Grand Prix - San Diego - in San Diego
November 12, 2011
Format: Sealed
Registration: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Entry Fee: $40.00

Location: Map_go Click here for directions.
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, California

Vendors
Channel Fireball, Strike Zone, Troll and Toad, Gaming etc, Pastimes, Star City, Cool Stuff Face a Face, Top Deck, MTG Deals

Day 2 of the GP starts at 9am.

Check out this amazing limited edition playmat.
Register for the main event (saturdays tournament) on Friday the 11th and get it for free! (While supplies last.)


Special note on state and federal taxes: Nonresidents of California will have a 7% tax withheld from any winnings over $1500. Non-US citizens will have 30% tax withheld as well. Email questions@cascadegames.com if you need further information.

About These Events


Grand-Prix San Diego


Main Event Information

Format: Innistrad - Sealed Deck

Participation Fee: $40

GP San Diego winners qualify for Pro Tour "Dark Ascension" in Honolulu

Registration

• Friday, November 11, 2011: Noon - 9:00pm
• Saturday, November 12, 2011: 7:00am - 8:30am

Tournament Schedule

• Saturday, November 12, 2011: Tournament begins at 9:00 am
• Sunday, November 13, 2011: Day Two begins at 9:00 am

Tournament Format

• Innistrad - Sealed Deck
• 8x Planeswalker Points multiplier
• GP San Diego will award 16 invitations to Pro Tour Honolulu
• Deck lists are required
• Additional details and rules documents can be found in the DCI Document Center

Yours for participating (while supplies last).

Special Guests


Guest Artists


Rob Alexander (142 cards)

Steve Argyle (36 cards)

Jason Felix (29 cards)

Anthony Francisco (28 cards)

D. Alexander Gregory (85 cards)

Anson Maddocks (112 cards)

RK Post (110 Cards)

Mark Tedin (194 cards)

Pete Venters (281 cards)

Franz Vohwinkel (86 cards)


Public Events

All public events (except GPTs) will have a 5x Planeswalker Points multiplier.

GPTs will have the usual 3x Planeswalker Points multiplier.


All Weekend - Featured Public Events:

Cascade Games Amazing 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!

Infinite Booster Drafts

8-player single elimination Booster Drafts - $20 - Everyone who enters gets a deck box*.
Prizes for the Booster Draft:

  • 1st: free entry into ANY public event & 2 boosters.
  • 2nd: 4 boosters.
  • 3rd - 8th: 1 booster.

This is the final deckbox in the 2011 GP series!
*Get your quickly, cause when they're gone.. thet're gone.
Infinite 8-player Win a Box

8-player single elimination - Standard - $20
Standard Prize Payout:

  • 1st: wins a Box.
  • 2nd: free entry into ANY subsequent public event at GP San Diego.
Infinite 8-player Win a Box – Players’ Choice Constructed.

8-player single elimination - $20
Any time we get 8 players for any constructed format (Extended, Modern, Legacy, etc.) we will start a tournament.
Standard Prize Payout:

  • 1st: wins a Box.
  • 2nd: free entry into ANY subsequent public event at GP San Diego.
(Note: the free entry prize applies to public events at GP-SD only and expires at the end of the weekend.)

Friday - Featured Public Events:

Last Chance Grand Prix Trials (Grinders) – Sealed deck. 32-Player Single Elimination.

Registration starts at noon and remains open until 9 pm.
New tournament will begin every time we get 32 players! - $30 Entry Fee.

  • 1st place wins a 3-round bye to Grand Prix San Diego’s main event and 1/2 Box!
  • 2nd place wins 1/2 Box!
  • 3rd/4th win 1/4 Box each!
The 11/11/11 Cascade Games Special

11/11/11 happens only once a century, and Cascade Games is celebrating with a special event!
$11 buys a four-pack M11 1-1/1-1 sealed-draft.
What’s that? It’s 1/3 sealed and 2/3rds draft:
Take four packs, open the first and keep it, open the second and draft left, open the third and keep it, open the fourth and draft right.
This fun event offers a new challenge for limited players.
The winner of the event even takes home a complete set of M11!
Registration opens on 11/11/11 at… 11:11am!

Chase the Promos Sealed.

Players build a sealed deck from 6 packs of Innistrad and play four rounds of Swiss.
All players receive 1 promo card for participating.
Prizes based on points after 4 rounds of Swiss. $30 Entry Fee

  • 12 pts = 4 promo cards and 4 boosters.
  • 9 – 11 pts = 2 promo cards and 2 boosters.
  • 6 – 8 pts = 1 promo card and a booster pack.
(Promo card choices limited to one choice of each type available - no duplicates).

