Pastimes Grand Prix Information

A Magic: The Gathering Weekend

GP Pittsburgh Weekend - Pro Tour Qualifier Registration:

For the Pro Tour Qualifier this weekend, we will be offering the 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.
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 info@pastimes.net, but no refunds will be given.

 

If we do not sell out online - we will open registration on-site at 8 a.m. for BOTH events


WELCOME TO
GRAND PRIX
PITTSBURGH!

 

Prepare for an incredible weekend of Magic.  New offerings for this weekend of Magic bring many more events to the Side Event Schedule, including: Sealed, 2 Headed Giant, Standard, Commander, Legacy, Vintage, Modern and more. For value seekers, experience The MegaBadge! which will make the weekend great for players looking to max out their event time and get the most events for their dollar.

Grand Prix Pittsburgh is going to be an incredible Magic experience! Besides the always grand Grand Prix, there is a great roster of events running all weekend long - starting at Noon on Friday and continuing all the way through to Sunday.  We have something for everyone, from quick, casual events to a to-be-announced MAJOR event on Sunday.

Have you checked out the Prize Wall?! Customize Your Prize at the prize area with everything from boosters to uncut sheets, Grand Prix t-shirts to Foil Sets, jumbo Magic Cards to a great selection of single cards - the Prize Wall lets you pick your prize!

Artists abound at GP Pittsburgh - fan favorites from the beginning of Magic to the hottest artists from the newest sets! Check out the artists, get your cards ready to be signed or altered, mats customized and so much more.  The artists also come with great items like prints and tokens available for sale - enjoy!

Register early as there are specials and incentives to do so. Check out our VIP offerings for exclusive GP goodies! We look forward to a weekend of Magic fun for everyone at GP Pittsburgh - and we hope you will join us!

WHAT IS A GRAND PRIX?

Grand Prix tournaments are worldwide open events that allow all Magic: the Gathering players to participate and experience the thrill of a large-scale competition. Cash prizes, a high Planeswalker Points multiplier, and exclusive foil promo cards for participants make up the main event.

 

EVENT LOCATION

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

Directions & Parking - Click Here

Food Options

There are hotels and restaurants a few minutes from the convention center.  The easiest option is the concessions in the Convention Center Hall.  They have put together a great menu with some great deals for our group.  Hot and cold options will be available most of the day.

Restrooms

There are many restrooms in the Event Hall.  In addition, there are many additional restrooms in the hallways just outside the Event Hall.

ATMS

There are several ATMs in the Convention Center.  There are also ATMs in the hotels across the street.

REGISTRATION AND HALL HOURS

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HALL HOURS:
Friday: 11:00 AM - 11:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)
Sunday: 8:00AM - 11:00PM (Main Event Begins at 9:00AM)
*Hall hours may vary on event ending times.

REGISTRATION TIME:

Grand Prix Main Event registration will be available on-site Friday 11 AM until 9 PM. Registration will be available online until 9 PM on Friday, 2/10/16.
THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY REGISTRATION.

GRAND PRIX FORMAT: Standard 

Start Time for the Grand Prix - 9 AM on Saturday

Registration Waiver - All players must complete a Consent & Release Waiver to play in this event.  Fill yours out before the event and save time.  Minors must have a parent or guardian fill this form out prior to the event.  Click here to download the waiver.

 

Grand Prix Main Event Registration Options

Experience the Grand Prix weekend your way by choosing from one of several registration options below.  Please remember the following important dates.

  • MAIN EVENT MEGA PACKAGE
  • MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION ONLINE DISCOUNT RATE UNTIL - 2/9/17  (Early Bird until 1/6/17)
  • Late Registration is in effect in person and online from 12:01 AM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/10/17


REGISTRATION OPTIONS

GP PITTSBURGH MEGA PACKAGE! 
$85.00 - Register by 1/31/17

  • Main Event Entry
  • Grand Prix Pittsburgh Playmat
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Foil
  • Sleep In Special (if you have byes)
  • Online Deck Registration Tool (build your deck easily with this great tool!)
  • Pack of sleeves
  • Scorepad & Pen
  • FREE Promotional MiniMaster Event* (Must be present on Friday at 11 a.m. to redeem)

MAIN EVENT ONLY REGISTRATION*
(Please note this package does not come with the GP Playmat.  The GP Playmat is available with the GP Pittsburgh Mega Package, the VIP Upgrade, the MegaBadge or from the Prize Wall* *limited quantities available)

$75 - Register by 2/9/17
$85 - Late Registration (anytime on 2/10/17)

**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - REGISTER BY 1/6/17 AND RECEIVE THE GRAND PRIX PITTSBURGH PLAYMAT WITH YOUR REGISTRATION!!

