Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour™–Berlin 2008 Qualifier
August 30-31, 2008
The Magic: The Gathering® Grand Prix tournament series is an international circuit of large-scale Qualifier tournaments featuring cash prizes and multiple invitations to Pro TourTM events.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT AND SCHEDULE
The format for Grand Prix–Manila is Lorywn-ShadowmoorTM Block Constrcuted. The sets used will be Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, and Eventide. All DCITM constructed-format rules, Magic® Floor Rules, and all subsequent updates will be enforced.
Friday, August 29: Onsite registration is from 3:00 –8:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 30: Late registration from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. Tournament begins at 10:15 A.M. If less than 800 players participate in the event, the Top 64 players advance to competition on Sunday If 800 or more players participate, the top 128 advance to Sunday.
Sunday, August 31: The Top 64 (or 128) players begin play at 9:00 A.M.
Megatrade Hall 1
EDSA cor. Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center,
The main tournament at Grand Prix–Manila is open to Magic players of all ages.
The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Manila will be Lindsay Heming, Level 3 from Australia.
The structure for Grand Prix–Manila will be modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds), with the Top 64 players (or 128 if 800 or more players registered for the main event) advancing to the second day of competition for prizes and invitations.
Tournament Divisions and Prizes
All participants in the Grand Prix will receive a Call of the Herd exclusive Grand Prix foil card, while supplies last
Main Tournament Prize Schedule
Pro Tour Invitations
The Top 16 previously uninvited players will each win an invitation to Pro Tour–Berlin. Grand Prix invitations no longer pass down to previously uninvited players. The top 16 finishers will receive invitations even if one or more of those players already possesses an invitation.
Tournament Byes (Byes are not cumulative throughout the season or year)
Byes will be given to players in the Grand Prix based on the following criteria:
- Pro Player club level 4 and above.
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 2000 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.
- Winners of Grand Prix–Manila Trials
- Pro Player club level 2 or 3
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1900 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.
- Pro Player club level 1
- DCI players with a Constructed rating of 1800 or higher. Byes do not pass down under any circumstances. Byes are based on the player's DCI Constructed rating on the Wednesday before the Grand Prix.
- Competitive REL Day 1, Professional REL Day 2
- All Universal Tournament Rules and Magic: the Gathering Floor Rules are in effect for this event unless specifically overruled by information in this Format Document
- Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
Friday, August 29
Grand Prix–Manila Trials (Full List of Trials)
Trials start at 10:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M., and 4:00 P.M. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to each Trial. Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. Maximum 32 players per Trial, single-elimination. Trial starts as soon as 32 players is fill up. The top finisher receives a third-round bye at Grand Prix–Manila and one display of Eventide™ boosters. The format is Lorwyn-Shadowmoor Block constructed.
Cost: 300 peso
"Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament (Limited Sealed Shadowmoor Block)
Event starts at 1:00 P.M. Registration closes 12:45 P.M. Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
1 Shadowmoor Tournament Pack and 2 Eventide Boosters per player
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 August 2008 FNM promo card
1st place wins 1 Free Entry into any Side Event at Grand Prix Manila 2008
1st place wins 8 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2007-2008 card pool on site)
2nd place wins 4 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2007-2008 card pool on site)
3rd / 4th place wins 3 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2007-2008 card pool on site)
Maximum players – 64 Cost: Peso 1000
"Super" Friday Night Magic Tournament (Shadowmoor Block Booster Draft)
Event s start from 3P.M. Eight-person single-elimination booster draft tournament
2 shadowmoor Boosters and 1 Eventide Booster per player
1st place wins 4 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2006-2007 card pool on site)
2nd place wins 2 FNM promo cards (Choose from 2006-2007 card pool on site)
Cost: Peso 500
On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed Constructed Peso 200, Draft Peso 500, Sealed Peso 900
Sunday, August 31
Pro Tour– Berlin Qualifier
Registration closes at 9:45 A.M.; play begins at 10:00 A.M. The winner qualifies for Pro Tour - Berlin and wins Airfare to Pro Tour - Berlin. * The format is Lowyn-Shadowmoor Block Constructed. Cost: Peso 300
Registration closes at 11:45 A.M.; play begins at 12:00 P.M. Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
The top-8 wins "Italian Legend" Boosters
Maximum players – 80. Cost: Peso 300
On Demand Tournaments
Eight-person single-elimination, on-demand tournaments will be offered throughout the weekend. Costs: Constructed Peso 200, Draft Peso 500, Sealed Peso 900