We were happy to hear the announcement made about Pro Tour Qualifiers returning to the event offerings at Grand Prix.(http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/return-nationals-and-changes- grand-prix-2017- 02-09)
At Grand Prix Bologna, we will host a Standard Pro Tour Qualifier on Sunday, and we are very excited at the idea of offering you all access to this other road to the Pro Tour! In particular, we will host a classic, large tournament (as mentioned in the article), with a maximum capacity of 226 participants, characterized by the usual format of swiss pairings + single elimination top8.
The winner of the single elimination portion will earn its spot at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation, and a lot of great prizes will also added to mitigate the disappointment for the missed opportunity of other top ranked players (see the table at the end of this article).
To keep things as fair as possible, and offer as much opportunity as we can for players to participate in this event, we are doing the following:
- we won’t offer online registration (we want to give an opportunity to register also to those players who are mainly coming to play the main event, and don’t get there);
- on site registrations will open at 5 PM on Saturday and close at 10 PM (or until the event sell out);
- there will be neither refunds nor the possibility of transferring the registration (we don’t want to foster the idea people might resell their tickets). If you cannot make it to the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (but, again, no refunds will be given), so we would be able to free the seat for another player.
Again, we are very excited to present you this great event. If you have any questions, please send an email to email@example.com or come to the information booth next to the Prize Wall at the Grand Prix.
We look forward to a great weekend – go get your ticket and let’s meet in Bologna to live this wonderful experience together!
|PTQ Hour of Devastation prize pool|
|1st place||invite and flight to Pro Tour Hour of Devastation plus 5 Amonkhet booster boxes (or 1800 Prize Wall tickets)|
|2nd place||10 Amonkhet booster boxes (or 3600 Prize Wall tickets)|
|3rd – 8th place||2 Amonkhet booster boxes (or 720 Prize Wall tickets)|
|8th – 16th place||7 Amonkhet booster packs (or 70 Prize Wall tickets) per match won|