Monthly Archiv: July, 2009

Join Collectibles Unlimited at the Grand Prix BOSTON on August 1-2, 2009

Join us at the Grand Prix Boston!  We’re closed on Saturday, August 1st, to attend and we want you to be there too!

Date: August 1-2, 2009

Format: Magic 2010 Sealed Deck / Booster Draft Day 2

Tournament Location
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115

Registration: $40
Friday, July 31: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, August 1: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Tournament Format and Schedule

Prizes
All prizes in U.S. Dollars.

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–Austin.

Format: Magic 2010 Sealed Deck / Booster Draft Day 2
Participation Fee: $40
Grand Prix–Boston will feed Pro Tour–Austin.

Registration and Schedule

  • Friday, July 31: Registration from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 1: Registration from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 1: Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, August 2: Day Two begins at 9 a.m.

The main tournament at Grand Prix–Boston is open to Magic players of all ages.

Tournament Format

  • Day 1: Sealed Deck (Product: 6 Magic 2010 boosters)
  • Day 2 and Top 8: Booster Draft (3 Magic 2010 boosters)
  • Deck lists are required
  • If product is not stamped or preregistered, deck registration and deck swap will be performed for Swiss Sealed Deck.

Tournament Structure

  • Modified Swiss-style (50-minute rounds).
  • 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 playoff round.
  • 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.)
  • The Top 8 players will be seated randomly at the draft table immediately prior to drafting. The Top 8 bracket will be determined using the random seating.
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.

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M10 Launch Party Events in Concord, NH 03301

Collectibles Unlimited is hosting the M10 Launch Party

When: Saturday, Jul 18, 2009
Where: 25 South Street, Concord NH, 03301 (map)
Description: Format: Open sealed deck play begins at 11am. Main event sealed deck will start at 1pm. Cost: $25.00 per sealed pool.
  • Play with the new cards as soon as they’re available!

  • Take home an exclusive promo card!

  • Get to know your Magic community by playing at a local store!

  • Meet new players in your area!

  • Start your sanctioned playing career now!

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M10 Magic Game Day – 08/15/2009 Events in Concord, NH 03301

Magic: The Gathering Game Day

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Compete for the crown of Magic 2010 Champion at your store!

Game Day takes place at participating Wizards Play Network locations worldwide one month after the Magic 2010 release. Game Day is the first opportunity to play the Standard format on a global scale with the cards from Magic 2010!

Entry Fee

Entry fee varies from location to location. Check with your local organizer for specific information.

Format

  • Standard Constructed
  • Deck lists are recommended
  • Tournament Length

  • Swiss rounds – 50 minutes per round
  • Number of Swiss rounds based on attendance
  • Advancement

  • All players may participate in all Swiss rounds
  • The top 8 players after the Swiss rounds will advance to the single-elimination finals
  • In the case of an event with 16 players or less, the Swiss rounds will be followed by a cut to top 4
  • In the case of an event with exactly 8 players, there will be three Swiss rounds with no single-elimination cut
  • Top 8

  • Top 8 matches will be best 2 of 3
  • Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will be used to determine final order in the standings.
  • Notes

  • 24K, Competitive REL
  • 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.
  • Prizes

  • All participants receive a Naya Sojourners promo card exclusive to Magic Game Day, while supplies last
  • The top 8 receive a Mycoid Shepherd full-art promo card exclusive to Magic Game Day
  • The winner receives the Magic 2010 Game Day winners certificate, as well as the Magic 2010 Champion title
  • Two Mycoid Shepherd full-art promo cards exclusive to Magic Game Day will be awarded as door prizes at each location.
  • Registration Information

  • For specific information about any Magic Game Day event, please find your nearest Game Day in the event locator and contact the WPN organizer for the event.
  • Players who have general questions about Magic Game Day or any other Wizards of the Coast offerings should contact the Wizards Play Network at www.wizards.com/customerservice, or call 800-324-6496.
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    2010 Base Set Pre-Release in Concord, NH

    Magic 2010 Base Set

    Worldwide Prerelease Tournaments

    Call store for specific details

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    Saturday July 11 – Sunday July 12

    Go to a Magic 2010 Prerelease and experience the newest Magic: The Gathering set a week before it goes on sale! Play, trade, spend time with friends and win cool prizes. Play in any tournament and receive an exclusive Vampire Nocturnus promo card (while supplies last)!

    Regional Prerelease Tournaments

    Wizards of the Coast will be sponsoring Regional Prerelease Tournament events in a number of locations around the world. Regional Prereleases are larger events that offer a festival-like event for players with additional attractions such as single card dealers, artist signings, and Champion Challenge.* Celebrate the new set any way you want!

    * Attractions vary according to location. Check with your local Regional Prerelease organizer for specific details.

    Prerelease Main Event Tournament Format & Structure

    • All Magic 2010 Prerelease Tournaments will be run using Sealed Deck format, with each player receiving 6 Magic 2010 booster packs to build a deck.
    • Prerelease Tournaments are run using Swiss rounds, with a minimum of four rounds per event. (Tournaments with only 8 players may run three rounds.)
    • Some events may be run using a modified Swiss-style structure and/or single-elimination rounds. Contact your local Prerelease Tournament organizer for specific details.

    Prerelease Tournament Prizes

    • Wizards of the Coast provides 2 Magic 2010 boosters for each tournament participant for the overall prize pool.
    • Additional non-Magic 2010 prizes may be awarded.
    • Each participant will receive 1 Vampire Nocturnus promo card and 1 Launch Party flyer (while supplies last).
    • Contact your local Prerelease Tournament organizer for specific entry fee, prize payout, and event information.

    Pre Release Promo Card

    Prerelease Public Events

    In addition to the main Prerelease Tournament event, some locations may offer Open Dueling, Team, Booster Draft, and additional Sealed Deck public events.

    Open Dueling — Open Dueling is a more casual format primarily for players not participating in the main Prerelease Tournament. Open Dueling players receive 1 Magic 2010 Intro Pack chosen at random, 1 Open Dueling Results Card, and 1 Vampire Nocturnus promo card (while supplies last). Open Dueling players play against other Open Dueling participants as well as main tournament players who are between matches. (Tournament players are encouraged to help Open Dueling and new players how to play Magic.) After an Open Dueling participant has played five matches and completely filled in the Results Card, upon confirmation of the results by the event organizer that player will receive one complimentary booster pack provided by the organizer as a prize.

    Team Events — Playing with friends as a team is a fun and exciting way to enjoy Magic. For Two-Headed Giant events, the recommended product mix is 8 Magic 2010 booster packs per team.

    Booster Draft — Players participating in a booster draft event should each receive 3 Magic 2010 booster packs. (Other product mixes are allowable as long as each player in the event receives the same number and type of packs.)

    Sealed Deck — As with the main Prerelease Tournament event, each player in a Sealed Deck event will receive 6 Magic 2010 booster packs to build a deck.