Pro Tour–Berlin Public Events

8-Player Single-Elimination Pick Ups

These tournaments will be added as requested (subject to players, space and judge availability).
Registration Opens: 9:00
Registration Closes: 24:00 (21:00, Sunday)
Prizes: Finalists will win 8 boosters for 1st place, and 4 boosters for 2nd place

Format Cost
Booster Draft €12
Extended €4
Standard €4
Sealed Deck €20

Prizes

Booster pack prizes will be awarded based on attendance. Unless otherwise noted, top finishing players will receive current set boosters. Special events with a posted prize (i.e. iPod, "Old Box", Dual Lands, etc) the winner of the special prize will receive only that prize.

Pro Tour Qualifiers

Qualifiers for Pro Tour tournaments award an invitation and a travel award to a specific Pro Tour tournament for the top-finishing competitor. For more information, visit www.wizards.com/protour

Grand Prix Trials

Number of Players Number of 3-Round Byes
8 – 32 1
33 – 64 2
64 - 128 4
128+ 8

Trials for individual-format Grand Prix tournaments award a three-round bye to a Grand Prix tournament for one or more of the top-finishing competitors. The number of three-round byes awarded will be determined by the number of players in the Trial as shown in the table below. Grand Prix Trial byes no longer pass down. If a player already possesses a three-round bye, finishes high enough to win another bye from a Grand Prix Trial, that bye will not be passed down to the next eligible player.

Intro Pack Open Dueling

Players are provided a Shards of Alara Intro Pack upon joining. Players are then matched up against others for game play. After 5 games, players receive a Magic promo card. Cost: €12.

"Win a Trip to Worlds"

8 Events in the Friday and Saturday Public Events schedule are designated "World's Trip" Events. The top 4 players from each of those events are invited to play in the "Win a Trip to Worlds" event on Sunday at 11:00. The winner of the "Win a Trip to Worlds" event receives economy-class round-trip airfare and 5 days hotel accommodations for the 2008 World Championships in Memphis, USA.**

Public Events (Thursday – Sunday)

Thursday, October 30

Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes at the scheduled end time.

Time Cost Description
16:00 €15 Last Chance Qualifier – Pro Tour Berlin – Standard Constructed
Straight Swiss tournament with no single elimination rounds. One additional Swiss round will be added to determine the final standings.
Top-4 finishers will qualify for Pro Tour Berlin. Product prizes will begin at 5th place.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Berlin may not participate.

Friday, October 31

Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Unless otherwise noted, events are run Swiss +1 with no single elimination finals. Prizes are based on standings.

Time Cost Description
10:00 €15 Pro Tour Qualifier – Pro Tour Honolulu 2009 – Extended Constructed
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Honolulu 2009 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Honolulu 2009 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Honolulu 2009. *
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
12:00 €20 iPod Sealed – Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
Sponsored by Troll and Toad Europe (www.trollandtoad-europe.com)
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 2 Shards of Alara Boosters.
The winning player receives a 160gb iPod classic, 2nd place receives 80gb iPod classic, 3rd and 4th each receive a 2gb iPod shuffle. Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
14:00 €5 "Old Box" Constructed – Legacy Constructed
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
Winning player receives choice from 2 display boxes of older Magic product, 2nd place gets the other.
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
16:00 €10 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Standard Constructed
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
Winner receives a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to December 1, 2009, winner also receives 2 boxes of current product, 2nd receives 1 box, remaining prizes are current set boosters.
18:00 €20 Super Friday Night Magic – Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 2 Shards of Alara Boosters.
Swiss tournament (4 rounds)
Participation Prize – All players each receive 1 November 2008 FNM promo card
Prizes based solely on points after 4 Swiss rounds, FNM card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates)
12pts receives 8 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 4 Boosters, plus 1 FREE entry into any Public Event at 2008 Pro Tour Berlin.
9-11pts receives 4 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 2 Boosters.
6-8pts receives 2 FNM promo cards (no duplicates) & 1 Boosters.

Saturday, November 1

Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Unless otherwise noted, events are run Swiss +1 with no single elimination finals. Prizes are based on standings.

Time Cost Description
10:00 €25 Pro Tour Qualifier – PT Kyoto 2009 – Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 2 Shards of Alara Boosters.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Players already qualified for Pro Tour Kyoto 2009 may not participate.
The winning player qualifies for Pro Tour Kyoto 2009 and receives Airfare to Pro Tour Kyoto 2009. *
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
11:00 €5 Digital Camera Constructed – Standard Constructed
Sponsored by Strike Zone (www.strikezoneonline.com)
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
Winning player receives a Digital Camera (Approx. value €250)
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
12:00 €20 "Old Box" Sealed Deck – Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 2 Shards of Alara Boosters.
Winning player receives choice from 2 display boxes of older Magic product, 2nd place gets the other.
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
14:00 €5 Revised Dual Lands Constructed – Legacy Constructed
Sponsored byGaming, Etc. (www.gamingetc.com)
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
Winner receives 30 Revised Edition Dual Lands, 2nd place receives 10 Revised Edition Dual Lands.
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
15:00 €30 Foil Set 2HG – Two-Headed Giant Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 4 Shards of Alara Boosters per team.
Winning team members each receive a complete set of Shards of Alara foil cards, 2nd place team members each receive a complete set of Shards of Alara regular cards
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
16:00 €10 "Generic" Grand Prix Trial – Extended Constructed
"Win a Trip to Worlds" Event
Winner receives a 3-round bye at any future Grand Prix prior to December 1, 2009, winner also receives 2 boxes of current product, 2nd receives 1 box, remaining prizes are current set boosters.
18:00 €60 Magic Art Prints– Urza Block Sealed Deck
Limited to 32 players
1 Urza's Saga Tournament Pack, 1 Uzra's Legacy Booster and 1 Urza's Destiny Booster.
The Winning player receives a Magic canvas art print, rest of top 8 receive a Magic paper art print.
Remaining prizes are Urza Block and current set boosters.

