Grand Prix - Portland - in Portland
September 11, 2010
Format: Sealed
Registration: -
Entry Fee: $40.00

Location: Map_go Click here for directions.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, Oregon

Vendors
TBD, if your business wants to vend at this event please email questions@cascadegames.com

About These Events


Grand-Prix Portland – is a two-day Magic tournament open to all comers, with prizes including Magic Pro Tour invites and a prize purse of $30,000. On Saturday, everyone plays in a Magic 2011 sealed deck tournament. On Sunday, drafts are run among top players. In addition to the Grand Prix tournament, there are many other Magic tournaments running from Friday to Sunday.


Main Event Information

Format: Magic 2011 Sealed
Participation Fee: $40
GP Portland winners qualify for Pro Tour Paris

Registration (Check out the playmat !)
• Friday, September 10, 2010: Registration Noon-9pm
• Saturday, September 11, 2010: Registration 7am-9:30am

Tournament Schedule
• Saturday, September 11, 2010: Tournament begins at 10am
• Sunday, September 12, 2010: Day Two begins at 9am

Tournament Format
• Day 1: Sealed Deck
• Sealed Deck with: 6 Magic 2011 boosters

• Day 2: Booster Draft
• Players who make the cut will Booster Draft with: 3 Magic 2011 boosters

• Top 8: Booster Draft
• The top 8 players will Booster Draft with: 3 Magic 2011 boosters

• Deck lists are required

• Additional details and rules documents can be found in the DCI Document Center

Register in person for the GP Portland main event on
Friday Sept 10th and get a *Free GP Portland Playmat

* while supplies last - Quantities are limited.


Yours for participating (while supplies last).

Players who preregister for GP Portland on Friday will receive an exclusive event playmat while supplies last. Preregistration must be done in person or by a designated representative paying the entry fee and with a confirmed DCI number. No refunds will be made for anyone preregistering who does not play in the main event. If you are preregistered in this way and unable to play, you or a designated representative may receive your product on Saturday morning or any time during the weekend. At the head judge's discretion, you may also be paired into the first round and given a match loss then dropped per the DCI's event policy.

Special Guest - Richard Garfield

We are happy to welcome Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon.
He will be attending Grand Prix – Portland and will be doing a signing on Saturday from 2-4pm.


Guest Artists

The Pacific Northwest is home to many of Magic’s best-known artists. Come check out our amazing Artist’s Alley. Confirmed artists to date include: Rob Alexander, Mike Dringenberg, Heather Hudson, Jaime Jones, Kekai Kotaki, Chuck Lukacs, Corey Macourek, Anson Maddocks, RK Post, Mark Tedin, Pete Venters, and Franz Vohwinkel

Follow this link for Info on the GP Portland Guests Artists!