  • Main Event Entry
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Foil 
  • Sleep In Special (if you have byes)
  • Online Deck Registration Tool (build your deck easily with this great tool!)
  • Scorepad & Pen
  • FREE Promotional MiniMaster Event* (Must be present on Friday at 11 a.m. to redeem)

 

THE MEGABADGE
$150
What you get:

  • FREE entry into 20+ Events 
  • The Grand Prix Foil
  • The Grand Prix Playmat
  • Exclusive Lanyard and Badge come with your name and DCI number!  
  • Three 8 Player $20 Scheduled or On Demand Event certificates
  • Scorepad & Pen
  • A Pastimes Drawstring back pack

    *Please note, the MegaBadge does NOT include entry into the Grand Prix.

 

VIP Upgrade
Enhance your Grand Prix Experience by adding a VIP Upgrade - only 100 VIP Upgrades available!
$125.00

*You may upgrade the GP PITTSBURGH MEGA PACKAGE, MAIN EVENT ONLY REGISTRATION or THE MEGABADGE
This is an upgrade and does not include actual registration for these events.  This is an add-on.

With the VIP Upgrade you receive

  • Exclusive Grand Prix Pittsburgh VIP Back Pack (not a drawstring bag - an actual backpack!
  • Exclusive Grand Prix VIP Playmat & The regular GP Playmat
  • Exclusive Grand Prix Pittsburgh Personalized VIP Lanyard and Badge
  • Grand Prix Foil 
  • Pre-Registration of your deck
  • Pastimes Score Pad & Pen
  • Deck Box
  • Sleeves
  • Pastimes Water Bottle
  • Access to the exclusive VIP Lounge
  • VIP Concierge
  • Water Station
  • Phone and Electronics power stations (leave your items with the concierge between rounds for full charge!)
  • VIP Pairings Boards
  • Side Event Coupon - Good for $20 towards any Scheduled or On Demand Event
  • Exclusive VIP Event each day  (Participation Prize for each event includes minimum of 30 Prize Tix AND the Grand Prix Promo Foil )
    • Friday - Sealed Deck Event - 4 PM
    • Saturday - Sealed Draft - 7 PM
    • Sunday - Grand Melee Draft - 2 PM
    • These events are held in the VIP Area (if you are not able to make the event, stop by the VIP Concierge to pick up your packs)
  • *Please note, the VIP Upgrade does NOT include entry into the Grand Prix but can be added to any of the other options to upgrade your experience.

PLAYMAT INFORMATION

Official Grand Prix Playmat*

This cool mat with art by Jason Rainville .  Exclusive Grand Prix Playmat guaranteed with GP Pittburgh Early Bird registrationMega Package, the MegaBadge and VIP Upgrade.  The mat will also be available  from the Prize Wall!  *Limited quantities available

HOTEL INFORMATION

Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown
945 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222
(next door to the Grand Prix Venue)
$129.99 per night (great rate, soiid hotel!)

Last day to book is 2/4/17 - rooms are limited, book soon!
Call 412-434-5551 and request room rate for Pastimes Gathering

or click here to book online.

ARTISTS

The artist list for Grand Prix Pittsburgh is great!  Ryan Yee, Rk Post, Mark Poole and Clint Cearly will all be in attendance! To view a complete list of the Artists who will be attending this event, including lists of their work,  please click here.

VENDORS

We have invited some of the best vendors in the country to be on hand to serve all of your Magic needs. Whether you're finishing a deck, foiling one out, or completing a collection, these fine vendors will be here to help you.  To view a complete list of Vendors who will be attending this event, please click here.

TRADING INFORMATION

Although trading is permitted on-site, the following activities are not permitted, and may result in ejection from the Venue without refund:

  • Buying, selling, or soliciting to buy or sell cards to anyone except Authorized Vendors.
  • Altering cards in exchange for money or any other types of compensation.
  • Taking up excessive space while trading or transporting excessive amounts of trade stock.  No suitcases, carts or rollerbags may be used at the Grand Prix.
  • Advertising without permission from Pastimes event staff.

If you have any questions or comments, please email events@pastimes.net

Event details are subject to change at anytime

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