Grand Prix Chicago

June 20-22nd - A weekend of amazing fun and Magic!

There is something for everyone during this amazing weekend of Magic the Gathering. Casual and Competitive players will find many events - and of course, the weekend features Grand Prix Chicago! Join us for a weekend of fun with all types of events, artists, international Magic Vendors and more! Truly a Magic-al Weekend, the fun begins on Friday with amazing events and great opportunities for exclusive promotional items. In addition, there will be non-tournament events starting on Friday with our new Magic Stage featuring seminars, Magic Artist and Pro Player meet and greets, Magic Deck Doctor and more. Make sure to join us Friday night for the MegaTrial - and win foils and Grand Prix byes while having fun with your friends! Want a playmat as a souvenir from this fantastic weekend? (obviously….) - check the event schedule as only certain events offer the exclusive playmat from Grand Prix Chicago!

Alongside the entertainment and competition of the main event are plenty of casual, fun events like Commander, Grand Melee, Sealed Draft, booster drafts, win-a-boxes and more! To keep the entertainment level high, there will be artist appearances by Steve Argyle, Peter Morbacher, RK Post and Raymond Swanland.

The weekend concludes with one of the hottest events in Magicdom - the Super Sunday Series. Grab a spot at the most exclusive, high-stakes Magic event around - and a all expenses paid trip to Seattle and Wizards of the Coast to play for a prize pool of $20,000 (under 50 players will be invited!)


Tournament Location
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 692-2220
http://www.rosemont.com/desconvention





About Grand Prix

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The Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix tournament series is a great reason to step up your game, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, and play Magic. Grand Prix tournaments are world-wide open events that allow all Magic players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition over three days. In addition to cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants, the Grand Prix features a host of other activities, including side events and artist signings. Side-event tournaments begin Friday, with the Grand Prix main event running Saturday and Sunday. Find out more about the Grand Prix tournament schedule here.




Registration Options


Grand Prix Registration - Basic Registration
$50.00
Each Grand Prix Competitor will receive a promo Batterskull with their registration!
This option will cover your entry into Grand Prix Chicago (Standard) and Grand Prix Promo Batterskull!
In addition - all entrants will receive one FREE $15 voucher to be used on any side event!
*Playmat not guaranteed at this level. Playmats will be distributed for specific events as well as prizes for some events. Please check the event schedule at www.pastimes.net for more details.


Grand Prix Registration - Basic Registration - With Sleep In Special
$70.00
This option will cover your entry into Grand Prix Chicago (Standard), Promo Batterskull as well as your sleep-in-special (you must be eligible for sleep in special by earning byes).
In addition - all entrants who will receive one FREE $15 voucher to be used on any side event!
*Playmat not guaranteed at this level. Playmats will be distributed for specific events as well as prizes for some events. Please check the event schedule at www.pastimes.net for more details.


Grand Prix Registration - VIP
*There will be a maximum of 200 VIP Registrations
$100
VIP service includes:

  • Limited Edition VIP Grand Prix Chicago Playmat (or regular GP Chicago Playmat - your choice)
  • Promo Batterskull
  • Special registration line
  • Entry into Grand Prix Chicago (In addition - all entrants who will receive one FREE $15 voucher to be used on any side event! )
  • Sleep in Special (must have byes)
  • Special VIP lounge, including power for charging phones etc...
  • Water service
  • VIP booster draft on Sunday (4 p.m.)
  • Special time to meet with artists
**It is currently undetermined whether there will be fixed seating for players. This bonus will be dependent on changes to the current tournament software. We will make note of this in future announcements.


Pre-Registration available here.


Grand Prix Tournament Format and Schedule Section


Format:Standard
Participation Fee: $50 (Basic Registration)

Registration and Schedule
Online Registration until 6/20/14
Friday, 6/20/14: Registration: 2-9 PM
Saturday, 6/21/14: Grand Prix Chicago begins at 10:00 AM

On-site check in for online registrants available Friday Noon - 7pm , Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.

*Players with 1 Round bye should report no later than 11:00am
*Players with 2 Round byes should report no later than 12:00pm
*Players with 3 Round byes should report no later than 1:00pm
Players with Sleep-In Special/VIP Package and byes should email their decklists to events@pastimes.net with the subject "GP Chicago Decklist". Please include your name and DCI number in your email.

*Sunday, 6/22/14: Day Two begins at 9:00 AM*


GP Chicago Pre-Registration

Registration to the Grand Prix main event closes Friday night. There will be no Saturday registration.


The main tournament at Grand Prix Chicago is open to Magic players of all ages.

Be prepared, bring your deck list filled out and ready. Download the deck registration form here.