Public Events

All Weekend Start Entry Description Prizes
Casual
Booster Draft
Hall Opens $ 10 Eight players who register each receive 3 Magic 2011 boosters and draft. 
Single elimination. non-sanctioned
Nothin' - but it only costs $10
Infinite
Booster Draft
Hall Opens $ 18 Eight players who register each receive 3 Magic 2011 boosters and draft. 
Single elimination. Sanctioned
First place wins free entry into ANY public event, all weekend long!
Win a draft, play in the Sunday PTQ for free! Pack Prizes - First 6 packs. Second 4 packs. Third and Fourth 1 pack.
Infinite Standard
- 8-Player Win-a-Box
Hall Opens $ 18 Standard Constructed Format First place wins a Box - Magic 2011.
Second place wins free entry into ANY public event at GP Portland.
Infinite Legacy
- 8-Player Win-a-Box
Hall Opens $ 18 Legacy Constructed Format First place wins a Box - Magic 2011.
Second place wins free entry into ANY public event at GP Portland.
Infinite Extended
- 8-Player Win-a-Box
Hall Opens $ 18 Extended Constructed Format First place wins a Box - Magic 2011.
Second place wins free entry into ANY public event at GP Portland.
Infinite Vintage
- 8-Player Win-a-Box
Hall Opens $ 18 Vintage Constructed Format, Unsanctioned, 9 proxies.
- If we get 8 players with no proxies, we can sanction the event.
First place wins a Box - Magic 2011.
Second place wins free entry into ANY public event at GP Portland.
Infinite Mini Master
- 8-Player
Hall Opens $ 15 Eight players receive 2 Magic 2011 boosters and
basic lands, building a minimum 30 card deck.
Single game matches, single elimination
- add a pack when you win!
First free entry into ANY public event at GP Portland.
Two Headed Giant
- Booster Draft
Hall Opens $ 30 Single Elimination 4 team Booster Draft.
Entry fee is $30 per team. Each team will receive
6 packs of M11 from which to draft.
This event will be available on demand throughout the GP
whenever 8 players are signed up.
First - 12 packs
Second - 6 packs 
(prizes per team)
Friday Start Entry Description Prizes
Last-Chance GPTs Noon -
8 PM
$ 35 Thirty-two players who register each receive 6 Magic 2011 boosters and build a sealed deck. 
Single-elimination.
First place receives a 3-round bye for GP Portland & 1/2 box of M11.
Second receives 1/2 box of M11.
Third and fourth each receive 1/4 box of M11.
Super
Friday Night Magic
- Magic 2011 Sealed
6 PM $ 30 Players receive 6 Magic 2011 boosters. 
All players receive 1 2010 FNM promo. 
Prizes after 4 rounds of Swiss.
All players receive Current FNM promo card,
Prizes based on points after 4 Swiss rounds.
12pts receives 3 more FNM promo cards (no duplicates)
& 4 Boosters.
9-11pts receives 2 more FNM promo cards (no duplicates)
& 2 Boosters.
6-8pts receives 1 more FNM promo card (no duplicates)
& 1 Booster.
Saturday Start Entry Description Prizes
Extended Noon $ 15 Extended constructed format. 
After Swiss rounds, top 8 play in single elimination.
Top 8 get booster pack prizes.
Standard Sealed
for an iPod Touch
1 PM $ 30 Play sealed with sets from Standard! 
Players receive one booster of these sets:
Shards of Alara, Conflux, Alara Reborn,
Zendikar, Worldwake, Rise of the Eldrazi, Magic 2011. 
Prizes after Swiss + 1 rounds.
First place receives an 8GB iPod Touch (Third Generation)
Additional booster pack prizes.
iPad Standard
sponsored by
Channel Fireball
2 PM $ 15 Standard constructed format. 
After Swiss rounds, top 8 play in single elimination.
First place wins an iPad from Channel Fireball! 
Additional booster pack prizes.
Mini Master
for Artist Deckboxes
5 PM $ 15 Players receive 2 Magic 2011 boosters and basic lands,
building a minimum 30 card deck. 
Single game matches, single elimination
- add a pack when you win! 
Format changes to 40 card, 3 game matches after the third round.
First place receives a customized deckbox from each
artist in attendance - that's 12 custom deckboxes!
Saturday Night Sealed! 7PM $ 30 Players receive 6 Magic 2011 boosters and build 40 card decks. 
Prizes after 4 rounds!
Prizes based on points after 4 Swiss rounds.
12pts receives 4 Boosters.
9-11pts receives 2 Boosters.
6-8pts receives 1 Booster.
Sunday Start Entry Description Prizes
PTQ - Paris 10 AM $ 30 Magic 2011 Sealed Deck. 
Players complete Swiss rounds based on attendance,
with the Top 8 players playing in a single-elimination
booster draft. 
First place gets an invitation and airline travel to Pro Tour - Paris. 
Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Legacy
sponsored by
mtgchicago.com
11 AM $ 25 Legacy constructed format. 
After swiss rounds, top 8 play in single elimination.
$250 credit for mtgchicago.com, Additional booster pack prizes.
Power Up!
for Artist Playmats
Noon $ 15 Each player receives two Magic 2011 boosters and basic land. 
Players make a 30 card deck and play single game matches. 
After each round players receive a booster pack
to add cards to their deck. 
Format changes to 40 card, 3 game matches after round 4.
First place receives a customized playmat
from each artist in attendance - that's 12 playmats! 
Second place receives selected prints from artists in attendance.
Additional booster pack prizes.
GPT - Toronto 1 PM $ 30 Sealed Deck. 
Players complete Swiss rounds based on attendance,
with the Top 8 players playing in a single-elimination
format for prizes and the 3-round bye for GP Toronto.
First place receives a 3-round bye for GP Toronto.
Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Two Headed Giant
- For a Steak Dinner
2 PM $ 30 Sealed Deck.
Each team will receive 6 packs of M11.
First place wins a Steak Dinner for two! 
Additional booster pack prizes.
Snowball! 3 PM $ 15 Each player receives a random 30 card single-color deck. 
After each round players receive a booster pack
to add cards to their deck. 
Single-game matches - play until the event is over!
20m round, 5m to add cards between rounds. 
Prizes after 4 rounds!
Win 4 - get 3 packs! 
Win 3 - get 2 packs! 
Win 2 - get a pack!

All Weekend Featured Public Events:
Cascade Games Epic Infinite Events.
8-player single elimination events will be running all weekend from Friday to Sunday. Among the prizes for all Infinite Events will be a free entry into ANY public event all weekend (yes, this includes the PTQ on Sunday).

Friday Featured Public Event:
Grand Prix Trials (Grinders) – Magic 2011 Sealed Deck.
Magic 2011 Sealed 32-person single-elimination flights will be starting at noon Friday, with registration running until 8pm. A new tournament will begin each time 32 players are registered. First place wins a 3-round bye to Grand Prix-Portland and 1/2 Box of Magic 2011. Second place wins 1/2 Box of Magic 2011. Third/Fourth win 1/4 Box each of Magic 2011.

Sunday Featured Public Event:
PTQ Paris - Win a trip to Pro Tour Paris and your spot on the Pro Tour! Registration 9:00-10:00am; Start 10am. Format to be announced soon, Swiss rounds with a cut to Top 8 single elimination finals. Prizes: Pro Tour Invite, Magic 2011 boosters, Pro Tour Qualifier Top 8 Pins and Travel Award. Top 8 win PT Top 8 pins, additional booster packs based on participation.


Tournament Location and Travel Information

Follow this link for Location and Travel Info!


Things to Do in and around Portland

Follow this link for Things to Do in Portland!


Hotels

There are a number of hotels within walking distance of the venue and more hotel options a short FREE light-rail ride away in downtown Portland.

Map of Hotels, Banks, and ATMs

Group Rate Hotel:
Courtyard Marriott.
435 NE Wasco,
Portland, OR

I have arranged for a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriot.  The rooms are almost full, call Marriot for details.
It is walking distance to the GP. They have very kindly agreed to a discounted room charge of  $89 (plus tax) for a room.

Central Reservations 800-321-2211
Hotel Direct 503-234-3200
Ask for the Magic Grand Prix group rate.
Group rate code MPXS


Judges

The Head Judge for Grand Prix–Portland will be Jeff Morrow.
Staffing is closed for this event.


Misc.

We reserve the right to change the details of any event we run at any time.


Contact Information

e-mail: questions@cascadegames.com

Event Staff Head Judge: Scorekeeper: Additional Staff: