Pro Tour–Austin 2009 Format, Schedule, and Prizes

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.

Format

  • Extended Constructed and Booster Draft
    • 3 Zendikar boosters will be used for drafting
    • Deck lists are required
    • Check www.thedci.com for Extended and Booster Draft format rules.

    Round Length

    • Day 1 will consist of 5 rounds of Extended followed by 3 rounds of Booster Draft
    • Day 2 will consist of 3 rounds of Booster Draft followed by 5 rounds of Extended
    • 16 Swiss Rounds total, 55 minutes per round
    • When time is called, the active player will finish the turn and five additional turns will be taken
    • Stalling and slow play rules will be strictly enforced during the tournament.

    Advancement

    • All players may participate in all 8 Swiss rounds of Friday’s competition.
    • Players with 15 or more match points after round 8 will advance to Saturday's competition.
    • The top 8 players after round 16 will advance to Sunday’s Top 8 single-elimination finals.

    Top 8

    • Top 8 will be Extended format
    • Top 8 matches will be best 3 of 5
    • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
    • While there are no time limits in the Top 8, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 90 minutes.

    Notes

    • 48K, REL: Professional
    • Players are required to use the same Extended deck for day 1, day 2, and Top 8
    • Players are responsible for knowing all DCI rules and high-level tournament rules.
    • Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.

    Friday Schedule
    8:55 AM Seating for player meeting posted.
    9:00 AM Mandatory Player meeting begins. Deck lists are collected from player tables by judges.
    9:15 AM Day 1 play begins.

    Saturday Schedule
    8:55 AM Day 2 pairings posted.
    9:00 AM Day 2 play begins.

    Sunday Schedule
    10:30 AM Finals players check in at feature match area.
    11:00 AM Single-elimination Finals matches begin.

     Prizes

    All Amounts in US Dollars

    Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize Place Prize
    1 $40,000 18 $3,250 35 $1,200 52 $630
    2 $20,000 19 $3,000 36 $1,150 53 $620
    3 $15,000 20 $2,800 37 $1,100 54 $610
    4 $13,000 21 $2,600 38 $1,050 55 $600
    5 $11,000 22 $2,400 39 $1,000 56 $590
    6 $10,500 23 $2,200 40 $950 57 $580
    7 $10,000 24 $2,000 41 $900 58 $570
    8 $9,500 25 $1,900 42 $850 59 $560
    9 $7,000 26 $1,800 43 $800 60 $550
    10 $6,500 27 $1,700 44 $775 61 $540
    11 $6,000 28 $1,600 45 $750 62 $530
    12 $5,500 29 $1,500 46 $730 63 $520
    13 $5,000 30 $1,450 47 $710 64 $510
    14 $4,500 31 $1,400 48 $690 65 $500
    15 $4,000 32 $1,350 49 $675    
    16 $3,750 33 $1,300 50 $660    
    17 $3,500 34 $1,250 51 $645 Total $230,795
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