Players must have a signed waiver and consent form to compete at Grand Prix Chicago. Forms can be downloaded here and will be available onsite. Minors must have a parent or guardian’s signature on these forms. Minors will not be able to register or play unless we receive a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions.




Grand Prix Chicago Playmat


*Playmat available with VIP registration, prize/entry to select events, and special promotion. Like us on Facebook to see all upcoming promotions and announcements.


Side Events

On Demand Events Available All Weekend
Event Entry Fee Event Description Prizes
Booster Draft $15 8-Person
Single Elimination
Theros Block
1st 6 Packs, GP Playmat, free On Demand Event entry
2nd 4 Packs
3rd/4th 1 Pack
Constructed Win-A-Box $15 8-Person
Single Elimination
Standard
Modern
Legacy
1st 36 Packs, GP Playmat, free On Demand Event entry
Sealed-Draft $25 Single Elimination
Theros Block
1st 8 Packs, GP Playmat, free On Demand Event entry
2nd 4 Packs
4 Player Commander $10 Commander Multiplayer Each player earns 3 packs for each player that they eliminate
2HG Draft $25 Theros 2HG Booster Draft 1st 8 Packs*
2nd 4 Packs*
*Per Team
Conspiracy Booster Draft $15 8-Person
2 Round Multiplayer Swiss
Pack per player eliminated
Pack for Last Man Standing


Friday Scheduled Events
*Registration Starts One Hour Prior to Event Start
Time Event Entry Fee Event Description Prizes
12pm-2pm Grand Prix Chicago Mega Mini-Master Free* Journey into Nyx Mini-Master
Single elimination.
A new mini-master tournament will begin as soon as 16 players have registered.
Players build a sealed deck with one booster pack, then receive an additional booster pack to modify their deck after each win.
One pack per win.(Used to modify deck each round)
12pm-7pm Last Chance Trials $20 32 Player Single Elimination event.
Standard Constructed
Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
1st - 2 Round bye, VIP Upgrade, 18 packs
2nd - 36 packs
3rd/4th - 18 packs
5th/8th - 6 packs
9th/16th - 3 packs
3pm Sealed Deck Last Chance Trial $25 32 Player Single Elimination event. Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
1st - 2 Round bye, VIP Upgrade, 18 packs
2nd - 36 packs
3rd/4th - 18 packs
5th/8th - 6 packs
9th/16th - 3 packs
5pm Last Chance Mega Trial $20 5 Rounds of Swiss
Standard Constructed
Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
5-0 : 2 Round bye, VIP Upgrade, 18 packs
4-0-1: 27 packs, VIP Upgrade
4-1 : 36 packs
3-2 : 18 packs
2-3 : 9 packs
1-4 : 3 packs
6pm Sealed Deck Last Chance Trial $25 32 Player Single Elimination event. Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
1st - 2 Round bye, VIP Upgrade, 18 packs
2nd - 36 packs
3rd/4th - 18 packs
5th/8th - 6 packs
9th/16th - 3 packs
7pm Standard For Sets $25 5 Rounds of Swiss
Standard
Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
5-0 Foil Set of Journey Into Nyx
12 Match Points 12 packs
9 Match Points 8 Packs
6 Match Points 2 Packs
8pm Foiled Again $25 3 Rounds of Swiss
Theros Block Sealed Deck.
Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
Everyone receives 1 foil card for each round AND each win!
*Free with online pre-registration or on-site registratoin before 2pm


Saturday Scheduled Events
*Registration Starts One Hour Prior to Event Start
Time Event Entry Fee Event Description Prizes
11am Missed the GP? Standard $20 Standard
5 Rounds of Swiss
All participants receive GP Playmat!
5-0 - 36 Packs
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
12pm Sealed Deck for Sheets $30 5 Rounds of Swiss All participants receive GP Playmat!
5-0 - Uncut Sheet of Journey Into Nyx
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
1pm 2 Headed Giant Sealed Deck $40 (team) 5 Rounds of Swiss All participants receive GP Playmat!
5-0 - Set of 5 Commander Decks
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
3pm Theros Sealed Deck $30 5 Rounds of Swiss
Theros Block Sealed Deck.
5-0 - 36 Packs
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
4pm Standard For Sets $25 5 Rounds of Swiss
Standard
5-0 Set of Journey Into Nyx
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
6pm Modern for Vaults $25 5 Rounds of Swiss Every participant gets Grand Prix playmat!
5-0 FTV: 20
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
7pm Sealed Draft $25 3 Rounds of Swiss 3-0 - 8 Packs, GP Playmat
2-0-1 - 6 Packs
2-1 - 4 Packs
1-2 or 1-1-1 - 2 Packs