Sunday, November 2

Registration opens 1 hour before the scheduled start time and closes 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Players should be seated at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Unless otherwise noted, events are run Swiss +1 with no single elimination finals. Prizes are based on standings.

Time Cost Description
9:00 €25 2,000 Draft Challenge– Shards of Alara Booster Draft
Limited to 128 players
3 Shards of Alara boosters per player (per draft).
Swiss Booster Draft tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination Booster Draft.
2 Booster Drafts will be run during the Swiss rounds.
The winning player receives €1,000, 2nd place receives €500, 3rd and 4th each receive €250.
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
10:00 Invitation Only 2HG Store Challenge – Two-Headed Giant Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 4 Shards of Alara Boosters per team.
For complete details, click here
Sponsoring Store NameStore Location
Auenland Dortmund
Brave New World Köln
Comic Attack Weimar
Der andere Spieleladen Berlin
Drachental Düsseldorf
FUNtainment Nürnberg
FUNtainment Berlin
Game ITMarburg
Hiveworld Köln
JK EntertainmentFrankfurt
Magische Welten Husum
Ollis SpielecenterHamburg
Quelle ShopSuhl
Sechserpasch Gelsenkirchen
SpielRaumSalzburg
SpielRaum Wien
SpielzeugweltGraz
UtopiaAhlen
11:00 Invitation Only "Win a Trip to Worlds" Sealed – Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 2 Shards of Alara Boosters.
Swiss tournament with cut to top-8 single-elimination.
Winning player receives airfare and hotel at the 2008 World Championships in Memphis, USA**
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
12:00 €5 iPod Constructed– Standard Constructed
Sponsored byJK Entertainment (www.jk-entertainment.de/)
The winning player receives a 160gb iPod classic, 2nd place receives 80gb iPod classic, 3rd and 4th each receive a 2gb iPod shuffle.
Remaining prizes are current set boosters.
14:00 €20 Digital Camera Sealed – Shards of Alara Sealed Deck
Sponsored by Strike Zone (www.strikezoneonline.com)
1 Shards of Alara Tournament Pack, 2 Shards of Alara Boosters.
Winning player receives a Digital Camera (Approx. value €250)
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters
16:00 €5 "Old Box" Constructed – Extended Constructed
Winning player receives choice from 2 display boxes of older Magic product, 2nd place gets the other.
Remaining prizes are current set Boosters

* Travel:

The players eligible to receive a travel award will receive instructions from Wizards of the Coast on whom they must contact and the deadline by which they must arrange their travel awards. Wizards of the Coast will not refund travel made outside this service. Wizards of the Coast reserves the right to award a cash equivalent award in lieu of any travel award in its sole discretion.

All travel itineraries must be from the international airport nearest the player's home and to the host city of the applicable Pro Tour or World Championship or event, and must include all the dates of that event. No award will be substituted if member is unable to participate. All other expenses are the responsibility of the member and may include, without limitation, accommodations, ground transportation, taxes, itinerary change fees, passport and visa fees.

This award must be redeemed through member's arrangement of travel itinerary no later than (30) days before departure. Failure to complete travel arrangements as directed by Wizards of the Coast prior to this deadline will result in forfeiture of the award. Every member receiving a travel award must provide to Wizards of the Coast an executed liability release, the appropriate US taxation form (W9 or W8) (or have one on file), current contact information (http://webapp.wizards.com/dcimember/), proof of ID and passport (when required by international destination). In all cases, all such documentation must be provided to Wizards of the Coast, or previously on file, at least thirty (30) days before departure. Failure to timely provide such documentation will result in forfeiture of the award.

As with other awards, the players must attend, compete (though not necessarily on the same team), and be listed as finishing in the applicable tournament for which he or she received the travel award. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in forfeiture of the award.

All taxes are the responsibility of the members, and members acknowledge Wizards' recommendation that they consult a tax advisor in their jurisdictions for questions regarding their tax liabilities.

** The "Win a Trip to Worlds" travel prize package includes round-trip, coach airfare for the winner from the major airport nearest the winner's home to Memphis, USA to attend the Magic the Gathering 2008 World Championship held on December 11 through December 14, 2008, and accommodations at a hotel chosen by Wizards of the Coast, Inc. or its designate. Meals, gratuities, ground transportation and all other fees, costs, and expenses not specified herein are the winner's sole responsibility. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. A representative of Wizards of the Coast, Inc. will contact the winner regarding this prize package. This prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable, and not redeemable for an alternate award except in Wizards' sole discretion. Trip must be taken on the dates designated by Wizards, or prize will be forfeited and will not be re-awarded. Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to availability. The winner will be required to sign and return prior to travel (i) a signed Consent and Release Agreement, (ii) the appropriate IRS tax form, (iii) proof of identification, and (iv) and other documentation designated by Wizards; failure to do so will result in disqualification. Minors who win the "Win a Trip to Worlds will receive the travel prize package as described above for one adult who shall accompany the minor at all times. This award will be issued only if the player actually attends the World Championship in Memphis. Prize does not include an invitation to participate in the 2008 World Championship Tournament.

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