Grand Prix - San Jose - in San Jose
October 13, 2012
Format: Team Limited
Registration: 7:00 AM - 8:30 am
Entry Fee: $40.00

Location: Map_go Click here for directions.
San Jose Convention Center
408 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, California

Vendors
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The entire team does NOT need to be present to preregister however the entire team needs to be present when the event begins.

check out the BYE policy for the GP. http://cascadegames.wordpress.com

About These Events

 

Grand Prix San Jose

Main Event Information
Format: Three player Team sealed deck!
Participation Fee: $40 Registration per player
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Teams build their decks from 12 packs of Return to Ravnica in the main event. As a player incentive ALL players gets 2 Return to Ravnica boosters.

PreRegister and each player gets an Ultra Pro playmat when they register - while supplies last.

PreRegister Friday October 12, 2012: Noon-7pm. Teams that Pre-Register on get a the GP San Jose -Ultra Pro playmat.While supplies last.

Register day of the event
Saturday, October 13, 2012: Registration 7:00am-8:30am

Tournament Schedule
• Saturday, October 13, 2012: Tournament begins at 9am
• Sunday, October 14, 2012: Day Two begins at 8am

Tournament Format
• Team Sealed (3 player team) More info on the format

• Deck lists are required

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

• Three player team BYE info at http://cascadegames.wordpress.com

Yours for participating (while supplies last).

We are changing the player sign up incentive. We are now giving out a Ultra Pro playmat with Return to Ravnica art to everyone who registers on Friday (noon to 7pm).

see http://cascadegames.wordpress.com for details. The card info hasn't been spoiled yet but when it I will post here.


Hotels - HOTEL DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RESERVATIONS MADE BYEXTENDED to Sep 21
(Rates after Sep 7 subject to hotel discretion)

San Jose Marriott
301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113 - Hotel is attached to the San Jose Convention Center, closest available hotel option to tournament
$99 for single or double occupancy Book online Or call reservations at 800-331-2211 and ask for Magic Grand Prix - San Jose group rate

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport
727 Technology Drive, San Jose, CA 95110-1310
Hotel is short drive (4 miles) to the tournament $79 for king; $89 for queen/queen
Book KING rooms online or Book QUEEN/QUEEN rooms
Or call reservations at 888-236-2427 and ask for Magic Grand Prix - San Jose group rate

Update sept 26.

The San Jose Marriott has added 10 more rooms once they are filled they will not be able ot offer any more rooms at the discounted price.

Hilton San Jose - discounted room block at the Hilton is now full.


Vendors Channel Fireball, Strike Zone, Troll and Toad, Gaming etc, Cool Stuff, Face a Face, Top Deck Hobbies, Magic Stronghold, MTG Deals, Hot Sauce Games


Guest Artists

Rob Alexander 143 cards

Anthony Francisco 34 cards, Anthony Francisco will be signing on Sat from 11AM- 5PM and on Sun 10AM- 4PM

Daarken 70 cards, Daarken will be signing on Sat/Sun from 10am to 6pm.

Guest Spell Slinging

Ken Nagle, lead designer on Return to Ravnica will be "spell slinging" from Sat/Sun 11am-4pm.


Public Events



Public Events at GP San Jose CA
FRIDAY

FRI Noon until 7pm
Last Chance Grand Prix Trials (GPT)
Sealed Deck - $30
Play individual sealed deck to earn your team byes.  32-players, single elimination.

  • 1st: Two-round bye into the GP San Jose main event for your team
  • 2nd: 18 packs
  • 3rd & 4th: 9 packs each

Registration opens at noon and continues all day.  A 32-person GPT begins every time we have 32 players.

FRI 3pm
Team Limited pratice Sealed Deck - $40 per team
Three players teams build three decks from 12 packs of Return to Ravnica. Prizes are based on points after 3 rounds of Swiss:

Pack prizes are Return to Ravnica.

Registration opens at 2pm.  Play begins at 3pm.

FRI 4pm
Ravnica & Return to Ravnica Retro Sealed
Sealed Deck - $25
Build a sealed deck using a random Ravnica, Block theme deck and 3 boosters of Return to Ravnica.

  • Top 4 players each receive a box of Return to Ravnica
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

Registration opens at 3pm.  Play begins at 4pm.

FRI 5pm
Legacy for Free Events All Weekend
Legacy - $20
Play Legacy to win free scheduled events all weekend long.

  • Top 2 players each receive a box of Return to Ravnica
  • Top 2 players each receive free entry into all scheduled public events
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

Registration opens at 4pm.  Play begins at 5pm.

FRI 6pm
Chase the Foils
Sealed Deck - $25
Return to Ravnica sealed deck.  Prizes are based on points after 4 rounds of Swiss:

  • 12 Points:     4 promo cards & 4 boosters
  • 9-11 Points: 2 promo cards & 2 boosters
  • 6-8 Points:   1 promo card & 1 booster
  • < 6 Points:    1 promo card

Promo card choices are limited to one choice of each type available (no duplicates).

Registration opens at 5pm.  Play begins at 6pm.

SAT 11am
Ravnica & Return to Ravnica Retro Sealed*
Sealed Deck - $25
Build a sealed deck using a random Ravnica, Block theme deck and 3 boosters of Return to Ravnica.

  • Top 4 players each receive a box of Return to Ravnica
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

Registration opens at 10am.  Play begins at 11am.
* Event availability while supplies last.

