Pro Tour Qualifier Pittsburgh on Sunday (yes, PTQ on Sunday) - with a twist!
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)
Grand Prix Pittsburgh will be the first Grand Prix to host the return of the Pro Tour Qualifier, and we are very excited! There are two tournament structures that the Pro Tour Qualifier may offer. The first is the classic, large tournament as mentioned in the article. Another option, and the one we will enjoy at Grand Prix Pittsburgh, is the faster, multi-qualifying event model. We will have eight events each with a maximum of 32 players and lasting 5 Swiss Rounds. The winner of each of these events will play in our PTQ Top 8. The winner of this 8 player single-elimination event will earn their spot at Pro Tour Amonkhet! The qualifying events have great prizes - and the Top 8 will feature just one prize - the Pro Tour Invite and the flight award that comes with it!
We are trying to offer as much opportunity as we can for players to participate in this event. To keep things as fair as possible, we are doing the following:
1. Registration for all eight events will open online at 8 PM on Saturday and close at 8 AM on Sunday.. See www.mtggp.com for registration details at that time.
2. There will be two waves of events - 4 events at 9 a.m. and 4 at 12:00 noon (all events on Sunday)
3. You may only register for one event. If we do not sell out online, you may have an opportunity to register on-site on Sunday. (Yes, you can re-enter a second time, but there needs to be availability and you can only be registered in one event at a time.)
4. There will be no refunds. If you cannot make the event, please contact email@example.com, but no refunds will be given.
Again, we are very excited to offer this great event. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the Information Booth at the front of Hall A at the Grand Prix.
For more information including prize distribution for these events, please see www.mtggp.com/events
We look forward to a great weekend in Pittsburgh - hope to see you here!