Grand Prix - San Diego - in San Diego
March 16, 2013
Format: Modern
Registration: 9:00 am -
Entry Fee: $40.00

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

Vendors
Amazing Discoveries, Channel Fireball, Cool Stuff, Gaming Etc, Hot Sauce Games, Jeux Face a Face, MTG Deals, Strike Zone, Time Vault Games, Top Deck Hobbies, Troll and Toad

Just added another artist! scroll down for details.

Pre reg is closed. See you on site.

Looking for a place to stay on a budget? A new Hostel has opened a couple blocks from the GP Site. Rates start at $25 a night. www.hostelon3rd.com

About These Events

Grand Prix San Diego is a celebration of everything Magic!

Featuring three days of events and well over 100 Magic Tournaments. Events start on Friday at noon and run all weekend.

 

Grand Prix San Diego

Main Event Information
Format: Modern
Participation Fee: $40 Registration per player

Players who preregister on Friday in person for the main event will be given an exclusive GP San Diego - Steve Argyle playmat printed by Ultra Pro. While supplies last.

Preregister Friday from Noon to 8pm

Tournament Schedule
• Friday... Registration from noon until 8pm
• Saturday... Registration from 7 until 9:30am
• Saturday... Tournament begins at 10am
• Sunday... Day Two begins at 9am

• Deck lists are required

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

Yours for participating (while supplies last).

Preregisteration for the Grand Prix is CLOSED. Note you MUST check-in in person on Friday to pick up you playmat.

Sleep-in Special - if you have 3 byes for the GP main event you are eligible to purchase a sleep-in special.

VIP status package is now open. VIP perks include sleep in special, water service at your table, dedicated seating, additional play space a complementary draft and more.

 

 

Hotels - The OMNI hotel in San Diego has a reduced rate for GP San Diego. The hotel is amazing and right next to the convention center. The rate is $219 a night for double occupancy.

http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/San Diego/Meeting Facilities/MagicGrandPrix3.aspx -

UPDATE the OMNI is almost full. The Vagabond Inn is a low cost hotel in Hotel Circle. It is not walking distance from the venue but if you want to save $ it's a good choice.

For a low cost hotel in San Diego there are low cost hotels a short distance away in either the Hotel Circle or Old Town. Usually the best way to find them is to use http://www.travelocity.com

Vagabond Inn San Diego (Hotel Circle)
625 Hotel Circle S
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (800) 571-2933
Website: San Diego Hotel

Queen Bed: $79.95 plus tax
King Bed: $84.95 plus tax
Two Queens: $89.95 plus tax

Directions to Vagabond Inn San Diego (Hotel Circle) from the San Diego Convention Center: Head southeast on E Harbor Dr toward 5th Ave, Take the first left onto 5th Ave, Turn right onto J St, Turn left onto 11th Ave, Continue onto CA-163 N, Take exit 3B for I-8 W, Follow signs for Hotel Cr, Turn right onto Hotel Cir N, and the hotel will be on the left.

 


Vendors - We have a great lineup of vendors at GP San Diego. All of the Vendors at the GP are supporting the event by sponsoring a side event prize. Please support them as well.

Channel Fireball, Strike Zone, Troll and Toad, Gaming etc, Cool Stuff, Top Deck Hobbies, MTG Deals, Hot Sauce Games, Amazing Discoveries, Time Vault Games and Jeux Face a Face.


Guest Artists

Steve Argyle http://www.steveargyle.com

Steve will be signing from Fri., Sat and Sun 11am to 5pm. Pre Register for the main event in person on Friday from noon to 7pm and get a GP San Diego exclusive Steve Argyle playmat!

Michael C Hayes http://www.artofmike.com

Michael will sign Fri, Sat and Sun 11am to 5pm.

Just added, Lucas Graciano http://www.lucasgraciano.com

Lucas will sign Fri, Sat and Sun 11am to 5pm.


Side Tournaments (Public Events) All Magic events at GP San Diego are open to the public.

We just made the $20 drafts even more awesome. First place now has the choice of either 4 packs and a Free Entry into any other side event (not just drafts) at the GP. Or

Magic Grand Prix Armor Deck box and 1 pack and Free Entry into any event at the GP.


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Friday Schedule

 

 

Start

Event Name

Entry

Format

Prizes and special information

Noon

Last Chance Trials until 8pm

$20 modern
$25 sealed

Modern, Sealed deck grinders available if there is demand.

32 players per event.  Single elimination. 

1st: 1 box, 3 byes, and a free Sleep-in Special, 2nd: 1 box, 3rd - 4th: 18 packs, 5th - 8th: 10 packs, 9th - 16th: 4 packs

3pm

Hybrid Limited

$20

Hybrid

A mix of both sealed deck and booster draft played with four boosters—see the format sign for details.

Pack prizes based on attendance.

4pm

GP Preview

$20

Modern

1st: Playset (x4) of RTR/GTC shocklands.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Strike Zone

6:30pm

Foiled Again

$25

Sealed Deck

12 Points: 4 promo cards & 4 packs, 9-11 Points: 2 promo cards & 2 packs, 6-8 Points: 1 promo card & 1 pack, <6 Points: 1 promo card

 

 

Anytime Events

Event

Entry

Prizes

Friday Special Draft

$10

Free entry into any side event at the GP

Booster Draft

$20

1st: Free entry into any side event and 4 packs, 2nd: 4 packs, 3rd - 8th: 1 pack

2HG Draft

$20 ea.

1st team: Free entry & 3 packs each, 2nd: 3 packs each, 3rd – 4th: 1 pack each

8-Player Win-A-Box

$20

1st: a Box, 2nd: Free entry

Anytime events are single-elimination.

