand Prix
Plus 2 boosters per player
Structure: Swiss paired tournament with cut to top 8
Prizes: 1st – 500€ Store Credit, 2nd – 300€ Store Credit, 3rd & 4th 150€ Store Credit,
5th to 8th – 50€ Store Credit, 9th to 16th – 25€ Store Credit
Plus 2 boosters per player
Structure: Swiss paired tournament with cut to top 8
Prizes: 1st – 200€ Store Credit, 2nd – 100€ Store Credit, 3rd & 4th 50€ Store Credit, 5th to 8th – 25€ Store Credit
Plus 2 boosters per player
Various Pick Up Events
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Please note that the cost is per player.
Prizes: 1st Team – 6 boosters 2nd Team – 4 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
(For more details see: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/TCG/Resources.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/resources/formats-casual )
Prizes: 1st – 5 Boosters, 2nd – 3 Booster, 3rd & 4th – 2 Boosters
Prizes: Foil cards given out as the players choose
Register in this casual event and play whomever you choose.
Prizes: A foil WPN card for every participant*
Lucky Dip Legacy 10:00 – 14:45 10 € Format: Legacy Constructed
500€ Standard Championship 10:00 – 10:45 12 € Format: Standard
1500€ Modern Championship 09:00 – 09:45 15 € Format: Modern
Innistrad Draft 12:00 – 15:15 16 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
2HG Innistrad Draft 12:00 – 15:15 16 € Structure: 4 Team swiss paired event
Open Duelling 10:00 – 19:15 2 € Structure: Do you want to play but don't want the hassle of a full tournament?
Grand Prix Trial – Europe 08:00 – 08:30 33 € Format: Sealed Deck
Commander 12:00 – 16:15 4 € Structure: 4 Player multiplayer pick up tournament
Standard Constructed 12:00 – 16:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Modern Constructed 12:00 – 16:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Legacy Constructed 12:00 – 16:15 6 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament
Minimasters 12:00 – 16:15 8 € Structure: 8 Player single elimination pick up tournament

 

Artist Information

Mark Poole and Ben Thompson will be at Grand Prix Amsterdam.

Other Hall Attractions

Join the Fun in the Magic Game Show!
On Friday at 20.00h we start the Magic Game Show with our host Richard Hagon. It’s a Magic quiz you can participate with a team of 1 to 4 people. All you need to do is bring your friends! Registration is free and you can win some cool Magic goodies.

Win Cool Magic Prizes in the Raffle!
Enter in the free raffle and win Path of the Planeswalker graphic anthologies, laptop bags, foil boosters, free draft vouchers or other cool Magic prizes. All you need to do is fill out the raffle form and drop it in the box before 15:00 on Saturday or 15:00 on Sunday. Winners will be announced during the next break between rounds. Only one entry per person. When you have entered the raffle on Saturday, you are automatically included in the raffle on Sunday.

Spell Slinging: Play Against Magic Champions
Want to see how you fare against the Magic champions? Come to the Spell Slinging area and test your skills against top pro players. If you beat the Champion, you get a booster!

Duels of the Planeswalkers
Get a sneak peek at the new downloadable content for Duels of the Planeswalkers Xbox LIVE® Arcade.

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 Wizards of the Coast’s on-site Event Manager
  • 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.


 

Contact Information

Tournament Organizer: Wizards of the Coast
Email: wizards@hasbro.be
Phone: +32.70.233.277

Venue Address

RAI Amsterdam
Hall 4 - 5
Europaplein 22
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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