SAT Noon
Legacy for Underground Seas and Force of Wills
Legacy - $20
Sponsored by Top Deck Hobbies

  • 1st: 4 Mint Revised Underground Sea
  • 2nd: 4 NM Force of Will
  • 3rd & 4th : $50 each in credit
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 11am.  Play begins at noon.

SAT 1pm
Return to Ravnica Sealed for Strike Zone Credit
Sealed Deck - $25
Sponsored by Strike Zone
Return to Ravnica sealed deck for Strike Zone credit usable at GP San Jose.

  • 1st: $250 credit
  • 2nd: $130 credit
  • 3rd & 4th : $60 each in credit
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at noon.  Play begins at 1pm.

SAT 2pm
Modern for a Mox
Modern – $20
Sponsored by Channel Fireball

  • 1st: Mox
  • Bonus pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 1pm.  Play begins at 2pm.

SAT 3pm
Two-Headed Giant for Steaks
Sealed – $40 per team

Build Return to Ravnica sealed decks with a buddy for delicious steak dinners.

  • 1st place team: Steak dinner for the team
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 2pm.  Play begins at 3pm.

SAT 4pm
Legacy for Magic Stronghold Credit
Legacy – $20
Sponsored by Magic Stronghold
Legacy for Magic Stronghold credit usable at GP San Jose.

  • 1st: $250 credit
  • 2nd: $130 credit
  • 3rd & 4th : $60 each in credit
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 3pm.  Play begins at 4pm.

SAT 5pm
Standard for Hot Sauce Games Credit
Standard – $20
Sponsored by Hot Sauce Games
Legacy for Hot Sauce Games credit usable at GP San Jose.

  • 1st: $250 credit
  • 2nd: $130 credit
  • 3rd & 4th : $60 each in credit
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 4pm.  Play begins at 5pm. 

SUNDAY

SUN 10am
2012 Champs
Standard – $25
Sponsored by Troll and Toad
Play Standard for the 2012 Champs, power cards, Troll and Toad credit usable at GP San Jose, and custom playmats.

  • 1st: Mox
  • 2nd: Timetwister
  • 3rd and 4th: $50 each credit
  • 5th -  8th: $25 each credit
  • Custom playmats for top 8 players
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 9am.  Play begins at 10am.

SUN 11am
Legacy for MTG Deals Credit
Legacy - $20 
Sponsored by MTG Deals
Legacy for MTG Deals credit usable at GP San Jose.

  • 1st: $250 credit
  • 2nd: $130 credit
  • 3rd & 4th : $60 each in credit
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 10am.  Play begins at 11am.

SUN Noon
Two-Headed Giant for Steaks from +EV Game
Sealed – $40 per team
Sponsored by +EV Games
Build Return to Ravnica sealed decks with a buddy for delicious steak dinners.

  • 1st place team: Steak dinner for the team
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 11am.  Play begins at noon.

SUN 1pm
Standard for Face a Face Credit
Standard - $20
Sponsored by Face a Face
Standard for Face a Face credit usable at GP San Jose.

  • 1st: $250 credit
  • 2nd: $130 credit
  • 3rd & 4th : $60 each in credit
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at noon.  Play begins at 1pm.

SUN 2pm
Sealed Deck for an iPad from Cool Stuff Inc.
Sealed - $25
Sponsored by Cool Stuff Inc.

  • 1st: Apple iPad
  • Bonus pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 1pm.  Play begins at 2pm.

SUN 3pm
Modern for Original Art from Gaming Etc.

The original art is Alan Pollack's Wall of Bone from 7th Edition.

Modern - $20
Sponsored by Gaming Etc.
Play Modern to own a piece of Magic history.

  • 1st: Original art
  • Additional pack prizes based on attendance

Registration opens at 2pm.  Play begins at 3pm.

 

Public Events at GP San Jose
ALL WEEKEND
INFINITE 8 PLAYER EVENTS

All Weekend
Infinite Booster Drafts
Draft - $20
Play Return to Ravnica single-elimination booster draft for packs and free entry.

  • 1st: FREE ENTRY into ANY public event at GP San Jose and 4 packs
  • 2nd: 4 packs
  • 3rd-8th: 1 pack each

Register all weekend while the hall is open. Events start once 8 players sign up.

All Weekend
Infinite Win-A-Box
Players’ Choice - $20
Play your choice of formats in single-elimination for a full box or free entry.
Format is players’ choice (Standard, Extended, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, etc.).   Once 8 players sign up for a format, that event will start.

  • 1st: 36 booster of Return to Ravnica
  • 2nd: FREE ENTRY into ANY subsequent public event at GP San Jose

Register all weekend while the hall is open. Events start once 8 players sign up.

All Weekend
Commander (EDH)
4-Player Commander - $10
Play Commander in 4-player games and collect Return to Ravnica bounty.
This event is casual, unsanctioned.

  • Win 2 packs per opponent eliminated.

Register all weekend while the hall is open. Events start once 4 players sign up.


Tournament Location and Travel Information

DO NOT FLY into SFO or Oakland - if you are flying to the GP only fly to San Jose airport - SJC. The SFO and Oakland airports are roughly 45 miles away.

http://www.flysanjose.com/ SJC.


Judges

The application window for judging is Closed.

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: TBD Scorekeeper: Nick Fang Additional Staff: