Coming to a Grand Prix for the first time is an awesome experience. We at Bazaar of Moxen would like you to enjoy each and every part of it, and we believe that you'll enjoy it even more if you know what to expect:
- What time do you need to arrive?
- What will happen?
- What should you do?
We felt like we should make all of this crystal clear to all of you.
Everybody wants Grand Prix to start and finish on time. To give us the maximum chances to achieve this:
There will be NO REGISTRATION on Saturday morning!
Therefore, we strongly recommend you register online: This entitles you to additional benefits and guarantees you will play. Indeed, Grand Prix get bigger and bigger and sometimes, the maximum capacity is reached way before the last day!
If the maximum attendance is not reached, online registration will remain open until Thursday evening, 23h59. Past this moment, it will still be possible to register at the venue on Friday. The venue will open at 10:00, at the time we start the first Grand Prix Trials that allow you to win byes for the Grand Prix.
If you registered online, you do NOT need to come to see us. You will be automatically added in the tournament. This is another benefit of registering online: No queuing on site!
The Seat All Players
At 08:55 on Saturday, judges will post the Seat All Players. This is a list of all the players and the number of the table they should report at.
This allows us to perform a few administrative actions before we can start playing Magic
Finding your Seat
Seat All Players will be posted on "Pairing Boards" spread everywhere in the room and outside as well. You need to report to the board that matches the initial of your Last Name.
Good to know:
- There are two columns on each sheet, so check both!
- If you can't find your last name, check your first name. Indeed, they may be switched in the global database.
After performing these two checks, if you still can't find yourself, come to see us at the Main Stage.
Checking your byes
If you have byes, check the presence of 1B, 2B or 3B next to your name. This indicates the number of byes you have in the event. If you disagree with it, come to see us at the Main Event Stage.
Good to know:
- Wizards of the Coast is providing us the OFFICIAL bye list for the event. The only way we can deviate from this list requires you show us your personal page on the Planeswalker Points website. Make sure you know your password.
- If you have won a GP Trial, make sure it has been reported by your local Tournament Organizer. If he didn't perform that simple action, we will not be able to give you the byes. Again, showing us the Planeswalker Points page stating you won the Trial is a sufficient proof.
If you have subscribed to the Sleep-In Special or the VIP Experience, we'd like to remind you that you are ultimately responsible for making sure you have the correct number of byes. We cannot be held responsible for a discrepancy between what you think and the file we're sent by Wizards of the Coast. Again, check the Planeswalker Points website to make sure your Grand Prix will be perfect.
Note: Since the website requires a login and pass, we cannot access it for you. You are the only one able to login there.
For the vast majority, everything will be perfect. So it's time to go to your seat for the Players' Meeting!
The Players' Meeting
Several things will happen, in order:
- Signing the Media Consent Form
- Distribution of the goodies
- Collection of your deck list
Media Consent Forms
- Judges will distribute a "Media Consent Form" to each of you. This is a legal document that we encourage you to read by clicking here.
- You will need to fill out and sign this document. We want to stress that signing it is mandatory, since it also contains acceptation of the way prizes are distributed at the Grand Prix. If you do not want to sign it, you will not unfortunately not be able to participate in the Grand Prix Main Event.
- Also, if you are a minor in your country, you will need to have it signed by your parent or a legal guardian. in such a case, we encourage to print it at home and bring it with you.
Judges will then distribute the goodies, including the FOIL Promo Griselbrand.
If you'd like this Grand Prix to be memorable, choose to Live the VIP Experience!
Well, that's it! Pairings for Round 1 have been posted.
Oh, have you registered yet?;)