Sunday Scheduled Events
*Registration Starts One Hour Prior to Event Start
Time Event Entry Fee Event Description Prizes
9am Super Sunday Series - Sealed Deck $30 Theros Sealed Deck
Swiss, Cut to top 4
All participants receive GP Playmat!
1st-4th: Seat in the top 8 draft
5th-8th: 36 Packs
9th-16th: 18 Packs
10am Super Sunday Series - Standard $20 Swiss cut to top 4 All participants receive GP Playmat!
1st-4th: Seat in the top 8 draft
5th-8th: 36 Packs
9th-16th: 18 Packs
12pm Sealed Draft (Modern Masters Top 8) $30 Swiss, cut to top 8 1st: Uncut Sheet + 36 Packs
2nd: 36 Packs
3rd-4th: 18 Packs
5th-8th: 9 Packs
Anyone X-2 not in top 8: 3 Packs
1pm 2 Headed Giant Sealed Deck $40 (team) 5 Rounds of Swiss 5-0 - Set of 5 Commander Decks
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
2pm Modern $20 5 Rounds of Swiss
Modern
5-0: 72 Packs
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
3pm Wacky Draft for SDCC $30 5 Rounds of Swiss
Players receive random boosters from the past 10 years of Magic to draft!
Max 160 players
5-0 1 SDCC Planeswalker Card
4-1 or 4-0-1 - 12 Packs
3-1-1 or 3-0-2 - 8 Packs
3-2 or 2-0-3 - 4 Packs
2-2-1 or 2-1-2 - 2 Packs
4pm VIP Booster Draft VIP Purchasers Only Single Elimination 1st: 6 Packs
2nd: 4 Packs
3rd/4th: 1Pack
5pm Stayed 'Til the End Standard $15 Single Elimination For each match win: 1 Draft Set
Last person standing receives 36 packs
TBD Super Sunday Series Top 8 Qualification Only Single Elimination 1st: 3 Booster Boxes, Invitation/Travel Award, Magic Water Bottle
2nd: 3 Booster Boxes, Magic Water Bottle
3rd-4th: 2 Booster Boxes, Magic Water Bottle
5th-8th: 1 Booster Box, Magic Water Bottle





Artists

Four of the hottest and most famous artists in Magic will be joining us at Grand Prix Chicago - Steve Argyle, Peter Mohrbacher, RK Post and Raymond Swanland! All four artists will be available to sign cards, playmats and more. In addition all will be selling prints, artist proofs, original art/sketches and doing custom alterations of mats and cards!

Art of Steve Argyle

Deathrite ShamanLiliana of the VeilKresh the BloodbraidedChild of Alara

>>See all of Steve Argyle's cards here.


Art of Peter Mohrbacher

Brimaz, King of OreskosAnimar Sould of ElementsErebos, God of the DeadMogis, God of Slaughter

>>See all of Peter Mohrbacher's cards here.


Art of RK Post

Fulminator MageIchoridMorphlingBurning Earth

>>See all of RK Post's cards here.


Art of Raymond Swanland

Arid MesaKresh the BloodbraidedLightning HelixTemple of Deceit

>>See all of Raymond Swanland's cards here.


Art of Jeff Miracola

FirespoutManabarbsManamorphoseSek'kuar

>>See all of Jeff Miracola's cards here.


Art of Christopher Rush

cBlack LotusBrainstormLightning BoltMana Leak

>>See all of Christopher Rush's cards here.

Art of Aaron Miller

cAjani, Mentor of HeroesChained to the RocksFabled HeroStratus Walk

>>See all of Aaron Miller's cards here.


Art of Sandara
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Vendors

Card Advantage Channel Fireball Dave and Adam Hot Sauce Ivory Tower Games MTG Deals MTG Card Market Nerd Rage Gaming Pastimes Pink Bunny RIW StarCityGames

Travel Information - Directions & Parking

The Donald E Stephens Convention Center is located minutes away from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Most hotels adjacent to the Convention Center have shuttles to the airport.

To get directions to the Convention Center, click here .
For information about the great area near the Convention Center, including where to eat, etc... Click here.

Group Hotel

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
1-877-337-5793

Located directly across the street from the GP site, the following is our hotel block. Offering a great rate of $119 per night for up to 4 guests per room, be sure to enjoy this great hotel.

Provide the group name "Pastimes" (Block Code - PFD to reserve using this special rate.) If you prefer, you can also register online HERE

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Contact information

Tournament Organizer: Pastimes (www.pastimes.net)
Questions or comments, email: GPChicago@pastimes.net
Phone Number: 847-470-9636