As an additional prize, Top 8 players receive a $25 gift certificate to Jeux Face a Face.
Registration closes at 5:45 pm. Play begins at 6:00 pm.

Sponsored by Jeux Face a Face

Saturday - Featured Public Events:

2HG Sealed for Steak!

Bring a friend and start your day right by winning a Steak dinner for 2.
First place team wins a steak dinner for two. Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Register from 1 - 1:45 pm. - Play begins at 2 pm. - $40 per team entry fee.

Standard for M12 FOIL Set - from Channel Fireball

The winner of this event will get a M12 Foil Set from Channel Fireball!
Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Register from 3 pm – 3:45 pm. Play begins at 4 pm. $20 Entry fee.

Sponsored by Channel Fireball

Modern for Artist Original Playmats

The artists attending GP-SD have created amazing custom original playmats.
1st place gets an original playmat from MOST of the attending artist!
Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Register from 5 pm to 5:45. - Play begins at 6 pm. - $20 Entry Fee.

Saturday Night Sealed - with Troll and Toad

Players build a sealed deck from 6 packs of Innistrad and play in a four round Swiss tournament.
Top 12 players receive a $25 Troll and Toad Gift Certificate.
Additional booster packs prizes based on attendance.
Register from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. - Play begins at 8 pm. - $30 Entry fee.

Sponsored by Troll and Toad

Sunday - Featured Public Events:

PTQ Honolulu - Sealed

Win your spot on the Pro Tour! QT Dark Ascension in Honolulu!

Players build decks with six packs of Innistrad.
1st place wins Pro Tour Invite and Travel Award to Honolulu.
Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Register from 8:30 am - 9:45 am. - Play begins at 10 am. - $30 Entry Fee.

Standard for Artist Original Playmats

Missed out on the playmats on Saturday? The artists attending GP-SD have created amazing custom original playmats.
1st place gets an original playmat from MOST of the attending artist!
Note these are not copies of Saturday’s playmats these are all unique works of art.
Additional booster pack prizes based on attendance.
Register from Noon to 12:45 pm. - Play begins at 1 pm. - $20 Entry Fee.

Legacy for 10 sealed revised booster packs

First place wins 10 Revised booster packs!
Register from Noon to 1:00 pm. - Play begins at 1:30 pm. - $20 Entry Fee.

Modern for Mox and More! - from Troll and Toad!

Bring your Modern deck and win amazing prizes!

  • 1st place - Unlimited Mox.
  • 2nd Place - Time Twister.
  • 3rd – 4th - $50 Troll and Toad Gift Certificate.
Register from 1 pm - 1:45 pm. Play begins at 2 pm. $25 Entry Fee.

Sponsored by Troll and Toad

Foil out your Standard Deck – from MTGDeals.com

Ever wondered what your Standard deck would look like all in foil?
Win first place in this Standard tournament and MTGDeals.com will swap out every card in your maindeck for a foil version of the same card.
Please allow 2 weeks to provide the prize.
Register from 3 pm - 3:45 pm. - Play begins at 4 pm. - $25 Entry Fee.

Sponsored by MTGDeals.com

Sealed Deck for Innistrad Foil Set – from Channel Fireball - note the set will be shipped to the winner by CF in mid december

First place wins an Innistrad Foil Set.
Additional pack prizes based on attendance.
Register from 4 pm - 4:45 pm. - Play begins at 5 pm. - $20 Entry Fee.

Sponsored by Channel Fireball


Travel Information

Grand Prix San Diego will be held at the San Diego Convention Center. The convention center is conveniently located three miles from San Diego International Airport and less than one mile from the Amtrak Station. City bus and taxi service is available from the airport to the convention center. City trolley and taxi service is available from the train station to the convention center.

The San Diego Trolley has two stops directly in front of the convention center at Harbor Drive/First Avenue and Harbor Drive/Fifth Avenue. If you are driving to the convention center, visit www.visitsandiego.com for driving and parking directions.


Hotels

RESERVE BY OCTOBER 28 for discounted hotel rates:

Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, California 92101
Phone: (619) 231-6664

$139 for single or double occupancy; $159 for triples; $179 for quads.

To get the discount, call 1-800-THE-OMNI (843-6664) and ask for the Magic Grand Prix group rate or reserve online at:
Omni San Diego Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel - San Diego
207 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Telephone: 619-702-3000

$169 for single or double occupancy in Studio Rooms
$189 for single or double occupancy in Hard Rock Suites.

To get the discount, call 1-866-751-ROCK (-7625) before October 18, 2011 and ask for the Magic Grand Prix group rate or reserve online at:
Hard Rock Hotel - San Diego - Magic Grand Prix group rate


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: Scott Marshal Scorekeeper: Nick Fang/James Lee Additional Staff: