Grand Prix - Portland - in Portland
May 11, 2013
Format: Modern
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
Scroll down for list of vendors at the GP.

Steve Argyle just added to the artist alley!

Chuck Lukacs and Mark Tedin will be signing at GP PDX

More artists info added.

About These Events

Grand Prix Portland is Magic!

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

Click this logo to preregister now!
 

Grand Prix Portland

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

Preregister Friday from Noon to 8pm

Players who preregister on site Friday in person for the main event will be given an exclusive GP Portland playmat, printed by Ultra Pro (while supplies last). The playmat art is by Mike Daarken Lim from Dragon's Maze (see below). Daarken will be available on site 9am - 6pm both Saturday and Sunday for signing.

Tournament Schedule
Saturday, May 11: Tournament begins at 10am
Sunday, May 12: 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).

Online registration for the main event is now live!

There are three options.

Preregistration $40

Sleep in Special + Preregistration $60 (must have byes typically won at a GP Trial or a Last Chance Trail)

VIP + Preregistration$100 (includes Sleep in Special)


Guest Artists - We are building an amazing artist alley for GP Portland, including:

Just added -- Anson Maddocks (112 cards), signing Friday afteroon and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm

 

RK Post (111 cards), website, Facebook, Twitter signing Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm

Mark Tedin (194 cards), website, Facebook signing Friday afteroon and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm

Mike Dringenberg (41cards), Tumblr signing Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

Steve Argyle (51 cards), website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr signing Friday 2pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

Tyler Jacobson - Unfortunately Tyler has had an emergency and will not be able to join us at the GP.

Chuck Lukacs (16 cards), website, Facebook, Twitter signing Friday 1pm - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

Mike Daarken Lim (78 cards), website, Facebook, Twitter signing Saturday & Sunday 9am - 6pm

Grand Prix Portland 2013 Playmat by Daarken


Vendors - The vendors at the GP have each sponsored prizes for a side event. Please give them your support.

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


Side Tournaments (Public Events)

All Magic events at GP Portland are open to the public.

Cascade Games is proud to invite Magic players to play in a Mini Master event on the Friday of GP Portland.  The event is free to everyone who is either preregistered for the Main Event or registers on Friday of the GP for the Main Event or a Last Chance Qualifier. This free entry into the Mini Master is our gift to you and is in addition to any other promotions you may qualify to receive at the GP - including a playmat for GP Portland.

Players not registering for the Main event of the GP or a Last Chance Qualifier may purchase entry into the Mini Master. Entry fee into the Mini Master at GP Portland is $10.

Anytime Schedule

Anytime Events

Event

Entry

Prizes

Booster Draft

$15

1st: Free entry into any side event and 4 packs or free entry, a limited edition GP deckbox and 1 pack, 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.

Friday Schedule

Start

Event Name

Entry

Format

Prizes and special information

Noon

Mega-Mini-Masters: Portland

Free

Mini-Masters

Single elimination.  Play 30-card sealed deck with 2 booster packs.  Get an additional pack to modify your deck after each round you win.

Noon

Last Chance Trials until 8pm

$20

or

$25

Modern

or

Sealed

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

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 Block Sealed

$25

Sealed Deck

Sealed deck (6 packs) with Return to Ravnica block packs.  1st: Complete Gatecrash set, 2nd: set of shocklands from RTR & GTC.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Eudmonia.

1pm

Legacy

$20

Legacy

1st: UNL Mox Ruby (ex), 2nd: UNL Mox Pearl (p), 3rd - 4th: UNL Plateau (p).  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Troll & Toad.

2pm

Sealed-of-Standard

$25

Sealed Deck

Sealed deck (6 packs) with one booster from each expansion.  1st: 3 FTV, 2nd 2 of the From the Vaults.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by MTG Deals.

3pm

Re:GP

$20

Modern

1st: Box of Zendikar, 2nd - 4th: FtV: Realms. 1st-16th: 100 count pack of sleeves, deck box, and playmat each.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.  Sponsored by Cool Stuff Inc.

4pm

2HG Sealed

$25

Sealed

Deck

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

5pm

Saturday Skins

$20

Standard

1st: Complete Gatecrash foil set.  Win a booster for each match (given during the round).  Tied matches go the higher life total.  Sponsored by Channel Fireball.

6pm

Mini-Masters for an iPad

$10

Mini-Masters

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: iPad 16GB.  Sponsored by Top Deck Hobbies.

Sunday Schedule

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. 1st: 4x REV Plateau, 2nd: 2x REV Plateau, 3rd - 4th: REV Plateau.  All Entry Fees go to 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 Dragon's Maze foil sets.  Additional pack prizes based on attendance.

3pm

Standard

$20

Standard

1st: Mox, 2nd: $100, 3rd - 4th = $50, 5th - 8th = $25 in Best Buy gift certificates.  Sponsored by Jeux Face a Face.

4pm

Mini-Masters for a flight to GP Las Vegas

$10

Mini-Masters

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: Airfare within the U.S. to GP Las Vegas or $350.  Sponsored by Magic Stronghold.

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

 

What is the Super Sunday Series Championship?

Invited players will tour Wizards of the Coast and get a chance to play with folks from all branches of Wizards!  Eat, drink, and be merry with the people who make Magic happen.  Hang out and play booster drafts, Commander, and 2HG.  Then play in a special-format Championship for big prizes and eternal glory!

 

Location: Seattle, Washington

Invitation-only Event: You must have qualified to play in this tournament by winning one of the Super Sunday Series events at a Grand Prix in 2013.

 

Structure: Swiss with a top 8

Maximum number of players: 45

Prizes:

1st: $6,000

2nd: $3,000

3rd/4th: $1,500

5th-8th: $1,000

9th-16th: $500

17th-on: Booster box of Magic


Tournament Location and Travel Information

The GP will be held at the Oregon Convention Center.

Portland has a great mass transit system of busses, street cars and light rail. It's quick and easy to fly into the PDX airport and take light rail (Red Line) to the Convention Center. Cost is $2.50 and takes about 30 minutes. Trains leave the airport about every 15 minutes (schedule).

There are a bunch of cities where you want/need a car. Portland is really a car-optional place.

Driving? There is a parking lot under the Convention Center and many parking options in the area.


Hotels - Update May 3. We have added a new hotel block in addition to the block at the Courtyard Marriott.

Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97232

Individuals to make reservation by calling 503-235-2100 or 1-800-343-1822 and ask for the "Magic Grand Prix/Cascade Games" Rate
Rate is $105.00 + tax, flat rate
Overnight parking is $14.00
If reservations are not needed please cancel 24 hours prior to arrival.

Update April 30. The room block for GP Portland is full. The hotel has a couple more rooms left but at a higher rate of $149.00. I am looking for other options for an expanded block. There are great deals on rooms via travelocity and other travel sites. Since the venue is on the light rail line, I recommend looking for other options.

The Marriott Courtyard is an easy walk from the Convention Center, To book you must call and 1-888-236-2427 ask for the MAGIC GRAND PRIX-ATTENDEES group. - update - room block sold out.

Courtyard Portland Convention Center
435 NE Wasco St. Portland, Oregon 97232

To book online Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center King with Full Sofa Bed Queen Rooms are SOLD OUT. However the King bed rooms include a Sofa bed and easily sleep two.


Things to do in and around Portland

Portland is known for its gourmet-quality food carts organized in pods, micro brews and casual atmosphere. Stay a couple extra days and check out the Oregon Coast, wind surf in the Columbia Gorge, or watch the Blazers lose by 20. (Yes I'm a lifelong Blazers fan and it's rough). Check out the Portland comic book scene or go to the best book store in the world.


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


 

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