Anytime events launch whenever there are 8 players signed up for that event.

8-Player Win-A-Box events can apply to any constructed format.  Standard is most common, but we will accommodate other formats.

 


 

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Saturday Schedule

Start

Event

Entry

Format

Prizes and special information

11am

Standard for credit

$20

Standard

1st: $120, 2nd: $60, 3rd - 4th: $30, 5th - 8th: $15.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Hotsauce Games.

Noon

Ravnica-Gatecrash Sealed

$25

Sealed Deck

1st: Commander's Arsenal, 2nd - 4th: From the Vault: Realms, Top 16 players: deckbox, 100 sleeves, & playmat.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Cool Stuff Inc.

1pm

Legacy

$20

Legacy

Box each to the top 4 players.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

2pm

Sealed-of-Standard

$25

Sealed Deck

Sealed deck (6 packs) with one booster from each set.  1st: One of each of the From the Vaults.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Amazing Discoveries.

3pm

Re:GP

$20

Modern

1st: UNL Ex+ Time Walk, 2nd: UNL Ex+ Mox Emerald, Top 8: free entry into the Super Sunday Special.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Troll and Toad.

4pm

2HG Sealed

$25

Sealed

Deck

Each team builds 2 decks from a pool of 8 booster packs.  Winning team gets 2 complete RTR sets.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

5pm

Saturday Skins

$20

Standard

1st: RTR complete foil set.  Win a booster for each match (given during the round).  Tied matches go the higher life total.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance. Sponsored by Channel Fireball.

6pm

Mini-Master for playmats

$10

Mini-Master

Single elimination.  Play 30-card sealed deck with 2 booster packs.  Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.  1st: a selection of artist playmats and a GP San Diego playmat x2 (this and last GP SD).  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

 

Anytime Events

Event

Entry

Prizes

Booster Draft

$20

1st: Free entry into any side event and 4 packs, 2nd: 4 packs, 3rd - 8th: 1 pack

2HG Draft

$20 ea.

1st team: Free entry & 3 packs each, 2nd: 3 packs each, 3rd – 4th: 1 pack each

8-Player Win-A-Box

$20

1st: a Box, 2nd: Free entry

Anytime events are single-elimination.

Anytime events launch whenever there are 8 players signed up for that event.

8-Player Win-A-Box events can apply to any constructed format.  Standard is most common, but we will accommodate other formats.

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Sunday Schedule

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Start

Event

Entry

Format

Prizes and special information

 

10am

Super Sunday Series (Sealed)

$30

Sealed Deck

1st - 4th: Top 8 Draft Seat.  5th - 8th: 1 box, 9th - 16th: 18 packs.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

 

11am

Super Sunday Series (Standard)

$20

Standard

1st - 4th: Top 8 Draft Seat.  5th - 8th: 1 box, 9th - 16th: 18 packs.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

 

Noon

Legacy

$20

Legacy

1st: Revised (3rd Edition) complete set, 2nd: Alliances complete set.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Time Vault Games.

 

1pm

Cascade for Kids Charity Event

$20

Draft

64 player cap. Original art: 7th Edition Early Harvest by Heather Hudson. All Entry Fees go to the ChildsPlaycharity.org.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Gaming Etc.

 

2pm

2HG Sealed

$25ea.

Sealed Deck

Each team builds 2 decks from a pool of 8 booster packs.  Winning team gets 2 complete RTR foil sets.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by MTG Deals.

 

3pm

Standard

$20

Standard

A Mox and $300.00 in Best Buy gift certificates. Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Jeux Face a Face.

 

4pm

Mini-Master for playmats

$10

Mini-Master

Single elimination.  Play 30-card sealed deck with 2 booster packs.  Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.  1st: a selection of artist playmats and a GP San Diego playmat x2 (this and last GP SD).  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

 

TBD

Super Sunday Series (Final)

Draft

1st:  3 boxes (or $250) and a limited edition Grand Prix Magic messenger bag plus invitation and travel (flight and 3 nights hotel) to the SSS Championship in Seattle (January 2014) including a tour of Wizards of the Coast, dinner and dueling with folks from Wizards, and more!, 2nd: 3 boxes (or $250) and a messenger bag, 3rd - 4th:    2 boxes (or $175) and a messenger bag, 5th - 8th: 1 box

 

Anytime Events

Event

Entry

Prizes

Booster Draft

$20

1st: Free entry into any side event and 4 packs, 2nd: 4 packs, 3rd - 8th: 1 pack

2HG Draft

$20 ea.

1st team: Free entry & 3 packs each, 2nd: 3 packs each, 3rd – 4th: 1 pack each

8-Player Win-A-Box

$20

1st: a Box, 2nd: Free entry

Anytime events are single-elimination.

Anytime events launch whenever there are 8 players signed up for that event.

8-Player Win-A-Box events can apply to any constructed format.  Standard is most common, but we will accommodate other formats.

 


 


Tournament Location and Travel Information

The GP will be held at the San Diego Convention Center.

Fly into the San Diego airport and it's a short taxi ride to the convention center. Driving? There is a parking lot under the convention center and many parking options in the area. The San Diego Trolley serves the convention center. The trolley connects with amtrack and other mass transit options.


Things to Do in and around San Diego CA

San Diego is one of the best vacation destination in the world. With some the the best restaurants, night clubs and activities players should stay a couple extra days in San Diego. A few ideas for fun include


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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: R. Jared Sylva Scorekeeper: Nick Fang Additional Staff: