2011 Philippines National Championship

Date: 13-14, August 2011
Event Location: SMX Convention Centre Meeting room 7-9
Address: Seashell Drive Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, 1300, Philippines


The Magic: the Gathering Philippines National Championship is an invitation-only event, open to citizens or permanent residents of Philippines who have won an invitation to Nationals through DCI ratings or from qualifying events such as National Qualifiers.

Registration Requirements

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete in Philippines Nationals. The form can be downloaded on the Wizards website and will be available onsite.

Minors (those under 18 years of age) must have a parent or guardian's signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions!

Bring these forms with you to registration. We will make forms available for competitors at registration, if necessary.

To register, all participants must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • A driver's license, or
  • A passport, or
  • A copy of a birth certificate and photo ID (school IDs are acceptable)

Players not registered by 8:45 AM on August 13, 2011 may be denied entry to Philippines Nationals.

Registration times and locations

Registration for Philippines Nationals will be open at the event venue from 3 P.M. – 8 P.M. Friday August 12 and 8 A.M. – 8:45 A.M. Saturday August 13


  • Standard and Booster Draft
  • 3 Magic 2012 booster packs will be used for drafting
  • Deck lists are required
  • Check the Magic Tournament Rules for Standard and Booster Draft format rules. The Magic Tournament Rules can be found here

Tournament Length

  • Day 1 will consist of 3 rounds of Standard, 3 rounds of Booster Draft, followed by the second draft and 1 round of Swiss play.
  • Day 2 will consist of 2 rounds of Booster Draft, 3 rounds of Standard, and the Top 8 finals.
  • 12 Swiss Rounds total, 60 minutes per round
  • Top 8 single-elimination finals have no time limit; however, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.


  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds
  • After round 12 the top 8 players advance to the top 8 single-elimination finals

Top 8

  • Standard format
  • Losers of the semi-final matches will playoff to determine 3rd place.


  • The Top 4 players receive invitations to the 2011 World Championships.
  • The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place players will form the National Team. The 4th Place player will be the alternate.


  • 40K, REL Competitive
  • Players are required to use the same Standard deck for day 1, day 2, and Top 8.
  • 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.


Friday 12 August

  • 9am Last Chance Qualifiers begin
  • 3pm-8pm Philippines Nationals Registration open

Saturday 13 August

  • 8.00am-8.45am Philippines Nationals Registration open
  • 9am Player Meeting

Sunday 14 August

  • 9am Day 2 commences
  • 9am Player Meeting

* Please note, while every effort is made to keep to the timetable times may vary.


1 USD1500
2 USD1100
3 USD700
4 USD500
5-6 USD350
7-8 USD250
9-10 36 Boosters
11-12 18 Boosters
13-16 9 Boosters

Pro Points table:

Place Pro Points
1 10
2 8
3-4 6
5-8 4
9-12 2
13-16 1

Contact information

Email: Sinclair.yuen@wizards.com

Additional information

Special Events/Attractions

Last chance Qualifiers 12 August 2011 starts from 9am to 6pm
Last chance qualifiers (LCQ) events Friday, schedule will be linked to this page when available.

  • Link to LCQ events schedule (coming soon)

Vendors will be onsite offering a wide range of Magic Product and singles.

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