On the 3rd of June, part of a two day event (starting with the WMCQ on the 2nd of June) GameSStop will organize the first ever PTQ on Romanian territory.
As it should be expected, we already seen interest also from the comunities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, hence this message/post is exclusively in English.

 

 

General Eligibility:
Players who have won a Pro Tour Return to Ravnica Qualifier may not compete in further Pro Tour Return to Ravnica Qualifiers (including Magic Online Pro Tour Return to Ravnica Qualifiers)
Players with 2012 Pro Tour Players Club level 7 or higher may not compete in Pro Tour Return to Ravnica Qualifiers
Players with a 2012-2013 Pro Tour Players Club Platinum level may not compete in Pro Tour Qualifiers (effective after May 14, 2012)
All other players may participate in Pro Tour Return to Ravnica Qualifiers

IMPORTANT!
All players who want to participate are required to complete the online form:
http://www.gamesstop.ro/formular-inscriere-wmcq-si-ptq

Tournament format:
Standard Constructed (T2)
The Avacyn Restored expansion is legal for use in the Standard format.
Deck lists are required.

Tournament length:
Swiss rounds – 50 minutes
Number of Swiss rounds – based on attendance according to the following example:

Example: players vs. swiss rounds vs. playoff
9-16 => 5 Rounds => Top 4
17-32 => 5 Rounds => Top 8
33-64 => 6 Rounds => Top 8
65-128 => 7 Rounds => Top 8

Tournament schedule:

09:00 On-site registration
09:30 Registration closes
09:45 Players meeting
10:00 Start of the tournament
around 7:00pm End of swiss rounds
around 7:15pm TOP 8 (playoff)
around 11pm Event ends
*there will be a lunch break of 45 minutes

Playoff
Playoff matches will be best 2 of 3.
Playoff matches will be single-elimination.
While there are no time limits in the playoff rounds, players are expected to play at a reasonable pace and finish their matches within 60 minutes.
Where necessary, the standings after the Swiss rounds will still be used to determine final order in the standings.
For the first game of each playoff match, the player who finished higher in the Swiss rounds chooses either to play first or to play second. For subsequent games in each playoff match, the usual Play/Draw rule applies (loser of the previous game decides whether to play first in the next game).

Other Information:
Planeswalker Points multiplier: 5x, Rules Enforcement: COMPETITIVE
Competitive events are usually those with significant cash prizes or invitations awarded to Professional events. Players are expected to know the game’s rules-but not to a technically detailed level-and be familiar with the policies and procedures, but unintentional errors are not punished severely. These are events that protect the interests of all players by providing event integrity while also recognizing that not all players are intimately familiar with Professional-level event structure, proper procedures, and rules.
The Magic: The Gathering Tournament Rules and Magic: The Gathering Infraction Procedure Guide are in effect for this event.
http://www.wizards.com/wpn/Document.aspx?x=Magic_The_Gathering_Tournament_Rules
http://www.wizards.com/wpn/Document.aspx?x=Magic_The_Gathering_Infraction_Procedure_Guide
Players must bring pen, paper, card sleeves and appropriate counters.
The tournament will be judged by Level 2 and Level 1 Judges.

Entry Fee:
70RON (~ 16 EUR)
note: please pay with cash, we do not accept debit/credit cards

Prizes:
The winner of the event will receive an invitation and travel award to Pro Tour Return to Ravnica in Seattle.
Other prizes: prize pool = 3 boosters/player
Top 16 players after SWISS rounds will receive prizes. Also, small prizes in boosters will be awarded for wins in the playoffs.

Side Events (after 14:00)
Draft – Avacyn Restored (flight). FEE: 60RON (~13.5 EUR), prizes: 4/2/1/1

Location / Sign-up
Please complete the online form (include DCI number):
http://www.gamesstop.ro/formular-inscriere-wmcq-si-ptq
We will post more info about the location in the following weeks.

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